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mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 27, 2010 - 01:58pm PT
This is my attempt to keep a climbing thread on the front page as much as possible and maybe even get the number or resposnes the rebulican thread got at some point. I have seen a lot of bitching about how climbing threads drop in a day or two and I feel that is because there is little interaction after the person puts the work into the piece of writing or photos and the conversation does not continue. Sorry if I am repeating something already done and maybe we just bump up an old thread. Unfortunately I have not climbed in the last couple of days as it has almost been a blizzard, but I will soon and I will put up a word or two and/or a picture when I do. Hope everyone is getting out there and make a post here when you do if you like reading and looking at climbing. MikeI climbed this a few days ago and hopefully will again soon.
Tfish

Trad climber
La Crescenta, CA
Oct 27, 2010 - 02:09pm PT
I climbed the stairs today. That counts right?
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Oct 27, 2010 - 02:33pm PT
Hey anyone notice that the "Republicans so wrong" thread has actually fallen off the front page - at least for a moment.

Pox on the person who bumps it.

I climbed a hill today...
Lithuanian

Trad climber
Reno
Oct 27, 2010 - 02:34pm PT
I managed to climb out of my bed today!
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Oct 27, 2010 - 02:38pm PT
Stole my joke Lithuanian !

Recovering with back and shoulder injuries currently, so getting out of bed is no small feat.
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Oct 27, 2010 - 02:54pm PT
Headed out to fix the anchor on a seldom-climbed route called 'Pacific Rim' that climbs a curving arete up to a sizeable roof. The line features a somewhat runout traverse at the top of the arete that takes you out immediately above the roof to the anchor. The traverse is spookier for the follower than the leader.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 27, 2010 - 04:12pm PT
I still have some of today left.
ct

climber
CO
Oct 27, 2010 - 04:21pm PT
Yeah for climbing threads. More photos please.

Some recent fall shots. No climbing today. Maybe some luck tomorrow.
dougs510

Social climber
down south
Oct 27, 2010 - 05:06pm PT
I climbed out of bed :))))
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Oct 27, 2010 - 05:39pm PT
So far


BIW plan is for Sunol Wyde tonyght
murcy

climber
sanfrancisco
Oct 27, 2010 - 05:45pm PT
Similar to Jaybro, but in a town with a World Series game happening in a few hours. Didn't send that pink-and-red prob I was gunning for.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 27, 2010 - 08:30pm PT
I climbed up a dirty gulley with a large pack over a local waterfall. It is starting to get cold.
mark miller

Social climber
Reno
Oct 27, 2010 - 08:32pm PT
Poorly spaced scaffolding about 100 times....I'm ready to get on the real rock, where my feet don't have to work at 3' intervals.
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Oct 27, 2010 - 09:17pm PT
I climbed Mister Witty (V6) yesterday at the Happies. I was stoked. Resting today.
PhilG

Trad climber
The Circuit, Tonasket WA
Oct 27, 2010 - 09:35pm PT
Wasn't quite today,
wasn't quite me
But anything to bump this thread above the Republicans and God threads

Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Oct 27, 2010 - 09:41pm PT
I also stopped by Indian rock, but didn't take pictures....
mikeyschaefer

climber
Yosemite
Oct 27, 2010 - 09:44pm PT

From an obscure zone on Middle yesterday.


PhilG, that guy in the white sunglasses, is he some sort of rock star?

Studly

Trad climber
WA
Oct 27, 2010 - 10:34pm PT
6 pitches on a Wednesday. Pretty good for a working bloke, and on the only day of the week its not supposed to rain.
Greg Barnes

climber
Oct 27, 2010 - 10:42pm PT
Made it to the gym for once - whew! Jeez, gyms are hard on your hands and arms, no slabs in sight. The only thing I could climb well was a crack. Gyms really force strange footwork, that's for sure. And my stance-drilling-honed calves are useless!
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Oct 27, 2010 - 10:59pm PT
Nice Mikey, Looks like a cool crag.

HealyJhey, What is your obsession with replacing(adding) anchors on routes that no one does? Just askin'.

Captain...or Skully

Big Wall climber
Transporter Room 2
Oct 27, 2010 - 11:02pm PT
That's not a real rock, Mikey. Some kinda photoshop nonsense, I bet.
Real rocks just aren't THAT big! (cheers, bro);-)

dirt claud

Sport climber
san diego,ca
Oct 27, 2010 - 11:02pm PT
Just got back from Santee Boulders and enjoying a classic San Diego sunset, met some cool climbers from Sweden and Germany. Always good to meet new climbing partners.
richross

Trad climber
Oct 27, 2010 - 11:15pm PT
Last Saturday in the Gunks.

Lou on No Glow.


Lou on CCK Direct.

Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Oct 27, 2010 - 11:20pm PT
I didn't climb the red route on the wall to the left of that one overhanging lead wall but to the right of the roll-up door that overlooks the parking lot. But I came close.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Oct 27, 2010 - 11:35pm PT
Conway summit in 3rd gear...
tom woods

Gym climber
Bishop, CA
Oct 27, 2010 - 11:41pm PT
A roof- nothing like tearing a roof off in October to keep you busy. Normally I'd be nervous that winter would show up about now, but it's rained ten days in the last month- in Bishop. Sheesh. I should send LA a bill. I want a cut of the money they'll make selling all the water I brought forth from the sky.
David Knopp

Trad climber
CA
Oct 28, 2010 - 01:01am PT
the salathe route on the hand, Pinnacles.
Scariest, steepest 5.6r.
Proud for me and my partner Russ.
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Oct 28, 2010 - 02:00am PT
T H

climber
Oct 28, 2010 - 02:36am PT
TYeary

Social climber
State of decay
Oct 28, 2010 - 03:22am PT
I climbed the F@*&king walls at work today.
Retail is rough but some days it's damn near impossible.
I often wonder how they got to the storeand more importantly, how the f@*k they get home?
That porter never tasted so great.
Here's to you Joe!
What a f@*$king day
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Oct 28, 2010 - 03:37am PT
Twin Peaks.
Branscomb

Trad climber
Lander, WY
Oct 28, 2010 - 11:23am PT
I climbed out of bed and even got a matching pair of shoes on my feet! Whaddaya want?
TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
Oct 28, 2010 - 11:40am PT
Sessioned this last evening...still feeling it this morning...
miss.julienne

climber
Capitola, California
Oct 28, 2010 - 11:44am PT
Boogie Down, independence Monument, ohh yeah too scarry for the top though
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Oct 28, 2010 - 11:50am PT
Nothing but a pull-up bar today.

A few days ago Jeremy and I did a 10c,10b,and two 5.9d's!!
I popped off the 10b and took a little 10 footer, yikes!

I was a bit worked after that. I'm in for an ass whoopin' on this upcoming climbing trip.....*gulp*
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Oct 28, 2010 - 11:51am PT
Can you climb the tower in winter?


no climbing today so far.


biotch, i knew those problems would go. nice.
mcreel

climber
Barcelona
Oct 28, 2010 - 12:10pm PT
Hit the gym yesterday and trashed myself. Then an occasional partner called last night and proposed skipping work and climbing. We did that, and I managed my best onsight in several years, so that was very cool.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 28, 2010 - 12:16pm PT
The tower is definately climbable in winter, but it kind of depends on the winter. DT is kind of out of the snow cycle around here and is low enough that the temps will almost always be pleasent if it is a sunny day on the South face. We have ice climbing just a few minutes outside of town though so I do a lot of that in the winter. We did climb there on Sunday and that is when the picture was taken.
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Oct 28, 2010 - 12:30pm PT
Took a few burns on Scatterbrain for the first time...more progress on every burn, but no send. Slopy wide pinches, slightly funky/tricky beta. Spotter didn't spot and I've got a giant bruise on my azz after one nice tumble.

Then headed to Moonbeam crack to boulder out the bottom half, trying to get it wired. Few burns until diminishing returns. Damn that thing is hard and continuous, and kinda reachy.

Then soloed middle and right peyote cracks, went to search for Moving to Montanta aka Kevitation after failing to find it on 3 previous occasions. FOUND IT! And it's not that good, at least not for a wide problem. The wide is like 2 fist jams, then hard really steep face/sloper climbing with bad fall potential (you could roll of the platform and got another 10' to the floor).

Then went to sports challenge with a pad and harness..hoping someone had a rope on the Beaver, with Kirkatron as a backup plan. No beaver party, so took burns on Kirkatron...forgot how sequential it is (for me, anyway, have to get everything right to send).
telemon01

Trad climber
Montana
Oct 28, 2010 - 05:54pm PT
Bump for a worthy thread...

Climbed this today


With these


And finished on this

Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Oct 28, 2010 - 06:16pm PT
I'm off to Stoney Point in a minute.

I'll get to tyest my fingers and see my buds...
richross

Trad climber
Oct 28, 2010 - 07:32pm PT
Today in the Gunks.

Dominic on M.F. Direct.

neversummer

Mountain climber
perris, cali
Oct 28, 2010 - 09:45pm PT
bouldered today on the backside of big rock all alone with the bronx jammin from the truck radio.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPHy7CNwMFU
mark miller

Social climber
Reno
Oct 28, 2010 - 10:23pm PT
That darn scaffolding again finishing my roof....Nearly tipped the Scaffolding doing a mantle on the edge of a piece.....Forgot we didn't have it clamped down or many pounds of materials stabilizing it.
Kinda like climbing 10b face a little up and a little down....
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Oct 28, 2010 - 11:27pm PT
Wanted to climb today but had to werk.






F10

Trad climber
e350 / Bishop
Oct 28, 2010 - 11:38pm PT
Wrestled some pebbles at the Sads
Ricardo Cabeza

climber
All Over.
Oct 29, 2010 - 12:41am PT
Cool thread.

I climbed up and down a ladder installing cedar shakes.

Lame!
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Oct 29, 2010 - 12:42am PT
Locker, If you make it out to Moab. Look me up. There's a couple o 5.7's and such out heer.

Kurt Jensen

Trad climber
Aptos,CA
Oct 29, 2010 - 02:10am PT
I climbed Shake and Bake at West Pinnacales National Monument today...my friend Eric and I the only climbers in the park. Exciting old school route, especially when you skip the first belay at the end of the traverse and do one mega 1st pitch with rope drag on 5.10a R, 30 feet out...Felt like cloud nine after clipping the chains at 160 feet or so. Winds were howling through the trees, and we were semi protected in our lava tube. Toproped the first pitch of Electric Blue as well, long 5.11a that I'll have to lead when the wind is not howling.
What a great day!
Bump for climbing related!
snowhazed

Trad climber
Oaksterdam, CA
Oct 29, 2010 - 02:25am PT
the rostrum

yeah!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Oct 29, 2010 - 04:02am PT
hey there all.... say, (not counting my stairs of course) :O

well, i never get to climb... and it was a great surprise-blessing the other few days, to finally GET TO CLIMB A HILL!!!...

yep--a really neat one, and steep, though sadly, it was a paved one...

and...

well...

uh...


it was leading into a uh...






















golf course....

well, it was all i had.... :)

i was lucky to be there... really....


some friends from england, came to visit and we just happened to stay at a golf course, though non of us play golf... it was an off season, so they take folks in...

it was a really lovely, and very spendid part of the woods though... the trees were great with wild colors... and all kind of woodsy-stuff was around...


and... well, the golf course was around, too... sure couldnt miss it, and i am surly not knocking it... :)
it was just so strange to be in the woods-----but not really "in" them...


the hill was great to climb, even though it was a golf cart trail... but--
i just looked up the wonderful trees and pretended it was dirt beneath my feet... and:

the veiw of the trees, and the lay of the land, around the golf course, was
really lovely... it really was... i will post a pic, later, of the trees...

well, that's it for me, folks... climbing in to bed to sleep now, is what i will do:
if all the critters get out and make room for me... :O

happy climbing! while you can... as winter is soon upon us in many places...



edit: here is the picture... you can NOT see the steepness of the hill, though, from here... it drops sharply down...
and... it is JUST as steep once you go around, and come back up to the other side, way-far-left of this starting point...




:)
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Oct 29, 2010 - 01:19pm PT
the rostrum

yeah!


Snowdude for the WIN!
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Oct 29, 2010 - 06:12pm PT
kurt, nice job on Shake and Bake.

neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Oct 29, 2010 - 07:53pm PT
hey there, khanom... oh my... glad that young-climber-guy, made it through all that "experience" that you were describing... glad your concience got a chance to get settled down too... :)

thanks for sharing...
:)
thedogfather

climber
Somewhere near Red Rocks
Oct 29, 2010 - 08:32pm PT
crimson crysalis - first ones on the route. Up two pitches before the next party showed up. Topped out at noon. Ready now to go to BJ's for PIZZA. Waiting for friends who just topped out on Rainbow Wall 20 minutes ago.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 30, 2010 - 07:36pm PT
I tried to climb this thing about 30 times today, but just could not quite get there. Flaring off fingers on a slighly overhanging wall with crappy footholds. Been working on getting this for many many days over several years and could never get off the ground. Today I came to within about 2 feet of the top but could not commit to the last move as there is a sloping rock shelf that is somewhat uneven to land on. i think I got it dialed for the next time though.
David Knopp

Trad climber
CA
Oct 30, 2010 - 07:37pm PT
looks fun Mike!
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 30, 2010 - 07:43pm PT
ThanksSide view of the crack from the side. It has few foot holds and is fairly steep for the area.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Oct 30, 2010 - 07:50pm PT
Looks cool Mike.
I just did 2 laps of the biggest pillar at Diablo RG. Plastic to v-4 weights, sauna, then tried not to eat all the trick or treat supplies.
seth kovar

climber
Reno, NV
Oct 30, 2010 - 08:11pm PT
org. great weather and good times...

