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About Terminal_Gravity

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    old hand
  • Birthday 11/30/1999

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    trying to climb into my navel
  1. Beacon

    Dude...near dead from a boom hit, and still finished the trip??? Maybe your brain was damaged. Really glad you are alive! Was it on a gybe?
  2. [TR] Sea of Cortez - Bird Doop 1/5/2016

    "Los Tetas de Cabra" .....Goat tits! TeteKawa; I think is the given name if we are talking about the same bump. Hey brother, I have been up it a few times. I've never been to the top of the finger spike. I did not have gear and I don't know if there is a rappel anchor at the top. Did you climb the spike? It looks like 5.6/7 (wide fist jamb, about 30 feet with a very bad landing) if I remember correctly. https://www.google.com/maps/place/San+Carlos+Nuevo+Guaymas,+Sonora,+Mexico/@27.952265,-111.044947,3a,75y,90t/data=!3m8!1e2!3m6!1s75637624!2e1!3e10!6s%2F%2Flh4.googleusercontent.com%2Fproxy%2FqFOFLo2aG223oCmDes2GgEAP5D3Cz610TMep8tQdFTqAo0BD7NkxgbStvEBQyHJIPQWB0pifF3ysbGd-gIaNJWuWQQo5lQ%3Dw203-h134!7i3008!8i2000!4m2!3m1!1s0x86ce85bbf683a47f:0x6572657d71023c5
  3. [TR] Sea of Cortez - Bird Doop 1/5/2016

    Ouch!!! The grey fog will fade. I am sorry to hear about it. That beam can be a bitch. Was it on a jibe? With anything more then a zephyr, they are always violent. I hope your "bean" is okay.
  4. [TR] Sea of Cortez - Bird Doop 1/5/2016

    BTW Ivan, I think your signature note is brilliant. - s
  5. [TR] Sea of Cortez - Bird Doop 1/5/2016

    I'm still kick'in. I am surprised and glad to hear from you. You are out on the water? I want a TR.
  6. [TR] Sea of Cortez - Bird Doop 1/5/2016

    After I put on Neosporin and bandaged my feet, I had a strong margarita!
  7. [TR] Sea of Cortez - Bird Doop 1/5/2016

    I am not sure awesome is the right word.....I was scared!
  8. Trip: Sea of Cortez - Bird Doop Date: 1/5/2016 Trip Report: There is an island about a mile and a half from the beach I'm on. It is about 300 yards long and 100 yards wide. I left in my Kayak for a different destination further out. I had to piss and there was some annoying trash at the top of the island. So I say to myself; Self, you can beach the kayak, take a piss and clean up the trash. It sounds like the right thing to do! This island is sea beaten. It has a small cliff all the way around it with one small rock beach on the West side and a tiny sand beach on the East side. I approach from the East. I beach the boat. The tide is coming in, But I am not going to be here for long so I don't pull the boat up very far. Take my piss, take off my life vest and look at the twenty five foot wall in front of me. I assume the rock is loose the landing is sub-optimal but I see a stairway. Some what over hanging in parts but it looks like 5.3 - loose. I want to clean up the trash at the top. It seems like the right thing to do! I start up in in my Teva's. It was loose, about what I expected. What I did not factor was all of the bird poop. It is some greasy shit!!! Slime like you would not believe. So I am going to have to rate this Bird Doop 5.10b-d+. I get to the top throw the trash off of the cliff to my kayak and start pondering the decent. My Teva's were so coated by this point that I had slipped on the top, not paying attention, and bruised my right palm as a consequence. I am thinking that the decent might be above my skill set. I walk all around the island.The west side has an easy approach to the water. I decide to just "Man Up" and down climb to my boat. It seems like the only choice. I decide that the best decision is to go au natural and I toss my Teva's down so that I can start with clean feet. That was the wrong thing to do! I twist around and lower my feet onto a couple of marginal holds, lean out a bit to look for the next move and my main hand hold pulls free! I scramble back up and realize that Even with all of the times I have survived Yosimite, the Cascades and the Andes; I could actually die here. I am over a mile from shore, the tide will take my boat soon, my water and food are in the boat, if I jump it will hurt and I will probably break something. What now??? Dear prudence says don't down climb the cliff. So, bare foot, I cross the island, get into the water and semi traverse climb and semi wade over sharp rocks around the island. Tortured feet, crashing waves and lurking sea urchins. I was so happy to see my boat still beached. Here is the island https://www.google.com/maps/place/83040+San+Carlos+Nuevo+Guaymas,+Sonora,+Mexico/@27.9341815,-110.9919372,360m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x86ce85bbf683a47f:0x6572657d71023c5 How was your day? Gear Notes: none to speak of Approach Notes: water
  9. Gear & book sell off

    Ivan...if you want the cam you have to give me your address. Call me - steve
  10. Gear & book sell off

    Hey Josh, I have not shipped the 0.5 to Ivan yet...But he wants it and I agreed. Should I send it to him or do you really, really want the complete set. $350 for the set, I think, pretty fair. They are, as you have seen, in the photo almost new. stay out - s
  11. Gear & book sell off

    good to hear from you, Oly. still climbing that wall in your back yard? Yeah, I want the Andes in my back yard...'love those mountains. Although, I may be to old and beat up to use them much. cheers mate
  12. Gear & book sell off

    Yep, 30 works unless somebody in the next 12 hours says they just have to have the whole set. PM your address or tele and I'get it in the mail tomorrow. wut's up wif yo self these days?
  13. Gear & book sell off

    Protection... I have gotten rid of everything that is the least bit questionable. Anything I sell is within 80% of new condition. Frankly, I don't want the liability of selling some old worn out piece of climbing gear. Make an offer... CAMS and hardware A complete set of Camalots 0.1 to 4...11 total. an extra #2...my favorite size 0,1 & 2 metolious tri cams 4 & 5 Metolious quad cams purple & silver Wired Bliss tri cams... I love these for finger cracks 1 through 4 of these crazy strong custom wired cam slide wedges, strong as hell, perfect for tip cracks, brilliant design except they fix. If you take a hard fall the crack owns it...not you; But, hey, your still alive. They grab better than any cam made. 5 old school tri cams, blue through pink 1-9 Wild Country Rocks 12 very small wedges several KB's LA's and angles 3 old jumars 6 unused bashies lots of soft gear some odd ball wedges and hexcentrics gobs of 'biners let me know if you want something, I'll get into other stuff later - steve
  14. Gear & book sell off

    Ivan, did you mean the 0.5 or the giant #4 camalot?...got both; they are both purple.
  15. Gear & book sell off

    Ivan...you have over 15000 posts???!?
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