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Um, okay orangekayak, you head to the Quarries, I'll grab your girlfriend's rack! Isn't that what you asked for? LOL!!! I crack me up!

Sorry I missed out, folks. Looked like it turned into a great-weather-weekend. Hopefully next time.

GO


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Sup yaahll

OMG!! The weather was so beautiful!!!! With the sun reflectiong of the snow it was like an oven. Too bad that also incresed the seepage along with the fresh snow.......................but that all adds to the Ambi'ance

It was good to see a few familiar faces,and to meet a few more!!

Got my ash handed to me by a .9-.10a sport ,still not sure wich!! Tooled a sweet 20' that tossed centmass for a ride! then On my 2nd assualt couldn't quite make the last bolt before the t/o and wished my helmet was on my head instead of keeping a sitting rock safe from harm,and took a nice one again. Thankfully on both occasions I had some great belay's,Thanks again.!!!

Bonesz is the man again he brought Java and goodies----------plus he brought a huge piece of rubber roof that made a great belay/changing station----------------and yes I'm sayin it out loud that flake was Wet!!


oh and those of you who didn't show up
Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo we missed ya but not that much cause we were climbing!!!!



foo


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I'll be the "accomodater" any time, any where. You folks know how to have a good time. My alter ego says that I can do a lot more, It's nice to have met people with both intelligence and a sence of humor. By far the best , high quality peeps I've ever met.

I got off clean, never a suspicion. :D I'm psyched to have had the opportunity to invest time with y'all, although you all make it look too easy.

Tape is of the gods !! Feel free to give me a call, 978-828-9992 to firm up plans or if you need coffee !

Y'all rock.


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foo - what sport route? Do you mean Needles? You're one lucky camper - last time I checked, that sucker was protected by 1/4 inch buttonheads. Yeah, I've held small falls on one of the bolts, but man - you're a brave soul - those things are ticking time bombs!

Oh, and I've led it too. :) Nice climb, eh?

GO


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Mar 9, 2003, 6:44 PM
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hahaha ... i was wondering if someone would comment on that. those bolts look sketchy!!!!


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yeah they looked alil rough but when your up there and there's nothing else ,,,,,,,,then they'll have to do. I'll tell ya the 2 I dropped on took some decent falls. There wasnt much to cling to up there either

Not sure If it was called needles or not but I'll take your word on it,it was only 4-5 bolts to the top ,on M-face between tensile strength .9+ and Bombay .10.

lol just thinking about it heheheeeeeeh 8)


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Four bolts, bit of a runout between 3 and 4. Yup, that's Needles - as in Pins and Needles. Nobody hammers pins into Pins (the crack just left of the climb you led) anymore, but the 1/4 inch needles are still sticking out of Needles! I'm not sure how hard it is, 9 or 10, but at the time I led it, it was the hardest route I'd ever flashed. Sure felt good!

Seriously, though, the climb should really have those bolts replaced. I strongly suggest that until then, anyone who leads it should try really hard not to fall on those bolts.

Cheers!

GO


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It was an interesting belay I tell ya. Mike gets up there and clips in, 'they look ok' I'm feeling good, until he get's to the 3rd and relates that 'it's a little sketchy'. Now I'm just sittin there waiting for him to peal and pop one as I try to run my fat arse backwards to get the slack in. Thankfully I did't have to exert myself. :D

It was a great day out there, although a tad damp in some of those cracks.

Bonesz, glad you got away with it. you had me worried as you were leaving. Figured your wife would be dumping you body in QQ like in the old days.

See ya'll
TD


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I figured that last bolt must be sketchy after I watched Foo turn the hanger around to more easily clip it.

sheesh...


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Thinking I should have stayed to the left of that last bolt I clipped instead of being underneath it , that would have given me the move .

I was trying to work back over and was seriously spent from hanging in that precarious position and extremley glad those bolts had a generous amount of life left in them!!!

All in all it was fun,but I need to go back and send it.


Foo


I'm glad you didn't have to exert yourself too TD!!!!!
hehehe


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Well, having changed back into the work cloathes I had, and stopping at the shop in Billrica, swapping trucks; mine for the company truck I left in that morning....helped a lot.
I had (usually have) a good daily burn on my face, she knows I was outside. When asked "how was your day ?" I replied, ' good mostly hung around, had coffee, '

Does this make me a closet climber ? :roll:
Got good beta on who makes "bigger" harnesses. I'll get her out there soon, My bro-in-law is on spring break from the 14th till the 21st, I'll grab nim by the neck and make him hump my gear next time. :twisted:

If the weather is good, I'll certainly be thare again, this time I'll tell mumma !


