Welcome to SP!  -

April 16th, 2005 - Joe...

 
[ Sizes: Orig | Med | Small | Thumb ]
April 16th, 2005 - Joe...
April 16th, 2005 - Joe staying well away from the edge of Cedar Ridge. It makes me sick seeing this image, since I know that our route took us over the very highest point of that cornice just minutes before the section that I was on collapsed, resulting in a 1,000 ft fall.

Comments


[ Post a Comment ]
Viewing: 1-12 of 12    

rpcbeautiful shot

rpc

Voted 10/10

excellent!
Posted Apr 18, 2005 12:11 pm

DeanRe: beautiful shot

Dean

Voted 10/10

Ditto, and A+ on all the pics. Great series.
Posted Apr 18, 2005 1:30 pm

PellucidWombatRe: beautiful shot

PellucidWombat

Hasn't voted

Thanks! It was a gorgeous day - definitely worth going back up there.
Posted Apr 20, 2005 12:16 am

PellucidWombatRe: beautiful shot

PellucidWombat

Hasn't voted

Thanks - I was amazed at how varied the cornices were on this climb - each one was a little different, and they ranged in form from the multi-headed leviathans to artsy abstract blocks hung in space. Creep in the snow gave some of the cornices 'elephant' trunks!
Posted Apr 20, 2005 12:17 am

bc44caesarIs this where it happened?

bc44caesar

Voted 10/10

Is the right side of the picture where the cornice broke? Also, congratulations on making it up the route safely this time!
Posted Apr 19, 2005 10:49 pm

PellucidWombatRe: Is this where it happened?

PellucidWombat

Hasn't voted

Thankfully no! To the right is a 50-100 ft vertical cliff. The accident happened about 100 feet behind where this photo was taken. In fact, the fracture line initiated where this cliff ended!
Posted Apr 20, 2005 12:15 am

bc44caesarRe: Is this where it happened?

bc44caesar

Voted 10/10

ah, ok. Very nice set of pictures too!
Posted Apr 20, 2005 10:12 am

Joseph BulloughRe: Is this where it happened?

Joseph Bullough

Hasn't voted

Mark, I don't think that is correct. When you took this photo of me I had just taken this photo looking back up the ridge. The cornice broke in the crescent shaped area between where I took the photo and where Glenn is standing (you are just out of the photo on the right, about to take my photo). When the cornice cracked it started right between my feet, and I was just exiting off the corniced hump in the ridge which appears in your photo.
Posted Apr 20, 2005 10:57 am

PellucidWombatRe: Is this where it happened?

PellucidWombat

Hasn't voted

ahh, thanks for the correction. I knew this hump was right afterword, but I had forgotten that it was that close!
Posted Apr 20, 2005 1:14 pm

JodyLangfordWow!

JodyLangford

Voted 10/10

What a great TR to accompany this photo! That is an incredible story!
Posted May 9, 2005 12:48 am

PellucidWombatRe: Wow!

PellucidWombat

Hasn't voted

Thanks! It definitely was worth a return trip to see the area!
Posted May 9, 2005 10:09 am

mtn_pikaAmazing shot!

mtn_pika

Voted 10/10

What an adrenaline rush!
Posted Aug 4, 2006 11:50 pm

Viewing: 1-12 of 12    




Rate This Image
Current Score: 97.07

Log In To Vote
[ View 71 Votes | Post Comment ]  
 Exposed Ridges (Album)

January 22, 2005 - Joe...
« PREV

Viewing
#49 of 346
GALLERY
Down from the Top
NEXT »

 PellucidWombat's Image Gallery

January 22, 2005 - Joe...
« PREV

Viewing
#8 of 2324
GALLERY
January 22, 2005 - Joe...
NEXT »


 Mount Nebo (Mountain/Rock)


Image Data
PellucidWombatSubmitted by PellucidWombat
on Apr 18, 2005 11:50 am

Image ID: 101012
Hits: 9443 
Lat/Lon: 39.81080°N / 111.7644°W
Object Title: April 16th, 2005 - Joe...