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Sierra Ledge Rat

Social climber
Retired in Appalachia
May 6, 2012 - 10:12am PT
You are gonna have an awesome time.

I did the same as you during the summers of 1978, 1979, 1992, 1993 and 1994.

Except I didn't even have a car in '78 and '79 and so hitch-hiked everywhere.

Keep us posted on your adventure!
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
May 6, 2012 - 10:16am PT
Also, I checked, and yep...I'm definitely gonna die


But what if you didn't? That would be freaky!

Have fun with unemployment! My dancing card is getting full for summer, but maybe I'll shoot you a message for the mid-week.

Do you populate the gym in Reno? If so, I don't believe I've met you, but I'm not the mayor or anything either.
climblight

Mountain climber
Northern NV
May 6, 2012 - 11:19am PT
I'll be looking for partners after I recover from the broken foot.
Mtbphoto

Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes, Ca
May 6, 2012 - 11:32am PT
I'm in Mammoth and have weekends free, hit me up if you wanna climb.
Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
May 6, 2012 - 11:38am PT
have fun--then you can go back for a phd and reach an even higher level of unemployment.
PAUL SOUZA

Trad climber
Central Valley, CA
May 6, 2012 - 10:30pm PT
Careful where you bivy and keep a gun with you when you're sleeping....

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1715982&tn=0&mr=0
Fat Dad

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
May 6, 2012 - 10:34pm PT
I'll think he'll be fine without the heat. Have fun. Climb a ton. Look back on this period of your life and smile.
limpingcrab

Trad climber
Visalia, CA
May 6, 2012 - 11:49pm PT
I'm free for the summer and close by, send a message if you ever need a partner! Too bad I'm not done with my masters until next year...



Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
May 6, 2012 - 11:53pm PT
nevertheless, you'll always be able to "phd" after your name, especially if you run out of things to do and wind up writing nonsensical books that don't sell.
Meagher

Trad climber
Reno, NV
May 7, 2012 - 12:29am PT
Defiantly interested in climbing with you. I too am graduating this semester from UNR, and from the sounds of it am of about that same range of climber as you are. Unfortunately, I will be working alot, trying to save up a little money to head North to Alaska, but in the mean time I'll be looking for people to climb with in Donner, at the leap, the east side, and the valley. Plus, I suppose I could always quite a little early before I leave for AK, and get in a few solid weeks of quality granite climbing here in the Sierras. Anyways, hit me up and we can get after it.
coloradohigh

Trad climber
rocky mountain trench
May 7, 2012 - 12:37am PT
sounds like it'll be a good time!

damn, da brim is surfacing on every thread. man those guys must be pissed. too funny.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
May 7, 2012 - 12:40pm PT
It's a wonderful time, graduating from a demanding program. You pass from one way of life to another, and, in between, explore the matured and educated person you have become. When you get Da Brim as your graduation present, you realize that you have matured enough to wear silly looking sun protection.
limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
May 7, 2012 - 02:43pm PT
Given your location would you be willing to head up to Tuolumne a bit or Bishop/Lone Pine area?

Yup, I can day trip to tuolumne or the valley. I'd need a little heads up to go to Lone Pine or Bishop but I'm down. You're gonna have an awesome Summer!
Footloose

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe
May 7, 2012 - 06:01pm PT
WML,

Keep North and me in mind as the season rolls on,
we're two locals who can get away mid-week - also with a passion
for the east side.

Congratulations, too.
bergbryce

Mountain climber
South Lake Tahoe, CA
May 7, 2012 - 06:20pm PT
You can hit me up as well.
I'm pretty flexible schedule wise during the week. Moreso after June 20th.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
May 24, 2012 - 01:42pm PT
Wrong. Tuesday afternoon at Donner. That is, if you aren't afraid of Jeebs and the ST Supervillain Kovar.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
May 24, 2012 - 01:54pm PT
I should be up there around noon. STSVK (supertopo supervillain kovar) will be there after three. If you want to rope up, I'm planning to start at the Shed.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
May 24, 2012 - 02:38pm PT
B-day challenge! Cool. I'll keep an eye out for the rope soloer.
J_Moon

climber
Olympia, WA
May 26, 2012 - 08:25am PT
Hey! I sent you an email through here with more details... short version: I'll be in Reno May 29th - June 9th and looking for partners. Any other Reno/Truckee/Tahoe area climbers feel free to get in touch too.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
May 29, 2012 - 07:32pm PT
Ha! No prob. Internet villain Kovar and I are headed for an evening sesh at Donner. I didn't get back from my Eastside fun till afternoon anyhow.
Meagher

Trad climber
Reno, NV
May 29, 2012 - 08:05pm PT
WML, send you a PM.
North

climber
May 29, 2012 - 08:10pm PT
Lots of mid-week days free. Give a shout and let's get out. Also, Bill (Footloose) is solid, fun, and safe as well. As is Bergbryce.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
May 29, 2012 - 09:22pm PT
Thread posted May 6th. Already 29th and no pictures! No trip reports! Come on man, give brotha something to sturr at!
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
May 29, 2012 - 10:33pm PT
: )

