Lost Arrow Spire Direct C2 5.8

 
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Lost Arrow Spire


Yosemite Valley, California USA


Trip Report
spring break: yosemite here we come!
Saturday March 30, 2013 1:03am
so as soon as we got out of school on friday we got our gear togeather and left the next mornen!
were here!
were here!
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now we are going to warm up on a quick lap on the nutcracker!
the first pitch!
the first pitch!
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racking up in the cold!
racking up in the cold!
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hunter finishing the first pitch
hunter finishing the first pitch
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gear sets so much better then bishop peak! pitch 1 anchor
gear sets so much better then bishop peak! pitch 1 anchor
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good veiws
good veiws
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splitter!
splitter!
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at the anchor!
at the anchor!
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that 5.6 was wet and a bit scary because of it
that 5.6 was wet and a bit scary because of it
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hunter hangen at the pitch 3 belay
hunter hangen at the pitch 3 belay
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Credit: whitemeat
me racking up for da mantle
me racking up for da mantle
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hunter comen up the last pitch
hunter comen up the last pitch
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the top!
the top!
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hmm, what to go do next?
hmm, what to go do next?
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we were thinken to go do the alcove swing a few hundred times then go play around on the pine line!
headen up
headen up
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that might be the best turkey sandwich known to man
that might be the best turkey sandwich known to man
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who ever took down the rope is a real mean person and should go put it back up!
theres no damn rope!
theres no damn rope!
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hunter leading 11c tips on pitch 17 of el cap!
hunter leading 11c tips on pitch 17 of el cap!
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tomarrow we are going to tackel the lost arrow!
we forgot our guide book for big walls so i guess this pic from the on...
we forgot our guide book for big walls so i guess this pic from the one in the shop will have to do.
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time to lock up the cruiser and head out!
time to lock up the cruiser and head out!
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that is a picture of my watch at 4:40 am! yawn
that is a picture of my watch at 4:40 am! yawn
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the vally in the dark!
the vally in the dark!
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there she is!
there she is!
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nice sun rise by half dome!
nice sun rise by half dome!
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granite steps for ever!
granite steps for ever!
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props to whoever made a rock stack more then 6'4"
props to whoever made a rock stack more then 6'4"
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especally when the f*#king trail is icy!
especally when the f*#king trail is icy!
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I dont think we were abel to saftly operate a gri gri with our fingers...
I dont think we were abel to saftly operate a gri gri with our fingers being numb!
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"ua say mickey, u think this is still a good idea"
"ua say mickey, u think this is still a good idea"
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our anchor
our anchor
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flaken rope
flaken rope
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hunter passing the knot
hunter passing the knot
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in the notch!
in the notch!
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are you ready hunter!
are you ready hunter!
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looks very clean!
looks very clean!
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nuts are so useful!
nuts are so useful!
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finished pitch one!
finished pitch one!
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hunter taken a break when juging!
hunter taken a break when juging!
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Credit: whitemeat
hunters coming!
hunters coming!
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leaden pitch 2, I never used a hook at the hook left part in the topo.
leaden pitch 2, I never used a hook at the hook left part in the topo.
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what would us aid climbers do without these little guys!
what would us aid climbers do without these little guys!
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the top!
the top!
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now the tyroleon!
now the tyroleon!
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it is so impossible to put into words how much fun that is!
it is so impossible to put into words how much fun that is!
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theres hunter scared poopless and really wishing we hadnt done this
theres hunter scared poopless and really wishing we hadnt done this
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here he is relizing he is not going to die
here he is relizing he is not going to die
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me getting the rope back
me getting the rope back
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coolest summite yet!
coolest summite yet!
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Credit: whitemeat
time to hike!
time to hike!
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still have time to blast up munginilla!
pitch 2 anchor
pitch 2 anchor
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Credit: whitemeat
Credit: whitemeat
now the first 9 pitchs of the arches!
ready for the first real pitch
ready for the first real pitch
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yay
yay
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hunter belayen the whitemeat
hunter belayen the whitemeat
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ready to rappel!
ready to rappel!
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the grack!
hunter leaden pitch 1
hunter leaden pitch 1
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Credit: whitemeat
me belayen hunter!
me belayen hunter!
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last pitch
last pitch
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and last and certaintly not least is the generator crack!
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PS: are we the youngest team to do the lost arrow tip? were both 16!

