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Fountainhead  

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a PG13

   
Type:  Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 300', Grade III
Original:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a PG13 [details]
FA: Evan Howe, Doug Workman, Greg Collins
Season: Summer cool or by ski
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Submitted By: Gee Double on May 28, 2016

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BETA PHOTO: Cathedral Wall topo from Lander Rock 2005 Collins-...

Description 

The purest buttress b/t Lots Slot and Cotton Mouth. An easy but nice warm up starting pitches lead to a steep hollow flake pitch. 5.10r and then to even harder but better protected wall. Several classic, clean hIgh pitches. Rappel descent.

Location 

Right of Lots Slot, left of Freedom Fighter. See Photo on Freedom Fighter page and Lander Rock 2005 by Collins and White.

Protection 

Double set cams, wires. Nice hand drilled, lead bolts on upper pitches. 1st ascent party approves of adding another bolt to the hollow flake pitch 3.


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By telepaulk
Jun 28, 2016
rating: 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b PG13

My buddy and I spent a few days working on this last summer and managed to free all but the upper 5.11 traverse. Excellent, bold, and challenging route. Hats off to the developers!