No pics, sorry
richross

Trad climber
Oct 30, 2010 - 09:11pm PT
Some pics from gunks today.

Lou on Beatle Brow Bulge.


Lou on Turdland.

Pennsylenvy

Gym climber
A dingy corner in your refrigerator
Oct 30, 2010 - 09:12pm PT
THE doctor, I and our two pups went out to Winslow Wall today. Forecast windy,and it was... Winslow is a great [;ace on days like these. We had the entire place to ourselves.




A real nice day. We're not all spray.......
richross

Trad climber
Oct 30, 2010 - 09:34pm PT
Edit...Some more gunks pics from 10/30


survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Oct 30, 2010 - 10:47pm PT
Today was amazing for Jeremy and I!!

We did the Gilman tunnels in Jemez Valley.

We did a 10c, 11a and a 10a.
But even more amazing is that a woman flashed us from a passing truck, and we saw a tarantula!!

We didn't get any boob pictures (we were too busy standing there with our mouths open) but we did get shots of the tarantula!!

Here's Jeremy on the 10c.



Here's me attempting the 11.


I failed at the horizontal roof up above.....


Best of all is our new friend!!!




Burt

Big Wall climber
Las Vegas, Nv
Oct 31, 2010 - 01:00am PT
Had a great day with my son out in Trenchtown, a small limestone area outside of town here in Vegas. He is 8 now and wants to lead, god do I really want this for him? :)

Kurt "Burt" Arend
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Oct 31, 2010 - 08:03pm PT
Five laps around the 'Central pillar' at BIW.





I heard Daphne had an adventure yesterday....
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Oct 31, 2010 - 08:41pm PT
Casual day at Tick Rock in Malibu. Temps were great after the morning cold burned off.

Erik early in the day.


Later after our friends showed up we sieged the joint.


mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 31, 2010 - 11:37pm PT
Hurting from yesterday, preping for winter.
Sunshinesmile

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Oct 31, 2010 - 11:50pm PT
Few 9's and tens today in Joshua Tree, think I got a bit of a sunburn.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Nov 1, 2010 - 01:27am PT
Had an outing with a friend who I knew in grade 4. He and I were also in grade 7 together. The friend had a mountain bike accident in June, and after surgery for a damaged neck is in rehabilitation. He's somewhat mobile, and can walk short distances, but it's a long road. So, as it was a nice autumn day in Vancouver, he and I and two others from our grade 7 class went for a drive, for lunch, and for a (st)roll along Kits beach. Sometimes he got pushed, sometimes he walked. Very pleasant, makes you better appreciate what you have.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 1, 2010 - 12:58pm PT
Those are some killer fall shots Rich R. is that in NY?
illusiondweller

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Nov 1, 2010 - 06:19pm PT
Soaking up the sun out at Santee Boulders, California...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTr3QscVMDc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-y5m04DT6wI&feature=related
KP Ariza

climber
SCC
Nov 1, 2010 - 06:40pm PT
Tick Rock looks like a rock fall waiting to happen........
Zander

Trad climber
Berkeley
Nov 1, 2010 - 07:12pm PT
Spyork and I climbed East Chimney at Sugarloaf.

P1

Looking down P2
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Nov 1, 2010 - 11:37pm PT
nice shots, Zebro!

Trail run day for me, I ascended the slope indian hills school Trailhead to Borgus ranch along the Briones/Mt Diablo trail.
PGSF tomorrow.
Sam E

Boulder climber
Malibu
Nov 1, 2010 - 11:41pm PT
Open Book and Fingertrip at Tahquitz.
Zander

Trad climber
Berkeley
Nov 2, 2010 - 12:27am PT
Hey Jaybro,
We also climbed Shiester, Blue Velvet and a few un-named climbs on mid-rock. It was a good day.
Nice sunset too.

Zeebro
thedogfather

climber
Somewhere near Red Rocks
Nov 2, 2010 - 12:39am PT
Swung leads on Epinephrine. Down before dark.
MisterE

Social climber
Bouncy Tiggerville
Nov 2, 2010 - 12:42am PT
Nature and I did some rad highball first ascents on this remote Los Angeles crag that no-one except us has ever climbed before!

It was so rad doing the hairball first sketchy moves, when you don't even know if the sick line is going to go free!!!

































2 l l

Sport climber
Rancho Verga, CA
Nov 2, 2010 - 01:35am PT
That white stuff is bird guano, not chalk.
Ben Emery

Trad climber
Bay Area
Nov 2, 2010 - 06:17am PT
Just spent the last 2 days at Mt Arapiles, Australia climbing some of the moderate classics (The Rack, Voodoo, Tarantula, Death Row plus assorted others)

Somehow the place feels like the love child born of a brief passion between Joshua Tree and the Pinnacles - I was skeptical at first but I'm warming to it.

No photos, sorry... next time.
426

climber
Buzzard Point, TN
Nov 2, 2010 - 10:58am PT

mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 3, 2010 - 12:03am PT
Got a long standing personal project by Nemo today, 8+ years of walking by and looking and occasionally giving it a try. Scrappy off fingers for me with a couple of handjams. Bad landing on a sloping rock ledge makes it feel taller than it is right off the start. It was a good day for me.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Nov 3, 2010 - 12:51am PT
Yesterday I stubbed my right pinky toe, on a free weight, which caught on a callous and split the sucker seemingly to the bone. I had that bone pain for about half an hour.

Anyway I taped it up as soon as I stanched the blood, and ddidn't look at it.

Until I got to PGSF today and faced a moment of truth. I was able to gently squeeze it into a 39 Miura and climb half a dozen pitches before it began to throb. I switched to 39.5 Tc Pros and started playing the cracks. Nothing hard, but a dozen or so succesful pitches. No great step for climbkind, but it made my day.

Then I voted Jerry into office!
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 3, 2010 - 01:09am PT
Only a dozen or so pitches I guess the days are getting short.
Tfish

Trad climber
La Crescenta, CA
Nov 4, 2010 - 11:43am PT
I got a little sesh in on this, this morning.
richross

Trad climber
Nov 6, 2010 - 09:31pm PT
Some pics from Gunks today.

Lou on Silhouette.


Lou on Moby Dick.


Lou on Never Never Land.


Some scenery.


Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Nov 6, 2010 - 09:34pm PT
Thanks, Rich - I needed that. Pouring rain here, hard at work.

I was once in Boston in September, and hoped but didn't quite manage to make it to the Gowannashunks. Perhaps sometime. My mother really liked to visit New York City - she grew up in small town Ontario, but worked as a counsellor at a summer camp in upstate New York, where once a week they went to the city with the old crew, had a day off, and then went back to camp with the new ones. Pretty heady stuff for teenagers, in the big city.
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Nov 6, 2010 - 09:39pm PT
I climbed out of bed and went to work. It rained today. Good working weather.
Wish I was climbing though.
bergbryce

Mountain climber
Oakland
Nov 6, 2010 - 10:45pm PT
Donner was phenomenol today.
Supposed to get covered in a foot is snow tomorrow though! Glad we got it while the gettin' was good :-)
richross

Trad climber
Nov 6, 2010 - 10:51pm PT
Some more 11/6 Gunks pics.

Guy on finishing moves(crux) of Arrow.


More scenery


Neat old Pin.





mark miller

Social climber
Reno
Nov 6, 2010 - 11:17pm PT
Thanks for the killer Gunks photos, we sometimes get a little Yosemite ecentric. High light of my day thanks.
Captain...or Skully

Big Wall climber
Transporter Room 2
Nov 7, 2010 - 11:05am PT
Diggin' on the Gunkies!
Alas, we've got rain. dammit.
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Nov 7, 2010 - 11:21am PT
Got a rude surprise on an os solo when that tasty looking handjam 2/3 of the way up the thing was full of loose grain...Ahh OOOGAAA AHH OOOGAAA...battle stations, CODE RED CODE RED!

mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 7, 2010 - 11:26pm PT
Did some dry tooling in 70 degree weather excited it is supposed to get cold next week.
Eric Beck

Sport climber
Bishop, California
Nov 7, 2010 - 11:53pm PT
Happy Boulders, my usual V0 circuit with the neighbor's dog Maci. Just starting to sprinkle when we got back to the car. 42 cars today at the parking.
72hw

Trad climber
Pasadena, CA
Nov 8, 2010 - 12:25am PT
Stony Point - a few things out in the back and a couple problems on the B1.

Saw some gumbies in skateboard pads and bike helmets climbing up the Boy Scout Route on Turlock - warned them that was the down climb and got some puzzled looks.

It was a great day!

Pie

Trad climber
So-Cal
Nov 8, 2010 - 01:56pm PT
not today, but just back from WFLT. a bit steep you might say.
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Nov 8, 2010 - 03:26pm PT
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 8, 2010 - 09:59pm PT
Climbed crow Peak on my bike 1500ft of elevation gain in 3.5 miles on some of the most killer single track around to the summit of one of the most prominent peaks in the area.
richross

Trad climber
Nov 13, 2010 - 09:55pm PT
Some pics from today,Gunks.

Lou on Star Action.


Lou on Overhanging Layback.


Some scenery.


tom woods

Gym climber
Bishop, CA
Nov 13, 2010 - 10:33pm PT
Boy, those Gunks look good. Someday, I'll make it out that way.
Sam E

Boulder climber
Malibu
Nov 13, 2010 - 10:52pm PT
Expansion Chamber. B1 boulder, Stoney Point.
tom woods

Gym climber
Bishop, CA
Nov 13, 2010 - 11:28pm PT
B1? That sh#t is easy. What's that, like 5.9?
richross

Trad climber
Nov 13, 2010 - 11:50pm PT
Bill Pierson on Graveyard Shift.

thedogfather

Trad climber
Somewhere near Red Rocks
Nov 14, 2010 - 12:22am PT
Ragged Edges and Black Magic in Red Rocks with another Super Topo member, Sherri. Fun day!
richross

Trad climber
Nov 14, 2010 - 09:56am PT
This place is going to the dogs.

Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Nov 14, 2010 - 01:39pm PT
Hung out with Erik and F-10


And worked on this some more...
AndyG

climber
San Diego, CA
Nov 14, 2010 - 02:10pm PT
Yesterday I climbed Rock Jungle (5 pitches) and a couple of other pitches at Eagle Peak in SD county. My first time at Eagle Peak. Couldn't post that yesterday because I didn't use the computer at all yesterday.

Andy
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Nov 14, 2010 - 02:12pm PT
Headed out for the triple crown.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 14, 2010 - 08:24pm PT
Took a walk in the woods with Dingus McGee and did some obscure spires in the Playground.
Captain...or Skully

Big Wall climber
leading the away team, but not in a red shirt!
Nov 14, 2010 - 08:27pm PT
The Elm tree out back.
Oh, and up on the roof. Cleaning gutters.
Pretty sad state of affairs, huh?
illusiondweller

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Nov 14, 2010 - 11:17pm PT
Mt. Woodson...introduced two first timers to The Hill, Adam and Jumi. They got to do Robbin's Crack (10a hands), the upper finger crack of Lie Detector (10a), the flaring dihedral/lieback to the right of the finger crack on the face (10d), Corn Flake (5.8), Baby Robbins (5.9), and Jaws (11a). They also got to play on Blasted Rock #2. Great to feel their enthusiasm!
Zander

Trad climber
Berkeley
Nov 15, 2010 - 06:15pm PT
Trad and I went up to Lovers Leap yesterday. We climbed Scimitar and Haystack.

Our plan had been to climb Eeyore's Enigma, a chimney and squeeze with a reputation for being a good time. As we approached through the snow we wimped out. It looked so cold in there! Bbbrrrr.

My good friend Ward loves Scimitar. I talked Trad into doing it since I'd never. The climb is sort of 5.9 with a lot of 5.8+, fun.
Looking up from the base.

I led P2 so I have no pics. Maybe Trad does.
Here's a couple pics of P3

More P3

I left my camera at the bottom of Hatstack but it was fun too. I had forgotten about the thank god hold so I got full value again.

Another good day!
Zander
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Nov 15, 2010 - 06:20pm PT
Eeeyore will warm up in the spring though, right?
Zander

Trad climber
Berkeley
Nov 15, 2010 - 06:30pm PT
Oh yeah Jaybro,
I think it will. Nothing but good times ahead!
Z
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Nov 15, 2010 - 07:51pm PT
khanom, invalid without pics.






ION, got on granite two days in a row. HOWLING wind! Felt good even though it wanted to push us off.
telemon01

Trad climber
Montana
Nov 15, 2010 - 07:59pm PT

2 days ago, actually. The last taste of warm sun and desert varnish for the year.


That's Papajoto to you son!!!!!

Social climber
Oatmeal Arizona
Nov 15, 2010 - 08:08pm PT
Just built.

Aya K

Trad climber
New York
Nov 15, 2010 - 08:19pm PT
Silver Lake. More rock than Poko, tons and tons of it yet unclimbed. Easy access. It's pretty darn awesome. Just bring tape, the rock is SHARP!
waulrat

Big Wall climber
Santa Rosa, CA
Nov 15, 2010 - 08:47pm PT
I hiked up the ol' Mt St Helena today. I climbed at The Bear cliff and The Bubble, it was good times over Napa Valley
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Nov 15, 2010 - 09:16pm PT
Yesterday
i'll let the pictures tell the story...
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Nov 15, 2010 - 09:58pm PT
Leary/Bard Arete V5. The top scared me shitless!
Trad

Trad climber
northern CA
Nov 15, 2010 - 10:35pm PT
Yes, there was a little snow.


Here's Zander is coming up the first pitch of Scimitar...


On the drive up I asked him if he'd ever climbed Fantasia. "No, I don't know if I'm ready for that runout."

He appeared to enjoy leading the 2nd pitch on Scimitar, though.


Topping out...



