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Jeremy Ross

Gym climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Dec 5, 2012 - 01:37pm PT
...for the rest of your life, what would it be?



-JR
doughnutnational

Gym climber
its nice here in the spring
Dec 5, 2012 - 01:49pm PT
Does it have to be something I can actually do?
locker

Social climber
State of KUMBAYA!!!
Dec 5, 2012 - 01:51pm PT

Any of them with Woody, so long as he was there, too...



Jeremy Ross

Gym climber
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 5, 2012 - 01:54pm PT
Doughnut: Nice to "see" you man! I meant something you've climbed before but you get the deluxe version: For you it can be anything man ;)





-JR
locker

Social climber
State of KUMBAYA!!!
Dec 5, 2012 - 01:56pm PT

One climb I'd love to repeat (there are way too many to list) that isn't that big of a deal really, is that cool, little, easy multipitch line at Williamson...

Did it once and then the FROGS...


Again, it's NOT that much of a climb (Though I think it is considered a fine line by many)...

Just would really like to do it again...

briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose, ca
Dec 5, 2012 - 01:57pm PT
^^LOL jeremy!!!

Probably a big wall so you could have a lot of pitches to choose from
Jeremy Ross

Gym climber
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 5, 2012 - 02:00pm PT
I would climb on Russ's Mom EVERY DAY!

I always need practice with the WIDE!!!!!!!!!!


LOL Classic. There's not a line for that one is there?


Locker, can you remember the name of that line? Drift question: Can you still climb there or is it shut down? I don't climb in socal much...er, at all.


-JR
locker

Social climber
State of KUMBAYA!!!
Dec 5, 2012 - 02:01pm PT
"Locker, can you remember the name of that line? Drift question: Can you still climb there or is it shut down? I don't climb in socal much...er, at all."...

I can't, but will look it up and post it in a few...

and yes!!!...

Due to FROG central, the place has been shut to climbers...

Jeremy Ross

Gym climber
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 5, 2012 - 02:03pm PT
Bummer...hear nothing but good things about the climbing there.



-JR
locker

Social climber
State of KUMBAYA!!!
Dec 5, 2012 - 02:04pm PT
Oddly I can't find Williamson on MT Proj...





EDITED:

What we NEED here is "Handcrack" aka Brandt...

Dude can remember EVERY climb it seems...
Jeremy Ross

Gym climber
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 5, 2012 - 02:05pm PT
Damn those Frogs have a powerful lobby then it seems!



-JR
locker

Social climber
State of KUMBAYA!!!
Dec 5, 2012 - 02:06pm PT


I THINK the climb may even be listed somewhere as one of the FAVORITES in the country for it's rating...

I could TOTALLY be mistaken though...

It's been a while...
franzr

Trad climber
Lancaster, CA
Dec 5, 2012 - 02:07pm PT
I believe the line you're thinking of is "Being There" after the movie with Peter Sellers et al. That is a nice line.
Jeremy

Social climber
Albuquerque, NM
Dec 5, 2012 - 02:07pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#264010

Those frogs are buff and shit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
locker

Social climber
State of KUMBAYA!!!
Dec 5, 2012 - 02:08pm PT

We have a BINGO!!!...

THANKS!!!...

"I believe the line you're thinking of is "Being There" after the movie with Peter Sellers et al."...

That's it!!!...

k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Dec 5, 2012 - 02:23pm PT
Tiger Paws ...
Levy

Big Wall climber
So Cal
Dec 5, 2012 - 03:50pm PT
I would choose either the North Face route on the Rostrum or the Nose on El Capitan. Both of those have great rock, great views & amazing cleavage.

FWIW - I have done the Rostrum 4 times & the Nose 3 times and would climb either again if partners & weather, and crowds were right.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Dec 5, 2012 - 03:51pm PT
Birdland!
Melissa

Gym climber
berkeley, ca
Dec 5, 2012 - 03:59pm PT
It's hard to pick...there are so many things to consider:

How much of the year is it climbable?
How hard is it? i.e. Will it be too hard for me by next year?
How far away is it?

For moderate, climbable most of the year, nearby, varied, and fun, I'll have to pick the RORP with the asterix that I can start via Stone Groove while I'm still spry (or even just come and go from that pitch if I feel like cragging) and can switch to the 5.5 choss start when I'm too feeble for SG.

