Unplanned Bivouacs: Dreadful or Delightful?


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Trad climber
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Apr 30, 2012 - 04:39pm PT
The only time I thought my friend Kevin and I would have to do an unplanned bivy in a cave was when this batshit crazy old bastard buried us inside while we explored for ten hours. But nope, we dug out the six feet of rocks, logs, and dirt the dude entombed us under and were having a beer at the Posse East next to UT in under two hours. Best beer I ever tasted. Seeing the stars through the last bit of rock collapse and dust was beautiful.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
merced, california
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 30, 2012 - 06:27pm PT
Jim, Oklahoma is OK for the same reason. There are really good jokes to be made about the okie invasion, but the best is that the realized they were closer to SLC than they wanted to be.

An okie once named his daughter Nina May so he wouldn't forget her birthday. When Nina May had her own daughter she named her Ada May.

Git it?

For the record, I hate seeing California's name being shortened to "Cali." But I understand WY the posters here do it. Most cannot spell it, let alone the name of the Golden State. Kind of the same logic in calling the greatest governor we ever had "Arnie."

Doh. How's that for a nickname, Jim?

Rick A

Boulder, Colorado
May 3, 2012 - 09:20am PT
Came late to this thread and itís filled with good stories.

Stich-you were in a cave and when you tried to get out the entrance was sealed? What a horror! You should sell the movie rights.

Blakey- Blimey! You put socks over EBs to improve traction on wet rock? That is something Iíve only heard about in the ancient lore! Didnít Joe Brown do that on the first ascent of Cenotaph Corner?

Jan-Sherpas going barefoot to handle treacherous ice? Iíve heard of barefoot rock climbing, but ice? Now thatís hardcore.

MFM-Count me as another curmudgeon who does not like "Cali". I wrote a piece in Climbing when Bachar died and the editor substituted "Cali" for "California" without telling me. Still irritates me.

Jebus H Bomz

Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
May 3, 2012 - 09:33am PT
I'm going
Back back
Cali Cali
with a
banjo banjo
on my
knee knee
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 17, 2014 - 09:41pm PT

How did this get past us?

Going up, by Joe Fitschen, in the story about the FA of Liberty Cap  b...
Going up, by Joe Fitschen, in the story about the FA of Liberty Cap by Powell, Robbins, and JF.
Credit: mouse from merced

More bivvy stories lurk round here--
Let us stop to lend an ear
To tales of woe from yesteryear.
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