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Experts Choice, Center Line, III, WI 6, Waterton NP, Canadian Rockies, January, 2008

Experts Choice, Center Line, III, WI 6, Waterton NP, Canadian Rockies, January, 2008

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Jan 30, 2008

Buckingham Route, IV, 5.10, Snowpatch Spire

Buckingham Route, IV, 5.10, Snowpatch Spire

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Aug 21, 2007

Northwest Ridge, III, 5.4, Mount Sir Donald, Selkirks, British Columbia, August, 2007 <br />

Northwest Ridge, III, 5.4, Mount Sir Donald, Selkirks, British Columbia, August, 2007

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Aug 3, 2007

Finishing the East Ridge of Mount Temple, IV, 5.7, via the North Glacier, one of the North American 50 Classics.....

Finishing the East Ridge of Mount Temple, IV, 5.7, via the North Glacier, one of the North American 50 Classics.....

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Jul 27, 2007

Missy's Playhouse, Sprocket Rocks, Cedar City, UT, May, 2007

Missy's Playhouse, Sprocket Rocks, Cedar City, UT, May, 2007

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May 19, 2007

The Sentinel -Birdsbeak Spire,IV, 5.10, A2, FA: Will Oxx and John Middendorf, 1993, as seen from ascent of the Sentinel, Zion National Park, April, 2007.  Check out the similarity between this spire and Smith Rocks Monkey Face.

The Sentinel -Birdsbeak Spire,IV, 5.10, A2, FA: Will Oxx and John Middendorf, 1993, as seen from ascent of the Sentinel, Zion National Park, April, 2007. Check out the similarity between this spire a

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May 8, 2007

<b> <br /><ul style='margin:0 0; padding:0 0;'><li> Whatever Happens… Happens – 90’- 5.9/</li></ul></b> Surprisingly nice route.  I had done the Roofs of Jericho two days earlier and looked over at this route and thought it was another soft rating by Todd on Prophesy.  But it is a long steep route that gives you two 5.9 moves towards the finish, both kind of overhanging type stuff where you have to trust heavily on some precarious varnish.  Although it is well bolted, a fall on this kind of stuff will take some skin with it.  This is a long route moving over the left hand side of the arch to a rap chain.   The rap below the arch is not for this route.  11 bolts to anchor.  <b>I took this photo after I led it from belaying below Roofs of Jericho, May, 2007, Prophesy Wall</b>

Whatever Happens… Happens – 90’- 5.9/ Surprisingly nice route. I had done the Roofs of Jericho two days earlier and looked over at this route and thought it was another soft rating by Todd on Proph

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May 8, 2007

<b>Last Two Pitches/60m and 25m-</b> Eventually you come to a short waterfall step ahead and to the right and to your left is a 60m tall waterfall of WI 4 broken up by a few steps.    The steepest section is the first 20 meters or so.  You more than likely will be angling back left until you reach the first break.  Than approach the 2nd section head on and the final piece angles back left again, until you top out to a broad bench with trees to your left for belay.   Beowulf, III, WI 4, North Ghost, March, 2007

Last Two Pitches/60m and 25m- Eventually you come to a short waterfall step ahead and to the right and to your left is a 60m tall waterfall of WI 4 broken up by a few steps. The steepest section is

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Apr 30, 2007

<b> <br /><ul style='margin:0 0; padding:0 0;'><li> Seagull, III, WI 4/ 30m</li></ul></b> (climbers left)   Solo a real short WI 3 step to reach the base of Seagull.   The left corner is dryer and offers a better belay position.   The climb is best straight up the gut however and was on the easy side of WI 4 if not a WI 3 in March.   There is a rappel sling with a ring straight up to a tree, but it can be dry, loose and messy.  I advise top roping Seagull for the 2nd. <br />Valley of the Birds, North Ghost, Canadian Rockies, March, 2007

Seagull, III, WI 4/ 30m (climbers left) Solo a real short WI 3 step to reach the base of Seagull. The left corner is dryer and offers a better belay position. The climb is best straight up the

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Apr 30, 2007

<b> <br /><ul style='margin:0 0; padding:0 0;'><li> Yellow Bird, III, WI 4+/ 40m</li></ul></b> (climbers right)  Takes some WI 2 to get to the base of Yellow Bird high up on your right hand side, fairly immediate as you start traversing the narrow canyon.    Yellow Bird is a fairly wide curtain and gives you different grades depending on which line you chose.   We went left which is WI 4 until you get to the cave.  There is fixed pro in the cave, looks like a rock line up and down underneath the falls at this point.   There are several bolts, but someone rigged a long piece of coordelette to give you a piece of solid pro as you continue on weak ice out the left or hard ice out the right. Either line was WI 5 in character in March, sustained and steep. <br />Yellow Bird, WI 4+, Valley of the Birds, North Ghost, Canadian Rockies, March, 2007

