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Stanley Hassinger

climber
Eastern US
Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 25, 2008 - 06:02pm PT
Two of my friends and I did the Shield this past summer. What a spectacular place the headwall is. Does anyone have good shots of it? Want to share?

I'll start.

I took this shot with a little point and shoot at the top of the pitch after the tripple cracks. Great crack. Beautiful day. Long lead. Couldn't ask for more. My two partners are down below on the ledge.

Captain...or Skully

Social climber
Idaho
Feb 25, 2008 - 06:22pm PT
Man, that crack is lookin' beat up...
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Feb 25, 2008 - 06:28pm PT
And that's not even the triple cracks.
WBraun

climber
Feb 25, 2008 - 06:53pm PT
Dale Bard cleaning the triple cracks; circa 197? something.

Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Feb 25, 2008 - 07:25pm PT
Werner,
the side lighting on that photo really brings out the band of lateral glacial scouring level with the lead one pitch above Mammoth.
Blur your eyes and check it out.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Feb 25, 2008 - 07:27pm PT
Presumptuous to assume that beating it out will allow for EITHER free climbing OR solid pro.
WBraun

climber
Feb 25, 2008 - 07:36pm PT
Bridwell wanted to put bolt on holds up there to the right, hahaha.
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
Idaho
Feb 25, 2008 - 07:42pm PT
He would...that Bridwell! Howdy, Werner, how's things?
Nefarius

Big Wall climber
Fresno, CA
Feb 25, 2008 - 07:47pm PT
" Presumptuous to assume that beating it out will allow for EITHER free climbing OR solid pro."

Seems to have "worked" all over the valley and elsewhere... Not that I'd advocate speeding up the process, but kinda hard to deny that eventually it will come to be.
atchafalaya

climber
Babylon
Feb 25, 2008 - 07:53pm PT
its presumptious to say its presumptious.
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
Idaho
Feb 25, 2008 - 07:55pm PT
Ahem...presumptuous, I presume; i.e. Nefarius(above).
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Feb 25, 2008 - 07:56pm PT
I see.

So it becomes a communal project; "chipping by attrition" with plausible deniability for all!
WBraun

climber
Feb 25, 2008 - 08:03pm PT
Hi Captain...or Skully I'm doing good.

But, who am I talking to?
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
Idaho
Feb 25, 2008 - 08:08pm PT
Kaptain Kirk....I left in 99, moved to Boise. I hang out with Cade up here.
Nefarius

Big Wall climber
Fresno, CA
Feb 25, 2008 - 08:11pm PT
Point is, it's inevitable. To say that the scarring that will happen over the years, as people continue to beat the pitch out, will not lend to free/protectable climbing isn't presumptuous, it would be preposterous.

Take a drive to your local crag, where the proof is in the pudding, so to speak. A significant number of the free lines in the valley were made by aid scarring. But, then again, you, Ron, of all people know that scarring leads to free lines. So, why would you argue this?

And I'm a little too young to be lumped into your "communal project" theory, dude! =) hehe
WBraun

climber
Feb 25, 2008 - 08:12pm PT
Hey Kirk all right.

Fukin A good to see ya again.

I had no idea by your avatar.
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
Idaho
Feb 25, 2008 - 08:17pm PT
Yeah, Cade calls me Skully now, for my Mescalito shenanigan...ah, well.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Feb 25, 2008 - 08:19pm PT
I of all people?





It all sounds like a convenient excuse not to go hammerless.

"I'm not scarring it. I'm making it go FREE!"
Nefarius

Big Wall climber
Fresno, CA
Feb 25, 2008 - 08:28pm PT
Of course, you of all people. Anytime something of this nature comes up, you're embroiled in it. Not to mention the "constructive" scarring you've done yourself.

Neither here nor there though. For the sake of this argument, scarring is scarring. Regardless of how it happens, it will, eventually, make a route free-able/protect-able. There's no way around that fact. To deny it is just being stubborn and hard-headed.

And, you'll notice I said immediately I wasn't advocating speeding the process up. So, I'd whole-heartedly appreciate you not trying to lump me in with the hammer crowd.

Sheesh!
Stanley Hassinger

climber
Eastern US
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 25, 2008 - 09:07pm PT
Ok. Things took an argumentative turn in what I had hoped would be a thread with great pictures of a great route. Here's an effort to get us back on track.

Granted, the last two aren't of the headwall, but still fun to look at I think.

Anybody else got stuff to share?


This is my buddy Jeff leading the Groove:



And Here is my bro at the anchor atop pitch 6 (that is, the sixth after mammoth):



This is Jeff leading the traverse pitch immediately preceding the roof pitch:

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