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Crimpergirl

Sport climber
St. Louis
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 22, 2006 - 11:24pm PT
For those interested in the bruises, here they are. I took this photo two days ago.

:)

Ouch!

climber
Sep 22, 2006 - 11:40pm PT
Mountain Man

Trad climber
Outer space
Sep 23, 2006 - 01:19am PT
Nice slippers!

Ouch-you are no gentleman.
Bruce Morris

Social climber
Belmont, California
Sep 23, 2006 - 02:35am PT
I'm surprised that you haven't heard the legend about when Ron Kauk ran it out on "Stone Groove", popped, fell 30 feet head-first and almost hit the now long-gone pine tree that used to grow at its base? Someone else here must know the true facts? Think he was about 16 years old. Maybe Werner was the belayer? I can remember yo-yo hang dogging it all afternoon in August 1972 when the pine was still there.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
St. Louis
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 23, 2006 - 04:17pm PT
Arg! Time to start that diet....
Ouch!

climber
Sep 23, 2006 - 04:35pm PT
I swear. The devil made me do it. Danged old devil anyway.
Jobee

Social climber
El Portal
Sep 23, 2006 - 07:01pm PT
Hello Crimpie,

Didn't get to say so long to you after the show on Sat. night
-you guys were surrounded by the crowd.

You are one tough cookie smiling your way up the Classics and soon to be putting us all to shame!! Cool.

It was a pleasure to meet you and Arno...enjoyed our conversation and the show.

Till we meet again keep crankin!

Jo W.



p.s. love the Slippa's!



Crimpergirl

Sport climber
St. Louis
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 23, 2006 - 07:57pm PT
Jobee:

Sorry we didn't get to say goodbye to you two - it was a bit hectic. So glad to have finally met you! See you soon - for real...

Crimpie
telemama

Trad climber
midpines
Sep 24, 2006 - 02:09am PT
Crimpie,
thanks for the TR. very inspiring! lead or follow, you did proud. I've always liked the Rostrum and wish I would have tried to climb it back when I might have had a chance to make it to the top. oh, well.
Hopefully, you can stay a little longer next time. (:
Ouch!

climber
Sep 24, 2006 - 04:56pm PT
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
St. Louis
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 24, 2006 - 05:16pm PT
i just cackle and cackle

:)
Ouch!

climber
Sep 24, 2006 - 05:42pm PT
Lovely bruises. :-))
JuanDeFuca

Big Wall climber
Stoney Point
Sep 25, 2006 - 12:01am PT
Bump
Burns

Trad climber
Arlington, VA
Sep 25, 2006 - 09:47am PT
Glad you're going to get out to T-wall soon. Yep, its not a hot weather destination. We were there on a cool day in march, cloudy part of the day. It was perfect T-shirt weather by the end. I'm sure there are plenty of folks who can recommend good climbs to you. Stone wave was my favorite, ended up belaying from the top and watching sunset over the Tennessee river (and shivering my a$$ off). I hope to see a full writeup on that one too. I can give you a bit more info about it if you want (there are probably better sources on this forum), but I'll keep the focus on this thread on the Valley.

Any idea what's next on the Valley tick list? Maybe you can get Werner to do Astroman with you.
Crimpergirl

Social climber
St. Looney
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 28, 2007 - 06:23pm PT
Bumping because it's climbing, it's Yosemite and there are pretty pictures!

I ought to take some time to post some photos from a trip we took at the end of November to Whitesides. We did The Matrix on a gorgeous fall day...
Crimpergirl

Social climber
St. Looney
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 28, 2007 - 06:44pm PT
Thanks Mr. Crowley. I had such a good time. Hope to be back this summer for more.
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Jan 29, 2007 - 01:35am PT
oops, caught in a dreaded bump and run
artmusicsouth

climber
VA
Jan 29, 2007 - 10:47am PT
Thanks for the bump crimpergirl! I like to see the climbing posts here as it gives me a Valley fix. I have never been though I am eying the Nose for 2009 when I turn 40. (family and work keeps me from traveling much at all.) How was your T-Wall trip? That is one of the best places I have been to climb. Classic routes all the way around. Given what you were doing in the Valley you should certainly hop on In Pursuit of Excellence and Cake Walk.
Crimpergirl

Social climber
St. Looney
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 29, 2007 - 01:11pm PT
I've managed a few trips to T-wall so far. My favorite so far is Razor Worm (Razor something. I have a knack for forgetting every name). I thought Passages was super fun too.

Haven't yet got on Cakewalk or in Pursuit of Excellence. The last time I was there, several things were wet so some of these were off limits. Actually, I liked everything I did so far.

BTW, keep it secret that I've been doing all this gear leading. It upsets some people here to know that I own a rack and lead gear (and do so well, thank you) since I'm but a lowly sport climber they say. ;)

My first trip there, I followed someone who leads at a much harder level than I. Stone Wave was the best from that day. Hard, fun, and the crack was LOADED with lizards! I want to thank the anonymous man who allowed me to climb up on him to get off the ground on this. The start was brutally burly.

I hope to get back there soon and get on these other classics.
L

climber
The City of Lost Angels
Jan 29, 2007 - 01:58pm PT
CG--One of the best posts I've seen here. Thanks for the excellent report and awe-inspiring photos!
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