North Pillar of North Twin, First Ascent, 1985 photo TR


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Trad climber
Ottawhere, Ontariwho
Topic Author's Original Post - Jan 22, 2010 - 04:58pm PT

Trad climber
Placerville, California
Jan 22, 2010 - 05:01pm PT
that was an outstanding ascent. full of vision and verve.

good ascent Mr. Blanchard and the late Mr. Cheesmond. Bold.

Trad climber
CA Central Coast
Jan 22, 2010 - 05:06pm PT
What a perfect read for a rainy day like today. Out there gettin' it done, love it! Thanks for the share.

right here, right now
Jan 22, 2010 - 08:44pm PT
Now that is a trip report for the ages.
Like modern gladiators storming a nasty, dark, evil castle.
Such a brooding and sinister stage.

While you're at it, check out Bubba's CV:
From 1980 to 2006, something significant each and every year.
That's really something.
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Jan 22, 2010 - 10:19pm PT
Impressive ascent but it looks like such a choss pile!

Trad climber
Jan 23, 2010 - 05:59pm PT
Not only is Barry a good climber but it is always fun to go climbing with him. He is one of the good guys.
'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
Jan 23, 2010 - 08:55pm PT
Fabulous! Unfortunately, a lot of the scans are made at too low a resolution. Barry - please rescan so we can see more detail. Thanks!
norm larson

wilson, wyoming
Jan 23, 2010 - 09:17pm PT
A very noble ascent. The Cheese certainly had the eye. Barry is without a doubt a really great guy and a really great climber but Dave Cheesmond was in a league of his own. Look thru a guidebook for the climbs he was involved in those few years he lived in Canada and its amazing the leap in difficulty he introduced to climbs and climbers in the Rockies. I think he really opened the eyes of the local boys at that time, things they hadn't even considered.
David Wilson

Jan 24, 2010 - 11:15am PT
such an impressive ascent. thanks for the posting. hard to believe, but those smiles, especially from cheesmond, look relaxed and genuine, totally at ease...
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jun 27, 2010 - 12:17pm PT
Jim- The light isn't coming on here...Sorry!

To connect this thread with the other North Twin thread.
Spiny Norman

Social climber
Boring, Oregon
Jan 2, 2016 - 11:45pm PT

Just read Blanchard's account of his & Cheesmond's ascent in his terrific memoir, The Calling. Highly recommended.
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