|Type:||Trad, Aid, 3 pitches, 250'|
|Original:||YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b A2 [details]|
|FA:||Eric Bjornstad, Fred Beckey, Jim Hudock 1972|
|Submitted By:||Brad Brandewie on Jun 24, 2008|
|RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>|
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From: Joshua Tree, California
Jun 25, 2008
|Brad;.....I remember spending many hours on the lead with this climb;...I went so slow, I went through 3 different belayers, because they all got so sunburned. I remember crappy rock, shallow holes without something bounded in them, and lots of scary wobbly "stuff" fixed in drilled holes that I feared would come out with my body weight. I also remember banging pins in holes, and as soon as the pin reached the back of the hole, the pin would boing all the way out..I felt bad going so slow on what was for a long ways basically a bolt ladder.....but I was scared.......We had fun.....Even though we had a big crew....I believe only Margie Floyd Evans and I reached the summit that day..... Cool summit. Desert summits and diapers;...a great combination! The best of both worlds. Life is sweet!|
By Brad Brandewie
Jun 30, 2008
I hear you about the long lead. I'm certain that I set no speed records on that climb. (Thanks for the patient belay Matt!)
I also found shallow holes with nothing in them on the last pitch. I was pretty stoked to have a set of sawed off angles. Otherwise there would have been even more tying off and it would have taken even longer.
Being a parent is wonderful but I still prefer desert summits to diapers. :) On the other hand, Owen took his first steps this weekend which was cooler than any summit!
Cottontail this Fall?
By Michael Buchanan
Feb 22, 2013
|Fred Beckey and Jim Hudock was also on the FA (AAJ 1972)|