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Washington Column


Yosemite Valley, California USA


Trip Report
A Laywoman's Account of Astroman
Monday May 16, 2011 6:25am
This climb was equal parts sweat, blood and manic enthusiasm. What began with a, ‘WE WILL BE ON THE TRAIL AT 5AM SHARP TOMORROW’ pep talk ended in a post 6am start. My clock has 8 buttons. I was hoping one of them would go buzz and that the other 7, you know, did not hinder in its duty. No bueno.

6:30am In the Awhanee parking lot fumbling with gear and taking blurry photos of the topo. Still no real lateral movement.

7am Appreciatively following the cairns, the approach took about a half hour and change. Tired and uncaffeinated, motivation was a wee low. Until we saw this:
The Enduro Corner
The Enduro Corner
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Enter the Vienna Choir Boys singing Hallelujah.
Psyche back. It was on like donkey kong.

We linked P1 – P3 to the base of the enduro corner. Pitch 1 was soggy, but protectable where needed. As said previously by many, soloing to the base of the 10a lb is mellow. Confession: I’ve led it, follow it and never felt solid leaving the tree or at the grassy mantel. I’d still rope up if the pitch were bone dry.

P4 If you’re a 5.10 gumby like me, you will have probably brought everything but the kitchen sink. See exhibit A. Dump it all on your belayer except for your red, green and purple cams. If you onsight this pitch, you are a machine. If I had a dollar for every time I mumbled, “I can’t believe Peter Croft free soloed this when I was two,” I would be 17 bucks richer today.
Exhibit A
Exhibit A
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Credit: tahoe523
P5 and 6 were linked. Here’s my partner stemming before the anchor at the alcove.
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P7 Excited! It was time to meet the great, polished overhanging birthing canal that is the Harding Slot. Brilliantly fun laybacking brings you to the start of the slot. My friends tried to free this pitch a few days earlier to no avail. They didn’t have anything larger than a #4. I returned with them and a #6 to aid as Plan B. I have no shame. That, or I'm too lazy to photoshop the shiny green cam out of the photos.
Start of the HS
Start of the HS
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Credit: tahoe523

There was some strenuous stemming and a lean in with the elbow, but definitely no dyno’ing of the chicken wing. I got in without the #6 which I still carried on my harness. Awesome!
The Harding Slot!
The Harding Slot!
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I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that the next fifteen minutes were not enjoyable.

But fifteen minutes later? PURE ELATION! Off belay! I don’t know when Type II fun turned into Type I fun and when Type III fun upgraded to Type II fun, but it did at some point. This was definitely type II fun.
Credit: tahoe523

If you’re bigger and are forced to climb on the outside, you can protect the move with a #6 up top 10 feet before the anchor. We saw that it nicely cams in the narrow section on the right side. See exhibit B. I don’t think I could do that on lead, but again, 5.10 gumby here. I think I mumbled more Croft free soloing befuddlement. $11 and counting. TL;DR: It's possible to protect the moves if you're climbing on the outside. You just have to lug around a huge chunk of metal. Alternatively, you can use your helmet as a chockstone.
Exhibit B: The protectable HS
Exhibit B: The protectable HS
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I’m rhapsodizing too much for a trip report. Sorry. More pictures, less talk.

P8 Comparably moderate, great climbing!

P9 Changing Corners. If this pitch were at the base of the cookie, there would be a congo line of monkeys waiting to have at it. It’s brilliant that the Harding Slot is below this pitch acting like a form of contraception.
Changing Corners
Changing Corners
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P10 More nice laybacking.
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P11 The view from under the roof just before stepping onto the ledge.
Taken from P11
Taken from P11
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P12 There is only one piton on this pitch. I couldn’t free this even if you put a gun to my head. The two copperheads are still good. I had to pendulum over to unclip the draw from the last copper head. I was spooked. On top rope.

