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Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Original Post - Dec 18, 2012 - 11:19am PT
Yes, the media rams the disaster and evil down our throats. And yes, there is plenty of disaster and evil.
But out of 7 billion souls on this Earth, the vast majority are kind loving people.
*Rescuers in the storm
*Rescuers on the walls
*Mothers caring for disabled children
*Teachers in special ed. classes
*Those who care for the dying
*Nurses giving their all
*Artists creating beauty
*Athletes pushing limits
*Scientists expanding what is possible
*Monks and Nuns comforting those in need

You get the idea. Today I choose to fight for awesomeness with my little electrons. Post any and all of it you want.
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it's a catch all thread, as long as it's positive!!

I'm sure this vid has been posted here before, but it's so RAD and it's what inspired me this morning....





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Evel

Trad climber
Nedsterdam CO
Dec 18, 2012 - 11:25am PT
I'll play.

Danger- the diverticulitis I just went through.

Radness- the surgery I had.

Goodness- the tremendous support from my friends on my road to recovery.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Dec 18, 2012 - 11:33am PT
Yes, it sure is.

I live in a backwater town where I encounter a decent amount of ignorance, it's mostly personified as hate. It drives me up a wall to witness so much stupidity and hate.

But then, I randomly meet someone who reaffirms my hope that we aren't all stupid or ignorant.

Radness abounds, you just have to have the right filter on at times to find it.
mcreel

climber
Barcelona
Dec 18, 2012 - 11:36am PT
Post of the year! I don't need to read the contents, the title says it all. Of course, now I'm going to read the contents.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Dec 18, 2012 - 11:37am PT
All politics are local
All politics are local
Credit: Dingus Milktoast

I did not read the paper today. I did not read it yesterday. I did not read it over the weekend. I do not partake of the evening 'news.'

I did go for an awesome mud-peak hike in the rain and clouds on Sunday, it was AWESOME!

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Mud peak kicked our asses, hah!

DMT
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 18, 2012 - 11:37am PT
Then post it!!


WHOA DINGUS!! That is a steep grass slope to be traversing eh?!















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donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Dec 18, 2012 - 11:44am PT
Thanks for bringing a positive (and accurate) perspective to a forum which has been pretty negative lately.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Dec 18, 2012 - 11:45am PT














People are awesome.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Dec 18, 2012 - 11:47am PT
Thanks for the POSITIVE Post thread Survival.
New Grandson Goodness
Jude Rogers
Jude Rogers
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Son In Law Radness
Family victory shot.
Family victory shot.
Credit: T Hocking
The noob shows good form.
The noob shows good form.
Credit: T Hocking
Grandpa goes climbing Danger LOL
Checkin out the next moves.
Checkin out the next moves.
Credit: T Hocking
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Dec 18, 2012 - 11:49am PT
It was way harder when it was just game trails. Its still a bit of an ass beater. Trail is new, less than a year old, this will be its first full on winter.

Its as steep as it looks, btw. You know how I am about mud mountains :-)

Its holding well, actually
Its holding well, actually
Credit: Dingus Milktoast

Cut by a trail crew very experienced in California interior coast ranges.

Its on public land but not known to public. You can't get there from here.

DMT

Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Dec 18, 2012 - 11:55am PT




I'm in this picture, trying to be rad,











mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 18, 2012 - 12:03pm PT
Your health, your family's health, and your pants are falling down.
Your health, your family's health, and your pants are falling down.
Credit: mouse from merced
http://www.foliosociety.com/book/WND/wind-in-the-willows

Wind In the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

A glorious Folio edition of the children's classic, with enchanting illustrations by Charles van Sandwyk

If you want to know about the wide world, here's one way. This is the best currently available for giving.

HIGH MARKS FOR THIS EDITION.

When Mole is drawn out of his underground abode ('Hang spring-cleaning!') by the imperious call of Spring, he is fascinated by the world above his home. The first animal he meets is lively Ratty, who introduces him to the beauties of the river and the joys of 'simply messing about in boats'. Mr Toad, irrepressible aristocrat and creature of crazes, shatters this rural calm with his discovery of the automobile. 'Villages skipped, towns and cities jumped - always somebody else's horizon! Oh, bliss! Oh, poop-poop!' Soon he is risking life and limb indulging his new-found passion, experiencing brushes with the law and landing himself in prison, much to the concern of his friends. Even stern Badger cannot control Toad's lunatic enthusiasms and wild antics, until they are all faced with a tremendous battle against the scheming stoats and wheedling weasels that have taken over Toad Hall. Can the four friends win against the frightening denizens of the Wild Wood? And does our irresponsible hero really become 'an altered Toad'?

