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Offline Jim_Ewing

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Thanks For the Call
« on: December 24, 2007, 10:40:01 PM »


Evan Sanborn and I climbed this thing on Saturday, 12-22-07.
Named in honor of a friend who graciously tipped me off on the conditions and who could have easily bagged the thing himself.  Thanks, Josh.

Thanks For the Call, M5/6, WI5+(ferocious), climbs the monstrous hanger 200+ feet to the left of the upper part of Called on Account of Rains.  No pegs or bolts.  Climbed totally clean with cams, slings, and screws.  Approach via lower Called on Account of Rains. 

Unfortunately due to light conditions and poor angle we didn't get many great pictures.

« Last Edit: December 25, 2007, 06:58:11 AM by Jim_Ewing »

Offline Eric McCallister

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Re: Thanks For the Call
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2007, 07:03:13 PM »
Looks rad. Way to go Jim and Evan!


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Re: Thanks For the Call
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2007, 12:11:39 PM »
SWEEEEEEET!!  Way to go for it!  Looked pretty burly while we watched Evan following!
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Re: Thanks For the Call
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2007, 03:01:18 PM »
Awesome job Jim & Evan!!
AC
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Offline Jim_Ewing

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Re: Thanks For the Call
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2007, 08:48:32 AM »
Alan,

Have you seen this thing up close?  Pretty wild stuff!  You gotta' do it.

Other than being a bit scary and intimidating it's not terribly hard.  The gear is all good with the exception of the first couple of screws.  With a little bit of work I'm certain a lot more rock gear can be had.  All I used was a few cams, .5-2.5 Friends, and a sling on a big horn.  I think some small wires can be had in the area of the first ice screws inside the curtain.

Get after it before someone, or the weather, knocks it down.

Jim

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Re: Thanks For the Call
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2007, 09:06:07 AM »
Hey Jim,
Yes I've been under it twice. Your right... It looks waaaay intimidating!! Ice has a way of looking easier than it is or super scary but not so bad.. Gear is the make or break on the soiling factor!! It sweet you found some good stuff.. It is good.. non.?

 Yeah I guts to get my ass in gear.!! Again great job that's awesome!!
Alan
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