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Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 4, 2012 - 08:07pm PT
I just talked to Lynne Leichtfuss, and we were thinking about putting together a little Climbing meetup at Big Rock, Perris Lake on
the 17th or 18th of November.

I get out of my sling around the 15th and I'm up to do a bit of easy slab climbing and BR would be a perfect place.

If anyone is interested in meeting us there,
give me a call at,
760-780-8433

Lynne and I are trying to get Ron Gomez and maybe Neversummer who lives near there, but any STer is WELCOME!!!

It's a good place for a PICNIC and CLIMBING.


Cosmic
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 5, 2012 - 07:23am PT
Buuuummpp
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Nov 5, 2012 - 07:35am PT
Sounds like a good time. Would like to meet some of the ST folks. Might be able to make it up on Sunday.
neversummer

Trad climber
30 mins. from suicide USA
Nov 5, 2012 - 07:40am PT
I got your msg cosmic, will give you a call later today..im game.
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Nov 5, 2012 - 07:48am PT
If it is the 18th I'll be able to go :)
locker

Social climber
Nov 5, 2012 - 08:07am PT


Credit: Cosmic
...


T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Nov 5, 2012 - 08:14am PT
Cosmic and others,
I'd love to join you, but I'm way up here and your way down there, well you know.
Here are some BITD (swami belt and hip belay) pics I found, have fun out there!!!
Tad
Big Rock mid 70's
Big Rock mid 70's
Credit: T Hocking
Big Rock mid 70's
Big Rock mid 70's
Credit: T Hocking
Big Rock mid 70's
Big Rock mid 70's
Credit: T Hocking
Big Rock early 70's
Big Rock early 70's
Credit: T Hocking
Big Rock mid 70's
Big Rock mid 70's
Credit: T Hocking
Gary

Social climber
Right outside of Delacroix
Nov 5, 2012 - 05:41pm PT
Was just there Sunday. It was amazingly empty, just a few climbers. That rock is getting slicker all the time. It was a beautiful day.

I always have fun out there. No sign of that big rattler that's been hanging out by the tables lately, though.

Did see the Riverside County sheriff.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Nov 5, 2012 - 05:45pm PT
Let us know which day.

I'll be there.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 5, 2012 - 05:50pm PT
Sounds good TGT.
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Nov 5, 2012 - 05:51pm PT
I'll see what I can do.. I've got a couple free days before the Christmas madness.

Credit: justthemaid

Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 5, 2012 - 05:58pm PT
YES!!! MAID!!!!
and Mister E too!!!?

I remember the last time we went.
Gene

climber
Nov 5, 2012 - 06:02pm PT
I SOOOOOOOOOOOO wanna come play, but alas................

g
bajaandy

climber
Escondido, CA
Nov 5, 2012 - 06:04pm PT
I'm down for the 18th.
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Nov 5, 2012 - 06:49pm PT
Damn. Haven't been there in 25 years or so. Brings back fond memories.

Is it still as spoogie as it was then? If memory serves that place was so greasy. The trough was so greasy the .9s and.10s were easier, or at least more secure.
Sewellymon

climber
.....in a single wide......
Nov 5, 2012 - 06:53pm PT
I've never been. And Cynthia has only been climbing for a year, so SHE'S never been.

So I think WE'RE IN!
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Nov 5, 2012 - 06:58pm PT
If memory serves that place was so greasy. The trough was so greasy the .9s and.10s were easier, or at least more secure.

Hasn't changed
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Nov 5, 2012 - 07:13pm PT
The batman rappell posted earlier. Those boltz were so bad. Spinners and rotters. 3/16" x 1.5"; never trusted them.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
moving thru
Nov 5, 2012 - 07:26pm PT
OMG, so many friends coming. What great fun we will have.

Just got home from crazy day at work. Yo all made my day. Talked to Cosmic and it's the 18th for sure. Mr. G Davis hopefully will create the work schedule to let lynnie OFF on the 18th.

Can't call in sic cause my boss man is coming to climb :D

Out of Towners are welcome to stay here at the Casa that weekend. Just let me know right away so I can make arrangements here. You'll have to camp out...we have an avocado grove and 2 1/2 acres....it will be fun.

Peace and Joy, lynne
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Nov 5, 2012 - 07:48pm PT
Is this the real cosmic or the fake cosmic...? I'm confused...? RJ
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Nov 5, 2012 - 07:50pm PT
COZMEEEEEEKKKKK!!!!!!!! Gaddddam it this sounds like a fabboo time. No chance of us bein' thar......tho'........MAY YOU ALL HAVE PUFFS A GO-GO and LOTSO CLIMBING under SUNNY SKIES !!!!
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
moving thru
Nov 5, 2012 - 08:07pm PT
Tami, How can we get yo over to the light side....So Cal and Sun??? DY also would love to see yo.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Nov 5, 2012 - 08:12pm PT
"The batman rappell posted earlier. Those boltz were so bad. Spinners and rotters. 3/16" x 1.5"; never trusted them."

That was like 73, the rap station bolts were good then and I know I'm gonna die.

Have the spinners and rotters been upgraded?

