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Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
May 26, 2012 - 12:58pm PT
Now THAT's what I call a real "home improvement!"

Nicely done, Dean!
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Topic Author's Reply - May 26, 2012 - 01:00pm PT
I hung my portaledge up at the top and Micah got to practice before our first wall......spending the night above the dining room.

:)
Robb

Social climber
The other side of life
May 26, 2012 - 01:05pm PT
Excellent Dean!
Nice to see you back around.
Robb
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Topic Author's Reply - May 26, 2012 - 01:14pm PT
Well, I make is SOUND like I did it for the kids, but truth be told.....I made that anchor so STOUT in order to haul me AND my wheelchair up someday.

We'll just call our place the Eastside Annex to the Old Climbers Home one day.

:)
E Robinson

climber
Salinas, CA
May 26, 2012 - 01:51pm PT
Too cool!...Always wanted one like that, but have to settle with the backyard versions.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Topic Author's Reply - May 26, 2012 - 01:55pm PT
WML, yeah, I use the Mini Traxion when alone...though we're training Cush to be a slave.....

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He's figuring it out.
Captain...or Skully

climber
May 26, 2012 - 01:55pm PT
That is just too dang cool, Craggy.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
May 26, 2012 - 02:14pm PT
Imaginative, cool and great fun!
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Topic Author's Reply - May 26, 2012 - 02:29pm PT
Gonna get some GOOD use tonight......big climbing party/going away party for Micah, who leaves this coming Monday for a 2 month stint in Ecuador.

Perfect day to utilize the wall too....45F, windy and spitting snow.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
May 26, 2012 - 03:17pm PT
That's awesome cragman...You can climb inside where it is warm while wearing your thong...RJ
'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
May 26, 2012 - 03:37pm PT
Woo-hoo! I'll bring my hooks. And duct tape, for pro.
MisterE

Social climber
May 26, 2012 - 04:03pm PT
Way cool, Dean!

Pete, also bring your ledge, as that is where you will be staying...

;-)
OR

Trad climber
May 26, 2012 - 04:07pm PT
Nice Crag. My first thought was not to ugly up a beautiful livingroom but I gotta say....very well done!
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Topic Author's Reply - May 26, 2012 - 04:23pm PT
Dang it, Erik!!!! You weren't supposed to tell him!!!!!!!!!!

:)


Micah enjoying the room with a view!

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Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
May 26, 2012 - 04:51pm PT
Cool. I was thinking that this was clearly fake since there wasn't a dog at this crag...then you posted the photo with the dog. :) Good work!
GLee

Social climber
Missoula MT
May 26, 2012 - 05:15pm PT
What a beautiful piece of work Dean!!!
Rankin

Social climber
Greensboro, North Carolina
May 26, 2012 - 07:26pm PT
Proud effort Cragman! You have some lucky kids!
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
May 26, 2012 - 09:14pm PT
Cool for the kids! And lower maintainance than a pony or a pool
mouse from merced

Trad climber
merced, california
May 26, 2012 - 09:44pm PT
Training for Climbing at Apathy House
We had a climbing route, a traverse, of the kitchen in Apathy House in Pacific Gorve back in the day of Tommy Quadraphenia. We would crank up the Stones or Whoever on the turntable in the living room. No ear-jacking in our gym. We kinda ended up climbing the walls over the dank foggy days of that winter. We had a big skylight in the recess in the middle of the ceiling of the kitchen.

A long step-across the hallway entrance to the waist-high wood trim on the north wall, a HVS or "Hard Vertical Slats" 5.8-ish traverse left, an easy step over to the stove across a steadily-accumulating pile of refuse, then a careful move over the range top, avoiding the sourdough and yoghurt starter stuff, and a very, very gentle weight transfer on the knob of the back door, to the shelves, which would not go, too loose to trek.

If we had to have any rules in our gym, they would have run like this--
Cheapo-cheapo shoes not allowed, only rock boots.
No chalk allowed (landlords...).
No chocolate allowed.
Take your Da Brim off indoors.
Difficulty of climbing is subject to the amount of ganja involved.

I could never reverse the traverse, sorry to say.
But it was just so much fun!
The trash was removed prior to a parental visit, composted in the yard.


You climb together you enjoy life together and thanks for showing how its done. Enjoy the Memorial holiday.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Topic Author's Reply - May 26, 2012 - 11:58pm PT
My kids and a few of their friends having a good time tonight....

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Took this shot from outside, of Micah on the wall......

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Cool Beans!
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