REI Community


Member Since: Nov 9, 2007
Last Visit: 1 hour ago
Contact Fat Dad

Point Rank: # 8,312
Total Points: 60

4 Compliments
How do you get points?
Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Approach Trails = 4
Page Improvements = 3



Where has Fat Dad been climbing?










Contributions


All 1985 | Routes | Areas | Approach Trails | Photos 12 | Page Improvements | Comments 150 | Posts 1709 | Stars 95 | Ratings 19
Page 1 of 6.  1  2  3  4  5   Next>   Last>>

Contributed Comments

 

Location: Nevada > Southern Nevada > Red Rock > Kraft Boulders > Potato Chip > Potato Chips (V2)
By: Fat Dad When: Dec 17, 2017

view comment >>
Comments: A fun problem and agreed that this has a single tricky move, but it's straightforward. If you want a sandbagged V2, go to Stoney Point.


Location: California > Yosemite National Park > Tuolumne Meadows > Photo
By: Fat Dad When: Dec 13, 2017

view comment >>
Comments: Gorgeous shot.


Location: California > High Sierra > 13 - Whitney and Surroundin... > Mt. Whitney > Photo
By: Fat Dad When: Oct 7, 2017

view comment >>
Comments: Terrific shot.


Location: California > Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks > Tahquitz Rock > (g) West Face > West Face - Center (Flintst... > Human Fright (5.10a)
By: Fat Dad When: Sep 3, 2017

view comment >>
Comments: Pretty sure the name is not a comment on the nature of the climbing itself but a reference to the nearby Angel's Fright (which is a reference to the Angel's Flight tram in downtown LA). Those early Tahquitz climbers enjoyed a good pun.


Location: California > Yosemite National Park > Yosemite Valley > Liberty Cap > Southwest Face (5.9 C2+) > Photo
By: Fat Dad When: Aug 31, 2017

view comment >>
Comments: This is awesome.


Location: California > Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks > Suicide Rock > (u) Northeast Buttress > Etude (5.11a) > Photo
By: Fat Dad When: Aug 30, 2017

view comment >>
Comments: Nice picture but not so great technique. Well past the crux, it's probably all of 5.8 or 5.9 if you just straight in jam that section.


Location: Europe > United Kingdom > England > The Lake District > Wasdale > ... > Photo
By: Fat Dad When: Jun 4, 2017

view comment >>
Comments: Impressive.


Location: California > Yosemite National Park > Yosemite Valley > El Capitan > Base Routes > Sacherer Cracker (5.10a)
By: Fat Dad When: Apr 6, 2017

view comment >>
Comments: Does anyone else think that this climb feels every bit as hard as Five & Dime (10d) or other 5.10+ climbs in the Valley?

No. This is pretty standard .10. Of course, if you don't do a lot of OW, the top will feel harder. As you noted, the FAs did this with relatively primitive gear. I did it as a 16 yr. old in 1980 with one cam and just a sling around a chockstone at the base of the OW. It's just part of the Valley experience.


Location: California > Sierra Eastside > Bishop Area > Buttermilk Country > Buttermilks Main > ... > Photo
By: Fat Dad When: Apr 4, 2017

view comment >>
Comments: The boulder looks pristine in this photo compared to how it looks now. Lots of polish and surface grit worn off, and absolutely no plant life anywhere near the boulder.


Location: California > Joshua Tree National Park > Hidden Valley Campground > The Blob > The Blob - Southeast Face > ... > Photo
By: Fat Dad When: Mar 31, 2017

view comment >>
Comments: Great shot. Been out to Josh after it's snowed, but nowhere near that much.


Location: California > Los Angeles Basin > Santa Monica Mountains > Malibu Creek State Park > Planet of the Apes Wall > Monkey Sang, Monkey Do (5.11c)
By: Fat Dad When: Feb 12, 2017

view comment >>
Comments: You've credited Jack Marshall with several first ascents on the middle portion of the wall. However, I climbed here alot in the late 80s and early 90s and just about everything had been climbed by then. Not anchors at the top for everything, but climbed all the same.


Location: California > Joshua Tree National Park > Real Hidden Valley > Sports Challenge Rock > Sports Challenge Rock - Eas... > ... > Photo
By: Fat Dad When: Jan 22, 2017

view comment >>
Comments: Lots of shots of this climb with full on tapes gloves. Honestly, I can think of one move where tape might be nice for one hand, depending on the sequence you use, but even then it's kind of optional.


Location: California > Joshua Tree National Park > *Joshua Tree Bouldering* > Outback Bouldering > Hobbit Hole Boulder > Patina (V2)
By: Fat Dad When: Jan 12, 2017

view comment >>
Comments: This might be V1 if you're tall, otherwise I'd say it's V2.


