Wasteland and Inner Passage - East Stronghold

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EpiKing505
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Wasteland and Inner Passage - East Stronghold

Post by EpiKing505 » Sun Nov 30, 2014 11:01 pm

Greetings from the land of giant child devouring rats, suggestive cacti and desert rocks!
Last weekend Nia and I headed to the East Stronghold with John and Taylor
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Check out the mariposa photo bomb!
The first formation on the list was The Wasteland!
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Nia and I opted to do the uber classic route called "The Wasteland" and John and Taylor did the more direct ascent on "Teenage Wasteland"
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Nia leads p2 with Taylor at the first belay
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p3 was the money sauce! A fun chimney leads to copious chicken heads up an arête!
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Nia Follows p3
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p4 and p5/6 meander right around a roof and back left to top out a slab!
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Purdy place!
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There is a fully equipped campground but we chose one of the many undeveloped sites to dodge the campers!
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The next morning we awoke to a pack of Javelina's!
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Apparently these things will attack children and chase adults.... thing was not too worried about us!
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The next day we headed to the Rockefeller Group!
Lots of splitter in these parts!
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Equipped with enough gear to aid climb a route in Yosemite we opted to solo the super classic "Inner Passage" ... it was everyone in the groups first encounter with a "sandbagged" 5.3 ... until this mega memorable jerk and flail none of us had ever known what is was like to be compacted in a multi story tall granite trash compactor! 3/4 mile of flaring chimney/ow/fun!
It started off almost reasonable!
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Then SH$% got real!
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Hey there cowboy!
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To recover from this epic voyage we got on some splitter!
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Re: Wasteland and Inner Passage - East Stronghold

Post by skykilo » Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:15 am

Proof that I really do need to go climb there one of these days!

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