So, it's sort of a versatility and sustainability choice instead of an absolute favorite.
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Dec 5, 2012 - 04:04pm PT
Does it have to be something I can actually do?

Well, since we're talking "repeat" then at least at one time you should actually have done it.

The ones I'd really like to repeat I might have got too old/beat for unless somebody else led and I happened to be in good shape. The Rostrum comes to mind

peace

Karl
hobo_dan

Social climber
Minnesota
Dec 5, 2012 - 04:08pm PT
I'll play by the rules. My desert island climb would Pingora. Long, Fun, and what a view north from the summit--this of course includes the bivvy on the descent as the storm gathered in the south..........
RP3

Big Wall climber
El Portal/Chapel Hill
Dec 5, 2012 - 04:40pm PT
ummmm...The Nose?
Andy Fielding

Trad climber
UK
Dec 5, 2012 - 04:53pm PT
A Dream of White Horses.

A Dream Of White Horses, 1982
A Dream Of White Horses, 1982
Credit: Andy Fielding
fosburg

climber
Dec 5, 2012 - 04:56pm PT
The Rostrum does stand out, in retrospect...
Jeremy Ross

Gym climber
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 5, 2012 - 05:11pm PT
Sweet keep em coming! Where's that White Horses climb? Melissa's post cracks me up because when I pose the question to myself so many variables ran through my head just like she listed! Maybe I have commitment problems?


-JR
fat-n-sassy

Social climber
San Francity, CA
Dec 5, 2012 - 05:27pm PT
http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/2004261/Trip-to-the-Gym-TR
Jeremy Ross

Gym climber
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 5, 2012 - 05:41pm PT
Yuuup. That green and black tape route is a classic. Great TR got my stoke up for some sick road tripping up there.


-JR
Andy Fielding

Trad climber
UK
Dec 5, 2012 - 05:48pm PT
Where's that White Horses climb?

North Wales, UK, a place called Gogarth. I've done it twice but would gladly do it again.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 5, 2012 - 05:51pm PT
The Dream is definitely high on the list...
Ljohnson

Social climber
The land of ice, snow and rocks
Dec 5, 2012 - 05:52pm PT
Dunno why, there are so many that I would do again, but Fine Jade is at the top of the list
mctwisted

Trad climber
e.p.
Dec 5, 2012 - 05:59pm PT
Credit: mctwisted
fosburg

climber
Dec 5, 2012 - 06:32pm PT
Nice Dan, yes, that's the one...
HuecoRat

Trad climber
NJ
Dec 5, 2012 - 06:41pm PT
Wow, that's a difficult question.

Warpy Moople in the Sandias, NM....or

the Triple Direct.........or

Fairview (regular route)..........or

the complete Exum Ridge..........or..........
khanom

Trad climber
Greeley Hill
Dec 5, 2012 - 07:01pm PT
Well not being a particularly good climber I tend to go for mileage.

So the West Ridge of Conness always does it for me... I've done it countless times and have never felt bored. I hope I'm allowed to add various combinations of North ridge, east ridge and so on as a "complete" climb. And of course the ridge itself allows for so many variations. Chuck in interesting weather and you're pretty much guaranteed to never get the same thing twice.

For me, distinct lines coupled with fewer pitches equals boredom really quick. Regular Route on Fairview comes to mind. As much as I enjoy that climb it doesn't offer much variety.
MisterE

Social climber
Dec 5, 2012 - 07:05pm PT
Open Book at Tahquitz...no, wait!

;)

Karen

Trad climber
So Cal urban sprawl Hell
Dec 5, 2012 - 07:56pm PT
It's a classic 5.9 at the Needles, help me out can't think of the name????


but I loved that climb and only wish there were more like it.
karodrinker

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
Dec 5, 2012 - 07:59pm PT
Clean and Jerk, Joshua Tree.

edit: Maybe the West Face of Leaning Tower

That has so much bad ass free climbing on it that I could never get bored.
RP3

Big Wall climber
El Portal/Chapel Hill
Dec 5, 2012 - 08:31pm PT
ooooh I have another...

