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Another shot of Chris Hirsch onsight of SOGC.  April 09.
Anonymous climber preparing for the worst.   An example of a fall from the top of this exceptional climb.  Photo by Kryz Gorny
Chris Hirsch onsighting SOGC.  April 09.
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By Chris treggE
From: Madison, WI
Apr 19, 2009

So as Chris H. humbly pointed out, the first lead of this was onsight some 40 years ago. Anyone have any idea how many onsights this has seen since then? Pretty impressive to stumble upon while walking along the west bluff with my son.

By Kris Gorny
Apr 19, 2009

Definitely not many lead onsights of SOGC. I'm aware of only Pete Cleveland's OS and, since yesterday, of Chris's and his buddy's. (Paul Wagener or Dave Groth would be a good source)

I was there too to see them OS this. Very impressive leads indeed. Great to see this kind of activity at the Lake.

By Chris treggE
From: Madison, WI
Apr 19, 2009

Didn't realize Joel did it too. Cool. I was with an unruly 4 year old and that is not the safest place in the world to let him run free so I had to get a move on... Saw your anchors Kris but didn't realize that was you down there! Shoulda known based on the ancient and tattered cams...

By Chris Hirsch
From: Rapid City, SD
Apr 19, 2009

Thanks guys! It was my first trip to the lake that day, loved it! Wish it was closer for me. Joel and I tried to get in as many classic trad lines as possible and this was the highlight of the day! Amazing place!

By Darin Limvere
Apr 24, 2009

Dude, nice work man! Seriously. Hats off.

By Corey Morris
From: Fort Hood, TX
May 6, 2009


By Galen MacDougall
Jan 11, 2013

Awesome photo!

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Chris Hirsch onsighting SOGC. April 09.

Submitted By: Chris treggE on Apr 18, 2009
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