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Glad Mamma didn't catch you she might have to whoop your ash, and then you'ld be to sore to climb. Hopefully she'll be out there climbing with you/us soon :)


Climb ..climb...climb....... till mama takes your harness awayyyyyy......... 8) 8)


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[#006600:17617e6f59]Jeremy-
I am a definite maybe. I should have the day off but, yet again, I must wait for the schedule to actually hit the wall to be sure. Count me in for now and I'll let you know if something goes awry. I should be seeing you at D&D for another caffeine fix on the way up.


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Looks like it's going to be another great weekend for climbing. Who's up for it?


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Hello boys and girls, the forcast for the weekend is in the 50's, that's practicly a heat wave...I'll bring the rubber :shock: and food food, this time, any suggestions ? Rolls or bread, salami, or liverwerst ? Y'know, feedback..

This time I already informed the warden that I'm most likely going to be there, so that's all set. Pete, I'll be there Sat am at 7:30 or there abouts, I'm gonna have some routes set up this time.

Elena ? Elenas partner ? Those who missed last weekend ? ROB ? and his shiny new shtuff ? C'mon I know you want to touch it....

PM me or call 978-828-9992 cell
Later

Don 8)


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Can't make it this time. I'll be in NYC on sat. Have fun.


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I'm new to the area so I wouldn't mind getting a flavor of other crags around here. Is there a place other than QQ that's decent this time of year? If not, Quincy is fine with me.


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[#006600:03c6bf9d5e]sillymnkee-
QQ isn't even really good this time of year, but it is climbable and we just couldn't wait any longer. There are some other good climbs in the immediate area, and some really nice stuff if you don't mind driving a few hours, but we might have to wait a couple more weeks for the weather to cooperate before we get a decent day of climbing in. In the forseable future we do have a this Rose Ledge group climb, on April 12th, and another one at Redrock in Gloucester, on May the3rd, already in the works. I know it seems like forever away so if you really need to get you climbing fix there are a couple of climbing gyms in the area (Boston Rock Gym, Gravity Rock Gym, Vertical Dreams, Boulder Morty's, RI Rock Gym) to satiate your hunger.


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Bonez, 7:30 A at QQ? hmmmmm...a morning climb might actually be workable, it'd have to be a early day for me, got much activity planned that I can't get out of... I'd have to bail out by noon, latest, unfawchanetly

you KNOW I wanna drag that new stuff out ;-)

lemme see what I can work out, but I ain't makin' no promises yet.


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Quincy was quite nice last weekend, though a little muddy when the snow started melting. If its going to be clear and in the 50s I'll probably end up there sometime with my friends. Hope to see you guys.


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7:30 am? I don't think my alarm clock goes that early. But I'll try to be there some time during the late morning.


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You silly geese ! I didn't mean that anyone else should be there at 7:30 ?!
I'm prone to wake up between 4-4:30 am to go to work, after 17 years of that you can't sleep later, no matter how drunk you get the night before :shock: . I'm more or less shooting for that time,
A: cuz it's peaceful that early
B: so I can just be all set up if / when peeps arrive
C: So I don't waste any prescious climbing time
D: I'm in the mood to put the guide book to the rock, and see if I can identify the routes.

Feel free to sleep in, I'm sure I could keep myself busy, practicing self rescue and placements. Besides I want to get a good pkg spot again !

On the menu this weekend...cold cuts, munchies, sodas, water.
Any preffrences better PM me so I get it. Soon I'll be humpin the weber grill too 8)


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hey folks, i'm not going to make it out to QQ this weekend, as I've sprayed before, I'm going to Tennessee (hehehehehe) to climb at T-Wall, Foster Falls and perhaps Obed. A couple quick notes from me ...

Multitad - I'll update the first post to reflect your desire to attend Rose LEdge and meet us at Dunkin in Acton.

Bonesz - check out the QQ page again - http://www.rockclimbing.com/routes/listArea.php?AreaID=1003 I tried making a usable "topo" - really more of a wall locator. Compliments the routes section well.

TO ALL MASS CLIMBERS - TWO REQUESTS ....

1. Please go to the routes dbase (link I just posted above) the day after you go climbing and enter your climb on the routes in there. Why do this? It adds to the beta for the climb, lets you spray a little, makes my posting look a little less like spraying (hehehe), and shows the rest of the folks on here exactly how active and awesome we MASS CLIMBERS are. Do it folks, it's fun.

2. SUBMIT PICTURES TO THE SITE ... We really need some pictures of climbing at the various crags ... ESPECIALLY CROW HILL ... I'm sick of seeing that kayak picture (obviously I don't have a problem with kayaks, but come on).


And have a safe fun weekend. I look forward to climbing with y'all very soon. It's going to be time to start talking about April Rumney trips soon ...


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I should be at QQ this Saturday at some point...who else is in?

Also, count me in for the Rose Ledge trip.


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I'll be there on Saturday
rest assured 8) 8)

cause I know you were all askin yourselves "Hey I wonder if Foo's gonna be there) :lol: :lol:

50 F better bring the sun tan oil..........its gonna be a hot one!!!!!!!!



Foo

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