Bonanza, 5.8, 260m Climber's Log

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Dow Williams

Dow Williams - Dec 23, 2008 2:11 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2008

Bonanza  Sucess!

Climbed with Adrienne from Hungary. Her first multi pitch trad climb. Weather was suspect, so we had the entire West Phantom to ourselves except for Andy G whose was taking some photos for his next guidebook. Had a fantastic day. The chimney pitch is not near as difficult as made out by some, don't be intimidated. Those were a couple of nice corner pitches up higher. Nothing remarkable about the climb really. We watched the weather go nuts on the other end of the lake all day. Sometimes your just living right.

MtnMagic

MtnMagic - Oct 8, 2008 12:34 am Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2008

Bonanza  Sucess!

Great route. High quality middle pitches. Some of the best crack climbing in the rockies that I have had the opportunity to scale.

pvalchev

pvalchev - Aug 5, 2007 2:25 am Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2007

Bonanza again  Sucess!

Me and Hedd-wyn did the approach in the rain to do The Wraith (5.10a) and got scooped by another party that was just starting the first pitch!!!

As an alternative, we ran over and did Bonanza again. Hedd-wyn had done it right after the first ascent in the 1970s and hadn't climbed in the area since, so it was cool to do this repeat with him.

pvalchev

pvalchev - Sep 27, 2006 3:16 am Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2006

Bonanza route  Sucess!

Longer than we expected and the descent took longer. Also the topo from tabvar is wrong as far as pitch 3 goes. Ended up with a mini epic as we hiked out in the dark with the light of my cell phone(!).. a normal day in the Ghost!

Had not just the route, but the whole crag and probably the valley to ourselves - on a saturday!

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