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By notmyname
From Stony Brook, NY
Apr 17, 2012

I have a friend interested in doing this route with me and would love some first hand beta (gear, descent info, pucker factor, any trouble finding it, etc...)
Anyone done it?

Thanks!
-Mike


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By Tico
Apr 17, 2012

We bailed on this several years ago, I think maybe 6 or so pitches up. Aiding was maybe a touch more involved than the brassy part on desert shield, but this route gets a ton of sun (like all day) which we were unprepared for. Bring a bunch of water and standard desert trickery. i recall using ballnuts. The freeclimbing was hard at the grade and sandy, like everything in kolob.

is that you Layton?


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By notmyname
From Stony Brook, NY
Apr 18, 2012

this "Layton" sounds like a real cool guy


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By Josh Janes
Apr 18, 2012

We went up a few years ago for a free bid... made it to a similar height before being hit by a snow storm. I remember thinking it was quite "adventurous" and we hadn't even made it to the "adventurous" part of the route yet. Specifically I remember thinking if I ever went back I'd never want to lead the pitches I lead ever again... but I wouldn't want to lead the pitches my partner lead either. That said, if your partner drops out look me up - I'd zip up there from Vegas to give it another go.


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By notmyname
From Stony Brook, NY
Apr 18, 2012

cool thank for the info guys. If the partner bail's I contact you.
So, would you say the Lowe may have had some first ascent excitement when describing the route as one of the finest long free climbs in north america?


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By slim
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Apr 18, 2012
tomato, tomotto, kill mike amato.

Josh Janes wrote:
We went up a few years ago for a free bid... made it to a similar height before being hit by a snow storm. I remember thinking it was quite "adventurous" and we hadn't even made it to the "adventurous" part of the route yet. Specifically I remember thinking if I ever went back I'd never want to lead the pitches I lead ever again... but I wouldn't want to lead the pitches my partner lead either. That said, if your partner drops out look me up - I'd zip up there from Vegas to give it another go.


i find it pretty sobering that josh wouldn't want to lead a pitch again. yikes.


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