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khanom

Trad climber
eestsyde
Jun 26, 2008 - 03:12pm PT
Thanks for a cool TR dude.

This is a fun route, for sure.
dirtbag

climber
Jun 26, 2008 - 03:20pm PT
Very enjoyable TR Bluering.
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Trad climber
San Francisco, Ca
Jun 26, 2008 - 03:24pm PT
The 5.9 var. is fun and mellow though short, but maybe smells like urine now?
Floyd Hayes

Trad climber
Hidden Valley Lake, CA
Jun 26, 2008 - 03:30pm PT
Seems like I read somewhere (YOSAR site?) about an accident on the 5.9 part.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 26, 2008 - 03:31pm PT
The TR is from last year, just so y'all know. And by now the urine should be washed from the base of the 5.9 variation. I tried to pee somewhere I knew no hands would venture.

I really had to go.
Floyd Hayes

Trad climber
Hidden Valley Lake, CA
Jun 26, 2008 - 03:44pm PT
One accident is described here, though it's hard to comprehend where the leader was climbing:

http://www.friendsofyosar.org/rescues/missions/7-05-05.html

Another accident on the easy 3rd pitch is described here:

http://climblog.blogspot.com/2004_07_01_archive.html
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 26, 2008 - 03:55pm PT
from the YOSAR link..."Together they splinted the obviously broken ankle with the Supertopo guide and tape. "

Nice!

It sounds like if he was really on the mid point of pitch 2, he would above the 5.9 section and sitting at the little tree before the 'awkward' offwidth section. The crack he must have been referring to was the 5.5 awkward OW and he was probably off route by going straight up from the intermidiate belay.

The other guy who fell on pitch 3, that was just kinda unfortunate, the 3rd pitch is pretty easy and straightforward after the awkward OW.

F10 Climber F11 Drinker

Trad climber
medicated and flat on my back
Jun 26, 2008 - 03:57pm PT

I'll bet both of you had a great time, that's what it is all about.

Thanks for the TR, good times in the meadows
Jaybro

Social climber
wuz real!
Jun 26, 2008 - 04:02pm PT
You did a climb and it moved you enough to talk about it. That's what climbing is all about. Grades and ratings are pretty much irrelevant unless they do something to add to the story.

Nice, thanks.
Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
Jun 26, 2008 - 04:08pm PT
I took my ex-girlfriend up that in August 1993. I led the 5.9 variation with no pro so that she could do the regular route without having to clean any pro on the variation. She had only really climbed once before on a VS in the Lake District and some top ropes in northern Wales when we lived outside of Bangor.

I have a couple of pics, that aren't great, but I'll dig them up and post them. It's a fun route.
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Jun 26, 2008 - 10:01pm PT
Thanks for the TR and Images.

I wonder how some folks mental images of Bluering match up with the reality. He one of a kind, not a madeinamold kinda guy.

Peace

karl
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 16, 2009 - 05:47pm PT
Alright I'm bumping this, I'm trying to talk a new trad leader into taking his wife up this with me...

Badass!!!! (and easy too)



TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
Jun 16, 2009 - 05:50pm PT
Nice bump!

Somehow I never saw this, looks fun!
mucci

Trad climber
The pitch of Bagalaar above you
Jun 16, 2009 - 05:55pm PT
Sweet, missed this Bluey! Looks like good fun with beverages!

Remember Beer BAndolier!
GDavis

Trad climber
Jun 16, 2009 - 05:57pm PT
das gud!
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 16, 2009 - 06:04pm PT
Yeah, mucci, I was plowing a couple at the base, knowing we had to get her done, hence, the rest stop.

Peter was an awesome dude and partner. He's in Arizona now doing a Physics PhD. Crazy Germans!

I really need to locate my bandolier...
rhyang

climber
SJC
Jun 16, 2009 - 06:04pm PT
Good memories .. have to do it again this year !
couchmaster

climber
Jun 17, 2009 - 09:14am PT
People should be encouraged, or even forced, to post pictures of sweet sweet granite.

Thank you for the buzz!
HighGravity

Trad climber
Southern California
Jun 17, 2009 - 10:10am PT
One of my favorite chill climbs.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 23, 2009 - 08:40pm PT
Looks like I may be taking more people up this on the upcoming weekend, anybody gonna be around that vicinity? Let's do a conga-line up it!

It's my textbook first multi-pitch or first trad lead....
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