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Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Nov 3, 2012 - 08:04am PT
Credit: Gypsy



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAKfy2W70Qg
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Nov 3, 2012 - 09:40am PT
hey there say, mouse... to you, from my house:


just saw the other post...
made me sad, over here, aways from calif's coast...

i myself had a good daddy-cry today...
but mine is still here, and i'm praying for his longer-stay...

though i know the day will come, for those older folks that we love...
so we must continually seek strength from our creator above...

we are like seeds, you see...
we spout and grow, and give fruit, to others that be...

when folks die and pass on, there is a trigger from their 'ways...
and it sparks the fruit that been LEFT to continue their 'past day's stay'...

entrusted to you, then will come...
a new job, to be done...


keep your dad's works alive through you...
by love, in all you do...

it's the higher way of life, when death seems to steal...
and eternity, will boast, of fine dessert, after the earthy meal...

a hidden joy, shut away by this body's frame...
is the end-result, for when we park, after earth's life-game...

reunions will be far above here-and-now sweetness, as to what we've lost, 'tis true...
as long as we've tended to our souls, proper--and not been wicked to others, nor been hurting folks, by being 'askew'...


though--it may be long time in coming, to see, my friend...
but we will know more, come whenever 'this eartly time', does end...





TODAYS note--just now wrote:
(your buddies are all here, for this such time, you'll find...
reach out for them, here, so you'll not be trapped in your mind)

may this days sun rise, to find you with an anchor,
growing each day, as a soft surprise...





Credit: neebee

(stock photo)





mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 5, 2012 - 06:22am PT
Here. A chapter of a story. A story based untirely on another belated chapter in my lives. Dedicated to confident n00bs everywhere.

B Lay and the Cap-Rock Cowhands.

Chapter the First: The hardmen arrive, as yet un-chastened.


Our intrepid cap-rock campers arrive in the Valley. Their sights are set on the Tilted Kitten, Tilt, and Mum’s Word. They gaze in awe at the Incontrovertible Buttress, easily the South Side equivalent of the mighty Rhombus, which just barely defeated their combined assault just last month. With all their bad luck, weather in the nineties, and lack of energy as a result of having to carry their pigs to the base, then carry them back when the jugs broke their taped tops and soaked the food, the down and the topo-binder., it’s no wonder the Rhombus won that round.

And so they begin the arduous quarter-mile to the base of the imposingly prepossessing pillar, buttress, more of a pile of pillars, buttresses, and chimney-looking cracks, really. Faceplant leads the way, f Stop walks behind, and B Lay is in his accustomed place, the third man.

B Lay’s attention is riveted on the gray-greenish-ashes color of their unquestioned quest. She is a thing of beauty, grace, and speed, in slow motion; he’s ambling again, the one prone to day-dreaming. But he knows his way around a gri-gri. He should, he’s a gym member going on nine or ten tough months. But he better Pick up the Pace, yuck, yuck. New York City? Gawd, I’d die if I had to go there, or my name’s Joe Buck, ma’m. I’m new to the…What’s that smell? Slowly he turns around. Was that really sh#t and sh#t-paper he just stepped in? Oh, f*#k yeah, it was! I’m gonna check that Facelift out next fall, I think. This don’t even happen at My Tanks! People know better down home. Sh#t, hell, Sh#t-heel. You better watch yer step here on out.

He dashes after Faceplant and f Stop, catching up as they come to the base. They dump the hardware, ropes, canteen, the topo-binder, the photography crap, the Go Pro and the cooler. They each light up a cigarette, a cigar, and a joint in celebration of having done the approach without trauma. They share some of the ice in the cooler, all three managing to wet their smokes, but f Stop just calmly re-lights his cigar and comments how nice it is with no Gila Monsters, little clouds of flies, diamondbacks, and hemorrhoids. He’s a Dallas fan, you can tell. He’s a hemorrhoid sufferer. Add to that the sh#t he smells in spite of the cigar, and he looks around carefully, and discovers the source. They decide to send the offensive shity-shoe-sufferer back to the ragtop for his ancient Fires. They may smell like his mom’s old tampon, but not like sh#t.

Over half-an-hour later B Lay comes back into the clearing at the base of the “wall.“ Faceplant sees that he’s limping. His Fires are held in his hand. He is wearing woolen socks filled with pine straw. He’s playing it safe. Good team player, gotta say that. He has a gallon of water. What? The cooler’s full of Lone Star and Brew 102. With some Steam Bear Beer in for good measure. Some boys just gotta play the voice of reason card, but you can’t B Lame him. He’s only the third man, anyway. He does have a way around that belay plate, though.

They are tripping out on IB, their “pet name” for this ogre. The buttress is less wide than the Rombo, as they‘ve begun calling that North-Facing feature. No, wait, it‘s South-facing and on the North Side. Got it, says Faceplant to himself. Now just STFU and don’t let them know you forgot your rappel figure-8. The Rhombus seems now like an old friend who just likes his privacy, so he tries to shoot over your head to tell you he’s not up for visitors. And this buttress is without question far less square. The Rombohedron. The Rhom-meister. Tony Rhomo. Homoromo. Semirhombis. And mossy, and lichecy, and colder. Other than that, it’s on good quality rock, only decomp granite’s on the odd-numbered pitches and we’ll flip for the belays. Wish I hadn’t decided to agree to that, thinks Faceplant. “You want to belay the whole way, Face, it’s OK by me. I won’t mind. What do y…”

“Oh, hell, yeah! Leave it to me. I’m your number-one Number Two, old pard! Sho’ nuf.”

