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"Engagement", Serial Pillar, West Fork - FA

 
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exiting the Window of Pitch 6, FFA "Engagement".  <br />
exiting the Window of Pitch 6, FFA "Engagement".
Angela finishing P1 on the FFA.
Angela finishing P1 on the FFA.
the excellent second pitch and not-so-excellent Pitch of Despair.
BETA PHOTO: the excellent second pitch and not-so-excellent Pi...
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approach sketch to new route: "Engagement", on the Serial Pillar, West Fork Wall, in relation to Into the Wild, and Grapes of Wrath. <br />Rough directions: <br />After the 3rd creek crossing on the Call of the Canyon trail, head west on a faint trail through the ferns. Find the weakness in the slickrock of the SECOND spur (small cairn), ascend the slickrock band, which leads to another faint trail that contours, crosses the draw, and switchbacks up the hill. It eventually contours the loose hillside level with the route and to its base.
BETA PHOTO: approach sketch to new route: "Engagement", on the...
topo for "Engagement", 5.10+, Serial Pillar, West Fork Wall of Oak Creek Canyon. <br /> <br />FA: D.Mabe with help from P.Rullman and C.Tatum, Spring 2011 <br /> <br />FFA: D.Mabe and A.Dembik, May 28, 2011 <br /> <br />Pitch summary: <br />P1: 5.9-, 80' classic chimney <br />P2: 5.10+, 110' hands, LB <br />P3: 5.9, 110' all sizes <br />P4: 5.10+, 80' face, fingers, hands <br />P5: 5.9-, 60' hands, LB <br />P6: 5.9+/10-, 80' wide chimney, corner <br /> <br />2 ropes or single 70m rope needed for rap
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Serial Pillar, West Fork Wall, Oak Creek Canyon, N.AZ. New Route, "The Engagement", engages chimney and crack systems on the right side of the series of pillars. Pitches 3-6 shown in photo. Finishes up the wide window pitch on the left side of the pillar. On top I proposed to my fiancee, Angela. FFA, 5/28/11
Serial Pillar, West Fork Wall, Oak Creek Canyon, N...