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Rock Climbing Photo: Maura coming up pitch 2 of the Ross Connection.  T...
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By tenesmus
Sep 16, 2008
Is this as burly and unprotected as it looks? or just the angle?
By Ben Folsom
Sep 17, 2008
Ten- see the chickenhead in the upper right of the photo... It's not too bad getting to that, but there is one or two friction moves above it that are 5.10a-ish which are totally unprotected. (one would fall into the crescent crack gully and probably break bones). It could be dangerous for the second as well, but I climbed up and clipped the first bolt on the Ross Route then downclimbed back to the ledge and set up a belay. With that bolt clipped, the second is pretty safe. I would probably call that section 5.10- R. I think the angle of the photo is correct, it is fairly steep. There is a little hidden seam with some edges down where Maura is climbing. I'll post another photo of that section...
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Maura coming up pitch 2 of the Ross Connection. This is a short, unprotected pitch crossing crescent crack leading to a ledge with blocks and the beginning of the Ross Route.

Submitted By: Ben Folsom on Sep 16, 2008
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Ross Connection, The (5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R )
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