University Wall, second free ascent

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Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 14, 2012 - 12:26pm PT
Luke,

As detailed in my posted account, I had previously climbed U Wall free to Dance in 85 making what many might agree, the second free ascent at that time.
However, like Peter and Hamish, I felt that climbing the whole route with the Roman Chimney finish was the real deal as this constituted a free ascent of the entire "Grand Wall" of the Chief.
I led all of U Wall and the Roman Chimneys free in early July of 86 taking one fall on the 10c lieback above the tree, ironically the easiest pitch on the route.
I don't know the details or chronology of subsequent ascents or whether people climbed the Chimneys finish.
U Wall with the Chimneys finish, climbed free or with aid is bar none, the finest route in Squamish.

PB
hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Sep 15, 2012 - 03:23am PT
PB
Nice to read your last line. Thanks for that.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 5, 2012 - 09:24pm PT
Bump!
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Nov 5, 2012 - 10:28pm PT
This thread needs more photos! Thanks for the great stuff here.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Mar 18, 2013 - 02:50am PT
Bump for Kieran, we made it to grade 2 today. Meaning we got up the first 2 pitches.


U wall
U wall
Credit: RyanD

what an awesome place.
what an awesome place.
Credit: RyanD


edit to add-

U Wall with the Chimneys finish, climbed free or with aid is bar none, the finest route in Squamish.

Perry you could very well be right about that, i learned a bunch up there today. Great story.
MH2

climber
Mar 18, 2013 - 12:54pm PT
A high value bump, that. Thanks.
fosburg

climber
Mar 18, 2013 - 07:12pm PT
Very nice, Perry! You have a great way with words!
Lasti

Trad climber
Budapest
Aug 27, 2014 - 06:19am PT
BUMP for radness and this:

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/2474748/Honnold-is-Back

Lasti
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