Battling the Central Tower

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Myles Moser

climber
Lone Pine, Ca
Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 18, 2013 - 07:22pm PT
Well, Central Tower: one, Moser-Ness:zero. We established 12 fantastic free climbing pitches over five days. By the end of day five the ceiling and clouds dropped! We hunkered down in the 6x3foot portaledge for eight days to wait the storm. It felt as if it was never going to end. Days and days of snow flurries and torrential winds beat us back.We tossed the bags and bailed.

There are more photos here and more story to come. We head back in for the South Tower in a day or so, for our last ditch effort to see another summit before heading home.

http://roamingbanditos.blogspot.com/2013/03/central-tower-torres-del-paine.html

Also everything I have been reading from the "sends" going down on the Big Stones back home and around the world by the Monkeys, as well as the support from one Monkey to the other has been an absolutely awesome read! Rad! And keep the love for one another alive!

Ciao Amigos!
Credit: Myles Moser

Sailors take worn!
Sailors take worn!
Credit: Myles Moser
Sailors take worn!

Credit: Myles Moser

Credit: Myles Moser

Credit: Myles Moser

Credit: Myles Moser

Credit: Myles Moser

Credit: Myles Moser

Credit: Myles Moser

Credit: Myles Moser

ruppell

climber
Mar 18, 2013 - 07:31pm PT
You and Amy on a ledge for eight days? Did you finally run out of stuff to talk about? Knowing you two probably not. lol When are you guys heading back to the states?
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Mar 18, 2013 - 07:35pm PT
You know some people would not consider what your doing as FUN.


Good luck on the next one.

Myles Moser

climber
Lone Pine, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 18, 2013 - 07:35pm PT
Hey Matty! We should be back by mid April. Tell Emma, Ames says Hi!

Ps- the photos won't rotate the right direction because the configuration of the ipad... Sorry!

It's a fine line we walk of fun?
Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Colombia, South America
Mar 18, 2013 - 07:44pm PT
Wow will definitely be waiting for that TR.
jfailing

Trad climber
PDX, the road...
Mar 20, 2013 - 01:09am PT
Ahhh, good to see you two are still alive. That central tower looks like a beast!! Good freaking luck on the south tower - hoping you'll send.

Let's hang when you get back to the states! Be safe...
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Mar 20, 2013 - 02:48am PT
Some classic photos....

My fav:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-veCOfIje3EQ/UUdWpN1WqyI/AAAAAAAAAao/EvffmJJ0RbU/s640/blogger-image-1902863902.jpg
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Mar 20, 2013 - 03:03am PT
Towers have to win sometime...you guys been winning too much though, and wish you to tie the game ;) Like your posts a lot guys!
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Mar 20, 2013 - 09:36am PT
Badassed! Thanks for sharing that, great photos ...even the sideways ones. That looks so frikkan cold even in the sunshine, but you don't mention it in your tale.
CalicoJack

climber
CA
Mar 20, 2013 - 11:26am PT
Beautiful- thanks for posting & best of luck on the next one! What a trip!

Andy
Roxy

Trad climber
CA Central Coast
Mar 20, 2013 - 11:29am PT
Love your pictures and blog reports, Myles and Amy! A real escape for those of us chained to soul-sucking day jobs.

Hope you don't mind but I took the liberty of rotating some of your pictures.

central tower_myles moser_01
central tower_myles moser_01
Credit: Roxy

central tower_myles moser_02
central tower_myles moser_02
Credit: Roxy

central tower_myles moser_03
central tower_myles moser_03
Credit: Roxy

central tower_myles moser_04
central tower_myles moser_04
Credit: Roxy


Carry on!
Fish Finder

Social climber
THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART
Mar 20, 2013 - 11:34am PT




Hows the ankle?


Spring/Summer is waiting for you!
matty

Trad climber
under the sea
Mar 20, 2013 - 11:40am PT
RAD TFPU and WFT letting the tower win....try harder next time...just kidding...sounds like you did everything you could...and that is a victory too! I regret when I've retreated knowing I could have done more. BAD ASS thanks for the stoke.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Mar 20, 2013 - 11:42am PT
Fun, heh heh....

Reminds me of a few ultra "fun" spots I've been in.


Best of luck on the next round! Remember, keep your hands up high, stay on your toes, MOVE MOVE MOVE, work the jab, and then BLAM! Put out the lights!
Grippa

Trad climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Mar 20, 2013 - 11:44am PT
keep crushing!
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose, ca
Mar 20, 2013 - 12:14pm PT
Damn way to go for it!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 20, 2013 - 01:07pm PT
At least you tried! And tried well! :-)

Nothing like a nice sunny summer day in the Torres, eh?
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Mar 20, 2013 - 08:03pm PT
^^^
What the hell? An inversion?
shipoopoi

Big Wall climber
oakland
Apr 4, 2013 - 02:30am PT
waiting for the south tower tale...any news. ss
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