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Comments by padge (9)
Very nice, I've never ridden a 500cc two stroke. I bet that thing has enormous torque. I always stall 350cc two strokes because they dont have enough torque in the low end. I've got a XR650 which works great up in the hills in Sonoma County.
Very nice, I remember going too high at that traverse and having to downclimb on some pretty thin edges. Stellar Route!
I loved this climb. I remember the guidebook describing it as elegant and civilized, and badly pin scarred. Correct on both accounts.
Bomber finger locks & fun smears, totally classic.
I went to that valley a few years ago during our honeymoon. Man if I had only found out about the bouldering, DAMN! I remember it is a beautifull place.
I got creamed by a wave out at that point. Three people trying to stand at the same 2' diameter high point doesn't work too well. Mussels can really rip up your skin.
That looks like serpentinite. The slick portions are called surprisingly slickensides, they are the product of tectonic movement (faulting). There is also the possibility of chrysotile, a type of asbestos which is commonly associated with that rock type.
Back in the day you probably could have used the crack... too bad it fell into the ocean. Definitly a cruxy opener when a little buzzed.
Fun route. I remember cleaning alot of weeds out of that crack back in the early 90's. Beautifull setting too.
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