“Cool jeans, Jelly Beans. What we have here, we’ve the failure to authenticate, communicating our commitment to show our commitment. My case rests on the summit. We got here but three pitches, six at the most. Or maybe more, but if we get that high then we will have gone all the way to the approach to the gullies that lead only another thousand eight-hundred feet to the South Rim. Should be a piece of cake for West Texans who go for the dough on Broncho Billy Goat’s Bluff.”

All of twenty-five feet high and overhung the last three feet all the way across the caprock. Must be at least two more TR’s, not to mention the high traverse on the Blue Line. The Yellow Line’s only five feet off the deck. But there’s a rattlesnake den down the draw and it makes the approach iffy and too dangerous in climbing boots. Small hands only. Big hands, get the f*#k out of there, give it a wide birth. It’s not for you. You will only be tempted to face climb (p-tui, knock on wood).

After they climbed the Great White Thrown, the Bull’s Balls, and Boy Howdy’s Pilgrimage at Facerock, Faceplant’s find in Waste Land down to the Maybellines (south of Red River’s close enough for the un-initiated--it’s kinda under development still), they figure they got these virgin Yosemite cracks and chimneys already in the bag. How hard can they be? Bull’s Balls is so hard they had to almost fall leading it the first time and B Lay actually got sewing machine legs on the 5.8! Alice!

Faceplant’s got so much going for him, man. It’s his mom’s Le Baron convertible. It’s his rack. Or mostly. All the hexes and stoppers are his, the two Friends still work, and the webbing’s rated for twenty -five. That’s what they said. Twenty-five hasn’t even been done yet. Except the Austin climbers. I think they go to that high in their system Maybe he meant 5.25 and I got no clue? It’s enough to get a FA, even if it’s only 5.8. Or I’d settle for 5.7 d. That would be a first of a FA--first 5.7d inYosemite. We already got ’em at Facerock, but we’ll have to climb a 5.7b and a 5.7 c here in the Valley first--heck, gee, how hard could that be?

Well, here we are, the base of our future climbing futures, right here. Time to put up a FA or shut up. Never up, never in. If it looks hard, look harder. When the crack narrows, focus.

What would Pratt say? What would Royal write? Where would Roper take a piss?






mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 6, 2012 - 04:54am PT
http://www.sandfiredragonranch.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=25
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 6, 2012 - 12:57pm PT
That was a link to show a photo of a snake like the one that spent the night with me last night. She was adorable, named Bo Ball.

Made me shudder when George brought her by, but then she got attached and I kept her on my neck while we shot the moons down one by one in honor of my father.
Credit: mouse from merced

And then we did the two bottles of red. And weed.

I'm on cruise control, Bo and George are gone, and the day is new.

What's new in your part of Middle Earth, Throwpie?

Post up a couple shots of the Third Gen Pie, I know you have dozens, Grandpa.

This thread could use some young Flames juju, know what I mean? Cuz the old Flames juju has been beat to hell this week.
Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Nov 6, 2012 - 06:15pm PT
For your dad, Mr Mouse, who has gone over to the other side

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYDrkG2EGwg
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 7, 2012 - 08:15pm PT
And with the passing of the Da, the mouse scurried from view.

I may have to return.

I am going now.

I'll see how things go.

Go.

Went.

Gone.

Like a simile.
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Nov 7, 2012 - 08:16pm PT
Best of luck my friend.
Kalimon

Trad climber
Ridgway, CO
Nov 7, 2012 - 10:06pm PT
Peace Mouse!

Looks like Allen Pattie (B.A.T. shirt) in your 1990 Moab photo. Did you know Dave Bell?
throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Nov 8, 2012 - 11:01am PT
OK mouse...heres a recent shot. I couldn't find one without my sunglasses on, but imagine old, tired eyes underneath.
Credit: throwpie
throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Nov 8, 2012 - 11:02am PT
...and of course, Peggy Lou
Credit: throwpie
throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Nov 8, 2012 - 11:15am PT
And we still have the old GMC
Credit: throwpie
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 8, 2012 - 03:17pm PT
Got pride in the old ride.

Neat.
throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Nov 8, 2012 - 03:21pm PT
Lots of famous butts have sat on it's tailgate. Including yours, mouseau.
throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Nov 8, 2012 - 03:45pm PT
Serious Mouse and your cousin(?)
Credit: throwpie
throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Nov 8, 2012 - 03:48pm PT
Nice kneepads
Credit: throwpie
throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Nov 8, 2012 - 03:48pm PT
saddle up pardner
Credit: throwpie
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Nov 8, 2012 - 07:13pm PT
hey there say, ... more nice shares... the truck, throwpie and peggy lou (did i get the name right)... will check...

say ron:
as to your quote:

I USed to play "the lizard" on another forum.. I sought the cover of the rocks in which i would scan the meadowhood. The meadowhood is where the critters gathered and i the LIZARD kept guard duty over the hood- watchin for skally-wags and giving warning to the members of the hood. The lizard now watches for the Mouse


fun way with words, as to your lizard share, :)

glad you are out in the open here on the ol' taco, so we can share with you...
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 8, 2012 - 07:39pm PT
The Nutcracker on the day the turd below shouted imprecations at the trio of turds above and they shouted maledictions and threatened him with fingers and butts bared in their turn and then things got ugly.

That is Dolores' brother Marc Irwin. He had the enviable job of running the Palo Alto Factory Outlet for the Face. He was a solid 5.8 leader and champion clay courts tennis player at one time. Back in Sandy-cane Land and brokering stocks, married, an old slave like y'all.

That is my right knee, so it's padded for the simple reason I had the ACL surgery in February. This must be 1979. I look dorky serious. But you wore that god-awful black helmet!

Nice photos. Dude.
throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Nov 8, 2012 - 08:34pm PT
I only wore the helmet for a bit. It was so I would look like someone in Mountain Magazine. The brits looked so cool.
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