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Re: New Yosemite Bigwall guides
« Reply #60 on: March 21, 2010, 06:14:03 pm »
madness!  It can't last forever i tell you!    another sunday topo!!!!  WOOOTTTT!!!


like christmas every Sunday.   :)

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Re: New Yosemite Bigwall guides
« Reply #61 on: March 21, 2010, 06:16:02 pm »
Nanook, at the top of pitch 5, should it be 3 foot by 3 inch ledge?

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Re: New Yosemite Bigwall guides
« Reply #62 on: March 21, 2010, 08:00:01 pm »
is it just me, or is anyone else having trouble opening these topos?  they are some unrecognizable pdf format on my comp (mac)...

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Re: New Yosemite Bigwall guides
« Reply #63 on: March 21, 2010, 08:05:47 pm »
Might just be you, Hoots.
Open fine by me. Oh, BTW, Nanook, that last has a typo.
It seems there's a "legde" up high on the route, eh?
Ha ha! ;-)

Hope you work it out, there, Hoots. They really are 1st rate topos.
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Re: New Yosemite Bigwall guides
« Reply #64 on: March 21, 2010, 08:16:38 pm »
I have a Mac and dont have any problem opening them up

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Re: New Yosemite Bigwall guides
« Reply #65 on: March 21, 2010, 10:18:28 pm »
Click on the file then hold down Command and i. The TTrip topo name might look like this...


"Tangerine Trip and Virginia t.pdf"


If it does make it look like this

Tangerine Trip and Virginia t.pdf


Then your mack will ask if you want to use .pdf" or .pdf


Choose .pdf


That should fix it...


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Re: New Yosemite Bigwall guides
« Reply #66 on: March 21, 2010, 11:28:18 pm »
Zodiac PDF is titled 'Afroman'

awesome otherwise, thanks

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Re: New Yosemite Bigwall guides
« Reply #67 on: March 22, 2010, 09:38:32 am »
lets see that shortest straw topo next!  Or maybe something obscure and random on the captain! 

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Re: New Yosemite Bigwall guides
« Reply #68 on: March 24, 2010, 05:42:39 am »
"Obscure and random on the Captain", eh?  Have you put up the finals of BUBS and Bad Seed yet Erik? 
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Re: New Yosemite Bigwall guides
« Reply #69 on: March 26, 2010, 12:59:27 pm »
Zac mentioned about the first pitch of South Face.

The direct start to that pitch is much better--better climbing and the second doesn't have to clean a difficult to protect traverse.

Here's a photo that shows the two paths:



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Re: New Yosemite Bigwall guides
« Reply #70 on: March 26, 2010, 01:50:54 pm »
Cool! Thanks for the pic E!


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Re: New Yosemite Bigwall guides
« Reply #71 on: March 29, 2010, 01:37:42 pm »
Oops, i went out of town yesterday so missed posting. Here's the Straw:

http://cid-ac7b92e4a1d5c148.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/.Public/Shortest%20Straw.pdf

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Re: New Yosemite Bigwall guides
« Reply #72 on: March 29, 2010, 02:53:15 pm »
WooHOO!  Keep up the good work Erik!  Up next? Grape Race!

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Re: New Yosemite Bigwall guides
« Reply #73 on: March 30, 2010, 08:55:13 am »
Nice, that one is nice look!


Whats up with the Abstract Expressionist?  Who did the FA on that?  Has it been repeated?

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Re: New Yosemite Bigwall guides
« Reply #74 on: March 30, 2010, 10:43:47 am »
Eric Kohl did Abstract. Pretty sure it joins ZM around pitch 10, similar to Kaos. The first couple look good but after that you're so close to other routes you'd want to have climbed Shortest Straw,Zodiac, ZM to help appreciate it's uniqueness. Flyin Brian had a bunch of trouble trying to repeat Nightmare on California Street last summer cause he hadn't climbed NA, Sea of Dreams, of the Ranch with NOCS crisscrosses.

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Re: New Yosemite Bigwall guides
« Reply #75 on: March 30, 2010, 10:45:05 pm »

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Re: New Yosemite Bigwall guides
« Reply #76 on: March 31, 2010, 10:48:13 am »
"File seems to be missing"...?

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Re: New Yosemite Bigwall guides
« Reply #77 on: March 31, 2010, 05:33:40 pm »
Sorry about the Grape Race file. Still working on that one.

Probably won't have it by this Sunday but soon, I promise.

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Re: New Yosemite Bigwall guides
« Reply #78 on: April 01, 2010, 09:16:15 am »
What's different in the Grape Race topo than the one you posted last time? You can't do this to me! I've been studying that thing since last fall, I have days of my life wrapped up in it! I've have every friggen move memorized! I've blocked out 14 days of my life in June for it! You can't do this to me!  ;-)

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Re: New Yosemite Bigwall guides
« Reply #79 on: April 01, 2010, 05:44:25 pm »
Nice one Mark. The Grape Race section is finished. I'm just gonna a put a few more touches on the Nose part.

So don't worry. Steady on.

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Re: New Yosemite Bigwall guides
« Reply #80 on: April 01, 2010, 05:48:32 pm »
Oh, jeez, thank god... I need a drink.

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Re: New Yosemite Bigwall guides
« Reply #81 on: April 01, 2010, 06:18:01 pm »
As good as they can be, I wouldn't put too much faith in any published topo. They all contain mistakes. Just the nature of the beasts.
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Re: New Yosemite Bigwall guides
« Reply #82 on: April 01, 2010, 06:34:40 pm »
No worries, Mike, when I first did the Salathe in 74 we had a five line description written on the back of a packet of lens cleaning paper.

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Re: New Yosemite Bigwall guides
« Reply #83 on: April 02, 2010, 12:54:27 am »
Probably not going to be repeated anytime soon, but I"m happy to say I just scored the Ring of Fire topo. 5.10 A5 right between the Sea and the NA. Looks wild.

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Re: New Yosemite Bigwall guides
« Reply #84 on: April 02, 2010, 02:04:38 am »
didnt the nightmare boys fill/smash a bunch of holes that were on ring of fire?

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Re: New Yosemite Bigwall guides
« Reply #85 on: April 02, 2010, 09:40:11 am »
Sounds like true adventure, Mark. Just like the old days? Now the lines are squiggly and vertical with hatch marks and helpful beta like "insert thumb in anus"...
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Re: New Yosemite Bigwall guides
« Reply #86 on: April 02, 2010, 09:54:49 am »
helpful beta like "insert thumb in anus"...

Exactly.

Back then we could count on one fixed piece per anchor and one fixed piece per pitch. That was it.

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Re: New Yosemite Bigwall guides
« Reply #87 on: April 04, 2010, 08:44:23 pm »
Happy Easter Gang,

Trying to finish up the Column topos. Re-Animator:

http://cid-ac7b92e4a1d5c148.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/.Public/Re-Animator.pdf

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Re: New Yosemite Bigwall guides
« Reply #88 on: April 04, 2010, 10:43:29 pm »
Thanks E!
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Re: New Yosemite Bigwall guides
« Reply #89 on: April 05, 2010, 09:12:10 am »
You really ought to take down that misleading photo of the SF start before some well intentioned noob gets hurt. Feel free to use the pic I posted on ST which shows the actual line of the SF route. This is the most well-traveled wall route in the world and it's not totally obvious where it goes on this pitch. I bring this up because the same mistake shown on the photo is apparently being reiterated on your drawn topos.

If it matters, a cheat stick is mandatory on the Hanging Curtain rivets, and the climbing is A1. Have you done this route? Maybe put a little more into accuracy and rather than quantity.
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