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Type: Boulder, 40 ft
FA: John Bachar
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Shared By: Jon McCartie on Oct 22, 2007
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Start off a cheatstone and follow the patina flakes up the slightly overhanging crack. Make some committing moves going over the top onto the upper slab.

Location

the route is located on the right corner of the SE face

Protection

pads. lots of 'em
skinny legs and all
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
skinny legs and all   Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
Soo...I am miffed enough to feel obligated to defend my original comment. I never stated that I knew Rands' ascent as fact. I even doubted it at the time. I do not purchase North Face products or Urban Climber magazine because I do not believe they are core rock climbing supporters. I obtain most of this information from my library of over 400 magazines. I am just repeating things for other peoples benefit. I in no way, shape or form intend to perpetuate misinformation. And yes, I do pepper the site with comments. I am particularly interested in whom did first ascents and the date, first female ascents, and first flashes.

I am only trying to make MountainProject a better source for information. Russ, I have purchased and use to this day one of your softgood products, which is of top quality and design. Randy, I own one of your JT guidebooks and used it on my first trip to Joshua Tree and had an incredible time there because of your vast knowledge. I have admired both of you and your accomplishments for many years. I apologize for offending both of you with this comment. If you would like, I will remove it. I genuinely feel terrible for writing something that would make climbers such as yourselves question my intentions. I will continue to try to improve the site, and I will add information as I see fit. Russ and Randy, I value your contributions as well as your opinion of my contributions. Again, I never intended to offend either of you or misinform our fellow climbers. I am merely trying to add to the site and help the community with factual information. In this case, I understand that I was mistaken so I will strive to be more selective in what I post in the future. Apr 12, 2014
Randy  
I am relaying this information from a North Face advertisement written by Cedar Wright which appears on the first two pages of Urban Climber magazine #11, June/July 2006

Oh! Well, its gotta be true. lol Jan 31, 2014
Russ Walling
www.FishProducts.com
Russ Walling   www.FishProducts.com
Say Skinny... I'm not sure where you get these factoid tidbits that you sprinkle throughout the forum, but this one is an eyebrow raiser to me.

Anyway... So High and women. I'd go back much further and think along the lines of Mari Gingery or Lynn Hill in the 80's. Many strong women have been scurrying around the base of this one long before 2005. Jan 29, 2014
skinny legs and all
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
skinny legs and all   Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
The probable first female ascent was by Lisa Rands around 2005. I am relaying this information from a North Face advertisement written by Cedar Wright which appears on the first two pages of Urban Climber magazine #11, June/July 2006. Jan 29, 2014
Andy Liu
Eastern Sierra
 
Andy Liu   Eastern Sierra
 
That was an all time great high ball back in the 1970s. Bachar showing the way once again. Tobin took a huge ripper from about mid route when he tried pulling into the crack too early. I did the 2nd ascent with Tony Yenario. There's also some exciting problems on the face around to the left, including the tricky "Buttonhead," and to the right, including Crank City, which I always found harder than the standard So High sequence.

Fond memories. Bachar was just remarkable back then to think of doing this route cordless - basically 5.12 climbing sans rope, 35+ years ago. Can I get a witness . . .

JL Jul 19, 2011
Jon McCartie
Edmond, OK
Jon McCartie   Edmond, OK
done and done.

nice slideshow! Nov 27, 2007



Jon, FA I believe was Bachar. Nov 27, 2007
Jon McCartie
Edmond, OK
Jon McCartie   Edmond, OK
took some pics of this area last weekend. hopefully that should help beef it up. Nov 27, 2007
Russ Walling
www.FishProducts.com
Russ Walling   www.FishProducts.com
Hey Jon, could you beef this up? Your description is pretty "thin". Did you do the problem? Do you have any pictures? Thanks Oct 22, 2007