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socialclimber

Trad climber
CA
Feb 2, 2013 - 10:45pm PT
Pinnacles East Side:

Pistol Whipped - 10d R
Subterranean Tango - 11a
Ranger Bolts Intermediate - 11d (3x trying for the upper section)
The Jerk - 11a R

Charles
bjj

climber
beyond the sun
Feb 2, 2013 - 10:58pm PT
Sunny & Steep wall at red rocks. Did 4 or 5 routes from 10b to 12a. Didn't actually send the 12, but put in the work on 2 tries such that if an when I ever go back, it ought to go down.

Not bad for just coming back to climbing in October after being inactive for 10 years. 3 months ago I could barely get through 5.9. 2 months ago I could manage 5.10a but couldn't even do all the moves on a 5.10c. Etc, etc... Slow steady improvement is all I can hope for.
locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Feb 2, 2013 - 11:16pm PT

Good weather, blue sky, a BLAST!!!...

The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Feb 3, 2013 - 02:48am PT
Werkin' the Zen Garden.

Credit: The Larry
weezy

climber
Feb 3, 2013 - 03:10am PT
yeah right^^ nice kicks bro

the zen garden.

lolz.
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Feb 3, 2013 - 07:52am PT
Blind Fate ampetheater. 2-2-13
Blind Fate ampetheater. 2-2-13
Credit: tradmanclimbs
Climbed that skinny pillar way up high in this photo. My leggs are a bit stiff today;) look straight up from the (C) on the photo and that is the line. Lean snow year so 50m WI2 gully to get to the snowfield below the climb. 50m WI4 followed by 30m 4+++. the pillar was in borderline 5 condition. got to go shoot a ski race now,, running late...
locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Feb 3, 2013 - 11:21am PT


<<< Total ICE n00b!!!...



What is "borderline 5 condition"???...

tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Feb 3, 2013 - 04:22pm PT
Locker. The climb is WI4 in the book but the actual condition of the climb made it feel as hard as some of the WI5s that I have done. With water ice a +- is a full grade inmop so calling it a 5- would be 2 grades harder than the published grade of WI4 kind of like getting on a 5.9 that is actually 11a

The upper pillar was much steeper and sustained than normal. often there is a rest half way up that was not there. the ice conditions were really funkyas well with hollow brittle candles on either side but a gushing fire hose in the center and dead verticle.. Really exciteing technicle fun climbing.
Isabella following P1 of Blind Fate WI4 Smugglers Notch VT 2-2-13
Isabella following P1 of Blind Fate WI4 Smugglers Notch VT 2-2-13
Credit: tradmanclimbs
Cruiseing up to the real buisness on P2 <br/>
Blind Fate. photo by Isabella
Cruiseing up to the real buisness on P2
Blind Fate. photo by Isabella
Credit: tradmanclimbs
P2 Blind Fate. 2-2-13
P2 Blind Fate. 2-2-13
Credit: tradmanclimbs
Cold day with lots of water running made rope management a real chore!...
Cold day with lots of water running made rope management a real chore! Full contact ice climbing in an alpine setting...
Credit: tradmanclimbs
Crackslayer

Trad climber
Eldo
Feb 3, 2013 - 07:06pm PT
Cragging day with friends. Forecast called for a somewhat nice day but heavy clouds and lots of wind made for a slight sufferfest. Got on a few good climbs and kept telling myself that it was good alpine training to climb hard stuff in the cold.

Not much of a football fan so I am gonna watch some cartoons and post on the stoner threads!
Scott Thelen

Trad climber
Truckee, Ca
Feb 3, 2013 - 07:14pm PT
Credit: Scott Thelen
locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Feb 3, 2013 - 07:19pm PT

Thanks for explaining!!!...

This part really puts it in perspective...

"like getting on a 5.9 that is actually 11a"...


tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Feb 3, 2013 - 09:03pm PT
Except that ice grades really do not translate to rock grades all that well. its just so different. I suppose it would be more like the difference between 5.8 R and 5.9+R Even when you have good gear on ice the concequences of a fall with crampons are generaly bad with open tib fib fractures fairly common. Many ice falls end up inverted when the crampons catch. Most lead ice climbers simply do not fall. I have 2 leader falls on ice in 30+ years of climbing. I probobly have maybe 50? lead falls on rock in that same time frame.. Top ropeing grade 5 ice is easy. leading it is a whole different ball game...
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Feb 3, 2013 - 09:07pm PT
Larry, take me there sometime.

Laps on 'worlds hardest' - the easiest in it's area....
nutjob

Sport climber
Almost to Hollywood, Baby!
Feb 3, 2013 - 09:25pm PT
No pics, but I climbed out of a cemented culvert ("Adobe Creek") in Palo Alto. About 11 feet of vertical smooth concrete, capped with a 6 foot cyclone fence. Took a running start, bounced off the wall and stuck a one hand slap over the top of the concrete, then it was home free. Actions performed in service of getting racquet balls that fell in while playing with the kids in an adjacent park.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Feb 3, 2013 - 10:00pm PT
Today I climbed a ladder washing windows.
Total VERTICAL gain; Approx 620feet.
it's too bad it was only 18 feet at a time.
Up and down, up and down,etc, etc.
Oh well at least I'm exercising and getting Physical Therapy
While I'm working.

:)
RP3

Big Wall climber
El Portal/Chapel Hill
Feb 3, 2013 - 11:21pm PT
A glorious winter day at pilot mountain. Got in 20 pitches...
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 3, 2013 - 11:39pm PT
Credit: mike m
Three days in Cody on a short schedule. Good times this was this morning. Should have climbed longer and skipped the stuperbowl. Go Ray Lewis(woo-hoo)....not.
hillrat

Trad climber
reno, nv
Feb 4, 2013 - 12:52am PT
Skipped the superbowl and hiked to the top of the ridge looking over Pyramid Lake.

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Ben Emery

Trad climber
Australia via Bay Area via Australia...
Feb 5, 2013 - 05:47am PT
Not quite today (3 days ago), but currently enjoying summer her in the Southern hemisphere and got away for a day trip to the Grampians. Good times.

Our home for the day, the grey and green walls.
Our home for the day, the grey and green walls.
Credit: Ben Emery

Inquisitive lizard at the belay
Inquisitive lizard at the belay
Credit: Ben Emery

Mike post-inspecting the route he just led on the way down &#40;& blow...
Mike post-inspecting the route he just led on the way down (& blowing his retro-sight)
Credit: Ben Emery

View of Taipan wall on our way out.
View of Taipan wall on our way out.
Credit: Ben Emery
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Feb 6, 2013 - 02:36am PT
Moob workout on Wall St.

Credit: The Larry
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