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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 28, 2013 - 09:29pm PT
rgold sent you some slang material, eh?

Tubular!

You'll not need the surfer's dictionary--you live in the wrong place.
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
It STRUCK ME, how much alike you and Bill look. (But I couldn't locate this picture till today.)

Maybe that's his thing: He can't stand the competition!?

You'll be leading 5.8 before you know it. You will because you'll have to to keep up with Camila!


LilaBiene

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - May 12, 2013 - 07:01pm PT
A PINK &#40;woohoo!&#41; t-shirt with Mama's daddy's name on it!!! &#4...
A PINK (woohoo!) t-shirt with Mama's daddy's name on it!!! (Note Crusher's book, open to the pages with the picture from the Totem Pole that's been on the sofa since Saturday when she got her first pair of rock climbing shoes...) :D
Credit: LilaBiene

The muppet donning her wonderful "surprise" in the mail from GLee. She put it on every night last week when she got home from school. Well, that, and her glass slippers. ;D

Mouse, you know you're absolutely right...she's out on our porch doing donuts @ the moment. I'd better go make sure she's not rapping off of the railing...

:D

P.S. GLee, she LOVED getting the postcard, too!!! Thank you so much.
LilaBiene

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - May 12, 2013 - 09:40pm PT
Ooooooooo! And I almost forgot to post a picture of my latest foray into the dark side...

FrostWorks...aren't they beautiful?!
FrostWorks...aren't they beautiful?!
Credit: LilaBiene

The kind folks at Mountain Tools shipped 'em straight to my door. ")
Gene

climber
May 12, 2013 - 10:53pm PT
That pink T shirt picture made my day.

g
LilaBiene

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 1, 2013 - 10:44pm PT
The muppet was on the rope today for the first time @ the rock wall @ our Y. She was grinning ear to ear pushing off of the wall & swinging...big appreciation to Ryan from Maine @ the wall for making her 1st experience stellar. I have no pictures, but will never forget the pure joy radiating from her eyes.

I'm not going to further humiliate myself by letting on exactly how long it took me to tie my 1st double fisherman's knot (eh-hem), but I did manage to get some equipment slung...finally.

At least I hope they're double fisherman's?!!
At least I hope they're double fisherman's?!!
Credit: LilaBiene

We were disappointed to miss the infamous GLee @ the Gunks this weekend, but are looking forward to the Facelift!
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jun 1, 2013 - 11:18pm PT
Sounds like a great day! and yes those are perfectly tied double fishermans with proper length on the tails.

Perhaps the most complicated knot commonly used in climbing.
LilaBiene

Trad climber
Technically...the spawning grounds of Yosemite
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 9, 2013 - 11:09pm PT
What a hoot!
What a hoot!
Credit: LilaBiene

Finally got my paws on the original "Boston Rocks" and its companion..."Boston Rolls". Total riot!!!

Lest I inadvertently violate the forum's posting policies, I refrained from posting the cover.

;D

Countdown to last day of work (for the foreseeable future): 5

Time to scratch up my embarrassingly shiny hardware!
LilaBiene

Trad climber
Technically...the spawning grounds of Yosemite
Topic Author's Reply - May 16, 2014 - 08:56pm PT
"Graduated" from the Boston AMC ' S Spring Rock Climbing course a couple of weekends ago, so am eligible to participate in a trip to the...

Arrived a while back courtesy of the one and only most excellent GLee!
Arrived a while back courtesy of the one and only most excellent GLee!
Credit: LilaBiene

Woohoo!!!

It's pouring buckets there tonight, but we're headed down @ the crack of dawn tomorrow morning for two glorious days of climbing. And thanks to GLee, I have some excellent reading material for the trip!!!

Me & the muppet last weekend @ Blue Hills...why, yes, that would happe...
Me & the muppet last weekend @ Blue Hills...why, yes, that would happen to be my climbing program graduation t-shirt... :D
Credit: LilaBiene

Package containing latest damage to bank account arrived just in time - lol. I am now the proud owner of a RURP and some beak - type things, some rap rings, a nifty DMM offset and a bunch more stuff I won't confess to unless tortured. ")

Now, how to sleep tonight...

Edit: stupid auto-correct.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
May 16, 2014 - 09:02pm PT
"...now, how to sleep tonight"

some advice after many years of anxious non-sleeping before climbs. First, experience helps... but what helped more was the idea that just laying down and physically resting helps your body get ready for exertion, whether you sleep or not. And the fact that rock climbing isn't a hugely intellectual challenge requiring your brain be tuned-to-a-tee and ready to perform at a high level. In fact, it's usually just the opposite, your brain is along for the ride.... oh hum.

the point is you're resting what you should be resting. Don't worry about it.

Once I realized that, i stopped being anxious and ever after had no problem sleeping. So don't worry about actually sleeping, just get the rest your body needs for climbing.

let everything else take its course.
LilaBiene

Trad climber
Technically...the spawning grounds of Yosemite
Topic Author's Reply - May 16, 2014 - 10:12pm PT
It's the excitement that's killing me, Ed. I'm SO excited I can't stand it. :D

I'm fiddling with gear instead of staring at the ceiling...

GLee

Social climber
MSO
May 17, 2014 - 05:53pm PT
We're all hoping you'll let the muppet drag you up FOOPS, or maybe High E, at least!!!!

;-D

(Well, maybe it's just me.....)
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
May 17, 2014 - 06:51pm PT
Audrey- So cool to see you follow in your dad's footsteps so many years later.

A word of caution about omega pacific link cams. You might have been told this already but they are prone to failure if they are not placed properly. I have a double set and i love them, but i don't place them in bottomed out pockets where the back of the axle will rotate into the rock and break the axle. I also avoid horizontal placements so the stem will not lever against the axle but others have told me this might actually catch a fall. I still prefer a normal cam (bd, metolious, wild country) for this application.

Here is the omega pacific warning on the subject
Be sure to anticipate direction of load, should you fall or weight the cam. This is particularly important with Link Cams, due to their unique construction. Since they are built using trisected cam lobes, Link Cams can become damaged%u2014and the placement may fail%u2014if a load is placed that makes the cam "shift" when a climber falls onto it. We are constantly researching ways to improve the strength and durability of Link Cams, but it is critical that Link Cams be placed with direction of load in mind. You should always place any removable protection with this principle in mind, of course, but Link Cams in particular should be placed so that the stem is aimed directly toward the ground and, when loaded, the position of the axle does not rotate during a fall or when bounce-testing. Although Link Cams' flexible stems can help "correct" a less-than-ideal placement, it is still important that the initial placement be made in proper alignment with anticipated load.
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