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Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 16, 2009 - 11:51pm PT
A trip report - the boys desert weekend interpreted by Crimpergirl.

Too much office time and not enough climbing time makes for unhappy people. To head off this possibility, BrassNuts and Eeeyonkeee headed out to the Utah desert for some fun in the sun (and rain and wind it turns out).

How could this place not be healing?

The guys hit the road late Thursday heading toward Castle Valley in the Great White. The Great White is a one comfy assault vehicle!


The first goal of the trip was Fine Jade on the Rectory. Some nearby climbers snapped some of the photos. Very cool! It’s unusual to have more than butt shots when the belayer has the camera.

Nice photos taken by other climbers of Eeeyonkeee

Just so no one feels ripped off, here is the requisite butt shot - BrassNuts

Eeeyonkeee summit photo on Fine Jade with Castleton in the background.

While the guys were climbing Fine Jade, BrassNuts looked down and noticed some ravens investigating his pack. As he watched, the birds opened his pack, unzipped the lid zipper, removed everything (rope tarp [which flew away], first aid kit, food). Having secured some high dollar Pro-Bars, the birds flew away! Smart birds. Hungry BrassNuts.

BrassNuts summit shot.

Cool flying saucer rock on the top of Fine Jade.

Castleton is such a striking tower (insert lightning [edit: offensive incorrectly spelled word has been corrected] jokes here) – one can’t help but take several photos of it.


The wind starts to whip on Fine Jade.

Eeeyonkee practices a modeling pose.

Next up was Crack Wars which is located on the west side of the Rectory.

Eeeyonkee on Crack Wars

Only one pitch was completed as the winds whipped up to crazy speeds.

The next day brought rain and cold temps. The guys hung around in Castle Valley in the rig. They did some hiking and reading. Forced rest day – beats a day in the office.

The following morning the rain and cold theme continued though happily it stopped raining relatively early allowing them to get some climbing in. They headed into Long Canyon where they did some routes on Maverick Buttress and other walls. In total they managed to get 4, 5.11s and 2, 5.10s climbed. Sounds like an excellent day to me!

Here are some photos from that day:

Butt Pygmy was one route they did. Sounded like it had an interesting foot camming under-clinging crux and was quite fun.

BrassNuts heads up…

And there goes Eeeyonkeee

Enjoying the view -

After dinner in Moab, they headed back to Castle Valley for the night. The next morning, they climbed Sister Superior.

Here is Eeeyonkee practicing other modeling poses before heading up Sister Superior…

And BrassNuts…

Looking over at the Rectory and Castleton – gorgeous!

The top of Sister Superior afforded a terrific view.

After rapping, and hiking back to the Great White, they made burritos in the luxury of the Great White and headed back to civilization.


Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 16, 2009 - 11:54pm PT
Jeez. What is my problem with posting photos lately??? Hold on while I fix the few that are jacked.
MisterE

Trad climber
One Step Beyond!
Apr 16, 2009 - 11:55pm PT
You are hanging out with some hawt climbers, Crimpie!
P.Kingsbury

Trad climber
the jeep
Apr 16, 2009 - 11:56pm PT
very cool!!! same time as your trip i assume?

grug crushes!!!!

thanks for postin' up again!

cheers,

patrick
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Apr 16, 2009 - 11:56pm PT
Great shots! Lookin' proud, Greg!
zip

Trad climber
pacific beach, ca
Apr 16, 2009 - 11:59pm PT
cool pics.

thx

ever climb Castleton?
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 17, 2009 - 12:01am PT
Thanks - very pretty place.

I stayed home and tiled the entry way while they were out playing. Dave has climbed Castleton almost 30 times, I've done it once. Not sure about Eeeyonkeee.

Still trying to fix the photo glitch...
rhyang

climber
SJC
Apr 17, 2009 - 12:02am PT
Cool !!
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Apr 17, 2009 - 12:12am PT
nice, nice, nice...
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Apr 17, 2009 - 12:28am PT
ooooooo!!!!!


