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Offline pappy

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Re: The Most Fun Climbs..
« Reply #45 on: December 21, 2012, 11:43:30 AM »
... not leading with a rope might mean ins co does not pay (I have not read all the fine print to know for sure). ...

You should, because some insurance policies don't cover climbing accidents as defined by "ropes being used", but hiking falls are fine... so if you fall off a solo attempt of anything just say you were out hiking ;)


I've never heard of such thing, if you're talking med insurance I'm pretty sure that's illegal. If you're talking life, after the policy has been in place for two years they have to pay regardless of whatever initial restrictions were in place.

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Re: The Most Fun Climbs..
« Reply #46 on: December 21, 2012, 03:11:41 PM »
No fair Strand...but well played

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Re: The Most Fun Climbs..
« Reply #47 on: December 21, 2012, 05:28:24 PM »
ya but it's not really a solo. kind of about the same as walking on slick rock in arches only better friction...

If it is not really a solo then try jumping off.

I've done it dozens of times just in my tennies, but like Soon I have a baby and will be doing it only simulclimbong from now on.  How did this site get to the point where 5.12 is not free climb able but 5.3 is hiking?

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Re: The Most Fun Climbs..
« Reply #48 on: December 21, 2012, 05:53:03 PM »
I would not want to jump off any 4th class approach and many 3rd class approaches. Low angle 5.0 5.3 slab is more like scrambleing than soloing. 5.3 @ the gunks feels like REAL soloing.  heck 5.1 @ Seneca feels like real soloing.

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Re: The Most Fun Climbs..
« Reply #49 on: December 22, 2012, 12:25:57 PM »
I would not want to jump off any 4th class approach and many 3rd class approaches. Low angle 5.0 5.3 slab is more like scrambleing than soloing. 5.3 @ the gunks feels like REAL soloing.  heck 5.1 @ Seneca feels like real soloing.

well put... hard to call it soloing if you do the whole thing without touching your hands to the rock...

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Re: The Most Fun Climbs..
« Reply #50 on: December 22, 2012, 02:36:19 PM »
DMan, perhaps you've forgotten about the steeper short section around the mid-anchor ....
I would be quite impressed if you climbed though that in Tennies, never once touching the rock with your hands.

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Re: The Most Fun Climbs..
« Reply #51 on: December 22, 2012, 03:44:57 PM »
Isa is a bit of a bratt sometimes and often follows 5.7 slab pitches without useing hands. You feel like you just did something special with a nice 50ft runout and she walks up the damn thing without even touching the rock wither her hands.. it can be a bit demoralizeing.. :-[

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Re: The Most Fun Climbs..
« Reply #52 on: December 22, 2012, 07:11:28 PM »
 Perrenial and Southern Migration on Mt Huntington
 A bunch of routes on Sugarloaf
 Sams on Cannon used to like consolation prize but I seem to be having a 3rd pitch problem since the rockfall.
 Sea of holes,hotter than hell/inferno,and wedge on Whitehorse
 Most of the route mentioned

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Re: The Most Fun Climbs..
« Reply #53 on: December 22, 2012, 09:01:02 PM »
DMan, perhaps you've forgotten about the steeper short section around the mid-anchor ....
I would be quite impressed if you climbed though that in Tennies, never once touching the rock with your hands.

I probably have, as I said I only did it once, and it was like 7 years ago... other than that 10 foot "swell" it's pretty hands free doable ain't it?

I shouldn't be commenting on the route... though next time I am up there I may take your challenge... I'm sure I could make a stupid GoPro video of it...

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Re: The Most Fun Climbs..
« Reply #54 on: December 22, 2012, 09:22:15 PM »
other than that 10 foot "swell" it's pretty hands free doable ain't it?
Prolly, I can't say with any certainty one way or the other.

.. I'm sure I could make a stupid GoPro video of it...
Post it!  It might just go viral! :)

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Re: The Most Fun Climbs..
« Reply #55 on: December 22, 2012, 09:22:48 PM »
and get ripped on for NOT useing the X possition :P

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Re: The Most Fun Climbs..
« Reply #56 on: December 22, 2012, 10:06:07 PM »
I am not going to try to explain the difference to my wife.

probably a good idea...
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Re: The Most Fun Climbs..
« Reply #57 on: December 23, 2012, 11:00:48 AM »
Armaggeddon on cathedral was a fun climb.. after I did it   :'(

7 attempts over  several years.

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Re: The Most Fun Climbs..
« Reply #58 on: December 26, 2012, 07:49:03 PM »
and get ripped on for NOT useing the X possition :P

If you can get a true "x" position on a climb can it really be a solo?

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Re: The Most Fun Climbs..
« Reply #59 on: December 27, 2012, 09:17:53 AM »
I prefer the "question mark " position... kinda fetal