Have fun all!!!
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Nov 5, 2012 - 08:23pm PT
Sounds trippy. Put me down for a maybe with extra doubtfulness.

I call "first climb" with Cosmic.
Big rock trip.
Big rock trip.
Credit: Stolen
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 5, 2012 - 10:21pm PT
Looks like the 18th it will be at Big Rock

I hope you can make it Spider!
Lynne and I were talking tonite and
we are thinking a Picnic would be nice also
at Big Rock.

After the 10th of nov I will be incomputercada
as I will be in Calif working till Thanksgiving.
I will only be able to be reached by Cell phone.

Any questions, get a hold of Lynne, or call me at 760-780-8433

I look forward to seeing all of you who can make it!

Cosmic
neversummer

Trad climber
30 mins. from suicide USA
Nov 6, 2012 - 06:42am PT
Credit: neversummer
Batrock

Trad climber
Burbank
Nov 6, 2012 - 06:52am PT
I am off work both those days and would love to try and make it out there.
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Nov 6, 2012 - 06:56am PT
Bump

"The batman rappell posted earlier. Those boltz were so bad. Spinners and rotters. 3/16" x 1.5"; never trusted them."

That was like 73, the rap station bolts were good then and I know I'm gonna die.

I was there in the early-mid '80s. Those boltz were crap. But I still clipped them.
PhilG

Trad climber
The Circuit, Tonasket WA
Nov 6, 2012 - 07:45am PT
Of all the "get together" I wish I could make...
Maybe in a year or two when I retire. Have a great time!!
Thanks for the 70's pictures.
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Nov 6, 2012 - 07:45am PT
Cool, I can make it if it is on the 18th. Will be nice to meet some Tacos. Sounds like it will be a blast.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Nov 6, 2012 - 07:50am PT
Sounds like a great get-together....wish I could make it down there...lots of great memories of Big Rock in the 70's and early 80's.


My own self, soloing The Trough...1976

photo not found
Missing photo ID#272509
locker

Social climber
Nov 6, 2012 - 07:52am PT

"My own self, soloing The Trough...1976"...

I had never lead that climb until not many years back...

Talk about SLIPPERY...

I for sure WOULD NOT solo that fuker...

NO FUKING WAY!!!...

LOL!!!...
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Nov 6, 2012 - 07:56am PT
Yeah Locker...those grey water-stained areas are a little sporty...especially in the EB's I was in back then.
locker

Social climber
Nov 6, 2012 - 08:03am PT

I'll bet!!!...

Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Nov 6, 2012 - 08:07am PT
I believe back in those days, The Trough was rated F4. What is the consensus rating these days?
locker

Social climber
Nov 6, 2012 - 08:10am PT



5.14...

Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Nov 6, 2012 - 08:11am PT
Bwahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I KNEW I was badass back then!

:)
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Nov 6, 2012 - 08:29am PT
wish I could make it. Many an early climbing trip were spent here.

Have we cross linked to the Big Rock thread?
Dave Kos

Trad climber
Temecula
Nov 6, 2012 - 08:51am PT
I'm going to try to make it and bring the family. Looks like lots of fun!

BTW, last time I was there I noticed some of the bolts were not up to modern standards. In particular, the second bolt on the 10a to the right of Africa Flake (don't remember the name of the climb - Mind Bender?) I suspect this bolt sees a lot of falls/hangs, and a failure would not be pretty.

Would it be reasonable to suggest that some of the older bolts be replaced? I don't have the skills, but can donate money to buy the new bolts.
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Nov 6, 2012 - 09:00am PT
I can be there. Should we plan for food and drink?
By Big Rock: The Lost Crag; From the Trad Climbers Bible, Falcon Press...
By Big Rock: The Lost Crag; From the Trad Climbers Bible, Falcon Press by John Long
Credit: Jon Beck
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 6, 2012 - 09:42am PT
Jon B;

That is tentativly the plan.
If everyone brings a little something, we could have a pretty nice picnic.

Pm LL LL, or call me
Sewellymon

climber
.....in a single wide......
Nov 7, 2012 - 12:24pm PT
bumpage..

wassup with coooking faciities? bbq? smooth organ meat-fest?
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
moving thru
Nov 7, 2012 - 12:29pm PT
Great question, Sewellymon.

I'm jazzed you and your wife are coming! I'm cleaning my van and kayaks today, but will try to go on line and check facilities. Cheers and Love, lynne.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
moving thru
Nov 7, 2012 - 12:35pm PT
So Jeff, Sewellymon,

Big Rock is 1/2 mile hike in on a paved road. Park has restroom and picnic tables.....no water or food.

I imagine we can bring small bbq's. I'll bring 6 gallons of H20.

