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anita514

Gym climber
Great White North
Apr 27, 2014 - 08:10am PT
we're east coasters!
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Apr 27, 2014 - 08:22am PT
Mike, so cool to see Jack on the sharp end, they grow up way too fast!
Heal up,
Tad
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Apr 27, 2014 - 08:28pm PT
Mike. I found the best thing for my shoulder was to solo miles of easy rock smoothly with stretches and controled hangs. WhenI started I could not lift my arm up above my chest. I was so bummed out that I just had to go off by myself and climb. I would walk my fingers up the rock to get my arm up there and then I could do the move. Climbed a whole bunch of 5.7 that way. these were climbs I had wired so no jerky moves or slips. Just smooth movement.
skcreidc

Social climber
SD, CA
Apr 29, 2014 - 12:25pm PT
Is that the third nut? Or will the normal two nuts suffice on Sail Away? Seemed like a two nut step across to me. Lucky too, 'cause I'll probably never grow that third one lol.

Two of us were watching this guy, a guide with his client I suspect, free solo Sail Away and go through his client's placements as he pulled them. I thought that was impressive... but then as he neared the step across he went into a philosophical discussion about personal improvement in climbing and how it related to the rest of your personal life. Talk about multitasking...
skcreidc

Social climber
SD, CA
Apr 29, 2014 - 12:33pm PT
Oh........sorry. My condolences. It's nice here now, but the Santa Ana winds are heading our way.


edit, sh!t...they just showed up!! It's howling!!
thebravecowboy

climber
in the face of the fury of the funk
Apr 29, 2014 - 12:55pm PT
windy out there yesterday, those springtime spirits, those hungry ghosts in the tempest

Pitch one took too long.  Good thing we had refreshments: Earl Grey an...
Pitch one took too long. Good thing we had refreshments: Earl Grey and curry cashews.
Credit: thebravecowboy
The powdery goodness of pitch 3.  Crux is establishing in jam-central,...
The powdery goodness of pitch 3. Crux is establishing in jam-central, the Long Dong jam-sandwich repository
Credit: thebravecowboy

Credit: thebravecowboy

c0 hero....or not
c0 hero....or not
Credit: thebravecowboy
MH2

climber
Apr 29, 2014 - 09:15pm PT




JOEY.F

Gym climber
It's not rocket surgery
Apr 29, 2014 - 10:56pm PT
Commintment... <br/>
April 28 2014 Andrew L, me R <br/>
Not another soul on 5 ...
Commintment...
April 28 2014 Andrew L, me R
Not another soul on 5 Open Books, yes!
Credit: JOEY.F
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Apr 29, 2014 - 11:05pm PT
Andy! Still stuck in the gym? It's dry man!!

Tunnel Rock today !
MH2

climber
Apr 30, 2014 - 10:33am PT
Orange Route would not let me go, Mike. Now the waters have closed over it and I'll be on the granite today. May be 5.9 ready.
thebravecowboy

climber
in the face of the fury of the funk
Apr 30, 2014 - 09:50pm PT
a fine cup of overdramatized easy bouldering sweetened with an overpow...
a fine cup of overdramatized easy bouldering sweetened with an overpowering load of narcissism.
Credit: thebravecowboy
Today I was such a heroic VB- hero Adonis that I had to de-shirt, just for myself, you know. Forgot the beanie though, and the bevy of Boulder b.....eauties, and the bong.

philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
May 1, 2014 - 01:11pm PT
Had to post up so folks would know I'm not just a polititard thread whore.
So yesterday I finished up a particularly satisfying project and the client asks
"Hey do you want to go pull on some plastic?". "Sho Nuff" I replied.
So we went to the BRC to pull down.
Now for many of you that's no big deal. It seems pretty common for climbers these days to spend more time climbing in a gym in a month than I have in my life. I'd bet I have climbed indoors less than two dozen times, including this stellar example of my manly manliness in action a couple of years ago.

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Any way. I had a good time except that being red/green colorblind makes me spend most of my time deciphering a Jackson Pollock painting. Isn't that discrimination of the chromatically challenged? That gym stuff iz harrrrd. In the Black Canyon all I had to deal with was Schist black and Pegmatite white. Easy peezy. Of course at the gym the holds don't fall on your head.
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
May 1, 2014 - 11:33pm PT
Credit: Willoughby
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
May 2, 2014 - 12:44am PT
Yow, TBC, that route a few back looks cool!
jonnyrig

Trad climber
formerly known as hillrat
May 2, 2014 - 02:23am PT
Both cracks at the local gym Rocksport in Reno.
If I hit the right leaning, slightly overhung crack first thing, I find I can make the top. If I wait 'til later, I get pumped out up just past where the angle changes and it widens.
The other straight crack is just for running laps now, though initially it was hard. I guess we transpose with time.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
May 2, 2014 - 02:50am PT
Nice, Johnny. Up and down laps on the easy crack and purely up laps on the leanie meanie. I've seen a guy up and down lap it, I guess that should be my next goal. Those cracks are actually good for the crack endurance.

One thing I've been doing on the easy crack is jamming at regular intervals rather than going for pods so I work the in between sizes.
mcd

Trad climber
May 2, 2014 - 09:40am PT
Erin, adventure climbing
Erin, adventure climbing
Credit: mcd
jonnyrig

Trad climber
formerly known as hillrat
May 2, 2014 - 11:37am PT
Yeah, that easy crack is good fun. I need to work on switching stance, leading left hand up hnstead of right. Problem is never enough time. Just a fluke i happened to be there. 1st time in months.
Surprised gyms dont have more cracks. Try Granite Arch in Sacto if you ever down there, they have quite a few cracks to choose from.
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
May 3, 2014 - 11:05pm PT
Climbed at our very quiet personal crag today. The 3rd climb of the day was a bit exciteing!
A bolt saved my life today. An obscure route that I put up 3 years ago. This was maybe the 4th or 5th ascent? I know I never climbed it last year and not sure if anyone else did? 5.8 and a mix of gear and bolts. It traverses some, goes arround a few corners and then up an arette. I was out of sight from my belayer had just made a clip but was off to the side of the bolt with aparently some decent slack in the system due to rope drag and the natural slack that occurs on traverses. A hold that looked and felt really good broke while I was laying back on it. A solid 20 footer over a roof that almost smacked me in the face. I let out a pretty good scream. It was scary because the fall was so sudden, rock was flying through the air and I went much farther than I expected. We renamed the climb from, You can't Always get What You Want to, Screamer. there is no natural gear anywhere near there that would keep you off the deck.

This was a good reminder that on long wandering pitches with a lot of rope out, a fall close to your gear will usually be much,much longer than you might think. A fall from above your gear may end up being absolutly huge!
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
May 4, 2014 - 12:18am PT

mdc; cool photo.
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