In your present shape, what do you want to climb right now?

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Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
May 21, 2013 - 09:17pm PT
I leave Saturday morning for my 3 month x-country road trip. I can't ignore my non-climbing wife for all of it, but I'm hoping to get in some long, cruiser trad routes in the 5.8-5.10 range at Zion, Tuolumne, Devils Tower, some stuff in the Black Hills, and other places along the way. Kings Canyon? Maybe.

Hopefully get in some harder leads as well, but probably single pitch .11s if my 51 year young body can take it.

For now I'd be happy to send the new route I just scrubbed here in NH before we leave. Hopefully the necessary bolts go in on Thursday evening, and then send the rig!
10b4me

Ice climber
Soon 2B Arizona
May 21, 2013 - 09:48pm PT

Is your rack packed?

Yes, it is
Leggs

Sport climber
Is this a trick question?
May 21, 2013 - 09:59pm PT
Safe travels, adventures and climbing to you, Edge!

~peace, Leggs



10b4me ... Hood River Coffee?!

;)

Safe travels to you Mr. Bee as you head to my neck of the desert!

~peace

10b4me

Ice climber
Soon 2B Arizona
May 21, 2013 - 10:06pm PT
Hood River Coffee: check
khanom

Trad climber
Greeley Hill
May 21, 2013 - 10:08pm PT
The great thing about farming is that your always in great shape. Well, ok, not so much aerobically, but whatever, I can deal. The bad thing about farming is that you have almost no time to actually climb.

So if I could find someone to feed the chickens and make sure the irrigation doesn't blow up... well, I'll take whatever old favorite comes up. West Ridge of Conness, Cathedral, Fairview Regular. It's all good.
MisterE

Social climber
May 21, 2013 - 10:08pm PT
Still like to get the Vampire clean, and maybe try Green Arch.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
May 22, 2013 - 08:49am PT
Once we get back to Yosemite: Snake Dyke, Cathedral Peak; Stately Pleasure; Some stuff at Manure Pile, some Lover's Leap Stuff.


Susan
Burch3y

Mountain climber
San Diego
May 22, 2013 - 09:33am PT
Before it gets hot, I want to tick off the 2nd ascent of Randy Leavitt's new route, I'm Your Huckleberry (5.13) at El Cajon Mountain:

http://vimeo.com/65510053

Josh, isn't it hotter than a beast out there already?
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 22, 2013 - 09:41am PT
im good to 5.3D...
Karen

Trad climber
So Cal urban sprawl Hell
May 22, 2013 - 09:44am PT
west Country. Think my fat a** could get up this mellow route. So discouraging when fit in one sport and yet it doesn't cross-over to help me with climbing:-(
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
May 22, 2013 - 09:46am PT
Right now? Anything. I would be happy just to tie in..
darkmagus

Mountain climber
San Diego, CA
May 22, 2013 - 09:47am PT
Tons of Black Mountain and Tram boulderz

...and everything I can possibly pull off at Horsetooth in Fort Collins (Pinch Overhang!!!)
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
May 22, 2013 - 10:57am PT
I want to lead my first climb this weekend at The Palisades on The Lemmon.
Credit: Thanks Google!

Oh No!! crossing over to the dark side!!! OSM on you
(when my son was 3 he told me he could spell 'awesome')
Be safe have fun!

Susan
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
May 22, 2013 - 11:26am PT
Still like to get the Vampire clean

Rematch, let's go.
Leggs

Sport climber
Is this a trick question?
May 22, 2013 - 12:51pm PT
Once we get back to Yosemite: Snake Dyke, Cathedral Peak; Stately Pleasure; Some stuff at Manure Pile, some Lover's Leap Stuff.


Susan


Dang, Gina!! That's a full dance card! Be safe! (Is Snake Dyke and Snake Dike the same place? I've only seen references to Snake Dike)

OK ... Please give me your personal tips on leading for the first time. I think I may lack the experience you have!


~peace, Leggs
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
May 22, 2013 - 03:17pm PT
Dang, Gina!! That's a full dance card!
Well we only live a couple hours from all those places and we are typically in the Valley this time of year a several days a week. I can't really climb
much above 5.8 without it being a death struggle so it's hard to find easier stuff for this old gal.
As for leading...I'm not one to give advice..except I carry about twice as much gear as a guide book will recommend place about twice as much as recommended , never run out .. I weight each piece about 6 different ways from Hannah, and they are the easiest climbs you can find. My big objective this spring is to get dialed in on jumaring and try some
aid climbing.
What looks to be your strength to weight ratio you'll be an awesome leader. Have unconditional trust in whomever will teach you and ask lots of questions and never assume. Yes Snake Dike and Dyke are the same.
I'm way too old to be stoked by leading...my guess is you will be bitten, big time.
Susan
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
May 22, 2013 - 03:32pm PT
I still have to finish Nutcracker. Only done the first 2 pitches. Got em clean on the first attempt. I think I am ready for the mantle crux.

Plaid
10b4me

Ice climber
Soon 2B Arizona
May 22, 2013 - 04:05pm PT
actually, since this will be my second time on Mt. Lemmon, would like to lead something in the 5.7/8 range.
Leggs

Sport climber
Is this a trick question?
May 22, 2013 - 04:18pm PT
^^^ since this will be my million-th time on the Lemmon, I look forward to sharing more rock with you, 10b!

EDIT: And I know exactly where to take you ... trust me!


~peace
Michelle

Social climber
1187 Hunterwasser
May 22, 2013 - 05:42pm PT
I'm with the 5.3d crowd although I could push myself into the 5.4a/b realm if it wasn't to heady.
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