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climberchic


Apr 20, 2004, 8:03 AM
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Rockfall at Gunsmoke  (North_America: United_States: California: Joshua_Tree_National_Park: Barker_Dam)
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I finally got to see the "rockfall" to the right of Gunsmoke this weekend. As I was quite unaware and how unbelieveably large this "piece" was, I took a few pics, for anyone who hasn't seen it already. Very impressive, but thank goodness no one was there at the time. Ranger mentioned this happend in February of last year.

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Hmm, I wonder what kinda truck I'd need to get that boulder into my backyard...


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We'll just have to see. I can get a few friends to help you lift it!! :P


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that was Killer Cracks?! was going to hit that soon. that's just great

oh well, only 7,000 other routes to choose from


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looks like some possibly very hard problems on that overhang...


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You missed the funniest piccy, here's a link ( thanks randy ):

http://images.climbingjtree.com/album/sized/244.jpg


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A friend of mine told me that someone had just finished a bolted face route up the block that fell a couple of days before it cut loose. Scarey for them...


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Yep. They bolted it, then there were 3 days of rain, then it slid out.


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are they going to change the name from killer cracks to killer chimney???


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Hmmm.... I thought there was something different about that area...


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thank goodness no one was there at the time

How do you know no one's under that? Maybe some poor boulder who was out by himself's under there!


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thank goodness no one was there at the time

no, I checked before I pryed it loose.






Just kidding



edit: oops, wrong quote


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