If you could only repeat one climb...


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Captain...or Skully

Dec 6, 2012 - 12:04am PT
Grant's crack.

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 6, 2012 - 12:27am 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.

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Dec 6, 2012 - 01:59am PT
Any of them, with Brutus.

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Dec 6, 2012 - 09:51am 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 - 10:09am 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

Hilton crk,ca
Dec 6, 2012 - 10:16am PT

Mountain climber
Dec 6, 2012 - 11:56am PT
The Traverse of the Palisades .

Boulder climber
Somewhere on 395
Dec 6, 2012 - 11:59am PT
Harry Daley, The Grack, or anything on the Apron. I always enjoyed climbing over there.

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 6, 2012 - 12:03pm PT
Le Petit Grepon - so easy a caveman could enjoy it!

Credit: Reilly
Darryl Cramer

Social climber
Dec 6, 2012 - 12:18pm PT
Pinky Paralysis - Yosemite


Bobcat Cringe - Index
The Larry

Moab, UT
Dec 6, 2012 - 12:29pm PT
Don Jaun Wall in the Needles.
this just in

north fork
Dec 6, 2012 - 12:31pm PT
Anything on south eagle beak.
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Dec 6, 2012 - 12:42pm PT
West Face of El Cap.

Dec 6, 2012 - 01:19pm 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.

Dec 6, 2012 - 01:22pm 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.

Gym climber
Berkeley, CA
Dec 6, 2012 - 01:41pm 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.

Oakland, CA
Dec 6, 2012 - 01:59pm 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.

Dec 6, 2012 - 02:16pm PT
Myopia, Elephants Perch

Gym climber
Berkeley, CA
Dec 6, 2012 - 02:26pm 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.

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Dec 6, 2012 - 02:28pm 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.
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