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MisterE

Social climber
Bouncy Tiggerville
Topic Author's Original Post - Jan 31, 2011 - 12:23pm PT
Just talked to the doctor last night, and a 50-foot pillar of rock at The Tomahawk in Sedona parted ways with the main formation. It is now a separate small tower - it moved like 6 feet! Rendering one of our mixed lines "Don't Axe Me" (on the Tomahawk, heehee) and one of John Burcham's great routes "Little Big Man" completely gone.

Another one that comes to mind is "The Killer Cracks" at Joshua Tree. The block fell out, leaving a ridiculously hard-looking bouldering problem.

Other stories?
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jan 31, 2011 - 12:25pm PT
http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/203132/Last-and-First-Ascents
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Jan 31, 2011 - 12:26pm PT
"Block" is somewhat of an understatment. Paging Tony Sartin!! ;)


E- post up that other pic from the (pending)Sedona Guide... can't remember the name of it.
socialclimber

Mountain climber
CA
Jan 31, 2011 - 12:26pm PT
Gotta remember this thread when ACDD falls in the Grotto. Someone aught to take Ed's advice and trundle the fvcker...

Charles
nick farley

climber
bishop
Jan 31, 2011 - 12:29pm PT
Ever climb at Cannon Cliff NH? Lots of routes there have come and gone.

Whale's Tale?

Weissner route?

Help out here East Coast.
weschrist

Gym climber
left sac
Jan 31, 2011 - 12:31pm PT
There are some bolts in blocks in the talus below Mayhem...

... damn this stupidtopo photo upload gadget... if I don't find the photo in 20 seconds the music stops and firefox poops... only happens with the taco photo application...
Ricardo Cabeza

climber
All Over.
Jan 31, 2011 - 12:31pm PT
I'm sure Werner can tell us some tales.
nature

climber
Tuscon Again! India! India! Hawaii! LA?!?!
Jan 31, 2011 - 12:31pm PT
Little Big Man was a project of mine.


m'eh!


double m'eh!
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Jan 31, 2011 - 12:32pm PT
At some point Mickey's Beach in Northern Califonia had a crack that eventually fell into the ocean.

I'll try to find the link to a video of the crack...

But its no longer avaialble for climbinglyness...


Got some hard thing in it's place... Looks to have stabilized rather well since then.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PywRnBl7IE


That's the one...

No longer available.. Specially for the die-hard spanex wearers... Mighty Hiker comes to mind!!!!


LOL
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jan 31, 2011 - 12:37pm PT
The whole Appalachian Mountain Range fell down, there must have been some awesome routes there a few million years ago.
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Jan 31, 2011 - 12:37pm PT
Nice link Anders. Posted before my time here on ST so I'd never seen it.
weschrist

Gym climber
left sac
Jan 31, 2011 - 12:40pm PT
Not climbing... but "Bird Rock" down in La Jolla fell down with that last cycle of big storms...

Arches made of sand crumble to the sea...

Adamame

climber
Santa Cruz
Jan 31, 2011 - 12:43pm PT
Any routes over there?
Credit: Adamame
Credit: Adamame
Credit: Adamame
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jan 31, 2011 - 12:45pm PT
Depends - could you place a Blue Donini™ on it?
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Jan 31, 2011 - 01:06pm PT
There used to be two cracks here, to the right of Gunsmoke in Josh, called the Killer Cracks. The left one was good, a fun solo at 5.9. Shortly after the face between them sprouted bolts the entire block toppled forward, face down on the new route, leaving a big alcove. Divine intervention?

Formerly the Killer Cracks...
Formerly the Killer Cracks...
Credit: Ksolem

Face down in the dirt!

Anybody under there??
Anybody under there??
Credit: Ksolem

Now there is a hard highball there:

Credit: Ksolem
matty

Trad climber
under the sea
Jan 31, 2011 - 01:07pm PT
Swimming hole: 300+ routes gone in a week

Before:


After:


The above images show the texas flake boulder. Totally gone, there is no trace of it downstream either. Now that's a f*#king powerful storm.
MisterE

Social climber
Bouncy Tiggerville
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 31, 2011 - 01:13pm PT
Here's the pic of David on the FA of "Don't Axe Me":

photo not found
Missing photo ID#189122

Everything right of the crack is gone. It looks thin here, but thickens around the corner.
hb81

climber
Jan 31, 2011 - 01:15pm PT
The above images show the texas flake boulder. Totally gone, there is no trace of it downstream either. Now that's a f*#king powerful storm.

Wow, thats quite impressive indeed. The proverbial force of nature in action.
Pass the Chongo, Chongo

Social climber
LOVE, TRUST, PIXIE DUST
Jan 31, 2011 - 01:15pm PT
HEY THERE SAY... IS YOUR DOCTOR YOUR CLIMBING PARTER???? THATS VERY COOL YOU MUST GET VERU SAFE.,,, I WHSH MY DOCTOR WOULD CLIMB WITH EM,,, BUT I DONT HAVE HEALTHINSUERNCE NO MORE... OH WELL.,, IF YOUR DOCTOR IS LOOKING FOR A NEW PARTNER LET ME KNOW I CAN ROPE UP. AND BIG WALL.


THANKS
XOIXOX

CHINGO
MisterE

Social climber
Bouncy Tiggerville
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 31, 2011 - 01:27pm PT
Just saw the other responses - very cool stuff!

Here's the topo of the Tomahawk I drew from the other side: it's the pillar on the left that went.



Here's another one, the third pitch fell off of "Miami", a 5.12 on Schnebly Hill Road in Sedona, leaving the bottom two pitches in unknown condition regarding hanger damage. The encircled area used to be the third pitch:


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