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kev

climber
A pile of dirt.
Mar 5, 2014 - 06:30pm PT
Anyone got a picture of the jigsaw puzzle pieces on Phantom Pinnacle?
docsavage

Trad climber
Albuquerque, NM
Mar 6, 2014 - 01:40pm PT
Knock down them hoodoos! F**k the Park Service, you're saving lives ... Boy Scout lives!
socialclimber

Trad climber
CA
Mar 14, 2014 - 05:17pm PT
Maybe Greg Stock will chime in to confirm or deny, but a friend claims to have heard Greg say Boot will be off in just a couple years... Went as far as Dolt last Saturday, was spooky just thinking about it...

And there is always Sickle, not what I would call death blocks, but a decent stock of missiles to be had:
Looking back at Brandon...
Looking back at Brandon...
Credit: socialclimber

Charles
clinker

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, California
Mar 14, 2014 - 05:30pm PT
Way to go Charles! The death block is in the area where the King Swing finishes. I think the one up higher is gone (trundled).
socialclimber

Trad climber
CA
Mar 14, 2014 - 05:36pm PT
Honnold speed run with Hans
Honnold speed run with Hans
Credit: unknown screen grab

Thinking of this one? Grey Bands I think...

Charles
Walleye

climber
The Hot Kiss on the end of a Wet Fist
Mar 14, 2014 - 06:07pm PT
Somebody mentioned this up-thread
Credit: Walleye
whitemeat

Big Wall climber
San Luis Obispo, CA
Mar 14, 2014 - 11:08pm PT
this video of cheyne removing the death block on the monster offwitdth is pretty damn cool, I cant seem to watch it enough times!!!!!

https://vimeo.com/52653452
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 14, 2014 - 11:21pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#170432
socialclimber

Trad climber
CA
Mar 14, 2014 - 11:27pm PT
That post come with a magnifying glass there Phil?

Charles
gstock

climber
Yosemite Valley
Apr 12, 2014 - 12:23pm PT
"Maybe Greg Stock will chime in to confirm or deny, but a friend claims to have heard Greg say Boot will be off in just a couple years... "

Deny. I do not and cannot make predictions like that. But if all goes as planned I'll be making a first-hand assessment soon.

Greg
BASE104

Social climber
An Oil Field
Apr 12, 2014 - 05:47pm PT
Have you figured out how much Boot Flake actually weighs?
whitemeat

Big Wall climber
San Luis Obispo, CA
Apr 12, 2014 - 06:30pm PT
this is from the top of the king swing pitch on that sloping ledge! same one as the pic with a big red arrow...

Credit: whitemeat
mucci

Trad climber
The pitch of Bagalaar above you
Apr 14, 2014 - 11:37am PT
Credit: mucci

This one moved 4" on the leader.

Credit: mucci

Have to use this one later on in the pitch.

It complains a bit.


clinker

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, California
Apr 14, 2014 - 12:13pm PT
Credit: clinker

Former death block. R.I.P.

Nether Region, Pinnacles
gstock

climber
Yosemite Valley
Apr 14, 2014 - 12:54pm PT
"Have you figured out how much Boot Flake actually weighs?"

Boot Flake has a volume of about 30 cubic meters, as measured from ground-based lidar. Assuming a density of granite of 2,700 kilograms per cubic meter, that yields a weight (choose your unit) of:

81,000 kilograms
81.0 metric tons
89.3 short tons
178,574 pounds
18,857,184 ounces
3.437e+8 pennyweights
etc.

That is actually pretty lightweight by Yosemite standards. For reference, there is a rockfall somewhere in Yosemite Valley of about 80 metric tons every few months on average.
Prezwoodz

climber
Anchorage
Apr 14, 2014 - 01:02pm PT
Here's a pretty huge trundle from a year or two ago. Its kind of a silly video.

https://vimeo.com/43881692
steveA

Trad climber
Wolfeboro, NH
Apr 14, 2014 - 02:05pm PT
Came across some scary stuff on the 1st pitch of the Kor/Beck route, to the left of the Central Pillar of Frenzy, last week. J.Donini remarked on it as well.
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Apr 14, 2014 - 02:16pm PT
Pt Mugu
PyRo's  home made Topo of Mugu Slab stuff
PyRo's home made Topo of Mugu Slab stuff
Credit: pyro
this thing came down during el nino year 1996.
TomCochrane

Trad climber
Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay
Jun 23, 2014 - 09:31pm PT
Clint: Actually that corner was not done (as far as I know) until 9/2001 as "Early Times", by Coiler and Josh Thompson.

Thank you, Clint, once again, for filling-in pieces of the history puzzle. Yes, 'Early Times' follows the line I was attempting to solo back in the early '60s. I thought the route would be direct all the way, ala Comici. At the time I hadn't realized the line would cross the Robbins direct route. That loose block above the overhang must have been long gone when the crack was finally climbed, as I couldn't imagine anyone getting past it without first rappelling from the top to kick it off. It is also hard to imagine that rock maintaining its poise for four decades...

On the other hand much of what passes for rock climbing these days is beyond what I could have imagined back then.
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