Our quick trip to Temple Crag

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slobmonster

Trad climber
berkeley, ca
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 29, 2008 - 02:04am PT
So Caughtinside and I decided to hit up Temple Crag. Yee haw.

We drove up. We slept at Hardin Flat.



He drove over the pass, stopping to climb something-or-other on Stately Pleasure Dome. Whoope Dee doo.

We drove to Bishop, gassed up, ate a sandwich, bought some crap we didn't have, and made our way to the trailhead. And hiked in.



Here's me with a tube of Burt's Bees: the solution to ALL your chapping/chafing needs.

We found a spot to camp, and proceeded to indulge in some tarpology whilst the weather moved in. After discussing the merits of handjobs we broke out the camera:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jD6zGJ5a8sE

We went to sleep, and then woke up.



Then we slogged a bit, and went climbing.





I drank some more coffee... out of a Gatorade bottle:


And was re-energized:


I had to take a crap.


Dave was not amused.


But he got over it by throwing down some devil horns.


And, soon enough, smiling.


I exposed myself to the Sierra massif:


And then got really intimidated by the "4' gap" described in the Supertopo guidebook.


Dave's otherwise photogenic head was outmatched by some really cool granite:


Dave dropped most of my wired stoppers, so I made him tea-bag the remaining two.


We topped out. I think I need my teeth whitened.




We went down. I found some old tat on the one (not quite required) rappel.


And replaced it with fresh, free-range tat.


Then we walked down and drank beer.


Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jul 29, 2008 - 02:11am PT
great trip report, but I can't see your pix...

just the questioning blue box
slobmonster

Trad climber
berkeley, ca
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 29, 2008 - 02:19am PT
I think I fixed it...
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jul 29, 2008 - 02:26am PT
here is this one
http://images.kodakgallery.com/photos3195/3/52/11/65/31/5/531651152307_0_ALB.jpg



which is weird 'cause now I see that pix in the OP...

but not the others...

if I past the URL into another browser window I can look at it, but I can't seem to get it to go on the reference from STForum.

I just reloaded and they disappeared...
...so they might be in your cache...
caughtinside

Social climber
Davis, CA
Jul 29, 2008 - 02:34am PT
hah! nice going seth!

Pics working for me fine.
Jaybro

Social climber
wuz real!
Jul 29, 2008 - 02:42am PT
I can see it all.
You guys rock.
I will have to go there!
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jul 29, 2008 - 03:57am PT
I see it now! thanks...
GDavis

Trad climber
SoCal
Jul 29, 2008 - 04:05am PT
The blue collar narration killed me :D good jorb mate!
Dr. Rock

Ice climber
Castle Rock
Jul 29, 2008 - 04:44am PT
Nice report!

If you change out the PBR, you will avoid the rock crouching.
Not that I push boozin, but if you have to...



imnotclever

climber
Jul 29, 2008 - 09:01am PT
What are the coordinates of the geoduce?
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Jul 29, 2008 - 10:27am PT
Good times! Looked fun.
cleo

Social climber
Berkeley, CA
Jul 29, 2008 - 12:57pm PT
cute you guys! looks fun

-val
caughtinside

Social climber
Davis, CA
Jul 29, 2008 - 04:30pm PT
Thanks Val. Seth and I are indeed the Cutest of Men.
Blinny

Trad climber
I'm not Mark Blanchard
Jul 29, 2008 - 04:40pm PT
Most DARLING of men!

Keep that magic alive, boys. . . it's all we've got!

ox

eKatNotBlanchard
F10 Climber F11 Drinker

Trad climber
medicated and flat on my back
Jul 29, 2008 - 05:16pm PT
cool stuff
Mike.

climber
Jul 29, 2008 - 05:20pm PT
Nice work! Thanks for the TR. And for fixing that rap anchor.


Hey, that's what ya get for racking nuts on a wiregate. I dropped one off Moon Goddess for the same reason. No more!
caughtinside

Social climber
Davis, CA
Jul 29, 2008 - 05:30pm PT
The nuts weren't racked on a wiregate when I dropped them, they were on a spirit. Still not sure how it happened, I was just running my mouth while placing one and pow they were gone. Just put Seth's two remaining nuts on that biner.
Spencer Adkisson

Trad climber
Reno, NV
Jul 29, 2008 - 05:33pm PT
Allright, there you have it. Thanks for sharing. Looks fun.
climbrunride

Trad climber
Durango, CO
Jul 29, 2008 - 10:40pm PT
Fun TR! And good choice for your victory beer. PBR and climbing just go together so well...
slobmonster

Trad climber
berkeley, ca
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 29, 2008 - 10:45pm PT
You may all note that the can of beer is actually PBR Light.
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