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Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Jun 18, 2013 - 12:50am PT
Just finished packing the case of wine. Rolling out tomorrow. Site 24 on Wednesday & Thursday.

Fritz- bring cheese. I'm not bringing a cooler.
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
WA, & NC & Idaho
Jun 21, 2013 - 10:22pm PT
spider, sorry I missed you,
lets see some more pics Y'all
you too crimpie and Brass Nuts!!!
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Jun 21, 2013 - 11:45pm PT
In and out the window like a moth before a flame.
In and out the window like a moth before a flame.
Credit: Spider Savage
City life.
City life.
Credit: Spider Savage
C.O.R.
C.O.R.
Credit: Spider Savage

I had a great day with my Swiss guide, Fritz.

COR is okay but there are too many holds. Next time I'm bringing my hammer to clean some of them off.
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Jun 22, 2013 - 01:13pm PT
Great day with the Spiderman, but I only took one photo.

Late afternoon, after much climbing, we bumped into some Boulderites who knew Brassnuts & Crimpergirl and their camp location.

After actually climbing until 5:00 PM, we visited them. Pente, their desert-cat was in fine shape too.
Spider on top of the first route of the day, a well protected 4.8c
Spider on top of the first route of the day, a well protected 4.8c
Credit: Fritz


Thursday night was cold, but way too windy to build a fire, with dried cheat-grass 10 feet from our fire-pit. Brassnuts & Crimpergirl came up for a visit and some Spider-wine, but we all froze out by 9:00 PM.

Spider had to leave early the next morning, and we were both up by 6:00 A.M. for a cold & windy start to what looked like a cold & rainy first day of summer. But that's another story.
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jun 22, 2013 - 01:47pm PT


"Spider on top of the first route of the day, a well protected 4.8c"...

Though 4.8c is getting close to my lead limit, I think I MIGHT be able to pull it off...

For future climbing considerations, I'm really interested in where that 4.8c is???...

Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Jun 22, 2013 - 02:18pm PT
Locker, it's pretty tough, but if you come up again next year, I'll lead it for you if you want. ;-P
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Jun 22, 2013 - 03:27pm PT
Locker! Worse yet it's not bolted. Spider actually put things in the crack that he said would catch him if he fell. Strange schist dooede.
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jun 22, 2013 - 03:36pm PT



"Locker, it's pretty tough, but if you come up again next year, I'll lead it for you if you want."...

Might be a GUD idea...

I mean we're talking 4's here...





"Locker! Worse yet it's not bolted. Spider actually put things in the crack that he said would catch him if he fell."...


Maybe when I get up there I could get either you or Spider to show me how some of those things work...
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 22, 2013 - 10:04pm PT
And I missed it!
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Jun 24, 2013 - 03:57pm PT
The Facebook page for City of Rocks National Reserve had this photo & comment today:

Highest elevation rattler observed at City of Rocks was about 6,300 feet

this one pictured here was photographed just west of Elephant Rock.
Elephant Rock rattler.
Elephant Rock rattler.
Credit: Fritz

Heidi, Brokedown, & I were over on the west-side of Elephant Rock about 10 days ago, checking out the walk-off route. Since it was 50 degrees and windy, I was not thinking about it being rattler habitat.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jun 24, 2013 - 04:35pm PT
Give that snake some shoulders, legs and a bark.....then move over to keep from getting trampled by people wanting to pet it.
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 24, 2013 - 06:04pm PT
Any snake experts here know what the species might be? I suspect it's a Timber Rattlesnake, and it sure isn't a Prairie Rattlesnake from the coloration.
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Jun 24, 2013 - 08:04pm PT
Sorry Brokedown. I forgot your scientific nature.

The website said it was a Great Basin Rattlesnake.

From the Idaho State U. website on the subject:
http://imnh.isu.edu/digitalatlas/bio/reptile/serp/crvi/crvi.htm

There are three subspecies of Western Rattlesnake that occur in Idaho, and they are different enough in coloration to warrant additional description.

The subspecies found in the southwestern portion of the state is the Great Basin Rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis lutosus). These snakes have less distinct markings on the head, and less prominent body blotches that are irregular in shape and may have light colored centers (Nussbaum et al. 1983). However, I have encountered juvenile Great Basin Rattlesnakes that have light colored outlines around their blotches and on either side of the dark eye stripe. Great Basin Rattlesnakes have a range of ground colors that varies among individuals. The ground color can be buff-gray, yellowish gray or light brown (Cobb 1996).
labrat

Trad climber
Auburn, CA
Jun 24, 2013 - 08:08pm PT
Cool! I'm arriving on Saturday and I hope my girlfriend does not see one......
moosedrool

climber
lost, far away from Poland
Mar 7, 2014 - 06:12pm PT
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 7, 2014 - 06:39pm PT
This was a great trip, and would have been even better without eating cantaloupe chunks that really made me sick...

Well...I'm really "up" for the upcoming June CoR Taco Get-together. I feel better now--mentally and physically--than any time since 2010. The Dolomites last September did a lot to heal both my spirit and body. So, watch out this year, Fritz!

Yeah, I'll be hanging some with the Texas Buttheads up by Breadloaves (watch out Philo and Gilroy!).
Gilroy

Social climber
Bolderado
Mar 7, 2014 - 11:22pm PT
Can't wait to stretch out a rope over some of that fine CoR granite with you, Rodger! We have been talking about it for too long. Time to get it done...

Keith
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 8, 2014 - 01:58pm PT
Keith-

You're on! I have plans to lead that 4.8c...or was it 4.8d?

Actually it's right at the Group Campsite: Indian Chief Rock, Flake Route.
Gilroy

Social climber
Bolderado
Mar 8, 2014 - 03:02pm PT
Zawn, BDC! As long as I can handle the approach. :) I bet there's at least a day of 5.fun climbs we can string together, so count on it.
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 8, 2014 - 04:01pm PT
Keith, we can do a long morning or afternoon on just the East Face of Window Rock, with 5-6 climbs there for mere mortals:

Fun Stuff: 5.6
Pure Pleasure: 5.6
Drunken Cowboy: 5.7
Juniper Jam: 5.6
Easy Way Up: 5.5
Masochist Crack: 5.8

Rodger
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