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Article: Metolius Offset TCU Editorial Review
K “Dude – Send up the mystery Hybrids!”

M “Umm…Huh? Wha?”

K “The Mystery TCU’s…I left them at the belay! Send ‘em up!”

M “What if I can’t find ‘em?”

K “F-ing find them!”

Hey kate....is that anything like...."how much f-ing rope is left?"?

HaHa!!!

josh

Article: 22 hour monster Link-up in Red Rocks
Hey I wanted to point out a super rad day had by 2 other climbers in Red rock recently....
http://www.alpinist.com/doc/ALP19/newswire-red-rocks-link-collins

Good stuff boys!!!

Article: 22 hour monster Link-up in Red Rocks
Natec....no worries as I've said to you I'm far from upset. No apology even needed.
The main thing I want out of this is for more folks, locals and visitors alike, to realise the potential that red rock canyon has for link ups. There are some big fun days to be had out there!
josh

Article: Caldwell and Sjong free Magic Mushroom in a push.
The title should be changed. The style was not "in a push", it was ground up. I know that this site only use's info from news sites ( instead of getting their own), but interpreting "in a 5day push" to mean "in a push" is silly.

This was a very proud send by 2 strong climbers. Please don't confuse people by changing the "style" of ascent.

Article: Caldwell and Sjong free Magic Mushroom in a push.
A 5day push and "in a push" are 2 different things.
"In a push" is a standard way to say they did it without stopping to sleep, which is a weird way of saying it but gtes the point across. There is a big difference between a camping trip and a long hike.
While ground up way not be the correct way either, it was not "in a push".
Another way to look at is in context of "in a day". Some single push ascent's are not accomplished in under 24 hours, thus not "in a day". But the team didn't stop to sleep or rest or what have you. Thus you have fairly continous motion. This is "in a push", and would be a much "bigger" acheivement than "in a 5 day push".
Look at Tommy or Lynn's free ascent's of the Nose...then look at how much attention it got when they did it in a
day.

The most fitting description would probably be "Alpine" or "capsule" style...but those just don't seem to fit.

In any case this was a very big accomplishment and both climbers deserve big kudos. but it was not done "in a push".

josh

Article: Caldwell and Sjong free Magic Mushroom in a push.
...or you could take a look at the other folks who think "in a push" means no bivi's.......

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.html?topic_id=599796&tn=0

josh

Article: Caldwell and Sjong free Magic Mushroom in a push.
How about Trust fund style? Or maybe "I'm off my meds again" style? No Wait!!! "I'm a self righteous asshole" style!!

Article: Caldwell and Sjong free Magic Mushroom in a push.
http://www.alpinist.com/doc/web08x/newswire-magic-mushroom-free-day

Now that's 'In a push'.
Holy shit Tommy.

josh