TR: Conness via Harding Route (attempt) 2009-09-06

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Buju

Trad climber
the range of light
Sep 21, 2009 - 10:22pm PT
here are a few pics from a few weeks back:

approaching after bivying (partying) at rosevelt lake


pissing in fear before leading the offwidth:


OW crux:


last glorious pitch:
Footloose

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe
Sep 22, 2009 - 11:12am PT
Cool, these pictures really give a sense of it.

So do the ones Chugach linked to. Quite informative.

Chugach, Cultureshock... were you guys packin radios? or how did you communicate in regard to the short simuling need... right around two heads-up areas simultaneously... was no wind and you could just hear each other?

Still collecting notes for a return...
cultureshock

Trad climber
Wall Climber Wannabe
Sep 22, 2009 - 12:30pm PT
The first 4 pitches were pretty wind free so we were just yelling, no radios.

The last two pitches were totally exposed and we couldn't communicate at all due to the wind. Even early on a pitch, when I could see Robb, yelling didn't work.

My tip for simuling is to know your partner and their strengths and then weigh the risks.

The climbing really speeds up after the steep chimney pitch (which is right after the O/W). We also linked two pitches here with the 70. The final 5.9 section before the 3rd class ledges is really cool (photo below).



Also I put together some Approach beta on my blog:
http://dreaminvertical.wordpress.com/2009/09/21/mount-conness-approach-beta/

Good Luck,

 Luke

Footloose

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe
Sep 22, 2009 - 12:40pm PT
Yeah, thanks for the reply, Luke. I'll check it out. Another really nice shot, too.

Next time in, I think I'll try to camp there, right at Conness. That whole area rocks, what a blast.
reddirt

climber
Apr 7, 2010 - 07:26pm PT
bump!
Zander

Trad climber
Berkeley
Apr 7, 2010 - 08:37pm PT
bump-ump-a-dump
msiddens

Trad climber
Mountain View
Apr 7, 2010 - 10:16pm PT
Footloose, got me going again on this. LMK when you are ready for a rematch as I'd be up for it
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