Jacking The Rock
New routes often involve some cleaning. A lot of the rock in Yosemite is relatively clean. The same can be said for the coastal areas but in the north west, in Squamish and much of Washington, the rock is often very dirty and contains lots of loose rock. Squamish locals have been known to spend hundreds of hours cleaning up a new route. Often the cleaning includes trundling large loose rocks. Here's a great video of Squamish climber and renown Hula-Hooper Hevy Duty car jacking a rock off the cliff. Enjoy the hilarious footage!
Just Jackin from Travis Hubert on Vimeo.
Labels: Hevy Duty, route maintenance, Squamish climbing