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Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Original Post - Jan 2, 2014 - 01:32pm PT
A Documentary about an ordinary climber who spends one year climbing every single day, with no days off-----to go beyond the limits of diabetes in the vertical world.
Presentation at The Gordon Ranch in Joshua Tree
Sat. Jan. 25th at 8 PM
$5.00 donation ($ goes to Living Vertical; company that promotes diabetes awareness and dealing/adapting to diabetes.
Raffle/door prizes
Beer/pizza
Climbing in Joshua Tree
Warm house to hang out
Community support and involvement
Give back to the climbing community
Tucker Tech will be there.
Beer, bolts, babes
Support our climbing bro
Have fun.

Credit: Todd Gordon
Porkchop_express

Trad climber
Springdale, UT
Jan 2, 2014 - 01:43pm PT
awesome! Thanks for posting this Todd!
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 2, 2014 - 02:07pm PT
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Here's the deal...the full poop. This dude, Steve Richert, has diabetes. People with diabetes often stuggle w/the challenges associated with having diabetes. Steve struggles with it. Steve and his wife Steph are my personal friends and I think alot of them. Anyways;...he came up w/this plan to climb 365 days in a row, without a break, to educate, inspire, and help people become more aware of the stuggles, challenges and options people with diabetes have. I believe he also wanted to see what challenges he would be faced with while executing this mega-plan, and how he would deal with it, be able to deal with it, and hopefully help and inspire others with diabetes to set their own personal goals and adventures. Maybe through this adventure, Steve could provide them with some insite into dealing with diabetes while really pushing it in the outdoor arena. Anyways;..he did it, and I followed him on his website and on facebook throughout the year. He had lots of successes, lots of days he got his ass handed to him,, lots of highs, lots of lows. I think he learned a lot about himself, diabetes, and how to share information, knowledge, and strategies he used to control the diabetes and "get the job done" while dealing with the challenges he faced on the cliffs as well as with his blood/sugar levels. He often checked in with me for advice about areas, routes, climbs, equiptment, logistics,......sometimes he took my advice;..sometimes he didn't (because he's a young buck that often needs to learn the hard way.....like we all did when we were young and full of it....)...
I look forward to his presentation, his story, and seeing the fruits of his labors. I am proud that he did this project, stuck it out a whole full year, and that he survived the year and is psyched to share what he learned throughout this awesome journey. I believe he has alot to share with the climbing community, and especially people who have to live and deal with the challenges of diabetes. We all have our own personal "demons"...our own challenges in life and our own "diabetes"...so to speak.
I hope many of you can make it to my house this evening;.....it should be fun, and I think it's important to support Steve, his efforts, and this project. I also look forward to climbing with Steve and kicking is ass at the crags this weekend too. It will be my pleasure...........

My goal is to get 100 people in attendance for this event;...so think about planning a weekend of climbing and an evening w/Steve at my house that weekend.........
Andy Fielding

Trad climber
UK
Jan 2, 2014 - 03:40pm PT
My goal is to get 100 people in attendance for this event;...so think about planning a weekend of climbing and an evening w/Steve at my house that weekend.........

Todd I'm the wrong side of the pond, however, I'd happily donate the $5 to this worthy cause. Please email me some details and say congrats to Steve.

Andy
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 2, 2014 - 04:09pm PT
Thanks, Andy;... Todd Gordon, P.O. Box 138 joshua Tree , California 92252 USA and I'll make sure Steve gets it and it's gets to Project 365.

Credit: Todd Gordon

Give me five.....
Von Gordon;....loves that chalk...(who don't like chalk...)....
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Jan 2, 2014 - 05:38pm PT
I met Stephen when he was in Joshua Tree starting out that year of climbing, having learned about his project earlier on this very platform.

He had asked some questions about working as a 401(c)3and gave a brief description of his concept, and a few offered nose-in-the-air "help" and others put him down and accused him of trying to vacation on other people's dime.

