Valley View, 5.9

5th/6th Pitches- 75m- 5.8/ The FAer’s notes seemed way too complex for this finish. They show seven pitches on their topo, six in their description. The long and/or awkward traverse(s), alcove and corners mentioned all seem nonexistent for the most part. Just follow the consistent and easy to see bolt line up as it slightly trends right past two rap stations to the top with the leader and second simul-climbing 5m of easy ground to finish the route. I witnessed little in the way of 5.8 and the rock was all solid. After the second rap station, it trends back left a bit.
Valley View, 5.9, 6 Pitches, Bankhead Buttress, Cascade Mountain, Banff National Park, August, 2010


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