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Comments by holdplease2 (102)
I'll give you best climb in the Red, but take a step right for the most exciting...Hot September!
Send it to the metolius people for the catalog.
I want to climb like this MF. May be the first time in my life I use a bouldering pad, but still...
Does the bird have the climbers balls in its mouth? Ouch.
NO HELMET!!! WTF?!?! Kelly. What did we TALK about? Ahemm. Great to see you smiling like that on the sharp end.
Look at that...textbook crack technique! Heck yeah, girl! Lets see...josh 5.7, what is that...5.12 everywhere else? Nice work!
Looking fine, kelly! Runnin' it out a little, too, eh? And where the *&(*&#&@ is your helmet? Way to set a goal and succeed! I know plenty of traddies who led for more than 4 weeks before hopping on something like that!
I guess #1 camalots were backordered when the bolt was placed? Like the photo, though.
Is that guy looking over his shoulder supposed to be the spotter? Yeow!
Lovely shot. How come when I go fishing I never catch anything like that?
Beautiful rock. Maybe if I could just climb up there I could clean the cha...uh, never mind.
Great pic, can't wait to get to the gunks! Really only a 5.9...a Gunks 5.9! I know allll about that.
I really like the shoes at the base of the climb. Not even untied. Classic.
I can't imagine using "a lot of encouragement" to get a "friend" on a problem like that. It does look beautiful, though.
Yeah, that bandanna is not my typical fashion statement, but oh well.
Cute. Exactly what I was going for :)
Sure, a fine lady. But on the front page? Those nails don't look like they've been climbing... BTW - what is that you are drinking? Perhaps it could help me achieve a similar youthful beauty. Or maybe I can just give it to everyone else for the same effect...hmmm. :)
I like to wear black bras with rhinestones climbing on a hot day. At least, if I looked like Katie I would. My name is Kate, does that count?
Still, she got the send and looked good doing it. I especially like the predator look of the spotter...isn't this what we are all thinking when were are spotting a hottie, anyway?
Congrats on the send, and on being hot, and on being able to afford prana. These are three goals that I have in my life. :)
Ha ha ha. A "sport" top. Ha ha ha. "Sporty" indeed. I do feel bad for Katie, for she probably takes her climbing seriously and never expected this kind of razzing. Its just part of being a woman in a man's world in a women's "sport" top, I guess.
Dude, first let me say your wife is Bad*ss. Second let me say that SoIll climbing is awesome! Totally awesome and anyone that wants to argue that, well, you can just come on out to the southwest, and we'll fight. Then well climb. It'll be all good. :)
And she ONSIGHTED it! NOT an easy feat on that climb! Wow! I still fall on that climb at the start every time I try it. (being 5'4" doesn't help here) Awesome Pic!
I like the textural juxtoposition of the...um, The subtle interaction between subject and...uh...with the... nevermind. Nice ass, Hillary.
Nice, Mr. Head, very nice. Robgordon: Cool that you can look at a hold like that and think "aauuhh" thank god hold...I get a hold like that and think "aauuhh Falling!" :) That may be just one of the differences between even bad boulderers and me. A "thank god hold" for me is one I can sit down on for a snack.
Oh yeah, and congrats to whoever made it to the top of "lovely tower", perhaps via the Lovely Arete route, 11a as I recall? Or was it one of the 12s? Love this area!
Category Bigwall? Its a sport climb, folks. On second thought, it does look kinda big...
Felt great, ed, just great. Dude, its a 90 degree top out. I'll show you my trick for getting the pig from the anchors, that you see, to where I am sitting. Gotta be rough when you are alone.
All I could smell at that point, frankly, was Melissa. ;) And yeah, after pulling around the corner to the anchors at the top of 14 is amazing. This is the first time you can really feel the top, I think.
Ha! No, there was a Z shaped piton in the grass from which the purple cord was sticking out. The purple sheath is about to come off of the cord, but the blue nylon is girthed to the sheath. Yeow.
The route was covered with these (unsightly) tick markes. Darn tick-markin gumbies. ;) And yes, ed, The wallress attemts to shield us from her hotness with the skill of a NASA engineer.
John will be on the cover of the next petzl catalog, for sure. And trust me John has all the "character" that one photo can hold.
