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Hubbard

climber
San Diego
Oct 2, 2017 - 01:45pm PT
Nice write up Contractor and photo too. Spooky.
wayne burleson

climber
Amherst, MA
Oct 2, 2017 - 06:31pm PT
FA team on Waterfall Route are not familiar names: Daryle Teske and T. Polk, 10/75...
Any back story?
BruceHildenbrand

Social climber
Mountain View/Boulder
Oct 2, 2017 - 08:09pm PT
Daryle Teske and a group from, I believe, Pacific Union College in Angwin did the second ascent of Mescalito. I think I remember reading an article their team wrote for Climbing about the ascent.
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Oct 2, 2017 - 08:13pm PT
Pacific Union College in Angwin

Yaniro country. It almost all burned last year, it was pretty close call.

DMT
kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
Oct 2, 2017 - 08:18pm PT
FA team on Waterfall Route are not familiar names: Daryle Teske and T. Polk, 10/75...

Rick A mentions doing the FA of American Wet Dream with Vern Clevenger, Tom McCabe and Daryle Teske on July 4, 1974, in the comments on this TR:

http://www.supertopo.com/tr/Sunday-in-the-Meadows-a-quick-trip-up-a-classic-American-Wet-Dream/t12826n.html
MGuzzy

Trad climber
Orangevale
Oct 2, 2017 - 08:58pm PT
What a tragic event.. and an incredible sight. Don't screw with mother nature... Back in my college days in the Laser lab we would create interference patters that showed the stress in our source objects.. I wonder if there are consistent enough pictures, Before, Middle and after to show the stress in the cliff side in a kind of Moire' interferometry way. I'm guessing the first slide must have created a huge tensor resulting in the second slide.
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Oct 5, 2017 - 02:35pm PT
https://www.rei.com/blog/climb/the-surprising-frequency-of-rockfall-in-yosemite-national-park?utm_campaign=website&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email
limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Oct 5, 2017 - 03:24pm PT
Where's the guy who climbed the RNWF of half dome when it was still raining gravel? Wonder if he'll get past this section with a rope throw...
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Oct 5, 2017 - 03:43pm PT
Yeah, there's a prime new El Cap route to do

Somebody's gonna go for it

Might be the last chance for a first all female first ascent of an independent EC line.
'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
Oct 5, 2017 - 06:44pm PT
I can't recall if I post it up here or not, the internet access is very slow here. On my Facebook page, I have links to three hi-res videos of the rockfall. Maybe somebody could post those links here please in chronological order?

The first video is the end of the first rockfall on Wednesday. The second video is probably the raddest, and the one I withheld from the Network's cuz I made some colorful comments. And then the third one is the big fall the next day
clifff

Mountain climber
golden, rollin hills of California
Oct 6, 2017 - 07:09am PT
https://www.facebook.com/peter.zabrok Thanks PTPP!







mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 6, 2017 - 07:27am PT
Praise the Lord, indeed, Pete.
And pass me a couple of rurps.
clinker

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, California
Oct 6, 2017 - 08:47am PT

Holy flocking sheep!
Child

Mountain climber
S.L.UT
Oct 6, 2017 - 09:38am PT
Where do you pay to pray Zabrok? My tithing is ready! I bee-leave!
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Oct 6, 2017 - 09:41am PT
Pete, neat videos!

Be careful out there.

TFPU.
'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
Oct 9, 2017 - 11:55am PT
Hey there, say .....

Just running back up to the Captain, gonna get up on WOEML and repair that thing with Andre Kovacs and our very own Mike Blueblocr. We have some GOONS for Wino Tower!

Rockfall was very frightening. We surely cheated death on that one - it was not Our Time.

I don't believe in luck, rather more in fate and destiny. That being said, I am the luckiest bugger I know!

Cheers and see you on the wall. Way easier for you all to check out photos and stuff on my Facebook page, so hit me up for a friend request, and be sure to tell me your McTopo user name so I know who I'm typing at.

Thanks for posting the links to the Youtube videos. I will try to upload some stills at some point off of Anita's new camera. I did have the presence of mind to grab the good camera, and not my phone, to film the rockfall.

Cheers and beers, eh?
PtPP
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Oct 9, 2017 - 12:18pm PT





VERY Lucky Schnook FOR SURE! .sorry.
kingtut

Social climber
carmel, ca
Oct 9, 2017 - 12:21pm PT
Hey PtPP,

Glad you and partners are alive and all lool.

Nice trundle :-D.

Try not to weld ur pieces so much, a lighter touch with the hammer is rec'd :P.

In all seriousness, you guys dodged it big time and I am happy for that. Me and Clint Cummins were in the Valley yest and were bivied near the base of the Captain last few nights and it was still raining chunks from time to time...Give your girl an extra hard squeeze and kiss, man....

--John Tuttle
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 9, 2017 - 12:36pm PT
Mike and his GOON-SIZED hands.  WTF...Best of LUCK, cuz you've lots of...
Mike and his GOON-SIZED hands. WTF...Best of LUCK, cuz you've lots of PLUCK, you BIG WALL SCMUCK.
Credit: mouse from merced
Crazy Bat

Sport climber
Birmingham, AL & Seweanee, TN
Oct 9, 2017 - 05:56pm PT
PTPP your name was bandied about a lot at the TAG Fall Cave In. So I guess you were famous for two days in Walker County Georgia. LOL
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