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jonnyrig

Trad climber
formerly known as hillrat
Sep 29, 2013 - 11:12pm PT
Had a Mungetastic (did I spell that right?) time following Rick Sumner up Sumner's Summit just a little NE of Lembert Dome today along with Ron Anderson! Nice little three-pitch FA in the breezy NV autumn air. So much to do, so little time...
Nice lead Mr Sumner!
Good to finally meet you Ron. Hope we can get out there again before the cold really sets in.
Now, for your viewing pleasure...
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Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HRKRNH
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 29, 2013 - 11:30pm PT
Good to meet you JohnnyRig! Yes it was a day among the never crowded great basin.. Head winds all the way back, tail winds all the way out. And in between a little more wind.. The clouds sailing by like water over the top of the crag was special too! Ya done good and you have some MASSIVE cams..
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Sep 29, 2013 - 11:44pm PT
Damn it,
When do I get to tag along with the 5.3d team, I passed the audition up thread and everything. I couldn't have made this expedition, just returned from a trip to Maine, but would dig bein a belay slave for future forays.
Looks like you gents had a good time at Sumners Secret Crag, way cool!
Tad
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HRKRNH
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 29, 2013 - 11:46pm PT
Tad we will be at it again out there sometime in the latter half of Oct- we will get hold of you..5.3Ds await...;-)
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Sep 30, 2013 - 12:08am PT
Thanks Ron,
I still owe ya a Cannabis Crags tour, some 5.3d's await there as well.
Maybe drag Rick along with us if he wants.
Let me know when you guys set a date.
Glad you guys got after it,
Tad
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Sep 30, 2013 - 12:43am PT
Nice work guys!

A little NE of Lembert.. good one.. accurate In a way. Although if you look at the map it's actually almost due north,
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Sep 30, 2013 - 06:24am PT
Nice TR,Ron,Rick.
Looks like a great area,good to be away from the crowds.
It is pretty easy back east here also.[unless you are going to the gunks]
TFPU. Wilbeer
jonnyrig

Trad climber
formerly known as hillrat
Nov 11, 2013 - 12:09pm PT
Yo dudes...
found the road to the towers...
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Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 11, 2013 - 01:01pm PT
Did you approach?
jonnyrig

Trad climber
formerly known as hillrat
Nov 11, 2013 - 01:08pm PT
No, we had a time constraint. The road gets to within maybe half a mile and ends at a guzzler.
The little climbing we did was up canyon from Rick,s rock.

The towers look composed of chossy broken volcanic layers, but there may be a hidden route or two there. Hope to go back sometime this month.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 11, 2013 - 01:18pm PT
might be like the top out to corrugation corner!!
jonnyrig

Trad climber
formerly known as hillrat
Nov 11, 2013 - 01:26pm PT
theres another big slabby tower thing to the nw as well, and this stuff all looks like maybe three pitch max, but theres quite a bit of it. Thinkin pins and small cams, but of course i wasnt anywhere close enough to guess.

Thought it,d be fun to climb the south face, rap off to the saddle, then link it to the s face of the next n ridge, which should be the top. In reality, halfway up the s tower would probably be an astonishing victory in my own mind. heh heh

Oh,and the low res photos are taken with the phone cam held on the eyepiece of low-cost mini binocs, so they suck.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 11, 2013 - 01:29pm PT
I do believe getting up that tower then OFF that tower would be a full on project of a day.. Lest you be eaten by a lion...



edit: LOL,, GUD ZOOM technique!
jonnyrig

Trad climber
formerly known as hillrat
Nov 11, 2013 - 01:58pm PT
So, here's what we did yesterday... nonspectacular ascent of the little slab upcanyon from Rick's find.
Linked a single pitch decomposed chute with super poor pro and lots of loose junk out of the right canyon. I'd call it maybe 5.3. One nut I placed fell out, but even had it stayed I doubt it would have caught me.
Then some part slab climbing to a belay ledge above a table-sized detched flake, and the second pitch of that face was a nice hand/fist crack to the top with easy pro and better rock.
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