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locker

Gym climber
DUH!!!...
Jun 21, 2012 - 01:06pm PT


Rodger...

just sent you an email via ST...

Silver

Big Wall climber
Nor Nev
Jun 21, 2012 - 01:49pm PT
Anyone who knows anything about making Hay knows you got to make Hay when the time is right.

My journey across Idaho last week was interesting looks like the first cut was being done, on the ground and being bailed from Twin Falls going east.

man I wish I could go to COR for this event.

Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 21, 2012 - 04:24pm PT
It was "mildly breezy" Monday & Tuesday nights at The City, and I shivered in the shade whenever it overtook me on Tuesday.

Mark, one of my old climbing buddies who hasn't climbed in years, went to The City with Heidi and me, and I warmed him up on Monday, then Donini kindly put the rope up on some harder routes on Tuesday for us.


Mark gamely tried everything, as did Heidi.

Mark belaying Heidi on Bikini Candy 5.8
Mark belaying Heidi on Bikini Candy 5.8
Credit: Fritz
Heidi on the pleasant part of Bikini Candy.
Heidi on the pleasant part of Bikini Candy.
Credit: Fritz

Angela nearing the top of Bikini Candy.  She made it all the way to th...
Angela nearing the top of Bikini Candy. She made it all the way to the top, and we didn't.
Credit: Fritz

Wednesday morning, Mark, Heidi, and I went back to pleasant 5.6 & 5.7 climbing, but Mark was getting a little played out. I think he is ready to replace his vintage 1978 RR Verappes too.

Fritz leading "pleasant & warm" 5.6.
Fritz leading "pleasant & warm" 5.6.
Credit: Fritz

It was great to meet other friends of Donini’s that post on ST, and socialize with them.

Ionlyski (Arne) from Kalispel, his wonderful wife April, and their two talented, polite, & hot-climbing teenagers were fun to see climbing and pleasant to talk with.

TWP from Mancos is a hoot to be around, and a good climber too.

Donini’s classy & beautiful wife Angela had driven up for the event along with his Ouray friend Roger. Both are great people and very good climbers.
Through the dust & campfire smoke.  Back row: Fritz, Arne, TWP, Mark. ...
Through the dust & campfire smoke. Back row: Fritz, Arne, TWP, Mark.
Front row: Heidi, Rodger, Donini, Angela. (April took the photo and said: "look like you are having fun!)
Credit: Fritz

The people made up for the nasty evening wind & chill!





Crimpergirl! I'm sure that takes care of the cold weather. 82 F. there today.
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 22, 2012 - 11:40pm PT
I have spent much of the last two weeks at City of Rocks, climbing with Donini, Heidi, and other friends.

This weekend! I'll see what I can do for whitewater-training with my beginning IK (inflatable-kayak) students. One of them is the permit holder for our late July Middle Fork Salmon trip.

As I have learned: it is self-defeating to kill or injure the permit-holder before the river-trip.



Monday: I'm back to City of Rocks to hopefully meet up and climb with Locker, his friends, and Brokedown.

Fritz & Heidi June 19 at City of Rocks party.
Fritz & Heidi June 19 at City of Rocks party.
Credit: Fritz

Most important is the: July 3rd City of Rocks: Meet & Greet for Brassnuts, Crimpergirl, Pente, and other wonderful people.




If you want to attend!


Please reply, or private message me through ST for the City of Rocks July 3rd Meet & Greet!

Fritz
Captain...or Skully

climber
Jun 24, 2012 - 07:55pm PT
Fritz! Seth & friends from Reno are still up at the Twin Sisters sites for a few more days. I just got home from there(scouting?) Had a Grand Ole time hangin' & climbin' with them.
I'll see ya'll evening of the Third.
Woot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jun 24, 2012 - 08:03pm PT
Is there internet service in Almo or somewhere near? Cell service? Have not one, but two (boo) conference calls I need to do while there.

Any temperature is going to be like a cold front for those in Boulder these days. I'm in the Houston area enjoying some cooler weather. Poor BN is stuck in the Boulder Sahara.

