Thursday, July 29, 2004

Copied from the Morning Report

"Amit Singh, 27,  and Anthony Baraff, 28, both from New York City, were climbing the Northwest Books route on Lembert Dome around 5:30 p.m. on July 15th when Singh, who was leading the third pitch, fell about 20 feet, struck his head and was knocked unconscious. Baraff lowered Singh to the belay ledge, where he regained consciousness. Baraff yelled for help and some nearby climbers reported the accident. Tuolumne SAR team members climbed the route and treated Singh. Baraff was lowered off the cliff. It was after dark when Singh was placed in a litter and lowered 325 feet, with team member Janet Harrington, a registered nurse, attending. Portable spotlights were used to illuminate the wall during the lowering. When they were off the cliff, Singh was carried to the road, then transported by ambulance to the Mammoth Lakes Hospital. He was treated for a concussion, a fractured forearm, and a strained neck. [Submitted by George Paiva, Tuolumne SAR Coordinator]"

That's the one that Art, Kirk, Jenn B, Jorge, and I did at sunset while in Yose last Independence day. Sounds like the dude over confident and was running out that last (feels like class 4) section.

Monday, July 26, 2004

So Jorge and I went up to Tahquitz on Saturday Night and hiked in at 11pm. We got to the top around midnight and set camp. As we tried to sleep we were attacked by bugs all night and it took us 2 hours to get to sleep after we figured out we needed to wrap our extra shirts around our ears and necks to keep from being bitted. Well we got up the next morning a bit tired but headed to coffin Nail regardless. The plan was do Coffin Nail and jump to Traitor Horn... we'll just see about that. Well I led the first pitch... well most of it. I got through the first section a little shakey after not climbing for 3 months and moved into the hard parts. Right before I hit the lieback I realized I used alot of gear and was running thin and let Jorge know. Well I moved on stuck in a #1 cammalot on the lieback and got to the roof. The only peice I could get in was the green allien. So I steped up and moved on, Both feet were up and over, I stood up and started to move my right hand and my left foot sliped. I fell backward and started to spin and flip at the same time. I hit and bounced just under the roof and landed 18 to 20 feet under the roof, facing the ground with my gear sling about to slide off. Well needless to say I built an anchor and belayed Jorge up to finish for me. We never got on Traitor Horn and finished on Jensen's Jont.

Jorge later said something about the impact he felt was not big, and I replied "that's beacuse me bouncing took the impact" or something like that

Friday, July 23, 2004

apparently there is a Fixed Anchor ban proposal that may affect Tahquitz and Suicide.

Monday, July 19, 2004

The Howling 10a
Airy Interlude 10a
led the crux pitch on both routes

airy interlude

Friday, July 16, 2004

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

hybrid aliens on sale on ebay for 130 bucks

Friday, July 09, 2004

interesting information concerning the word FUCK

Wednesday, July 07, 2004

I got a bit nostalgic running around Tuolomne and the Valley.
Last years trip was one of the best and this years was just as good.
Tahquitz this weekend.
Anyone else interested?

Saturday, July 03, 2004

So what's up with Yos? We gonna hit it up when I get home or what. I figure I'm single now so all my time at home will be devoted to climbing and riding. So I get back on the 19th of July when can everyone go?Oh and Art I still need a partner for Royal Arches, you still in?