Magic Mushroom and the True Meaning of Wall Climbing

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hollyclimber

Big Wall climber
Yosemite, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - May 26, 2007 - 05:09pm PT
So, as you can all probably tell, I am inside with my computer, hanging out on ST for the first time in awhile. So, I thought I would share with you a link that I keep in my favorites, which I titled as above. This is a trip report I came across years back and just loved it. I felt that the report as a whole captured the feelings and reasons why I love being on the wall. I like to read it from time to time.

Enjoy!

http://www.terragalleria.com/mountain/info/yosemite/magic-mushroom.html
Wade Icey

Big Wall climber
Indian Caves, CA
May 26, 2007 - 06:36pm PT
thanks.
hollyclimber

Big Wall climber
Yosemite, CA
Topic Author's Reply - May 26, 2007 - 08:52pm PT
Thanks to Eric, Brutus and Amanda. How inspiring. I love the part about the mother bird so much.
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
May 26, 2007 - 10:50pm PT
I thought people might like to read the account of the first ascent of Magic Mushroom, in 1972. It's perhaps not easily accessible. Steve and Hugh attempted it in 1971, and got stormed off from Mammoth Terraces. They went back in 1972. The first two pages are from the 1972 Canadian Alpine Journal, and the last three from the 1973 Canadian Alpine Journal.






(Hopefully this is ok - if not, I can remove it. The copyright and patent trolls are busy on another thread.)
Melissa

Gym climber
berkeley, ca
May 26, 2007 - 11:02pm PT
Holly,

I don't know if you ever looked at much rec.climbing, but Brutus, Amanda, and Coomer each have a lot of really nice TR's of Yosemite walls from over the years that are worth digging up if you haven't read them.
10b4me

Trad climber
Hell A
May 27, 2007 - 01:26pm PT
that is a great story.
whatever happened to Amanda?
Lambone

Ice climber
Ashland, Or
May 29, 2007 - 05:06pm PT
Holly,

Congrats on your NA send, we'll have to swap notes after doing it back to back.
Cheers!
Matt
John Vawter

Social climber
San Diego
May 29, 2007 - 06:07pm PT
Amanda sighting at Woodson.

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.html?topic_id=354278&tn=800

Look for May 17 post by matisse.
Captain...or Skully

climber
The Seas of Stone.
Feb 15, 2011 - 03:02pm PT
Bump.
Ottawa Doug

Social climber
Ottawa, Canada
Feb 15, 2011 - 09:28pm PT
That was an amazing story! Thanks for sharing, and thanks also to skully for the bump so I caught this.

Cheers,

Doug
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Feb 15, 2011 - 10:01pm PT

Thanks for sharing, Holly! What a story!!!1
426

climber
Feb 16, 2011 - 08:13am PT
Cool, though, what fascinates me more is the somewhat recent free ascent-anyone have a link to TC's TR?..

if you have seen the snippets of footages from Dos. 5 you know what I speak of...holy holdless horrors
Melissa

Gym climber
berkeley, ca
Feb 16, 2011 - 11:40am PT
I was across the way when he did his free ascent IAD (or an attempt?) I had no idea who it was or what he was doing, but from the distance where you can barely make out limbs, it was clear that someone was freeclimbing at a level I never see. Like...a few hundred feet down over the course of my belay, and his feet ended up above where his hands were with every move he made. No pauses or bursts. It was beautiful to watch, even from way out West.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Feb 27, 2011 - 04:00pm PT

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