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Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 18, 2008 - 07:34pm PT
With the weather we've had lately, the Northeasterners surely all went outdoors.
What have we got to show for it?

I'd climbed Atlantis, on the S Buttress of Whitehorse, once before -- in 1982.
I remembered it vaguely as one of the valley's best midrange trad climbs.
Last week I finally went back and confirmed that opinion.

Looking up from the base of the route: P1 (5.9) laybacks up the shaded, overhanging
corner in foreground. P4 (5.10b) traverses R beneath the triangular roof near
the top of the cliff, then follows a thin crack to the top.

Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 18, 2008 - 07:38pm PT
Lucander leading P1 (5.9):



TRo

climber
Oct 18, 2008 - 08:00pm PT
Thanks for posting those rare NE TR's Chiloe. Keep them coming. I've got one in the bag for Roger's Rock and as soon as my daughter teaches me how I send it along.
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 19, 2008 - 10:02am PT
TRo, looking forward to Rogers Rock. I ain't been there yet.
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 19, 2008 - 10:47am PT
One cool thing about Atlantis is that it's still honestly trad:
apart from a bolt with a broken wire hanger on P1, there is zero fixed pro.

Lucander on P3, the "wheat thin" layback (5.9).




Fall view towards Echo Lake.

Zander

Trad climber
Berkeley
Oct 19, 2008 - 12:02pm PT
Oooo nice fall colors!
Looks like fun.
All the moss and vegetation gives it that back country feel.
Thanks,
Zander
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 19, 2008 - 08:08pm PT
Looking down P4 ... Lucander breaks down his belay at the base of the chimney:




and sets up for the final crux layback:

cowpoke

climber
Oct 20, 2008 - 08:59am PT
very nice! I've always wanted to try that route...looks like fun. and, beautiful scenery. thanks for sharing the pics, Larry!
GOclimb

Trad climber
Boston, MA
Oct 20, 2008 - 10:18am PT
Very sweet, Larry! You'd pointed that line out to me before, and looked stellar. Looks even better in the climber's-eye pics. I'm bummed I never got around to trying it.

Thanks for sharing.

GO
Jim E

climber
Oct 20, 2008 - 11:56am PT
"Northeasterners surely all went outdoors."


Unfortunately not. I was the victim of 'weekend warrior' treason. Partner canceled late Friday evening. Too late to form a plan 'B'. Other than medical or family emergency such an act permanently removes the perpetrator from my partner list.
perswig

climber
Oct 20, 2008 - 12:47pm PT
...or the perpetrator's testicles from the rest of him (assuming a dude?).
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 20, 2008 - 02:06pm PT
What with GO gone western, Eric swamped at the office, and Jim's unreliable partner, maybe
fewer folks got outdoors this weekend than I thought. I'm indoors today looking out the
window at more brilliant weather. Tomorrow I'm packing for another non-climbing trip.
(But dammit, I'll pack shoes just in case.)

Atlantis sure was a fun route on which to end the October season.
Jim E

climber
Oct 20, 2008 - 02:14pm PT
" ...or the perpetrator's testicles from the rest of him (assuming a dude?)."


Ovaries in this case.
looking sketchy there...

Social climber
Latitute 33
Oct 20, 2008 - 02:20pm PT
Looks like an excellent climb. The Fall colors back east are incredible. Thanks for posting.
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 20, 2008 - 04:51pm PT
Yeah the colors are something. Every year, I'm amazed. For a few weeks, all the light turns gold.

Here's one more shot, a party on the last pitch of Inferno as we started to rap down.

divad

Trad climber
wmass
Oct 20, 2008 - 05:26pm PT
Chiloe, looks like we took a picture from the same spot, just a week apart.
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 20, 2008 - 06:02pm PT
Yup, Divad, same angle -- you can see the exit crack (my next-to-last pics) at top in yours.
And the trees are about 1 week more colorful in my OP photo.

Looks like somebody's on Inferno. Is that your party?

Lucander and I were commenting on how much we like the S Buttress area.
divad

Trad climber
wmass
Oct 20, 2008 - 07:20pm PT
Chiloe, yes, that's us, actually me, taken by my son. Yikes!, belaying me and taking pics at the same time.
Here's another similar shot.

tradchick

Trad climber
White Mountains
Oct 20, 2008 - 08:31pm PT
Yeah Tomcat and I were grounded too. It was a kid weekend for us but we did manage to sneak away to Jockey's Cap for an hour or so.
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 21, 2008 - 07:43am PT
Take the kids to Jockeys Cap? We had a fun day or two there, when ours were little.
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