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[TR] Rooster Rock in the Menagerie- 5.4 backside rout on the rooster 2/20/2006

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Climb: Rooster Rock in the Menagerie-5.4 backside route on the rooster

 

Date of Climb: 2/20/2006

 

Trip Report:

The climb is clear where the sun hits it but god damn, what a shitty thing in the shade. Did the sketchiest lead of my life on 5.4 covered in ice and snow. Skyclimb would be proud if this sketchfest. Snow on every hold and a thin iceflow right through the center of the climb. In retrospect, I shoulda just turned around, but I had a friend with me who had never been to the top, so I had to do it. Still, the top made it almost worth it.

 

Gear Notes:

slung up the old iron anchors for the fire lookout as pro because the cracks were filled with ice.

 

Approach Notes:

tail is reasonably clear.

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Burley... I went up to solo that 3ish months ago and the crack was filled with ice. I threw out a big "f that" and kept going. Maybe interesting in crampons though? I would say sure 5.4 when it's all dry, but each time I've been up it always been moist and seems harder that 5.4. At least that first bit. Any pics?

~Nate

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I did that thing back in 1990 after we were over the hill in the Keith creek drainage. Is there still parts of that delapedated lookout tower on the summit. I still have a rusty nail I picked up off the summit. Most of the stucture had fallen off towards the highway. Just curious.

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I made a coat rack from a board I found in the pile. it had the names Gary & Dave "47" carved in it. The rack part was from a single point antler I found at the base

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I also noticed on the hike back to Hwy 20 that there were insulators nailed on the trees every so often at about 15 feet height. Telegraph cable to the lookout?

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I also noticed on the hike back to Hwy 20 that there were insulators nailed on the trees every so often at about 15 feet height. Telegraph cable to the lookout?

 

you are right on about that

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