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astrocrag


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 I had my first trip with you guys today and had a blast. First sport lead and gnarliest climb ever. You were all so cool. I am loooking forward to climbing with you all again. I'll bring more clothes next time so I don't freeze my butt off like I did today.


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I know, what a turn out.

We almost had the crags to ourselves.



hangerlessbolt
toobigtoclimb
artm (+1 friend, can't remember name )
jorgle
yadi-yadi
betaflash
sickofla
elcapbuzz (+ his brother & an Aussie )
uboth
astrocrag
mauriceb
Matt from Eucipa
The Actresss (still can't remember name )
Ryan The Fireman
3 Members of my gym
i.karen
rrrADAM


There are two more who's names I can't remember , and even two climbers came up who found out about Holcomb Valley Pinnacles from the site, but are not registered.

Great fun and climbing, even though it got a bit chilly when a storm front moved in threatening rain, but stayed dry.

Enjoyed finally meeting many of you, even the one's who's names I cannot remember. Especially enjoyed meeting Ammon (elcapbuzz) and his brother, and listening to some "Big Wall" stories.


rrrADAM
p.s. Jorgle... I still have the sweatshirt you leant me to fend off my "fripples".

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Oh yea... Loved the way the McNeely Brothers drove their truck all Dukes Of Hazard Style... They even got airborne.

I wouldn't be supprised if they could drive up the first few pitches of El Cap to save time on the approach.


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I think there was another guy named Adam. I have his sunglasses. I'll bring them to our next climb. The actress' name was Lourdes. I hope I spelld that right. Good climber.


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Adam is 'ubotch'.

And yes Lourdes, climbs very well.


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so if it was cold for you So Cal climbers it must have dropped down to a Artic like 65...I dont know how you can deal with such harsh temps ...


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Great day! Got many pictures to post. Have them up in the next couple of days.


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What a stellar trip. Good to finally meet many of you that I have seen around the site. I think my highlight was leading "Coyote In The Henhouse" while wearing Karen's sweater That and seeing the rocket-powered truck blast out of there. Good times.
~Matt, from "Eucipa"


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No worries, I know I have a hard name to remember. It was fun climbing with you guys. Hope to do it again soon! Mabye I'll see you guys in Malibu or Willi!


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what a great day: good friction, good peoples. its a shame i work weekends for the rest of the month.

you all should head out to keller peak before the season ends.

also, i ended up with some sunglasses. they are black and smell like roast beef.

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Haaa haaa ha, Yeah man. My brotha drives better than the Dukes. He's a crazy man. Haaa haa ha, LOL. I was even gettin' gripped.

It was SOoo great meeting everyone. You guys are WAY cool. I too, will post some good shots of GREAT people on/by the rock.

Thanks for the hookup, to meet such awesome people. Let's do it again.

Ammon




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It was in deed a good day to climb.

I picked Toobig (Brian) up at 5:30…made a run to the gas station to fuel and load up on eats and drinks. Then we were off to Big Bear.

The clouds on the way up were looking a little intimidating, but Brian assured me that there was less than a 10% chance of rain. No worries…we know where the cool eateries are.

We blasted up through the fog to the sunny parking area in front of Wilbur’s tombstone at about 8 a.m.

We headed over to Motherload’s East Face where Brian geared up and led Blasting Cap(5.5) to warm up. Then he led Wild Rose(5.7). Then I led Fire in the Hole(5.10b)(which Brian cruised without any problem at all...he could have led it blindfolded.)

While on lead Artm, Jorgle, and friend arrived.

Brian and I moved down the wall where he led Shantytown Swing(5.6) then I hopped on Black Bart doing the 5.10c variation (using the dihedral) as opposed to the 5.11b up the slabby face at the top. Jorgle was able to pull the crux on TR.

Then we heard the “crew” approaching. They headed over to Coyote Crag…we followed soon after.

