A low 5 peak with a class 3/4 descent in Sierras?

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Re: A low 5 peak with a class 3/4 descent in Sierras?

by Scott Barnes » Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:33 am

Simkin wrote:OK, you climbed Michael minaret in a day hike. But this is not the route you suggested me. You suggested to free solo the Amphitheater chute (5.4) and descend one of class 4 chutes on the other side.

When parsing arguments it's sometimes useful to clarify all of the factual assertions first. Doing so can remove extraneous clauses and helps ensure nobody is responding to contentions that were never made. Simkin, I'm trying to follow the logic of the argument, but I confess I'm getting a bit lost at the start. Admittedly I'm a bit tired, and I'm going to be quite embarrassed if I've missed this one, but where is the suggestion that you free solo Amphitheater Chute? This may simply be a case of people talking past one another without any points of contention genuinely at issue.

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Re: A low 5 peak with a class 3/4 descent in Sierras?

by Simkin » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:11 pm

Similar to great scientists who do not read the papers they cite members of this forum do not read the threads where they post.

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Re: A low 5 peak with a class 3/4 descent in Sierras?

by Bob Burd » Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:26 am

Scott Barnes wrote: but where is the suggestion that you free solo Amphitheater Chute?


Of course there was no such statement, ever. I think he may have misread this one:
Bob Burd wrote:Michael Minaret is rated class 4 via Stars Chute, Eichorn Chute, and from The Portal. Should be easier than 5.4, no?

where the "5.4" was referring to the Emerson rating. I was suggesting one of the class 4 routes. In fact, Amphitheater Chute is more like 5.6 or 5.7, nothing close to the 5.4 rating given in Secor.

Simkin wrote:Similar to great scientists who do not read the papers they cite members of this forum do not read the threads where they post.


No, just the opposite. Scott was trying to read and comprehend, but some of the statements were simply false and thus confusing.

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Re: A low 5 peak with a class 3/4 descent in Sierras?

by Simkin » Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:42 am

Bob Burd wrote:
Scott Barnes wrote: but where is the suggestion that you free solo Amphitheater Chute?


Of course there was no such statement, ever. I think he may have misread this one:
Bob Burd wrote:Michael Minaret is rated class 4 via Stars Chute, Eichorn Chute, and from The Portal. Should be easier than 5.4, no?

where the "5.4" was referring to the Emerson rating. I was suggesting one of the class 4 routes. In fact, Amphitheater Chute is more like 5.6 or 5.7, nothing close to the 5.4 rating given in Secor.

Simkin wrote:Similar to great scientists who do not read the papers they cite members of this forum do not read the threads where they post.


No, just the opposite. Scott was trying to read and comprehend, but some of the statements were simply false and thus confusing.

I have precisely asked for a low class 5 peak with a class 3/4 descent.
And you suggested Michael minaret among others. The only class 5 route listed on this site (http://www.summitpost.org/michael-minaret/151835 ) is Amphitheater chute. Which this website, not only Secor rates 5.4. I wandered about a descent route
Simkin wrote:According to this site the easiest route for Eichorn Pinnacle is 5.4. One can't descend without a rope. Same for Michael Minaret.

You suggested Starrs Chute and Eichorn Chute.
And why would you be suggesting a class 4 route for ascent when I specifically asced for a class 5 ascent route?

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Re: A low 5 peak with a class 3/4 descent in Sierras?

by Yank-Tank » Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:53 am

I am sure an ace freesoloer like your self could get down Eichorn Pinnacle without a problem. Rule one of free soloing is that you should never climb something that you can't down climb.

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Re: A low 5 peak with a class 3/4 descent in Sierras?

by Simkin » Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:58 pm

Yank-Tank wrote:Rule one of free soloing is that you should never climb something that you can't down climb.

You never free soloed anything above class 3, right?

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Re: A low 5 peak with a class 3/4 descent in Sierras?

by bobpickering » Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:40 pm

Simkin, it seems to me that you like to start a thread with a question, and then turn it into an argument, if not a pissing match, with the people who answer and try to help you. You’re not the only person who has done this, but I can’t recall anyone who does it more consistently.

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Re: A low 5 peak with a class 3/4 descent in Sierras?

by Simkin » Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:45 pm

Daria wrote:No-Tenaya is a 5 star scramble. In terms of impeccable hand holds and the line is just beautiful. It's such a stellar scramble if you want very sustained scrambling on solid rock. 5 star scramble up (class 4 and no harder than 5.2 maybe for short crux moves) and easy way down.

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Albeit this site rate NW Buttress 5.5. Still OK for free solo.
Think will do it next week. And SE Cathedral. If all goes well next will be the Snake Dyke.

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