The Lost 500 - 5.10c Sport, 185m

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Bankhead Buttress

The Lost 500 (AKA Thanks Ray) 5.10c sport, 185m
FA/FFA: Tobias Link & Matthew Breakey, June 2012
FFA alternative Pitch 2: Christine Mireault & Jenna Nodding

The route was put up over three days in 2011 and 2012. The first attempt was in early summer 2011, but the first ascent party had to give up already after the second bolt of the first pitch due to heavy rainfall. They returned in October and pushed all the way up to the end of the third pitch where once again they were forced to retreat, this time due to the cold temperatures. The remainder of the route was completed on a June evening one year later. The route was bolted on lead and recalls the logistics fiasco that ensued after a shipment of 500 bolt hangers was lost in the mail.

Tobias Link, Matthew Breakey
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