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Author Topic: Lost chalk bag on Cannon  (Read 1132 times)

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Lost chalk bag on Cannon
« on: July 14, 2012, 11:30:59 PM »

Dropped my chalk bag of the second pitch of Sam's Swan Song. It's red, "Koshka" brand. I'm somewhat attached to it, memory of a good climbing trip. If someone finds it - please let me know, will be forever grateful (with a six-pack of your choice!) 
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Re: Lost chalk bag on Cannon
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2012, 01:03:52 PM »

We climbed Lightening Bolt crack on Sunday and didn't notice anything around the base or on the pitch.
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Re: Lost chalk bag on Cannon
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2012, 10:47:39 PM »

I can't believe it still, but a very modest and nice person had retrieved it an given back to me :)
Its back in operation
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Re: Lost chalk bag on Cannon
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2012, 09:20:03 AM »

I can't believe it still, but a very modest and nice person had retrieved it an given back to me :)
Its back in operation

Nice!

Btw - how was Sam's? Is it reasonable if you're used to moderate alpine stuff with a little loose, or is it a route for single guy's without children?

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Re: Lost chalk bag on Cannon
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2012, 07:01:54 AM »

J Sams is pretty good except for one easy pitch up to the cow pasture where there is a loose blocky crack system near the ledge,can be avoided at 5.7 r.Other than that it was typical Cannon.Fun route.
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Re: Lost chalk bag on Cannon
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2012, 02:34:34 PM »

Thanks.

It has a really bad rep for loose/dangerous and I wasn't sure if it was overblown a bit.
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Re: Lost chalk bag on Cannon
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2012, 05:56:16 PM »

Haven't something like three people died on that thing so far? You are lucky your chalkbag didn't cause an avalanche, OM :))
I hope you come out with us to Greens/Owls at least once this Fall. I haven't seen you in ages and we have some nice new things to get on that don't fall down.
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Re: Lost chalk bag on Cannon
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2012, 02:49:56 PM »

Btw - how was Sam's? Is it reasonable if you're used to moderate alpine stuff with a little loose, or is it a route for single guy's without children?

...being a married woman with child and climbing with another one just like that i guess the answer to your question is NO  ;)

It's ran out and loose in places, you will not be placing gear for half of the pitch sometimes. And there are other places where you can get hurt if you fall and the move is 5.7. Its much easier than Moby but much much less clean. But if you know where you going and comfortable at the grade its a good route, alternative on busy weekends. I would NEVER do it if there are people above me however.

Mark, i have not heard  of any lethal incidents on it - luckily! Greens/Owls sound good, but a bit too far at the moment. I'm super excited i managed an expedition to White Horse last week:)
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Re: Lost chalk bag on Cannon
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2012, 05:01:18 PM »

"..sounds a bit too far.."  - Oh, that's no good. ;( , coming from someonw who can hike for miles with a watermelon in the top of their pack with no complaining.

I re-checked, and, yes, there have been three deaths on Swan's Song that I know of, one where a guy placed a piton behind a loose block that crushed his leg and a team who fell when their piton anchor pulled out. It is the most deadly route on Cannon. I always think of Nazgul flying around when I think of that route.
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Re: Lost chalk bag on Cannon
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2012, 05:27:52 PM »

Mark, get in touch with Dima.  He expressed interest in going in again.
Definitely too far for me; I complain if I have to carry half a watermelon from the store to my car in the parking lot.  :)
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Re: Lost chalk bag on Cannon
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2012, 09:15:51 PM »

there have been three deaths on Swan's Song that I know of, one where a guy placed a piton behind a loose block that crushed his leg

He was the son of former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, happened in 1968 I think. Just to keep it on topic with the lost chalkbag.  Ha Ha
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Re: Lost chalk bag on Cannon
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2012, 11:10:24 PM »

I always think of Nazgul flying around when I think of that route.

LOL... I need to do this route soon... while it is still there...

I think I read of those fatalities in Yankee Rock & Ice? <- Great book BTW
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Re: Lost chalk bag on Cannon
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2012, 12:04:16 AM »

happened in 1968 I think. Just to keep it on topic with the lost chalkbag.  Ha Ha

You guys can't possibly remember what happened in 1968! (some are too young, the rest should not remember that far anyways) ;) Stop reading horror stories, Cannon is totally safe, you can't even lose a chalk bag there anymore  :)
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Re: Lost chalk bag on Cannon
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2012, 10:55:19 AM »

I can't believe that loose rock didn't cover the bag within seconds.....
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Re: Lost chalk bag on Cannon
« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2012, 07:36:20 AM »

I remember the first time I climbed on Cannon many years ago. Scrambling up the scree slope I vividly recall that it didn't take a genius to figure out where all the scree I was traversing came from.
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