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Is there an online topo for the Pearly Gates above Icicle Creek? I know a topo exists 'cause I saw it Sunday, but I can't find it on any web site.

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YEAH! Loose rock and trundling? Wack a mole style or green frog families in cracks? Can I wear my Prana Onsite pants to your new crag?

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Originally posted by mikeadam:

Can I wear my Prana Onsite pants to your new crag?

do you plan on onsiting some seriously hard sheeeit????? huh do you?????

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Bring on the gorilla partners for that one. Tree climbing is more fun that rock climbing.

 

Maybe they will make the Prana jungle pant with gorilla patterns [big Grin]

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all you guys is do is complain do you ever Climb. I do have a topo. I might be willing to share but why??????

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You just walk right on past that inferior bluff and beat it up to Snow Creek Wall (approach takes just 18 minutes from this side of Snow Creek).

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some time back Viktor offered up free "preliminary" copies of his topo upon request. Drop him a PM

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I dubbed a new crag Pearly Gapes that I recently discovered hehe.

 

All routes are dirty and moss choked lichen is my friend. Bushes galore!

 

Diros go to Highway 2. Just before the town of Index look up and right to large crag hehe.

 

[ 05-28-2002, 12:54 PM: Message edited by: Cpt.Caveman ]

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I went to Pearly Gates yesterday and found that the route that I lead the last time I was there had sprouted a bolt at the bottom, like ten feet up from a flat unobstructed landing (,sheit, you could fall from there an' there wouldn't even be bones stickin' out) and a bolt near the top where I had put four pieces of gear in in the space of three feet. What's up with that? [Wazzup]

 

Yesterday I lead the route with the bolt in the overhang between the double cracks. Does anyone else wonder what that bolt is for? [Confused] It is well above the crux and the moves that it protects are easily protected by your choice of traditional hardware. Before I use it to finish the wind chimes I've been collecting for does anyone want to attempt to justify it?

[laf][laf][laf][laf]

 

I suppose [Roll Eyes] I could be persuaded to part with the wind chimes if anyone wants to claim the offending hardware.

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I tripped on a bolt once while slab walking and nearly took a whipper... [Roll Eyes]

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btw, i've seen the offending bolt and, while i haven't done the climb, i thought it looked kind of odd from the ground, what with cracks to use for pro, and on what *is* a crack climb, no less...

 

to add to the "odd bolts at pearly gates" category: we did do another climb to the right of the one you're referring to and one pitch higher. a sporto route. about half way up, you come to a ledge, and from the ledge you can clip a bolt that becomes essentially useless as soon as you step up onto the face. the next bolt up is well past the crux move, and so when you fall (which i did) you hit the deck (which i did). a single bolt about 1/2 or 2/3 of the way between the two bolts would be much more sensible. one less bolt, and better pro.

 

not trying to whine here...just throwing in my 0.02...

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nope, not hurt. luckily landed flat on my feet and just had a sore ankle for a couple of days. thanks, cavey.

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quote:

Originally posted by Cpt.Caveman:

quote:

Originally posted by Skisports:

all you guys is do is complain do you ever Climb. I do have a topo. I might be willing to share but why??????

Nah man we never climb. Complaining is more fun. Plus we get gapers like you in on the complaining
[laf]
climbing is for losers... spraying about climbing takes real skill... [Razz][Roll Eyes][Razz][Roll Eyes][Razz][Roll Eyes][Moon]

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quote:

Originally posted by Retrosaurus:

[Eek!]
ALERT INFECTION CONTROL

SHRINKING BALL DISEASE
HAS SPREAD FROM FRENCHMAN COULEE TO ICICLE.

INITIATE IMMEDIATE QUARANTINE
[Eek!]

[laf]

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If you really need a map, the new Mountain Sports shop in Leavenworth is handing out photocopied topos. We didn't have one and just had fun picking lines and seeing if we could climb them.

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