If you could only repeat one climb...


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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.

Trad climber
Oaksterdam, CA
Dec 6, 2012 - 03:07pm PT
+1 for Positive Vibrations

Just give me the Hulk and I will be happy

Gym climber
Dec 6, 2012 - 03:16pm 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.

Dec 6, 2012 - 03:38pm 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.

Trad climber
Dec 6, 2012 - 03:50pm PT

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 - 05:17pm 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.


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

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Dec 6, 2012 - 06:40pm PT
Some climb that I do next Spring.
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