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Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 25, 2009 - 09:18pm PT
more random wanderings (wonderings)

Pywiak Dome is a magical place, even if crowded



The Dike Route a totally fun. can you spot the line?

marty(r) is heading for the chains on the traditional "solo" of the first pitch...

After having fun getting up to the slabs under the headwall, we went exploring, maybe a bit suspect in our motives... but it was fun, hopefully you'll hear more later this year.

Here's Jaybro dancing around up there...


A fantastic place to go, with the objective of our desire cleaving the "brow" on the Northface


Having found no way to force ourselves on the charm of the rock expanse, we went to the store and got some Mammoth Brewing Company IPA 395 and went out to The Knobs Bouldering Area to find some solace...

Here's marty(r) warming up...


...fun to be bouldering there and feel the good spirits
Fuzzywuzzy

climber
Jul 25, 2009 - 11:47pm PT
Heard once that Tuolumne ment "Stone Houses"
marty(r)

climber
beneath the valley of ultravegans
Jul 25, 2009 - 11:52pm PT
Ed--those are fantastic! Are they scanned film prints?
Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
Jul 25, 2009 - 11:56pm PT


nice!

If you guys need a face climbing gun to get under that thing..... Waugh might be your guy and will probably be up there soon.
altieboo

Boulder climber
Livermore, Ca
Jul 25, 2009 - 11:59pm PT
Looks like a great time Ed! A bit jealous about the bouldering.

When Rob is feeling better we should all head up there.
Karen

Trad climber
So Cal urban sprawl Hell
Jul 25, 2009 - 11:59pm PT
Ed, great pictures and nice to read (I'm currently in total study mode for licensing exams), so nice to be transported to some of my favorite routes!!! esp. enjoy the Dyke route!!!!

thanks for sharing :)
John Moosie

climber
Beautiful California
Jul 26, 2009 - 12:02am PT
mmmmmmm... thats good.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 26, 2009 - 02:06am PT
scanned film...
my climbing camera is still an ancient relic which records images in a photo-chemical medium

I actually like it that way...

hey Russ, I should suck it up on the face climbing... at least I'll will have felt I'd earned the pictures of the bidness
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jul 26, 2009 - 03:08am PT
hey there ed... say, what wonderful pictures... thanks for the share... that one with the sun shining, you can really as if it is hitting one, as one walks up that rock... great shot...
J. Werlin

climber
Cedaredge
Jul 26, 2009 - 11:51am PT
thanks for the meadows hit Ed. Enjoy the majik.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jul 26, 2009 - 12:00pm PT
Beautiful stuff! Thanks for sharing -
Fletcher

Trad climber
a buttery white sand beach... I wish!
Jul 26, 2009 - 12:19pm PT
Good stuff... thanks! Nice prelude for my own trip there next month.

Eric
Prod

Trad climber
A place w/o Avitars apparently
Jul 26, 2009 - 01:22pm PT
cool tr.
Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Jul 26, 2009 - 04:30pm PT
thanks Ed
Jingy

Social climber
Flatland, Ca
Jul 26, 2009 - 04:51pm PT
Great stuff... Thanks Ed
goatboy smellz

climber
लघिमा, co
Jul 26, 2009 - 06:22pm PT
If you got the fever Tuolumne has the cure, thanks Ed!
marty(r)

climber
beneath the valley of ultravegans
Jul 26, 2009 - 10:24pm PT
The Route:


The Ride:


The Rack:


The Rogues:


Had we gotten anywhere on the road to Boa, these would have been our tactics:


I pre-registered my excuse as "the shade got in my eyes" thus securing rights to any failure due to eyesight. I think, in the end, other things were getting in our way. Soon though...
Zander

Trad climber
Berkeley
Jul 27, 2009 - 12:23am PT
Nice pics Ed!
I guess I never have seen the dike in the dike route. There really is no mistaking the line.
Zander
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