I'm so envious!!!!!!111111

Great job, guys! Greg, you ought to be in movies,
what a silouette!!!!
Mike.

climber
Apr 17, 2009 - 01:25am PT
Jammin' post! Nice climbin', aces. Thanks for the play by play, CG.
Dirka

Trad climber
SF
Apr 17, 2009 - 02:00am PT


Nice shots!
Fine Jade lives up to its name.
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Apr 17, 2009 - 02:09am PT
jesus fuk greg is still ripped. look at that shoulder. makes me feel like a stick, must train!!

Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Apr 17, 2009 - 02:17am PT
happy dudes on kick ass rock. I feel ya.
Jaybro

Social climber
wuz real!
Apr 17, 2009 - 03:49am PT
Great stuff, if only you'd posted more pictures!
John Moosie

climber
Beautiful California
Apr 17, 2009 - 06:26am PT
Wow !!! I certainly am glad I have DSL now. Great trip report Crimpster. Thanks !
Tomcat

Trad climber
Chatham N.H.
Apr 17, 2009 - 06:34am PT
Great TR !! Long Canyon and Maverick Buttress were my first Moab experiences.Awesome shots all around !!

Will await your RR TR....
tradchick

Trad climber
White Mountains
Apr 17, 2009 - 07:02am PT
Great shots and some stellar climbs! Tomcat and I went to Moab a few years ago to climb Castleton. Unfortunately Tom blew out his bicep right before our trip. Hope to go back sometime.

Thanks for sharing.
Prod

Trad climber
A place w/o Avitars apparently
Apr 17, 2009 - 08:31am PT
What kind of OT BS is this? This forum is about self help, politics, religion, ecconomics, and sometimes poker. Please try to stay on topic Crimpie.

Other than that great TR.

Prod.
eeyonkee

Trad climber
Golden, CO
Apr 17, 2009 - 09:46am PT
Wow. First time seeing those shots. Fine Jade is the bomb. Jah Man, on Sister Superior, is nearly as good. Dave was an excellent climbing partner and a wonderful host (in his most excellent camper). I get out on trips over 3 days maybe once every 3 or 4 years. This one was one of the best.
drljefe

climber
Old Pueblo, AZ
Apr 17, 2009 - 09:50am PT
Stout silverbacks sending sick sandstone splitters.
Si senor!
Salutations.
TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
Apr 17, 2009 - 09:55am PT
SWEET!!

I love the Butt Pygmies(on a landscape) route! Thing is too fun!

If y'all would have walked towards Deadmans buttress from there, you would have run into 'Montubing"...
Olihphant

climber
Somewhere over the rainbow
Apr 17, 2009 - 11:02am PT
Beautiful TR thanks.
Zander

Trad climber
Berkeley
Apr 17, 2009 - 11:09am PT
Sweet!
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Apr 17, 2009 - 11:19am PT
Nice seeing those two crush routes!

good pics too.
Studly

Trad climber
WA
Apr 17, 2009 - 11:19am PT
Stellar looking climbing, great photos.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 17, 2009 - 11:24am PT
"Stout silverbacks..."


BWAHAHAhahahahahaa!
J. Werlin

climber
Cedaredge
Apr 17, 2009 - 11:41am PT
Once again the Jeffe steals the show.

Great TR, the Taco is really picking up lately.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Apr 17, 2009 - 11:59am PT
Man, I'd love to climb like those 'stout silverbacks'!!!!1111
scuffy b

climber
Frigate Matilda
Apr 17, 2009 - 12:20pm PT
What a show!!!!!

Thanks so much for the presentation.

Way to go, team!!!

sm
Barcus

Trad climber
San Luis Obispo, Ca.
Apr 17, 2009 - 12:32pm PT
Your TR's are always the BOMB!
Thank you for sharing the love!
Marcus
marty(r)

climber
beneath the valley of ultravegans
Apr 17, 2009 - 12:37pm PT
Wow, silverback wool merchants! Forget Timberlake, they're bringing sexy back. (Or at least chest rugs.)
Phantom X

Trad climber
Honeycomb Hideout
Apr 17, 2009 - 04:37pm PT
Bump, for vertigo rush. NOT, I'll repeat, NOT for muscleman model promo. Other than that one photo that makes me want to barf (yes, you know that one), that's the stuff!
steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Apr 17, 2009 - 04:46pm PT
Nice TR CG / BN / EEE.
Looks like some great climbing.