Climbing Haystack, the reflections off water streaming down East Wall were PURTY! I was glad that Zander led the 3rd pitch (5.7d?).


A great day a the Leap! But, a little bittersweet knowing it was likely the last trip there this season...
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Nov 15, 2010 - 11:07pm PT
Onsight soloed the Gristle?
Gobi

Trad climber
Orange CA
Nov 16, 2010 - 02:00am PT
Gave a TR burn on that tough crack route Stingray out in Josh. That thing is sick! siked to go back...
426

climber
Buzzard Point, TN
Nov 16, 2010 - 08:59am PT
jbro, eliminates on ol' GG wall? what a massive pump for 5.9 *(Jensen guide).

we used to play "crack warrior" on the far right side...and the "astrobaby" (hand traverse left up ramp, downclimb crack//reverse)
Mike.

climber
Nov 16, 2010 - 10:16am PT
Glad to see the junkies out scoring.


Cyclists call going uphill "climbing." That's silly--climbing and riding are two different things = P

Tried to go "clean;" had to resort to aid*...
http://www.geoladders.com/show_route.php?route=326

*Hike-a-bike
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Nov 16, 2010 - 10:58am PT
Today i'm trampling BIW, and may do 426's Astrobaby.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 16, 2010 - 01:47pm PT
some pics from Thurs and Fri on some obscure spires in the backcountry by Mt. Rushmore.
nutjob

Trad climber
Berkeley, CA
Nov 16, 2010 - 08:57pm PT
Two days ago le_bruce and I got up Goodrich Pinnacle (right side) on Glacier Apron. We came really close to bailing because it was wet. Kinda creepy when your feet barely stick and the rubber is squeaky as it slips a little bit, then trying to pick out the "eliminates" route where little dry spots appear between the water rivulets. At one point had to commit to a traverse through the water, and a critical microflake broke off and I was hanging by a curled fingertip with both feet on wet slab above a ledge... all in all a good adventure and it was truly nice to finish a route over there for a change. And no headlamps required!

Of course I still have to get it together to reach the Oasis someday and work up to Galactic Hitchhiker. Pictures coming in another thread when I reclaim my camera from le_bruce.

EDIT: We climbed the RIGHT side... changed 'left' to 'right' above.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Nov 16, 2010 - 09:02pm PT
If you remember what you just climbed, you're not climbing enough.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Nov 16, 2010 - 09:03pm PT
Sounds like the apron, to me.
PhilG

Trad climber
The Circuit, Tonasket WA
Nov 16, 2010 - 10:08pm PT
Well it wasn't very hard, and certainly not very high. But it was me and it was today.


Beautiful weather for November 16th in the Okanogan Valley.
Studly

Trad climber
WA
Nov 16, 2010 - 10:14pm PT
just a little aid climbing at Beacon Rock in the rain
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Nov 17, 2010 - 03:25am PT



Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Nov 19, 2010 - 02:36am PT
via xrez I climbed a new wall route in Yos.

man, i got some ideas now. woof!
illusiondweller

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Nov 19, 2010 - 03:22am PT
Out at Santee, AGAIN! Check out this little reptile that I made quick friends with on the way down in the dark...


I about poo'd my pants! That's 13 rattles on that tail! Look at the size of his midsection...almost as big as my forearm!
illusiondweller

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Nov 19, 2010 - 03:31am PT
A few more local creatures from Santee...


Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Nov 19, 2010 - 03:40am PT
Ran into some friends Wednesday
snowhazed

Trad climber
Oaksterdam, CA
Nov 19, 2010 - 03:44am PT
serenity sons, t shirt weather and not another climber in sight all day- wtf november
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 19, 2010 - 11:05am PT
Made a quick trip to estes Creek for a little bouldering after work and gave a tour of the area to a buddy. Didn't get too much climbing in as it was getting dark and a lot of the climbing was wet due to the recent snow.
nutjob

Trad climber
Berkeley, CA
Nov 19, 2010 - 02:13pm PT
Todd, why are you guys out on that face to the left of the perfectly good groveling wide crack or chimney?
Tfish

Trad climber
La Crescenta, CA
Nov 19, 2010 - 02:17pm PT
No climbing today, but slept out there last night and rapped down this morning.
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Nov 19, 2010 - 02:19pm PT
Probably because Tucker already soloed the wide thing earlier.

Clouding up, cooling down a bit here. Almost good sending temps..need 10 degrees colder, will be good by Sunday anyway. Headed up to the dummy domes right now to "work my proj, brah".
richross

Trad climber
Nov 20, 2010 - 08:38pm PT
Lou today on Something Interesting.



Some scenery.


mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 20, 2010 - 10:56pm PT
Looks pretty nice over in the Gunks. It is finally getting cold over here high in the 20's but got to play on a little ice today, very little but got out none the less.
telemon01

Trad climber
Montana
Nov 21, 2010 - 12:13am PT



Just scaffolding and decks today, but I'm glad for it.

Bump for a great thread
illusiondweller

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Nov 22, 2010 - 01:00am PT
Bump
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Nov 22, 2010 - 02:28am PT
Lynne Leichtfuss working her magic at Joshua Tree today....

Anastasia

climber
hanging from a crimp and crying for my mama.
Nov 22, 2010 - 02:45am PT
I was there! Though sadly I did lose my prescription glasses in the Ryan Camp's bathroom. I took them off and left them behind sitting on top of the toilet paper. Once I did remember them, someone else sadly had collected. (Crossing my fingers that they somehow come back to me.)

I also somehow missed HossJulia... (We did find your campsite Julia but we somehow came in too late to catch you.)

Yet I still had an excellent day. I did bump into a really great old friend I haven't seen for three years. We met up with Bill's friends from Cleveland. We had the best climbing partners along with us in the car. Add on how nice it was to visit the Nomads crew and... Well, nothing gets better.

:)AFS
Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Nov 23, 2010 - 12:27am PT
Can't believe I missed you mrs. pepper ! We had a fun time out at Stirrup. Todd always seems to bring a great posse to cool rock. Didn't even wimp out due to cold and wind. I'm learning that just being there is so awesome .... no matter what Madre Nature is having fun doing on that particular day. :DD
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Nov 23, 2010 - 12:31am PT
Soloed 10 easy pitches @ Indian cove today.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Nov 23, 2010 - 12:35am PT
Nice Jay....sure hoping to see yo and posse this weekend. Any Pics ??? What routes ?
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Nov 23, 2010 - 01:27am PT
Didn't take any today but here's some from yesterday;
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 23, 2010 - 08:42am PT
Nice pics Todd and Jaybro. Josh looks nice this time of year. It is below zero as I speak but hope to climb some ice today.

1 post about climbing = 1000 posts about politics
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 23, 2010 - 10:14pm PT
Got a solo in on this after work and then hiked up to a local cave to see if the pillar was touching, not quite.Spearfish creek does some crazy sh*t when it gets below zero. It is completely diverted about halfway down the canyon by the former Homestake mine, but when it gets really cold it surges and was running several feet deep where there is normally no flow this time of year.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Nov 23, 2010 - 10:24pm PT
Fell off "Pet or meat" With Caughtinside & Elcapinyoazz.
i kicked their ass' on falling!
nutjob

Trad climber
Berkeley, CA
Nov 24, 2010 - 04:20am PT
I did the wide crack and the finger crack at Berkeley Ironworks, and got up a few 5.11s. I melted off the slopey underclings at the top of the pink one.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 29, 2010 - 06:16pm PT
Climbed some easy ice and checked on some of the local conditions. It is getting to look a lot like winter around here with 15 inches last night.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Dec 1, 2010 - 02:07pm PT
You should have met us (me and the Blute) out there Sunday, Eric, Caughtinside showed up too.
Otherwise, DRG yesterday, trailrunning (5mile indian valley school to Borges ranch n back) and DRG today.
j-tree

Trad climber
bay area, ca
Dec 1, 2010 - 02:23pm PT
DRG today, hopefully some cement overpass aiding tomorrow.
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Dec 5, 2010 - 11:43pm PT
Today we climbed a Previously unreported climb called Uncle Balzac (5.9) It was a beautiful day in the desert...

Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Dec 5, 2010 - 11:45pm PT
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Dec 6, 2010 - 12:29am PT
Does a couple of days ago count?
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Dec 6, 2010 - 12:33am PT
What and where is that route?
illusiondweller

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Dec 6, 2010 - 12:49am PT
Was out at Santee Boulders and got motivated by a young kid to do the Animal Mantle, 5.11, on the Dead Animal Traverse. It was dusk so the headlamps came out when it was my turn. Patrick wasn't successful on his attempt but I was feeling light so I was hopeful. I made quick work of the traverse then hung on the lip below the mantle. I've done this many times before but am always concerned about my weight for this usually shuts me down. Hanging there I felt pretty good so I prepared to throw my "elbow to the sky". I cranked hard up onto my right palm but my chest started to drop a bit below the lip so I tried to compensate when something in my right lower ribcage POPPED twice causing me to somehow make a controlled eight foot fall to the pads and three spotters below!

"My ribs, my ribs. Something has happened to my ribs!" I grunted, bent over on my knees. An off-duty firefighter/EMT was there and began to assess me. All due respect but I just wanted him to shut up and leave me alone so I could get comfortable (and to think that I was a Paramedic for 15 years)!

I ended up in the local ER and went home with a fractured 8th rib.
Rudder

Trad climber
Long Beach, CA
Dec 6, 2010 - 02:14am PT
Profundity,


and, Lazy Days,

mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Dec 6, 2010 - 09:28am PT
illusiondweller: I know that move...sorry about the ribs!

Ghost: are you in the desert right now?
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Dec 6, 2010 - 11:58am PT
Hi Tom. We're back now, but spent last seek at Red Rocks.
FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
Dec 6, 2010 - 12:19pm PT
out of bed. i wasn't sure i was going to make it. i'm not looking forward to tomorrow.
Johnny K.

Mountain climber
Southern,California
Dec 6, 2010 - 02:27pm PT
yesterday
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Dec 7, 2010 - 10:16pm PT
Squeezed in a "Panty Raid" on the Panty boulder today.

justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Dec 7, 2010 - 10:31pm PT
Continuum... grrr.. I hate that f*#king climb. Can't believe it made the 60 classics book.


I climbed at the gym today so I got nothin'
klk

Trad climber
cali
Dec 8, 2010 - 12:17am PT
i climbed out of bed at seven and worked 12 hours.

no pix, sorry.

please shoot me and carry on.
F10

Trad climber
e350 / Bishop
Dec 8, 2010 - 01:49pm PT
Happy, Milkin' the Gorge

On my way to JT
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 8, 2010 - 04:19pm PT
Did some ice bouldering in Community Cave on the backside of the Terminator column in Spearfish Canyon over the lunch hour. Going out tonight to iceclimb under the stars with some new partners. After a couple weeks of cold and snow the ice gets real sticky on these 50 degree days.
Pie

Trad climber
So-Cal
Dec 9, 2010 - 02:44am PT
pope's and touch and go to name a few, killer day!
mooch

Trad climber
Old Climbers' Home (Adopted)
Dec 9, 2010 - 11:33am PT
Climbed a mountain of paperwork to start the day off. Hmmm.

Cyclists call going uphill "climbing." That's silly--climbing and riding are two different things = P


Thoughts of a two dimensional mind <rolls eyes>

Try cycling all the grades near Markleeville (Ebbetts, Monitor and Carson) and then get back with me. : /

happiegrrrl

Trad climber
New York, NY
Dec 9, 2010 - 11:37am PT
I climbed Queen Victoria in Sedona with Pensylenvy the other day. Fun! I can't wait to climb more out there; what a beautiful place!

Today I am meeting Sonya(Soft Cookay) and James(F10) and climbing in Joshua Tree.

philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Dec 9, 2010 - 08:24pm PT
A little thin ice up Boulder Canyon 12/9/10

doughnutnational

Gym climber
its nice here in the spring
Dec 12, 2010 - 02:48pm PT
Yesterday I climbed tollhouse traverse for the manyth time, it's almost like climbing
TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
Dec 13, 2010 - 03:06pm PT

weekend report:
http://www.montanabouldering.com/2010/12/desert-and-benchlands.html

who got out?
Pie

Trad climber
So-Cal
Dec 13, 2010 - 04:29pm PT
nurns romp, exorcist, right basketville crack, tossed green, popular mechanics, aguille de JT, flawless fisher over the weekend
scuffy b

climber
Three feet higher
Dec 13, 2010 - 06:19pm PT
Yesterday: knocked some of the rust off, fun in the sun climbing at the
Reed's Pinnacle area.
Sandlot society and BAWC were well represented.
I climbed the OW on Bongs Away for the first time and enjoyed the heck
out of it.
matty

Trad climber
los arbor
Dec 13, 2010 - 09:10pm PT
put up 4 new lines with the crew after trundling a 12' boulder from its hillside perch.
MH2

climber
Dec 17, 2010 - 11:47pm PT
Lighthouse Park on a sunny afternoon.



Looking up






Looking north






Looking down







Climbed everything and was alone except for the otter and a family of bald eagles.





Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Dec 18, 2010 - 12:30am PT
I climbed off the couch four times to go pee. Its my 37th birthday and my hip went into spazms last night....feelling old and bumming. Waaaaaaa!
Rockin' Gal

Trad climber
Boulder
Dec 18, 2010 - 06:20pm PT
I climbed at the Movement gym today. How can I be a bad-ass slab climber again if I climb in the gym?
doughnutnational

Gym climber
its nice here in the spring
Dec 19, 2010 - 09:00am PT
hb81

climber
Dec 21, 2010 - 02:31pm PT

Not today but two days ago and I have to admit I only followed as that was merely my second time ice climbing.
One hour hike in from the car including about a mile through half a meter of freshly fallen powder snow. Walked back after dark in the beams of our headlamps through a completly quiet and snowed in forest.