I would say a bathook hole is faster to drill than a bolt hole and there is no bolt hanging to attract tat, etc and end up visible from the ground.
And did anyone think maybe this guy wants to land in his belayer's lap? Strategy, gentlemen, strategy.
Yup, its Zodiac.
You make me miss Zion...wait a minute, I missed it already. Maybe I will have to buy some rose colored glasses to turn this yosemite granite into the Right Color! :)
Great photo! Is he OK? The rope looks like a breathing tube and the nalgene looks like an IV> no wonder you guys were up there 8 days, he was dead and you never noticed. :)
Pink Daisies. Yup, geek for sure. Is that the official petzl frog harness thingy or a home-made one? Why are you frogging, did you fix a pitch at night? Just curious. I lllooooveee the frog system but only use it with fixed lines to jug, and only then when I think I won't get picked on. :)
Interesting observation, areyoumydude. Does make the climb seem somehow more...thoughtful.
And dude, your helmet isn't strapped down. Explains sooo much. :)
His hat is real tight-like. He rigged it just like dem tare skylines or highlines or whatever.
Save a horse...
I licked most of them off...especially the ones on the Nipple pitch, photos exist but were censored by the powers that be... ;)
The essence of "climber" in my mind has moved from the muscly guy in the gym that sends the plastic 13 to this. What happened?
Amazingly, the crack looks wide and you are not too scraped. Better you laughing at it than it laughing at you. Great fun pic.
And yes, I will marry you. I want 9 children and a BMW M3 series with a roof rack and ball hitch.
I always wear glasses when I lead, as sand and crap just rains down sometimes, or peices pop and god forbid your dumb enough to be that close to them when they do... I just finished the lead/fixing and hadn't taken them off. Kinda looks like the expression on your face from your first moonlight summit shot, huh john? See, ive been there, too.
Take the harness off...we were just getting ready to cross the river to jug our fixed lines. This is a morning shot, we had everything we needed on soas not to have to carry packs to the base. :)
I get breaks when I solo, ricardol, what, were you slow or something? (spray spray solo spray spray...does it ever end, ricardol? Is there an expiration date on your spray can?) Mine doesn't have one...;)
Oh yeah! I forgot about that...it was you (melissa) with the injury. F-you, ed, for judging my partner's style. If you had balls the size of melissas, you'd need trekking poles, too. Yes, I still love you, but no, I will not take your crap.
The trekking poles were not ours...fyi. I seem to recall that someone had been injured or something. Ed - send zodiac, then talk to whoever owned those poles. Every team summited.
Perhaps the "absence makes the heart grow fonder" aspect of climbing is enough to win this a front page placing. Maybe if the rest of you leave home for awhile, your girl will look like this to you when you return...whether the rest of us would vote her front page or not. Perozee...you give her just a 9? Only because you lost a finger and can no longer count to 10. Sheesh.
How was this photoshopped? (I know little about photoshop, what looks/is fake?)
Thats an omegalite 4.0 biner, my favorite type of biner. Tons of gate clearance, nice action, plenty of room inside and cheap. I have about 20 and would like 20 more.
Well, if there's anything you want to have along on a climb, paul, maybe its a girl like that. ;)
Yup, and as I recall, you annoy yourself the same way, John, so what are we getting on next year...hmmm?
Ricardol - Um, yeah, thats about the pace I climb too...but its purely by...um...choice, yeah, that's it, by choice...you too, right? ;)
I like this photo. Hope you guys had a great time.
Second the crosshairs...and what a great idea to take the photo this way.
Right on - you should illustrate Accidents in North American Mountaineering...it would sure make it a better read, anyway.
I see and aid climb I see an aid climb!
Sweeeet! Finally some guy-skin on RC.com. This one's a 10 in my book.
Hey! Hey! Scott and John! You guys would love each other if you met. John...scott is the guy I climbed triassic sands with (he led the hard bits, I have to admit)...and Scott...what the heck? You were wearing a helmet, right ? Sheesh. ;)
Good one, merock. :)
Circle the climbers in another pic so we can see them...
This is a wonderful climb, Scott, too bad you've already done it, it would be great for our Zion Epic plan!
Evil Ferrit! I know you!
There were, Melissa, you just missed it. I think what makes this pic is the the guy in the foreground. Classic!
Slung Hexes! Love it!