Summit! We scuttled across the slabs and down Serenity/Sons. It was late enough in the day; there were no climbers on the route. This wasn’t recommended in the topo, but we headed for a rap line we knew really well and would be comfortable descending in the dark. There are heaps of cairns for the RA rap. I heard the gully isn't bad at all. That is just what we did.
Credit: tahoe523

9:30pm On the ground. Rain starts to fall. We were lucky. We woke up to two inches of snow this morning. I can only imagine how miserable it would have been to shiver bivy up top.

Thanks for reading. Hope you enjoyed the trip report!

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About the Author
Shino Jomoto is currently residing in San Francisco-- a climber and skier by addiction, a semi-productive cog at a non-profit, and a not so tasteful storyteller by nature.

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mcreel

climber
Barcelona
  May 16, 2011 - 06:32am PT
Good job, and thanks for the TR!
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
  May 17, 2011 - 02:34am PT
Way killer TR + pics!
[Edit:] Close to an onsight of the slot - that's still pretty dang good.
Last time I topped out on it, my partner had to pull on a cam on the boulder problem, at the Slot entrance move, and on the last pitch (and he has done A-man many times).
Me? I jumared the whole thing that time!
I've never freed the entrance move to the slot, in spite of several tries. (Last time I couldn't even exit the slot after a 90 minute epic - Waahhh!)
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
  May 16, 2011 - 07:38am PT
Congratulations!

Enjoyed the pix.

Still no tick for me.....waaaaaaaa!
frog-e

Trad climber
Imperial Beach California
  May 16, 2011 - 08:13am PT
Thank you for the fun and interesting trip report.
And for some really cool pictures.
I am very happy for your success.





Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
  May 16, 2011 - 08:35am PT
Cheers!

DMT
Captain...or Skully

climber
in the oil patch...Fricken Bakken, that's where
  May 16, 2011 - 08:39am PT
Nicely done & documented.
Thanks for sharing it.
eKat

Trad climber
  May 16, 2011 - 08:43am PT
TFPU!
Doug Robinson

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
  May 16, 2011 - 10:28am PT
WOW, thanks.

You guys rock!
rockermike

Trad climber
Berkeley
  May 16, 2011 - 10:30am PT
damn, she can write and climb too. way cool
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
  May 16, 2011 - 10:48am PT
fabulous TR and way to get on the route!!!
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
  May 16, 2011 - 10:56am PT
Nice work! Thanks for the pics.
Roxy

Trad climber
CA Central Coast
  May 16, 2011 - 10:56am PT
i LOVE reading TRs on a Monday before I start the weekly grind.

TFPU! and kudos to ticking a mega-classic!

Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
  May 16, 2011 - 11:07am PT
Wow! Thanks. Great TR and images

Peace

Karl
Tahoe climber

climber
Davis these days
  May 16, 2011 - 11:11am PT
Nice work and great TR
Psyched for you
TC
the Fet

climber
Tu-Tok-A-Nu-La
  May 16, 2011 - 11:13am PT
Well done!

Great pics and text!
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
  May 16, 2011 - 11:20am PT
Any day you climb Astroman is a good day!

Excellent TR, Congratulations.
susu

Trad climber
East Bay, CA
  May 16, 2011 - 11:33am PT
Enjoyed your TR and inspiring photos! Really love your profile picture too. Great flash onsite of the Harding slot!
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
  May 16, 2011 - 11:23am PT
Awesome pics!
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
  May 16, 2011 - 11:27am PT
Good stuff! I'm impressed that you were able to link the first 3 pitches - the hard moves on the "boulder problem" pitch 3 with rope drag must have been good value! Good job.
Dirka

Trad climber
Hustle City
  May 16, 2011 - 11:28am PT
Solid bro!
Mtnmun

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
  May 16, 2011 - 11:34am PT
What a cool post to wake up to. Need to get back on the mountain soon and feel the love. Thanks for posting this. Jude
tahoe523

Trad climber
Station Wagon, USA
Author's Reply  May 16, 2011 - 02:52pm PT
No onsight of the slot. My partner gave me the paint by numbers beta. It was like following plastic colored blobs, and I was all ears to hear what he had to say.

