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survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 5, 2009 - 05:55pm PT
Steve, don't let Buggs push you around man. YOU are in charge of the cubicle!!!

Now, Mr. Bugg-man, git yer *ss back on that scanner!
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Feb 6, 2009 - 05:05am PT

Bump it up again!

Let's go climbing!!!!!
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
North of the Owyhees
Feb 6, 2009 - 05:51am PT
Really super shots & tales in the Watkins area.
I remember when Dean Potter & Jose Perierra(spelling) went up to fire it in a push.
They hiked up in the dark, found an approach just like the guide said, and began climbing. Then about the time the Sun was rising, Jose said, "Hey, Dean, isn't THAT Watkins?"
It was. They were climbing the WRONG wall! D'oh. I got a pretty good laugh with them about that one.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 6, 2009 - 08:05am PT
Captain, whoa..that IS priceless.
I guess being 5.14 man isn't everything.
At least we found the right wall!
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Feb 6, 2009 - 08:25am PT
Buggs:
Jug spin nausea refers to space jug.
you 'member...
Wall, Space, Wall, Space, Wall, Space, etc.


Reminds me of the rappel off the Maiden, which is more fun than the climb. You're spinning 360s
all the way down, but there's not much of a "wall" stage -- just a narrow spire some distance
away, taking up only 10% of your pano.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Feb 6, 2009 - 08:29am PT
Chiloe
I can only imagine that rap in a high wind. . .



aaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Feb 6, 2009 - 08:39am PT
Using goldline made for extra fun, too.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 6, 2009 - 09:13am PT
Hi Larry,

"Using goldline made for extra fun too."

Cracked me up. Using goldline to rap off of MonkeyFace at Smith was a very similar experience!
Buggs

Trad climber
Eagle River, Alaska
Feb 6, 2009 - 11:57pm PT
Chiloe,

I can see it clearly in my minds eye. Scary raps, jugs, lower outs...

Makes me want to go right now.

Steve, Are you awake? I'm going to the airport.
Buggs

Trad climber
Eagle River, Alaska
Feb 6, 2009 - 11:59pm PT
Oh yeah, then when I get there my chicken comes out and I turn into the Brave Little Toaster.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 7, 2009 - 01:01am PT
I'll go climbing with the Brave Little Toaster anytime.

SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Feb 9, 2009 - 09:03am PT
Bump it up again, where it belongs.


STELLAR report!
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 9, 2009 - 09:29am PT
Thanks Steve,

You're my hero, now that the scurvy Captain is jumping ship on us!!
Dr. F

Social climber
So Cal
Feb 9, 2009 - 01:40pm PT
Me and Lynn Hill did the Watkins in 1980
We slept in one sleeping bag, head to toe.
But no hanky panky happened, Largo would of flattened me,
He was in the Valley at the time.

She did some great free climbing up there, I did most of the aid, since I was way faster.

That was my last wall, I decided it reminded me of being in prison, somewhere I don't want to be.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Feb 25, 2009 - 06:37am PT
Bump for TR Wednesday!
graham

Social climber
Ventura, California
Feb 25, 2009 - 07:01am PT
Cool Survival, thanks I hadnít seen this!
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 25, 2009 - 08:12am PT
You are most welcome, and thanks to SteveW.

I am still waiting for Buggs to sling another photo or two on here. Does anyone remember a giant fern growing out of the wide pitch above the final pendulum?

I was also thinking about Chief Tenaya not being done with us after we topped out. Hot, Dry, Thirsty, Tired and a much bigger job getting down to Snow Creek than I expected. Just another example of it ain't over til it's over. How many of us have been surprised by the difficulty, route finding, and general gruesomeness of descents?
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Feb 25, 2009 - 09:40am PT
Bump it back on the first page.
This is something I wanna do!!!!
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 25, 2009 - 11:06am PT
Go get it.

Always remember and never forget: It's SOUTH facing and:
You're on Chief Tenaya's turf.....
drljefe

climber
Old Pueblo, AZ
Feb 25, 2009 - 09:52pm PT
Them crazy rock climbers!
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