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Stanley Hassinger

climber
Eastern US
Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 25, 2008 - 03:02pm PT
Two of my friends and I did the Shield this past summer. What a spectacular place the headwall is. Does anyone have good shots of it? Want to share?

I'll start.

I took this shot with a little point and shoot at the top of the pitch after the tripple cracks. Great crack. Beautiful day. Long lead. Couldn't ask for more. My two partners are down below on the ledge.

Captain...or Skully

Social climber
Idaho
Feb 25, 2008 - 03:22pm PT
Man, that crack is lookin' beat up...
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Feb 25, 2008 - 03:28pm PT
And that's not even the triple cracks.
WBraun

climber
Feb 25, 2008 - 03:53pm PT
Dale Bard cleaning the triple cracks; circa 197? something.

weschrist

climber
South Lake Taco
Feb 25, 2008 - 04:24pm PT
Looks good.

Beat it out until it goes free... with solid pro...

but whatever you do, DON'T ADD BOLTS. That would be tragic!!!
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Feb 25, 2008 - 04:25pm PT
Werner,
the side lighting on that photo really brings out the band of lateral glacial scouring level with the lead one pitch above Mammoth.
Blur your eyes and check it out.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Feb 25, 2008 - 04:27pm PT
Presumptuous to assume that beating it out will allow for EITHER free climbing OR solid pro.
weschrist

climber
South Lake Taco
Feb 25, 2008 - 04:34pm PT
presumptuous to think you know what people will be capable of climbing 20 years from now... but you probably still think 5.10 is the limit.
WBraun

climber
Feb 25, 2008 - 04:36pm PT
Bridwell wanted to put bolt on holds up there to the right, hahaha.
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
Idaho
Feb 25, 2008 - 04:42pm PT
He would...that Bridwell! Howdy, Werner, how's things?
weschrist

climber
South Lake Taco
Feb 25, 2008 - 04:45pm PT
Bridwell... pffft... what does he know anyway?!?!?

Hippie


Actually, one of the old dudes that seems pretty damn funny... and for some reason I respect him. BTW, does he have twins?
Nefarius

Big Wall climber
Fresno, CA
Feb 25, 2008 - 04:47pm PT
" Presumptuous to assume that beating it out will allow for EITHER free climbing OR solid pro."

Seems to have "worked" all over the valley and elsewhere... Not that I'd advocate speeding up the process, but kinda hard to deny that eventually it will come to be.
atchafalaya

climber
Babylon
Feb 25, 2008 - 04:53pm PT
its presumptious to say its presumptious.
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
Idaho
Feb 25, 2008 - 04:55pm PT
Ahem...presumptuous, I presume; i.e. Nefarius(above).
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Feb 25, 2008 - 04:56pm PT
I see.

So it becomes a communal project; "chipping by attrition" with plausible deniability for all!
WBraun

climber
Feb 25, 2008 - 05:03pm PT
Hi Captain...or Skully I'm doing good.

But, who am I talking to?
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
Idaho
Feb 25, 2008 - 05:08pm PT
Kaptain Kirk....I left in 99, moved to Boise. I hang out with Cade up here.
Nefarius

Big Wall climber
Fresno, CA
Feb 25, 2008 - 05:11pm PT
Point is, it's inevitable. To say that the scarring that will happen over the years, as people continue to beat the pitch out, will not lend to free/protectable climbing isn't presumptuous, it would be preposterous.

Take a drive to your local crag, where the proof is in the pudding, so to speak. A significant number of the free lines in the valley were made by aid scarring. But, then again, you, Ron, of all people know that scarring leads to free lines. So, why would you argue this?

And I'm a little too young to be lumped into your "communal project" theory, dude! =) hehe
WBraun

climber
Feb 25, 2008 - 05:12pm PT
Hey Kirk all right.

Fukin A good to see ya again.

I had no idea by your avatar.
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
Idaho
Feb 25, 2008 - 05:17pm PT
Yeah, Cade calls me Skully now, for my Mescalito shenanigan...ah, well.
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