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  1. I've been humbled

    O.K. I am now ready to talk about this after about a month....it has taken me a while to get over it but I think that it is time to settle my restless soul. The reason I want to talk about this crazy experience I had to ya'll is because I think that it may make me feel better about the whole thing... Some of you were witness to it including Mister shredmaximus, who I believe I owe my life to...I also owe my life to Mister Fred Beckey or whoever put in that stetchy piton....Thanks...... While in Leavenworth last month, I was climbing (God I don't even know what the name of the climb was...you can see how this has fucked me up)a fairly easy climb that I believed I could tackle up on Castle Rock. Some of the others present had confidence in me that I could lead it....not knowing how limited my experience was. I have done a little trad leading but was not nearly enough time in to go first on a two pitch climb. I hardly have any knowledge of setting anchors or even trad gear placement itself. I should have known better! As I got to a challenging part of the climb I decided that I didn't feel safe enough to continue. I opted to set up my own anchor with what gear I had left. My last protection piece was a rusty piton below me and I started to set up an anchor above it...I was getting kind of nervous but took the time to set it up. Well, it didn't work...obviously cuz I didn't know what I was doing not to mention that I had not climbed in like 4 months. I started to lower down but the anchor didn't last very long. I felt kind of relaxed through the fall, I don't even know how far I fell but once the last piece caught me I realized what really happened. Shred belayed me down the rest of the way and I decided not to climb anymore that day...I haven't climbed since. When I got home it really hit me, especially when I started to think what could have happened. Goran died that next week and then I really started to feel sick. The bruises on my body couldn't even compare the utter feeling of pain in my heart. I had decided not to climb anymore for the simple reason that I could not dedicate enough time to it and I consider it something of a sport and not a passion, not to mention I have not found someone who will take the time to teach me right. Well, take what you want out of this, I hope to feel comfortable with climbing again soon. I believe I was spared cuz I have so many other things in my life that I AM passionate about and AM very good at...soooo with that said.....stay safe out there!
  2. Good Info. I am chomping at the bit to take my friend up there next week! So is the snow melted to the Pioneer Gulch Trailhead yet? Went up there a few months ago and it was a no go...at least for her anyway.
  3. Flathead Lake area climbing

    If you will be in and around Missoula, there are some places that I know of. Mulkey Gulch, east of Missoula is a great place, there are published bolted and trad routes. There is also the Bitterroot Valley where The Kootenai and Blodgett canyons are that offer great climbing, bolted and trad. Go to Pipestone Mountaineering in Missoula on Higgins near the bridge and you can purchase local crag books for all published routes. (I only mention them cuz I dealt with them alot when I went to UM) As far at the Flathead Area I am not sure about only that there are many folks that try winter and summer attempts on some of the Mission Mountain Peaks, McDonald Peak and Warren Peak are the most popular, but there are many first acsents still to be had, primarily winter ascents, for some of the more burlier peaks. A friend and I attempted Warren Peak in the winter on skiis and the approach alone in the blizzard conditions turned us around. Lucifer Lake I have been to but that is more of a hike in...very beautiful and VERY isolated. Make sure to get your pass to use the Indian Land because that Mission Mountain range is owned by the Flathead Indians. I think you can purchase them in St. Ignatius or Polson, it's only like $5 or so. If you are in Big Fork over Fourth of July, don't miss the big celebration. The whole town shuts down and parties for like three days. It is a VERY big event for the whole area and a great drunk! Glacier I have visited and have canoed in a few lakes there, but I am unfamiliar with the climbing. There is no doubt in my mind that someone has published a route book for the areas in and around the park....people come from all over the country to hike and climb there Watch out for the grizzlies on the Flathead Rez AND Glacier!
  4. [TR] St. Helens- Worm Flows 4/10/2004

    Hey, I was up there Saturday too. Amazing weather...we summited a little late so the skiing was marginal. I wish we wouldn't have partied so much the night before! Beautiful views but pissed about the snowmobiles on the false summit...I hate smowmobiles unless I am riding one-harhar
  5. Ignoring Users: Posts and Private Messages

    I considerd ignoring some people. But I am not at all threatend by people with opposing views. I enjoy hearing/reading other takes on the univers. I am glad this is available for those who need it. I will take my cc.com with out a filter -------------------- Gonna have to agree with Muffy on this one..... Difference in opinion brings battle cages and drama, this site wouldn't be the same without them. DIVERSITY RULES!
  6. Mt. Hood - South Side winter ascent

    Hello my internet friend! The little airplane I have been flying actually just recently decided that it would have itself a vacuum pump failure in the middle of IMC (instrument meteorological conditions....in another words, in a soup of clouds). A vacuum pump failure means a failure of two of the most vital gyro instruments-the attitide indicator and the heading indicator. Not good by any means, especially if you have no visual reference to the horizon or the ground! But a good learning lesson in instrument training for sure.... Take care!
  7. Mt. Hood - South Side winter ascent

