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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.
locker

Social climber
"Sh#t shack across from the city dump"
May 1, 2014 - 07:57pm PT

Went to climb an area with apparently too many memories today...


SHUT DOWN!!!...







"Dude's the Mack!!!"...
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.
Alpamayo

Trad climber
Sacramento, CA
May 4, 2014 - 12:39am PT
Took the Soloist on a trip up Ginger Bread at Phantom Spires today:
Credit: Alpamayo
Credit: Alpamayo
Flip Flop

Trad climber
Truckee, CA
May 4, 2014 - 12:43am PT
Is that the labyrinth?
Hankster

Social climber
Golden, CO
May 4, 2014 - 12:46am PT
Yesterday...
Moses Tower
Moses Tower
Credit: MP
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
May 4, 2014 - 10:44am PT

^
Good one Hankster.

We had Planet of the 8s, Leavenworth WA all to ourselves but for White-Thoated Swifts and Prairie Falcons. Sorry about the slightly blurry one handed photo.
Mark Iffrig
Mark Iffrig
Credit: Darwin
jonnyrig

Trad climber
formerly known as hillrat
May 4, 2014 - 05:22pm PT
Color Me Gone at Dinosaur Rock yesterday.

I led it, my sometimes-partner up from sacto followed and cleaned 2/3, but 5.9 is just plain above him. Doubt he will ever lead, but doesn't mind belaying for me. Still, somewhere about halfway I got spooked, pumped, and hung off a cam for a while til the elvis leg subsided, then went on up. Don't have any pics of me on lead, but here he is effectively on TR cleaning.
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This after a trip down to Desert Creek, where the abundant volcanic choss had every appearance of being entirely portable, but the fishing was fun.
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i'm gumby dammit

Sport climber
da ow
May 5, 2014 - 03:06am PT
nice johnny. got to get yer books back to you. i'm down to make a climb of it.
last climb was saturday at bayview cliffs
halfway up the jester &#40;i think&#41;
halfway up the jester (i think)
Credit: i'm gumby dammit

the crux seems a bit harder than 5.6
Ashley on the jester
Ashley on the jester
Credit: i'm gumby dammit
jonnyrig

Trad climber
formerly known as hillrat
May 11, 2014 - 02:25am PT
Looks like your doing good gumby.
Today I made it out with Rick and Bob. Dudes, that was a nice day! The dome of rock was obliging to us, the Nevada weather living up to its rep of changing every five minutes. Left the truck at 48deg, under partly grey skies and some breezy conditions. Got our climb on in two pitches, during which the wind tried to blow us off the rock, alternating between sun, clouds, wind, and the threat of rain and snow, which we could see in the valley and at the top of the canyon. HUGE dust storms to our east on the way home, but man, it was worth it.
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phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
May 11, 2014 - 12:13pm PT
Dwain, Daphne and Phyl
Dwain, Daphne and Phyl
Credit: phylp

Had a nice day out yesterday with good people Dwain, Daphne and Michael in Apple Valley, but the wind was strong and gusty. We got worn out from the wind rather than the climbing.
skcreidc

Social climber
SD, CA
May 11, 2014 - 07:45pm PT
Not sure this is really what this thread is about, but as a part of my ongoing climbing education (I'm 57 and need to keep my mind active), my "mentor" started teaching me aid techniques. We started at "the Pirate" (C2) on Suicide on Saturday. I got to jumar up and clean/inspect all the placements and figure out how to traverse to the anchor while still removing all the pro. Fun times!

Credit: skcreidc

Credit: skcreidc

Since its rated 5.12c/d free, I wasn't sure I was expecting to see as much chalk in the little pods as I did. And all the way up! More than one person has been free climbing up that thing this season already. Impressive as some of the pods would not even fit my pinkey finger in them.
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