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Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Oct 22, 2008 - 03:40am PT
kewl beans

Topic Author's Reply - Oct 23, 2008 - 03:30pm PT

Did you grab bones?


Ha, and to think that picture you posted was earlier this year!!!

Big K

Oct 27, 2008 - 01:53pm PT
kev, I took your trash down, which was scattered at the base. Were those your cig butts on the route?

Whoop it up, party, have fun in every way you can. But kindly haul your sh#t out when finished with a route.

Hey, CB--LTNS. Had to think of ya over the weekend. Cheers...

Topic Author's Reply - Oct 27, 2008 - 05:30pm PT
Yo Mike,

You don't even know me. My trash???? Has it ever occurred to you that other people climb that rock, both before us and after us? Hmmm the bivy is shared by how many people? Anyhow perhaps you should think before you speak - on that one. I pick up way to much of other peoples sh#t and it's rather annoying to hear this kinda crap from someone who doesn't know me....I guess I get faulted because I didn't scour the climb for other peoples sh#t????

That said I can't argue with you about bones. Yes we left him there for Halloween, maybe we'll put Rudolph up there around xmas....


Oh yeah and on the butts, well unless the pack or two of butts in my pocket at the top was a hallucination nope not mine

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Oct 27, 2008 - 05:38pm PT
I know kevs faults and they are many;)
Wantonly littering however is not one of them. I have seen him dump pocketfulls of his own and others cig butts out in the trash after coming down off climbs.
A pile of 'bones' at the base or on the ledge is kinda funny IMO.
Way funnier than the piles of unburied sh#t and TP at the base of many a popular climb.

Ice climber
Ashland, Or
Oct 27, 2008 - 06:17pm PT
I'm with Mike, leavin Bones on the route is ghey. Funny isnt what comes to mind when it comes down to packing out someone elses bulky and awkward trash. The Tower is the second most popular wall in the valley and is summited nearly everyday. Imagine if every party left their novelty item on the route and tore apart the summit bush for a campfire? Think impact and leave the holiday toys at home. Plus wasn't your climb in September? Little early for holloween dontcha think?

Now if you had climbed Nightmare on California Street, bones might have been fitting. Not trying to be a hater, I'm glad for your sucessful first wall, and I hope you climb many more. Just get over the n00by toy fetish and leave the route cleaner then you found it!

Oct 27, 2008 - 06:31pm PT
Holy coronary, kev, relax. Glad to know you're the sort who picks up everybody's trash out there. Odd, though, that a person like that would leave the other trash. I think your idea to leave a fun prop (or however you'd like to describe Bones) on the wall was lame. Maybe climbers like finding stuff like that, I don't know. I'm speaking for at least a few I know who would rather people not leave crap like that around.

Hehe, yea it was a funny sight trucking body parts into the parking lot. We had a story about our poor third guy all queued up.



Trad climber
Sacramento, CA
Oct 27, 2008 - 11:59pm PT
Climbing thread bump

Topic Author's Reply - Oct 28, 2008 - 11:44am PT

The bones thing is a liget debate. The idea came from the giant plastic spider that was in a crack over on the open books this year or last. I'll ponder this a bit.

Sorry if I got a little pissed. And I do understand being mad about trash - I've hauled out plenty of other peoples crap as well. I took offense to the suggestion that I left a bunch of crap there (again other than bones)....Anyhow I think we're square on it all now.



Oct 28, 2008 - 11:59am PT
Thanks for righting the record on that, kev. And for your apology, tho we all get worked up now and again. You're [undoubtedly] like me in that you take it sort of personally when people trash your favorite climbing spots. No offense at all intended or taken. Cheers...

Oct 28, 2008 - 12:13pm PT
GET A ROOM you two...


nice send and TR... good to see some climbing here

...and i'll take trash arguments over political arguments on the taco....

Stoked OW climber
San Jose, CA
Oct 28, 2008 - 01:42pm PT
I dunno, I thought bones was charming.

At first glance, it seems inconsistent that if you climb harder than most you're entitled to leave inflatable sheep and other toys and its cool, and if you're new to the walls it's not. But then when thinking about it in terms of traffic and impact, the pack-it-in-pack-it-out maxim is a good one.

Big Wall climber
Typewriters and Ledges
Sep 27, 2014 - 10:36pm PT
Gotta love Kev. Bump. I've always wanted to leave pieces of a treasure map at each belay that the next climber can put together and find something cool after they top out.

Trad climber
Sep 27, 2014 - 11:00pm PT
Ha cool old TR BUMP

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Sep 28, 2014 - 01:28am PT
Haha! Loved this TR the first time around.

FYI, Kev is a trash-Nazi. He hates it and always insists we police the grounds, so don't even go there with him (or me).

As for Bones? Lighten up! It was a cool stunt. Stuff like that gets dealt with, but it adds 'character' to certain climbs. It ain't really garbage.

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Sep 28, 2014 - 05:36am PT
good report kev,

hey mucci how's married life?

A pile of dirt.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 31, 2014 - 02:10pm PT
Halloween bump for Bones!
Flip Flop

Trad climber
Truckee, CA
Oct 31, 2014 - 05:58pm PT
I'll tell you what's scary. Trying to change headlamp batteries in the blackness, under the final roof, knowing that any mistake meant a night in the harnesses for me and my partner.

Big Wall climber
Typewriters and Ledges
Oct 31, 2014 - 06:43pm PT
I once led the last pitch into Dano Ledge at dusk and used my iPhone flash as a headlamp rather than call down for my actual headlamp.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
Nov 1, 2014 - 06:27am PT
Never saw this cool TR before, thanks. Met Mucci this summer in a place that cannot be discussed.

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