Ministry Wall

Pine Creek Canyon, Eastern Sierras


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Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Apr 24, 2009 10:02 am - Voted 10/10

Gotta love that rock...

The Wyoming and Montana Rockies are hands-down my favorite mountains, but nowhere has rock quite like the Sierra. It truly does seem to have a shine to it, and Muir was spot-on when calling it the "Range of Light."


Marcsoltan - Apr 24, 2009 10:18 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Gotta love that rock...

The shine on Sierra rocks may be due to the fact that they are granite. This particular section, Ministry Wall, has a different sheen than the surrounding rocks. It does have a black glaze with holds that are sharp and angular.

Thanks for dropping by, Bob.


rpc - Apr 24, 2009 1:18 pm - Voted 10/10

oh my goodness

would love to get my hands (and arms and elbows :) on that Pratt goodness :) Great shot Marc!


Marcsoltan - Apr 24, 2009 8:27 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: oh my goodness

Thanks Radek,

Well, Pratt's Crack has been there for millions of years, and I guarantee that it will still be there when you come back for it.
I have a question, how did you recognize it from the other photo that was showing only the upper part of it?


rpc - Apr 27, 2009 12:26 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: oh my goodness

that smooth gray right wall & the less smooth left wall are pretty distinct - guess that's what caught my eye. Nice shot again Marc.


lcarreau - Apr 25, 2009 12:22 am - Voted 10/10

I've seen more walls

here on Summitpost than I could shake my booty
at, but this one has that special sheen or
quality that calls out to folks who like to
climb on this awesome stuff. Very attractive!!!

Can I please stop shaking my booty now ??? :))


Marcsoltan - Apr 25, 2009 10:34 am - Hasn't voted

Re: I've seen more walls

Okay, Larry,
You can stop shaking your booty now.


Marcsoltan - Apr 25, 2009 10:39 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Damn...

You have the most beautiful backyard Rick. And you know your "Dihedrals" very well.

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