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hossjulia

Trad climber
Where the Hoback and the mighty Snake River meet
Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 19, 2013 - 11:53pm PT
I've been itchin like crazy to get back there and my time to do so is approaching. Weekend of May 18th is soonest. All depends on weather and if the owner here has to go out of town that weekend, not sure yet. (I'm caretakeing a small horse property.)
Anyone care to make some plans?

I'm about 80% better shape than I was last year and feeling strong after housekeeping all winter. Really anxious to try myself out.

Boulder is about twice as far, but I might be able to swing that too in the next couple of months. The owner here knows how bad I have cabin fever and expects me to go road tripping a little. 3 - 4 days is all I can afford to take off, but better than naught. Climbing (I mean prancing) in Eldo would be heaven.




Probably inspired by knot making Sushi Fest.
Captain...or Skully

climber
Apr 20, 2013 - 12:27am PT
Ho Man. I'd like to, but I'm headed the other way this time. I'll be fully immersed in my new gig, learning the ropes, as it were. I DO hope to see you out there later on, Julia. Maybe I can make YOU some pancakes next time, eh?
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Apr 20, 2013 - 12:40am PT
I'm crazy to get out there too, but I'm probably going to wait until the predictable weather window of early September....
Phyl
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Apr 20, 2013 - 12:44am PT
Love that place. Favorite climb. Skyline - Morning Glory Spire. Got the onsight. http://www.mountainproject.com/v/skyline/105740963
Skyline - Plaidman gittin it done.
Skyline - Plaidman gittin it done.
Credit: Plaidman
Sure was sweet. Was there 4 weeks before. Had to go back and get it. So I hitched a one way ride to the City with buddies on the way to OR in Salt Lake. Told them I would hitch back. They thought I was crazy. Yeah. I am.
Went back and got it and a few others but that was a good day getting that one in the bag. Here is the photo of getting dropped off after an awesome weekend and the start of the hitch hiking back to Portland Oregon.

Plaid
Credit: Plaidman

Pic of the crux. Not me and not my pic.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 20, 2013 - 09:27am PT
hey there say, hossjulia, skully, phlyp, and plaidman...

neat share! thanks for sharing your hopes, hossjulia!

hope it all works out, :)

edit:
wow, the pics are great!
hossjulia

Trad climber
Where the Hoback and the mighty Snake River meet
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 20, 2013 - 03:59pm PT
Great pics plaidman, thanks for some stoke
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Apr 20, 2013 - 06:15pm PT
HJ!

I'm probably up for a trip about then, depending on weather. I just sent "Fritz" an e-mail earlier today expressing the same sentiment!

BDC, a.k.a, Rodger

P.S. Here's a picture from last July!

Hossjulia on Pure Pleasure, 4 July, 2012.
Hossjulia on Pure Pleasure, 4 July, 2012.
Credit: Brokedownclimber
Captain...or Skully

climber
Apr 20, 2013 - 08:32pm PT
Dammit. You're all pretty Golden folks to hang about with.
Stupid Workaday World!!!6!!
Meh.
hossjulia

Trad climber
Where the Hoback and the mighty Snake River meet
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 20, 2013 - 08:44pm PT
Dates not set by any means, this is just the earliest, about a month, that I can get away.
What about you Skully?



Agree about the weather Fritz; here is a decent long range model to keep track of it;

http://www.ggweather.com/loops/gfs_12z_sfc.shtml
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Apr 20, 2013 - 09:06pm PT
I currently have 0 firm plans for the 2nd half of May. I do know Memorial Day weekend at COR is usually very busy.

I'm willing to go there in May, but not if it is raining, snowing, or with daytime highs below 50 degrees. You just never know what you are going to get then----or in June.

I'm just being a little discouraging to people that have to make a long drive to get there.

Nice, when it's nice.

4th of July party 2012, with all of the current posters on this thread...
4th of July party 2012, with all of the current posters on this thread in the photo.
Credit: Fritz
Captain...or Skully

climber
Apr 21, 2013 - 12:47am PT
Man! That's a good lookin' bunch of Monkeys, huh?
I'll be game for things when I get back from my first stint in the Bakken. (ND)
I'll know things I don't know now. I'm still Virgin Wool, at this point.
Norwegian

Trad climber
the tip of god's middle finger
Apr 21, 2013 - 12:52am PT
crack of dung is
bitchen.

the birds.
they cheer your position,
actually they're probably pissed
that you're trespassing
but no bird that i ever knowed
ever got a lawyer against my sin.

the start is way technical.
like greasy slab smears with tips in the crack
and like only a green alien between
you and earth.
hossjulia

Trad climber
Where the Hoback and the mighty Snake River meet
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 21, 2013 - 08:39am PT
Skully, you headed to Williston? My brother drives truck out of there. 30 years in the oil biz from the gulf to Argentina. Now the Bakken.

Watch yourself ok? That place is a boom town with a bunch of shady characters.
Captain...or Skully

climber
Apr 21, 2013 - 09:52am PT
Aye, that I will. See you later this Summer, I hope.
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Apr 21, 2013 - 10:39pm PT
The Adventure Queen and I are looking to maybe get out there on Memorial Day weekend.

Plaid
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Apr 21, 2013 - 10:43pm PT


Going off of the comment that Fritz made about the unpredictability of the weather in May (and the long drive to boot!!!)...

I think I will wait until it's for sure a better chance of consistently decent weather...



EDITED:

I love the place!!!...

Suits where I am with my sh!tty climbing these days...

Plenty of stuff to get to with MINIMAL hiking...

NOW YER TALKING!!!...

:-)

Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Apr 21, 2013 - 11:09pm PT
Locker and I need to partner up on the drive out! I make him feel better by comparison with my terrible climbing these days.
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Apr 21, 2013 - 11:20pm PT
Looked at reservations for camping for Memorial Day Weekend. There are none in the park. Looking for alternatives. Any suggestions? Anyone?...Anyone?....Bueller?
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Apr 21, 2013 - 11:20pm PT

"Locker and I need to partner up on the drive out!"...

At the least, Caravan over together...

When the weather settles, let's DO!!!...

Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Apr 21, 2013 - 11:22pm PT
Locker-

Yer ON!

Rodger
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