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hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Nov 28, 2012 - 11:11am PT
combo: norge poems plastered about the loo
- no room for pointless inanities
unteether the weegie!
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Nov 28, 2012 - 11:27am PT
Cool!

The only previous gear shop was the thieves looting cars in the CG at night.

Too funny, but too true. I look forward to patronizing the new businesses and hope they succeed.

John
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Nov 28, 2012 - 11:34am PT
Too funny, but too true. I look forward to patronizing the new businesses and hope they succeed.

John


On one of my rare trips there this last season, I ran into several parties who'd had just that happen. It's a major bummer.

I'd met one in one of the groups before and given her and her group climbing beta before at Donner. Just as we were pleasantly conversing, her boyfriend realized they'd been robbed. Seeing her eyes change from happy to horrified really sucked. That's something POS people who take others' belongings don't see too often. I bet their lives reflect the ugliness they wreak.

One of the group was tracking their stolen iPhone though, so I'd like to believe they eventually nailed the POS banditos dead to rights..
tornado

climber
lawrence kansas
Nov 28, 2012 - 12:48pm PT
Cool! Maybe he could eventually do like Miguel's at red river gorge type of thing.
H

Mountain climber
there and back again
Nov 28, 2012 - 02:36pm PT
I am so glad Squirel is making a go of it. He's a good man. And boy does that place need some climbing energy. Since the hotel lost the best climbing bartender and waitress I don't even stop in any more. Good reason to go by and say hi. Timing is a bit tough though.

Bet he doesn't have any partners either ;). Best of look my friend.
Chris Cunningham

Trad climber
San Francisco
Nov 28, 2012 - 02:57pm PT
Climbing, beer and coffee! Is that all you people think about?
I will be stopping by soon enough.
Aki J

Trad climber
Placerville, CA
Nov 28, 2012 - 03:32pm PT
That's great! I'll make sure to stop by every now and then to make a charge on the parents card! ;)
Chim-Chim

climber
Nov 28, 2012 - 03:38pm PT
The meyers Meeks has sds plus bits. Don't need to spend thirty bucks for a bit.
Chateau Rico

Sport climber
Davis, CA
Nov 28, 2012 - 05:15pm PT
Squirrel is one of the GREAT people here on earth and plus I guarantee he will do a fantastic job with that store! He is super competent, has a great spirit, and is bound to have some Grateful Dead tunes in the background! Maybe some fine beta here or there? Actually I guarantee that as well!
JerryA

Mountain climber
Sacramento,CA
Nov 28, 2012 - 05:18pm PT
There is an 1862 full-page drawing of a road , cabins, and Lover's Leap on page 502 of the first edition of Sir Richard Francis Burton's book "The City of the Saints and across the Rocky Mountains to California " .The inscription is "In the Sierra Nevada" . You can see it online at Google Books by using the advanced search feature.It is the oldest Hwy.50 illustration I've seen.
Salamanizer

Trad climber
The land of Fruits & Nuts!
Nov 28, 2012 - 07:42pm PT
The meyers Meeks has sds plus bits. Don't need to spend thirty bucks for a bit.

Thats what Jay said, but it was Sunday and apparently they're closed on Sunday. Hopefully the Strawberry Market will now have some in stock. Not for no 30 bucks though. Never seen an SDS for that much, 10 bucks maybe.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Nov 28, 2012 - 07:53pm PT
Perfect spot for a market that also sells gear. I smell success!

Now give me one of those awesome Bloody Mary's, Petch!!!
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Nov 28, 2012 - 08:08pm PT
get one of those cliffhanger bolt guns and the sds bit will be obsolete
Petch

Gym climber
knapsack crack
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 28, 2012 - 08:41pm PT
Credit: Petch

Mtnmun

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
Nov 29, 2012 - 08:01am PT
Whooo hooo, congratulations squirrel and family, that was a long time coming. Perhaps we will have golf cart delivered ice and beer in camp now.
Trad

Trad climber
northern CA
Feb 3, 2013 - 09:50pm PT
Finally got a chance to check out the store yesterday after skiing and it looks great!

Squirrel, Jennifer and Jarod
Squirrel, Jennifer and Jarod
Credit: Trad Muenter

There's a new, improved beer section too but I forgot to take pictures.

He is super competent, has a great spirit, and is bound to have some Grateful Dead tunes in the background!


Ha! Now that you mention in, I'm pretty sure that was Box of Rain playing in the background when we were there...
T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Feb 3, 2013 - 10:31pm PT
U.S. Route 50 is a major eastwest route of the U.S. Highway system, stretching just over 3,000 miles (4,800 km) from Ocean City, Maryland on the Atlantic Ocean to West Sacramento, California.
I doubt there's anything worth climbing east of Meyers : p
squishy

Mountain climber
Mar 12, 2013 - 09:53am PT
There is an 1862 full-page drawing of a road , cabins, and Lover's Leap on page 502 of the first edition of Sir Richard Francis Burton's book "The City of the Saints and across the Rocky Mountains to California " .The inscription is "In the Sierra Nevada". You can see it online at Google Books by using the advanced search feature.It is the oldest Hwy.50 illustration I've seen.

Thanks for pointing me to this I love history like that, here's the picture you speak of.

Lovers Leap, from Sir Richard Francis Burton's book "The City of the S...
Lovers Leap, from Sir Richard Francis Burton's book "The City of the Saints and across the Rocky Mountains to California " .The inscription is "In the Sierra Nevada"
Credit: squishy
Red Wing

climber
California
Mar 23, 2013 - 06:26pm PT
Went to the Strawberry Market for the first time today. Best coffee, nicest people. Sometimes it is hard to believe those two things are so scarce these days. What a relief! Thank you!

Looks like an early season for the Leap. Tahoe snowpack is suffering.
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Mar 23, 2013 - 07:37pm PT
Hooray, Red Wing. Glad to hear this. Great news.
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