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Jim Langdon leading and Mark Ward belaying on the first ascent of Fallen Arches.  Probably '70 <br /> <br />A couple of no name Provo boys - that also pulled off an early ascent of the Dihedral Wall on El Cap in 3.5 days.

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By bsmoot
Dec 24, 2012

This photo appeared in a very old issue of Climbing Magazine...or was it Summit Magazine?

By RKM
From: Alpine, Utah
Dec 26, 2012

I think it was Summit - around 1975. Mark Ward and I did a little article on Little Cottonwood and we shared slides, that's how I got a copy of this old picture.

By paaul
Jul 9, 2013

In '85 Steve Hong made the first free ascent of the first pitch (5.13a). Later that year, Dan Goodwin finished the route by adding on another 60+ feet and a weird 5.12a move bringing the overall rating to a 5.13b. He wanted to cut the original anchors and force whoever climbed Fallen Arches to go all the way to the end but Hong told him not to when Goodwin asked his permission.

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Jim Langdon leading and Mark Ward belaying on the first ascent of Fallen Arches. Probably '70

A couple of no name Provo boys - that also pulled off an early ascent of the Dihedral Wall on El Cap in 3.5 days.

Submitted By: RKM on Dec 15, 2012
On this route:
Fallen Arches (5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c )