"Up rope I'm not moving!" First ascent of Basketcase

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donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 8, 2013 - 07:39pm PT
Approach beta? I thought the damn thing had become so poular the NPS paved the approach to prevent erosion.
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Jul 8, 2013 - 10:27pm PT
Christ, J-Do, you used to be such a nice boy. Plus to hell with paving; let's go trench the sucker. The approach AND the effing climb. Get that dumb crux out to about a nice S-chimney. Stuff like this out there in the wild is too good for mortals and it IS about time to cut down another Bristlecone in order to count the rings and "it can't be that old". Any parallel here?
mdanek

Trad climber
California
Jul 10, 2013 - 02:05am PT
Chad and Alexey, congrats! Cannot wait to see the TR with pictures.
Zander

climber
Jul 29, 2013 - 10:37pm PT
WTF, Over. Where is the trip report!

(And i say that in the nicest possible way)
Rhodo-Router

Gym climber
sawatch choss
Jul 30, 2013 - 01:49am PT
Nice Alexey! Way to git after it. I can't wait to hear more. And maybe have you drag me up something come September.
Alexey

climber
San Jose, CA
Jul 30, 2013 - 04:05am PT
WTF, Over. Where is the trip report!
Chad? working hard on TR? self-developing black/white camera film with chemicals ( mid 20th century technology )?
eeyonkee

Trad climber
Golden, CO
Jul 30, 2013 - 12:12pm PT
Love this thread (as well as Peter Hahn's)! Looking forward to the TR and pics.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 21, 2013 - 08:32pm PT
Nice TR about the seldom done Basketcase. Some people said they never heard of the climb....here is a little history.
Alexey

climber
San Jose, CA
May 23, 2016 - 12:52pm PT
Jaw dropping view from the base
Jaw dropping view from the base
Credit: Alexey
looking sketchy there...

Social climber
Lassitude 33
May 23, 2016 - 01:36pm PT
Does this thread count as reminiscing? I'm confused.
eeyonkee

Trad climber
Golden, CO
May 23, 2016 - 04:09pm PT
I gotta say I agree with you Randy about your reference to Jim's latest thread. On the other hand, with respect to Alexey's picture, whoa! I'm feeling some kind of magnetic attraction or something.
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
May 23, 2016 - 04:21pm PT
The magnetic attraction I feel is to the line of bolts I'm imagining up the arrete!

eeyonkee

Trad climber
Golden, CO
May 23, 2016 - 04:39pm PT
Actually, I went to the bathroom and the feeling went away. Go figure!
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - May 23, 2016 - 04:45pm PT
I'm keeping Basketcase in reminiscing mode. Two years ago I sandbagged myself on Book of Job, a route I did the FFA of in 1972. 10b indeed....no danger of a downgrade there!
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