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

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Spanky

Social climber
boulder co
  Mar 30, 2013 - 01:20am PT
That's an awesome trip report, especially considering you guys are 16!! Way to get after it. Lost arrow was my first aid experience in the valley, the exposure is awesome up there.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
  Mar 30, 2013 - 01:23am PT
I'd climb with that crew! Looks like having the most fun out of anyone!

looking forward to other TRs!

Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
  Mar 30, 2013 - 01:39am PT
Loved that Lost Arrow Spire summit! And your report is hilarious too. Thank you for posting. Glad to know I am not the only idiot that takes photos of a route at the store after forgetting my bigwall guidebook...LOL

Credit: Vitaliy M.
She is not really waving...
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
  Mar 30, 2013 - 01:56am PT
bravo!
Decko

Trad climber
Colorado
  Mar 30, 2013 - 01:57am PT
Rage on boys be safe and have a lot of fun

Great TR
J
moosedrool

climber
lost, far away from Poland
  Mar 30, 2013 - 02:02am PT
You are much better climbers than spellers, thats fer sure ;). Now, back to school!

Seriously, great report!

TFPU!
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
  Mar 30, 2013 - 02:06am PT
Unbelievable.....just an effing incredible, so cool TR by two wild and crazy guys....love love love the energy!
You two rock, but you gotta already know that!

Susan
murcy

Gym climber
sanfrancisco
  Mar 30, 2013 - 02:24am PT
Awesome. Which one of your dads posted this?
Mark Rodell

Trad climber
Bangkok
  Mar 30, 2013 - 02:53am PT
One of my all time favorite TRs. In 71 I blasted to the Valley for Easter Holiday. And.....Mr. R.R. and wonderful Liz picked me up when I was hitching a ride home. Way to get guys.
splitter

Trad climber
SoCal Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
  Mar 30, 2013 - 08:04pm PT
hunter leading 11c tips on pitch 17 of el cap.
LOL!

Stellar TR, & congrats on your ascent...a way cool way to spend "spring break"!

And, TFPU/sharing with us!!
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
  Mar 30, 2013 - 08:54am PT
I got underwear older than you guys,
Way to git after it!
Now back to school damn it.
Tad
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
  Mar 30, 2013 - 11:23am PT
What a show!

S L O!

Da Two Much Fun Club.
Kalimon

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
  Mar 30, 2013 - 11:31am PT
Way to go dudes . . . My friends and I were doing those routes when we were 16, way back in 1978. Nice trip report.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
  Mar 30, 2013 - 11:43am PT
Energetic to say the LEAST! Yuz youngins dun gud!
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
  Mar 30, 2013 - 11:50am PT
Nice job, guys! Good times.
hobo_dan

Social climber
Minnesota
  Mar 30, 2013 - 11:55am PT
Your TR brought back a lot of good memories
Looks like you guys had a blast
LuckyPink

climber
the last bivy
  Mar 30, 2013 - 11:58am PT
you guys are having one great time! Good tr.
maculated

Trad climber
San Luis Obispo, CA
  Mar 30, 2013 - 01:43pm PT
So proud of you guys! Next time I see you, I need to ask you about that traverse and final pitch on Lost Arrow! :P

PS, Dad is an ace resoler: http://recycleresoles.com/
Roxy

Trad climber
CA Central Coast
  Mar 30, 2013 - 01:46pm PT
now THAT is a classic trip to the valley!!

Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
  Mar 30, 2013 - 02:02pm PT
wow, maculated posts!
so glad to hear her voice again... this is a special TR
Leggs

Sport climber
Made in California
  Mar 30, 2013 - 02:00pm PT
Best Spring Break EVER.
You guys crack me up... congrats on a great Break!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
  Mar 30, 2013 - 02:21pm PT
Killer Tr boys! way to git er done!

who ever took down the rope is a real mean person and should go put it back up!

It was probably mank! go put one up there!!

you missed this pic
exposer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
exposer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Credit: whitemeat
Gene

climber
  Mar 30, 2013 - 03:40pm PT
Kids these days!!!

Well done and thanks for the TR!

g
David D.

