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Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 19, 2013 - 06:58pm PT
for El Cap in June?

Credit: Mark Hudon
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 19, 2013 - 06:59pm PT
Good Luck,, will Ian be along with you?
Rocky IV

Social climber
Apr 19, 2013 - 06:59pm PT
my gear is racked and my bags are packed, have been for a month. I think yer okay!
mucci

Trad climber
The pitch of Bagalaar above you
Apr 19, 2013 - 07:01pm PT
No, looks like a rack for a real aid climb...

Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 19, 2013 - 07:02pm PT
I just may buy Ian's helmet for myself. He'll do a lot of climbing that way.

Otherwise though, there are pieces of his gear I'll be using and I'm also going to stop into Redding to pick up some of his ashes.
Ljohnson

Social climber
The land of ice, snow and rocks
Apr 19, 2013 - 07:08pm PT
The only aid climber ever to carry more chisels than heads.
Edit: Only saw the alumiheads at first, but still only 9 heads and 4 chisels.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 19, 2013 - 07:10pm PT
Very Cool Mark!, look forward to the awesome as usual TR..
micronut

Trad climber
Apr 19, 2013 - 07:33pm PT
That's a lot of gear for Pine Line. You should try to go higher, like to Sickle Ledge or something if you have all that stuff.
NA_Kid

Big Wall climber
The Bear State
Apr 19, 2013 - 07:40pm PT
mmmm totem cams...


where is the backup grigri???
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 19, 2013 - 07:43pm PT
Yeah, Jordan, don't worry, it's in there somewhere!
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Apr 19, 2013 - 07:48pm PT
Back up gri call out?

easy! It's still only April 19th.

Give the guy some room.

LOL
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Apr 19, 2013 - 08:00pm PT
I'm also going to stop into Redding to pick up some of his ashes.
Drive to Yosemite with his ashes and all my stuff, jump on El Cap and at the
appropriate place and time will set Ian free on the stone he loved best!

Close Mark?

Mad props on yer fund raising/gear sale efforts for his family!

Way cool,
Tad


Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 19, 2013 - 08:03pm PT
Drive to Yosemite with his ashes and all my stuff, jump on El Cap and at the
appropriate place and time will set Ian free on the stone he loved best!

Exactly.
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose, ca
Apr 19, 2013 - 08:20pm PT
Nose was packed today. Looks like people didn't get the memo that el cap isn't open yet

What routes are you planning on this year?
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 19, 2013 - 08:30pm PT
maybe you shouldnt be divulging yur party habits here..;-)




briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose, ca

Apr 19, 2013 - 05:20pm PT
Nose was packed today.
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose, ca
Apr 19, 2013 - 08:39pm PT
Hahahaha
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 19, 2013 - 08:41pm PT
just the other day i was remarking on a "Suicide this weekend? " thread lmao! Our lingo is often quite hilarious!
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 20, 2013 - 10:38pm PT
The only aid climber ever to carry more chisels than heads.

and there is about a 100% chance that there will be less adventure stealing heads and tat on the route when we finish it too!
Michelle Gill

climber
Redding, CA
Apr 21, 2013 - 02:41pm PT
Can't wait to meet you Mark. You carry celebrity status in my household. I believe I have read all or most of your TR's...but I am looking forward to this one the most!
Moof

Big Wall climber
Orygun
Apr 21, 2013 - 03:26pm PT
Bags are mostly packed, but we head out in 1.5 weeks. Still need to get a couple more liters of jugs, some last minute fresh fruit. Last minute weather check will determine which sleeping bag to bring and any final clothing tweaks.

Theft at the base really puts a damper on things, we will have to a larger than desirable last load to keep from leaving anything vulnerable at the base.
Norwegian

Trad climber
the tip of god's middle finger
Apr 21, 2013 - 03:37pm PT
one day in february, 2005,
a semi-tractor trailer showed up
at my bare property
and unloaded an entire house load
of lumber, all neatly stacked
in units and tarped.

he drove away.
i looked at the pile of wood.
and i looked at the patch of dirt
where my house belonged.

i thought to myself,
now i gotta take all that
and make something else of it.

build a good ascent, mark.
what route will you go at first?
nopantsben

climber
Apr 21, 2013 - 04:53pm PT
ben d and i went from meeting to picking a route to blasting on the route in about 15 hours if I recall correctly... that was kinda cool. racked up while having dinner..
being psyched about a particular route for years in advance is probably even better though.



Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 21, 2013 - 05:43pm PT
I met Max in the morning and was biving on Sickle Ledge with him that evening, our first route together ever.
nopantsben

climber
Apr 22, 2013 - 02:15am PT
ha, cool! sounds like ben and i are up to a good start...
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
May 2, 2013 - 12:05pm PT
Golly. Looks fun Mark. Wish I was going. I will get mine in Oct. Have an awesome send dude!

Plaid
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Topic Author's Reply - May 2, 2013 - 12:39pm PT
Just laminated the topo, finalizing the food situation, working to lighten the load, lining up porters to the base and off the top...

T-32 days.
micronut

Trad climber
May 2, 2013 - 12:43pm PT
I just organized my GU packets, by flavor, by number, by calorie, per day.
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Topic Author's Reply - May 2, 2013 - 12:56pm PT
I have also sharpened my butter knives and checked that the bolt kit, tuning forks and epoxy are all in tip top shape. I have my tat knife nice and sharp and the Anti-Tat cord ready to go.

Just because I'm going fast and then on a trade route doesn't mean I can shirk the responsibility of leaving them in better shape than I found them.
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose, ca
May 2, 2013 - 02:20pm PT
See you at the top Mark! Looking toward to meeting you. That is as long as my résumé is accepted for the porter position ;) haha
klaus

Big Wall climber
Pacif*#ka Muthaf*#ka
May 2, 2013 - 09:15pm PT
I never climb without a laminated Supertaco
mmm supertaco
mmm supertaco
Credit: klaus
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
May 2, 2013 - 09:18pm PT
I feel like a supertaco right now. Maybe I'll have a superburrito instead.

Not much rack for me to pack for tomorrow. About the earliest I'll start is probably an hour from now.
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
May 2, 2013 - 09:21pm PT
Never too early!

I hope you will be able to continue with your video TRs, I really enjoyed those last year. I might be in the valley for Jim's NIAD, so depending on the timeline I might see you. When you come down for Zion, Christina and I would like to meet up for dinner or something - let us know!
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Topic Author's Reply - May 26, 2013 - 05:34pm PT
Okay, I'm packed. Other than a bunch of coffee and another pillow, if it's not in that pile, I've forgotten it.

Credit: Mark Hudon

Leaving on Thursday!

Does anyone want Ian's brand new Petzl Meteor III helmet $100?
or a pair of brand new, large Metolius Wall Golves $25?

I'll bring them down if you do. PM me.

Studly

Trad climber
WA
May 26, 2013 - 06:18pm PT
Safe travels and smooth sending Mark!
johntp

Trad climber
socal
May 26, 2013 - 07:17pm PT
Like being on the tarmac and the pilot starts revving the engines.

10,9,8...
Lambone

Big Wall climber
Ashland, Or
May 26, 2013 - 07:39pm PT
Ok Mark, spill the beans. Which route?
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Topic Author's Reply - May 26, 2013 - 08:06pm PT
Hum, well, it's over there, near that other one I did a while ago....
johntp

Trad climber
socal
May 26, 2013 - 08:19pm PT
oh! that one...

yer gonna need a bigger hook
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