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Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Nov 19, 2008 - 04:17pm PT
COclimb:
The last photo, on the last climb, on the last day of that trip.

Hey, where's the post-bivy shot? That one is a gem, sums up the people
& the story!
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Nov 19, 2008 - 04:20pm PT
Duncan, those shots are spectacular. Got more? You've inspired me to dig
out my well-read copy of Hard Rock.

A UK seacliff-climbing holiday is one of those trips I always wanted to make, but
never got 'round to.
MH2

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 19, 2008 - 04:34pm PT

Wow, GOclimb!

On Moonraker, "It's all very atmospheric. "

You step blind round a corner of sheer rock and move carefully down into the vast, dank mouth of the cave. It seems as big as a cathedral: a black, thundering dome, like a lunatic's skull, water boiling along its floor, birds flitting in the dark air.

Al Alvarez in Hard Rock
MH2

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 20, 2008 - 03:46am PT
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Nov 20, 2008 - 11:11am PT
GOclimb

Trad climber
Boston, MA
Nov 20, 2008 - 01:09pm PT
Chiloe wrote: Hey, where's the post-bivy shot? That one is a gem, sums up the people
& the story!


Hmm, not sure which one you mean?

Here's Julia finishing the traverse, with our bivvy ledge visible over her shoulder:


Or do you mean the shot where she's talking to her mom on the cell phone, and everyone's relaxing for a moment before tackling the last half of the climb:


Or the one taken right when we finished the climb?


GO
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Nov 20, 2008 - 02:42pm PT
GO, those all are great shots, but the last one's kind of special.
You guys had quite the trip.
MH2

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 20, 2008 - 06:15pm PT

Yes, GO. Always nice to see people clearly having a good time.



Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Nov 23, 2008 - 06:25pm PT
Duncan's Moonraker photos, followed by MH2 quoting Alvarez, reminded me about
Hard Rock, which is one of my all-time favorite armchair mountaineering books.
Armchair because I've not done a single one of the climbs, and yet read it cover to cover.
Highly recommended, for any of you armchair mountaineers who don't have this.

Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Nov 23, 2008 - 06:28pm PT
One memorable essay by Royal Robbins describes climbing Dream of White Horses.



Churningindawake

Sport climber
Portland, Oregon
Nov 23, 2008 - 06:31pm PT
Nice pictures!
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Nov 23, 2008 - 07:09pm PT


Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Nov 23, 2008 - 07:15pm PT
The Dream of White Horses chapter wraps up with Leo Dickinson's stunning photo
of the first ascent.



MH2

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 23, 2008 - 07:49pm PT

Thanks. The modest image sizes still came out looking good at this end and didn't take fo-evah over the dial-up.

Rick A

climber
Boulder, Colorado
Nov 23, 2008 - 09:43pm PT
Great photos, all.

Rappeled into Wen Zawn in 1977 and did a climb called “Quartz Icicle” just left of “Dream of White Horses.” Photo by Candy Muir of Rob Muir and I . Amazing location.


Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Nov 23, 2008 - 11:59pm PT
That rappel into Wen Zawn is a real sac shriveler.
MH2

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 24, 2008 - 06:29pm PT

And some days even a walk around town gets exciting.





scuffy b

climber
On the dock in the dark
Nov 24, 2008 - 08:26pm PT
Great thread here, Andy.

I'll let you know of some hopefully unintended consequences,
just because I've been affected for, what, a week and a half
now.
Every time my eye falls on the thread title, my mind launches
immediately into
"By the Sea, by the Sea, by the beautiful Sea..."
which proves to be quite the catchy tune (as in, Can't Get It
Out of My Head)

But I also can't help thinking, "Wine-dark Sea" and that is
ample compensation.

WWOD?
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Nov 24, 2008 - 08:32pm PT
The odyssey continues...

Some of Andy's shots were taken at a little-known cliff near Vancouver, which provides an entertaining traverse. Probably easy 5.10, and at high tide one to five metres above water. Maybe 100 m long. Very good swimming, lovely spot.

It's in a municipal park, but the authorities don't seem very keen on climbing there, or indeed public use. Quite a wealthy neighbourhood, with all that goes with it. So a very low profile and limited use are good ideas. Luckily the nature of the traverse, and limited parking, discourage many.

The "surf" shots were from the West Vancouver seawall - the traverse would also have been getting a good pounding that day.
MH2

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 25, 2008 - 01:19am PT

WWOD?

What would Oscar do?


Jump in feet first?
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