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divad

Trad climber
wmass
Feb 24, 2019 - 08:56am PT
Whitehorse Ledge, NH
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Feb 24, 2019 - 11:02am PT
My buddy John Fowler (aka Da Magnus) risked it all on a Curry Cruiser launching from the rope up spot for the Water Cracks on Lembert. A committed rush monster, he went on to lead a productive and decidedly saner life therefter. LOL
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Feb 24, 2019 - 11:45am PT
so that story is true. With the years of telling, it had grown to having biked down the full Werner's Wiggle face.

This thread mentions two routes I have not thought about in years. Silent Running at Darrington is a classic classic. One of the lower pitches is unrelenting moves from one slightly-less steep spot on the wall to another. Back in the early 1980s it was also a bit lichen covered in spots. Very tenuous for a whole pitch. And Table of Contents up in the Meadows was one of those climbs where I said to myself "if I get off this alive, I'm giving away all my gear and never climbing again". There are a couple of spots where you just are not sure if the feet are going to hold till you stand up.
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Feb 24, 2019 - 11:55am PT

I did a lot of free-soloing on the slabs of Glacier Point Apron, and slabs in the South Platte.

shylock

Social climber
mb
Feb 24, 2019 - 11:59am PT
interesting question about the bike possibilities..

Off White

climber
Tenino, WA
Feb 24, 2019 - 01:51pm PT
SLR, that's Truckin' Drive, Rawl Drive takes the tongue to the left of the climbers in your picture.

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 26, 2019 - 10:31pm PT
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Feb 26, 2019 - 11:43pm PT
I think OffWhite is Right.

I backed off of Rawl Drive twice. That is some very slick rock and a nasty fall.

Now Truckin' Drive is a different game. Lots of fun.

But, hat's off to Patio solo...

perswig

climber
Feb 27, 2019 - 04:18am PT
But, hat's off to Patio solo...

Ah, but he's got a nice snowpack to land on, and it probably cover up the sit-start. (chuckle)


I remember this being a big deal:
https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php/108386-Whitehorse-in-North-Conway-has-been-slayed

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/513273/a-ski-descent-of-Whitehorse-Ledge-North-Conway-NH

Dale
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Feb 27, 2019 - 07:01am PT

DanMerrick

Social climber
FKA Banquo from Mo' Hill, CA
Feb 27, 2019 - 07:59am PT
A DAMMERR at work.

wstmrnclmr

Trad climber
Bishop
Feb 27, 2019 - 09:47am PT
Since Bob posted..........
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and before you start posting your photos of hooked 5.12+ power drilled monuments I offer this for consideration:
A not very good photo of an important event. Was it Mikey Schaefer who said one can’t on-site FA harder then 5.11c slab? Right where Kurt Smith left it with “Burning down the house” (unrepeated) before he jumped ship to sport? Here, Myles Moser has just placed a stance drilled 1/4”er and will proceed to pull the roof from glassy nubins above on-site to the tune of 5.11d plus decades after sport climbing had buried the o.s.-g.u.- no hooks, no power game. Easily the hardest onsite FFA of slab I’ve ever seen........
perswig

climber
Feb 27, 2019 - 10:14am PT
^^
Excellent!
Dale
Off White

climber
Tenino, WA
Feb 27, 2019 - 11:10am PT
Wow, what a great set of photos wstrnmclmrrrsir
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Feb 27, 2019 - 01:10pm PT
Was it Mikey Schaefer who said one can’t on-site FA harder then 5.11c slab?

I guess Ron Carson didn't get the memo ;_)
wstmrnclmr

Trad climber
Bishop
Feb 27, 2019 - 01:16pm PT
Thus the question mark. Ron Carson hookless by hand from stance on-site? Awesome! True, sometimes 12 can be found/ climbed on-site above a good stance hand drilled. But rare to find stances followed by hard slab. Myles found it and so did Ron.
johntp

Trad climber
Punter
Feb 27, 2019 - 02:39pm PT
We need Base104 to post up with Quartz photos. I don't have any. Climbing at Quartz is more runout than Suicide.
Don Paul

Social climber
Washington DC
Feb 27, 2019 - 04:25pm PT
The picture of a bike on a slab is nothing compared to the Utah trails. I tried the Slickrock trail in Moab and had to walk the bike up the steep climbs. Much harder than what you find in CO.
aldude

climber
Monument Manor
Feb 27, 2019 - 06:08pm PT
Onsight,stanced :
Tahoe - New Blood,Pieshop...12a
The Arena,Horsetail Falls...12a
Tuolumne - Testify,Marioulumne Dome...12b
Yosemite - Gnar Gnar,Middle Cathedral.12a

I'm sure others have proven Mikey mistaken
Kurt Smith and I established Grace Under Pressure in the Meadows in 86'...12a.
rmuir

Social climber
From the Time Before the Rocks Cooled.
Feb 27, 2019 - 06:58pm PT
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