Stephen made that 365 days on a beyond-frayed shoestring budget, and kept going when the going got very tough. Along the way, he inspired a LOT of people, and the universe laid out a life-changing path toward something pretty amazing.

Todd-you are the man, to open your place up for the Joshua Tree showing!

I haven't seen the film yet, but it will be showing next Tuesday up here at the Gunks at the Rosendale Theatre - link for info: http://livingvertical.org/ai1ec_event/p365-rosendale-theater/?instance_id=17
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 2, 2014 - 08:51pm PT
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I want to come clean about Steve though.......just so there are no surprises;.....unfortunately Steve is ....is...he's a pebble wrestler....yep;...a boulderer......I just want you to know;...yes;..he is a pebble wrestler and climbs on tiny rocks...BUT;..he also is a real climber;..ropes, gear, cams, slings, harness....REAL rock climbing.......Sure..he will don the beanie, smoke a clove cigarette, carry a maxi-pad on his back, wear a tank top with a coffee stain on it (from Starbucks), ....even roll up his levis so he can see his feet/shoes while he boulderers.......just wanted to come clean with this;..in case anyone has a problem w/this...just wanted to be up front w/this........we good?.....
Porkchop_express

Trad climber
Springdale, UT
Jan 2, 2014 - 09:09pm PT
I dont know if it helps address that concern Todd, but I do happen to suck at bouldering! I always hurt myself or fail to complete even the simplest problems...it's just easier to get decent climbing photos from a spotter than from a belayer ;)

In all seriousness though, the 2014 project should make you feel much better about my crustiness, as it will have a decided trad/alpine focus!

Happie, thank you so much for all your support through this process. You and Todd have been nothing short of amazing. I can't tell you how much that love has meant to me!

locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jan 2, 2014 - 09:15pm PT



STEVE!!!...

Hell yeah!!!...




Damnit really, really wish I could be there....



Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 2, 2014 - 09:17pm PT
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Here we go....that's more like it......(although that rope looks a wee bit tight...)....
As for the bouldering.....don't try to explain yourself;....just hang your head in shame, get over yourself, and walk away........
Focus on REAL climbing, OK......(we'll get through this together...)....leave the pebble wrestling for them city folk, plastic pullling, prana-wearing bent-gate, lycra-clan, coffee drinking, carrot farming, pot smoking, trustafarians, OK......are we clear?...
Porkchop_express

Trad climber
Springdale, UT
Jan 2, 2014 - 09:18pm PT
deal! i am duly shamed...
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jan 2, 2014 - 09:20pm PT

The dude is an inspiration and not just because of the diabetes...

His determination is infectious!!!...



He has seriously and honestly been a very positive influence for me dealing with my own health issues...



Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 2, 2014 - 09:25pm PT
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If Steve's presentation is not enough, Kelly Corbin (sax master and local hopeful climbing ace) had joined the entertainment ticket for the evening. Kelly (AKA Doctor Corbin or The Corbinator) is a most awesome jazz sax man and has played all over the US and has played with greats such as The Temptations, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, larry Koonse, and Marshall Hawkins.......
This should be an awesome evening.
AND....remember;..if you don't like climbing presentations OR jazz music, pizza/beer, or free stuff....you can always have a beer and rub shoulders w/Tucker Tech..........
The keyboard dude in this pic toured w/George Benson......just saying;..this is "A" team sheit......kelly is cowering in the background here...
Kalimon

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
Jan 2, 2014 - 09:30pm PT
How does someone pay the bills and climb every day? I really want to know the secret.
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 2, 2014 - 09:34pm PT
I think Steve got sponsership from a company that does the blood tests for diabetes...and donations...stuff like that.......maybe he can chime in on this one......
Porkchop_express

Trad climber
Springdale, UT
Jan 2, 2014 - 09:46pm PT
Kalimon-- I sold all my stuff and lived out of a junky 1987 station wagon. I reduced my bills to the point that the money I made selling my stuff was sufficient to cover the first half of the project. 0% interest credit cards have always played a big part too. I asked friends and family to help me create the film and we got some help there since that involved a greater cost than simply doing the climbing for my own benefit and it seemed like a film would allow for the message to reach a wider audience.

