|Consensus:||YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]|
|FA:||Jim Purdy & Curt Shannon '87|
|Submitted By:||Scott Coldiron on Jul 4, 2009|
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By Curt Shannon
Jan 4, 2010
You may not have been on-route, as "Romancing the Stone" does not follow an arete. Rather, it follows the two-bolt line between the arete of "Oomph" (to the left) and the inside corner of "Inside Corner" (to the right.) The first ascent was dome by Jim Purdy and me in 1987.
Please refer to Bob Loomis's Guide (3rd Edition) to the area, for further detail.
Apr 24, 2010
|power moves on nothing!|
By Marty Bland
Jun 13, 2010
|Inland Northwest Rockclimbs give's a more up to date description, but Curt's description is right on. A guidebook in between Loomis's and Bland's even described the route as unclimbable due to a broken hold. I climbed the route after the book came out. It's still 12a.|