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Winter Ramble  

YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c

   
Type:  Trad, 1130', Grade II
Consensus:  YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c [details]
FA: Paul Ross Patrick Moe Jan 17th 2009
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: USBRIT on Jan 20, 2009

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Looking West to the Pillars of Solomon and the Gol...

Description 

On a cool but sunny day the party decided to explore the previously unclimbed slab that lies north of Forgotten Buttress. The slab proved very low angle and only a couple of gradable pitches was found on the line chosen,however the rock and views from the summit are perhaps worth the ramble .Descent. Scramble down the left side (north) of the slab and 4th class to the base of the crag. P1) Forth class about 500' trending left to some slim black dyke's .P2)Up the easy dyke's then left to double anchors below a steeper slab. 180' 5.2 P3)Follow slab passed a bolt at mid height and a #2 friend placement to double anchors. 150' 5.4. P4)Easy slab to summit and fine views. 200'5.2.

Location 

Park at the pull off to Spotted Wolf Canyon , just before the entrance follow the wash north for about 20 mins to the slab ..see photo

Protection 

One #2 friend . One 60m rope


Photos of Winter Ramble Slideshow Add Photo
Starting the 5.4 pitch 3
Starting the 5.4 pitch 3
On the summit looking south along the Sandstone Al...
On the summit looking south along the Sandstone Al...
Topping out pitch 3
Topping out pitch 3
The Route
The Route
Pat on pitch 3
Pat on pitch 3
Winter Views
Winter Views
Pat on final pitch
Pat on final pitch
Views from the summit. Behind Pat the ridge of the...
Views from the summit. Behind Pat the ridge of the...

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