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roninthorne


May 18, 2012, 7:29 AM
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This is the story of my wife, Cindy Gray: mother, wife, former nurse, climber, adventurer, and MS patient.

http://roninsroad.blogspot.com/...05/cindys-story.html


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May 18, 2012, 8:23 AM
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Congrats on getting married dude!

I hope CO treats you well. I spent a few days in Colorado Springs last year for work and it seemed like a very cool town.


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Thanks, n/a... lots of nearby climbing, but FAR too many people... And how the hell does anyone afford to live out here? $4.00 for a bag of bagels, $7.00 for Yuengling Black and Tan (where you can even find it), $4.00/gal for gas... Just visiting, for now... working on a guidebook for Smoke Hole Canyon, which will include Franklin... imagine, a guide to Franklin by someone who actually put up routes there!


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Thanks, n/a... lots of nearby climbing, but FAR too many people... And how the hell does anyone afford to live out here? $4.00 for a bag of bagels, $7.00 for Yuengling Black and Tan (where you can even find it), $4.00/gal for gas... Just visiting, for now... working on a guidebook for Smoke Hole Canyon, which will include Franklin... imagine, a guide to Franklin by someone who actually put up routes there!

Yeah, it's pricey but damn beautiful country. Glad to hear you and Cindy are together and going strong. I'm pretty sure I briefly met her at the crag and she seemed like a really sweet, sincere person. It would have been not too long after you started spending time together but I'm pretty sure it was her. Either way, give her my best.

Oh and a dedicated guide for that region sounds like a fantastic idea. There is soooo much quality rock hiding all over the place. I call dibs on one if the initial run is limited!


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There is soooo much quality rock hiding all over the place. I call dibs on one if the initial run is limited!

The Publisher is talking 3000 copies... bet we can find you one in there some place :)

Miss Cindy certainly remembers you and says "Hi!"

And the rock doesn't have to hide very hard... there's a limestone cliff band even taller and better than Franklin's River's Bend on Cave Mountain, a cliff that you can see for miles in every direction, on NFS land. but the hike takes you more than ten minutes from the car, there are no groomed trails and only two or three bolts on the whole wall and there's no scene... so I doubt that many people besides myself, my former gf/climbing partner Melissa Wine, Troy Johnson, Mike Fisher, his buddy Ju-ju have ever climbed there.


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roninthorne wrote:
notapplicable wrote:
There is soooo much quality rock hiding all over the place. I call dibs on one if the initial run is limited!

The Publisher is talking 3000 copies... bet we can find you one in there some place :)

Miss Cindy certainly remembers you and says "Hi!"

And the rock doesn't have to hide very hard... there's a limestone cliff band even taller and better than Franklin's River's Bend on Cave Mountain, a cliff that you can see for miles in every direction, on NFS land. but the hike takes you more than ten minutes from the car, there are no groomed trails and only two or three bolts on the whole wall and there's no scene... so I doubt that many people besides myself, my former gf/climbing partner Melissa Wine, Troy Johnson, Mike Fisher, his buddy Ju-ju have ever climbed there.

Do you mean the band at the top of the mountain, that you can see from Eagle Rock looking northeast? I thought that was on private property? Is it NFS land?


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Yessir... always has been.

Hit me on IM for some beta on parking and approach, or just wade across the river at Eagle and go for it!


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An update and a video from the road:

http://roninsroad.blogspot.com/...-year-in-motion.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_dUMM-Uc6s

Back in West-by-God, awaiting two marriages and a baby, repairing trails, putting up new routes (148 and counting!) and looking at turning 50, next weekend...


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