Rock Climbing Photos : Alpine : Daniel Attempting and alternate route to the right of the Chimney chockston
Daniel Attempting and alternate route to the right of the Chimney chockston
This was foolhearted attempt at an alternate route around the Chimney chockstone and the supposedly moderate 5.5ish crux of the Chimney route. After he took a hard fall close to the ground on the Chimney and couldn't nail it in a few more attempts he decided to try alternate routes. Normally I'd jump in and probably cruise the pitch (as we usually would do for each other) but I wasn't in shape to lead anything that he couldn't lead this time. The rock was still wet and quite icy in late may/early June and there was still enough snow to require cutting a few steps. We ended up attempting to summit Pamola IV via a route we believed was Pamola IV but got knocked off just 400 feet below the summit do to high winds, continued ice fall and increased ice, and the setting sun. It was a great experience.
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