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Jody

climber
35/53k
Topic Author's Original Post - Aug 14, 2012 - 06:45pm PT
Todd's 10 year anniversary thread gave me the idea.

I appreciate my wife. 22 years she has put up with me.

Here she is with her sister in MI last month(she's the dark-haired one)

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Here she is with her sister on her 43rd birthday.

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Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Aug 14, 2012 - 07:32pm PT
I dig my babe, too. 10 years. She's awesome. I show her my appreciation.

Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat



John Butler

Social climber
SLC, Utah
Aug 14, 2012 - 07:32pm PT


Sigh...

:-)

TwistedCrank

climber
Dingleberry Gulch, Ideeho
Aug 14, 2012 - 07:34pm PT
Yeah, but is she truck broke?
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Aug 14, 2012 - 07:46pm PT
C'mon, made you laugh didn't it?

Here's my awesome babe - for real this time

COZUMEL!
COZUMEL!
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
jmes

climber
Aug 14, 2012 - 07:50pm PT
+1 my wife is always a source of happiness or support depending on the circumstances.
Jody

climber
35/53k
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 14, 2012 - 09:05pm PT
^^^^^

Amen! I always call her my "better 99%" instead of my "better half".
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Aug 14, 2012 - 09:11pm PT
12 years of bliss. thanks honey!
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Aug 14, 2012 - 09:48pm PT
My better half for sure.
Spider & Red on the river Arno.
Spider & Red on the river Arno.
Credit: Spider Savage
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Aug 14, 2012 - 10:04pm PT
I wouldn't be where I am today without my gal.

Only 3 years so far, but the best years of my life. She inspires me to be a better man - together we do things and go places we only dreamed about.

Plus she climbs, hikes camps and bikes with me...and puts up with my constant gear hoarding.

Christina and I in the Narrows, Zion NP
Christina and I in the Narrows, Zion NP
Credit: Vegasclimber
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 14, 2012 - 10:14pm PT
Credit: Reilly
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Trad climber
San Francisco, Ca
Aug 14, 2012 - 10:18pm PT
A child, a dog, a little home improvement, what's not to love?

Credit: ontheedgeandscaredtodeath
treez

Trad climber
99827
Aug 14, 2012 - 10:21pm PT
Credit: treez

I don't get away with much in real life with this one.

Love her, I do.

We're gonna figure it out for the little guy and the dogs.

Credit: treez

Credit: treez
looks easy from here

climber
Ben Lomond, CA
Aug 14, 2012 - 10:31pm PT
We hit 6 this June.
Mrs. l.e.f.h. is the uphill rappeller
Mrs. l.e.f.h. is the uphill rappeller
Credit: looks easy from here
mark miller

Social climber
Reno
Aug 14, 2012 - 10:52pm PT
Heck I've been married since 96' and I still thank god for everyday.
Guangzhou

Trad climber
Asia, Indonesia, East Java
Aug 15, 2012 - 12:02am PT
We were married 6-6-09 and she's the best thing that has happened to me. While she prefers to avoid hiking, she's a great climbing partner, which in Indonesia means a lot of work.
My wonderful wife following "Ant Killer," a wide corner crack we estab...
My wonderful wife following "Ant Killer," a wide corner crack we established a few years back.
Credit: Guangzhou

Ernita Climbing Batu Cave Malaysia
Ernita Climbing Batu Cave Malaysia
Credit: Guangzhou

Ernita a bit tired, dehydrated, but happy while working on our new big...
Ernita a bit tired, dehydrated, but happy while working on our new big wall first ascent.
Credit: Guangzhou


ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Aug 15, 2012 - 06:27am PT
my beautiful bride  <br/>
my beautiful bride

Credit: ron gomez
My wonderful wife of 32 years. Known her 39!
Peace
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Aug 15, 2012 - 06:28am PT
Yep, I have a spouse I VERY much appreciate!

Far and away, marrying Leah was the smartest move I ever made....great partner, friend, mother, and woman of God.

