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Dow WilliamsThe Fold  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2011

Dow Williams

It is no more than a one hour approach, have seen folks talk of it being a much bigger descent and approach then it really is, by Canadian Rockies standards any way. With Mark B. We climbed it in six pitches of simul vs 12 or 14 in the topo. There is one decent corner pitch down low. The wave was not that impressive of a feature at all really. However, there is an awesome arch way out right on Kidd at about that height, not en route though. The second to last pitch is definitely the crux, in terms of route finding, the moves themselves and quite a bit run out depending on which line you follow. The three raps are straight forward, not scary at all. Whoever wrote all that about the descent being scary is just not use to free air raps I guess. The fold is a cool looking feature for the Canadian Rockies. Worth climbing for that aspect alone, but the rock was not very good and the climbing not sustained. This is most definitly not a grade III climb by any measure.
Posted Sep 16, 2011 11:10 am

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