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Yosemite Valley, California USA


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South Face of Washington Column Rope Solo June 2012
Monday June 11, 2012 11:57pm
Below is a blog entry of my South Face of Washington Column Rope Solo on June 9th-11th-2012:

Credit: JSpencerV

http://jspencerv.blogspot.com/2012/06/south-face-washington-column-rope-solo.html

Special thanks to Joven Borro: Thanks for encouraging me to keep driving to Yosemite in 8.5 hours of frustrating traffic. If I had driven alone, I would have turned around.

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JSpencerV is a trad climber from Santa Monica, CA.

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Fish_Products

Big Wall climber
FishProducts.com
  Jun 12, 2012 - 01:47am PT
Good stuff! Thanks!


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le_bruce

climber
Oakland, CA
  Jun 12, 2012 - 02:49pm PT
Sweet! How did that rope bag work for ya?
Jingy

climber
Random Nobody
  Jun 12, 2012 - 02:58pm PT
That is really awesome stuff...

Thanks for the post.

Just an FYI - some of the vids are not available
Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
  Jun 12, 2012 - 04:21pm PT
-People usually think you have no friends if you solo aid or for someone reason nobody wants to climb with you.


I readily admit to having no friends and know that no one wants to climb with me.
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
  Jun 12, 2012 - 04:35pm PT
Nice work. I've thought about soloing the South Face, but the thought of some of those reaches deters me. The last time I climbed it (in the 1970's), there was so much tat hanging from the top of the Kor Roof and from the bolt above the small roof above it that even at 5' 5", I had no trouble making the moves. Not sure what it would be like now. You're motivating me to reconsider.

Thanks for that excellent TR.

John
labrat

Trad climber
Auburn, CA
  Jun 12, 2012 - 05:34pm PT
Nice!
JaredVagy

Trad climber
Santa Monica, CA
  Jun 13, 2012 - 02:05pm PT
Thanks for the positive feedback. I will check the links later this week for the videos. I just realized there were a lot of typos - I must not have spell checked - by bad. It was such a good time (in retrospect). I am glad you people are getting a little bit out of reading it! As the rope bag goes - I used a Bed Bath and Beyond bag, doubled it up and ran a coat wire through the rim and taped it down. Total cost was $5. It worked really well. JEleazarian - you should go for it - the really reachy move on the Kor roof is slung with a long piece of tat so not too hard to grab.
JSpencerV

Trad climber
Santa Monica, CA
Author's Reply  Jun 14, 2012 - 01:43am PT
I just re-posted the videos. They should work.
Dirka

Trad climber
Hustle City
  Jun 14, 2012 - 11:08am PT
Great Job
viejoalpinisto

Social climber
Pahrump, NV
  Jun 14, 2012 - 11:47am PT
Thanks
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
  Jun 14, 2012 - 12:01pm PT
Yes Jared! Way to suffer through it, I'm enjoying watching you progress your way through each new climb.

I have to admit that I felt a lot more weak and tired after watching that.........:-)

Your former patient, Scott
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
  Jun 14, 2012 - 04:32pm PT
That's awesome. Nice report. Stressful to do it all on your own without moral support from a partner...
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