Wadda ya think as far as food? Bring whatever, have a general menu or just bring snacks and heavy appetizers. lynnie

PS. If folk want to come and don't want to bring food, yo, just show up, we'll have plenty. :D
10b4me

Boulder climber
member since 2002
Nov 7, 2012 - 12:37pm PT
I might try and make it. haven't been there in years, but that was my lead training ground.
as for the trough, let's just say that water and grease don't mix. . . . . .
Sewellymon

climber
.....in a single wide......
Nov 7, 2012 - 12:42pm PT
Steve- hope you can make it.. (I saw Tony Y last nite.. let's see if we can get him to join us

Hi Lynne- ya Cynthia really has taken to climbing. Big Rock is a place I think she'll enjoy. Plus she enjoys meeting all these interesting people.
Keith Leaman

Trad climber
Seattle
Nov 7, 2012 - 01:58pm PT
Cosmic,

Here's one from Peabody's WABAC machine. Before the dam, teenagers having fun after climbing the Trough ca.1965. Hey, are those Busch Bavarian beers? "Taco" insisted on climbing in cowboy boots.

Have fun everyone, I'll make it back there one of these days. Congrats on getting married, Jeff and Cynthia!
"Taco", "Spud", and KL top of Big Rock 1965
"Taco", "Spud", and KL top of Big Rock 1965
Credit: KL
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Nov 7, 2012 - 02:09pm PT
I'd so be there, if I could. Great idea, CC!
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 7, 2012 - 02:11pm PT
I'll bring a barrel of KFC
and a case of Newcastles.

Lynne: do you have a Wagon we can cart
some of the stuff to the crag?
I don't want to carry all that on my back
along with my rope and climbing gear.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 7, 2012 - 02:13pm PT
I sure wish I still had some pics of me there at perris in the late 60s and 70s, Keith
locker

Social climber
Nov 7, 2012 - 02:14pm PT


Use yer rig...

Credit: locker
...


Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 7, 2012 - 02:26pm PT
D'OH!!!
I can't.
It was only RENTED.

photo not found
Missing photo ID#264100

bajaandy

climber
Escondido, CA
Nov 7, 2012 - 04:20pm PT
And I thought "use yer rig" meant to heist a Walmart shopping cart...
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 8, 2012 - 08:57pm PT
Bumpy






Susan
PhilG

Trad climber
The Circuit, Tonasket WA
Nov 9, 2012 - 07:46am PT
Keith! Where did you find that picture?
That almost predated our first trip to Big Rock.
Off White

climber
Tenino, WA
Nov 9, 2012 - 09:37am PT
Its just not the same without that picnic table right at the base

Johnny K.

climber
Nov 9, 2012 - 12:08pm PT
Hey Dwain! =D Hopefully I will be able to make it down and meet you finally and other good folks.I'll bring some sweets/deserts.
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Nov 9, 2012 - 05:27pm PT
My own self, soloing The Trough...1976

I'd look at the thing from the ground and the dishes made it look like a romp. Then I got on it and thought "holy crap, this is spoogie". Talk about slick!

I soloed The Roof but backed off the Trough every time I tried to solo it.

Back then the harder climbs were more secure, but you did not want to fall; quite a few of the boltz required using a stopper due to lost hangers or to reduce leverage on the spinner.

It was a great place to party and climb.

What is the access these daze? Park where?

neversummer

Trad climber
30 mins. from suicide USA
Nov 9, 2012 - 06:06pm PT
Parking outside the gate for free isnt to advisable at the bernasconi entrance, your chit might get stolen....its worth the 10 bucks to park inside or park in the neighborhood across from the dam and walk in...
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Nov 9, 2012 - 06:28pm PT
I park on the road outside the gate but leave nothing in my car and do not lock it, so the windows do not get broken. Okay, I admit it, I drive a POS.
MisterE

Social climber
Nov 9, 2012 - 07:00pm PT
Planning on being there! I have a folding cart I can bring to haul stuff Cosmic.

Holy crap - young BVB sighting.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
moving thru
Nov 9, 2012 - 07:33pm PT
Yea! Mr. Ed and Skippy. I am getting your wedding gift out of the closet and putting it in the van tonight. I forgot to give it to you at YOUR MOST FANTASTIC Wedding and Reception.

How many can boast they spent part of the reception in a river fully (or not) clothed along with many of the guests.

Yo guys are the best. Cheers, lynne
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 9, 2012 - 09:41pm PT
Just a reminder;
I am heading to Calif tomorrow
and I will be incomputercada, and can only be reached by Cell Phone.
The date for Big Rock is, Sunday November 18th.

I don't know what time the gate opens for Bernasconi Beach.

General Information
about the Park and Camping:
951-657-0676
951-940-5603

I will be getting there between 6am and 7am

If you need to get a hold of me my Cell is 760-780-8433
Lynne L (LL LL) can be reached by PM, thru ST.

I will be bringing a little gear and a rope, but it would be a good Idea
to bring some gear and rope yourself so we can get a few routes set up

I look forward to seeing you there!!!

Keep on BUMPING this thread to the top so everyone sees this thread thru the week.


Cosmic
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
moving thru
Nov 10, 2012 - 09:02am PT
Have a safe, fun journey, Cosmeek. lynne
locker

Social climber
Nov 10, 2012 - 09:14am PT


I WISH I were over there and could join in on the fun...

Cosmic...

DON'T fuk your shoulder up again!!!...

We have some serious climbing to do in a few months...

Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 10, 2012 - 09:58am PT
I won't, locker.
I'll be wearing my shoulder protecter.

Credit: Cosmiccragsman
Credit: Cosmiccragsman
locker

Social climber
Nov 10, 2012 - 10:00am PT


Cosmic...

