Columbus Day in America
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Routes in The Leaning Wall
|A Brief Squall T,S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Classic Corner T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Columbus Day in America T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Golden Plate T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Leaning Corner, The T,S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Leaning Crack, The T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Leaning Face (AKA Backscratcher), The T,S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Leaning Flake, The T,S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Leaning Seam, The T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13|
|Orange Corner, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Slabby Steps T,S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Type:||Trad, 70 ft|
|Page Views:||276 total, 22/month|
|Shared By:||George Bracksieck on Dec 10, 2016|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionEver notice how some climbers act as if they've discovered America when they do first ascents? Or think that they are doing first ascents, because they found some lichens on the rocks?
This route may be an example of that. I think that, on Oct. 12, 2015, my wife and I did the first ascent of this pile, 523 years to the day after Columbus "discovered" America. Of course, we know that people had already been living in the Americas for more than 20,000 years, so what's the big deal?
Here's the big deal: Drew Spaulding didn't claim this route; therefore it must be virgin. How could he have not noticed it? It is so memorable, I forgot about it for over a year, before posting it today.