|Original:||YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]|
|FA:||Ward Smith 7/95|
|Submitted By:||lee hansche on Jul 30, 2013|
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By M Sprague
From: New England
Jul 30, 2013
|Named British Airways as it was originally a project of a certain Brit who was moving away so suggested to Ward that he take it over. "All ready to go!" he said. Ward went up it trying for the onsite but once onto the flying arete found that the bolts were pulling out by hand. Apparently the holes weren't cleaned before installation and the dust had made a slippery slurry when mixed with the water that had seeped in (and maybe not even tightened). Luckily I was up top with a rope looking to set up a TR for another project, so I was able to help out and put him on belay from above. Needless to say, the bolts were all replaced.|
By lee hansche
From: goffstown, nh
Jul 30, 2013
|good story and great route!|
By Eric Leclerc
Jun 23, 2014
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
I confirm the count of draws you need for this route.
Lee is right, 17 in total if you put two at the anchor.
Such a great climb even if a little dirty.
What do you expect, it's wet half the year.
Jump on it if it's dry!