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mungeclimber
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« Reply #60 on: November 01, 2017, 10:49:13 PM »

I'm guessing north side.

Did you get on the finger crack we did?

as for route names, I'm having a tough time myself.  Been thinking of the words Conspiracy and Collusion. And of course "An Act in Furtherance" of same.
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« Reply #61 on: November 02, 2017, 05:31:27 AM »


Did you get on the finger crack we did?


I'm not sure. What finger crack, and who's "we?"

Katie was actually disappointed that she and I can't climb today and tomorrow (we're getting out to the South Fork today before the storm; I've got an FA I want her to help me finish).
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« Reply #62 on: November 02, 2017, 05:35:10 AM »

Intestinal Fortitude (if you were really scared on it add Ex-Lax)
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« Reply #63 on: November 02, 2017, 07:50:18 AM »

Intestinal Fortitude (if you were really scared on it add Ex-Lax)

Turbo Lax.

I was busy working my arse off at Pinnacles yesterday in perfect temperatures.
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« Reply #64 on: November 02, 2017, 08:26:13 AM »


I was busy working my arse off at Pinnacles yesterday in perfect temperatures.


Sounds nice. I'm looking forward to some of the same myself, soon.
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« Reply #65 on: November 02, 2017, 06:20:16 PM »

Well that's a big change in two days. From climbing (some of the day) without a shirt on at 8,000 feet on Tuesday to today: it was 38 degrees when we parked at 7,000 feet.

Cold and foggy:







But what the hell, we've got warm stuff and we're a 30 minute drive from home. Let's see what we can get away with (notice by the way the twinsie, Excursion Club Patagonias):




Katie leading "Five Fingers" (5.8 * but not in the book, the first ascent was in 2015):







Notice the corner/crack above Katie? That's our first ascent for the day (and actually, Squiddo and I had climbed this as an upper pitch when we did Five Fingers, but we hung on gear cleaning lots of grass and dirt out of the crack - thus leaving it too dirty to lead that day).

Looking down "All Her Toes" from most of the way up the first lead (it's also 5.8 *):







After our FA I worked with Katie on making crack anchor systems. It was getting pretty cold by the time we finished that, so we headed back to the chainsaw. Yes, you read that right. We're in non-wilderness there, and the forest portion of the hike was getting a little overgrown. The trail's very clear now. Just in time for winter:




Katie is up this trip after visiting friends in Santa Barbara. She's hanging out with us for a week before she heads over to stay with Jim and Wendy while attending her 10 day WFAR course. And, up with her from Santa Barbara is my new, 2017, long-sleeve Excursion Club Tee shirt (yeehaw, I must still be rad):




And that, I strongly suspect, is it for "late season" (at least until next year).


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« Reply #66 on: November 02, 2017, 06:52:59 PM »

Hope it's not the last trip of the year....
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« Reply #67 on: November 02, 2017, 07:41:56 PM »

First rap bolting, now manufacturing cracks
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« Reply #68 on: November 02, 2017, 08:59:09 PM »

Funny mud! Smiley

BY, not the area I was thinking, I think. Looks like a superb way to close out the season!

1-2' of snow up above 9k from rumors. Not sure if there is enough to ski tour on at 6k where they will close the road.

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