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6-Feb-2005, Lee Vining Canyon: Me seconding my first-ever pitch of WI4, cleaning screws and starting to suffer (could have sworn my heels were lower :) while K. Chaltikian belays from bolts. From there he traversed left, placing rock gear, then led the flow in the upper left corner. After topping out we came back and did some toproping practice a little to the right. Pic courtesy of J. Jameson.

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DraggerSweet!

Dragger

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Lookin' good! I have that same problem with bending my knees too much -- I was amazed when I saw the pictures. My knees were too bent in every single picture! :^P Anyway, you look like a pro.
Posted Mar 28, 2005 4:31 pm

rhyangRe: Sweet!

rhyang

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Thanks for the kind words Carolyn. I look like a gumby in this pic - knees bent, heels up, complete with huge frickin' pack for a climb of less than two pitches ... there must be some mistake dammit :)
Posted Mar 28, 2005 4:46 pm

david stewartwow

david  stewart

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How long does it take you to climb something like that?
Posted Nov 19, 2006 3:36 am

rhyangRe: wow

rhyang

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That particular wall is about a pitch and a half. With that partner we probably knock it out in 60-90 minutes (he leads and I follow ... slowly).
Posted Nov 20, 2006 6:48 am

pcirani@tiscali.itTerrific!

pcirani@tiscali.it

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good one! Cheers! Paolo
Posted Mar 22, 2007 11:25 pm

rhyangRe: Terrific!

rhyang

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Thanks Paolo. Looking at this pic, it's hard for me to believe I just led my first WI4 pitch a week ago. Well, I'm convinced it was only WI3+ :)
Posted Mar 22, 2007 11:41 pm

Ice Man Jerry VanRe: Terrific!

Ice Man Jerry Van

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I have only made it there once in my travels to Calif. I could not find anybody to climb with so I soloed it it was on my way back to Colo. from a job I did in Fresno. By the way how did you bang your ankle up.
Posted Jun 6, 2007 10:51 am

rhyangRe: Terrific!

rhyang

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Thanks for stopping by !

Regarding my foot: carelessness & stupidity - some more info here.
Posted Jun 6, 2007 11:08 am

Patrick BCool

Patrick B

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Amazing shot. Looks like fun!

Patrick B.
Posted May 18, 2008 8:10 pm

Big BennFabulous

Big Benn

Voted 10/10

So wonderful. Words fail me.
Posted Apr 22, 2009 5:42 pm

rhyangRe: Fabulous

rhyang

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Thanks for the vote Bryan. Four years later, here I am on this same pitch -

Posted Apr 23, 2009 9:33 am

Big BennRe: Fabulous

Big Benn

Voted 10/10

Just as good. Don't think my vertigo would let me even stand at the bottom of that cliff and look up at it, let alone anything else!
Posted Apr 23, 2009 1:59 pm

rhyangRe: Fabulous

rhyang

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It's something you get used to over time. People who have a 'fear of heights' often can learn how to channel that fear when climbing.. it's natural to be scared at first.

Sometimes when I take time off climbing, and then come back to it, I get a little scared. Probably if I climbed a lot more I would be a much bolder and stronger climber.

Never say never :)
Posted Apr 23, 2009 3:01 pm

SKIOh man, that Ice looks

SKI

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FAT!

Great picture dude, props on your leads! Ice isn't easy at all. I personally grip my damn tools too hard!
Posted Mar 10, 2010 5:58 pm

rhyangRe: Oh man, that Ice looks

rhyang

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Thanks dude.

I like to wear thin gloves while climbing and shake out periodically -- thicker gloves tend to make me overgrip. When not climbing I put my climbing gloves inside my belay jacket to keep them warm and belay in mittens.
Posted Mar 11, 2010 11:09 am

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