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By Alicia Sokolowski
From Brooklyn, NY
Sep 20, 2013
Hanging out waiting for Die Antwoord to come on stage

Cor wrote:
What route is set to release your excitement on?? I am getting so psyched...after all this work and flooding here! sigh..


I have never climbed there, so everything sounds amazing!!! Snake Dike really intrigues me, and providing I can swing it, Royal Arches looks like such a gem!!!!!!!


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By David Gibbs
From Ottawa, On
Sep 20, 2013

Alicia Sokolowski wrote:
I have never climbed there, so everything sounds amazing!!! Snake Dike really intrigues me, and providing I can swing it, Royal Arches looks like such a gem!!!!!!!


I really want to do Royal Arches, too.


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By Damnboys
From Adams, Massachusetts
Sep 20, 2013

Royal Arches and Snake Dike both sound excellent. Not so sure I can deal with the sharp end on the runouts on Snake Dike. Doesn't sound like route finding on Royal Arches is all that easy. Am I wrong?
Getting more psyched!

Cor,
I would be game for an off-width clinic, for that matter a crack climbing session would probably be helpful too.


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By Cor
Sep 20, 2013
black nasty

Damnboy (Is this what you are going to say when I put you on an off width?) ;D

Yep, I bet we could do some OW skill training. I am sure a few others would enjoy the punishment. (Especially Mike G!) And yes, we can also do some crack technique stuff!

The first day we will probably split up into small groups (of similar experience) and go
out cragging. This helps break the ice, and let everyone get to know each other.

Arch Royal, and SD are both awesome lines, but are very long. Remember to climb fast!
I think there will be plenty of experienced leaders (not just hosts, but participants) I am guessing... I am sure those routes are on many peeps hit list. Although we will never know until we are all there together, as only a few of you are posting on here. (50 participants.)

C


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By David Gibbs
From Ottawa, On
Sep 20, 2013

Cor wrote:
Damnboy Yep, I bet we could do some OW skill training. I am sure a few others would enjoy the punishment. (Especially Mike G!) C


For some strange reason, I tend to like off-width climbing. And squeeze-chimney. My (climbing) friends think I'm sick in the head. Then again, I also like slab climbing. Maybe I'm really sick. :)


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By John Bissell 1
Sep 20, 2013

I am really excited about the week in Yosemite. I've climbed there before...long time ago. Really psyched to do some new great climbs with host and participant. Never done Snake Dike, Royal Arches and would love to do them...East Butt absolutely on the hit list. Thanks for all the great info. Will bring full set of doubles and full set of offsets. See you there. To David, Steck-Salathe would cover all your earthly desires, I can remember spending a long night on top of it many Octobers ago with Ziggy from Toronto.


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By Carol Kotchek
From Louisville, Colorado
Sep 21, 2013
Veedauwoo off width clinic

slim wrote:
Sheep ranch should cover the valley giants. I should probably tack on freerider for the big bros! Carol is on the verge of a horrifying epiphany... :)


Yea, I get it slim AKA Lamont. Come to the meet next year and we will get some local to take you up Wyoming Sheep Ranch and Freerider in a day!


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By Carol Kotchek
From Louisville, Colorado
Sep 21, 2013
Veedauwoo off width clinic

Hey Guys,
I just posted a picture of me in an off width. Notice the top rope as tight as a piano wire. I'm psyched to grovel in the Valley!


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By focoderek
From Fort Collins, CO
Sep 22, 2013
South Sixshooter

My hit list:
Arrowhead Spire/Arete
Braille Book on Higher Cathedral
After 6 or Nutcracker on MPB
S. Face of N. Dome
Dream Easy on Reed's
Overhang Bypass on Lower Cathedral
The Grack or Goodrich Pinnacle on GPA
Commitment or Caverns on 5 Open Books


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By Mike Grainger
From Waterloo, ON Canada
Sep 22, 2013

Nice list! I've done Nutcracker and Goodrich Pinnacle, both great. The others are all in the difficulty range I've been looking at. Maybe a host climber will be able to help us with the route finding on some of the more complicated approaches/descents.


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By Alicia Sokolowski
From Brooklyn, NY
Sep 23, 2013
Hanging out waiting for Die Antwoord to come on stage

focoderek wrote:
My hit list: Arrowhead Spire/Arete Braille Book on Higher Cathedral After 6 or Nutcracker on MPB S. Face of N. Dome Dream Easy on Reed's Overhang Bypass on Lower Cathedral The Grack or Goodrich Pinnacle on GPA Commitment or Caverns on 5 Open Books


I am stealing your list. Nice picks!


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By Kurtz
Sep 23, 2013
Mr. P. Marten

Can anyone comment on Munginella and Selaginella?


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By Jonathan Dull
From NC High County
Sep 23, 2013
Edge of a Dream

Kurtz wrote:
Can anyone comment on Munginella and Selaginella?


