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|Submitted By:||Brian Quiter on Jun 22, 2002|
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|re: Suggestions for Yosemite sport climbs for a day trip||SamandHam||2 days ago|
|re: Bishop - Mammoth scramble routes Thanksgiving?||kenr||2 days ago|
|re: Partner for Bishop over Thanksgiving (Most anything goes for me)||Matt Haig||2 days ago|
|Mammoth area partner 11-27 thru 11-29||AK123||3 days ago|
|Ride share to Bishop friday november 28th||Carole Da Cruz||3 days ago|
|hey anyone in san luis obispo wanting to sport or toprope climb this friday?||carlos antunez||3 days ago|
|re: looking for a climbing partner near mammoth lakes||jakechevrier||4 days ago|
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By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Aug 20, 2002
The trail from The Bubble is about 1/2 mile up and down hill. Watch out for Poison Oak along the way- it is difficult to see, as it is mixed in with the various other diciduous species in the undergrowth you are meandering past and through. This and the occasional sharp branch dictate the favor of wearing long pants for this approach.
PS- the rock here is a little better than at The Bubble.
From: Sebastopol, CA
Mar 25, 2007
|Many of the early routes here were established by Ken Stanton and friends back in the '80s. This isn't a pure "sport" crag. Take some gear with you. There is often ample protection in the horizontal slots. Tri-cams and TCUs are helpful. With this in mind, the X ratings given many of these climbs seem excessive. Most routes do not have lower-off anchors. Its easy to set up top rope anchors for most climbs with long slings, and you can scramble to/from the anchors around the back.|
From: Lyons, CO
Feb 9, 2011
The naming of the route "New Tradition" was meant to symbolize the new style (circa 2000) of bolting ethic this area deserves. I am happy to see this tradition taking hold. According to some comments, however, another new, new tradition is to upgrade the ratings for almost every climb out there.
What ever happened to the good old fashioned sandbagging that once gave the Far Side it's character?
By Matt Collins
Jul 4, 2011
|Watch out for ants around the top set of routes. They were pouring out of the trees and you cannot get away from them.|
By Floyd Hayes
Nov 14, 2013
|If you like trad climbing, consider climbing "Tradfest II 5.9," a contrived "multipitch" adventure linking 7 moderate trad climbs on 6 pinnacles from the bottom to the top of The Far Side. A description and a link to a video are provided for the route "Tradfest."|