Trip Report
Simply Stoned. An Indian Creek TR. [tons o pics alert]
Sunday May 6, 2012 7:17am
So after a long hiatus I finally was in a position to take a long weekend and go SandStonin' in the desert.
It was a phun phun trip with a great group of folks. I hope you enjoy this mostly pictorial journey.

Day 1
Kar;a Shaw and her gurlie coffee in a sissy cup.
Kar;a Shaw and her gurlie coffee in a sissy cup.
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The Six Shooters
The Six Shooters
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North Six shooter
North Six shooter
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South Six Shooter
South Six Shooter
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Tapping up for the first pitch
Tapping up for the first pitch
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Fun stuff
Fun stuff
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Fun moves
Fun moves
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The PhiloDome & The Ooze 5.10-
The PhiloDome & The Ooze 5.10-
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It's a Dawgz life
It's a Dawgz life
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Find the lizard
Find the lizard
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The Ooze
The Ooze
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Oh man can we get some Dr Schoals here
Oh man can we get some Dr Schoals here
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Moon over CrackLand
Moon over CrackLand
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Heading down and hiking back
Heading down and hiking back
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This rock cracked me up
This rock cracked me up
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Roots Rock Reggae
Roots Rock Reggae
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Stone, sun & fun
Stone, sun & fun
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philo
About the Author
philo is a trad wall climber, one time Eldo Prancer and has been Black Canyon Wannabe hardman from somewhere halfway over the rainbow.

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Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
  May 6, 2012 - 07:19am PT
Nice pics! I'd climb at IC more but I don't have enough friends.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Author's Reply  May 6, 2012 - 08:02am PT
Day 2
Looking up
Looking up
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Watch your feet
Watch your feet
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Soaring Sandstone
Soaring Sandstone
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Craggin Carol racking up
Craggin Carol racking up
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The 5.10 C thin hands crux
The 5.10 C thin hands crux
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Into the perfect 5.9 hands
Into the perfect 5.9 hands
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Steep and Beautiful
Steep and Beautiful
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Snackin' and Rackin'
Snackin' and Rackin'
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There is a hound in this pic, can you find her?
There is a hound in this pic, can you find her?
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Find the pooch
Find the pooch
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A legend from the past
A legend from the past
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Mr Covington on stone and crackin' up
Mr Covington on stone and crackin' up
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Steep hands
Steep hands
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Legendary hands
Legendary hands
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Belayer in training
Belayer in training
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Always keep your Brake hand..er..paw on the rope
Always keep your Brake hand..er..paw on the rope
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Maybe I should get her a DogGri
Maybe I should get her a DogGri
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Capt.

climber
some eastside hovel
  May 6, 2012 - 07:27am PT
I can read,really,but man I like pictures.Thanks.More please :)))
new world order-

climber
  May 6, 2012 - 07:45am PT
Solid, philo! Looks like you had enough "friends".

I've only been to the Creek once. Still wild and untamed.

Great idea on the headband backpack thingey! Brings me back to my newspaper delivering daze when I'd slog the newspaper bag about in such a manner.

survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
  May 6, 2012 - 07:45am PT
I like pictures too!

Yo Phil, out there in Doniniville eh? Good for you.
Howz the kneeshoulderankleheart doing?

Peace
B
Gilroy

Social climber
Bolderado
  May 6, 2012 - 07:54am PT
yo philo way to get after it and TFPU

woof indeed
KG

Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
  May 6, 2012 - 07:58am PT
does it get any better?
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Author's Reply  May 7, 2012 - 09:15am PT
Day 3
Who Laa
Who Laa
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Who Pin
Who Pin
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Hey is this the Sphinx of the Serengeti?
Hey is this the Sphinx of the Serengeti?
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In the morning all manner of creatures show up
In the morning all manner of creatures show up
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Credit: philo
Derek, Carol and Michael discuss great things.
Derek, Carol and Michael discuss great things.
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Credit: philo
Lyn, Derek, Laurie, Michael & Carol blocking my Suburban escape.
Lyn, Derek, Laurie, Michael & Carol blocking my Suburban escape.
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Balanced Rock Garden
Balanced Rock Garden
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My Cairnski
My Cairnski
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Nobody makes cairns like a stoner Polish artist.
Nobody makes cairns like a stoner Polish artist.
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Michael Covingtom, Laurie Dahlenbach and Lyn Lamert
Michael Covingtom, Laurie Dahlenbach and Lyn Lamert
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Every body wanted to try
Every body wanted to try
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Lynn Lambert, Carol Kotchek and Eric Bjornstadt
Lynn Lambert, Carol Kotchek and Eric Bjornstadt
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Credit: philo
Cows and Cowboys, this aint Joisey.
Cows and Cowboys, this aint Joisey.
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On the wau back we stopped at Eric Bjornsatd's and picked up 50 or 60 of his journals for the AAC library in Golden. What a historical legend of desert exploration, adventure and FAs.
Hasta La Vista Buckaroos, keep on wranglin'.
Dick Erb

climber
June Lake, CA
  May 6, 2012 - 08:29am PT
Philo,
Is that Michael Covington in a few of those pics? He looks like he did about forty years ago, except for the color of his hair.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Author's Reply  May 6, 2012 - 08:35am PT
Yes Dick that is the man. I was greatly honored to finally meet, hang and climb with him.
And that's Eric Bjornstad in the last pics. We picked up a trove of history from him for the AAC library.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
  May 6, 2012 - 08:45am PT

Neat stuff, Philo. . .

