When will it let loose ?? you wonder...

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Footloose

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe
Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 21, 2013 - 10:52pm PT
Check out this section outlined in red...
Credit: Footloose

Of course it's right above the belay on my new favorite, very local route. What's more, to pull the roof you need to load the block via the finger crack atop it, and of course, last but not least, after you place pro in it as well.

For wider perspective...
Red is Sunny Delight.  Well protected. Yellow is 5.10d variation.
Red is Sunny Delight. Well protected. Yellow is 5.10d variation.
Credit: Footloose

Now check out the section - same pic - outlined in yellow...
Credit: Footloose

It looks like the block pictured above outlined in red once upon a time had a sibling right here. Golly gee!

Which reminds me...
Climbing is dangerous. Climb at your own risk.

So that's my personal favorite. Currently. Of a suspect block - presenting with unclear attachment - that appears ready to let loose at any time.

Any of you people have one?
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Feb 21, 2013 - 11:02pm PT
Well, on any given day yo just never know, do you? Applies to the everyday too. Nice pictures. Hope it holds. If it doesn't, well, newness is created.

Cheers, lynnie
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Feb 21, 2013 - 11:03pm PT
chit...scary! How tall is this formation?
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Feb 21, 2013 - 11:06pm PT
call up Ivan Greene. He'll fix it for you.
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Feb 21, 2013 - 11:09pm PT
best post all week Nature!!!!
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Feb 21, 2013 - 11:36pm PT
Throw a clove hitch on a dig bar and fix it
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Feb 21, 2013 - 11:44pm PT
I'd say, at least in thes pics, it doesn't look that ready to go. Yeah, it's a tough call with a pic like that - not really knowing the situation up close.
ronj

climber
Feb 21, 2013 - 11:59pm PT
Hereís a picture of some wild-man who just pulled it.

Credit: ronj

When I climbed it, it took me two tries. On the first try the hold I was pulling on came off in my hand. After the second time over I was a little shook and very pumped. I only made it about halfway up (not quite to the mantle). My friend Dave sent it. My wife had the same question youíre posing now and was unwilling to pull on it at all. Iím looking forward to giving it another go in the near future.
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Feb 22, 2013 - 12:01am PT
Don't take it for granite.....

or granted, that it wont fall on ya.
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Feb 22, 2013 - 12:02am PT
thanks for the last pic, now I see the scale.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Feb 22, 2013 - 12:07am PT
That is the reason god gave us crowbars.
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Feb 22, 2013 - 12:14am PT
Better pic - there looks to be a horizontal fracture. If you are aware of that, place the belay accordingly at least. Use it as a test piece to test your resolve against the Reaper. Chances are it won't be the one that gets you.
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Feb 22, 2013 - 12:44am PT
I can't believe it took a dozen or so posts to get to...


Yer gonna die!!!!


PS that rope is tight enough like a cello string to play middle C.
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Feb 22, 2013 - 12:47am PT
Dude, I'm just too mellow tonight to think about death. Be my guest though! :>)

Technically, I did say he was gonna die, maybe that's what you mean......but just not by that blade......and then of course I'm stoned and lost count of half a dozen or so.

He's probably got the rope tight cause he's prying on that thing. It will be like a zit that won't pop for him now, and will ruin the route until it's gone.

He thinks that's a bad hang-down, I didn't like being under that giant mass of over-hanging choss on 4 Hour Arete. It wasn't the one that will get me though! It was a nice route but it had DEATH hanging over it.
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Feb 22, 2013 - 01:04am PT
You're right about that sh#t hanging above the however many hours arete. But that was a fun day!
jstan

climber
Feb 22, 2013 - 01:05am PT
I'd move that belay over a bit.
Michelle

Social climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Feb 22, 2013 - 01:10am PT
trundling is fun.
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Feb 22, 2013 - 01:11am PT
A fun day in the Shadow of Death. I was even worried the entire house-size block the mantle was on would slide off - it's faulted like that - but I worry too much. Other than that it WAS a great day.
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