WIND TREE , an Eagle Lake Butress classic~

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rick sumner

Trad climber
reno, nevada/ wasilla alaska
Apr 5, 2013 - 11:14am PT
I remember being up their in early April, '75 i think, with the whole red book crew-Bill Todd, John Taylor, Greg Dexter and bivouacing under a large overhanging boulder to get in two days of climbing. Might of done "Orange Sunshine" 10b ,and do i remember dropping two hits in a sealed container in a niche high in the crack?Anyway flashbacks of good times from the deep past. Did quite a few routes on that outing.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 5, 2013 - 11:23am PT
BAAHAAHA! And i thought a certain name was due to the rock color!;-D

After the red guide came out, it was one of the first places we hit. Kinda like an intro to the "red guide team".. I believe a quote was,," cripes man,, these guys are ON IT!" We also called the wind tree, "right angle rodney"..Dont know why, but i love that stoopid lil shrub of a juniper. Growing where and how it does.."against all odds".. Thanks for all those routes man..
adikted

Boulder climber
Tahooooeeeee
Apr 5, 2013 - 11:37am PT
Ive done the ridgeline to its end and while being class 3 there are some awesome pinnacles to explore and its a great day in the mtns!!

Greg
rick sumner

Trad climber
reno, nevada/ wasilla alaska
Apr 5, 2013 - 11:45am PT
Adikted-to what? A stash of mind altering drugs and that long pinnacle ridge would make for a good day in the mountains even at this advanced age. Now if i could just find that container on Orange Sunshine....
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 5, 2013 - 11:52am PT
I can just see a flock o climbers headin up eagle creek canyon this coming weekend headin for da sunshine !
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Apr 5, 2013 - 12:03pm PT
It looks like a pile of choss to me.
But I'm pretty sure I soloed it back in the day, I climbed all over that ridge.
I do see some nice lines that could be bolted up, maybe some 13b sport climbs!
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Apr 5, 2013 - 12:13pm PT
How long is the hike in there. Looks like a great crag.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 5, 2013 - 12:16pm PT
an hour or so- not in a hurry..Up a creek for a few then a gorgeous Col of granite slabs and talus- never really steep. Wildlife can be abundant at times. Marmots and "cheesburger" birds..

Reminds me of something though,, there USED to be a 5.9 climb that was a crack to a roof traverse- right at the bridge up the creek. We were GOING to do it one day, but we decided to go ahead up to the butress. On the way down that evening, we found the ENTIRE roof had fallen off busting to LARGE chunks in the creek!!!!!!!! It woulda been fatal for the belayer and climber. We looked around for signs of squashed human, but none were detected lol!
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