We had done Astroboy and made attempts at onsighting those pitches. I C1'd. On TR nonetheless. But again, 5.10 flailer and barely bouldering V0--. He had onsighted on his first attempt, so for the sake of time and wanting our friends to start climbing as soon as possible as well, he linked the pitches like an animal and C1'd, so there was no need for smooth rope action. I think he still free climbed all but two moves.

Wish I flashed the harding slot, but I buckled and pulled on a completely undercammed .75 and an orange alien. I guess I didn't want it bad enough. It's one thing to work the moves near the ground. It was another to take into consideration the time of day and the possibility of other climbers wanting to get up the damn thing as well. Plus, flashing 5.11c? That's crazy talk. At least I freed my way in and up for 90%. I'm happy. My knees? Not so much.

My friends are from Catalonia and are in the valley for a bit. If you see them, please say hello. Ungodly full of talent and admirable character to match. Root for them. They will be wearing bright colors on the Nose this week when the sky clears!
Double D

climber
  May 16, 2011 - 02:16pm PT
Nice send and great TR!
susu

Trad climber
East Bay, CA
  May 16, 2011 - 02:41pm PT
Thank you for the open details... still, killer job! Just out of curiosity, do you want to get back to climb it again any time soon? Would you bring the 6" Piece a next time?
Barcus

Social climber
San Luis Obispo, Ca.
  May 16, 2011 - 02:56pm PT
Awsome TR, thanks for the trek!
Your first TR gets an A+!!!!!

Marcus
Evil too!
Aya K

Trad climber
Boulder, CO!
  May 16, 2011 - 02:59pm PT
Love it, thanks!
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
  May 16, 2011 - 03:07pm PT
Nice stuff! What's up next? When is the next TR? More more more!
NigelSSI

Trad climber
B.C.
  May 16, 2011 - 03:22pm PT
I'm drooling a bit more than usual right now.
10b4me

climber
  May 16, 2011 - 03:28pm PT
thanks for the trip report and pictures.
nutjob

Sport climber
Almost to Hollywood, Baby!
  May 16, 2011 - 03:35pm PT
Excelente!

Great effort, great pics, and it inspires me to get better to give it a shot.
msiddens

Trad climber
  May 16, 2011 - 03:37pm PT
nice work!
Gal

Trad climber
going big air to fakie
  May 16, 2011 - 03:39pm PT
Great job! Inspiring!
thedogfather

Trad climber
Somewhere near Red Rocks
  May 16, 2011 - 04:09pm PT
Great TR. I liked exhibit A
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
  May 16, 2011 - 04:17pm PT
Wonderful report and pics. I really enjoyed reading about it (as I sit here all warm with a great cuppa tea)... Susan
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
  May 16, 2011 - 04:22pm PT
Wow! Thanks much for a great TR about a great effort.

John
tahoe523

Trad climber
Station Wagon, USA
Author's Reply  May 16, 2011 - 04:33pm PT
Although it was a pain to tote along, I needed to carry the #6 because I had no idea how capable I was getting to the anchor. I have some extra fat cells on me that I didn't have when I last climbed the Steck Salathe, but man, the harding slot felt way tighter! I could breath, but I should have taken my shoes and gear off me before jumping head first. *Face palm* The harding slot is the ultimate timesink. Half hour to get up the thing, followed by wasting another half hour trying to get my side of the rope free and back down the slot (don't do this unless you're, like, the rope whisperer), so that I could haul the rack up. No dice. The rope was too far over climber's right.

I would not bring a number six on the climb again because I know I can free it. Yeah! However, if I knew I could not work my way through the slot from the inside, I would definitely take it with me. This route demands every technique: offwidth, loads of laybacking, incredible endurance, squeeze, tight hands, stemming, bouldery moves and a damn strong requisite headspace to finish the runout face pitch in daylight and back down to the valley at a reasonable hour. I gather most climbers that head up Astroman are not like me, and I now understand why this line doesn't see the gumby traffic that other tough routes see. So, to answer your question, no, I don't think most people need a #6 even if they stay on the outside. But if you're just a closet nervous wreck on that pitch and know that you can demonstrate the competence to handle all the other pitches in a reasonable time, then haul that 6 with you. Many will scoff. So what.

