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Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Jul 5, 2014 - 02:31pm PT
Fritz-
Big Mike! I will copy and forwward your complements to Mark.

He is still (somehow) avoiding the allure of reading and posting on ST.

Why thank you sir! Perhaps the allure of pictures will entice him to check it out.

Kev, i most certainly do! You are getting a little ahead of me though, i will be there shortly... I also have lots of other climbing shots, i am only using a sampling of them here, heavy on the group shots.

Gotta save something for the tr! Lol
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Jul 5, 2014 - 11:01pm PT
I don't know about you all, but I'm sill kinda buzzed from the Cor trip. It wasn't all fun, there was some work involved, but the general tone was peaceful and productive to the point that those two concepts can compliment one another. I had the sublime feeling that the sky was smiling at us. Except of course, Thursday afternoon, where the sky could only in the briefest of moments, be considered as happy. Let's do it again, next time.

I learned a few things, and that isn't always easy to say sometimes. Especially when you think you have something figured out. I'm learning to cherish these moments, no matter how seemingly difficult. Now let's all tip one, and, Ching-ching.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 6, 2014 - 08:47am PT
Hardly Visible at Elephant Rock.
Hardly Visible at Elephant Rock.
Credit: mouse from merced
H.V. climbing.  Elephant Rock.
H.V. climbing. Elephant Rock.
Credit: mouse from merced
H.V.  Elephant Rock.
H.V. Elephant Rock.
Credit: mouse from merced
H.V. barely discernible.  The old elephant and mouse jokes abound.
H.V. barely discernible. The old elephant and mouse jokes abound.
Credit: mouse from merced
Calling it a night.  bikg Mike, Wayno, and Hardly Visible in the gloam...
Calling it a night. bikg Mike, Wayno, and Hardly Visible in the gloaming.
Credit: mouse from merced
Elephant poo.
Elephant poo.
Credit: mouse from merced
Tuesday's campfire.
Tuesday's campfire.
Credit: mouse from merced
Wayno's offering on Tuesday evening.
Wayno's offering on Tuesday evening.
Credit: mouse from merced
Tuesday's children.
Tuesday's children.
Credit: mouse from merced
Big Mike and Em Knott.  Tuesday's feast.
Big Mike and Em Knott. Tuesday's feast.
Credit: mouse from merced






Saugy

Mountain climber
BC
Jul 6, 2014 - 01:09pm PT
Hi folks.
It was a great pleasure to have met you all at City of Rocks. Mary and I felt honored to be able to join in on Tuesday's dinner and the accompanying campfire tales.

Wayno was an awesome chef (the photos are proof, I think), Fritz and Heidi were great hosts.. thanks, you two, for putting this together. Great conversations, and a a lot of laughs were had.. we hope to meet all of you again.

It turned out to be a bad decision to leave early because we ended up getting rained out in the Tetons (sorry to hear about your brief storm there, ours lasted three days!). With the beta we received from Donini and Jack T. we felt we were dialed in for success on the Grand! Of course, Mother Nature always ends up having the last say..

We did get to climb in Montana at Gallatin Canyon, and up in Canmore before I drove the last of our 4500km (!) loop to get home and back to work (Mary stayed in the Rockies to do a weekend yoga retreat, lucky girl).

And now I've been able to view the stories and photos that you guys have posted up.. awesomely entertaining.. Mouse, you're a true artist! Moose Drool, Big Mike, HV, Fritz, Spider, Em Knott, BDC, Phyl.. and the rest of ya, cheers!