But who are those people. . . (besides Carol and Karla). . .????
crunch

Social climber
CO
  May 6, 2012 - 09:07am PT
Nice pics Philo! Looks like a great time.

And yeah,tThere's Eric!

Funny, I stopped in to see him the very next day, asking about the stuff to go to the AAC library. Thanks for picking it all up!
Johnny K.

climber
  May 6, 2012 - 09:08am PT
Fun stuff Phil!Great photos
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
  May 6, 2012 - 10:19am PT
Philo, looks like fun with a great crew! You did that sublime rock balance? Bill Dan and Andy Goldsworthy watch out!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
  May 6, 2012 - 10:24am PT
Nice! I didnt know Andy Warhol climbed !;-)
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  May 6, 2012 - 12:00pm PT
Awesome Philo,
Your dogs live better then I do , I think.....:)
Thanks!
Footloose

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe
  May 6, 2012 - 12:15pm PT
Fun!

So who's this Laurie chick, I'd like to meet her if she ever comes through Tahoe,
we could climb maybe, pretty cute and tough-looking!

Could be a mirage, though, I've been fooled before.
Bowser

Social climber
Durango CO
  May 6, 2012 - 01:57pm PT
Great TR Philo! I hope to get out there one day.

TB
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
  May 6, 2012 - 05:23pm PT
Woohoo, good times!
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Author's Reply  May 7, 2012 - 09:25am PT
Thanks all for the thumbs ups. It's kinda like bein' liked on FB only much better.

Survival, I am on my way back, healing and strengthening but taking my patient time. After 31 years I maybe looking for a gullible, er I mean a strong and reliable partner for a hopeful return to the 'Res' this year.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
  May 7, 2012 - 09:37am PT
Dammit!

Making me Jealous, Philo.
I still have a couple of months before I can climb.

And here I am TORTURING myself looking at climbing pics.

:(
Dos XX

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
  May 7, 2012 - 12:01pm PT
Beeeutiful!
Karla

climber
Colorado
  May 7, 2012 - 12:25pm PT
Sissy cup! That was my attempt at packing light. However, I think it's more functional as a shot-glass.

So fun to spend the weekend with you, Goldie, Carol, Laurie, Sally, Suzy, Lyn, Jim, Kristi, Piper, Lori....lots of ladies on this trip:)
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Author's Reply  May 9, 2012 - 09:27am PT
Ah yes, Gotsta Luv the Ladies.

(?) & Laurie
(?) & Laurie
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Lyn
Lyn
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Sally Moser
Sally Moser
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Carol
Carol
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(?) & Granite
(?) & Granite
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Kar;a Shaw and her gurlie coffee in a sissy cup.
Kar;a Shaw and her gurlie coffee in a sissy cup.
Credit: philo
Piper
Piper
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Lyn & Laurie
Lyn & Laurie
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"Cause they be leadin' now.

Gurlz Rool
Dirka

Trad climber
Hustle City
  May 8, 2012 - 09:38am PT
Great tr. TFPU!
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
  May 8, 2012 - 10:07am PT
Ummmmmm....this is all making more sense now Phil:-)
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Author's Reply  May 9, 2012 - 09:53am PT
Ummmmmm....this is all making more sense now Phil:-)
Ah yes ydpl8s, I am Polish not stupid.
I didn't join the Silverheels Dance Co. for being light in the heels ya know.


Credit: philo
Credit: philo

Olde Schooler.
No chalk and no tape.
Yet some of them whipper snappers still thought my knee pads were cheating. LOL
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Author's Reply  May 9, 2012 - 07:07am PT
If the shutter had clicked one nano-moment later this little dude woul...
If the shutter had clicked one nano-moment later this little dude would have been in mid leap.
Credit: philo

I see you Goldie.
I see you Goldie.
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scuffy b

climber
heading slowly NNW
  May 9, 2012 - 08:03am PT
Thanks for the posting, Phil. A real treat. Looks like it was a treat
for you, too.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Author's Reply  May 9, 2012 - 09:44am PT
Ezra Ellis posted
Your dogs live better then I do , I think.....:)

Well she is always ready for an adventure
Credit: philo

But, how much of a couch potato are you really?
Credit: philo
TWP

Trad climber
Mancos, CO
  May 15, 2012 - 08:40pm PT
Person identified in photos as "Derek" is actually Darren Reay from Grand Junction, Colorado, with his ever-present, black wonder dog Karma Ann. Darren is a solid climber with an amazing set of outdoor skills. Just one example: he's expert at making arrowheads that easily pass the "real thing." Spent six wonderful weeks in the Wind Rivers with Darren last summer.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Author's Reply  May 16, 2012 - 09:28am PT
Oops, Dereck / Darren my bad.
He is a very cool cat with an awesome pup.

One last parting shot.
Old friends.
Old friends.
Credit: philo
snakefoot

climber
cali
  May 16, 2012 - 09:41am PT
sweet!
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Author's Reply  Nov 6, 2012 - 06:54am PT
Climbing content bump.
d-know

Trad climber
electric lady land
  Nov 6, 2012 - 08:58am PT
nice philo!!!!!!

good to see some
pics of carol.

Haven't seen her
in about a decade
but she was
always one of
my favorite
humans.


love and respect.
Johnny K.

climber
  Jul 16, 2013 - 04:29pm PT
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