Doug Robinson, Sean Jones, rap bolt South face of Half Dome!

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'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
Feb 20, 2011 - 03:54pm PT
^^ So there.
Pass the Chongo, Chongo

Social climber
T*R
Mar 3, 2011 - 02:21am PT
F U C K ya gonamok.... doug robinson and sean jones are a bunch of pretentious as#@&%es
this just in

climber
north fork
Mar 3, 2011 - 07:59am PT
Style police.....less talking more climbing. If you can put up 13 slab on lead go do it and then call everyone who can't an as#@&%e
Salamanizer

Trad climber
The land of Fruits & Nuts!
Mar 3, 2011 - 11:14pm PT
It's 5.11 slab, the undercling pitch under the arch is 5.13 and I'd say a bit soft for that IMO.

The first half of the route is absolutely amazing climbing. Exposed, sustained, clean, varied climbing all around. It's like if someone stacked Astroman on top of the Rostrum and beefed up all the cruxes of each pitch a notch. Classic!!!

wildone

climber
Troy, MT
Mar 4, 2011 - 12:29am PT
How'd you like the sloper lieback by the little sapling?
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Mar 4, 2011 - 08:49am PT
God damn Salamanizer! Incredible. Please set up a new thread on your climb. It would be hugely interesting!! We are only b-e-g-g-i-n-g here!!
hossjulia

Social climber
Eastside
Mar 4, 2011 - 09:06am PT
Ditto what Peter said, TR, please?
karodrinker

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
Mar 4, 2011 - 10:09am PT
Wtf? Salamanizer, you repeated this thing? Gotta show pics to prove it!
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Who'll stop the reign?
Mar 4, 2011 - 10:14am PT
He posted on this before? He said he did the arch and did not do the slabs, or was I dreaming???

DMT
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Mar 4, 2011 - 10:20am PT
Yeah; this has been known for awhile--- did the arch and that was the climb. Hearing about the party's impressions would/will be very very interesting. An Astroman with a Rostrum ontop of it. That is just huge news, folks!
Nate D

climber
San Francisco
Mar 4, 2011 - 10:25am PT
Yea, Salamanizer first spoke about it in the Laid to Rest thread:
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=838578&tn=20


and several times said he'd post up a TR....

almost 2 years ago now. :)
Salamanizer

Trad climber
The land of Fruits & Nuts!
Mar 4, 2011 - 11:26pm PT
Awww, well I'll have to personally apologize for my hiatus in posting a TR. You see, there was only one camera on the ride and it was my partner Mikes. We had a bit of an unfortunate falling out and I haven't spoken with him in almost two years. Anyway, I never got any of the pictures and a TR without pictures is scarcely worth the pixels it's typed on.

If you really want to see the pictures, try emailing him. He posts on here once in a blue moon as Oh Yeah! He might throw down a TR for ya'll.
Doug Robinson

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Mar 5, 2011 - 08:37am PT
Thanks, Salamanizer, for filling in the details that kept you from posting a TR. Dreary stuff those broken relationships, and sadly familiar. I would have video of the FA to show too, but the dream of that film crashed and burned -- broken relationships -- even as the climb was becoming a brilliant reality. The gritty details are just not that interesting.

But please write more for us of your impression of the climbing. We have been so mired in this to-rap-bolt-or-not-to-be controversy, that the quality of the climbing itself has gotten a little lost. Already, in just a few lines, you've given us so much perspective:

It's like if someone stacked Astroman on top of the Rostrum and beefed up all the cruxes of each pitch a notch. Classic!!!

Like two of the most iconic long crack climbs in the Valley, only harder? Please, tell us more! Photos we've already got.

Credit: Shawn Reeder
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Mar 5, 2011 - 08:38am PT

WOW!!!!!!

Heck, even if you don't have photos, tell us about it, PLEASE!!!!!!!
socalbolter

Sport climber
Silverado, CA
Mar 5, 2011 - 08:51am PT
Ditto what's been said.

A TR (even of a partial ascent) without photos would still be a welcome read.

Thanks!
Roxy

Trad climber
CA Central Coast
Mar 5, 2011 - 12:47pm PT
bump for a TR...

with sugar on top
T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Mar 5, 2011 - 01:18pm PT
Shawn Reeder's pics from the arch pitches ... http://yosemiteweddingphotography.com/photolog/?p=270
ec

climber
ca
Oct 10, 2011 - 08:29pm PT
Page 54, Climbing Magazine, October 2011

I'm curious how the bolts were placed on the 'crucial' pitch 2 of Tehipite Sanction...

They were out front mentioning that they rappelled in, but come on now...Rap bolted or not?

'Appears to me that a route 'had' to go with all the trouble to do a photo shoot and not to mention being sponsored.

'just an observation...

 ec
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 22, 2013 - 07:02pm PT
Has Growing Up yet seen a complete second ascent?
Kalimon

Trad climber
Ridgway, CO
Mar 22, 2013 - 07:15pm PT
Tarbuster, ec bump . . . couple rad dudz.
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