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Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Carson city Nev.
Mar 23, 2011 - 12:07pm PT

Trad climber
Mar 23, 2011 - 02:33pm PT
Wonderful history here! Have never hiked up to Ribbon yet-looks awesome from these pics. The right side is more my speed these days! How wide is the crux on the 3rd pitch? Sacherer freed this in 62 WOW!!!
Roger Breedlove

Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Mar 23, 2011 - 02:59pm PT
Bob Kamps and Sacherer climbed the Right side in 1962 with free and aid.

Frank's freeclimbing only started in earnest in 1963. He returned to the Right side of the Hourglass in 1964 with Tom Gerughty for the FFA.

This route is one of several in which Frank returned to a previous aided FA on which he was with a more experienced climber and climbed it all free with a new junior partner.

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Mar 23, 2011 - 03:16pm PT
So Jim revealed the existence of a secret training boulder, not far from Camp 4, to the west

Dale Bard took me there on Labor Day weekend in 1972. We did a couple of laps each (TO the extent I remember any details at all, I remember it being no more than five or six feet long)
, but I was fascinated with chimneys and off-widths then, so on my next turn, I managed to chimney to its edge, but found the exit in a different league.

I should mention that Dale and I took -- and used -- a rope on that boulder while underclinging.

Big Mike

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Nov 5, 2012 - 09:27pm PT
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 5, 2012 - 10:04pm PT

Apparently there are a ton of climbers who have never been to the Ribbon Falls Portal. What a shame. One and a half hour moderate forest hike with no bushwhacking and you get this enormous experience. It is the highest single-drop water fall in North America and it all happens in the very majestic nearly three-quarter circle of a portal. And even when the Falls is not rally operating, the spot is still nearly magical. And what? There must be something like twenty climbs up in that area currently, many of which are terrific, some world-class.

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
May 20, 2014 - 09:49pm PT
Time for the HourGlass to be turned over-BUMP
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