The Wind in the Willows is about many things - the changing seasons, the beauty and fragility of nature, the perils of the open road and the creeping tide of suburbia - but it is the glorious adventures of Toad, Mole, Ratty and Badger that have enchanted generations of children and their parents for nearly a century. The sheer familiarity of the characters has been a challenge to artists ever since, and Charles van Sandwyk has risen to it magnificently. His wonderful illustrations breathe new life into the much-loved heroes of Kenneth Grahame's classic, magically evoking the idyllic and occasionally dangerous world of wild wood and river bank.

The stunning illustrations in our edition evoke an idyllic world of river-bank adventures, threatened only by the 'poop-poop' of Toad's new motor car and the frightening denizens of the Wild Wood.

‘It combines a love of nature with a nostalgia for boats, caravans and old cars, and hints at a more innocent time. I've loved it since I was ten and never tired of it’
ALAN TITCHMARSH


//And we can make the world a better place.
Just show a little love in our hearts.//
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 18, 2012 - 12:04pm PT
You can't get there from here.

I know, right?!?


Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Dec 18, 2012 - 12:06pm PT
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drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Dec 18, 2012 - 12:14pm PT
My amazing sister.
Beam some love her way.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 18, 2012 - 12:16pm PT
The Mantra of Hope
Credit: mouse from merced
"The leader never falls."
"The leader never falls."

Beaming? She's beaming!
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 18, 2012 - 12:25pm PT
Beaming some goodness and radness over there Jefe.

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Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Dec 18, 2012 - 12:26pm PT
We visited a friend who just had major surgery. My husband and her 15 year old son put up the Christmas tree while I entertained mom (kept her from having an anxiety attack about every aspect of the tree).

The plan was to take her and the kids to a Christmas variety show, but all the tickets were gone. She has no money as her ex-husband just won custody of the boys from her, and child support was a large component of the divorce. That's another sad story of no one believing anything was wrong with her - turns out she had a tumor that was causing the inability to talk much, difficulty breathing, sudden 50 pound weight loss. She called the theater the day of the show, and 5 tickets magically appeared as a donation to her. We took her and the boys to a fun, light Christmas show. It was the first time she really got out of bed since her surgery on Wednesday.

Brought them home and tucked them into bed. SHe slept in the next day while my husband and I fed the boys, made their lunches, and drove them to school. My husband went back and finished fixing the lights on the tree and gave her a massage (he's a massage therapist).

There is a steady stream of neighbors bringing food over and sending gift cards.

There is generrosity is this world. Most of them are not seeking to be on the front page of the paper. It was nice to be able to help someone out. I am sure more Santas will arrive so that her boys have a gift under her tree. To their credit, the boys are so excited to have a mom that can talk to them again. They are looking forward to skiing with her by spring. Santa's elves are looking for a few lift passes to make that happen.
Fletcher

Trad climber
The rock doesn't care what I think
Dec 18, 2012 - 12:50pm PT
Bravo!

"The first question I ask myself when something doesn't seem to be beautiful is why do I think it's not beautiful. And very shortly you discover that there is no reason."—John Cage

I have been fortunate to live and travel to places far and wide. I have had many opportunities to see folks with little material wealth, lacking in other amenities we consider basic to survival, who live joyously and in contentment (I'm sure they have their ups and downs as well). What really impresses me is how giving and welcoming they are. I am forever indebted to these souls. They have inspired me.

We have many such souls right under our noses. Neebee is a superb example. Her means may be modest, but she finds myriad ways to give and very richly indeed!

