A6+ in the Fisher Towers?


David Palmada leading Look Out! Danger, a new route on the Titan in the Fisher Towers. Photo by Esther Ollé.

News Link: A Spanish pair has climbed a new route on the northwest face of the Titan in Utah’s Fisher Towers and proposed the unprecedented grade of A6+ for the crux lead. David Palmada and Esther Ollé climbed Look Out! Danger in 11 pitches, with one pitch given A6+, three A5 pitches, and three A4+ pitches. They placed no expansion bolts at the belays. The pair based the ratings in part on their ascent last year of Intifada, on the Cottontail formation in the Fisher Towers, a route given A6 by first ascensionist Jim Beyer but said by those few that have repeated it to be A4+ or A5. 

Read an interview with Palmada in Spanish at Desnivel.com or a report in English at Thebmc.co.uk

Source: Desnivel.com 

Esther Ollé belaying off hooks (and assorted other gear) on the Titan. Photo by David Palmada.

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