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Re: Got Dates!
« Reply #30 on: May 17, 2010, 09:47:25 pm »
The valley sucks this time of year, in my opinion.  The only way I find myself enjoying it is to drive in Thursday night, hike to bivy, sleep, start a route Friday morning, Top out and drive home Sunday night.

Thats a weekend.  Time to get those started again, its been weird weather though, eh?

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Re: Got Dates!
« Reply #31 on: May 18, 2010, 01:35:39 pm »
Hey Mike-

I would have preffered to put all my energy into one solo wall from the beginning but my partner helped me out hugely with logistics and he was totally gung-ho on the free climbing.  I felt I owed it to him to do a few days before I launched solo.  It would have helped me if we chose some less difficult climbing as I was nearly just off the couch but I'm ok with how it worked out.  Gold Wall is a very good route.

I guess I'll have to try again next year . . .

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Re: Got Dates!
« Reply #32 on: May 18, 2010, 07:53:37 pm »
Got ya, Chris. I don't think you can complain...you bagged a bunch of great mileage. So much for the couch!


Hoi, I haven't been feeling these springs lately either. Autumn rules IMO--better weather and far fewer people. That whole El Cap scene with Tom and all just doesn't add to the climbing for me. I like most all the people individually a lot but the whole scene makes me want to climb elsewhere. Grouchy old man out...
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Re: Got Dates!
« Reply #33 on: May 19, 2010, 05:51:04 am »
I'm looking to cruise down for about 7 days in the first week of June. With my week leg and a noob valley partner I think the goal will be a bunch of moderate free routes. Maybe a push up the column if we are feeling up for it...

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Re: Got Dates!
« Reply #34 on: May 19, 2010, 09:45:39 am »
If any of you guys really want a crowd-free wall experience, come do a grade V or two in squamish this summer.  The 'trade routes' here are the ones that see more than one ascent most years  :)

I'm not likely to make the valley this year, but could certainly duck out of diaper duty to do a push any sunny weekend. 

Lots of fun A2/3ish stuff, mostly a dozen or so pitches.
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Re: Got Dates!
« Reply #35 on: May 19, 2010, 12:56:40 pm »
9 days and counting...

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Re: Got Dates!
« Reply #36 on: May 19, 2010, 02:35:01 pm »
WooHoo!!!!
Get some, Mark! Watch that pitch through the Diorite on The Tribal.....Kinda sketch, though, Bryan thought it was cool.(that would be Minerals).
I'd like to have some dates to look fwd to, I'm stuck here until Fall, though I'll get out to the Perch again before then.

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Re: Got Dates!
« Reply #37 on: May 19, 2010, 05:22:12 pm »
Thanks, I'll keep a heads-up on that one. I'm going to be scared shitless the whole time anyway so it might not matter which pitch I'm on!

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Re: Got Dates!
« Reply #38 on: May 29, 2010, 12:05:06 am »
I'm leaving for the valley tomorrow morning. The weather looks great... Muir wall!!!!! psyched!!!


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Re: Got Dates!
« Reply #39 on: May 29, 2010, 11:05:19 am »
Thinking of going back up to the Valley at the end of next week. We saw all 4 seasons during the week of the 17th - 22nd. STill had a good time though. Weather is looking great and no doubt the action will pick up on the walls for sure. So should know by this weekend if we are going to make the journey back up but if not There is always Sept.

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Re: Got Dates!
« Reply #40 on: June 06, 2010, 05:22:52 pm »
Got dates that are soon and got plans for something harder that anything I've done so far... I'll let you all know how it goes.


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Re: Got Dates!
« Reply #41 on: June 07, 2010, 09:26:28 am »
Okay, sleuths...let's figure out Caz's plan...

Not El Cap--He said he would let us know, not Tom. Doubt Caz will be on it after Tom leaves.

Harder...hmm, I'm guessing it's harder climbing, not a harder overall route...Working guy prolly doesn't wanna do the marches up to HD and nail harder...but maybe he's no longer working?

I'm guessing the Column, some nailing line like ELL or Afroman.

This is why I'm in the creative field. Because I'm so often off on the facts. Have a good time, Caz.


I might make it up later this year. Playing it by year, so to speak. Glad you guys are getting it done...


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Re: Got Dates!
« Reply #42 on: June 07, 2010, 12:36:18 pm »
hrm, I'm going with the wild card here. 

Gobi Wall?

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Re: Got Dates!
« Reply #43 on: June 07, 2010, 02:08:03 pm »
I am betting on caz taking down something on the tower.

Roulette?
WDD?

Or maybe a ribbon falls route?

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Re: Got Dates!
« Reply #44 on: June 07, 2010, 04:28:09 pm »
Wow...

I didn't mean for it to become guess the route! Just didn't want to jinx it. I think you guy's are giving me too much credit... Roulette? I've looked at that start! No way! I know I asked about topos for Afroman and ELL but I'm not going obscure.


T minus 3 days...

