I curse you, GLEE! Howl!!!


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Trad climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Jan 29, 2013 - 10:17pm PT
I went to the store to buy this (and only this):

Most excellent recommendation by GLEE
Most excellent recommendation by GLEE
Credit: LilaBiene

...and came home with, well, this!!!

Fiddling fodder...
Fiddling fodder...
Credit: LilaBiene

When the landlord comes looking for my rent on Friday, can I send him your way?! ;D

Thanks so much, again, GLEE, for the NH and Gunks guides -- you are incredibly thoughtful.

Here's a small reminder of how much fun there was to be had @ Facelift 2012. Looking forward to this fall already!

Amazing memories
Amazing memories
Credit: LilaBiene


Social climber
Jan 29, 2013 - 10:19pm PT
Nice, LilaBiene!

THAT GUY! Crashed our reception in 2011 at The River House...

with nice gifts.

He was cordial, too - not at all like the "Wedding Crashers" I had come expect from the movie.


Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jan 29, 2013 - 11:17pm PT
Bouldering Guide, Cam, nuts, draws and Ascenders.. Well, you are pretty much covering the whole spectrum of possibilities aren't ya :)

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 29, 2013 - 11:47pm PT
Now I just need to figure out what to do with them... :D

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jan 30, 2013 - 12:02am PT
Plenty of folks here that would love to show you how. Welcome to the dark side....there is no going back.
john hansen

Jan 30, 2013 - 12:17am PT
Just find a rock with some cracks in it, and fiddle around with those small stoppers. put em in with a biner or a sling attached and pull on them from different directions. You will start figuring out how they work.

You dont even have to climb , just practice on what you can reach from the ground. Placing protection and being confident in it is one of the most important parts of climbing. You have had good teachers so far in Ken and Ed.
Just remember you have a child and you should be very careful.

Practice makes perfect.

Now you got to get a cam...



Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Jan 30, 2013 - 02:15am PT
Oh that insidious, glee... gotta love his treachery! Ha ha!

I remember those days of coming home from the climbing shop well... wait a minute... they still happen!

Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jan 30, 2013 - 08:49am PT
Oh SH#T! Now ya gotta.... use that gear.

What's up with the ascenders? I sense something BIG is looming in your future? :-)


Trad climber
Pollock Pines, California
Jan 30, 2013 - 08:56am PT
as my ship rockets
downward neath the economic sea,
i just smile with glee,
and howl my song along
the dolphins sonic wind
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Jan 30, 2013 - 09:20am PT
I went to the store to buy this (and only this):

...and came home with, well, this!!!

My wife hates it when I do that,
but as a rebutal I show her all the shoes in her closet!

Climb on Lila!

Jim Henson's Basement
Jan 30, 2013 - 10:03am PT
Go GLEE!!!

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 30, 2013 - 11:18pm PT
You guys have me in stitches!

The big something soon to be associated with my very own newly acquired ascenders is an enormous tree in my mom's backyard. I'm convinced I need to learn how to get myself out of trouble above all else...know thyself...or so it goes.

Go ahead. Laugh. :D
Captain...or Skully

Jan 30, 2013 - 11:57pm PT
Laughing WITH you. Fact is, too many climbers these days don't know basic self rescue. They are 'Gonna die fer sure'.....
Getting up, getting down, moving around. You need them all.
Probably(!) make some good disco lyrics, too.
Rock on, DoltishLady. Hehe.

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 31, 2013 - 10:19pm PT
HA! LMAO, Skully!!!

It's going to be an interesting weekend...

Social climber
Missoula MT
Feb 3, 2013 - 12:22pm PT
Thanks for the email, Lila. Didn't lurk into this one on the Forum...

Looks as though you'll be ready for Anders/Ed (the Dark Side) & the Mad Bolter (even Darker Side), for sure!!! Chuckle, Chuckle....

Yeh, send me your rent bill!

Climb SAFE & OFTEN Audrey (& Muppet and Husband, maybe)!!

Probably a few Old Timers (i.e., Vulgarians, even though they are from NYC, THE HORROR!!) that met/knew your Dad... & would love to meet you....

PS: MisterE/JTM, I was just going to bring my gifts to the Chapel, then leave. But one thing lead to another, so I rode with Ed to El Portal for a GREAT TIME!! What a LOVELY COUPLE!! Thank You again for your understanding & my reprieve!?!?!...

tinker b

the commonwealth
Feb 3, 2013 - 01:43pm PT
hey i am occasionally in your area. my folks live in southborough...a few miles down route nine past framingham. i am here now for a few more days and the weather looks like shite for climbing (due to extensive stays in cali i have become soft), but i will be back in the end of may.
sooo...if you are looking for a climbing partner, i am occasionally around.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Feb 3, 2013 - 01:46pm PT
You don't have nearly enough sling material (and that is relatively cheap).
Plus yer gonna need to sling those ascenders correctly (see Jello's vid).

But the stuff should have warning labels about the addictive nature of adrenaline....

Social climber
Butterfly Town
Feb 3, 2013 - 03:22pm PT
Well, Lila, you've been duly warned! But as you already know, the SIDE OF LIGHT, (not to mention "The Range of Light!") will always OVERSHADOW THE DARK SIDE! (Thanks for the "Rewind..." recommendation!) I remember trips across L.A. to the Sport Chalet spending all our extra $ just as you have! Then we worked a Chouinard's Skunkworks to earn our hardware. Ahh! The addiction!!

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 3, 2013 - 04:32pm PT
There's more that I've been squirreling (as Ben so aptly phrased that!):

Modest acquisitions...thanks for the extra rope, Mouse "&#41;
Modest acquisitions...thanks for the extra rope, Mouse ")
Credit: LilaBiene

I'm trying to avoid buying a bunch of stuff I'll never use, so I've bought a handful of things with the idea of playing around with them and trying to establish some kind of color-coordinated system and materials preferences so that I don't sink the proverbial financial boat.


tinker b: Hey, that'd be awesome!!! Weather should be better in May, though it is NE...lol.

BooDawg: Here's the thing about the dark side...I'd have to give up the Ring.

Mr. Villain: Eh-hem. Your warning is a tad LATE, don't you think?! I am SO screwed.

Social climber
Feb 3, 2013 - 04:35pm PT
This made me laugh--Good on you and tough for the VISA
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