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eKat

Trad climber
BITD3
Jun 26, 2012 - 11:00am PT
I'm jumpin' back in here to say one more thing. . . .

THE GOOD AT THE TACO STAND MAKES ME PROUD!

I love us!

oxoxoxoxo

eK@

Double D

climber
Jun 26, 2012 - 12:27pm PT
Best wishes to a successful healing.
Ian Gill

Big Wall climber
Redding, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 26, 2012 - 01:05pm PT

Many thanks to ALL the comments here! It is truly powerful magic!

We are all a special breed, and I am proud to be one of you!
Prezwoodz

climber
Anchorage
Jun 26, 2012 - 03:20pm PT
You shouldn't consider it letting anyone down! I am inspired by your dedication and want to continue life. When you get better my offer still stands, I'll even do the wall with you. Once your free and clear let me know, I'll fly down for that.

Kelsey
ec

climber
ca
Jun 27, 2012 - 08:47pm PT
Ian, in my mind, you are still up there on the ledge...
Ian, in my mind, you are still up there on the ledge...
Credit: ed sampson, ec joe collection

once there, you never really leave...

 ec
Ian Gill

Big Wall climber
Redding, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 28, 2012 - 02:39pm PT
I still have my moments where I get so pissed I'm just two steps away from throwing all my gear in the truck, buy some food, and head for the wall and let the chips fall where they may.

But on a sensible note - My son has never climbed. If I were to take him to Tenaya, Toulumne (before treatment kicks in), to learn the basics and do some Easy climbs (maybe up to 5.7 or so) just so he can take in the atmosphere and enjoy himself at the same time - any suggestions for some 'must do' routes?

I've already decided Great White Book would be on the list for him, just for scenic quality alone!

Cheers! We're gonna die!!!!
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Jun 28, 2012 - 03:33pm PT
Is that Ian doing pull ups one the ledge?
Ian Gill

Big Wall climber
Redding, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 28, 2012 - 04:31pm PT
That's actually John Barbella in the photo. We were sittin' out a rain day. I took my turn after John (not to be out done) Yeah, we were a little bored!

~ Mescalito
Ian Gill

Big Wall climber
Redding, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 28, 2012 - 04:33pm PT

EC! What has become of Ed Sampson? Even Leversee doesn't know where he is.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Jun 28, 2012 - 04:33pm PT
Barbella Rocks. So Do You Ian!
ec

climber
ca
Jun 28, 2012 - 05:25pm PT
'Last spoke to Ed in the late '90's...sometime after skiing together at Snowbird (a North Face gig). Ed, I believe is in Colorado. - ec

Supertopo threads of Ed Sampson:

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=290607&msg=291453#msg291453

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=553968&msg=554260#msg554260
tolman_paul

Trad climber
Anchorage, AK
Jun 28, 2012 - 05:44pm PT
Ian,

Sorry to hear about your cancer returning, I'll keep you in my prayers.

Sometimes the planning and work towards our dreams is more important and helps us in ways that are more important than realizing the dream itself.

Definately take your son climbing, and spend time in Toulemne. It really doesn't matter what you climb together, the time you two spend together will be what matters more then exactly where it is, or what you are doing.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jun 28, 2012 - 05:48pm PT
Ed's in boulder.
ME Climb

climber
Behind the Orange Curtain
Jun 28, 2012 - 07:37pm PT
Ian,
I am sorry to hear about this. I wish you the best of luck during this battle.

Eric
Ian Gill

Big Wall climber
Redding, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 29, 2012 - 02:51pm PT

Bump for some classic "easy" route suggestions to take my 17 year old son on in Toulumne, Tenaya, etc. He has never climbed before. I may do this for 2 - 3 days before treatment begins.

Man, I feel like sh*t today!
eKat

Trad climber
BITD3
Jun 29, 2012 - 03:26pm PT
Puppy Dome (ground school and TRs)

One of those 5.5 - 5.7 things (MARMOT)

NW Books (LEMBERT)

West Country (SPD)

GWB (SPD)

South Crack (SPD)
Ian Gill

Big Wall climber
Redding, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 29, 2012 - 04:58pm PT

Thanks, Kath - you ARE the magic woman!!!!
Anne

Trad climber
Portland, OR
Jun 29, 2012 - 05:09pm PT
South Crack

Hermaphrodite Flake

Golf Route

NW Books

Have a wonderful time!!
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Jun 29, 2012 - 07:01pm PT
Ian, at some point after climbing, don't forget to do the *Tenaya Lake lay back* with your son.
Lake Tenaya's white sandy beach can be so relaxing...It's a great place to have a picnic and take a nap.

The sounds of kids playing, people climbing, and the water lapping on the beach...aahhh..

Best Wishes on your Journey..
From your neighbor to the south of you.

Salud..

nita...


ps..
F*#k Cancer.

pss, note for above.... That's the~ Golfer's route..+1
Ian Gill

Big Wall climber
Redding, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 29, 2012 - 08:12pm PT

Yeah, Nita - my kind of place!
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