Fisher Towers' Cottontail Goes Free

Fisher Towers' Cottontail Goes Free

Photos by Rob Pizem and Jason Haas - Jason Haas and Rob Pizem have free-climbed every pitch of West Side Story on 800-foot Cottontail tower in Utah’s Fisher Towers. Despite a reputation for fairly stout aid climbing (5.9 C3), this is the easiest route on the most serious of the Fishers’ four main towers. The route required three 5.12 pitches and two broken bones to free-climb. Haas and Pizem replaced about a dozen ancient protection bolts on the route, using gear from the Anchor Replacement Initiative. Read More.

























4 of the 6 bolts were replaced on this pitch.







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