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Re: [blueeyedclimber] 2011 - Year in Review.
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Areas Visited
- Gunks
- Isolation Canyon, AZ
- Jacks Canyon, AZ
- Sedona, AZ
- Squamish BC
- El Potrero Chico, MX
- Birdsboro, PA
-Frankenjura, Germany

Number of Days out
- Rock - ~90 days
- Ice - 1 day

Number of climbs climbed:

410 climbs (not pitches)

Best sends

- Trad onsight: Bonticou, unknown difficulty, undocumented route.
- Trad redpoint: Dirty Gerdie, 5.9 The Gunks
- Sport onsight: Evil Shenanigans, 5.11a, EPC
- Sport redpoint: Selam, 5.10b, EPC

- Overuse injuries, arthritis in big toes and fingers, tendonitis in right elbow and shoulder. All over Aches and pains consistent with being an old lady.

- My favorite of course is my wonderful husband, Mitchal. I love climbing with John W, Michael S, Manny, Patrick, Gavin, Chris. Loved the all girl climbing with Wonderwoman, Bett and Jenn. Enjoyed meeting and climbing with Winnie, Julia, Nate, Jaime, Lori, Parker and Seth

New Skills

- This was my first time getting out on ice. I now have gear so I am looking forward to learning how to ice climb.
- Learning to crack climb in Squamish
- I have improved my route finding and general all around climbing skills/confidence.

First Ascents:
- SIng Along with Mitch, Isolation Canyon, AZ
- Pig in a Pen, Isolation Canyon, AZ

New Gear

- Ice climbing boots
- Crampons
- Ice axes
- Ice screws
- "keeper" biner
- couple of BD cams

Favorite climbs
- Crescent Moon Buttress, 5.10 Mina, Mexico
- Crimson Crescent, 5.11, Sedona, AZ
- Skywalker, 5.8 Squamish
- Diedre, 5.8 Squamish
- Nurses Aid, 5.10c, Gunks
- The Blackout, 5.9R, Gunks

Most Memorable moment(s)
- Post climbing, fireside footrubs by my honey
- Every day that I wake up at the gunks
- Getting off of Crimson Crescent (COLD)
- Surviving the many ways Manny tried to kill me at Isolation Canyon
- Running the 4th annual birdsboro climb and clean

Goals for Next Year
- Lead my first Gunks 10; Retribution (in honor of my 55th birthday)
- Rent a casita in Mexico for the month of November
- Give back more to the climbing community, specifically spend more time in Mexico teaching the little ones how to climb.

(This post was edited by gblauer on Dec 22, 2011, 2:36 PM)

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