No big sponsors starting out--but halfway through the project I was asked sell some footage for a duracell commercial and I was privileged to be asked to be a spokesperson for the company that makes the blood glucose meter I use to check my sugar.

That money has sustained the remainder of the project and I did 100% of the editing myself to keep costs down on the video production. I am currently at a point where I am either going to go have to pick up sponsors who like the direction and message of LivingVertical or be satisfied with the creation of this film and let it go out into the ethers to do what it will.

edit: Goal Zero gave me solar panels and a battery to charge my camera batteries and laptop. Clifbar gave me some protein bars and shot bloks. Darn Tough VT gave me 4 pair of socks, which, incidentally, changed my life.

There isn't a secret or a trick. There are only choices. I took on the project knowing it could go nowhere. I traded certain securities and comforts for experiences I wanted to have, just like anyone who takes extended climbing trips. Monetizing something you do can be great, but it also adds pressure, accountability and scrutiny that is not there if you're just on vacation.
Kalimon

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
Jan 2, 2014 - 09:54pm PT
I appreciate your candid response . . . good on you for following your heart.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jan 2, 2014 - 09:58pm PT
I really wish that i could be there...didn't know about his project, a lot of tenacity for sure. It's right before we leave for Patagonia.
Porkchop_express

Trad climber
Springdale, UT
Jan 2, 2014 - 10:01pm PT
Thanks! I appreciate your appreciation! I struggle/d a lot with the whole idea of trying to find a way to share a message I believe in through my passion while supporting myself...it's a ball of wax to sort through that! I am wrestling with these things now as I try to figure out if this is just something that is a one and done, or if I can still follow my heart and be true and still build on what has been created up till this point. It's really tricky and I worry about it a lot.

I figure that I have to keep doing what I feel and if it's not meant to be then easy come easy go and the experiences and relationships are benefits that are well worth whatever the costs of financial failure. At the end of the day, since I have started looking at the "business" end of things (predominately marketing) I have realized that there is a lot of money out there going to things far sillier than what I am doing, so if I can keep sharing a good message and not starve, that's what I'll try for!
Porkchop_express

Trad climber
Springdale, UT
Jan 2, 2014 - 10:02pm PT
I could make an unscheduled tour date for Patagonia ;)
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Jan 2, 2014 - 10:09pm PT
I remember when you were getting lambasted so to speak on here about this project. Good for you to see it through. I hope the film is a success. Need to make it to the Gordon ranch one of these days. Hope the turnout is good.
Porkchop_express

Trad climber
Springdale, UT
Jan 2, 2014 - 10:15pm PT
Hahaha I was wondering if anyone remembered that! It was SO hard for me to deal with hearing those things...but in the end it helped me because I realized that I have to be clear about my communications because people who don't know you won't always give you the benefit of the doubt. It also helped me to really examine my intentions and make sure I was on the right path---it was hard though, but in the end, necessary in a way.

I appreciate the support though and the kind words. It means a great deal.

Steve
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jan 2, 2014 - 10:17pm PT
Congratulations on this! Wish I could be there.

You might compare notes with Frank sanders, who posts here. He did a similar, 365 day climbing project, ( all on Devils Tower, out the window from where I am now) and used it to raise money for the medical center and jr college on the Pine ride res. that was maybe 2008, and he's been involved in that since, though at the moment he is riding a bike across the continent to raise money, awareness, for the wounded warrior project.


Edit; very cool porkchp!
below
Porkchop_express

Trad climber
Springdale, UT
Jan 2, 2014 - 10:20pm PT
Thanks Jaybro! Frank is the man! He inspired me to do this project and I spent a long time visiting with him and getting his input (and blessing) before taking this on. I would never have even set foot on this path if it wasn't for him!

