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North America, United States, Utah, Fisher Towers, Various Ascents

Fisher Towers, Various ascents. The Minotaur saw a first ascent (IV 5.9+ C2) by Lisa Raleigh and Duane Raleigh in five-and-a-half hours with no pitons and only two bolts. The route begins just right of Ancient Art and climbs the formation in seven pitches.

Shawn MacRoe and Chris Van Leuven climbed Not So Soft (VIA3+ 5.8), a new line up the northwest face of Cottontail Tower. The route starts 300 feet right of West Side Story, and joins Brer Rabbit on the big shoulder after five pitches.

In a five-hour, 25-minute solo climb, Brad England, with Phil White in support, made the first ascent of the Finger of Fate Gendarme (5.4 Al) in October.

Eric Bj├śrnstadt