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Brandon Adams

Big Wall climber
Monterey, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Aug 23, 2013 - 03:54pm PT
I'm currently preparing myself to get on The Shield the third week of September. My plan is to climb it solo and as cleanly as possible.

However, I post this here because if someone is down for a grand adventure, I would welcome a partner.

Anyone interested?
Impaler

Social climber
Berkeley
Aug 23, 2013 - 04:36pm PT
How many days are you intending to spend on the wall? I have 3 days off during that week...
Brandon Adams

Big Wall climber
Monterey, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 23, 2013 - 05:26pm PT
That seems pretty darn fast. Im thinking of starting on Muir, then bivying on Heart, Grey Ledges, one night on the headwall, chickenhead, and top.

That being said, that plan is based on how fast I plan to move while soloing and climbing super (hopefully entirely) clean. If you are way solid and anticipate being able to move at a faster clip, let's talk.

By three days off, you mean that you have a five day weekend right? Any chance you could just take the whole week? ;)
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Aug 23, 2013 - 09:31pm PT
bump
Brandon Adams

Big Wall climber
Monterey, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 23, 2013 - 09:45pm PT
Thanks... biotch...

Anyone?
Impaler

Social climber
Berkeley
Aug 23, 2013 - 10:21pm PT
Sent you an e-mail.
whitemeat

Big Wall climber
San Luis Obispo, CA
Aug 24, 2013 - 08:00am PT
that route was soooooooo coooooool!!!!! we replaced some tat and there were no fixed peices were missing!! PS: the groove is not the crux at all!

check out the report!

http://www.supertopo.com/tr/Type-2-Fun-on-the-Shield-with-Whitemeat/t12097n.html
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Aug 24, 2013 - 08:14am PT
Booyah!!!!! Get after it!!!!

Shield
Shield
Credit: Cragman
Brandon Adams

Big Wall climber
Monterey, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 24, 2013 - 09:35am PT
Nice TR Whitemeat!
Brandon Adams

Big Wall climber
Monterey, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 25, 2013 - 01:22pm PT
bump...

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Ian Jewell

climber
Aug 25, 2013 - 02:21pm PT
the first thing for me that pops to mind is that doing the muir blast rather than the free blast will slow you up considerably, but that is personal preference i guess, and is beside the point anyway.

what i wanted to say was , for a while in my last couple years in the valley , i was having a hard time coordinating wall plans with people months or weeks in advance , but usually never had trouble finding partners in the valley , days in advance.

for the most part , i stopped bothering even trying to find partners from home, i just packed all my gear , showed up in the valley , and began humping loads to a wall of my choosing.

i would then start fixing lines solo on a route, with NO intention of soloing the route, but knowing that i would find a partner by blasting time.

i think it makes it that much easier to get your choice of good partners when you can say " i have three pitches fixed , and 22 liters of water at my high point "

when people hear that, they tend to get more excited to join you for a wall.

even if you only have a week or ten days in the valley, i guarantee this strategy will work !


don't know if you've found a partner yet, but if you havent, just go and fix pitches .

i hope you have a blast !
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