Donini, Brokedown, Jan & the over-50 posse at City of Rocks


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Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Topic Author's Original Post - Aug 18, 2011 - 11:08pm PT
It just kinda happened and it was great!

It is soooo great to have Donini as an old friend!

It is also good to have Brokedownclimber and Jan as new friends.

Donini rolled in from an extended trip in the Wind Rivers, Jan had to fly to the U.S. to get a new driverís license, and Brokedown was willing to get Jan up to speed on climbing.

Whatís not to like?

Heidi and I liked Donini dragging us up easy routes.
We all liked meeting new and old friends at City of Rocks.

Much more to follow!
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Aug 18, 2011 - 11:30pm PT
Sweet I gotta make it to the City one of these days.
Captain...or Skully

or some such
Aug 18, 2011 - 11:32pm PT
Timing is everthing. I'll groove on yer photos, though. D'oh.

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 19, 2011 - 12:00am PT
Skully! Wish you could have made it to "The City" Next year for sure!


Trad climber
Aug 19, 2011 - 12:03am PT
Keep it coming,

Social climber
Aug 19, 2011 - 12:05am PT
hey there say, fritz.... say, thanks for this really neat share...

say, i will be back for the pics, later...

got to get off line now, got to use the phone and finish up the night, kids are coming at 7 am, ... friends of my grandkids and maybe even the grandkids, too, :)

god bless...
thanks again, for the share! perfect timeing it was, wow!
glad you had a great time... :)

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Aug 19, 2011 - 01:02am PT
Here's some more incriminating evidence of the oldfartdom that rules!

First clinb of the day for Tuesday afternoon (in the shade). donini was in fine form here. The "Z-Crack" on King on the Throne was donini's first choice for the session at sandbag 5.9.

From the Z-Crack donini moved to Snakes and Ladders at 5.9. We all tried to follow this one with variable success.

Then it was my turn:

And then Heidi tried this one too:

We all had a great time on this rock, but the grading was conservative on these routes. I know; I'm sore!
Mighty Hiker

Vancouver, B.C.
Aug 19, 2011 - 01:07am PT
Whatís not to like?

The part about Jan having to travel from Okinawa to the continental US, just to renew her driver's licence? That seems absurd.

Nice report!

Aug 19, 2011 - 01:12am PT
Sounds like an excuse.

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Aug 19, 2011 - 01:18am PT
Nice trip report. Sounds like a fun time. Foods?
Patrick Oliver

Boulder climber
Fruita, Colorado
Aug 19, 2011 - 01:18am PT
Good to see a photo of my good friend Kim Miller,
one of the legends of Utah and Idaho truly, and my dear
friend for many years. Kim truly "rocks" on the rock,
leads 5.12 without much thought about it. He's standing
near Brokedown in that campfire shot with everyone...

Trad climber
Aug 19, 2011 - 01:57am PT
Fritz and Brokedown nice story and pics! You guys rule! Very humbling experience to hang with a group of such talented yet gracious rock stars.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Aug 19, 2011 - 02:53am PT
always great to see you all out on the rock!
keep on keeping on!

Gym climber
A dingy corner in your refrigerator
Aug 19, 2011 - 03:13am PT
How cool can it get!

Patrick Oliver

Boulder climber
Fruita, Colorado
Aug 19, 2011 - 04:05am PT
Kim, you have always been the most modest of climbers, but I have
watched you lead 5.12, without a whimper. You are a master and my
brother in crime (I am the one now who aspires to... 5.8....)

Aug 19, 2011 - 04:09am PT
over-50 what?

Nice get-together.

Trad climber
Aug 19, 2011 - 09:17am PT
The City is da bomb!!! Can't wait to get back there again. Thanks for sharing!
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
WA, & NC & Idaho
Aug 19, 2011 - 09:56am PT
Nice, TFPU, good to see some really strong senior citizens....:)

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Aug 19, 2011 - 10:00am PT

That Donini creep sure gets around.....

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Aug 19, 2011 - 10:59am PT
Ah what an awesome gathering. Looks like a good time was had by all. I would have died to be there figuratively as well as possibly literally. Next time I want to be there. You guys rock!
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