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Title: May - June Big Wall plans ?
Post by: KevinW on May 06, 2009, 09:09:09 am
Just wondering if anyone has plans in the next in the next month or two?
Always interested in hearing what other are gearing up for.
Title: Re: May - June Big Wall plans ?
Post by: Caz on May 06, 2009, 10:49:48 am
depending on how much time off I can get after the 31st we are looking at doing wither Mideast crisis or Something on the Captin. I really want to do Aquarian wall for first El cap summit...


ZAc
Title: Re: May - June Big Wall plans ?
Post by: mungeclimber on May 06, 2009, 11:19:34 am
Zac, I thought you had done Zod already? 
Title: Re: May - June Big Wall plans ?
Post by: skully on May 06, 2009, 11:37:48 am
I've no plans then, unless I get canned. If I do, I liquidate, and will see you there.
Title: Re: May - June Big Wall plans ?
Post by: Caz on May 06, 2009, 11:39:01 am
Mung, I gave The Shield a shot once but that's it for El Cap.

It's been a couple years since I've been to the top of a wall (plenty of attempts)...


Zac
Title: Re: May - June Big Wall plans ?
Post by: offset on May 06, 2009, 02:21:50 pm
w00000T!!!!!!1

leaving june 6.... going for the shield!!!     totally stoked....   but trying to sort out the strategery


Title: Re: May - June Big Wall plans ?
Post by: skully on May 06, 2009, 02:58:39 pm
Sounds like climbing Texas style......strategery, indeed.
Title: Re: May - June Big Wall plans ?
Post by: Mike. on May 06, 2009, 03:36:01 pm
Glad to hear the rumblings of the constructively discontent. Go get it, lads!

Hope to see yas up there later this month, prolly not in June.

Aye!
Title: Re: May - June Big Wall plans ?
Post by: Rags on May 06, 2009, 07:18:16 pm
Had plans to do Gold wall (see nooks TR) this week end. A death in the family has put a hold on it. Hopefully we can reschedule in the next couple weeks. I need to recharge on some rock.
Title: Re: May - June Big Wall plans ?
Post by: YetAnotherDave on May 08, 2009, 12:02:44 pm
No valley for me this year, going to spend more of my vacation time in a boat.  Planning a bunch of long weekend solos of grade Vs in squamish tho.  2 weeks till the first one...
Title: Re: May - June Big Wall plans ?
Post by: skully on May 08, 2009, 12:40:31 pm
You will, of course, keep us posted?
Hpoe springs eternal!
Title: Re: May - June Big Wall plans ?
Post by: KevinW on May 08, 2009, 01:22:27 pm
Dave,
         if things work out, I plan on being in Squamish the last 2-weeks of August, If things really work out, a week in the Eldrid, and a week in Squamish.
(I know these aren't May-June plans... just thought I'd mention it though)
Title: Re: May - June Big Wall plans ?
Post by: Caz on May 08, 2009, 10:02:36 pm
So my plans are set! I leave the 29th and blast on the 31st. I may go up for a grade V a bit sooner with Kate but that's up in the air...

i don't want to jinx the plan for the end of the month but I'll post a TR

Zac
Title: Re: May - June Big Wall plans ?
Post by: Didder on May 08, 2009, 11:32:12 pm
heading up to the valley  Sunday pm.... Gonna start fixing solo Monday .... My
partner gets to hike up Monday night with beers and jug up to the
high point then its up we go...  Got a new
camera so will post a trip report....
Title: Re: May - June Big Wall plans ?
Post by: scottydo on May 09, 2009, 08:02:56 am
Since I am still a fledgling in this arena and working my way up to the Grade V and VI my only plans over the next couple months are some cragging in the Valley (Bishop's Terrace, After Six/Seven) and Snake Dike if my climbing partner doesn't have to bail. Hopefully can get on something bigger sometime soon.
Title: Re: May - June Big Wall plans ?
Post by: hoipolloi on May 10, 2009, 08:52:24 pm
as many as i can crank out. day or night, its all going down! (lunchbox and I did the WFLT in a push yesterday afternoon / last night)
Title: Re: May - June Big Wall plans ?
Post by: skully on May 10, 2009, 08:56:53 pm
Sweet!...I'm of the opinion that you should ALWAYS bring your LunchBox climbing.
Have fun, guys!
Title: Re: May - June Big Wall plans ?
Post by: mungeclimber on May 10, 2009, 09:42:47 pm
Had plans to do Gold wall (see nooks TR) this week end. A death in the family has put a hold on it. Hopefully we can reschedule in the next couple weeks. I need to recharge on some rock.

