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gstock

climber
Yosemite Valley
Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 1, 2011 - 12:11am PT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Vq8Hwsjf2XM
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Nov 1, 2011 - 12:17am PT
Yowzza
LuckyPink

climber
the last bivy
Nov 1, 2011 - 12:19am PT
close call for a guided group
labrat

Trad climber
Nevada City, CA
Nov 1, 2011 - 01:05am PT
Nice!
Thanks Greg
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Nov 1, 2011 - 01:13am PT
woof!
GrahamJ

climber
In the rain
Nov 1, 2011 - 05:44am PT
Impressive - I've stood beneath that wall a number of times. I've heard that there are some half-completed aid lines up (or were!) Thanks for sharing
OR

Trad climber
Nov 1, 2011 - 09:53am PT
Crazy! I have walked along the base of that wall. That debris coming at the camera at mach 1 was scary!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 1, 2011 - 11:25am PT
So no job with Spielberg for the shooter. I mean if yer gonna die ya might
as well go down shooting.
jaaan

Trad climber
Chamonix, France
Nov 1, 2011 - 11:32am PT
And just to link in nicely with that, another 60,000 cubic metres of rock fell off the Dru two days ago. This follows 12,000 cubic metres in September. http://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/t.php?t=480673 Check out the amazing camptocamp link on that thread.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Nov 1, 2011 - 11:35am PT
The best comment on youtoob.

This is awesome footage! Amazing to be able to catch this on camera- thanks for sharing. The noise as it rocks around the valley is amazing. BTW everyone is safe- shows why guided trips are the way to go.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 1, 2011 - 11:37am PT
Good comment on the Dru:

Julien Haarman: le nouveau dru sera peut-etre plus facile..? pis le bas du pas de chevre aussi, ca va remblayer un peu la moraine. Sympa!
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Nov 1, 2011 - 11:41am PT
As an old Msgt. of mine used to say:

"Them woods is dangerous fer women 'n' kids."
gstock

climber
Yosemite Valley
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 1, 2011 - 12:06pm PT
Here's a photo of the Yosemite Falls rockfall on October 28, taken by a visitor in Sentinel Meadow. The rockfall originated from the left corner of the big roof to the west (left) of and slightly below the top of the falls. The block was mostly in free-fall down the cliff, with the exception of one big impact on the flake left of the falls (which produced the dust cloud in the photo), and then completely shattered on impact at the base of the falls.


Thanks for the update on the Dru!

Greg
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Nov 1, 2011 - 12:24pm PT
Did anyone else find that woman that kept laughing annoying? Looks like that one kid that was holding that rock didn't find it all so funny.

That was some amazing footage, good thing they weren't another 100 yds closer to the face, it wouldn't have been pretty.
Gene

climber
Nov 1, 2011 - 03:12pm PT
That video is how I imagine the rockfall was between Briceburg and El Portal a few years back.
rockermike

Trad climber
Berkeley
Nov 1, 2011 - 03:16pm PT
and to think, just one guy trundling a precarious boulder started all that off.....
mooch

Trad climber
Old Climbers' Home (Adopted)
Nov 1, 2011 - 03:21pm PT
FA's for the taking, on fresh choss no less....right up your alley, eh Munge?
paul roehl

Boulder climber
california
Nov 1, 2011 - 03:23pm PT
It's funny how when you almost get killed it's very often funny.
cultureshock

Trad climber
Mountain View
Nov 1, 2011 - 03:55pm PT
We were up on the Sentinel on Friday and saw/heard the rock fall at the Yosemite Falls.

Upon impact at the base of the falls it sounded like a gun shot.

The sound seemed to be amplified by the falls amphitheater.

Quite a bit of dust cloud.

 Luke
John Mac

Trad climber
Littleton, CO
Nov 1, 2011 - 04:04pm PT
The aid routes are actually on cone rock which is a little bit further down the valley.
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