Trip Report
Brad's Tour of Mud: A Visionary Tour of Pinnacles National Park
Wednesday January 16, 2013 12:27pm
"I knew I needed to do something all-consuming with my day to push myself through the real reason I was restless. I needed to head to the Pinns, and Brad Young's visionary Conditioning Tour had been on my mind especially with the impending raptor closures only a week a way. For those of you who don't know Brad outlined a day of 13 summits in Pinnacles that would take you to all parts of the Pinnacles; the day promised, hiking, pristine nature, bushwhacking, route finding, and a little 2nd class - easy 5th class climbing here and there. Almost like a Smoke's Rockcourse of The Pinnacles"

Credit: Adamame

Credit: Adamame

It pretty exhausting to upload these things, so travel over to Mud n Crud to see it in a less prohibiting format than Supertopo.

http://www.mudncrud.com/forums/index.php?topic=1794.msg21670;topicseen#msg21670

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Adamame
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Adamame is a climber from Santa Cruz.

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Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
  Jan 16, 2013 - 12:55pm PT
That is a lot of work you put into your TR, thank you for sharing. Seems like a nice outing! I should bug someone to go scramble in pinns with me sometime.
briham89

Big Wall climber
santa cruz, ca
  Jan 16, 2013 - 01:09pm PT
Cool adventure!!
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
  Jan 16, 2013 - 01:16pm PT
Wow -- that's a mountaineering tour de force that, I fear, those unfamiliar with Pinnacles probably won't appreciate. Thanks for the inspiration and your wonderful trip report.

John
scuffy b

climber
heading slowly NNW
  Jan 16, 2013 - 03:00pm PT
Oh Yeah, that's a really fine report. What a day!!
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
  Jan 16, 2013 - 03:13pm PT
JEleazarian,

No doubt.


Adamame still hasn't indicated if he had to pull ticks out of his arse yet with all that brush crashing. ;)
mucci

Trad climber
The pitch of Bagalaar above you
  Jan 16, 2013 - 03:26pm PT
Exactly what Jleazy said.

Proud day out.
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
  Jan 16, 2013 - 03:55pm PT
Now there's something different, thanks for good photos and writing up your long day.
Adamame

climber
Santa Cruz
Author's Reply  Jan 16, 2013 - 04:47pm PT
No ticks or Poison Oak yet...
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
  Jan 16, 2013 - 06:02pm PT
No rides in my truck til you pass the quarantine period.


Just sayin. ;)
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
  Jan 16, 2013 - 06:21pm PT
hey there say, adamame... will be later to see the pics...

but side-stepping that for now...
wow!! neat trip report... :)
saw the 'words' pinnacles national park' and
i KNEW you had something neat here, :)
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
  Jan 16, 2013 - 07:14pm PT
Nice Pinnacles tour de force!
TFPU
Tad
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
  Jan 16, 2013 - 08:36pm PT
That was great!
Love marathon days like that.
I once did a "tour" in AZ- it involved more driving and less bushwacking. On much more solid rock too!
Kudos!
Leggs

Sport climber
Made in California
  Jan 16, 2013 - 08:42pm PT
Keep it together, Damn it Brad, this is a Pinnacle Marathon!!!

Awesome TR... great photos... congrats!
john hansen

climber
  Jan 16, 2013 - 10:58pm PT
You said the pinnicle's were about 30 minutes apart. How many miles do you think you covered to make the circut?
Adamame

climber
Santa Cruz
Author's Reply  Jan 17, 2013 - 12:28am PT
It's hard to say how much ground I had to cover. Maybe 8-12 miles, with maybe a 1/3 of that cross-country in areas of the park I had never been. It was definitely like climbing a day spent climbing a High Sierra Peak.

Now that I'm in shape I think I'm going to solo Zodiac. It's perfect weather window and I've put that one off way too long. Any takers who want to come along?
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
  Jan 17, 2013 - 12:42am PT
yes, but can't shake free til Marchish or later.
Adamame

climber
Santa Cruz
Author's Reply  Jan 17, 2013 - 12:51am PT
What do I have to do to find a wall partner around here?
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
  Jan 17, 2013 - 01:08am PT
Now that is what I like to see!
A discrete journey through a J.R.R. Tolkien Wonderland and all on the hoof. Pray cling thyself and smote the ruin of thy foe upon the mountainside!!!
Yeah baby.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
  Jan 17, 2013 - 01:28am PT


Tolkien is right!
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
  Jan 17, 2013 - 01:28am PT
very cool trip and an inspiration, truly
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
  Jan 17, 2013 - 01:29am PT
This guy is stoked!


hahahah

Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
  Jan 17, 2013 - 01:41am PT
Sounds like fun, but when I click on the link, I get this:

"An Error Has Occurred!
Sorry Guest, you are banned from using this forum!"

Any clues for how to get past this?
I'm using Chrome.

I was just at Pinnacles today with bhilden, rebolting the regular route on Marmot Rock,
and we randomly saw Brad and Gavin returning from repeating a new route right of Tato Pani.
A nice day out in the sun.
Adamame

climber
Santa Cruz
Author's Reply  Jan 17, 2013 - 01:42am PT
Clint, you'll need to contact The Mr. Mud to clear that up.
karodrinker

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
  Jan 17, 2013 - 01:47am PT
Hell yea!
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
  Jan 17, 2013 - 01:58am PT
Clint, it's probably because you don't post enough Pinnacles stories over there. ;)

Dirka

Trad climber
Hustle City
  Jan 18, 2013 - 03:33pm PT
BzzzzzzzzzzzzzznumP!
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