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Gym climber
the range
Dec 14, 2017 - 05:01am PT
thanks mcreel,
my avatar has been dodgy lately,
but now it's fixed

i hope to be around awhile.

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Q- Ball

Mountain climber
but to scared to climb them anymore
Dec 14, 2017 - 05:08am PT
I was fishing solo in a small skiff for snapper. Dropping 3hook HES rigs about 700-900 feet. It took a lot for me to try and stay over the lines running my leaky boat and bringing in fish.

Then I noticed the bilge pump had cut out and I was sitting low in the water. I hand bailed for an hour and wasn't making headway. I gave it hell and roared towards some islands. I had so much water in the boat the bow was pointed to the sky and felt relief when I got close to shore and shallow water.

Eventually made it back to the nearest house 7 miles away. My buddy helped me bail and it took us two hours to get her dry. Ughh close call.
unlocked gait

Gym climber
the range
Dec 14, 2017 - 06:07am PT
RAD Q.

i like me an old man of the sea story, anyday.

that cat didn't bail.
but i guess his boat wasn't leaking, like yours.

he also stayed the wary course, like you.

you suitors of the sea are so savy!
climbski2

Mountain climber
The Ocean
Dec 14, 2017 - 07:14am PT
Going up the mast in choppy conditions a few days ago.
TWP

Trad climber
Mancos, CO & Bend, OR
Dec 14, 2017 - 08:40am PT
Good one Q.

When you bailed, you bailed!
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Dec 22, 2017 - 01:11pm PT
2 bolts into a slab choss pile two weeks ago. Messy and wet. Went back last weekend to finish it when it was dry. Got it done. Will be a classic, no doubt.

No epic bail running from death warmed over, just bailed because I was done with the mess for the day. Now this week I have some knee swelling. Maybe I should have bailed again.

MH2

Boulder climber
Andy Cairns
Dec 22, 2017 - 05:26pm PT
Moving story, tolerant, but you shoulda started hiking sooner. With pooch in arms.


My last bail was after hiking to the top. Rap-in route. Did not rap in.


Contractor

Boulder climber
CA
Dec 22, 2017 - 05:57pm PT
In the shadows of the second huge rock slide we left a couple of hundred dollars of carabiners on New Dawn while down aiding through the night . On a positive note, we spruced up Lay Lady Ledge quite nicely- enjoy.
WyoRockMan

climber
Grizzlyville, WY
Dec 30, 2017 - 10:16pm PT
Today. Because I'm a weak flaccid dog.
Don Lauria

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Dec 30, 2017 - 11:42pm PT
I refer you to this threads 4th tale:

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/714365/You-Want-Climbing-Lore-Ill-Give-You-Climbing-Lore
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Dec 31, 2017 - 05:13am PT
Back when I was a teenage climber, an old climber looked at me skeptically when I told him that I was also a climber. He asked me how many times I had bailed, and when I told him my bail rate was about 50% he said, "Okay. You're a real climber."

Ever make a pact with God, that if he got you off the climb alive then you would never climb again? I guess I'm going to hell, 'cause I violated that pact a lot.
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