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DRV

Trad climber
Jul 26, 2013 - 12:42pm PT
Epic climb, beautiful spot, I love SEKI...

A buddy and I did the South Face...but after the initial 4 piches of simul to the headwall we traversed too far right and ended up on two pitches of 10+ R/X climbing. This was not that fun. However, once we got into the furrows and above it was sweet. If fixed ropes are not there I would say rap or be careful downclimbing.
Floyd Hayes

Trad climber
Hidden Valley Lake, CA
Jul 26, 2013 - 04:23pm PT
I allowed Youtube do some automatic editing to stabilize the video, but noticed that the text became shaky! Luckily Youtube allowed me to delete the changes.

Todd, yes we used just one rope for three people, with the latter two simuclimbing. Of course it's slower than climbing with two (the oldest was 63), but we divided the gear between us on the hikes in and out, and a third was free at the belays to take photos and shoot video.

Also, a few days ago I posted some lengthy beta at Mountain Project.
The Wedge

Boulder climber
Santa Rosa & Bishop, CA
Jul 26, 2013 - 06:35pm PT
I agree with Mark Miller. Watch out for BEARS. Take a bear can!
Floyd Hayes

Trad climber
Hidden Valley Lake, CA
Jul 26, 2013 - 08:13pm PT
If you're hiking in from the west, there is a bear locker at Bubb's Creek Campground (we didn't know it and took along our bear canisters). The only bears we saw last week were two at Road's End. None bothered us during our two nights at Bubb's Creek. Maybe the bears no longer view the campsite as a reliable source of food.
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 2, 2013 - 12:25am PT
Getting ready to go, go , go!




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Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 2, 2013 - 12:27am PT
Looks big to me....


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Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 2, 2013 - 12:29am PT
Got up really really early...

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Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 2, 2013 - 12:31am PT
Got started on the climb on tues....

Credit: Todd Gordon
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 2, 2013 - 12:33am PT
My awesome climbing partner, Jessie Cruz.....

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Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 2, 2013 - 12:35am PT
Credit: Todd Gordon
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 2, 2013 - 12:38am PT
Up , up, up...



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Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 2, 2013 - 12:40am PT
Very cool climb, no doubt...


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Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 2, 2013 - 12:43am PT
Jessica Cruz on the summit of Charlotte Dome;...yeeeeehooooooo!

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Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 2, 2013 - 12:44am PT
Long day for the old man...

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Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 2, 2013 - 12:47am PT
Thanks to all the supertopo friends who gave me helpful beta;..and thank you to Jared, Jason, Loren, and Bianca (other climbers who climbed ahead of us)....who were fun, friendly, and helpful (I didn't have to do any route finding!)....a great great great day on a very beautiful mountain.

Credit: Todd Gordon

It took longer than Dave Evans' 3 1/2 hours...and I still find it amazing that Tucker Tech did an on site solo of the route (and it rained a bit on him too!).....incredible.....
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Aug 2, 2013 - 01:04am PT
Awesome Todd, way 2 get after it!
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Aug 2, 2013 - 01:07am PT
Looks like a great time, Todd!
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 2, 2013 - 01:13am PT
Credit: Todd Gordon

I'm home now;....very tired/sore and very happy about our big adventure;..it was a steller outing! Today put the kids to work to pay for the trip....

Credit: Todd Gordon
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Aug 2, 2013 - 09:41am PT
Glad you had fun!
TFPU
Bad Climber

climber
Aug 2, 2013 - 10:35am PT
Looks like you hit it just right. What a great, great piece o' granite!

Congrats.

BAd
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