"I'll be BACK!!!"...

;-)

bajaandy

climber
Escondido, CA
Nov 10, 2012 - 10:30am PT
Bump-o-licious

Planning on swinging by the Perris City Walmart to heist me a rig.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Nov 10, 2012 - 11:36am PT
Cosmic...I can't make it so i owe you a reach around...RJ
locker

Social climber
Nov 10, 2012 - 11:38am PT


photo not found
Missing photo ID#273245
...

Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 10, 2012 - 11:44am PT
You Bum, Locker.
Yer home but you are not answering my calls.

:(


It's alright, RJ, you can owe me.
locker

Social climber
Nov 10, 2012 - 11:47am PT

"You Bum, Locker.
Yer home but you are not answering my calls."
...

When I am RAPID posting like I am at the moment...

that means I am out "HUFFING GLUE" aka currently resoling...

;-)

NOT inside where the phone is...





EDITED:

It's sort of like knitting...


"Huff one, GLUE two"...

and so on...
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 10, 2012 - 11:51am PT
LOL.

Ok, Yer 4givin
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 10, 2012 - 11:52am PT
Locker;
I FINALLY got a pair of EBs today so you can stop lookin
locker

Social climber
Nov 10, 2012 - 12:02pm PT


Cosmic...

I have actually been looking and will go ahead and halt...

THANKS for letting me know...

;-)

Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
moving thru
Nov 11, 2012 - 10:09am PT
Cosmic arrived in CA and we are putting the plan together.

1)What time do you all want to meet?

2)Bring some food and drink to share.

3)We'll have a blast!

When you decide what yo bringing to eat, post it up here. Cheers, Lynne
zip

Trad climber
pacific beach, ca
Nov 11, 2012 - 10:21am PT
can people who aren't real climbers attend?
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Nov 11, 2012 - 11:29am PT
I can make some potato salad and I will bring some beverages and a cooler. I could bring a two person kayak and a stand up paddle board if anyone wants to paddle. Are SUPs and kayaks allowed in the lake?

edit- according to the marina kayaks and SUPs are allowed. The only way to legally drink beer there is sitting in a boat
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 11, 2012 - 08:30pm PT
Will be on the road again....perhaps! Will let you know



Susan
MisterE

Social climber
Nov 11, 2012 - 08:45pm PT
Will you guys have a camping site? We would like to come out Saturday night if there is camping available.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
moving thru
Nov 11, 2012 - 08:47pm PT
zip, I'm not a real climber and I'm going.

Beck, I'm bringing my kayak.

Susan, it would be SO great to see you.

Cheers, Lynne
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
moving thru
Nov 11, 2012 - 08:49pm PT
They do have camping, but I don't know if anyone is gonna be there Sat. night.

SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 12, 2012 - 10:49am PT
Hey Mr. Crazy Man and Gracious Lady of ST....thanks so much for getting this together...

Hoping to see all of you!

Hugs Lynnie, Cos, I'll hug ya, but I'll be gentle...we can share shoulder rehab horror stories!


Susan
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
moving thru
Nov 12, 2012 - 11:44am PT
Well, Susan I don't know if I've ever been called gracious or a lady, hehehe, but thanks!!

More importantly is we will actually have some parking lot hang time to catch up with each other. Lookin' forward to that fo' Sure :D Cheers, lynne
Karen

Trad climber
So Cal urban sprawl Hell
Nov 12, 2012 - 01:53pm PT
I just saw this thread, how fun! I will be there too. Can't wait to see everyone.
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Nov 13, 2012 - 08:34am PT
Bump. looking forward to this, sounds like it will be a good time.
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Nov 13, 2012 - 08:41am PT
Guiding that day or I'd be out there;...have fun!.......and remember;..no beer until 12;00 noon...
neversummer

Trad climber
30 mins. from suicide USA
Nov 13, 2012 - 10:42am PT
Gates open @ 0600...keep the beers on the down low....weather report for Sun H 69 L 45 partly cloudy.
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Nov 13, 2012 - 10:53am PT
Beer is legal in a boat, not on land, go figure.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
moving thru
Nov 13, 2012 - 07:52pm PT
Todd.....really was hoping to see ya.

Beck, maybe I should bring both kayaks.....for beer thirty. :D
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Nov 13, 2012 - 08:06pm PT
I have two tandems, can fit three on one in an emergency.

When they banned beer on the beach in San Diego everyone hit the water in tubes and got wasted. You can imagine what the next ban was.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 15, 2012 - 12:52pm PT
I'm at the Library checking up on the Thread.

I am bringing some of my FAMOUS PeanutButter and Oatmeal Fudge Drops
some soft drinks and a few beers(on the sly)and enough fixins to
make about 6 salami sandwiches.

With everyone bringing a little something, No one will starve.

I'm looking to arrive at the parking lot between 7 and 8 am

I'm looking forward to seeing you all.


Cosmic
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
moving thru
Nov 15, 2012 - 08:24pm PT
OK, can dig the 7-8 am hook up. I'm bringing some cool cheeses, crackers and am really looking forward to seeing everyone.

Cosmic, are yo still bringing chicken....if so I'll make potato salad.

