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Nico nearing the spine on P2
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JoshuaP Parkinson
Jun 9, 2010
Nico nearing the spine on P2  
The climber in the photo is on the Fin Arete. It looks like he skipped the 2nd bolt, which used to be the second pitch belay.

The broken chickenhead is on the arete just below the belay where the 2 routes merge. Jun 9, 2010
Small Lake, UT
Boissal   Small Lake, UT
I think the missing chickenhead used to protect the 5.8 section between the bolted anchor you see (straight above the notch in the DH roof) and the anchor in the scoop. That part is steeper than anything on the last pitch and the crystals look brittle for some reason (fear??). Jun 9, 2010
bheller   SL UT
Thanks frenchie, I am fairly certain there is a bolt right near the climber in this photo-it protects a mantle/standup move. Aftet the bolt one gains the arete and shortly after the belay stance (scoop) you speak of. That last pitch is quite a rope stretcher with 1 bolt and slingable chicken heads (as I remember), and quite easy climbing. I think i belayed at the lateral fin anchor, (barely made it with a 70m) and then had to scrambled down and west to a ledge system that hides the rap anchor in its north side. 70 worked best for th rap. If this final pitch is where bsmoot was trying to get Kim Miller to go up and add a bolt where an old chickenhead broke off...I'd say its not necessary. Jun 9, 2010

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