Location: California > Sierra Eastside > Bishop Area > Volcanic Tablelands (Happy/... > Happy Boulders > ... > Heavenly Path (V1 PG13)
By: Fat Dad When: Dec 25, 2016

view comment >>
Comments: Great problem, though I agree that the V1 rating is probably more appropriate for the commitment factor. Lots of inexperienced climbers throwing themselves on this, some of whom look really sketch on the upper part. Saw a strong dude grunt and shake his way up the upper face without without even placing his feet. Had to look away. Bring pads. There's a small boulder sticking out of the ground near the base that a local told me someone had fallen on recently and broken their spine.


Location: California > Yosemite National Park > Yosemite Valley > Royal Arches > Serenity Crack (5.10d PG13) > Photo
By: Fat Dad When: Dec 16, 2016

view comment >>
Comments: Yes, but a nice shot all the same. The sign of a good photo is that it gets you psyched to go out and do the climb.


Location: California > Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks > Suicide Rock > (u) Northeast Buttress > Etude (5.11a)
By: Fat Dad When: Dec 7, 2016

view comment >>
Comments: I think it's probably appropriate that (most of) the fixed pins were removed. We often clip them without the ability to test them and confirm whether they're good or not. Plus, they can be a magnet for people leaving tat when bailing. When I did this climb, someone had tied a fat piece of 1" webbing through the top pin, so I couldn't clip into the pin itself. I had to fire wondering whether the webbing (or the pin) would hold if I blew the crux. Great climb with wonderful m... more >>


Location: California > Los Angeles Basin > Stoney Point
By: Fat Dad When: Dec 5, 2016

view comment >>
Comments: I've noticed some new chipping as well. Someone has been carving out a pocket behind the left starting hold of Masters of Reality, which doesn't make the start any easier and will certainly shorten that hold's lifespan.

Also, a reminder to PLEASE wait a few days to climb after it rains. The big jug at the top of Hoof and Mouth completely sheared off. Given that it appears to have happened after a couple of good downpours, I have to assume it was done by someone while the rock w... more >>


Location: California > Los Angeles Basin > Stoney Point > B1 Boulder > Master of Reality (V5)
By: Fat Dad When: Dec 5, 2016

view comment >>
Comments: Can whoever decided to chip a pocket behind the left starting hold please stop? It doesn't make the problem any easier and will compromise the strength and longevity of that hold.


Location: North America > Aruba
By: Fat Dad When: Dec 1, 2016

view comment >>
Comments: Here's a video of Chris Sharma climbing some really interesting looking stuff there:
climbing.com/videos/chris-shar...


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Upper Dream Canyon > Lost Angel > Archangel (5.12c)
By: Fat Dad When: Nov 17, 2016

view comment >>
Comments: Wow, not much respect for Largo's comments. Derision is probably a better word. Let those of you who have done a tenth of what he has offer thoughtful rebuttals. Those who haven't, consider your credibility for weighing in. I suppose you would criticize as dinosaurs those questioning a retro bolt of Perilous Journey. The issue isn't accessibility for all; it's about style as a preservation method for the future. Consider if Gill possessed an equal lack of foresight and had ... more >>


Location: California > Southern Sierra > The Needles / Kern River > The Needles > The Sorcerer > ... > Photo
By: Fat Dad When: Sep 30, 2016

view comment >>
Comments: Terrific shot that captures well the feeling of the place.


Location: California > Southern Sierra > The Needles / Kern River > The Needles > The Warlock > S Crack (5.10 PG13)
By: Fat Dad When: Sep 30, 2016

view comment >>
Comments: Thanks for adding this. I climbed the South Face a couple of years ago so was curious about this route, having the chance to eyeball it for several pitches. My only comment is about the first pitch, which we inadvertently climbed, not knowing where the start of the South Face was. I'd hesitate to call it 5.9+. It felt more like a standard, not so well protected, grunt 5.8 chimney that you might find in the Valley. Having said that, chimney ratings are pretty personal, particularly if yo... more >>


Location: California > Los Angeles Basin > Angeles National Forest > Horse Flats > Main Area > T - Boulder
By: Fat Dad When: Aug 10, 2016

view comment >>
Comments: Isn't this B-1 Boulder?


Location: California > Joshua Tree National Park > Sheep Pass Area > Ryan Campground > Headstone Rock > ... > Photo
By: Fat Dad When: Aug 9, 2016

view comment >>
Comments: Nice shot. Never seen this climb from this perspective.


Location: The People of Mountain Proj... > Ney Grant > Album > Photo
By: Fat Dad When: Aug 4, 2016

view comment >>
Comments: Nice!


Page 1 of 6.  1  2  3  4  5   Next>   Last>>

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · Contact · About