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Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Topic Author's Original Post - Jan 18, 2013 - 04:57am PT
I didn't see a post about this. I think it is worthy enough to start one.A few days ago Jonathan Blair and Jason Torlano skied Clouds Rest with a little less than 500 feet of rappelling. Badass! Congratulations guys.

Ken
QITNL

climber
Jan 18, 2013 - 05:01am PT
GNAR!

Pix!
enjoimx

Trad climber
Yosemite, ca
Jan 18, 2013 - 06:17am PT
Pics found here
http://unofficialnetworks.com/ski-decent-clouds-rest-yosemite-115672/
RP3

Big Wall climber
El Portal/Chapel Hill
Jan 18, 2013 - 06:51am PT
Holy crap! That is unbelievable. Way to go!
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Jan 18, 2013 - 07:39am PT
Uhhhhhhhhh...................

The risk of avalanche on smooth granite slabs is......

astronomical

sick bastages
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 18, 2013 - 08:03am PT
Yipes!
What is worth dying for?
Lots better ways to go.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Jan 18, 2013 - 08:19am PT
No.............friggin...................................way...........
10b4me

Boulder climber
Somewhere on 395
Jan 18, 2013 - 10:52am PT
Bump
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 18, 2013 - 11:00am PT
I thought skiing was supposed to be fun?
TwistedCrank

climber
Dingleberry Gulch, Ideeho
Jan 18, 2013 - 11:01am PT
Bah.

Kids have been skiing stuff I once thought would be fun climbs for over 10 years now.

First it was ice gullies, now it's granite slabs.
WBraun

climber
Jan 18, 2013 - 11:09am PT
Credit: Torlano, Blair

Credit: Torlano, Blair
k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Jan 18, 2013 - 11:20am PT
"Hey Bro, you gotta pair of rock skis I can borrow?"


Damn, that looks sketchy. How long is that run, and how long did it take 'em to get down?
Wild man, wild men.
WBraun

climber
Jan 18, 2013 - 11:34am PT
Approximately 6000 feet downhill ....
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 18, 2013 - 11:35am PT
Way impressive!

But did they ski the Kamps Route? LOL
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose, ca
Jan 18, 2013 - 12:19pm PT
I met these guys yesterday and talked to them about it in front of Reed's. Sounded like a crazy adventure. Super gnarly for sure
JerryA

Mountain climber
Sacramento,CA
Jan 18, 2013 - 12:33pm PT
Doug told me about skiing Illilouette Canyon years ago . How often is that done ?
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Jan 18, 2013 - 01:13pm PT
It made me think of these guys

http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php/124346-TR-Longs-Peak(14-255-)-Notch-Couloir-5-30-08

Although, all you have to do is look at the body of work that Lou Dawson has done, he's shown that pretty amazing things can be done on skis (and he's no slouch climbing rock either).
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Jan 18, 2013 - 02:07pm PT
In the immortal words of Bill King: Holy Toledo!

John
mucci

Trad climber
The pitch of Bagalaar above you
Jan 18, 2013 - 04:51pm PT
^^^^NO! It's Torlano :0
snowhazed

Trad climber
Oaksterdam, CA
Jan 18, 2013 - 06:18pm PT
I was just looking at it on the webcam- it looked prime! I was going to ask if it had been done before- but then I didn't really care to take the time to post and get flamed

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