Our intro to Idaho rock
Our intro to Idaho rock
Credit: Saugy

Spider Savage on the Decadent Wall
Spider Savage on the Decadent Wall
Credit: Saugy

Spider again..
Spider again..
Credit: Saugy

BM and HV - top of Bloody Fingers&#40;?&#41;
BM and HV - top of Bloody Fingers(?)
Credit: Saugy

Carol's Crack - No posing, Mar, Donini's on your tail!
Carol's Crack - No posing, Mar, Donini's on your tail!
Credit: Saugy

All good, he took the crack to the right
All good, he took the crack to the right
Credit: Saugy

See ya back at camp, Spider! Fritz seconding? I think its Moose Drool ...
See ya back at camp, Spider! Fritz seconding? I think its Moose Drool on the crack to the right
Credit: Saugy

We were lucky to get on Skyline and Scream Cheese on Day 1
We were lucky to get on Skyline and Scream Cheese on Day 1
Credit: Saugy

Unknown climber on the Anteater
Unknown climber on the Anteater
Credit: Saugy

Incisor from the top of Parking Lot Rock - Donini on the right, who's ...
Incisor from the top of Parking Lot Rock - Donini on the right, who's on Skyline?
Credit: Saugy

Hey Roger. Your photo captured us on our last climb in the City.. can I have a copy of this for my collection?

Norma's Book - Mary in yellow, me in her purple sweater
Norma's Book - Mary in yellow, me in her purple sweater
Credit: Broke Down Climber

Coming up Norma's book, our last climb in COR
Coming up Norma's book, our last climb in COR
Credit: Saugy

Grand Teton in less than ideal conditions
Grand Teton in less than ideal conditions
Credit: Saugy

Our attempt on Guide's Wall was a wash out
Our attempt on Guide's Wall was a wash out
Credit: Saugy

Found some dry rock again!! Gallatin Tower, standard route.. nice gnei...
Found some dry rock again!! Gallatin Tower, standard route.. nice gneiss!
Credit: Saugy

Lots of options across the canyon.. I saw seven different parties clim...
Lots of options across the canyon.. I saw seven different parties climbing over there
Credit: Saugy

Econoline, East end of Rundle, 5.10a , 8 pitch &#40;newly retro-bolted...
Econoline, East end of Rundle, 5.10a , 8 pitch (newly retro-bolted). Nice finish to the trip!
Credit: Saugy







Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Jul 6, 2014 - 02:58pm PT
Hey there Saugy, nice shots!

You and Mary were very productive at COR sending many classics while us older folks putzed about.

Brother Dave & I are serious about catching up with you folks in BC in snowy months.


Noticed this photo on the Almo, Idaho city web site.
Here's the real story.
Here's the real story.
Credit: Spider Savage


phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Jul 6, 2014 - 03:30pm PT
Saugy, great to see your photos!
Phyl
Saugy

Mountain climber
BC
Jul 6, 2014 - 03:45pm PT
Great idea, Chris!
Will look forward to that


