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Shack

Big Wall climber
So. Cal.
Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 18, 2005 - 01:22pm PT
I'm sure many of you have seen some sick/disgusting/funny stuff while on a wall,
but I thought I'd share one that I witnessed on Skull Queen.

On the morning after the second bivy, Shawn's water broke,
and soon he would be giving birth to a baby brown coiler.
He got out his sh#t sack and maneuvered himself into the birthing position next to Mike's ledge.
In a matter of minutes Shawn was at full dilation and before you could say "crap in a sack",
the rustling of the paper bag signaled the birth of a baby hoopsnake.
(I think I heard 2 plops, so it might have been twins!)
The pride and joy of fatherhood was shortlived for Shawn however.
As Shawn was wrapping the newborn and preparing to transport the
little guy to the "HoopSnake Hotel", Mike pointed out that the
pooptube was still hanging 10 feet up above him from the belay bolts! Oooops!
So the new father was forced to pull the "mother cat" routine,
and carry his newborn in his teeth as he climbed up to the tube!
Bwahahahaha!!
I was laughing so hard I could barely hold the camera steady as I documented the event!


I learned a valuable lesson that day.
Holdplease2

Big Wall climber
Yosemite area
Nov 18, 2005 - 01:27pm PT
That is a tough, tough man.

-Kate.
Landgolier

climber
the flatness
Nov 18, 2005 - 01:30pm PT
file under "My ideal vacation is your worst nightmare"
scuffy b

climber
S Cruz
Nov 18, 2005 - 01:32pm PT
lesson? 10>0?
Mike.

climber
Nov 18, 2005 - 02:00pm PT
He is one tough kid.

Just don't use my ledge as a way station!!

= ]
Shack

Big Wall climber
So. Cal.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 18, 2005 - 02:01pm PT
The lesson is to have your tube near you BEFORE creating your intestinal sculpture!
Mike.

climber
Nov 18, 2005 - 02:03pm PT
Deceptively simple...
TahoeBlu

Trad climber
So Lake Tahoe
Nov 18, 2005 - 02:05pm PT
I can see waves entering his nostrils , That IS disgusting!
John F. Kerry

Social climber
Boston, MA
Nov 18, 2005 - 02:06pm PT
P-P-P-P-P-P = "Prior Planning Prevent Poor Pooping Performance"

"...mother cat...", love that one.
Russ Walling

Social climber
NOT FOR LOAN™ CC3
Nov 18, 2005 - 05:36pm PT
You guys party.
Shack

Big Wall climber
So. Cal.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 18, 2005 - 08:21pm PT
"Just don't use my ledge as a way station!!"

hahaha!!!
TradIsGood

Trad climber
Gunks end of country
Nov 18, 2005 - 08:57pm PT
Shack=Largo
Shack

Big Wall climber
So. Cal.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 19, 2005 - 01:18am PT
Ho-Man! You caught me.
golsen

Social climber
kennewick, wa
Nov 19, 2005 - 03:37am PT
DAMN! Now if he were a really great pardner he would do the same for you!
Jingy

Social climber
Flatland, Ca
Nov 19, 2005 - 10:25pm PT
Shack,

That was the funniest tidbit I've read in a long time.

Thanks,

I think I've learned a lesson too!

Jingy
TradIsGood

Trad climber
Gunks end of country
Nov 19, 2005 - 10:38pm PT
Yup. Choose your partners carefully. The real Largo only gives up the names, and leaves it to your imagination as to the truth of the story.
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Nov 20, 2005 - 12:53am PT
Mmm...Looks like crap, smells like crap, and even tastes like crap...Sure glad I didn't accidentally drop it!

Admirable commitment to the climbing environment, but they has to have been a better way. Sure that's not just his lunch?

Thanks for the fun

karl
Holdplease2

Big Wall climber
Yosemite area
Nov 20, 2005 - 02:41am PT
I love the guy's face. No panic, just, like, "Yo. I have a bag of my own sh#t in my mouth. Just let me climb up these here aiders and then maybe I'll traverse over yonder..."

Beautiful.

-Kate.
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Nov 20, 2005 - 10:07am PT
Now that you mention it Kate, that guy has a bright future posting on Supertopo.

Well qualified
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
St. Louis
Nov 20, 2005 - 10:42am PT
I think we underestimate the toughness of that guy. He could have easily tucked the twins in his chalkbag, but noooooo, he went for the mother cat option instead. He is clearly one Bada$$.
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