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Partner macherry


May 31, 2014, 7:25 PM
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good stuff


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Jun 1, 2014, 11:59 AM
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Just to add to the noise, here is my story.

I started climbing the summer before 9th grade. I started lead climbing, with four pieces of pro and a Swiss seat, in combat boots, in 10th grade. I continued into college, despite a mental block that prevented me from trusting myself leading anything harder than 5.5. Then, in 1998, my family moved from western North Carolina to Florida. As you can imagine, there is not a lot of climbing in Florida, and I refused to stoop to gym climbing (more because I refuse to pay that much for something when I have all the gear to do it for free).

I took an involuntary 15 year break off of climbing, and was not sure if I would ever get back, but I kept the gear, the books, and the urge. I did lose the body to a great extent.

A year ago I made it back to North Carolina. I hooked up with other climbers almost immediately, and have been back in the game. I still don't get out as much as I would like, between raising a grandson, other interests, work, and availability of partners. But I came back strong; no more blue suede shoes on run out, no more second-guessing every single placement, no more succumbing to the mental noise and shying away from the hard sharp moves.

Take a break if you need to, for family, for yourself, to make sure you can focus when you do get out there.

and then get back out there and have fun on the rock.

Regards,
Charles


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Jun 24, 2014, 2:06 PM
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Broken link, see next post in line for a new video.
DMT


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I gave up on giving up a long time ago.


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Playing in the white spaces at the edges of maps....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0D5Rl6ulNM

DMT


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Aug 1, 2014, 9:35 PM
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Nice !!

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dingus


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Well the beat goes on LS.... these Labor Day weekends are getting to be habit!

Belabor the point

First a little Fresno Dome action. Hadn’t been there in years, had fun, got lost :)


Great rock


Just plain ole fun


First trip to SoYo


LS on the shart end


Getting there


Gripped!!!1111 ;)


Remember, no photo no summit.


Who dat?


Time for din-din


At one of the world’s great camp spots.


I love Balloon Dome in the morning, smells like… yesterday


The Shuteye Ridge burn was spotty and looked like it was sorely needed too. Road and power crews are in there now replacing power poles and downing burnt snags now.


This is the stuff of which dreams are made…


Down the road


Back home.


Thanks LS!!!!!


DMT


ladyscarlett


Sep 3, 2014, 5:21 PM
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It's been a few years.

I'm not climbing as much as I'd like, or as much as I need, really.

Every time I get out, I'm fresh off the couch, any type of fitness has been a struggle to maintain, and I continue to be unhesitating at the gas pump, filling up for a 2-4 hour drive to the mountains.

I'm not that great of a climber, and my lead head is far below most of the climbing groups I'm climbing with these days.

And what's best is that I'm climbing better than I was last year, in more and more amazing places, with amazing and wonderful people.

I'm learning and loving it.

Yup, y'all just converted a civilian. ;)

Still climbing,

LS


dingus


Sep 15, 2014, 12:46 AM
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Tantalizing views of the upper Stanislaus river, Sierra Nevada.


Perfect golden granite with huge feldspar crystals and miles of handcracks.


It wasn't easy to get to Sleeping Beauty, hope it was worth the walk!


Couple of the boyz out for a walk?


The girl out for a walk, herself



I'm not sure what that is....


Lady Scarlett's rope guns... ;D



DMT


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Sep 15, 2014, 3:12 AM
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Have you done this route where my stick in pointing?




dingus


Nov 26, 2014, 6:40 PM
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Still giving up after all these years?


Following desperate characters down remote gullies?


We're on a road to nowhere....


Hey its only 5.9!


Well, not this one.


Nor this one


This one is still under construction


Climbing has you wasting your life away with ner-do-wells!


Doing questionable activities


And living in terrible conditions!


Dubious!


Witnessing all sorts of shenanigans!


Letting your feet do the voting


Its like you like it or something?


I think you do. I think you DO like it!!!


But sometimes its nice just to relax and take it all in, eh?


Then its back on the chain gang.


Thanks for another year of climbing, partner.

DMT


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Nov 28, 2014, 4:40 AM
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Oh, hey! Dingus is still around! Good post and pictures as usual.


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sungam wrote:
Oh, hey! Dingus is still around! Good post and pictures as usual.
best thread on the knob.
ironing is that is in the beginners


OneBadStud


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Mr. Milquetoast hasn't given up but I will. The uselessness of civilian life is drowning me, the soles of my feet are suffocating. Now that the kids are out on their own, I'm buying a rope!


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Jan 29, 2015, 4:57 PM
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For me even after doctor told me not to I didn't gave up and I managed to prove them wrong, I started climbing 5 years ago, I'm 37 now, I found that climbing makes me feel free and really happy, I manged to climb 5.12 and just then 14 months ago I had heart surgery, faulty aortic valve so had to get a mechanical valve, was told that I had to quit climbing. 2 months after surgery started doing 5.10 again and now I'm back to 5.12, I think Id rather die than quit doing what I love.


Partner robdotcalm


Jan 29, 2015, 11:39 PM
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markup wrote:
For me even after doctor told me not to I didn't gave up and I managed to prove them wrong, I started climbing 5 years ago, I'm 37 now, I found that climbing makes me feel free and really happy, I manged to climb 5.12 and just then 14 months ago I had heart surgery, faulty aortic valve so had to get a mechanical valve, was told that I had to quit climbing. 2 months after surgery started doing 5.10 again and now I'm back to 5.12, I think Id rather die than quit doing what I love.

17.5 years ago I received a bioprosthetic aortic valve to replace my own valve. I was born with a bicuspid valve, instead of the normal tricuspid, which calcified. I was 66 at the time. The doctors told me I could climb with a bioprosthetic valve, but they did not want me to climb if I got a mechanical valve. They were even against my hiking if I had a mechanical valve. Reason: with a mechanical valve one needs to be on anticoagulant therapy so that a bad bump can lead to serious bleeding. Is that the reason, the doctors do not want you to climb? If so, are there any precautions you take?
Coincidentally, my valve has begun to wear out. I’ll be having a series of tests next week to see if I need revision surgery. Actually, not so much to see if need surgery but rather to determine what kind. I don’t look forward to it but am grateful it’s available since with a deteriorating valve, it’s get it fixed or die.
Congratulations on your climbing again. You wrote, ” I think Id rather die than quit doing what I love.” I hope you’re not serious about that. There are so many aspects of life to cherish that it would be a shame to have climbing push them aside.
Rob.calm

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