Originally Posted By: camhead
First off, Jstan, thanks for your comments on the early ascents of KC; I really was curious to know how much fixed gear left over from aid ascents was on it, since, obviously many other established free climbs were put up using aid-era pins....However, I do think that it is interesting that no recent ascents I know of have placed their own gear.

My partner and I did it on aid a few years after Bragg freed it. IIRC, there were 2 fixed pins and at least one stopper in the roof, but all were well before the lip. In fact, because of the way the rock instantly cuts back, getting over the lip was the aid crux.
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