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majid_sabet


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This place I think its in Kashmir and that rock looks huge. May be bigger than El cap so whats the name of it or where is exactly located?




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I did an image search on tineye.com and found that this is Spantik Mountain in Pakistan.

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=417606

http://koohnevesht.blogfa.com/post-3320.aspx

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spantik


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lrossi wrote:
I cheated
I abridged that for you.


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It's Spantik and that amazing looking pillar is called The Golden Pillar. Mick Fowler and Vic Saunders climbed it alpine style in 1987. I think Fowler rates it as his best climb.


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wallwombat wrote:
It's Spantik and that amazing looking pillar is called The Golden Pillar. Mick Fowler and Vic Saunders climbed it alpinne style in 1987. I think Fowler rates it as his best climb.


after you mentioned the name of the peak and the link I found out that two of my own students climbed it few years ago but I do not think anyone ever climbed that face.


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majid_sabet wrote:
wallwombat wrote:
It's Spantik and that amazing looking pillar is called The Golden Pillar. Mick Fowler and Vic Saunders climbed it alpinne style in 1987. I think Fowler rates it as his best climb.


after you mentioned the name of the peak and the link I found out that two of my own students climbed it few years ago but I do not think anyone ever climbed that face.

Majid, you are wrong. As I said before, that face has been climbed. The pillar in the middle of the face is called The Golden Pillar and it was climbed in 1987 by Vic Saunders and Mick Fowler. It is one of the climbs featured in the book "Himalaya Alpine Style".

http://www.topworldbooks.com/detail.aspx?s=24587


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wallwombat wrote:
majid_sabet wrote:
wallwombat wrote:
It's Spantik and that amazing looking pillar is called The Golden Pillar. Mick Fowler and Vic Saunders climbed it alpinne style in 1987. I think Fowler rates it as his best climb.


after you mentioned the name of the peak and the link I found out that two of my own students climbed it few years ago but I do not think anyone ever climbed that face.

Majid, you are wrong. As I said before, that face has been climbed. The pillar in the middle of the face is called The Golden Pillar and it was climbed in 1987 by Vic Saunders and Mick Fowler. It is one of the climbs featured in the book "Himalaya Alpine Style".

http://www.topworldbooks.com/detail.aspx?s=24587

thanks


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wallwombat wrote:
It's Spantik and that amazing looking pillar is called The Golden Pillar.

And I have a picture of that same Golden Pillar of Spantik hanging in my home office.

Stunning line. Mongo WANT.


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reno wrote:
wallwombat wrote:
It's Spantik and that amazing looking pillar is called The Golden Pillar.

And I have a picture of that same Golden Pillar of Spantik hanging in my home office pants.


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wjca wrote:
reno wrote:
wallwombat wrote:
It's Spantik and that amazing looking pillar is called The Golden Pillar.

And I have a picture of that same Golden Pillar of Spantik hanging in my home office pants.

That's the Golden Pillar of Spankit. Similar, but not.


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I think I'll name it Bob.


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patmay81 wrote:
I think I'll name it Bob.


Dude, I don't like to judge people, but its pretty ghey to name another guy's penis. Not that there's anything wrong with it.


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wjca wrote:
patmay81 wrote:
I think I'll name it Bob.


Dude, I don't like to judge people, but its pretty ghey to name another guy's penis. Not that there's anything wrong with it.

I agree, I was only throwing that out there because of his request. I figured he can't think up a name himself, so I'd just throw out an option.


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You had to look it up to know what it was? Turn in your alpine license right now....poser. That image should float like a ephemeral dream in every Alpinists brain. Talk about a singluar beautiful line. That is amazing Alpine architecture, and it's name is the Golden Pillar.

RR


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if you wanted the actual name of the peak you should have said so. I thought it was a request for suggested new names. my bad...


rangerrob


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Oh and by the way, the picture in the first post is only the top half of the route. Bigger than El Cap? uh...just a little


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