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Glaidig

Trad climber
Menlo Park, CA
Jul 16, 2007 - 04:33pm PT
Wow! The first time my climbing buds and I get noticed at the Taco Stand and we're 'dickin' around...sheez. Yeah, the third pillar is a killer route with great views! Hey khanom, I'd be really appreciative if you could send me a pic or two.

Cheers,
Guy
rockermike

Mountain climber
Berkeley
Jul 16, 2007 - 11:07pm PT
In that first foto, which is the 3rd Pillar? My guess is the farthest one?
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Jul 18, 2007 - 09:59pm PT
khanom, which pitch is that party on?

seems so small now that i'm seeing a pic.

that' probably the start of the last pitch and my eyes are trippin.

Glaidig

Trad climber
Menlo Park, CA
Jul 18, 2007 - 11:17pm PT
The picture shows two of us at the top of the 4th pitch while we were in the process of bringing up our third. I must admit that we were a bit twitchy with the clouds spitting at us and looking a little angry. I guess our "alpine start" wasn't quite early enough!

Guy
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Jul 19, 2007 - 12:35am PT


peace

Karl
Wade Icey

Big Wall climber
Indian Caves, CA
Jul 19, 2007 - 11:46am PT
walleye, why ya climbin blindfolded?
snakefoot

climber
cali
Jul 19, 2007 - 01:09pm PT
classic, strong work

now i just hike up and throw a tr on the last pitch and do laps, great leisure day and view
LongAgo

Trad climber
Jul 19, 2007 - 06:08pm PT
One of my favorite routes in Meadows area - wonderful hike from meadows to moonscape to get there, then long, long views east across the desert zooms your heart. And, lo probability of finding crowds.

Those considering it should know getting to the base from the plateau can be tricky. It goes down some loose rock and can be a bit wet or even snowy depending on time of year. No big deal considering the adventure to come.

Tom Higgins
LongAgo
scuffy b

climber
The deck above the 5
Jul 19, 2007 - 06:10pm PT
Tom, I hear you're getting out more these days?
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Jul 19, 2007 - 06:21pm PT
Is the top of it as loose as it looks? Looks like the top-out blocks are ready to go!
CF

climber
Jul 19, 2007 - 07:01pm PT

Zander

Trad climber
Berkeley
Jul 19, 2007 - 07:44pm PT
Look at that beautiful last pitch!
It was a pitch and a half from the top when the lightning started. We bailed. We sat around under a rock at the base for hours as the hail built up 2 inches deep, then three. We had to hide under a rock for another hour about half way up the "approach" buttress. I had left my shoes out and they had filled up with hail. I gotta go back for that last pitch.
Zander
Roger Breedlove

climber
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Jul 19, 2007 - 09:15pm PT
Great picture Chris. That last pitch is stellar. This is a snapshot of one of the sections lower down.
I have to believe that the other formations that Khanom asked about have been climbed. I have vague recollections of hiking up there with Dennis Hennik and someone else and trying one of the features to the left (south). What we thought would be fairly easy going on a lower angle slab was too hard to do all free, so we backed off and hiked out.

Roger
Mr_T

Trad climber
Northern California
Apr 24, 2010 - 01:21pm PT
Great photos of an amazing route!

One interesting aspect they catch - many climbers don't wear helmets.
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Apr 26, 2010 - 02:01pm PT
definitely one of the finest routes on the planet
here are some 'blast from the past' 80s vintage scanned slides...Eric Collins with war paint...sans helmet
Eric Collins on the sharp end
Mandatory summit photo
Commuting home after a hard day at the office


CF: that photo looking down on the final pitch is awesome
rhyang

climber
SJC
Apr 26, 2010 - 02:04pm PT
Beautiful shots ! Someday ..
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Apr 26, 2010 - 02:15pm PT
Nice shot (posted almost three years ago) Roger!
I thought it was a really fun route.

i have it from the source that last pitch is no longer "the best 5.9, in the World!"
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Apr 26, 2010 - 02:36pm PT
please Jaybro...enlighten us
Fat Dad

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Apr 26, 2010 - 08:02pm PT
As awesome as that route is, I love that approach over the Dana Plateau. One on the coolest places I've been.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Apr 26, 2010 - 08:05pm PT
Sure, when confronted with his own words, Ricardo Leversee said, "That was a very long time ago...."
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