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Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 13, 2006 - 07:42pm PT
Does anyone ever climb here anymore?

I have spent the day trying to learn photoshop so this is a bit of an experiment. Bare with me.












These are all first ascent photo's from early to mid 80's. Some of the route names I remember many others, I don't. I have always found the place to be remote, quiet, and having very adventurous climbing. It is good steep crack climbing with the climbs requiring a variety of crack techniques.

Ken
Richard Large

climber
where you least expect
Jul 13, 2006 - 08:00pm PT
Wow! Where the hell is that place?
Chicken Skinner

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Yosemite
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 13, 2006 - 08:17pm PT
Post up some of your own Richard.

Ken
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Jul 13, 2006 - 08:25pm PT
Isn't that accesed via the Sagehen Summit turnoff or something like that?

'Went out there about 10 years ago on a drive about with Hawkins.

And 26 years ago on a woodcutting junket with Vern, out on the western end, we did some parallel log river crossings in Stimbo's truck.

'Always wanted to do some actual climbing...
(Nice try Richard -Ha! Post Up Please)
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
one pass away from the big ditch
Jul 13, 2006 - 08:28pm PT
Fricking toasty in the Summer out there.

There are a myriad of boulders peppered around out there too.

mythically remote in a way for the whole area.

haven't climbed, but wanted to to.
Richard Large

climber
where you least expect
Jul 13, 2006 - 10:37pm PT
"Nice try Richard -Ha! Post Up Please"

Can't!! Marty has all my east side photos for guidebook endeavors. (Buttermilks too, Ken). I may have a few stray prints around though -- I'll look.
Blitzo

Social climber
Earth
Jul 13, 2006 - 11:53pm PT
Got any Photos of "Gutter Ball"?

That big blood stain that Fred Feldman left?
Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 14, 2006 - 12:26am PT
The second picture is my first attempt on Gutterball. Eventually finished it with Al Dude. Great climb I thought.

Ken
Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 14, 2006 - 04:52pm PT
I found some more photos.

Errett leading Right Up My Alley.


Don't remember the name of this one. Could be Grant leading.


Looks like Richard Large to me.


Might be Yosemite Sam.


Don't remember.

Schultz on Cantalope.


This is at nearby Wild Cow Canyon.


Same place.


Ken
crusher

climber
Santa Monica, CA
Jul 14, 2006 - 05:50pm PT
Coincidentally...I was out there with my husband and Bruckman (Boogles, Boogleman, Bruckles, etc., etc. however you know the one-armed bat) weekend before 4th of July. It looked like no one had been out there for a long time. We found and slid down the South trail, went a bit too far, slogged back up in the pumice dust and then hiked along the base of the rocks for a ways. It's pretty overgrown and we went for a while before we could find something recognizable in the guide (latest Mammoth guide).

The guys did "Clark Kent" (we didn't have a lot daylight left so only one climb). It was shady so temps ok but would've been a b&^#$%& in the sun. North parking area trail is much better (still really faint) so we know for next time to use that one. Beautiful area, only passed a forest service worker on the roads...seemed nice and remote if that's what you're after.

Sage Hen Summit area is on the other side of the 120 - went out there too and did the Hair Raiser Buttress which was a blast.

Meant to post myself and see if anyone had been to Dexter lately!
Richard Large

climber
where you least expect
Jul 14, 2006 - 06:01pm PT
crusher. You are now a member of the exclusive Poin Dexter Club.

Ken -- nice shot of Mister P. He's a Wild Cow for sure.
crusher

climber
Santa Monica, CA
Jul 14, 2006 - 06:08pm PT
Hey I'm honored, thanks. I'll try to post the pics when I get home. At work now daydreaming about about being __ (anywhere else). TGIF!
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Jul 14, 2006 - 06:09pm PT
man o man this all looks so fantastico.
Richard Large

climber
where you least expect
Jul 14, 2006 - 06:33pm PT
Chicken Skinner... I'm driving with caution here because Memory Lane if full of potholes, but...
The photo you list as "maybe Grant leading" -- Door Into Summer, a real beauty. Some one's butt (maybe Grant's) is leading.
"Looks like Mr. Large to me" is actually Mr. Feldman I believe.
Yosemite Sam -- definitely not but I don't know what it is. Sam is one of the prettiest corners there and I would recognize it for sure.
You "don't remember" -- looks like Vapor Lock to me. Someone with a Large ass is belaying you.
Caveat Emptor.

In the next-to-last photo in the first batch, it looks like you dropped your lollipop.

Dexter is remote, wild, quiet, beautiful, but sport climbers would probably rather go to the gym. Rock quality varies widely. Do the multi-starred routes and you won't deal with any vertical dirt.
F10 Climber F11 Drinker

Trad climber
e350
Jul 14, 2006 - 06:42pm PT
Was out there last summer and not a sign of anyone around. A welcome refresher. Not sure about Wild cow canyon but I used to spend some time climbing in North canyon just south of the 120, North canyon, south of the 120???
JB
Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 15, 2006 - 12:57pm PT
Crusher,
I would like to see those photos. Did you like Clark Kent? It is cool that some people are going out there. It is hard to find the routes but, that is part of the adventure.

Emmett, I think you are right, your memory is faring better than mine. It does look like a lollipop. I know I have more photos, haven't found them yet.

Tarbuster you would love it.

Ken
crusher

climber
Santa Monica, CA
Jul 15, 2006 - 03:05pm PT
Hi Ken,

As soon as I figure out how to post them I will - I'm one of those retards who is having trouble with photo bucket!

I didn't get to do the climb : ( - we ran out of time, but the guys thought it was really fun and that the rock was great. Hope to go back later this Summer...heard the Bachar crag to the north was really good too. We loved the whole area and the view out to Boundary Peak.

(Off the subject of Dexter but in the general area I loved the Hair Raiser Buttress and I wasn't leading so I got to relax!!)...



bachar

Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Jul 15, 2006 - 07:31pm PT
Nice place out there...I put up a bunch of routes to the left of those pics on a slightly overhanging flat pocketed wall. Excellent rock quality...I'll try to dig up some photos!
Cheers, jb
Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 15, 2006 - 09:00pm PT
John, Those routes look good. I never put a bolt in out there because I was afraid 1/4" bolts would not hold in that volcanic rock.

Ken
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Jul 15, 2006 - 09:02pm PT
also,
jb,
there was maybe a boreal add back in the 80's which featured you solo on some of that action?
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