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Nov 5, 2008 - 11:09am PT
The Black Cave


Tacoma, Toyota
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 5, 2008 - 11:21am PT
There were definitely some original bolts on the that thing! One of the more unforgettable moments was when we finally got our ledge set up with the fly at belay 23, hung it off the one high rivit out of a museum collection of old bolts, and started drinking. Rob was quick to point out that if that one rivit failed, we would be COMPLETELY f-ed. Drunk, a the end of our tie-in, wrapped in nylon, and likely completely apathetic from being so damn tired. We laughed a bit and then both looked at each other and thought LIGHT THOUGHTS!

Big Wall climber
Nov 5, 2008 - 12:40pm PT
Hey ryan, nice send bro, and very awesome pictures. Glad you had a great time and sent a sick route. Hope to see you in the spring. I know exactly which cold day you speak of. I had promised rich i would take his noob friend phil up manure pile and show him the ropes. We kept waiting for it to get warmer and gave up a little after noon when it seemed to be getting colder and just started climbing with lots of clothes on. After topping out and walking to the base it started snowing pretty good. Watched and listened to a five man team for a while as they attempted to bail from the middle of nutcracker in these fun conditions.
Anyway, point is i was real cold. Hope your knee is doing better. Congrats on your send again
Ottawa Doug

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Ottawa, Canada
Nov 5, 2008 - 10:42pm PT
Awesome send guys! Loved the story and accompanying pics.

Captain...or Skully

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Yer gonna die fer sure, dude
Nov 8, 2008 - 07:09pm PT
Rhodo(& Hoots) Bump!

Social climber
Nov 9, 2008 - 07:41am PT
hey there hoots... say, this is far more than a "hoot"... say, this GREAT!!!

i missed before, as my computer is wayyyyyyyyy too slow to unfold these pics... i miss many great trips, this way...

but this was bumped, thanks to (i think it was captain... skully)?

and i just happened to be up before work (it COLD! IN HERE)--and i have time (trying to warm up)... and man, oh, man, i waited for this:

a WALL trip, no less, too!

MAN,i may be a mite late, but it is always worth it to come back and try again...

thanks and god bless....

will have to read it more in detail, too, as i am skimming it now, or---i'd forget ALL ABOUT goind to work--- :O
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