'Come and Get It'

Posted: Fri, 03/05/2010 - 11:53

I think this route has seen more ascents this year than ever. . .woo hoo!!

Have seen at LEAST half dozen guys put it down, with a couple whips included. . .what a great week last week!!

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Come and Get It last

  • Fri, 03/05/2010 - 18:21

Come and Get It last year:  12 March 09


formed a bit different: 

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yes it did.  fun transfering

  • Tue, 03/09/2010 - 18:18

yes it did.  fun transfering to the ice on the right. . .and you can still get stems back to the ice on left!! 

Question on fixed pins:

To my knowledge, I thought the original line slighted right after the initial ice flow, then back left into the open-book dihedral.  Before I led it this year, I rappelled the route and checked all the pins with a hammer to see how they weathered.  This is Hyalite rock, right??  The route I ended up leading, however, did not slight right OR left.  It is a direct line, and I place one lost arrow in that direct line where the gear was questionable/non-existent.  I then came back with a chainsaw and eliminated the fallen log on top to add to the quality of the route itself, and the ease of rappelling when finished. 

I heard that someone is planning on pulling the pins so that they can lead it on all natural gear, and I have a problem with that.  I'm wondering if me getting bent about someone pulling fixed pins, (and what constitutes a 'fixed pin'), is justifiable, as well as if it was ethical for me to put in a pin on the direct variation.  Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

If I were to lead it without clipping pins, I would do just that.  Not pull them.??




Leave the pins

  • Mon, 03/15/2010 - 20:20

If you want to climb all natural then dont clip the pins and you did it all natural

some people might still appreciate them being there


  • Tue, 03/16/2010 - 16:54

I completely agree. . .thanks.