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thebravecowboy

Social climber
Colorado Plateau
Nov 27, 2013 - 10:30am PT
TGordon, you ever think about seeing a doctor? Seems like you are always climbing something sick!
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Nov 27, 2013 - 01:12pm PT
The Happy Boulders, along with hundreds of other folks.
speelyei

Trad climber
Mohave County Arizona
Nov 27, 2013 - 06:22pm PT
Credit: speelyei

Credit: speelyei
What a flop today. Why did I think Arizona choss would be more appetizing than Oregon choss?

I went out shamblin' around my local wilderness... "Look at all these FA's just waiting to go..." Then reality hit... "this sh#t is crap". That's why there's no anchors on top... anyone with the skill to get there knows better.

Gettin' off the couch after a decade has me thinking everything looks good. No partner, rollin the clove hitch, brick sized pieces falling off and me with no helmet... foolish. Backed off at 20'.

Still, saw burros, a tarantula, pottery shards, evidence of knapping, found a hidden grotto. Sun shining on my face, just me and the coyotes and cactus for a few hours.

I guess it was a win after all.
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Nov 27, 2013 - 06:58pm PT
Sounds like a nice day.
WyoRockMan

climber
Flank of the Big Horns
Nov 27, 2013 - 07:26pm PT
Another great crack in some fabulous Big Horn Dolomite.

The Whodunit Wall, Big Horn Mountains, WY
The Whodunit Wall, Big Horn Mountains, WY
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WML

climber
Edge of the Electric Ocean Beneath Red Rock
Nov 27, 2013 - 08:44pm PT
Out of Control and Remote Control in Pine Creek. OOC is phenomenal. Will have pics once my friends send some my way.
thebravecowboy

Social climber
Colorado Plateau
Nov 28, 2013 - 08:44pm PT
Speelyei, I call BS! Go do it if you feel called to do so!

Even if you don't summit, even if you summit some piece of crap that no one will call a tower, you will encounter the arachnid and the softstone, you may dance with death, and most days you will walk away strangely satisfied, aware and accepting of your alone-ness, and proud. I guarantee you that no matter what, you will be happier there than you would be at, say, Rifle, or some other developed area full of chuffers talking grades, not really doing anything new.

EDIT: YERGUNNADIE
Rollover

climber
Gross Vegas
Nov 28, 2013 - 09:57pm PT
This week anyway..

First Lady of Magic 5.9
Skinny Mini 5.9
Diet Delight 5.8
Arrow Place 5.9
Handbone 5.10c
Return of the Jedi 5.9
Deja Vu 5.7

All @ Red Rock..
All good fun..
thebravecowboy

Social climber
Colorado Plateau
Nov 28, 2013 - 10:35pm PT
now that's what I call a phuckin Thanksgivin' spread. And I see dessert in the background!
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FA? Steambong Mesa today.

today.

today.
speelyei

Trad climber
Mohave County Arizona
Nov 29, 2013 - 06:34am PT
BraveCowboy, you are my Muse.

Oh, and I haven't given up... Just regrouping.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 29, 2013 - 07:17am PT
Two good photographers like speelyei (sp?) and thebravecowpoke should band together and shoot each other.

Choss kidding, mate! I'm only the piano player, off the stool myself and I like climbing on sh#t, too.

Here's he stool I came up to and got on top of.

It's on private land, first, (but I had permission, for a change), I needed to walk DOWN to get to climb UP to it, then I noticed the leafless PO I'd walked through to get there, so the adventure continues with the rash watch.

And there were the typical forest leavings on top from critters.
Credit: mouse from merced
Trundlebait Tiptop. It's in the Rawhide Mobile Home Park across from the Grotto. There is a f*#king driving range next to it. My brother is a golfer and hits "rocks" he shags from the out of bounds areas.
Credit: mouse from merced
We went on a ball round-up while waiting for the turkey to cook. We went to the bottom of the draw beneath his single-wide mobile, took the dog, too. Then I decided to take a different route back up and this helped to find more balls (I found 13, he only found 12 using Sasha's nose, even) and come out below this boulder. I climbed straight up to it, diretissima. Then I used the Reilly factor and knew I was gonna die if I kept THAT sh#t up, so I circled it and picked the easiest line, which still involved an airy step-across-&-around maneuver, while wearing a pack loaded with photographic equipment and "rocks." Luckily, I didn't need the tripod to get these spectacular results.

The turkey was perfection, too.

Tim's drives seem to average about two thirty, factoring in the roll, but you can't really tell--it's forest.
Not a turkey feather.
Not a turkey feather.
Credit: mouse from merced

Sasha the Nose and Sam Sneezed &#40;Brother Tim&#41; lead the way into...
Sasha the Nose and Sam Sneezed (Brother Tim) lead the way into the Valley of Dead Balls.
Credit: mouse from merced
A newer version of the old Kroydon Spoon, the classic fairway wood.
A newer version of the old Kroydon Spoon, the classic fairway wood.
Credit: mouse from merced
Eureka!  I found it!  "I'm One of Thirteen.  Pleasure.  I need to phon...
Eureka! I found it! "I'm One of Thirteen. Pleasure. I need to phone home."
Credit: mouse from merced
Brother Tim undergoing ego loss to humor me.  He's a serious man, unli...
Brother Tim undergoing ego loss to humor me. He's a serious man, unlike this delerious mouse.
Credit: mouse from merced
Two of Brother Tim's precious pigeons, Bermingham Rollers, he calls 'e...
Two of Brother Tim's precious pigeons, Bermingham Rollers, he calls 'em, and who get to fly only occasionally, there being so many hawks in the area.
Credit: mouse from merced
There was a mini-saga going on when I arrived to visit. There was an egg hatching, or trying to become a squab, and it took a lot of Tim's attention. Despite his ministrations, which meant little, really, it failed to keep itself alive. If yer gonna die, yer gonna die.

