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[TR] Index G-M Route- G-M and other stuff (Thin Fi

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We climbed quickly in order to avoid the mosquitos. Fast and Light, just like in an REI catalogue description..

Were you wearing your crapalene thong?

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So what's the beta on getting past this spot (arrow)?

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I haven't figured that part out yet...

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No, but I was topless.

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Notice the tape gloves covering up the oozing sores.

That's quite a rack for a toprope! grin.gif

 

 

BTW, thanks for the Index stoke!!! thumbs_up.gif

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So what's the beta on getting past this spot (arrow)?

 

I honestly don't remember. I don't have trouble there.

 

I have trouble getting off the ledge above that because I always wanna fill up the fingerpods with gear to prevent hitting the ledge if I fell. This is especially a problem when your partner's rack doesn't have any nuts smaller than 1/2".

 

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This is a rare instance where having smaller "nutz" gives you more confidence than bigguns. laugh.gif

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Regarding the move that Chuck has trouble with, I think I'm off to the right, side-pulling in the crack with my left hand.

 

Regarding the top moves, that often gives me trouble due to mental issues. I think I protect anything larger than a ledge fall with a yellow or green alien down low. Then place a nut (maybe an offset) about 7 feet above the ledge. Higher up I can establish a stem with a fingerlock on the right and a hold on the left, where another nut can be finagled.

 

I'd like to get out to Index again Mon or Tues night and do TF. I'll post any more beta I gather, as I'm recalling my memory from nearly a year ago.

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That's quite a rack for a toprope! grin.gif

 

 

My gut told me I had to carry that rack because Jeff didn't want to lug a full rack up a 20 foot pitch on lead. My gut also told him to make sure there was no slack in the rope.

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due to mental issues.

 

GARY! You are the gift that keeps on giving. yelrotflmao.gif

 

Sometimes peoples inability to learn is stunning. On the other hand entertainment is a good thing. wink.gif

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No...it is a trip report. See the picture above that validates this statement. Plus I get to brag that I "climbed" few 5.11ish pitches at Index.

 

As you were taped up I think you mean "aided" a few 5.11ish pitches hahaha.gifyellaf.gifwink.gif

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my poor excuse for a tape glove fell off right after that, so technically I didn't use them for most of the "5.11 climbing". but that is neither here nor there, because some might argue that I didn't really "climb", but it is all semantics because I made it up to the top. You could said that I was aided to the top, or even that I was "spirited" to the top if it makes you happy. Bottom line is I got to touch some really nice rock. I hope this "TR" is making you think about Index today.

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... I hope this "TR" is making you think about Index today.

 

Yes, but I have ADD, so you should probably post more pictures to keep my interest up.

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... I hope this "TR" is making you think about Index today.

 

Yes, but I have ADD, so you should probably post more pictures to keep my interest up.

 

last time i did it my foot slipped and i looked stoopid in front of alpinfox cry.gif bad memory thumbs_down.gif

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Has anyone been up to Davis-Holland in the past couple of days? Is the first pitch dry? Were there mosquitos?

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