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AWOL (aka Moss Toss) 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Tom Mottinger, Don Green, 1971.
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Submitted By: Ben Mottinger on Jan 1, 2001

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Description 

Tom and Don claim this as a first ascent having done it in July of 1971 when A.W.O.L. from the Army. The route follows a prominent crack on the west face of Helen's Dome. It is a mixed crack and face climb for two pitches. I used pitons for belay anchors in 1971, since all we had were nuts and pins in those days. After the second belay, the climb is 5th class to the top of the dome and a walk off the back side.

Protection 

Mid to large hexes and bongs. We used pins for the belay anchors back then. (Ed. translation: Standard rack up to a #3 Camalot.)


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By rob bauer
From: Golden, CO
Jun 26, 2007

I climbed this many years ago and again after someone bolted it. My notes say 6 QDs and some nuts. This implies the bolts supplant the need for big stuff. FWIW