Straight Into Frantic Oblivion
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Ed Strang fires the last move for the 2nd ascent
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Currently the hardest route at Last Chance. A difficult boulder problem starts at the horizontal roof after the 3rd bolt. After this the climbing then turns to big move endurance jugs past the chain draw section to the anchors
3rd route from left side of Soltice Cave. Between Infernal Justice and It Puts The Buff On
5 bolts (need QD's)then 4 more chain perma draws to the anchor
I posted the rating at 13+ rather than the original 14- rating based on what Ed Strang thought of it after sending. Ed thought it was a touch harder or similar to some 13d's but easier than Zulu (5.14a) at Rifle.
The next day as John Gogas watched 14 year old Ben Hanna send it he (John) thought that it might have been the 2nd time the route had been climbed (not knowing that Ed had sent it the day before!!). Nice 2012 Christmas presents for Ed & Ben if those are infact the 2nd & 3rd ascents of this difficult route!!
|Photos of Straight Into Frantic Oblivion Slideshow
Wild looking climbing.
Ed Strang in the middle
of the business
Starting the roof crux on
Straight Into Frantic Ob...
Ben working the route. December 2012.
|Comments on Straight Into Frantic Oblivion
|By Craig Childre|
From: Lubbock, Texas
Mar 1, 2013
Cool to see it's been repeated. I think when we watched Kevin working for the 1st ascent he was skipping the lower section to rehearse the crux moves below the roof. We just heard the shouts of joy from over at Violin Wall.