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Paul Martzen

Trad climber
Fresno
May 21, 2013 - 05:50pm PT
Remarkable that the boulder moved from that particular spot. Thanks so much for the photos. I don't see slide marks in the photo, so it appears that the boulder rolled from that spot? Have to look at old photos and try to identify the boulder that moved.
Flydude

Trad climber
Prather, CA
Topic Author's Reply - May 21, 2013 - 07:28pm PT
Thanks for the heads-up. Luckily this looks like an isolated boulder with a lot of debris below...that's pretty amazing!
Looks like it would be good to stay clear of that area so I'll post it tomorrow. Then perhaps a clean up effort from the top down.
Luckily no one got hurt or worse when this happened.
Thanks for the warning...dwight
limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
May 21, 2013 - 08:43pm PT
Thanks for sharing, Dwight mentioned it earlier

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=2143501&msg=2143514#msg2143514



I suspect a car jack and some bored dudes may understand how it started...
Flydude

Trad climber
Prather, CA
Topic Author's Reply - May 21, 2013 - 09:09pm PT
Hey Paul...let's talk about organizing a clean up effort.
I think that it is extremely poetic that this boulder that has stood alone for big years took a long awaited roll with no one there to see...let's talk..d.
Flydude

Trad climber
Prather, CA
Topic Author's Reply - May 21, 2013 - 09:18pm PT
Hopefully it wasn't A car jack and bored dudes...d.
Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
May 21, 2013 - 09:19pm PT
TFPU Rockklimber

This popular route will surely see some action, so I hope climbers see this.

I'd put up a separate thread, maybe not with all the photos and details, but just a warning about the loose rock etc.

Dwight, was the boulder leaning off towards space? or did some jackass trundle the thing?!

Flydude

Trad climber
Prather, CA
Topic Author's Reply - May 21, 2013 - 10:22pm PT
It was very large...maybe 8'x8'x10', no freezing, rain etc. but who knows. Wasn't a particularly steep stance. The good news is this is an isolated event...not like the Cap Rock is exfoliating. Anyway, I'll be posting Tollhouse to warn of the area and providing numbers to report a human inspired event. I ::think it is a possibility.
Will be putting together a Clean up event with localsin the near future...come join and bring a helmet!
Hope all's good with you...dwight
micronut

Trad climber
May 22, 2013 - 08:08am PT
Its the big meatball to the left of the square caprock I believe.

Credit: micronut

Credit: micronut
micronut

Trad climber
May 22, 2013 - 08:10am PT
I was thinking we could clear the area below, and on rappel trundle small stuff. But take a haulbag and lower it off with us from the big tree, then fill it with the bigger blocks and use a 2:1 big wall haul to bring it back up, so we don't damage hardware below. Let me know if a crew takes shape.
Flydude

Trad climber
Prather, CA
Topic Author's Reply - May 22, 2013 - 08:32am PT
Here is the general area of concern.
Here is the general area of concern.
Credit: Flydude
kev

climber
A pile of dirt.
May 22, 2013 - 09:29am PT
Hopefully it wasn't A car jack and bored dudes...d.

I wouldn't be surprised if that was the case. That boulder has been there for a long time and it wasn't steep at all there.
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