'70s in the Gorge

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'70s in the Gorge

Post by L K Day » Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:47 am

I'm beginning to scan my old slides and put them up on Facebook. Just want to test this link. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1 ... 0547868079

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Post by Jay » Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:53 am

MORE! NOW!!!
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Post by L K Day » Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:56 am

Okay, here's another one. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1 ... 0547868079 I'm slow at this stuff, but I'll put up some more as I can. I have a bunch of ice climbing photos and such posted as well, just send me a request to be added to my FRIENDS list.
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Post by pkananen » Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:34 am

love it Larry.

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Post by L K Day » Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:00 pm

Insanity Ceiling. - Oops, wrong link. I'll get it. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1 ... 0547868079 There you go, fixed.
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Post by Yasmeen » Sat Feb 13, 2010 1:03 pm

Thanks for sharing these, Larry!
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Post by Clevis Hitch » Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:05 pm

ur my new hero :mrgreen:
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Post by krampus » Sat Feb 13, 2010 4:06 pm

damn it ahab, no more excuses. Let get out there
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Post by the lurkist » Sat Feb 13, 2010 4:44 pm

That is called adventure.
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Post by L K Day » Sat Feb 13, 2010 4:44 pm

It might take me a while to dig out some more Gorge photos. In the mean time, here's something for amusement.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1 ... 0547868079

Check out those shorts! Ocean Pacific surf wear was pretty fashionable in '82, but outright hilarious today. Also the swami belt in lieu of a harness. Looks like I was going through a bit of a minimalist phase.

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Post by ynot » Sat Feb 13, 2010 5:53 pm

Did that big block on DAB always move when you pull on it? Hence the name?
That thing started moving on me and I had 3 college kids sitting on the ledge under me. I thought I was gonna kill us all.
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Post by L K Day » Sat Feb 13, 2010 7:14 pm

Actually, I'm not responsible for the name because we didn't do the first ascent! When I came home to the Gorge with a mental tick list of potential first ascents this route was high on that list. Me, and Pearsall and a few others did the approach, and when we got to the base, and my companions saw what I had in mind, they said "This one's been done." I believe they said it was a guy named Dante Leonardo, or something like that. Sorry, I can't find my old guide book to check. Anyway, I was hugely disappointed. I'd wanted to try the route years earlier, but I couldn't round up a partner because everyone was so spooked by the intimidating first pitch.

Pearsall and I decided to climb it anyway. It's such a great looking line and really offered beautiful climbing. I think I vaguely remember the block kind of rocking in place, not sure. I was somewhat callous to that stuff back then because, as I'm sure you can imagine, encounters with loose rock were pretty routine on the merely vertical routes of that era. In fact, on the FA of Devine Climb there was a big detached flake, or more accurately a 10 ft high stack of blocks that had once been a flake lying right in the corner on the first pitch. Even today it's obvious where it was. Anyway, there was no way around it other than to climb it. At the time I didn't know crap about jamming, so I laybacked the thing, just like I generally tried to layback almost everything. Although I did try to pull more downward than outward, it slowly swung open like a door on hinges as I moved past. When I got to the ledge at the top of the pitch I pulled the rope, then rapped down and pushed the stack off. It weighed tons! Wish you could have been there.
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