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tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Mar 31, 2019 - 05:07pm PT
Jaybro. one thing I remember from bivying on the ground BINTD of the honda civic is that the moab area has more air traffic over it than any other place I can remember. Lay on the ground at night and look up. crazy busy up there. I will say that I was supprised by how busy Jackson hole airport is now.... many of my shots of the tetons have planes in them....
MH2

Boulder climber
Andy Cairns
Mar 31, 2019 - 08:22pm PT
An established climb. Written up in a guide. If the guide was right then I did the 3rd ascent on Friday and the 4th ascent today.


And the guide is now wrong.






Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Apr 1, 2019 - 05:23am PT
Youíre right Trad, I donít hink about it much, but itís always there in the photos.

Too funny mh2!
MH2

Boulder climber
Andy Cairns
Apr 1, 2019 - 06:31pm PT
Yes, Jay, but also the plain truth.

From the guidebook:

ffa: P. Mede, S. Ellison, M. Levy [It] is rather dirty seeing it has only been climbed twice in its entirety. Be prepared for loose rock.

2004


It could be no coincidence that I met M. Levy 2 mornings previously. He was photographing birds. I was headed up to a different climb, improbably an fa of mine.


On the 29th I did the route but left behind a rope. On the 31st I went back to retrieve it.

The rope shown below is an 80 meter static and I didn't want to risk having it give me trouble on the climb back out on the 29th, since I did not know how hard it would be.

Very few people could identify this route. I was surprised to arrive at the almost-always-deserted summit to find a guy who knew the name of the route. Stefan helped me pull up my ropes. Thanks, Stefan!


7SacredPools

Trad climber
Ontario, Canada
Apr 1, 2019 - 09:31pm PT
Aeriq

Sport climber
100-year Visitor
Apr 2, 2019 - 06:43am PT
Wrapped up my 44th new route in the Owens River Gorge yesterday.

"Business Time" is a 10-bolt 5.10d with a hard start and a cool techy shallow-dish feature mid-way.

Starting up the FA:


Transition to the dish feature:


7SacredPools

Trad climber
Ontario, Canada
Apr 2, 2019 - 09:13am PT
Thanks for all the hard work Aeriq. Maybe I'll get to climb there one day.
yanqui

climber
Balcarce, Argentina
Apr 2, 2019 - 07:13pm PT
Not today. End of February/beginning of March. I've been climbing ropeless since then (but up to 4 times a week). This weekend the weather looks perfect to break out the harnesses and rope and head for La Vigilancia.







jeff constine

Trad climber
Ao Namao
Apr 3, 2019 - 11:29am PT
flowers going off at the new craggy!
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Apr 3, 2019 - 02:37pm PT
Beautiful! I love the desert in spring!
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Apr 6, 2019 - 06:09pm PT
Felt the itch for some winter hikeing. A jaunt up Mt Willard seemed in order. late start. leave the parking lots 1:30ish Lower Hitchcock was all snow. Temps in the 40s. I occasionally fall through the bootpack and posthole... Start up Left Hand Monkey Wrench. Its huge. I only get about 10ft up when it feels funny.. all that post holeing and falling into tree wells must have done something to my crampon. I likely could have one hopped down climbed but it was easier to simply fire in a screw and fix the problem. Super casual fix. about 50ft up that crampon still feels funny? fired in another screw and fiddled with it some more. seems like the spacer bar must have jumped a hole? Feels good now. The top out is fun and interesting. Glad to have a functioning crampon. Another tromp through the woods with more post holeing brings me to the Cleft. A really cool 70m chasm filled with ice. its huge! no sign of the notorious chockstone. It is completely buried in ice th ice is surprisingly brittle. must be the ice temp is still very cold and it is having a reaction to the warm air and making a funky top layer. It is a good thing the crampons work. I feel better about having a rope in my pack. It occurs to me that if I completely lost a crampon mid route that I would have been in serious do do without the rappel option.. There were quite a few very tricky bulges that I doubt I would have been able to negotiate with only one crampon or 1 tool. The top out was casual followed by another post holeing session for several hundred meters to the trail and a short hike to the summit.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 8, 2019 - 06:17pm PT
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Apr 8, 2019 - 06:48pm PT
Looks Steep!
steve s

Trad climber
eldo
Apr 8, 2019 - 07:18pm PT
MikeM, looks like the camera is tilted fort that shot of Calypso. Fun Eldo classic.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 9, 2019 - 11:52am PT
I am just glad Jack picked up the camera. If he made me leading a classic 5.6 look like I am climbing a 5.10 all the better. It was in the 70's in boulder today and yesterday. First day in shorts this year.
Aeriq

Sport climber
100-year Visitor
Apr 9, 2019 - 12:03pm PT
Just because my TR is destined for obscurity, I will leave the link here:

http://www.supertopo.com/tr/The-Tower-of-N00b-30-ORG-Routes-under-5-9/t13399n.html
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Apr 15, 2019 - 09:14pm PT

__Trombones in the big parade, style ascent
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Apr 16, 2019 - 03:42am PT
Sunday. Drove way to far for 80m of 2+ ice.. usually I do this spring migration solo as Isa is often in Europe this time of year but this year she is along for the ride.. we get there and see two climbers up high we find a bit of easy rock climbing on the 1st pitch I quickly catch the two ladies. Jacki and Lovena. Both friends from the FB page Obnoxious alpinists. Isa boogies by them on the right I soon follow Some socializing and a quick butt slide down the decent gully we switch leads and do it again more butt sliding and we are back at the van just as the rain starts.. I think it might be time to hang up the tools... My skin the day before
yanqui

climber
Balcarce, Argentina
May 4, 2019 - 07:27pm PT
Several things like this





MH2

Boulder climber
Andy Cairns
May 4, 2019 - 08:12pm PT
Really nice!
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