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Mt. Woodson's "I Hear My Train A Comin'!", 5.11c/d *REVISED* (view)

One of Mt. Woodson's signature finger cracks, I Hear My Train A Comin', sets the tone for the plethora of hardcore splitters up on the mountain!

Rating:Average Rating = 5.00/5 | Vote: 1 | Comments: 11

Submitted by: illusiondweller on 2009-08-10 | Last Modified: 2009-08-13 | Views: 2062

Comment 5 out of 5 stars illusiondweller on 2009-08-11
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proklepto86 (1 day ago)

YAAA that is sooo sick, and its a pretty high ballsy solo...... isn't that like 25-30 feet.....wow... i am going to definately start putting some heavy work into this problem....its such a beautiful problem.....and you make it look almost too easy. Well i love the video and this is definately an inspiration.....stoked to see the full completed video....awesome job!


digitsdelight (1 day ago)

I actually dropped a rope plumb from the top and it measured 31' 9".


digitsdelight (1 day ago)

With your ability Chris, you'll walk this thing!
Comment 5 out of 5 stars illusiondweller on 2009-08-13
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Nice work Gary! Hear my Train is no joke! I can't wait to get back to Mt. Woodson now.
Eliot
Comment 5 out of 5 stars illusiondweller on 2009-08-13
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Congrats,
I was thinking about you the other day.
Terry
Comment 5 out of 5 stars illusiondweller on 2009-08-13
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Pretty cool Broham
Lanny
Comment 5 out of 5 stars illusiondweller on 2009-08-13
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Great job! Not bad for an old man.
Joe
Comment 5 out of 5 stars illusiondweller on 2009-08-13
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Here are some excerpts from an email from myself to JB regarding it's FA:

John,
...P.S. Fill me in on the story behind "I Hear My Train a Comin'" on Mt. Woodson. Rumor has it that you third classed this on it's first ascent. I've always wondered over the years.
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From: bachar
Date Sent:
Mar 4, 2006, 12:37 PM

Hey Gary! Thanks for the compliments! I'm pretty sure I did the first as a boulder problem but I also could have top-roped it first - just can't remember. I know I did Drivin' South as a bouldering first ascent however - pretty scary!
cheers, jb
Comment 5 out of 5 stars illusiondweller on 2009-08-13
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By Ken Klis
Sep 17, 2007
My sometimes unreliable memory recalls Rick Piggot telling me that it had already been freed before Bachar's ascent. Locals had been bear-hugging up an oak tree and reaching out into the good finger locks past the crux.

Then Bachar showed up and onsight flashed it from the ground, and I think Rick told me it was 3rd classed too.

It sent all the locals running over there to try the additional moves.

The convenient tree limb is long gone now. And all this was in the 70's, before I was hanging out there.
Comment 5 out of 5 stars illusiondweller on 2009-08-13
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Hey, way cool vid man!
Michael Paul
Comment 5 out of 5 stars illusiondweller on 2009-08-23
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JKVawter

I see from your vids that you are hanging with some young guys who are very strong. How many of us ever got off the ground on Hear My Train in the 70's? Bachar, Piggot, Kauk, BVB, Mike Paul, maybe a dozen more. That's very impressive to me because even now when pad people are climbing V10s, you hardly ever see anyone get off the ground on that thing!
Comment 5 out of 5 stars illusiondweller on 2009-09-26
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LOL, "pad people", awesome!
Comment 5 out of 5 stars illusiondweller on 2009-11-05
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Imagine Mike Paul doing this solo at 15 years old in Asics tennies (see photo), unbelievable!