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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 25, 2012 - 01:36am PT
Center mass, Cosmic, you're a low-life. It changes sh#t around.

I wisht I coulda gone.
I had better things to do.
One week, year is new.

It can wait, but it's hard when you're charged up.
I believe my problem's in the opposite direction, Travis.

Nicely recuperated, I see. What's soft about 5.8? You don't break 8's and 9's down, clown. It's pointless to do so. You can go ahead, though, we know what you mean.

Wow, so glad to see you out and about...Merry Christmas, with mild Taco Sauce!
Credit: mouse from merced


Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 25, 2012 - 01:45am PT
Thanks Mouse! We were really looking forward to seeing you here. Merry Christmas to you from Christina and myself.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Dec 25, 2012 - 01:56am PT
Cool, guys! You are inspiring me for when I get back on the rock too! You never know how a traumatic event will affect you, so I've got to stay strong and think of you Vegaasclimber. Cheers for getting back on the horse. Cheers to all us gimps!
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Dec 25, 2012 - 01:59am PT
3 CHEERS for GIMPS!!!!
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Dec 25, 2012 - 02:00am PT
1973 type motivation.

Credit: Ihateplastic
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Dec 25, 2012 - 02:03am PT
Be open to your goals... while certainly wonderful, picking the Nose might just be too arbritrary - do you want to climb it, or do you want to HAVE climbed it? Learn to love the movement, the art, the dance. El Cap is great, but you broke recently... slow down a bit, smell the roses, focus on technique and health and good vibes.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Dec 25, 2012 - 02:08am PT
True dat, GDavis. Getting sidelined shows you what parts of the game you truly love.

My goals are on a sliding scale right now, highly dependent on the conditions I find. Aiming high is awesome, but none of it can happen without committing to the moment. As you say, loving the act over the accomplishment is the important part. That's the mindset I want to be in. It's the difference between looking to the future and living in the present, between being and continually seeking to become.

I want to have done my dream climbs, but it will be enough that I live simply to climb.
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Dec 25, 2012 - 02:32am PT
Sending good vibes your way. I have to escape the grey monsoon so I may make a trip down to Red Rocks. I'll let you know if I am coming down. It won't be before Feb. or March. Hope to cheer ya up. All the best man!
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 25, 2012 - 02:35am PT
Thanks for the post G.

Right now, I am indeed concentrating on my movement, my feet..breathing. Putting my lead head back where I want it to be. Today was a wonderful crag day; the next trip I will probably do a light multi and play with my trad gear.

The Nose is a long way off for me, I have at least 6 walls on my list before that one. I haven't decided on what I want to do for my first true El Cap attempt, but I have a couple on the Column higher on the tick list. And that's if I even want to do a wall after my first one; no way of knowing till I get there. I do know that the mechanics and trials of the wall call to me very strongly.

For me, the Nose is a lot of things. The "prestige" of it is pretty far down the list.

So many of the pitches are so amazing, and I would love to climb them for the pure asthetic of the pitch. The Stovelegs, Texas Flake and the Swing, the Great Roof. Changing corners. The pictures I see of individual pitches draw me more then the whole.
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 25, 2012 - 02:36am PT
Thanks Plaid! Would be awesome to see ya, and climbing would be great.
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Dec 25, 2012 - 11:09am PT
VC, do you do any strength and conditioning? Could be really useful for you to get healthy, I do kettle bells and they help with long days, keep me fit etc. A short program like that 3 times a week might be a better investment in success (combined with a happy healthy diet and a day or two a week climbing on rock) than spending hours in etriers.

I used to be a 210lb big wal theorist... flailed at walls because they are physically exhausting. I practiced all the dorky little tinkering things, heading, hooking, jumaring, leading, whatever... didn't matter because I didn't have confidence that my body could keep up with my goals. I don't know what kind of limitations your health places on your activities but if you want to climb walls, you want to be really fit. All that hauling and jumaring taxes you physically, which taxes you mentally, which affects you emotionally, which... yeah you get it.

One time it took me 2 hours to jug a 200' line. No jokesies.

One summer I spent a few months climbing at tahquitz, lots of terrain, up to 5.9, hours and hours a day. No aid practice. Climbed my first grade VI that year, pretty easy too. Chuck yourself in the furnace and see what the crucible shows you.
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Dec 25, 2012 - 12:38pm PT
Go bouldering!
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Dec 25, 2012 - 01:12pm PT
Stuck here in Ouray ice climbing by default. In early Jan. I will be looking for a good weather window to come to Vegas. Let's do a climb.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Dec 25, 2012 - 01:14pm PT
It was a good weather day here in Vegas to climb yesterday, Donini.
Where the heck were you?

:)

Merry Christmas to, you and your Wife, Donini!
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Dec 25, 2012 - 01:22pm PT
I was ice climbing....yuk! Happy Holidays to you and Donna....see you soon.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Dec 25, 2012 - 01:24pm PT
How do you get BLUE CAMELOTS to stay in that ice??
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Dec 25, 2012 - 01:31pm PT
Tricky....but i only have to get one to work.

Heading out for some skiing today, ten inches of fresh snow.
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 25, 2012 - 02:10pm PT
Hey Jim! Sounds like a blast in Ouray.

I sent you a message when you were here a few weeks ago, guess it didn't get through. See you on the next trip for sure!
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