asmrz wrote:The road is plowed to just below Humber Park. There are homes below Tahquitz Rock so the road gets plowed. After a storm, you will need chains for your sports car from about 4,ooo' up. Most people living up here have 4x4s. But it is all manageable.
The climbing might be a different story. Check out the recent pictures. That's totally balls out climbing on thin mixed terrain and going out on the Larks would be even worse in present conditions. Certainely not a training ground, you better believe it! This is not Lee Vining.
In fat conditions, it's more reasonable, but following x15x15 and wallspeck's trip this week or the next, you better be ready for some serious climbing. Guys I'm really impressed, excellent climbing you two!!!
wallspeck wrote:Alois, you are too kind in your compliments. It was not that difficult or scary. Kind of similar feeling to a run-out rock climb. But cold. And my fingers froze and hurt like hell as they thawed.
I did have a run-out of at least 50 feet at one point and Phil did one of at least 50 feet also. So those were kind of dangerous I suppose. But you just stay calm and well, it's all mental I suppose. Not really hard, just mental.
Problem is, on these thin routes, seconding the pitch often is harder than leading because the ice has shattered and entire sections fallen out. But you've got a top-rope belay so who cares. It's all fun.
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