weekend report

Placing a cam? Slotting a nut? Slinging a tree?
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Post by tomdarch » Tue Nov 25, 2003 5:42 pm

Check out the guides at Dr. Topo:

http://www.drtopo.com/illinois/jackson.pdf Jackson Falls sport/trad

http://www.drtopo.com/illinois/soill.pdf Souther Illinois bouldering

Because of very touchy access issues, there is no guide for the Holy Boulders - you need a local to take you.

Give me a moment, and I'll put up some of my photos from this weekend.

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Post by wanderer » Tue Nov 25, 2003 6:17 pm

My understanding is DR TOPO guides for JFalls sport and trad climbing is innaccurate and pretty much useless, use the Rockclimbing.com guide.

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Post by andy_lemon » Wed Nov 26, 2003 4:27 am

wanderer wrote:My understanding is DR TOPO guides for JFalls sport and trad climbing is innaccurate and pretty much useless, use the Rockclimbing.com guide.
Yes Matt, you are correct. Thanks for pointing that out.

Tom, please verify that the Dr. Topo guide is incorrect by going to the guide I listed on rc.com, most of the info on that guide was uploaded by Jeff Stockton (pres. Illinois Climber's Association). His info is accurate. Dr. Topo went to Southern Illinois to boulder. His sport guide is second hand info from guys he was bouldering with.

Ray, I'd say the average route is 60ft if you are climbing 11's and 12's. Some are longer, some are shorter. It doesn't compare to the lengthy routes in the Red. But you won't find this much smooth sandstone in the red either. Ask t-bone about this cool mixed route that starts out as a 12 offwidth. He onsighted it. Pretty sick levitation. YOU LIKE SICK??? :lol:
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Post by andy_lemon » Wed Nov 26, 2003 4:32 am

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Post by Artsay » Wed Nov 26, 2003 9:43 am

That's pretty. It looks a lot like Foster Falls, Tn.
Does he have a strange bear claw like appendage protruding from his neck? He kep petting it.

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Post by Christian » Wed Nov 26, 2003 10:53 am

Artsay
It is beautiful there. I think Foster Falls is higher and has a much greater flow to it.
If you guys decide to go, let Andy or I know. We can show you around.
Drapers and Cedar Bluff face south and can be good in the winter. I have the 2d ed. of Ulner's guide and yo may borrow it. 8)
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Post by andy_lemon » Wed Nov 26, 2003 3:07 pm

Artsay wrote:That's pretty...
It's always plesent to see it on your hike back to camp...
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Post by Guest » Sun Nov 30, 2003 11:23 pm

today was a PERFECT, beautiful day for climbing!! Thank you, Yasmeen, Hamsco, Spraqwa, and Mia for a GREAT day. If anyone finds my finger skin at Roadside, please PM me - I'd like it back.

Oh, and ladies, I got to meet Rhunt today - he's HOT. :D

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Post by Yasmeen » Sun Nov 30, 2003 11:33 pm

Hell yeah! I'd like to thank everyone Sandy mentioned, plus Sandy! You all rule! Thanks, Hamsco, for being a badass and leading Mantle Route so I could follow it! I'm soooooo glad I got to climb today!

And Loren, you're a pussy. You should've come. You don't have to sleep on the doorstep, though. I'm working on that whole forgiveness thing our counselor was talking about.
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Post by Steve » Mon Dec 01, 2003 12:41 am

AHHHHH a long weekend. Turkey, family, mowing my leaves....the good life.
I see they are still lopping off mountains in Eastern Kentucky. Electricity isn't cheap.

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Post by rhunt » Mon Dec 01, 2003 12:28 pm

:oops: 8)
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Post by MiaRock » Mon Dec 01, 2003 12:34 pm

i had such a great day as well, the weather and company were awesome! it was especially cool to see sandy who i had not seen in ages. plus rhunt and tucker were quite cute, too bad i was wearing my kindergarten pigtails, so much for a good first impression :lol:
excellent point mia....you are correct. ~ Pigsteak

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Post by hamsco » Mon Dec 01, 2003 2:36 pm

A great three day weekend with lots of new and old friends.

Thanks Meadow climbing with me on Fri. and Sat. I wish you could have stayed for the warm day Sun.

Tim Dan, and Kristin- You guys come back soon and let me know when, so I can hook up.

Sandy, you didn't look like you were ever hurt when you were climbing. Don't stay away from the Red for so long next time.

Yas, You were my rope gun, I was just trying to keep up.

I'm gonna have a hard time with out a Miguel's pasta dish till March.

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