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Apr 14, 2015, 2:38 AM

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Re: [PAbeekeeper] Rapelling Fall. Ralph Stover
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Most important bit first: If anyone sees my keys down by Far Face, give a holler. Might also be upstream a good bit at the Iron Bridge picnic area, where we had lunch.

Anyway, stopped in there today and it has not been retrobolted. Lots of convenience anchors thanks to the ASCA (which is arguably a good thing WRT the trees), but otherwise no bolts on the climb. Also, looks like Far Face Corner will go trad, but not sure it's currently the PG rating in the guidebook.... Pretty much everything is outwardly flaring and has a light coating of mud on it. Plus there's a large ledge halfway up that is a danger even on TR if you blow the 8 foot 45degree roof section with minimal feet just above it. Which IMO was nowhere near 5.4.... I realize I've gotten old and fat, but managed to grunt my way up several 5.8's there last Fall. Admittedly I was mostly using this as an excuse to go fishing in the 2+ miles of Class III whitewater below the cliff that's stocked with trout, but hot damn was getting shut down by a 5.4 embarrassing.


(This post was edited by PAbeekeeper on Apr 14, 2015, 4:27 AM)



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