That Eeyonkee looks like the silverback version of the Pagan Monkey Boy, eh?
F10

Trad climber
e350
Apr 17, 2009 - 05:18pm PT
Great TR on a good looking trip,

You guys are animals, way to go!
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Apr 17, 2009 - 05:39pm PT
Good Job Brass and eemonkey!! Great climbing guys.

Crimpie, thanks so much for posting this up.
So many killer pictures!
Those guys look tuff compared to the way I feel most days.....
pc

climber
East of Seattle
Apr 17, 2009 - 07:32pm PT
Great TR! Thanks.

TradIsGood

Chalkless climber
the Gunks end of the country
Apr 17, 2009 - 07:44pm PT
Cool!

Do they alway pose on opposite sides of a background feature?

:-)
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Apr 17, 2009 - 07:53pm PT
Thanks for yet another post from the queen of the TR!
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Apr 17, 2009 - 10:23pm PT
drljefe said:
Stout silverbacks sending sick sandstone splitters.

Indeed.
If ever there was a call for frivolous photoshoppin'....
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Boulder Colorado
Apr 17, 2009 - 11:14pm PT
Glad people are enjoying the pics - the desert is such a beautiful place, even when it's super windy and the ravens are raiding packs far below! Cheers to Greg who's even OLDER than me! I was a little under the weather on this trip, so it was good to have Hollywood Greg along to get the job done :-)
TradIsGood

Chalkless climber
the Gunks end of the country
Apr 17, 2009 - 11:21pm PT
Ouch!

Onomotopeia?

Or some Crimpie cartoons....

Just imagine

"Slick Silverbacks" syndicated.

Instead of being published a few times a year, she is prodigiously plastered on the pages of popular publications. peppering the populace with a plethora of particularly peculiar consumer products, promoting Silverbacks pocketbooks, bobble heads, brass nut pendants, and eeyonkee potpourri.



JOEY.F

Social climber
sebastopol
Apr 18, 2009 - 12:04am PT
That beautiful scenery and climbing look so inspiring.
Really Nice!
Mimi

climber
Apr 18, 2009 - 12:10am PT
Hiphip hooray for a fine climbing TR!!! Well done all around. Have been wanting to do Fine Jade for ages.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
valley center, ca
Apr 18, 2009 - 02:02am PT
Super Cool pics and the talk to go with them. Thanks for all the descriptions of time, weather, rock, guys, gear, views, terrain.....ya the best Crimpie....very special Thread. One for the ST monthly ezine ....Peace, Lynne
drljefe

climber
Old Pueblo, AZ
Apr 18, 2009 - 09:51am PT
Brassnuts and eeeyonkeee-
Just want you guys to know that the 'stout silverbacks' comment comes with the highest level of respect! You guys are hardmen!
Fine Jade used to be on my radar, now just a blip of a distant goal. Those photos are awesome, inspiring.
And when my one grey hair multiplies, and the years roll away... I sure hope I can crush it in style like you dudes.
jefe

ps- 'Butt Pygmies' looks stellar.

Brunosafari

Boulder climber
OR
Apr 18, 2009 - 11:48am PT

Brassnuts: You were not "under the weather!" Grug sometimes adds Nyquil to his partner's gatorade in order to get the more photo-friendly leads. Old trick that all the Poways know about and use routinely. In the future, do more research.

Hardman Knott

Gym climber
Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, Ca
Apr 18, 2009 - 11:54am PT
Awesome pics (and nicely optimized for the web, heh heh).
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Apr 18, 2009 - 12:07pm PT
For those of us who couldn't possibly accomplish that much on one trip ... at least we can enjoy the photos.

Somewhere in there were shots of my all-time favorite Moab lead.

But alas, I see that my campaign to restore Castleton Tower to its earlier name is never gonna gain traction.

http://pubpages.unh.edu/~lch/climb_01.htm
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 18, 2009 - 12:32pm PT
Cool Chiloe - I learn something (many things really) everyday! Castle Rock or the Castle does sound much better.