    A friend and I were up there a few weeks ago and there was little snow to at least the top of the lift. That was, however before the last storm, so there might be more snow. We hiked up to the top of the lift (which one hottie Timberline employee at the Silcox Hut predicted was going to be closed all winter due to massive snow!!!)and we found it hard to find any snow to ski down on. I suggest bringing snowshoes if you don't have skins on your skiis (that is if you aren't one of those knuckledraggers ) Keep an eye out on this board cuz someone here is always reporting current conditions..it has beena while since I have been up on the hogsback. as for ropes and such, well, that is up to you and your comfort level, not to mention your climbing level...just go up there and start hiking up with all the shit you think you will need, if it feels like it is beyond your ability or beyond the gear you brought, then turn around and go down like a madman! Either way, you will have fun AND get a good workout....
  8. Mega PDX Pub Club/Show-Nov 6

    I looked around for folks I knew and found no one. Where were you sitting? You should have run me down or something!
  9. Mega PDX Pub Club/Show-Nov 6

    Great slide show....you guys are bad asses!
  10. Mega PDX Pub Club/Show-Nov 6

    Count me in, I'm already here in Stumptown visiting...Eugene represents! Slideshow-yes. Dinner?...probably, but not 100% sure yet.
  11. Mega PDX Pub Club/Show-Nov 6

    Can I ask a dumb question....what is AAC? Dinner and a slide show, sounds pretty cool to me. I will try and make it....
  12. Dru don't even get me started on you!
  13. Trask, I had a crazy dream about you one night months ago. I don't even know who you are, let alone, even know what you look like but you were doing all the right things! I think the fact that you were this person who actually exists although what you looked like I conjured up in my head, I was having a great time. I was turned on big time by this mystery man.....HAHAHA how about that for bringing out the old geezer? Uhhh, that was funny talk by the way for all who are taking me seriously...
  14. "Sexually charged" YAH! There you go marylou, you're gettin it! Now let loose!!!! Sex talk is good, I swear it! I checked trask, you're right, nope. I gotta get to the mountains soon...posting on this dang thread is making me late...
  15. Yah cuz all that was on my mind was..."Man, I hope that sexy Trask posts soon cuz I am gettin wet" Yah Dru, my "approach" is "slow, low, and dirty"
  16. No, this is fun... You should just leave the thread, babycakes
  17. Cum on Greg, bitch? I KNOW you can do better than that! Think creative....
  18. Marylou, what I don't understand is why you still post here. I mean, you complain constantly about the people on this site yet you keep cummin back for more?!?!? It doesn't really sound like you are very well liked so why do you stay? I am just trying to have some fun
  19. Making derogatory remarks about a woman's sexuality and/or promiscuity is a cheap and unimaginative way to put them down, and one a lot of women aren't too fond of, me included. Seriously Speak for yourself yo. Can someone make sexual remarks to, I mean, about me? PLEAZ!!!!!???!!! I want to slap some stripper's ass! Off to the mountains, have fun this week kids! Anna (in the flesh)
  20. Sorry guys. Just because she fantasizes about this doesn't mean she wants to get it on with another woman in reality. WHATEVER! I love that shit..if I could just find a busty blonde to get it on with me and the guy I am currently fucking , I would be a very happy woman!
  21. Touch My Tuft: An Oregon CC.com Love Fest

    a say a pony keg a person should work out about right!
  22. Awesome fire photos from Kelowna BC

    Too bad wildland firefighters make so little money HUH? I made about $30,000 in 5 months when I was on the Fed Hotshot crew. They pretty much feed you, you travel all over the nation and you camp all summer! They might even give you a chainsaw to run The checks just pile up cuz you are so busy....I had about $9000 in the bank when I finished the season. Headed to The Mexican Caribbean by myself for two months aftre I got laid off and then collected unemployment till the next season....it was great! Tid bit o warning--You age really fast in that line of work what with the smoke inhalation, being on the road the whole summer and hard work 15 hours a day...hope you are used to not showering for weeks at a time and being paid from the neck down... Oh yah, and it is dangerous too...
  23. Awesome fire photos from Kelowna BC

    Great pictures snoboy! I maybe a pyro for saying this, but FIRE IS BEAUTIFUL! and your just looking at a picture. Try having the leading edge of a wildfire roll over you That is what actually happened to some kids a few years back just south of that area in WA and some of them died. Our crew was at fire camp in Winthrop when it happened and we were on the fire after the burnover....it was pretty fucking sad and scary.... I've fought fire in that country more times than I cared to and that map is bringing back some exhausting memories. Although I feel for the folks that lost thier homes, I still think that fire is a good thing.
  24. Labor day TR: 0 climbs, 1 fiance

    Right on ehmmic! GOOD LUCK MUFFY