F*ck climbing gyms.
scuffy b

climber
Three feet higher
Dec 21, 2010 - 05:29pm PT
Keep your spirits up, Chinchen.
With modern medical technology, I hear some people can still
climb even when they're 40 or (rarely) older.
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Dec 21, 2010 - 05:56pm PT
Lol. Thanks....
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Dec 23, 2010 - 07:50pm PT
hb81....where is that? Sweet...
doughnutnational

Gym climber
its nice here in the spring
Dec 24, 2010 - 05:34pm PT
I made my kid take a picture of me bouldering in an effort to keep old people sort of climbing up front.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Dec 24, 2010 - 05:37pm PT
Missed you Rockin' Gal. I was at BRC that last four days in a row. I can feel it. :/

:)
doughnutnational

Gym climber
its nice here in the spring
Dec 26, 2010 - 09:01am PT
I got a new chalkbag for Christmas, so I got my favorite reindeer to go bouldering with me (but I had to agree to waxing her skis and taking her skiing if we got 6 or more inches of fresh overnite).And went bouldering. Now I just finished waxing, powder day!
doughnutnational

Gym climber
its nice here in the spring
Dec 26, 2010 - 10:04am PT
No crying about getting old until atleast 70.
perswig

climber
Dec 26, 2010 - 05:59pm PT
Verglas, rock, and turf.

I always forget this line during rock season.

Maybe after this storm adds some water to the tap?

Dale
doughnutnational

Gym climber
its nice here in the spring
Dec 26, 2010 - 06:45pm PT
Yay fir climbing
Gal

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Dec 26, 2010 - 07:14pm PT
Courthouse Rock-An hour west of Phoenix AZ:




Captain...or Skully

Big Wall climber
leading the away team, but not in a red shirt!
Dec 26, 2010 - 09:43pm PT
I like yer style, Gal.
I just climbed into the jeep, for snow ridin'.
Good stuff, that.
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Dec 26, 2010 - 09:49pm PT
Was still very very wet on the sandstone today, so we popped over to Urban Crag and pulled on some limestone for a couple hours. Ran into a friend I haven't seen in a long time and visited with some nice kids that were hiking down past the crag. Was a great day!
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Dec 26, 2010 - 10:47pm PT
Got in a few pitches at Bucksnort Slab today.



Captain...or Skully

Big Wall climber
leading the away team, but not in a red shirt!
Dec 26, 2010 - 10:51pm PT
Ya'll mostly always manage, huh, Larry? Resourceful bunch, you are.
Yowza!

That's the stuff. Oh, yes.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Dec 26, 2010 - 11:06pm PT
What Jaybro said. I almost bagged the purple route at the gym.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Dec 27, 2010 - 01:12am PT
Bagged this big wall today!














And this one too......















At least the last belay stance was bomber.
illusiondweller

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Dec 27, 2010 - 02:11am PT
Update: I'm back in action...after only three weeks, post rib fracture, wohoooo! Although a bit of anxiety, I'm already able to pull, undercling, etc., but found that when I have to torque/pull with my right leg it involves the right side of my torso, hence my ribcage, so that stops me pretty quickly. I get sweaty just thinking about mantles so until further notice, that's out of the question!
Wheatus

Trad climber
CA
Dec 27, 2010 - 12:45pm PT
Below are a few recent December climbing day trips using a new Nikkor 28-300 zoom lens. I was skeptical that an all-round zoom of this range would be a huge compromise but the versatility outweighs the reduced image quality. I seem to get better shots because I don't need to change lenses.

Joshua Tree Dairy Queen Wall
Notice the nice attentive belay!

Typical JTree vista...ahhhh!

Jae on Poodles are People Too



Jae in the Echo area on some unknown 5.8

Jae on So Fun in Echo Cove

Another day trip to Echo Cliffs in the Santa Monica Mountains

Gabby on a 12B...I was happy to on-sight 10B that day....maybe in the next life I'll come back as Gabby

Gabby on a 12A






Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Dec 28, 2010 - 12:12am PT
Toxic Monkey (5.10) Johnny Lang Crags, Joshua Tree


Hibiscus Shuffle/My Love Affair w/a Wheel Barrel

Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Dec 28, 2010 - 12:33am PT
The Walls @ DRG, hadda boulder, cause Fatty didn't show!
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Dec 28, 2010 - 02:31am PT
bump
MH2

climber
Dec 29, 2010 - 09:35pm PT
I had plans to pose on something prouder or possibly even climb but was lucky to survive a more modest plan.






and I agree with Wheatus except that I see the "reduced image quality" of a zoom as a more painterly and less photographer-like approach to pictures, and my vision is fuzzy anyway
Captain...or Skully

climber
leading the away team, but not in a red shirt!
Dec 30, 2010 - 01:27am PT
More bumps.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 7, 2011 - 01:45pm PT
150m of ice mostly solo and in the dark ehhh.
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Jan 10, 2011 - 11:17pm PT
Double Trouble....


TGT working his magic...


Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Jan 10, 2011 - 11:34pm PT
I did climb yesterday. :D Bouldered/toproped in the Valley Center area with a couple of really super cool dudes, great climbers, Chas and Doug. I have fantastic pics but I still can't get them on this gol' durn place.

As soon as I get time from work I'll check out a professional to see what up with this pic disaster and my computer.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jan 10, 2011 - 11:36pm PT
Can you download the photos to your computer, Lynne?




Trail running and inverts today for me.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Jan 12, 2011 - 02:02am PT
Hey Jaybro :DD Missing you and the No Cal climbers so much. Anytime any of you want to come down and stay love to have you all.

Yes I have downloaded all my pics for months to my computer. I have some fun ones and some really good bouldering pics.

I can email pics, but I cannot post to ST. I go through the steps to download and when the green bars scroll across the bottom of the page they die at bar 4 and then eventually it says unable to ....... I'm at a loss.

Thanks for asking :D

pyrosis

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Jan 12, 2011 - 02:09am PT
Beautiful day at the Sads yesterday. Send of the day: Hot Pants :) sorry, no pics
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Jan 12, 2011 - 04:25am PT
No climbing, but got out on the Colorado with my dog.

illusiondweller

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jan 12, 2011 - 04:57am PT
Try decreasing the size of the photo first Lynne. Find the "Paint" program in your "Start" menu. "Open" the picture file to the Paint program. Click on Image/Skew and reduce the size by 50%. "SaveAs" the file then try that into the Photo option on Supertopo.
Zoo

climber
Fremont, CA
Jan 12, 2011 - 09:49pm PT
First, love your cattle dog Larry.

Today at pinnacles, climbed Ordeal, Stupendous Man, Jorgie's Crack, The Wet Kiss, and Coyote Ugly.

Lamely attempted the arrete left of Jorgie's Crack

60 degrees and sunny. Perfect conditions.
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Jan 15, 2011 - 01:46am PT
It finally warmed up enough to go bouldering today.



Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Jan 23, 2011 - 11:14pm PT

Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jan 23, 2011 - 11:39pm PT
Joe Buszowski, a Squamish climber, long ago had a small flatbed. We bouldered all over it. Kind of like climbing around on furniture - it can be surprisingly interesting.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jan 23, 2011 - 11:41pm PT
A 5.11 fist crack, in approach shoes, ganda(lf)s rule!


What did you climb @ cave rock, Riley?
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 24, 2011 - 02:24pm PT
Climbed a bunch of pitches of ice on Saturday at Community Cave and have been skinning up Crow Peak for some backcountry turns the last couple of weeks.
j-tree

Big Wall climber
bay area, ca
Jan 24, 2011 - 03:07pm PT

A fine lead on El Cap for Lauren
Saturday 1/22/11
pyrosis

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Jan 24, 2011 - 03:07pm PT
Just got back from a trip to Joshua Tree, had a blast ticking off old classics that I had never led before...

Sail Away, Invisibility Lessons, Bird of Fire, Illusion Dweller, Fisticuffs, etc... Also sent Stem Gem and got really close on Streetcar Named Desire

Fun trip! Now I am trying to get in shape for a March/April journey to Moab.

Loving the pics, BTW, Larry! :)

-Tavis
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Jan 24, 2011 - 03:20pm PT
Thanks man.

Looks like a nice list of climbs there.

Look me up when you make to Moab.

I struggled up a couple of 10+ cracks at Abraxis wall on Saturday. That place rocks.



I'm heading out right now to get in a little bouldering. Classic Moab alpine start.
The Lisa

Trad climber
Da Bronx, NY
Jan 24, 2011 - 06:50pm PT
Look at you all climbing on dry sunny rock :)
Yesterday I 'climbed' three peaks in the Catskills - really a snowshoe hike but the climbs are steep. We did an out and back so climbed two peaks twice. 7F was the high temp so we did not stop much except for good photo ops:
TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
Jan 24, 2011 - 06:54pm PT
weekend rambling


http://www.montanabouldering.com/2011/01/domes-of-boulder-batholtih.html
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Jan 26, 2011 - 01:42am PT
Got in a little bouldering yesterday with the ladies...




....it got a little too cold and snowy to climb today so I just hung out...


...and went for a little walk.



I sure hope it warms up soon. :)



Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jan 26, 2011 - 01:45am PT
BIW W/Daph
Gal

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Jan 31, 2011 - 05:19pm PT
atchafalaya

Boulder climber
Jan 31, 2011 - 05:31pm PT
Nice tr gal! Thanks
TMO

Trad climber
Puyallup, WA
Jan 31, 2011 - 06:01pm PT
Gal

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Jan 31, 2011 - 06:31pm PT
Thanks, atchafalaya!
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Feb 5, 2011 - 10:49pm PT

PS I miss Grnite mtn, thanks Gal.
mucci

Trad climber
The pitch of Bagalaar above you
Feb 5, 2011 - 11:08pm PT
Jay-

That picture makes my fists hurt.

Not so much the start, or the finish, but right in the middle...

FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
Feb 5, 2011 - 11:15pm PT
I went bouldering - better than nothing. Not as good as climbing - but better than nothing.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Feb 5, 2011 - 11:59pm PT
Hmmmm Mucci, that's the only part that drew blood....
rgold

Trad climber
Poughkeepsie, NY
Feb 6, 2011 - 12:06am PT
Chris Fraccia and Rob Mecus three days ago in the Gunks.

Erect Direction Video
Gal

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Feb 6, 2011 - 12:22am PT
Yep, I can understand that, Jaybro. I got in on the last couple of days before it closed (last weekend) for the season. Can't wait to get back in the fall. Looks like you had a good climbing day, too.
richross

Trad climber
Feb 17, 2011 - 09:18pm PT
Today in Gunks.

Jared on Laurel.



Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Feb 17, 2011 - 09:28pm PT
Put my eyes over the pullup bar fifty times.
NigelSSI

Trad climber
B.C.
Feb 21, 2011 - 10:38pm PT
Solo today, so I hit the boulders.

Line up the cobbles waiting... Nowhere near as easy as it looks.

Sit start undercling, fire for right crimp, thin foot up right, smear left thigh under lip, crimp, stab for a blind left foot under, right side pull crimp, left foot smear, crimp, rail, mantle. Mental crux is the down climb.

Working it... Holds are all there, but I haven't gunned for it yet.


Started snowing on the way home.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 8, 2011 - 09:50pm PT
I haven't been climbing a lot latelybut have got some good ice pitches done in the last week.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Mar 8, 2011 - 10:18pm PT
12 'pitches' @ BIW
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Mar 9, 2011 - 02:55am PT
asalaam alikum
T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Mar 9, 2011 - 03:07am PT
... climb out of my bed ...
Dude, at least getting out of my Civic is a genuine sit start.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 14, 2011 - 12:05am PT
Got out and did some bouldering in the central hills with the family.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Mar 14, 2011 - 12:32am PT

Pinns
d-know

Trad climber
electric lady land
Mar 14, 2011 - 12:36am PT
Lowe blow
9+.
tahoe523

Trad climber
Station Wagon, USA
Mar 14, 2011 - 02:58am PT
Moratorium Saturday followed by a Serenity to Sons linkup today. Perfect weather!

Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Mar 14, 2011 - 12:43pm PT
Out of bed, badly
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Mar 14, 2011 - 12:55pm PT
Cliffs of Insanity, Indian Creek- about the only buttress I hadn't been to.
socalbolter

Sport climber
Silverado, CA
Mar 14, 2011 - 02:36pm PT
Having grown up climbing In Joshua Tree, I got somewhat tired of the place and have just recently begun visiting again after a bit of a break.

I've made it a goal to go back and re-climb many of the old classics. This last trip out was a very fun day of moderates:

Touch and Go
Black Tide/Stichter Quits
EBGBs
Pope's Crack
Sail Away
Run for Your Life

I even got a nice bail biner from EBGBs.

I'm looking at the Monument (I guess it's a Park now)through new eyes and look forward to many more satisfying days to come...
Sonic

Trad climber
Central Coast, California
Mar 14, 2011 - 02:46pm PT
South Face Washington Column, yesterday
Gal

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Mar 14, 2011 - 03:15pm PT
I hiked to a chair that sits in front of a computer. Then I climbed into that chair. :(
Byran

climber
Merced, CA
Mar 14, 2011 - 04:19pm PT
Had a couple good days in the Valley last weekend. It had been a few weeks since I had gotten out and climbed (which I'm sure some people will scoff at, but that's pretty long time with no climbing for me!). I've been doing pullups at home but it's my legs that are most sore. My feet also seem to have rediscovered their pain sensors in my time off, since my climbing shoes were a lot less comfortable than I remember.

We did Commissioner Buttress on Saturday. It was totally dry and quite fun. First 2 pitches are great, then it gets kind of easy and loses its exposure.


