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Temple Crag


High Sierra, California USA


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Photo TR - Venusian Blind with Mom
Wednesday September 11, 2013 9:58am
Fill your life with those who want your company and it will be a wonde...
Fill your life with those who want your company and it will be a wonderful life.
Credit: GDavis



Trevor, Myself and Mom - Trevor came up for Winchell's East Ridge.
Trevor, Myself and Mom - Trevor came up for Winchell's East Ridge.
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Greg Davis is a mama's boy.

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NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
  Sep 11, 2013 - 10:19am PT
Hey mama's boy, you're lucky your mom is in shape to do stuff like this! Pretty cool.
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Author's Reply  Sep 11, 2013 - 10:27am PT
She's an animal, that's for damn sure!
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
  Sep 11, 2013 - 10:28am PT
Priceless. TFPU and showing the generations, younger and older, what's possible if they're able and have been so blessed. Far in the future you'll have these memories of Mom and you, they'll be priceless. Great Son, you are!!
Burch3y

Mountain climber
I offer nothing to the discussion
  Sep 11, 2013 - 10:28am PT
Dude. Almost everything else you type on the computer is pure garbage.

This...is awesome.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
  Sep 11, 2013 - 10:42am PT
Burchy read my mind. Great report. Wish I was able to take my mom out to climb!

Incredible!
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Author's Reply  Sep 11, 2013 - 10:44am PT
Thanks guys, I know I can count on you lol. Burch, I think my mom might have a more impressive tick list than you :)
limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
  Sep 11, 2013 - 11:00am PT
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand, awesome!

Momma's boy
Burch3y

Mountain climber
I offer nothing to the discussion
  Sep 11, 2013 - 11:01am PT
Haha, I'm sure she does, Greg.

I'm rubbish!!!!
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
  Sep 11, 2013 - 01:04pm PT
good deal... climbing with your mom.

so who has been climbing longer?

You

Mom
aguacaliente

climber
  Sep 11, 2013 - 01:54pm PT
Your mom wears climbing shoes!

Great TR, thanks.
micronut

Trad climber
Fresno/Clovis, ca
  Sep 11, 2013 - 02:11pm PT
Supercool. What a great memory you two will have of this one for a long time. I need to call my mom now.
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
  Sep 11, 2013 - 02:15pm PT
Class Act if there ever was one!
Jim Herson

climber
Emerald Hills, CA
  Sep 11, 2013 - 09:01pm PT
Great job mom! A beautiful line with great exposure in a gorgeous spot. Just had the kids up there. It was a blast.

However, if you want to continue climbing with your mom you might want to consider getting her a smaller pack. That's quite a load she carried!

-Jim
kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
  Sep 11, 2013 - 10:14pm PT
More than nice, G Davis!!! Wish I could get my mom up there.

Jim H, hope you'll post a TR showing off the bad azz kids!
Joe

Social climber
Santa Cruz
  Sep 12, 2013 - 09:54am PT
way cool...
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
  Sep 12, 2013 - 09:58am PT
Very nice TFPU.
mtnyoung

Trad climber
Twain Harte, California
  Sep 12, 2013 - 10:05am PT
I have to admit that when I read the thread title I thought it was a joke! It's not.

Very impressive (and fun).
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
  Sep 12, 2013 - 10:06am PT
Wonderful TR, Greg. My mother, now an infirm 101 years old, hiked up Half Dome with me 51 years ago. That started my desire to climb, and I treasure the memory of that trip. I can tell you'll have wonderful memories as well.

John
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Author's Reply  Sep 12, 2013 - 10:14am PT
Thanks, everyone. Just FYI, this isn't a rare thing for us, in fact she's been backpacking and climbing for a decade and leads her own routes when I'm not around :)


mom leading a 5.9 at Holcomb Valley last spring
mucci

Trad climber
The pitch of Bagalaar above you
  Sep 12, 2013 - 10:17am PT
Very cool Greg.

I met your mom, and just missed you at TM this summer.

Very nice, and WAY psyched about climbing with you.

What a gift to give a parent.

Bravo!
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
  Sep 12, 2013 - 10:21am PT
Sweet buckets of AWESOMENESS!
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
  Sep 12, 2013 - 10:22am PT
Dig it. Momz are coolz.

You done good.
TrundleBum

Trad climber
Las Vegas
  Sep 12, 2013 - 10:27am PT

Is yer mom single ?

