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MtnMagicsisyphus  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2010


We combined 2-3, 4-5, 7-8, 10-11. This seem to make use of ledges optimally and allowed one climber to only lead up to 10c while the other gets all the 10d pitches if one climber feels like taking it a little easier.
Posted Oct 7, 2013 4:47 pm

Dow WilliamsSisyphus Summits  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2011

Dow Williams

With Zach, the 2nd desert partner I took up Sisyphus...just that good of a route and right out our back door. Beat Joe and my time from several years ago, but not by much, 7.5 from bottom to top. My notes are decent, but I struggled on a pitch I had never led on this route yet, the 10th pitch on the topo, a 5.10c that got the best of me. No issues with any of the other 5.10c's or d's. Either I was tired or will have to change which pitch I think is the crux. Climbing straight with Zach for several days now, pretty sure I am just wasted. Beautiful day! Short sleeves on the summit!
Posted Jul 18, 2011 6:54 am

Dow WilliamsSisyphus Summits  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2009

Dow Williams

Great day out with Joe, a bit cold as we had a long rain system settled in Canmore, but we completed it in good style. Took a 70m rope and turned 21 published pitches into 10 total. First traverse pitch, then we doubled up every pitch after and each got one triple pitch in. I got the 5.10d's, but we both agree the crux was pitch 4, which is marked 5.10c on the topo. We have both led it on separate occasions and both feel the slab moves on this pitch are the crux. Great route really, finished in style...some good pitches up high just when you think it might turn to trash. Last four pitches kind of pleasantly surprised us. All anchors and bolts in decent shape, summer 2009. Sure, some bolts could have been better placed, but all in all a great project. If you want to catch more ledges than hanging belays, maybe don't combine pitches 2-3 like we did and you should be set up to catch the ledge belays better by doing all double pitches after that through the lower tough climbing. A Bow Valley classic in my opinion.
Posted Aug 24, 2009 3:20 pm

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