If climbing in crushed velvet pants will make me a 5.13 climber...bring it on! I like the pic.
Dude, omg. Why is bill still wearing his shirt? You afraid of a little competition, Paul? Niiiice. Guess I shoulda made the trip. ;)
great photo...but what comes to mid is that it looks to me like maybe you oughta be using lockers...look ath the twist on that top biner, and the bottom biner clearly rubs against rock. Either could be pressed open. This sometimes happens on TR when the biners lie against the rock. A more vert surface and I'd just use 2 draws as well.
Is that her first piece of pro? I see a long line connected to...not much. Nice pic and good to see a woman climbing hard.
The stoppers are just to the left of the aliens. Two sets of HB offsets. This pic was taken 18 pitches up on a solo of the Captain. Glad you guys are enjoying it! :) Thank you, Cracklover!
To drive from where we slept to get to the crag, of course. :)
Aww, shucks, guys, glad you are enjoying the show! I can promise you that the next wall will see a reduction, this photo was a once-in-a-lifetime, for sure!
Nice teeth? Huh. Just proof that I'm not 'old school' in that I haven't knocked any of them out bounce testing pito...uh, nevermind. Thanks guys! ;)
Yeah, and some of the pitches are 160 feet of similarly sized crack...say, .5 to .75 camalot almost all the way. Others had 120 feet of 5 to 10 inch crack. Still, the rack was oversized, I'll agree. But hey, I tended to err on the side of excess this year. Next season may be different.
Check out his forearm. Thing is freaky solid and veiny. Man. Nice shot.
Why is he chalking up on an aid line? ;)
yeah, and one with just alittle gear on wet rock looking totally comfy. Right ON!
I want to go there, but for some reason I think that I might die getting there or that I would have to walk really far. Or both.
Dude, if you have a nice rack, policy is to show it off. Stylin', kel! But where is the helmet? I love tigger along for the ride!
Makes me miss the red. Anyone think chalk doesn't have an impact? Why don't we have red-colored chalk for places like the red and red rocks? We need to start making this change, folks, this pic is all the evidence I need. I know its too wet/humid to really climb without it...we've got to do something. Great pic, great climb, wish I could send that one, but I can't.
wooo hooo! Love the safety goggles...those are safety goggles, right? Congrats on your first aid lead!
Well, based on your profile photo, telluryan, probably more often than you'd think... :)
Is Ms. D. Moore pissed that you were away from home on a weekend? ;)
Keep sending, Becca. -Kate.
I think the most important thing is that he matched his lipstick to his shorts. That dude looks scary, otherwise. Nice.
When a woman makes the front page without showing cleavage, it really speaks of the photographer's ability. Niiiice!
I rapped from that chockstone. It held. ;)
Diversity is welcome in the climbing community. A 10 for sure. :)
Hillary, this is awesome. I LOVE that there is no distraction from the background. This really captures that clipping moment, and that says alot! The rope coiling is cool, too.
Um, I lowered off the chockcstone. :( Nice photo, and nice lead.
Man, that dude sure spills alot of chalk.
((where can I find the staged leaves? Thx. ))
Was that cam pre-placed? It looks super high for the stance. Either way, nice pic. I like how he looks so composed, hat on straight, glasses, limited chalk dust. When I climb something like that I look like a train wreck. That, and the rope is pointing up, not down! :)
Hey...Were you the girl who led, then the belayer was saying things about "you put all the gear in the hand holds?" I think I saw that! Nice Job! Helluva first lead!
No, they edge. I never saw this climb when I was there, sorry I missed it. Rope would have been pointing up, not down of course! Nice lead!
What is a "ground up first ascent?" -Kate. SO rare these days, it seems.
Don't you recognize him? PM2 is the annoying kid with the annoying parents that was there that day. ;)
Randy, you are too good for your own good. How are we going to get you climbing if you always have that camera in your hand? You should put your web site in the copyright thing so that people can see that these are actually the tip of the iceberg compared to everything else. Go to www.randywenzel.com, everybody!
Far from STANDARD, Randy. The sec I saw this on the front page I knew it was from you! Rock on, see you soooooon! -Kate.
Apparently that guy...to hang his draws. ;) I miss jackson falls, and it does beat the Red, IMO.
You have got to be kidding me.
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