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Salamanizer

Trad climber
The land of Fruits & Nuts!
Jun 28, 2010 - 02:14am PT
Alexey...

The Cricifix, you and me bro...

Lets do it!
Alexey

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
Jun 28, 2010 - 10:12am PT
Chud, thanks for trust, difficult to resist, need to train more after vacations, next season maybe?
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Jun 28, 2010 - 11:12pm PT
Stared at it from the NE Butt many, many times with lust in my heart.

Finally got to go there with somebody I thought could take the sharp end on the dicier leads.

The one pitch I refused in advance to lead was the "10d scary" high on the route. I mean, if it says 10d scary on that route, it must mean something.

Naturally, my partner set up a clustered belay that he couldn't escape just below what I thought was the 10d scary so I was forced to lead it anyway. I didn't hesitate to employ my bilingual climbing talents to it and it wasn't a bit scary that way.

Perhaps he had already done some of the scary parts. Getting to the belay I pulled on this hold/inset block and it started to slide out in my hands like a drawer..Scary!

Peace

Karl
Salamanizer

Trad climber
The land of Fruits & Nuts!
Jun 29, 2010 - 02:59am PT
"Trad" climbing is about saying,... YES!

Honnold told me that the first year he ever climbed on real rock... in like 2005 or so.

There's truth to those words.
The Alpine

Big Wall climber
Sep 21, 2010 - 08:09pm PT
Alex has finally spoken up about his solo of the Crucifix.
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Sep 21, 2010 - 09:10pm PT
I really, really NEED to do this route again!
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Sep 21, 2010 - 10:42pm PT
So Alex had already climbed Crucifix on the same day he soloed it. That's gotta make it easier and harder at the same time! Don't guys like him get tired? Geez.

Still, there's no way Crucifix is overall harder than Astroman, and if you cheat the hardest cruxes on Crucifix, the Rostrum seems comparable and longer.

Feeling kinda weak just thinking about it

Peace

Karl

eeyonkee

Trad climber
Golden, CO
Sep 21, 2010 - 10:47pm PT
Just scoped out those pictures again. Man, what a route - it has it all...a long, interesting and beautiful line, lots of 5.10 and 5.11 climbing, a spot-on name...
Roger Breedlove

climber
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Feb 7, 2011 - 09:01pm PT
Mid-winter look at good pictures bump.

Reminded of this thread by the East Corner of Higher Spire TR
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Jan 12, 2012 - 05:57pm PT
Stoked on the Crucifix bump.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jan 12, 2012 - 07:04pm PT
Power point is a cool alternative, as well
cultureshock

Trad climber
Mountain View
Apr 24, 2012 - 03:20pm PT
Conditions bump. Is this dry in the spring?

Thanks!
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Apr 24, 2012 - 03:33pm PT
Feeding my climbing lust while I'm still recovering from Achilles tendon surgery is downright mean. I love the pictures on this thread.

If you really want to study the routes on HCR around the NE Buttress, climb Higher Spire and take along a small pair of binoculars. You'll see HCR well enough from the top of the Spire to feel fear and desire simultaneously.

John
David Wilson

climber
CA
Apr 24, 2012 - 05:39pm PT
Jaybro - do you happen to have a pic of the big corner on powerpoint ? I've heard that is one burly looking pitch
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Apr 24, 2012 - 07:49pm PT
Luke,

> Is this dry in the spring?

Yes, generally, although I've heard the free crux move may be wet/muddy,
and there is a seasonally wet part of p3 on Mary's Tears noted in the topo.

Here's a recent photo trip report with some topo corrections:
http://climbingsucks.com/2011/11/05/
snowhazed

Trad climber
Oaksterdam, CA
Apr 29, 2012 - 11:33pm PT
Going to give it a shot on tuesday- hooooooo boy
bump!
snowhazed

Trad climber
Oaksterdam, CA
May 7, 2012 - 02:59pm PT
Wow. That was the best route ever.

We cleaned out all the cobwebs- but the crux still requires cranking on a dirty sloper. Nothing wet.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
May 7, 2012 - 03:28pm PT
This line looks full value. If there was two routes I could magically do in the valley it would be Crucifix and DNB. Probably will take me over 10 years to do one of these, if ever. Great thread. Good luck to all those that want to do it, and are close to it.
eeyonkee

Trad climber
Golden, CO
Sep 20, 2013 - 07:49pm PT
Crucifix bump. This thread has a bunch of amazing pictures not to mention Kevin's FA story. Supertopo gold.
snowhazed

Trad climber
Oaksterdam, CA
Sep 20, 2013 - 09:47pm PT
Might try again in October....

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