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Sewellymon

climber
.....in a single wide......
May 23, 2012 - 01:25pm PT
Winter view from tram
Winter view from tram
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Dos XX

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
May 23, 2012 - 01:41pm PT
These images are fantastic, Robert. They make me want to at least be a wannabe boulderer. But when considering taking up bouldering, I always end up here:

1) I dislike bouldering because I am so bad at it.

2) I am so bad at it because I never put effort into it.

3) I never put effort into it because I'm discouraged by being so bad at it.

4) Repeat.
RtM

climber
DHS
Topic Author's Reply - May 23, 2012 - 02:35pm PT
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a view of the mountain on fire from the tram. Needless to say, they made us evacuate the mountain about 20min later!

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Miramontes Photography
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Some rediculous 15-move knife-edge arete, called Supersonic v9**

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Miramontes Photography
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drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
May 23, 2012 - 11:21pm PT
Bump, and
Keep'm comin' !!!
T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
May 23, 2012 - 11:42pm PT
A bit OT, but I once dicked around on an obvious boulder on the left side of the road up to the the base-station around '88. Smallish, but seemed pretty good as I remember. Never partook of the real destination boulders on top tho. Me an my brother rode the tram up to ski the sledding hill a couple times in the early 70s. There was a dope little warming hut with hot chocolate available.
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
May 24, 2012 - 12:03am PT
criminy, THIS is a freakin' festival man! really, really cool
RtM

climber
DHS
Topic Author's Reply - May 24, 2012 - 09:24am PT
Miramontes Photography
Miramontes Photography
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The wife doing the FA of a fantastic v1***, called Mariposa Blanco, or something like that. The edges are thin quartz dikes in gunmetal grey granite. And its like 18ft tall.

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Miramontes Photography
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Manual Tupas on Power Windows v6**

Bridget Enderle on Liquid Amber - Miramontes Photography
Bridget Enderle on Liquid Amber - Miramontes Photography
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Bridget Enderle on Liquid Amber

Kevin Daniels at Emerald City, Tram - Miramontes Photography
Kevin Daniels at Emerald City, Tram - Miramontes Photography
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Kevin Daniels climbing at Emerald City
RtM

climber
DHS
Topic Author's Reply - May 24, 2012 - 10:56am PT
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alternate uses for crashpads

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Miramontes Photography
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snowy bouldering

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Miramontes Photography
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Timmy Fairfield sticking the crux on Black Mamba v12*

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Miramontes Photography
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The Hoch Mantel v4*
RtM

climber
DHS
Topic Author's Reply - May 24, 2012 - 12:37pm PT
sequence of Marc Roth climbing My Infested Destiny v7***

(pardon the ticks, they were thoroughly cleaned off after use)

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Miramontes Photography
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starting 1 move in

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Miramontes Photography
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Miramontes Photography
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Miramontes Photography
Miramontes Photography
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Miramontes Photography
Miramontes Photography
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Miramontes Photography
Miramontes Photography
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Miramontes Photography
Miramontes Photography
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Miramontes Photography
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Miramontes Photography
Miramontes Photography
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finishes with another 10ft of sub-v0
adventurous one

Trad climber
Truckee Ca.
May 24, 2012 - 02:16pm PT
Curious what the deal is with the climbing under the tram line? When I was up there about six years ago the tram operator said it was all off limits to climbing, but today someone that works at Nomads said he did not think it was closed to climbing. I would think all that stuff would have been explored/climbed bitd and would be a popular climbing destination if it were not off limits. What's the scoop? Woud sure be into coming back and spending a couple of weeks exploring the climbing there if it did not mean getting arrested.