I have not done West Crack yet, but really want to. Maybe sometime very soon. When you get hired somewhere, make sure to pick a place that allows you to climb enough. Although it is important to be successful at building a career, and forming relationships, I think it is most important to be able to do what you love most (whatever it is).
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
May 29, 2012 - 10:54pm PT
Yeah, it is quite annoying driving back to the Bay Area through the night so I could make it to work on Monday. Although this is how it is for us people with bills to pay and no rich parents.
I remember last year of nursing school was hell, I could not even hang out with friends. That was before I started climbing...not sure I would make it through, if I was into climbing back than.
bergbryce

Mountain climber
South Lake Tahoe, CA
May 29, 2012 - 11:12pm PT
Vitaly, you're a nurse?
Why the hell you working in SF? Hospitals here, Truckee, Placerville, Reno, Carson City all need nurses.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
May 30, 2012 - 12:15am PT
Thank you. I was surprised to get it.

I bet they need nurses with hospital experience. When I got out of school economy went to hell, and I was not able to get a hospital job. Work in day care health center for seniors. Really like the place. Really flexible, allows me to climb a good amount. But would move to Tahoe in a heart beat. Love Tahoe/Reno area. Some great stuff there.
Scott Thelen

Trad climber
Truckee, Ca
Jun 4, 2012 - 09:03pm PT
Get a f*#king job
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Jun 4, 2012 - 09:10pm PT
Stay nursing in CA, V.. Mandatory nurse/patient ratios + better pay. It is hard to get hired in the Tahoe/Truckee area because, well, they are the Tahoe/Truckee area and many people want to work there. Many experienced Reno nurses also poach those jobs.
ImplicitD

Trad climber
Boise
Jun 5, 2012 - 11:42am PT
WML

Ive climbed a lot on the east side and Yosemite and the Meadows at a moderate level. Here are a few must do s and some sort of obscurities. Before the list, I want to encourage you to find your own classics and go for one starred routes as much as the three stars. In my opinion the three starred routes arent as good anymore since they have been done so much. The rock gets oily and over smoothed and the lines are rediculous. I say go find some semi dirty classics and have a blast.

The List.

1. The Yawn in TMeadows. Perhaps get your buddy to lead old school 5.9 chimney pitch. The 5.7 3rd pitch is full value.

2. The Great Pumpkin 5.8 in TMeadows is way classic but may still have buttonheads.

3. Serrated Edge 5.10b in TM has only short crux but my memory may not serve well.

4. Third Pillar of Dana is always a must do even though there may be a line. Lines in the backcountry bug me.

5. Cry in time again may have a line but so good.

6. Tenaya Peak is great.

7. Cathedral Range Traverse skipping the Echo Peaks and doing alternate Cathedral peak route.

8. Eichorn Pinnacle West Face 5.9 or 5.10b. Ive only done 5.9 which was nice OW first pitch is ledgy and not too sustained.

9. Sun Ribbon Arete Temple Crag 5.9 awesome.

10. Go to Cardinal Pinnicle a sweet alpine crag.

11. Dike wall Near Mammoth.

12. Blown Away is sweet line that comes off of West Crack.

13. Left of West Crack is a sweet 10a.

14. On the lamb is an adventure and very full value for me.

Have fun be safe and dont let your ego push you too far. Better to get a whole summer in instead of going for it too early.





gene stewart

Trad climber
reno, NV
Jun 9, 2012 - 06:09pm PT
Hey VML.
Give me a shout. Lookin for a partner too for local and Yosemite routes. Been climbing since mid 80's; trad., mtnr'g, sport and ice. Took a long hiatus (life gets in the way so you have the right mind set now, got back in the game last year, and want to continue.
Last year at Donner finish out at .10a/b slab. Not bad for a has-been. Available most weekends and if planned weekdays, and long weekends.
Captain...or Skully

climber
Jun 10, 2012 - 02:17am PT
July was tailor made for the Half Stone.
It's a Northwest Face, maaaaaan. Free some sh#t, if you dare.
It's in the Sky, anyway.
Homan.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Jul 5, 2012 - 11:33am PT
You can always do a solo loop. If you are ok with scrambling vs technical climbing. If I did not have plans already I would join. I have only 3 partners now solves the flaking problem. When you know your partners well it is much easier to make solid plans.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Jul 5, 2012 - 12:05pm PT
True that, V.! I've got good plans with good people, but not knowing somebody ups the flake factor. I know I've been on both sides of this equation. Good luck W! I know our schedules have not collided, but maybe I could pitch a trip in August to you (July pretty booked) if the stars align.

Maybe getting a solo TR rig would work out too. Go hike out somewhere, rig up a TR, pop the top on a beer - PRESTO! - you no longer give a crap about flaky ass flakes and you're having fun to boot!
Meagher

Trad climber
Reno, NV
Jul 5, 2012 - 07:51pm PT
Lost your email. Send me another and lets get something worked out. I can only climb on weekends, and I can't this weekend, but really want to get out there and climb with somemone.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jul 5, 2012 - 08:50pm PT
Have a great time! Send, send, send....then figure out a career that will support your lifestyle.
There are a lot of climbers approaching a certain age without a pot to piss in.....a cautionary tale. And this from someone who has never gone more than a month or two without climbing and still gets to use indoor plumbing and ocassionally splurge in sushi
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