I want to be a 5.9 trad leader


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Fremont, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 29, 2013 - 02:12pm PT
Hey Spider, do you mean the 20th of April? I have to take my daughter to the Tech Challenge that day but could meet on the 21st. I only have 1 set of hexes, but I think I can dig up some Lowe Tri Cams. I hear there is a horizontal up near the top.

the Fet, is
Sorry Charlie Its better to want to do 5.9 leads than want to be a 5.9 leader.
your own troll for a Tuna? Happy fishing, after all it is Good Friday.


Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Mar 29, 2013 - 03:15pm PT
....or you could just lead some 5.7's and 5.8's and then wait 25 or 30 yrs and they'll be upgraded to 5.9's and 5.10's, worked for me.

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Mar 29, 2013 - 03:32pm PT
Go to Josh there dozens of em all over the place. Stand in the parking lot at hidden valley.. open your eyes and you should see a few without moving a muscle. If you are not to picky about the actual "rating" you will have a weeks worth of climbing as much of anything as you like. easy to hard.

the true challenge
is to tackle any 5.9
at the tail end
of a two-week sex dry spell.

any of you freaks done that?
yea. i thought so.

neither have i.

Depends how you define sex.
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Mar 29, 2013 - 04:44pm PT
The easiest 5.9 trad lead has to be Double Cross at Joshua Tree.

But to be 5.9 you have to lead it with perlon slung hex nuts.

No can do the 21st. My 30th Anniversary with the wife.

On the afternoon of the 20th I have a little time. Have to hand out free swag in front of the Village Store for the annual Earth Day Party between 11-1:00. Anyone who walks up and recognizes me get extra free swag.

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