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Shirley starting the bolt ladder up Devil's Golf Ball using the roof of the pick up as the first aid piece. Best not to yard on the bolts too hard or the whole thing might tip over onto you (Nov. 21, 2006).

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hkutuk5.8??

hkutuk

Voted 10/10

Hmmm, overhanging start, where is the 5.8 move? Cool formation.
Posted Nov 28, 2006 6:14 pm

rpcRe: 5.8??

rpc

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The whole thing is supposed to be 5.8 OR A0........that's a sandbag that puts the Gunks to shame probably :)
Posted Nov 28, 2006 6:16 pm

Dow Williamsbest photo...

Dow Williams

Voted 10/10

of the day to be sure, very entertaining....that is some serious aid! (truck)...gear notes should read "route not compatible with convertibles"
Posted Nov 28, 2006 7:12 pm

rpcRe: best photo...

rpc

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heheh :)
Thanks Dow.

Actually there was a LONG steel pole lying at the base. We later talked to some folks who used that to get the first clip but the downside was that they needed two people to get that first clip (one "pilot" for fine control of pole; one "worker" for the heavy lifting work).

Thanks for letting me use the camping info again.

cheers!
Posted Nov 28, 2006 7:20 pm

wildstarFun

wildstar

Voted 10/10

That looks like fun, not sure I have ever thought of using my car as A0.. :)
Posted Nov 29, 2006 2:10 am

rpcRe: Fun

rpc

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Thank you very much - it WAS fun this way :)
Posted Nov 29, 2006 4:46 pm

rpcRe: haha

rpc

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Thank you :)
Posted Nov 29, 2006 4:47 pm

AndinoFree

Andino

Voted 10/10

Nice picture, but isn't it possible to free-climb the whole stuff ? that hard ?
Posted Nov 29, 2006 8:25 am

rpcRe: Free

rpc

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I think it's certainly possible for others but not me. Could not see any line remotely resembling a 5.8...or a 5.9...or a 5.10 for that matter. Beyond, I can't really judge how hard it would really be.
thanks for visiting!
Posted Nov 29, 2006 4:48 pm

SteamboatClimberNice

SteamboatClimber

Voted 10/10

I have a dent on the top of my truck from that move... I could never figure out how exactly the route would go at 5.8. There is a guide book someplace that says that possibly a few key holds broke off, but those would have to be some killer holds.
Posted Nov 29, 2006 3:42 pm

rpcRe: Nice

rpc

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:) I agree - maybe there was a pile of scree that reached midway up the formation that somehow eroded away since that guidebook...heeheheh. Could not see a doable (for ME) line up it (nothing close).
Posted Nov 29, 2006 4:50 pm

hkutukMexican Hat

hkutuk

Voted 10/10

Was looking through the Desert Classics book and noticed there is another similar formation called Mexcian Hat, overhanging start and short bolt ladder.
Posted Dec 5, 2006 4:40 pm

rpcRe: Mexican Hat

rpc

Hasn't voted

Yeah, it's in the 4-corners region couple hrs. south of Moab I think....did you read the bit about the record ascents on it? How many people could fit on its summit at any one time :)
Posted Dec 5, 2006 6:28 pm

jordansahlsScary.

jordansahls

Voted 10/10

can we say "SQUISH"!
Posted Jun 22, 2007 2:18 am

rpcRe: Scary.

rpc

Hasn't voted

Yah - we were trying to tip it ;)
Posted Jun 22, 2007 11:19 am

rpcRe: Scary.

rpc

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PS thanks for visiting & good vote BTW.
Posted Jun 22, 2007 12:58 pm

rpcRe: Crazy!

rpc

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climb it soon as it may not be there long and when you do, climb it fast & gentle :)
Posted Oct 17, 2007 12:19 pm

BonesawSweet Photo!

Bonesaw

Voted 10/10

Love the customized climber's truck in the photo as well. Great all around shot!
Posted Mar 21, 2008 9:09 pm

rpcRe: Sweet Photo!

rpc

Hasn't voted

Thank you very much. This was I think the last trip for the truck down to Moab on the original transmission (probably all those long drives adding up :)
Cheers.
Posted Mar 21, 2008 11:45 pm

BonesawRe: Sweet Photo!

Bonesaw

Voted 10/10

Glad you got some extended use out of it. I just sold my car and bought a new Tacoma truck, ordered a camper shell and plan to custom build a truck camping paradise in the back. It will be so much nicer than having to set up a tent everywhere I go. Cheers!
Posted Mar 24, 2008 1:26 pm

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