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This climb is located on Old People's Dome about 12 feet to the right of the climb called Creeping Senility and just to the right of the two small white birch trees. Getting to the first bolt is probably the crux. Another trouble spot is having to stretch to the right to reach a foothold below the 5th bolt. I found that clipping this bolt pulls your second to the right off of the more comfortable holds to the left. Apparently there is a horn that can be slung above this point so it may be better to skip the 5th bolt? The anchors are the same for Creeping Senility but on this climb you have a bolt just below the anchors unlike on Creeping Senility, which is unprotected on top of the arete. Double rope rappel from intermediate anchor or true summit (See description for Creeping Senility).
Ten button bolts, but the first bolt is about 15 feet up. A horn can be slung a little over half way up.
|Comments on Aging Gracefully
|By David Monger|
Jul 11, 2003
The first ascent of Aging Gracefully was done by David Monger, Doug Mericle, Gus Rodda and John Page back in 98' or 99'.
|By Sean Wolf|
From: Denver, CO
Jun 8, 2009
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b
I climbed here with Peter Lev. It was a really cool experience.
|By rich mcfadden|
Sep 7, 2009
Excellent climb although I only found six bolts-quite runout on upper stretch with 5.8 moves on steeper section. Must Do!