Devil's Golf Ball

Shirley starting the bolt ladder up Devil's Golf Ball using the roof of the pick up as the first aid piece. Best not to yard on the bolts too hard or the whole thing might tip over onto you (Nov. 21, 2006).

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hkutuk

hkutuk - Nov 28, 2006 6:14 pm - Voted 10/10

5.8??

Hmmm, overhanging start, where is the 5.8 move? Cool formation.

rpc

rpc - Nov 28, 2006 6:16 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: 5.8??

The whole thing is supposed to be 5.8 OR A0........that's a sandbag that puts the Gunks to shame probably :)

Dow Williams

Dow Williams - Nov 28, 2006 7:12 pm - Voted 10/10

best photo...

of the day to be sure, very entertaining....that is some serious aid! (truck)...gear notes should read "route not compatible with convertibles"

rpc

rpc - Nov 28, 2006 7:20 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: best photo...

heheh :)
Thanks Dow.

Actually there was a LONG steel pole lying at the base. We later talked to some folks who used that to get the first clip but the downside was that they needed two people to get that first clip (one "pilot" for fine control of pole; one "worker" for the heavy lifting work).

Thanks for letting me use the camping info again.

cheers!

wildstar

wildstar - Nov 29, 2006 2:10 am - Voted 10/10

Fun

That looks like fun, not sure I have ever thought of using my car as A0.. :)

rpc

rpc - Nov 29, 2006 4:46 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Fun

Thank you very much - it WAS fun this way :)

rpc

rpc - Nov 29, 2006 4:47 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: haha

Thank you :)

Andino

Andino - Nov 29, 2006 8:25 am - Voted 10/10

Free

Nice picture, but isn't it possible to free-climb the whole stuff ? that hard ?

rpc

rpc - Nov 29, 2006 4:48 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Free

I think it's certainly possible for others but not me. Could not see any line remotely resembling a 5.8...or a 5.9...or a 5.10 for that matter. Beyond, I can't really judge how hard it would really be.
thanks for visiting!

SteamboatClimber

SteamboatClimber - Nov 29, 2006 3:42 pm - Voted 10/10

Nice

I have a dent on the top of my truck from that move... I could never figure out how exactly the route would go at 5.8. There is a guide book someplace that says that possibly a few key holds broke off, but those would have to be some killer holds.

rpc

rpc - Nov 29, 2006 4:50 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice

:) I agree - maybe there was a pile of scree that reached midway up the formation that somehow eroded away since that guidebook...heeheheh. Could not see a doable (for ME) line up it (nothing close).

hkutuk

hkutuk - Dec 5, 2006 4:40 pm - Voted 10/10

Mexican Hat

Was looking through the Desert Classics book and noticed there is another similar formation called Mexcian Hat, overhanging start and short bolt ladder.

rpc

rpc - Dec 5, 2006 6:28 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Mexican Hat

Yeah, it's in the 4-corners region couple hrs. south of Moab I think....did you read the bit about the record ascents on it? How many people could fit on its summit at any one time :)

jordansahls

jordansahls - Jun 22, 2007 2:18 am - Voted 10/10

Scary.

can we say "SQUISH"!

rpc

rpc - Jun 22, 2007 11:19 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Scary.

Yah - we were trying to tip it ;)

rpc

rpc - Jun 22, 2007 12:58 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Scary.

PS thanks for visiting & good vote BTW.

rpc

rpc - Oct 17, 2007 12:19 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Crazy!

climb it soon as it may not be there long and when you do, climb it fast & gentle :)

Bonesaw

Bonesaw - Mar 21, 2008 9:09 pm - Voted 10/10

Sweet Photo!

Love the customized climber's truck in the photo as well. Great all around shot!

rpc

rpc - Mar 21, 2008 11:45 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Sweet Photo!

Thank you very much. This was I think the last trip for the truck down to Moab on the original transmission (probably all those long drives adding up :)
Cheers.

Bonesaw

Bonesaw - Mar 24, 2008 1:26 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Sweet Photo!

Glad you got some extended use out of it. I just sold my car and bought a new Tacoma truck, ordered a camper shell and plan to custom build a truck camping paradise in the back. It will be so much nicer than having to set up a tent everywhere I go. Cheers!

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