Brail Book Trip Report, April 14, 2007

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Zander

Trad climber
Berkeley
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 18, 2007 - 06:44pm PT
Hi All,
I'm glad you like the TR.

Karl, not GFP but GFA, Glutton for Adventure!

Zander
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Apr 18, 2007 - 11:57pm PT
Yeah right Zander.

There's fun and there's adventure.

No pain or prospect of pain, no adventure.

peace, fun, and adventure

Karl

mcreel

climber
Barcelona, Spain
Apr 19, 2007 - 02:46am PT
Thanks! The old neurons appreciated the reminder. I haven't been to the Valley for 14 years! - whine whine whine.
Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
Apr 19, 2007 - 03:45am PT
First a wave of joy washed over me as I saw those pix and read the TR, but then a wave of envy followed as I realised I wasn’t there in the Valley climbing, then a wave of jealousy that Zander was there and I wasn’t, but then a final wave of expectation as I realised I will be there by this fall.


The Braille Book – one of my favourite.
J. Werlin

climber
Cedaredge
Apr 19, 2007 - 05:24am PT
Great post Zander! I bet that was magic topping out in a snowy silence--probably kept you charging on the route as well.

You post reminded me of a Braille Book story from 12 years back. A buddy and I went up to do the book and there were parties stretched out all of the route and a big line at the base. So we headed over to the NEB and started up. Maybe around pitch 5 we hear this chilling scream echo through the amphitheater, FAAAAAALLLLLING! Gee, that sounded bad, I thought. The next day I'm driving to Curry and spot an old friend I hadn't seen in a while limping along the roadside. "Chris, what's up! What's wrong with your leg?"

"I took a 40 footer on Braille Book yesterday!"
Chris Oakes

climber
Hayward
May 28, 2007 - 05:57pm PT
Zander I climbed Braille Book yesterday. What a great route for a lot of reasons! I led 5 of the pitches, total gas, great views, good weather, great day.

By the way I tried out some Czeck gear that my partner had. The small cams were fine but the big ones traveled and twisted and wanted to work out. Maybe somebody in Czeckeslovokia makes good gear so I don't want to diss all Czeck gear, but this couldn't be trusted. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.



Zander

Trad climber
Berkeley
Topic Author's Reply - May 28, 2007 - 07:02pm PT
Allright Chiris,
Good job! I think everyone loves this route.
I might see you at the gym this week. I'm pushing my recovery faster than the Docs have layed out. Without harm so far. I'll need to climb with only one leg, which is probably not that far from my usual performance.
Zander
Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Mar 25, 2009 - 09:32am PT
braille bump
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Trad climber
San Francisco, Ca
Mar 25, 2009 - 09:59am PT
Did BB for the first time last summer. It was hot as he11, but we were o.k. in the shade.

Me at the crux, I think. Dunno why the pics have a 2/07 date. The heat must have melted some of the internal components.



Doug about to get on the steep knobs/flakes- so fun.



View from the top:


ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Trad climber
San Francisco, Ca
Mar 25, 2009 - 10:11am PT
Whoa, sorry about the gigantor pictures.
mcreel

climber
Barcelona, Spain
Mar 25, 2009 - 10:56am PT
Man, your colors are way off. If I were you, I would get an eye exam before getting back on that route.
Crimpergirl

Social climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Mar 25, 2009 - 10:59am PT
Another TR missed when it was originally posted. Thanks for reviving it. Excellent stuff!
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Trad climber
San Francisco, Ca
Mar 25, 2009 - 11:09am PT
It wasn't my eyes, it was so hot the color of the atmospere changed and the rock was turning back into its molten form. I think the stratosphere was actually on fire.
mcreel

climber
Barcelona, Spain
Mar 25, 2009 - 11:12am PT
I believe that the W. Face of Mt. Watkins is lurking past North Dome. Are there routes on that? From that last photo, it looks like there could be some nice free routes there.
pud

climber
Sportbikeville
Mar 25, 2009 - 11:20am PT
Awesome TR
Thanks !
mcreel

climber
Barcelona, Spain
Mar 25, 2009 - 11:42am PT
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath:

I'm a little worried about you. You do see that all of the lines in this image are straight, don't you?




(explanation here)
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Mar 25, 2009 - 12:48pm PT
added a link to this thread here
http://www.supertopo.com/rockclimbing/route.html?r=yohcbrai
Dirka

Trad climber
SF
Mar 25, 2009 - 01:06pm PT
Nice TR.
cultureshock

Trad climber
San Diego
Apr 23, 2010 - 09:04am PT
Bump!

Anyone know if Braille Book is dry/climbable right now?

 Luke
nutjob

Trad climber
Berkeley, CA
Apr 23, 2010 - 02:32pm PT
It's always climbable depending on your skill and tolerance for adventure! But I've yet to really get on it, so what do I know.

I tried it once in below-freezing temps, bailed about 15 feet off the ground when I couldn't tell if my hands were going to stay put on the 1st pitch buckets. The snowy approach makes it worth the possibility of aborting the mission.

Another time camped out at the base and woke up to first rain/snow of the season.

Maybe third time will be a charm some day.
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