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Mungeclimber

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Nothing creative to say
Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 1, 2016 - 10:03am PT
http://www.mymotherlode.com/wp-content/themes/mml-wp/popupS-mobile.php?id=276518

survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Nov 1, 2016 - 10:31am PT
I saw this on FB.
Gnarly!!
looks easy from here

climber
Ben Lomond, CA
Nov 1, 2016 - 10:43am PT
Thanks for flagging this. My brother's headed that way this weekend. I passed it along.
Jody

climber
Occupied Territory
Nov 1, 2016 - 12:06pm PT
Take that same picture in a week and those dudes in hard hats will still be there trying to figure out what to do with the boulder.
looks easy from here

climber
Ben Lomond, CA
Nov 1, 2016 - 12:17pm PT
When similar boulders shut down the eastern side of 120 a couple weeks ago it only took them a day to blow them up. Hopefully the west side crew is equally aggressive (and hopefully the patch job doesn't take much longer).
clinker

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, California
Nov 1, 2016 - 12:43pm PT
Werner may move them with his mind.
Jody

climber
Occupied Territory
Nov 1, 2016 - 01:52pm PT
When similar boulders shut down the eastern side of 120 a couple weeks ago it only took them a day to blow them up. Hopefully the west side crew is equally aggressive (and hopefully the patch job doesn't take much longer).

East side 120 is Cal Trans, this 140 shot looks like it is in the park, are NPS crews better?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 1, 2016 - 02:26pm PT
If it is in the park then Maslow's Hierarchy takes over.

Rule 1. It's a national park, let Nature have her way.
Rule 2. Why move it? It will keep the phuktards away.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 1, 2016 - 02:47pm PT
It's a lowball problem.

I give permission to have it explodified.

Sincerely,
The Mungement
looks easy from here

climber
Ben Lomond, CA
Nov 1, 2016 - 03:01pm PT
Looking at it on a bigger screen I see that it appears that it broke the safety/retaining wall and pushed it over a few inches from where it meets the road and roadbed. Wonder what structural engineering demons that's going to summon...
msiddens

Trad climber
Nov 1, 2016 - 07:38pm PT
Wait, is that stainless hardware????
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Nov 1, 2016 - 07:49pm PT
Update: Rockslide Blocking Road Removed In Yosemite

Yosemite road crew works to remove boulder on El Portal Road
11/01/2016 6:31 pm PST
Tracey Petersen and B.J. Hansen, MML News Staff

Update at 6:30 p.m.: Yosemite National Park officials report El Portal Road (Highway 140) will reopen at 7 p.m. Tuesday as crews have cleared a rockslide. Crews have been working throughout the day to blast the fallen rocks and remove debris. Park officials urge visitors to use caution when driving in the rock fall area.

Original post at 6:09 a.m.: Yosemite, CA — There is a significant rockslide that has closed El Portal Road (Highway 140) in Yosemite National Park.

Several large boulders are in the roadway, and a park geologist was dispatched to the scene late yesterday afternoon to assess the situation. It is not immediately clear when the road will reopen. The complete closure is from the park entrance to the Cascades picnic area. Alternate routes into the park include Highway 120 and Highway 41. We’ll pass along more details when they become available.


http://www.mymotherlode.com/news/local/276518/rockslide-closes-major-road-in-yosemite-2.html
Jody

climber
Occupied Territory
Nov 1, 2016 - 09:20pm PT
That is fast...sorry for my snide remark above. :)
WBraun

climber
Nov 1, 2016 - 09:26pm PT
Jody the NPS crews are fast and that's never the problem.

The problem is getting the proper road engineers after removing the debris to give the go ahead that the road is structurally still sound and safe and the area above is safe.

If there's no engineer/s available they have to wait even though everything looks good.

It has to be properly cleared to reopen by qualified personnel .....
Jody

climber
Occupied Territory
Nov 2, 2016 - 07:01am PT
Werner, maybe I have too much experience with local crews...

I still like the comment above that you moved them with your mind. :)
Silver 2.0

climber
The great state of Nvadistan
Nov 2, 2016 - 02:55pm PT
Natures way of slowing the flow I suspect it needs a break.
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