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Offline Erik Sloan

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new bigwall example topo: FAist please check this out
« on: August 20, 2013, 10:51:02 am »
Yo Gang,

Once you decide you want to get off the beaten track in bigwallin, the hardest part can be finding the base of a route. Obscure walls or sections of walls tend to all look the same, grassy and obscure. Faist often don't help out when they make a topo for their route, assuming that folks will want to tool around like they did to check out the lines and sniff out their route.

Here is an example of a route my friends put up on Wall of Ages, Age of Exploration. If you click on the History tab you can see Coiler's original topo, which starts 200' off the ground on a free route from a guidebook that's been out of print since 2000.

If you're putting up routes, please take the extra time to really show the base area.

http://www.yosemitebigwall.com/age-exploration

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« Last Edit: August 20, 2013, 10:53:57 am by nanook »

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Re: new bigwall example topo: FAist please check this out
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2013, 10:03:04 pm »
I rember looking at that topo and going to my Falcon guide to find the Watchtower tagged in the leaning tower overview picture. More info on the area was found on mountain project.

Not too bad this time, but I agree with Nanook's sentiment. I'm always more stoked on going to scope out a climb if the topo has more detailed info about the base of the route (because I hate wasting a climbing day on a fruitless day of searching and wandering.
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