Whoa. I never thought I'd love spraying as much as I do. This is fun! Ok, I'll shut up now.
susu

Trad climber
East Bay, CA
  May 16, 2011 - 05:52pm PT
No don't shut up ~ you done proud! Thanks for the great answer!
Roger Breedlove

climber
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
  May 17, 2011 - 03:01pm PT
Congratulations. Great trip report. Really nice pictures.

PS: I aided it all over 1 1/2 days.
Zander

climber
  May 16, 2011 - 06:29pm PT
All right!
Way to go.
Zander
Mason

Trad climber
Yay Area
  May 16, 2011 - 07:12pm PT
Nice work!

Awesome TR and awesome pictures. Now I'm more stoked than ever to get strong and climb this someday!
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  May 16, 2011 - 10:01pm PT
Awesome Effort and TR, TFPU!
KlimbIn

climber
  May 16, 2011 - 10:12pm PT
Wonderful. Thank you.
213

climber
Where the Froude number often >> 1
  May 17, 2011 - 12:44am PT
Bravo! Great stuff!

The lieback picture is really cool with the juxtaposition of a normal looking foreground but with the trees growing perpendicularly to the 'normal' orientation. I like.
Spectacular stone throughout...can't wait to find this end of the road to enlightenment later this season!
Wen

Trad climber
Bend, OR
  May 17, 2011 - 01:33am PT
The Harding Slot acting like a form of contraception! Love that line. Wish I were as burly as you. Are you really climbing the slot in a tank top? Wow! Awesome TR!
murcy

Gym climber
sanfrancisco
  May 17, 2011 - 01:50am PT
Sweet ascent and TR; thanks!
Tami

Social climber
Canada
  May 17, 2011 - 01:58am PT
Thanks fer the TR. Great shots. Took me back 31 years. :-)


edit...........to the day. Yeah, I was on that route 17 May '81. There's a reason I remember that but it's not so interesting as BOOOOOOOOOM Mt St Helens the very next day !!!!
Daphne

Trad climber
Northern California
  May 17, 2011 - 02:14am PT
Awesome TR and please, More Rhapsodizing! --you do it so very well. Thanks for showing me your perspective of a route I will most likely never get up. I will look for more of your "spray".
johntp

Trad climber
socal
  May 17, 2011 - 02:33am PT
Sweet TR; thank you for PU.
Cain J Waters

Mountain climber
Ithaca, NY
  May 19, 2011 - 01:10pm PT
Tahoe,

Thanks for a really cool and honest write up. I can't believe you climbed the slot in a tanktop! Burly.

You can stop calling yourself a 5.10gumby. Proud tick, guys and gal. -CW
Paulina

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
  May 19, 2011 - 02:02pm PT
Sweet!
Mr_T

Trad climber
Northern California
  May 20, 2011 - 06:43pm PT
Rawk on!
wayne burleson

climber
Amherst, MA
  May 21, 2011 - 06:01pm PT
Fun report! Great can-do attitude. That #6 will be useful on the Rostrum too...
Vulcan

Sport climber
  May 21, 2011 - 07:56pm PT
Ticked?? Pull on gear. No way.
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
  May 21, 2011 - 08:03pm PT
Yeah, maybe "Finally climbed" would be a better choice of words.
But I bet she'll be back to free all the pitches.
Most people don't get a no-falls ascent their first try on A-man.
Vulcan

Sport climber
  May 21, 2011 - 08:43pm PT
Climbed means you climb the rock without aid.
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
  May 21, 2011 - 09:59pm PT
Well, there is "free climbing" and "aid climbing".
The "climb" part does not define free or aid.
You can use "aided" if you want to emphasize that you didn't free something.
Or you can use "freed" to emphasize that you climbed something free.
Or "survived" / "epiced" if you struggled more than expected....
For example, most people talk about "climbing" El Cap. They don't say "someday I want to aid El Cap", they say "someday I want to climb El Cap".
Of course you are free to define "climb" any way you want.
But if most people define it differently, you won't communicate as well.
couchmaster

climber
  May 21, 2011 - 10:00pm PT
...AND f*ING TOTALLY AWESOME WRITING AS WELL! WOOT!

