Thursday, September 17, 2009

New Route in Death Canyon

Looking at the Snaz from the Alien wall.

The 5.6 ramp that is shared with the Predator.

Sappy! Check out what my tether is girth hitched onto. The tree was bigger than forearm at the point at which the achor is attached.

Mark Givens and I recently joined forces in the Tetons. Our intention was the Predator in Death Canyon, an unrepeated Tackle-Donini route put up in 1987. However, upon closer ispection the said "left facing corner" was actually a seriously dirty and overhanging right facing corner in which the first ascentionists resorted to aid.

Mark and I decided to head left into free-climbing terrain and were rewarded by a highly featured gneiss face with good protection. For more info check out