In Gratitude,
Eric
this just in

climber
north fork
Dec 18, 2012 - 01:28pm PT
Good thinking Survival. Plenty of good out there. Climbing for one.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 18, 2012 - 01:31pm PT



































Layton the man, worshipping his sacred Ojito Wilderness.
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Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Dec 18, 2012 - 01:32pm PT
dat sum cult shyt man???
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Dec 18, 2012 - 01:34pm PT
Ripple

If my words did glow with the gold of sunshine
And my tunes were played on the harp unstrung
Would you hear my voice come through the music?
Would you hold it near, as it were your own?
It's a hand-me-down, the thoughts are broken
Perhaps they're better left unsung
I don't know, don't really care
Let there be songs to fill the air
Ripple in still water
When there is no pebble tossed
Nor wind to blow
Reach out your hand if your cup be empty
If your cup is full may it be again
Let it be known there is a fountain
That was not made by the hands of man
There is a road, no simple highway
Between the dawn and the dark of night
And if you go, no one may follow
That path is for your steps alone
Ripple in still water
When there is no pebble tossed
Nor wind to blow
You who choose to lead must follow
But if you fall, you fall alone
If you should stand, then who's to guide you?
If I knew the way, I would take you home
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 18, 2012 - 01:34pm PT
dat sum cult shyt man???


Damn right. Notice how mean and nasty them little moozlims are?


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Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Dec 18, 2012 - 01:36pm PT
figured them to be dem BOOODUSTS..
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 18, 2012 - 01:52pm PT
Ooops, you are correct.

They are Booodusts!

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survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 18, 2012 - 02:19pm PT
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SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Dec 18, 2012 - 02:24pm PT
Yes the world is, and sometimes it shines down on us....as I sit here debating with a nurse about when she ' ll start the IV for my CT scan which isn't for another hour ( had to drink oral contrast first) . This is all related to the follow up for ovarian cancer that I had two years ago....and they said I wouldn't make it this far! Believe me, there isn't a day goes by I don't recognize the gift I've been given, I only hope I share whatever good will and peace that has been given to me in a way that makes a difference to others...thanks for the goodness, radness and danger....ok, I'll stop debating with the nurse, let her do her job and offer up my arm....after all I'm here...

Susan
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Dec 18, 2012 - 02:41pm PT
Buggs is sure rad. And Survival too!
Nate D

climber
San Francisco
Dec 18, 2012 - 02:51pm PT
Best to you with your follow up, Susan.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Dec 18, 2012 - 03:04pm PT
Best to you with your follow up, Susan.

Thanks Nate, no indication I've recurred....just a standard part of my quarterly follow up...
I'm a lucky sucker...

Susan
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Dec 18, 2012 - 03:43pm PT
Here's some goodness, radness, and danger.

You decide which is which- they're all interchangable.





mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 18, 2012 - 03:47pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 18, 2012 - 04:11pm PT
Whoa, where'd that TAT come from?

Thats clearly goodness, or radness, or yumminess......

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Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Dec 18, 2012 - 04:12pm PT
^^^ That is a killer photo.

As is the tat.

DMT
Brian

climber
California
Dec 18, 2012 - 05:12pm PT
I've posted this before, but...


Jack Gilbert
"A Brief for the Defense" from Refusing Heaven

Sorrow everywhere. Slaughter everywhere. If babies
are not starving someplace, they are starving
somewhere else. With flies in their nostrils.
But we enjoy our lives because that's what God wants.
Otherwise the mornings before summer dawn would not
be made so fine. The Bengal tiger would not
be fashioned so miraculously well. The poor women
at the fountain are laughing together between
the suffering they have known and the awfulness
in their future, smiling and laughing while somebody
in the village is very sick. There is laughter
every day in the terrible streets of Calcutta,
and the women laugh in the cages of Bombay.
If we deny our happiness, resist our satisfaction,
we lessen the importance of their deprivation.
We must risk delight. We can do without pleasure,
but not delight. Not enjoyment. We must have
the stubbornness to accept our gladness in the ruthless
furnace of this world. To make injustice the only
measure of our attention is to praise the Devil.
If the locomotive of the Lord runs us down,
we should give thanks that the end had magnitude.
We must admit there will be music despite everything.
We stand at the prow again of a small ship
anchored late at night in the tiny port
looking over to the sleeping island: the waterfront
is three shuttered cafés and one naked light burning.
To hear the faint sound of oars in the silence as a rowboat
comes slowly out and then goes back is truly worth
all the years of sorrow that are to come.
TFSTFU

Trad climber
Utah
Dec 18, 2012 - 05:14pm PT
More people like Ekat and Neebs, with a little bit of T-rex added for danger.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 18, 2012 - 05:22pm PT
Ok, ok, just one shot of Jeremy's mom from when I was over there a couple days ago.....