We still had lots of day light so we decided to take another lap via After Five which didn't go quite as well. The first pitch finishes with a bunch of hummock climbing that gets progressively steeper. Finally you get a bit of pro down and right of the last vertical section. The hummocks were sopping wet and barely clinging to the rock. The whole slab of mud and grass was threatening to peel off the wall and send me along with 200lbs of dirt flying. I eventually downclimbed and moved a bit left onto some actual rock and was able to traverse back to the belay tree from there. This is actually the way you're supposed to do it, and is pretty well described in the old Roper guide. I was using the Reid guide which has little more than a line with 2 trees on it for a topo. After reaching the tree I took a look up at the second pitch which is one of the mungiest gullies I've ever seen and decided to bail. We got down and Megan led After Seven to finish off the day.

Sunday was very cloudy so we decided to crag. I wanted to climb The Buttocks up at Camp 4 wall since I've hiked past it so many times. Unfortunately it was totally wet and the start was covered in slime so that was a no-go. The sky was pissing a light rain off-and-on so we set up a toprope on Doggie Do. That climb was an epic struggle for me last September, but this time I went up it with some grunting but not too much flailing. Maybe it was the toprope or maybe it was the much cooler temps (last time I was sooo sweaty) but I was able to stick in it better. The weather had cleared up a bit by this point so I led Doggie Deviations and we also toproped the right start variation which was covered with ants.

Losing motivation to climb, we decided to drive out of the park, but I wanted to stop at Short Circuit, which I've never been to before.


I had read online somewhere that there was a bolted chimney on the boulder so we decided to check that out first. Man what a cool feature. It reminds me a bit of the Firewater Chimney in Josh, but wider...definitely a lot wider. I led 15 feet or so, until I got a look at the distance between the 2nd and 3rd bolts. Then I turned tail and downclimbed. Anyone know what that thing goes at? Looks like it's sure to have you doing the tipy-toe splits.

So then we decided to hang a toprope on Short Circuit. The climbs up the backside looked kind of sketchy so I aided the route instead. Took 4 laps each, which is the closest thing I've done to bouldering in a while. Great training. I feel like I improved my confidence on thin hands and finger stacks just from that one session. The best I managed was one hang, but maybe I'll get it clean next time.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 14, 2011 - 07:55pm PT
Khanom, just good ole South Dakota. The bouldering is in a place away from most of the climbing around here. Lots of problems and a few good short cracks which seem to make good highballs. I have not seen another climber that did not come with me in the decade or so of climbing there. Mike
Johnny K.

climber
Southern,California
Mar 16, 2011 - 10:29am PT
Some overrated choss pile :O
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Mar 17, 2011 - 09:31pm PT
Classic plastic. also vintage Tilden mud.
climber bob

Social climber
maine
Mar 18, 2011 - 02:51pm PT
all in a days work..
MH2

climber
Mar 21, 2011 - 11:50pm PT
It might have been today or it might have been yesterday. The rock was cool and wet. I remember hanging on one arm while using a handkerchief to dry a hold with the other. I remember being unsure of footholds. But when I paused on a ledge and looked back, about to re-live the last section already, the water below rushing and circling told me to forget. I didn't need to bring back the past. It was there behind me shaping and impelling my future whether I thought about it or not. Like a wave on the ocean.














that, and I already know the route down to micrometer scale
TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
Mar 24, 2011 - 04:10pm PT

well...yesterday...
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 3, 2011 - 05:21pm PT
Ice climbing today and Friday and skiing in the morning and bouldering in 75 degree temps Saturday. Gotta love spring.
Tom those look good.
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Apr 3, 2011 - 05:46pm PT
Trout Creek!

donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Apr 3, 2011 - 07:19pm PT
Nice climbing at Trout Creek, I'd like to get back there.
Paco

Trad climber
Montana
Apr 3, 2011 - 08:51pm PT
Spent Spring break in Indian Creek. Photos later.
Paco

Trad climber
Montana
Apr 6, 2011 - 11:01pm PT





lots more if you want them.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 9, 2011 - 01:20am PT
Did some really nice bouldering By Old Baldy by Mt. Rushmore.
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Apr 9, 2011 - 01:51am PT



mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 9, 2011 - 12:43pm PT
A couple more from last night
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Apr 9, 2011 - 12:46pm PT
A couple of days ago, I'm third on the vid. FA at the Happy Boulders.

http://www.dpmclimbing.com/climbing-videos/watch/tableland-first-ascents-part-4-4
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 9, 2011 - 12:58pm PT
Nice video chinchen
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 16, 2011 - 10:08pm PT
Deadwood Matress FactoryThought the kids would probably want to learn to jumar as long as we were out there.
murcy

Gym climber
sanfrancisco
Apr 16, 2011 - 10:37pm PT
Some slabs at Tollhouse.

  Posted from Tollhouse
Kalimon

Trad climber
Ridgway, CO
Apr 16, 2011 - 10:40pm PT
Pool Wall, Ouray. CO:

The Front Nine
Ginsu Arete
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Apr 16, 2011 - 10:50pm PT
Well, I didn't. It was kind of unstable weather here today, though it fined up in mid afternoon. And I'm climbing tomorrow.

Today I went to a talk by Doreen Larsen Riedel, the daughter of Henry Larsen. As in Henry Asbjrn Larsen, captain of the St. Roch, which was the vessel that made the second (1940 - 42) and third (1944) transits of the Northwest Passage, the first west-east, and the first in one season. The Norwegian embassy is putting on a series of talks on Arctic and Antarctic matters this year, to commemorate the centenary of Amundsen's team first getting to the South Pole, as well as to increase awareness. (Norway and Russia recently agreed on mineral rights in the Barents Sea, a major but unheralded event.)

Larsen was a Norwegian-Canadian born quite close to Amundsen's birthplace, who lived 1899 - 1964. The St. Roch was an RCMP Arctic patrol vessel, and he was its captain for nearly 20 years. He eventually became an inspector. A coast guard icebreaker is named for him, plus the St. Roch is in covered drydock at the Maritime Museum in Vancouver, much like the Fram and now Gja at Bygdy in Oslo. Pretty neat stuff.

http://www.vancouvermaritimemuseum.com/page216.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Larsen_(explorer);

Several descendants of Amundsen's cousins who live in Canada came to the talk a month ago. They have living cousins in Gja Havn on the south coast of King William Island in Nunavut - Amundsen and his men had country wives, and DNA analysis has now confirmed their ancestry. If their large noses weren't already a tipoff - Inuit don't have them.
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Apr 16, 2011 - 10:50pm PT
Thanks Mike. Nice pics there!
thedogfather

Trad climber
Somewhere near Red Rocks
Apr 16, 2011 - 11:21pm PT
Peyote Power - nice shady route on a warm day! Over 800 feet in 5 pitches.
F10

Trad climber
e350 / Bishop
Apr 16, 2011 - 11:38pm PT
Dip some super cool stuff in Pine Crk yesterday, clipped bolts at ORG today and headed to the Sherwin Plateau tomorrow..

Is the future ok ???
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Apr 17, 2011 - 12:56am PT
I forgot. A Henry Larsen joke. So he was in the RCMP, aka Royal Canadian Mounted Police, formerly the Royal Northwest Mounted Police. (Known irreverently as the "horsemen", and other things.) They were formed to suppress the Northwest Rebellion in 1885 - 86, in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, when Metis culture was subjugated. (Nobody was innocent in that fight.) Anyway, as you can tell from the name, horse riding was a big part of the routine - still is, with the musical ride and other stuff they do when they're not tasering innocent immigrants.

Larsen came from a fishing town, and was a mariner. He didn't enlist in the RCMP until he was in his 20s, older than the typical farm boy recruit. So he didn't have to go through semi-military basic training in Regina, and was probably the first RCMP inspector (high rank) who not only couldn't really ride a horse, but who was ordered not to. There was no shortage of farmboys who were just fine on horses, but competent Arctic pilots in the RCMP were as rare as hens' teeth.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Apr 17, 2011 - 01:05am PT
Paco, holy!!!! Nice shots!

The other spots look bitchin' too, people.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Apr 18, 2011 - 01:27am PT
I just wanted to bump this to show that Ken M isn't the only one of us who goes to interesting talks. Even if I post a TR about it in an odd corner. (4 - 5 posts back.)

Still, I did go climbing today, and got hailed on, on the Apron at Squamish. Plus found and shepherded a few strays, which was fun.
bergbryce

Mountain climber
Oakland
Apr 18, 2011 - 01:41am PT
Did some cragging at Pie Shop.
Road House Blues was the standout route of the day. Tricky face climbing to a flake.
Was basically the season opener for me and it was a good one. These are the days where in some places you can do a lap of corn in the morning and climb on granite in the afternoon. Welcome spring!
Tfish

Trad climber
La Crescenta, CA
Apr 18, 2011 - 12:16pm PT
I climbed out of a plane on Saturday and did my first solo skydive after finishing my AFF classes.
neversummer

Trad climber
30 mins. from suicide USA
Apr 18, 2011 - 12:33pm PT
my own private gym..63 seconds from my house
j-tree

Big Wall climber
bay area, ca
Apr 18, 2011 - 01:32pm PT
first 3 pitches of freeblast. then climbed onto a sunny part of the ledge below pine line and sunbathed for an hour of 4
hairyapeman

Mountain climber
CA
Apr 19, 2011 - 10:42pm PT
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Apr 19, 2011 - 11:16pm PT
Trout Creek.


John climbed also.

Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Apr 20, 2011 - 12:36am PT

+

+

with:


=

GET F$%&ING STRONG.
j-tree

Big Wall climber
bay area, ca
Apr 20, 2011 - 01:27am PT
Where is Trout Creek?
LuckyPink

climber
the last bivy
Apr 20, 2011 - 01:29am PT
8 ft chain link fence with razor wire at the top.. heh heh heh..avid birdwatching
T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Apr 20, 2011 - 06:34pm PT
Did one of my old routes on this big tufa boulder north of Tom's Place - you can see it from 395. It qualifies for the 5.5 thread too. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyBQOXULuxk
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Apr 23, 2011 - 01:08am PT

Nice day at the Pinns with the Boy.
enjoimx

Trad climber
Kirkwood, CA
Apr 23, 2011 - 01:40am PT
Woodfords.

mucci

Trad climber
The pitch of Bagalaar above you
Apr 23, 2011 - 02:01am PT
Mike Bolte-


Nice pics of the RR.

That steep start gave it away!
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Apr 23, 2011 - 02:11am PT
good call mucci
karodrinker

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
Apr 23, 2011 - 02:50am PT
The RR is a quality 5.8. Great route. Mobility classic.
213

climber
Where the Froude number often >> 1
Apr 23, 2011 - 03:36am PT
Middle Palisade. Then I snowboarded down it.
nature

climber
Koh Tao, Thailand
Apr 23, 2011 - 10:27am PT
back onto the scuba boat. Twice.

though tomorrow I'll climb some of these amazing granite boulders sitting on the beach next to bath tub water. I PROMISE!
beef supreme

climber
the west
Apr 23, 2011 - 11:42am PT
out of bed. oh god, still drunk. it was epic
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Apr 23, 2011 - 11:49am PT
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 26, 2011 - 08:18pm PT
Could not climb off the couch on Monday.
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland
Apr 26, 2011 - 08:33pm PT
Nice cave and couloir Mike, where was that adventure?
Johnny K.

climber
Southern,California
Apr 26, 2011 - 08:36pm PT
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 26, 2011 - 08:39pm PT
Goatboy what's up. Are you hittting up Butte again this year. I hope to get over there a couple of times this year. The pictures are from Big Horn Peak in the Big Horn Mountains, WY. Many walls on both sides of that peak.
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland
Apr 26, 2011 - 08:48pm PT
oh yes Butte is on the calender this August and I'm going to get my Wop Chop on!
Hope to see you there.

Montana's Pdiddy getting into the splatte groove.
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Apr 28, 2011 - 02:49am PT
I went climbing yesterday and today;....it was awesome.....My wife's cousins are visiting from PA......they like to climb too....





Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Apr 28, 2011 - 03:06am PT
I seconded a new route at Pine Creek, a Mixed 5.11a then worked the next new one on top rope a soon to be bolted 5.11d.
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Apr 28, 2011 - 03:08am PT
a vast mountain of e-mails. armchair bureaucrat, ftw.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Apr 28, 2011 - 03:12am PT
'Offwidths are Beautiful ' 5.10+, Potash Road.
pyrosis

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Apr 28, 2011 - 03:47am PT
Iron Man Traverse, Buttermilk.

Tried High Plains Drifter and split a tip. :)
MisterE

Social climber
Cinderella Story, Outa Nowhere
Apr 29, 2011 - 02:07am PT
Why do you "active climber" as#@&%es have to rub it in?

You think we LIKE being stuck here rather than gallivanting around boulders, routes and mountains willy-nilly?

You all need a lock-down perspective check, a climbing Handicapper General, if you will.

None of us like to be reminded of our shortcomings.

Why can't you just show us the idiocy, like day-time TV?

What we want is the " I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant" of the climbing world.

Give us your bungling, your dimly-aware, your wholly unable.

This we can relate to - nay: Feel fukking awesome about!

Vicarious living has changed from your out-dated concept of "adventure".

It's all about the demeaning now.

Thanks in advance for getting with the program.

N00b.

;P
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 29, 2011 - 02:25am PT
MisterE, you need to go back to tigger and put some bounce in your step. Tiggers bounce.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Apr 29, 2011 - 02:42am PT
I laughed. good one E



I hit the gym tonight. boulder and some rope. must keep up the momentum. snow is melting fast.
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Apr 29, 2011 - 02:49am PT
Solo Pollen Grains bouldering sesh.
MisterE

Social climber
Cinderella Story, Outa Nowhere
Apr 29, 2011 - 02:57am PT
YOU!