BrassNuts is writhing on the floor groaning after looking at Wunsch rapping off that single 1/4" bolt!
WBraun

climber
Apr 18, 2009 - 12:36pm PT
The BrassNut always has nice genuine happy smile.
Studly

Trad climber
WA
Apr 18, 2009 - 12:40pm PT
Stout sick sandstone splitters, great TR!
eeyonkee

Trad climber
Golden, CO
Apr 18, 2009 - 02:38pm PT
Ladies and gentlemen, let we introduce to you Bruce and Kinley, Click and Clack, Brunosafari and PhantomX,...the ADAMS brothers!

Bruce: Brassnuts: You were not "under the weather!" Grug sometimes adds Nyquil to his partner's gatorade in order to get the more photo-friendly leads. Old trick that all the Poways know about and use routinely. In the future, do more research.

Kinley: Bump, for vertigo rush. NOT, I'll repeat, NOT for muscleman model promo. Other than that one photo that makes me want to barf (yes, you know that one), that's the stuff!

I grew up with these clowns.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Apr 18, 2009 - 05:12pm PT
eemonkey,

We all have a few clowns in our lives.
I'm sure we all treasure them and we NEED to keep a few clowns in life. Keeps us smiling rather than frowning when the man tries to get us down!!
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 18, 2009 - 09:24pm PT
Bump for good photos, hawt manly men, and climbing fun!
Brunosafari

Boulder climber
OR
Apr 19, 2009 - 02:22am PT

You probably have us confused with the Colorado Adams brothers. Yet I have seen PhantomX riding the high wire in polka dots on his unicycle. I know- not such a big deal. But the wire was stretched between K2 and Everest!

Grug--please note: the Adams brothers prefer to respectfully retain anonymity in the presence of attractive females (Crimpergirl).

Hey Animals--concerning the third shot in the Long Canyon series, I was wondering: Has anybody climbed the wicked crack above?



eeyonkee

Trad climber
Golden, CO
Apr 19, 2009 - 10:11am PT
B. (not necessarily Bruce), she's more attractive in person (not that I've noticed). The climb that I'm leading in that pic is called Miss Kitty Likes it That Way, 5.11+. Although our guide didn't have it, Classic Desert Climbs shows that the crack to our right is Rawhide, 5.11+, It's listed at 120' (ours was 90'). By the way, Jack Roberts and another guy (sorry, I can't remember the other guy's name) did pretty much all of the FAs on this buttress.
spectreman

Trad climber
CO
Apr 19, 2009 - 10:28am PT
Nice TR!

Charlie Fowler did most of the FA's on Maverick Buttress around 1987.
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Boulder Colorado
Apr 19, 2009 - 10:30am PT
Thanks Spectreman - was just going to mention C. Fowler.



eeyonkee

Trad climber
Golden, CO
Apr 19, 2009 - 10:48am PT
I AM remembering right about Jack Roberts, though, aren't I (if it happened before the day before yesterday, there's about a 50/50 chance I'll get it right)?

 No need to respond - I looked it up on Mt Project. It was Roberts and Fowler.

SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Apr 20, 2009 - 08:40am PT
Put this back up front, where it belongs.!!!!!


Yay for climbing!
Ezra

Social climber
WA, NC, Idaho Falls
Apr 20, 2009 - 08:51am PT
Beautiful Pics! I have to get back there!
tradchick

Trad climber
White Mountains
Apr 20, 2009 - 08:51am PT
hehehe, you beat me to it! Tomcat and I were just sayin that the TR's are the BEST threads on the taco!

drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Feb 12, 2011 - 01:22am PT
Damn, two years ince a bump on this excellent TR!

Hey- How's our favorite Stout Silverback healing up?
Dirka

Trad climber
SF
Feb 12, 2011 - 04:27am PT
SIck trip. TFPU!
redrocker

climber
LV, NV
Feb 12, 2011 - 05:29am PT
Great pics and TR!

Thanks for the bump drljefe. Hadn't seen this one.
426

climber
Feb 12, 2011 - 09:50am PT
Nice!
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 12, 2011 - 10:24am PT
Fun read still. I look forward to their adventures this year too. Can't wait for the bad weather to move on so we can all get back out and play.

