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Todd Gordon on "Paisano Overhang".
Photo: Gordon C...
The Paisano Overhang - Is 4" to 6" offwidth 20 foot roof crack on Paisano pinnacle atop of the Sunshine Face on the front side of Paisano jam crack.The crux is defiantly the lip the last 6 to 8 feet of the roof go beyond inverted with MAX exposure high above the Sunshine Face.
Large cams 4" to 6" bolt Anchors
BETA PHOTO: Looking up to the Paisano Overhang
Jay Anderson (Bat hang) 1980's photo by Sam Davids...
Jay Anderson (1980's)photo by Sam Davidson.
John Long on First Free Ascent of Paisano Overhang...
The late Tobin Sorenson (1973) photo from JL.And s...
At the lip on a failed attempt.
|Comments on Paisano Overhang
|By Adam Stackhouse|
Oct 22, 2006
Didn't the story of Long's FA involve something about gloves?
|By Darshan Ahluwalia|
From: Petaluma, CA
Feb 23, 2007
Apparently he used electric tape for tape gloves...
|By Tom Hanson|
Oct 12, 2007
I had heard that he used welders gloves and later, Randy Leavitt invented Levitation to sumount this obstacle.
|By C Miller|
Oct 12, 2007
The story of how Leavittation came to be was in an old Mountain Magazine article years back, but I can't recall the issue number. Randy and Tony Yaniro perfected their technique on the concrete roof cracks of a parking garage, while Tony trained for the Grand Illusion on the underside of some stairs at Glendale High School, or so the story goes.
From: Oakland CA
Feb 8, 2008
4 stars because it's famous? How many times has this thing been done?
|By Russ Walling|
Feb 8, 2008
4 stars, for sure. Great location, great rock, spectacular moves, big history.
I've only tried it once. I got my foot stuck around the lip, so I ended up hanging from one leg upside down for about a half hour or so. I was finally able to untie and abandon my shoe and then dropped out of the crack onto the slab below. After that ordeal, I had to aid out there to retrieve my shoe that was still firmly fixed in the crack above the lip of the roof. I have yet to return for round #2. Someday....
Jul 19, 2009
Russ Walling wrote:
I was finally able to untie
Just from your shoe, I presume :)
|By Will S|
From: Joshua Tree
Aug 23, 2009
All time classic. Exposure, pride of place on the wall, history, moves, this one has it all. Not "R" with modern gear, although it can be difficult to place from strenuous positions.
Gear Beta: Belay anchor at start of route= 1 each: 0.5 camalot, pre-c4 #4 camalot, yellow#2 tcu or yellow alien. Roof in order to the lip, pre-c4 camalots = #4s before the constriction/jog, #4.5s after. Take two of each.
Access: Climb basically anything on the Weeping Wall or Sunshine Face. We soloed up the Bye Gully.
Historical Note: Contrary to the description, the bongs were not placed on lead during the FFA. They were pre-placed.
And that leads to a pretty important factor if you are attempting this route on the lead: how to keep your rope from jamming in the roof pro after turning the lip. With a bong at the lip, no issue, rope runs around it...today, well a tube or big bro or something is probably a good idea right after the lip to keep the rope out of your lower gear. Recommend a #2 bro (yeah, who owns one that small right?).
|By Bob Gaines|
Oct 1, 2009
Went up there with John Long back in the 80's. Climbed Paisano Jam Crack and set up a top rope. John tied in and jammed right out to the lip... and came off. When he fell, the rope traveled through the crack, and he hit the slab so hard I thought he broke both legs, but he was fine. He got right back up there and did it second try, no problem, with no tape on his hands!