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Maura coming up pitch 2 of the Ross Connection.  This is a short, unprotected pitch crossing crescent crack leading to a ledge with blocks and the beginning of the Ross Route.
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Ben Folsom
Sep 16, 2008
Maura coming up pitch 2 of the Ross Connection. This is a short, unprotected pitch crossing crescent crack leading to a ledge with blocks and the beginning of the Ross Route.  
Is this as burly and unprotected as it looks? or just the angle? Sep 16, 2008
Ten- see the chickenhead in the upper right of the photo... It's not too bad getting to that, but there is one or two friction moves above it that are 5.10a-ish which are totally unprotected. (one would fall into the crescent crack gully and probably break bones). It could be dangerous for the second as well, but I climbed up and clipped the first bolt on the Ross Route then downclimbed back to the ledge and set up a belay. With that bolt clipped, the second is pretty safe. I would probably call that section 5.10- R. I think the angle of the photo is correct, it is fairly steep. There is a little hidden seam with some edges down where Maura is climbing. I'll post another photo of that section... Sep 17, 2008

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