:)
schwortz

Social climber
"close to everything = not at anything", ca
Apr 29, 2011 - 03:43am PT
gave a friend from out of town a quick tour of some easy valley classics yesterday including jamcrack, bishops terrace, and nutcracker.

tonight was a quick gym session

bump for climbing
T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Apr 29, 2011 - 04:30am PT
Solo Pollen Grains bouldering sesh.
Dude!
karodrinker

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
May 4, 2011 - 12:59am PT
I finally get to add to this thread!

5 and dime, three times on solo tr. Copper penny, 2 times on solo tr. Nutcracker in 1.5 hours, first time up it, what a beauty! Finished off the day with laps on an amazing V2 finger crack above curry village, short circuit or circuit breaker or whatever its called.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
May 4, 2011 - 08:10am PT
Half of some climb right of dragonslair in long canyon. Needed blues & bigger. Had three redd and a gold, going back tomorrow. Pat n Brad did dragon's lair. Shanti and I get a go tomorrow...
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
May 4, 2011 - 11:06am PT
More low angle dummy domes;...


Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
May 6, 2011 - 12:34pm PT
A couple of new climbs at Pine Creek, Avalanche Wall."Good Times, Bad Times" probably 10.b, you can't see the roof above. Plus a F.A. of an 11.c sport route left of this.

Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
May 6, 2011 - 12:43pm PT
Karo:

seth kovar

climber
Reno, NV
May 6, 2011 - 02:10pm PT
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Sweet, where is that?

edit: sorry, read the post higher up, still sweet...
Johnny K.

climber
Southern,California
May 12, 2011 - 06:41pm PT
schwortz

Social climber
"close to everything = not at anything", ca
May 12, 2011 - 07:05pm PT
that old 'v4' with the fat green tape and the greasy sloper near the end
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
May 14, 2011 - 01:23am PT
That looks like Pine Creek, PSOM, Fischer Memorial? Saw you on it today if that was you.



I climbed 5 pitches of radness at Pine Creek with F-10 today.





Is this you Chief?
Nefarius

Big Wall climber
Fresno
May 14, 2011 - 01:31am PT
Got on Block and Tackle (stellar .12a finger crack), at the Lion's Den, near Mammoth yesterday. Hadn't been climbing much for a while and only recently started getting on harder things again, so expected to get totally shut down. Not so much. Two hangs. Pretty psyched!!!

Was at Triple Cracks today, did a few things there - some .10c, flaring thing with an awkward pod, an OW and a few other things. Feeling really good and feels really good to be climbing again! Suhweet!

Nice, Chinchen! Was at Pine Creek few days ago, Rock Creek the day after! GREAT time for East Side climbing!
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
May 14, 2011 - 01:35am PT
Glad you asked.

Trout Creek on a stellar "5.11+" (Trout Creek ratings are hard ), The Midas Touch.

healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
May 14, 2011 - 04:11am PT
Did three great local sessions this week in the sun - it's all starting to come back to me a bit at a time...
c_vultaggio

Trad climber
new york
May 14, 2011 - 11:27am PT
no pics but 2000+ feet up and 2000+ feet of rapping in the gunks yesterday. Little rain, little simul-ing, lotta fun...
Tork

climber
Yosemite
May 14, 2011 - 11:28am PT
Wow, Randy.... glad your back and climbing again.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
May 14, 2011 - 11:38am PT
What did you climb today!

Nothing yet, but the day has just begun.
murcy

Gym climber
sanfrancisco
May 15, 2011 - 12:03am PT
Pinnacles!! With rhyang!!!

I'd never ventured past Disco Wall, so I was psyched to get a little farther afield. Tourists CRAWLING all over the usual loop, but great weather and no climbing crowds.

Started at Discovery with Cleft, Swallow and Jorgie's Cracks (nice lead, Rob!), then to Monolith for Regular and Terranean Tango (again led ably by my partner), and finally to Gertie's Pinnacle for ... a couple of things not in my guidebook.

This climbing on rocks thing is pretty fun.

Melissa

Gym climber
berkeley, ca
May 15, 2011 - 12:06am PT
Ugh! More plastic.
mrtropy

Trad climber
Nor Cal
May 15, 2011 - 12:23am PT

The Unmentionable at Pinnacles

mrtropy

Trad climber
Nor Cal
May 15, 2011 - 12:47am PT
Tunnel Wall with Chaos Crag in the background.

Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
May 15, 2011 - 01:14am PT

CRSP
Noots on the Magoo
note how there's no crash pad.
Nefarius

Big Wall climber
Fresno
May 15, 2011 - 01:19am PT
Wow, Randy.... glad your back and climbing again.

Hey Jeff! Thanks. Trying to get back to basics, climb out from the depths. Long road. Should be in the valley soon... Buy you guys that dinner?
Tripod? Swellguy? Halfwit? Smegma?

Trad climber
"The 3rd crappist place to live in England"
May 15, 2011 - 01:22am PT
One of the very best routes at the Spires yet never gets done. Starts up Fear of Flying, then below the crux (40 ft) pulls out right onto the face just right of the arete. Heads up and right to the belay of Stepping Stone. P2 traverses up and left back to the arete, crosses Neckless Traverse to 2 small roofs and then amazingly pulls arount the corner onto an overhanging, juggy crack that is directly over Fear of Flying. After about 15 feet pull back around the right side of the arte for a final minor slab crux befoe heading to the top. Probably 10d and 11a A bit sporty in spots and needs a full rack up to camalot 3, but mainly small to medium. I added a direct start this week that takes the variation direct start to F of F, than stays on the right side of the arete, never joining F of F. probably 11b/c (small gear and 2 bolts).
Has anyone done it or know the FA or name?
This is a classic trad route for the grade and ought to be on the tick list
T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
May 15, 2011 - 03:35am PT
note how there's no crash pad.
Looks like a square of toilet paper down there in the pic. Thanks for a small footprint for our mother enviorment.
T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
May 15, 2011 - 03:41am PT
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
May 15, 2011 - 04:16am PT
OK, where? Looks sick!
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
May 15, 2011 - 09:31pm PT
Went climbing today;......




Last night's sunset.......


mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - May 16, 2011 - 12:01am PT
Did several pitches by Nemo.
Gal

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
May 16, 2011 - 12:04am PT
Various climbs at Paradise Forks.
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
May 23, 2011 - 12:56am PT
Climbed more granite with F-10.


Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
May 23, 2011 - 01:54am PT
Cool! We are going to do that one very soon....Have you been to the Avalanche Wall yet?
karodrinker

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
May 23, 2011 - 02:07am PT
Bachar Cracker and The Kor Problem in camp 4, Yosemite. Yesterday. Also was shown some new development on the way out to Mirror Lake.
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
May 25, 2011 - 02:57am PT
After work craggin'



Trad

Trad climber
northern CA
May 26, 2011 - 12:14am PT
From yesterday, actually (apologies - too tired to post when I got home).

Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
May 26, 2011 - 12:34am PT

you wouldn't believe me if I told you.....
karodrinker

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
May 26, 2011 - 01:20am PT
Try us jay.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
May 26, 2011 - 01:26am PT
maybe after tomorrow....
EdBannister

Mountain climber
13,000 feet
May 26, 2011 - 01:56am PT
PAUL SOUZA

Trad climber
Clovis, CA
May 26, 2011 - 02:37am PT
Braille Book (5.8), Higher Cathedral Rock

S.Leeper

Sport climber
Pflugerville, Texas
May 26, 2011 - 05:57pm PT
climber Bob said:

Mar 18, 2011 - 11:51am PT



Credit: climber bob




Credit: climber bob




Credit: climber bob


all in a days work..







not for me....scary!
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - May 27, 2011 - 02:15am PT
Tried to get 42 problems at Horsetooth for my 42nd, ended up getting 50ish, mostly easy but man is that place fun with a lot of climbable rock. My second time bouldering in the area but the first was on some traversing stuff well below the lake. Spent my first day at Rotary Park and had a blast. Got there at 7 and there was no one there all morning. Went and picked up the family and went back and climbed several more problems. Rockies game to finish it off on the upper deck so we also climbed a lot of steps.
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
May 28, 2011 - 04:53am PT
Look it's a flying Cosmic!



Nice exposure on this climb, and a ton of varied moves. Slab, positive holds, smearing, lieback - good stuff!


Cosmic did a great job of pathfinding a shortcut trail to the base, and I owe him for going up and getting the rope unstuck....next time it will be my turn.

Days like this are why I laugh at people who tease me for carrying a micro ascender on my OhSh#t biner.
Sergio Colombo

Mountain climber
Red Rock
May 28, 2011 - 05:17am PT
Today?
Geronimo in Juniper Canyon, Red Rocks.

My darn rope got stuck after doing the last rap on the climb, so I had to climb the first pitch again to unstick it

I warned you Dwain to watch your ropes on the way down, but I know you had fun re-leading that pitch. :)

Here's my day. Peyote Power on Mescalito.
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
May 28, 2011 - 12:39pm PT
Nice shots Sergio!

And we were careful, sometimes poo poo occurs. The knot got hung up on the lip on that last rap. Plus the wind was looping the ropes on every single flake on the wall when we tossed them. All part of the adventure!

Those slings that are there are pretty faded, hopefully the next time they get replaced they will extend them a bit further, will make it easier.
thetennisguy

Mountain climber
Yuba City, CA
May 28, 2011 - 01:40pm PT
Yesterday: 5/27 Indian Springs lower tier with friends from our climbing club; the Sierra Mountaineering Group. Nice weather (not too cold and the south facing climbs were all free of snow but there was still a lot of snow up there for this time of year). We practiced climbing in mountaineering boots, approach shoes and rock shoes, practiced belaying, rappelling, setup some anchors, placed cams, and just had a great time up there.

Funny (sort of) one of our party arrived later around noon. We could hear but couldn't see some trucks below us on the road. So when he arrives he sees what turned out to be fire trucks with lights on next to our van on the road. He looks up and sees all these firemen suited up so he then thinks oh crap! This isn't good and runs up to the upper tier (we were climbing on the lower tier and he didn't know that. So he gets up there and sees the firemen gathered in a circle then he runs up to them and says he's with a group of climbers and wants to know what happened (thinking the worst) and they turn to him and say ... we're up here doing some training ....

So he then descends to find us down below ... safe and sound.

http://www.meetup.com/Sierra-Mountaineering-Group/events/16894688/

Pictures:

http://www.meetup.com/Sierra-Mountaineering-Group/photos/1679571/28244121/
surfstar

climber
Santa Barbara, CA
Jun 5, 2011 - 01:33am PT
Climbed some easy stuff today - BUT, I was OUTSIDE, it was a great day and I got to LEAD, which I've been itching to do lately. And did my first clusterf*ck lead 2 pitch route. Sport with bolted anchors, so I need to practice rope handling some more for sure!
Also TR'd a harder climb that was the most fun pitch o' the day.

Now I'm sitting at home happy listening to the rain outside.
The Guy

Trad climber
Portland, OR
Jun 5, 2011 - 04:38am PT
40 foot V9...sent...bitches...
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 5, 2011 - 10:23pm PT
It made it into the 90's last week. So it only made sence to go ice climbing in the Big Horns yesterday.
BooYah

Social climber
Ely, Nv
Jun 5, 2011 - 11:14pm PT
Wild Granites. No pics allowed. Shhhhh.
More for me.
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Jun 5, 2011 - 11:21pm PT
Tucson 105
Mt Lemmon 70s

Sport criming!
With Nature!
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Jun 5, 2011 - 11:28pm PT
Yesterday. FA at Cliff Cliff (Rock Creek) I named Wyde Syde. I just stuck my wyde side in that crack and inched up:-)

Photo Chad Ellers

Did another FA as well. Good times but got sore. Bouldered today to get loose.
Johnny K.

climber
Southern,California
Jun 7, 2011 - 10:07pm PT
neversummer

Trad climber
30 mins. from suicide USA
Jun 13, 2011 - 12:31pm PT
Not today...but last week...backside of BR
neversummer

Trad climber
30 mins. from suicide USA
Jun 13, 2011 - 03:03pm PT
Gal

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Jun 14, 2011 - 01:28am PT
This. 2 pitches to the top.
Therefore: Yang-Yin.

T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Jun 14, 2011 - 04:38am PT
My new ghetto trash wall. I got the sheet of plywood on sale at home depot in Carson City, and filled it with nothing I paid for, 'cept 25 cents or something from the thrift store (drilled broken bricks etc). I tried a couple of sit starts today.
Banquo

Trad climber
Morgan Hill, CA (Mo' Hill)
Jun 14, 2011 - 10:14am PT
Finished up a cragnshag project on North Dome over the weekend
murcy

Gym climber
sanfrancisco
Jun 24, 2011 - 09:38pm PT
First trip to the Grotto at Table Mountain. Miwuksurfer & I did some moderate hand-cracks, the AC Devil Dog double-arete route, and (struggled up) fun & tough finger cracks. We had the mountain to ourselves, and the temps were quite pleasant in the Grotto even though it was 95 in the surrounding area.

Somewhere early on ACDD--in the difficulties--my inner moron piped up with "holy s&^t this is tricky; I would hate to be LEADING this"; the reply from my inner slightly-less-of-a-moron, was "don't freak on me now, but we ARE leading this".

justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Jun 25, 2011 - 01:04am PT
All I'm climbing lately is scaffolding.

Thanks for the pictures guys - I'd forgotten what rock looks like.
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Jun 25, 2011 - 11:56pm PT
Just got back from Monday at Index, Tuesday at Exit 32, and Wednesday and Thursday in Leavenworth (my brother and I had our sons with us for three of the four days). Last night, we capped it off with our monthly "Bouldering/BBQ" in our garage (had about 25 people over), and today is rest day. Fun! Will add some pics later.

