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By Charles Vernon From: Tucson, AZ Apr 14, 2010
Forgive my ignorance (I'm not much of an aid climber), but was it not feasible simply to tension traverse from the nest of gear in the pod to to the good crack?
By Brad Brandewie May 7, 2010
That crack on the left tightens down to a seam down lower. Check out the picture of Jeff on pitch one to see the seam I'm talking about.
By Charles Vernon From: Tucson, AZ May 7, 2010
Thanks Brad. I figured it was something like that--I was really just trying to get your attention to ask why you never wrote a trip report about Journey Through Mirkwood.
By Ben Kiessel May 11, 2010
Excellent point Charles. Where is the Journey Through Mirkwood trip report? Come on Brad!
By Charles Vernon From: Tucson, AZ May 11, 2010
Does Brad have something to hide? Or is he protecting one of you? Did you guys glue the chopper flake?!
By Ben Kiessel Jun 3, 2010
Well... we didn't want anyone to know but since you seem to have the inside scoop, I'll admit that we brought up a bottle of Elmer's glue and glued on the chopper flake. Sorry all for making Journey Through Mirkwood a little less mirky.
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At the crux on Trisstin's Tower.
After cramming all the gear you can in that pod below me, it's tiny offsets and hand placed peckers to reach the good crack on the left. Wheeee....