Can't wait to see you all.

Cheers and Love, lynnie
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Nov 15, 2012 - 10:38pm PT
Lookin good for me.
bajaandy

climber
Escondido, CA
Nov 16, 2012 - 06:02am PT
Hey Lynne, I've got some killer smoked fish to go with that cheese and crackers. I think a dark, bitter beer would be best...

Looking forward to seeing some taco-neans I haven't seen in a while, and putting some new faces to a screen name.
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Nov 16, 2012 - 06:47am PT
Beer is legal in a boat, not on land, go figure


Perris in a nutshell.
Batrock

Trad climber
Burbank
Nov 16, 2012 - 09:32am PT
I'm working on it, I would love to go but have been at work for the past 72 hours and need to talk with my wife to see if I can break away for the day. Maybe I will head out after church.
Sewellymon

climber
.....in a single wide......
Nov 16, 2012 - 11:05am PT
Cynthia and I are in! Looking forward to finally climbing with y'all

Weather will be kind of blustery maybe..

Credit: Sewellymon
10b4me

Boulder climber
member since 2002
Nov 16, 2012 - 12:28pm PT
thinking about it. Hope it doesn't rain, or the rock is wet.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Nov 16, 2012 - 01:52pm PT
Cosmic....I'd like to hook up but am worried about getting shot by the zombie cops...? any guarantees that i won't get blasted by the zombie shooters...? RJ
MisterE

Social climber
Nov 16, 2012 - 06:47pm PT
Twinkies, Man - lots of Twinkies.

That Kleen Kanteen is going to come in handy!
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Nov 16, 2012 - 06:49pm PT
I tried to find some, but to no avail!

the Twinkie famine is upon us.


ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Nov 16, 2012 - 07:00pm PT
Cosmic, Wendell, say hi to Rottingjohnny if he shows... apparently he and I go back a ways, to high school....or at least common girls! You guys have fun, be safe and do a 5.4 route for me in tow!
Peace
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
moving thru
Nov 16, 2012 - 07:24pm PT
Hey Andy, I'll try and pick up some Lost Abbey. I like their Red Barn Ale. I've also got some salami and will get some fresh bagettes of bread, fruit....yummy.

10b4me, you should try and make it. The weather stations have been saying rain, but we've had nearly none. Cosmic and I agreed tonight to commit to going no matter the weather, hope you all will do same. Hey, I'll bring bocci ball, Wendell will be in charge of great stories....we will have a Blast, because we are tacos of campfire land. Cheers, Lynne
bajaandy

climber
Escondido, CA
Nov 16, 2012 - 09:39pm PT
Lost Abbey is the bomb! I have a couple of Stone growlers... maybe some Sublimely Self Righteous or Arrogant Bastard. Oh, and I'll bring some tart apples and maybe some pears to go with the smoked tuna. Damn! The food is starting to sounding better than the climbing!
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Nov 17, 2012 - 12:55am PT
Can someone post a map or other beta for the current places to park?

It has been a long time since I was there. We used to park below the dam, then had to go to the notoriousy broken north lot.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Nov 17, 2012 - 06:52am PT
http://www.mountainproject.com/v/big-rock-area/105799050
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
moving thru
Nov 17, 2012 - 08:42am PT
Thanks, TGT, for the link. And to Adam Stackhouse who created the information few years ago.

Currently cloudy in Perris with 50% chance of rain dropping to 30% tomorrow.

Not recommended you park outside gate due to the occasional car break in.

"unmarked dirt road 7 miles in" is there any identifying marks to know for sure you have the right dirt road

Looking Forward....lynne
Dave Kos

Trad climber
Temecula
Nov 17, 2012 - 09:52am PT
The road that is the entrance to the park is not dirt, it is paved.

Although the entrance is nondescript, it is hard to miss because it is the only road off a long stretch of Ramona Expressway.

Big Rock, Lake Perris
Big Rock, Lake Perris
Credit: Dave Kos

Still hoping to make it. Will be there with my wife Sherry unless the weather turns sour. Looking forward to meeting you all.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
moving thru
Nov 17, 2012 - 11:38am PT
Thanks for the additional beta, Dave.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Nov 17, 2012 - 11:39am PT
Careful with your beers, guys. Alcohol was banned at Perris ( except for inside the campground ) a few years ago.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 17, 2012 - 11:40am PT
Y'all have fun, now.
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Nov 17, 2012 - 03:21pm PT
Thanks Dave!
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
moving thru
Nov 17, 2012 - 04:13pm PT
Weather here today in Northeast San Diego County.....no rain, partly cloudy and a balmy low 70's. We are @ an hour and a half from the climb site. Cheers, Lynne

Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Nov 17, 2012 - 05:33pm PT
I just spoke to Cosmic and he says he will be there rain or shine at around 8:00 AM


My weather links tell me it will be good weather. My experience is that Big Rock goes fine, even if a little damp. That desert granite dries out real fast.


