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Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Aug 7, 2018 - 07:20pm PT
Gary Carpenter on Drop Your Heels Or Sure To Peel, Yosemite Valley, 2012
Credit: Ed Hartouni
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Aug 8, 2018 - 08:41am PT
Baobab Tree, Vedauwoo, 2008
Credit: Ed Hartouni
this was already ten years ago, my how time flies!
Gary Carpenter

climber
SF Bay Area
Aug 8, 2018 - 09:13am PT
Tom Carpenter Selaginella 2007
Tom Carpenter Selaginella 2007
Credit: Gary Carpenter

Tom Carpenter on Selaginella 2007
perswig

climber
Aug 8, 2018 - 09:32am PT


Pinn Butt, Mt. Wash; unknown party while we waited
5.8ish this pitch
Dale
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Aug 8, 2018 - 10:04pm PT
Eric Gabel, Better With Bacon, Lover's Leap, 2013
Credit: Ed Hartouni
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Aug 8, 2018 - 10:06pm PT
I was just thinking about climbing some 5.8. Collusion!
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Aug 9, 2018 - 06:33pm PT
Linda Jarit cruxed, Edge Of Absurdity, Yosemite Valley, 2010
Credit: Ed Hartouni

selfish man

Gym climber
Austin, TX
Aug 10, 2018 - 04:57am PT
Lousy shot of a wonderful Robbins route in Cracked Canyon: Chewbacca
Credit: selfish man

Pirouette, same location: (maybe not 5.8, but I can't find a thread for 5.7):
Credit: selfish man
Mark Force

Trad climber
Ashland, Oregon
Aug 10, 2018 - 09:01am PT
Cracked Canyon! Sweet!
frostback

Social climber
great white north
Aug 10, 2018 - 09:28am PT
glaring at the topo on a stout 5.7 Ellingwood ledges on creststone nee...
glaring at the topo on a stout 5.7 Ellingwood ledges on creststone needle
Credit: frostback
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Aug 10, 2018 - 10:26am PT
^^^love the shot, iconic, in my mind I hear the leader yelling down "which way does the topo say?"

and the fumbling of fingers pulling the folded script from a pocket, the mind glancing at a few abstract lines with age inappropriate lettering (small) attempting to convey a highly abbreviated notation.

First ascents are so much more sane that way.
frostback

Social climber
great white north
Aug 10, 2018 - 12:14pm PT
Ed, correct on your note upthread, it paid off though as we surged ove...
Ed, correct on your note upthread, it paid off though as we surged over the summit just in time and then down the descent gullies and trail to our campsite as a massive thunderstorm unloaded on us.
Credit: frostback
norm larson

climber
wilson, wyoming
Aug 10, 2018 - 03:16pm PT
Savwafare est everywhere. One of the better 5.8s in J Tree.
Credit: norm larson
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Aug 11, 2018 - 10:19am PT
Mike Church leads Baby, Shawangunks, 1980
Credit: Ed Hartouni
one of our first climbs in the 'Gunks, chosen because "how hard can 5.8 be?"
note the rack of hexes and nuts, and some tied slings, EB's on the feet.

By the way, Baby is an interesting 5.8 to lead... usually we did it, BITD, with about 4 pieces to the belay.

This is my oldest image of 5.8, and I've shown most of my other images (at least the presentable ones)...

...so this thread will wait for me to collect some more images, or for some of you to share your own.
selfish man

Gym climber
Austin, TX
Aug 11, 2018 - 12:06pm PT
North Arete, Bear Creek Spire
Bear Creek Spire
Bear Creek Spire
Credit: selfish man
selfish man

Gym climber
Austin, TX
Aug 11, 2018 - 12:13pm PT
Barry being silly at the top of Moosedog tower, JTree. Whatever we did was 5.8, give or take
Moosedog tower
Moosedog tower
Credit: selfish man
Ed H

Trad climber
Santa Rosa, CA
Aug 15, 2018 - 10:06am PT
Eagle Lake Cliff, Unknown Chimney 5.8 bolts!

Unknown Chimney 5.8
Unknown Chimney 5.8
Credit: Ed H

After you lead the chimney you can TR an amazing 4 star arete 10c called 'Off the Wall'

Off the Wall 10c
Off the Wall 10c
Credit: Ed H

You've also get a good view of climbers on Space Walk 11d

Space Walk 11d
Space Walk 11d
Credit: Ed H

Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Aug 15, 2018 - 10:25am PT
Wonderful & wide, A Fritz Wiessner classic, put up in '40,(not,'41 as all the books say), Baby is a hard 5.6.
Alpinista55

Mountain climber
Portland, OR
Aug 15, 2018 - 02:22pm PT
Outer Space on Snow Creek Wall, WA

Musta been a while back... those look like EBs on my feet.

Jay on Outer Space, Snow Creek Wall <br/>
Leavenworth, WA
Jay on Outer Space, Snow Creek Wall
Leavenworth, WA
Credit: Alpinista55
Mark Force

Trad climber
Ashland, Oregon
Aug 15, 2018 - 03:36pm PT
EBs, rugby shirt, no chalk...yeah, been a while.
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