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Feb 2014 Death Valley Weekend

 
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Location: Stuntin in the trap son

PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:31 pm    Post subject: Feb 2014 Death Valley Weekend  Reply with quote

Headed to Death Valley the other day with Amanda and Kevin, where we met up with the usual suspects and did a couple canyons. Day one was Big Shit Canyon, which was fun and easy. Usual long steep approach. Day two we went out to the famous Widowmaker/Undertaker with the 580ft rappel. I didn't nearly have as much fun as I was initially scared as I don't dig long rapps in Death Valley in particular, but then I was just pissed as I had my haulbag (carried the 600ft rapp line up the hike in it) with another couple packs inside the haulbag. Wore it on my back instead of hanging it off my secondary belay loop. Not a good plan. Had a chest rig I made which improved things, but point is I was lying horizontal unable to really control my rappel much for nearly the entire time. Cursed up a storm until I landed flat on my ass on the ground. Not fun. Amanda had a blast, but she's weird like that. Everyone else had a good time.

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Day 1:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tacodelrio/sets/72157641128969714/

Day 2:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tacodelrio/sets/72157641128428873/

Some select pics:

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Hike up on day 1

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Madness

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Cool things with ropes

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ID the car


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Beautiful looking wall of awful rock in Undertaker

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50ft rapp or so to the top of Widowmaker

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I'm just so excited.

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I think that's Amanda.

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Reppin'
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Location: Aliso Viejo

PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love the Death Valley.  Something for everyone.  Jealous.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perfect weekend for the desert. That last rap shot really gives you a sense of scale. Freakin' massive.
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Location: Los Angeles CA

PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually had the chance to visit DV two weekends ago.  Had an amazing time as well.  Can't wait to head back.

We spent a couple of days in Panamint City, hiked in from Chris Wicht Camp.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that Widowmaker is so aptly named Cool
fantastic pics showing the scale of everything.
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