And from the looks of these photos...the bouldering looks WORLD CLASS!! Palm Springs as a SUMMER climbing town.......hmm....
RtM

climber
DHS
Topic Author's Reply - May 25, 2012 - 09:09am PT
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Miramontes Photography
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Tram bouldering ambiance (Bicycles and Tricycles v3**)

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Miramontes Photography
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Another 4-star problem waiting to be FA'd

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Miramontes Photography
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Rick Craig going big at the finish of Over the Boardwalk v7*

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Miramontes Photography
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Daniel Woods making easy work of Somewhere in Time
RtM

climber
DHS
Topic Author's Reply - May 25, 2012 - 09:16am PT
It is prohibited to enter/ascend/climb the gully that the Tram is located in. They say its because the gully is unstable, and there is constant rockfall. But I'm sure there are other liabilities that the Tram is concerned with. I always tell them that they should hire a team of climbers to climb the walls as a tourist attraction (like the Matterhorn at Disneyland).
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
May 25, 2012 - 09:56am PT
Upthread Guy Keesee posted about a route I did in 1991, "It's Always Something" (RIP Gilda Radner.) It's in the next canyon south of the tram line, on the south face of Kaufman Crag, which is the pinnacle just southeast of the top of the tram.

The wall gets bigger as you descend the gulley, this route is not too far down. It starts with a bouldery overhang to a ledge. From the ledge a right leaning ramp passes a bolt. Higher up two more bolts protect the crux face moves to a rap anchor. It's a nice one pitch 5.11. A newer route shares the same start and goes up left past chipped holds and several bolts.

We did a few other routes there too, just uphill from IAS is "Corners Report," a perfect 5.10+ dihedral which has a unique and good ballnut placement.

The crag deserves further exploration.

I'm sure its all forgotten by now, but at the time we got the boot by the rangers because of an unfortunate incident. They were already fed up with us climbing there but then came the proverbial straw. But that's a story for a real, not a cyberspace campfire...
RtM

climber
DHS
Topic Author's Reply - May 25, 2012 - 10:55am PT
thanks for that info ksolem, its nice to hear more on Trams climbing history.

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Joe Morgan on the FA of Hope v3* R

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Miramontes Photography
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Buck Branson about to touch a virgin hold on what became Soul Caliber v10***

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Miramontes Photography
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VJ? climbing on the super-cool Obe Problem v5/6**

RtM

climber
DHS
Topic Author's Reply - May 25, 2012 - 11:43am PT
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Miramontes Photography
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James March on his excellent hiball called the March Arete v4**

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Miramontes Photography
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Daniel Woods sending Black Mamba to a completely disinterested crowd (guess when you've seen him send one v12, you've seen them all!)

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Miramontes Photography
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Wooly Mammoth Tusk
RtM

climber
DHS
Topic Author's Reply - May 26, 2012 - 08:44am PT
Friend, you got rid of your pics? I was diggin those ones.
go-B

climber
Habakkuk 3:19 Sozo
May 26, 2012 - 09:03am PT
WOW!
RyanD

climber
Squamish
May 26, 2012 - 09:05am PT
Awesome thread & photos, thanks! I remember Obe problem from rampage! Incredible granite! Looks like an amazing area, what's the best season?? Anywhere in PS to rent a crash pad???
RtM

climber
DHS
Topic Author's Reply - May 29, 2012 - 08:50am PT
Don't think theres anyplace in PS to rent a pad. Joshua Tree Outfitters (a couple doors down from Nomad Ventures outside of JT) is the closest place I can think of to rent a pad.

Another week of pics?

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Miramontes Photography
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Chimney Rock Dyno v1*

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Miramontes Photography
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Another shot of the classic Green Hornet

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Miramontes Photography
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Elke Lindner on Wills Problem v5
RtM

climber
DHS
Topic Author's Reply - May 29, 2012 - 11:27am PT
Daniel Woods on Left Hand of Darkness - Miramontes Photography
Daniel Woods on Left Hand of Darkness - Miramontes Photography
Credit: RtM
Daniel Woods climbing Left Hand of Darkness v10**

Miramontes Photography
Miramontes Photography
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Buck Branson getting his arm stretched on Stretch Armstrong v10* (back cover of the Tram guide)

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Miramontes Photography
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Ivan Greene posing down for yet another centerfold in Urban Climber, on Gluttony
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