|Type: ||Trad, 5 pitches|
|Consensus: || YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a [details]|
|FA: ||Dave Baker, Joanna McComb, Dan Jones, 1973|
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|Submitted By: ||Aleix on Feb 27, 2011|
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With some trepidation I submit a couple photos her...
As the Kerry guidebook says:
"This is a convoluted 5 to 6 pitch chimney route up the west side of Rockfellow Dome. It is notable as the first ascent of the Rockfellow massive."
In the spirit of the very first ascent ever of the Rockfellows, it may be worth going into it as if you were that first ascent party, so no instructions to follow here. Just follow the cracks, chimneys and rock bridges over chasms, be amazed.
To find the entrance into this adventure, go past the west entrance of Interiors over a ridge and around a big boulder. There is a crack opening with a tree at the entrance and a sandy bottom.
For your knees: Kneepads.
If you want to really feel like that first party, you can leave your cams at home (I would NOT recommend it).
Where the Labyrinth meets Abrah Cadaver ... photo ...
|Comments on The Labyrinth
|By Charles Vernon|
From: Tucson, AZ
Feb 5, 2012
Great adventure--like Interiors but actually leading to the summit. The bowels of the Rockfellows is one of the most unique places I've ever seen, anywhere. We used techniques that I've never done before on a climb and will probably never do again!
Also--much easier than Abra if you want to get the summit of the main dome. Though of course you should be comfortable with chimneys and general weirdness.
|By Sam Lightner, Jr.|
Jan 16, 2014
I'd say this should not be characterized as just a 5.9. This is 5.9 where the climbing might not be protected and retreating with an injured partner would be difficult at best. Its a super cool route, but don't tell yourself that you climb 5.10 in the gym so this 5.9 will be easy. It's not like that...