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Offline KevinW

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What other walls have you climbed?
« on: May 02, 2009, 10:30:04 am »
With North America leaving the rest of the world in the dust, in the "Where is the very best rock for Big Walls?"  poll, I'm curious what other walls people have climbed.

So I have 2 questions for everyone.. (guests encouraged to participate)

(1) With the exception of Yose and Zion, what other walls in North America have you climbed?

(2) Is there another wall in North America that you'd like to climb?

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Re: What other walls have you climbed?
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2009, 10:49:10 am »
Nice question for spurring some dialog, KW.

1 Cannon Cliff, NH

2 Whitesides; Black Canyon of the Gunnison; The Diamond; formations in the Wind River range, Sierra bc, Canadian Rockies, Red Rocks

I guess Baffin is in NA, gotta throw that little spot in there.


In don't have specific routes in mind, but mixing it up and getting away from the road is something I hope to spend more time doing in the future.
« Last Edit: May 02, 2009, 10:50:53 am by Mike. »
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Re: What other walls have you climbed?
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2009, 03:14:19 pm »
Sequoia.....The WatchTower & Angel Wings.
Then just Yos & Zion.
There are lots of others I plan on gettin' to though, one of these days.

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Re: What other walls have you climbed?
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2009, 04:25:19 pm »
Put up a route called Southern Yosemite Direct 5.10 A2+ Grade V on East Fuller Butte in Ansel Adams Wilderness above the San Joaquin River near Mammoth Pools ... tons of other route potential on the walls above the San Joaquin River not to mention Balloon Dome is INSANE looking. Never any people around out there.

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Re: What other walls have you climbed?
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2009, 04:28:10 pm »
Well let's see

when I lived in  Oregon I used to climb all the time in the Trinity Alps  N cal    some interesting stuff up there

While in Nevada  did some stuff in Great basin national park but that was a looooooooong way in.. 1 route in the Ruby mts. Sierra's  E side  Keelers 

Colorado     The Black & Longs peak .... I like the alpine rock in RMNP  Hallets, Arrow head, chiefs head,Cathedral spires..


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Re: What other walls have you climbed?
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2009, 04:34:00 pm »
iceman, I'd be interested in getting some beta on the Trinities, only about a 2hrs from here...in Ashland.

I'd like to climb Mt Hooker and in the Cirque in the Winds.

Also possibly Bear Mt, NF Mt Barring, Norweigan Butress of Mt Index...Slesse...anything big in the North Cascades.

Oh and the Diamond someday.

(edit) Opps, guess this was about what you have climbed...

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Re: What other walls have you climbed?
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2009, 04:44:58 pm »
I'm with you Lambone.. Slesse looks super classic!

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Re: What other walls have you climbed?
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2009, 05:59:40 pm »
LAMBONE

I will try and answer the beta questions  just keep in mind I was up there quite a few years ago like almost twenty im sure most of the features we had
names for like "Wizards Wall" ect ect are called something else by now   but if you can give me an idea of the area I bet I could help you out

Ah yes Ashland , wish I had a dollar for every time I wen't over the SIS-Q summit on my way to the Trinity's or the Valley   crusin the 5

I would love to get back up there poss after my trip to yose next month as Im now enjoying "Funemployment" thanks to a number of job cut's in the Mining industry and have more time to play w/pay....

CHEERS
ICE....
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Re: What other walls have you climbed?
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2009, 06:52:20 pm »
Ice, you're the king!
My first Valley trip was paid for by unemployment. Thanks, Cali!
WooHoo!

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Re: What other walls have you climbed?
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2009, 11:54:31 pm »
Thanks Skully   WooHoo.......................

Me a king ??    naw

Well I guess it's time to sell the jeep and buy a van ...

 Just to keep on topic  almost forgot about N Carolina did some stuff up there at Hanging Rock state park & Looking Glass when I was stationed at Ft Bragg


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Re: What other walls have you climbed?
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2009, 12:39:05 am »
Besides Yose and Zion, only Cal Dome for me. As long as we're dreamin, I've always had an eye on the Lotus Flower
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Re: What other walls have you climbed?
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2009, 04:08:30 am »
Any big wallers who want take a crack at an endless supply of untouched lines
(without having to go to some remote arctic location)
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should definitely consider putting the Eldrid Valley on their "to do" list.

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Re: What other walls have you climbed?
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2009, 09:32:05 am »
I find it hard to believe that no-one's mentioned the chief yet - fantastic granite, super-easy access, and lot of great grade V walls.  And next to no traffic on the aid routes, even in peak season.

beta: http://www.matthewbuckle.net/climb/beta/squamish/squamishaid.php
walls guide:  http://www.mattmaddaloni.com/Home folders/Squamish Big Walls guide.htm

Eldred looks awesome - definitely on my list. 

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Re: What other walls have you climbed?
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2009, 09:40:28 am »
Haven't climbed there......If we were gonna make wall plans though, I'd say some of those great walls in King's canyon, too.

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Re: What other walls have you climbed?
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2009, 12:31:10 pm »
I find it hard to believe that no-one's mentioned the chief yet - fantastic granite, super-easy access, and lot of great grade V walls.  And next to no traffic on the aid routes, even in peak season.

Eldred looks awesome - definitely on my list. 

Good point Dave, I hit The Chief  pretty much every year, even spent New Years Eve nailing my way in a whiteout once.
A guy can do The Chief,  then head up to the Eldrid  all in the same trip. If you had lots of time to explore, and were
determined enough to make the trek into some of the less traveled regions, there's are a lot of huge virgin granite walls in the
Coastal Mountains of British Columbia.

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Re: What other walls have you climbed?
« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2009, 09:30:47 am »
other good walls:

index has tons of wall climbing.  not super long - but granite goodness..
liberty bell - alpine-like bigwall = radness!!


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Re: What other walls have you climbed?
« Reply #16 on: May 04, 2009, 05:57:28 pm »
Another one for the "want to do"  list..
Last night I watched a documentary on Torngat Mountains National Park,

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"vast and for the most part unexplored, with it's hundreds of fjords snaking inland
through cliffs soaring skyward from the water to as high as 900m (3000')
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There were some HUGE looking walls, I'm sure very similar to Baffin Island, but being a lot further
south the open water of the fjords might offer much easier access via boat or float plane.


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Re: What other walls have you climbed?
« Reply #17 on: September 07, 2009, 08:05:52 pm »
Worth a gander, I'd say.
Thought I'd add The Elephant's Perch, AKA SaddleBag Peak(Dome?)Sawtooths, Idaho.
little Skully self-promo, there, sorry.
Yowza.
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