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Widow’s Tears (V WI5) in Yosemite Valley just climbed

Postby Jesus Malverde » Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:46 am

FYI
Looks like the folks over at Sierra Mountaineering International just did an ascent of Widow's Tears in Yosemite Valley.
According to the blog post: "the longest continuous ice climb in the contiguous 48 states."
http://sierramountaineering.com/blog/?p=1174
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Re: Widow’s Tears (V WI5) in Yosemite Valley just climbed

Postby clmbr » Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:17 pm

A very nice ice climbing trip. Pics from pitch #7 show well the length and steepness of the route. Congrats for the successful accomplishment.
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Re: Widow’s Tears (V WI5) in Yosemite Valley just climbed

Postby Kiefer » Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:41 pm

I second clmbr's comment. A sweet acomplishment. The pictures are amazing.
Congrats, Kurt and team!
Kevin has that, "We are not amused look" at pic #10 :)
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Re: Widow’s Tears (V WI5) in Yosemite Valley just climbed

Postby Vitaliy M. » Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:46 pm

According to the blog post: "the longest continuous ice climb in the contiguous 48 states."


It is not the longest ice climb in the lower 48. Still a huge accomplishment thought! This thing does not form often and still has 1-2 dozen ascents. I think 5 parties went up it this season.

Here is a link to another TR with lots of additional pictures of the climb:
http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum ... nt-1-13-13
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Re: Widow’s Tears (V WI5) in Yosemite Valley just climbed

Postby 1A5 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:34 pm

Popular route aye, it looks real fat and wide and safe.
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