oceans of fear 'topo'

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oceans of fear 'topo'

Post by killy » Sat Nov 08, 2008 11:35 am

I'm a UK climer interested in the oceans of fear route, any one have a copy of the topo, whats the obliqatory free grade?
Have done nose and south face washington column.
Whats the belay station situation for hauling, bolts in situe?
Any bivi spots or portaledge needed?
Access agrements, long approach, best time of year, water availability?
Any one available for some suffering, first accenters only.

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Re: oceans of fear 'topo'

Post by MarkM » Mon Nov 10, 2008 8:22 am

Hi Kieth

The obligatory grade is only SA grade 20 (6a+/6b). The first three piches you'll be hauling off natural anchors then there are a couple of bolted stances, then some more natural. The aiding is all relatively straight forward too (A1). The bivy spots are not great... The Ledge of Forgotten Dreams (end of P4) can sleep 2 (only just, and take a hammock).

You can quite easily do the route in two long days, without having to bivy on the wall. You may well find the walk-in the thoughest part.

Also access to the area is fairly restricted and arrangements need to made with the farmer before hand.

PM me with any more questions you might have.
Open hand, open mind...

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Re: oceans of fear 'topo'

Post by Hawkman » Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:16 pm

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Re: oceans of fear 'topo'

Post by thebest » Thu Oct 23, 2014 2:11 pm

can someone pls send me a copy of the topo

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