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Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Aug 25, 2014 - 07:15pm PT
You win, Brave!
thebravecowboy

climber
strugglin' to make time to climb
Aug 25, 2014 - 08:25pm PT
Jealous! I bet the weather is getting back into that magical dry-clear of autumnal desert goodness.
snowhazed

Trad climber
Oaksterdam, CA
Aug 25, 2014 - 09:07pm PT
Heart of stone for the first time- YOWZA

Credit: snowhazed
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Aug 26, 2014 - 05:06pm PT
Credit: tradmanclimbs
Credit: tradmanclimbs
nice fun moderate slab dome.
WyoRockMan

climber
Flank of the Big Horns
Aug 26, 2014 - 10:42pm PT
Got in a few pitches of dolomite goodness at Steamboat Point.


Steamboat Point.
Steamboat Point.
Credit: WyoRockMan

Playing hooky from work is SO satisfying.
thebravecowboy

climber
strugglin' to make time to climb
Aug 26, 2014 - 11:29pm PT
nice looking crag Rockman
KabalaArch

Trad climber
Starlite, California
Aug 27, 2014 - 06:26am PT
South Mt. Kielforth.

This is the summit of the Buttermilks...damned if I know where N. Mt. Kielforth is!

Off the couch – literally; out the front door, via mtn bike, up to the Peabodies, up and over “Freedom of Choice,” buttermilking (random wandering) up the eastern exposure then descending the west.

Returned to the couch w/ a nice 5 mile cruise, which ends with a couple miles of very sporty single track.

About 4 hrs, couch-to-couch.

“I understand.
I just don't care.”
locker

climber
STFU n00b!!!
Aug 27, 2014 - 07:11am PT


Got all geared up yesterday afternoon and drove to where I wanted to climb...

Then a group of Ghosts appeared...

and I left depressed...

without climbing...



Who do they think they are entering my gig like that???...

The nerve of those Ghosts!!!...



OjaiLooch

Trad climber
Ojai, CA
Aug 27, 2014 - 07:17am PT
Right on Kabala. "Couch-to-couch", way cooler than car-to-car! Car assisted ascents are all invalid anyway.
;^)
locker

climber
STFU n00b!!!
Aug 27, 2014 - 07:23am PT

"Locker? Are you sure that story makes sense?"...



What part doesn't make sense to you???...

Maybe I can help clear it up...



EDITED:

"Ghosts" = the memories of family and friends now gone...

I just got overwhelmed is all and it fuked with my head...
OjaiLooch

Trad climber
Ojai, CA
Aug 27, 2014 - 07:38am PT
Ok, sorry dude. I'm a little slow sometimes....It's 7am what can I say....
Pulled the 'Mary Loves Dick' video....

It can be a bummer when dark vibes encroach upon us.
locker

climber
STFU n00b!!!
Aug 27, 2014 - 07:41am PT


'Pulled the 'Mary Loves Dick' video..."...

Dude...

NO NEED to PULL IT...

I thought it was funny...

Seemed appropriate to me...

LOL!!!...
OjaiLooch

Trad climber
Ojai, CA
Aug 27, 2014 - 07:43am PT
Fine, if you insist! ;)

locker

climber
STFU n00b!!!
Aug 27, 2014 - 07:44am PT


Now you're talking!!!...

LOL!!!...

Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Aug 27, 2014 - 08:55am PT
Sometimes those ghosts can be overwhelming. A couple times I have had epics climbing where I have done carry outs, etc. After Carol's fall, Tangerine Trip will never be just a climb.

However, there is a catharsis, if that word is positive enough for what I mean, with taking a tin of Blitzo ( the friendly ghost) with me to the crags. He had his eyes open, was interested in what other people were doing and, though cynical at times, saw things in a positive light. Wherever I am, whatever adventure I'm doing, I can take billy out and imagine talking with him about what I'm doing, and think about what fun it would be to share 'this' moment, whatever it is, with him. And then I think about how good it is to have had a friend whose nature was such that it Instills you with that kind of positive energy, even after their passing.
Leggs

Sport climber
Made in California
Aug 27, 2014 - 08:57am PT
*Locker, thinking of you... ~peaceful thoughts your way.

*Jaybro... what you wrote is beautiful.


~
KabalaArch

Trad climber
Starlite, California
Aug 27, 2014 - 10:23am PT
Hmm, thanks for twisting my arm Ojai-

So, BITD, we were still living down in town, over near the Fairgrounds. J decides to drive our new baby daughter over to Grandmother's home in SF, and so I'm at loose ends with a few days available for a quick Sierra trip, but only our other beater to make any available trailhead.

First, I try the veedub Squareback. Doesn't even make it to the end of the block. (We actually ended up selling it at a yardsale later)

Next up is our road bike, a used Univega, or some damn thing. The plan is to head up to the Pine Creek trailhead, overnight there, and walk out the Pass. In the heroic mold of those Depression-era German climbers, bicycling up to the suicide climbs of the Kaisergebirge, mind you.

A flat this side of Millpond stalls out this plan, but only temporarily. 5 miles back into Bishop, riding on the rim, and we rent a mtn bike, right?

At this point, I'm beginning to feel like a Pony Express rider whose mounts keep dying out from under him, but, Rome wasn't built in a day (they're still working on it!), tenacity and other sense of purpose shall persevere. So, the well named “Windy Pass” sleeping bag is re-tied to the bike seat stem, and Off we go into the late afternoon sun.

Not much of a Roadie. Actually, I hate bicycling on car-accessible roadways, but we haven't a car, we do have a mountain to climb, and this is how we are going to get there.

I'd never noticed the climb before, for the good reason that I'd never attempted Pine Creek Rd self powered before, but when I finally got within sight of Pratt's Crack, it seemed as though I was holding a level sightline to the top of Sherwin Grade. Somewhat lower down the climb I'd made the depressing discovery. As the grade kicked up, I'm all, okay, time to shift her into compound low. Unfortunately, I WAS already in low! The rental wasn't some 21-speed bike...it was just a 5 speedo!

As the transportation had changed, so too had the objective. From Pine Creek, 7,000', the old Union Carbide road up to the Morgan Pass, 12,000', is all on privately owned lands, and so is consequently excluded from Wilderness and its bothersome restrictions.

Morgan Pass, as it happens, is a really terrible mountain bike ride. Pretty rough, rocks everywhere. Or maybe it was just that cheap rental bike,passed off as a “Mountain Bike.” It wasn't too long into the downhill that some of the most unessential of nuts and bolts began dropping off its undercarriage, raising no particular sense of alarm since we continued our downhill trajectory without them, even as more and more of the bike began to disintegrate, with still quite some ground remaining to pavement. Then the haul back to our fair village.

The rental bike wasn't new when I picked it up, and so I had no qualms of conscious when I returned it, now barely ridable.

I understand.
I just don't care.
Andy Fielding

Trad climber
UK
Aug 29, 2014 - 12:43pm PT
The Tippler, Stanage Edge, Peak District, UK
The Tippler, Stanage Edge, Peak District, UK
Credit: Andy Fielding

It was last Sunday but I figure that's close enough to today.
WyoRockMan

climber
Flank of the Big Horns
Aug 29, 2014 - 02:18pm PT
Climbed onto the throne after Round 2 of the annual Flathead Cleanse.

Flathead Cleanse
Flathead Cleanse
Credit: WyoRockMan
locker

climber
STFU n00b!!!
Aug 29, 2014 - 02:44pm PT


^^^

aka "Cherries Jubaleeeeeee!!!"...

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