FLANDERS!!!!! OH NO!!!!!!!!!!! ......."he's baaaaack"

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Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 14, 2012 - 06:49pm PT
Riley...any time dude!!!
Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Feb 15, 2012 - 03:50am PT
Jeeepers, Flanders is amazing

Riley
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 15, 2012 - 09:02am PT
No kidding, Riley! The icy realm is definitely Doug's millieu!
Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Feb 15, 2012 - 05:25pm PT
Fantastic!

Great pictures too! Missing you guys. Any chance you're coming to the Todd Gordon Fundraiser in JT this April? lynnie
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 15, 2012 - 05:38pm PT
Lynne, that is still up in the air with me. Won't know until the time draws a little more near.

Doug will not make it...he will be back east for a family wedding that weekend.
Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Feb 15, 2012 - 05:42pm PT
Not sure anymore either Lynnie.
It's a big trip for me from out here..
Sure would be nice to see ya though.


Cragman - I can't get over that beauty lead. The man, after what he has been through, is an intuitive genius on the sharp end. That iced up looking slab moving into mixed ground and then fat ice is just sick! I've never climbed something like that..
mooch

Trad climber
Old Climbers' Home (Adopted)
Feb 15, 2012 - 05:46pm PT
The Tour is back!!!!!!


Hell Ya!!!!!!

Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 15, 2012 - 06:05pm PT
Yeah Riley, that lead was something to behold!

I think I'm gonna get a GoPro and mount it to that dude's helmet!
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 17, 2012 - 11:21pm PT
Another great day out with the Chief Knucklehead...climbing up the north side of Horsetail.

Will post some great pics in the morning, since it's near past my bedtime.

Stick a fork in me.....I'm done.
em kn0t

Trad climber
isle of wyde
Feb 17, 2012 - 11:40pm PT
Awesome! hats off to Team Knucklehead.

waiting with worms on my tongue* for more pix

*baited breath
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 19, 2012 - 12:00pm PT
Tried to post up pics early yesterday morning, but the upload function was not working. Alas, I am presenly in San Diego spending some time with my father-in-law, who is dying of cancer.

Trying to upload pics once again, but to no avail.

Is there a problem with the site, or is this on my end?

I get to Step #2 and it will not go farther.
philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Feb 19, 2012 - 12:05pm PT
Absolutely fantastic! This is wonderful stuff.
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Feb 19, 2012 - 12:20pm PT
Credit: phylp

Testing 1,2,3...seems to be working
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 20, 2012 - 09:42am PT
Still have not figured out why I cannot load pics....obviously something here on my end.

Thanks Phyl, for doing the test for me.

Back on the east side tomorrow night, and will try again then.
Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Feb 20, 2012 - 02:08pm PT
Cragman - I don't use Tue uploader here at all - its slow and I hate it.

I still upload to Photobucket and then copy and paste the link. Did my entire TR that way.
I do all the work from my phone. I would never post anything the other way.
em kn0t

Trad climber
isle of wyde
Feb 20, 2012 - 11:39pm PT
Dean,

Roadside looked pretty lean and mean yesterday, so with your glowing report from Friday as inspiration, Annie and I did North Gully of Horsetail. Wild bizarro ice formations including a ridge like a dragon's back, plumes of blue ice that looked like cresting waves and a huge ice "cave" at the start gave some very interesting climbing.

It felt more challenging than the low angle would suggest, due to the weird twisted ice shapes, water running behind glass-clear ice in spots, and fragile ice. One large block broke off under Annie's crampons and crashed down the gully as she was leading the 3rd pitch, leaving her hanging from 2 tools -- she quickly recovered footing and kept climbing (nerves of steel, that girl).

From the top of the falls we headed climber's right up and over a small rock buttress, but never found any rap slings and wondered which were the trees that you and Doug rapped off. Instead we followed boot tracks which led to the tramway trail and walked off.

A very sweet climb, very alpine feeling and one of the most aesthetic I've seen in California. THANK YOU TEAM KNUCKLEHEAD FOR POINTING THE WAY!
em kn0t

Trad climber
isle of wyde
Feb 27, 2012 - 12:16am PT
Low-res cell phone pix of Horsetail Falls

North Gully Horsetail Falls.
North Gully Horsetail Falls.
Credit: Annie Polucha

Horsetail Falls approach. North gully is on the right side of the rock...
Horsetail Falls approach. North gully is on the right side of the rock buttress in upper center of photo; main falls follows ridgeline to the left
Credit: Annie Polucha

How sweet it is...Annie having a snack after the climb
How sweet it is...Annie having a snack after the climb
Credit: em kn0t



Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 27, 2012 - 09:32am PT
Nice, Em! Good on you two for getting on that line...fun stuff, eh???

I took my 35mm SLR and got some AMAZING shots when Doug and I did it, but I am having upload problems currently...will post them soon.

Hope to see you soon!!!
em kn0t

Trad climber
isle of wyde
Feb 28, 2012 - 02:52pm PT
Dean,
Yes, I'd love to see your photos. As you know, the low res images don't do justice to the ice.

Bummer about not being able to post your pix. If you email one of your photos I can test posting it through my account. :-)
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 28, 2013 - 10:15am PT
Two years ago today, Flanders went down in his kitchen from a stroke and heart attack. That he survived was a miracle...and two years later, he continues to amaze.

Flanders in Lee Vining Canyon last week....

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