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scaling a vertical face like a jungle gym?
#1740 01/17/10 01:14 PM
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Coming to a mountain near you?

A via ferrata makes scaling a vertical face like climbing a jungle gym

The metal rungs allow unskilled climbers to summit imposing mountains, such as Nimbus Tower in British Columbia.

story:

http://www.latimes.com/travel/printedition/la-tr-viaferrata17-2010jan17,0,590079,full.story


Pictures:

http://www.latimes.com/travel/la-tr-viaferrata17-2010jan17-pg,0,6517990.photogallery



The body betrays and the weather conspires, hopefully, not on the same day.
Re: scaling a vertical face like a jungle gym?
Bee #1741 01/17/10 05:27 PM
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This is (to my mind) is as far as it should go.

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Re: scaling a vertical face like a jungle gym?
wagga #1807 01/21/10 04:45 PM
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There are plenty of ways to scale our own beloved Whitney like a jungle gym, too...







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AxeMan #1808 01/21/10 06:30 PM
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Nice pictures! Where were these taken?? (I like the angles; it conveys the difficulty of the terrain)

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Re: scaling a vertical face like a jungle gym?
Bee #1815 01/22/10 07:45 AM
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Hi Bee,
The pics are from a couple of different climbs, but basically here:



Very fun climbing and not that difficult at all, just a bit "airy." Here's another shot from a spot next to #2:



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AxeMan #1818 01/22/10 09:16 AM
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Fantastic pictures, Jeff! Man, you've been all over Whitney ...litterally! cool

Thanks.

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Steve C #1829 01/22/10 03:41 PM
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Haha. Yeah, seems like I've covered plenty of routes up the mountain. I even swore that I WOULD NOT do Whitney again last year, but then the kids wanted to do the MR in October, so that resolution went out the window. We'll see what happens this year... (Not that I'm complaining----there's just a lot of other fantastic rock out there that needs "jungle gym-ing"!)


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