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Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Oct 7, 2006 - 03:20am PT
Sickos!

At least you don't have a replica of the Steck Salathe narrows to suffer in like Zander does!

Shouldn't you be wearing black leather studded climbing suits for this?

;-}

Karl
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Oct 7, 2006 - 10:05am PT
thursdays now, Hhmm?
mark miller

Social climber
Reno
Oct 7, 2006 - 10:08am PT
"Offwidth Angel", that's hillllarious...
ha-ha

climber
location
Oct 7, 2006 - 10:20am PT
put grip tape on the inside for added friction. pain is blood leaving the body.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Oct 7, 2006 - 12:32pm PT
just to make it interesting, Gary put friction tape on the upper part of the crack, but it's something less than 2" wide, just enough, with good footwork, to really frustrate you!

Sick, yes, and we were thinking of calling Zander up and having an outing to his Steck-Salathe machine, Gary thinks I need to loose 35 pounds before I he'll venture up with me... we're so honed on OW that I think we can avoid the Narrows to the outside and scare the crap out of us in the process.

Perhaps we should start a support group, Peggy, Gary's wife, coined the perfect group name: Half Wit Off Widths...

spyork

Social climber
Land of Green Stretchy People
Oct 7, 2006 - 06:52pm PT
Hmm, I live in Fremont, Ed. Think I could attend one of your Thursday OW sessions? I am not good at OW.

Steve
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Oct 7, 2006 - 06:55pm PT
email me or Gary Carpenter (see profiles) for time and place!
Zander

Trad climber
Berkeley
Oct 7, 2006 - 07:43pm PT
Ed and Gary,
I would love to come over and loose some skin on your wood. And the narrows move is just waiting for you poor suckers, um, I mean you nice guys. We need to make it a little narrower I found out. Actually, I need to get some of you guys over because I have got the easy stuff wired and I haven't managed to get a regular partner for the belayed stuff. ScuffyB cruised the 4 1/2 inch crack as did Bob but not me yet.
See ya,
Zander
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Oct 7, 2006 - 08:28pm PT
Zander, definitely have to get up and check out your instruments of torture, which of course lead to the path of righteous offwidth mastery.

Talking to Gary earlier today on the phone he said he had wanted to see more facial "expressions" so I put this composite together... now no one will let me shoot pictures of them again!

Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Oct 13, 2006 - 01:35am PT
Having seen it,
lets say
they are obsessed
it is at times
unnerving,
But they have a master to show the way
And they let old fat wierdos play
so it can't be all bad.
To answer an earlier question I'd say harder than Generator
but easier than Bad Ass Mama.
though more condinuous than either.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Oct 13, 2006 - 11:31am PT
A great Thrash Thursday workout! Everyone got on the thing at least 3 times and gave it what they had...

It is always fun to have Jaybro for a sesh "on the boards." Gary is making noise that we have to "test" ourselves in the Valley this fall on the multiple OW classics. I don't doubt that his mastery will shine. George was worried that if he got too good we'd be using him as a rope gun soon.

Gary was also thinking about adding another 8'. Will the pain never end? I guess we could put up some plastic holds on the outside of the pannels to get up and thread the top rope.


Thanks for the pix Jay
scuffy b

climber
The town that Nature forgot to hate
Oct 13, 2006 - 11:38am PT
Must post a disclaimer, regarding Zander's post. It's news to
me that I cruised the 4.5" crack at Zanderland. I think it was
more like "got spit out but showed promise" and it was really
4.25" that day as I recall.
FUN, though.
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Oct 13, 2006 - 06:24pm PT
A rope gun who brings the beer!
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
May 17, 2007 - 10:10am PT
Zander,
your email service is very selective, and now I cannot send you email!
not that it was a very important email...


* ATTENTION *

Your e-mail is being returned to you because there was a problem with its
delivery. The address which was undeliverable is listed in the section
labeled: "----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----".

The reason your mail is being returned to you is listed in the section
labeled: "----- Transcript of Session Follows -----".

The line beginning with "..." describes the specific reason your e-mail could
not be delivered. The next line contains a second error message which is a
general translation for other e-mail servers.

Please direct further questions regarding this message to your e-mail
administrator.

--XXX Postmaster
.
.
.
(reason: 550 zanderxxxxxxx IS NOT ACCEPTING MAIL FROM THIS SENDER)

Gary Carpenter

climber
SF Bay Area
May 17, 2007 - 11:50am PT
Zander:

My e-mail got bounced too.

Gary
Zander

Trad climber
Berkeley
May 17, 2007 - 12:18pm PT
EDIT #2 after I , hopefully, fixed the e-mail issue
EDIT here's a couple of pictures in apology to anyone who came to this thread during my e-mail meltdown
Zoroaster Temple and then Cheyeva Falls


steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
May 17, 2007 - 02:50pm PT
Speaking of Zoro...there's a wee bit of the wide on the pitch that takes you up to the level below the limestone band on top...

Jaybro

Social climber
The West
May 17, 2007 - 03:10pm PT
Me too, on the e-mail thing zand.
I led the wide on Zoro on our epic 28hr, (north) rim to tower and back cluster f*#k.

Gary, is it too narrow for knees, now? thinking of braving it in shorts tonight...
spyork

Social climber
A prison of my own creation
May 17, 2007 - 05:11pm PT
Zander has me on the spammer list too. :)-
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
May 17, 2007 - 06:18pm PT
It's almost enough to warn people to take their Nile-Decco™ theatre decorating business elswhere! -haha



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