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Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 3, 2006 - 04:17pm PT
Wind Rivers.


Classic NA bivy from Tom Frost collection.


Tom Frost on second ascent of Dihedral.


Ken
Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 4, 2006 - 12:56pm PT

Ken
dirtineye

Trad climber
the south
Jul 4, 2006 - 02:40pm PT
Very nice pics!
Anastasia

Trad climber
Near a mountain, CA
Jul 4, 2006 - 06:21pm PT
Ouch!
I can only imagine how stiff they felt in the morning!
Gives new meaning to "old school hard men."
katie sheehan

Trad climber
west coast climbing
Jul 5, 2006 - 02:19am PT
i still think the yca t-shirt should read: face it, these guys were more badass than you.

http://www.yosemiteclimbing.org -newly updated!
Mtnfreak

Mountain climber
Bellingham, WA / Bishop, CA
Jul 5, 2006 - 09:41pm PT
Has anyone used a Pika Parasite Hammock? Thinking about using one for a backcountry/alpine wall...
Senor Pinche Wey

Big Wall climber
OB
Jul 5, 2006 - 10:45pm PT
The pika works great and it will get you up early the next morning. Taking a leak is hard, you can't just roll over on your side and let it fly I guess you could just piss yourself if you are too drunk or lazy....

To lull youurself to sleep focus on the pain of slogging down steep brushy scree with a haulbag that keeps getting caught on shrubbery. hmmm hmmm good
Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 6, 2006 - 03:04am PT
Go Katie!

Ken
Blitzo

Social climber
Earth
Jul 6, 2006 - 09:27pm PT
Not so glorious, but here's a few from Warlord on Calaveras Dome 1981.

The mandatory Philadelphia cream cheese.


Such comfort!


Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 1, 2006 - 10:29am PT
Dihedral wall 1977.


I couldn't even grow a mustache then.

Ken
elcapfool

Big Wall climber
hiding in plain sight
Aug 1, 2006 - 10:36am PT
HA, you look like Singer.

I miss my T-bone hammock. I lent it to Leo and that was the last anyone saw of it. I got him back though, I hucked his BD snapping-ledge off the ZM.
Richard Large

climber
where you least expect
Aug 1, 2006 - 11:01am PT
Some ugly guy on Tangerine Trip, late 70's...
Gunkie

climber
East Coast US
Aug 1, 2006 - 01:07pm PT
I have a question for you hammock hardmen:

Did the spectre of having to spend a night in one of these things create a, let's say, inverse PTPP wall climbing paradigm? In other words, did you climb for more hours in the day, set up camp later and get up earlier than wall climbers that had nice portaledges?

Maybe we should all go back to using hammocks or natural ledges for one year in Yosemite Valley? I'd imagine that wall traffic would really dry up.

I'm keeping my portaledge :)
Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 1, 2006 - 01:10pm PT
Hammocks were easy to break down but, it was hard to get moving because the shoulders were so sore and stiff from being scrunched together all night long despite having dual spreader bars.

Ken
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Aug 1, 2006 - 06:37pm PT
Last year I did a bivy with 2 other guys in a cave formed by an 80' pillar leaning against the wall. There was this perfectly flat floor with fine windblown sand that conformed to the shape of their pads.

Nobody had been there since the last time I was there well over a quarter century earlier.

I reached into my pack and pulled out my old Robbins Peapod hammock, put a cam into the crack in the back of the cave and rigged the hammock to it and the one hangerless bolt I had placed decades earlier in the overhanging wall of the pillar.

Suddenly there are howls of protest!



Why hadn't I told THEM to bring hammocks too?????

It had never occured to me that they would actually WANT to! They had the perfect flat floor. Plus, these guys had only been climbing a few years. How the hell are they going to have Peapods?

I was immediately assured that there are all kinds of two point backpacking hammocks.

Sheesh.

I only brought it because it was less bulky than another pad.





It just goes to show you;
if you find a worm in your soup don't make a lot of noise and wave it around or else everyone else will want one too!
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Aug 1, 2006 - 06:41pm PT
And I cannot BELEIVE that nobody made a crack about Anastasia's post.
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