Whynot's trip reports

Location: ohio

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Seneca again

The best picture of the few I took. That's my climbing partner Al. He follows me up anything I hang a rope on. That's all I ask in a partner.We both fuss and complain a lot but we get to the anchor and enjoy it. I bought a cheapo camera for this trip because I tend to destroy them while climbing. The walkie talkies survived this time. My old truck didn't enjoy the miles. I kept one eye on the temerature gauge all the time and went through a gallon of antifreeze. I don't think it has any more long trips left in it. Time to trade it in.
When I got to Seneca, Al had been waiting on me for 2 hours. He already had us a choice camping spot by the river. We climbed Skyline Traverse the next day. It was hot as crap by the time we got to Broadway ledge. We were both worn out already. My plan was to do Christians next, up to the base of Humphrey's Head and across to Windy Corner to the top. It would have been 3 more pitches and I couldn't find the start of Christians so we bailed off the bolts at the end of Broadway. It's an intimidating rappel with only a 60 meter rope and a hella long way to the ground. The first rap lands you on a little ledge just big enough for 2. You hook in to another set of bolts and unhook from the rope so your partner can come down. You're both standing there on a tiny ledge on a sheer verticle rock face and you pull the rope. Of course it gets all tangled up and you have to feed it through the new anchor and rap again. The second rap lands you on a bigger ledge but you are still 25 feet off the ground.The ropes kept binding in my old rap device and gave me fits, to make it worse the gear sling had a loose bit of webbing that wanted to snag in there as well. I tucked it under something and decided to buy a new device at the Gendarme . The nice guys there fixed me up with a shiny new one that works perfectly. Now all I need is a shiny new truck that works perfectly.
More later.

Thursday, March 25, 2010


If I become a Zombie, just chain me up in the basement and bring me a Mailman now and then!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Humphrey's Head

I took this from the belay notch on the way to the summit. I was tempted to climb it but I knew there wasn't time. Looks like it could crumble and fall doesn't it? It's a lot wider than it apears and much bigger. You can see the peak of the Southern Pillar in the distance. It's 300 or more feet tall.

Sunday, January 10, 2010


I was walking past the stove on my way to the computer and got a wiff of cookies. Yup the oven was on. Courtney was baking cookies!!!!! I just had 3 with a cup of coffeee. Yummmy stuff and a sweet suprise. Sometimes the little things in life are the best.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Turkey samwiches!!!!!

We're having a housefull tomorrow. I'm looking forward to it. It's always a good time with Mrs. Ynots family. little kids running around,beer, presents and Sandy claws. and....Turkey samwiches!!!

Friday, November 27, 2009


Turkey samwiches!!!! nuf said

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Free ride

Ginger Rapping off Tower rock. I stopped on a ledge and let everyone else rap to the ground so I could hang a rope on Curving crack. I got some good pics of everyone rapping by and we had a good time unlocking Curving Crack.