From Index:

From Exit 32 (Little Si):

From Leavenworth:

Bouldering/BBQ:

All in all, a great week with family, friends, and unusually good weather.
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Jun 26, 2011 - 12:00am PT
Did my first aid climb today. Ran out to Moderate Mecca in the morning and tried out my new gear on Valentine's Day.

Learned a lot and had to leave my first piece of gear. At least it was only a Stopper. Welded that sucker good and didn't have a hammer. Won't be doing that again.
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Jun 27, 2011 - 08:26pm PT
Name this route....
F10

Trad climber
e350 / Bishop
Jun 27, 2011 - 09:50pm PT
I won't give it away, but it's a good one !!
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Jun 30, 2011 - 02:43pm PT
What is it, Chinchen?
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Jul 5, 2011 - 09:34pm PT
Seattle got hit with awesome weather, so I got out with some friends for some fairly steep sport stuff at Exit 38 (Nevermind Wall).



couchmaster

climber
pdx
Jul 5, 2011 - 11:59pm PT
Got out a couple times last weekend. Didn't remember the camera but the previous trip up there Plaidman had his and shot me on the FA of this crack:


Photo Scott (Plaidman) Peterson

Explaining the runout: I didn't know that Chad had such a light rack, the crack was pretty consistent and he only had 3-4 pieces that fit the crack.
F10

Trad climber
e350 / Bishop
Jul 6, 2011 - 12:01am PT
What is it, Chinchen?

Cardinal Pinnacle, West Face, 1st pitch
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 7, 2011 - 06:50pm PT
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 11, 2011 - 10:47pm PT
Spearfish Canyon's only boulder(OK there might be one or two others, but this is the only good one)
karodrinker

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
Jul 12, 2011 - 01:30am PT
Climbed the northwest face of half dome saturday! 23 hour push. First grade VI wall!
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 12, 2011 - 03:54pm PT
Nice job Karodrinker. I would love to do that route.
bergbryce

Mountain climber
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Jul 13, 2011 - 03:01am PT
Climbed Hogwild this evening at the Leap.
One of the best pitches of the season thus far.
murcy

Gym climber
sanfrancisco
Jul 13, 2011 - 11:30am PT
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Jul 13, 2011 - 12:36pm PT
Explored a little crag in the Gorge, the Far Side. The cleaning tool was employed quite often. There was a gear retrieval mission at day's end when I just could not commit to the power move to finish the climb. You would instantly recognize the spot as all the vegetation and dirt was excavated high on the route is a desparate search for a reasonable piece of pro. My husband's sore from the looong time on belay.
F10

Trad climber
e350 / Bishop
Jul 13, 2011 - 04:03pm PT
doughnutnational

Gym climber
its nice here in the spring
Jul 13, 2011 - 11:23pm PT
Captain...or Skully

climber
or some such
Jul 14, 2011 - 02:41am PT
Trent & I don't take many pictures, but we did a couple wyde cracks on the Darkside at our little Black Cliffs. The full body pump(!) Arrrgh.
Met a rattlesnake, too. 1st one this year. Uh, howdy!
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jul 14, 2011 - 02:50am PT
The devils tower structure at the Campbell county rec center, photos to follow in the morning.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jul 14, 2011 - 12:48pm PT
Last night at Campbell county rec center, Gillette wyoming. Devils Tower like climbing structure by Eldorado walls. That, weights, olympic pool, indoor tennis courts and track, water slide, etc, all for a $4 day pass!
,
murcy

Gym climber
sanfrancisco
Jul 17, 2011 - 01:08pm PT
Way to go, sullly!
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 19, 2011 - 02:15pm PT
Climbed the crack on the right hand side of the chockstone from the inside. Was too scared to try the outside crack without a spotter.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 13, 2011 - 03:08pm PT
Ok not today, but the first chance I have had to sit down and post anything as I spent 9 days in the Winds on a trip of a lifetime with Donini. Here are a couple of photos and will post a TR when I get a chance. This thread has seem to hit a roadblock, but I would love to see what you all are climbing and I know a lot of you are getting out. Here are a few photos.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Aug 13, 2011 - 04:55pm PT
Nice mike! Can't wait forth trip report.

In vedauwoo; nat's 3star roof, the warden, escape tunnel. Unamed 5.11 inversion prob,
Hull's boulder times three ( shoe experiment) all after turtle rock trail, trail run in five fingers
big ears

Trad climber
?
Aug 28, 2011 - 05:25pm PT
took a sport climber out for his first multi-pitch climb that also happened to be his first trad climb. Gotta convert them all one by one. I believe the first was Direct Face on Cobb Rock in Boulder Canyon, and the second was Classic Finger Crack on the Elephant Buttress in Boulder Canyon
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 2, 2011 - 05:08pm PT
Nice picture of Spearhead. That is a fun romp.
Blitzo

Social climber
Earth
Sep 4, 2011 - 02:18pm PT
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 6, 2011 - 02:02pm PT
Finally got out for the Labor Day weekend after 12 days of work.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Sep 6, 2011 - 02:20pm PT
Nice going Mike! I got in my first two days of the season in the Black Canyon- you still have an invite.
Gal

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Sep 6, 2011 - 02:26pm PT
Dark Star, Winslow Wall in AZ.
steveA

Trad climber
bedford,massachusetts
Sep 6, 2011 - 02:34pm PT
Hey Mike,

Sorry, no pictures but had a real good day climbing in N.H. on Saturday; although with 100% humidity. Damn New England weather!

Did about 10 pitches of 5.9--5.10+ climbing, which felt harder due to the humidity. I miss the West already!!!
Keith Leaman

Trad climber
Seattle
Sep 6, 2011 - 05:35pm PT
Today being relative...Bump for PhilG, one hellova good friend, climber, and an all-round positive influence on all those who know him. A week or so ago we got several pitches in on Castle Rock near Leavenworth. Not bad for a couple of guys in their mid-60s? Thanks Phil, for 50 incredible years of climbing with you!!
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 6, 2011 - 06:12pm PT
Donini, did a lot of eating and working since getting back but I will be ready for spring in the Black. Steve I would love to climnb out in the northeast some day. I will try to send some pics when I get a chance.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Sep 6, 2011 - 06:22pm PT
The V-4 on pumphouse Rock, SPH.

But Yesterday Scuffy and I did a new .12ish ow inversion problem...
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Sep 6, 2011 - 06:24pm PT
Heels over head about climbing, aren't you Jaybro. Still on for the ICM?
steveA

Trad climber
bedford,massachusetts
Sep 6, 2011 - 06:36pm PT
Keith,

I'll second your bump for Phil Gleason. I haven't seen him in 40 years, but have run into his son in the Valley a few times. Phil did a good job raising his son - a chip off the old block. Both great guys!
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 11, 2011 - 08:29pm PT
Got up this thing for the first time without a rope. It was a real good day beautiful weather great rock and this was the first thing I had ever done at this area but with a rope. It is a beautiful double crack with perfiect jams the whole way. I think I started climbing up herejust prior to 9/11 and it was a great way to spend the day.
murcy

Gym climber
sanfrancisco
Sep 11, 2011 - 08:32pm PT
Mike, that is gorgeous. The crash pad is kind of funny, given the height.

Handley Rock yesterday (not a bad little formation, and I hadn't ever seen it until last week with sullly) with a climbing-crazed newlywed couple that Karl guided up Z-Tree a couple of weeks ago.
Studly

Trad climber
WA
Sep 11, 2011 - 08:44pm PT
Larry soloing Crusing at Beacon Rock.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 11, 2011 - 08:45pm PT
The hard part is at the bottomish. Plus there is a really nice place to put it.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Sep 11, 2011 - 09:08pm PT
Four sport climbs at the Pool Wall in Ouray, weather not right for the Black.
rich sims

Social climber
co
Sep 12, 2011 - 12:41am PT
Met another soloist who was stuck, his friend called other friends who broght ropes and gear.
T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Sep 17, 2011 - 02:31am PT
Just a photo-op on some random boulder, but so be it.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 30, 2011 - 01:06am PT
Climbed Crow Peak on my bike and did it up and down in under an hour for the first time in what is probably several hundred tries.Off to the tower tomorrow.
Johnny K.

climber
Oct 2, 2011 - 08:42pm PT
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Oct 2, 2011 - 08:59pm PT
bad ass moma and bachar cracker
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 3, 2011 - 01:11am PT
Way Laid on second lunch and then Bowling Alley to Durrance to Bailey Direct
nutjob

Gym climber
Berkeley, CA
Oct 3, 2011 - 01:20am PT
I climbed a difficult tree at the park with the kids. Scraped up my forearm a little.
jfailing

Trad climber
Lone Pine
Oct 3, 2011 - 01:22am PT
I did Ghostrider, 5.10c with the famed Amy Ness, in the Whitney Portal... Spectacular route, spectacular send by Amy... She led all the pitches. I groveled.
Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Oct 3, 2011 - 01:22am PT
mini traxed 1000 ft of easy slabby perfect knobs... and boy are my arms tired
Johnny K.

climber
Oct 9, 2011 - 09:04pm PT
kennyt

climber
Oct 9, 2011 - 09:11pm PT
MAYHEM COVE, LAKE TAHOE CA.
mark miller

Social climber
Reno
Oct 9, 2011 - 09:12pm PT
My wife, my ankle is still messed up.
Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Oct 9, 2011 - 09:22pm PT
step ladder
j-tree

Big Wall climber
Classroom to crag to summer camp
Oct 9, 2011 - 10:12pm PT
Roped Soloing

Sat: Vertical Vee A1 - Riverside Quarry
Sun: Bolt Ladder A1 - Jesus Wall, Stoney Point
Sol Wertkin

climber
Leavenworth, WA
Oct 9, 2011 - 10:17pm PT
Beautiful day at Castle Rock - Leavenworth, WA

Old Grey Mare to Crack of Doom
MF Direct
No Such Thing as a Free Lunge
Daz Muzak

Rocktober at its finest in the PNW (raining now..)
foxglove

Social climber
long beach ca
Oct 9, 2011 - 10:27pm PT
crawled out of bed and took a long walk to the beach.
xtrmecat

Big Wall climber
Kalispell, Montanagonia
Oct 9, 2011 - 11:46pm PT
About a half dozen tens, and two elevens. Worked my now weak forearms pretty good too. Fourty degree rock sure is sticky.
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Oct 14, 2011 - 05:12pm PT
Climbed Castleton via the Kor/Ingalls with Colin and Steph yesterday. That route rocks!





murcy

Gym climber
sanfrancisco
Oct 16, 2011 - 11:12pm PT
That is a stunning photo of Steph committing.

Here's a pretty cell-phone photo of things growing in a planter in our stairwell:


Today I climbed in bluey's territory with a newlywed couple of psyched new climbers: Indian Rock South Face and Puckered Starfish, Lime Disease Rock Ticks Ripped My Flesh, Pig's Feet, Lucky in Love, and Caunt Arete.

Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Oct 17, 2011 - 01:12am PT

bergbryce

Mountain climber
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Oct 17, 2011 - 01:23am PT
Birthday today and got in a bouldering session with friends on some of the most classic pieces of rock in the country, Indian and Mortar Rock. Fingertips are feelin' it tonight!
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Oct 17, 2011 - 01:33am PT
Johnny K.

climber
Oct 17, 2011 - 01:45am PT
j-tree

Big Wall climber
Classroom to crag to summer camp
Oct 17, 2011 - 03:12am PT
PItch 1 of Premeditated, A3 Pinnacles West Side Ca

steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Oct 17, 2011 - 09:33am PT
October... no question...



mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 17, 2011 - 12:03pm PT
Steelmonkey, I have no idea where that is but it sure does look sweet. Cali?
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Oct 17, 2011 - 12:12pm PT
Saturday, actually...

Moof

Big Wall climber
Orygun
Oct 17, 2011 - 12:29pm PT
Jaybro,

Took me a minute, but i finally saw there was a climber and rock in that picture.
scuffy b

climber
dissected alluvial deposits, late Pleistocene
Oct 17, 2011 - 12:46pm PT
That looks fun, Jaybro.

Any climb that can handle more climbers than ropes is special.
Dingus McGee

Social climber
Laramie
Oct 17, 2011 - 09:58pm PT
jaybro,

you guys ever experience the domino effect?
Gal

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Oct 17, 2011 - 10:05pm PT
Steelmonkey-Granite Mountain, yah? Good times, that pitch is especially sweet!
Jaybro-that looks fun!
Kalimon

Trad climber
Ridgway, CO
Oct 17, 2011 - 10:11pm PT
Climbed into my truck and drove 50 minutes up to the job site at 10,400 feet.

Enjoy your freedoms!
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Oct 17, 2011 - 10:46pm PT
My vote's with what Gal said.
And it could only have Been more fun if you were there too, Gal!

Fortunately no, Dingus the Stolby effect neither!
steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Oct 17, 2011 - 10:55pm PT
mike m wrote:
Steelmonkey, I have no idea where that is but it sure does look sweet. Cali?


Granite Mountain, Prescott, AZ
Some of the best cragging you ever saw and the day I took those pics (Saturday, two days ago) there were NO other climbers up there.

Half a mile wide, 450 feet high in the middle, routes of all grades, beautiful granite, no climbers.

Gal

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Oct 17, 2011 - 11:00pm PT
Jaybro, I wish I could've been there too! Looks like a perfect day.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 23, 2011 - 05:23pm PT
We did Little Fingers at Devils Tower weather was a little iffy and we did not do much but I was psyched as it is rare that I get to do a 5.9 pitch at the tower that I had not done.
steveA

Trad climber
bedford,massachusetts
Oct 23, 2011 - 06:25pm PT
Hey Mike,

I did one of my old routes, Intimidation on Cathedral Ledge today with a guy who I climbed the 16 pitch route on Ambush Peak a few years ago.

