Yeah, that looks like it. Gosh, it's been so long. I'll have to dig through some boxes and see if I can find some photos. Most I have lost in the move across five countries.
Down in the canyon of the Stan after Donnells Reservoir (some great swimming holes/pools there in the canyon) there was this sweet crack, about 90', I had to do a bit of gardening, not much, but it sort of curved up to the left, hands, then fists and a bit of off-width.
My boyhood (and best) friend Brian Southworth (not really a climber) belayed me. I had bought him (North Face, Sierra Designs, I can't remember) a pair of PAs, he wasn't really into climbing. I wonder if he still has them. I'll write him, he and his family live in McKinleyville, he's about ready to retire from PG&E. His wife Cindy keeps in touch more than he does, but like my late brother Mac, Brian isn't much of a communicator.
But he was a good belayer. I must have done about 20 routes in that Stanislaus canyon. Most one-pitch. Brian wasn't great at following, so most of the routes I either down climbed or rap to clean gear. This was 1974-75. I'll write him to see if he has hung onto those PAs.
Got the guide-book this weekend. Really good book.
Tried to go to Potter's Rock to check it out, didn't realize the Forest Service had closed a lot of the roads to Donnell Reservoir. Real bummer to go all that way and find the roads closed until December.
I searched forum for a thread about all the haunt and spook out at the Lost World and didn't seem to find one...perhaps this thread is most relevant place to ask about other scary tales / experiences from the Lost World area?
The most recent R&I (issue 219) has a cool article "the Howling" about the area, read it last night before bed and it stirred my imagination like when I was young and first read Bradbury.
It's Craig Connell, not O'Connell. I'm his ex wife and climbing partner.
Does anyone know where Knic Seto is now? He was in Fairbanks AK and now he seems to have disappeared...
thanks for any info..