Avg: 2 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 1000 ft (303 m), 6 pitches|
|Page Views:||3,684 total · 49/month|
|Shared By:||Suzy Stoke on Aug 17, 2015|
|Admins:||Mike Snyder, Taylor Spiegelberg, Jake Dickerson|
Not for the faint of heart, Alpine Pirates drinking whiskey and practicing hand-stacking technique probably got the FA on this route.
Did i love it? Did i hate it? It's growing on me with time.... my partner and I did this route car-to-car in around 36 hours for a "weekend trip" from Salt Lake. Oy Vey.
Crux is either P1 or P3, you decide...if you stay on route that is.
Getting Down: Two 70's get you to the bottom in three long yet beautiful rappels. Beware of rock fall when you pull the rope, lots of loose blocks and places your rope can get stuck in a flake.
No bolts, I wish there were bolts, I wish there were semi-safe rappels. Three rappels I thought I might die from pulling out the flake or chalk-stone which was barely wedged into the crack slung with decade old webbing. I'm thinking about going back and drilling bolted rap stations, is that kosher in the Winds?
- Molly and I started singing old folk songs out loud to get our minds off the death defying rappels, good thing we are both relatively light girls..
Sidenote: There was a fixed #10 Stopper and someone left a new .75 cam around P2 & P3.