Album: Old Woman Statue


Category
Outdoor Adventures
Album Date
4/21/2007 12:00:00 AM
Date Added
1/1/2013 12:00:00 AM

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4/21/2007 7:31:22 AM
Scanion Gulch. 7:31am. After sorting gear Courtney and I head for the statue. 
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4/21/2007 7:35:58 AM
 
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4/21/2007 7:59:45 AM
 
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4/21/2007 7:59:49 AM
 
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4/21/2007 7:59:51 AM
 
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4/21/2007 8:12:22 AM
 
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4/21/2007 8:18:04 AM
 
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4/21/2007 8:27:00 AM
 
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4/21/2007 8:41:48 AM
 
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4/21/2007 8:41:53 AM
Old Woman Statue is the interesting feature on the right 
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4/21/2007 8:42:06 AM
 
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4/21/2007 8:43:24 AM
 
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4/21/2007 9:00:46 AM
 
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4/21/2007 9:06:22 AM
 
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4/21/2007 9:10:58 AM
 
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4/21/2007 9:13:26 AM
 
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4/21/2007 9:15:30 AM
 
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4/21/2007 9:15:32 AM
 
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4/21/2007 9:16:23 AM
 
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4/21/2007 9:17:24 AM
 
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4/21/2007 9:18:39 AM
First good look at Old Woman Statue (right) 
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4/21/2007 9:18:42 AM
 
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4/21/2007 9:18:50 AM
Nice shot of Old Woman Statue from the SW 
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4/21/2007 9:19:01 AM
 
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4/21/2007 9:19:57 AM
 
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4/21/2007 9:25:00 AM
 
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4/21/2007 9:25:05 AM
Good shot of Old Woman Statue from the southwest 
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4/21/2007 9:31:01 AM
 
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4/21/2007 9:32:16 AM
Traversing around to the north side 
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4/21/2007 9:34:36 AM
 
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4/21/2007 9:34:59 AM
Easy climbing on the right to the base of the 5.7/5.8 pitch 
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4/21/2007 9:36:41 AM
 
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4/21/2007 9:38:13 AM
 
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4/21/2007 9:39:40 AM
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. 
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4/21/2007 9:39:42 AM
 
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4/21/2007 9:40:17 AM
Next feature to the north. This point is slightly higher? 
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4/21/2007 9:40:19 AM
 
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4/21/2007 9:40:19 AM
Route up Old Woman. Lower half is a 30 foot 5.7/5.8. Upper half is a series of about 12 bolts. 
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4/21/2007 9:40:22 AM
 
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4/21/2007 9:40:24 AM
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. 
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4/21/2007 9:40:37 AM
 
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Closer shot of the head 
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Closer still 
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4/21/2007 9:47:26 AM
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. 
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4/21/2007 9:57:49 AM
 
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4/21/2007 9:58:01 AM
Summit block. The bolts go up the right (south) side. 
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4/21/2007 9:58:01 AM
Markup showing position of the bolts 
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On the shoulder 
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4/21/2007 12:28:20 PM
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. 
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4/21/2007 12:28:22 PM
Looking up at the bolts 
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4/21/2007 1:21:59 PM
 
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Markup with bolts circled (lowest bolt is the one just above the anchor bolts which are not shown) 
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4/21/2007 1:22:12 PM
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. 
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4/21/2007 1:22:16 PM
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. 
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4/21/2007 1:43:55 PM
Back down after a rappel 
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View from the west 
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A spring in the upper part of the gully (not the Bert Spring) 
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4/21/2007 2:49:01 PM
Some interesting downclimbing in the gully 
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