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Routes in Acid Rock
|Type:||Trad, 300 ft, 2 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Dave Dunblazer, Kathy ? Maybe others too.|
|Page Views:||858 total, 8/month|
|Shared By:||Ken Trout on Jun 29, 2009|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis was Dave's masterpiece of lead drilling. See the photo and topo for beta. It was the hardest face climb on the Sheep Rock Domes at the time it was put up.
Here's why the name. Dave was a Vietnam veteran who didn't like it when certain Americans were illegally supplying the Contras. Right after the Sandinista Revolution, he went down to Nicaragua, uninvited, to volunteer with the new government. He told me there were still many celebratory beach parties happening and that everyone was dancing to Michael Jackson. Since good ol' USA didn't recognize the new Nicaraguan government, Dave thought it pretty darn cool that Michael was our defacto ambassador.
Dave also made cool climbing gear. I still use the gear sling he made in 1984.