Looking forward to seeing you out there.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
moving thru
Nov 17, 2012 - 06:09pm PT
Want everyone to know we have plenty of food so don't let that be an excuse not to come out. It will be awesome to get everyone together for the friend aspect as well as the rock. Peace and Joy, lynne

C YA :D
Batrock

Trad climber
Burbank
Nov 17, 2012 - 06:12pm PT
Spider,
What time are you heading out?
MisterE

Social climber
Nov 17, 2012 - 07:45pm PT
Whoops. I totally missed with the weather link (now deleted).

Having never been, thought this was one of the multiple Apple Valley areas...my bad.

Psyched on new stuff and friends, for sure.

Manana, Amigos!
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
moving thru
Nov 17, 2012 - 08:05pm PT
Now it's just a question of what to wear....lol

But hey, anyone want me to bring them some awesome fuju persimmons? The crop is in. lynnie
MisterE

Social climber
Nov 17, 2012 - 08:10pm PT
Do you even need our persimmon to bring them? ;)
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
moving thru
Nov 17, 2012 - 08:30pm PT





:D
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
moving thru
Nov 18, 2012 - 05:49pm PT
Just got home, unloading van. A wonderful day with wonderful people, weather great......and the climbing wasn't bad either. :D Post more TR in a bit.

Cheers, lynnie
PhilG

Trad climber
The Circuit, Tonasket WA
Nov 18, 2012 - 06:28pm PT
Really wish I could have been there!
Perhaps next year.
Here's an old photo for you all.

Credit: PhilG

Thank you Big Rock: for all the fun you have given all us climbers, all these years.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Nov 18, 2012 - 06:39pm PT
Slabolicious!

Credit: TGT

Credit: TGT


A good spot is important when your belayer is distracted.

Credit: TGT

The non Geezer/crippled set did some "real" climbs.

Credit: TGT

Credit: TGT


Blame it all on them!

Credit: TGT


Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Nov 18, 2012 - 06:51pm PT
It was a cosmic time at Big Rock with the Cosmic Climbing Club.

Club Cosmic at Big Rock
Club Cosmic at Big Rock
Credit: Spider Savage

Slab Happy
Slab Happy
Credit: Spider Savage

Big thanks to the Cosmic Cragsman, LL LL (Lynne), Jon Beck, TGT, Swellymon, Baja Andy, Rudder, Mister E, and Just The Maid, plus you who were there.
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Nov 18, 2012 - 06:54pm PT
We are going to need to update all the guidebooks; Cosmic is doing First-One-Handed-Ascent on routes all over SoCal.

Floats up 5.8s with one arm in a sling and that funny knee brace he wears.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
moving thru
Nov 18, 2012 - 07:39pm PT
Weather was wonderful. So was Wendell. Great friend, climber, storytel...
Weather was wonderful. So was Wendell. Great friend, climber, storyteller and info man. Cheers
Credit: LL LL

Food was fantastico! Home made salsa, fresh smoked tuna caught and smoked by Baja Andy, Cosmics chocolate, oatmeal, peanut butter power cookies, home made potato salad jon beck (I believe), a great quiche compliments of Sheri Kos, and much more.

So great getting to meet more tacos face to face. You are an incredible group of people. Peace, lynnie
Dave Kos

Trad climber
Temecula
Nov 18, 2012 - 07:56pm PT
Cosmic and Kos
Cosmic and Kos
Credit: Dave Kos
Pure Awesome!
MisterE

Social climber
Nov 18, 2012 - 07:56pm PT
What a great day! Nice to see old friends and meet new ones!

Loading tripod video now...
bajaandy

climber
Escondido, CA
Nov 18, 2012 - 08:38pm PT
What a cool, low key get-together. Enjoyed meeting some new friends, doing some mellow climbs and eating some way good food!
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
moving thru
Nov 18, 2012 - 09:14pm PT
Phil G (think I met you at the Facelift two or so years ago.)

You mention all the years of climbing pleasure the Big Rock has given so many. Well, today Wendell told us that they are going to work on the dam upgrading it for earthquake tolerance.....seismic something :D

That's good, but the bad is they may be shutting down Big Rock for a year or two. Anyone hear about this?
Talusb0mb

Trad climber
Perris CA
Nov 18, 2012 - 09:15pm PT
Nice bunch of climbers enjoying a nice sunny day of climbing = awesome!
How the heck did Cosmic climb that right-facing slabby lieback/undercling flake thing without using his left arm?
Lloyd.
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Nov 18, 2012 - 09:30pm PT
Awesome day everyone!

Cosmic scampered up those flakes like a billy goat. I was getting pumped taking in the slack. Evidently the necessity of your left arm is overrated.
LuckyPink

climber
the last bivy
Nov 18, 2012 - 09:35pm PT
great to see the photos! Cosmic Climbing Club heh heh, sorry to have missed it. LP
jlnclimbs

climber
Hesperia,CA
Nov 18, 2012 - 09:41pm PT
Thanks again everyone. Here is the last climb
Cosmic and climbers on my first day at big rock
Cosmic and climbers on my first day at big rock
Credit: jlnclimbs
of the day. Fun Fun!
MisterE

Social climber
Nov 18, 2012 - 10:21pm PT
This is my favorite shot of the day:

Credit: MisterE


More to come.
Rudder

Trad climber
Long Beach, CA
Nov 18, 2012 - 10:41pm PT

Bonzo chasing Rusty on a beautiful day with the Cosmic gang:

MisterE

Social climber
Nov 18, 2012 - 10:44pm PT
^^Edit: Rudder, that was so cute!^^ Great to meet you guys!

