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Jan 24, 2013, 11:05 AM

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Re: [cracklover] 2012 Year in review, and hopes for next year
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As usual I begin by mentioning that at 82, I most proud that Iím still walking. I had 53 days of outdoor climbing and a small number of gym days in 2012. It felt good for a change to be climbing stronger at the end of the season than at the beginning. I didnít take any trips in this year mostly because of family obligations (all those grandkids) and a trivial muscle pull in the thigh that kept me from climbing for a couple of weeks. I have a sense of spiritual gratitude that Iím still able to climb.

My partner Ben and I established a first ascent, Barbed Wire at Vedauwoo, which as you can note from my description will probably see few second ascents (to get through the last part of it, I had to remove all my gear, except for the harness, attach a sling to the gear and pull it up when I got to the top). Details at:

At this site, you can see Day of Wrath, which we established in 2011 and finally got around to posting. The story of the non-existent swastika can be found there along with some disparaging remarks mostly about me. Itís like Hollywood, I donít care what they say as long as they spell my name right. Anyway, at my age, there is a perverse pleasure in stirring up controversy. Note that Vedauwoo work days require some heavy lifting

My most exciting adventure was having to down climb the East Slabs at Eldorado on a night with no moonlight and our not having headlamps. Come up with all your dumb reasons for getting so late on an easy 6 pitch climb, which Iíve climbed several times before, and my partner and I (60 years combined experience) probably made all of them.

I hope to get a few trips in this year, and my partners and I have will attempt a couple of lines we started working on last year. Otherwise, itíll be weight lifting and hiking with my wife, trying to avoid injuries and to postpone the inevitable stigmata of aging.

Gratias et valete bene!

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