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#118 - 11/18/07 11:22 AM Rocket Baby, Not Flying..., Cockfight
AnthamattenSimon Offline

Registered: 11/12/07
Posts: 1

Hi Will,

finally back in Switzerland I can write some details about our routes. First I like to say thank you to you and Kim for all the help, motivation and the possibility to stay in your house! Thank you!

We climbed following new routes:

Rocket Baby V M8+ WI5+ Mount Patterson
-20m right of Rocket Man, joins this route after 4 pitches, then 2 pitches of Rocket Man and makes a direct finish up the ice.
- Bring 10-12 screws including stubbies and small rock gear not much.

Not Flying is not Trying WI6 M8 Mount Rundle
-Climb up Razorblade and finish the upper wall 50m left of Leviathan. A 50m WI5+ pitch brings you to a little ledge from here mixed climbing to the ice M8.
- Bring 10 screws Camalot 0.75 and 2, 2 pins are in place

Cockfight WI5+ M9+ Crowfoot Glacier
It's the obvious Mixedline left of the Crowfoot Glacier.
- Climb 2 pitches (55m + 65m) WI5+ M5 to a nice ledge under the big overhang. The crux pitch is 45m long and 20m overhanging, this pitch we climbed with 'light boots'. Then you finish with a nice ice-pitch on a thin pillar.
- Bring 8 screws, 14 quickdraws and Camalot 1,2

We rated all this routes on the technical difficulty of climbing. It's hard to rate routes about mental effort, you can add on some off the pitches an R or X.
People who search some adventure will have a nice time on our routes. Enjoy the climbing.

Simon Anthamatten

#148 - 11/21/07 04:49 AM Re: Rocket Baby, Not Flying..., Cockfight [Re: AnthamattenSimon]
iceadmin/Will Gadd Offline

Registered: 11/01/07
Posts: 381
Thanks Simon, a pleasure to see so much good climbing in such a short time. Motivating for me, and I'm sure many locals!

Have a great winter,



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