STILL LOLZING
Vulcan

Sport climber
  May 21, 2011 - 11:42pm PT
Yes...most people would never say
"i want to aid a route" because it's
second rate.
5.11c free climbed over 25 years ago.
I'm hurtin . . .

Ice climber
midwest
  May 22, 2011 - 12:16am PT
Excellent trip report! Nicley written, fun to read.

Vulcan, STFU!

Jan

Mountain climber
Colorado, Nepal & Okinawa
  May 22, 2011 - 01:04am PT
Unique and interesting trip report.
More climbs and more write ups please!
Bad Climber

climber
  May 22, 2011 - 09:23am PT
Yow! I loved this report. I don't think I'll ever be up to the standards of Astroman, so it sure was nice to be taken along. You guys did so well. Such moments in life are few. Revel in it!

BAd
hobo_dan

Social climber
Minnesota
  May 22, 2011 - 11:14am PT
Thanks for sharing
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
  May 24, 2011 - 01:49pm PT
Thanks for the extra attention to the pro. GOt another 5.10 gumby thinking....
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
  May 25, 2011 - 09:02pm PT
I’m rhapsodizing too much for a trip report
I have to correct you here. Great TR, well written. Good beta on the HS. Excellent accomplishment.
Wonderso

climber
SF Bay Area
  May 26, 2011 - 01:27pm PT
Sweet! Congratulations on your climb, that's great! Great shot of the all smiles team at the end! Thanks for sharing your trip!
eagle

Trad climber
new paltz, ny
  Jun 5, 2011 - 07:29pm PT
nice report and awesome photos. that harding slot pitch looks very scary
blackbird

Trad climber
the flat water trails...
  Jun 5, 2011 - 09:28pm PT
SWEET!!
Mimi

climber
  Jun 5, 2011 - 09:36pm PT
Missed this one. Wow, what an interesting TR. Can't recall seeing one for this type of ascent of Astroman before. Very cool. It will inspire other climbers to enjoy this great climb.
murcy

Gym climber
sanfrancisco
  Jun 5, 2011 - 11:28pm PT
Awesome TR and great pictures. This is the first shot of the Harding Slot that made it clear to me why it's not a cakewalk:



Proud! Looking forward to your TR of the Salathe.
mariaji

Social climber
Tucson, AZ
  Jun 23, 2011 - 01:34am PT
What a hilarious and entertaining TR, thanks for posting, very inspired!
Johnny K.

climber
  Dec 17, 2011 - 04:34pm PT
Shino....awesome! =D
martygarrison

Trad climber
Washington DC
  Dec 17, 2011 - 08:17pm PT
sounds like you did the east face of washington column, not astroman. sorry
Cain J Waters

Mountain climber
Ithaca, NY
  Dec 17, 2011 - 10:36pm PT
Most people who climb the east face of Washington Column without aiders, daisies or jumars and free 95% of the route would say that they climbed Astroman.


She never made claim to freeing the entire route, and I can speak for many in that we collectively appreciated her honest account and colorful commentary. Did she "tick" the route? No, and she would probably recant if she could change the title. But the woman climbed Astroman. To say otherwise while appending a meaningless apology is a bit tacky and condescending.
Jingy

climber
Random Nobody
  Dec 17, 2011 - 10:58pm PT
Really great TR.

Thank you for the story, and the photos.

