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climbingjones

Trad climber
grass valley,ca
Feb 3, 2007 - 09:28pm PT
Yeah it was bad-ass. The Revolting Cocks played with them. I think Jello Biafra was with them. My ears are still ringing.
Irisharehere

Trad climber
Gunks
Feb 3, 2007 - 09:40pm PT
If we don't get back to the subject of decent whiskys soon, I'm going to have to go to bed!

Discuss: Irisharehere is from Ireland (obviously), and yet has a bottle of Gold Label as his current favourite, rather than the dust-covered Bushmills on his bar shelf. Does that make him a traitor to his homeland, worthy of death, or will allowances be made?
Trusty Rusty

Social climber
Tahoe area
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 3, 2007 - 09:42pm PT
"Be careful with that "dang-a-long-ling-long". It is only good for so much. You might go blind you know"

Thats what my Dad said, but Arthur never had an Amish girl.
Trusty Rusty

Social climber
Tahoe area
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 3, 2007 - 09:48pm PT
Back to good Islay Whiskey & Highland Malts, whats your best pick?
Euroford

Trad climber
chicago
Feb 3, 2007 - 09:52pm PT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FurYZY5V6mg

Irisharehere

Trad climber
Gunks
Feb 3, 2007 - 09:58pm PT
Glenkinchie, or Glenmorganie - both very different in their ways, and I'm actually coming to the conclusion that they're very different between tastings - or maybe its me? At only 30, some of the whiskys I've been trying are older than me, so maybe their character is more variable than mine?
Darnell

Big Wall climber
Chicago
Feb 3, 2007 - 10:08pm PT
Euro, don't hijack this thread with your devil worship music.


Cut to Thanksgiving weekend southern IlliNOISE, Drinking with Ammon and the boy's all night, I consumed Wine, beer and whisky, makin trouble in the main campground at Jackson falls at 3 am, I thought it was a good time to do some tree climbing.

I scale up the trunk like a native goin for some nanners, get a ways up and the whole trunk snaps!! I fall backwards with the trunk still in my hands, crater into the ground and bit a whole thru me tounge, let everybody know I was off belay, they found that amuzzin.

Cut to 6 am,, I vomit. cut to 7 am my partner shows up ready to climb, wakes me up, but what I did not realize is dat my tounge had swollen up quite a bit.
I try to talk but all that comes out of my mouth is incoherent babel, ad to that the fact that I had dried vomit on me face and my partner was like, what the hell happend to u??

I was like, I need 2 more hours of sleep and u r leading everything today.
Trusty Rusty

Social climber
Tahoe area
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 3, 2007 - 10:10pm PT
Theives and legos, like Christopholise on Big Bluff, Connecting the godamdots.
Irisharehere

Trad climber
Gunks
Feb 3, 2007 - 10:13pm PT
See, you needed to adopt the northeastern tree-climbing scale of difficulty. That would have let your partner know exactly what you'd been up to.

Invented by the illustrious Mike Rawdon during a poor poor winter

http://www.gunks.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=1,2,3,4,5&Number=145314&an=0&page=0#Post145314
Euroford

Trad climber
chicago
Feb 3, 2007 - 10:14pm PT
trust me, been there done that, we'll climbing friggin ANYTHING in these parts!

climbingjones

Trad climber
grass valley,ca
Feb 3, 2007 - 10:15pm PT
Connecting the godamn dots, or was it crystals. What ever. Damn I got a huge buzz. Dem Geese are sneaky. Turn to Psalm 69 for your bedtime story.
Irisharehere

Trad climber
Gunks
Feb 3, 2007 - 10:15pm PT
"One, two, three, four,......down the little pink lane they go"

Brownie points for those who can identify the reference without resort to Google.....

Irisharehere

Trad climber
Gunks
Feb 3, 2007 - 10:23pm PT
30 years old, 10 years in New York. What does that make me?

Married to a Syrian/Lebanese/German girl, just for kicks..........

Got tired of New York girls going "Oh you're from Ireland, that so cool......", so I decided to lose the accent after 6 months here.......

When I go back to Ireland, its not the country I remember. And I'm not the person my friends said goodbye to.



Who the hell am I anymore?






I said I am, I said
Trusty Rusty

Social climber
Tahoe area
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 3, 2007 - 10:35pm PT
everything scares me
Riska

Trad climber
CA
Jul 11, 2013 - 09:23pm PT
Robbins was the better techincal climber- but Harding was the man we alcoholic demigods aspired to.. fearless, with only marginal recon, but always plenty of wine and pliant young ladies on descent- he is our Zeus. That is my myth.

My reality is darke 20 years later: hardly in shape to climb -5.8.glory trips are ancient history. My beautiful ex-wife, not longer enamored hates my guts, job in ruins and I hold out my frozen hand hoping to catch the last ice-clogged carabineer my girls who toss my way
Credit: Riska

Messner made it down fron Naga Parbat, without Guther. My challenge that to many of otherCamp 4 drunks is to make the decend frozbit, snowblind without oxygen. For those who we making the descen for, not mtyhs or heroes, but flesh & blood who may still love us.

I fell descended the full 300 meters of the Brecha de los Itlianos on Mt Fitzroy in 1995. I survived a cominutited basilar skul fracture, giant subdural hematoma, 72 hours off a glacier, 3weeks in a coma & 4 in an hospial, vetebral fratures, a pnuenthorax, rib fractures, a large anlke fracture and a masive deep vein thrombosis. I learn to speak amd walk again. I live on cheap whiskey. I am a miricle wasting it on cheap booze and myths.
But there is at least one more false summit to get past.
Riska
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Jul 11, 2013 - 11:48pm PT
^^^^^^
Knarly!

Cheers!
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Jul 12, 2013 - 12:00am PT
hard living in pain.

no judgement. thought about going without the bottle?

just in case...

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1087464&msg=2180528#msg2180528
Norwegian

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Jul 12, 2013 - 03:29am PT
last evening i treated my family to
a night out on the town.

my daughters chose a small cafe on main
that serves panini and fancy pizza.

we order up,
the wife and daughters go tidy in the lew,
and i order a beer.

im working crazy a.m. shifts, so i go light:
"i'll have a black butte porter, please."

it's only like, maybe 6%.

the girls come back and i offer to share my pint
with the wife.

the following discourse ensues:

"black butte porter." i offer.
"didn't you climb black butte with your dad?" i ask.

"yes, we climbed black butte when i was 10." she responds.

"cheers to richard!" as i raise my glass.

then she looks at me and says with visible happy tears,
"he died 5 years ago today."

"cheers to richard!" she raises the glass.

my wife takes a pull.
Port

Trad climber
San Diego
Jul 12, 2013 - 06:17am PT
Riska, that's a hell of a first post...

Sorry to hear about your struggles brother. Hang in there.
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