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By Chris D
From the couch
Apr 29, 2012
Sign near the Third Flatiron

I remember reading an idea bandied about in the forums here some time ago and made a decision on my way down the lunch rock trail today.

I'm gonna build a zipline from the rock down to humber park. Just not sure whether to have it start from the top of Lunch Rock or from below the summit somewhere.

Your thoughts?


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By Tristan B
From La Crescenta, CA
May 2, 2012
Hanging out on Royal Arches

From the summit of Tahquitz to the base of Suicide so you can easily do both in a day with minimal hiking.


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By Rob Selter
From running springs Ca
May 2, 2012
me

Lets do it! I am so sick of carrying approach shoes or wearing out my climbing shoes hiking in them! I guess the flammable footwear thing was a good idea.


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By Brad W
From San Diego
May 2, 2012

Lunch rock. And then ANOTHER one from the summit (well, topout) to lunch rock. That should keep everyone happy.


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By alleyehave
From San Diego, CA
May 2, 2012
Start of Pitch 3

Since you're at it, could you please construct one that takes you from Southridge to the base so I don't have to drive in the morning? And then one to Cafe Aroma at the end of the day...

k thx


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By FrankPS
From Atascadero, CA
May 2, 2012

Could you throw in a chairlift to the base of the rock so I don't have to hike it? Thanks so much.


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By randy88fj62
May 2, 2012
Thunderbolt Peak in the Palisades

I think adding a zipline would entice more people to come and make it more crowded. I like that Taquitz has a hilly approach. It keeps out lazy craggers. I also like that is has a friction descent since it keeps people off the rock towards the end of the day allowing enjoyable climbing with less people.


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By JohnWesely
From Red River Gorge
May 2, 2012
Gunking

You really need to be CRUSHING 5.7 to be able to set up a zipline like that.


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By Brad W
From San Diego
May 2, 2012

Michael Reardon told me that 5.6 climbers can use the zipline too.


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By Gilles
From Arcata,CA
May 2, 2012
Suicide Rock

I heard the ziplines at the Gunks are where it's at


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By Rob Selter
From running springs Ca
May 2, 2012
me

nice John!


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By JMo
From Flagstaff, AZ
May 2, 2012
mayflower

Best 3 posts in a row, ever.


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By Matt N
From Santa Barbara, CA
May 2, 2012
OTL

You really do have to watch the whole show from the beginning folks.


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By alleyehave
From San Diego, CA
May 3, 2012
Start of Pitch 3

Is it true that the zip lines are faster on the east coast?


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By Chris D
From the couch
May 4, 2012
Sign near the Third Flatiron

Not only are ziplines faster on the east coast, they'll tell you they're casual as hell THEN you'll find out they're faster than they are out west.

I like the idea of the zipline from the summit to Suicide. It would pretty much be for stallions only (fire a route on Tahquitz, move on to sunny Suicide). I think I'll go from the top of the White Maiden to the base of Flower of High Rank. That way you can walk downhill to most of the climbs, and the zipline angle would be kept to a level of severity acceptable to us west coasters.

No ziplines to Cafe Aroma until they'll sell me an egg breakfast for less than $15.

Maybe a zipline from the Buttress of Cracks to Nomad so I can get first dibs on the junk in the bargain bin? Hard to say.

WWMRD?


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By Willie Wilson
From America
May 4, 2012

I think Michael Reardon would disapprove of the zipline on top of White Maiden because of the hordes of inexperienced climbers it would attract.
How about from the anchors on the direct finish of The Vampier to the Base of Valhalla?


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By alleyehave
From San Diego, CA
May 4, 2012
Start of Pitch 3

Willie Wilson wrote:
I think Michael Reardon would disapprove of the zipline on top of White Maiden because of the hordes of inexperienced climbers it would attract. How about from the anchors on the direct finish of The Vampier to the Base of Valhalla?


Midcrux on Valhalla would make more sense.


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By Alicia Sokolowski
From Brooklyn, NY
May 4, 2012
Hanging out waiting for Die Antwoord to come on stage

JohnWesely wrote:
You really need to be CRUSHING 5.7 to be able to set up a zipline like that.


+1 for snarky brilliance


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