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epicclimb

Ice climber
Looking California, Feeling Minnesota
Topic Author's Original Post - Aug 5, 2014 - 04:02pm PT
a few bros of mine & i (that's i & i & i & i in jamaican ;-) ) were talking the other day about some of our most epic days climbing. we quickly realized we hadn't done much EPIC enough to talk about, but knew the supataco crowd would for sure have lots of epic days of climbing in their history since there are so many experienced climbers here from back in the day.


what has your most EPIC day of climbing?

thank you for sharing, this stuff keeps me realy excited about climbing and having fun outside ;-)
Studly

Trad climber
WA
Aug 5, 2014 - 04:03pm PT
My most epic day climbing is the one where I'm having the most fun.
Epic dude!!!
epicclimb

Ice climber
Looking California, Feeling Minnesota
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 5, 2014 - 04:09pm PT
studly what day did you ahve the most fun out there on the rocks? i just wnat 2 get out and climb this weekend but cant yet since i have 2 keep hustling with work until friday night so haivng people share their most EPIC tails makes it tolorable.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Aug 5, 2014 - 04:21pm PT
Ha, ha, ha....mmmm, let me think about that.
Studly

Trad climber
WA
Aug 5, 2014 - 04:21pm PT
Thursday, and then also Friday...climbed a 5 pitch route. Then having a cold one in the evening afterwards and got called out to go back up and help some folks benighted on the cliff, so never got to finish that brewski. Now that's fun. Or I could have gone to a disco.

Credit: Studly
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Aug 5, 2014 - 04:23pm PT
No major epics,
after climbing the E. face on Whitney (74), we returned to our camp about 6:00pm and found that marmots had entered the zipped tent, ate all the food we had, then sh!t and pissed all over our sleeping bags. We decided to make the hike back down the trail, got in the car and drove home to Riverside. Made for a long day.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Aug 5, 2014 - 04:34pm PT
When I see the sun rise twice in a day, I know it was pretty epic, brah.
looks easy from here

climber
Ben Lomond, CA
Aug 5, 2014 - 05:28pm PT
A couple of my recent epic days:

This is what you get when you let me plan your bachelor party-Shuteye Ridge adventure
summit of North Eagle Beak
summit of North Eagle Beak
Credit: looks easy from here

Trad neophyte on Venusian Blind
Credit: looks easy from here
Michelle

Social climber
1187 Hunterwasser
Aug 5, 2014 - 05:31pm PT
Ha, ha, ha....mmmm, let me think about that.

for the win!
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Aug 5, 2014 - 05:53pm PT
Ha, ha, ha....mmmm, let me think about that.

guffaw!!!!

Michelle beat me to it :-D
Michelle

Social climber
1187 Hunterwasser
Aug 5, 2014 - 05:56pm PT
Heh heh
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Aug 5, 2014 - 06:28pm PT
Credit: Ghost
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Aug 5, 2014 - 06:59pm PT
Credit: Some graphic design genius working for Playland
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Aug 5, 2014 - 07:12pm PT
There we were, at the Echo parking lot. It was empty! On a Saturday.

The three of us, including my fiance and a dear friend of ours who is partially deaf, rushed over to Double Dip. Up I went!

"On belay?"
"What?"
"He said, 'On belay?'"
"Oh, yeah, belay on!"
"Climbing!"
"What?"
"He said, 'Climbing!'"
"Climb on!"
"Slack!"
"What?"
"He said, 'Slack!'"
"Off belay!"
"What?"...

Back from the down climb, check it out, nobody's on Black Tide. I tie in and get ready to launch, finally a chance to lead a real classic.

"On belay?"
"What?"
"He said, 'On belay?'"
"Oh, yeah, belay on!"
"Climbing!"
"What?"
"He said, 'Climbing!'"
"Climb on!"
"Slack!"
"What?"
"He said, 'Slack!'"
"Off belay!"
"What?"...

What a great climb that is, I loved every inch of that thing.

Then we traipsed over to Eff Four. I setup to lead my third pitch of the day! Epic!

"On belay?"
"What?"
"He said, 'On belay?'"
"Oh, yeah, belay on!"
"Climbing!"
"What?"
"He said, 'Climbing!'"
"Climb on!"
"Slack!"
"What?"
"He said, 'Slack!'"
"Off belay!"
"What?"...

The margaritas at Edchada's were really tasty that night.

"Would you like that frozen or on the rocks?"
"What?"

It was a really good day.
nah000

climber
canuckistan
Aug 5, 2014 - 07:31pm PT
the first answers that came to my mind were days that pushed what i thought i was capable of...

but the funny thing is the more i thought about it, the more certain i became of my answer...

for me it was the day i took my wife [a non-climber] up the scramble route on mt. temple. she was someone who, while not super unfit, at the beginning of the season had struggled with 500 m gain days and hadn't done any scrambling. three months later, after a steady progression of peaks, we hiked the from car to summit 8ish km and 1700m gain in 3 hr.

it was a beautiful day with simpsons style puffy clouds and we met up with a reasonably fast paced group of hikers at the right time so that we didn't even have to risk the 6 person minimum group size while hiking to sentinel pass.

yeah, i'm proud to say that my most epic day was seeing someone else pull off something i would have never imagined possible at the beginning of the season.
goatboy smellz

climber
लघिमा
Aug 5, 2014 - 08:01pm PT
There's is nothing epic about climbing.

Climbing is a self imposed activity that is fun and filled with exciting adventure that we CHOSE to challenge ourselves with. No one is forcing us to climb.

Epics are life and death circumstances that happen upon us in our daily lives through no fault of our own. Think ebola viruses, car crashes, our kids struck down by disease or natural disasters that destroy everything you own.

That said, my biggest epic climbing was forgetting to restock the cooler with beer.



The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Aug 5, 2014 - 08:10pm PT
^^^retreat!!!!
Magic Ed

Trad climber
Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Aug 5, 2014 - 08:30pm PT
One of the most common comments I get from my climbing partners is, "Every time I climb with you it turns into an epic"!
johnkelley

climber
Anchorage Alaska
Aug 5, 2014 - 08:40pm PT
Day six on the FA of Continuing Education on University Peak with Kevin Ditzler a few years ago. It got more epic waiting for five days with no food or fuel (water) in Beaver Basin for Paul Clause to find us and pick us up in his Super Cub.

Credit: johnkelley
The 8,500' South West face of University Peak.
epicclimb

Ice climber
Looking California, Feeling Minnesota
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 7, 2014 - 02:27pm PT
johnkelly, now thats what im talkinabout!!!!

donini, as in jim donini?????????????? duuuuuuuuuuuude, you gotta share some old skool alpinism tales, when men were men and welll...men.
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