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Aug 7, 2012
Can we do the standard descent with one rope? or do we need two? I have seen conflicting and vague information on the web. Anyone have any first hand, recent beta for me? How "manky" are the intermediate anchors? How much downclimbing if using one 70m rope? BTLove
From Jackson, WY
Joined Nov 5, 2011
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Aug 7, 2012
Single 60m, no downclimbing needed (Tie your ends, it is a stretch). Anchors are great as of 7/20/12. Jason Todd
From Cody, WY
Joined Apr 21, 2012
543 points
Aug 7, 2012
Awesome.

A friend of mine kind of epic-ed up there because he didn't trust one of the intermediate anchors; but I think it was dark so they might have missed something. Is the descent fairly obvious (using the guide)? or is there a common way that people (and probably my buddy) mess things up?
BTLove
From Jackson, WY
Joined Nov 5, 2011
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Aug 7, 2012
The descent is really straight forward.

Scramble down the south facing "V" notch to the top of the K-Cracks (S. Buttress) to the first anchor.
Rap a full 100' to west side of obvious pillar (start of K-cracks)

Rap #2 anchor (60m just makes it)

Rock Climbing Photo: Pingora rap 2.
Pingora rap 2.


Next one is on rappeller's right, you won't see it until almost there.

Rap #3 anchor

Rock Climbing Photo: Rap anchor 3.
Rap anchor 3.


Rap #4 is on the SW side of the big obvious ledge you are cruising on.

Easy peasy.
Jason Todd
From Cody, WY
Joined Apr 21, 2012
543 points
Aug 8, 2012
Good stuff man. Thanks a lot. Hiking in this afternoon. Stoked. BTLove
From Jackson, WY
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