I think we might have had a thread like that before... but perhaps more historic...
here's my most recent, from my Sunday trip up The Regular Route, Fairview Dome in Tuolumne Meadows... from atop the extended first pitch, my fantastic partner Lara shoeing up before climbing, and my Acopa Legend sneaking into the frame:
Credit: Ed Hartouni
I've got more, but I'm off to work now...
...post up yours!
Olden times: spring 1970 my partner Steve Weaver and I could free climb up to 5.7 and thought we should sharpen our aid skillz. Where better to practice than the first few pitches of the Dihedral Wall?
Don't recall why we wanted 3 ropes, but that's a goldline on the ledge. Brand new Robbins shoes of course.
A relaxing Friday afternoon, having the whole place to myself. Aug 16, 2013
This past Sunday I took a break between climbs and came back only to see something funky on my climbing shoes when I was getting ready for the next route... That mark was not there before, not before today, not before this week, not before all these past numerous months... It was not there when I first got to the crag earlier!!!
This appears to be the culprit. But I don't remember stepping on myself. I don't recall stepping on my climbing shoes while I was in my approach shoes, either; I would never do that! It's the other way around - I often step on my approach shoes while I'm in my climbing shoes. Maybe it's the approach shoes finally taking revenge...
I had rowed some miles and hiked some slopes already this day.
Some wine and cheese, sunburn and dehydration bore me up the unknown slope to the grey notch at Kwagunt Creek.
Then the moves took me up and Away.
Hot. Great rock. Forgot calories. Drunk.
The inspiration for this, my very first video taken with my new camera, came out of the water.No isshoes to worry about, just the sound level, focussing, holding still, is anybody f*#king with my parked car? Real restful interlude.
All cameras are honest. It's the producer who tells any lies.
I apologize for the shoe fusillade. I rearranged the closet recently, found a lot of shoes I didn't know I had, and there was this thread. A gif was not my first choice and I still had to leave out a bunch of shots because of exceeding a Photobucket size limit.
The blue-laced EB is a left but was also used as a right to extend its toe rubber life.
Hi Dingus! I ordered mine via the Gear Co-Op online. I ordered a tiny men's size (5.5) and they are currently on sale for less than $55, free shipping. The original price for my purple ones, which I purchased at Nomad's in JT, were $75+.
I had to order another pair not because the current pair I have are f*#ked up or anything, but because they truly ARE the best approach shoes and I wanted another pair in case they go out of stock, esp in the color RED!
fresh sticky rubber on an old pair that I can still bear to wear, still slab /smear-worthy.
All the stuff, most of it mine, needs to carted away by guys in Hazmat suits,
(this was better written the 1st time, I am having drop the post fail-o fail! )
Ho man what a collection of shoes!
Megas. two pair, Asolo Runouts, the 'mean green foot-vice es' three pairs. . . oh, yellow banana Asolo's that Kevin Bien gave me!,
The red and white leather P.A.'s that had Jtree, Chongo Bros' Rubber! . . .
man what else?
Can anyone help me date this picture in Josh? I remember the shoes were pretty new. Were they after my EB's or were they around at the same time? The tent is a NF VE24 and I remember the trip. I was scouting, but no clue on the time period.