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General => Rock Climbing: Trad => Topic started by: Admin Al on June 20, 2012, 04:49:20 pm

Title: African Queen at Humphrey's
Post by: Admin Al on June 20, 2012, 04:49:20 pm
I've been wanting to lead this for some time, so I did it today. It's just to the right of Straight Up and is an alternate start to that climb. It was done by Kurt Winkler and Doug Madera so you can figure what it is like. Tho I do think it is a bit on the R side, the rock is great and the protection, where you can get it, is pretty good. I just gotta wonder when the last time was someone climbed it? When I did it on TR last fall it really looked as if it hadn't been done in 20 years.

Picture is on the home page. If you feel like a head-point, this is pretty nice for the grade...  ;)
Title: Re: African Queen at Humphrey's
Post by: sneoh on June 20, 2012, 05:32:39 pm
CONGRATS, Al.  Nicely done!
Title: Re: African Queen at Humphrey's
Post by: pappy on June 20, 2012, 07:49:29 pm
Al, have to be a lunatic to climb in this heat. This is why I left the south. (well, for the ice, too).
Title: Re: African Queen at Humphrey's
Post by: strandman on June 20, 2012, 08:35:47 pm
Standard Doug 5.9
Title: Re: African Queen at Humphrey's
Post by: Admin Al on June 21, 2012, 12:01:13 am
Standard Doug 5.9

that's true...

thanks sneoh... it's a cool climb

BTW pappy -  what was really neat was that in the shade, right next to the rock, there was this little cool breeze that was not there 30' back. it was a convection flow from the cooler rock and was very pleasant. pretty darn neat...

Title: Re: African Queen at Humphrey's
Post by: old_school on June 21, 2012, 10:49:30 am
That is a very fun route! Thanks for the harness Al and for the catch Joe!  :)
Title: Re: African Queen at Humphrey's
Post by: Admin Al on June 21, 2012, 11:50:04 am
great to see you Chris. hope we can actually get out there some time. you should come up to Found Ledge with me one day.
Title: Re: African Queen at Humphrey's
Post by: old_school on June 21, 2012, 06:28:31 pm
great to see you Chris. hope we can actually get out there some time. you should come up to Found Ledge with me one day.

Deal!  ;)
Title: Re: African Queen at Humphrey's
Post by: strandman on June 21, 2012, 11:00:50 pm
Sounds like somebody has a project ?????
Title: Re: African Queen at Humphrey's
Post by: Admin Al on June 22, 2012, 11:57:23 am
Sounds like somebody has a project ?????

we've been putting in some cool stuff over the past 2 years on the Little Slab and I like to wear myself out flailing on the Lumberjack Crack. [grin] also, I just happen to like the location...
Title: Re: African Queen at Humphrey's
Post by: old_school on June 22, 2012, 08:20:53 pm
The lumberjack wall would be good for me...I need the work!! I have been hoping to get out to shell as well to try to get on some harder stuff to see how the shoulder holds up. I really need to push it a bit more...still can't do 8 pullups...(and 8 is painful)...but the push ups are just starting to go a little better. Straight arm hangs hurt as well...
Title: Re: African Queen at Humphrey's
Post by: strandman on June 23, 2012, 03:29:16 pm
Short But Sweet will get the shoulder going.... :-\
Title: Re: African Queen at Humphrey's
Post by: old_school on June 23, 2012, 07:10:27 pm
Short But Sweet will get the shoulder going.... :-\

Where is this one John?
Title: Re: African Queen at Humphrey's
Post by: sneoh on June 23, 2012, 07:21:03 pm
http://mountainproject.com/v/short-but-sweet/106982896

Needs cleaning from the looks of it.
Title: Re: African Queen at Humphrey's
Post by: Admin Al on June 23, 2012, 10:47:48 pm
Needs cleaning from the looks of it.

uhhh - yeah...
Title: Re: African Queen at Humphrey's
Post by: tradmanclimbz on June 25, 2012, 08:01:54 am
Chris. Do not push it.. Best thing is miles and miles and miles of steeper easy stuff focusing on reaching and streatching but always on routes where you can keep most of your weight on your feet..
Title: Re: African Queen at Humphrey's
Post by: old_school on July 08, 2012, 09:38:42 am
Chris. Do not push it.. Best thing is miles and miles and miles of steeper easy stuff focusing on reaching and streatching but always on routes where you can keep most of your weight on your feet..

Thanks T-Man  ;)
Title: Re: African Queen at Humphrey's
Post by: strandman on July 08, 2012, 03:34:18 pm
Shit, grammy.. you'll live   ;) new routes or no routes
Title: Re: African Queen at Humphrey's
Post by: old_school on July 08, 2012, 06:09:40 pm
Shit, grammy.. you'll live   ;) new routes or no routes


AMEN John...no denying that my brother!!!  ;)