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[TR] Yosemite - west face of the Leaning Tower 5/13/2011

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WHAT! No likey? This was an awesome trip. We got this one in just after one storm and just before the Valley got hit with another blanket of snow. Sure was a wild ride.

We both swore we would never climb another big wall after. We were soooooooo.... smoked. Then Steve was ooooing and aahhhing the Lost Arrow Spire in camp that night. It didn't take long for me to want another also. I was literally floating for days afterward. The video is priceless. Thanks Steve for doing such an awesome job. Sure owe ya big. 226602_217099394975276_100000256513461_867154_3998758_n.jpg

Bridal Veil Falls was raging.

 

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This is the oh shit, now that we hauled all that gear up here I guess we have to climb something.

 

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The flipping scary traverse. It is supposed to be 4th Class. Don't be fooled. Even the third time across it I still was a bit freaked out. The first time I did it in approach shoes. Very scary.

 

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Props to getting Jim down there again!!!!

x2 and congrats on yer 1st (right, plaid?) yosylum big wall :)

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x2 and congrats on yer 1st (right, plaid?) yosylum big wall :)

 

Yep my first BIG WALL, but not my last!

 

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Plaidman-good work! That video was frikkin' awsome! The whole time I was watching I was thinking, "You gonna climb that wall or you gonna whistle dixie?"

 

Did your ledge really dump you twice??

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wait, you took (and used) a portaledge? where/why? was the route super crowded or something?

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Props to getting Jim down there again!!!!

brings back some memories.

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wait, you took (and used) a portaledge? where/why? was the route super crowded or something?

:rolleyes:

 

 

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No, the route wasn't to crowded. We did have a team climb climb up behind us going for a push on the first eve as we were having dinner on Ahwahnee Ledge and then in our sleeping bags and had a good long sleep. When we woke up they were only 160 feet above us at the top of 6, poor saps. They hung in slings thru the night, listening to me and Plaid snoring. Then the next eve me and Plaid set up early at the top of 7 which is a pisspoor place to set up a portaledge. I could have gone another 50 feet to the top of 8, but didn't. My mistake, it would have been a much better place to hang the ledge, and probably we would not have have the ledge flipping around so badly. The day after I got off the tower me and Jim O. went climbing at Sunnyside Bench, here is the video from that day. www.vimeo.com/24703912

 

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awanahe's at the top of 4, right? hindsight's stupid of course, but sounds like it'd have been groovier for ya'll to spend 2 nights there and just fix back down from the top of 6? not having to drag a portaledge up that fucking talus field and down the chimney would be a distinct plus i'd wager! :)

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Ya so you guys only climbed two pitches on day two? Obviously fun and practice was the priority over speed? Good on you guys! But if the Plaidman wants to do the Nose at that rate he better plan on three weeks up there!

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Yes, Ahwahnee is at the top of pitch 4. We did 3 pitches on Day 2, and could have made it 4 as Pitch 8 is only 50 feet of slab but I pulled up short and called it a day a the top of pitch 7. We just chilled on Ahwahnee for a good part of the morning and then took it pretty easy on the climbing. I was glad we had the portaledge as its nice to be able to just set up and hang out where you end up. Fun times for sure, I am chomping to get back down there!

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www.vimeo.com/24703912

 

Awesome. Funny thing is Jim told me to go climb Jamcrack the first time I went to Yos in 2005. Now he is climbing it again.....awesome!!!!

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