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Yayo

Sport climber
Houston, TX
Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 18, 2013 - 09:27pm PT
Hi Guys

I am new at this post and not sure if I should use this for my question. Please excuse me if I am doing wrong.

I am planning to climb the Owl Rock the second week of March with my teenager son, and wonder if any of you can give me son tips about the gear we may need, Cam sizes, Hexes, ropes, etc. any tip would be appreciated.

Thanks

Gerar
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Feb 18, 2013 - 09:40pm PT
Are you talking about owl rock in Arches?
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Feb 18, 2013 - 11:13pm PT
Owl Rock ... Kern Canyon, California???
dave

climber
Earth
Feb 18, 2013 - 11:44pm PT
you'll probably need ropes and excentrics, and don't forget the yayo
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Feb 19, 2013 - 12:37am PT
Should I give the Honors to someone else,
or, should I tell him?

:)
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Feb 19, 2013 - 12:47am PT
Credit: Cozmicragdood
???

Or......
▀ ╬ ě T ă H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Feb 19, 2013 - 12:53am PT
There's one in AZ too I think. There is probably an "Owl Rock" in every state in the union.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Feb 19, 2013 - 12:53am PT
Excentrics?
What are excentrics?

"YER GONNA DIE" for sure!!!

Get yourself some climbing instruction first before you go buying Rope and EXCENTRICS.


Edit: forgive me Hobo Dan for uttering that Vile Quote.

:)
10b4me

Boulder climber
Somewhere on 395
Feb 19, 2013 - 01:39am PT
What are excentrics?

The people who post on this forum
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 19, 2013 - 05:01am PT
hey there say, yayo... hope you get this sorted, which owl rock and get the info you need...

Roxy

Trad climber
CA Central Coast
Feb 19, 2013 - 10:39am PT
excentrics

O you mean like King Cobras?

They're great for the summit.

Al_Smith

climber
San Francisco, CA
Feb 19, 2013 - 01:23pm PT
If you are referring to Owl Rock in Arches National Park, you will likely need the following:

It's approx 90 feet to the anchors going up an irregular and blocky crack. The climb is straightforward but certainly somewhat unique and interesting.

A regular rack of cams with medium to large sizes the primary protection.
Doubles of #2's, #1's, and #3's would be useful if not a very confident trad climber. We used a #4 2/3rd's of the way up the climb where the crack becomes somewhat off-fist size for approximately 10 feet.

You will need a 60 meter rope. It is often windy there, and the climb leads off a little platform. Make sure to knot the ends of your rope. With the wind, you might not be able to see that the rope is touching down, but I assure you if you have a 60 meter rope and rap from the dead middle, you will touch down just fine, but without much rope to spare.

At the top of the climb, you can ascend the additional 10 feet to the summit (no protection) before downclimbing back down to the anchor that sits at the 90 foot mark.

Its a classic with great views. Have fun and be safe!
Yayo

Sport climber
Houston, TX
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 21, 2013 - 05:55am PT
Guys;

Thank you for replays.

Sorry my english, I am from Southamerica and still working on some vocabulary. (Excentric is the way we name Hexes)

The route is Owl Rock at The Arches.

Regards
Yayo

Sport climber
Houston, TX
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 21, 2013 - 06:01am PT
Al_Smith;

Thank you for the tips.
I will post some pictures.

Regards

Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Feb 21, 2013 - 06:51am PT
The name of the original route is Good Clean Fun because it was done entirely with nuts.

Anybody who needs cams to do it is a pussy.
(this month is the 35th anniversary)
Al_Smith

climber
San Francisco, CA
Feb 21, 2013 - 11:02am PT
You will love it Yayo! Have fun.

Also, great cragging about 10 minutes from Arches at a place called Wall Street. Tons of well bolted sport and trad routes all along the Colorado River. It's not Indian Creek (also nearby), but a great way to spend the evenings if staying in Moab. You can get a ton of fun routes done in a very short time there.

Enjoy!

Yayo

Sport climber
Houston, TX
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 22, 2013 - 05:41am PT
Toker Villain

Thank you for the tip.

Regards
Yayo

Sport climber
Houston, TX
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 22, 2013 - 05:42am PT
Al_Smith;

That is great to know, we are going to stay at Mohab, so I will visit Wall Street for sure.

Thanks
Snowmassguy

Trad climber
Calirado
Feb 22, 2013 - 09:52am PT
Come over here silly climbers... my rock is waiting.
Come over here silly climbers... my rock is waiting.
Credit: Snowmassguy
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