Upper Yosemite Falls: who is the FA on the ice climb?

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Walleye

climber
El Portal On the Merced Riviera
Dec 19, 2008 - 12:25am PT
OOOOOOhhhh.. Never say never!

Never, was free soloing the Regular on Half Dome....
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 19, 2008 - 12:30am PT
We were talking about the whole shebang, bottom to top...
...more bullshit speculation: probably best just to go solo for speed.

The climb is totally committing, you'd have to have luck on your side as the melt out would be happening when you were high on the route, and possibly starting at the top. Starting very early would be a good idea, and hope for nice plastic ice to speed you along. But it is well beyond any ice climb I've ever done (but not so crazy by Northeast standards, think Pomme D'Or in the Malbaie River valley, it does stay nice and cold there, though).
WBraun

climber
Dec 19, 2008 - 12:34am PT
You guys are looking in the wrong place.

There are more practical ice plums to be had. They are bad ass looking too.

Not saying where .....
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 19, 2008 - 12:37am PT
Werner, truly, I was just askin' not thinkin'... my book of climbing experiences would be titled: High and Mild

Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Dec 19, 2008 - 12:38am PT
tease
Walleye

climber
El Portal On the Merced Riviera
Dec 19, 2008 - 12:39am PT
Hey, I'm not looking anywhere....
Walleye

climber
El Portal On the Merced Riviera
Dec 19, 2008 - 12:50am PT
Yogi asks, "You have desires?"
WBraun

climber
Dec 19, 2008 - 12:54am PT
Yeah, there ya go .....
klaus

Big Wall climber
San F*#kincisco
Dec 19, 2008 - 12:57am PT
Coz on Nevada? Werner your smokin too many lotus flowers.

I was there, and you were knott. where is Fosburg, he can clear this up.
WBraun

climber
Dec 19, 2008 - 12:59am PT
Ask cos, he'll tell ya.
Walleye

climber
El Portal On the Merced Riviera
Dec 19, 2008 - 01:01am PT
well you see, therein lies the problem:

You say cos mato

I say coz matoe

Lets call the whole thing off
Scared Silly

Trad climber
UT
Dec 19, 2008 - 01:06am PT
Climbs like Upper Yosemite Falls just want to make you cry. Years ago I was on a much smaller climb. 15 minutes after we hit the ground the second pitch joined us. On another climb which was a big curtain it cracked wall to wall and sunk a couple of inches. I gave up placing any screws. Just remember boys and girls, take my advise, pull down your pants and slide on the ice.
10b4me

Ice climber
the sads
Dec 19, 2008 - 01:06am PT
Werner, what year did you climb Nevada Falls?
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Dec 19, 2008 - 01:09am PT
You have desires to ice climb?

Move to Canada, ya dopes!
corniss chopper

Mountain climber
san jose, ca
Dec 19, 2008 - 01:12am PT
smart to top out before sun rise...and wear a parachute!
WBraun

climber
Dec 19, 2008 - 01:15am PT
Don't remember any years. They're all the same.

We did not climb where the actual Nevada falls flows but just to the right of it. The ice forms from the snow melt and a spring above.

The water streak coming out of the trees in this photo show where climbed.

Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 19, 2008 - 01:19am PT
Anders is right...

where's a good Tami Knight ice climber cartoon when you need one?!
klaus

Big Wall climber
San F*#kincisco
Dec 19, 2008 - 01:23am PT
I am correct then. Walt and Kevin did the actual direct waterfall. Just ask them, er... ask Kevin. Sorry Werner.

those lotus flowers must have a halucinatory effect.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Dec 19, 2008 - 01:24am PT
Honest teh goodness.
Or, fer Pete's sake I meant...
What a bunch of sh#t talkers!
WBraun

climber
Dec 19, 2008 - 01:27am PT
Yes you're correct klaus
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