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Petch

Gym climber
knapsack crack
Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 27, 2012 - 08:30am PT
Squirrel(former Rocknasium owner) just bought the Strawberry Market by the Leap. He has real coffee and plans on a gear shop this spring. So when you are driving by stop in and spend some money to help support him and his great family!
WML

climber
Biggest Little City, NV
Nov 27, 2012 - 08:32am PT
Woohoo! Met Squirrel at Rick's birthday at the Gorge a few years back, good people. Great to hear he is doing well, he had just moved up there from what I recall him telling 213 and I.
squishy

Mountain climber
Nov 27, 2012 - 10:11am PT
oh cool, nice place for a gear shop...how about backpacking food and good beer in cans, that would be nice...
ladyscarlett

Trad climber
SF Bay Area, California
Nov 27, 2012 - 10:15am PT
Nice! Good to know...its a great spot to stop and walk around even when one doesn't have time to run up east wall...

cheers!

LS
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Nov 27, 2012 - 10:17am PT
Cool!

The only previous gear shop was the thieves looting cars in the CG at night.
BLUEBLOCR

Social climber
joshua tree
Nov 27, 2012 - 10:17am PT
WOW!!!!
Will he have squirrel food?
I hope he's better to the locals then the last owners.
I wish you would have bought the market Petch.
That would have been a good outlet for ur Italian Sausauge.
Maybe U can still get the bar, and invent the first Italian Sausage Martini?
Goble Goble!
BB
Petch

Gym climber
knapsack crack
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 27, 2012 - 09:46pm PT
Stop in and let him know what you like to see in the shop.
The market has Sierra Nevada in the can and a good selection of bottle beer.

Blue you have had plenty of Italian sausage, but usually you can't eat it all ;0
Nkane

Trad climber
San Francisco, USA
Nov 27, 2012 - 09:55pm PT
Woo! I hope he keeps the weird sunglasses and kitschy art. Perusing those selections is an important part of any Leap trip, along with an It's It for the road.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Nov 27, 2012 - 09:59pm PT
I like to see cool stuff like this.

Wish the Strawberry market on 108 had climbing gear too.

Ol Brutus tried to get the market to carry gear by just buying stuff for the market owner and telling him "if it sells, think about carrying some basic climbing stuff"

I probably bought most of the chalk Brutus gave him, and it hasn't been replenished. lol

Well, at least they have Pale Ale still. :)
Salamanizer

Trad climber
The land of Fruits & Nuts!
Nov 27, 2012 - 10:54pm PT
Hey that's cool news. Squirrel is a solid dude. I ran into him on my first ever lead at the Leap on the Groove. I made it to the top and he coached me through my first anchor I ever built on the sharp end.

That's not one of his kids that worked at the market before is it? Nice guy, maybe late teens low twenties. Seemed to know a bit about climbing in the area and always stoked on what you'd been climbing.

If he's looking to have climbing gear, the only things I see as economical are on the fly items like Chalk, webbing, cheap biners/quick links, and maybe bolts or drill bits. Try finding an SDS drill bit in South Lake... Ain't happnin. LTD was the only shop in town that carried one and it came from Jay's personal bolt kit he had in his car.
bergbryce

Mountain climber
California
Nov 27, 2012 - 11:29pm PT
Same Squirell who picked the movies for Banff last year? Good choices but a bunch of them were shown at Reel Rock earlier in the year.
He should sell breakfast burritos along with the real deal coffee. Nearly every place that sells those things sells out almost daily.

Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Nov 28, 2012 - 05:07am PT
Good news on many fronts, good for climbers/skiers, good for Strawberry and good for El Dorado County. Wishing Squirrel the best for a successful venture.
JerryA

Mountain climber
Sacramento,CA
Nov 28, 2012 - 08:06am PT
Great news .I've stoped at the store & lodge on the way home for many years.
Does any one know of a good morning coffee & fresh pastry shop between Placerville and Twin Bridges ? The place we used to stop at in Pollack Pines closed.Starbucks isn't the same.
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Nov 28, 2012 - 08:48am PT
The best breakfast place which also has great coffee and pastries is Sweetie Pie's on Main St. in Placerville, right across from the Cosmic Cafe. Great fresh food and a well run business.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
i WASNT ON THE INTERNET during bush years...
Nov 28, 2012 - 08:56am PT
Maybe STRAWBERRY stuff will make a return!?
squishy

Mountain climber
Nov 28, 2012 - 09:07am PT
Freshpond, near the ranger station in pollock pines has a large collection of fine beers in a can such as Boont and IPA's from different brewery's...if they can get them, I am sure this new place can too. That climber wine that comes in a bag is good too.

backpacking food and supplies for desolation wilderness would be nice, the REI in folsom is the last stop up the hill for things like that and that store sucks...
caughtinside

Social climber
Oakland, CA
Nov 28, 2012 - 09:09am PT
Cool! Best wishes to Squirrel in this.
Norwegian

Trad climber
Placerville, California
Nov 28, 2012 - 09:26am PT
i just had sex with a tree
so im due for a beer or three,
i'll go check out that market.

squirrel will have to put up with
me cause i squat not
far south.

man, sometimes a poem
just isn't fit
for the context
into which it was borne.

cheers petch.
i'll see you in the hills sometime soon.

cheers squire squirrel,
im glad to trundle my economic
verve upon a respected peer.
LuckyPink

climber
the last bivy
Nov 28, 2012 - 11:04am PT
glad to hear it! Every time i drive by that location i think someone should make that place happen. Here's some suggestions for the inventory:

1. Book of Poems by Norwegian right there on the checkout counter.
2. Bait
3. discount passes to Sierra ski resort , the last non mega corp hold out.
4. wifi
5. good bathroom

hoping for Mobil West sorta
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Nov 28, 2012 - 11:09am PT
hoping for Mobil West sorta

Without the food poisoning, I hope.

And without mouth-gaped tourons wallet shocked and hemorrhaging money at the sight of mediocre food in the styx.

I think a little climber hang would be cool, although a little remodeling to open the place up a bit would serve it well in that regard. I bet the Weedge could help ;). He'd remodel the beer section at the very least.
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