Adventure Projects is hiring a web engineer to join us in Boulder, CO
Mountain Project Logo
Jim Langdon leading and Mark Ward belaying on the first ascent of Fallen Arches.  Probably '70<br>
<br>
A couple of no name Provo boys - that also pulled off an early ascent of the Dihedral Wall on El Cap in 3.5 days.
ID 107932640 ·

Rate Photo
     Clear Rating
  5.0 from 8 votes

RKM
Dec 15, 2012
Jim Langdon leading and Mark Ward belaying on the first ascent of Fallen Arches. Probably '70

A couple of no name Provo boys - that also pulled off an early ascent of the Dihedral Wall on El Cap in 3.5 days.  
RKM
Alpine, Utah and Almo, Idaho
RKM   Alpine, Utah and Almo, Idaho
I think it was Summit - around 1975. Mark Ward and I did a little article on Little Cottonwood and we shared slides, that's how I got a copy of this old picture. Dec 26, 2012
In '85 Steve Hong made the first free ascent of the first pitch (5.13a). Later that year, Dan Goodwin finished the route by adding on another 60+ feet and a weird 5.12a move bringing the overall rating to a 5.13b. He wanted to cut the original anchors and force whoever climbed Fallen Arches to go all the way to the end but Hong told him not to when Goodwin asked his permission. Jul 9, 2013
I'd wager to say that shown here is a Chouinard Rugby long sleeve shirt, which was standard issue rock climber clothing back in the early 1970's. That and a Swami belt...no harness on these climbers, and the belayer is hanging in a nylon belay seat, which we all carried around in our back pockets. May 31, 2015

Nearby Photos