Gonna be celebrating our 24th together in a month....and it just keeps getting better!

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Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Aug 15, 2012 - 08:26am PT
Best thing I ever found.....
Nancy
Nancy
Credit: Charlie D.
Dave Kos

Trad climber
Temecula
Aug 15, 2012 - 10:22am PT
I appreciate my spouse.

15 years +

I think she appreciates me, in general.

But I don't think she appreciates it when I'm taking pictures and belaying her at the same time.

"Do you have to take a picture right now?"
"Do you have to take a picture right now?"
Credit: Dave Kos



ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Aug 15, 2012 - 10:24am PT
Don't know where I'd be without her, but it wouldn't be a good place!

Us in RMNP
Us in RMNP
Credit: ydpl8s
Jody

climber
35/53k
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 15, 2012 - 03:58pm PT
I think this is the best thread I have ever started.

Dave, THAT is funny. Kind of like when I am driving and trying to take a picture of my wife at the same time? :)

Ron...32 years? Awesome. My parents just celebrated their 50th...you'll be there in no time!
Hankster

Social climber
Zakynthos
Aug 15, 2012 - 04:45pm PT
7 years together, almost 3 married. So damn in love with that whackjob!!
Zakynthos Island
Zakynthos Island
Credit: Hankster
OR

Trad climber
Aug 15, 2012 - 04:52pm PT
Ali the wife at Whistler
Ali the wife at Whistler
Credit: OR
plasticluvr

Gym climber
ft lauderdale fl
Aug 15, 2012 - 05:02pm PT
Credit: plasticluvr


My Wife, I think I'll keep her!
OR

Trad climber
Aug 15, 2012 - 05:06pm PT
She looks strong! I bet she is a rope gun.
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Aug 15, 2012 - 05:31pm PT
I've appreciated, to the utmost, spouses of other men over the years
DMBARN

Trad climber
Modesto
Aug 15, 2012 - 06:45pm PT
On our Wedding day
After the "I Do"
After the "I Do"
Credit: DMBARN

In Ephesis in Turkey
Credit: DMBARN

Yes, I do place her on a pedistal at times and she desreves to be....
Credit: DMBARN

Keep it up guys, this is great.

Douglas
yosguns

climber
Durham, NC
Aug 15, 2012 - 07:31pm PT
My spouse and I love him.

drc on the Captain
drc on the Captain
Credit: yosguns
drc happy in Lembert Picnic Area
drc happy in Lembert Picnic Area
Credit: yosguns
Credit: Matt Theilen
hillrat

Trad climber
reno, nv
Aug 16, 2012 - 11:22am PT
Best partner I've ever had in life, and holding onto my future rope-gun too (if she likes climbing anyway)!
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Russ S.

climber
was Seattle, now Spokane
Aug 16, 2012 - 07:05pm PT
Married for 11 days - looking forward to a lifetime...

got chocolate????
got chocolate????
Credit: Russ S.
MisterE

Social climber
Aug 16, 2012 - 07:15pm PT
The love of my life...my rock...my WAY better half, Justthemaid (aka Muppetus Pufficus Califoniae):



With her amazing stained-glass art:

Jo Jo

Mountain climber
Lacey, WA
Aug 16, 2012 - 07:30pm PT
My Babe, Jay, saved my life during a 3-day blizzard on Mt Rainier in J...
My Babe, Jay, saved my life during a 3-day blizzard on Mt Rainier in January this year. I took this photo of him on Day Two, thinking it might have been one of the last I would ever take of him. Thanks to his strength and love, we both survived. Love y
Credit: Jo Jo
hairyapeman

Trad climber
Fres-yes
Aug 16, 2012 - 09:59pm PT
Good times!


My wife in the purple &#40;future mom&#41;, my mom center in white, an...
My wife in the purple (future mom), my mom center in white, and my sister in the green (just recently a mom of twin boys) at Saint Marcos square in Venice Italy.
Credit: hairyapeman
drc

Trad climber
Durham, NC
Aug 16, 2012 - 11:37pm PT
My lovely spouse
Credit: drc

She has skillz

Credit: drc

Credit: drc

Credit: drc
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Aug 17, 2012 - 12:40am PT
hey there say, jody... oh, this is wonderful to see and hear....

say, she and her sis look soooo much alike... near like a twin...

