Avg: 1 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, Aid, Alpine, 1500 ft (455 m), Grade V|
|FA:||Dave Jensen and Dave Coughlin in 1974|
|Page Views:||3,838 total · 27/month|
|Shared By:||Billcoe on Feb 12, 2009|
|Admins:||Brennan Crellin, Nate Ball, Micah Klesick|
Mark had this to say about his later free attempt: "the line I attempted was a different variation from the left hand route. I managed to free an alternative start after awkward drilling of two bolts and making some scared moves on rotten, wet rock. I have been thinking of that face ever since (that was in 88') and believe it would make a killer winter mixed route; a burly undertaking given the approach exposure and remoteness. Maybe a fly by would be in order, it could save a lot of energy. I have been climbing on that rock type a lot and it is definitely better/more secure when frozen. It is permeable!! It would be a good adventure!"
- IMPORTANT NOTE* about the bolts used then. During that time period: the bolts which everyone used were acceptable for the time and common on all rock. They were short 1/4 Rawl studs and in this case placed in relatively soft rock. There was a bad batch of Rawl studs that had failures at low breaking points and these may be of that batch. After 30 plus years of hard freeze thaw cycling and weathering, do not expect or plan on any of the fixed pro to be other than total shit, and possibly not even able to hold body weight. A bolt kit would be of great importance to repeat this line as it could be likely that even the belays will only marginally take body weight. These bolts, more than any others you will likely encounter, need replacement.