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Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Jul 17, 2012 - 07:12pm PT
Ditto to the comment by dingus, hell I get teary eyed reading this thread a third time. I nominate it for best thread of the year.

not to worry two pullups is plenty strong for Yosemite trad. See you at Facelift maybe
LilaBiene

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 18, 2012 - 06:33am PT
MH, DMT & JB:

The best part of this new chapter in my journey through this life is being able to share something meaningful that creates so many connections across times and places...good, no, AMAZING things happen on ordinary days. You never know what lies above or around the corner.

Did I happen to mention how psyched I am to meet y'all and to be able to contribute in the FaceLift??! Seeing Yos NP will be pretty cool, too, I understand...
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jul 18, 2012 - 07:05am PT
Amazing story, LilaBiene, thanks so much for sharing it! As the parent of an adopted child, whose birth parents we know VERY little about, your story gives me shivers.

I look forward to meeting you at Facelift!

Thanks for sharing your truly amazing story!

Cheers,
DR
MikeL

climber
SANTA CLARA, CA
Jul 18, 2012 - 08:58am PT
Nice story and writing, LilaBiene.

It looks like you've fallen into the arms of people who love you.


(I didn't know you were such a softie, DMT.)
Klimmer

Mountain climber
San Diego
Jul 18, 2012 - 09:26am PT
Lila,

Thank you for sharing your very personal story.

Very misty eyes you've given me.

ST can be a very powerful way of sharing at times. Amazing and wonderful.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jul 18, 2012 - 09:28am PT
MikeL I cry at the drop of a hat - old movies, certain songs, the look from one of my children, my daughter graduating from college, telling someone I love them.... I'm all weepy eyed!

I can break my neck break my leg ram a screwdriver through my thigh and I may holler some but you won't see a tear....

men, hah!

I'm a big baby, if you must know, like most other men. I stopped trying to hide it a while back.

DMT
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jul 18, 2012 - 01:22pm PT
Anyone who can't tell that DMT is an SOF (sentimental old fart) hasn't been reading his trip reports very carefully.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jul 18, 2012 - 01:46pm PT
Just warning you guys that you are getting sandbagged.

2.5 pull-ups is Lila's way of saying she did the third one with just one arm,...
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Jul 18, 2012 - 02:39pm PT
^Makes me wonder which arm she used and whether it was an overhand, underhand or side grip. I also wonder why not do the one-handed first then follow up with the two-hander. Why are things so complex? And that's without getting into body position.


Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Jul 18, 2012 - 02:42pm PT
your right Ron! she might be calling a one-arm pull-up a half pull-up. So she did 5 one armed pull-ups?
LilaBiene

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 18, 2012 - 04:40pm PT
HA!!! You guys have me laughing so hard, I have tears in my eyes and my fellow commuters on the bus appear very unsettled by my mirth...

But can I just ask you this? Can you NOT SEE the extremely awkward STATIC mess of a (third) attempt I've locked myself into on that...er...pebble??! Ug-ly!!!

One-armed pull-ups, my TAIL.

:D

(Anyone generous enough to share some advice about how to quit obsessing about how/when I'm going climb again so I don't lose my ability to earn a paycheck? This stuff should be accompanied by stronger warnings...completely counterintuitive.)
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jul 18, 2012 - 04:52pm PT
It is too late.


And the cure is worse than the disease.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jul 18, 2012 - 05:04pm PT
//Anyone generous enough to share some advice about how to quit obsessing about how/when I'm going climb again so I don't lose my ability to earn a paycheck?//

It's possible that some here know a thing or two about balancing work, family, and climbing. Some more successfully than others.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jul 18, 2012 - 05:09pm PT
Who's the sandbagger now?
LilaBiene

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 18, 2012 - 06:02pm PT
Ron, I had to put my newly purchased climbing what-nots IN THE CAR so that I physically couldn't keep fiddling with them. And what do I think about every 5 minutes? Nope.

Sox just hit a 3-run homer and I'm thinking about ROCKS. Ha! Back-to-back home runs, and I'm considering sitting on my hands so that I don't grab my keys and make a run for the car.
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jul 18, 2012 - 06:21pm PT
You're doing it all wrong!

Gear is for fiddling with!!

You are the Dolts kid fer Gosh sakes

Go get that gear

-------


Am I going to hell for this? lol
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Jul 18, 2012 - 08:28pm PT
hahaha, fiddling with gear is a great diversion. After 30 years of fiddling it is not out of my system. I just bought 3 Omega Link cams on craigslist, they are fine fiddling material, got them on the coffee table right now, even non-climbers like to fiddle with them.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jul 18, 2012 - 09:01pm PT
don't worry about the pullups
I've never been good at them, you learn to use what you have.... and the more you use, the more you have.

There is no cure for obsession... imagine listening to the 3rd game of the 2007 World Series on your car radio which you're bivouacked next to on a climbing trip.

What's more important? Climbing? or the BoSox in the Championship?

(and it is nice to see the team coming together, at least the offense after the break!)
LilaBiene

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 19, 2012 - 06:22am PT
What a relief it was last night to bring my new treasures back in the house. Ooooooo! Nifty gadgets. Lots of knot practice, too.

Ed, I took my younger bro to game 2 of the 2007 WS @ home - I figured it might be my only chance, so bit the bullet and picked up some tix on StubHub. It was an incredibly tense game, definitely the quietest I've ever experienced @ Fenway. Very happy memory to be sure.

Oh, and that one-armed pull-up idea? That's for the birds or more bird-like folks...lol. I'm built quite solidly (think Mac truck), thank you very much. At least genetics dished me looser tendons & ligaments, so I don't break easily. ")

LilaBiene

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 2, 2012 - 08:38pm PT
TWO lousy chin-ups is STILL all I can squeak out...T W O!!! Expletive-squared!!! Granted, no cheating allowed & I start from a dead hang, but is three too much to ask?

How am I going to wrestle (I mean HUG) No. 46 if I can't even do three chin-ups?!! Oh, the shame...
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