Wednesday, November 21, 2007

I want you ...

... to show me the way.
November 18, 2007: Matthew Karasik on the presumed FA of Smokejumper, Sinus Block, Eldorado Canyon State Park, CO. We've been eyeing this one for years, looking for traces of chalk/cleaned holds and inspecting the topout. We've also asked almost everyone we can think of. Nope. Nope! Nope. NOPE!!! Well, Matty finally and properly cleaned the topout and last Sunday we had an appointment with this problem in perfect early morning conditions. It was initially frustrating determining the sequence, as we got sidetracked away from the proper beta again and again. Thanks for showing me the way Matty. Your beta was ALMOST perfect.

8 comments:

sock hands said...

i originally called this 'mystery discharge' when i onsighted it in 2001 after moving here. you shoulda just asked for beta; mine seemed pretty casual, though it would have been less freaky at the topout if i had bothered to clean it up there first.... didn't want to blow the onsight, though.

oh wellz!

chuffer said...

blow me socktard.

chuffer said...

ryan fields just called ...

hayden said...

hey socktard, i think this climb is v7. better get your midnight sneak out boot of doom seshwan on.

Charles said...

pretty sure luke parady really did this thing about a year ago - not sure if we used that hold out right tho. I had just assumed it had been done before tho.

chuffer said...

Thanks Charles. I have sent Luke a message about the problem.

I agree ... while common sense suggests the line may/should have been done, none of the Eldo regulars, many of whom have been frequenting the canyon since the 70's can remember anyone ever doing it. Although there's a relatively small number of us out there doing this sort of stuff, nobody has perfect information.

Thanks again ... I will amend the name/info when/if Luke responds.

Dropknee said...

Yeah Mattieeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!

wade david said...

You didn't ask Wade if he had sent the project aka Smokejumper?