American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, California, Ribbon Falls Amphitheater, Hole in the Head

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  • Publication Year: 1997

Ribbon Falls Amphitheater, Hole in the Head. Rick Carlton Studley III and I climbed a 1,000-foot variation to the route Hole in the Sky located in Ribbon Falls Amphitheater this September. The variation started out on Reason Beyond Insanity and headed straight up where RBI headed left. The route went at 5.6 A2+ with no holes and all natural belays (only two belays had partial failures during jugging/hauling). It was Rick’s first wall. A 60-meter rope is a must for the route, which we named Hole in the Head.

Jeff apple Benowitz, unaffiliated

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