I feel a little closer to the climb today


Cheers
tahoe523

Trad climber
Station Wagon, USA
Author's Reply  Feb 15, 2012 - 11:07am PT
Ha! Yikes. Tough crowd! Indeed, I climbed the east face, but frankly, it's not as sexy sounding as its modern, more bravado-esque name. Turns out that you can actually change TR titles, too. I guess posts are another story. No official tick, for all you armchair critics.

Wording updated, but I'm keeping the rest of the title. "A Laywoman's Account of the East Face of Washington Column" doesn't have the notoriety that, even if ever so slightly, would increase my chances of getting into a climber's pants.
jaaan

Trad climber
Chamonix, France
  Feb 14, 2012 - 03:56pm PT
I'd be over the moon if I'd climbed Astroman like you did. I've never done it and probably never will. Take no notice of them.
couchmaster

climber
  Feb 14, 2012 - 04:57pm PT
"A Laywoman's Account of the East Face of Washington Column" doesn't have the notoriety that, even if ever so slightly, would increase my chances of getting into a climber's pants.
LOL.


Truly engaging witty and interesting writing is rare these days. I can't say how hard you actually climb (pretty damned hard) but your writing is certainly 5.15B or more.
Kurt Ettinger

Trad climber
Martinez, CA
  Feb 14, 2012 - 05:39pm PT
Missed this one. Very nicely done (both climb and TR). Great wit!
Largo

Sport climber
The Big Wide Open Face
  Feb 14, 2012 - 11:26pm PT
So far my fav TR on SP.

JL
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
  Feb 15, 2012 - 10:18am PT
Proud!
LongAgo

Trad climber
  Feb 15, 2012 - 01:02pm PT
Great pics, wonderfully energized report. All the reasons we climb are right here.

I think what makes this climb so rich is how so many climbers find different parts harder and easier, making for animated sharing and chatter back and forth. When Bev Johnson and I did this one way back when, E corner was so bird poopy I came off a really slippery section. Given our rules of the game of the day about no rope rests, I lowered off and redid the whole pitch again. Bev followed just fine. Then, neither of us found the H slot an issue, but did get rattled on what seemed like a decaying last pitch with poor pro of the day. Maybe we were just “pooped.”

Tom Higgins
LongAgo
Joe

Social climber
Santa Cruz
  Feb 15, 2012 - 01:38pm PT
missed this one until now...
really well done TR, and por supuesto proud climbing!
hossjulia

Trad climber
Carson City, NV
  Mar 3, 2014 - 10:26am PT
WML, thanks for the bump, great way to start my morning in the cube.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
  Mar 3, 2014 - 11:56am PT
Missed this the first time. Definitely one of the best written TR's EVAH!
jstan

climber
  Mar 3, 2014 - 12:17pm PT
Did you see what I saw?

A real writer!
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
  Mar 3, 2014 - 01:36pm PT
Great TR.


sounds like you did the east face of washington column, not astroman. sorry

Classic Supertopo.
Bad Climber

climber
  Mar 3, 2014 - 04:29pm PT
I missed this the first time around...

Freakin' great!

One great line: "P9 Changing Corners. If this pitch were at the base of the cookie, there would be a congo line of monkeys waiting to have at it. It’s brilliant that the Harding Slot is below this pitch acting like a form of contraception."

Ah, the Harding Condom! Don't get better den dat.

Thanks.

BAd
melski

Trad climber
bytheriver
  Mar 3, 2014 - 08:57pm PT
you bring to the table that ,honest ,youthful mind stream,dialoge we all wish we had more of,,hang on,with it,,,powerful stuff,look forward to more,,peaceandlove,,
MikeL

Social climber
Seattle, WA
  Mar 3, 2014 - 10:53pm PT
Very nice write-up. Cheers. Good on ya.
le_bruce

climber
Oakland, CA
  Mar 4, 2014 - 03:40pm PT
We miss Tahoe523!
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
  Mar 4, 2014 - 04:09pm PT
^^^Yeah we do. I think she climbed everything already. Astroman, Crucifix, etc etc. Probably tow-in surfing the Pipeline during tsumanis these day or something. Girls gotta keep the excitement quota up.
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