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Kurt Jensen

Trad climber
Aptos,CA
Oct 28, 2010 - 11:10pm PT
I climbed Shake and Bake at West Pinnacales National Monument today...my friend Eric and I the only climbers in the park. Exciting old school route, especially when you skip the first belay at the end of the traverse and do one mega 1st pitch with rope drag on 5.10a R, 30 feet out...Felt like cloud nine after clipping the chains at 160 feet or so. Winds were howling through the trees, and we were semi protected in our lava tube. Toproped the first pitch of Electric Blue as well, long 5.11a that I'll have to lead when the wind is not howling.
What a great day!
Bump for climbing related!
snowhazed

Trad climber
Oaksterdam, CA
Oct 28, 2010 - 11:25pm PT
the rostrum

yeah!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Oct 29, 2010 - 01:02am PT
hey there all.... say, (not counting my stairs of course) :O

well, i never get to climb... and it was a great surprise-blessing the other few days, to finally GET TO CLIMB A HILL!!!...

yep--a really neat one, and steep, though sadly, it was a paved one...

and...

well...

uh...


it was leading into a uh...






















golf course....

well, it was all i had.... :)

i was lucky to be there... really....


some friends from england, came to visit and we just happened to stay at a golf course, though non of us play golf... it was an off season, so they take folks in...

it was a really lovely, and very spendid part of the woods though... the trees were great with wild colors... and all kind of woodsy-stuff was around...


and... well, the golf course was around, too... sure couldnt miss it, and i am surly not knocking it... :)
it was just so strange to be in the woods-----but not really "in" them...


the hill was great to climb, even though it was a golf cart trail... but--
i just looked up the wonderful trees and pretended it was dirt beneath my feet... and:

the veiw of the trees, and the lay of the land, around the golf course, was
really lovely... it really was... i will post a pic, later, of the trees...

well, that's it for me, folks... climbing in to bed to sleep now, is what i will do:
if all the critters get out and make room for me... :O

happy climbing! while you can... as winter is soon upon us in many places...



edit: here is the picture... you can NOT see the steepness of the hill, though, from here... it drops sharply down...
and... it is JUST as steep once you go around, and come back up to the other side, way-far-left of this starting point...


Credit: neebee


:)
locker

Social climber
Oct 29, 2010 - 10:06am PT

"Locker, If you make it out to Moab. Look me up."...

WILL DO!!!...

THANKS!!!...

;-)




Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Oct 29, 2010 - 10:19am PT
the rostrum

yeah!


Snowdude for the WIN!
khanom

Trad climber
The Dessert
Oct 29, 2010 - 10:56am PT
There's a young baby-faced marine here at Trashcan who says he's "just started" climbing ( and it looks it). I don't think he realizes soloing 5.anything might not be the best plan.
I was going to see how many laps I could get in, but now I'm torn between staying so I can call for the ambulance and leaving so I can deny I ever saw it.

Edit: he's doing one that requires actual climbing. I can't bear to watch but can't pull myself away either.

Edit2: he lived by downclimbing from the crux. Phew...
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Oct 29, 2010 - 03:12pm PT
kurt, nice job on Shake and Bake.

khanom

Trad climber
The Dessert
Oct 29, 2010 - 04:18pm PT
25 laps, 2 new (to me) routes and a nice long nap. Perfect weather and nobody around.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Oct 29, 2010 - 04:53pm PT
hey there, khanom... oh my... glad that young-climber-guy, made it through all that "experience" that you were describing... glad your concience got a chance to get settled down too... :)

thanks for sharing...
:)
thedogfather

climber
Somewhere near Red Rocks
Oct 29, 2010 - 05:32pm PT
crimson crysalis - first ones on the route. Up two pitches before the next party showed up. Topped out at noon. Ready now to go to BJ's for PIZZA. Waiting for friends who just topped out on Rainbow Wall 20 minutes ago.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 30, 2010 - 04:36pm PT
Credit: mike m
I tried to climb this thing about 30 times today, but just could not quite get there. Flaring off fingers on a slighly overhanging wall with crappy footholds. Been working on getting this for many many days over several years and could never get off the ground. Today I came to within about 2 feet of the top but could not commit to the last move as there is a sloping rock shelf that is somewhat uneven to land on. i think I got it dialed for the next time though.
David Knopp

Trad climber
CA
Oct 30, 2010 - 04:37pm PT
looks fun Mike!
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 30, 2010 - 04:43pm PT
Thanks
Credit: mike m
Side view of the crack from the side. It has few foot holds and is fairly steep for the area.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Oct 30, 2010 - 04:50pm PT
Looks cool Mike.
I just did 2 laps of the biggest pillar at Diablo RG. Plastic to v-4 weights, sauna, then tried not to eat all the trick or treat supplies.
seth kovar

climber
Reno, NV
Oct 30, 2010 - 05:11pm PT
org. great weather and good times...

No pics, sorry
richross

Trad climber
Oct 30, 2010 - 06:11pm PT
Some pics from gunks today.

Lou on Beatle Brow Bulge.



Lou on Turdland.

Pennsylenvy

Gym climber
A dingy corner in your refrigerator
Oct 30, 2010 - 06:12pm PT
THE doctor, I and our two pups went out to Winslow Wall today. Forecast windy,and it was... Winslow is a great [;ace on days like these. We had the entire place to ourselves.







A real nice day. We're not all spray.......
richross

Trad climber
Oct 30, 2010 - 06:34pm PT
Edit...Some more gunks pics from 10/30



survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Oct 30, 2010 - 07:47pm PT
Today was amazing for Jeremy and I!!

We did the Gilman tunnels in Jemez Valley.

We did a 10c, 11a and a 10a.
But even more amazing is that a woman flashed us from a passing truck, and we saw a tarantula!!

We didn't get any boob pictures (we were too busy standing there with our mouths open) but we did get shots of the tarantula!!

Here's Jeremy on the 10c.
Credit: survival

Credit: survival


Here's me attempting the 11.

Credit: survival

I failed at the horizontal roof up above.....
Credit: survival


Best of all is our new friend!!!
Credit: survival


Credit: survival


Credit: survival
khanom

Trad climber
The Dessert
Oct 30, 2010 - 07:58pm PT
Warmed up on the Swift, intending to do Bird on a Wire, but the wind was just insane. So went over and did Left Banana Crack, which was great... And a few other things in that area. Ended my day with two laps on White Lightning and then walked back to Intersection.

A really beautiful day after the wind died down.
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