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Events & Announcements / Re: Tree Fall at Cathedral, lower refuse?
« Last post by strandman on June 20, 2016, 09:29:10 AM »
So this one was above the old tree atop P1 ?   The one that was dying and partially cut through ?


Maybe a  lesson here....
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Events & Announcements / Re: Tree Fall at Cathedral, lower refuse?
« Last post by David_G48 on June 20, 2016, 09:07:04 AM »
It was from the 2nd pitch of Upper Refuse. It was a belay tree with webbing etc. attached and was used by many climbers. No one was reported injured.
From the MP link:
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It's NOT the Upper Refuse tree. It was the big pine with rope/rings at the top of Lower Refuse...at the very end of the Barber Wall ledge, just down and right from the start of Upper Refuse and The Book. The tree was big and seemed solid, it's possible the weight of the tree overwhelmed the root system
I've never seen tat left at the 2nd pitch pine tree on UR.  Granted we don't climb that route all the time, but we've been up it more than once, most recently 3 weeks ago....

Danf Thanks for the clarification and update. I was incorrectly informed from earlier reports.
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Events & Announcements / Re: Tree Fall at Cathedral, lower refuse?
« Last post by Smear on June 20, 2016, 06:16:31 AM »
John,
I believe it was the tree down and right of the start to The Book and Black Lung .
The free hanging rappel down Browns fist.
Can someone confirm This??
I have rapped off of that tree several times over the years.
Yikes!!
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Events & Announcements / Re: Tree Fall at Cathedral, lower refuse?
« Last post by strandman on June 19, 2016, 05:57:37 PM »
When did this become a rap tree ?
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Events & Announcements / Re: Tree Fall at Cathedral, lower refuse?
« Last post by danf on June 19, 2016, 01:18:07 PM »
It was from the 2nd pitch of Upper Refuse. It was a belay tree with webbing etc. attached and was used by many climbers. No one was reported injured.
From the MP link:
Quote
It's NOT the Upper Refuse tree. It was the big pine with rope/rings at the top of Lower Refuse...at the very end of the Barber Wall ledge, just down and right from the start of Upper Refuse and The Book. The tree was big and seemed solid, it's possible the weight of the tree overwhelmed the root system
I've never seen tat left at the 2nd pitch pine tree on UR.  Granted we don't climb that route all the time, but we've been up it more than once, most recently 3 weeks ago....
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Events & Announcements / Re: Tree Fall at Cathedral, lower refuse?
« Last post by David_G48 on June 19, 2016, 12:55:50 PM »
It was from the 2nd pitch of Upper Refuse. It was a belay tree with webbing etc. attached and was used by many climbers. No one was reported injured.
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Epics and Accidents / Re: Witness to a ..???
« Last post by JBro on June 19, 2016, 12:49:20 PM »
I'm koo koo for cocoa puffs.

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Epics and Accidents / Re: Witness to a ..???
« Last post by lucky luke on June 19, 2016, 10:53:34 AM »
We booted out as well....when i see a "5.10" leader sketching on 5.7..I get away fast

I was in yosemite climbing royal arches with three "I fly away people" As the last climber, they told me that the party over us was very dangerous and I saw how bad the leader was. It was a dad with his child doing a father and son route. I doubt that i will be able to stop a fall to the ground with my weight and he was with a thirteen years old kid. Pushing him in dangerous situation.

The fly away guy asked the father tp go down. but he didn't want too. they insulted each other and one of the fly away leader solo a crux with tears in her eyes as they have argument, placing her own life in danger.

As a leader of trad climbing, I flew over the father party to a bottle neck. and stop the progression of the father party. As the fly away leader arrived at my anchor...I told them that we are going to climb one party over the kid and one party under it. So, we are going to protect the child again too much confidence of the father. It is what we was doing in the good tradition of climbing.

The bad fly away person just want to bail and leave the child to his bad situation. I had the weakness to follow them instead of asking the father to bee the third person. I also have to take care of my parties as a leader with more experiences than the other.

moral don't climb with flew away partner 
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Conditions / Re: Ventilator Slab rap anchor
« Last post by strandman on June 19, 2016, 09:36:08 AM »
Maybe several
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