Bedtime for bonzo

Placing a cam? Slotting a nut? Slinging a tree?
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Post by ynot » Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:02 pm

Lizard Pinnacle, Teeth Butress, Indian Castle, and Curiosity all have stellar summit views. The best by far is Foxfire.
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Post by Rollo » Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:54 pm

i knew i would get busted by the TradDaddys as i typed "best view"... just figured i'd let it roll.

you see at the top of all my routes there usually isn't anything to look at but chains.
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Post by ynot » Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:12 pm

no worries. Topping out is a mixed bag. The top of the cliff is usually rounded off and featureless so the need for chains. Tag em and you're done. No hanging your feet off the edge and soaking up the view and some rays. I had to talk several partners into chilling for a few. They get to the top and start looking to set up a rap without ever looking around. chain conditioning.
I suspect Courthouse has a nice topout to. Haystack is good. Rastafarian is a pretty cool route if you are ok with runout slab and you can find the start.
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Post by jrathfon » Sun Jul 25, 2010 12:28 am

Clevis Hitch wrote:agreed, Nevermore is nuts. I have secret info if you can climb 11c sport slab.
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Post by TradMike » Sun Jul 25, 2010 12:25 pm

ynot wrote: I suspect Courthouse has a nice topout to. Haystack is good. Rastafarian is a pretty cool route if you are ok with runout slab and you can find the start.
We have tr'ed the shear face of Courthouse - it's a nice route with a good view of Excaliber. Easy 12 hard 11.

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Post by pigsteak » Sun Jul 25, 2010 3:04 pm

ynot, if you want the "view" take up hiking. climbing is about, um, climbing...

and after a few "views", what's the big deal about a bunch of trees and rocks and birds anyway?
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Post by Clevis Hitch » Sun Jul 25, 2010 5:07 pm

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Post by ynot » Sun Jul 25, 2010 10:09 pm

climbing is verticle hiking.
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Post by kato » Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:24 am

View from the top of Lower Small Wall is really nice.
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Re: Bedtime for bonzo

Post by Syphur » Wed May 04, 2011 2:29 pm

Not sure if it's the same link cam mentioned here but about a month ago my partner did liberate a link cam from American Crack. I'd say it was about 20 ft. from the ground. Took him about 20 minutes or so to wiggle it out.

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Re: Bedtime for bonzo

Post by sketchypro » Thu May 19, 2011 7:47 pm

If you got that link cam on american out you are truly talented, i remember it being a lot higher than 20 feet up, maybe there was another one, god only knows the number of gumbies gettin shit stuck in there every week
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Post by chester » Sat May 21, 2011 9:54 am

If you have a #3 BD you will be happy you brought it up towards the end of route.
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Re: Bedtime for bonzo

Post by Clevis Hitch » Wed May 25, 2011 12:34 am

I never posted a -1. I am me . Not anyone else. If you feel the compulsion to be me. You should break yourself of the habit. It ain't easy beein cheeesy.
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