"Jump Move" East Face, Mount Wilbur

A "Jump Move" on the East Face of Mount Wilbur. (Seemed like a good idea at the time!)
Photo taken 21 July 1980 by Fred Spicker.
Fred Spicker
on Apr 21, 2003 5:22 am
Image Type(s): Alpine Climbing
Image ID: 19746


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tlogan - Apr 21, 2003 11:17 pm - Hasn't voted

looks like fun

Thats a wild pic and from that angle almost looks like you are jumping to your death. -Tim-

Fred Spicker

Fred Spicker - Apr 24, 2003 6:25 am - Hasn't voted

Re: looks like fun

Fun - yes. Smart - ?

Actually the landing was a quite spacious ledge. It was just easier to hop off a short traverse to the ledge than to do the fine moves required to get there.

Aaron Johnson

Aaron Johnson - May 14, 2003 10:09 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: looks like fun

Yeah Fred, but you're spoiling your image and disillusioning me! You're the original mountain stud, man! At least this pic makes a good case for it (OK-I love pictures that stretch the truth).

Diego Sahagún

Diego Sahagún - Apr 27, 2008 7:03 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: looks like fun

It seems like there is a ledge 2 or 2.50 m below where he took off. As well one of you could have helped him by putting your shoulders. Did he landed well? Did he injure himself?

By the way, I've done a similar move wearing crampons and landing on a steep hard snow patch

el guano

el guano - Feb 25, 2006 1:50 am - Voted 10/10


Impressive photo, I like the back drop.

Dottie Little Tent

Dottie Little Tent - Aug 23, 2006 9:46 pm - Voted 10/10


I used to do stuff like that with an external frame Kelty Tioga but I got out of that habit very quickly.

Diego Sahagún

Diego Sahagún - Apr 28, 2008 9:04 pm - Voted 10/10


Fred, read my comment above.


Fred Spicker

Fred Spicker - Apr 29, 2008 9:04 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Well?

There was no large ledge to cross on.

As stated the landing spot was large and safe.

There was no need to "help" anyone.

Diego Sahagún

Diego Sahagún - May 1, 2008 10:34 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Well?

I asked if he injured himself because you seemed doubtful about the jump idea ("seemed like a good idea at the time! Smart?")

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