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Re: Is the tower in these pics 'Kat Pinnacle'?

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Is the tower in these pics 'Kat Pinnacle'?
November 10, 2010 05:10PM
Just wondering, but I can't seem to find any pics of the tower (besides these) on the web; only climbing route descriptions. If it isn't KP, does anyone know what it is?



avatar Re: Is the tower in these pics 'Kat Pinnacle'?
November 10, 2010 06:36PM
That is The Rostrum.

Really liked your photos of this... (Middle Earth thread)



Chick-on is looking at you!
Re: Is the tower in these pics 'Kat Pinnacle'?
November 11, 2010 05:15AM
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chick-on
That is The Rostrum.

Really liked your photos of this... (Middle Earth thread)

Thanks, and thanks for the name. These were (pretty obviously) taken the same day as the others.
Re: Is the tower in these pics 'Kat Pinnacle'?
November 10, 2010 08:15PM
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tanngrisnir3
Just wondering, but I can't seem to find any pics of the tower (besides these) on the web; only climbing route descriptions. If it isn't KP, does anyone know what it is?

Yes, The Rostrum in your photo is on the south side of the Merced River, at the broad outcrop and roadside gawking area a half mile west of the Wawona Tunnel.

I haven't climbed at Kat Pinnacle, but the new (1971) Roper Climbing Guide places it a short distance up the road from the Arch Rock entrance station, on the north (route 140) side of the river. He places it about 500 feet above the highway, about a mile and a half downstream of the Cascade Creek bridge. This would put it on the cliffs below Foresta.

According to Roper, Chouinard invented the rurp piton in 1960, specifically for a route on Kat Pinnacle.

If you don't know what a rurp piton is, whippersnapper, ask the oldest climber that you can find....
avatar Re: Is the tower in these pics 'Kat Pinnacle'?
November 10, 2010 08:59PM
Realized Ultimate Reality Piton. Ittiy bitty thing for thin cracks in hard granite.



Old Dude
avatar Re: Is the tower in these pics 'Kat Pinnacle'?
November 10, 2010 09:28PM
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mrcondron
Realized Ultimate Reality Piton. Ittiy bitty thing for thin cracks in hard granite.

Corrected spelling:
Itty Bitty Thingy
( Note: see entries for April 2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_1960 )



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/10/2010 09:32PM by szalkowski.
avatar Re: Is the tower in these pics 'Kat Pinnacle'?
November 12, 2010 09:36AM
How is it that those are in 16:9 instead of 4:3 aspect ratio?
Re: Is the tower in these pics 'Kat Pinnacle'?
November 12, 2010 10:22AM
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qumqats
How is it that those are in 16:9 instead of 4:3 aspect ratio?
You can use the crop tool in a photo editing program to make any shape you want.
Re: Is the tower in these pics 'Kat Pinnacle'?
November 12, 2010 08:14PM
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qumqats
How is it that those are in 16:9 instead of 4:3 aspect ratio?

Because my cameras can do 4:3, 3:2, 1;1, 16:9, you name it. Only a button push away. No cropping needed whatsoever.

Almost any good digital one can do that nowadays.
Re: Is the tower in these pics 'Kat Pinnacle'?
November 12, 2010 09:10PM
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tanngrisnir3
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qumqats
How is it that those are in 16:9 instead of 4:3 aspect ratio?

Because my cameras can do 4:3, 3:2, 1;1, 16:9, you name it. Only a button push away. No cropping needed whatsoever.

Almost any good digital one can do that nowadays.
Technically it is cropping, but doing it in camera, rather that in post processing.
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