I hope I can come out there at some point and put on a showing at his place--I still have unfinished business on the tower!
Kalimon

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
Jan 2, 2014 - 10:26pm PT
Porkchop . . . the possibilities are endless . . . we are limited only by our own imaginations. We all make the choices that create our own particular predicament . . . a reality I am currently struggling with. Freedom is priceless . . . enjoy it at all costs.
Gorgeous George

Trad climber
Los Angeles, California
Jan 2, 2014 - 10:45pm PT
Query?

Type I or II?

Jorge
Porkchop_express

Trad climber
Springdale, UT
Jan 2, 2014 - 10:55pm PT
Jorge T1, dx'ed 1999
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 4, 2014 - 03:55am PT
Credit: Todd Gordon

You love to climb at Joshua Tree....admit it...(photo taken today;....t-shirts in January...)...
Johnny K.

climber
Jan 4, 2014 - 09:27am PT
Todd,most likely count me in to be there,either way I support this project fully
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jan 4, 2014 - 09:49am PT
So, if you're in Springdale.... Any chance of a presentation in Moab some time?
Porkchop_express

Trad climber
Springdale, UT
Jan 4, 2014 - 11:48am PT
I'd love to do Moab! I just don't know anyone there--also, I don't really know anything about how to do screenings or market/distribute a film. This is a completely new thing to me so I basically have just been asking around for people who know people or gyms or organizations that might want to screen the film. Todd and a few others have really gone the extra mile to help out and without his efforts I'd probably just be sending emails that would get rapidly deleted...

If anyone here on the taco knows what to do with a movie...I'd love to get schooled! But Moab would be awesome--I need to get back there to climb more too.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jan 4, 2014 - 01:05pm PT
This is cool tfpu
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 5, 2014 - 12:21am PT
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Steve;....there is a camera on your head..

Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 5, 2014 - 03:04am PT
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Steve went to Canadia.........
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jan 5, 2014 - 08:54am PT
I don't know you do this distribution / presentation thing either, but a lot of outdoor movies make it through Moab, I'll look into it.
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 5, 2014 - 11:23am PT
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Mt. Kilimanjaro, E.Africa
(This was after the 365 days of climbing.....little post trip to ease back into "real" life...)...
Come on over Jan 25th;...Steve will tell you ALL about it..
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 5, 2014 - 02:17pm PT
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Steve on some steep stuff....

What is it like to climb 365 days in a row;.....find out Jan. 25 at the Gordon Ranch in Joshua Tree, CA.
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 5, 2014 - 09:52pm PT
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We aim to please;.....so please aim.......
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 6, 2014 - 11:27am PT
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Even MORE amazing then Steve climbing 365 days a year.......is how did Steve score such a beautiful, smart and awesome wife (Stephanie).....THAT is AMAZING (and mysterious...).........
Porkchop_express

Trad climber
Springdale, UT
Jan 6, 2014 - 01:21pm PT
I could tell you...
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 6, 2014 - 08:17pm PT
http://livingvertical.org/ai1ec_event/project365-joshua-tree-ca/?instance_id=22

Beer, bolts, and babes.....
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Jan 6, 2014 - 08:42pm PT
^^^^

Hey! The burrito tent from Marmot! I have one of those.
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 6, 2014 - 11:12pm PT
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Chicago is -13 tonite.....Joshua Tree is gonna be 33 degrees.......brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...

Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 7, 2014 - 11:11pm PT
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Joshua Tree;...gotta love it..
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 8, 2014 - 01:55am PT
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Get your slab flag on.......
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 8, 2014 - 10:21pm PT
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Don't bother bringing a jacket...it was near 70 degrees today....
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 9, 2014 - 01:36am PT
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Porkchop_express

Trad climber
Springdale, UT
Jan 9, 2014 - 01:40am PT
I actually pulled my hamstring the other day...I hope I am able to grovel up something or other out there. I am stoked to climb though!
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 9, 2014 - 10:59am PT
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Pull the hamstring, pull down the hold, pull the penguin;....just so you are pulling......(Steve at Red Rocks, Nev.)
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 9, 2014 - 09:48pm PT
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Climb Joshua Tree;.........enjoy the sun......
Andy Fielding

Trad climber
UK
Jan 10, 2014 - 05:26pm PT
Todd Gordon, P.O. Box 138 joshua Tree , California 92252 USA

Posted today. Good luck for the 25th.
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 10, 2014 - 07:27pm PT
Thanks, Andy;......Randy Andy;......much appreciated;..that's for stepping up and supporting something good and positive;......(Money talks;..bullshit walks...)....bless you. I'll post pics of the evening...should be fun!..
Credit: Todd Gordon
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 10, 2014 - 07:29pm PT
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Saw Bullwinkle at the post office;...he said he would donate a Stone Nudes 2014 calendar for one of the raffle/door prizes.........there you go!....


http://www.stonenudes.com/2014-gallery.html
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 10, 2014 - 08:33pm PT
Fish Products has offered to donate a door prize or two also;..thank you to Russ Walling for "stepping up" to help out and make the evening fun and festive....

http://www.fishproducts.com/
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 10, 2014 - 08:38pm PT
If anyone else would like to donate anything......please "step right up".....contact me on supertopo, facebook, or toddwgordon@gmail.com

You can bring your donated doorprize in person, or mail it to me at Todd Gordon P.O. Box 138 Joshua Tree, CA. 92252.........
If this is something you wish to do and support;...I say thank you!......and, of course, you attendance is your support as well;...thanks in advance......(It will be a fun evening...).....and remember;...Tucker Tech will be there...
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Jan 10, 2014 - 08:48pm PT
I try to never miss an event at The Gordon's. They are awesome hosts and their parties usually always benefit another human being.

This time I'll be out of state, but hope there is a fantastic turnout. Mailing my small contribution, but every bit helps if we all put in a little.

Thanks for all the Gordon Family does for the Climbing Community. Lynne
Rolfr

Social climber
La Quinta and Penticton BC
Jan 10, 2014 - 10:31pm PT
I'll be there Todd. Respect for Porkchops quote, even though he is a pebble puller "I traded certain securities and comforts for experiences I wanted to have"
And we also get to hang with Tucker, that's what we Canuks call a double, double!
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 11, 2014 - 11:31am PT
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More door prizes for the evening;...two pitons of Jim Bridwell's;...signed by Jim. I spent the evening w/Jim last nite listening to Kelly Corbin play at Woody's Jazz Club in Palm Springs (Kelly Corbin will also be playing at the Jan 25th Project 365 presentation). He also said he would like to attend the Project 365 event;...so hopefully we will be seeing Jim that evening as well.......
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 11, 2014 - 11:33am PT
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Kelly Corbin (on the left), another musician (center), and Jim on the right..........masters in their mediums....

If you wish to hear Kelly play music before the Project 365 evening;..try this;..especially if you live in the area.....sounds like fun..
Playing this Sunday in San Jacinto....

http://www.thedvac.org/shop-online/event/74-kelly-corbin-music-at-the-center.html
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 11, 2014 - 11:50am PT
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Layton Bridwell and Jim Bridwell
Woody's Jazz Club, Palm Springs last night......
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 12, 2014 - 12:05am PT
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Explore........
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 12, 2014 - 11:40am PT
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Mark your calendar for Jan. 25th;..Joshua Tree...
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 12, 2014 - 12:32pm PT
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Wednesday;....70 degrees..
Thurs.; 71 degrees.........
Enjoy the spring weather!..
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 12, 2014 - 12:40pm PT
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That looks dangerous, Steve......
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 13, 2014 - 12:29am PT
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Go, Steve......go go go...
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 13, 2014 - 11:09am PT
More on Steve's Quest...

