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first ascent [TR] Colchuck Balanced Rock - FA: The Tempest Wall IV 5.10 A2 8/28/2008

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isn't "the tempest" a route on el cap? i believe it starts right before the penji pitch on "space".... doesn't denali have two names? half the guy's who work for me have 4 or 5 names :wave:

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Tom, thanks for chiming in.

 

I'd like to remind everyone that this is a TR, and as such you should all be polite and respectful, even when disagreeing.

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Even though I lack the skill or drive to climb this route, I've decided to rename it "The Tempest Wall" because Blake and Sol had the balls to head up the thing in the first place, in shitty weather, and freed everything except the roof pitch, IMMSMC. Lynn Hill didn't rename The Nose did she? You free one pitch, in less than alpine style, and you rename the whole climb?

 

I won't comment on the controversy other than to say that this quote is about the worst case of armchair dickishness I've ever read. The guy went out and climbed some hard shit that the vast majority of us will never be able to free and in doing so completed a major goal of his. Is that not what this is all about?

 

Nice job Tom! :brew:

 

dood...totally agree...choada STFU...are you kev's long lost little sister??? Sheesh...

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Blake and Sol. Nice work on this climb. Tom, incredible send, thanks for sharing. Tom, where thinking of renaming this entire route? Or just this one pitch?

 

Again, awesome job.

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more_of_this.jpg in reality there was a lot more of this...

 

and_this.jpgand this...

 

then_this.jpgand not enough of this.

 

colchuckcroped.jpgand this.

 

btw, all these photos were taken by john barry. WORD.

 

Edited by motamota

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"Tom, incredible send!"

 

I agree and it says a lot to post pictures of yourself getting spanked before the send. Class act imo.

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:crazy:

 

I really can't wait till I get my drivers liscence now... holy smokes I cant wait to try this!

 

The highschoolers are getting psyched! :rawk:

 

Great shots Tom, way to stick with it!

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