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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1540 on: November 11, 2019, 07:10:58 PM »

We climbed the west summit of Peyote Pillar and Wooly Bear today.

The first one is fun. The second one is fun for about 25 feet and then not recommended for the next 70 feet  :out: :lol: :arf:

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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1541 on: November 12, 2019, 09:11:31 AM »
We climbed the west summit of Peyote Pillar and Wooly Bear today.
The first one is fun.


JC climbs Peyote Pillar. This is the point where you have to commit to one summit or the other. The stretch and commitment factor feel a little more serious pulling over to the main summit versus the west summit but the rock is better and there are some solid knobs.
The west side has some inches-wide ledges and edges but is a bit crumbly. Both are fun. No pro on either one  :yikes:


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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1542 on: November 12, 2019, 09:48:57 AM »
Practicing your Feather Canyon moves?

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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1543 on: November 13, 2019, 09:18:21 AM »
Practicing your Feather Canyon moves?

Evi-damn-dently but without a net.

By the way, the rappels off both Peyote summits are 65 feet and put you right back at the start.
The main summit rappel puts you in the chimney initially but I walked out backwards after a bit and finished with a foot on either pillar.
The west summit rappel is very straightforward and friendly.
It's a pretty cool climb for old school Pinnheads.

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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1544 on: November 13, 2019, 10:49:20 AM »
Evil-damn-dently translates to crater.
Causing trouble when not climbing.

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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1545 on: November 14, 2019, 03:51:13 PM »
Evil-damn-dently translates to crater.

Cheese grater then juicer  :yesnod: :lol:

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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1546 on: November 17, 2019, 08:04:32 PM »

The Quest continued today in the vicinity of The Flakes and Hawkins Peak.

Brad and clink were in fighting mode as they drilled like mudders possessed and got a new pitch done.

Gavin and I went old school on Cornflake and then I got to thoroughly enjoy Where's Waldo.

Thanks for a great day gents.  :thumbup: :yesnod: :biggrin: :ihih: :arf:

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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1547 on: November 17, 2019, 10:38:19 PM »
I figured the "regulars" were out today. Although also figured it was unlikely to see any of you guys where we were going.

I have done almost no climbing on the west side, so that's what Whitney and I did today. Got 7 routes done at the Flumes. Good times

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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1548 on: November 18, 2019, 06:25:45 AM »
I figured the "regulars" were out today. Although also figured it was unlikely to see any of you guys where we were going.

I have done almost no climbing on the west side, so that's what Whitney and I did today. Got 7 routes done at the Flumes. Good times

Yep. We were High Peaks freaks (well...me at least :lol: )
We talked briefly (well...me at least ) to a couple dudes at end of day that said they were also at Flumes.
Good stuff there - I'm sure you guys had fun.

If you haven't done Where's Waldo it is top notch.
You can get to the start from Frothy Flake (rap down with a 70m) and check out all the other stuff around there.
Tuff Dome Regular Route is one of the best 5.6's at Pinns and the summit is exquisite.

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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1549 on: November 18, 2019, 09:47:20 AM »
Gavin took a few shots of me on the summit of Cornflake.
This is a very weird climb. The majority of movement is crawling and a little slithering followed by committing and extremely exposed, unprotected stemming (no reliable pro) on the last short section of actual climbing to the summit.
Not to be alarmist but someone inexperienced with Pinnacles rock could die on this route and the X rating is fully warranted.
The belayer cannot see the leader after about 30 feet and there is 90 feet of movement to gain the summit.
If anyone wants more details let me know. You might want to eat your Wheaties before attempting this  :lol:



JC at the summit of Cornflake


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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1550 on: November 18, 2019, 12:25:28 PM »
Keep downing the Cornflakes and Wheaties JC. Fiber is good for you!  ^-^
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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1551 on: November 18, 2019, 04:27:10 PM »
Keep downing the Cornflakes and Wheaties JC. Fiber is good for you!  ^-^

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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1552 on: November 19, 2019, 02:10:28 AM »
Are the High Peaks over rated?
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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1553 on: November 19, 2019, 06:39:13 AM »
Are the High Peaks over rated?

Under rated and Piglet is the best  :yesnod: :thumbup: :lol: :out:

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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1554 on: November 19, 2019, 07:22:17 AM »
Over rated, meaning soft
Ratings?

Or over rated meaning not really enjoyable?


If the later is your suggestion, just stay in the country youíre currently in because you will not be received back here.
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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1555 on: November 19, 2019, 08:27:11 AM »
Over rated, meaning soft
Ratings?
Or over rated meaning not really enjoyable?
If the later is your suggestion, just stay in the country youíre currently in because you will not be received back here.

Under rated in terms of both.
Many of the old school ratings are from a much different time.
The scenery and summits can't be beat - but you already know that. :biggrin: :yesnod: :ihih:

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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1556 on: November 19, 2019, 04:40:25 PM »
They are!

But I was giving travelboy F4 crap with that question. :)
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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1557 on: November 20, 2019, 02:40:38 AM »
Ha!! You are lucky, I get to come home Friday.
I know you miss me!


Over rated as in you have to hike how far? And how long are the routes?
Maybe itís all for the view and to not see many folks

I often muddle if a 50m rope will work.
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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1558 on: November 20, 2019, 12:36:00 PM »
Let me know what you want to climb when you get back jet-lag guy.

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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1559 on: November 20, 2019, 04:30:11 PM »
Climb into bed 1st...maybe ECap.

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