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DaveyTree

Trad climber
Fresno
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 3, 2013 - 12:19pm PT
Clint, list is looking really good. Tks for all the work.

The topos for a lot of Patterson Left are posted on line. Do we want to include those? I have copies that I can post up when I get a chance if wanted. Anyone?
limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Apr 3, 2013 - 01:10pm PT
Yes please, this is a great consolidation. I only have low res versions from Rene's blog
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Apr 3, 2013 - 02:01pm PT
Mike... nice shots! Is the last one Black Rock Res.?
mike a.

Sport climber
ca
Apr 3, 2013 - 02:28pm PT
yes it is, when we were there, we spend a night there at the campgrounds at the lake, not a person in sight the whole time we were there, my kind of place :-), next time i go back, for sure going to rap in from the top, off ross crossing road.
Paul Martzen

Trad climber
Fresno
Apr 3, 2013 - 02:56pm PT
Photos are good. These show an enjoyable climb just to the left of Sunset Buttress. On one of our earliest explorations we hiked down the big gulley between The Back Wall and the main bluff to look at the base of Sunset Buttress. We may have gotten a pitch or so up or maybe we just flailed. It became clear it would not be an afternoon romp, so we bailed and climbed back out up this moderate crack system in a spectacular location.
Mr. Big &#40;Richard Leversee&#41; at Patterson Bluffs, on a 3 or 4 pi...
Mr. Big (Richard Leversee) at Patterson Bluffs, on a 3 or 4 pitch escape route immediately to the left of Sunset Buttress. Sunset Buttress is behind him.
Credit: Paul Martzen

Mr. Big leading on a route immediately to the left of Sunset Buttress ...
Mr. Big leading on a route immediately to the left of Sunset Buttress at Patterson Bluffs. 1985
Credit: Paul Martzen
DaveyTree

Trad climber
Fresno
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 3, 2013 - 03:08pm PT
Sweet pics Paul. Those are classic. Did you guys name the escape crack route?

Mike, Nice pics. I am sure you saw Black Rock Dome on the west ridge. Looks like a steep long approach. No roads close on the back side either but would be easier than going up.

Crab, I will post the topos when I het a chance unless someone beats me to it.
mike a.

Sport climber
ca
Apr 3, 2013 - 03:24pm PT
Mike Arechiga on a fun boulder problem at the campgrounds.
Mike Arechiga on a fun boulder problem at the campgrounds.
Credit: mike a.
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Apr 3, 2013 - 04:01pm PT
COZ... 99.9999999999% of the new breed can't handle discomfort.
Otherwise gyms would have PO gardens growing in them.
TICKS in the carpet
Infrared lights.... or ice makers.... or dripping cellings
Be located on top of skyscrapers... with stairway access only
Have big wind generators Blowing most of the time...

limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Apr 3, 2013 - 04:30pm PT
Guy, I have poison oak on my arm and ankle and a big red blob on my waist from a tick bite at this moment. Does that mean I'm part of the 0.0000000001% of the new breed!?!!??

I hope so because that would make me feel special. It would also explain why I've been climbing with 60 year olds and not many people my age want to join


Edit: I'm glad you don't run the fresno gym
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Apr 3, 2013 - 04:37pm PT
Crab... you put up a FA... out in the brush!

you qualify.

limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Apr 3, 2013 - 05:13pm PT
Sweet, I'll put it on my CV

falls and right side
falls and right side
Credit: limpingcrab
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Apr 3, 2013 - 06:19pm PT
Crab... so how hard is it to get to the right side of that photo??????

Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Apr 3, 2013 - 06:42pm PT
I made a minor update - added all the topos (that I have seen) as links, and added Mike A's photo of Patterson Left:
I also moved the route list / online guide to the top of a new separate thread, so I can continue to edit it after the usual 10 day limit:
http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/2106135/Patterson-Bluff-online-guide
limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Apr 3, 2013 - 06:46pm PT
It looked annoying. Getting up to the base of the fall wasn't too bad along the creek, but I didn't try to traverse along the base of the cliff. The picture I posted on the first page shows it a little bit.

I have only hiked around on my own and haven't climbed there yet so I'm sure others on this thread know more than I do about the approach to "the upside down boot"

I've been eating poison oak to try to get immune, if that works I'll be all over patterson bluff this season! (or in the hospital, TBD)
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Apr 3, 2013 - 07:03pm PT
I've been eating poison oak to try to get immune, if that works

Usually repeated exposures, including eating it, will just yield worse immune reactions the next time. Eventually you get very bad swelling and need to get steriods to reduce it. Eating it may get you some exposure on the anus when it ejects....

Urushiol is a toxin (and irritant) which binds to your skin. Your skin forms the blisters to push the contaminated skin away from the tender layers underneath. Only way to stop the blisters is to dissolve the urushiol with Technu or soap/water, within the first few hours of exposure.
limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Apr 3, 2013 - 07:29pm PT
Sorry, thread drift...

Correct on all accounts, which is why I haven't had the courage to try it since I first heard of people eating it years ago. I've learned everything there is to learn about PO and am pretty much just desperate.

There are studies on allergies where gradually increasing exposure to allergens in tiny amounts over time trains the immune system to "get used to it" (i.e. allergy shots). I'm basically trying to mimic those studies to see if it helps. Some claim it has helped them, some claim it hasn't, but there are only anecdotal references and no peer reviewed studies on eating the stuff so I'm giving it a shot by making pill capsules with tiny bits of PO leaves.

It's probably just as dumb as it sounds, but three weeks in (and three leaves later) and at least it hasn't hurt? If it works I'll let the taco know, if it doesn't and I die you'll never hear from me again.


Back on topic-

Clint: thanks again for the work on organizing all this info into that new thread!
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Apr 3, 2013 - 07:48pm PT
Cool - glad to hear you are well informed about poison oak!
I hope you find something that helps.
DaveyTree

Trad climber
Fresno
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 3, 2013 - 09:45pm PT
I was one of those who needed steroids. Had like 5 different shots and all kinds of meds. When I showed the doctor how bad it was he actually backed out of the room....hahaha. Crab, I hope you live long enough for us to climb.

I did have a phone number which I have now lost, stupid phone dump, that was from an ad which said it was a holistic cure. It was a three week program which was supposed to make you immune. It advised it was to be taken during the off season during the winter months. If I can find it I will post it up.

Ckint, thanks for the new thread. I didn't know about the 10 day thing.
DaveyTree

Trad climber
Fresno
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 3, 2013 - 11:11pm PT
Let's see how these came out
Credit: DaveyTree
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DaveyTree

Trad climber
Fresno
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 3, 2013 - 11:14pm PT
Credit: DaveyTree
Credit: DaveyTree
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