Sorry to hear about that Rags. 
Title: Re: May - June Big Wall plans ?
Post by: mungeclimber on May 10, 2009, 09:44:38 pm
as many as i can crank out. day or night, its all going down! (lunchbox and I did the WFLT in a push yesterday afternoon / last night)

sweet mang!  what time did you get down. I saw one set of lamps on what looked like awhanee as I drove by.
Title: Re: May - June Big Wall plans ?
Post by: iceman777 on May 11, 2009, 10:22:24 am
Look's like were a go for second week in June .I wan't to be there now but my partner has a real job so.............

Gunning for the Muir wall but the more I read about Flight of the Albatross ............

Just have to see what look's less crowded when we get there ...
Title: Re: May - June Big Wall plans ?
Post by: Erik Sloan on May 13, 2009, 10:58:24 am
Whhoooaaa Iceman, comparing Muir to Flight of the Albatross is like comparing your favorite novel to a sporty short story you find online--both are inspiring and beautiful in their own way but one stays with ya a whole lot longer/gives you much much more gold grit to chew on.

I'm always open to whatever drumbeat I pick up while walking beneath the magical stones of the valley, or hear in the teethy wide smiles of motivated friends who feel a strong pull toward a certain route/formation. Looking forward to climbing the Salathe and Nose more as the season is picking up and getting time off is harder. 

monkey call--git sum!
e
Title: Re: May - June Big Wall plans ?
Post by: alex_arthur on May 13, 2009, 01:41:31 pm
Arrive in the valley on June 26 and staying for 10 weeks...so hoping to do quite alot!  Hopefully following "the road to the nose" as new to big walling!
Title: Re: May - June Big Wall plans ?
Post by: skully on May 13, 2009, 01:43:41 pm
Damn, AA, you can do it ALL in ten weeks!
Well, maybe not "all"....but a Lot!
Have fun!
Title: Re: May - June Big Wall plans ?
Post by: smack on May 15, 2009, 12:12:50 am
Planned on the muir starting on monday (18th) but...my partner had a 30 mph bike crash
and is in no shape for wall climbing. So now I am looking for partners and/or looking to solo
a route next week. Fun! Anyone interested in spending a week with an el cap gumby?
Title: Re: May - June Big Wall plans ?
Post by: skully on May 16, 2009, 12:42:36 pm
Hope ya find somebody fun & capable..........cheers!
Title: Re: May - June Big Wall plans ?
Post by: Caz on May 20, 2009, 03:36:11 pm
So plans have changed. No more El Cap for me this spring :( Oh well, now I only have 5 days that I can be in Yos. The time frame I have is drive up the night of the 29th and have to be back the 3rd for work on the 4th. Right now we are looking at either WFLT or something on the WC (Either Skull Queen or Southern Man). I've never been up to the Tower so that's what I really want to do.


ZAc
Title: Re: May - June Big Wall plans ?
Post by: Mike. on May 20, 2009, 05:05:53 pm
Bummer, Zac. But maybe not? Sometimes tight windows make a person productive. Perfect window for the Tower, get one or two bivies on the wall and have a blast. No better wall value in Yo, IMO.

See you guys there next week. Condolence to Monkeys-at-Large (skully et al).
Title: Re: May - June Big Wall plans ?
Post by: Caz on May 20, 2009, 05:12:01 pm
When are you getting there Mike.?
Title: Re: May - June Big Wall plans ?
Post by: Mike. on May 20, 2009, 05:33:37 pm
I'm thinking mid-week, hopefully avoiding Mem Dayers.

You guys won't care about us...you'll be living large on one of the steepest walls ever.
Title: Re: May - June Big Wall plans ?
Post by: Caz on May 21, 2009, 12:53:23 am
Mike. I'll be chillin at the bridge on the 30th while Donny is at a wedding. Come by and have a brew with me...
Title: Re: May - June Big Wall plans ?
Post by: Mike. on May 21, 2009, 02:07:14 pm
Right on, doggie. I'll be on a "job," so don't be pissed if I miss ya.


Howza bout swilling them suckers on the vert? They taste better up there...
Title: Re: May - June Big Wall plans ?
Post by: Caz on May 23, 2009, 04:37:06 pm
7 more days till I head to the Valley!!!
Title: Re: May - June Big Wall plans ?
Post by: hammock-soloer on May 26, 2009, 07:22:50 pm
prow, zodiac, west face (leaning tower), and the spire.
Title: Re: May - June Big Wall plans ?
Post by: Caz on May 28, 2009, 05:42:59 pm
Leaving for the ditch in 24 hours!
Title: Re: May - June Big Wall plans ?
Post by: offset on May 28, 2009, 06:23:25 pm
my arrival date finally showed up in the 10-day forecast!!!!  MAJOR MILESTONE STOKE!!!