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Offline tradmanclimbz

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Cannon
« on: August 28, 2016, 05:04:30 PM »
We did Sams yesterday.  Had it to ourselfs while all the usual suspects were mobbed. It truely is a lot more serious than Moby or WG. Lots of  of really loose stuff and huge runouts. That being said the first 7 pitches are awsome and recomended to those who  need to feed the rat. Most of the really big runouts are comfortably below the grade. P7 however is at least 5.7R+  looks like several pins are missing. Were it not for the yellow micro cam it would certainly be solid 5.7 X.  Great pitch though and totally doable.  Pitch 9 flat out sucks. Wet mossy loose crap to a pile of shit loose blocks that are on the verge of going by by. That whole mess can be avoided by takeing a sharp long right at the slopeing ledge above P7 ( did it that way last fall) A great climb that highlights just what a heap Cannon is.
We road tripped for most of the summer and never encountered anything remotely as loose as cannon.... It is however a great place to train for the Tetons ,Winds etc... if  you live through the training :-\

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Re: Cannon
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2016, 09:40:26 PM »
Nick. I did this a few years ago and only thought the fourth pitch was bad, getting to the big ledge,5.5 loose and crap gear. Did you get sucked into the wrong corner up higher? I started up one corner  and it didn't look safe and found a better one a little farther left. Still beats standing in line for MG.
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Re: Cannon
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2016, 06:47:50 AM »
Belay at bolt. wet mossy slab to a wet mossy corner w/ loose blocks on top then through break in huge loose blocks (pin) that have recently shifted to shelf that all the grass and dirt recently washed off of then through nice clean notch in overhang. yes we got it right. I thought P 4 was one of the better pitches ;D that sweet runout riseing traverse after the loose gully.