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locker

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Some Rehab in Bolivia
Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 27, 2013 - 12:43am PT

Why did you name the route what you did???...

We recently managed a few FA's in the past couple of weeks (Location undisclosed)...

The formation is named "Mark Hamills Face" because years back mark Hammil was in an accident requiring some facial reconstruction and the formation resembles his face...

Route #1 is called "Jims Myrtle Splurge" because some dude named Jim recently told us about the plant, "Myrtle Splurge"...

Route #2 is called, "Jack Palances Pushup's" because after doing it, I was bouldering around the base of the climb and came off, landing in a perfect pushup position...

Years back Jack Palance did that drop down one arm pushup stint, thus, "Jack Palances Pushups"...

The third remains nameless until something hits in the same vain...




Anyone have any route name BS they'd like to post, so I don't feel too much like an idiot with this thread???...

LOL!!!...
Evel

Trad climber
Nedsterdam CO
Apr 27, 2013 - 12:47am PT
"Caesars Palace" an aid route I so named because if you blow it you'll be worse off than Evel.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 27, 2013 - 12:51am PT
"Route of the 23rd Party Congress" because it was largely an exercise in
dialectical materialism.
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Apr 27, 2013 - 02:17am PT
We just did one a few weeks ago called Mama tooted....
Michelle

Social climber
1187 Hunterwasser
Apr 27, 2013 - 02:23am PT
Because it was really Golden, Like Grahams.
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Apr 27, 2013 - 02:30am PT
Just did a 450 ft 5.4 corner and named it Noob Dimensions.
Michelle

Social climber
1187 Hunterwasser
Apr 27, 2013 - 02:44am PT
My kind of climbing!
thebravecowboy

Social climber
Colorado Plateau
Apr 27, 2013 - 03:11am PT
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Two hours ago I finished pitches one and two of a new tower, with mah dog and mah Schlitz in the creek and mah self.
I've not yet topped out, some ropelengths 'til then, but some names came to mind as I regained the 500 feet out the canyon. The moon was rising bright and full and the lack of a headlamp (or an allen key for my feckin hand drill) rendered me quite full of thought as I made the miles to the truck.

Shall it be:
One Handed Man
or
All the Beautiful Strangers Who Held Me for a Night
or
Wet Brett Berdette's Cannabis Cornucopia Crack on the Lakshmi Ananda Tower
or
Schlitznspliff Tower via the Eurojoint crack
or
nothingpublished or uttered hereafter?

TrundleBum

Trad climber
Las Vegas
Apr 27, 2013 - 04:59am PT

Because it was thin and nicely overhung. I knew I was going to have to aid it, so I decided to:
"Save it for a rainy Day"
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Apr 27, 2013 - 08:11am PT
Did an FA with Rick Sumner a few weeks ago. Didn't even think of naming it. Are we supposed to?
hossjulia

Trad climber
Where the Hoback and the mighty Snake River meet
Apr 27, 2013 - 08:52am PT
Chocolate Decadence, because the rock was a dark chocolate color and that was what was for desert that night!
Gilroy

Social climber
Bolderado
Apr 27, 2013 - 08:58am PT
What is in a name? A rose, by any other name, would smell as sweet.

Nonetheless. Levered a loose 4' block off a ledge from 30' feet up and watched the other boulders in the sandy creek bottom sway as successive waves in the soil rolled by them. Seismic Effects.
rick d

climber
ol pueblo, az
Apr 27, 2013 - 09:00am PT
Did a route years ago w/ Rob Jacobson who named it "Yer sister" because it was wide and easy.
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Apr 27, 2013 - 09:31am PT
My last two routes this year were "Raven Song", named for the raven's nest nearby and the strange popping call that we thought was a woodpecker at first, but later proved to be the raven, and then "The Route Vultures", named for the turkey vulture circling overhead during the FA and for the fact that we were picking the cliff's carcase clean of potential lines.

"It's a Good Day to Die" climbs up and over a 20' x 2' x 6' loose block which makes a roof; the whole thing resonates when you hit it with your palm.

It's a Good Day to Die
It's a Good Day to Die
Credit: Edge

I put up a total of about 18 lines on the left side of the new crag, mostly with Native American themed names. We called that section the "Indigenous Wall" because of the plethora of NA inspired names and because it also tells of the work of the local population of climbers who developed it.

Does this lichen dust make me look fat?
Does this lichen dust make me look fat?
Credit: Edge
MisterE

Social climber
Apr 27, 2013 - 09:44am PT
Because it was a type of rock rarely found in the state, it was "like finding a Unicorn"...
So the wall was named "The Wall of Mythical Creatures", and the first route is "Chupacabra".
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Apr 27, 2013 - 09:48am PT
'Seven after Quasimodo'
Is a climb we (myself, scary Larry, rich shoup, with pat Putnam, chris pomeroy and 2 others providing technical and spiritual support) did in Payson Az, the day after a Phoenix bouldering contest. '93? '94? The Sunday we did it was two weeks after Easter Sunday, thus one weekaka seven days after Quasimodo Sunday, The Sunday after Easter. The day the priests found the young hunchback of Norte dame at their door step and why they named him Quasimodo.

It's a seven inch offwidth, so it makes a reasonable double entendre as well. About .11c, still looking for a second ascent as far as I know, so get after it!!
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Apr 27, 2013 - 10:25am PT
couldn't think of anything else
Magic Ed

Trad climber
Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Apr 27, 2013 - 10:38am PT
I named a route Yankee Clipper in honor of Joe DiMaggio who died the day we finished the first pitch (of 15), Seemed a cool name for a bolted route in Mexico.
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Apr 27, 2013 - 10:40am PT
the dark half .11b 4 bolts and gear
the dark half .11b 4 bolts and gear
Credit: kennyt
the dark half
the dark half
Credit: kennyt
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Apr 27, 2013 - 11:34am PT
Oh I could tell you but then you'd have to kill me.
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