BN will get on here in a bit for his update...
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Feb 12, 2011 - 10:39am PT
Jefe - I'm doing pretty well, thanks for asking. Heading out for my third trip to the rock gym tomorrow, arm feels pretty good, but obviously kinda weak and a little weird, but it gets a little better every day :-) Hopefully I'll be desert worthy at some point this Spring. Gotta get down and do more towers in your neck of the woods (Sedona). Cheers!

P.S. Another pic from this fun trip with Eeeeeeyonkeee
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Feb 12, 2011 - 11:17am PT
Great stuff!!!

Love the picture!

Bomber looking cracks...


That had to be a blast.




Disaster Master

Social climber
Born in So-Cal, left my soul in far Nor-Cal.
Feb 12, 2011 - 11:26am PT
Purdy pics.

Glad you are healing well, BN!

Paul and Ruth.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Feb 12, 2011 - 11:42am PT
That Pagan, Grug, contemplating the Nuns.....

I miss the desert

Happy, healing, arm vibes to BN
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Feb 12, 2011 - 11:49am PT
Seeing these pictures and the shape the "stout silverbacks" exhibit makes me think about changing my nickname to "Wimpy."

Great TR, pics, and just lotsa' fun!

this just in

climber
north fork
Feb 12, 2011 - 01:49pm PT
Good bump. Love all the photos crimpergirl, makes me want to go climb cracks.
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Full Silos of Iowa
Feb 12, 2011 - 07:11pm PT
Bump because this thread inspired me to visit.
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Feb 12, 2011 - 07:15pm PT
Well...back to the Health Club tomorrow! Gotta do the desert B4 I croak.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 12, 2011 - 08:45pm PT
With my new feet, I have to try again. Looking forward to getting back there...
Nohea

Trad climber
Sunny Aiea,Hi
Feb 12, 2011 - 09:04pm PT
That looks like it was a great time out! Big Thanks for sharing, really makes me wanna visit the desert.

Aloha,
will
Captain...or Skully

climber
The Seas of Stone.
Feb 12, 2011 - 11:09pm PT
I like all that freaky sandstone. It's its own World.
Oh, yes. Unto itself. Plus.
or some such.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 12, 2011 - 11:12pm PT
I take your charge seriously Sullly and aim to make you proud. :)
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Feb 12, 2011 - 11:33pm PT
A couple more photos from Silverback desert adventures... dreaming of being back to normal and climbing in the land of sand!
em kn0t

Trad climber
isle of wyde
Feb 12, 2011 - 11:33pm PT
glad this got bumped. awesome photos & TR.
beautiful rock (go Eeyonkee!)
Captain...or Skully

climber
The Seas of Stone.
Feb 12, 2011 - 11:35pm PT
Love that no hands rest.
klk

Trad climber
cali
Feb 12, 2011 - 11:37pm PT
1st time ive seen this thread.

cool to be back in the desert.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Feb 13, 2011 - 03:18am PT
Freekin' Sweeeeeet!!!!
philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Feb 13, 2011 - 09:22am PT
Great thread to get bumped regularly.


Loved the pictures.
Another wonderful trip down memory lane.
I miss that place.
You should have seen it before the Cam-daze.
Before pavement.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Feb 13, 2011 - 02:09pm PT

Butt I'm knott sure about that flavor of beer. . .
(Who carried the ice up)?????


hee hee hee--git better, Dave!
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 13, 2011 - 06:10pm PT
I want to get on the Castle too. I've been once but it was raining/sleeting and COLD. I'd like to have better conditions the next time!
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Feb 27, 2011 - 04:02pm PT

Bump
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Dec 14, 2012 - 08:29am PT
Bump!

Still some of the best photo evidence of silverbacks rampaging in the desert.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 14, 2012 - 09:29am PT
Hahaha! This is a favorite thread. Beautiful environment, testosterone, smiles. Who doesn't love a pack of Silverbacks?
Gal

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Dec 14, 2012 - 12:06pm PT
Great stuff! Even advice from Phantom X ;-)

AP

Trad climber
Calgary
Dec 15, 2012 - 02:08pm PT
The summit of Sister Superior is the coolest one I have been on. A great little platform in the sky
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Dec 17, 2013 - 09:18pm PT
Haven't bumped for the Stout Silverbacks in a few years.
Still sick!!!
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 20, 2013 - 10:18pm PT
Excellent bump! This is a favorite TR for sure~
klk

Trad climber
cali
Dec 20, 2013 - 10:35pm PT
wait, does this mean crimpie is posting again?

