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  1. #276
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    I used to climb there in the late 80s early 90s when i lived in the Bronx. Stopped going after cars kept getting broken into in the lot.
    In with the 9.

  2. #277
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    Nice. You ever get on the palisades?

    The crack was kens crack in the gunks for anyone interested.
    .....I hope you know that this will go down on your permanent record

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    grippy slab 5.9
    success has many fathers, failure is an orphan // we are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master -EH

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    I had heard that the palisades were banned, but in all honestly, I had no concept of crack technique back then, and it looked broken and greasy as hell from the parkway.

    Ken's was my first ever pitch at the gunks in 1986. Cant imagine how polished the ubes must be at this point.
    In with the 9.

  5. #280
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    Quote Originally Posted by auvgeek View Post
    ^^No idea, but that looks really, really sweet.
    Shaken, not Stirred. Mooses tooth.
    "The idea wasnt for me, that I would be the only one that would ever do this. My idea was that everybody should be doing this. At the time nobody was, but this was something thats too much fun to pass up." -Briggs
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    Wear your climbing harness. Attach a big anodized locker to your belay loop so its in prime position to hit your nuts. Double russian Ti icescrews on your side loops positioned for maximal anal rape when you sit down. Then everyone will know your radness
    More stoke, less shit.

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    A little FR cragging from this weekend. Had the route to ourselves!

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbomike15 View Post
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    A little FR cragging from this weekend. Had the route to ourselves!
    Love that route. Having it to yourself really ups the fun factor. Otherwise you probably wouldn't have been in the shade for that pitch :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by zartagen View Post
    Love that route. Having it to yourself really ups the fun factor. Otherwise you probably wouldn't have been in the shade for that pitch :/
    We did Great Zot>>Rewritten>>Rebuff's. I can't handle the heat, so was happy to be in the shade all day. My partner on the other hand...

  9. #284
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    Broken mountain bike + new trail shoes + father's day = self-powered solo day on Olympus. Sandy->West Slabs/North Summit/Neffs->Sandy


















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    ^ I've been wanting to do an early/fast scramble up there since I moved this way. How long car to car? What's the scramble like?

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    Bike-to-bike time was about 5 hours, but I got off-route on the descent into Neffs and did about a mile of some pretty hateful bushwacking which ate a lot of time. The guidebook description of the walk-off to Neffs is pretty vague and assumes you have some beta from the Kamp's Ridge approach and climb. The approach took about 50 minutes, the slabs took about an hour, and another hour to the north summit. If you skipped the north summit and just did the westerly walk-off back to the bottom of the slabs I'd say 3-3.5 hours car-to-car should be easily doable.

    The slabs themselves were great. Noticeably less hairy feeling than the south ridge of Superior IMO. You definitely wouldn't want to take a full head-over-heels backwards fall, but pretty tame feeling just cruising up on all fours. I actually found myself looking for sections that were thinner and more interesting climbing. You could probably make the whole thing 5.4 if you wanted. Honestly, there were a couple short downclimbs on the ridge scramble to the north summit that felt sketchier than anything on the slabs.

    Watch out for rattlesnakes. I damn near put my hand on that first one, but thankfully it was still pretty cool and a bit cloudy so he wasn't active and didn't even really acknowledge my presence. I saw the second one later near the north summit and he was pissed off. I passed two people on the ridge scramble who said they had seen three already.

    I read up a bit on Kamp's Ridge while trying to figure out how I screwed up the walk-off and it sounds pretty awesome. Sounds a lot like the south ridge of Superior with a lot of knife-edge 5th-5.4. There's a short 5.6 crux that sounds potentially questionable for soloing, but apparently you can skirt it if needed. Hit me up if you might be interested.

    https://www.mountainproject.com/v/kamps-ridge/108182481
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  12. #287
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    You just rock normal hiking shoes for that, or did you wear something stickier?
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  13. #288
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    Trail runners. Brought climbing shoes in my pack but didn't use them. Approach shoes would be ideal if you have them, otherwise throwing climbing shoes in your pack wouldn't be a bad idea just in case you need the extra confidence.

  14. #289
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    I've always wanted to do the slabs but figured I didn't quite have the head for the free solo, but I found the south ridge of Superior to be really comfortable so may hit them up. Thanks for the beta. Looked fun other than the snakes.

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    Yeah, looked like a nice little Sunday there! Thanks for the beta
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