Trip Report
Split Rock rediscovered
Saturday March 29, 2014 3:07pm
Sasha Igleheart from Truckee California invited Supertopo writer Flip-Flop along to some new development bouldering at Split Rock in Truckee.
Hidden Gem of the Sierra at Donner
Hidden Gem of the Sierra at Donner
Credit: Flip Flop

Donner Memorial State Park has long been a destination for the hardiest of adventurers. "We just eat it up!" says the Young Donner Party Team Climber.
"We just eat it up" at Donner.
"We just eat it up" at Donner.
Credit: Flip Flop

"When the holds are very small then you must use technique". The youth climbed confidently through the crux direction change and reached the summit mantle.
Credit: Flip Flop
Textbook
Textbook
Credit: Flip Flop

The young adventurer pauses at the summit to enjoy the lessons and enjoy the summit tranquility.
Just rewards
Just rewards
Credit: Flip Flop

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Flip Flop
About the Author
Flip Flop is a dad climber from Truckee, CA.

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T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
  Mar 29, 2014 - 03:22pm PT
Way to go Daddy O!!!
TFPU
Gene

climber
  Mar 29, 2014 - 03:41pm PT
Same shirt and summit pose as this other free soloist.

Credit: Gene

TFPU!
Flip Flop

Trad climber
Truckee, CA
Author's Reply  Mar 29, 2014 - 04:09pm PT
Gene, that picture is perfect. There is a little connection too. Back on Sep. 6 2008, the same day when Alex Honnold was soloing Half Dome, I was hiking up to Vogelsang H.S.C. with my little 70 year old mom. All day long I was staring back down the trail and at the face of Half Dome. My mom said that day was the hardest in her life. She sent the entire High Sierra Loop in style. The next day I found out that my wife was pregnant with this little bundle of joy. Alexander "Sasha" Igleheart was born 8 months later on my 40th birthday. Thanks for posting that funny picture.
Gene

climber
  Mar 29, 2014 - 04:19pm PT
Very cool back story, Flip Flop. Hiking with you Mom and taking Sasha climbing. Tip of the hat to you!

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SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
  Mar 29, 2014 - 06:58pm PT
Oh man....just too special. Special, very special times.
He rocks! Sounds like his Grandma does too!

Susan
Flip Flop

Trad climber
Truckee, CA
Author's Reply  Mar 29, 2014 - 07:30pm PT
Gene and Susan,
I see that we share values. Accompanying Didi (grandma) through the High Country of my youth was a great joy in my life. In '96 she and dad visited the TSAR site. All they could see was very dirty, skinny, hungry, scruffy dirt hobos huddled around a campfire. It's funny about values. What I thought was just free spending of time turned out to be an investment of surprising value. Now I can draw on it to give Sasha his turn.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
  Mar 29, 2014 - 07:55pm PT
Nice work! Great connections, I've soloed that one myself, high five!
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  Mar 30, 2014 - 07:39am PT
Love the pics, you have one lucky kid there!!!'
Flip Flop

Trad climber
Truckee, CA
Author's Reply  Mar 30, 2014 - 11:40am PT
Thank you Jaybro and Ezra. Being Dad means everything to me. Your props make me happy.
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