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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1580 on: December 16, 2019, 01:03:22 PM »
Then he did a 240 ft traxion.

That's what I figured but did not wait around to see. I imagine he would have needed a substantial break after the rope solo. It looked like a slow, agonizing process managing the loops of rope and using some trickery to move up (couldn't really tell exactly what he was doing) but he appeared to be doing the whole thing free. I had binocs but it was still a long way off.

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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1581 on: December 16, 2019, 03:32:51 PM »
He also could of jugged back up.  If it was me I'd rather climb.

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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1582 on: December 16, 2019, 04:24:20 PM »
He also could of jugged back up.  If it was me I'd rather climb.

Yep. I considered that possibility too. We thought about hiking up there but it was cold and we weren't that interested.

I forgot to mention the HUGE tree that fell across the approach trail to Destiny Wall.
It landed on one of the giant boulders, so it's easy to walk under. 

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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1583 on: December 16, 2019, 06:16:15 PM »
Monument is falling apart.
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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1584 on: December 16, 2019, 09:10:10 PM »
Monument is falling apart.

Gravity like rust...never sleeps.

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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1585 on: December 17, 2019, 10:33:29 AM »
Rust never sleeps is a wonderful 10a at Mickey Beach.
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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1586 on: December 17, 2019, 02:42:06 PM »
It's also a Neil Young LP!  Gotcha!

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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1587 on: December 29, 2019, 04:55:16 PM »

Had a Block Party yesterday and pulled off a party of three ascent of Liebacker's Lullaby before the rain today.
Brad took 117 pics, so it may be a while before I find the ones that are juuuuust right to post.  :idea:

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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1588 on: December 30, 2019, 02:11:42 PM »
Had a Block Party yesterday and pulled off a party of three ascent of Liebacker's Lullaby before the rain today.
Brad took 117 pics, so it may be a while before I find the ones that are juuuuust right to post.  :idea:
Let it rain...

The rain gauge showed .72 inches for last night  :yikes:

Here's a few shots from Liebacker's Lullaby yesterday. Photo credit goes to Brad (thanks dude).

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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1589 on: December 30, 2019, 02:21:01 PM »
Cool to see the pictures of you guys on the Lullaby. I was in high school when Geoff and I climbed it.
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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1590 on: December 30, 2019, 02:25:45 PM »

I particularly like the aspect of this shot.


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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1591 on: December 30, 2019, 02:28:44 PM »
Cool to see the pictures of you guys on the Lullaby. I was in high school when Geoff and I climbed it.

That's wild clink.
It must have been a really heady lead without big cams.
Then you have to imagine Kammerlander doing it in his Hush Puppies  :biggrin:

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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1592 on: December 30, 2019, 05:47:13 PM »
Nice route, one of my favorites.

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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1593 on: December 30, 2019, 08:14:07 PM »
It was rated 5.7A2(?). We wanted aid practice and the route delivered. We didn't own ascenders, but we were pretty proficient with prusiks(say that 3 times fast). Nuts and hexentrics up to #11.
Aid climbing cracks at Pinnacles is crunchy. We figured ourselves to be bigwall climbers. Then off to the Valley we go, and get our asses handed to us.  :)
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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1594 on: December 30, 2019, 10:38:16 PM »
Nice clink. My bro and I hit the meadows with a #11 hex and #2 Camelot.

We climbed great white book, with sparse gear.

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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1595 on: December 31, 2019, 06:23:57 AM »
It was rated 5.7A2(?). We wanted aid practice and the route delivered.

Yep. 5.7A2 in Richards book.
Strange that he mentions jam cracks several times.
Head? Leg? Body jams?

either way the route is definitely jammin'  :arf:

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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1596 on: December 31, 2019, 07:01:33 AM »
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Head? Leg? Body jams?

 Geoff almost completely disappeared into a section of the crack. I had a picture of only his lower legs showing. When I got to that spot I wondered why did he do that, but that has been the question I have asked myself many times through the years of knowing Geoff.
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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1597 on: December 31, 2019, 09:16:01 AM »
That route looks sweet!!! Adding that to the short list.

How's the PO around the base?

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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1598 on: December 31, 2019, 09:21:27 AM »
No PO around the base.

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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1599 on: December 31, 2019, 06:41:37 PM »
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No PO around the base.

Terrible route, avoid at all costs.

Ashes to Ashes better. Although the 1st bolt is a wee bit up there.


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