http://diabeteshealth.com/read/2012/09/01/7632/steve-richerts-year-of-rock-climbing-for-diabetes-awareness/
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 13, 2014 - 10:24pm PT
Credit: Todd Gordon

http://asweetlife.org/feature/climbing-with-diabetes-an-interview-with-living-verticals-steve-richert/

Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 13, 2014 - 11:25pm PT
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http://diabetessocmed.com/2011/after-thoughts-steve-richert/
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 15, 2014 - 01:17am PT
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See you soon;.......
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 15, 2014 - 12:07pm PT
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Get on it..
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 15, 2014 - 10:53pm PT
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today was Tucker Tech's 56 (or 57th) birthday.......next Saturday , at Steve's presentation, hand Tucker a beer and say "Happy Birthday, homie"...........to celebrate Tucker's birthday, we went out climbing today;...he sent a 5.10+ climb and drank a bunch of beers........it was hot today....probably over 70 degrees in Indian Cove..
(see you next Saturday....)..
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Jan 15, 2014 - 11:12pm PT
Tucker is so cute. I'll hand him a few beers next weekend. Tell him Happy Birthday if he's with you Todd.
Peace
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 17, 2014 - 12:29am PT
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Got more door prizes/raffle items;...a big big thanks to Bob Gaines, Greg Epperson, and Dean Fidelman for helping out and supporting Steve's project and quest.

http://gregepperson.com/

http://www.stonenudes.com/

http://www.vertical-adventures.com/
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 17, 2014 - 01:07am PT
http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/92252?par=OAP&site=GENXV&code=1003255995&cm_ven=WOWs_voap&cm_cat=Generic&cm_ite=

Forecast for Jan 25, 2014;....70 degrees....less than 5 MPH winds.......
That will work for me.......
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 17, 2014 - 08:52pm PT
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http://diabetessocmed.com/2013/dsmalive-rents-steve-richert-living-vertical/
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 17, 2014 - 10:23pm PT
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Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 18, 2014 - 11:16am PT
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If you need moonlight buttress beta;....Steve will gladly give it to you....Sat. Jan 25th, 8 PM..
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 18, 2014 - 12:31pm PT
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The Devil rock...........
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 18, 2014 - 12:56pm PT
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donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jan 18, 2014 - 01:26pm PT
Yeah....hand Tucker another beer, really cute isn't it?
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 18, 2014 - 01:45pm PT
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donini;...all depends on your definition of "cute".......(I don't drink beer myself...but my friends sure like the stuff....)..
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 18, 2014 - 08:11pm PT
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Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 19, 2014 - 12:00am PT
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Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 19, 2014 - 12:02pm PT
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Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 19, 2014 - 12:04pm PT
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Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 19, 2014 - 03:39pm PT
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Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 19, 2014 - 05:35pm PT
Credit: Todd Gordon

Nomad Ventures;...shop locally..
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 19, 2014 - 05:37pm PT
Credit: Todd Gordon

Great selection, great store, great employees, supportive store.......
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 19, 2014 - 05:45pm PT
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Coyote Corner;..another great, supportive store w/cool stuff and cool employees...
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 19, 2014 - 05:48pm PT
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Coyote Corner...a great place in Joshua Tree...
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 19, 2014 - 05:51pm PT

Credit: Todd Gordon
Credit: Todd Gordon

Clean up at Coyote Corner....(Tucker .....you listening to me...?..)....
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 20, 2014 - 02:33am PT
Credit: Todd Gordon

More door prizes;...thank you to Alan Bartlett and Quail Spring Publishing.
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 20, 2014 - 11:36am PT
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More door prizes;..thank you to Donnie Reid for sharing.......
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 20, 2014 - 11:57am PT
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BLUEBLOCR

Social climber
joshua tree
Jan 20, 2014 - 12:20pm PT
Awesome stuff Todd!
Those are some Great pics keep up the good work!!
That one up top of Tucker's foot tells the story don't it?
Is that a foot or a hoof?LOL

