Type: Trad, Alpine, Grade IV
FA: Josh Wharton and Kevin Cochran, 2011
Page Views: 316 total · 72/month
Shared By: j wharton on Sep 11, 2018
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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The original free version of the Dunn-Westbay has been largely overshadowed by the Full Dunn-Westbay and The Honeymoon is Over. That said, when dry, it's an excellent route and a good introduction to 5.13 on The Diamond with great pro, a relatively short crux, and climbing that's a bit easier overall than The Honeymoon....

To the best of my knowledge, it's only been repeated by TC and Jason Haas. All three of us resorted to Mini-Traction rehearsal tactics, but a ground up, one day ascent would be an excellent and reasonable challenge.

There is a decent topo on the original Dunn-Westbay aid route page and a quality description in Rossiter's RMNP guide.

The video from the actual FFA with conditions that were a wee bit "damp." The last pitch is actually a very nice 12a when it's dry:



See details on the topo.


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