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pyro

Trad climber
stoney point,ca
Apr 24, 2006 - 08:46pm PT
gray cicle just under my favorite nipple.?
BPorter

Big Wall climber
Quartz Hill, Ca
Apr 24, 2006 - 08:48pm PT
Pyro,


From a Big Wall Neophyte's perspective that one and the one that precedes it....Pitch 9 are my all time favorites!!

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j136/porterb10/img070.jpg
BPorter

Big Wall climber
Quartz Hill, Ca
Apr 24, 2006 - 08:54pm PT
Giving credit where credit is due, I was lucky to have this man "hang out" for three days and provide me with over 300 quality shots of my first El Cap route.

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j136/porterb10/img049.jpg
BPorter

Big Wall climber
Quartz Hill, Ca
Apr 24, 2006 - 09:03pm PT
I have to believe that no single aid pitch is better than the last pitch of a wall and the resultant celebration.


http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j136/porterb10/img094.jpg
pyro

Trad climber
stoney point,ca
Apr 24, 2006 - 09:05pm PT
cool, yet are you as pathetic as me, I had to look up "novice".

those are some nice spots. that section of rock is clean.
bringmedeath

climber
la la land
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 24, 2006 - 09:07pm PT
HAHAHA, that last pic is classic! I think I dumped out my bag and went looking for any OE800 I had left. Yo, did we do anything like that??? That last pitch of Zodiac was cool. Cams under a big block then like crawl up onto ledge. Oh ya... and haul light bags and drag over the lip...
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Apr 24, 2006 - 09:10pm PT
The roof onto the shield.
BPorter

Big Wall climber
Quartz Hill, Ca
Apr 24, 2006 - 09:12pm PT
Please allow a "novice" to indulge himself. The pitch above peanut ledge is equally memorable if not for the pitch itself but the incredible "isle in the sky" vantage point of the belayer.

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j136/porterb10/img015.jpg
BPorter

Big Wall climber
Quartz Hill, Ca
Apr 24, 2006 - 09:17pm PT
And.....what would Yosemite Valley be without all the welcome advice from bigwall theorists, naturalists, and grandpas as the team does the ceremonial gear sorting in the Meadows. Hey....where's Werner ???

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j136/porterb10/img149.jpg
PDHMAN

Trad climber
Eastside N of Bishop just S of 395
Apr 24, 2006 - 09:37pm PT
GOLSEN: "pdhman.... I backed of that artists tears thing about 20 years ago. I vaguely remember some bat hooks on the first pitch is that right?

20 yrs ago it had some decent placements! Today, nine of the first twelve placements on P1, in the soft Entrada, are Beaks hand placed into the old sugary bathook holes. The only solid piece of pro on P1, till the anchor, is the original drilled #1 angle. All the rest is total mank hand placed, body weight only sawed off #2's and 3's that are totally worthless. P2 is a bunch of blown out #2-4 angle holes that will take body weight only #2 & #3 Tech Friends, leapfrogged with an occasional Beak. It gets worse as you ascend onto P-3. Got to love it!
Russ Walling

Social climber
Same place as you, man...... (WB)
Apr 24, 2006 - 11:27pm PT
Coral Sea was memorable....

Jonny D

Social climber
Lost Angelez, Kalifornia
Apr 24, 2006 - 11:48pm PT
haven't done too much, but, this one (p8) on zm

http://mysite.verizon.net/jondela/walls/zm.jpg

also p8 and 15 on dihedral and p10 on bad seed, and of course the roof pitch on the nose
'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Oakville, Ontario, Canada, eh?
Apr 25, 2006 - 01:34pm PT
A bit busy this aft to help, but can one of you computer gurus please give these guys a quick lesson on how to hotlink a photo, and put it directly in the post? Thanks.

Please limit your images to a maximum 700 pixels wide. You can resize with the free Irfanview program.
Tom

Big Wall climber
San Luis Obispo CA
Apr 26, 2006 - 03:02pm PT
(img)http://www.yourphotos.com/yourphoto.jpg(/img);

Use brackets [] in place of of parentheses.
mooch

Trad climber
Fresno
Apr 26, 2006 - 05:18pm PT
Nice photos Chief!! Thought you had a fondness for Zenyatta Entrada??

Exciting and memorable......'Stigma's 2nd pitch (15 heads in a row).

Mike.

climber
Apr 26, 2006 - 05:36pm PT
No way to pick a fave, Jake. I get all monkeyed up with a pitch itself versus the time I had on a pitch. I've had inordinate fun on likely-crap pitches, and been emotionally disabled on jewels. Same with routes. Partners, weather, mindset, phys condition, allotted time, equipment, supplies, traffic, yada--it all creates a blend of experience that I have serious trouble dissecting. Any time I'm out there off the deck it's basically sublime. I even like belaying! Cheers...
de eee

Mountain climber
Tustin
Apr 27, 2006 - 12:09pm PT
Artist Tears
World's smallest bigwall!

Headwall pitches on Magic Mushroom.
pyro

Trad climber
stoney point,ca
Apr 28, 2006 - 07:38am PT
my all time favorito's are the pitch's with the least rope drag.
I hate having to free climb out of the aiders.
Tom

Big Wall climber
San Luis Obispo CA
Apr 28, 2006 - 08:30am PT
Tonsillectomy Traverse, Son of Heart. Nails up and out a big roof, then along a 40' horizontal line of pockets.
ChrisW

Trad climber
boulder, co
Apr 28, 2006 - 11:02am PT
Haven't done any sick crazy aid climbing. I thought The nipple pitch on Zodiac was cool after it was cleaned of all fixed gear.
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