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donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jul 5, 2012 - 02:19pm PT
Now there is a 5.12 the free soloists aren't lining up for!
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Jul 5, 2012 - 02:32pm PT
Nice work, Roger.

John
cultureshock

Trad climber
Mountain View
Oct 18, 2013 - 01:51pm PT
Bump!

Anyone get on this thing? Stories of recent ascents? Failures? Bailures?
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Oct 18, 2013 - 03:35pm PT
It's pretty easy to just go over there and check it out.
15 minute walk to the base.
The first pitch is glassy and runout - you can see all the bolts,
so you can see what it's like.
If it looks good, try it.
If you get stopped, no big deal, you just rap down the route.
If you are not sure about your slab skills, try something easier first,
like Sailin' Shoes.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 2, 2014 - 09:34pm PT
It would be big fun if Woodward and Honnold would chime in and compare notes on the "hardest Grade VI in the world."
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Jan 3, 2014 - 07:33am PT
Anyone get on this thing? Stories of recent ascents? Failures? Bailures?



Around 1984 I swapped leads on the first five pitches with an exceptional face climber/ranger (at the time) from Devils Tower named Lynn Wolfe. When it became my turn to lead the first 5.11 pitch (at the time, P5) I hucked off twice; the second time losing my glasses and getting the wind knocked out of me in a backwards tumbling fall when my foot slid into a bolt; this after maybe 340+ feet of sustained climbing with far too few bolts. We retreated shortly afterwards, and I still consider that one of my climbing high points and finer on-sights, due to the poor/scant conditions of the bolts and the commitment required.

We were both wearing Boreal Fires at the time.
k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Jan 3, 2014 - 07:40am PT
It would be big fun if Woodward and Honnold would chime in and compare notes on the "hardest Grade VI in the world."


You mean the Dawn Wall?

Kidding, back to HOM,


Actually, I've got some notes for the first few pitches. The first two are killer .10d's, kicked my ass. Then we hit a run-out .10a pitch that was wet and I caught Rubine three times, takin' 50+ whippers. I pulled in handfulls of rope so he wouldn't swing through the belay. But my notes end there.
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