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Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jun 11, 2012 - 05:30pm PT
I wonder if we will cook or freeze while there? That place seems quite unpredictable weather wise!
Brian in SLC

Social climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Jun 11, 2012 - 05:43pm PT
Probably boil!
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jun 11, 2012 - 06:38pm PT
Yay!
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jun 11, 2012 - 06:45pm PT
Sir Steel - you guys need to come up for this trip!
Captain...or Skully

climber
Jun 11, 2012 - 08:13pm PT
Hope you can make it, Chris.
Lookin' forward to seeing everyone!
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 14, 2012 - 12:43am PT
Just back from "the city" for a 3 day fest. Warm days and coolish nights with no rain or snow.

What's not to like!

Here is the update Meet & Greet info & list!


The updated definite and maybe lists.

City of Rocks Campsite #20 at 7:00 PM on Tuesday July 3rd.

If you plan on attending?? please RSVP on this thread, or if you don't want the world to know------shoot me a PM. I need to get a handle on quantity of snacks & drinks!



Definite! Fritz, Heidi, Brokedown, Crimpergirl, Brassnuts, Pente, Skully,hossjulia,Stein Sitzmark, two Idaho hottie-climber women, and Jello & Connie, and another Colorado ST member.

Maybe: Ezra, Brian in SLC, Mighty Hiker, & Apolobamba. Hope all you folks can make it!

Sorry, but dogs are excluded.

We climbed on Monday afternoon and got to meet with Donini and scuffyb.

Donini & scuffyB. enjoying Carol's Cracks on "The Decadent Wall."
Donini & scuffyB. enjoying Carol's Cracks on "The Decadent Wall."
Credit: Fritz

We climbed hard on Tuesday morning and early afternoon (I'm a mass of bruises and sore muscles), then took a shower and checked phone & emails in Almo and climbed again late afternoon.

I lost the climbing camera for the day and just accepted "Donini-climbing-punishment."

Donini at his outdoor office.
Donini at his outdoor office.
Credit: Fritz

Back in camp on Tuesday evening we got to see a true example of "team-building!"
Pogo ants on a slab, practicing "team-building-simul-climbing" with th...
Pogo ants on a slab, practicing "team-building-simul-climbing" with their grub-worm.
Credit: Fritz
Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Jun 14, 2012 - 01:04am PT
Hey Crimpergirl, did you bring Pente the cat to the base routes of El Cap a bunch of years ago? I remember seeing a cat there about 12 or so years ago chilling at El Cap with it's owners and thought it was really funny.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jun 14, 2012 - 08:35am PT
Relic - not Pente - she's only about 8 years old. Her predecessor Puma was also a traveling rock climbing cat (having the only Feline Ascent of a dome in Tuolumne. Pente got tooled on and attempted ascent in Tuolumne though on a leash). I'll have to ask BrassNuts about Puma in Yosemite. She was B.C. (before Crimpergirl). :)

paganmonkeyboy

climber
mars...it's near nevada...
Jun 14, 2012 - 09:52am PT
I'd totally be there but I'm getting a new shoulder on the 2nd ;-) prolly not going to move around a lot that week...

hang a rope for me !! then somebody 2nd it and cry on toprope for me too ;-)
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jun 14, 2012 - 10:09am PT
then somebody 2nd it and cry on toprope for me too

I may be the man for the job! :) Good luck on the new shoulder and heal well and fast!
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 15, 2012 - 11:09pm PT
pagenmonkeyboy!

We will toast you at the meet & greet!

Best wishes for quick-healing!

Sorry you can't make it to the party!

I will be visiting "the city" off and on for the next two weeks!

Anyone else around in mid to late June?
Captain...or Skully

climber
Jun 16, 2012 - 01:23am PT
Seth & Jeebus will be there next week. I will be there for the weekend, that's my plan, anywho. I have a mostly black 2 door jeep Cherokee.
So there!
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jun 16, 2012 - 09:29am PT
Can't remember if we posted it, but we are in campsite 12. Can't miss us - we'll have the big rig...traveling in style...24' Cougar...living the life of luxury...White pick-up pulling...6# cat...in a dress...

Ha! Channeled Todd Gordon for a moment. :)
Captain...or Skully

climber
Jun 16, 2012 - 03:31pm PT
Ahem! Spewers must spew, I suppose. Whatever.....
photo not found
Missing photo ID#252333



Thanks for the info, Callie. That was pretty funny, too. Todd Gordon, indeed!
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 17, 2012 - 04:48pm PT
Supposed to be quite windy today & tomorrow at City of Rocks with top gusts up to 40mph. We have delayed our visit by a day, but we will see how windy it is tomorrow.

Temps will be real pleasant though!

Looking east toward Steinfeld's Dome.  Nice light!
Looking east toward Steinfeld's Dome. Nice light!
Credit: Fritz
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Jun 21, 2012 - 01:01pm PT
Uhhh...."thread drift?"

I may not be able to make the Greet and Meet after all, due to very dry and soon-to-be-hot weather; I need to get on with my haying operation.

This isn't a firm cancellation, but a thought that's been on my mind.
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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