Trad climber
California
  Mar 30, 2013 - 07:12pm PT
TFPU! Looks like an awesome trip with some classic routes. Keep it up!
moacman

Trad climber
Montuckyian Via Canada Eh!
  Mar 30, 2013 - 07:26pm PT
Too cool. Oh to be that young again...Well done lads.....

Stevo
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
  Mar 30, 2013 - 07:50pm PT
So awesome. You guys fuel the stoke!

Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
  Mar 30, 2013 - 08:17pm PT
i bet you Jackwagons didn't even pay to get in,
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
  Mar 30, 2013 - 08:46pm PT
Holy smokes. You guys are bad ass.

Keep it up
BASE104

Social climber
An Oil Field
  Mar 30, 2013 - 08:46pm PT
You look so young. My advice is to have as much fun as you possibly can. You look like you have already figured that one out.
GhoulweJ

Trad climber
El Dorado Hills, CA
  Mar 30, 2013 - 09:43pm PT
Way to go!
Captain...or Skully

climber
in the oil patch...Fricken Bakken, that's where
  Mar 30, 2013 - 10:16pm PT
Cool TR, poor spelling. The Swing is Wayhomo.
You put it back. I dare ya.
TFPU!!!
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
  Mar 30, 2013 - 10:19pm PT
Excellent TR!
Gal

Trad climber
going big air to fakie
  Mar 30, 2013 - 10:56pm PT
That was super cool and great job! You fellows done good :-)
TMJesse

Mountain climber
Olympia, WA
  Mar 30, 2013 - 11:50pm PT
Great TR! One of the very best.
micronut

Trad climber
Fresno/Clovis, ca
  Mar 31, 2013 - 12:15am PT
Rad. Way to put in some mileage boys! Keep learning, be smart, check, check and double check your business out there and keep crushing it! Thanks for the report. Now finish high school and pay attention in spelling class so you can have a real job to fund your adventures down the road! I mean it. Study hard and play hard!

Dr. Jett
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
  Mar 31, 2013 - 12:24am PT
GO GROMS!!!
fat-n-sassy

Social climber
San Francity, CA
  Mar 31, 2013 - 12:43am PT
YES
steveA

Trad climber
Wolfeboro, NH
  Mar 31, 2013 - 06:09am PT
You guys look so damn young!

Oh, I forgot that I'm so damn old.

I started a little later at 18, so you have a long way to go.

You really cleaned up in the Valley!
David Wilson

climber
CA
  Mar 31, 2013 - 10:27am PT
way to go boys ! now, if you can pull off a NIAD the same year as Donini and Lowe, we get the old / young "saddle" record. keep pulling. the season is just starting
bob

climber
  Mar 31, 2013 - 11:04am PT
^^^^^^^^^^
They could just do it on the same day. NIAD young and old. Its an article in the making......
or just a damn good trip report on ST.
Yeah!

Nice work dudes. Really!

Bob J.
briham89

Big Wall climber
santa cruz, ca
  Mar 31, 2013 - 11:06am PT
Nice job guys, looks like a fun trip
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  Mar 31, 2013 - 11:34pm PT
Wow only 16! very cool!
Thanks
le_bruce

climber
Oakland, CA
  Apr 1, 2013 - 01:37pm PT
The good vibe in this TR went straight to my veins this morning. Needed it, too. Thanks ~
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
  Apr 1, 2013 - 01:56pm PT
SOLID tick list
marty(r)

climber
beneath the valley of ultravegans
  Apr 1, 2013 - 02:03pm PT
Let's hear it for youthful abandon and all cotton hoodies. Like an old mentor told me, "Never let common sense or fear of low clearance get in the way of a good time!"

Oh, and bonus points for the apolitical keffiyeh. Just don't let that get sucked into your ATC.
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
  Apr 1, 2013 - 02:17pm PT
Now that was fun! Vicarious fun through the eyes of 16 yr olds, looking forward to more!
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
  Apr 1, 2013 - 02:42pm PT
Good going guys! The sky's the limit.
Fluoride

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA/Joshua Tree
  Apr 1, 2013 - 02:58pm PT
Much better than my Mexican Riviera spring break at your age. Keep up the strong sends.
burp

Trad climber
Salt Lake City
  Apr 10, 2013 - 02:16pm PT
One word ... Sweet!
eKat

Trad climber
  Nov 11, 2013 - 07:36pm PT
BBST!

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