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Bad Climber

climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Jan 12, 2013 - 09:30am PT
Hey, guys: Just got back from my first climbing trip to Josh in some time and did a number of your routes, especially Outer Mongolia. Great stuff! You obviously put in a HUGE effort and came out with stellar results. I just wanted to publicly thank you for the time, money, and energy you put in. We had a blast.

And my young beginning climber friend fired everything, the punk! Showing up his elders....

BAd
Norwegian

Trad climber
Pollock Pines, California
Jan 12, 2013 - 09:34am PT
cheers to todd and tucker,
good keepers of the desert myth.
Cole

Trad climber
los angeles
Jan 12, 2013 - 11:15am PT
Here here!

Since moving to Joshua Tree I feel like I've climbed at least one Gordo route a week. In fact, going to be heading out today to hop on an old route of his near my house. I'll report back with some pics and spray this evening.
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Jan 13, 2013 - 09:03am PT
Thanks for the thanks. We scored at the Mongolia/Siberia. Lots of beer was guzzled while we developed that area;...each route took a couple of days;.....all hand drilled on the lead......but it was fun....at first it seemed like an impossible task to even finish one route;...but we stuck w/it.......glad you liked the routes. They are fun, sunny, with great views, and not too stressful. Haven't been there since last season;...I need to go this year. Thanks again for the good word. When it comes to new routes, people on forums tend to whin and complain more than compliment;.....good for you for being appreciative!
Moquah

Trad climber
Carson City Nevada
Jan 13, 2013 - 09:21am PT
Todd, definitely a great area! Lots of fun, no stress routes where you can push yourself a bit and not worry about a trip to the hospital. You guys rock!
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Jan 13, 2013 - 10:56am PT
Without photos it did not happen.
Bad Climber

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 13, 2013 - 01:57pm PT
Okay, Here's the proof we were out there:
On the hike in
On the hike in
Credit: Bad Climber

A cool slabby 5.9 on the right side
A cool slabby 5.9 on the right side
Credit: Bad Climber

Another climber on the left side.  We didn't get a chance to get on th...
Another climber on the left side. We didn't get a chance to get on this wall. Looks great--a 5.9 and a 10a
Credit: Bad Climber

Getting ready to rap from the top of the formation
Getting ready to rap from the top of the formation
Credit: Bad Climber

Sunset on the way out.  An icy front was on the way in--still here!--s...
Sunset on the way out. An icy front was on the way in--still here!--so this was our last day. We got in four good ones between the cold spells.
Credit: Bad Climber
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Jan 13, 2013 - 02:01pm PT
But the way to Outer Mongolia is practically flat - why do you need a hiking pole(in the first image)???
locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Jan 13, 2013 - 02:02pm PT


COOL!!!...


Todd and Tucker are for sure one hell of a great team!!!...


Talk about doing a FEW...

FA's...

LOL!!!...

More like...

WOW!!!...






EDITED:

Of course "Nicole Kidman" is on the TOP of the list...

;-)

Brian in SLC

Social climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Jan 13, 2013 - 03:05pm PT
But the way to Outer Mongolia is practically flat - why do you need a hiking pole(in the first image)???


Looks to be a stick clip...

Debatable on "need"...ha ha. I guess depends on how your ankles are holdin' up...
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Jan 13, 2013 - 03:11pm PT
Sweet!
locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Jan 13, 2013 - 03:27pm PT


"Getting ready to rap from the top of the formation"...



Another way of looking at it via Jim Donini???...








































"Staying ALIVE!!!"...

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Bad Climber

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 13, 2013 - 03:39pm PT
Classic, Locker. I ALWAYS knew I could bust moves like Travolta. The stick is a stick clip, which I always bring to sport areas. I figure if I can bypass a little ankle twisting/busting drop before the first bolt, why not? I'm not proud! Just want to walk away to climb the next day. As it went, we really didn't NEED it, but we used it once or twice. I get a little kick out of that rope trick, anyway.

Cheerz,

BAd
locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Jan 13, 2013 - 03:48pm PT

"Classic, Locker. I ALWAYS knew I could bust moves like Travolta"...

Dude's got NOTHING on you...

Your moves RULE!!!...

;-)

justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Jan 13, 2013 - 05:08pm PT
Tucker and Gordon are great peeps.

happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Jan 13, 2013 - 05:23pm PT
I knew what it was...I was being snarky.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Jan 13, 2013 - 05:39pm PT
Tucker, about half way thru the trudge back from yesterdays explorations.

Credit: TGT



Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Jan 13, 2013 - 08:57pm PT
Joe

Social climber
Santa Cruz
Jan 13, 2013 - 10:02pm PT
love the attitude of gratitude....those bad boyz deserve some props for putting up so many good routes...missing that j tree sunshine, warming up there yet?
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Jan 14, 2013 - 05:07am PT
A haul line in JT? WTH?
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