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previously climbed Tue, Feb 19, 2013|
It was my second attempt at this highpoint, which undoubtedly is the most technically difficult range highpoint of any range in California. It had been almost three years since I had been here and in that time I had forgotten just how difficult this summit block would be. I had it in my head that I could throw a rope over the top and aid my way up, but after several attempts at lassoing I realized I had no strength and pretty much no chance at anything other than watching the rope fall helplessly off one side or the other. I then wound the rope around the base of the rock and tried raising it slowly by pushing it up, securing it, repeating, all to no great effect at all. I was about as lame in the effort as described by my daughter. Noting that an extension ladder would work nicely, I mentioned this to Mark when I saw him the next day - he said he would be happy to provide his 18-foot ladder for the effort at some future date. If you'd like to be included in what may be the first ascent of this impressive California range highpoint, make a comment at the end of this trip report with an email address if I don't have yours already.
Others expressing interest for future trip:
Craig Jagow (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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