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Offline Didder

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Weather is kickin'
« on: February 12, 2012, 03:07:15 am »
Just got back from the valley and the weather was INSANE!!! Is this really Winter? Climbing in a t-shirt in the sun on Thurs & Fri. Full moon rise over Half Dome was the icing on the cake. No one on the Column save for one other dude who went up around towards dinner ledge Fri morning assuming to solo either the South Face or Skull Queen. So stoked to have rapped down just in time to bump into Jamie and Jason heading down with empty packs for another carry. They stoked me out by carrying down my ropes....THANK YOU GUYS!

If you have ever wanted to bust a wall in Winter (even though our Winters are not true Winters), now is the time so get up there and get after it before you wake up and it's March 22nd and you tell yourself "Doh! another Winter with no ascent!! There was a party about 3/4'ers of the way up the Trip.... Right on whoever you are, the only team on the entire right side of El Cap... stoked for you!! Wish I had had more time to spend up there.
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Re: Weather is kickin'
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2012, 11:50:03 am »
Argghhh!!!!!

I'm going out to the garage to fondle some gear...

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Re: Weather is kickin'
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2012, 05:08:11 pm »
I feel good to have gotten out working on my strength by bouldering in this perfect weather. But with the new jugs sitting on the climbing gear pile, the LT is starting to call.

thx for the stoke post!

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Re: Weather is kickin'
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2012, 09:52:59 pm »
beautiful weather until sun night. I topped out (well, "topped out") at Dano Ledge right as the snow started. Bivied there and woke up to inches of show, and then a descent gully sporting feet of snow to drag my pig, rope, wet body, and tears through.

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