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Tork

climber
Yosemite
Topic Author's Original Post - Jun 29, 2007 - 02:02pm PT
Here's mine

Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Jun 29, 2007 - 02:18pm PT
Wawona Dome?

Ken
locker

Trad climber
Joshua Tree Ca
Jun 29, 2007 - 02:35pm PT
if it were a Competition...

I'd say you've already WON...

that is UNUSUAL...

Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Jun 29, 2007 - 02:37pm PT
now that's cool


here's mine...

Gene

climber
Jun 29, 2007 - 02:43pm PT
You look like a STD causing spirocete from those old high school health class movies.

My brain...there's something attacking it.... AWWWWWW
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Jun 29, 2007 - 03:52pm PT
The one which comes to mind first is this old classic:

G_Gnome

Trad climber
Knob Central
Jun 29, 2007 - 03:59pm PT
Pretty funny, I have been climbing in the meadows for 30+ years and have never done On the Lamb. I might just have to do it this year.
k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Jun 29, 2007 - 04:01pm PT
Clint, that is such a great route! I just did it for the first
time a couple of weeks ago--one of the best, oddest, natural
features.

One that was different for me was Embarrassment of Rich's. The first piece was a #0 TCU, quickly followed by a #6 Friend.

But that first pic also reminds me of the Devil's Butthole in Heuco. Certainly Ctrange.
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Jun 29, 2007 - 04:12pm PT
Hard to say
after this one,

(sorry no lead phots, frankly I was glad the belayer paid too much attention to record it)which of course led directly to this one

not to mention;

this

and even this

A lot of stuff seemed more pedestrian.

But a solid day in cave rock or the steeper parts of rifle or maple do that too. INMHO the King swing, the ear, Mines of Moria, bowels of the Owl, virtually any pitch in Texas canyon, various hooking pitches and a lot of Otto's route are all pretty out there.
I'm interested in what others come up with, photos will make this all the more fun!
Tork

climber
Yosemite
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 29, 2007 - 04:50pm PT
Ken, way to let the cat out of the bag.

Munge, did you top out on that thing? What kind of rock?


Heres another shot



and one more

Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Jun 29, 2007 - 05:03pm PT
Very cool Jeff. That has to be the best natural pro I have ever seen.

Ken
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jun 29, 2007 - 05:08pm PT
Near the aforementioned Otto route is the Bell Tower (the Kissing Couple) with a highly memorable finish more spectacular than J Crack.

But far and away for me was the final tree climb on the FA of the South Face of Cerberus.
After "prussiking" up the enormous trunk of a ponderosa pine for 85' I swung out to the summit prow successfully only to then be plucked off when the tree swayed out in the wind.
Bam!
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Jun 29, 2007 - 05:13pm PT
I want one of what tork showed us.
onyourleft

Social climber
SmogAngeles
Jun 29, 2007 - 05:29pm PT
Here's mine:



Looking Glass Rock - Moab
Lambone

Ice climber
Ashland, Or
Jun 29, 2007 - 09:15pm PT
p4- Tangerine Trip
Euroford

Trad climber
chicago
Jun 29, 2007 - 09:24pm PT
anything 5.8 or harder that i actually send is pretty unusual.

tom woods

Gym climber
Bishop, CA
Jun 29, 2007 - 09:27pm PT
Wawona Dome eh? That looks not only unusual but totally awesome. Please Please Please. Rrettty please with sugar on top tell us what that is?

I'm clausterphopic I'll never do the route. Don't worry I won't ruin it.

As for the most unusual route I have climbed. there were a few in Thailand that I did that were totally whacked. Maybe they are normal in Limestone places but I live in CA so its granite or shitty rock.

Tom
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Jun 29, 2007 - 09:32pm PT
The only dead vertical 5.8 lead sporting a 50' runout on face holds that could break and the possibilty of grounding on to a car that I've done, is the Needles eye, but there are wierder ptches than that.
Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Jun 29, 2007 - 09:52pm PT
Parkay Squeeze (sp) you don't even need a rope, it would only get in the way.

Ken
Watusi

Social climber
Joshua Tree, CA
Jun 29, 2007 - 11:54pm PT
I found the "Castaway Roof" at Josh pretty unique...Starts fingers to thin hands, then hands to fists, off-width with knee-bar rest...then squeeze through the formation to top out like you're leaving the womb!! Used to think it was tough at first but after a few times a solo was in order.
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