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Leaning Tower


Yosemite Valley, California USA


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fun times on west face of the tower
Monday July 1, 2013 2:45pm
fun times on the approach!
fun times on the approach!
Credit: whitemeat
that is a pic of a permanent fixed line on the "spooky" 4th class, tha...
that is a pic of a permanent fixed line on the "spooky" 4th class, that was helpful
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brian racking up with a whole lota quickdraws
brian racking up with a whole lota quickdraws
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me at the base
me at the base
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crazy steep!
crazy steep!
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cluster at the top of pitch 1/2 link. total cluster seince we ran into...
cluster at the top of pitch 1/2 link. total cluster seince we ran into another party.
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brian trying to "beat the heat" on the best ledge ever.
brian trying to "beat the heat" on the best ledge ever.
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Credit: whitemeat
brian leading pitch 3
brian leading pitch 3
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cold soup: awsomeness
cold soup: awsomeness
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looking down on the ledge from top of 4th pitch
looking down on the ledge from top of 4th pitch
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brian following on the upper pitches
brian following on the upper pitches
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me following some airy shizness!
me following some airy shizness!
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on the top!
on the top!
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me on top
me on top
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Credit: whitemeat
descent time
descent time
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just look at that beast!
just look at that beast!
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beta: on the second gully rappel for the descent you are free hanging and chris mac said to where the pig but doing that would be horifying.

Brian: post some of your pics below dog

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whitemeat is a trad climber from San Luis Obispo, CA.

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Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
  Jul 1, 2013 - 02:50pm PT
he meant wear the pig on your harness-not your back. good job dudes.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
  Jul 1, 2013 - 02:50pm PT
crushed it!
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
  Jul 1, 2013 - 02:57pm PT
Good job Meat!
mucci

Trad climber
The pitch of Bagalaar above you
  Jul 1, 2013 - 03:01pm PT
BOOM!@
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
  Jul 1, 2013 - 03:09pm PT
Nice trip, Whitemeat!
briham89

Big Wall climber
santa cruz, ca
  Jul 2, 2013 - 11:29am PT
Yeehawww! Man that sun was hot!

I'm currently stuck at work, but I'll post photos tonight.

And to add to what Mickey said, he meant that for the second gully rappel you will also want to hang the pig from your harness. The key is for the guy without the pig to go first and then let your partner know how it looks. EDIT: If you are going to send the pig second, then make sure you have cover or room to get out of the way if the pig dislodges any rocks coming down the gully.

Also the "last" rappel on bolts next to a tree that is supposed to reach the ground will not reach with two 60m. Rap from there, but stop at the tree with bolts to the right of it. This also makes it easier if your rope gets stuck (which ours did) woohoo epicing in the sun at the end!!! haha
Macronut

Trad climber
Fresno, Ca
  Jul 1, 2013 - 03:32pm PT
Way to getter dun! Yeah it looked hot. Maybe the cold soup wasn't so cold, eh.
kev

climber
A pile of dirt.
  Jul 1, 2013 - 03:35pm PT
Burp, err I mean bump!
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
  Jul 1, 2013 - 03:45pm PT
Nice work in the heat -- and very nice TR.

John
Mikemcee

Social climber
Mill Valley, CA
  Jul 1, 2013 - 04:02pm PT
This is turning into the season of Whitemeat vs. Vitaly rock crusher battle. Love it guys..keep it coming!
wayne w

Trad climber
the nw
  Jul 1, 2013 - 05:04pm PT
Nice work you guys!
Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
  Jul 1, 2013 - 05:10pm PT
Nice!
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
  Jul 1, 2013 - 05:30pm PT
Ok enough climbing already.. go get a girlfriend and a bad habit or somethin...

U R Making us look bad.

hahaha!

Seriously though thanks for posting all this.. it's reminding me what it was like to totally live for climbing and how much can be done if it is your burning desire.

Not too many of the new young guns are taking advantage of the net like you are these days.

Yep keep it up and you'll be right in there with all the badass new stuff getting done this generation!
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
  Jul 1, 2013 - 06:43pm PT
You're a hardman. Or hardkid.

Either way, you're kicking some ass.

Keep it up, and stay safe.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
  Jul 1, 2013 - 07:18pm PT
Sweet!
Beat the heat,
way to go Meat!

