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Offline JoeC

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Face to the left of lookout crack
« on: October 14, 2013, 09:58:19 PM »
Climbed this on top rope after leading the crack.  Anyone know what it is?  Some sweet micro edging up to a bulge then back over right to join the crack.  Super thin.

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Re: Face to the left of lookout crack
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2013, 07:26:27 AM »
I Did it on TR myself 20 years ago. When I asked about I was told that it was done by John Bouchard BITD. VERY thin!
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Re: Face to the left of lookout crack
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2013, 07:58:45 AM »
It was great!  Any idea on a rating?  I was thinking around 11

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Re: Face to the left of lookout crack
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2013, 10:25:14 AM »
According to the Webster 1982 guide, it's Little Stalking 5.11, done on TR by Kurt Winkler then led by Doug Madara & Steve Larson on April 9, 1981.

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Re: Face to the left of lookout crack
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2013, 10:32:53 AM »
led by Doug... why am I not surprised?
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Offline steve weitzler

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Re: Face to the left of lookout crack
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2013, 01:13:33 PM »
It is Little Stalking. Saw Niland solo it numerous times.

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Re: Face to the left of lookout crack
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2013, 10:24:41 PM »
Little Stalking is further left.  According to Jerrys new book.  "Climb steep fingery slab until possible to move into short right facing corner at 20' good nut."  The face we climbed was the face immediate left of the crack.

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Re: Face to the left of lookout crack
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2013, 10:19:04 AM »
Little Stalking is 11+ big R..one rp for pro.. lead by Kurt.Little bruce is a JB line bouldered out and has no gear 11C.

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Re: Face to the left of lookout crack
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2013, 10:25:25 AM »
Little Stalking is 11+ big R..one rp for pro.. lead by Kurt.Little bruce is a JB line bouldered out and has no gear 11C.

that's what I thought... ThnX for the clarification.
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Re: Face to the left of lookout crack
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2013, 02:23:11 PM »
Little Stalking was my first ever 5.11 (on toprope) in the 80's.  My brother Chris flashed it (onsight really, though on TR), so I had to as well being the older (and thinking I'm stronger lol) brother.   Was it rehearsed prior to the lead?  If not, then God bless Kurt.
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Re: Face to the left of lookout crack
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2013, 03:36:12 PM »
Good thing it was originally 10+ EYE   ;)  A pretty tough first 5.11 for sure..

I am almost positive that Kurt didn't tr it first