Maybe I'll post up from the wall...
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Re: Got Dates!
« Reply #45 on: June 07, 2010, 05:10:50 pm »
I agree with YOU, Caz. When folks ask, just say, "Well, I really couldn't say."
This is an old Valley tradition. Have a blast up there, BroMan.
WooHoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Got Dates!
« Reply #46 on: June 07, 2010, 05:55:33 pm »
Woo..pulled off the muir to the upper nose. Awesome time on the stone. Maybe a microTR will be written.
 


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Re: Got Dates!
« Reply #47 on: June 07, 2010, 06:16:01 pm »
I know We'd dig it.
Have at it, Brother. Sounds like a good time.

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Re: Got Dates!
« Reply #48 on: June 07, 2010, 07:28:19 pm »
Zac whats the plan man!?! Oh wait, am I the only other one who knows? I can't wait to get away from the snobby wine country event planners and on to that "to be announced" wall!
Should be a good time!
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Re: Got Dates!
« Reply #49 on: June 07, 2010, 07:39:00 pm »
Climbers demand itineraries. And I say...fuck them! Ever notice every other team you walk by from the triangle to the base just has to know your target route and how much time you plan on it? When they say "where ya going?" we say "over there!" (pointing) Haha... I don't ask, partly because I don't care that much. Just that you're there climbing something is enough. Then there's Pete. He'll force you to know what his current, future and past objectives are whether or not you want to hear it or care. That's when I really high tail it outa there.

Go have some fun, Caz. Enjoy the nice weather! Stoked for ya...
« Last Edit: June 07, 2010, 07:40:38 pm by Mike. »
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Re: Got Dates!
« Reply #50 on: June 07, 2010, 07:43:35 pm »
Nice going, smack! Big line!

But...are you gonna go back to the upper dihedrals of Muir? That's the headliner of the route, brother. I can't believe you hooked a right, dude! All good. I'm sitting at a computer, WTF do I know.




vvv Got ya bro--figured there was strong rationale. Hell of a prize you went back with in any case. Cheers.
« Last Edit: June 08, 2010, 10:11:29 am by Mike. »
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Re: Got Dates!
« Reply #51 on: June 08, 2010, 09:53:41 am »
Yah we went onto the nose for many small reasons. There was a slower party in front of us on the muir, we had already lost a day of time due to some health issues, we were moving slowly, yadda yadda yadda, but it was super fun and worked out well.
I would like to get back up there via the muir blast, but it will be awhile. I only get a week or two of vacation and yosemite is quite the distance from boulder.
Thanks for all the encouragement.

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Re: Got Dates!
« Reply #52 on: June 08, 2010, 11:48:11 am »
solid job


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Re: Got Dates!
« Reply #53 on: June 08, 2010, 05:35:42 pm »
dates dates dates... things are gittin done, yo!!!

got two pitches fixed on my route and my neighbors bailed... 8 DAYS OF WATER FOR FREE!!!   i've been putting off carrying/filtering water to the last minute..  procrastination pays off!!!

weather is about to cool off... git some!!!!

STOKE!!

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Re: Got Dates!
« Reply #54 on: June 08, 2010, 11:44:39 pm »
Nice!

I love it when this board comes alive!!!!

Congrats to Xtreme, smack, Mark, sorry if I left anybody out.

Big psych airmail to Caz and offset!

Whooooop!

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Re: Got Dates!
« Reply #55 on: June 09, 2010, 08:02:54 am »
I love it when this board comes alive!!!!

I love the energy of people telling their stories, and getting psyched to climb, but the early-season quiet periods on the board are cool too cuz they mean people are away from their computers and sending!

3 weeks til my solo trip - 3-4 days of 5.8 C2 fun!

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Re: Got Dates!
« Reply #56 on: June 09, 2010, 09:09:22 am »
You guys all suck...Get that stuff done!

Get a tricky placement and bust a free move for me, eh? OOOOOHHHHH!!!
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Re: Got Dates!
« Reply #57 on: June 10, 2010, 10:32:51 am »
2 more hours and I'll be on my way! I'm watching the minutes count down for this show to be over and I can get in the car...
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Re: Got Dates!
« Reply #58 on: June 10, 2010, 01:54:09 pm »
I'll guess Mideast Crisis.
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Re: Got Dates!
« Reply #59 on: June 17, 2010, 10:49:39 am »
  My month of May 6 till June 6th came and went. Oh my god, was that the best time I've had that didn't result in lawyers and probation. Many free days in the rain, and some in snow. I did get on Zodiac as a party of 3 with a whiner that bailed us from 1/3 the way up on day 2. Probably should have offered him the spare softgoods to get down and just continued up. Oh well lesson learned there.

  We did do T-Trip the next weather window that opened up, froze our butts off, and had the time of our lives. Grade 6 virgin no more. Wooooo Hoooooo. I now owe my wife and school my undivided attention until she has had enough of me, to make up for it. That should free me up come Zion winter wall season again. Hmmm. You know that Cosmic egg thingy...........I hear it has a crack.........


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