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Pamola IV Ridge
Avg: 3 from 7 votes
|Type:||Trad, 11 pitches|
|FA:||Believed FA by Thelma Bonney-Hall (et al ?) in 1939? or 1935 [info by MP user Ryan Gibbs from Katahdin logbook of climbs]|
|Page Views:||5,112 total · 85/month|
|Shared By:||RhodeIslandJeff on Feb 17, 2013|
|Admins:||Ladd, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall|
Winter climbing/hiking/mountaneering requires a permit Details
DescriptionI stand corrected on the route. P3 that was listed below is actually the traiditional route for P4. The real PIII is further to the climbers left. I changed the PIII to P4 and PIV to P4rv(right variation) Thanks for the info Ben.
Over the course of 4 days in August 2012 me and two friends climbed on Katahdins South Basin and sent Pamolla IV(P4) ridge as pair with one rope on our last good day of weather. We took a shot Pamola IV right variation (P4rv) as a party of 3 with 2 ropes and retreated in a rainstorm by rappelling into the chimney and then rappelling past the chock stones. We got a good view of P4rv from P4. P4rv was less steep but had way more loose rock. Enough so that you'd be foolish not to stay roped up even on the 4rth class stuff. The chimney is to the right of P4rv and was grungey and loose. P4 had its share of loose rock but held plenty of solid protection placements. Areas to set belay stations were abundant. Scale/height can be deceiving so plan on an early start. We started from chimney pond at 8am and walked back into camp at nightfall.