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darkgift06


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my partner told me it was sooo cold out last week that shes calling her season over.... F'n cold Canadian weather :(.... so I watched the World Junior Hockey instead, which was sad as Canada lost to the US :(


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boymeetsrock wrote:
Glad to hear that you didn't experience any local issues. Sad to hear that the local economy is being effected.

Definitely looking forward to the TR.

+1. Glad to hear about it being quiet, glad that you're safe, and can't wait to read the TR.

I've been in CO continually being disappointed by the weather. We've had plans to do a fair amount in the South Platte, at Shelf Road, and at the Sandias or Taos in NM, but most of everything has been put on hold due to the temps / precipitation threats.

We did get two days on Wigwam Dome in the South Platte, however, and that was fantastic. MY TR will take some time to do because I have about 3000 miles to drive before a 16-hour travel day to Chile, so yeah, I'm busy these days. But once I settle in down south the TRs should pick back up.


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Safe travels Greg !!


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Thanks dude, can't wait. Cool


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Stay safe Greg!!!


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Thanks Gail!


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+1 on the above.
Looking forward to more trip reports and pictures from down south.


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Gail looking forward to the TR. Are you going to be at the Gunks this weekend?

DarkGift, com'm, we need to get this thread off the Gunks focus. Tell us about your last rock climbing outing up in BC. Inquiring, enquiring?, minds want to know!!!

As for me, got thoroughly trashed at the Gunks on Thursday and Friday. Haven't been climbing in awhile. One high point were following on Still Crazy After All These Years, a 5.10b face climb with a 5.10a overhang which I blew. Superb climb. Prototypical Gunks. Steep face with horizontals spaced 10 - 12 feet apart followed by a tricky overhang. The other was Teeny Face, a 5.10a with a great 5.8ish overhang in the beginning with a 5.8ish overhang at the end, sandwiching a stretch of very thoughtful, thin 5.10a face climbing on beautiful rock.

Lest you think I wasn't doing any leading, enjoyed myself on Friends & Lovers (5.9) a steep face climb with spaced horizontals but no overhangs. Took a stupid fall at the 1st crux but got the "bouldery" 2nd crux. Led P2 of Snooky's Return, always a very enjoyable pitch. My partner did the overhang variation of P3 of Minty's to finish Snooky's. Nothing like a 4 foot overhang on a 5.5 pitch! You have to love the Gunks.

Saturday, despite toasted forearms, went out to belay a friend on a beautiful afternoon at Crow Hill. Nice group of people sharing ropes and belays. Got on a couple of top ropes. Followed one lead to the top and got rewarded by a spectacular view lit by an alpenglow. All in central Massachusetts.


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losbill wrote:
Gail looking forward to the TR. Are you going to be at the Gunks this weekend?

As for me, got thoroughly trashed at the Gunks on Thursday and Friday. Haven't been climbing in awhile. One high point were following on Still Crazy After All These Years, a 5.10b face climb with a 5.10a overhang which I blew. Superb climb. Prototypical Gunks. Steep face with horizontals spaced 10 - 12 feet apart followed by a tricky overhang. The other was Teeny Face, a 5.10a with a great 5.8ish overhang in the beginning with a 5.8ish overhang at the end, sandwiching a stretch of very thoughtful, thin 5.10a face climbing on beautiful rock.

Lest you think I wasn't doing any leading, enjoyed myself on Friends & Lovers (5.9) a steep face climb with spaced horizontals but no overhangs. Took a stupid fall at the 1st crux but got the "bouldery" 2nd crux. Led P2 of Snooky's Return, always a very enjoyable pitch. My partner did the overhang variation of P3 of Minty's to finish Snooky's. Nothing like a 4 foot overhang on a 5.5 pitch! You have to love the Gunks.

Saturday, despite toasted forearms, went out to belay a friend on a beautiful afternoon at Crow Hill. Nice group of people sharing ropes and belays. Got on a couple of top ropes. Followed one lead to the top and got rewarded by a spectacular view lit by an alpenglow. All in central Massachusetts.


Nice job Bill. Sounds as if you had a damn productive weekend.

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DarkGift, com'm, we need to get this thread off the Gunks focus. Tell us about your last rock climbing outing up in BC. Inquiring, enquiring?, minds want to know!!!

agreed. I'd like to hear more from other folks.


