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Pitch just above the Bivi Ledge on the Lotus Flower Tower, NWT Canada. We didn't get much higher!!
Gethin Thomas/Megan Beumont
© Gethin Thomas
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Shame. Why didn't you get any higher?
jon - 04/Mar/09
Don't let those wispy clouds fool you! We woke on the ledge in a few inches of snow, when if finally melted set off to end up in a rain storm with 8+ pitches of wall climbing on granite to go. A better man may have made it; we abseiled to our tent for pasta...
Gethin Thomas - 04/Mar/09
I climbed this in 1981. It started snowing on us as we were going around the crux roof that you see towards the top of the headwall. At that time there were no rap anchors - you rapped down a gully to the left of the tower so we had no choice but to continue. Rapping the gully was one of the most dangerous things I've ever done. Shame you didn't get it, but it's still there - and so are you!
jon - 05/Mar/09
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This pitch is given 5.9+ in the topo. Would probably get 5.10b/c in Squamish or Yosemite.
Jonny2vests - 18/Aug/09