Brits free major route in Utah

Ben Bransby and Pete Robbins have made the first free ascent of The Finger of Fate route on The Titan (left), one of the Fisher Towers in Utah. This major line has repelled some strong teams over the years, including Stevie Haston in the mid 90s. Attempts have often failed on the crucial top pitch where concerns about old and rotten gear seem to have prevented a successful ascent. The route was re-bolted in 2004 which made it a more reasonable proposition however this ascent is still a major achievement from Ben and Pete.
Check the thread below for a more detailed account.
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