REI Community
Rock Climbing Photo: Chris Hirsch onsighting SOGC.  April 09.
Id# 106408646, 778 x 1037px View full size
Comments on Photo Add Comment
By Chris treggE
From: Madison, WI
Apr 19, 2009
So as Chris H. humbly pointed out, the first lead of this was onsight some 40 years ago. Anyone have any idea how many onsights this has seen since then? Pretty impressive to stumble upon while walking along the west bluff with my son.
By Kris Gorny
Apr 19, 2009
Definitely not many lead onsights of SOGC. I'm aware of only Pete Cleveland's OS and, since yesterday, of Chris's and his buddy's. (Paul Wagener or Dave Groth would be a good source)

I was there too to see them OS this. Very impressive leads indeed. Great to see this kind of activity at the Lake.
By Chris treggE
From: Madison, WI
Apr 19, 2009
Didn't realize Joel did it too. Cool. I was with an unruly 4 year old and that is not the safest place in the world to let him run free so I had to get a move on... Saw your anchors Kris but didn't realize that was you down there! Shoulda known based on the ancient and tattered cams...
By Chris Hirsch
From: Rapid City, SD
Apr 19, 2009
Thanks guys! It was my first trip to the lake that day, loved it! Wish it was closer for me. Joel and I tried to get in as many classic trad lines as possible and this was the highlight of the day! Amazing place!
By Darin Limvere
Apr 24, 2009
Dude, nice work man! Seriously. Hats off.
By Corey Morris
From: Fort Sam Houston, TX
May 6, 2009
By Galen MacDougall
Jan 11, 2013
Awesome photo!
Photo 5 of 40
Avg Score   4.8 from 12 votes
Your Score   

Chris Hirsch onsighting SOGC. April 09.

Submitted By: Chris treggE on Apr 18, 2009
On this route:
Son Of Great Chimney (5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13 )
 Printer View

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About