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Laine

Trad climber
Reno, NV
Feb 5, 2014 - 12:21pm PT
Cool, Bill. I'll grab it from you next time. Might be awhile given the snow forecast (finally).
Footloose

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 5, 2014 - 10:18pm PT
Laine, found your PM...

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=2329193&tn=20

in the junk box. Don't know why a PM from supertopo ended up there, never had before. Anyways, thanks for the info, now we just need pleasant weather once again. In the meantime, enjoy the snow!
Footloose

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 16, 2014 - 07:42pm PT
The Marks and I will be at the Fortress tomorrow,
celebrating Washington's birthday and the return of House of Cards
on Netflix. Anyone else heading up?

Weather looks pretty good...

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=38.78459874169886&lon=-119.81449127197266#.UwFaYYVnhOo

The forecast a couple days ago really missed the mark for today, not a cloud in the sky!
Laine

Trad climber
Reno, NV
Feb 16, 2014 - 11:26pm PT
Snows been good, so I'm gonna ski... Unless Hand of God is on the table. Then I'll switch gears.
Footloose

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 17, 2014 - 08:48pm PT
Dan, we ended up in the Cat Scratch Fever area.

Inspired by Laine's interest, we thought we'd check out the HOG area, only the first couple pitches though as we had Grady (Mark's doggie) with us and surrounding area because I don't know it well. The winds though were cyclonic on the prominences, fierce, so we stayed low. That's twice now in as many days the forecast has gotten it wrong. Lots of fun though still as we hit the gym hard yesterday so what we did today was plenty satisfying.

Do you think you should trundle the flake third way up CSF? it's not trivial and it looks like only soil and lichen might be holding it in there and looks like it could let loose anytime on belay below. Thoughts? There is easy workaround (stemming) right at that spot so shouldn't alter the route much, it seems. But that's for you to decide, I think, not me.

Weather's looking mixed next few days.

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=38.78459874169886&lon=-119.81449127197266#.UwK7JoVnhOp

Let me know if you'd like to hit the gym wed or thur for a good workout to keep in shape for the upcoming season. Woohoo!
moosedrool

climber
Stair climber, lost, far away from Poland
Feb 17, 2014 - 10:52pm PT
Foot and Mark, it was great to see you down there. I drove my wife back to the Bay Area, but I am comming back tomorrow for more skiing and maybe climbing.

Andrzej
Footloose

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 19, 2014 - 10:28am PT
Really windy outside! looks like a gym day.
Anybody up for a workout at High Altitude Fitness? Around noon?
What about you Moose, you back in town? too windy for skiing
in t-shirts in Alpine Co today!

That's the problem, Dan, with these "pesky" wedged flakes.
They might take two thousand more pulls or just two or three
before letting loose. As the belayer at Cat Scratch Fever
a few days ago I was ready with a quick exit strategy,
ready to dart, just in case.

High Altitude now has a nationally recognized route setter
who's been putting up some really good, fun, challenging stuff lately!

Ron, I didn't know your history w CSF, congrats on the FA.
Great route!
moosedrool

climber
Stair climber, lost, far away from Poland
Feb 21, 2014 - 06:53pm PT
Anybody wants to climb at the True Value crag tomorrow, Saturday?

Moose
Footloose

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 21, 2014 - 07:53pm PT
Moose,

at least a few of us will be at the Fortress tomorrow if you'd like to come. The more the merrier, I say! We'll be at the Cat Scratch Fever area again. We're meeting at 10:00a sharp.

On another note, I left my chalk bag at CSF if anybody's found it. Otherwise I hope to pick it up in the morn. Let's hope the weather tomorrow is as nice as the forecast says. Woo hoo!

Your other thread, how cute. Such a troll! ')


Dan, congrats on the purple, I like that route!!


We miss you, Kenny!
moosedrool

climber
Stair climber, lost, far away from Poland
Feb 21, 2014 - 08:08pm PT
Bill, with my bad leg it will take me an hour to get up there. But if there is nobody to climb with at True Value, I will come.

Andrzej
Texplorer

Trad climber
Sacramento
Feb 22, 2014 - 08:56pm PT
Dan,
Brought you chalk bag down from CSF area today. Hung it on the sign at the end of parking area.
Footloose

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 22, 2014 - 10:52pm PT
Dan, we climbed in the CSF and HOG areas. It was a full day, and the weather and conditions were perfect.

Regarding chalk bag, we found mine atop 5.8 Hand Crack early in the day and I now have it back. Texplorer, are you sure you were in the CSF area, we thought we had this area all to ourselves all day today.

