2011-02 Near Death Epic

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nutjob

Sport climber
Almost to Hollywood, Baby!
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 9, 2013 - 09:06pm PT
The pendulous stick quivered in my hand, shoulders aching, the quickdraw taped to the end defiantly sliding off the bolt that would save my life. People talk often of desperation. With repetition, our senses are dulled to what it really feels like. Ragged breathing. A hard, uncompromising agony and terror that forms a pit in your stomach, leaving you struggling to keep the rest of your stomach from shooting out your ass. Desperation.

I marshaled my resources for one last effort. I can do anything once. Even fend off death. Lift, shaking stick, time the thrust with the vibrating end, YES!

Third bolt clipped, pass the stick down to my buddies on the ground, and we got past the crux 5.11 wet section to finish a fun 5.9 crack. Not a bad wrap-up to a drizzly day at Swan Slabs.
































mucci

Trad climber
The pitch of Bagalaar above you
Jul 9, 2013 - 09:10pm PT
Dude, I thought this was going to be in some dark arena in the valley obscure?



SalNichols

Big Wall climber
Richmond, CA
Jul 9, 2013 - 11:28pm PT
"Pendulous stick quivered in my hand"...I'm going to call that one TMI.
Kalimon

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
Jul 9, 2013 - 11:35pm PT
Where are your etriers?
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Jul 9, 2013 - 11:39pm PT
shaking stick, time the thrust with the vibrating end, YES!

Get a room!
MisterE

Social climber
Jul 10, 2013 - 12:59am PT
BEST TR EVER!!!
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Jul 10, 2013 - 01:25am PT
This is a TR?

Sounds more like a script for a b-grade porn flick. ;-)

I mean.... look at the leaderboard banner on this "TR"!

Credit: nature

Happiness has arrived
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jul 10, 2013 - 01:29am PT
The pendulous stick quivered in my hand


GUFFAW!!!
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose, ca
Jul 10, 2013 - 01:37am PT
Hahahaha. That lower section would be a little exciting when wet. That upper crack, although terribly scarred, is fun.
SalNichols

Big Wall climber
Richmond, CA
Jul 10, 2013 - 01:43am PT
Personally speaking, I don't want to hear about my dentists "pendulous stick" or him fondling it. And definitely not before he sticks his fingers in my mouth. But that's just me. :-)
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Jul 10, 2013 - 01:44am PT
point that thing in someone else's di-rection.

sheesh
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