Wagassa, 5.8

Wagassa, 5.8

Descent Rappel back to the 1st pitch station and rappel to ground from there using double 50m ropes as a minimum. We had a single 60m rope, as per the guide book suggestion, and it does not do the rappel. I left a #11 hex 10 meters from the ground. I had to rap over a significant arch knowing the rope did not reach the ground and not knowing what options I would have to place gear. Luckily I found a nasty flaring crack that I just got by with (photo). Wagassa, 5.8, 3 Pitches, West End, Snow Canyon, June, 2007
Dow Williams
on Jun 20, 2007 8:25 pm
Image Type(s): Rock Climbing
Image ID: 303240


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lisae - Jun 20, 2007 8:50 pm - Voted 10/10


Truly scary looking...

Dow Williams

Dow Williams - Jun 20, 2007 10:11 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Eek!

it wasn't pretty....it was when I decided to pull the ends up half way down on top of an arch and tie a knot in them that I knew it was going to be an interesting exit....


rhyang - Jun 20, 2007 10:02 pm - Voted 10/10

Fun !

Looks like a good time :)


lisae - Jun 20, 2007 10:34 pm - Voted 10/10


I don't know you well enough to determine...but our ideas of fun could be different...

Although given your fondness for llamas, I'm not shocked . . .:)


rhyang - Jun 20, 2007 11:12 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Sarcasm?

heheheh ... well, I'm a really big fan of solid rappel anchors, let's just leave it at that :)


rpc - Jun 21, 2007 4:45 pm - Voted 10/10

"Oh well - f*ck it."

-kind of rap anchor eh Dow? :)
Looks as though if you flicked it a couple times, you might even get your hex back (did you?)? Nice adventure.

Dow Williams

Dow Williams - Jun 21, 2007 6:47 pm - Hasn't voted


I meant to give it a go Radek and she pulled the rope while I was putting the rack away....would have been so proud of myself if I had got it back...

Roam Around - Jun 21, 2007 5:44 pm - Voted 10/10

Yikes Man!

so much for good guide book info!

Dow Williams

Dow Williams - May 1, 2008 1:32 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Hex rock!!

I concur...saved this day anyway. Retrieved it several months later as well....few folks climb this route. Cheers!

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