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donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 13, 2013 - 07:52am PT
Thought I'd make this a separate thread so i can keep an eye on it. I spend a lot of time in two areas; the Black Canyon and Indian Creek that i know are on many a climber's bucket list. I know the areas intimately and have the camping scene down.....meaning, expect excellent food and campfire ambience.
To help Big Mike i am offering two days at either area. You can either feast on splitter cracks in IC or do a multi pitch climb in the incomparable Black....the Scenic Cruise is one of the finest climbs in America.....easier options available.
I provide the experience and knowledge of the areas.....including meals. I can lead everything or share leads if you prefer.
You provide the enthusiasm and your own adult beverages. You name the date.
Bidding closes on 4/1. I'll probably bump this a lot so that lurkers will see it.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 13, 2013 - 08:02am PT
Nice Jim! Thanks! I know bmacd bid 250$ for a Multi in the Black Cayon last night on my auction thread.
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Mar 13, 2013 - 08:03am PT
Oh, Jim. . . you set my soul on wing!

TFPU!

oxox

Kath
Leggs

Sport climber
Home away from Home
Mar 13, 2013 - 08:14am PT
What a wonderful opportunity, all the way around ...

~peace
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Mar 13, 2013 - 08:28am PT
No kiddin', Leggies. . . this place wins eKat's coveted:

STOKE MANAGEMENT AND KEEPING THE MAGIC ALIVE AWARD!

:-)
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 13, 2013 - 08:30am PT
This is a magnificent offer. An experience to tell your grandkids about. Climbing with a legend in a legendary place. And dinner to boot. Great idea to put this on an independent thread.


And FWIW IMHO $250 is a steal.
WyoRockMan

Trad climber
Flank of the Bighorns
Mar 13, 2013 - 08:57am PT
$300
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 13, 2013 - 09:00am PT
bummer that he didnt include "SLEDZ"!!! :^) But good deal for someone one the less! Have him rope gun the black!
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 13, 2013 - 09:02am PT
It's a BYOS event.
Bring Your Own Sled.
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Mar 13, 2013 - 09:08am PT
$500 for the Black, if you can pick up/drop off at an airport (I'll cover the extra gas involved).

Always wanted to do something down there.

EDIT: If somehow I am the big winner, we can consult on dates. I have no idea what prime season for the Black would be, but my schedule is looking pretty full until early May (too hot already?) or otherwise in the fall.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 13, 2013 - 09:12am PT
Now we're talking. Good on ya Elcap.
Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Mar 13, 2013 - 09:50am PT
Wow, man I wish I was rich. Someone's gonna have one hell of a 2 day trip here.
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Mar 13, 2013 - 09:52am PT
Now it's time to auction off "SPECTATOR SEATS". . . just bein' the to see it all . . .well. . . you'd leave a better person!

:-)
10b4me

Boulder climber
Going through Tucson to get to the Creek
Mar 13, 2013 - 09:55am PT
How about spectator seats in theValley in May?
Watchin' Jim, and George on the Nose
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Mar 13, 2013 - 09:56am PT
Now yer talkin' TenBee. . . that might be worth the drive, for me!

:-)
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 13, 2013 - 10:05am PT
Wow! Nice! Thanks 10b!

Edit 250 a day is a pretty normal guide rate no?

YNGD (you're not going to die..) ;)
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 13, 2013 - 11:11am PT
250 a day is a pretty normal guide rate no?
Yes, but donini ain't no "normal" guide. eh?
And a "normal" guide would make you cook yer own damn ramen. Hah.


YNGD (you're not going to die..) ;)
Yeah probably but no such guaranty that you won't wet yourself. Ha ha.




That is a lot of vertical exposure.
That is a lot of vertical exposure.
Credit: philo



You can tip toe thru the tulips all you want just don't touch the pois...
You can tip toe thru the tulips all you want just don't touch the poison ivy.
Credit: philo



Profile of the Cruise.
Profile of the Cruise.
Credit: philo



Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 13, 2013 - 11:44am PT
Mmm the black.. Looks sweet!!! Dinner with Jim is definitely worth something in and of itself!!
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 13, 2013 - 12:16pm PT
Hey who can name the routes visible in the first pic? Donini you can't play.
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Mar 13, 2013 - 12:24pm PT
Phil, I believe that's the Choss-Logan. (just kidding, no idea...only seen the Black while driving by at night).
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