East Ridge

Looking north through the squeeze chimney on the East Ridge route of Wolfs Head. It gets pretty tight in there. You squeeze through this slot (between the first and second towers) from the south to the north side (August 4, 2004).

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Steve Larson

Steve Larson - Nov 18, 2004 1:33 am - Voted 5/10

Looking for more...

Sorry to only give you two stars on this, but it just doesn't tell me much about the route...

rpc

rpc - Nov 18, 2004 12:48 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Looking for more...

Appreciate the honesty. Yeah, it's of questionable value I guess (w/o a body wedged in the chimney not much to provide the right sense of scale). If the avg. vote drops, I'll get rid of it......a little seasonal crap prunning on the photos is always good for SP.

radek

Steve Larson

Steve Larson - Nov 18, 2004 1:55 pm - Voted 5/10

Re: Looking for more...

I wasn't suggesting you get rid of it, just trying to provide some feedback on what kinds of photos I find useful in doing route research on SP.



Steve

rpc

rpc - Nov 18, 2004 2:41 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Looking for more...

Steve,

I hope you did not read sarcasm into my comment - I meant what I said. Sometimes I get caught up in putting up a route/mountain page w. too many photos. Once in a while I'd go back thru. my old stuff and wonder "what was I thinking when I put that up". I also DO appreciate the fact that you provided a comment along with the vote.

Anway this is just a website - good climbing to you!

Radek

Steve Larson

Steve Larson - Nov 18, 2004 3:35 pm - Voted 5/10

Re: Looking for more...

No worries. I didn't read sarcasm into your reply. I recognize that there are many points of view on what should/shouldn't be on this site, and I don't pretend to have anything more than a personal opinion about it. It's always hard to provide positive feedback, so I just wanted to make it clear I wasn't saying the photo shouldn't be here.



I appreciate the fact that you've taken the time to put up so much stuff--it takes a lot of time!. And I also appreciate your approach to cleaning up your stuff from time to time. Well, maybe we'll have a chance to meet or climb together some day.



Regards, and good climbing!



Steve

asmrz

asmrz - Oct 23, 2005 5:28 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Looking for more...

I would like to comment on this picture. If you miss this squeze at the end of the first Tower, you will find yourself in a big jam (about 5.9 or worse). The squeze can be climbed two ways. One, squeze through at the base of the chimney, which is very narrow and for some people almost impossible to do. Second option, climb up on the left edge of the slot, all the way to the top. There is a small stance on the top. From there, bring your second up. Squeze through the top of the slot and with one piece of pro, lower yourself down to the ledge on the North side of the Tower. In any case, I think this photo might not be incredible scenic shot, but it describes very important feature of the route. When I climbed it with Radek's topo in hand, we reached a party who was totally hang up on this section because they didn't see the squeeze. If you are going to climb the East Ridge, remember this photo, it;s very helpful!

Steve Larson

Steve Larson - Oct 25, 2005 1:00 pm - Voted 5/10

Re: Looking for more...

Now I get it. Now that I read Alois' comments and your updated caption I can see that this photo is probably worth four stars after all. Too bad I can't go back and change it.

desainme

desainme - Nov 18, 2004 3:41 pm - Voted 10/10

Good illustration for a great route description

There is a finely detailed route description for the East Ridge of Wolf's Head. The picture clearly shows that you have to pass through a squeeze chimney and thereby supports the text.

rpc

rpc - Nov 18, 2004 5:23 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Good illustration for a great route description

Thank you for the good comment.



The weekend is almost here - time to head outdoors gentlemen!

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