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Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Apr 6, 2012 - 10:51am PT
I'm filing a protest with God about rockfall over such classic climbing routes.

I protest. Go dump rocks over some sport climbing Almighty one!

one of 2012 minor disasters, glad nobody got rock showered

PEace

Karl
dave

climber
Earth
Apr 6, 2012 - 10:58am PT
Sorry Karl, but, I don't see where God had much to do with it. Looks like simple geological processes at work to me!
jfailing

Trad climber
Lone Pine
Apr 6, 2012 - 11:00am PT
I'm filing a protest with God about rockfall over such classic climbing routes.

I blame the angels/aliens that built the massive ark on the moon...

Good to know that nobody was hurt or anything - that area seems constantly populated with tourists and climbers.

Is anyone going to go up and survey those loose looking blocks? Or do we just wait until nature takes its course and they eventually fall?
mongrel

Trad climber
Truckee, CA
Apr 6, 2012 - 11:06am PT
Thanks Greg for the usual detailed rockfall info, right down to explaining the flight path. It does appear to have been the worst bit of the general release zone; in healyje's markup of the photo, you can see a lot of water streaks right below the facets that are still covered with dirt, where a lot of the rock probably came from. The other not so happy part doesn't look quite as bad; not that I'd go climbing there for a while, just sayin.

That tree at the bottom of the rappel had a few too many damn branches anyway, good to get some of those cleared out of there.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Apr 6, 2012 - 11:31am PT
Vitality M- what's your point? You pissed 'the man' is closing routes? Go ahead and rope up and climb there, sounds like a good idea! Idiot. Get over it.

Call me an idiot to my face c#nt lice.
cleo

Social climber
the canyon below the Ditch!!!!
Apr 6, 2012 - 01:06pm PT
bump - spread the word.

-Val Zimmer
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 6, 2012 - 01:13pm PT
The 'Man' should ban Euros from climbing in the Valley. I've had more rock
trundled my way following those people than an Iranian sodomite.
apogee

climber
Apr 6, 2012 - 01:17pm PT
Oh, yay! Internet gangsta spray!

That stuff is always so entertaining, and makes us climbers look soooo good...

Keep it up, boys...


...somewhere else, please.
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Apr 6, 2012 - 01:31pm PT
Thanks, Greg and Jesse. I particularly like the way Jesse phrased this -- there is a risk of rockfall everywhere, but this area's risk exceeds that of most other areas, at least for now.

The more rockfall I've observed over the decades in the Valley, the more grateful I become that none of it landed on me!

John
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev.
Apr 6, 2012 - 01:38pm PT
the valley gods are ANGRY..
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Apr 6, 2012 - 01:43pm PT
hoip - I read sarcasm in Vitaliy's note.










Vitaliy? "C@#*(#$&^@*^T lice" ? Ewwwwwww........yuuuuuuuuuuuck. A simple "I was being sarcastic" would have sufficed.



But then again thissiz the retardnet where the anonymous avatar means you get to be really really tough.


Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Apr 6, 2012 - 01:45pm PT
Is anyone going to go up and survey those loose looking blocks? Or do we just wait until nature takes its course and they eventually fall?

Can't they just blast the area with explosives like they do on ski hills? The SAR guys would love that

Would almost be as good as the old "Firefall"

Peace

Karl
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Apr 6, 2012 - 01:47pm PT
^^^^^^^^^^^^^snicker. MIght have to blast back to Hetch Hetchy :-) Turn that side of the Valley into a scree hill :-D hahahaha
The user formerly known as stzzo

climber
Sneaking up behind you
Apr 6, 2012 - 01:50pm PT
Indeed. Looks like another block ready to fall.
This still looks pretty unhappy...
This still looks pretty unhappy...
Credit: healyje
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev.
Apr 6, 2012 - 01:52pm PT
i have enough black powder to make it all clean! some gal pipe, caps and a wee bit o fuse and away we go!
~kief~

Trad climber
nor-cal
Apr 6, 2012 - 05:13pm PT
^Bump
for front page worthiness

edit-maybe time for forum division?-OT,climb,TR?
I like the OT stuff,but when they bump super pertinent topics
off the front page,i wonder...
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Apr 6, 2012 - 05:18pm PT
Can't they just blast the area with explosives like they do on ski hills? The SAR guys would love that...

Not sure if I'm ready to wrap my head around the image of Werner running around the valley with a recoiless rifle...
OR

Trad climber
Apr 6, 2012 - 05:23pm PT
Krikey! That does look like there will be lots more to come down in that photo, That block looks huge.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Apr 6, 2012 - 06:00pm PT

No running around involved HealyJ


Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
Apr 6, 2012 - 06:04pm PT
Call me an idiot to my face c#nt lice.

{{{{{{{{{{{{cunt lice}}}}}}}}}}}}

LOLZ!! Damn that's funny!
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