(my son married an identicle twin gal, and had a few interesting odd times, when he first would round the corner, or walk past a door, etc, until he got used to it all)...

thank you for sharing how the two of you are so blessed!
with this appreciation for her...

and for all the other climbers, too:

congrats to you all... something speical, started from todd's thread, in deed...

neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Aug 17, 2012 - 12:50am PT
hey there say, all....

:( missed all the pics tonight...

will try later...
such a special thread, thanks again, jody... :)
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Aug 17, 2012 - 03:57am PT


Credit: survival
Jody

climber
35/53k
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 18, 2012 - 09:33am PT
Neebee, not twins. The sister is a couple of years older.

Great input from all. Love the pics!
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Aug 21, 2012 - 03:51am PT
My wife has been missing for 2 weeks now.

The police came by yesterday and told me to prepare for the worst.

So I went to Goodwill and bought back all of my wife's clothes.


Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Aug 21, 2012 - 07:24am PT
Enough can not be said about the help and support I have gotten from The Adventure Queen. So much has she supported me in my adventures she has been elevated to the grand title of the Empress of Adventure!
The Empress of Adventure. Ronda Carmer aka Wife of Plaidman
The Empress of Adventure. Ronda Carmer aka Wife of Plaidman
Credit: Plaidman
It's OK we are together now
It's OK we are together now
Credit: Plaidman
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Aug 21, 2012 - 07:34am PT
I appreciate my spouse;....I am a lucky man...



Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Aug 21, 2012 - 01:53pm PT
Plaidman gives me inspiration!

My babe at OTR
Old Timer's Reunion is the largest caver's convention in the world
Every year it's held just down the road from where we live

58th annual OTR 2007
Jackey on a trip through the Sinks of Gandy at OTR
Jackey on a trip through the Sinks of Gandy at OTR
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

59th annual OTR 2008
Jackey at the bonfire at OTR 2008
Jackey at the bonfire at OTR 2008
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

60th annual OTR 2009
Sierra Ledge Rat and Jackey at the 60th annual OTR in 2009
Sierra Ledge Rat and Jackey at the 60th annual OTR in 2009
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

61st annual OTR 2010
Jackey and Sierra ledge Rat at OTR 2010. The theme that year was Tex-M...
Jackey and Sierra ledge Rat at OTR 2010. The theme that year was Tex-Mex so I went as Blondie from the Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

62nd annual OTR 2011
Jackey at Cooter's Pub, OTR 2011
Jackey at Cooter's Pub, OTR 2011
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Aug 21, 2012 - 01:57pm PT
Sierra LR, Are you kidding about your wife being missing?

Sorry for thread drift, but that's either a terrible troll or really really bad news. Oh man, you made my eyes bug out with that. I'm horribly sorry.
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Aug 21, 2012 - 02:07pm PT
Sierra LR, Are you kidding about your wife being missing?

Just another wife joke

donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Aug 21, 2012 - 02:12pm PT
Kudos for my wife Angela! She does almost everything well and, more importantly, puts up with me. There were a couple who couldn't.
cleo

Social climber
the canyon below the Ditch!!!!
Aug 21, 2012 - 02:36pm PT
hahaha, I interpreted that Sierra Ledge Rat was Plaidman's wife!
cleo

Social climber
the canyon below the Ditch!!!!
Aug 21, 2012 - 02:44pm PT
He'll follow me anywhere! Up a frozen creek...

and quit his job of 20 yrs to bounce around Asia this fall!

