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Offline abc

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New "original" start to Moby Grape
« on: August 11, 2009, 12:36:04 PM »
Part of the first pitch of Moby fell off a few days ago. Big huge blocks which damaged trees and such. The new start looks much harder.

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Re: New "original" start to Moby Grape
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2009, 12:43:40 PM »
!!!!!!!
Wow, did it come down off the buttress or was it part of the rockfall from this winter that came out of the fugue bunghole area.  I was in the area at the end of april and tiptoed by some pretty henious rockfall in that area.

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Re: New "original" start to Moby Grape
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2009, 12:48:17 PM »
The lower part of the left side of the buttress. I'll try to post a picture when I get home from work.

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Re: New "original" start to Moby Grape
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2009, 12:49:45 PM »
Wow, please do.

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Re: New "original" start to Moby Grape
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2009, 01:23:12 PM »
Holy Moly, scary I was just on Moby Grape like less than a month ago..

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Re: New "original" start to Moby Grape
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2009, 01:24:24 PM »
We climbed it on Sunday, with the Reppy's crack start, obviously. That's all fine.

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Re: New "original" start to Moby Grape
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2009, 01:39:52 PM »
Pretty sure that came off a couple years ago... maybe some recent additonal stuff.

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Re: New "original" start to Moby Grape
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2009, 02:22:04 PM »
Everyone said this is new, and it looked new. The trees that it whacked are still green but wilted.

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Re: New "original" start to Moby Grape
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2009, 06:03:41 PM »
It happened a week ago or so.  It is all VERY new!!!!  Huge blocks lying all over, nice destruction.  Also to the right of Reppys some stuff fell out of the Dolomite wall (it is shit anyways).  With all the rain we have had this summer it doesnt surprise me that this stuff fell.  Maybe during some freeze thaw this fall we could see some more come off?  AHHHH the power of nature. 

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Re: New "original" start to Moby Grape
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2009, 07:01:05 PM »
I have to say, Reppy's is one of the most painfull climbs I have done in a ling time. I climbed it faster and faster just to get off it

If I could have only have turned it up to overhanging :P
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Re: New "original" start to Moby Grape
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2009, 11:10:43 PM »
meclimber- sent you the pic, too big to upload.

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Re: New "original" start to Moby Grape
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2009, 08:36:39 AM »
I have to say, Reppies is one of the most painfull climbs I have done in a ling time...

I agree. I only climb it in my approach shoes now as it lessons the ankle discomfort a bit. Not like anyone is edging on that pitch...

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Re: New "original" start to Moby Grape
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2009, 09:04:05 AM »
I'm glad to hear that I am not the only one who thinks that Reppy's is hard on the feet.
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Re: New "original" start to Moby Grape
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2009, 11:35:16 AM »
It was more comfortable when we were wearing RR blue shoes--stiff, clunky & protective and no approach shoes needed!

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Re: New "original" start to Moby Grape
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2009, 06:19:04 PM »
Part of the first pitch of Moby fell off a few days ago. Big huge blocks which damaged trees and such. The new start looks much harder.
It's at least as old as 8/6, as that's when we noticed it on the way to VMC.

I never climbed the original start, and I sure as hell am not willing to give the new variation a try.

Scary stuff.  :o