Speaking of goodness.
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Fletcher

Trad climber
The rock doesn't care what I think
Dec 18, 2012 - 08:57pm PT
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Missing photo ID#273882

A classic... "Danger Will Robinson!"  Laughter is probably the most ap...
A classic... "Danger Will Robinson!" Laughter is probably the most appropriate response.
Credit: Dave Diegelman

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Missing photo ID#151004
nutjob

Gym climber
Berkeley, CA
Dec 18, 2012 - 09:06pm PT
Goodness, radness, and danger all in one (or two):





Edit: Can't stop myself...













The view from home:

LilaBiene

Trad climber
Dec 18, 2012 - 09:17pm PT
Camila's second climbing lesson in Yosemite, guided by the multi-talen...
Camila's second climbing lesson in Yosemite, guided by the multi-talented BooDawg and friend of Dolt's.
Credit: LilaBiene

Jaw-dropping surprise!
Jaw-dropping surprise!
Credit: LilaBiene

LostInShanghai, the Mad Bolter and Ben
LostInShanghai, the Mad Bolter and Ben
Credit: LilaBiene

Edit: Neither, apparently, can I!!! :D

This photo of Bill was taken by Tom Frost, and was given to us at the ...
This photo of Bill was taken by Tom Frost, and was given to us at the Oakdale Climbers Festival. It is impossible (at least at this point!) to put into words what it feels like to hold this picture in my hands.
Credit: LilaBiene

Credit: LilaBiene
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 18, 2012 - 09:26pm PT
October 6, 2012.  Rookie Yosemite climber.
October 6, 2012. Rookie Yosemite climber.
Credit: Mighty Hiker
Rookie lookie rookie.
Rookie lookie rookie.
Credit: Mighty Hiker
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Dec 18, 2012 - 11:34pm PT
These are the same two people as in Mouse's photo above.

Credit: Mark Hudon
LilaBiene

Trad climber
Dec 19, 2012 - 07:41am PT
Mark, that's awesome. Brought a big smile to my face this morning.
splitter

Trad climber
Cali Hodad, surfing the galactic plane ~:~
Dec 19, 2012 - 09:20am PT
The World Is Packed With Goodness...
INDEED!

There is all the beauty of nature, the little things that we sometimes take for granted like sunsets & sunrises & rainbows, etc! And then there's peoples smiles & hugs & kind gesture's, & their weeping when weep & rejoicing when we rejoice, etc.!

Just a few example of goodness, eh?

I "edited/deleted" a bunch of my post. About children being "a love gift from God/goodness", the bible verse, etc! kinda wish i hadn't...oh well. and the part about "faith, hope and love, the greatest of these is love."! anyway, love is a gift (goodness) and there are many examples of it on this thread!!
TrundleBum

Trad climber
Las Vegas
Dec 19, 2012 - 12:06pm PT

Do something really Rad'n Good 2day...

Smile at, converse with'n get the name of a total stranger...
depart your new friend, leaving them with your blessings.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 19, 2012 - 01:46pm PT
C'mon people, GET TOGETHER!!

Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Dec 19, 2012 - 02:14pm PT
Credit: Ron Anderson


heres some radness^^^^^ a palisades approach with much gear,, after a rip roarin night of drinking and festivities on the way..
PhilG

Trad climber
The Circuit, Tonasket WA
Dec 19, 2012 - 11:03pm PT
Some more Goodness:

Credit: PhilG

Credit: PhilG

drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Dec 20, 2012 - 07:48pm PT
LilaBiene

Trad climber
Dec 20, 2012 - 08:38pm PT
WOW, that is a beautiful picture...
TREED

Trad climber
Gunks
Dec 20, 2012 - 09:15pm PT
Credit: TREED
Credit: TREED
Credit: TREED
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Dec 20, 2012 - 09:32pm PT
Remember this sunset Bruce?














