Trip Report
New Route on Mt. Morrison, 'Caught Inside'
Tuesday April 8, 2014 2:14am
Preston Rhea and I just completed 'Caught Inside' on Mt. Morrison. It's a super fun climb and I hope people go do it. I would definitely do it again myself. Rumors of Mt. Morrison being choss are exaggerated, but the protection is a little challenging. Bring beaks.

The route name is very fitting from experiences we had on route from spin drift coming down. For those of you that surf, you can probably relate :-)

Dave E, I hope you don't mind us using the name of your route in josh.

Go fast and take chances.

Kia

http://mountainproject.com/v/caught-inside/108594861#a_108594971

Credit: poop_tube


Credit: poop_tube

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poop_tube is a big wall climber from 33 45' N 117 52' W.

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GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
  Apr 8, 2014 - 02:20am PT
Rad!!! Thanks for sharing! I have heard a ton of horror stories of this face it's so cool to see that new routes are going up it!
hamik

Mountain climber
Pasadena, CA
  Apr 8, 2014 - 02:21am PT
Cool! Glad to see that you're out and doing stuff again after your accident (which I know you had b/c I lurk here). Morrison looks like the home of potentially cool winter routes, since the rock looks more featured and therefore interesting to climb when there's a bunch of snow everywhere but not ice. Right on!
speelyei

Trad climber
Mohave County Arizona
  Apr 8, 2014 - 10:27am PT
That 2nd pic is bad ass!
Friend

climber
  Apr 8, 2014 - 10:55am PT
Right on Kia! Sweet-looking line. Looks like a killer adventure. Way to go!
RP3

Big Wall climber
Twain Harte
  Apr 8, 2014 - 11:17am PT
Absolutely fantastic!
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
  Apr 8, 2014 - 11:37am PT
Many years ago I climbed the first 50-75' of your route. At least I'm fairly certain it's the same gully.

Nice job!
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
  Apr 8, 2014 - 11:57am PT
Yeah, nice! That 2nd pic is worthy of my desktop - think it's going there.
poop_tube

Big Wall climber
33 45' N 117 52' W
Author's Reply  Apr 8, 2014 - 01:27pm PT
Here are some more pictures from Preston's camera
Credit: poop_tube
Credit: poop_tube
Credit: poop_tube
johnkelley

climber
Anchorage Alaska
  Apr 8, 2014 - 12:22pm PT
Nice
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
  Apr 8, 2014 - 04:57pm PT
Awesome, looks super fun! I wanna do it at some point!

Can you get a photo of Morrison that would show the Death Couloir and your route included to get a sense of where it is?
poop_tube

Big Wall climber
33 45' N 117 52' W
Author's Reply  Apr 8, 2014 - 06:31pm PT
Thanks guys!

Vitaliy M, if you do the approach for the death couloir and look up the valley you can see the line. Just keep hiking up the valley along the base of the wall. It's very obvious. I hope you get to do it!
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
  Apr 8, 2014 - 06:41pm PT
Cool! Way to go after alpine climbing in a very non-alpine year.

John
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
  Apr 8, 2014 - 06:49pm PT
How did death couloir look by the way?
poop_tube

Big Wall climber
33 45' N 117 52' W
Author's Reply  Apr 8, 2014 - 07:40pm PT
Nothing in the death couloir.
Facelyss

Mountain climber
California
  Apr 8, 2014 - 07:48pm PT
Here is the requested beta picture showing Caught Inside in relation to the north face of Morrison and the Death Couloir. This picture was taken back in November, thus the extreme lack of snow.
Credit: Facelyss
Grippa

Trad climber
Salt Lake City, UT
  Apr 8, 2014 - 07:54pm PT
gnarly!! way to get it!
Kristoffer

climber
mali, africa
  Apr 10, 2014 - 08:09am PT
nicely done toggle monkeys.
RasVegas

Trad climber
Goodyear
  Apr 16, 2014 - 06:44pm PT
Looks like a hell of a lot of fun in winter/spring! Nice work fellas!
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
  Apr 16, 2014 - 10:09pm PT
Good on you guys! Looks fun!

However, you should not vouch for the rock on the direct route since you have not been on it. The rock is indeed, VERY loose and inconsistant.
cornel

climber
Lake Tahoe, Nevada
  Apr 17, 2014 - 12:58pm PT
Wintertime Morrison is somewhat solid but summertime it is the proverbial chosspile.
cornel

climber
Lake Tahoe, Nevada
  Apr 17, 2014 - 12:59pm PT
Good job on this line.
skcreidc

Social climber
SD, CA
  Apr 17, 2014 - 04:42pm PT
Nice stuff!
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