Positive Vibes!
strangeday

Trad climber
Brea ca.
Dec 5, 2012 - 08:34pm PT
I'd be happy to go out and play on the gunsmoke traverse any day, and time.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Dec 5, 2012 - 08:35pm PT
"It's a classic 5.9 at the Needles, help me out can't think of the name????"





Igor Unchained?


T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Dec 5, 2012 - 08:45pm PT
It's a classic 5.9 at the Needles, help me out can't think of the name????


Voodoo Dome
White Punks On Dope, 6 pitch 5.9?
Jennie

Trad climber
Elk Creek, Idaho
Dec 5, 2012 - 08:52pm PT
Probably the Petzoldt Ridge on Grand Teton.

But Direct Exum, Beyer East Face, Irene's Arete, and SW Ridge of Symmetry Spire would be close.
Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Dec 5, 2012 - 08:58pm PT
. It's a classic 5.9 at the Needles, help me out can't think of the name????e

I'm sure she means Igor...



First thing that comes to mind is The Rostum for pure climbing.

But if I had to repeat something for ever it would be a Bigwall on El Cap

Or a Big Mountain in a Big Range..
Captain...or Skully

climber
Dec 5, 2012 - 09:04pm PT
Grant's crack.
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 5, 2012 - 09:27pm PT
I know you say "one" but I was never really good at reading comprehension.
Right Side of the Hourglass or
Crack of Despair (or was it Doom?) with Matt and Bruce or
Regular Route on Fairview when it was still an adventure climb.

Then there are the ones we wish we had another shot at in our prime, e.g. Peter Left, which then reminds me of Peter Pan that I still might (unlikely) get up again.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Dec 5, 2012 - 10:59pm PT
Any of them, with Brutus.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Dec 6, 2012 - 06:51am PT
Prolly have to go with Astroman.

If we can include ones we haven't climbed (yet), Gabriel
Sioux Juan

Big Wall climber
Costa mesa
Dec 6, 2012 - 07:09am PT
I can't think of one fav. I'd like to repeat............but I can think of 100 at least, I'd love to repeat.........belay slave
east side underground

climber
Hilton crk,ca
Dec 6, 2012 - 07:16am PT
Zodiac
JerryA

Mountain climber
Sacramento,CA
Dec 6, 2012 - 08:56am PT
The Traverse of the Palisades .
10b4me

Boulder climber
Somewhere on 395
Dec 6, 2012 - 08:59am PT
Harry Daley, The Grack, or anything on the Apron. I always enjoyed climbing over there.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 6, 2012 - 09:03am PT
Le Petit Grepon - so easy a caveman could enjoy it!

Credit: Reilly
Darryl Cramer

Social climber
Dec 6, 2012 - 09:18am PT
Pinky Paralysis - Yosemite

Or

Bobcat Cringe - Index
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Dec 6, 2012 - 09:29am PT
Don Jaun Wall in the Needles.
this just in

climber
north fork
Dec 6, 2012 - 09:31am PT
Anything on south eagle beak.
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Dec 6, 2012 - 09:42am PT
West Face of El Cap.
Dolomite

climber
Anchorage
Dec 6, 2012 - 10:19am PT
Maybe . . . Hobbit Book. Only done it once. The thing is that what's great about it depends a lot on what is unknown--the runout sections, and finding the start of the thing. In fact, now that I think about it, repeating a climb is profoundly different experience than doing it for the first time..

Lots of climbs I've done I wouldn't repeat. But you have to first do them to know this.
ruppell

climber
Dec 6, 2012 - 10:22am PT
Now that all that weird frog stuff is left back on the first page I'd have to say Frogshead at the gunks. I've climbed that thing a lot and it still puts a smile on my face every time. I haven't been back in over three years but I can still remember every move on it. Just a true gem. The best part is finishing over the final roof so you can see the frogshead that the climb is named for. I kid you not it looks just like one.
nutjob

Gym climber
Berkeley, CA
Dec 6, 2012 - 10:41am PT
Royal Arches.

It's just plain fun whether I'm in [my version of] good or bad shape, has variety, has the views, would work in good or bad weather with varying amounts of gear.

