Russian Arête, IV, 5.9+ Climber's Log

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Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Oct 20, 2016 9:42 am Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2016

Thanks Dow  Sucess!

With Dow - he lead all the pitches. The upper part was rope less and still pretty long. Amazing views into the canyon.

Dow Williams

Dow Williams - Oct 12, 2016 12:28 pm Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2016

Russian Arete  Sucess!

Just another incredible day, weather and otherwise, with one of my favorite partners, Liba, in the Black. Did not have much beta with us but learned to basically stay with the same corner system the whole way. The 2nd pitch was truly great climbing. I guess most skip the direct finish, but we found it to be the most technically interesting. Never above 5.10- though as you meandered back and forth taking a variety of options. Makes the route more complete for sure as this is the final headwall. I am always confused at folks who skip obvious good finishes like this as though climbing was not the primary objective of their day.

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