Soloing Uncle Ben's with Merci Me to start

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Re: Soloing Uncle Ben's with Merci Me to start

Post by Big T » Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:03 am

Thanks for the offer. Now I just I just hope the weather holds.

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Re: Soloing Uncle Ben's with Merci Me to start

Post by Lurch » Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:16 pm

How did it go Big T!

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Re: Soloing Uncle Ben's with Merci Me to start

Post by Big T » Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:39 pm

Hey, thanks for asking! The Plan is for Merci Me and the first pitch of Uncle Ben's this Sunday, weather permitting. I may have to work next week so my plans may have to change. I hope not though, I need a big wall fix!

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Re: Soloing Uncle Ben's with Merci Me to start

Post by Big T » Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:49 pm

Got next week off!

Anyone want to do Merci Me tomorrow (Sat)?

Thanks

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Post by gnarnaphobe » Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:43 pm

Have fun, welll be cheering you on
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Re: Soloing Uncle Ben's with Merci Me to start

Post by bret » Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:34 pm

How did the climb go?

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Re: Soloing Uncle Ben's with Merci Me to start

Post by Big T » Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:45 am

Wow, 2 weeks has gone by since Uncle Ben's.

I ended up bailing after taking a pretty good fall on the third pitch. I was clipping a bolt above the big loose flake and the hook I was on blew. I hadn't protected the flake at all because its loose and sharp. there is a bolt at the the base of it as well. I was really just too rattled to continue. I didn't get hurt, but I was mentally done. Oh well, live and learn... Can't wait to get back up there for another go! The pitches I did do were cool and quality climbing. The roof pitch is super fun!

Met up with Gnaraphobe for Merci Me. He gave me a belay. I found it to be pretty easy climbing, and mistakenly skipped the first bolt! I would have no reservations about rope soloing it in the future. I dubbed the 2nd ptich Mossy Me, after the Grand Wall splits off, as I don't think it gets done that much.

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Re: Soloing Uncle Ben's with Merci Me to start

Post by gnarnaphobe » Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:51 am

Yup that hook pitch is way exciting.

So.. Is there any booty up there? :P :P


p.s. I'm THIRSTY!
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Re: Soloing Uncle Ben's with Merci Me to start

Post by Big T » Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:36 pm

Yeah there's a draw on the bolt that I was trying to clip when the hook blew, and one on the bolt that I lowered off.

Don't worry I haven't forgotten! You've got a 12er coming your way. I may be up there this weekend.
You around? You should be heading for the valley soon, no?

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Re: Soloing Uncle Ben's with Merci Me to start

Post by Fish Boy » Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:28 am

A 12er! That's generous!

I rescued three stuck ropes up a pain in the arse gully with rocks flying all over me, lugged em a long way, stored them for a month and got nothing on return.

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Re: Soloing Uncle Ben's with Merci Me to start

Post by Big T » Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:25 pm

Gnaraphobe was cool enough to help me get off the ground by giving me a belay on MM. That's why he's got some beers coming his way. As for the draws, they're booty.

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Re: Soloing Uncle Ben's with Merci Me to start

Post by gnarnaphobe » Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:47 pm

I'm not going to be around this weekend. And not for the next month actually. But will be looking to do some winter walls this year. So if you wanna partner keep in touch.

Aww fish boy is thirsty too.. Boo hoo for you :(
Imaging how much funner this could be with booze and explosives

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