Here for May, time to play...no dogs around but bears abound

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Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
May 5, 2013 - 01:57pm PT
Jim, safe climbing.

and yeah, rub it in my face. I haven't Valley climbed since 1985. hah hah.

Truly hope you have a good time, but curse you, your routes have always been difficult to me, mostly.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
May 5, 2013 - 02:02pm PT
I just wrote "Yosemite West" in a cartoon :-) . Now my cat is lying on it. The cartoon thattiz.

Oh, hey, Jim you suck !!!! HAHAHAHAAHAAH!!!!!! Grin, ha ha hee hee hee.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 5, 2013 - 02:07pm PT
Hey, say the magic word. Rental.

http://www.gousacamping.com/index.php/park-owners/scoresheet?gclid=CNOfh9jG_7YCFeU5QgodAk0A1Q

I had NO RESERVATIONS about placing an ad for these guys. They are CMac-approved.
Bob Palais

Trad climber
UT
May 5, 2013 - 02:53pm PT
I'm thinking about heading out there now that the semester is over.

> "Is it still fun for you?
> "By the way, you must have a wonderful wife..."

While Jim is surely out climbing, I met Jim when he was hitching up Flagstaff Mt about 1978. Then and more recently on climbs in the Tetons, there is no doubt that sharing his pure joy of climbing with new and old friends is at the heart of his motivation. `You haven't done the Open Book? You've gotta do it! We're going tomorrow... you guys should come do it too!' And he was so right, it was great fun.

And yes, Angela Is wonderful and she seems to be out there enjoying the mountains and as a part of the community herself. I saw there was a happy birthday Angela thread on here a while back!

Magic Ed

Trad climber
Nuevo Leon, Mexico
May 5, 2013 - 04:57pm PT
You should get as many photos as you can--even on 'trade' routes.

Just curious why you mention dogs??
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
May 5, 2013 - 05:49pm PT
Jim is definitely a cool guy, and a big inspiration to me.

I have a climbing partner in his 50's, and another is 73 and has a lot of routes in Red Rock with his name on them. I consider it a huge privilege to be able to climb with them. Wendell, the elder partner, can teach me more in an hour of talking then I can learn in a month on the rock. I'm glad that there are people like that, that are willing to climb with you and share their knowledge.

I met Jim for the first time at Facelift a few years ago. We got to talking, and he has the stoke level of a teenager which is awesome. Then he says "we need to go climb sometime!"

Uh, seriously? I told him that I'd probably bore him to tears as I'm a low level fair weather type. His response was "Eh, you climb with Cosmic, that's good enough for me!" Made my day haha.

People like Jim are far and few between. Stoked to see him back in the Valley and gearing up for stuff I couldn't imagine doing. Get some!
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - May 5, 2013 - 06:22pm PT
Did the Good Book today...doesn't look like anyone has been there for quite some time, first pitch very vegetated.
steveA

Trad climber
bedford,massachusetts
May 5, 2013 - 06:38pm PT
Jim,

You are a machine!!

I spent the day on Cathedral yesterday. The weather up here is unbelievable--much like the Valley. Crystal clear-low humidity, and about 60-70-F.

Too bad I'll miss you--arriving on June 12th.

Have fun!
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
May 5, 2013 - 06:42pm PT
YER GONNA......

















































....SEND!
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
May 5, 2013 - 06:45pm PT
Jim, that route has been avoided since rockfall was active there in the recent past....thus the veggies.

Glad you got that in though....a fine Valley classic!
Kalimon

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
May 5, 2013 - 07:26pm PT
Mr. D,

What was your time on the SS? How fast do you plan on doing it the next time around?
Paco

Trad climber
Montana
May 5, 2013 - 07:30pm PT
Rockfall on old, neglected classics? Donini's got a new helmet. Rocks beware.
Tork

climber
Yosemite
May 5, 2013 - 07:38pm PT
Glad you had fun on The Good Book. I remember loving that route. Won't go near it now, too much rockfall. Saw a big one come down there just a few weeks ago.
Chim-Chim

climber
May 5, 2013 - 08:21pm PT
Why are there so many climbers from Colorado in Cali but few Cali climbers in Co.?
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
May 5, 2013 - 08:27pm PT
^Why leave Disneyland to go to the traveling circus?
Chim-Chim

climber
May 5, 2013 - 08:52pm PT
To quote Petch... notsocolorado.:0
BLUEBLOCR

Social climber
joshua tree
May 7, 2013 - 02:08am PT
That sez it all Chim-Chim,.: Ooo
Double D

climber
May 7, 2013 - 12:49pm PT
Impressive... please let us know how your NIAD goes.
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
May 7, 2013 - 11:12pm PT
Jim! Glad to see that all is going well!

Heidi & I had a great time hiking in the Utah desert with Angela!

Unfortunately, as you know------after two fun days of safe & sane hiking, we got rained out on her birthday.

Angela.
Angela.
Credit: Fritz

Heidi & Angela hiking.
Heidi & Angela hiking.
Credit: Fritz

Angela hiking with a 9mm attached with a bowline, but I insisted she t...
Angela hiking with a 9mm attached with a bowline, but I insisted she take a blue Camalot along for luck.
Credit: Fritz

Angela hiking safely onward.  Can't go wrong with a blue Camalot on yo...
Angela hiking safely onward. Can't go wrong with a blue Camalot on your hip!
Credit: Fritz

It was fun while the good weather lasted!

T H

climber
May 19, 2013 - 01:07am PT
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