A big day on Mt Whitney TR


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Trad climber
Wilmington, DE
Apr 16, 2009 - 12:39pm PT
Damn! Drooled all in my keyboard again.
handsome B

Gym climber
Apr 16, 2009 - 12:49pm PT
nice work! thanks for the TR

Trad climber
the base of the Shawangunk Ridge
Jun 12, 2009 - 10:44pm PT
wow- that is pretty intense. Wonderful pictures and what looks like AMAZING climbing. Good stuff!

Trad climber
slowly dying in the OC
Jun 12, 2009 - 11:35pm PT
Dude! Wow!

Social climber
WA, NC, Idaho Falls
Jun 12, 2009 - 11:55pm PT
Great TR!
However, you are reminding me of how weak and old I am.
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
North of the Owyhees
Jun 13, 2009 - 12:06am PT
Now ThIS is "THE SHIZZ"....
What it's about.
High mountain rompin'. Salut'.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jun 13, 2009 - 12:43am PT
thanks for the TR

really great to be running laps on that big hunk of stone!

Eric McAuliffe

Trad climber
Alpine County, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 13, 2009 - 12:46am PT
YES it was a GREAT day. I would like to go back and pitch out the EB because we did it so fast I barely remember it!

I think this season we will do Methril Dihedral(sp?)and fish hook arete! Just looking over at those lines made me DROOL!!!


Trad climber
Jun 14, 2009 - 09:40pm PT
Nice TR Eric!

Social climber
Flatland, Ca
Jun 14, 2009 - 09:45pm PT
Looks like scary fun....

Giant choss pile...

Down climb must have been a bit intense...

Good job, nice report, and fine pics

just southwest of the center of the universe
Jun 14, 2009 - 10:34pm PT
Good stuff, thanks.

Reminds me how much I want to get back in there this summer.

Jun 15, 2009 - 12:31am PT
Nice! When I did the East Buttress, my partner and I were midway through a ten hour workday in Yosemite, when he mentioned climbing it the next day. I said sure...Went home, packed in 30 mins, drove over the pass and got dinner and some music at the mobil, supplies in bishop, and got to the trailhead at Whitney portal at 2 am. Packed our racks, sleeping at 2:30, up at 5, on the trail at 5:30. The approach in your pictures would have been nice for us, but as Tioga Pass had just opened, it was still quite wintery, and the approach was knee to thigh deep snow, or ice. On route by 11 am, summit by 6. Mountaineers route looked to be WI3, so we weren't downclimbing it in rockshoes. Had to slog out in waist deep snow (hardened up as the night progressed) on the trail, back to the car at midnight. Drove to big pine and crashed out in the van for about a day. Car to car 18 hours, with 2.5 hours of sleep in 42 hours since getting up to go to work on my friday, looking forward to a nice mellow weekend!
The stuff memories are made of!

Gym climber
San Diego CA
Jun 15, 2009 - 02:23am PT
great TR. Im hoping to hit that up in the future
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