Chief Cochiti and The Old Men

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survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 17, 2009 - 10:59pm PT
Mark is so bummed that they lost the Old Man out in New Hampshire that he came all the way to New Mexico to find another human spirit formation.

He found one today, a perfect fall day to have a climbing space to ourselves. We realized too late that we didn't take any pictures of thrashing ourselves on the 11b, but we did get some shots on the 5.10.

Here's Chief Cochiti.


Survival pimpin...


Mark workin' it.





Bruce fightin' back the crowds..


The local scene.



Reilly

Mountain climber
Monrovia, CA
Nov 18, 2009 - 12:02am PT
Geez, Bruce, I leave New Mexico and it goes to hell in a handbasket! Sportclimbing even there? The Anasazi are not gonna like this! But at least you geezers were having fun so you might cop a pass on the bad juju.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 18, 2009 - 12:05am PT
Pix from yesterday.






Buggs turn!!




survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 18, 2009 - 02:03am PT
Reilly,
The old ones will definitely give us a pass.

At least we're out there in the outdoors honoring the spirits!

I'll take anything that will help me on the bigger trads.....
'cept the gym plastic...
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 18, 2009 - 11:16am PT
Thanks Pate!

Hey I realize it's not a world class trip report, but once again actual climbing pictures fall prey to the political threads.....
survivalmademedoit

Trad climber
Grantham, New Hampshire
Nov 18, 2009 - 11:29am PT
It's kinda like this: Bruce, Buggs, and I were in the USAF in the 80's. Over the years, we've all had lots of life changes, in and out of climbing, families and kids, professional aspirations, etc. I'm amazed at how climbing has changed from the days when we wore 2" swami's, everyone climbed in EB's (with leather on the cotton uppers), and our pants came from Goodwill. Like everything, there are good changes and changes that are not so good.

It was just a real treat to hook up with some bud's from 25+ years ago, have some beautiful weather, and get out and touch some stone. It's not about the difficulty of the climb so much as it's the quality of the climbing partners. I'm not leading 10's anymore, and I take falls on 9's--and I don't really care because that's my style of climbing at this point in my life. Climbing for me these days is strictly for fun and not getting injured.

I have to deal with enough political BS at work, and that's where I like to leave it.
survivalmademedoit

Trad climber
Grantham, New Hampshire
Nov 18, 2009 - 01:00pm PT
survivalmademedoit

Trad climber
Grantham, New Hampshire
Nov 18, 2009 - 04:11pm PT
Jeremy,
Wow, you're welcome!

Hey Jeremy, how many ABQ climbers do you know?
There is a purpose to this question.....
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