The Spirit of Hartouni (TR)


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Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Apr 4, 2007 - 12:16am PT
oh ya! that looks sooo familiar...
nobody get hurt, ya hear! (dig the knee pads).

Social climber
Joshua Tree, CA
Apr 4, 2007 - 12:25am PT
Gosh all this talk of the wide got me back to the "Jaws" A bit of wide in the ol' Valley, I was told we were gonna bleed and I did!! Me and Werner did send that day while Russ and Charles Cole did do their best...Pics to follow!

Social climber
The West
Apr 4, 2007 - 01:00am PT
"looks like a damn, religous icon." -re stellmonkey rack.

'tusi, though I missed that expedition, I was in the valley then, you guys all looked at least sore the next day, I remember you limping, I swear. Werner, of course, looked untouched.

Social climber
Joshua Tree, CA
Apr 4, 2007 - 01:05am PT
I was overhead heel to toe barrin', swearin', and bitchin'!!! Werner straight out arm-barred that monster and proved us all LIGHT!!!
Russ Walling

Social climber
Out on the sand.... man.....
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 14, 2007 - 05:11pm PT
A bump for Phat-ness™™™™ on the front page.
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Jul 14, 2007 - 08:13pm PT
As for that wide little boulder problem...

Piece of Cake!

Better you than me...



Social climber
The West
Jul 14, 2007 - 09:31pm PT
That guy and ( and members of his posse)is/are going up to do some virgin wide tomorrow!

phat vibes!
scuffy b

Bates Creek
Jul 16, 2007 - 10:58am PT
Interesting hat in Steelmonkey's foto (post 40)

Jay: Phatima and India Pale
both moderate but pretty toothy, and lots of the teeth were
easy to pull. Crux on these, for the leaders, was having the
rack on the wrong side.
Gary got the 2nd of Bicameral Thoughts which was shorter
and less steep than I recalled but pretty fun.

The sweep brush worked GREAT on the short hideous leaner
(potential instant modern future classic, I'm So Sure) but after
rammin my head into the narrow bit I'm not at all convinced I'll
get it.
That Other Thing (that won't clean itself) is almost in the line
of fire. Next solo day, whenever that is.

Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Jul 16, 2007 - 11:07am PT
Hat? You mean the kneepads in the middle? :-)
scuffy b

Bates Creek
Jul 16, 2007 - 12:32pm PT
Oops. Yes, of course, I meant the kneepads. I guess it's not so
interesting anymore. If a hat had that much duct tape? The
stories it could tell? This sort of ties in...

When I got home Sunday evening, waiting for me were my brand new
7"square and 5"round CHIMNEY SWEEPING BRUSHES and two 48"
extension rods...
like they say in cheerleader school, or maybe it's somewhere else,
"GO, PROJECTS, GO!!!!!!!!!"
OK, here's the trip report part of this post...
Sat AM Jay rolls into the Vista, we do some of the things at the lot (the
main 4, not the scary ones), and I sez to him, I sez...
"Wanna have another go at that wild OW flake over there?"
And HE sez...uh...I think he sez "Yeh sure" or somethin like that... so we
troop on down there, big ol 140 second approach, drop the baby rope
down from the top (it's cool, bomber stance hip belay with view straight down the crack, bowline on coil to encourage lowering intead of hanging [you get pretty gassed]) and then...WE HAVE AT IT!!!!!!!!
I go first. I start to armbar, toss a knee up into the 5" section, say to
myself Jeez this is frickin STEEP. He sez "Yer cruisin it"
So I say unto him "I'm still on that big foothold."
He says "oh."
So then..."I got my foot off the hold...hang on...I got a heel-toe...this is
frickin STEEP"
So I keep going up it, trying to do by hand what would properly be
performed by a dude with a 7" chimney brush and rods standing on top
of the rock (it's not really all that tall, Folks) and feeling my left ear sort
of filling up with granite crumbs.
After a bit the lip gets less good but I'm able to get high enough to think
about seeing whether the pinched-down section is really too big for my
fist, so I do even though that's too high, and sure enough it's too big, so
we agree that Grug Eeyonkee would get a bomber fist but not us, and
the next thing I know I'm airborne and being lowered into the scrub oak.
Then we swapped ends and reversed roles with eerily similar results.
Who'd a thunk?
But we agree that it's HELLA COOL, it'll be so good to fire this...
Like, Instant Modern Classic kind of quality if that's what winds your
watch (whatever)...
So he sez..."Is there something like that but Right Side In, maybe taller,
about 10a and In The Shade?"
Well of course the answer is "No, but how about a thin hands prolem out a
horizontal roof?"
Then we bled.
goatboy smellz

Jun 10, 2008 - 11:35pm PT
Time for round 2 scuffy?
scuffy b

watching the flytrap
Jun 11, 2008 - 10:58am PT
Round 2 happened quite a while ago, Goatboy. As did 3, 4, 5...
I got up it once last September, but then I convinced myself
that we must have been tuning the 'cello.
Only tried it once this year, got 1.5 inches from grabbing the
Russ Walling

Social climber
Upper Fupa, North Dakota
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 25, 2009 - 09:02pm PT
wide bump

Social climber
Flatland, Ca
Feb 25, 2009 - 09:19pm PT
What's with the sudden bout of blatant self promotion?

Fish Finder

Social climber
Feb 25, 2009 - 09:21pm PT

Hey Jingy

Back Off
Russ Walling

Social climber
Upper Fupa, North Dakota
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 25, 2009 - 10:32pm PT
It's a "favorite TR" bump day Jingy..... those were of course my favorites.

C'mon, give us a treat.... write a TR about your masturbation routine in the cubicle. Omit nothing.

oh... did this just bump it?

Trad climber
Mar 19, 2009 - 08:37pm PT


Trad climber
Mar 19, 2009 - 09:11pm PT
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