Thunder to Table Mountain Traverse?

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Thunder to Table Mountain Traverse?

Post by limpingcrab » Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:28 am

Info? Has anyone EVER done it? Everything I can find describes descending quite a bit and ascending either the west side of Table Mountain or the couloir on the northeast side.
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Pic of the ridge by Bub Burd.
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Re: Thunder to Table Mountain Traverse?

Post by WarrenFork » Mon Aug 31, 2015 1:01 pm

I think I remember John Fischer asking the same question one time at Gordon Wiltsie's house in Bishop in the 1980s, with reference to Norman Clyde. Nobody knew.

The most likely person that I can think of who might know is Claude Fiddler AKA Norman Claude. I'm not sure it's okay to include an email address in a post on this board but if you don't already know him through SuperTopo or in real life you can find his contact info on his website.

Congratulations btw on your Tehipite Dome attempt this summer and (especially) your classic account of it. Too few adventures like that seem to get undertaken and even fewer get conveyed to the audience that appreciates them most.

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Re: Thunder to Table Mountain Traverse?

Post by limpingcrab » Mon Aug 31, 2015 4:22 pm

Thank you for the kind words and suggestion! I just sent him an email, we'll see if he has any insight into that area. It would be fun to stay high on the ridges up there and not bring a rope!

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Re: Thunder to Table Mountain Traverse?

Post by Harlen » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:50 pm

re. climbing along the Thunder-Table Mountain Ridge, limpingcrab wrote:
It would be fun to stay high on the ridges up there and not bring a rope!
By the Burd photo you enclosed, it sure looks like a fascinating and fun route... but no rope? Can we bring one for he hell of it- just in case?
We wonder if you did this route? Sorry if it is in your trip reports, but we couldn't find it. If you did, can you describe it for us? This might be something of interest to those planning to show up for Mav's yearly meetup. Cheers, Ian.

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