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Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 29, 2013 - 07:54pm PT
It's Alan Pettit of Gargunnock, a wee village near Sterling.
He was your typical nameless Scot* with stacks of experience in the Alps and,
duh, Scotland. We did Slesse, the Grand Tour de Bugs, Cottonwood Cyn,
some place near Modesto, etc. Then his wife flew out and they hired a car
and drove to Death Valley, in August. Yeah, he knew it was stoopid.
So they're literally the only guests, save one, at the fancy lodge there
(it isn't open in the summer now) and having G&T's under a brolly by the
pool watching the other guest do bloody laps in the near boiling pool. After
X laps he gets out and walks up to them and in broad Scots intones,

"Well, if it isn't Alan Pettit of Garrrrgunnock!"

They'd been mates in the U of Glasgow Climbing Club and hadn't set eyes
for yonks!

Oh, yeah, the climb is some heap called Dream of White Horses. Don't let
the sun fool ya - it was nearly the middle of November! But it wasn't
pissing and we're Scots and Irish; it's all good! Yeah, the Ben hadn't
come in yet so it was off to Wales.


*As I recall his French name goes back to the load of frogs Mary brought
back from France.
MH2

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 10, 2013 - 12:34pm PT
Keeping time, time, time,
In a sort of Runic rhyme








And the rhythm of the sea


allapah

climber
Feb 10, 2013 - 11:53pm PT
Cape Nome Quarry, November 2012, Norton Sound, "Sixth Iteration", WI1
Cape Nome Quarry, November 2012, Norton Sound, "Sixth Iteration", WI1
Credit: allapah
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Feb 13, 2013 - 01:58am PT
Credit: RyanD

MH2

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 18, 2013 - 01:24am PT

crunch

Social climber
CO
Apr 18, 2013 - 06:02pm PT
Ogmore, South Wales.
Ogmore, South Wales.
Credit: crunch
MH2

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 18, 2013 - 10:07pm PT
Thanks, crunch.

From approximately the same time (mid-70s)



Skye





South France

gf

climber
Oct 14, 2013 - 11:30am PT
Cross post alert -in many ways that belongs on the surfing-climbing th...
Cross post alert -in many ways that belongs on the surfing-climbing thread but since on this occasion the cragging took precedence on the sufing at the N end of Taiwan there will be this token reminder that this place delivers both quite nicely
Credit: gf
The cragging at LongDong is stellar as MeiLing Wu demonstrates with he...
The cragging at LongDong is stellar as MeiLing Wu demonstrates with her usual understated style.
Credit: gf
iron leachate patterns on the seaside benches would do rorshach proud.
iron leachate patterns on the seaside benches would do rorshach proud.
Credit: gf
Steven Parr enjoying the perfect fall temps with spectacular seaside v...
Steven Parr enjoying the perfect fall temps with spectacular seaside views.
Credit: gf
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Oct 14, 2013 - 11:35am PT
That's cool gf, the stone looks really neat!
L

climber
California dreamin' on the farside of the world..
Oct 14, 2013 - 03:44pm PT
Can't climb on it, but one never gets tired of looking at it.

Haystack Rock, just off of Cannon Beach, Oregon
Haystack Rock, just off of Cannon Beach, Oregon
MH2

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 15, 2013 - 12:36am PT
I like the photos but is there really enough water to go all the way to Oregon, let alone Taiwan?

It was a relief to find the local sea still there but the sun was disappearing Taiwan-ward.








gf

climber
Oct 15, 2013 - 04:20am PT
I caught that orb on the am dial andy -stellar time of year out on that traverse i might add
L

climber
California dreamin' on the farside of the world..
Oct 15, 2013 - 10:09am PT
Backatcha, my friend.


Melting sun in Big Sur
Melting sun in Big Sur
MH2

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 15, 2013 - 11:15am PT
Dry as dry can be in the PNW, Bruce. Threatened by a stalk of grass, though. Good thing Ondrej and Mook were out there, too.


I'm okay with the sun going West. That happens every day. It's that damn trip South that makes the Northern parts of the Traverse tricky for old fingers this time of year.





MH2

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 3, 2013 - 11:33pm PT
On my way in I met 3 guys on their way out.



Down by the water I noticed...





Above





Same hold





They did not have pads.





On the walk-off above the problem





Nice evening

gf

climber
Dec 4, 2013 - 12:40am PT
paging mr stanhope?
MH2

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 4, 2013 - 11:04am PT
He was "in the house."
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Dec 4, 2013 - 02:31pm PT
Considering all the times I've been huffed at by sea lions there in thye summer, a great white would not be out of place.

An orca would probably make a great crashpad
MH2

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 4, 2013 - 07:47pm PT
Oh for an app that would alert me, if I had a cell phone. If there was an app. Grey whale, orca, dolphin, great white, or Chilean submarine.
gf

climber
Dec 5, 2013 - 03:07am PT
Nicely done then! There was some discussion over cocktails near the base last spring-cool to hear it happened. MH2, were the other folks in attendance also sportsmen?
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