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Gmburns2000 wrote:
losbill wrote:
Gail looking forward to the TR. Are you going to be at the Gunks this weekend?

As for me, got thoroughly trashed at the Gunks on Thursday and Friday. Haven't been climbing in awhile. One high point were following on Still Crazy After All These Years, a 5.10b face climb with a 5.10a overhang which I blew. Superb climb. Prototypical Gunks. Steep face with horizontals spaced 10 - 12 feet apart followed by a tricky overhang. The other was Teeny Face, a 5.10a with a great 5.8ish overhang in the beginning with a 5.8ish overhang at the end, sandwiching a stretch of very thoughtful, thin 5.10a face climbing on beautiful rock.

Lest you think I wasn't doing any leading, enjoyed myself on Friends & Lovers (5.9) a steep face climb with spaced horizontals but no overhangs. Took a stupid fall at the 1st crux but got the "bouldery" 2nd crux. Led P2 of Snooky's Return, always a very enjoyable pitch. My partner did the overhang variation of P3 of Minty's to finish Snooky's. Nothing like a 4 foot overhang on a 5.5 pitch! You have to love the Gunks.

Saturday, despite toasted forearms, went out to belay a friend on a beautiful afternoon at Crow Hill. Nice group of people sharing ropes and belays. Got on a couple of top ropes. Followed one lead to the top and got rewarded by a spectacular view lit by an alpenglow. All in central Massachusetts.


Nice job Bill. Sounds as if you had a damn productive weekend.

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DarkGift, com'm, we need to get this thread off the Gunks focus. Tell us about your last rock climbing outing up in BC. Inquiring, enquiring?, minds want to know!!!

agreed. I'd like to hear more from other folks.

Thirded


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boymeetsrock wrote:
Gmburns2000 wrote:
losbill wrote:
Gail looking forward to the TR. Are you going to be at the Gunks this weekend?

As for me, got thoroughly trashed at the Gunks on Thursday and Friday. Haven't been climbing in awhile. One high point were following on Still Crazy After All These Years, a 5.10b face climb with a 5.10a overhang which I blew. Superb climb. Prototypical Gunks. Steep face with horizontals spaced 10 - 12 feet apart followed by a tricky overhang. The other was Teeny Face, a 5.10a with a great 5.8ish overhang in the beginning with a 5.8ish overhang at the end, sandwiching a stretch of very thoughtful, thin 5.10a face climbing on beautiful rock.

Lest you think I wasn't doing any leading, enjoyed myself on Friends & Lovers (5.9) a steep face climb with spaced horizontals but no overhangs. Took a stupid fall at the 1st crux but got the "bouldery" 2nd crux. Led P2 of Snooky's Return, always a very enjoyable pitch. My partner did the overhang variation of P3 of Minty's to finish Snooky's. Nothing like a 4 foot overhang on a 5.5 pitch! You have to love the Gunks.

Saturday, despite toasted forearms, went out to belay a friend on a beautiful afternoon at Crow Hill. Nice group of people sharing ropes and belays. Got on a couple of top ropes. Followed one lead to the top and got rewarded by a spectacular view lit by an alpenglow. All in central Massachusetts.


Nice job Bill. Sounds as if you had a damn productive weekend.

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DarkGift, com'm, we need to get this thread off the Gunks focus. Tell us about your last rock climbing outing up in BC. Inquiring, enquiring?, minds want to know!!!

agreed. I'd like to hear more from other folks.

Thirded
Do we have a quorum?


boymeetsrock


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I think the appropriate question is; do we have anyone reading this thread who is from a different region and is actually climbing?

Poor darkgift is stuck inside. Everyone else seems to be from the N/E.


darkgift06


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:D I feel the love :D

your asking might just be the kick in the pants I needed to get out there.. now its just getting a partner whos also willing to freeze.


donald949


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Gmburns2000 wrote:
boymeetsrock wrote:
Gmburns2000 wrote:
losbill wrote:
Gail looking forward to the TR. Are you going to be at the Gunks this weekend?

