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...and I don't care what y'alll say about it. Oh Sh1t did I just say y'all?

Back from W. Virginia and sitting in Phillysheese's living room smelling his wifes rad cooking.

I had the time of my LIFE this weekend! The bocce ball, the climbing, the drinking on the porche of the Gendarme, the bluegrass and the party, I am going to remember last weekend for ever. Thanks to Anne, Troy, and the host of others from Ohio and Philly for making my time in WV so cool, even if I didn't get any chili.

A WORD OF WARNING: If you come across the country to see Anne be ready for a wake up call of a different sort. That's right, after driving in at 2:30 AM and drinking til almost 4:00, I awoke friday morning at 7:30 to JOHN-by god_DENVER at 4000 decibles. Which sounds distinctly like I imagine HELL will sound. heh.

I'll post my pictures as soon as I get em' developed.


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...and I don't care what y'alll say about it. Oh Sh1t did I just say y'all?

Glad you had a good time, but would you keep it down a bit!

No good climbing in WV. The state's almost flat. Better climbing in Florida, folks. On top of that, the locals are all mean, burly guys with big guns and bigger attitudes. DO NOT GO TO WEST VIRGINIA.

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heh...sorry mark...

It was just a year ago that we all met in beautiful idaho

http://www.fototime.com/...ddt=37914.5011559954

this time is was on my home turn...wet, wild and wonderful west virginia

http://www.fototime.com/...ddt=37914.4677783333

~taken from the access road to spruce knob of nelson rocks (see middle of picture) almost 2,000 feet below~

http://www.fototime.com/...ddt=37914.4705980787

just like a year ago...

elvis and philly show up in the middle of the night...2:30 am...right on time!

so good to climb and party with you again!!!1


and sean came bearing gifts from the far west...


he knows how to make a girl happy!!!

i tried to make him happy too...i hooked him up with deluxe accomodations!!!

http://www.fototime.com/...ddt=37914.5431544213

and let him sleep in ;) - til the fog lifted

he awoke to the soft, sweet sounds of john denver bringing him home...

to his first glimpse of nelson...

http://www.fototime.com/...ddt=37914.4819743866

the usual suspects were there...or going to be

and the unusual ;)

rested for 3 or so hours and fed, we were off to claim pete's new sport route... a .8 warm up

sean, of course, got the honors:

http://www.fototime.com/...ddt=37915.6391585532

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troy's turn...

http://www.fototime.com/...ddt=37915.6399200926


and phil's...

http://www.fototime.com/...ddt=37915.6402778125

although we felt the rain starting...we all got that climb in!!!

and started another :roll: :lol:

which later led to an ethics conversation... :?

troy did you ask the boys???

the rain started...we were off to meet the crew at seneca for a dinner on the town...

that night we played bocce...RED TEAM RULZ!!!

RED team (red gives better head!)- anne, rachel, sean, troy and john

green team - pete, bryan, german john and brad...philly disappeared :shock:

the next morning...i think it is saturday...we got lots of sleep that night too :roll:

what a gorgeous day!!!!

and sean started it off again...

5.8 - sport warm up - diamonds are forever - east/east

http://www.fototime.com/...ddt=37915.6886203935

we fooled around on 007 for most of the morning

we then went to the other fin west/west for a little afternoon trad

team 1 - sean and phil

http://www.fototime.com/...ddt=37914.4805742708

team 2 - troy and anne

http://www.fototime.com/...ddt=37914.4809251157

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awwwww....look at the sleep deprived...

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the others...climbing across the corrodor from us

charlie we think this is you!

http://www.fototime.com/...ddt=37915.6415554861

sean, the one i took...

http://www.fototime.com/...ddt=37914.4825679167

a few of us met back at camp late afternoon and headed to the top of west virginia to do a little bouldering!!!

http://www.fototime.com/...ddt=37914.6289767361

sean:

http://www.0friction.com/...riction_pic_3680.jpg

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http://www.0friction.com/...riction_pic_3683.jpg...he was a happy boy!!!!!

phil pulling down..