Is this the right place?
Is this the right place?
Credit: MisterE

Must be!
Must be!
Credit: MisterE

Cosmic/Tripod following.
Cosmic/Tripod following.
Credit: MisterE

ClimbAddict chalkbag breaking in. Thanks Terrie!
ClimbAddict chalkbag breaking in. Thanks Terrie!
Credit: MisterE

Skip topping out.
Skip topping out.
Credit: MisterE

Credit: MisterE
Rudder

Trad climber
Costa Mesa, CA
Nov 18, 2012 - 10:52pm PT
Credit: Rudder

Credit: Rudder

Credit: Rudder

Credit: Rudder
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 18, 2012 - 11:08pm PT
I'm so glad the weather gave you a window.

Looks like a ccivilized time was had.

bajaandy

climber
Escondido, CA
Nov 19, 2012 - 04:38am PT
That video of Bonzo chasing Rusty was hilarious! That's a good still shot of Rusty too.
jlnclimbs

climber
Apple Valley,CA
Nov 19, 2012 - 05:12am PT
Skip on belay ,  Eric working on the new tripod documentary!
Skip on belay , Eric working on the new tripod documentary!
Credit: jlnclimbs
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Nov 19, 2012 - 07:31am PT
Looks like you guys had a great time, wish I could have made it. Glad everyone had a blast and the weather cooperated.
MisterE

Social climber
Nov 19, 2012 - 07:39am PT
Here it is, a bit shaky:

Batrock

Trad climber
Burbank
Nov 19, 2012 - 07:54am PT
I could have put off digging sprinkler ditches another day, I should have gone climbing. Looks like a great time. Next time for sure.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Nov 19, 2012 - 08:02am PT
That was F'in sweet.
Thanks for the pics n vids.
Way cool gathering that I'm sorry I had to miss.
Nice tripod sends Cosmic, reminds me of the time some Stonemasters would
no hands the Trough.
Tad
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
moving thru
Nov 19, 2012 - 08:03am PT
Batrock, I'm working on that too. From an old English meditation......

"The remorse of memory is the pain of having failed to enjoy yourself. Live in present Thanksgiving. Count thy sunbeams now!"

Cheers, lynnie


Edit: But I do realize the sprinklers have to be dealt with eventually....or
Batrock

Trad climber
Burbank
Nov 19, 2012 - 08:05am PT
Lynnie,

Sounds great, I will be there, maybe with my kids in tow:)
neversummer

Trad climber
30 mins. from suicide USA
Nov 19, 2012 - 08:17am PT
Sucks i had to cut out so early...was nice to meet the folks that i did.....jlnclimbs was there a rap ring inside my chalk bag?
jlnclimbs

climber
Apple Valley,CA
Nov 19, 2012 - 09:16am PT
I gave the chalk bag to Cosmic because he thought he would see you before me and it had a mini biner on the outside but no ring that I felt.
Sewellymon

climber
.....in a single wide......
Nov 19, 2012 - 09:30am PT
1st time visit to Big Rock. Cool place for those of us (me) who are overaged and overweight.

It was great to see Lynne, Mr E, Skip and Cos again.

Also great that Cynthia and I got to meet Jon Beck, TGT, Baja Andy, Rudder, Sheri and Dave Kos, Spider S and Jlnclimbs.

Looking forward to doing it again at New Jack, Texas Canyon or some other uber-destination crag.
MisterE

Social climber
Nov 19, 2012 - 10:17am PT
Yes, great time! The flakes were really fun.

Special thanks to LL LL for bringing food for everyone and Skip and I a belated wedding gift! :)

More pictures:

Cosmic and Maidy, BFFs
Cosmic and Maidy, BFFs
Credit: MisterE

Topo sign! How handy.
Topo sign! How handy.
Credit: MisterE

Rudder, Justthemaid, Spider Savage, Cosmiccragsman, Sewellymon, and Da...
Rudder, Justthemaid, Spider Savage, Cosmiccragsman, Sewellymon, and David Kos(?) climbing.
Credit: MisterE

Rudder and Cosmic
Rudder and Cosmic
Credit: MisterE


Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Nov 19, 2012 - 10:26am PT
More cragdog video for the crag dog haters club!

Was a great time, great to meet everyone. Hope to see you guys out at the Tree this winter.



Cosmic getting way vertical, top ropes galore
Cosmic getting way vertical, top ropes galore
Credit: Jon Beck
Rudder

Trad climber
Costa Mesa, CA
Nov 19, 2012 - 12:57pm PT
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 19, 2012 - 01:21pm PT
Hi
Just stopped by the Library
to glance at the thread, and then off back to work washing windows.

Great pics everyone!!!
The Videos are hilarious,LOLOL.

THANK YOU, everyone who came.
It was a Great Day.
You all made Good ROPEGUNS, for this crippled climber.

:)

Thank You Lynne for helping!
Rudder

Trad climber
Costa Mesa, CA
Nov 19, 2012 - 05:35pm PT
That video of Bonzo chasing Rusty was hilarious! That's a good still shot of Rusty too.

