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yosguns

climber
Durham, NC
Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 17, 2009 - 07:39pm PT
I am procrastinating...I've been procrastinating for days. I've been compiling photos from the summer I want to turn into prints and I want to share. We had a great summer and thinking about it has kept me sane these last few weeks as finals approach.


Hungover hike to the Column. Was this the time we hauled the hibachi grill up?


Spring in Boston, visiting Grace and Dr. Watson.


Dirtbags at dusk.


Surviving rainy days in the Valley.


WE were the ones holding you up. Sorry!








Temple Crag in the background.


Venusian Blinds. (AKA Hot sunglasses!)


Cordillera Blanca, Peru


More Peru


More Peru


Summit of Vallunaraju...little glacier at 5686m.

Thanks to you all for providing the forum to share! :)

PS I deleted and reposted with a new and improved, more inclusive title. Judge me as you will; I don't regret it!!!! :)
Pate

Trad climber
The Lost Highway
Nov 17, 2009 - 08:04pm PT
Was killing that Peruvian dog the best part of the summer?
yosguns

climber
Durham, NC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 17, 2009 - 08:13pm PT
Yes, definitively yes.

EDIT: He was just sleeping...
Fritz

Trad climber
Hagerman, ID
Nov 17, 2009 - 08:16pm PT
OK ---you are a student, but you went to Yosemite and then the Sierras early summer.

Then you went to Peru and climbed something fairly big.

Your female climbing companion is an incredible dish.

How about some tales of adversity: like the story why you had to kill the dog in Peru?

Was it rabid, or were you starving?
yosguns

climber
Durham, NC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 17, 2009 - 08:18pm PT
I am the female climbing companion. How's that for adversity?

EDIT: But the dog was just hanging around camp one night. I liked how mangy he was.

As far as true adversity, things were generally pretty mellow. I can't say the same for law school.

I accidentally threw my sleeping bag off Dinner Ledge one night around 2AM as there was a storm over Glacier Point Apron and I didn't really keep my cool...that was a cold, wet adventure. Does that count?
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Nov 17, 2009 - 08:24pm PT
Nice! I recognize/resemble some of those dirtbags in the sandlot!
I didn't know/remember you and Victor did The Nose - congrats!
Pate

Trad climber
The Lost Highway
Nov 17, 2009 - 08:25pm PT
Did you at least give him a good kick? That's the best part of Baja, kicking the mangy dogs.

Hot girlfriend bump.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Nov 17, 2009 - 08:49pm PT
at first I didn't see the haulbag behind Josh and was thinking he got off light!



small breaks between studying. get outside too, fresh air works wonders.

more power to ya on finals
yosguns

climber
Durham, NC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 17, 2009 - 09:10pm PT
Thanks, Munge and Clint. I've really been missing the Yosemite lifeline this past month...hence the photos. I really appreciate you posting up.

Geeze, people warned me that it would be hard, but I had no idea it was an entire lifestyle change! I assumed it would just be an extension of undergrad, which was actually pretty fun. Ha!
kev

climber
A pile of dirt.
Nov 17, 2009 - 09:25pm PT
hahahah, I stashed about 10 beers in Vic's haul bag that day and didn't tell him till the base!

Nice to see the Peru photos!

kev

drc

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Nov 17, 2009 - 10:56pm PT
<drunkrant>
What's the point of doing all these cool things if no one really cares?
Huh????? $*!!2$%#3
We spend all this time and money just to impress all you MFs, but we are not foaming at the mouth right-wing gun nuts, and no one sends weird spam to our inboxes from taco accounts, so only one or two nice people actually respond.
Thanks Clint;)

Ok, back to my trailer in North Carolina.

</drunkrant>
cleo

Social climber
Berkeley, CA
Nov 17, 2009 - 11:03pm PT
Fun summer! I know some of those dirtbags.

I didn't spend as much time climbing this summer. Went to Hawaii instead (first time). Just the way things worked out...

Jamie (cr4zy1)


Phil_B


Sumi


Rainbow on the Na Pali
yosguns

climber
Durham, NC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 17, 2009 - 11:09pm PT
Looks great! Thanks for posting up! :) Never made it to Hawaii when I lived on the West Coast, and I'm sorry for that. But, there's a few years yet to be lived.

What would you recommend?
cleo

Social climber
Berkeley, CA
Nov 17, 2009 - 11:11pm PT
Phil_B again




Na Pali, from the kayak




Yer Gonna Die!!




Lava Tube

cleo

Social climber
Berkeley, CA
Nov 17, 2009 - 11:12pm PT
The Blue Book

http://www.wizardpub.com/bigisland/bigisland.html

You gotta get this book, it has all the best adventures...
We hit the Big Island and Kauai, mostly, and loved it!
cleo

Social climber
Berkeley, CA
Nov 17, 2009 - 11:15pm PT
Black Sand (and me)




Swimming with sea turtles, and Kimberly




Olivine Crystals in the Basalt (near the green sand beach)

mucci

Trad climber
The pitch of Bagalaar above you
Nov 17, 2009 - 11:23pm PT
Yo crew! It was a good spring eh? I remember hiking to the base of the Column to scream at you guys during the storm, then on the way down thought I had a brand new Bag.

I was like "What fuc&ing idiot's! NOOBS! Free bag! Ha then I hear the story about your spasm and the throw and just had to laugh and give it back.

Hope you guys are good, it's been a while since we had the crew together. Vic, you are needed at Arch rock this winter!

Mucci
yosguns

climber
Durham, NC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 17, 2009 - 11:33pm PT
Yeah Mucci, was I stoked when you had the bag. What can I say...I do the best I can. Storm came in, I wanted to get the heck off Honeymoon Suite and down onto the main ledge. Even at the time, I knew that was ridiculous and there was more likelihood of me dropping something than being struck by lightning. Didn't matter, wandering around that ledge system at night was somehow more comfortable than anywhere else at that point, and downstairs seemed better... Oops!

I looked toward the Column towering above, into the darkness behind me, and yelled to Vic, "Uhhh, you don't even want to know."

It's really hard for two adults to fit into a short bag.
Fritz

Trad climber
Hagerman, ID
Nov 17, 2009 - 11:34pm PT
YOSGUNS Re: I am the female climbing companion. How's that for adversity?

BITD, it was tough to be a “total babe, climbing companion.”

I do not see that things have changed all that much.

However, once I got into my 30’s-----I really enjoyed climbing with women: because they were much safer to climb with than college-age guys. (Most of my peers were raising families, and were "retired from climbing")

I burned out on testosterone driven 20 year males: who seemingly were going to kill themselves and me, in the course of proving how macho they were.

Best wishes for your adventures, and I now understand that you are defending your male companion.

It’s OK-------you can tell us: why did he kill that dog? ;)
From "Games Climbers Play", cartoon by Sheridan Anderson
From "Games Climbers Play", cartoon by Sheridan Anderson
Credit: Fritz
yosguns

climber
Durham, NC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 17, 2009 - 11:46pm PT
Fritz,

I've been really lucky to have a supportive partner and haven't felt that being female has detracted from my experiences at all. Sometimes, I wish I had been more assertive (in taking leads), but I realize that's just part of the game and something I, personally, have to work on.

I'm really proud of what Vic and I have done together. I am also really proud of him for not being as analytic as I am (I've definitely pushed the "I'm a woman, hear me roar" thing more), and not making things more than they actually are. He likes to climb. I like to climb. Sometimes we climb together.

When we've climbed together, we've been a great team, which is something that stays with us on and off the rock/ice/snow field/what-have-you.

PS I swear that dog is breathing!!! ;-)
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