When Hell Was in Session


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Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 3, 2015 - 08:20pm PT
Is there someone out there who can access and scan the Climbing Magazine (1996) article on the 1st Ascent of "When Hell was in Session"

I would be much obliged.

Mountain climber
Oct 3, 2015 - 11:00pm PT
Related thread:

and cover of the issue you are looking for, Avery. #162, August 1-September 15, 1996:


Social climber
The Deli
Oct 4, 2015 - 12:26pm PT

Climbing Magazine, No. 162 - August 1, 1996
Story by Pete Takeda
Photos by Greg Epperson


Topic Author's Reply - Oct 4, 2015 - 02:07pm PT
Thanks a lot, Minerals. I appreciate it.

Trad climber
The pitch of Bagalaar above you
Oct 4, 2015 - 02:26pm PT
That is the best wall article ever.
Burnin' Oil

Trad climber
Oct 4, 2015 - 02:31pm PT
Yes. Great story.

Elko, NV
Oct 4, 2015 - 03:20pm PT
I had initially planned to call it Diamonds in the Sky but Pete was calling it WHWiS while we were climbing it and somehow the name stuck. He drilled 2 big rivet ladders and I got the best nailing pitch ever in between, the Yellow Planaria.

The A5 pitch is short but has overhanging expanding death blocks that were pouring out sand when I was nailing. Pete said the wall around him was shaking, he thought we were going to die, I didn't really care either way.

I still have that hammer in the cover shot. It's a one of a kind homemade tool from England that I got from a guy in camp 4 who sold me all his gear when he said he'll never try a wall again. It had a shitty handle so I got a nice one from a hardware store in Fresno and put that on. I wonder how much I could Ebay it for? Belongs in a museum.

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
Oct 4, 2015 - 09:19pm PT
Thanks Klaus, Minerals and of course Avery . . . Some of the best images ever too.
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