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Brian Biega

climber
Truckee, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 16, 2013 - 07:05pm 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 - 10:49pm PT
Can you say Rope Guns? ... not many screws in those photos guys.
Sheesh whata send!
OOOOOY!
IV

climber
tahoe
Jan 16, 2013 - 10:52pm PT
rough it up, stuff it up, balls and all; Tre Bon
T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Jan 16, 2013 - 10:56pm 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 - 11:02pm 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 - 11:09pm 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 - 11:11pm PT
Be nice, Stewrat.
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Jan 16, 2013 - 11:26pm 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 17, 2013 - 12:35am 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 17, 2013 - 12:52am PT
Kevin Daniels climbed it yesterday.
EDIT: Great job to all.
Gal

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Jan 17, 2013 - 01:22am PT
Fantastic, and wow! Looks intimidating to me, great job.
T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Jan 17, 2013 - 01:36am PT
Kevin Daniels climbed it yesterday.
The FFA of an ice route is quite an accomplishment.
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Jan 17, 2013 - 02:22am PT
Not sure I understand.Sorry. Just reporting...


gilly

climber
Mohawk Valley,Ca
Jan 17, 2013 - 01:25pm 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
Flanders!

Trad climber
June Lake, CA
Jan 19, 2013 - 12:00am PT

How many assents of the Tears has been made over the years ?
Stewart Johnson

climber
lake forest
Jan 19, 2013 - 09:33am PT
afternoons are getting warm, is it still there?
Tork

climber
Yosemite
Jan 19, 2013 - 11:23am PT
Was all there as of 1-19 at 4pm as was Silver Strand
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Jan 19, 2013 - 12:05pm PT
There's a lot of confusion about how many ascents it's had. I just read a link which said a few dozen ( http://rockice.amgbusiness.com/lates-news/widows-tears-rare-repeat ), but I've heard estimates of less than 15 before this season.

I know Chappy did it twice, Dan has done it, Dale and Ron. Seems like Dean's done it. Mark would know better about the 70's and 80's.

It is a good question, and ascents should be as memorable as they are rare.
Tork

climber
Yosemite
Jan 19, 2013 - 12:27pm PT
I'm still trying to figure out who all has done it this year?

Jason and Greg - 1/3
Kim and Rick - 1/12
Brian and Paul - 1/13
Kevin, Trevor and Kurt - 1/15
The Rangers/Ed ???



Rock and Ice blerb on Mountain Project fails to mention all the parties before Kevin, Trevor and Rick, especially Greg and Jasons
WBraun

climber
Jan 19, 2013 - 12:50pm PT
The rangers had to divert over to the Silver Strand instead because Kevin, Trevor and Kurt were ahead of them at the base that day ......

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