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Postby Diggler » Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:14 pm

Have fun. Maybe post next week on this thread when you get back- curious to know your impression of it!
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Postby Buckaroo » Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:31 am

agree with Squishy, the valley is usually stiff for the grade, crag first before you do a multipitch so you can get a feel for the place.

Wish I was going to the big ditch, it's been too long.
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Postby mvs » Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:18 am

I thought the first pitch of Nutcracker was the hardest, but that was before I knew how to jam. Actually, we saw a guy take a spine-chilling fall on the left line start, with the long lieback. He liebacked really high, then buttered off when he finally decided to try placing some pro. The tree caught him, and he walked away bloody but generally okay. I'm scared of liebacks ever since. :lol:

So we did the right/center line start, kind of a 5.9 finger crack.
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Postby Buckaroo » Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:03 pm

mvs wrote:I thought the first pitch of Nutcracker was the hardest, but that was before I knew how to jam.
So we did the right/center line start, kind of a 5.9 finger crack.


Yeah, that's right off the valley floor, some of the stuff at the very bottom is glacier polished, slippery for the feet.
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Postby Misha » Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:15 pm

squishy wrote:alright, so Braille Book this weekend then...what 5.7's I'd done the grack and mung and the easier ones...


Aren't The Grack and Munginella 5.6s? Be safe...
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