American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

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

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  • Publication Year: 2010

Fisher Towers, various ascents. Spaniards David Palmada and Esther Ollé established a route to which they gave the unprecedented rating of A6+ (the standard aid scale tops out at A5+). Their route, Look Out! Danger, took 13 days and climbs the northwest face of the Titan in 11 pitches. They drilled on one blank section, but did not bolt any belays.

On the south face of King Fisher, Jeremy Aslaksen and Paul Gagner put-up Weird Science (V 5.7 A4 R), which begins 50' left of Death of American Democracy. The route took four days and, according to Aslaksen, ascends “a very thin series of seams/corners and blankety-blank.”

Over the course of a few trips that included a 50' ledge fall and a broken foot, Jason Haas and Rob Pizem freed each pitch of West Side Story (9 pitches, 5.12c R), for the first free ascent of Cottontail. Haas later returned (foot healed), and freed every pitch on lead.

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