Up a creek!
Up a creek!
Credit: cleo
Mr Roy

climber
Seattle
Aug 21, 2012 - 03:08pm PT
life is good
life is good
Credit: Mr Roy
22 years you becha
Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Aug 21, 2012 - 03:24pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#260048
Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Aug 22, 2012 - 06:58am PT
too many hot chicks here hooked up to ST losers. what's going on? did you guys slip 'em mind control drugs on that first date?

it's my contention that the best pairings are based on weakness. for example, i've always had a terrible weakness for intelligent women. i'm sorta intelligent myself, but when i run across a woman smarter than me, it puts me in a tailspin. i'm helpless. on the other hand, my wife's weakness has always been for good-looking men. her first heartthrob was charlton heston. didn't seem like any of the men in japan could measure up after she saw ben hur. poor thing wound up wandering the halls at ucla, running into me and thinking, "well, not quite charlton, but i could do worse."

so i recently took her fishing for the first time ever. thanks to my alaskan brother, we took a day charter out of seward and her arms got sore wrestling with silver salmon. a native japanese who has loved sushi all her life, she got a real-life close-up look at what's involved in catching fish--the beauty, the thrill, and the sadness. it's a measure of my regard for her that these things should all have hit home.

the other side of sushi
the other side of sushi
Credit: Tony Bird
martygarrison

Trad climber
Washington DC
Aug 22, 2012 - 08:05am PT
Lucky guy
Lucky guy
Credit: martygarrison
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Aug 22, 2012 - 10:05am PT
We just celebrated 25 wonderful years of marriage last month. I was head over heels from the first meeting, and still am...

Credit: Edge

Credit: Edge

Credit: Edge

Credit: Edge

She wouldn't smile for this pic, because the dog had jumped up that morning and knocked off half of her front tooth with his noggin.
Credit: Edge

Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Aug 22, 2012 - 12:29pm PT
For 40 years I've been smiling while I take the same picture.



Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Aug 22, 2012 - 12:46pm PT


phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Aug 22, 2012 - 04:03pm PT
On top of Tenaya Peak last week
On top of Tenaya Peak last week
Credit: phylp

We celebrated our 32 anniversary August 1st! I love him so much - partner, lover, best friend, rock.

He took me climbing in New Hampshire on our second date and so I have him to thank for my lifelong passion for climbing.

He doesn't climb outside much anymore, but occasionally we head out to climb together. This has been a good year for us climbing together - we had a day in Red Rocks, a day in the Valley, and a few days in the Meadows. I took the above photo last week after we finished Tenaya Peak.
Jody

climber
35/53k
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 4, 2012 - 07:53pm PT
Just watched our wedding video with my precious wife. Brought tears to my eyes. 22 years ago she looked so happy!
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Sep 4, 2012 - 11:52pm PT
Hope she still looks happy.

My long suffering husband hates exposure and would be delighted to merely belay me on single pitch climbs. Yet I somehow got him on a five pitch route this past weekend.
First Kiss, Pitch 4
First Kiss, Pitch 4
Credit: Seamstress
He always encourages me to chase after adventures, with or without him.

He will be putting some sweat equity into our future home next week.

He never expected be a daddy. but he has a wonderful relationship with his daughter.
Credit: Seamstress

I think I'll keep him.
dirtbag

climber
Sep 5, 2012 - 06:48am PT
Any spouse nakie pics to share?
ionlyski

Trad climber
Kalispell, Montana
Oct 17, 2012 - 10:53pm PT
Hard to beat this one guys. Absolutely perfect, merry & mellow!
Credit: ionlyski
Credit: ionlyski
Credit: ionlyski
Norwegian

Trad climber
Placerville, California
Oct 18, 2012 - 06:02am PT
Credit: Norwegian

fucin cheers all,
to the outdoor nooky nest
Credit: Norwegian
yosguns

climber
San Mateo, California
Feb 13, 2013 - 11:44pm PT
In honor of Tine's Day! Here's to appreciating our spouses. :)

What a man! Victor carving the turkey in Camp Four.
What a man! Victor carving the turkey in Camp Four.
Credit: yosguns

McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Feb 14, 2013 - 01:35am PT
My wife has been missing for 2 weeks now.

The police came by yesterday and told me to prepare for the worst.

