Yosemite's biggest impact....you be the judge.

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Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Mar 11, 2013 - 07:15pm PT
It is great how this topic has carried the weight of both what matters to the world and what matters to individuals.

There was some great psych and great tutoring offered by great climbers passing through. For only the cost of taking up space on those big, square chunks of wood that originally held in the C4 parking lot, the value and influences are still immeasurable and subtle where ever life takes me.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 11, 2013 - 07:24pm PT
My unimportant take on Jim's query
1: The irresistible lure of the big walls.
2: The clean & free climbing revolution.
3: The evolution to serious Alpine climbing.
4: The crystallization of 1 through 3 on Big Mountain Big Walls.
LilaBiene

Trad climber
Mar 11, 2013 - 07:43pm PT
From my very limited perspective and assisted, estimated triangulation, "spawning ground" would appear to cover all the bases.

I'll probably burn in Hell for that one...
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 11, 2013 - 07:46pm PT
"spawning ground"
LOLila perfect.
snowhazed

Trad climber
Oaksterdam, CA
Mar 11, 2013 - 07:51pm PT
The ability for all of the above mentioned progressions to so easily be captured on film and spread out to the world culture at large. Also millions of civilians see headlamps twinkling on walls and climbers walking by.

A world class venue- right next to the road. That is the the biggest impact.

squishy

Mountain climber
Mar 11, 2013 - 08:03pm PT
It's really all about that airplane crash and the extra time bought to produce things like the friends and push the boundaries of climbing by using the abundance of free time. In a culture like california with a place like that, everything just came together at the right time to spawn some crazy ass climbing homos...
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 11, 2013 - 08:08pm PT
What about "controversial techniques"? Some pioneering there in that avenue as well eh?
squishy

Mountain climber
Mar 11, 2013 - 08:10pm PT
pullies, winches, stove legs, hard pitons, no pitons, bashies?, bird beaks?, bongs, HEHEHEHEHE, bongs....
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Mar 12, 2013 - 01:53am PT
Bump, Awesome thread & lots of cool posts. I need to go to the valley to properly answer this.

nopantsben

climber
Mar 12, 2013 - 05:29am PT
i've been told there is a route from 189? that was rated 5.8 but really has mandatory 5.10+ or so on it. can't think of the name.

but I agree with Jim that Yosemite is different from Elbsandstein and ultimately had a very different impact.
AP

Trad climber
Calgary
Mar 12, 2013 - 07:31am PT
The chance to hang with people from many different countries.
Good parties and socializing after dark.
Eating strange Japanese delicacies with the Suzukis and their friend.
Climbing Braille Book and not being able to see the roads or campgrounds, just thinking we were in wilderness (only 1 other party within sight or earshot).
The first real leader fall. The first 5.10 leads
Lots of fun and challenges.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 12, 2013 - 07:50am PT
Biggest "impact"
Jan Davis. RIP

http://www.aerialfocus.com/jan.html
Dingus McGee

Social climber
Laramie
Mar 12, 2013 - 07:54am PT
Okay I agree on all 3 counts but Yosemite is the antithesis of overhanging face climbing and its techniques.
Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Colombia, South America
Mar 12, 2013 - 09:06am PT
Yup, it's about crack climbing and always will be.
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Mar 12, 2013 - 09:16am PT
Yosemite doesn't exist anymore.

It's now a dead artifact.
WBraun

climber
Mar 12, 2013 - 09:16am PT
Yosemite is what you make it.

Not more or less .......
WBraun

climber
Mar 12, 2013 - 09:30am PT
i've been told there is a route from 1989? that was rated 5.8 but really has mandatory 5.10+ or so on it. can't think of the name.


It's called "High Pressure"

Bridwell rated I believe originally 5.9 to piss off all the down raters during that period.

It's actually 5.11.

Me and Kauk went up there on day to do it and it's definitely NOT 5.9.

Is this the climb you're thinking of?
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