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Tehipite Dome Topo
« on: November 12, 2014, 12:57:55 am »
Topo embed courtesy of Rene Ardesch's blog...


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Re: Tehipite Dome Topo
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2014, 04:41:02 pm »
Let me simplify that rack: 1 ea everything

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Re: Tehipite Dome Topo
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2014, 07:37:36 pm »
I'll simplify it even more: 40 hawks
Sometimes the difference between a layman and a journeyman is simply what he is allowed to believe himself to be.

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Re: Tehipite Dome Topo
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2014, 10:41:51 pm »
40 Hawks it is.

When do we go in?

snakes, heat, heinous approaches, bears, river crossings...

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Re: Tehipite Dome Topo
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2014, 07:14:54 am »
HA! You got it, Kev.

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Re: Tehipite Dome Topo
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2014, 08:04:32 pm »
Awesome, poking at one of my old dreams Munge. I wanted to do that route for years. Kinda fell off the radar for me. I got to know Ron Felton, one of the first ascensionists, he took me on my first bigwall at Cal Dome, Warlord. Hearing him tell the first ascent story is pretty funny. He, EC, and a buddy of his named Guy went, but Guy had never been on a wall. If I remember correctly Ron said he had never climbed, had never used jugs, just TRs or some shit. Then the part about Guy getting ready to jug the haul line, and instead of just lowering Guy out easy, Ron cuts him loose for a giant swing into oblivion with Guy screaming the whole way. Too funny. Last time I saw Ron we made a bid to do Ten Days After, but bailed when I got sick.

Anyway,
I wish I could remember half the stuff he told me about the route. Part of  the reason they did it when they did was because Dick Leversee was threatening to poach the route. I think Dick even did an aerial recon while they were on the wall because he heard they were going. I love all that back story stuff.

Here's some other Beta on the route:
In the Niche of Time, Tehipite Dome:
Relative Pitch Lengths in Feet
Pitch #1: 120
Pitch #2: 200
Pitch #3: 200
Pitch #4: 160
Pitch #5: 200
Pitch #6: 160
Pitch #7: 200
Pitch #8: 150
Pitch #9: 200
Pitch #10: 200
Pitch #11: 200
Pitch #12: 200
Pitch #13: 200
Pitch #14: 200
Pitch #15: 200
Pitch #16: 180
Pitch #17: 80
Pitch #18: 200
Pitch #19: 170
Pitch #20: 200
Pitch #21: 60

I used to have some pics with notes I can't find. Oh well, probably one I'll never do.

EDIT:
Just found a thread on the taco http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=146381&tn=100
last couple pages have EC Joe commenting with pics from the first ascent. There are some other amazing shots of Tehipite and a link to a vid from the air.
« Last Edit: November 14, 2014, 07:10:33 pm by Rags »
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