RyanD

climber
Squamish
Dec 20, 2013 - 11:10pm PT
So sick!! Thanks for the bump jefe!!
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 20, 2013 - 11:11pm PT
:) I'm back. :)
wayne w

Trad climber
the nw
Dec 20, 2013 - 11:23pm PT
You are the one who talked me into posting up here Crimpie. I don't know if I should thank you for that or not, ha. Welcome back!

Massively inspiring thread, even as a rerun.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 20, 2013 - 11:27pm PT
So many good folks here - like you Wayne W. Hard to stay away. :)
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 21, 2013 - 01:58am PT
I really don't get how one climbs so well and shoots so well, at the same time.
skcreidc

Social climber
SD, CA
Mar 4, 2016 - 11:14am PT
U-tar desert bump
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 4, 2016 - 01:30pm PT
like!
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Mar 4, 2016 - 04:03pm PT

Wish we could see another TR like this from BN!!!!
eeyonkee

Trad climber
Golden, CO
Mar 4, 2016 - 04:33pm PT
Damn, I missed my window of opportunity to climb better that BrassNuts. My second time out in several months I, um "sprung", I guess, a hernia last Saturday while climbing at Eldorado. I did this at least once before, in 2013, a couple of days after my Lucille attempt. Sheesh, it's been one thing after another. I've been reading about this...how it makes evolutionary sense and all that pretty much all systems start breaking down at the same time. Nice to know I'm not rocking the boat.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Mar 4, 2016 - 06:39pm PT

Grug!
You gotta stop doing that!
Heal up quickly!
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Mar 5, 2016 - 09:20am PT
You did that in Eldo, Grug? What a waste! You. Could have been giving Lucille another shot!

Heal up by sushifest! We have that tour of the pregnant lady wall to do! I've got the rack now.
You'll appreciate the Cloud nine!
eeyonkee

Trad climber
Golden, CO
Mar 5, 2016 - 12:56pm PT
Didn't you READ my last post, Jaybro? I'm breaking down, - who am I to know the time and place?
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Mar 5, 2016 - 01:09pm PT
Got you covered! Ill cheer you up! You can belay,right?

Youre too young to float out on the iceberg yet! My mom is 92 and has a new boyfriend!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
May 20, 2017 - 02:56pm PT
Back in the saddle again...bump!
norm larson

climber
wilson, wyoming
May 20, 2017 - 03:50pm PT
Cool to see this. My wife Lorna and I did the first ascent of Butt Pygmies in the spring of 1993. We named it "Butt pygmies on a landscape" after a John Wesley Powell quote about how he felt he was but a Pygmy in such a landscape. Also as a joke from the awesome Figures on a landscape climb in Josh. Name must have gotten shortened. Nice to see a picture of it again, I remember that we were pretty psyched to put it up. Not much had been climbed there back then. Glad to see it getting appreciated.
gonamok

climber
dont make me come over there
May 26, 2017 - 10:59pm PT
wow what inspiring landscape, beautiful. Greg, youre still the point man for us aging san diego climbers, you may have moved on, but were gonna keep claiming you.

As we all get fatter and weaker you get bigger n badder....

edit: so i posted this and saw the hernia news, sorry to hear that. If it helps, i had the hernia op a few years back and was back to bein fat and weak in no time. Heal well bro
clarkolator

climber
May 27, 2017 - 09:26am PT
Wow, I'm all fired up - great report you guys and way to inspire!
eeyonkee

Trad climber
Golden, CO
May 27, 2017 - 02:55pm PT
Hey so gonamok it wasn't a hernia at all. I don't know what it was, to tell you the truth. But I'm feeling good again. Getting ready for my 4th Black Canyon climb this season. Thanks for your kind words. We are so lucky to be climbers.
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