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Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Jan 30, 2014 - 08:53pm PT
Pics?? where IS "mushroom cap"??
Chim-Chim

climber
Jan 30, 2014 - 09:08pm PT
Ron, up and to the left of the second alcove. Burn may have some shots of this great feature. Three independent climbs end at a four bolt anchor. The shyt I tell ya.
Trusty Rusty

climber
Tahoe Area
Jan 30, 2014 - 10:08pm PT
Chim,
Don't recall those rags but I do recall trying to pilf a stash of old Cal & Hammer topo's.
Cool action in the canyon over the last several years, great work.
Footloose

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 2, 2014 - 10:10am PT
Laine, I discovered one of your slings on my rack.


Who's heading up today? lol!
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.
Chim-Chim

climber
Feb 17, 2014 - 07:46pm PT
Bill, what did you climb today?Dank
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!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Feb 17, 2014 - 09:30pm PT
Hey Foot,, as the FA of CSF you have my permission to trundle that chunk ifn ya want. If its loose give it the goose. It may have been used once too many times..
Chim-Chim

climber
Feb 17, 2014 - 10:07pm PT
Footloose, that wedged flake it a bit loose huh? Trundle away although it may be a bit pesky to get out bring a crow bar to make sure. I climbed the slab above those routes at the Books... there; 's an anchor 90 feet up...you may need some tat though:) Heading up to the gym to re-climb your purple project in the am Dank
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!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Feb 19, 2014 - 11:10am PT
It was long ago Foot! The flake out may be a slight upgrade lol!




And i should mention the accident at clear creek last year where the young man lost his leg and nearly his life due to an obviously large loose block.
That block had been passed thousands of times on a popular route. Loosened by some gardening some squaw tea away from its base. And there it sat,, a time bomb. And if you were on route you didnt even touch it. But IF an errant grab was made~~ and it was,, that block came tumbling down resulting in dire consequence.

That flake would head directly to the belayer in this case.

We NEVER thought like that bitd. We climbed past stuff like that intentionally and didnt "disturb" it. If it was in our way then a trundle ensued. But seldom did we clean all around any given FA.
Reading the rock as it were.. But today we have far too many young climbers that enter the sport from the artificial regimes and reading the rock isnt a first and foremost agenda.

That route got a thousand attaboys, then ONE awwwSHYT.. The awwwSHYT was a young climber now with one leg.
Chim-Chim

climber
Feb 19, 2014 - 01:53pm PT
Ron, I know what you mean...let's hope everyone is careful out there. Bill, Leah and I are heading to the gym I.V. in the early afternoon on Thursday, hope to see you there. The purple route is good, I guess I'm a5.11a gym climber now, as I flashed it handily:). That gym stuff can make you strong huh? Anyhow, heading to Meyers to check out some action shots for the guide.Dank
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
Chim-Chim

climber
Feb 22, 2014 - 05:58pm PT
Bill, let me know what you'all climbed today great weather , hope you had fun.
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