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Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
Dec 1, 2018 - 06:59am PT
Thanks for rebooting this, Avery. So totally wild and a wall for only the best of the best. My dabbling in the Rockies gave me a taste of the "rock" and "ultimate jenga" seems a good metaphor to explain what the big climbs are like. So beautiful, so ugly and dangerous at the same time.

BAd
AP

Trad climber
Calgary
Dec 1, 2018 - 07:53am PT
Adventure at its finest.
You know a route is huge and difficult when Jon Walsh has to bivy.
Routes like this never get easier with time.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Dec 1, 2018 - 08:08am PT
Thanks for doing this Avery.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 1, 2018 - 11:54am PT
Proud and long overdue effort. Congrats gentlemen and and thanks for posting this Avery!
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Dec 1, 2018 - 03:29pm PT
Those guys somehow tamed the nightmare - pretty wild.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 1, 2018 - 03:36pm PT
The Blanchard/Cheesmond North Pillar isn't the original Lowe/Jones North Face route and not quite as gruesome.
domngo

climber
Canada
Dec 1, 2018 - 07:55pm PT
Shit’chyeaaa! Good read indeed. Thanks for sharing

neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 2, 2018 - 07:43am PT
hey there say, Avery... wow, great to see you share here, ...
this is really neat...

not a climber of course, but i enjoy learning these things,
and see all this...


good share, thanks all you do!

how is the weather, there, where you are???
Avery

climber
New Zealand
Dec 2, 2018 - 01:33pm PT
Hey neebee,

Nice, as always, to hear from you.

The weather here, in my part of NZ has been uncharacteristically wet.

Still, I cant complain there's a long hot(?) summer approaching.

I hope life is treating you well?

Cheers,

Avery
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 2, 2018 - 01:43pm PT
Nice concisely written article. Strong work, as always, Avery! You Da Man!
BryanE

climber
Minnesota
Dec 2, 2018 - 08:52pm PT
That's an awesome write-up, and nice photos. Thanks for posting.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 2, 2018 - 11:13pm PT
hey there say, Avery... email me at facebook, if you have a page there,

i thought you did, once... let me know, again...

happy good eve, :)
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Dec 3, 2018 - 12:12pm PT
Should be "Twins Tower" not "Twin Towers"
domngo

climber
Canada
Dec 3, 2018 - 09:42pm PT
Avery

climber
New Zealand
Dec 3, 2018 - 09:49pm PT
The 1st Ascent of The North Pillar was made be the late Dave Cheesmond and Barry Blanchard in August 1985.(VI 5.10d A2)


Courtesy of Climbing 94


Avery

climber
New Zealand
Dec 3, 2018 - 09:55pm PT
Incredible angle, domngo!
seano

Mountain climber
none
Dec 4, 2018 - 06:23am PT
That's some scary, remote climbing. Skiing up the back side is more my speed...
Avery

climber
New Zealand
Jan 24, 2019 - 05:51pm PT
Second ascent of the Lowe-Jones route (5.10 A3) on the north face of North Twin, with a new variation (5.9, A2) to the first half. Steve House and Marko Prezelj. April 5-7, 2004.


The Canadian Alpine Journal 2005
Avery

climber
New Zealand
Jan 25, 2019 - 09:58pm PT
Second ascent of the Lowe-Jones route (5.10 A3) on the north face of North Twin, with a new variation (5.9, A2) to the first half. Steve House and Marko Prezelj . April 5-7, 2004.

Here are some photos of the climb, courtesy of Marko Prezelj


Thanks to Marko Prezelj
originalpmac

Mountain climber
Timbers of Fennario
Jan 25, 2019 - 10:25pm PT
Great read, thanks for posting.

Good Lord, those are some giant packs Cheesmond and Blanchard were carrying!
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