And as I get older I might value chillin' afterwards in the Ahwanee lobby more.
le_bruce

climber
Oakland, CA
Dec 6, 2012 - 10:59am PT
I love questions like this. Need to think about it.

The responses so far really make me want to get in shape for the Rostrum. I count about five Rostrum votes. Unless I missed 'em, no Astroman (ed: Jaybro FTW!), no RNWF yet...

Edit: might be Tenaya. Just love that climb.
weezy

climber
Dec 6, 2012 - 11:16am PT
Myopia, Elephants Perch
nutjob

Gym climber
Berkeley, CA
Dec 6, 2012 - 11:26am PT
I might change mine to Sun Ribbon Arete to sneak some backpacking/alpine feel into the picture.


This is a hard question, like saying "if you could only feel one way for the rest of your life, how would you like to feel?" I enjoy being happy and ecstatic and blissful, but sometimes it's nice to just be chill and content too. Sometimes I like my cocoon, sometimes I like to fly in the wind on the hairy edge.
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Dec 6, 2012 - 11:28am PT
What do you mean by "repeat" - I haven't gotten the c*#ks@cker a first time yet and will be 'repeating' the damn thing until I die at this rate.
snowhazed

Trad climber
Oaksterdam, CA
Dec 6, 2012 - 12:07pm PT
+1 for Positive Vibrations

Just give me the Hulk and I will be happy
k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Dec 6, 2012 - 12:16pm PT
If you could only repeat one climb for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Seems to me the question is saying, "For the rest of your life, there is only one climb you can repeat." Not that you have to climb only one route for the rest of your life. I dunno ~

I suppose I'd want something long, and solid.

McTwisted presents a damn good candidate. That one has the full variety of climbing: thin crack, thick crack, hand crack, lay backs, a bit of a bouldery section, and a bit of a facey section. Oh, and more laser-cut cracks.

Hot Line also has the variety, including the laser.

As long as I can climb those I will. (How's that for positive thinking!)


Certainly, my choice would not be Top 40 to Middle Toilet.
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Dec 6, 2012 - 12:38pm PT
I hadn't done Royal Arches since the tree was there it seems like (20 years???) and we did a lap on it last May to get up to that nice long 10a friction up on N Dome. Damn that was so much fun I might have to go with Nutjob on this one.

Arches. Or Serenity/Sons of Yesterday. I usually get on that one when I'm in the valley. Great routes both.
richross

Trad climber
Dec 6, 2012 - 12:50pm PT
Foops.

Not sure I could even make the reach for the lip unless there was an open bag of potato chips.

Foops in 1976.

Jeremy Ross

Gym climber
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 6, 2012 - 02:17pm PT
Yikes I figured this would be dead! I am enjoying reading everyone's lists! A few have put down "it's an easy one" or "it's not very hard", etc. I love getting on something that is at my limit and is hard for me. I love finally getting the thing clean after falling or just being a pussy and bailing but the routes that I seem to have the most fun on are one's that are easy for me and not very hard! Maybe I can enjoy the scenery and companionship more when I'm not focused on "...just make this move and you'll get a rest....maybe" mentality. Love the pictures, too! If I ever get back east I've gotta get to the Gunks. I've never been anywhere near it but Foops is one of those routes that you see a picture of that roof and just know, yep that's Foops.



-JR

Edit: and wtf??? How has no one put Lembert Dome down yet????
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Dec 6, 2012 - 03:40pm PT
Some climb that I do next Spring.
Karen

Trad climber
So Cal urban sprawl Hell
Dec 6, 2012 - 04:16pm PT
Riley, yes it is Igor Unchained!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! loved that climb:-)
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Dec 6, 2012 - 05:37pm PT
It's a coin toss-
The Vampire
or
NE Face Pingora

do I have to do the approach?
splitter

Trad climber
Cali Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Dec 6, 2012 - 05:55pm PT
It would most likely be NF of the Rostrum. That's probably the most memorable and rewarding climb I ever managed to get my ass up.
micronut

Trad climber
Dec 6, 2012 - 06:23pm PT
Tollhouse Traverse for sure.
Credit: micronut