Laine warming up on Hand Crack.
Laine warming up on Hand Crack.
Credit: Footloose

We were setting up to explore the chimney gulley climbers left of HOG money pitch to top when our time ran out. HOG's money pitch and one to climbers left will be top of the ticket next time we're there. Very cool area!

Dan, noticed your work going on up there. Anchors at Two Lips, etc. Hope to meet up with you soon in this very cool area for more show n tell.

Credit: Footloose
We are very excited to play on this pitch.
We are very excited to play on this pitch.
Credit: Footloose

Laine is stoked to take on the roof!



PS. Laine, here's your pullharder linkup link...
http://pullharder.org/2012/07/16/star-trekkin-mithral-dihedral-link-up-c2c/
moosedrool

climber
Stair climber, lost, far away from Poland
Feb 22, 2014 - 11:06pm PT
Hey Bill, glad you had fun.

I wasn't up to the hike today. Went for some solo TR.

Andrzej
Footloose

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 22, 2014 - 11:22pm PT
Moose, well hopefully soon! :)
Laine

Trad climber
Reno, NV
Feb 24, 2014 - 12:30pm PT
Was that you down there on Sat, Karsten? We saw another car but never saw anybody. Would have been nice to see ya.

Nice climbing with you again, Bill (and Leslie). Man, she can crank for a newer climber.

Anybody go a description on Drake's Passage (10a R)? Ryan mentions it on the Wood Hood front page, but that's it.
Laine

Trad climber
Reno, NV
Feb 24, 2014 - 01:10pm PT
Interesting. There looks to be several decent finishes up that wall. I'd love to play around on it a bit more.

Bill is interested in heading up the chimney gulley just left of the 3rd pitch of HoG. Ever sent that thing, Dan?
Laine

Trad climber
Reno, NV
Feb 24, 2014 - 01:34pm PT
Sounds like great fun. Keep me in mind. I have a 9-5 so weekends are my only real time to play.

BTW - my 2 cents on the loose flake on CSF is it needs to go. It vibrates if you barely hit it and I believe it can be pull out by hand. Even with careful stemming/chimneying you still use it to jam.
Footloose

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 24, 2014 - 10:09pm PT
That was me up there today, Dan. I left before seeing your post.
Next round of good weather we'll have to get together, given our mutual interests.
What a fabulous area!

Who were you with today, you guys made excellent time on the approach.
It was you, was it not?
What a beautiful day. Full-on sun and hotness in Feb, like! I have to get a new camera,
dust has settled in on the lens system and apparently there's no getting it out. Sad, because
today was totally picturesque in every direction!

Were you guys trundling today, I thought there were a few times
I heard crashes below. Your developments in the area are evident
everywhere, nice!

the beauty of woodfords
the beauty of woodfords
Credit: Footloose
signs of dank developments everywhere
signs of dank developments everywhere
Credit: Footloose
More sign of Dank dev. <br/>
One has to admire this tree's willfulness, I ...
More sign of Dank dev.
One has to admire this tree's willfulness, I think.
Credit: Footloose
Laine and Leslie should recognize this mt mahogany below, lol!
Laine and Leslie should recognize this mt mahogany below, lol!
Credit: Footloose
"Hand of God" is the perfect name.  What a creation, outstanding! <br/>
Ye...
"Hand of God" is the perfect name. What a creation, outstanding!
Yeah, I predict it will be awhile still before I lead it over the roof, lol!
Credit: Footloose

Looks like the forecast is calling for rain and snow later this week.
http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=38.78459874169886&lon=-119.81449127197266#.UwwQ44VnhOp


P.S. I think I could follow free if my 5.11 ropegun were to place his pro judiciously, skillfully,
and not in the 5.11 finger sections- so I could then blast through!

100 feet of clean dihedral goodness! <br/>
Pitch length: about 150 feet.
100 feet of clean dihedral goodness!
Pitch length: about 150 feet.
Credit: Footloose

Money pitch protects very well, couldn't ask for better.
I wonder if there is a workaround at the roof (climbers left)
to the knobs above? to keep it 10d or so.

Happy climbing! :)
Laine

Trad climber
Reno, NV
Feb 25, 2014 - 01:14am PT
Damn Footloose you soloed that chimney to the top?! Was it pretty solid in there? At least you put on your rock shoes this time. Glad you got to check that final pitch.

Next weekend is probably good for skiing but I'll check in with everyone the following assuming I don't head down to Red Rocks.
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Feb 25, 2014 - 01:41am PT
The boulder up top is on route? Nice pic with 88 below. Propers posted.
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