|Original:||YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c [details]|
|FA:||Romain Wacziarg and Matthew Fienup (January 2007)|
|Submitted By:||Matthew Fienup on Jan 31, 2008|
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By Matthew Fienup
From: Ventura, CA
Jun 2, 2014
Fun historical note:
This is the route that Romain and I used to access the top of the formation that is home to Capitalism & Freedom and Natural Rate of Unemployment. Romain led during the first ascent. After reaching the top, Romain hollered down that I was on belay. Shouldering a heavy pack which contained a rotary hammer drill, bolts, wall hammer, etc., I followed the pitch. When I arrived at the top of what is the most exposed formation in all of the Fortress, Romain was belaying me off his harness. Our anchor was his body which sat straddling the summit block (one leg in the right-side gulley, one in the central gulley). He was backed up by a sketchy cam placed some distance away and below him.
I have never drilled so quickly.