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with the sun setting...and the most beautiful place to watch it from - spruce knob west virginia's highest mountain...we headed off to seneca rocks

http://www.fototime.com/...ddt=37914.4680217477

we showed up too late for any chili

but were greeted with pulled pork and bbq sammies and baked beans with hairband garnish

we were all really worried about the "seneca" crew...they were missing...

they HAD their headlamps!!!

and ended up saving three ppl from certain death...by bringing them down from the summit at night

those three didnt have head lights...if you know seneca you know what ima saying...

they arrived back at camp at 10 pm in time to say so-long to sean and phil

the next morning we had breakfast...
then we headed across the street to a roadside crag to do a little top-roping before heading home ourselves

http://www.fototime.com/...moddt=37914.46958625

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http://www.fototime.com/...ddt=37914.4717846065

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what a great weekend!!!


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Awesome pics annie!

Erik and I had great fun, despite the spooky 7 hour drive down. We were sure something was going to jump out and get us along that stretch through GW state park, or whatever its called.

Saturday we hit the south pillar...and learned what happens when you forget to hold on to your rope before throwing it. :roll:
And 007 wall, where we top roped a bit more, and then headed down to cook for the spruce knob crew.

After a round of frisbee, a howling concert by Andrew and Griff, and a discussion of whether the knobs were lying about the gas being on or not, we managed to get some hot dogs cooked, and then headed up for bouldering. And yes, my arse really is as big as it looks in that picture. :D

Sunday we hit breakfast with eric, troy, anne, dave, andrew, and fred. And then toproped at a beautiful little crag. Thats erik in the last couple pictures from the sunday crag.

The drive home was uneventful. fortunately. :D

pictures to come.


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and then headed down to cook for the spruce knob crew...we managed to get some hot dogs cooked

best damn dog i ever did eat...twice :lol:


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sweet pics!
the 2nd one is totally different from what i remember, then again there was still snow on the ground, even nicer with some green! :lol:
heh


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EL-VEZ!!!!! dude, what happened to the beard? you look almost ... [i:5f70291a28]respectable[/i:5f70291a28]! :lol: :lol:

also ... the picture of y'all eating breakfast at the restaurant ... is that the rockview cafe? is that place still around? man, they used to have the best grits & biscuits!


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also ... the picture of y'all eating breakfast at the restaurant ... is that the rockview cafe? is that place still around? man, they used to have the best grits & biscuits!

see elvis we got them all sayin' y'all last weekend ;)

geo:
it is the 4U - where service is not 4U :roll:

but the waitress has a nice rack!!!


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the 4U, huh?

i don't remember the road numbers, but the rockview was up the road that borders the right side (as you're looking at it) of buck harper's, about a mile or two on the right. as i recall there was a small truckstop or truck wash or something aong those lines. anyway, the view out the window (in the photo) looks veeery familiar.

there was a waitress there by the name of sarah who was hotter that the surface of the sun and had a rack bigger that john long on a big wall. of course that was back in the late eighties.

being a west-by-god-virginia filly i figure by now she's squeezed out a couple of litters and everything's gone waaaay south. :cry:


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sweet pics!
the 2nd one is totally different from what i remember, then again there was still snow on the ground, even nicer with some green! :lol:
heh

we had sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much rain this year

but it did make for some beautiful greens this year :roll:


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the 4U, huh?

i don't remember the road numbers, but the rockview was up the road that borders the right side (as you're looking at it) of buck harper's, about a mile or two on the right. as i recall there was a small truckstop or truck wash or something aong those lines. anyway, the view out the window (in the photo) looks veeery familiar.

there was a waitress there by the name of sarah who was hotter that the surface of the sun and had a rack bigger that john long on a big wall. of course that was back in the late eighties.

being a west-by-god-virginia filly i figure by now she's squeezed out a couple of litters and everything's gone waaaay south. :cry:

hmmmmm...yeah it's a couple miles down from harper's on the right on south 28 heading towards riverton

could be the same place...

and the waitress could be sarah's daughter 8)


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rachel - i bought a bag of monterey pepper jack lay's tonite

i hate you as much as i hate me right now :twisted:


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LIMIT EXCEDED!!

no pics :(

I see a stop sign.
:(

why why why???

waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhh

:cry:
~T


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~T, you can see a few if you look at All mwbtle's photos.


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Wow what a wkend it was ! I don't think it gets no better then that !
I never seen so many people in WV... that where not related ! :shock:
O so I did get to meet elveslegs . That I heard so fondly of . cool ! Glad u had a good time .

Dang I wish u guys could of made it to the cook off . I could of used the fan support... for meee chili ... But it was fun... I was working the judges :wink: I think I'll try again nex yr. That chit was good !

