/ NEWS: Caldwell and Honnold Rip it Up in Zion
"All free in 16 hours with Mr. Honnold," wrote...
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However...800 foot "big wall"? So, that 243m right? I've done quite a few routes of similar length and they did not feel like "big walls".
Is there a definition for big walls?
Grade V, VI or VII. i.e. Would take a standard party 2 or more days. Sound reasonable?
Modern standards make the term Bigwall sound silly on some of these routes. Back in the day though they were all multi-day routes involving intricate aid and bivvies.
We passed two teams on Moonlight on portaledges and a friend spent the night on Spaceshot.
You'd have to be going really slow though to take more than a day on the Touchstone Wall.
Good grief - that's really incredibly impressive. Apart from anything else I'd have thought it must take a good hour to get from the top of one route to the bottom of the next, not that I'm exactly sure how close these all are to each other.
Now corrected thanks.
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