Snotrocket

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Re: Snotrocket

Post by dustonian » Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:47 am

He's still climbing a number grade lower on cracks v. sport, so there may or may not be an effect from the gear-bothering. It would be cool to see him try some 5.14 cracks at other areas.

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Re: Snotrocket

Post by pigsteak » Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:50 am

camhead wrote:
pigsteak wrote:shhh, if 5.14 climbers start placing gear old crusties will know their ruse is up.
the myth has been breached! retreat! retreat! fall back to "the best climber is the one having the most fun," and stories of sandbagged Gunks 5.6s!!!
exactly. lol
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Re: Snotrocket

Post by dustonian » Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:51 am

Fortunately on Snotrocket it doesn't sound like there's much gear to be placed anyway!

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Re: Snotrocket

Post by pigsteak » Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:47 am

it does look thin up there.
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Re: Snotrocket

Post by dustonian » Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:58 am

batguano wrote:Strong work, Andrew! Might be a second ascent for Better Red Than Dead also. good work!
Wow...not even by outspoken hardman 512OW?? Nice send!! Onsight?

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Re: Snotrocket

Post by caribe » Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:58 pm

batguano wrote:Strong work, Andrew! Might be a second ascent for Better Red Than Dead also. good work!
Batguano, who is climbing Better Red Than Dead in the picture that you posted online? That line looks badass!!!

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Re: Snotrocket

Post by Jeff » Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:41 pm

That be The Man himself Art.

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Re: Snotrocket

Post by JR » Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:46 pm

dustonian wrote:He's still climbing a number grade lower on cracks v. sport, so there may or may not be an effect from the gear-bothering. It would be cool to see him try some 5.14 cracks at other areas.
Bet he would send Proper Sole quickly.......

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Re: Snotrocket

Post by LK Day » Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:31 pm

pigsteak wrote:shhh, if 5.14 climbers start placing gear old crusties will know their ruse is up.
Don't kid yourself piggy, it's awesome to see that there are a few still interested in hard trad. If one can climb hard sport, trad, snow and ice, big walls and high peaks it kind of makes one the complete climber, don't you think? And just because KY is home base doesn't mean you can't do it all. Way to go guys, you just might be the leading edge of a new trend. That is unless, of course, all the rest of the sporties really are pussies. :D

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Re: Snotrocket

Post by pigsteak » Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:05 pm

you lost me after sport and trad....the other things on your list have nothing at all to do with climbing. big wall...pfffft, you call Caldwell a real climber?...pu-leeze.
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Re: Snotrocket

Post by LK Day » Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:22 pm

:D

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Re: Snotrocket

Post by Dmack » Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:28 pm

More impressive then all that...was AG sending Hidden Dragon on an 80+ degree day...in shorts and a t-shirt...

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Re: Snotrocket

Post by caribe » Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:41 am

Dmack wrote:AG sending Hidden Dragon on an 80+ degree day...in shorts and a t-shirt...
His name is Neo!

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Re: Snotrocket

Post by Spoonman » Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:34 pm

Probably, the best pitch of climbing i've had the benifit to watch. A bit scary ...even for the belayer.....the whole process was one to enjoy and learn from. Patience the mantra, percisson the tool, Bad Ass....the vibe!

As for grade.....priceless.......with an emphasis on PLUS, AG cofirms the grade....

Thank you....Patrick, Jeff (of course), and everyone else..... for the re-bolting .........tons of work....pop,pop,pop, ....pop, pop, pop,....ppp, etc

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Re: Snotrocket

Post by Ti-Bum » Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:14 pm

Does anyone knows how many free ascents Snotrocket has seen?

If you want to get beta spread, here is the video I made of my ascent of April 13, 2019:

https://youtu.be/6e3DLBcOE-4

As for the grade, I cannot confirm...this climb is too unique. Never seen something like it elsewhere, not even on El Capitan...

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