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Dogs in the Hourglass??

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Dogs in the Hourglass??

Postby tomcat67 » Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:26 am

As we started up the hourglass yesterday, we got hailed on by golfball to bowling ball sized rocks. I made several attempts to contact the people above and received no reply. After cowering in a safe zone for 40 minutes we realize there are 2 guys on the fixed line trying to cajole a dog down the hourglass. One guy finally carried the dog down holding on to the rope. They didnt seem overly concerned that they had almost killed us and I cant help but think that the dog or the leash it was attached to was somehow to blame. I love dogs more than most and we bring our dog on a lot of outings but this was just plain stupid imho. Needless to say I was pretty spooked and it was 1pm at 13500 so we reluctantly turned around for the second time in 2 years, dissapointing since its tracee's 2nd to last 14er.

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Re: Dogs in the Hourglass??

Postby ajkagy » Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:31 am

wow bummer...amazing the dog had gotten up there in the first place, too bad the owners didn't have any common sense.

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Re: Dogs in the Hourglass??

Postby ChrisinAZ » Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:35 am

Wow...I feel bad for you guys getting turned around, and especially for the poor dog. "Dumbass" doesn't begin to cover the owners...
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Re: Dogs in the Hourglass??

Postby MtHurd » Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:09 am

So since that dog used a rope, is he now considered a "mountaineer"?

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Re: Dogs in the Hourglass??

Postby KeithK » Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:13 am

I'm appalled at this story! There's NO way that dog should have trusted those ropes.
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Re: Dogs in the Hourglass??

Postby SeracZack » Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:19 am

KeithK wrote:I'm appalled at this story! There's NO way that dog should have trusted those ropes.

The dog may have inspected them and the anchoring system beforehand... :lol:

Ahhhh, some dog's people. ](*,)
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Re: Dogs in the Hourglass??

Postby MtHurd » Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:22 am

Was the dog wearing a helmet?

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Re: Dogs in the Hourglass??

Postby DeucesWild » Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:24 am

Dogs should stick to the Southwest ridge, where they belong.
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Re: Dogs in the Hourglass??

Postby SurfNTurf » Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:28 am

Quick, someone call The Brotherhood of Lucky! Or are they still in L.A. on media tour?
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Re: Dogs in the Hourglass??

Postby MonGoose » Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:34 am

Tomcat, that's a terrible story and I'm glad no one was injured.

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Re: Dogs in the Hourglass??

Postby Mel McKinney » Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:17 am

Apparently UpNDown's dog does. :-D

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Re: Dogs in the Hourglass??

Postby Fisching » Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:22 am

You weren't spotting the dog?!?!

I tell you, the courtesy in our climbing community is no longer what it once was...
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