Oooops sorry jus' say'n/ask'n :0
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

She's an inspiration G !
pc

climber
  Sep 12, 2013 - 10:34am PT
Excellent!

Good for both of you!
Magic D

Trad climber
  Sep 12, 2013 - 08:50pm PT
Go, Mom! -- Great to see another mom out there doing this! I've had some really amazing adventures w/ my son Alex (Honnold), and wish there were more of us out getting vertical. (Check out Gripped Mag for the story on our last one.) There's something really special about sharing a rope w/your kid. (Yes, he always uses a rope when we climb together). :-)
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Author's Reply  Sep 13, 2013 - 01:34pm PT
Hey funny enough, Alex gave us a ride after we (mom and I) climbed nutcracker. We should have a play date :)
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
  Sep 13, 2013 - 04:59pm PT
Pretty cool stuff there! Gotta love those moms that kick butt and take names!
Susan
Daphne

Trad climber
Northern California
  Sep 13, 2013 - 07:39pm PT
Awesome!
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
  Sep 14, 2013 - 06:00am PT
Thanks!
sullly

Trad climber
  Sep 14, 2013 - 06:05am PT
The hammock shot says it all. Way to go mom. Hope trips like these help with your loss.
Bad Climber

climber
  Sep 14, 2013 - 06:19am PT
That's great, GD. Shred mama! I can't even imagine doing something like this with my mom back when I was a young climber. Dear old mum, while not overweight, was basically totally sedentary except for runs to the store and such. It definitely shortened her life, although she still made it into her mid 70's somehow. Cherish that ma and be good to her.

BAd
Norwegian

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
  Sep 14, 2013 - 06:22am PT
your mom's a babe.
take that memory all the way, and then some.

temple crag is a special place, indy-eed.

i have a few key experience with my mom,
all involve mountains,
that i cherish and re-live often.

keep it up, greg,
your living.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
  Sep 14, 2013 - 07:32am PT
How is she old enough to have you? Nice work family Davis!
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  Sep 14, 2013 - 08:09am PT
very nice, way to go,
My mom likes to hike and climb too, and is in her mid 60s!!!!
MisterE

climber
  Sep 14, 2013 - 08:02pm PT
Quality family time!
kaholatingtong

Trad climber
Nevada City
  Sep 14, 2013 - 09:28pm PT
well done.
le_bruce

climber
Oakland, CA
  Sep 17, 2013 - 03:23pm PT
Yeah this is great! You need to get your mother an ST account pronto. She looks like she'd fit in with us brutes and brutettes just perfectly.
Dirka

Trad climber
Hustle City
  Sep 17, 2013 - 04:49pm PT
Bump!
johntp

Trad climber
socal
  Sep 17, 2013 - 07:17pm PT
Nice TR. Your mom? Seriously, she looks like she could be your sister. Kick **s.

That is one big honking pack...
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
  Sep 17, 2013 - 09:01pm PT
It is wonderful when Moms and Sons can play together.
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Author's Reply  Dec 18, 2013 - 11:05am PT
Christmas shopping for Mom is easy when she's a climber. I think I'll get her one of these this summer for christmas :)

Credit: GDavis
msiddens

Trad climber
  Dec 20, 2013 - 09:45am PT
Nice and way to have some fun and create some memories
Sketch

Trad climber
H-ville
  Dec 20, 2013 - 09:56am PT
Way to go, Mom.

Thanks GDavis. Nice TR.
L

climber
California dreamin' on the farside of the world..
  Dec 20, 2013 - 02:38pm PT
I LOVED THIS, Greg!

Your mom is wayyyyyyyyyyy cool. Great pics, too.
Leggs

Sport climber
Made in California
  Dec 20, 2013 - 02:46pm PT
I think I love your mom, GDavis.

Hope that's okay! GREAT TR!!!




PS: PM sent.
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
  Dec 20, 2013 - 02:52pm PT
Great stuff! Mom is sending.
the Fet

climber
Tu-Tok-A-Nu-La
  Dec 20, 2013 - 03:02pm PT
Fantastic! That TR was worth 22,000 words.
Larry Nelson

Social climber
  Dec 20, 2013 - 08:16pm PT
Dude...
Is your Mom available?
Kalimon

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
  Dec 21, 2013 - 09:39am PT
Happy Holidays GDavis . . . thanks for all your input here.

Credit: Kalimon
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