Album: Old Woman Statue
- Outdoor Adventures
- Album Date
- 4/21/2007 12:00:00 AM
- Date Added
- 1/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
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Scanion Gulch. 7:31am. After sorting gear Courtney and I head for the statue.
Old Woman Statue is the interesting feature on the right
Good shot of Old Woman Statue from the southwest
Easy climbing on the right to the base of the 5.7/5.8 pitch
This is the 5.7/5.8 crack that leads up to the shoulder. Not obvious from the photo but the last move of this pitch is a little challenging due to minimal holds.
Next feature to the north. This point is slightly higher?
Route up Old Woman. Lower half is a 30 foot 5.7/5.8. Upper half is a series of about 12 bolts.
Straight-on view of the 5.7/5.8 crack/gap (middle). This shot gives a better perspective of the pitch. It's fairly verticle. I relied mostly on the thin flake crack just to the left of the main crack/gap.
Straight-up shot of the flake crack. A few spots are thin. It protected well with a handful of stoppers. I didn't use any cams until closer to the top.
Summit block. The bolts go up the right (south) side.
There are two good and new anchor bolts at the bottom of the block. The third bolt (highest in the photo) is a 1/4 inch bolt in good condition (if there is such a thing) but if it snaps you may deck on the shoulder.
Markup with bolts circled (lowest bolt is the one just above the anchor bolts which are not shown)
I stopped at the 4th bolt (actually 2 bolts) in the center. Here the left bolt is a good Fixe bolt. The 5th bolt (top left) is a very weak looking 1/4 in bolt with a nut screwed onto the very end of the stud and a sideways hanger. I could flex the thin hanger just slightly. As 1/4 bolts go I guess it wasn't all that bad but there were 3 more to go beyond this which increased the odds I would snap one off.
Another shot of the bolts starting with the 5th bolt at the bottom. I didn't trust that bolt. The 6th bolt is a pair (both 1/4 inch) with a busted off bolt just to the left. Above that are two more 1/4 bolts before you get to what appears to be another solid Fixe bolt.
A spring in the upper part of the gully (not the Bert Spring)