A6+ in the Fisher Towers?

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

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.

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

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