..here's a teaser
20 minutes of skinning will give you access to this
20 minutes of skinning will give you access to this
Credit: Saugy
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 6, 2014 - 05:30pm PT
"HAHAHAHA!"  "Yeah, we still don't know who took the picture, though."...
"HAHAHAHA!" "Yeah, we still don't know who took the picture, though." "I think it might have been a relative of zBrown's, but really, I don't know."
Credit: mouse from merced
See Jim read.  See Rodger think.  Who DID take that dang photograph?
See Jim read. See Rodger think. Who DID take that dang photograph?
Credit: mouse from merced
These two were taken on Wednesday, the 25th.
Chevrolet dump bed.  Rock City.
Chevrolet dump bed. Rock City.
Credit: mouse from merced
Bob Seeger's pa's old unit.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IocCC1-jeTY
Decadent Wall.  Morning of the 24th, Tuesday.
Decadent Wall. Morning of the 24th, Tuesday.
Credit: mouse from merced
The rest of these are from the same day.
MooseReady.
MooseReady.
Credit: mouse from merced
I wonder if anyone knows the rules to Footsy?  Maybe Rodger...
I wonder if anyone knows the rules to Footsy? Maybe Rodger...
Credit: mouse from merced
Not all the gang is here yet.
Not all the gang is here yet.
Credit: mouse from merced
Fritz-on-a-top-rope.
Fritz-on-a-top-rope.
Credit: mouse from merced
Will you explain to me again, how in tarnation do they get those ropes...
Will you explain to me again, how in tarnation do they get those ropes up there? Imstein, Heidi, and The Old Expert.
Credit: mouse from merced
Wayno looking at the bright side of Decadent Wall and trying to think ...
Wayno looking at the bright side of Decadent Wall and trying to think happy thoughts.
Credit: mouse from merced
Yep, ya need to enjoy the moment.
Roooooope!!!!
Roooooope!!!!
Credit: mouse from merced
Gaston MooseFoot.
Gaston MooseFoot.
Credit: mouse from merced
Tiger tiger climbing right.
Tiger tiger climbing right.
Credit: mouse from merced
Climbing toward the bright daylight.  I think this is Mary.
Climbing toward the bright daylight. I think this is Mary.
Credit: mouse from merced
Gneissly executed moves. Soggy, I'm sorry to hear about your Grand plan getting washed out, but it'll be there when you are ready again. Nice meeting you two.
TWP and Judy, with a Honey dog.  Life's sweet...for now.
TWP and Judy, with a Honey dog. Life's sweet...for now.
Credit: mouse from merced
The Lower Donini Eating Drinking and Farting Society invites you to th...
The Lower Donini Eating Drinking and Farting Society invites you to the next COR get-together. Oh come let us belay him...
Credit: mouse from merced
The gang is now officially ALL HERE.  Feel the decadence?
The gang is now officially ALL HERE. Feel the decadence?
Credit: mouse from merced
More pics to follow.

It is my pleasure to have met you, Saugy. Thanks for the pretty compliments, everyone. I love doing this.





MH2

climber
Jul 6, 2014 - 06:39pm PT
Wow! Pretty much a history of the world, and I didn't have to put a nickel in, and a great deal of fun came out, of somewhere.

Thanks for including me Spider. Chances are, though, I was behind the camera.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Jul 6, 2014 - 06:45pm PT
Lol. Yes Spider. Quite amusing, especially given the photos origin...


Wayno- Ya buddy I hear ya! :) Especially because i'm spending so much time looking at photos from it! Lol

Mouse! Nice stuff as always! You captured me taking my only iphone picture on tuesday night. It was a pano so obviously you had lots of time.. Lol

Don- nice pics bud!! Sorry to hear you got rained out, but did you have to bring it home with ya? Lol just kidding! ;) let's get out soon!

These were all tuesday night as well. Pasta night! What a popular night too! There weren't any leftovers on pasta night!!

Grippa enjoying a beer on the rocks


Spider and Rodger enjoying the evening light.


Mouse digging into the pasta while Fritz and Heidi finish preparing the table.


Spider and Angela getting some while Rodger looks on with anticipation and Heidi enjoys a sip of her wine.


The chef eats. Mouse shows us his Tommy Caldwell impersonation... Wrong finger stupid!! Lol can you believe he cut off his finger just for that joke?? Lol

Spider seems to be in contemplation of the thread at hand.. Lol

Dinner selfie!! While maintaining a interesting enough conversation to leave Phylp with that semi perplexed look on her face.

Mouse approves, and Rodger and Spider are in the thick of it while the rest of camp loads up on some pasta.

Imstien checking out his photos while Heidi chats with someone.

The Pat and Jack and Paige show in the background is conversing with TWP and his lovely wife Judy.

Also in the background is a beautiful Idaho sunset brought to you by too many hours of photoshop stitching... Lol

Alright... More pics soon! Including the fabulous Twin Cracks I know Kev would like to see.

Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Jul 6, 2014 - 10:15pm PT
It was a late, tipsy night, followed by a late morning.

The sun had drained my energy the day previous, and it was tough to get going.

I went to the bathroom and snapped this shot of the view while waiting for the porta pottie

Note the fly in the center of the shot.. Lol

Greg and Kev were patient, and hiked up to my camp to get me.


We hiked around the south side of the Twins. Lots of nice boulders here...


