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Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Carson city Nev.
Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 4, 2011 - 03:04pm PT
Does ANYONE remeber a vertical drool ,, somewhere in the cascade or emerald bay area fairly close above the highway (as i remember,)that was called either the "gravity tube" or the "inertia tube",,,it was about 75 feet of dead vert on gorgeous blue???


or,, am i have an errant flashback??;-/
bergbryce

Mountain climber
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Nov 4, 2011 - 03:10pm PT
It's described in the ice section of the Carville guide as "Inertia Tube".
I'm looking forward to some upcoming trips into that area looking for stuff to climb.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Carson city Nev.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 4, 2011 - 03:13pm PT
hhmmm, musta missed that!- U talkin the Yellow Carville guide? Or that newer faclon crap pile?



found it,, thanks for the info ,,,,and yes my memory was correct! who woulda thunk it!? on of the most beautifull pieces of ice in the basin imo...
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Nov 4, 2011 - 03:24pm PT
PICTUREZ or it didn't happen!!!

http://www.rockclimbing.com/routes/North_America/United_States/California/Lake_Tahoe/Emerald_Bay/Eagle_Creek_Ice_formations/Inertia_Tube_91037.html

http://www.aboutmyadventure.com/directories/misc/inertia_tube.htm
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Carson city Nev.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 4, 2011 - 03:29pm PT
wish i could find them...udderwise i would have posted them already...But its like eight feet around at the base smooth as glass blue can be and tops out with a phat tree belay.. Take five screws from long to shorties and an old salewa "cork-screw" for added charm! Long slings for the anchor.,,or,, it dint happen..;-)


edit: the second link shows it in a FUNKY conition! But good find!
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Nov 4, 2011 - 03:52pm PT
More photos here:
http://home.comcast.net/~lzmaps/id10.html

Looks really cool. So does the other stuff.

Also I researched that there is supposedly "Maggies falls" 4 pitch wi4 in the gully on maggie's peak some times. I guess very rare. Would be awesome if someone posted photos of that!

Or any of your old/new Tahoe ice photos!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Carson city Nev.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 4, 2011 - 04:10pm PT
there some old tahoe ice shots in the "golden age Tahoe region thread, and another thread about "kirkwood ice" you may want to check out!
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Nov 4, 2011 - 04:59pm PT
Thank you Ron. I need to look at those photos before I depart for Everest! Will make me tough.
IV

climber
tahoe
Nov 4, 2011 - 05:54pm PT
It was there last year. The screws might not be so bomber...
Inertia Tube
Inertia Tube
Credit: IV
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Carson city Nev.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 4, 2011 - 06:49pm PT
it looks thinner these days...Has the drainiage been messed with one wonders?
Stewart Johnson

climber
lake forest
Nov 4, 2011 - 11:11pm PT
brian biega on maggies peak 1996?
brian biega on maggies peak 1996?
Credit: Stewart Johnson
the headwall on maggies in good nick.
IV

climber
tahoe
Nov 5, 2011 - 01:19am PT
OOOOH Boy
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Nov 5, 2011 - 01:21am PT
tahoe ice?

harveys,
harrahs, thats ice,

cold hard ice water runnun thru the casino veins,


i'm a loser
ruppell

climber
Nov 5, 2011 - 01:25am PT
Ice climbing in California? Man I left the right coast to get away from that. Great pics though. Now where did I leave those tools? Nevermind gotta get some bouldering in before the masses arrive.
Stewart Johnson

climber
lake forest
Nov 5, 2011 - 10:34am PT
actually ron there was so much water on the inertia tube last year it got rinsed!
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Nov 7, 2011 - 06:53pm PT
grrrr, would be nice if people could post updates in this/or some other thread on conditions (when ice is in). But it is likely to get buried in tons of political crap.
Stewart Johnson

climber
lake forest
Nov 7, 2011 - 07:04pm PT
das beezer at the lounge
das beezer at the lounge
Credit: Stewart Johnson
well let you know when its good!
bergbryce

Mountain climber
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Nov 7, 2011 - 07:09pm PT
the road outside my house has been good and icy today. have seen probably a dozen vehicles get squirlly going down or up today.

No climbing ice to report so far however.

edit: this thread is bookmarked, and I'll update if/when I find the goods.
Stewart Johnson

climber
lake forest
Nov 9, 2011 - 09:03am PT
dasbeezer on make my day.
dasbeezer on make my day.
Credit: Stewart Johnson
Brian Biega

climber
Truckee, CA
Nov 9, 2011 - 09:10am PT


DasStewie goes left on the right side...
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