So I went to Goodwill and bought back all of my wife's clothes.


Credit: McHale's Navy
Norwegian

Trad climber
Pollock Pines, California
Feb 14, 2013 - 04:39am PT
hanging best thru two times two.
Credit: Norwegian
Credit: Norwegian
Credit: Norwegian
Credit: Norwegian
Credit: Norwegian
Credit: Norwegian
Credit: Norwegian
Credit: Norwegian
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Feb 14, 2013 - 08:44am PT
They don't get any better than Elena. Happy Valentine's Day my darling sweetheart!

Elena bagging spines at Facelift '11.
Elena bagging spines at Facelift '11.
Credit: Ihateplastic
wivanoff

Trad climber
CT
Feb 14, 2013 - 10:09am PT
Doesn't climb but gives a great belay. Hope she keeps me...
Credit: wivanoff
Cape Cod
Cape Cod
Credit: wivanoff

Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine
Feb 14, 2013 - 12:24pm PT
Busy Cap'n
Busy Cap'n
Credit: Jebus H Bomz
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Feb 14, 2013 - 12:41pm PT
It's all part of life's rich pageant.

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Missing photo ID#159230

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Wouldn't do a thing different (well, maybe a few, but those are my areas for improvement!).

It's a heck a lot of work, any relationship, but you get out what you put in. Sometimes even more than the combined efforts. We have reaped the rewards here. And still working. And still reaping! :-)

In deep, deep gratitude for my dynamic, challenging, beautiful, wonderful wife!

Eric
ronj

climber
Feb 14, 2013 - 10:22pm PT
My co-adventurer; we got to know each other on the soccer field. I remember quite fondly the goal she scored off of my assist. The conection was a lot of fun for both of us. I was cycling a lot at the time. She bought me a tandem and held on tight (probably with her eyes closed) while I tried to break 55MPH going down a hill. I didn't know at the time she was afraid of going fast. Our hike to the top of Half Dome together(her idea) was magical. We danced on the top. I was fishing a lot at the time and she became the best fishing partner anyone could ask for. Then one day instead of going out on our own we decided to go out on a party boat. The boat didnít have much luck so we stayed out for around eight hours with Heidi sea sick for about seven of that. Last year at 55 I took up rock climbing and she didn't flinch or miss a step. She belays me all the time and has started climbing as well. At Indian Springs there is an unnamed route that was her first, she calls it Just Right. On rest day before a big hike last year she suggested that we check out an area called Twin Crags at North Shore Tahoe. Well itís an hour through head high manzanita to get there and a half hour back. Us both in shorts with our legs shredded and bleeding Iíve never seen her smile so big. Sheís not perfect if she was she never would have married me.

Lucky me
Lucky me
Credit: ronj
We stick to lakes now
We stick to lakes now
Credit: ronj
My co-adventurer, focused
My co-adventurer, focused
Credit: ronj

A truly wonderful wife that I love with all my heart and soul.
el_pirata

Trad climber
Paso, CA
Feb 15, 2013 - 09:28am PT
yosemite 2012
yosemite 2012
Credit: el_pirata

not technically my spouse yet, we're getting married this summer in switzerland! meeting her 12 years ago was the best thing to ever happen in my life!
Nilepoc

Boulder climber
Tx
Feb 16, 2013 - 06:31am PT
Potatoes boulders, Hueco <br/>
My June 2013 bride.
Potatoes boulders, Hueco
My June 2013 bride.
Credit: Nilepoc

The Hueco life, and future wife.
The Hueco life, and future wife.
Credit: Nilepoc

This fine woman is the sister of a supertopo member and I am proud to be with her. The wedding is going to be in Zion in June. Here's to her and a big thanks for tolerating me and my life pursuits.
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Feb 16, 2013 - 09:27am PT
Hold on and don't let go.

Lap
Lap
Credit: ydpl8s
east side underground

climber
Hilton crk,ca
Feb 16, 2013 - 01:41pm PT
Credit: east side underground
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