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Offline hoipolloi

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Yosemite Falls Wall
« on: January 29, 2010, 01:43:05 pm »
Well, I have always looked up at this amazing wall in the summer time and thought about what a fantastic place it would be to climb.  There are a few routes in the guide book, pretty damn hard and suicidal Kohl routes, as I understand it. 

Anyone have any other topos for things up on that wall that are a little more on the survivable side? 

Summerland or some others?

I heard Kohl has 17 FAs on that wall...Nanook, got any more info, just saw you inquiring about Via Aqua...

I would really like to get up there this Summer/Fall..Im not afraid of hard, just afraid of belays consisting of copper heads and rurps like I have heard stories about...


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Re: Yosemite Falls Wall
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2010, 05:07:11 pm »
Well, It's a BIG beautiful expanse of stone.
I've got my eye on a couple spots up there. We should talk.
Just look at how many lines are on El Cap. 'Nuff said, maybe?

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Re: Yosemite Falls Wall
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2010, 09:20:57 pm »
The mellow/free/easy aid, glory climb is probably Misty Wall, though you'd have to do it when the water is very low(Falls wall is calm all day and then this insane West to East wind blasts all night).

I've climbed Dante's Inferno and Wheel of Torture on the Falls Wall. Dante's is super easy but a little up there. WOT is more thin and technical(or big and loose) but short and with an awesome free climb for a topout.

Figure someone around here has done Misty--Duece?

I've never heard of any of Eric K's routes having nasty(copperhead) belays--maybe one good bolt and a rivet which is enough to get your kit up there--remember, soloist need better belays(directionally) than the rest of us.

Brian might be able to tell if any of the newer routes came out moderate.