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although technically not difficult, this type of sandstone is very slippery, most rock features have a layer of dusty sand on it. There were two pitons there for protection.

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yatsekThe Danger

yatsek

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I just wonder how much harm climbing can do over time to all these sandstone towers of the American SW.
Posted Mar 19, 2010 4:46 am

Liba KopeckovaRe: The Danger

Liba Kopeckova

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I should post some photos of the rope wear too...
You are right, Jacek. The sandstone is incredibly soft and I can imagine climbing this with an ice ax - that would really cause tons of harm. I think it is beautiful to summit desert towers, but the quality of the rock is much better elsewhere...
Posted Mar 19, 2010 10:32 am

rpcRe: The Danger

rpc

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Liba, maybe not a great thing to do...don't need too much advertising about this topic (guess we all just need to be as careful as we can). Just my humble 5 cents :) Great photo, cheers.
Posted Mar 19, 2010 12:18 pm

Liba KopeckovaRe: The Danger

Liba Kopeckova

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Hi Radek, I mentioned ice axes, but I would never do that... I do not like to alter nature that way. It just felt so soft at some spots...
Posted Mar 19, 2010 7:42 pm

lcarreauRe: The Danger...

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

For crying out loud ...

Liba, I'm giving you 10/10 for your courage,
but please don't tear up these natural treasures that mean so much to us, and got me
so many darn votes here on SP !!! : ))

Just wondering. How much does the average
climbing rope cost in today's market ???
Posted Mar 19, 2010 10:00 pm

Liba KopeckovaRe: The Danger...

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Larry, I was very gentle... did not tear up anything I hope.... did not even scratch my initials on the top of this monument as some other climbers did.... Thanks for giving me points for my courage....
Posted Mar 20, 2010 12:13 am

rpcRe: The Danger

rpc

Voted 10/10

of course I know Liba :) I meant photos of the rope wear in the rock...
Posted Mar 20, 2010 12:58 am

MoapaPkstatue of David

MoapaPk

Voted 10/10

it looks like you are climbing up the back of the head on a huge Michelangelo statue.
Posted Mar 20, 2010 7:03 am

lcarreauRe: statue of David

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

Agreed - and poor David just got a huge kink put in the back of his neck!
Posted Mar 20, 2010 9:19 am

Liba KopeckovaRe: statue of David

Liba Kopeckova

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David is strong... + he may like it if a woman climbs on his neck... haha....
Posted Mar 20, 2010 10:08 am

dunsumhow

dunsum

Voted 10/10

well I remember that very spot!!
Posted Mar 20, 2010 4:35 pm

Liba KopeckovaRe: how

Liba Kopeckova

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and how did you like it? I was so thankful to Otto for drilling in the handholds...otherwise, I would not be able to make it up...
Posted Mar 20, 2010 8:13 pm

dunsumRe: how

dunsum

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It was very exciting, and I liked it alot! Yes, Otto was quite the pioneer...
Posted Apr 12, 2010 9:34 am

Liba KopeckovaRe: how

Liba Kopeckova

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and cheap one too... I read that he got paid 1$ per month for sort of being in charge of Colorado National Monument...
Well, I admire him for climbing that route in 1911.
Posted Apr 12, 2010 10:53 am

dunsumRe: how

dunsum

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I wonder if he was crazy enough to imagine that it would one day be a "tourist" route?
Posted Apr 14, 2010 5:15 pm

Liba KopeckovaRe: how

Liba Kopeckova

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well, not so many people after all tour there... we were the only party of that day...but i have seen photos from the independence day, and it was crowded!
Posted Apr 14, 2010 10:00 pm

drorfidahh sandstone..

drorfid

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fragile but ..
u got 2 like it !
Posted Apr 18, 2010 4:36 am

Liba KopeckovaRe: ahh sandstone..

Liba Kopeckova

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it was fragile, but very scenic... I like solid rock better for climbing...
Posted Apr 18, 2010 8:50 am

drorfidRe: ahh sandstone..

drorfid

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yes, we all do.. :)
but you should try wadi rum sometime if you like the desert climbing..
Posted Apr 19, 2010 6:55 am

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