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Rock fall, Jah Man, Sister Superior

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Greg Child · · Unknown Hometown · Joined 11 days ago · Points: 0

First pitch of the popular Jah Man, on Sister Superior near Castle Valley, crashed off recently. Red line indicates the flake that formed the chimney, and belay ledge. Posting this before people start the pilgrimage to this tower.

M. Morley · · Sacramento, CA · Joined Jan 2002 · Points: 6,680

Whoa!

Matt Desenberg · · Limerick, ME · Joined Dec 2007 · Points: 160

Damn.

Kirtis Courkamp · · Golden · Joined Mar 2011 · Points: 378

Dam I liked that chimney 

Darren Mabe · · Parks, AZ · Joined Dec 2002 · Points: 4,070

Welp. I guess that answers that.

John Brothers · · Tulsa, OK · Joined Jul 2014 · Points: 45

Over under, 5 sprinters currently en route from Boulder to nab the new FA.

abe r · · Boise, ID · Joined Dec 2012 · Points: 55

Wild!  I bet she still goes tho altho I don't quite remember the bottom half.
Nick Pinto · · Carbondale, CO · Joined Aug 2013 · Points: 26

The missing rock should be glued back on to preserve the integrity of this classic line.

j sittler · · Carbondale, CO · Joined Oct 2013 · Points: 0

Well I guess that's what happens when you climb on wet rock

Thomas G. · · SLC, UT · Joined Feb 2010 · Points: 195
abe r wrote:

Wild!  I bet she still goes tho altho I don't quite remember the bottom half.

IIRC, the bottom half doesn't have the same amount of cracks - you're climbing for some time before you first reach a series of horizontals and later the actual crack. My guess is that if it does go, it'll be considerably harder.


Bummer. I really loved that sequence of doing a 360 degree barrel roll in the chimney.
Jaron a · · SLC · Joined Aug 2015 · Points: 90
Nick Pinto wrote: The missing rock should be glued back on to preserve the integrity of this classic line.

It should be chained back onto the wall like the rocker block on moonlight.

Long Ranger · · Boulder, CO · Joined Jan 2014 · Points: 331
Nick Pinto wrote: The missing rock should be glued back on to preserve the integrity of this classic line.

I say we use a bolt, but perhaps let's let the FA weigh in.

sam murray · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2014 · Points: 0

if a bolt ladder goes in-stop one or two bolt lengths short of the crack so future parties have to toss a nut into the crack....

Kaner · · Eagle · Joined Jul 2006 · Points: 2,320
We chimneyed too hard and it fell over.
Jcastleberry · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2010 · Points: 211

Pictures from someone who didn't join Mountain Project today or it didn't happen!!!

Andrew Fahrland · · Denver, CO · Joined Jun 2016 · Points: 5

I climbed it in the middle of November and it was full on back-foot size for most of it. It was visibly larger than the pictures on the proj beta page. It also made some really spooky noises when we were rappelling, like maybe some of the boulders at the bottom were settling with an associated "boom" felt through the flake. Yikes. 

knowbuddy Buddy · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2010 · Points: 225

Wow. Bummer man, super fun chimney. Wish I was closer...

Sam Jones · · Colorado springs · Joined Jul 2012 · Points: 211

That was the best belay ledge!!!

slim · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2004 · Points: 1,107

i am surprised it didnt leave more carnage down the hill.

Jackson Moody · · Mobe, UT for now · Joined Oct 2014 · Points: 0

Climbed this last April with a friend that convinced me to lead the first pitch even though I was pretty scared of it. Infinitely more glad that I did now that it's gone! It was my first big desert tower experience, and probably one of the coolest climbs I've ever done.

Karl kelley · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 364

Hmmm.
Lets see... Greg Child was the first to report this? Smart $$$ says he already got the FA of the new 1st pitch!!!

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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