I hopped on Black Magic Poodle(5.9)…Brian Cleaned…Then I lead my old nemesis, Pretty Hate Machine aka Golden Spike(5.10b).

A storm blew in and with the wind got pretty damn chilly for those of us in shorts and tank tops. Even in pants and a fleece…I was a bit chilled.

We headed over to the cover that the amphitheatre could provide.

Pranaguy (Matt) and I eyeballed a line that looked doable…we figured that if we couldn’t finish the thin, overhanging route…Adam could…(always nice to have a ropegun)

We found out as we started that the route was Coyote in the Hen House(5.10d) and that the crux was at the bottom. No worries. I figured out my sequence and hopped on it…got to the first clip and clipped in and realized that I had pulled the wrong draw off my harness. (I keep two double slings with biners on my harness to set up the TR.) I tried to hang on and reclip…couldn’t do it…had to do a restart. Hopped back on…realized the crux doesn’t get any easier…clipped…and finished the last nearly 90’ of sustained climbing…great route.

We pulled the rope as Matt was up next. He cruised it…only taking a one-armed rest halfway up to shake out the pump.

Shortly thereafter, Brian and I headed back to the warmth of south Orange County.
It was a pleasure to have met everyone and I hope to climb with you all again before too long.

*Peace*

~Hanger


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jt512


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Sorry I missed this one. I had to work Saturday and went to the aptly named Frustration Creek on Sunday.

-Jay


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You'd've been proud of me Jay... I lead my 2nd .12 Saturday... Incinerator 5.12a.

I'm still not a .12 climber, but I tried once, and got it in two hangs at the crux. Maybe one day.


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You'll be a "12 climber" before I am, Adam. The fastest I've redpointed a .12a is a half-day...about 4 attempts.

Frustration Creek had me spooked. Fickin' choss. I did get on one good 5.11, though, Delusions.

-Jay


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I am still laughing at the thought of Matt wearing my gramma sweater!!!! Matt can climb way better than my gramma though!!!

Jorgle, your sweat shirt, snuggle fresh now!!!

Art, picked on me all day long!!! He almost made me cry!!! (J/K Yadi protected me)

Dude, I thought Adam drove fast!!!!!!


Mannygirl, thanks for the extra clothing!!


Good Times



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Stay tuned for a great PranaGuy grandma shot...............


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That was such a great day with all of you. I can't wait to go back there. I think it will become one of my favorite places to climb since there are few people and many climbs. I just have to make more friends with cars that can make it there. I don't think my civic could quite make it.


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Two pics from Ammon...

http://www.rockclimbing.com/photos.php?Action=ListPhoto&PhotoID=7212

http://www.rockclimbing.com/photos.php?Action=ListPhoto&PhotoID=7214


More to come when I get mine developed, and I think Brian should have some also.


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I wanted to add to all of the good feelings and times had the other day in BB. It is heartening to see such a diverse group of people get together...get along...and get climbing! I had a great day, too.

Alan


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Sorry I missed it. In a decent vehicle the approach to Holcomb Valley is A LOT OF FUN! I know I was over 50 many times, maybe I hit 60?

josh


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If Matt is going to wear Karens sweater again, he should shave his legs. Maurice, thanks for egging me on to take that last climb. It restored my confidence. Hope to see you again.

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Pics from Brian (toobigtoclimb)...

http://www.rockclimbing.com/photos.php?Action=ListPhoto&PhotoID=7227

http://www.rockclimbing.com/photos.php?Action=ListPhoto&PhotoID=7232

http://www.rockclimbing.com/photos.php?Action=ListPhoto&PhotoID=7231

http://www.rockclimbing.com/photos.php?Action=ListPhoto&PhotoID=7229

http://www.rockclimbing.com/photos.php?Action=ListPhoto&PhotoID=7230

http://www.rockclimbing.com/photos.php?Action=ListPhoto&PhotoID=7228



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Sep 16, 2002, 10:23 AM
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seems like another great rc.com trip.


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Pictures...

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