Trip Report
2017-11 Sailing into the mystic above LA
Thursday November 2, 2017 7:16pm
Political penance!

A nice part of my flexible job is working nights or weekends when I feel like it so I can head out mid-week for a bit of fun. Had a great low-key day with Batrock, and it was actually the first time I've been at this place with another party climbing.

I'm pretty out of shape but still managed to follow stuff cleanly all day. I won't deny benefiting from a little tension under a roof at one point. Didn't ask for it- caused by friction- but I didn't complain about it!

I respectfully submit this soundtrack choice to accompany your viewing of the pics that follow:


Let's get to the pics:

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Pretty clear when we started
Pretty clear when we started
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Attentive belay! (I was going by feel)
Attentive belay! (I was going by feel)
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What smart people do. Looks cool too!
What smart people do. Looks cool too!
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I love the mist
I love the mist
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You wouldn't be all big talk about the bolts next to the "crack" if yo...
You wouldn't be all big talk about the bolts next to the "crack" if you were there!
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Still, some fun jams up top. I miss those!
Still, some fun jams up top. I miss those!
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This was fun- smallish considered movements.
This was fun- smallish considered movements.
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Pause for a pic
Pause for a pic
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This picture captures the mood of the day- beautiful!
This picture captures the mood of the day- beautiful!
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Credit: NutAgain!

Credit: NutAgain!

No! Too much awesomeness! Must shield eyes!
No! Too much awesomeness! Must shield eyes!
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Credit: NutAgain!

Quick draws started collecting a little dew at this point.
Quick draws started collecting a little dew at this point.
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That's the look of a man satisfied after a day in the hills.
That's the look of a man satisfied after a day in the hills.
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Bring it on home!
Bring it on home!
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NutAgain! is a trad climber from South Pasadena, CA.

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T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
  Nov 2, 2017 - 07:24pm PT
Nice Nut,
glad ya got out.
TFPU
Tad
zip

Trad climber
pacific beach, ca
  Nov 2, 2017 - 08:06pm PT
Looks cool.
Tfpu
zBrown

Ice climber
  Nov 2, 2017 - 08:13pm PT
You left the pristine air of South Pas for a mystical experience.

Good choice

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Kz9o3tf9lmk
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
  Nov 2, 2017 - 10:12pm PT
valid.
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
  Nov 3, 2017 - 06:44am PT
"This place" ;) ...is surreal in the fog. Nice.
jeff constine

Trad climber
Ao Namao
  Nov 3, 2017 - 08:12am PT
Credit: jeff constine
Sunny days are good too.
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
  Nov 3, 2017 - 08:35am PT
You ran into another party!!!!

The place is getting overrun.

It looks like some people really beefed up the "Log Ledge" at the base of those climbs.

Watch out that place will grow on you.

Happy you had a good time.

TFPU
Batrock

Trad climber
Burbank
  Nov 3, 2017 - 08:52am PT
Guy, Log Ledge is beefed up and a good flat space below Yosemite and up the gully above Yosemite there is a new ledge for the two new climbs there.
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
  Nov 3, 2017 - 10:24am PT
Bat.... good to know, THX.

Not to hijak but this makes me think of one of the best videos ever....

NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Author's Reply  Nov 3, 2017 - 10:28am PT
Now that is REAL sailing into the mystic... hope it was a short trip and not a permanent vacation.
LAhiker

Social climber
Los Angeles
  Nov 3, 2017 - 10:42am PT
Cool trip report.

BTW, the guy whose dashcam video showed him going off the Angeles Crest Highway did survive:

http://ktla.com/2016/01/08/dashcam-video-captures-car-catapulting-over-edge-of-angeles-crest-highway/
Batrock

Trad climber
Burbank
  Nov 3, 2017 - 12:01pm PT
Credit: Batrock
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  Nov 7, 2017 - 04:34am PT
Good fun!
Batrock

Trad climber
Burbank
  Nov 7, 2017 - 02:46pm PT
A good shot of Yosemite Sam
A good shot of Yosemite Sam
Credit: Batrock
Bump for a fun place.
xCon

Social climber
909
  Nov 7, 2017 - 02:58pm PT
theirs Williamson...
Batrock

Trad climber
Burbank
  Nov 7, 2017 - 03:29pm PT
Poor Willy, now the bastard stepchild.
L

climber
It's a Bear Affair
  Nov 8, 2017 - 04:11pm PT
Poor Willy, now the bastard stepchild.

Naw, I'll never think that of Willy.

The rock in those photos had me jonesing for Being There, The Far Side, Labyrinth, and a dozen more.

Yeah, these are the climbable routes now....but there'll forever be only one Williamson.
xCon

Social climber
909
  Nov 8, 2017 - 04:41pm PT
and to think we used to bad mouth the tunnel developers because they were going to drop a rock on a car and get williamson shut down!
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