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Gripper

Mountain climber
Nor. Calif.
Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 7, 2005 - 08:50pm PT
Where exactly is Separate Reality? (Save the wisecracks)
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Nov 7, 2005 - 09:00pm PT
In the Castaneda section at Boarders.

Hahaha

Just below one of the turnouts on 120.
WBraun

climber
Nov 7, 2005 - 09:35pm PT
You can see it from the turnouts at Pat and Jack Pinnacle at Cascade creek,on highway 140, look near the rim there. Just below it you will also see “Tales of Power” .

Ron Kauk during those times did read Castaneda’s books extensively and thus the names.

He found “Separate Reality” after leading the Tales of power. We never saw the big roof until Ron actually climbed the pitch below (Tales of Power). We always approached from below, which was a real bitch to get to.

Now you can rappel into the climbs from above on the east end of the long tunnel on highway 120 about a mile up the road from Reeds climbing area.

Clayman

Trad climber
CA, now Flagstaff
Nov 7, 2005 - 09:40pm PT
drive to the second tunnel on 120. there is a prominent tourist pullout. park there, walk to the very start of the tunnel, hope the wall, look for a steep downhil trail. you can see the crack from above on a big white slab. its killer.
WBraun

climber
Nov 7, 2005 - 09:41pm PT
"Separate Reality"
Ouch!

climber
Nov 7, 2005 - 10:17pm PT
One of her other identities. :-))
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Nov 8, 2005 - 12:07am PT
LEB - very strange for you to post to this thread... what would you have to add to a rather specific climbing question. And after all, this is a forum for climbers (though climbing seems less and less the subject of the threads these days).

If you Google "separate reality yosemite" you will have to go to the fourth page to find a reference to something other than the famous climb Werner refers to and everyone who is a serious climber would know.

Why post in this thread? what is your point?
locker

Trad climber
Joshua Tree Ca
Nov 8, 2005 - 12:11am PT
Ed wrote..."Why post in this thread? what is your point?"............LEB is a Troller...
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Nov 8, 2005 - 01:08am PT
Gripper...
here is a visual to go with Werner's and Clayman's description

WBraun

climber
Nov 8, 2005 - 01:09am PT
Lois

The popular belief at the time was that all people were caught on one side of a dual reality. So, through the use of mind-expanding drugs such as LSD, marijuana, and peyote, which strove to reach a kind of separate, utopian reality which was felt within the grasp of the user. By using these hallucinogens , people strove to achieve a sense of oneness with the universe. Even though each LSD trip ended in depression, It always experienced a few beautiful moments when the world became amazingly colorful and ever changing. It came to believe that ever-new and animated, albeit imaginary, perceptions of the world, were an ultimate reality in themselves-and that the user became the orchestrate of that reality. This led one to believe that he/she was not the body, but the all-pervading God, the supreme creator and controller.

Thus it is a reality that leads to fall down and spiritual suicide …..Mayavadi consciousness.

"The ambitious Mayavadi philosophers desire to merge into the existence of the Lord, and this may be accepted as sayujya-mukti. However this form of mukti means denying ones individual existence. In other words it is a kind of spiritual suicide.

The separate reality was a rock climb that was at the time, one of the hardest crack climbs in the country, inspired by a spiritual consciousness.

Ron did not do drugs.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Nov 8, 2005 - 01:10am PT
LEB - why don't you forget about "alternate reality"... I'd rather hear Werner talk about the climb "Separate Reality", and you can listen along.
WBraun

climber
Nov 8, 2005 - 01:36am PT
Chuckling and laughing ....at the above

Lois on every climb there is a secret door, actually it's not so secret as every climber knows it's there. Everyone is looking to open that door of perception to understand the truth to the desire of his/her actions.

Just try more to soak up the dialogue of the technical aspects of the climbing subjects being discussed here so you don't get caught in the crossroads of misunderstanding with these folks.

For a non (especially rock climber) on this site one can easily become bewildered by some of the conversations.
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Nov 8, 2005 - 02:06pm PT
on the other hand, the book "Seperate Reality,"had a lot to do with what LEB & Werner were saying.
mynameismud

climber
backseat
Nov 8, 2005 - 02:17pm PT
thank you LEB and Werner. Like the thread.
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Nov 8, 2005 - 02:31pm PT
To nitpick slightly, the book title is "A Separate Reality", by Carlos Castaneda:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0671732498/103-5197179-7631860?v=glance

(not that I've read it).

Separate Reality = the classic long roof crack done by Kauk which became more widely known by the photo of Ray Jardine doing it on the cover of Mountain magazine.

Alternative Reality = a long hand traverse crack Joel and I did at a secret area! :-) Thanks for the real definition, Lois.
Mei

Trad climber
Bay Area
Nov 8, 2005 - 05:27pm PT
Ed, did I sense frustration? I ask because I'm surprised. Weren't you voted as one of the most level-headed ST'ers a short while ago? (LEB and Werner were on the list too.)

I understand your frustration though. As much as we hope this is a climbers' forum -- nothing but climbing discussions, it's really not. We can't control what other people write (not a good idea anyway). We only have control over what we read. What one skips over could make another person's good read.

I'm guessing you are having a bad day at work. Did an atom fail to split, or should I say, separate?
Mei

Trad climber
Bay Area
Nov 8, 2005 - 05:30pm PT
Sorry for hijacking the thread. Here is a story sort of related to the climb Separate Reality. I myself have never been on it, never seen it, and never thought I should have anything to do with it. But from what I gather, this climb requires a specific set of techniques and strength (the kind that is only required on hard climbs, you know). A friend of mine sent this climb on his second try, but he had trouble on a 5.9 that even I could do. Since he laughed about it himself, I figured he wouldn't mind me talking about it here. Thought it was funny.

In a recent issue of Climbing mag, Heinz Zak (?) mentioned he sought out a specific type of roof cracks while training for Separate Reality. (He freesoloed it at the age of 46.)

Anyway, Gripper, let us know what you think if you ever find and get on it (of course, with the help of this informative thread). It's always nice to hear first-hand experiences.
malabarista

Trad climber
San Francisco, Ca
Nov 8, 2005 - 05:47pm PT
I've always found the academic approach to shamanism very dry, and not good at really teaching people about it. This websight, although a bit of a slog, provides an interesting angle:

http://www.hawaiian.net/~larryw/html/shaman.html
Mei

Trad climber
Bay Area
Nov 8, 2005 - 06:07pm PT
oops :)
BeBe

Sport climber
Phoenix
Nov 8, 2005 - 06:17pm PT
LEB-
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Who is lonely will be free...
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