Bonzo had a great time! I hope Rusty isn't too traumatized! :)

To the whole gang out there yesterday: It was great hanging with each one of you! Good peeps, one and all! Glad my daughter and her dog Bonzo were able to spend time with us!
MisterE

Social climber
Nov 19, 2012 - 05:39pm PT
Funny video, Rudder - she totally hiked that climb I hung all over - LOL!
Rick A

climber
Boulder, Colorado
Nov 19, 2012 - 05:47pm PT
Looks like a fine time. Lynne's culinary artistry makes for a great party.

Haven't been to that place in a long time. Nice touch that they put picnic tables at the base!

Rick
Rudder

Trad climber
Costa Mesa, CA
Nov 19, 2012 - 06:32pm PT
Funny video, Rudder - she totally hiked that climb I hung all over - LOL!

Thanks, E! lol She did good especially considering her last climbing day resulted in a broken foot. :O She's a gamer, though! And, you and the Cosmic Brothers were climbing solid. :) The standouts to me were Skip, who has that exemplary footwork!, and ol' "15" (aka, Tripod, aka, Cosmic), well barely 15... he had 10 working, five bolted together, and five benched. haha
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
moving thru
Nov 19, 2012 - 07:54pm PT
Driving home after such a great day led to much reflection. First climb Dan ever took me on was the Trough so lots of memories to process.

That morning, driving to the Rock with Dan, I was scared sless. I read a book about how to deal with fear the entire way to the Rock. Ok, I'm fortified, I can do this....got @ 20 feet up and freaked but Dan made me finish it, and I was glad. Not glad then, but glad eventually. :D

Haven't climbed in over a year but because of Sunday I hope to make climbing a primary goal along with kayaking. I loved Sunday and discovered I missed the rock.

Thought of so many of you in the community that have helped me on my way....:D

But two Dudes were with me on the rock Sunday. Todd Gordon telling me to "just keep moving" and Locker saying, "if you can do the climb then work it, do laps on it to improve."

Thanks to the Taco Community for helping me create a new life.

Love, lynnie



Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 23, 2012 - 09:10pm PT
I finally got time to download the pics in my camera of the
Big Rock get together.

Jlnclimbs and Neversummer
since I couldn't carry a back pack and every thing else I brought,
I used a wagon
Credit: Cosmiccragsman

Justthemaid belaying MisterE
Credit: Cosmiccragsman

TGT
Credit: Cosmiccragsman


Lynne LL LL
getting on the Rock
Credit: Cosmiccragsman


Mr. Arana himself
Spyder Savage
Credit: Cosmiccragsman


ROPES everywhere!!!
Credit: Cosmiccragsman

The Maid doing,
THE EGYPTIAN!!!
Credit: Cosmiccragsman


Lunch time.
What a FEAST!
Lynne, TGT, Baja Andy, jlnclimbs, and Jon Beck
Credit: Cosmiccragsman

Me, thirding up a 2 pitch climb
This is the climb MisterE did the Video of.
Photos taken by Spyder Savage
Credit: Cosmiccragsman
Credit: Cosmiccragsman
Credit: Cosmiccragsman
Credit: Cosmiccragsman
Credit: Cosmiccragsman
Credit: Cosmiccragsman

Rudder
Credit: Cosmiccragsman

Rudder and Baja Andy
Credit: Cosmiccragsman

I had a Great time!
That's my story and I'm sticking to it!!!!
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
moving thru
Nov 23, 2012 - 10:37pm PT
Well, Dude, at this moment packing up to go to JTree. After a year plus off the rock the Perris get together showed me I really like the rock and need to figure out ways to climb on. So, I'm Leaving at 5:30 am to hook up with the "Woody Memorial". Wish you were here too .

We did have a fine old time at Perris Lake, didn't we? The Taco Express carries with it so many great Dudettes and Dudes. Cheers to yo all.

Edit: Great pic of the maid on egyptian and you the best one armed bandit ever seen....Peace
Rudder

Trad climber
Costa Mesa, CA
Nov 24, 2012 - 03:45am PT
Me, Cosmic, and the moon...
Me, Cosmic, and the moon...
Credit: Rudder
Rudder

Trad climber
Costa Mesa, CA
Nov 24, 2012 - 03:51am PT
Me and 15, aka Cosmic...
Me and 15, aka Cosmic...
Credit: Rudder
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
moving thru
Nov 24, 2012 - 07:27pm PT
To Cos's wife.....

You asked about climbing pants. I wore the tie dyes I told you about for the first time in JTree today. They held up super well even on Double Cross, a crack climb. You should definitely look into getting some.
MisterE

Social climber
Nov 24, 2012 - 09:08pm PT
I guess my "HELLO CTHULU" shirt was not worthy of a single shot...but when Skip wears hers!

It must be a protuberances thing...
neversummer

Trad climber
30 mins. from suicide USA
Dec 5, 2012 - 04:27pm PT
cosmic & jlnclimbs                                                    ...
cosmic & jlnclimbs .
Credit: neversummer
jlnclimbs
jlnclimbs
Credit: neversummer
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