Then down the road......
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jul 6, 2014 - 11:28pm PT

Thanks for all the photos y'all. Mouse, I just loved a couple or yours and call them pure art. Big Mike; awesome journalism and nice photos. And Saugy, thank you so much for taking for taking the good the climbing shots!!!!

On a good family&friend visiting trip to Berkeley so not in CoR,
Darwin
Saugy

Mountain climber
BC
Jul 6, 2014 - 11:31pm PT
Whoa.. Them last couple o pics.. Nice one, Mike

Mouse, you rock. ;D
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Jul 6, 2014 - 11:39pm PT
Were Joanne and Jorge U. not there? Could have sworn they were in CoR at the same time...
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 7, 2014 - 08:48am PT
Tueday 9 a.m.  Donini going to work.  Bath Rock parking lot.
Tueday 9 a.m. Donini going to work. Bath Rock parking lot.
Credit: mouse from merced
Donini on the job.
Donini on the job.
Credit: mouse from merced
Donini's supervisor and assistant watch the master.
Donini's supervisor and assistant watch the master.
Credit: mouse from merced
Donini in the midst of Plate City.
Donini in the midst of Plate City.
Credit: mouse from merced
MooseAss't fiddles the rope so it won't run over a sharp edge IN THE U...
MooseAss't fiddles the rope so it won't run over a sharp edge IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT THAT DONINI MIGHT FALL! He IS only human, just ask Angela.
Credit: mouse from merced
Looking for the chains.
Looking for the chains.
Credit: mouse from merced
And then it was MooseDrool's time to shine.  Monkey sends.
And then it was MooseDrool's time to shine. Monkey sends.
Credit: mouse from merced
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Jul 7, 2014 - 04:00pm PT
Here's a Mousebump, more, more, more!!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 7, 2014 - 04:57pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Who are these two?

Cuz ODONTNI!

It's all so confusing. Is Casey still at bat?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 7, 2014 - 05:27pm PT
Fidelis funem miserationum.
Fidelis funem miserationum.
Credit: mouse from merced
Sursum absque.
Sursum absque.
Credit: mouse from merced
Nihil est extra ordinem mihi.
Nihil est extra ordinem mihi.
Credit: mouse from merced
Ego sum.  "I am the man."
Ego sum. "I am the man."
Credit: mouse from merced
Six three and he can't reach it?
Six three and he can't reach it?
Credit: mouse from merced
Walking blues looks good now.  Hand me down my La Sportivas.
Walking blues looks good now. Hand me down my La Sportivas.
Credit: mouse from merced
"I don't know what a rock star is but I are one.  We're just average o...
"I don't know what a rock star is but I are one. We're just average ordinary guys."--Joe Wallsh
Credit: mouse from merced
Ponite super illud.
Ponite super illud.
Credit: mouse from merced
Oh sh!t!
Oh sh!t!
Credit: mouse from merced
Lowered expectations is part of Life In the Fast Lane.
Lowered expectations is part of Life In the Fast Lane.
Credit: mouse from merced
J.O.E. Wallsh/Camp LeJeune Concert 1993 (ancient history)

Yeah, I love my party music.

I love everybody in the Marine Corps (Desperadoes) and their families and predecessors in the Corps.

Semper fidelis.
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 7, 2014 - 05:47pm PT
I love all the photos! More please!

We had Jim & Angela as houseguests last night on their way home from their WA. adventures.

It's a long time until next year, but Jim & I of course talked about next year at COR. We agreed it would be hard to beat this year's guest list.

Thank you all for being wonderful, interesting, & kindly folks.

Donini discovered another kindred spirit with Harley "the cat." He thinks he may have use for Harley's "death-laser" eyes.

Credit: Fritz
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 7, 2014 - 06:00pm PT
"Time to change the LITTER," Fritzy!

We all appreciate ROCK, ROCk CITy, and ROCK KITTY!
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Now that's erosion.
Now that's erosion.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Red columbine.
Red columbine.
Credit: mouse from merced
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Spiked, I am! G'night...
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