I'm donate in!
Climb Everyday!!
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 20, 2014 - 01:19pm PT
Blueblocker;....cool;..thanks;..and see you Sat. nite.
Credit: Todd Gordon
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 20, 2014 - 08:18pm PT
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Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 20, 2014 - 08:34pm PT
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Kelly Corbin last nite in concert in San Jacinto.......a great evening of jazz.....(hear him in person Sat. 25th, at Steve's Presentation...)..
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 20, 2014 - 08:35pm PT
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ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Jan 20, 2014 - 09:01pm PT
Gonna need any help setting up Todd? Let me know, kinda got it dialed and I know the property.
Peace
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 20, 2014 - 09:19pm PT
Credit: Todd Gordon
Thanks, Ron......this one is an easy set up.......buy pizza/beer, set up movie screen, get an extra roll of TP.....I think that is about it..appreciate your willingness to always help out..thank you. Oh yeah;.....don't forget to pick up Jim ...thanks..
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 21, 2014 - 01:43am PT
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Get busy with it...this Sat....
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 21, 2014 - 11:35am PT
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Rock climbing is fun.......don't forget..


Andy Fielding

Trad climber
UK
Jan 21, 2014 - 06:37pm PT
Bump for a good cause.
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Jan 21, 2014 - 06:58pm PT
What?????? I gotta bring Bridwell out???? Yeah got it covered, I'll get him good and primed with political, religious and immigration talk. Me and Jim.....we're gonna do routes and chase women. See ya there Todd
Peace
susan peplow

climber
Joshua Tree, CA
Jan 21, 2014 - 07:33pm PT
Door prize? Raffle? Not sure but if you show up with cash for Project 365 at the Gordon Ranch this Saturday you have a good chance of walking away with this nifty Fish Products MiniPro made with the rare sunburnt zebra print!

MiniPro with Sunburnt Zebra
MiniPro with Sunburnt Zebra
Credit: susan peplow
#FishProducts MiniPro
#FishProducts MiniPro
Credit: susan peplow
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 21, 2014 - 09:09pm PT
Credit: Todd Gordon
A big thank you to Susan and Russ from FISH Products.

http://www.fishproducts.com/

I was so happy to see that fish travel bag that I went out and bolted up a new route.........I wanted it to be safe;....maybe I over-bolted it alittle bit...but hey;.....if you want to run it out;..don't clip all the bolts;...OK?..
Tan Slacks

climber
Joshua Tree
Jan 21, 2014 - 09:54pm PT
That picture above made me laugh out loud. Thanks Todd.

Just got the day off, Cindy and I will be there with bells on. Nothing like a good cause, friends and beer.
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 22, 2014 - 01:17pm PT
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happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Jan 22, 2014 - 04:39pm PT
Here's a "Hey-what's this doing off the front page?" bump.

Looks like this is shaping up to be another GordonFestSuccess - have fun everyone!
Porkchop_express

Trad climber
Springdale, UT
Jan 22, 2014 - 07:12pm PT
Thanks everyone! I am really excited to meet you all and get back into Joshua Tree even if it's only for a short time. I have been struggling with how to build off of what has been done so far--the whole "what next" thing.

It's something I have been working through and trying to make sure that I am keeping the purity of intention that I started with--so I wrote a blog about that yesterday, which you may enjoy reading!

I really appreciate the support for what we are doing!

LivingVertical Blog

Steve Richert
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Jan 22, 2014 - 08:59pm PT
HE'S GONNA BE A DADDY!!!!!(says so in the blog post...ummmm, unless I misread)
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 22, 2014 - 11:38pm PT
Credit: Todd Gordon

We have plenty of choss for everyone......plenty to go around..(Tucker Tech sampling some yesterday..)..
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 23, 2014 - 02:29am PT
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Time to climb...
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 23, 2014 - 11:34am PT
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There may be Canadians attending the presentation on Sat. nite.....but if we all band together;..we can get through this. Just keep them away from the beer, food, and the women;...and we may come out of this OK......(look at that smug one of the left;......Mexico to the north.......they need to build a higher fence....)...there is a bounty on coyotes;.........(just saying....)......
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 23, 2014 - 05:02pm PT
Credit: Todd Gordon