I've done Intimidation countless times in the past--so I guess it's nothing to brag about. Hope things are going well with you.
Tomcat

Trad climber
Chatham N.H.
Oct 23, 2011 - 06:33pm PT
Intimidation is just that. I break easily, so I place the nut off a stick, and still happy to make the crux pitch happen. After that pitch there are so many great options.That's a great route Steve.
klk

Trad climber
cali
Oct 23, 2011 - 07:21pm PT
worked today. and most of yesterday. but i did a new route friday.
domngo

climber
Canada
Oct 23, 2011 - 08:01pm PT
Can you say dirty?
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Oct 23, 2011 - 08:03pm PT
Several sport routes but off to the Creek tomorrow.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Oct 23, 2011 - 08:26pm PT
BIW with Mighty Daphne yesterday.

Back to Bamboo laminate, inverts and pullups today....
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 23, 2011 - 08:35pm PT
WY Wideboyz sound like they are training.
Kalimon

Trad climber
Ridgway, CO
Oct 23, 2011 - 09:27pm PT
Does Via Ferrata count?




TYeary

Social climber
State of decay
Oct 23, 2011 - 09:55pm PT
This.
TY
North

climber
Oct 23, 2011 - 10:06pm PT
Chinchen,

Bear Crag.
murcy

Gym climber
sanfrancisco
Oct 23, 2011 - 11:16pm PT
Kalimion, is that Chuck Kroger's Telluride via ferrata?

Today: Cosumnes River Gorge
Eric Beck

Sport climber
Bishop, California
Oct 24, 2011 - 12:01am PT
Happy Boulders, my V0 circuit. 13 cars at the parking, a little cooler today.
The persistent above normal temps have really encouraged the mosquitoes which come up from the river. They were dense back at the parking at dusk. A good freeze would help a lot.
Johnny K.

climber
Oct 24, 2011 - 11:30am PT
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Oct 24, 2011 - 12:19pm PT
In honor of Tom Gilje's birthday we climbed one of his classic routes. Hallow Souls on Space Tower. I also forgot my shoes but was able to get up it barefoot.

Happy Birthday Tom!
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 24, 2011 - 01:17pm PT
Larry, is that the one where you stem between the wall and the tower possibly in Cain Creek?
Tork

climber
Yosemite
Oct 25, 2011 - 08:31pm PT
Not today but Sunday I climbed with a bunch of great folks at the Runnel Vision wall.





Duke

Social climber
PSP
Oct 25, 2011 - 09:07pm PT
Reno outdoor climbing wall.
Tork

climber
Yosemite
Oct 26, 2011 - 09:54am PT
Way to send in your tennies kait. Yes, it has been to long.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Oct 28, 2011 - 12:01pm PT
In Moab.

Wall Street on Wednesday, Ice Cream Parlour yesterday. Creek today or tomorrow.


Susan
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Oct 30, 2011 - 06:33pm PT
Mike M, yeah it's right across from the Ice Cream Parlor down on Kane Creek Rd.
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Oct 30, 2011 - 08:01pm PT
Was another fantastic day in Joshua Tree....Greg Epperson on Mylar Monkey (5.10-)




The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Nov 1, 2011 - 11:46am PT
Bounce Test right off of Kane Creek Rd.

Excellent technical finyoneering.

Angela climbing through a sea of choss.

CHill leading the last pitch with Gabe belaying.

Summit beer!

Awesome descent with Wall St in the background.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 6, 2011 - 08:48pm PT
Got the Central Hills bouldering variety pack today with some quartzite, limestone and sandstone bouldering.
Johnny K.

climber
Nov 6, 2011 - 08:49pm PT
MH2

climber
Nov 6, 2011 - 09:15pm PT
The same thing I climb every day, Pinky. To take over the world.



gonzo chemist

climber
Crane Jackson's Fountain St. Theater
Nov 6, 2011 - 09:21pm PT
Well,
Shelf Road was awesome today. Incredible weather, and not too many peeps.
richross

Trad climber
Nov 13, 2011 - 06:01pm PT
Studly

Trad climber
WA
Nov 13, 2011 - 06:14pm PT

Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Nov 13, 2011 - 06:57pm PT
Another wonderful day in Joshua Tree...


mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 13, 2011 - 07:27pm PT
Had a nice day at the MazeLooks like it was a little warmer in J-Tree
adam d

climber
Nov 13, 2011 - 08:28pm PT
cool face Todd!
The Lisa

Trad climber
Da Bronx, NY
Nov 13, 2011 - 08:47pm PT
Nice climbing at the Gunks today when the sun was shining.
tom woods

Gym climber
Bishop, CA
Nov 13, 2011 - 10:39pm PT
On friday, I skied a blizzard in Mammoth and then finished up the day climbing obscure and useless routes on the rim of the Happy Boulders. There are some classics up there that I haven't done in so long, I might as well have never done them.

Some are less than classic, but some are not.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Nov 13, 2011 - 10:40pm PT
It rained, but there is always tomorrow.
rincon

Trad climber
SoCal
Nov 14, 2011 - 12:05am PT
bergbryce

Mountain climber
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Nov 14, 2011 - 12:09am PT
Actually a few days ago...

Taurus

perswig

climber
Nov 14, 2011 - 05:57pm PT
^^ Excellent pic.

Dale
perswig

climber
Nov 14, 2011 - 05:59pm PT



Dale
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Nov 14, 2011 - 11:48pm PT
Nothing;......I'm into horses now instead of climbing.....it's alot more fun, and if you fall, you don't fall as far as with climbing...

mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 20, 2011 - 03:49am PT
My buddie Keith did a great job on this for the first route of the season.
steveA

Trad climber
bedford,massachusetts
Nov 20, 2011 - 04:55am PT
Mike,

I just climbed out of bed!

Keep up the good work.
tolman_paul

Trad climber
Anchorage, AK
Nov 20, 2011 - 03:45pm PT
My oldest boy did his first ice climb yesterday. 1/2 pitch WI 2, but it was only 2F, fortunately no wind. When I pulled the top ice screw when rapping off, water flowed out of it like a fountain. Planning to pull on some plastic today.
richross

Trad climber
Nov 20, 2011 - 05:25pm PT
Yesterday, Lou on Wegetables.

survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Nov 20, 2011 - 06:10pm PT
Well ok, it was a few days ago.....

donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Nov 20, 2011 - 06:37pm PT
Ten laps on my traverse wall located a convenient half mile from my house.
richross

Trad climber
Nov 20, 2011 - 06:38pm PT
Lou

tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Nov 20, 2011 - 06:49pm PT
Yesterday i did my usual solo routine @ the leap. Then i worked on my lead roped solo w/ the gri gri. why do I feel safer free soloing? I guess i feel pretty good about the gri gri catching me if i fall but it short ropes me so much that climbing anything solidly in my need a belay range seems sketchy?

Today I made it pretty high up a ridge trying to fill my freezer. watched te sun rise on a different ridge yesterday but this evening i was up pretty high. wind was honking and bambi was hunkered down. Found places where they had bedded down on small belay type ledges just below the top of a 40ft rock band. pretty cool stuff.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 20, 2011 - 09:08pm PT
Got my first lap done on Bridalveil in spearfish Canyon for the season. Easy climbing but crappy gear.
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Nov 20, 2011 - 11:14pm PT
Went to N. Wonderland today...it was fun...


Stinkbuggin' on the low angle dummy domes of Joshua tree..

TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Nov 20, 2011 - 11:18pm PT
What's the name of the new 10 we all did Todd?



(perfect Stink Bug form there)
Fluoride

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
Nov 21, 2011 - 02:44am PT
Yesterday, the routes on the Solarium (5.7/5.9/5.10d) then to Stitcher Quits then ended the slabby day on X-rated tits in Barker Dam.

Today we did two of my all time JT Lost Horse area go-to routes on cold days. Both hard 5.9. Those who know me know them.
le_bruce

climber
Oakland, CA
Nov 21, 2011 - 04:49pm PT
So many great pics - really like the shot of Taurus up above. That climb reconfigured my lead head last winter, permanently.

Same climb, different perspective, back in 2007.



And Greg pulling the crux move:

Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Nov 21, 2011 - 11:15pm PT
That new one , Wendall, was called Showers with Dad (5.10b).......it's a good one...

Here's the top part of Dos Chi Chis...

Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Nov 22, 2011 - 09:50pm PT
I'm on Thanksgiving vacation;...went climbing again today...
Here is a climb called Boing Loin (5.10b)...



Tony Yeary on Fried Monkey Butt (5.10a)....(who names these things...)


Steve Powell on FMB


Rebeca Russel on BL



The Man himself;..Tony Yeary

MH2

climber
Nov 22, 2011 - 10:13pm PT
Keith Leaman

Trad climber
Seattle
Nov 23, 2011 - 01:20pm PT
Hey TYeary, good photos^^. We did South Early Winter this fall with a freezing fog on the summit.Then some sport climbing in MazamaFall finally fell here last weekend. Happy Thanksgiving!
TYeary

Social climber
State of decay
Nov 23, 2011 - 05:28pm PT
Boing Loin and FMB are on perfect rock. As good as it gets in the Monument.
Hummm.....a little artist license on those Biong Loin shots , huh Todd?
TY
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 25, 2011 - 06:57pm PT
Climbed at the Rock Maze by Nemo with my kids and my parents today and at the Sunshine Wall in Spearfish Canyon on Wed. Forgot a shoe on Wed. and a buddy borrowed me one that had been chewed by marmots and was two sizes too small but we made it work.
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Nov 25, 2011 - 08:23pm PT
Mid 60s at J.Tree today..





mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 25, 2011 - 08:25pm PT
Todd how warm was it in J-Tree. It was 60 today in the hills after a foot of snow and below zero temps on Sunday.
Eric Beck

Sport climber
Bishop, California
Nov 25, 2011 - 09:53pm PT
Happy Boulders late this afternoon. There were 82 cars at the parking! The record, at least by my counting, is 89 a few years ago, also on the day after Thanksgiving. An absolutely beautiful afternoon with mild temps.
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Nov 25, 2011 - 10:55pm PT
Sexy Grandma - 5.9, Hans solo - 5.9, Canalizo - 5.10c

edit:
upper 60's in Jtree today
F10

Trad climber
Bishop
Nov 25, 2011 - 11:40pm PT
Eric Beck, I counted 93 vehicles at 1:15 as I left

Climbed on the right upper rim and had it to myself, looked like an ant farm down below
richross

Trad climber
Nov 26, 2011 - 06:49pm PT
Some pics from today.

Lou on Le Teton.




Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Nov 26, 2011 - 07:40pm PT
Can't say...
murcy

Gym climber
sanfrancisco
Nov 26, 2011 - 08:01pm PT
Many pitchlets on the fearsome Split Rock.

vector

climber
Nov 26, 2011 - 08:16pm PT
Barry climbed Elephant Walk ( 4 pitches of 5.7) , which would be a very boring post except that it was 11 weeks minus 1 day from when he stepped off the roof and got a bit broken. Nowhere to go now except up.
Batrock

Trad climber
Burbank
Nov 26, 2011 - 08:25pm PT
Boulder at Stoney with my son.
surfstar

climber
Santa Barbara, CA
Nov 26, 2011 - 10:09pm PT
This was the view from my brother and I's top rope crag today:



(AHA! Finally figured out how to post linked photos!)


Paddled out and got a few waves and lots of paddling/duck diving in after climbing too. Beautiful weather day on the central coast!
Kalimon

Trad climber
Ridgway, CO
Nov 26, 2011 - 10:32pm PT
Headed out to the West End today . . . some old stomping grounds.


















What a magical place!
powderdan

Social climber
mammoth lakes
Nov 26, 2011 - 10:35pm PT
buttermilks
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Nov 27, 2011 - 01:19am PT
out on another new route... of course, I'm sworn to secrecy... but the setting new moon was wonderful this evening, along with Venus

Kalimon

Trad climber
Ridgway, CO
Nov 27, 2011 - 11:54am PT
Nice photo Ed! I saw that last evening on my way home and thought it would be a cool image.
richross

Trad climber
Dec 3, 2011 - 09:44pm PT

MH2

climber
Dec 3, 2011 - 10:00pm PT
Fond memory of the Albert K. Smiley Memorial.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 7, 2011 - 01:07pm PT
Climbed Bridal Veil Falls a couple of times in the last few days. Once with my son. Looking more like winter everyday thankfully. At least we don't have to put up with those darn warm temps all winter, phewwww!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Dec 9, 2011 - 12:31pm PT
Not today but Tuesday we went here:

Spanky's Wall

Going back for more right now! Share more pics soon..
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Dec 9, 2011 - 01:00pm PT
I had to get to the top of this chossy little tower to set up my latest project. Here are some shots from yesterday. Photos by Chris Conrad



Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Dec 9, 2011 - 01:04pm PT
Tension that pile too much and you'll pull it over!
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Dec 9, 2011 - 01:22pm PT
Tension that pile too much and you'll pull it over!

Yeah, I know, right?

I normally put in 3 bolts per side for a line this long (if there is no natural gear) but on the tower side the first to holes I drilled were in pretty soft rock (although the bolts tightened down just fine). I decided to put two more bolts back further. These two holes were in some of the hardest rock I've ever drilled in the desert. Weird, being that it was on the same cap stone. Anyway I'm guessing 3 to 4 kns of tension on the line.
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Dec 12, 2011 - 02:25am PT
Went climbing today;..

telemon01

Trad climber
Montana
Dec 12, 2011 - 09:00am PT


A friend and I climbed a new ice route in GNP last Friday- furthest line to the right in the photo

Hot Rats Grade IV WI4 600'

Exceptional start to the ice season this year in our neck of the woods...
Johnny K.

climber
Dec 12, 2011 - 11:05am PT
^^Telemon that is a beautiful route!Great start to the winter.

Hopefully I can get on some ice asap,till then wide cold days in jtree
telemon01

Trad climber
Montana