Or the Regular Route on Fairview.
Credit: micronut

Or Matthes Crest.
Credit: micronut

Or a link up of all three. Overandoverandoveramdoverandoverandover for the rest of my life.
Todd Eastman

climber
Bellingham, WA
Dec 6, 2012 - 07:47pm PT
I would opt for something mellow like High E or CCK in the Gunks, Triple S at Seneca, or Gamesmanship or Catharsis at Poko because they would be a bit more fun than something like the Rostrum in 20 or thirty years.
AKTrad

Mountain climber
AK
Dec 8, 2012 - 02:52pm PT
At my age, every climb is new, whether I've done it before or not...
adikted

Boulder climber
Tahooooeeeee
Dec 8, 2012 - 03:14pm PT
Hindu Kush at Shiprock, grandfather mountain, NC... Ive done the damn thing countless times and every variation known..i could do it everyday for the rest of my life..

A close second would be the Cathedral Traverse...theres just so much variety you could always climb something new!!

Greg
Adamame

climber
Santa Cruz
Dec 8, 2012 - 05:02pm PT
Positive Vibrations
Credit: Adamame
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Dec 8, 2012 - 05:18pm PT
OK! After writing about the anti-guidebook ethic in Idaho's Sawtooth Mtns today, now I'm overcome with nostalgia.

I climbed the Open Book on the Finger of Fate in mountain boots twice back in the 1970's, when it was considered a 5.6.

Sigh.

It would be great to climb it in rock shoes, now that it is considered a 5.8.

The route hasn't changed, but I have.
Fritz in 1971 on an easy upper pitch.  I didn't place protection, so I...
Fritz in 1971 on an easy upper pitch. I didn't place protection, so I could top rope Chris & Harry up a "more-interesting" variation. Flannel shirt, Levis, and mountain boots.
Credit: Fritz
Chris on 2nd lead of The Open Book in 1971.
Chris on 2nd lead of The Open Book in 1971.
Credit: Fritz

Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Dec 8, 2012 - 11:17pm PT
Oh, damn, Adamame, one of the best pics of Positive Vibrations I've seen! That one is on my ticklist like crazy, I saw that pitch from way over on Red Dihedral and just started salivating at the sight of it.

One of my favorite games in this vein is to imagine constructing the sweetest multipitch climb from any of the climbs I've done. Or just imagining all the climbs I've done as one gigantic climb.
Inner City

Trad climber
East Bay
Dec 8, 2012 - 11:24pm PT
Hobbit Book. Love that.
doughnutnational

Gym climber
its nice here in the spring
Dec 9, 2012 - 06:42am PT
Micronut, I agree with Tollhouse Traverse but I would have been ashamed to say it. Now that a respected climber such as yourself has I feel comfortable admitting I've probably done it 200+ times in the past 20 years and hope to do it a bunch more.
Reeotch

Trad climber
4 Corners Area
Dec 9, 2012 - 08:10am PT
Why, Gunsmoke, of course . . .
Dingus McGee

Social climber
Laramie
Dec 9, 2012 - 11:34am PT
I would choose out of the womb, again.
BruceAnderson

Social climber
Los Angeles currently St. Antonin, France
Dec 9, 2012 - 11:52am PT
Joe Six Pack.
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Dec 9, 2012 - 05:06pm PT
This question is way too hard to answer. But if you threatened me with bodily harm unless I said something, I might have to say OZ.
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Dec 9, 2012 - 07:09pm PT
Probably the first ascent of The Crucifix, only all free this time.
eeyonkee

Trad climber
Golden, CO
Dec 10, 2012 - 04:54am PT
That climb at the gym with the red tape and big yellow hold about halfway up. Loved that one.
steveA

Trad climber
bedford,massachusetts
Dec 10, 2012 - 05:38am PT
If I was able to:

The Walker Spur for alpine and The Salathe Wall for rock.
brett

climber
oregon
Dec 10, 2012 - 09:39am PT
I remember having tremendous fun on Moby Grape on Cannon. It was 20 some years ago and I wonder how a repeat would stand up to my memories.

If there was only one route I was restricted to endlessly repeat, it would have to be the blue circuit at Franchard Isatis, Font.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Dec 10, 2012 - 09:43am PT
Credit: survival
Jeremy Ross

Gym climber
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 10, 2012 - 09:47am PT
^^^^
Finally! Lembert Dome....




-JR
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