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Incredible Hulk


High Sierra, California USA


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Positive Vibrations and Polish Route on the Incredible Hulk!
Saturday June 29, 2013 2:44pm
Both of the routes were fantastic and we had a blast climbing them. The spring was running, mosquitos were absent, and we met a lot of cool people up there. Since than both Hamik and I flew out to Peru (for 7 weeks!) and I have no time to transfer the whole TR to ST. Figuring out the logistics for things, doing some acclimation runs.
Currently we are at 10,000 ft in a town of Huaraz. Tomorrow we are going to sport climb at Hatun Machay for 3 days. HM is at 14,000ft, which should help us with acclimating.

Full TR and all the decent photos from our trip to the Hulk can be found here:

http://vividrea1ity.blogspot.com/2013/06/incredible-hulk-positive-vibrations-and.html

Hope you guys like it!


-V live from mean streets of Peru.

Incredible Hulk catching last rays of sun
Incredible Hulk catching last rays of sun
Credit: Vitaliy M.
Some action across the street
Some action across the street
Credit: Vitaliy M.
This cultureshock guy not only posts about Hulk, but even climbs on it...
This cultureshock guy not only posts about Hulk, but even climbs on it!
Credit: Vitaliy M.
People having a good time all around
People having a good time all around
Credit: Vitaliy M.
People addicted to crack!
People addicted to crack!
Credit: Vitaliy M.
Hulk back in 1938 when there were no crowds on PV
Hulk back in 1938 when there were no crowds on PV
Credit: Vitaliy M.



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Vitaliy M.
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Vitaliy M. is annoying gym climber from San Francisco.

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Myles Moser

climber
Lone Pine, Ca
  Jun 29, 2013 - 03:13pm PT
Awesome, job!
briham89

Big Wall climber
santa cruz, ca
  Jun 29, 2013 - 03:56pm PT
Nice dude!!!

Have fun and crush it down in Peru!
Johnny K.

climber
  Jun 29, 2013 - 04:08pm PT
Great stuff! Awesome pics
kaholatingtong

Trad climber
Nevada City
  Jun 29, 2013 - 04:35pm PT
fantastic! cheers.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
  Jun 29, 2013 - 06:24pm PT
Great climbs! Be careful on snow in Peru.....weird conditions abound. Have fun!
snowhazed

Trad climber
Oaksterdam, CA
  Jun 29, 2013 - 06:52pm PT
2 hours to camp- I'd say your cardio is up to speed! Hulk smash
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
  Jun 29, 2013 - 06:56pm PT
Wow!!! The polish route looks amazing! Look forward to hearing about your adventures :D you are a super inspiring, super cool dude. Don't forget it!
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  Jun 29, 2013 - 08:30pm PT
Effin Sweet V!
THANK YOU!!!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
  Jun 29, 2013 - 10:34pm PT
hey there say, vitaliy...

thanks for the neat share... great pics...

take care, too, as you travel... will be praying for you!
god bless :)
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
  Jun 29, 2013 - 10:38pm PT
Yeah dude!

Get after it and be safe in Peru!
Rhodo-Router

Gym climber
sawatch choss
  Jun 30, 2013 - 01:11am PT
Stoke of alpine! loving.
BMcC

Trad climber
Livermore
  Jun 30, 2013 - 01:02pm PT
Nice.

Have fun in Peru!
gonzo chemist

climber
the east coast, for now.
  Jun 30, 2013 - 04:22pm PT
Cool TR! I was just at the I.C. a couple days ago to climb Red Dihedral. Next time I'll definitely be up there to climb P.V. and the P.R.

Thanks for the inspirado!
Impaler

Social climber
Oakland
  Jul 1, 2013 - 03:57pm PT
Nicely done, Vitaliy! PV is definitely one of the best routes around, but Sunspot and Astrohulk are not so much harder. Get after it when you come back and be safe in South America!
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
  Jul 5, 2013 - 01:55am PT
I'm getting tired of reading your trip reports. Why don't you take up something else, like knitting. If I can't have fun, then neither can you!

You are my hero!
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
  Jul 5, 2013 - 02:28am PT
Nice one of Outguard.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Old West Crackramento
  Jul 5, 2013 - 07:05am PT
BBST!
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Author's Reply  Jul 6, 2013 - 07:16pm PT


I'm getting tired of reading your trip reports. Why don't you take up something else, like knitting. If I can't have fun, then neither can you!

Stop reading! Go climbing!

Impaler, doing Sunspot would be incredible...my next dream. Along with.....so many.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
  Jul 16, 2013 - 05:14pm PT
Damn, i gotta get my hulk on. Excellent, & appreciated always Vitaliy. Thanks!
eKat

Trad climber
  Nov 11, 2013 - 08:03pm PT
BBST!

(As a reminder = BBST = donini for Bump for a Better SuperTopo)
10b4me

climber
  Apr 1, 2014 - 03:15pm PT
Bump
Timid TopRope

Social climber
the land of Pale Ale
  Apr 1, 2014 - 05:16pm PT
I read this when V put it up but was too lazy to comment. Love that crack photo.

Nobody ever puts up a photo of the campground host trailer you have to walk past before the trailhead starting from the "pay" lot. I think they have astroturf and huge American flags. I ' ll look for one on my external drive.

BBST and all that.
cultureshock

Trad climber
Mountain View
  Apr 1, 2014 - 06:41pm PT
HULK SMASH!

So psyched for the hulk season! Wonder how much it snowed up there today.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Author's Reply  Apr 1, 2014 - 11:53pm PT
#PSYCHEDFORHULKBRAHLETSSENDTHEGNAR!!!
jonnyrig

climber
  Apr 1, 2014 - 11:58pm PT
Sweet!
someday i will have to hike up there and... take pictures.
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The route as seen from the bivy spot.
Photo: Chris McNamara
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