FOBIAD Trip Report 10/25/08


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Gym climber
berkeley, ca
Oct 28, 2008 - 06:29pm PT
Congratulations, gentleman! I have fond memeories of doing the ThrOBIAD w/ Ed a couple of years ago, and I'm glad you made the whole enchilada come together!
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Oct 28, 2008 - 08:03pm PT
Melissa, that trial run was crucial in forming a strategy, thanks to your radical reduction in rack size on our outing I was able to convince Zander to travel much lighter than we otherwise would have.... one difference, we brought more slings on this one!


jamais, jamais pays
Oct 28, 2008 - 09:02pm PT
Nice Job!


Social climber
Truckee, CA
Oct 28, 2008 - 10:42pm PT
Nice work fellas...Front Page Bump!!!!


Trad climber
Hollywood, CA
Oct 29, 2008 - 01:30am PT
Glad this found it's way back to the front page. Congrats guys, sounds like one hell of a day!

Trad climber
Spokane, WA
Oct 29, 2008 - 10:50am PT

Great trip report. I love these common-man, personal challenges and I've done a few of them in my time. You can take something pretty mundane (like any one of the FOB's) and put some spice back into the game by putting new parameters on it. Nicely done!

Eric Barrett
Spokane, WA

Social climber
Hercules, CA
Oct 29, 2008 - 10:58am PT
Wow, that's a lot of climbing.

Congrats on the FOBIAD!
looking sketchy there...

Social climber
Latitute 33
Oct 29, 2008 - 12:24pm PT
Nice job of finding a great adventure. This is what climbing is about.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Oct 30, 2008 - 01:17am PT
here are some images that I took...

Z getting his camera out at the base of Munginella

"two can play that game!" he sez...

On Commitment above the belay

While it seems that I ran it out, it must have been infectious...

Descending after book 2 going for 3!

At the top of p1 on The Surprise, about to make the traverse on p2

my camera went on the fritz here... I rewound it and reset it (batteries out then in) and got it working again for the start of The Hanging Teeth

The light was failing and the Caverens start was obscured by trees, etc... here is Zander coming up to my belay ledge. A nice big one with a tree and a place to take my shoes off... I was beat at this point.

Zander took off and ran his pitch to the top. Here he is at the end of long day


Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 30, 2008 - 10:02am PT
Nice pics Ed,
Nutjob, I wore that shirt for you. I found it in the bottom of the drawer. Must be 15 or 20 years old.
One thing I've noticed abut running it out, often it is scarier for the belayer. The lead climber gets to make the decisions about weather he/she is safe and in control while the belayer can only watch.
Climb on!

Oct 30, 2008 - 12:37pm PT
Sweet shots !

Social climber
wuz real!
Oct 30, 2008 - 01:14pm PT
I was gonna comment on the BMUG shirt.

nice shots

Social climber
Flatland, Ca
Oct 30, 2008 - 03:44pm PT
That's a really good idea.. Might try that on solo some day if the legs and the head will hold together!

Nice TR.
Patrick Sawyer

Originally California now Ireland
Nov 2, 2008 - 03:39pm PT
Cool, nice pix and TR, but, while I have done all those climbs, never in one day. Also, I am so jealous and envious.

Keep it up lads.

right here, right now
Nov 2, 2008 - 04:25pm PT
I like the ingenuity of these linkups!

Trad climber
Nov 2, 2008 - 11:49pm PT
That's friggin awesome! Nice work

Social climber
Hercules, CA
Nov 18, 2008 - 12:41am PT
You guys got Val (cleo) and I psyched to try some of that stuff. We hit the 5 open books this last weekend. Only got two, but that was plenty for me.

Yano, that roof on Commitment is pretty spicy when you miss the huge hold.

Here's a pretty girl at the top of Munginella at the end of a great day in the Valley:
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Nov 18, 2008 - 01:19am PT
good fun all around!
Chris Oakes

Nov 19, 2008 - 01:02pm PT
Great job Zander. FOBIAD is now a reality.
goatboy smellz

Nov 19, 2008 - 10:08pm PT
Go Zander Go!
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