Hmmm, overhanging start, where is the 5.8 move? Cool formation.
The whole thing is supposed to be 5.8 OR A0........that's a sandbag that puts the Gunks to shame probably :)
of the day to be sure, very entertaining....that is some serious aid! (truck)...gear notes should read "route not compatible with convertibles"
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.
That looks like fun, not sure I have ever thought of using my car as A0.. :)
Thank you very much - it WAS fun this way :)
Thank you :)
Nice picture, but isn't it possible to free-climb the whole stuff ? that hard ?
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!
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.
:) 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).
Was looking through the Desert Classics book and noticed there is another similar formation called Mexcian Hat, overhanging start and short bolt ladder.
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 :)
can we say "SQUISH"!
Yah - we were trying to tip it ;)
PS thanks for visiting & good vote BTW.
climb it soon as it may not be there long and when you do, climb it fast & gentle :)
Love the customized climber's truck in the photo as well. Great all around shot!
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 :)
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!