As for me, got thoroughly trashed at the Gunks on Thursday and Friday. Haven't been climbing in awhile. One high point were following on Still Crazy After All These Years, a 5.10b face climb with a 5.10a overhang which I blew. Superb climb. Prototypical Gunks. Steep face with horizontals spaced 10 - 12 feet apart followed by a tricky overhang. The other was Teeny Face, a 5.10a with a great 5.8ish overhang in the beginning with a 5.8ish overhang at the end, sandwiching a stretch of very thoughtful, thin 5.10a face climbing on beautiful rock.

Lest you think I wasn't doing any leading, enjoyed myself on Friends & Lovers (5.9) a steep face climb with spaced horizontals but no overhangs. Took a stupid fall at the 1st crux but got the "bouldery" 2nd crux. Led P2 of Snooky's Return, always a very enjoyable pitch. My partner did the overhang variation of P3 of Minty's to finish Snooky's. Nothing like a 4 foot overhang on a 5.5 pitch! You have to love the Gunks.

Saturday, despite toasted forearms, went out to belay a friend on a beautiful afternoon at Crow Hill. Nice group of people sharing ropes and belays. Got on a couple of top ropes. Followed one lead to the top and got rewarded by a spectacular view lit by an alpenglow. All in central Massachusetts.


Nice job Bill. Sounds as if you had a damn productive weekend.

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DarkGift, com'm, we need to get this thread off the Gunks focus. Tell us about your last rock climbing outing up in BC. Inquiring, enquiring?, minds want to know!!!

agreed. I'd like to hear more from other folks.

Thirded

Do we have a quorum?
D here.
How many for a Quorum?

Edit: cheesetitted the quotes. I think this gets it


(This post was edited by donald949 on Nov 16, 2010, 9:53 AM)


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That gots it. but turns out Greg wuz da guilty titter.


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I think we got the quorum... So what you been climbing Donald?


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boymeetsrock wrote:
I think we got the quorum... So what you been climbing Donald?
A small gym wall that I poped off of. I sprained my left middle finger. Mad
That and working 12's and 10's, no climbing for a month.
Sorry, nothing to report from the West Coast for 6 weeks. Although just before the long hours I took a noob out for some cragging. I gave him a grigri to belay me with. Smile And I was leading. Shocked


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So, you've been doing some soloing! That sounds like fun.

Sorry to hear about your finger.


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I am going to a hand doctor next Wednesday. I think I may have a stress fracture in my middle finger on my left hand. It's swollen, painful to the touch (on the kuckle side, not the palm side) and it hurts when I do every day acts of living. I have the same problem (to a lesser extent) on the right hand, so I can get an opinion on two for the price of one!

Interestingly, it did not bother me in Mexico. I guess a steady diet of Aleve (for my feet) has it's "benefits".

Hope your finger recovers quickly!


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I think by now, everyone knows my weekend reportPirate

Josh


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blueeyedclimber wrote:
I think by now, everyone knows my weekend reportPirate

Josh

Yeah big whips, pulled gear, new belayers...where was Tiff?


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boymeetsrock wrote:
So, you've been doing some soloing! That sounds like fun.

Sorry to hear about your finger.
Thanks for good thoughts on the finger all.
Well, I did my heavy bolted easy pitch. I gave him the quick this is what you do, and set up the grigri. He seamed to get the idea, and had a proper attitude about it.
But I was suprisingly nervous about it. Every move was carefully weighed. In the end he did well. I took a small fall on TR later and he catch no problem. His GF took pictures of us climbing, and he always had his hand on the brake proper and was paying close attention.


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gblauer wrote:
I am going to a hand doctor next Wednesday. I think I may have a stress fracture in my middle finger on my left hand. It's swollen, painful to the touch (on the kuckle side, not the palm side) and it hurts when I do every day acts of living. I have the same problem (to a lesser extent) on the right hand, so I can get an opinion on two for the price of one!

Interestingly, it did not bother me in Mexico. I guess a steady diet of Aleve (for my feet) has it's "benefits".

Hope your finger recovers quickly!

while I hope your finger recovers soon (and Don's, too), this post is useless without pictures...in more ways than one.


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However, I did just get back from Shelf Road today. I did three climbs and that's because my shoulder was KILLING me. Aches and pains, aches and pains.

Jeremiah had a much better day than me. I kept belaying because that's all I could really do.


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Gmburns2000 wrote:
However, I did just get back from Shelf Road today. I did three climbs and that's because my shoulder was KILLING me. Aches and pains, aches and pains.

Let's face it, we are all getting old!

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