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Austin Greenbelt\New Wall\Wowie Zowie\Broken Piton


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greggle · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2016 · Points: 0

Just a heads up...

The piton on Wowie Zowie has finally departed this mortal coil.

For those unfamiliar, it was the last piece of protection on the route before the anchors. If a climber were to fall traversing to the chains or while at the chains, it would present a rather long fall. I'm a lousy judge of distance, but I personally wouldn't climb it until a shiny, new bolt goes up.

Two local climbers have posted the breakage to BadBolts.

Stich · · Colorado Springs, Colorado · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 1,470

Man, I'm having a hard time remembering this one and it's not in the database. New Wall you say? Was it a route pieced together after the big rockfall?

greggle · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2016 · Points: 0

Good question. I'm still somewhat new to the area, and don't recall climbing it prior to the rockfall when I was just visiting the area.

I'd call it the farthest-right route on New Wall proper, just before it becomes the Terrace (excluding the chossy scramble area with the graffiti). It's to the right of Buddha, and I think it shares the start with Walk the Dog? Instead of going left for Walk the Dog (assuming that's correct), you just continue straight up, more or less.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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