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


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Mar 18, 2010 - 11:35am PT
Great story! Thanks.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Apr 18, 2010 - 12:43pm PT
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
Will know soon
Apr 18, 2010 - 06:45pm PT
Super great story Jim Donini. :D I enjoyed every sentence.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Aug 13, 2010 - 10:50am PT
Once and future Bump!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Carson city Nev.
Aug 13, 2010 - 10:55am PT
Treasures for sure!..
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 25, 2010 - 02:33pm PT
Story Bump!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Apr 3, 2011 - 12:38pm PT
Bump for a Basketcase!

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Apr 3, 2011 - 12:46pm PT
Thanks for the bump Steve. I was psyched you'd done that because I'd not seen this before...that is until I see I posted in April of 09. What a crudy memory I have! Still, great reading. :)
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Dec 22, 2011 - 01:00am PT
awesome line bump

Trad climber
SF Bay Area
Dec 22, 2011 - 05:30am PT
Haha good one! Thanks for sharing the story, Mr Donini.

Dec 22, 2011 - 09:27am PT
A good laugh. Thanks for sharing!!
Wade Icey

Trad climber
Dec 22, 2011 - 11:28am PT

Trad climber
Dec 22, 2011 - 11:33am PT
It was fun to read this story again.

It brings back the fond memories of the too few times I climbed with T.M.

I bet his grandchildren have a great time with him! He is such a funny guy.

Thanks Jim for the story.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Mar 25, 2012 - 05:18pm PT
Classic story bump...

Trad climber
Mountain View
Nov 15, 2012 - 06:48pm PT
Bump with a photo of the approach (an updated version of Zander's from upthread).

Basket Dome Approach
Basket Dome Approach
Credit: cultureshock

On the maybe someday list...

Nov 15, 2012 - 07:10pm PT
Scout it out with GigaPan in full page zoom mode ....


Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Nov 15, 2012 - 08:17pm PT
Culture, I believe you have it marked correctly in my experience. We traversed to the base of the very clean prominent dihedral rather than descending hundreds of feet only to then 3rd-4th class back up to it. The gully above was pretty fiercer vegetated, all pointing downwards and kind of steep.

If you look very very carefully on gigapan, you will see little terraces coming in from the left, leading to the dihedral, from the forested pedestals' uppermost reaches. My recollection is that we were rather surprised that the terraces miraculously worked out and actually lead us without further hassle, to the base of the roped pitches.

Big Wall climber
san jose, ca
Nov 15, 2012 - 08:27pm PT
Thanks for the bump and thanks for the link Werner

Nov 21, 2012 - 02:38pm PT
I want to do Basketcase this year if I can get in shape. Last year I couldn't quite get fit but I have high hopes for this year.

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
Nov 21, 2012 - 02:54pm PT
One of the best stories on ST.
And stelor route which probably has one accent per year? Or less?
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