near the finish...

although technically not difficult, this type of sandstone is very slippery, most rock features have a layer of dusty sand on it. There were two pitons there for protection.

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yatsek

yatsek - Mar 19, 2010 4:46 am - Voted 10/10

The Danger

I just wonder how much harm climbing can do over time to all these sandstone towers of the American SW.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Mar 19, 2010 10:32 am - Hasn't voted

Re: 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

rpc - Mar 19, 2010 12:18 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: 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

Liba Kopeckova - Mar 19, 2010 7:42 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: 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

lcarreau - Mar 19, 2010 10:00 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: 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

Liba Kopeckova - Mar 20, 2010 12:13 am - Hasn't voted

Re: 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

rpc - Mar 20, 2010 12:58 am - Voted 10/10

Re: The Danger

of course I know Liba :) I meant photos of the rope wear in the rock...

MoapaPk

MoapaPk - Mar 20, 2010 7:03 am - Voted 10/10

statue of David

it looks like you are climbing up the back of the head on a huge Michelangelo statue.

lcarreau

lcarreau - Mar 20, 2010 9:19 am - Voted 10/10

Re: statue of David

Agreed - and poor David just got a huge kink put in the back of his neck!

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Mar 20, 2010 10:08 am - Hasn't voted

Re: statue of David

David is strong... + he may like it if a woman climbs on his neck... haha....

dunsum

dunsum - Mar 20, 2010 4:35 pm - Voted 10/10

how

well I remember that very spot!!

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Mar 20, 2010 8:13 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: 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

dunsum - Apr 12, 2010 9:34 am - Voted 10/10

Re: how

It was very exciting, and I liked it alot! Yes, Otto was quite the pioneer...

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Apr 12, 2010 10:53 am - Hasn't voted

Re: 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

dunsum - Apr 14, 2010 5:15 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: how

I wonder if he was crazy enough to imagine that it would one day be a "tourist" route?

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Apr 14, 2010 10:00 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: 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

drorfid - Apr 18, 2010 4:36 am - Hasn't voted

ahh sandstone..

fragile but ..
u got 2 like it !

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Apr 18, 2010 8:50 am - Hasn't voted

Re: ahh sandstone..

it was fragile, but very scenic... I like solid rock better for climbing...

drorfid

drorfid - Apr 19, 2010 6:55 am - Hasn't voted

Re: ahh sandstone..

yes, we all do.. :)
but you should try wadi rum sometime if you like the desert climbing..

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