I like thebravecowboy's veneer of sneering at death, while shitting bombs.

May you and all of us die where we are happiest and with the least inconvenience to our bothers and sisters.

But having lived this long, I think that for my part, I'll keep practicing the Reilly Factor and live a bit longer, por favor.

Life is good, climbing only makes it better.
The pool at the bottom of the draw, Melones Creek, on its way into the...
The pool at the bottom of the draw, Melones Creek, on its way into the Stan. Notice the California grass, next to the WATER?! It's really only simply just Bermuda grass.
Credit: mouse from merced


mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 29, 2013 - 09:06am PT
Credit: mike m
climbed some sandstone boulders above sturgis after dinner. All was going good until I was backing down off one problem with both hands on this great rail when the whole thing let loose. About a 50 pound block let loose that I was hanging on to. I went flying backward and flipped around backward landing on all fours. The ground was fairly uneven and I thought I broke my leg. Turned out to only be a twisted ankle which is slightly swollen today, but luckily the block missed me. Super bummed today though as jack and I were heading to the tower to do el cracko diablo and it is supposed to be 55 degrees. Maybe tomorrow.
thebravecowboy

Social climber
Colorado Plateau
Nov 29, 2013 - 10:18am PT
Damn! Glad you ain't broken Mike!
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Nov 29, 2013 - 04:27pm PT
Today my daughter introduced me to Clear Creek Canyon, as I've never been there. It's been a month since I last climbed and it was 45 degrees and shady, so I picked easy .10s for my off-the-couch initiation to the bolt clipping.

Fun day, and we had the Capitalist, High Wire, and Wall of Justice crags to ourselves.

The Old Man and the Math Teacher
The Old Man and the Math Teacher
Credit: Edge

Rap
Rap
Credit: Edge

Up up and away.
Up up and away.
Credit: Edge

Over and out.
Over and out.
Credit: Edge




tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Nov 29, 2013 - 07:33pm PT
awsome cold crisp day. 2500ft of elivation gain 1500++ ft of ice
Isa on Shoestring gully. about 1500ft of continous ice in it's current...
Isa on Shoestring gully. about 1500ft of continous ice in it's current shape
Credit: tradmanclimbs
Isa @ the chockstone
Isa @ the chockstone
Credit: tradmanclimbs
Brian on the Direct finish. This was a bit engageing unroped w/ 2500ft...
Brian on the Direct finish. This was a bit engageing unroped w/ 2500ft of air under your butt!
Credit: tradmanclimbs
Summit shots.
Summit shots.
Credit: tradmanclimbs
Credit: tradmanclimbs
Kalimon

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
Nov 29, 2013 - 07:39pm PT
Climbed up and down the scaffolding and stairs at the jobsite. Working on the final and highest section of roof . . . probably got about 700' of vertical while carrying 30 lbs. of tools and fasteners.
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Nov 29, 2013 - 07:49pm PT
Sketchy river crossing
Sketchy river crossing
Credit: tradmanclimbs
summit shot
summit shot
Credit: tradmanclimbs
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Nov 30, 2013 - 03:49pm PT
Low elevation ice is still pretty thin arround here. led a 3 that i often solo and it was pretty sketch with water running under the ice... tred a 4 that was in very stiff condition......
the curtain 11-30-13
the curtain 11-30-13
Credit: tradmanclimbs
Tahoe climber

climber
Davis these days
Nov 30, 2013 - 04:24pm PT
Climbed First Flatiron today with my lady. Mellow and beautiful, and not too many peeps out.
Guess this makes me a legit "Eldo Prancer"

Was amazing - not used to multi pitch fun after Turkey day…and the views of Boulder don't suck

TC
thebravecowboy

Social climber
Colorado Plateau
Nov 30, 2013 - 04:47pm PT
I climbed 'Titanic Rock,' the flatiron at the mouth of Monument Canyon, with my father today. Perhaps only Cl. 4 but some decent exposure, wet lichen, and lots of loose Wingate fault-blocks keep it sporty. At 68 he is still more nimble than me on the stone (phukker does not even climb) and danced over the looseness where my feet/weight cut loose some big blocks. Pretty cool for a dude born in '45, and not too bad for a guy who by his own account hadda 'recycle' condoms whilst traveling around Mexico in '71 in a homebuilt camper. Eww. Showed those Catholics though.

I offered him a handline for one crux past a chockstone and he just had me haul his pack and scampered under the phukker, all the while marveling at the geology, the place, oblivious to my shortcomings as a son, as a person, as a guide. I love my dad!
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