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The Badlands (formerly Where's Waldo?): 5.6 - 90'

Description: I was at Humphrey's with George Hurley on Tuesday. We climbed Tree Keys and as we were sitting at the base after we finished, George observed that there appeared to be a line up a series of "steps" about 15' right of Tree Keys. I mentioned that I had climbed up that for about 30' several years ago, and it started raining so I backed off. He said he's like to try it, so he did and it turned out to be a somewhat reasonable route. I did quite a bit of cleaning of rubble as I seconded it, however the leader should be careful not to knock off stuff as they climb.

Originally we were going to call it Surprise, since we didn't expect it to be as good as it is. However, after I looked at the pictures from the day I decided that "Where's Waldo?" was more appropriate. [grin] Some of you may remember the kids' books by the same name. Then George decided that he wanted it to be The Badlands, which is just as appropriate - so there ya go...

Directions: Start about 15' right of Tree Keys at a somewhat clean face with obvious ledgy steps.

Pitch 1: Climb up the face to a headwall, Go around the right side of the headwall and then back left. Continue up to a small clump of maples and then continue up to the top. Belay from a moderately sized pine tree.

Gear: standard rack with small cams and Tricams

Descent: rap from a tree

History: FA - George Hurley and Al Hospers 9/17/2013
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Re: Where's Waldo? - yet another 5.6 at Humphrey's
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2013, 11:07:36 AM »
What? Another route requiring gear on the "geriatric wall"?!  :-\ And with potential loose rock?  :o At Humphrey's? Damn, I'm going to have to hire a porter to carry the rack! :P

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Re: Where's Waldo? - yet another 5.6 at Humphrey's
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2013, 02:10:52 PM »
LOL...
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Re: Where's Waldo? - yet another 5.6 at Humphrey's
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2013, 05:30:29 PM »
Rumors have it that Al had some trundle duty being the 2nd with no rope below him.
I find trundling to be very therapeutic at times. :)

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Re: Where's Waldo? - yet another 5.6 at Humphrey's
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2013, 07:43:20 PM »
Rumors have it that Al had some trundle duty being the 2nd with no rope below him.
I find trundling to be very therapeutic at times. :)

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Where's Waldo? - yet another 5.6 at Humphrey's
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2013, 10:11:34 AM »
Poison Ivy...


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Re: Where's Waldo? - yet another 5.6 at Humphrey's
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2013, 11:18:39 AM »
yes, there is some on the left at the top I think
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Re: Where's Waldo? - yet another 5.6 at Humphrey's
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2013, 02:05:30 PM »
Al is correct as I definitely saw some Poison Ivy near the top on your left.

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The Badlands (formerly Where's Waldo?) - yet another 5.6 at Humphrey's
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2013, 07:16:32 AM »
I wish I had seen it. But I certainly know it was there.


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