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Curt

climber
Gold Canyon, AZ
Jun 25, 2013 - 09:53pm PT
Hello, I need your help. I am near the top of the 3rd pitch of Nutcracker. I tried going left toward a spindly tree, got spooked and returned to my gear. I started straight up but am not sure it is the right way either. There is supposed to be a good stopper placement and I can't find it. Can someone on Supertopo, that has done the route, tell me which way to go? Meanwhile, I will sit out this storm. Don't worry I am hanging on some pretty good gear and await your answer. Thanks for the beta.

You probably only think it's the third pitch. You probably need to mantle.

Curt
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Jun 26, 2013 - 02:03pm PT
Look, everyone who does that route successfully, raps it first. That's how you figure outhow to go. You'll know next time.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jun 26, 2013 - 02:10pm PT
This incident has helped me realize that SuperTopo must create a 24 hour a day call center so that climbers can always have beta and encouragement available, not matter the time of day.

There's an app for that?

Audible beeps when you stray off route... the farther off route the more incessant the beeping.

Ticking. Ticking would be better. The farther off route the louder the ticking.

DMT
nutjob

Sport climber
Almost to Hollywood, Baby!
Jun 26, 2013 - 02:14pm PT
Turn by turn guidance would be cool.

"Make a left turn at the next arete, and then left."

And when you get off-route...

"Make a legal u-turn at the next piece of protection."
kev

climber
A pile of dirt.
Jun 26, 2013 - 02:19pm PT
I think you need to be a little more aware of supertopos upcomming apps!

There's a rumor about a new supertopo climbing tool - RISC-A (RFID Iphone Supertopo Cam Application). When using the app (after getting the RFID tags for your cams) your Iphone will start beeping if you try to use the wrong cam. It will also beep when you should place a cam and show you the right color and brand of cam on the iphone screen. It does this using the phones GPS to know where you are on the route. It's rummored to also have the ability to let you know when your getting off route.

Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Jun 26, 2013 - 02:20pm PT
HOPEFULLY you get down by Facelift, Ken.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jun 26, 2013 - 02:24pm PT
The helpful hints section of the app is especially thought provoking, with advice such as:

"You should be taller." or

"Prepare to deploy the toilet paper."

DMT
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Jun 26, 2013 - 02:49pm PT
kev
How did you learn about my secret mobile app project?
The Beta will be out soon but only covers Castle Rock area.
kev

climber
A pile of dirt.
Jun 26, 2013 - 03:01pm PT
HT,

I learned about it doing market research for my app SOTG (Safe On The Ground). My app uses the iphone camera to record data about your gear such as it's age, type, shinyness, draws vs slings, grigri vs ATC, etc coupled with current camera data of you and your partner to makes a recommendation of if a particular lead is for you or not. This often results in the Safe On The Ground recommendation.

kev
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Jun 26, 2013 - 03:04pm PT
My app is called UOTSWNPTG
Up On The Stone With No Place To Go
I should enroll Chicken Skinner and PTPP for beta testing.
Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 26, 2013 - 05:21pm PT
I sent! Just finished hauling the pigs up. No sherpas to be found anywhere. I might have to start ferrying loads down by myself in the morning. Does anyone know where the descent is?
micronut

Trad climber
Jun 26, 2013 - 05:31pm PT
The descent? It's straight uphill from the top of the route. You need to aim for the Valley Rim due North. The true top out is on the rim...then bear North East to pick up the Porcupine Creek trail just beyond North Dome.
yosguns

climber
San Mateo, California
Jun 26, 2013 - 09:35pm PT
Man, I am so glad drc and I just caved and bought iPhones. We'll never climb unsafe again!!!! Best of luck with the descent, Chickadee.
murcy

Gym climber
sanfrancisco
Jun 26, 2013 - 09:40pm PT
Um, there is some serious misinformation on this thread.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Jun 26, 2013 - 10:59pm PT
Sure hope you have a DaBrim, because yer gunna stroke out in that heat wave coming. Go slow, drink lots, and we'll be there soon!
MisterE

Social climber
Jun 27, 2013 - 12:33pm PT
Well played, Sir.
Barbarian

climber
Jun 27, 2013 - 01:09pm PT
Best thread in a long time!
Mtnmun

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
Jun 27, 2013 - 01:44pm PT
Dis cwacks me up!
mucci

Trad climber
The pitch of Bagalaar above you
Jun 27, 2013 - 01:55pm PT
Jettison the pigs immediately.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jun 27, 2013 - 03:29pm PT
No sherpas to be found anywhere.

That's because Crimpergirl ate them.
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