See you soon!
stich

Trad climber
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Jun 24, 2012 - 08:58pm PT
Houston is cooler than we are right now? That just aint right.
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 24, 2012 - 09:43pm PT
Skully: I'll see if I can find Seth & friends. Brokedown & I have a "warm-up" spot near Twin Sisters.

Crimpergirl! Yes to cell and internet in Almo, but not at COR. Verizon & ATT for sure in Almo.

The State Park HQ now works with a internet provider to give access to 20 minutes of free wireless internet daily and reasonable rates beyond that.

The Magnet

climber
Jun 24, 2012 - 10:15pm PT
When did they reopen Twin Sisters?

I last climbed the Sisters like 15 years plus ago. My second or third time. Last time I remember they were off limits, "banned".


Something stupid about polluting the view-shed with climbers. But once they closed it, I followed the closure.


One of the nicer routes in the COR, and the actual route is on the opposite side of the view-shed...

When did it get reopened? Or did it?

You guys hitting the register (Camp Rock) next, down at the entrance?
Captain...or Skully

climber
Jun 25, 2012 - 12:37am PT
Go away now, "Magnet"... You did this to yourself.


On another note, Rock city pizza store(!) seems to have the best signal to The World, wireless, anyway.
Dig it Ray....You could meet & climb with Jebus H Bomz. A real guy, that climbs rocks(!).
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jun 25, 2012 - 01:40am PT
hey there say, fritz, and all... just stopped in to see how all this is going...

:)


cheering you onward, cimpergirl and brassnuts, and all...

hey there to you, skully/capt. wow, say, neat you had a great time on
your latest adventure, :)


best wishes to rodger, not only as to the hay, but that fire going on, :O

have a great time, all...
:)
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jun 25, 2012 - 09:13am PT
Sweet! Thanks for the info. Wish I didn't have to work, but such is the case.
Grippa

Trad climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Jun 25, 2012 - 09:22am PT
Going up this weekend! Hopefully I can get some pics up after the trip, and maybe if I'm lucky meet the legend Donini.
Brian in SLC

Social climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Jun 25, 2012 - 06:03pm PT
When did they reopen Twin Sisters?

I think the Twin Sisters area, with camping, has always been open excepting the main, namesake formations, the Twin Sisters themselves. There's a gob of climbing (and some nice campsites) out there.

Uhhh...I mean, yeah, its closed, its closed! Ha ha.
scuffy b

climber
heading slowly NNW
Jun 25, 2012 - 08:58pm PT
The Elephant Rock walk off is OK nowadays.
Brian in SLC

Social climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Jun 26, 2012 - 01:21am PT
Gallstone is on, too. As is Checkered Demon. Ditto the climbs to the left of Just Say No on Elephant (along with the aforementioned walk off).

As far as Twin Sisters...only the main formations are closed (the two Twins).

Some light reading:

http://www.nps.gov/ciro/parkmgmt/upload/Twin-Sisters-Administrative-History-2011-99.pdf

Brian in SLC

Social climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Jun 26, 2012 - 10:37am PT
With regard to the Twin Sisters, I know folks are takin' a run at it again:

http://www.accessfund.org/site/apps/nlnet/content2.aspx?c=tmL5KhNWLrH&b=5071835&ct=10037307

http://www.nps.gov/ciro/parkmgmt/gmp.htm

Word on the street was this was going to be a tough row to hoe with the SHPO folk.

Yeah, be tough to see climbers from the road, or, the historic trail. The best routes do face the road. Pioneer Route, Cowboy Route, Lowe Route, Straight Edge...all face the road. All great routes.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Jun 26, 2012 - 10:08pm PT
On another note, Rock city pizza store(!) seems to have the best signal to The World, wireless, anyway.
Dig it Ray....You could meet & climb with Jebus H Bomz. A real guy, that climbs rocks(!).


Rock City is rad! Great beer selection and good pizza...

It was great to meet ya Skully. We all had an awesome time, glad you could make it out!
Captain...or Skully

climber
Jun 27, 2012 - 05:05pm PT
Right back atcha, brother. That was GUD!
I'll be back in two weeks to hang at the Crimp/Brass Fest.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jun 27, 2012 - 05:41pm PT
In two weeks? We're heading out to COR tomorrow! Hope you don't show up as soon as we leave!
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