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thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Oct 6, 2012 - 12:33pm PT
Steck salathe!!!! Mike we needs do that
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Oct 6, 2012 - 01:03pm PT
Beware of the TOOLs.... much meaner and looking to kill you, not at all like the RCMP.

And as I always tell folks "if you only have time for one climb in the Valley do"

Central Pillar of Frenzy.

Enjoy yourself.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Oct 6, 2012 - 01:11pm PT
Definitely go to the Valley. Moby dick at El Cap base, it's not 5.9 but you got it. If you wanna drive an hour plus south I could show you Shuteye or the southern yosemite area. Great camping, unique climbing, and no crowds. You guys will have a blast and I look forward to your photos.

Take him up on his offer. I guarantee you WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED. Yes, go see the Valley, but the climbing in SoYo is world class. And yes, you need someone to show you where everything is. It's a climbers paradise.

Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 6, 2012 - 01:26pm PT
Wow! Thanks guys! I've been singing that song for days, so I thought it would be appropriate for a thread title as well. I promise not to say Cali when I get off the plane. ;) We are coming next weekend so it sounds like at least a couple days in the meadow might be in order.

Justin- Shuteye sounds cool too! With so much to do obviously we won't have time for everything but I would like to meet up at some point if possible.
Maybe we can fit it in.

Hey Dwaine- You gonna be anywhere near the ditch when you are working in the sunshine state?

Steck Salathe eh? I've been warned that my 6'7 carcass might not fit through the narrows....

What no You're gonna die yet? ;)
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Oct 6, 2012 - 02:04pm PT
Hey Mike, I don't know how strong a leader Relic is but I'll bet you could make it up the Regular NW face of Half Dome if the weather holds. You are a better climber than I was when I first pulled it off. Such a great route.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Oct 6, 2012 - 02:05pm PT
Have fun, Mike! Tuolumne is awesome. A must visit. The ditch is cool too.

Really try to hook up with a SoYo trip.
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Oct 6, 2012 - 02:18pm PT
While in the Valley for the first time, don't forget to take the time after climbing to be a tourist -

go see the Ahwahnee, it's beautiful
go to the Visitor's Center, the Museum and the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite Village
have a drink in the Mountain Room Bar and enjoy the great Glen Denny photos
splitter

Trad climber
Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Oct 6, 2012 - 02:25pm PT
Yer gonna love Cali, bro...

Cuz "It's all good, from Diego to the Bay!"
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 6, 2012 - 02:26pm PT
Thanks bluey. I'm stoked!

RNWF eh? Hmm... Interesting.... I asked relic if we were going to do any bivys, and he said "not on purpose!"

Thanks Splitter! I'm enjoying the love already!
Jeremy Ross

Gym climber
Oct 6, 2012 - 02:29pm PT
Lembert Dome !!!!!!!









and YER GONNA DIE!!!!!!!!



_JR
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 6, 2012 - 02:39pm PT
Thanks Phylp! My buddy Kieran was talking about how amazing Ansel's work is, so definitely pumped to check it out!
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Oct 6, 2012 - 03:27pm PT
"Hey Dwaine- You gonna be anywhere near the ditch when you are working in the sunshine state?"






Not near the DITCH but I am near Joshua Tree National Monument.

760-780-8433


Cosmic

Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 6, 2012 - 05:19pm PT
Hey Jingy, thanks for the cookie reco! Looks sick! Nutcracker looks rad too, I wanted to do snake dyke, but I think it might kill poor relic just getting up there! ;)

Cool cosmic. If we make it out that way I'll give you a ring!

Thanks JR, just didn't feel a proper thread without the standard taco greeting.

Just in case y'all are wondering what I'm doing online when I should be out climbing, I'm at my parents for the weekend for canuck thanksgiving...
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Oct 6, 2012 - 08:01pm PT
Moby dick for sure, one of the few pitches Ive done in the ditch. My partner was epic'ing up there & losing his shlt while I was yelling & throwing rocks at a bear who was trying to steal the beer bag. Good thing for grigris. Very memorable experience although I don't remember much about the climbing, I think it was a stiff 5.9 but super fun jamming. Plus it's on el cap so yea you'll be badass.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Oct 6, 2012 - 08:16pm PT
Jon Beck offers some damn good advice. Heed it.

Ah, Californians don't care, they're too busy being awesome to hear what you call their state. I spent a good 30 years there, so I speak from experience ;).

Anybody mention Jam Crack? Two good pitches 5.7 to 5.9 and then you can TR two fun 5.10+ climbs. Not very epic, but decent cragging.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 7, 2012 - 12:45am PT
What is "THE" valley guide?? and don't say Supertopo free climbs because I've been looking at it, and although it is interesting and has lots of useful info, it isn't quite up to Squamish standards... The descriptions in our books are awesome, pitch for pitch... Anything like that??
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Oct 7, 2012 - 12:50am PT
Check out the Roper guidebook.



DMT
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 7, 2012 - 12:56am PT

Dingus- Hmm... might be too late to get a book off the internet... anyone have one locally they want to part with???
Truthdweller

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Oct 7, 2012 - 12:58am PT
DM's snickering when he offered The Roper Guide...lol! It's a classic though!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 7, 2012 - 01:08am PT
I figured.... looks cool though, i would love to have and peruse it... i can actually get one for a decent price but it won't arrive soon enough..... no wonder you guys are always so impressed about our guidebooks!!
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