Going to church with u guys was great ! Yeha Thanks for fixing the ropes Eric...waycool ~ 8)

Nice pic of charlie on the 007 wall 8)

What else . O me canadian friends... AH there was so much love in the air... I Though I was going to puke... But Toungetwister had that covered... I'm really sorry we didn't get to climb together...theres always nex time ! I swear I can climb better then I can walk :oops:
I hear Hoppingbig Moms buying him some ice gear , maybe we can do a little ice this winter 8) Hay Kev can we belay off the back deck ?
Cold up in them there Hills ! We missed u bro and yes u to orangepants

Well I'm glad uall made it home ok
Peace love and all that... JAZZ !


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Ok, here are some of my pictures. the rest I posted are on hold until I discover the name of the crag we were at on sunday...anyone know?? pm me please.

Phil traversing on Spruce Knob
http://www.rockclimbing.com/...p.cgi?Detailed=19131

Erik thinking
http://www.rockclimbing.com/...p.cgi?Detailed=19135

And sticking!
http://www.rockclimbing.com/...p.cgi?Detailed=19136

Me using tongue biting power to send
http://www.rockclimbing.com/...p.cgi?Detailed=19128

Andrew contemplating WV
http://www.rockclimbing.com/...p.cgi?Detailed=19130

Seneca in the morning
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EL-VEZ!!!!! dude, what happened to the beard? you look almost ... respectable!

Yeah, got tired of being called Jesus. Don't worry, I'm still not respectable.

Troy: Likewise man, count on me coming back out there.

Annie: I can't see your pics dude. PM me with link maybe or email them???

The rest of the story: Hit Phillies nasty steep boulder problem called "pinch one off" on Sunday. I worked it forever and finally sent. Then, yes Anne, I climbed a bridge trussle. I even whipped a couple times on it being completely burned up. Not bad considering it's all poor Phil has got close to home.

Pics are coming.


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Pictures Part 2:
Sunday at Church Rocks. Fred, Andrew, Eric and Erik checking out the lines.
http://www.rockclimbing.com/...p.cgi?Detailed=19137

The waterfall across the street.
http://www.rockclimbing.com/...p.cgi?Detailed=19133

Eric starting the first climb of the day.
http://www.rockclimbing.com/...p.cgi?Detailed=19139

Anne highsteppin'.
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And Erik laybackin'
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My pictures came out a little fuzzy and the scan didn't help them. Here are a few however, that were OK. I need to buy a digital camera.

http://www.rockclimbing.com/...p.cgi?Detailed=19191
Troy Anne and Phil at the top of "Bottom Line"

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Sun setting over Spruce Knob.

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Phil grimacing at the top of that steep one on Spruce Knob. (he sent after a couple more tries).



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Sean on "Pinch One Off" near the trestles. Really fun problem.

http://www.rockclimbing.com/...p.cgi?Detailed=19184
Philly pinching one off. Higher up.

More to come later maybe.


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Troy Anne and Phil at the top of "Bottom Line"

damn meliisa must have brushed off and given me boobs!!!!


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glad that ya'll had such a good time 'round here ;)

seems like you guys and gals had a great trip! I always love to here TR's from here.


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nothin' better than coming home to a 37 hr. shift. damn i'm tired. i must say that i had an incredible time everyone. thanks anne and troy for everything. you guys are incredible. i'm looking forward to our next get together (NC-Troy??) even though i missed out on the bocce ball antics (we'll save that for another thread) it was great getting to see everyone again and meeting some new faces.

those pics are great everyone! are there more to come or is that the lot of them, cause i know there were a hell of a lot more taken.

Sean: so.......... Ooze Fest 'O4? i'm already making planse. Thanks for the northwest necater. it was just the thing to hold me off until december. I can't wait to hit the city of rocks with you and enjoy the one and only "moose drool" again.

Anne: thanks for the brow beating. LOL!! J/K. i had great time with you, Troy, and andrew. tell Andrew i said hi and i'm looking forward to hanging out again and throwing some frisbee.

Troy: moore's wall in the next month or two? if you ever get the itch to climb a railroad trestle, feel free to head up my way. remember, it does have a trad route so all will be good. (i'm just glad sean took a whipper on it, even though he was burnt to hell from pulling hard on some boulders.)

Everyone else: it was great meeting you all and i look forward to the next time.


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