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Erik Sloan

climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 12, 2013 - 10:12am PT
Klaus offered to show us all where the routes go. Roger and I spent a bit of time at the base, and feel like we have a pretty good idea but it can be hard to get that across on a two dimensional page, so thought it might be nice for folks to see here(we'll have photos in the book but the base is pretty small in a 7x10 photo of the SE Face).

Left to right:

Eagles Way
On the Waterfront
High Plains Dripper
Get Whacked
Pressure Cooker
Waterfall Route

Credit: Nanook

Here's the same shot

Credit: Nanook
'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
Oct 12, 2013 - 01:19pm PT
You can see why Klaus is well known as Mr. Friendly.

Erik - your photo looks like it was taken pre-rockfall. The fifth pitch of Waterfall Route no longer exists!
Mark Sensenbach

climber
CA
Oct 12, 2013 - 01:44pm PT
Nanook you da bomb!

How bout a subteranian ipa pump tube?
Erik Sloan

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 12, 2013 - 09:53pm PT
Thanks Mark! It's all good....just trying to find out where routes go(If I got it wrong, which seems unlikely considering I talked to folks who did the routes or watched them get climb:). Like I said it's hard to get a bunch of features accurately on a topo.

Rip it up Klaus. Here is the online editor:

http://pixlr.com/
Erik Sloan

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 12, 2013 - 11:46pm PT
Pete, that photo is a screenshot from xrez.com. The rockscar is above...pretty sure only the first 3.5 of waterfall are visible. Draw the line better if I missed it?
Joshua Johnson

Boulder climber
Boulder
Oct 14, 2013 - 12:10pm PT
Why Chris let's you pester people on his site like a little puppy for your "guide" is beyond me Sloan.
nopantsben

climber
Oct 14, 2013 - 12:37pm PT
what is the problem? this is really good content for this forum.
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Oct 14, 2013 - 03:16pm PT
Great content for this forum and this place, thanks Erik.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Oct 14, 2013 - 03:41pm PT
nopantsben-Cmac's topo guide sales support this Forum.

Sloan's guide directly undercuts his business.

If that support dries up then this Forum may very well disappear too.

He has no obligation to keep this going.

Glad that other folks like RR see the basic problem here.
nopantsben

climber
Oct 14, 2013 - 03:51pm PT
hmm, i don't know, i am pretty sure that very few people are going to buy erik's book but not chris' book.
they are two completely different books. maybe it's the same people pretty much who buy them, but they won't buy one and think they no longer need the other esp. when it comes to the supetopo.

also, traffic on this site is good for chris and if it's all wings of steel and republicans and guns then there are a lot of clicks but very few individual visitors ... haha.

most importantly, eriks and rogers topos are available online for free - they are doing something much more relevant for climbing in yosemite than all the preachers taken together.
'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
Oct 14, 2013 - 04:22pm PT
Hey Erik,

Please tell Roger that I have a very nicely drawn Horseplay topo that I drew just for him, because he helped me out schlepping a load.

I also need to grab some info off my topos you gave me - can you guys please check your emails?

Cheers and keep up the good work! McTopo is a tremendous information sharing resource. Anyone else need El Cap beta, just send me a note and I'll share what I have.

Cheers, eh?
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Oct 14, 2013 - 06:36pm PT
most importantly, eriks and rogers topos are available online for free - they are doing something much more relevant for climbing in yosemite than all the preachers taken together.

+1
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Oct 14, 2013 - 10:39pm PT
Well climbing could use more CMACS and Eriks.

Both contribute more than most.

Good enough for me.
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