Liba Kopeckova - Mar 19, 2010 10:32 am - Hasn't votedRe: The Danger
I should post some photos of the rope wear too...
You are right, Jacek. The sandstone is incredibly soft and I can imagine climbing this with an ice ax - that would really cause tons of harm. I think it is beautiful to summit desert towers, but the quality of the rock is much better elsewhere...
rpc - Mar 19, 2010 12:18 pm - Voted 10/10Re: The Danger
Liba, maybe not a great thing to do...don't need too much advertising about this topic (guess we all just need to be as careful as we can). Just my humble 5 cents :) Great photo, cheers.
Liba Kopeckova - Mar 19, 2010 7:42 pm - Hasn't votedRe: The Danger
Hi Radek, I mentioned ice axes, but I would never do that... I do not like to alter nature that way. It just felt so soft at some spots...
lcarreau - Mar 19, 2010 10:00 pm - Voted 10/10Re: The Danger...
For crying out loud ...
Liba, I'm giving you 10/10 for your courage,
but please don't tear up these natural treasures that mean so much to us, and got me
so many darn votes here on SP !!! : ))
Just wondering. How much does the average
climbing rope cost in today's market ???
Liba Kopeckova - Mar 20, 2010 12:13 am - Hasn't votedRe: The Danger...
Larry, I was very gentle... did not tear up anything I hope.... did not even scratch my initials on the top of this monument as some other climbers did.... Thanks for giving me points for my courage....
rpc - Mar 20, 2010 12:58 am - Voted 10/10Re: The Danger
of course I know Liba :) I meant photos of the rope wear in the rock...
MoapaPk - Mar 20, 2010 7:03 am - Voted 10/10statue of David
it looks like you are climbing up the back of the head on a huge Michelangelo statue.
lcarreau - Mar 20, 2010 9:19 am - Voted 10/10Re: statue of David
Agreed - and poor David just got a huge kink put in the back of his neck!
Liba Kopeckova - Mar 20, 2010 10:08 am - Hasn't votedRe: statue of David
David is strong... + he may like it if a woman climbs on his neck... haha....
dunsum - Mar 20, 2010 4:35 pm - Voted 10/10how
well I remember that very spot!!
Liba Kopeckova - Mar 20, 2010 8:13 pm - Hasn't votedRe: how
and how did you like it? I was so thankful to Otto for drilling in the handholds...otherwise, I would not be able to make it up...
dunsum - Apr 12, 2010 9:34 am - Voted 10/10Re: how
It was very exciting, and I liked it alot! Yes, Otto was quite the pioneer...
Liba Kopeckova - Apr 12, 2010 10:53 am - Hasn't votedRe: how
and cheap one too... I read that he got paid 1$ per month for sort of being in charge of Colorado National Monument...
Well, I admire him for climbing that route in 1911.
dunsum - Apr 14, 2010 5:15 pm - Voted 10/10Re: how
I wonder if he was crazy enough to imagine that it would one day be a "tourist" route?
Liba Kopeckova - Apr 14, 2010 10:00 pm - Hasn't votedRe: how
well, not so many people after all tour there... we were the only party of that day...but i have seen photos from the independence day, and it was crowded!
drorfid - Apr 18, 2010 4:36 am - Hasn't votedahh sandstone..
fragile but ..
u got 2 like it !
Liba Kopeckova - Apr 18, 2010 8:50 am - Hasn't votedRe: ahh sandstone..
it was fragile, but very scenic... I like solid rock better for climbing...
drorfid - Apr 19, 2010 6:55 am - Hasn't votedRe: ahh sandstone..
yes, we all do.. :)
but you should try wadi rum sometime if you like the desert climbing..
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