Captain...or Skully

climber
Dec 20, 2012 - 10:07pm PT
Goodness, Radness, & Danger indeed. I'm down.
Hankster

Social climber
Golden, CO
Dec 20, 2012 - 10:24pm PT
Goodness,
Credit: Hankster
Radness,
Credit: Hankster
and Danger,
Credit: Punkin'!
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Dec 20, 2012 - 10:25pm PT
I know this has been posted before several times by myself but it always makes me smile http://vimeo.com/4207784
splitter

Trad climber
Cali Hodad, surfing the galactic plane ~:~
Dec 21, 2012 - 12:03am PT
Two examples of "goodness"...
Credit: splitter
Credit: splitter

:)
Leggs

Sport climber
A true CA girl, who landed in the desert...
Dec 21, 2012 - 12:05am PT
^^^those are rad... super rad.

~peace
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 21, 2012 - 12:33am PT
Thanks Jefe.



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Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 21, 2012 - 01:37am PT
Montmartre
Montmartre
Credit: Reilly
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 21, 2012 - 09:14am PT
Love that pic Reilly!


WTF? Thw world is still here?


YaaaaY, see? Epic goodness!!!


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Maysho

climber
Soda Springs, CA
Dec 21, 2012 - 10:03am PT
Thanks Bruce! And all the best to you and your family...

Goodness, Radness, and Danger of the past year...

Braden on Matthes Crest
Credit: Maysho

Braden and Me on top of Higher, after E. Buttress Middle and NE Buttress Higher in a quick day.
Credit: Maysho

Haley and Lynda on the JMT
Credit: Maysho

Dancing in Seoul, 920 feet off the street!
Credit: Maysho
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 21, 2012 - 10:57am PT
It's Friday, screw it, I'm goin' to the beach...

































































Credit: Reilly
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 21, 2012 - 11:55am PT
Hey Peter! 'Sup?


Yeah, well you and Braden suck....HA!!!
I'm just jealous because I've only done a 400 ft rock climb with my oldest!




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Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 21, 2012 - 12:11pm PT
I've been a lot of places but this one ranks right up there.
I went back that night to hear an excellent performance of Vivaldi's "Four Seasons".
That was some serious goodness.

And to think it was built 764 years ago!

La Sainte Chapelle
La Sainte Chapelle
Credit: Reilly
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Dec 21, 2012 - 01:56pm PT
Credit: pud
and partner

Trad climber
Leavenworth, WA
Jan 9, 2013 - 03:28pm PT
Is Reilly, my old-old friend Reilly Moss from the Seattle area?
(rumor from Don Harder)
DAVE DAILEY
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Jan 9, 2013 - 03:46pm PT
That must have been an epic concert to see Reilly. I've always wanted to see the Four Seasons played live.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 9, 2013 - 04:00pm PT
Not too many have been here... RADNESS!!!
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crustie

climber
SF, CA
Jan 9, 2013 - 06:39pm PT
i like this post. this post is radness.
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
WA, & NC & Idaho
Jan 9, 2013 - 08:44pm PT
Credit: Ezra Ellis

Credit: Ezra Ellis

Credit: Ezra Ellis

Enough said!!!
radness and goodness!!!
Grinching

Trad climber
Happy Valley, Oregon
Jan 9, 2013 - 09:07pm PT
Happy
Happy
Credit: Grinching
Gotta get in on this one bro....

hossjulia

Trad climber
Where the Hoback and the mighty Snake River meet
Jan 9, 2013 - 09:09pm PT
Radness that this post brought out some lurkers.

We need more of this.
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Jan 9, 2013 - 09:12pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 9, 2013 - 10:10pm PT
Cover Painting from Life, fifties.
Cover Painting from Life, fifties.
Credit: mouse from merced
LilaBiene

Trad climber
Jan 9, 2013 - 10:36pm PT
That video is so beautiful, it brought tears to my eyes. That is goodness.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 9, 2013 - 10:41pm PT
Hey there, say it! That is rad.
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Jan 9, 2013 - 10:44pm PT
Hey there, say, that is a great pic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111111111!!!!!!
Redwood

Gym climber
West Sacramento CA
Jan 9, 2013 - 11:11pm PT
Merced:
Nice Chesley Bonestell. That's what it is, isn't it?
Redwood

Gym climber
West Sacramento CA
Jan 9, 2013 - 11:15pm PT
I may have defects, manifold and various, besides being a bad climber, but I know I have a certain advocate, one who will be with me, when the ultimate chips are down.
Credit: Redwood
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 10, 2013 - 01:49am PT
WHOA!!! Grinching made a sneak attack! Hit and run, sneaky bastard...

