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#1740 - 01/17/10 01:14 PM scaling a vertical face like a jungle gym?
Bee Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 1261
Loc: Northern California
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

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#1741 - 01/17/10 05:27 PM Re: scaling a vertical face like a jungle gym? [Re: Bee]
wagga Offline


Registered: 10/07/09
Posts: 2247
Loc: Humbug Reach (Pop. 3)
This is (to my mind) is as far as it should go.


Edited by wagga (01/17/10 05:28 PM)
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#1807 - 01/21/10 04:45 PM Re: scaling a vertical face like a jungle gym? [Re: wagga]
AxeMan Offline


Registered: 01/12/10
Posts: 29
Loc: Puppetville West
There are plenty of ways to scale our own beloved Whitney like a jungle gym, too...







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#1808 - 01/21/10 06:30 PM Re: scaling a vertical face like a jungle gym? [Re: AxeMan]
Bee Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 1261
Loc: Northern California
Nice pictures! Where were these taken?? (I like the angles; it conveys the difficulty of the terrain)

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#1815 - 01/22/10 07:45 AM Re: scaling a vertical face like a jungle gym? [Re: Bee]
AxeMan Offline


Registered: 01/12/10
Posts: 29
Loc: Puppetville West
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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#1818 - 01/22/10 09:16 AM Re: scaling a vertical face like a jungle gym? [Re: AxeMan]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7673
Loc: Fresno, CA
Fantastic pictures, Jeff! Man, you've been all over Whitney ...litterally! cool

Thanks.

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#1829 - 01/22/10 03:41 PM Re: scaling a vertical face like a jungle gym? [Re: Steve C]
AxeMan Offline


Registered: 01/12/10
Posts: 29
Loc: Puppetville West
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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