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Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Sep 14, 2017 - 12:43am PT
In lieu of a simple "bump," I'd like to let those potential climbing partners for Vica on this forum know that she is VERY competent and composed on the rock. I had the opportunity to meet this fine lady in Cortina about a week ago and subsequently go up to Cinque Torri to do some climbing. I was suffering the effects of Salmonella food poisoning after effects (chills & fever) so became a spectator to Vica and her partner for the trip, Kristoff. She was easily climbing at the 5.7-5.9 level on some sport climbs on Torre Latina, and will have no trouble following, or even leading, on most of the routes proposed for her. I hope to make the trip to Yos around the 28th and get some climbing, as well. I'm currently in Wolkenstein/Selva--just watching all the snow melt from the latest storm, and waiting for the rain to begin again today. :(

Trad climber
Fair Oaks
Sep 15, 2017 - 12:47am PT
I applaud your courage and adventurous self to go to a foreign land with such open plans. I'd like to join in the adventure and climb a few routes with you. You can reach me at [myNickname]
To round out your trip experience, you should consider spending a little time in nearby Tuolumne Valley and the high Sierra Nevada. Also, unless you really want to bring your own climbing gear, I suggest you only bring your personnel gear and use your partner's team gear. You shouldn't climb with someone who doesn't have a full arsenal of the necessary climbing gear.
There's mention upthread of your climbing abilities for sport climbing. Keep in mind Yosemite is primarily multi-pitch trad climbing. Are you comfortable with multi-pitch trad? I may be asking this more for your partner's sake.

some eastside hovel
Sep 15, 2017 - 03:44am PT
Tuolumne Valley?

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Sep 15, 2017 - 07:55am PT
Vica...with so little time it's probably best to stick to the Valley. The Meadows are more of the "summer default" area when it's too hot in the Valley.

Sport climber
Budapest, Hungary
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 15, 2017 - 10:25am PT
OnsightOrGoHome: I am used to climbing multi pitch routes as well. Hungary is a flat country so we have mostly one pitch routes, but all around us there are very nice rocks, with multi pitch routes. What i havent done is sleeping in the wall. Did the route, but came back for the evening. So it is not a problem at all.When I opened this post I wasnt so familiar all the types of climbing, I mean the words, what they cover, which category is exactly I could do, or describe what i do.

I would like to climb everywhere what you recommended, though I think Donini is right and this time is very short for moving around. I would like to go back every year, and climb as much as I can, of course partner needed :)Maybe next year. I am also open if sy wants to climb in Europe,I am pleased to climb here as well. There are bucket list's place here as well :)I will send PM to your email soon!

And yes, I realised unless i dont dress up my climbing gears wearing them as accessories (very fancy, uh? imagine me at the security!) specially the rope as a necklace i cant bring just my personal gears. So I have to trust/use my future partner gears.

Donini, I found you on Facebook, check my request :)

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Sep 15, 2017 - 10:49am PT
Vica.... i don't use Facebook. E-mail

Sport climber
Budapest, Hungary
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 15, 2017 - 06:29pm PT
I sent mail both to you, donini and OnsightOrGoHome. Did you receive it?
OnsightOrGoHome: I am just not sure the email address is correct, I used your nickname as it is written with capital letters in it.

Sport climber
Budapest, Hungary
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 6, 2017 - 02:08pm PT
I am leaving the Valley.... there is no word what could describe what I feel, what was it like. Yosemite has become the part of me and I has become the part of Y.

Thank you for your help, care, love Cosmiccgragsman, Brokedownclimber, Ken Yager, Mighty Hiker, Lynne, Earl, Leo. Thank you for climbing with me, Moose, Jon Beck, dave yerian, OnsightOrGoHome, Mark.
Thank you for the fun, for this awesome time and expeience with you all.
See you all next year!!!
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Oct 6, 2017 - 02:17pm PT
great to meet you Vica,
have a fair voyage back home.

it will be wonderful to see you next year!
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

Out Of Bed
Oct 6, 2017 - 02:20pm PT




Andrzej Citkowicz far away from Poland
Oct 6, 2017 - 03:00pm PT
It was fun climbing with you, Vica.

See you in Indian Creek next year!

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 6, 2017 - 03:27pm PT
Have a safe return home.
Come back when you can.
Loved meeting you.
Don't forget to boogie!
Dave Yerian, Vica, Jon Beck.  Facelift/2017.
Dave Yerian, Vica, Jon Beck. Facelift/2017.
Credit: mouse from merced
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oct 6, 2017 - 03:53pm PT
Thanks for the climbing Vica, you were a great partner, I am glad you had a good introductory trip to the valley. Hope to climb with you again

Post up a list of climbs you got on. Have a safe trip home, OFF BELAY!

Trad climber
Upland, CA
Oct 6, 2017 - 08:53pm PT
Vica, I am so glad that you had a great climbing trip to the US.
You made a lot of friends on this trip and you will make more on future trips.
Climb safe, Phyl
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