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#44482 - 05/07/09 04:14 AM View of October '08 Rockfall
Cornell Climber Offline
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Registered: 07/12/04
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I took a panorama of the Trapps and Nears back in 2007. This past weekend I got a shot from the same vantage of the area left of Madame G's. The picture was taken from miles away, so the quality isn't perfect. Still, you can clearly see the section of rock which came tumbling down last October. Thought people might be interested.

http://www.jeffdeutsch.com/albums/20090501/8.html

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#44483 - 05/07/09 05:02 AM Re: View of October '08 Rockfall [Re: Cornell Climber]
rg@ofmc Offline
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Really interesting!

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#44484 - 05/07/09 05:32 AM Re: View of October '08 Rockfall [Re: rg@ofmc]
GOclimb Offline
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Cool! Thanks for sharing!

GO

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#44485 - 05/07/09 11:47 AM Re: View of October '08 Rockfall [Re: GOclimb]
AOR Offline
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Registered: 08/27/04
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That's pretty wild. You really can't grasp the scope of the rockfall until you see a photo like this.

Well done...

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#44487 - 05/07/09 03:26 PM Re: View of October '08 Rockfall [Re: AOR]
chip Offline
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I wonder if the Preserve would like a copy of those. It would be interesting to monitor the coloration changes to the freshly exposed rock as it is subject to the air. I don't think of the ridge as a high air pollution area but that is certainly a large factor in the changes to many rock faces.

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#44489 - 05/07/09 06:28 PM Re: View of October '08 Rockfall [Re: chip]
Puzman Offline
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Registered: 04/25/08
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So I'm guessing that's the Madame G's buttress on the right? If so, what route was the rockfall on?

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#44490 - 05/07/09 06:49 PM Re: View of October '08 Rockfall [Re: Puzman]
MarcC Offline
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Registered: 07/10/00
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Basically, above and a little left of the upper part of Chimango*, but splattering into Peregrin and onto P1 of Hawk.

[*: I don't have a more recent guide than the black Dick handy at the moment. In that guide, there's a large section between The Womb Step and Chimango that shows no routes - that may well have changed in the past 10 years.]
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#44493 - 05/07/09 09:23 PM Re: View of October '08 Rockfall [Re: chip]
Cornell Climber Offline
journeyman

Registered: 07/12/04
Posts: 63
Originally Posted By: chip
It would be interesting to monitor the coloration changes to the freshly exposed rock as it is subject to the air.


I agree that it would be interesting. My panorama probably doesn't have the quality required to do serious monitoring. And image color is dependent on camera sensors, time of day, atmospheric conditions, etc. Though I think I have enough information to measure the change in tone relative to a nearby point. Perhaps someone could generate a very high resolution image like was done for El Cap (I don't have a link handy, but I'm sure you can google it).

The newly exposed rock appears to be similar in hue to Madame G's buttress, Airy Aria, and lots of other rock that I think of as being particularly orange.

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