Munginella is a good line for the grade. However, I thought Commitment was a better overall climb. Make sure you always wear a helmet at this area, seems like it rains choss and dirt clumps.

www.mountainproject.com/v/commitment/105867013


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By Aaron McDonald
From Santa Cruz, CA
Sep 23, 2013
The Prow

David Gibbs wrote:
For some strange reason, I tend to like off-width climbing. And squeeze-chimney. My (climbing) friends think I'm sick in the head. Then again, I also like slab climbing. Maybe I'm really sick. :)


Hello everyone! Really excited about the trip and look forward to meeting everyone.


Check out Trail by Fire, the Generator Crack, Ahab, and the Steck Salathe!


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By Kurtz
Sep 24, 2013
Mr. P. Marten

Anyone know "Monday Morning Slab, Harry Daley Route "? The comments are very positive. It's not very long. Can it be done the same day as The Grack?


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By FrankPS
From Atascadero, CA
Sep 24, 2013

Kurtz wrote:
Anyone know "Monday Morning Slab, Harry Daley Route "? The comments are very positive. It's not very long. Can it be done the same day as The Grack?


Yes, they can both be done easily in the same day.

Edit: The two climbs are about a fifteen-minute walk apart.


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By Kurtz
Sep 25, 2013
Mr. P. Marten

Is anyone bringing a slack line?


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By Cor
Sep 25, 2013
black nasty

Kurtz,

I don't think so, but if you or anyone has one, and has room in baggage... Yes, bring it!
Could be a fun evening activity around camp, while sipping some (fill in blank)


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By Brian Monetti
From Stirling, NJ
Sep 25, 2013
Halfway the Whitney Gilman Ridge

Hey everyone! I am so pumped to be joining! Id love to get on some long routes; Snake Dike, Royal Arches, and Arrowhead Arete all look like awesome options. But I guess they aren't really that long compared to others in the Valley, but for a Rumney/Gunks climber looking for something bigger they look like they will be amazing!


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By Jonathan Dull
From NC High County
Sep 25, 2013
Edge of a Dream

Kurtz wrote:
Anyone know "Monday Morning Slab, Harry Daley Route "? The comments are very positive. It's not very long. Can it be done the same day as The Grack?


Also include Chouinard Crack. A great line that starts off the same big ledge, just left of Harry Daley.

www.mountainproject.com/v/monday-morning-slab-chouinard-crac>>>


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By Kurtz
Sep 25, 2013
Mr. P. Marten

Cor wrote:
Kurtz, I don't think so, but if you or anyone has one, and has room in baggage... Yes, bring it! Could be a fun evening activity around camp, while sipping some (fill in blank)


Will bring the slackline if I can fit it in. (Disclaimer: I never meant to imply that I can actually stay on the thing more than 10 seconds)

Now, onto more pressing logistical issues...

- How does one best acquire appropriate beverages and keep them cold?
- Showers are a 10 min. drive. Are coins, towels, or whatever required?
- Is drinking water available at the camp site?
- Any other useful gear or comestibles that one should consider (camp chair, tarp, ukulele...?)


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By Edward_
Sep 25, 2013

Finally decided to click on this link... some comments...

focoderek wrote:
My hit list: Arrowhead Spire/Arete Braille Book on Higher Cathedral After 6 or Nutcracker on MPB S. Face of N. Dome Dream Easy on Reed's Overhang Bypass on Lower Cathedral The Grack or Goodrich Pinnacle on GPA Commitment or Caverns on 5 Open Books

Braille Book - since its kind of short, link it up with Higher Cathedral Spire RR? Or if you climb fast enough, I've had this dream of linking E Butt Middle Cathedral to Braille Book or Higher Cathedral.


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By Edward_
Sep 25, 2013

Kurtz wrote:
Can anyone comment on Munginella and Selaginella?

I think Munginella kind of sucks... I would go with Commitment to Selaginella.


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By Edward_
Sep 25, 2013

Kurtz wrote:
Anyone know "Monday Morning Slab, Harry Daley Route "? The comments are very positive. It's not very long. Can it be done the same day as The Grack?

You could probably link 5-6 routes on GPA in a day. Harry Daly was pretty cool. TCU's or offsets would be gold here, but not necessary as I didn't need them.


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By Edward_
Sep 25, 2013

Alicia Sokolowski wrote:
Hey Cor, Is Arrowhead Arete a reasonable, moderate long-day climb? The pictures of the ridge near the summit look amazing.

I'm not Cor, but unless you are a strong hiker I would say its a full day. Finding where the climbers trail starts is a bit tricky, its just around a bend off the hikers trail that goes steeply uphill. I used a GPS... o/w I probably would have never found it.

I think the best idea is to do Arrowhead Spire, then linkup to Arrowhead Arete.


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