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Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Feb 19, 2013 - 06:13am PT
I wonder if Mike could play that on the violin. Once upon a time he maybe could have.
willybeamin

Trad climber
San Luis Obispo, CA
Feb 19, 2013 - 08:46am PT
Rebirth in Joshua Tree. Head first down the squeeze, into a horizontal...
Rebirth in Joshua Tree. Head first down the squeeze, into a horizontal OW traverse, and finish with a OW/Squeeze back up to the top...
Credit: willybeamin
My favorite squeeeze/OW out in Josh. I climb them to get better because it seems all the good routes I want to get on have wyde pitches.
Easy Wind

Trad climber
Feb 19, 2013 - 09:15am PT
Christina getting cozy on Ahab.
Christina getting cozy on Ahab.
Credit: Easy Wind

Grippa

Trad climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Feb 19, 2013 - 11:04am PT
Great photo of Ahab
Grippa

Trad climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 29, 2013 - 06:51am PT
hurry get it clipped!
hurry get it clipped!
Credit: Zac Robinson

security...
security...
Credit: Zac Robinson
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Apr 29, 2013 - 08:06am PT
Thanks for the photo grippa. Is that in Little Cottonwood Canyon?

(also that Ahab photo)
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Apr 29, 2013 - 08:09am PT
People still climb offwidth??
Grippa

Trad climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 29, 2013 - 08:40am PT
Yea Darwin it's LCC. This is almost the place in the Green A gully to be exact.

Jaybro - making my first vedaewoo trip in 3 weeks. Getting psyched!
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Apr 29, 2013 - 01:36pm PT
If you're into it enough to actually make the trip, you'll love it!!
GhoulweJ

Trad climber
El Dorado Hills, CA
Apr 29, 2013 - 01:43pm PT
You all know this one <br/>
You all know this one

Credit: GhoulweJ
nutjob

Sport climber
Almost to Hollywood, Baby!
Apr 29, 2013 - 01:50pm PT
I confess my ignorance... where is that one G?
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Apr 29, 2013 - 01:51pm PT
Near where squirrel bought the store.
GhoulweJ

Trad climber
El Dorado Hills, CA
Apr 29, 2013 - 01:59pm PT
nutjob,
Its Travelers Buttress at LLeap
nutjob

Sport climber
Almost to Hollywood, Baby!
Apr 29, 2013 - 02:55pm PT
Well, we just verified yet again that my mind is a sieve. I grunted with my chest fully expanded to hold in place on that, feet bicycling helplessly, some time around 1998 but I have no memory at all of the particulars.
Bruce Morris

Social climber
Belmont, California
Dec 28, 2013 - 02:06pm PT
With all the OW aficionados posting on this string, I was wondering whether anyone has ever got up this OW near the pull out for Olmstead Canyon on the north side of the Tioga Road in T Meadows?:

Deceptively simple!
Deceptively simple!
Credit: Bruce Morris

Overhanging inverted heel stack? The crowning crisis!
Overhanging inverted heel stack? The crowning crisis!
Credit: Bruce Morris

Bad start!
Bad start!
Credit: Bruce Morris

Found it last August just before the Rim Fire blocked access to the Meadows. Elliott Robinson said he tried it back in the late 80s to no avail, so it must be pretty heinous. Anyone?
jgill

Boulder climber
Colorado
Dec 28, 2013 - 02:16pm PT
Stuff like this seems like another planet to an oldtimer who bouldered in the 1950s and treasured and practiced minimal contact . . .


Goes to show how diverse climbing is.
socialclimber

Trad climber
CA
Dec 28, 2013 - 02:17pm PT
Bruce,
Elliott Robinson showed me that OW a couple years ago, none of us tried it... need to get back up there!

Charles
Bruce Morris

Social climber
Belmont, California
Dec 28, 2013 - 11:59pm PT
Saw a little chalk back under the overhanging start. Think you can see it in the pics. However, that just means someone messed around on the rattly off hands crack at the base, not that they finished the whole thing. Lots of people seem to be bouldering in Olmstead Canyon these days.

The way the weather is right now I bet you could drive to Olmstead if the Tioga Road were open, but it's NOT. Sounds like a whole lot of tape and 5.10 rubber knee pads are in order.

Just holding my breath and waiting to get back to the Meadows, the sooner the better!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 29, 2013 - 03:32am PT
It's more like a prison than a bastion.
More like a bastille than a citadel.
Come down off your throne, and leave your body alone, face-climbing is the key.
More freedom to move.
I pity you masochists.
In the wide, one cannot see beyond one's nose a lot of the time.
Bruce Morris

Social climber
Belmont, California
Dec 29, 2013 - 12:48pm PT
In the wide, one cannot see beyond one's nose a lot of the time.

And that's a distinct advantage, Mouse-ster: OWs require a "necessary blindness" as Paul De Mann would have put it. As everyone learns after a while, 6 or 7 inches can make all the difference in the world.
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