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ntanygd760

Gym climber
roanoke, TX
Aug 24, 2011 - 11:02pm PT
yeah there are a few vertical areas in the 400ft range. according to wiki (take that for what it is worth) the rock is not very good for climbing but you could probably get a bunch of FA's on it. I don't know enough about BASE to judge the landing areas they look not great but It would depend on your glide rate or your chute. If that is the right term not sure, but if you had enough forward opening speed you can probably land in flat areas.
ntanygd760

Gym climber
roanoke, TX
Aug 25, 2011 - 12:08am PT
oh and for the record most of this info is from what I remember from going there a few years back. There is a trail going up to Guadalupe peak. From there you have to go through some slightly off trail rough areas for around a half mile or mile. I didn't have pants and the time so I didn't try it so I have no idea about the best jump ledges. I also didn't know how to climb at the time so I don't really personally know the rock conditions for climbing. Next time i go I am going to try and bring some climbing equipment and see if I can find any reasonable lines with decent protection. Then again I just started climbing so I might not have a clue what I am talking about.
soaring_bird

Trad climber
Oregon
Aug 25, 2011 - 12:19am PT
Guadalupe Peak?.... Wait. Go further south to Santa Elena Canyon; higher, steeper (overhanging in places), legal from the south side (Mexico).
ntanygd760

Gym climber
roanoke, TX
Aug 25, 2011 - 01:07am PT
what are the odds of getting shot while on the Mexican side?
Klimmer

Mountain climber
San Diego
Aug 25, 2011 - 05:50pm PT
This will tick off all aviators.

I'm a paraglider pilot. Are they gonna make me file a flight plan now and monitor where I go to?

Yea right.


Private planes, private no more
August 24, 2011|Steve Chapman
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-08-24/news/chi-private-planes-private-no-more-20110824_1_private-planes-general-aviation-ed-bolen

General aviation groups aren't happy, and who can blame them? "There can be no legitimate reason for a government agency to facilitate the monitoring of wholly private activity by anyone with an internet connection," said Ed Bolen, head of the National Business Aviation Association.

But under LaHood's policy, Big Brother will be watching. And so will anyone else who wants to.


I'm really getting tired of the violations and the scrapping of our Constitution and Bill of Rights.

NWO people. NWO.


(It sucks.)
perswig

climber
Aug 25, 2011 - 08:56pm PT










Dale

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 25, 2011 - 08:58pm PT
Now them there's some flyin' machines! Are they originals (not repros)?
What's the first one?
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 26, 2011 - 06:21am PT
Ditto.

Second pic on the left looks like a repro Sopwith Camel. Awesome shots though!

I need to dig some more up to add here.
perswig

climber
Aug 26, 2011 - 12:37pm PT
First pic is a repro F.E 8, WW1 British, originally powered with a 9cyl pusher like this?

Armed with .303, I think.

Third pic is a restored J-1, used locally along the southern ME coast for mail/supplies. Repowered with a period but not original engine (upgraded from 90ish HP to 130?)
Check out the wood! and it has leather wearpatches for the cable rigging. Pretty cool.



Middle pic is two repros, I'm pretty sure. Sopwith and maybe a Spad?

They were also flying a Waco UBF-2 (uncommon version, apparently) and a Stearman.


And while it wasn't out that day, they have a BEAUTIFUL repro Etrich Taube that I'd like to see aloft.

Talk about cloth and wire.



Dale

Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 30, 2011 - 09:20pm PT
Great shots, Dale!

I haven't been able to locate many of my airplane shots. They may have gone into that hole in the sky where pictures go after a computer crash. I hope not, but I will keep looking.

To add some humor to the thread, here is a "handy cam" video of one of the loudest tandem students ever. Good thing I packed the main right, because I think the instructor was too busy laughing to deal with much...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsDmhxcvtu8
perswig

climber
Aug 30, 2011 - 09:49pm PT
Alright, that was gross.

Dale
Gene

climber
Aug 31, 2011 - 03:28pm PT
I found this one online of the SR-71 cruising above the Sierra. Can anybody help me identify the peaks?

Credit: Gene

LPP on the right?

g
BWB

Trad climber
Truckee
Sep 5, 2011 - 01:52pm PT
no pictures but I got a video of yesterday at lovers leap.

first ever tard over at the leap?

http://youtu.be/ettuc-5EkFA
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 6, 2011 - 12:38am PT
Awesome vid Hank, I saw that one a while back. Were you involved? Seriously hardcore.

I was raised around CrW dogs....did a biplane on my 3rd IAD jump. My jumpmaster and I both got grounded for a few days on that one.
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Sep 17, 2011 - 12:47am PT
flying that SR71 over the Sierra has got to be the greatest gig ever
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 17, 2011 - 12:50am PT
I remember seeing one in flight when I was on a commercial flight out of Reno, this was over 20 years ago now.

The captain came on to tell us one was passing our nose. Most planes, you can see them for a while, but this momma went out of sight in a few scant seconds. Never seen anything move that fast before or since.

The Blackbird was truly a aviation triumph. The pictured bird is probably the one owned by NASA, the only two seater still in operation.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 17, 2011 - 01:27am PT
I had the 6 o'clock high position on a SR-71 once. I had him dead to rights.
Course he was parked at the Palmdale Skunk Works and I was on final approach to
Lancaster. It was pretty cool though. Actually, there were six of them
there! I never have a camera with me at the right time. They must have
been changeing out their 8-tracks.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 19, 2011 - 02:38pm PT
"Hi HO,
HI Ho,
It's off to work we go!"

Credit: Reilly
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Trad climber
San Francisco, Ca
Sep 19, 2011 - 03:01pm PT
Smokejumper en route to work...

Credit: ontheedgeandscaredtodeath
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Trad climber
San Francisco, Ca
Sep 19, 2011 - 03:06pm PT
Credit: ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

hopefully that wasn't fuel that my parachute was laying in...

Credit: ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

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