Matt Thomsen

Big Wall climber
Places
  Jul 1, 2013 - 07:56pm PT
Nice job! Keep it up!
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
  Jul 1, 2013 - 08:00pm PT
Yup, nice job, keep it up!
eKat

Trad climber
  Jul 1, 2013 - 08:06pm PT
BITCHEN!

TFPU!
johntp

Trad climber
socal
  Jul 1, 2013 - 09:51pm PT
kidz these daze. Don't you know you're supposed to tell us how much of a fright fest it was? Come on! Spice it up with some near death fabrications. All the smiles and giggles are boring.










































Good on you for getting after it and having fun!


edit:
just look at that beast!

She doesn't look that bad...
briham89

Big Wall climber
santa cruz, ca
  Jul 1, 2013 - 10:46pm PT
Here's my side of the story...

Credit: briham89
Credit: briham89
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Pitch 1 and 2 are steep!!! Hauling is nice though.
Pitch 1 and 2 are steep!!! Hauling is nice though.
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Credit: briham89
Credit: briham89
Yeah baby!
Yeah baby!
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Credit: briham89
Gazing up into the unknown...
Gazing up into the unknown...
Credit: briham89
Credit: briham89
Granite is cool stuff
Granite is cool stuff
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A whole bunch of oatmeal for breakfast
A whole bunch of oatmeal for breakfast
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Baby swifts
Baby swifts
Credit: briham89
Credit: briham89
Mickey happy to be on a ledge instead of another hanging belay
Mickey happy to be on a ledge instead of another hanging belay
Credit: briham89
I've been told I have a nice rack...
I've been told I have a nice rack...
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Credit: briham89
TO ZE TOP!!!!11!!11
TO ZE TOP!!!!11!!11
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We climbed the tower and I didn't get a scratch, and then two days later I go skimboarding and this happens....

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This was the first time Mickey and I climbed together, and it went really well. I'm sure we'll send more, and bigger, stuff in the future!
sullly

Gym climber
  Jul 1, 2013 - 10:54pm PT
Team bri-ham-meat eats it up!
briham89

Big Wall climber
santa cruz, ca
  Jul 2, 2013 - 01:15am PT
HAHA nice one sully and thanks!
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
  Jul 2, 2013 - 01:55am PT
Looked like fun!
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
  Jul 2, 2013 - 10:27am PT
Fun is what it's all about and it sure does look like you had some on this trip!
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
  Jul 2, 2013 - 10:36am PT
Just a quick add about this point:

"And to add to what Mickey said, he meant that for the second gully rappel you will also want to hang the pig from your harness. The key is for the guy without the pig to go first and then let your partner know how it looks. "

If you are in a gully of any sort it not a good idea to be below a guy rapping with a haul bag. The bag will dislodge rocks and whatnot and clang the guy below. If you are going to send a guy down first, be sure he can either get well out of the way or maybe even jug back up before the guy with the pig starts scraping down the gully. There are many ways to skin this cat with zero chance of anyone getting bonked by a rock.
kaholatingtong

Trad climber
Nevada City
  Jul 2, 2013 - 10:43am PT
well done troops
briham89

Big Wall climber
santa cruz, ca
  Jul 2, 2013 - 10:54am PT
Oh yeah lots of fun!

And very good point Russ. Luckily, I was able to find cover at each rappel station as he was coming down with the pig, but I totally agree with you. There are all sorts of death missiles hanging out in that gully.
Guangzhou

Trad climber
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  Jul 16, 2013 - 03:25am PT
Excellent report and great job. The memories...

Eman
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
  Jul 16, 2013 - 08:37am PT
Guangzhou said it.

Memories of we two watching RAIN while being dry,
Like RR on SOLO ONE, in the month of March, not July.

I want to ask why ever in July, but then I realize
To my surprise, that all these guys, won their prize

Due to being SToked like Casey Jones' boiler!

The fun is sometimes inescapable, even in adversiddy.

briham89

Big Wall climber
santa cruz, ca
  Jul 16, 2013 - 12:17pm PT
Being on that in the rain sounds wild, mouse!

We definitely baked a bit in the sun up there, but we did most of our climbing before the sun came over the top. After that wall we swore off walls until the fall when it cools down.... two weeks later we climbed skull queen.
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
  Nov 11, 2014 - 06:24am PT
bump for much stoke
bump for the growth
bump for to hear
skull queen 2 weeks
later
you guys are still at it so
post a pic or trip report
please an thank you!!
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