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Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Oct 28, 2012 - 11:40pm PT
Thanks for posting Doug, it's a good thing you made it out in one piece!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 29, 2012 - 12:46am PT
Ryand- Squamish Boulders eh? hmm.. ;) Definetly have one score to settle..

ya ya Red rocks.. so down. maybe a classic trad multi too?


Doug- Wow. Please do tell us more. It would be nice to hear it from the horse's mouth as it were.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Oct 29, 2012 - 01:16am PT
Somewhere upthread, in response to Luke's self-questioning over whether he'd done the right thing, I wrote:

Disagreeing with your partner over what to do in a life/death situation is probably the ultimate worst climbing scenario.

When it happens, there really is no right or wrong. It's just miserable for everyone, and quite often not everybody survives.

You guys are both still alive.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 29, 2012 - 03:41am PT
I'm still in Bishop.I'm still in Bishop.I'm still in Bishop.I'm still in Bishop......







What do you know? Hero roof.. I am still there!

Silver

Ice climber
Oct 29, 2012 - 09:41am PT
Doug I am glad you are ok and that you see that one moment in a long climb should not rob either of you from feeling a sense of accomplishment.

Would be nice to hear from your perspective a TR on the climb.

Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 29, 2012 - 11:25pm PT
My Bishop mantra wasn't working so hot today... Climbing ladders in the pissing rain was the name of the game today.. Gotta clean those windows! Ugh...

I wish I was in Bishop....


ahhhhhh... That's better....








The Buttermilks..





Tarryn(sp?) sends the crack next to Test of the Ironman




Action pano's don't really work out too hot but this one is pretty funny..




Mark working Test Of The Ironman v4?




Absolutely incredible scenery around here.....




We had a pretty darn fun day at the 'milks but the dastardly wind returned at full force and dampened our spirits a bit.. At one point someone was literally blown off a problem, so Relic and I decided to call it quits for the day..

I took one last pano of the Buttermilks.




That was the last photo I took until we reached Topaz.. Despite the amazing sunset, I was tasked with the driving since Relic had decided to leave his driver's license in his vehicle in Seattle!!


Relic was set on all you can eat spaghetti at Topaz Lodge Casino, so we went in a checked it out.



It was pretty good.. Still wish I knew about In-N-Out in Carson!!!

We rolled into Reno and hit the first starbucks we could find to book a cheap room. Circus Circus was 32 bucks plus fees and had free wi-fi.. Good enough for this guy!!



I got up in the morning and was greeted by this:





Tahoe was looking pretty sweet!!


If only I had unlimited funds and time....


I woke up sleepy head Relic and rushed downstairs to the car to pack up the tent.

Silver texted me while I was packing up and asked if we were still on for breakfast. I was stoked to meet him and of course replied "Yes!" He told us to meet him at Pegs Glorified Ham N Eggs..

We finally got on the road, late as per usual and rushed up Sierra St. We found a parking spot on the street with some difficulty and went inside. Silver recognized me right away and waved us over.

We introduced ourselves and immediately began bullshitting about all things climbing. Within no time our food had arrived.

Wow.




I have to say one thing about the U.S.A... You guys do food right. My breakfast was amazing... Caramelized banannas on a ham steak which was too much for even me to eat!! Damn.


Silver was really a really nice guy and we had an excellent discussion. He was even nice enough to buy us breakfast! Very cool. On the way out he checked the chain control advisory which were of course in place, and allowed me to take this photo.

THANKS SILVER!!


Getting back to Sacramento was a bit of an epic but nothing major, some of which I allready dropped... I'm saving the rest for the proper TR!



Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Oct 30, 2012 - 12:39am PT
Action pano's don't really work out too hot but this one is pretty funny..

"Funny" doesn't really do it justice. I think you should start shooting more of those.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Oct 30, 2012 - 12:42am PT
Hah! Good stuff. That last bit is in my town! And I recognize that Silver dude too!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 30, 2012 - 12:45am PT
Jeebus next time I make it to the east side we should fire one up!!

