Twilight Zone vs. Steppin' Out

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martygarrison

Trad climber
Washington DC
Jul 31, 2012 - 06:18am PT
Great pics and thread. I climbed SO which I found reasonable but never did TZ. Another one that just didn't get done.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Nov 5, 2012 - 08:52pm PT
bump
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Feb 19, 2014 - 11:09pm PT
Hey Studly, I want to hear more about this - BUMP!!

Had a buddy place a Valley Giant and climb above it, at which point he slipped back down in the wide crack and got trapped straddling the Cam. The ensuing thrash was not pretty.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Feb 19, 2014 - 11:41pm PT
Oh rad, thanks for the bumpage, this one is new to me.
Cozgrove

Gym climber
Calabashole
Feb 21, 2014 - 11:21am PT
Again
Alexey

climber
San Jose, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 14, 2014 - 10:57am PT
We did wyde weekend trying to make all "Bid 4" and try to sort them out in difficulty and quality with fresh memory.
Saturday: morning shade Twilight Zone, afternoon shade Steppin'out
Sunday: afternoon shade Cream ( warm up Energy crisis in morning shade) and really drag myself and Michal to Generator. After we climbed them we both had consensus about relative difficulty and quality
Generator- nothing can compete with approach and TR set up
TZ - easiest among the 3, but still looking most intimidating. Crux where 7" arm bar.
Steppin'out- hardest among the 3, and has at least two 8-10 feet hard sections, but you do them after good rests. In term of climbing is most interesting and rewarding. But- shitty approach pitches and angry ants at belay.
Cream- most aesthetic line, deceptively friendly looking. Crux is very short, hard and technical transition from 3.5" to 5", but it just one move wonder. But above it 100 feet of sustain burly climbing. Difficult approach.

Get a lot of dopamine into brain on Monday morning
Largo

Sport climber
The Big Wide Open Face
Apr 14, 2014 - 12:20pm PT
That picture of Ed climbing TZ in shorts gives me the willies. He must have ground the sh#t out of his knee. It's all body tension in that one.

JL
k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Apr 14, 2014 - 12:46pm PT
Get a lot of dopamine into brain on Monday morning

Alexey, one of the best TR's ever! Just because it brings in the thought of doing all this in a weekend. Cheers to ya!

Alexey

climber
San Jose, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 14, 2014 - 02:16pm PT
K-man, I have better plan, which I can not chew myself but can pass it to you. All well known high quality Yosemite 10+OW** in one weekend in the shade:
All in the shade:
Day1 : a) TZ- morning shade; b)Plumb Line- in shade after 11:30 ;c) Cream- in shade after 1pm
Day2: a)MentalBlock -morning/afternoon shade ; 1096- late afternoon shade; Stepping out - shade after 2 pm
David Wilson

climber
CA
Apr 14, 2014 - 03:12pm PT
Way to go Alexey ! We did that left side of independence pinnacle a few weeks ago - that's a nice wide section on the second pitch. Left side of the Slack and Ahab need to get into the master list as well as Mental block.......maybe a really big weekend for you !
Alexey

climber
San Jose, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 14, 2014 - 03:31pm PT
yes David, Memorial day 3 day weekend with Ahab , Slack Left and Vendetta on Monday if I can get out of the tent
Michelle

Social climber
1187 Hunterwasser
Apr 14, 2014 - 06:38pm PT
This thread is all kinds of awesome.

Edit: Ahab was fun!
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