Trip Report
Journey to a Lost World

by MH2
Sunday April 7, 2019 5:21pm
You have found a way to go back, to before people began to ‘rock-climb.’



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Animals do not fear man.


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The manzanita are outsize.


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The rock is unpopulated.


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Fortunately, you brought gear.


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A half-way ledge.


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Or maybe you have travelled forward rather than back?


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All things come to an end.


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MH2
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Comments
nah000

climber
now/here
  Apr 7, 2019 - 07:01pm PT
always love a little [or a lot] of the evocative from MH2...

thx!
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
  Apr 7, 2019 - 08:14pm PT
In some hidden jungle on SSI?
jogill

climber
Colorado
  Apr 7, 2019 - 08:25pm PT
Delightful, Andy!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
  Apr 7, 2019 - 08:43pm PT
Petite. The squirrel is so charming. Thanks, Andy.
Nick Danger

Ice climber
Arvada, CO
  Apr 8, 2019 - 07:17am PT
A very cool post, thank you so much for cheering up my Monday morning.
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Republic, WA
  Apr 8, 2019 - 08:40am PT
always love a little [or a lot] of the evocative from MH2...

Yes, well said. Nice shooting. Bullseye!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
  Apr 8, 2019 - 07:27pm PT
hey there, say, MH2... wow, say, thanks for sharing this...
:)
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
  Apr 8, 2019 - 09:58pm PT
Prime choss real estate there!

And a treasure on the top to boot!
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
  Apr 9, 2019 - 12:04am PT
chosseration!

I wanna see manzanita like that. More pics?
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  Apr 9, 2019 - 03:17am PT
Nice!
Contractor

Boulder climber
CA
  Apr 9, 2019 - 06:16am PT
Looks like the Madrone trees I would come across deep in the Santa Cruz mountains between Boulder Creek and Big Basin.
MH2

Boulder climber
Andy Cairns
Author's Reply  Apr 9, 2019 - 06:49am PT
Thank you for the nice comments.


A jungle?

Affirmative.





SSI? I'm not sure. I'm lost. There have been climbers here before.







Or could I be seeing my future? Time travel is weird.
MH2

Boulder climber
Andy Cairns
Author's Reply  Apr 9, 2019 - 07:00am PT
The manzanita? Yeah, you should see its other arm. Don't mess with this shrub.


Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
  Apr 9, 2019 - 07:05am PT
Cool! Ain't that madrone?

BAd
MH2

Boulder climber
Andy Cairns
Author's Reply  Apr 9, 2019 - 07:12am PT
Yes. A particular madrone. Number 4 on a not-up-to-date list.






Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
  Apr 10, 2019 - 09:43am PT

I love the OP: This world of beauty, world of mystery...
Fritz

Social climber
Choss Creek, ID
  Apr 10, 2019 - 11:04am PT
Terra Incognita.


Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
  Apr 15, 2019 - 11:54am PT

Why are MH2's OP photos gone?
jogill

climber
Colorado
  Apr 15, 2019 - 02:05pm PT
This new policy may harm some interesting TRs.
yanqui

climber
Balcarce, Argentina
  Apr 15, 2019 - 02:06pm PT
Too bad I didn't get a chance to see it. This site is becoming a real bummer.
MH2

Boulder climber
Andy Cairns
Author's Reply  Apr 15, 2019 - 03:55pm PT
Collateral damage, I expect. "We had to destroy the village to save it."


Not a big deal to me, personally.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
  Apr 15, 2019 - 09:51pm PT
Not a big deal to me, personally.

Maybe not. Or maybe you're just putting a happy face on a sad event. I don't know. What I do know is that the loss of your photos is a big deal to me.

And, yeah, they were your photos. Not images you'd grabbed from the web, or stolen from someone else, but yours. You went out onto the rocks and into the forests and took pictures. And then took the time and made the effort to share those pictures with me and all my brothers and sisters here.

And now? Yeah, it's a sad day.
MH2

Boulder climber
Andy Cairns
Author's Reply  Apr 16, 2019 - 08:06am PT
I see it as Humet’utsun (Mount Maxwell) hiding its secrets, Dave.

ST is not mine. I'm not so sure that my photos are mine, either, in a legal sense. Pretty sure I did not copyright them. Just because I pushed a button on a camera does not mean I own rights to the image, in my opinion.

I bet the people who run the site have good reasons for doing what they are.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
  Apr 16, 2019 - 08:09am PT
I agree with all you say.

But that doesn't make the day any less sad.
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
  Apr 16, 2019 - 01:51pm PT
I can still see all them pretty pics by clicking on them.
That bolt-in-the-moss pic needs to get more traction
MH2

Boulder climber
Andy Cairns
Author's Reply  Apr 16, 2019 - 05:40pm PT
Michael Levy was surprised to see all the moss on the first pitch. I was surprised by the suggestion it had ever been clean.

On my first trip up this route the crux was fighting past a bush. On my second trip 2 days later I dealt with the bush on the way down when I could have both hands free.

On the second climb to the top I learned that the bit past the bush was the rock crux, too, and that I needed a better tool than bare hands to deal with the bush.

Ever since reading the account of the 1922 ascent I have wondered where it went.

The Black Sheep bookstore in Ganges (any relation to the one in Bishop?) has a clearance shelf that has never failed me when waiting for the bus. The latest item was Lakeland's Greatest Pioneers by Bill Birkett. This gave me a good idea of what climbing might have been like in 1922, but who was this Horace "Rusty" Westmorland who claimed to have climbed Maxwell?

It turns out that Westmorland was a real rock-climber. He had begun by climbing Pillar Rock with his father and sister in 1901. He went on to roped climbing, on Moss Ghyll, Central Gully, and Kern's Knotts, among other classics of the day. He climbed with the Abraham brothers in the Dolomites, putting for me a new perspective on his, "The situation was almost Dolomitten in the sheerness of the direct plunge downwards of almost 600 feet," as the party neared the top of Mount Maxwell.

But where the Hell did they climb? Just the other day I came across the likely answer. Hope to let you know more.
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  Apr 16, 2019 - 05:46pm PT
This site is no longer relevant,
You had a beautiful report, like ghost I’m saddened
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
  Apr 16, 2019 - 09:33pm PT
hey there, say, MH2... wow, i love this link:

that you put up for this:
The manzanita? Yeah, you should see its other arm. Don't mess with this shrub.


thank you for sharing...


*marlow-- changes, happened, very recent, to make sure that
there were no 'photos up' that were not 'owned by folks' that put them up... perhaps???? that might be why some photos are missing??
(not sure) ,but, just trying to help you...

MH2

Boulder climber
Andy Cairns
Author's Reply  Apr 17, 2019 - 06:30am PT
This site is no longer relevant,



But on the plus side the title of this TR was prophetic. And now ironic.
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