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guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Aug 6, 2014 - 09:05am PT
Dimes.... I know you have more.

post em up
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Aug 6, 2014 - 11:22am PT
nice solo on Arcy Farcy!


More photos would be awesome!
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Aug 6, 2014 - 11:37am PT


Cell pic of a print from late 80s when I was a teenager. At the time I lead it, my Uncle had been pushing me. I had some doubts, but figured it would get easier higher up. He wasn't sure at all, and I thought about my skills at the time (maybe hubris), but managed it. Getting that done at the place where I learned what real slab was on the Weeping Wall, well that was such good stoke I started thinking about more road trips... and maybe the Valley.

Like many others before me, Idyllwild was the launching point to other amazing rock destinations.

Makes ya just want to get out and climb!!

henny

Social climber
The Past
Aug 6, 2014 - 12:24pm PT
Mungeclimber, you forgot to name the route in your picture, so some people may not recognize it.

A little puzzle like that is kind of fun, although it only took a couple of seconds. Three dead giveaways in the pic, the most interesting being the black knob right on the skyline.
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Aug 6, 2014 - 12:27pm PT
Henny-

Was the Plank the thin RP crack start just climber's right of the Pirate? Or is the one I'm thinking of one more climb right?
henny

Social climber
The Past
Aug 6, 2014 - 01:04pm PT
Maybe you're actually remembering the start of the Pirate? The only real RP seam in the area would be the Pirate. Then again, now I can't seem to remember if any of the other things to the right take RPs for their start - but nothing is striking at that size like the Pirate. Walk The Plank starts with the 5.7 layback variation into Captain Hook (finger size), but then, rather than stepping right into Captain Hook proceeds straight up to the seam/thin crack where the picture was taken.

That picture makes one want to get on the Pirate. Looks so good. If you look carefully you can even see chalk on the RP section of the Pirate, going diagonally up from near the rope to where the crack becomes pronounced.
scrubbing bubbles

Social climber
Uranus
Aug 6, 2014 - 01:12pm PT
I know we're not supposed to say this out loud, but it's great to see all these rock climbers NOT wearing helmets

Craggers in helmets=geeky
henny

Social climber
The Past
Aug 6, 2014 - 01:25pm PT
I think KP and DE are hoarding stacks of pictures. C'mon...

Certainly a regret not having taken more pictures over the years. Always too busy trying to get up something. Lucky that some people like DE and KP did go to the trouble though.

One route I wish there were pictures of is Burning Down the House. But I guess even if we had a camera it wouldn't have mattered. KP and I did that in the evening, basically topping in the dark. We had stashed our packs at the toe of the Buttress Of Cracks knowing we were going to be really late coming down. When we went to pick up the packs it was already pitch black. That turned into a mini-epic. Must have stumbled around in the dark searching for those stupid packs for a good half an hour or more.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Aug 6, 2014 - 01:46pm PT
hint - a face for a big ball of gas!

heck, anyone interested in Suicide would already recognize it.



slab4lyfe
henny

Social climber
The Past
Aug 6, 2014 - 01:59pm PT
Agreed, if you've climbed up there enough you'll recognize it.

I have a couple more, then I'll be forced to threaten KP if he doesn't post something. I know he even has an original Smoke Detectors Save Lives shot somewhere, I think with RV and JL in it.

This would be? I know, an easy guess. So for bonus points, name the climber belaying - someone with historical significance at Suicide.
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Credit: henny

A testy little thing beneath the Smooth Soles...
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Credit: henny

The angle is off in this picture unfortunately. Nonetheless. This route is, IMO, one of the best at the grade at the entire crag, and certainly on the face.
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Credit: henny

BG - with everything you've done on the South Face, I'm betting you have some pictures stashed away. Cruxifiction?, Hell's Angel? Post 'em if you got 'em.
Friend

climber
Aug 6, 2014 - 03:01pm PT
This thread keeps getting better and better. Keep it going guys. Love the stories and photos.

Tom on the Guillotine, Steve on the WEt Dream, photos by me




me on Etude, photo by Epperson


This the shot you're thinking of Darrell? This was in R&I #19. About as classic as they come..
Johannsolo

climber
Soul Cal
Aug 6, 2014 - 03:16pm PT
Perfection
Perfection
Credit: Johannsolo
henny

Social climber
The Past
Aug 6, 2014 - 03:32pm PT
Wow!!!

Thanks to both of you guys!

Friend, how did you ever, ever remember where that Smoke Detectors picture was, much less that it had been published? Oh yeah. I'm pretty sure that's the sketchy one lurking back under the pinnacle. What a hoot! Later to become Hit It, Ethel.

Etude is a sweet one isn't it?

Yes, perfection. Best rock at Suicide I'm thinking.

Edit: classic JL hip belay no doubt. "Ho man, go for it. I'll just pinch the rope. You aren't going anywhere." Can't believe there isn't a huge loop of slack in there as well - for motivation.

Edit2: Haha, the Guillotine. There was time to do what during the infamous fall?
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Aug 6, 2014 - 03:45pm PT
Looks to me like Sketchy? is also belaying on a 2nd rope? in case the knob pro fails.
henny

Social climber
The Past
Aug 6, 2014 - 03:49pm PT
Yeap, my guess as well. And given that KP is involved one would have to assume the whole operation was a bit on the, well, suspect side. Lasso the knob. Right, where do I get in line?
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Aug 6, 2014 - 04:03pm PT
Lasso the knob. Right, where do I get in line?
LOL,
not me, I'll watch and shout words of encouragement though.
Friend

climber
Aug 6, 2014 - 04:06pm PT
Itís not the kind of photo one forgets!

Funny coincidence Ė I just recently scored some classic old mags from Sketchy himself. Thanks again Randy.

And re. the Guillotine... I wasnít there but I have heard a first-hand account of the infamous Acapulco Bill whipping off that thing. Post up DE.. you always know how to spin a great yarn.
henny

Social climber
The Past
Aug 6, 2014 - 04:40pm PT
Another infamous fall, off of a route you don't want to fall on. The story goes that Bill Antel would at times pick the worst possible place, the one place you didn't want to pitch from on a route, and fall from there. So, over the edge of Hair Lip he went. Bet that was fun.

Just talked to KP, he claims he'll post something in a day or two - I wouldn't hold my breath while waiting though. He claims the second rope was in case the knob broke off, because it appeared the knob had a hairline fracture running around it. If you're familiar with that spot you'll know there is a big chasm (25/30' ?) right under it, a chimney type thing that narrows as it goes down. So in case the knob blew and you went into the "basement" the second rope might save you. Of course, it might not as well. As a backup plan in case someone went into the basement and got wedged they brought JL along, so he could yard the poor guy out. A bolt was added when it became Hit It, Ethel so it's just history at this point. Wish I hadn't missed out on that gig, sounds like it was a party.
rmuir

Social climber
From the Time Before the Rocks Cooled.
Aug 6, 2014 - 09:18pm PT
Of course, you'd never forget it if you were around when Bill Antel was following Insomnia!
henny

Social climber
The Past
Aug 7, 2014 - 09:46am PT
OK Robs, I sense there is a story behind that...
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