Forums: Climbing Information: General:
The Great Wall of China
RSS FeedRSS Feeds for General

Premier Sponsor:

 


spiesbach22


Mar 25, 2013, 5:55 AM
Post #1 of 6 (1114 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jan 17, 2011
Posts: 17

The Great Wall of China
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

I recently Heard about tihs epic route in the gunks and was wondering if anyone new where there was any beta for the climb. The swain book implies that the guide was 8 pages long and thus was left out. I'd love to give this some thought but a little beta would be great.

Also anyone know the legality of having to Bivy on the
Gunks cliff since this route is 67 pitces and 9000ft?


wonderwoman


Mar 25, 2013, 7:09 AM
Post #2 of 6 (1082 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Dec 14, 2002
Posts: 4269

Re: [spiesbach22] The Great Wall of China [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

I know someone who I think has a copy of the topo. I also know that you would be traversing through lots of routes, so it would be tough to do during the day. I don't know the answer to your bivy question, though.

Also, try asking on Gunks.com:

http://gunks.com/...eads7/ubbthreads.php


(This post was edited by wonderwoman on Mar 25, 2013, 7:10 AM)


marc801


Mar 25, 2013, 10:00 AM
Post #3 of 6 (1027 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Aug 1, 2005
Posts: 2765

Re: [spiesbach22] The Great Wall of China [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (2 ratings)  
Can't Post

spiesbach22 wrote:
Also anyone know the legality of having to Bivy on the Gunks cliff since this route is 67 pitces and 9000ft?
Seriously? You're going to drag bivi gear sideways for 9K feet, on a cliff where you're no more than 150' from the top or bottom the entire route (in some spots, literally only 20' off the ground)? Also, consider how this might impact others on the cliff. And if you're going to not be purist and haul from where ever the first day ends (meaning rap, get gear bags, jug and haul), then why not just descend for the night?


spiesbach22


Mar 25, 2013, 10:23 AM
Post #4 of 6 (1014 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jan 17, 2011
Posts: 17

Re: [marc801] The Great Wall of China [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

If done in the right season with the help of a few friends don't think I would need to haul gear the whole way.. In the summer I could get buy without a substantial sleeping bag just a pad and a 40 degree bag.. and if I bribed some friends o meet us on the cliff at the end of a day and drop off more water this could keep our gear to a daypack size.. easily. Eating mostly dry food with no need for cooking gear. If this was done midweek the issue of running into a lot of other groups is not really a problem..

Obviously the smart thing to do is to rap down then jug up at first light but i'm throwing out some hypothetical ideas..

I understand this is a somewhat asinine undertaking but i thought it would be fun to toy around with in my head.


wonderwoman


Mar 25, 2013, 10:41 AM
Post #5 of 6 (1003 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Dec 14, 2002
Posts: 4269

Re: [marc801] The Great Wall of China [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

marc801 wrote:
spiesbach22 wrote:
Also anyone know the legality of having to Bivy on the Gunks cliff since this route is 67 pitces and 9000ft?
Seriously? You're going to drag bivi gear sideways for 9K feet, on a cliff where you're no more than 150' from the top or bottom the entire route (in some spots, literally only 20' off the ground)? Also, consider how this might impact others on the cliff. And if you're going to not be purist and haul from where ever the first day ends (meaning rap, get gear bags, jug and haul), then why not just descend for the night?

Purist? Nah. Why not go ahead and bolt it?

I am kidding, by the way. This is a Ken Nichols route, after all.


sween345


Mar 25, 2013, 2:30 PM
Post #6 of 6 (951 views)
Shortcut

Registered: May 13, 2006
Posts: 251

Re: [spiesbach22] The Great Wall of China [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

http://bigfootmountainguides.com/...21/a-classic-grovel/


Forums : Climbing Information : General

 


Search for (options)

Log In:

Username:
Password: Remember me:

Go Register
Go Lost Password?



Follow us on Twiter Become a Fan on Facebook