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Title: What route is this? (the old one, not the newer line that connects to it)
Post by: mungeclimber on September 18, 2014, 11:59:56 am
http://www.rockandice.com/lates-news/cheyne-lempe-and-ethan-pringle-climb-new-route-in-yosemite
Title: Re: What route is this? (the old one, not the newer line that connects to it)
Post by: *Mucci* on September 18, 2014, 12:27:23 pm
Pretty sure it is the north face route.
Title: Re: What route is this? (the old one, not the newer line that connects to it)
Post by: cobbledik on September 18, 2014, 02:33:23 pm
Yup, they've been posting all over FB and Instagram about it
Title: Re: What route is this? (the old one, not the newer line that connects to it)
Post by: johnmac on September 19, 2014, 08:16:20 am
"The new line ascends the overhanging wall to the left of the 1960 first-ascent route (5.9 A4, Chouinard-Kamps-Pratt). Pratt returned eight years later with Dennis Hennek to force a more direct and difficult finish. The Constant Gardener joined the 1960 route for its final pitches."

From climbing mags website.

http://www.climbing.com/news/ground-up-new-route-on-1000-foot-yosemite-wall/ (http://www.climbing.com/news/ground-up-new-route-on-1000-foot-yosemite-wall/)
Title: Re: What route is this? (the old one, not the newer line that connects to it)
Post by: mungeclimber on September 19, 2014, 11:41:32 am
starting to see it all over now.
Title: Re: What route is this? (the old one, not the newer line that connects to it)
Post by: mungeclimber on September 19, 2014, 11:43:53 am
Trying to reconcile if this is the route Miwok and Coiler were on in the summer heat a year or so ago.

Cobble, do you have a good pic of this wall with the lines?
Title: Re: What route is this? (the old one, not the newer line that connects to it)
Post by: *Mucci* on September 19, 2014, 12:23:47 pm
Oh yeah,  I forgot that coiler has done all of the routes on the spires!

We should ask him how it was.
Title: Re: What route is this? (the old one, not the newer line that connects to it)
Post by: cobbledik on September 19, 2014, 04:10:20 pm
From nanook's site, I don't have any panos of upper cathedral

(http://www.yosemitebigwall.com/sites/default/files/HigherCathedral_Overlay_web-01.png)
Title: Re: What route is this? (the old one, not the newer line that connects to it)
Post by: RP3 on September 21, 2014, 07:52:00 pm
As far as I can tell, it is essentially all new terrain. HOWEVER, I have not heard about Coiler's new efforts up there. They would most certainly have bumped into evidence of Coiler et al.'s ascent if they had traveled the same terrain. It seems to me like a super bitchin FA.
Title: Re: What route is this? (the old one, not the newer line that connects to it)
Post by: RP3 on September 21, 2014, 07:55:08 pm
My old boss in the NPS used to tell me that "If you don't tell someone you did something, you never did it." This media explosion sure seems to support that statement.