Trip Report
TR 2008-12-30 Gary's Crack Menace
Wednesday December 31, 2008 2:14am
The menace:

The crew:

Queen of Wyde:

Ed H with injured foot (and wall of fame in foreground):



Scuffy showing us how the arm bar is done:

And the trusty hand/fist stack:

And Brutus of Wyde surprises us with the elbow:

The elbow?

But he's got other tricks too:



I felt pretty good on this width with the butterfly stack , right armbar, and left armbar. Well, I had to bicycle my feet a little (well a lot) on the left armbar. But I don't have the hang of this calf-lock thingie yet. For me personally, the Scuffy redwood beast is harder, but Gary's machine ain't no walk in the park.

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nutjob

Sport climber
Almost to Hollywood, Baby!
Author's Reply  Dec 31, 2008 - 02:40am PT
Weird. When I loaded it in Internet Explorer, several of the pictures were missing. Then in Opera, same pictures were missing. In Firefox, all pics were there (that is browser I used when viewing them already in picasaweb.com

Is there some thing where they rate-limit photo downloads from a browser client or something? When I loaded the individual missing pictures they came through OK, then after this cache they displayed correctly when reloading this supertopo thread. Then I do a Ctrl-F5 to force a picture reload and the same pictures are missing again in IE and Opera.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
  Dec 31, 2008 - 02:47am PT
I onsighted this width/venue with butterlys and right side armbars. All further refinements, have ended in various highpoints of disaster.



OT;


Avoid any spawn of wintel™

and it will all get better.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
  Dec 31, 2008 - 03:23am PT
if you want to see it... well, look here:

http://vimeo.com/2677859
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
  Dec 31, 2008 - 03:45am PT
Very, Very Nice, Ed. what could Nat and I have had doing, important enough to miss that?















"Jay, Scuffy is one of those guys that should always have a girlfriend. If He doesn't, what hope is there for guys like you and me?" said Mike Friedrichs...
nutjob

Sport climber
Almost to Hollywood, Baby!
Author's Reply  Dec 31, 2008 - 05:02am PT
Whoa Ed, that is some snazzy video editing on short notice!

Glad to see footage of Gary in there, I managed to not get any pictures of his laps.

Now every time I see Scuffy I'll hear I'M A MONKEY!!!
rhyang

climber
SJC
  Dec 31, 2008 - 11:04am PT
Nice !
Zander

climber
  Dec 31, 2008 - 12:13pm PT
Looks like fun guys! wish I'd been there.
Nutjob, I tried three diferent browsers, including Firefox, and I can't see all the photos.
Climb on!
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DJS

Trad climber
  Mar 19, 2009 - 08:43pm PT
Bump
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
  Mar 19, 2009 - 08:54pm PT
any shots/stories from last night?
DJS

Trad climber
  Mar 19, 2009 - 09:05pm PT
Bump
Zander

climber
  Mar 20, 2009 - 12:23am PT
I was there last night. Gary C., scuffyb, spyork and me. OW 101 size. Hand fist stack, throw in a knee, repeat. The funny thing is I've got it wired with the right knee in and I stuggle like crazy when attempting the left knee.
Zeekneebro
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
  Mar 20, 2009 - 11:23am PT
har!
scuffy b

climber
heading slowly NNW
  Mar 20, 2009 - 11:35am PT
It was the proper combination of number of climbers and
temperature.
Not too cold waiting, beer was perfect, just enough rest time...
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
  Apr 25, 2009 - 11:28am PT
it's a horrible, though useful for learning, size, right now.
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