Climbed in a t-shirt all day this AM.....we climbed The Guido.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jan 23, 2014 - 11:45pm PT
hey there say, todd... just sent you that email... look for it... :)
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Jan 24, 2014 - 08:46pm PT
Time is ticking.... just about a day to go.
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 25, 2014 - 12:46am PT
Credit: Todd Gordon

Tyler Gilson banging it out today..........another great day in Joshua Tree..


If anyone wants to help out with the presentation;......here is what you can help me with.

I will be buying $50 of pizzas and $50 in beer.......we may be OK with the pizzas...but $50 in beer won't cover sheeet..(remember;..Tucker Tech will be there..)......so.......if you can bring more/extra beer, and we will have a $ jar out to help with the pizza........so;....any help in this reguard is greatly appreciated.....thanks in advance.
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 25, 2014 - 12:55am PT
Credit: Todd Gordon

Steve is in the house;...we went climbing today........(Don't be fooled by the jacket and hat;....it was "cold " today......low 60s.....brrrrrrrrr)...it's supposed to warm up tomorrow and the next day to 70s again!...
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 25, 2014 - 02:41am PT
Credit: Todd Gordon

Kelly Corbin at Woodies in Palm Springs last nite....hear him again this Sat. at the Gordon Ranch Project 365 presentation.....
Andy Fielding

Trad climber
UK
Jan 25, 2014 - 04:13am PT
It's TODAY. Bump to keep you at the top of page 1 :)
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 25, 2014 - 10:58am PT
Andy;...got your card in the Post;.....passed it on to Steve;...he was stoked;..thank you for supporting Project 365.
Credit: Todd Gordon
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 27, 2014 - 05:47pm PT
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Awesome evening;..thank you Steve, and all the Project 365 supporters.....
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 27, 2014 - 06:04pm PT
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Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 27, 2014 - 06:05pm PT
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Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 27, 2014 - 06:06pm PT
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Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 27, 2014 - 06:08pm PT
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Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 27, 2014 - 06:09pm PT
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Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 27, 2014 - 06:11pm PT
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Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 27, 2014 - 06:12pm PT
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Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 27, 2014 - 06:13pm PT
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Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 27, 2014 - 06:15pm PT
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Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 27, 2014 - 06:16pm PT
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Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 27, 2014 - 06:17pm PT
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Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 27, 2014 - 06:19pm PT
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Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 27, 2014 - 06:20pm PT
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Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 27, 2014 - 06:23pm PT
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Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 27, 2014 - 06:24pm PT
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Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 27, 2014 - 06:32pm PT
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Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 27, 2014 - 06:34pm PT
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Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 27, 2014 - 06:35pm PT
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Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 27, 2014 - 06:37pm PT
Credit: Todd Gordon
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 27, 2014 - 06:39pm PT
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Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 27, 2014 - 06:41pm PT
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Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 27, 2014 - 06:47pm PT
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Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 27, 2014 - 06:48pm PT
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Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 27, 2014 - 06:51pm PT
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Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 27, 2014 - 06:53pm PT
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johntp

Trad climber
socal
Jan 27, 2014 - 11:03pm PT
Thanks for the pics Todd. I think I saw a pic of tucker w/o a beer in his hand; hope he is okay.
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 29, 2014 - 01:08am PT
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Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 29, 2014 - 01:11am PT
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Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 29, 2014 - 01:13am PT
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Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 29, 2014 - 01:23am PT
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Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 29, 2014 - 01:37am PT
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Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 29, 2014 - 01:40am PT
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Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 29, 2014 - 09:43am PT
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Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 29, 2014 - 09:45am PT
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donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jan 29, 2014 - 09:47am PT
Would be nice if the dude in the above photo hadn't pulled the plug on his own climbing.....waaayy better for him too.
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