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Norwegian

Trad climber
Pollock Pines, California
Jan 16, 2013 - 04:40am PT
atta boys,
Dirka

Trad climber
SF
Jan 16, 2013 - 07:51am PT
badass!
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 16, 2013 - 11:15am PT
Let's keep this one on the first page Bump.
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Jan 16, 2013 - 01:20pm PT
FUKIN'A BRO
moacman

Trad climber
Montuckyian Via Canada Eh!
Jan 16, 2013 - 02:18pm PT
Nice job lads..............

Stevo
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Jan 16, 2013 - 02:33pm PT
Even mountain proj features you guys on front page!

http://mountainproject.com/v/107965052
Brian Biega

climber
Truckee, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 16, 2013 - 04:05pm PT
Wayno-

We left the rope at the base. Maybe the rangers picked it up? I thought about hiking back up but had to catch my flight.

Chapel Pond, NY
Power Play & Big Brother. Chapel Pond, NY
Power Play & Big Brother. Chapel Pond, NY
Credit: Brian Biega

Cheers, Brian
IV

climber
tahoe
Jan 16, 2013 - 07:49pm PT
Can you say Rope Guns? ... not many screws in those photos guys.
Sheesh whata send!
OOOOOY!
IV

climber
tahoe
Jan 16, 2013 - 07:52pm PT
rough it up, stuff it up, balls and all; Tre Bon
T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Jan 16, 2013 - 07:56pm PT
We left the rope at the base. Maybe the rangers picked it up?
FYI - The forum protocol is to scream "STOLEN ! ..."
Stewart Johnson

climber
lake forest
Jan 16, 2013 - 08:02pm PT
sorry Biotch, all we did was to find it, coil it, and leave it. there was no theft.its still up there!
Eric Beck

Sport climber
Bishop, California
Jan 16, 2013 - 08:09pm PT
Hi Kevin
Is it true that the entire route fell off a few days after you and Mark did it?
Captain...or Skully

climber
Jan 16, 2013 - 08:11pm PT
Be nice, Stewrat.
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Jan 16, 2013 - 08:26pm PT
Greetings, Mister Beck, how have you been?

The whole route didn't fall off, but the steep middle section did - probably a good 100 ft of the route - 3 days later.

Now I know that sounds crazy to some folks, but when you're obsessed with the climb, and you live in the Valley and have the opportunity to see the climb's changes and how they relate to the weather and temperatures over a period of many weeks, you'll see sections of it fall off. And then rebuild. A pattern of sorts becomes apparent.

The fickle and mysterious nature of the route coupled with its striking beauty are, I think, what make it such an exceptional climb. We watched sections of it fall off a few times before all the factors lined up in a positive way that year. I think we were finally able to climb it on our fifth slog up there.

I sure hope nobody ever goes down with it when it happens, but the moodiness and danger of the climb adds to its power.

There is still time for climbable conditions this season.

Maybe...

Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 16, 2013 - 09:35pm PT
Thanks Brian, I told him it was still up there. If anyone on this forum finds it they can PM me and we can get it home. Awesome send, Brian.
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Jan 16, 2013 - 09:52pm PT
Kevin Daniels climbed it yesterday.
EDIT: Great job to all.
Gal

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Jan 16, 2013 - 10:22pm PT
Fantastic, and wow! Looks intimidating to me, great job.
T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Jan 16, 2013 - 10:36pm PT
Kevin Daniels climbed it yesterday.
The FFA of an ice route is quite an accomplishment.
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Jan 16, 2013 - 11:22pm PT
Not sure I understand.Sorry. Just reporting...


gilly

climber
Mohawk Valley,Ca
Jan 17, 2013 - 10:25am PT
How often can one have a FULL BLOWN Canadian adventure in the lower 48! And in Cali. no less.Sometimes if you nail it just right,one doesn't have to travel north. Mt.Chephren,Temple,Howse???
Mates, again..... fine work.
G
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