Castle Rock Spire with Roper and Powell-1962

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Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Feb 19, 2010 - 05:59pm PT
EFFIN NO WAY!

I did not catch that!

So now there will be a very few super collector's items out there.

Thanks for the catch... Micronut... I can fix this in Photoshop but you might want to fix your original art for any future use.
Nate D

climber
San Francisco
Feb 19, 2010 - 06:30pm PT
I'm guessing it was intentional, no, micro? He did like the idea of getting lost...
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Feb 19, 2010 - 07:05pm PT
sounds like a rebellion in the making!

Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Feb 19, 2010 - 07:24pm PT
Sounds to me like a conversation we had on the approach...

"East is this way!" ... "What are you nuts? East is that way..."
micronut

Trad climber
fresno, ca
Feb 20, 2010 - 06:48pm PT
Don't change a thing! That was totally intentional since it seems everybody gets lost up there the first time up. I was going for the subtle "Lost" meets Captain Jack Sparrow's screwy compass vibe.

Good call to those that saw it!
D H

Trad climber
Exeter CA.
Feb 20, 2010 - 08:53pm PT
DH, what was it like walking in from Atwell? That sounds
like it could be the ticket: 10 miles of cruising vs 3 miles
of Bataan Redux.



Reilly,


If you are going to climb Castle Rock Spire, I believe the best approach is still from Buckeye Flat via the old Castle Rock Trail. Finding the old trail is tricky but not impossible. You will save a lot of time, probably over half, compared to walking in from Atwell Mill. Poison oak and tics are quite manageable if you are prepared. Itís a bit of a hassle but the Spire summit is well worth all the effort.


However, climbing at the upper formations of Castle Rock, the Atwell Mill approach is the way to go via the Paradise Peak Trail. When we went to the Spire, by this approach, it was no fun (to put it mildly). Descending the gully above the Spire is steep, loose, and wicked. Going back up the gully it had hardly changed and was an adventure in itself. Ask ec. We did this approach once, I think he will agree.


DH


mooch

Trad climber
Old Climbers' Home (Adopted)
Feb 20, 2010 - 11:10pm PT
A teaser David forgot to add (December time frame. 2009)...I'll lend a hand ;) (stolen from summitpost)

guyman

Trad climber
Moorpark, CA.
Feb 21, 2010 - 11:43am PT
That is a nice shot. Thank you for posting, Dave.
Alois

Social climber
Idyllwild, California
Feb 21, 2010 - 12:58pm PT
Regarding the approach from Atwell Mill via Paradise Peak Trail. It is a reasonable approach for the upper Castle Rocks, but for the Fin and the CRS it does not work well. It ends on the top of the Fin and you have a rather long series of raps into the CRS approach gully, it takes time to get down there. On the way back, you need to get back up to the plateau, not very practical. Miguel Carmona, Bob Lindgren and I went that way in 1984 (before there were any routes on the Fin) and we gave up on it quickly.
Fritz

Trad climber
Hagerman, ID
Feb 22, 2010 - 12:13am PT
art & culture bump
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Feb 22, 2010 - 12:49am PT
Okay, the shirt art is up on the storefront so start yer ordering!


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Radish

Trad climber
SeKi, California
Feb 22, 2010 - 03:18pm PT
I'll be ordering a shirt as soon as I get er done...............
mooch

Trad climber
Old Climbers' Home (Adopted)
Feb 22, 2010 - 06:12pm PT
Radish -

In other words, you're waiting on Mr. Zulim like I did?? Nudge, nudge. ;)

I think a "work shirt" is deserving enough for you Rene! You paid your dues! Besides, you need some of that fabric to cover up that pasty skin from being burned, eaten up by ticks and protected from that god aweful PO!
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Feb 22, 2010 - 06:44pm PT
My order is in... ;-)
Radish

Trad climber
SeKi, California
Feb 22, 2010 - 10:51pm PT
I got to smell the familiar pith (piss) ants just the other day when I grabbed a ledge edge and had my hand covered! Hadn't smelled that since last summer.
Reilly

Mountain climber
Monrovia, CA
Feb 22, 2010 - 11:01pm PT
Hope I get up it this spring so I can buy a T shirt!
I'm thankful to yous guys for the advice about not doing
the Atwell approach; it looks so gud on paper!
mooch

Trad climber
Old Climbers' Home (Adopted)
Feb 23, 2010 - 02:03am PT
Nice shot of us Rene! Was that near the base of The Fin?

Hey Brother Plastic....

Am I asking too much if you could make mine a hoody?? Black with white print.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Feb 23, 2010 - 02:17am PT
and can we get them impregnated with technu and picaridin?


ok, so I'm kidding, a little.
mooch

Trad climber
Old Climbers' Home (Adopted)
Feb 23, 2010 - 10:09pm PT
Stop teasing Rob! Mmmm, the loose fit of Tyvex. ;)

"Cause I'm freeeeeeee........free ballin'........er, fallin."

(apologies to Tom Petty)
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Feb 23, 2010 - 11:14pm PT
Let me look into the hoodie... Some artwork doesn't look great when reversed black to white... I'll get back to you on this...
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