Y'all don't know how good that is for my soul.





A splash of Oregon for Grinching!
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Grinching on the summit of an early Barad Dur on Wolf Rock ascent!
Was it the 8th ascent? I forget....
Credit: survival
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 10, 2013 - 07:40am PT
Credit: JR Gallery
Redwood, good. You're not Norwegian, by chance?

I'd rather not be known as Merced, tho, OK? That's creepy, Captain Sacto.

First taste is free.
First taste is free.
Credit: G I
Are you new here? I've not seen your handle before. If you are, take this, eat it (in the figurative sense), and peace. It's Taco Sauce in a pill form. Whattya think? Good and rad, right?

Chesley Bonestell it definitely is.
Chesley Bonestell it definitely is.
Credit: mouse from merced
Chesley Bonestell was born in 1888.
Chesley Bonestell was born in 1888.
Credit: mouse from merced
This is NOT the way it looked when Fossil Climber got to Yosemite Valley. Eighty percent of this ice was melted by then.

:O)
Norwegian

Trad climber
Pollock Pines, California
Jan 10, 2013 - 07:55am PT
i love you man!
Credit: Norwegian
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Jan 10, 2013 - 12:56pm PT

Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Jan 10, 2013 - 09:15pm PT
Life is really good now that there is Wii for women - the Shii

Dave Kos

Trad climber
Temecula
Jan 10, 2013 - 09:23pm PT
Sledding at grandma's house.
Sledding at grandma's house.
Credit: Dave Kos
hillrat

Trad climber
reno, nv
Jan 14, 2013 - 04:38pm PT
my little kid. never thought i,d have any.
photo not found
Missing photo ID#284134
photo not found
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Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Jan 14, 2013 - 04:52pm PT
Wow, SLR, that Power of Words video blew me away. Thanks! And the Irish accents just are icing on the cake. Just make me melt.

My 9 year old boy was excitedly telling me how he learned about Michaelangelo and how he made this amazing sculpture when he was just 24. I asked him if it was the Pieta and he didn't know. I showed him a picture and he said, "that's it!" This, in and of itself, is completely rad!

Going out for now for a rad run on a beautiful, crisp Socal day along the footstool of the San Gabriels... barely has reached 50 in these parts! Love it and love this thread!

Goodness to all!

Eric
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Jan 14, 2013 - 05:20pm PT
Awesome Window Washers Dressed Up As Spiderman When They Visited a Children’s Hospital
Casey Chan

Cleaning windows at a hospital can be totally awkward for everybody involved so All Children's Hospital in Tampa Bay got creative by having their window washers dress up as Spiderman while they cleaned their windows. It brightened up their entire day.

A superhero of a job, I'd say. I'm glad the kids got a kick of it and more hospitals should do the same (if they don't do it already).

http://www.brocouncil.com/News/spiderman-washes-windows-at-a-children-s-hospital

Credit: dirt claud

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 14, 2013 - 08:06pm PT
Mt. Clark SE face.
Mt. Clark SE face.
Credit: Jim Shirley
Credit: Jim Shirley
Credit: Jim Shirley
Notice the tiny tarn in Grey Peak's N flank.  That area is a mineralog...
Notice the tiny tarn in Grey Peak's N flank. That area is a mineralogist's delight.--MFM
Credit: Jim Shirley
Credit: Jim Shirley
I brightened this up and Jim's grin shows up much better!
I brightened this up and Jim's grin shows up much better!
Credit: Jim Shirley
This is the original darkness, for comparison.
This is the original darkness, for comparison.
Credit: Jim Shirley
Good news! You can't do this at home! But it's rad, good, and dangerous.
1980s solo by Jim Shirley of NW Ridge Class 4.
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Feb 12, 2013 - 02:35am PT
This one is pregnant with danger, but, thank god, ends with goodness. Yikes!



Eric
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