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New Routes in Pine Creek (PSOM WALL)

Postby Kahuna » Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:29 pm

We are putting up some stellar SLAB routes on the PSOM WALL.

Here are some fotos with topos to follow:

PSOM BELLY 5.10c (1 Pitch 13 Bolts 200' 2-60m's req)
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PSOM GIZZARDS 5.9+/5.10aish (1 Pitch 8 bolts 100' Single 60m)
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Re: New Routes in Pine Creek (PSOM WALL)

Postby WML » Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:02 am

Nice! I sampled a few of your routes on Crack of Noon Buttress, how do these compare in quality to the 10b sport climb and .9 mixed route to the right of those? (mostly concerned with quality relative to those three, which are all stellar).
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Re: New Routes in Pine Creek (PSOM WALL)

Postby Kahuna » Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:41 am

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Right in the same ballpark IMO, WML.

Both Kent and I spend a reasonable amount of time researching the rock and potential aestheticness of the potential line prior to putting them up. In other words, we have been eyeing these lines for a while now. TR'd em several times before committing to drilling and placing the bolts/anchors. Both are very committing and challenging with the cruxes at the upper last portion of the route. Both have a building of crescendo to the crux and then finish. We have had two different old timers on both and they gave us a double thumbs up for bolt placements and over all quality.

BTW, thanks for the positive feedback on the other routes. Glad you enjoyed em.
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Re: New Routes in Pine Creek (PSOM WALL)

Postby WML » Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:21 am

Ya, thanks for putting them up. Unbelievable a buttress THAT close to the wall requiring no cleaning (regarding Crack of Noon, per Kent) was ripe for the pickin'. Well protected cruxes on these as well? Will be in Bishop on Saturday for a job examination with the county, so have been trolling for partners to check some things out.

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Re: New Routes in Pine Creek (PSOM WALL)

Postby Kahuna » Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:52 am

Be advised that PSOM Gizzards still needs some residual flake cleaning along the line. But, for the most part, the obvious line is pretty well cleaned and good to go.

I think Kent and I will be at it again this upcoming Sunday. Look him up at Wilson's and confirm that. I have no qualms if you want to tag along with us for the day.
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