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Offline Didder

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Early Season Prow Solo
« on: April 04, 2011, 11:02:33 pm »
Here is a link to a video story of this last weekend's escapades on the Prow...

https://vimeo.com/45394149
« Last Edit: July 08, 2012, 10:42:02 am by Didder »

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Re: Early Season Prow Solo
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2011, 12:13:03 am »
cool!

nice way to duck the rain. :)

looks like spring has sprung. decided today I need to get some training going.

got home around 7pm from work, and promptly began taking out the recycling and figuring out how to level a fridge.

no training.

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Re: Early Season Prow Solo
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2011, 12:16:27 am »
NICE! Thanks for the early season  stoke!

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Re: Early Season Prow Solo
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2011, 09:15:50 am »
Excellent!

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Re: Early Season Prow Solo
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2011, 12:31:00 pm »
Nice one! Man, you're not kidding it was hot up there. Three weeks ago I spent a week in Cabo and didn't get sunburnt. On Friday I took my shirt off on Gold Wall for a couple hours and my back lobstered right up.

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Re: Early Season Prow Solo
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2011, 05:13:20 pm »
Right on, Didder.

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Re: Early Season Prow Solo
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2011, 08:03:24 pm »
Nice one! Man, you're not kidding it was hot up there. Three weeks ago I spent a week in Cabo and didn't get sunburnt. On Friday I took my shirt off on Gold Wall for a couple hours and my back lobstered right up.

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Oh, my back got FRIED!!!

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Re: Early Season Prow Solo
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2011, 04:53:53 am »
Good on ya!  Have to say my favorite part is drinking the cobra with the helmet on....maybe I should have followed the approach last weekend so I wouldn't have 9 staples in the back of my head.

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Re: Early Season Prow Solo
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2011, 09:43:27 am »
Good on ya!  Have to say my favorite part is drinking the cobra with the helmet on....maybe I should have followed the approach last weekend so I wouldn't have 9 staples in the back of my head.

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Re: Early Season Prow Solo
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2011, 11:27:10 am »
Dude! Good call on the skateboard approach!

Pretty ambitious plan to drive in and climb all night. Seems like a sufferfest.

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Re: Early Season Prow Solo
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2011, 12:20:16 pm »

Pretty ambitious plan to drive in and climb all night. Seems like a sufferfest.

Standard operating procedure for Didder. I'm trying to change his ways but it is not working...

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Re: Early Season Prow Solo
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2011, 10:57:55 pm »
Dude! Good call on the skateboard approach!

Usually I balance the bag on the nose and zip along like on a scooter... unfortunately this trip the snow killed it and I had to stash the board. Note: You have to have a long board as there is no way you you (I) could skate with the bag on my back... Maybe a razor would work but I have a feeling it would be too low to the ground. The longboard skate works well. The way back is almost all slightly downhill so you just cruise it the whole way.

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Re: Early Season Prow Solo
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2011, 12:57:39 am »
Nice Brant!

I would have imagined the beginning of 2 would be a sludgefest....

Was P5 (start) still ripped out?  Nothin but blobs.

Way to get after it.

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Re: Early Season Prow Solo
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2011, 08:50:53 am »
Pitch 2 was actually not that bad. The first move off the ledge was super sludgy but had a good offset placement in the pin scar, plus it was midnight so maybe it would have been worse if I had been able to see the whole scene. Pitch 5 had one super scary head between bolts about 1/2 way up, I opted to roll the dice vs having to rap for the heading kit and it held... Definitely needs to be cleaned and replaced... the rest of that pitch was in good shape.

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Re: Early Season Prow Solo
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2011, 08:50:27 pm »
I thought I read somewhere that the FA had no heads. When I did the route in 2003 there were a few time bomb heads right next to perfect hook placements. Other than P2 I think I only used a few heads and some of them I saw hook placements close by after I was on the head. That was my first wall, and even then I was kinda disappointed at the amount of heads that were on the route and not needed. That 2nd pitch was so full of dead heads and time bombs when I did it to get to ten days after too. I was more sketched on that pitch than even the crux pitches on TDA... I would love to go back and clean up The Prow...


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