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majid_sabet


Nov 13, 2010, 11:17 PM
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some of the 4th class rocks can be as deadly as a high 5th class and recently a solo climber was killed in Yosemite on down climbing a 4th class. Do not let numbers fool you.


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According to
http://towncrierbreakingnews.blogspot.com/...itz-climbers-in.html
They got off route


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Nov 27, 2010, 7:26 AM
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If you read the report, it's pretty clear what happened -- they got off route and into territory where they could neither lead up nor back down. They were reasonably well-equipped, headlamps, etc. The weather turned into 50 mph winds, rain and snow, with 25 ft visibility.

I don't know, I'm kinda thinking that calling for help may have been a wise choice, actually.


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I love a happy ending. These two young climbers get to climb again, hopefully a little wiser.


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I actualy know one of the SAR guys. The couple got off route. When the storm hit, their clothing got soaked and they were hypothermic. If not for a rescue it could have been very bad for them.


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robdotcalm wrote:
jt512 wrote:
robdotcalm wrote:
"snoopy138 wrote:
I'd assume Rob is using the traditional rating from all of the Wilts guidebooks.

Vogel and Gaines, p.52, rating is 5.1.

It's 5.4 in the 3rd edition.

Jay

Grade inflation!

Rob.calm

I love grade inflation. I've suddenly climbed harder without any additional effort on my part.


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markc wrote:
robdotcalm wrote:
jt512 wrote:
robdotcalm wrote:
"snoopy138 wrote:
I'd assume Rob is using the traditional rating from all of the Wilts guidebooks.

Vogel and Gaines, p.52, rating is 5.1.

It's 5.4 in the 3rd edition.

Jay

Grade inflation!

Rob.calm

I love grade inflation. I've suddenly climbed harder without any additional effort on my part.

Well, since I appear to be the only one who has actually climbed the route, I'll give you the real rating. It's rated 5.anything. What is needed for that one is solid route finding skills. I can definitely see inexperienced climbers getting off route and into trouble. There are a lot of different ways to go. When we did it, it ended up being around 5.6. We did the route in around 2 hours in 5 pitches.

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