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locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jan 2, 2014 - 08:57pm PT


Talk about determination...

I give myself a pat on the back...

Feeling like total sh!t and having real difficulty today BREATHING (On the way back noticed a heavy smog layer and suppose that may be the cause today)...

None the less...

I managed to bag a couple...

How'd that happen???...

LOL!!!...

thebravecowboy

Social climber
Colorado Plateau
Jan 2, 2014 - 09:07pm PT
that wax kills the lungs, bro.

where'dyoo climb Locker?
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jan 2, 2014 - 09:27pm PT

"that wax kills the lungs, bro."...

Funny you should write that as I bagged it all up and put it away a couple days back when I noticed that it was making matters worse...




"where'dyoo climb Locker?"...



Honest and correct answer is...

all over the place...

Another answer is, wherever the mood takes me...

But the important answer is...

with my for sh!t health issues continuing on their merry way...

usually at altitudes below 8,000 and with as short of a hike as possible...

Not to say that I don't hike in, because on good days, I'll deal with some harder hiking...



The South Platte is my favorite area though...







EDITED:


I misread what you wrote...


Where'd I climb TODAY is what you were asking...


Castlewood for some of Mike and Toms sandbagged specials...


LOL!!!...


I hadn't climbed in about five-six weeks (longest period of time in quite a while) and feeling so poorly today, it was the pick...

Going to give it another shot tomorrow...

Maybe Table, or CCC...



Maybe the morgue...









thebravecowboy

Social climber
Colorado Plateau
Jan 2, 2014 - 09:49pm PT
coffin crack is s'posed to be the sh#t. that is in Gunnison, though, buddy, and you might do better there come May.

So if I send you come 5.10 copperheads for a re-sole, will I see them again?
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jan 2, 2014 - 09:52pm PT

"So if I send you come 5.10 copperheads for a re-sole, will I see them again?"...



If they don't end up on a continual loop to no where like Prods have...

But that was intentional on my part...



So yeah...

Good chance you'd see them again during your lifetime...



mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 2, 2014 - 09:58pm PT
BCB. That ice looks pretty cool.
thebravecowboy

Social climber
Colorado Plateau
Jan 2, 2014 - 10:19pm PT
best conditions I have ever seen here, Mike. this year is special for ice here: the 80m stepped fall 1 mile west of home that NEVER even shows ice is 1/3 of the way to complete coverage. STOKED!

that said, we are not so rich as ye SoDak'ers with the ice. and you folks, with your incredibly complex geology, give us a run for the money on rocks, too: you always impress me with the variety and multitude of rock types, localities, and climbing styles in your neck of the woods.
Truthdweller

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jan 2, 2014 - 11:50pm PT
Max, you solo that pillar above the slab too? I BET you were wigged out! I still want to see all the gear I sold suited up on ya, and in action!
thebravecowboy

Social climber
Colorado Plateau
Jan 3, 2014 - 12:05am PT
NO! If my sack was that big I would not carry a backpack.

I had a grigri TR-solo. Still sucked.

But your gear ROCKED! My appreciation will only grow, TD: soon comes the realness of the alpine snow-couloir!

Credit: thebravecowboy
Thank you TD!
thebravecowboy

Social climber
Colorado Plateau
Jan 4, 2014 - 09:47pm PT
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Credit: thebravecowboy
Credit: thebravecowboy
Credit: thebravecowboy
Credit: thebravecowboy
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Jan 4, 2014 - 10:03pm PT
Credit: philo

I went ice climbing today. It was cold.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 4, 2014 - 10:20pm PT
We're number one
We're number one
Credit: mike m
Credit: mike m
Credit: mike m
Credit: mike m
Credit: mike m
Went to custer state park and did a couple of ice climbs.
stich

Trad climber
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Jan 5, 2014 - 12:11am PT


Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Jan 5, 2014 - 12:12am PT
Credit: Todd Gordon

Did a couple of climbs w/my wife Andrea today.......something we used to do weekly before we had three kids.....now it's something we don't do often enough.....if was way fun.........(now that the kids are getting older;....we will be finding more time to do such things together.......cool....)..
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 5, 2014 - 12:16am PT
Todd that is awesome. My oldest can now babysit my youngest the freedom to hang with Jezal is really great.
i'm gumby dammit

Sport climber
da ow
Jan 11, 2014 - 06:28pm PT
the only climbing is at 17 seconds
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Jan 12, 2014 - 10:01am PT
Moon rise over Ouray
Moon rise over Ouray
Credit: philo
Credit: philo
Credit: philo
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Jan 12, 2014 - 10:06am PT
The 1st & 2nd place winners of the 2014 Ouray Men's ice climbing competition.

Credit: philo

And here they are joined by the Women's Champion.

Credit: philo


They look remarkably like regular folks when on level, civilized ground.
You should have seen them on the ice though.
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Jan 12, 2014 - 08:54pm PT
Cool stuff!

We are in the midsts of our January thaw:(
Credit: tradmanclimbs
this 4+ was not safe:(


only thing safe today was the fat easy 3's
Credit: tradmanclimbs
WyoRockMan

climber
Flank of the Big Horns
Jan 13, 2014 - 10:42am PT
Despite the forecast for 40-45 mph sustained winds with gusts to 75, we braved on. Lucky us, there was just the normal Cody breeze once in the canyon.

Smooth Emerald Milkshake (250m, WI4)

Scoping the route from the trail.
Scoping the route from the trail.
Credit: WyoRockMan

Once you see the route (after about 90 minutes of solid uphill progress), figuring out how to get to the base is a bit of a challenge. Some downclimbing and a rap get you to the base in the creek bottom.

Several WI2-3 pitches separated by the obligatory thigh deep slogging finally get you to the money pitch.

The money pitch.
The money pitch.
Credit: WyoRockMan

Some fun icicles along the way.

Just off the main flow, near the top.
Just off the main flow, near the top.
Credit: WyoRockMan


This is a pretty fun climb, with a high suffer ratio if there is any snow on the approach. About a mile of post-holing prior to breaking out the tools detracted overall enjoyment, particularly when we had to do it again on the way out due to the wind filling in our trail. I can't wait to get back to the South Fork proper for some reasonable approaches.
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