Big mikes wacky action pano's coming up!!
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Oct 30, 2012 - 12:53am PT
He told us to meet him at Pegs Glorified Ham N Eggs..

I have eaten there and after being a B'fast cook for fideen years, I would say silver knows his stuff. Pegs is really good.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Oct 30, 2012 - 12:57am PT
Jeebus next time I make it to the east side we should fire one up!!

I know, man! Sucks I missed ya, but I guess you were on your way out anyway. There's great climbing in the Tahoe area too if you allowed a day or two.

Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Oct 30, 2012 - 01:04am PT
Big mikes wacky action pano's coming up!!

Back in the days of EBs and Whillans Harnesses, we had to take exotic drugs to see sh#t like that. Getting it via some pictures taken with a telephone just ain't the same, but it's still pretty cool.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 30, 2012 - 02:14am PT
Jebus- Ya we were in and out like the wind... Next time I might just fly into Reno and check out what the else the eastside has to offer!!

Back in the days of EBs and Whillans Harnesses, we had to take exotic drugs to see sh#t like that. Getting it via some pictures taken with a telephone just ain't the same, but it's still pretty cool.

Rofl!!!!! You don't know Dave! Maybe my phone is on drugs!!

More trippy phone pics for Dave!!








Wayno- Pegs was dope! I would almost go back just for that!!!

Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 30, 2012 - 02:35am PT
On a personal note, I would like to take a minute to acknowledge everyone who helped make this happen, Wayno your hospitality on both ends of the trip was amazing. It was seriously more than we had ever dreamed of. Ghost, your inspiration and encouragement here and via email were very much appreciated. To all those who sent me route suggestions and encouragement/ beta via email or in thread, you made my trip that much more smooth and the simple gesture meant a lot to me.

To Relic my partner in crime and rope mate, it never would have happened without you dude!!! Thanks for everything!!! To Aislinn who put up with my endless posting of more images and late night posts. To Luke and Doug for transporting gear for me and securing our humble abode. To Dan for letting me use his computer, being a ethical inspiration and all the shits and giggles. Also thanks for not waiting for me to get my sh!t together on Salathe wall! You probably saved my life!!!!


Thanks to everyone who posted here and came along for the ride. It was amazing to have you!!!!!

The greatest thing about this thread is re-reading it and your comments now that I have a better understanding of the context...

Oh ya.... I got more pics and I left lots of juicy details out of this thread...... So stay tuned for a full blown Trip Report!!!!
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Oct 30, 2012 - 10:10pm PT
Mike, that inner voice told me it would be worth it, and it was right. That is what we do. There is something in this connection we all share as "climbers" that I don't care to analyze too much, but just try to nourish and enjoy. Brother.
Silver

Ice climber
Oct 30, 2012 - 10:25pm PT
Mike you guys are welcome anytime and if you see big mike n person you know why they call him big mike that's why I took him to big breakfast.

Glad you made it home safe come back ill make time and we will show you some great stuff from Tahoe to Whitney.

Have a safe winter gets some big turns in and if we see in the Whistler this winter don't be too surprised.

Silver
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 30, 2012 - 10:28pm PT
What???!!! Dude I hope so!! It would be my pleasure to share my pow stashes with friends!!!

Thanks Wayno!! Come sledding this winter man you will love it!!!
this just in

climber
north fork
Oct 30, 2012 - 10:32pm PT
Sh#t yeah. Great photos and can't wait for the TR. I'll be in Whistler in March, hope the snow is good this year. Mongolian Grill! Damn I'm hungry know.
Silver

Ice climber
Oct 30, 2012 - 10:34pm PT
Like wise Mike if we're getting big snow come visit and well show you Squaw and some of our favorites as well.

Best to you guys this winter and buy Luke. Beer for me one night at the pub for ticking off the Muir.

Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 30, 2012 - 10:46pm PT
Justin you better drop me a pm when you come so we can go shred some pow!!!!


Silver you got it bud!!
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