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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.  
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
Is this as burly and unprotected as it looks? or just the angle? Sep 16, 2008

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