Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: Aaron Love
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Shared By: Aaron Love on Jun 21, 2003
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Access Issue: Dirt roads reopened as of June 2014 Details

Description

This is the infamous thin crack between Maxilash and Vault. It uses the same descent as Vault (i.e. through the rock to H & H Grunt). This is a practice in the art of combining thin tips jamming with simultaneous flaring hand jams. A good route to practice for this one is New Mutant near Friday the 13th.

Protection

This protects well, but use extra long runners below the roof.

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Think again, I'm all but positive that Octagon was freed prior to Kelman and Harpers eroneous, misleading statement in their guide, good send none the less. Jul 13, 2003
Aaron Love
  5.12c
Aaron Love  
  5.12c
I was reluctant to call it a f.a. too, simply because I knew there would be responses like A.C.'s. But after doing some research, I found that the few folks who claimed they had done it never actually stood by that claim. If you have additional info, post it(who, when and how). Thanks Jul 20, 2003
In 20 years of climbing at Vedauwoo, I've not heard of an ascent of Octagon til now. Indeed, I've heard of MANY and participated in one failed attempt. Congratulations Aaron!! Aug 13, 2003
By the way, 5.12 is vague unless you mean .12b/c, but there's a gulf between .12a and .12d- just wanting to know what extent of punishment to expect .... Aug 13, 2003
Aaron Love
  5.12c
Aaron Love  
  5.12c
Thanks Tom, my best estimate is .12c. It was easier than I thought it would be with respect to its reputation. Maybe I just figured out good beta(email me if you want specifics on that-ACLove@pol.net). Aug 16, 2003
Petsfed
Laramie, WY
Petsfed   Laramie, WY
Kopischka's '81 guide book called this (no joke!) 5.9+. I'm all but certain he was fishing for somebody to send it and correct the grade, and in so doing force somebody into the first free ascent. Jan 6, 2008
Aaron Love
  5.12c
Aaron Love  
  5.12c
Ok, it's 2012.... Who has done this route and what do you think? Aug 17, 2012
Aaron Ramras
  5.12a
Aaron Ramras  
  5.12a
Aaron...I guess only people named Aaron do this route...which is odd cuz this thing is stellar! I managed the 1 day send, and I couldn’t do New Mutant on toprope in a day...so I thought this was a good bit easier...could be a body/finger shape thing though. Super techy movement too...lots of different ways to make it work. Take it past the chock stones to the top! Highly recommended. May 17, 2018