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tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Feb 10, 2019 - 05:52pm PT
Looking down from the 2nd pitch on Grand Central North Buttress Cathedral Peak

August West

Trad climber
Where the wind blows strange
Feb 10, 2019 - 10:52pm PT
While you might find yourself looking at a slider, it's nice to not worry about falling onto lonely and loose Leeper hanger, hanging off a bent 1/4" button head.

I might have missed this thread the first time around. But replacing those bolts is going to take the adventure climbing out of the apron.

I have vague nightmares of wandering around somewhere between Monday morning slab and the oasis. Trying to locate/decide what crappy bolt to belay off of.

If that rusty pin, earlier pic, on Goodrich right is the one I think it is, I have more specific nightmares of being 100 feet runout on it when I didn't realize the bolted line was off to the right. And that was when I wasn't a very confident 5.9 slab climber.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 11, 2019 - 03:00am PT
Merced R. canyon, from near the Generator.
bbbeans

Trad climber
Feb 12, 2019 - 04:53am PT

Above Photo: Goodrich Pinnacle, right.

"First ascent: Royal Robbins with his wife, liz and T.M. Herbert, 1964. "The problems are challenging, but never harrowing. And, although one must risk a long fall in two places, it's not a death-defying matter. The result of a slip in these places would be 30 to 50 feet of rolling and bouncing down smooth granite slabs" - R.R. "


tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Feb 12, 2019 - 09:01am PT
Scanned slide from the pre-digital archive, Table of Contents, Sept 1988


Cornucopia, Photo by Eric Collins

Off White

climber
Tenino, WA
Feb 12, 2019 - 10:16am PT
That picture of Cornucopia reminds me that yes, Darrington is noteworthy for the slab aficionado.





Off White

climber
Tenino, WA
Feb 12, 2019 - 10:19am PT
Oh, and here's a shot of slab mecca

tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Feb 12, 2019 - 08:16pm PT

perswig

climber
Feb 13, 2019 - 03:16am PT

Dale

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 13, 2019 - 05:02am PT
TY, Throwpie.
sheepdog

Trad climber
just over the hill
Feb 13, 2019 - 06:52am PT
from the wayback machine

tuolumne_tradster finishing Crest Jewell
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 13, 2019 - 06:59am PT
^^^^Most excellent!
--Wild Stallions
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Feb 13, 2019 - 09:15am PT
Thanks for posting that Sheepdog...we had a lot of fun that day.

Here's a scanned slide of you on the Apron from the pre-digital archive. Not sure if this is Sailin' Shoes or Ochre Fields? We were with Eric...he would know what route this is...

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 13, 2019 - 09:37am PT
A thread from "Our Wee Powder," a slabby if ever there was one.

Love ya, Powder Girl!

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=2633812&msg=2633812#msg2633812

couchmaster

climber

Jun 3, 2015 - 06:52am PT

Thanks Clint and Roger for replacing all those bolts on Lucifers! Coonyead to the Oasis has 2 bolt anchors each pitch now Karl. Fun route.

It's been years since I've done Lucifers, although it use to be a Glacier point fav getting there via the Point Beyond/Angels Approach way and I did it all the time. It was my most liked long Apron route. Only tried it to the Oasis once though, a stupidity which was never repeated. The old Meyers book listed a pitch someplace above Lucifers as "5.7", but it seemed harder than any of the others below which were clocking 5.9. (Meyers also listed the fist pitch of Reg NW face of half dome as 5.9, and it seemed hard until the next guide came out and called it 5.11) Coupled with being @ 60-80' from the anchor with no pro between you. Partner and I were both getting up hard 5.10 slabs at the time, and although we both tried it neither of us had the stones to pull the moves. Neither of us thought we were on route, but now I'm not so sure. It was along downclimb for us both, and we had unwisely chosen to climb that day with only one rope as we'd "heard" from a friend confident there was a new single rope rap from the Oasis. It was pretty knarley sh#t getting back to dirt without 2 ropes on hand, and rapping off single 1/4" bolts is not something I suggest for anyone.
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Feb 13, 2019 - 10:21am PT
Here's one from Joshua Tree bitd. Anyone I.D. the route?

bob

climber
Feb 13, 2019 - 10:54am PT
^^^^^^^ Sexy Sade ^^^^^^ to try and answer Ksolem

Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Feb 13, 2019 - 12:03pm PT
Bob nails it.
micronut

Trad climber
Fresno/Clovis, ca
Feb 13, 2019 - 01:18pm PT
Rad thread. Nice shots Bob.

Here's a contribution or two.

Tollhouse Rock near Fresno. My favorite crag on earth.


And another. From my days living in the South.


Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Feb 21, 2019 - 12:06pm PT
Wonder what the hardest slab is anyone has ridden a bike up or down?

Here is one from near Tahoe. 5.0+

crackedribs

Trad climber
Portland, OR
Feb 24, 2019 - 08:49am PT
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