Yellow Bird, III, WI 4+/ 40m (climbers right) Takes some WI 2 to get to the base of Yellow Bird high up on your right hand side, fairly immediate as you start traversing the narrow canyon. Yello

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Apr 30, 2007

Devil's Punchbowl, IV, WI 4, North Ghost, Canadian Rockies, March, 2007

Devil's Punchbowl, IV, WI 4, North Ghost, Canadian Rockies, March, 2007

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Apr 30, 2007

<b> <br /><ul style='margin:0 0; padding:0 0;'><li> Seagull, III, WI 4/ 30m</li></ul></b> (climbers left)   Solo a real short WI 3 step to reach the base of Seagull.   The left corner is dryer and offers a better belay position.   The climb is best straight up the gut however and was on the easy side of WI 4 if not a WI 3 in March.   There is a rappel sling with a ring straight up to a tree, but it can be dry, loose and messy.  I advise top roping Seagull for the 2nd. <br />Valley of the Birds, North Ghost, Canadian Rockies, March, 2007

Seagull, III, WI 4/ 30m (climbers left) Solo a real short WI 3 step to reach the base of Seagull. The left corner is dryer and offers a better belay position. The climb is best straight up the

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Apr 30, 2007

What happens when you just get too cocky with your FJ.   (Devil's Gap in the background) Was just down here 2 days prior on the same path (not really much roads) to the north ghost, and took the wrong turn into a ditch covered by this drift.   A shovel and potential sleeping gear are a must in the Ghost.  Tons of horror stories to go around including losing vehicles to the river.  Beowulf, III, WI 4, North Ghost, March, 2007.

What happens when you just get too cocky with your FJ. (Devil's Gap in the background) Was just down here 2 days prior on the same path (not really much roads) to the north ghost, and took the wrong

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Apr 30, 2007

<b>1st Pitch/60m-</b> I combined what many would consider two pitches but is easily done as one.   Climb the first step (WI 3) left of center and walk to the base of the real falls.   This is a WI 4 30m beauty.   The left side was better ice but less steeply angled than the right.   The right side was more challenging, but was quite wet and chandeliery.   I started right, but soon, detoured left and then back to the center towards the end of this pitch.  There is a chain anchor on the right as you top out.  This can be a very cold belay, so make sure to pack your down on lead.   Also beware of falling rock whose fall line appears to be the left side, another reason for taking the more challenging line to the right if the ice is in better shape. <br />Beowulf, III, WI 4, North Ghost, March, 2007

1st Pitch/60m- I combined what many would consider two pitches but is easily done as one. Climb the first step (WI 3) left of center and walk to the base of the real falls. This is a WI 4 30m beau

North America : Canada : ... : North Ghost

Apr 30, 2007

<b> <br /><ul style='margin:0 0; padding:0 0;'><li> The Eagle, III, WI 5/ 40m</li></ul></b> (climbers right)  By far the best and most challenging route in Valley of the Birds.   It is aptly named as it is shaped like an eagle.  It was in fair-good shape in March, slightly wet and chandelierly in places.     At the dead end of the narrow canyon, take the right fork and gain several ice steps.   The Eagle comes into view all at once on the right side.   Start up the base cone (which represents the tail feathers) and stay center until you get to the center of the wings.   Move left onto a small ledge/ice cave and continue up more solid ice on the left side to a tree rappel.  Sustained and steep. <br />Valley of the Birds, North Ghost, Canadian Rockies, March, 2007

The Eagle, III, WI 5/ 40m (climbers right) By far the best and most challenging route in Valley of the Birds. It is aptly named as it is shaped like an eagle. It was in fair-good shape in March,

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Apr 30, 2007

<b> <br /><ul style='margin:0 0; padding:0 0;'><li> Harbingers- 2 Pitches- 5.11b/</li></ul></b> Definitly the best route at Prophesy Wall and most challenging.    Beautiful solid aręte following a tower up the left side of the middle routes of Prophesy Wall.   The first pitch is the same for Conditional Bliss and Caging the Zealot.   Then turn left to the base of the tower.   Take on an overhanging face just right of the aręte and turn out onto it for easier moves up to the crux final which is a wild move, no feet, back right to the overhanging anchor.  60’ on six bolts. Prophesy Wall, St. George, UT, March, 2007

Harbingers- 2 Pitches- 5.11b/ Definitly the best route at Prophesy Wall and most challenging. Beautiful solid aręte following a tower up the left side of the middle routes of Prophesy Wall. The

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Apr 30, 2007

Contributed Comments

 

Location: UT : Zion National Park : Johnson Mountain : Settlers Line (5.10+)
By: Dow Williams When: Oct 8, 2014

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Comments: Do hit the repeater and traverse right like you do for Force Boyle and Tree House of Horror? or aim further right to begin with? How close is it to Force? Thanks.


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