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Mount Ethan Putterman
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YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a A3 R

   
Type:  Trad, Aid, 1 pitch, 170', Grade III
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a A3 R [details]
FA: Cameron M. Burns, Mike Baker, March 13-28, 1991
Season: Year-round
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Submitted By: Camster (Rhymes with Hamster) on Mar 30, 2008

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The FA route on Mt. EP.

Description 

Start on the NW side of tower. Scramble up the west (right) side of a big triangular sandy mass to reach a crack in a corner. Nail the crack, move right to a short bolt ladder that gets you through the white stuff (chert, etc.), then move right and climb up the sort of gully on the west side to the summit. When I led this gulley in 1991 about 5,000 pounds of loose rock fell down it.

Protection 

Full rack, pins, etc. I nailed the crack using deadmen, snow pickets, etc.


Photos of Regular Route Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Mt. Ethan putterman from Highway 84.
Mt. Ethan putterman from Highway 84.
Rock Climbing Photo: All the loose material buried a backpack.....
All the loose material buried a backpack.....
Rock Climbing Photo: Mike Baker jugging the route....lotsa stuff fallin...
Mike Baker jugging the route....lotsa stuff fallin...
Rock Climbing Photo: Cam Burns on Mt. EP.
Cam Burns on Mt. EP.

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By Aaron Miller
From: Santa Fe, NM
Apr 6, 2008

I think that caprock is supposed to be a gypsum layer, Todilto formation.

No wonder it is so soft, eh?
By Wanker
Dec 6, 2008

I soloed this route in wet socks yesterday.....
By Jason Halladay
Administrator
From: Los Alamos, NM
Dec 6, 2008

Wanker rules!
By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Nov 19, 2012

Oh, baby! Give me that vertical kitty litter any day. You've got to be sick to endulge in FA on the stuff. Love it. That had to be one very trustworthy and committed belayer.