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Ward Trotter

Trad climber
Jul 5, 2013 - 04:33pm PT
El Camino Real on the west end of Tahquitz. July 4
Excellent ,fun route with plenty of thoughtful moves on superb rock.
The P3 lieback is Classic

We could hear band music all day from Idyllwild where there were obviously parade activities and other stuff going on. Being accompanied by distant marching Tuba in the middle of somewhat delicate slab moves was a special experience. LOL

Photos perhaps forthcoming.

Got back to pack and found critters had chewed two holes in my pack to get at my lunch. Apparently you can get a measure of protection from this by storing pack off the ground where fat , overweight ground squirrels can't get to.

http://www.mountainproject.com/v/el-camino-real/105799550
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Jul 5, 2013 - 11:56pm PT
I didn't do any climbing today, but I am tomorrow.
Up in the Mts near Wrightwood. I hope I won't freeze to death.
This Desert Rat don't like the cold.
I tried talking my partner into climbing in Apple Valley,
but he whined and said it was too HOT.
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Jul 6, 2013 - 03:14am PT
hot and humid. climbed a sweet 10c and a 5.7 up high. trundeled a large dead tree and two big rocks. cut down two trees and drilled a new anchor. Good day was had by all.
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jul 6, 2013 - 08:30am PT
Royal Arches and hike down yesterday. Was hot on the hike down. Lol am outta shape. SOOOOOO good to get to the river!
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Jul 6, 2013 - 08:54am PT
I tried talking my partner into climbing in Apple Valley,
but he whined and said it was too HOT.

Cosmic, I have been known to whine when it's too hot OR too cold. It needs to be just right!

I'm stuck in town, but I did get a great climbing workout in at Mission Cliffs with Murcy (thanks to his guest pass). Off to the real thing next weekend!
Gal

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Jul 6, 2013 - 10:10am PT
where's waldo?
where's waldo?
Credit: Gal

I didn't plan to blend in so well ;-)
Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Jul 6, 2013 - 10:28am PT
"Where's Waldo?"

Hahahahhahahhaaa! That's funny.

Looks like a great climb!



~peace
Gal

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Jul 6, 2013 - 10:54am PT
Yep, Leggs, it was a fun one, out with an all girl crew, we inspired each other to go for it that day.

@Ward, yes you should post some El Camino pics... I have some memories of that climb... I was belaying a friend on that layback pitch... I was anchored in, but with a long tether... my friend looked at my set-up, and he suggested maybe I should tether in a bit more snug... I said "no, it's all good"... (i have since learned this friend gives good advice that should be taken/but this was early in our friendship/one of his classic pieces of advice was "don't f*#k up"~that's a good one to apply across the board in life/i try with mixed results).

So he lead that pitch, he was going up up & up, hadn't placed pro in 10 or 12 ft because of how strenuous it gets as you get up higher, and oh.so.close to the top jug top out, but oooohhhhh no not quite, swooooooosh, BIG Whipper, 25ft perhaps? hanging upside down, he is stunned, no words at first...

and meanwhile, in that moment he whipped, I got pulled across right into a dead branch that stabbed me directly in the ribs on my side! But i didn't let go ~ he trusts me inherently after that ~ I had a huge purple bruise right on the ribs for at least 3 months after that. So i was with a funny/rowdy crew, we briefly asked if he was ok, but then it was all, get your big girl panties on and finish up that climb, whats wrong with you and that sort of thing (just razzing him, of course)... there was a group on another climb across from us who told us they were glad they weren't climbing with us ;-)

whew, that was a long winded story, anyway, i'd like to remember how that climb looks~ been years.
Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Jul 6, 2013 - 10:59am PT
Fantastic story, Gal. Glad your bruise finally healed. The part I liked most was the trust in the partnership, all the way around.


out with an all girl crew, we inspired each other to go for it that day.

Climbing with quality girls who inspire and support is a wonderful gift! I'm glad you had an awesome day. Next time, wear your yellow pants!
;)


~peace!

Ward Trotter

Trad climber
Jul 6, 2013 - 11:11am PT
Yeah great story Gal.
That pitch definitely gets pumpy at the top .
The worst objective dangers on that route are definitely the knife -like snags, especially at the belay where you got stabbed, which is known as " the jungle" for good reason.

Great route though, huh?
Gal

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Jul 6, 2013 - 11:20am PT
Haha, yes Leggs, the lemonators ;-) You & I, let's go climb sometime, bet we'd have a blast.

Ward, yes great climb... I think I had only been climbing for a few years and not leading too hard, but could follow stuff, so I'm wondering what I would think of it now, now that i know i love crack climbing!
terbnor

Social climber
Morgan Hill, CA
Jul 6, 2013 - 07:40pm PT
I took 8 beginner climber Boy Scouts to Castle Rock State Park, and we climbed Castle Rock. Each scout did a great job climbing and we had a great time. The scouts did a lot of bouldering as well. Six of the scouts completed their climbing merit badge today. Unfortunately when we left late in the day (about 4pm) we must have left one of our climbing ropes there. The rope would have been in a rust colored bag. If you happened to be at castle rock today and found our rope, would you please email me at terbnor@gmail.com.

thanks.
Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Jul 7, 2013 - 09:39am PT
Haha, yes Leggs, the lemonators ;-) You & I, let's go climb sometime, bet we'd have a blast.

I believe we would have a blast! Too f'ing bad we both live in one of the hottest parts of the country! Even Mt. Lemmon was freaking hot as hell yesterday. OY!


;)
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Jul 7, 2013 - 06:12pm PT
First Flatiron with Matt.

Credit: nature


Credit: nature
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Jul 7, 2013 - 10:18pm PT
I went climbing yesterday at Tunnel crags, and today at tick rock
with Medusa and a couple of other people. Had a blast and did a bunch of GOOD climbing. Watching Medusa climb 12a is like watching a Vertical ballet.
sac

Trad climber
Sun Coast B.C.
Jul 7, 2013 - 10:33pm PT
Ate supper, skipped out on the dishes.

Tr rope soloed 6 classic crack climbs up @ the "Lake Bluffs" over looking the Ocean (Powell Riviera B.C.), feeling the wind die down as the evening commenced, rainbows over the Pacific, and happy birds in the forest.

Back home w/ a can of cold beer, in time to tuck my kids in.

The climbing was: so good.


tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Jul 8, 2013 - 05:27am PT
Me on fire walk 10d
Me on fire walk 10d
Credit: tradmanclimbs
Ed Esmonds on Mad Woman 10c
Ed Esmonds on Mad Woman 10c
Credit: tradmanclimbs
I got out thursday Friday and sunday. only took a few photos yesterday.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jul 8, 2013 - 04:06pm PT
'A good way to die' whew!
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 8, 2013 - 06:53pm PT
Jack and I climbed Medicine Bow Peak via 4 pitches of snow and one of rock on the 4th. Climbed a crack just below Yarmony Rapid on the Colo River yesterday.
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Jul 11, 2013 - 05:07pm PT
Credit: Todd Gordon

More pics;...check out;...

http://www.joshuatreeclimb.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1373864479
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