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Rudyj2

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UT
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 23, 2009 - 02:00pm PT
I don't know Shipoopi, it sounds pretty epic. Not to diss on Juli because she is always a bad ass, but it was just a pinky after all. Sure it was messy and looked like hell but it doesn't effect your ability to walk at all. Plus we at least had bivy gear. That would have been a cold night.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Oct 23, 2009 - 02:29pm PT
Sweet.
What a great route.
Somewhere I have a few killer shots from that climb.....'cep'n we didn't amputate any parts. Hardcore!
scottpedition

climber
Oct 23, 2009 - 02:40pm PT
Thumbs up for self-reliance, tough, and burly.

The worst reason for a rescue? This Grand Canyon espisode last month has to rank up there. A group calls for rescue three times in 48 hours, each time for being thirsty:

http://home.nps.gov/applications/digest/headline.cfm?type=Incidents&id=4850

On the evening of September 23rd, rangers began a search for hikers who repeatedly activated their rented SPOT satellite tracking device. The GEOS Emergency Response Center in Houston reported that someone in the group of four hikers – two men and their two teenaged sons – had pressed the “help” button on their SPOT unit. The coordinates for the signal placed the group in a remote section of the park, most likely on the challenging Royal Arch loop. Due to darkness and the remoteness of the location, rangers were unable to reach them via helicopter until the following morning. When found, they’d moved about a mile and a half to a water source. They declined rescue, as they’d activated the device due to their lack of water. Later that same evening, the same SPOT device was again activated, this time using the “911” button. Coordinates placed them less than a quarter mile from the spot where searchers had found them that morning. Once again, nightfall prevented a response by park helicopter, so an Arizona DPS helicopter whose crew utilized night vision goggles was brought in. They found that the members of the group were concerned about possible dehydration because the water they’d found tasted salty, but no actual emergency existed. The helicopter crew declined their request for a night evacuation, but provided them with water before departing. On the following morning, another SPOT “help” activation came in from the group. This time they were flown out by park helicopter. All four refused medical assessment or treatment. The group’s leader had reportedly hiked once at the Grand Canyon; the other adult had no Grand Canyon and very little backpacking experience. When asked what they would have done without the SPOT device, the leader stated, “We would have never attempted this hike.” The group leader was issued a citation for creating a hazardous condition (36 CFR 2.34(a)(4)).
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Oct 23, 2009 - 03:17pm PT
F'ing jackass tourons.

My pops fired off the Grand trails couple times in the last few years. He was seriously cognizant of the hydration problems. Then when he saw the big water sources it was cake for him.

How can those morons do crap like that?





to stay on topic for the thread LF photo...



Rudyj2

Trad climber
UT
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 23, 2009 - 04:05pm PT
Nice photo. That is one of the better pitches on the route. Easy but glorious. The Grand traverse is also a great pitch. I logged a nice 20' fall on that pitch after trying to go free for the last few moves and slipping on piss soaked rock. Thanks Cat, what was wrong with using a pee bottle?
Rudyj2

Trad climber
UT
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 24, 2009 - 05:35pm PT
bump for photos of sweet crack!
Rudyj2

Trad climber
UT
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 10, 2009 - 08:49pm PT
Bump for a photo update of Juli's pinky.

Juli climbing the 2nd pitch of Up the Irons 5.11, a 4 pitch route we put up this summer.


Close up...finger workin' fine. Cold day even in the sun in July.
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