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Everything posted by Reilly

  1. Chris Greyell

    Chris was a really nice guy. We had some good times BITD. I haven't seen him in quite a while but that doesn't make it less painfull, especially when I think of his family. RIP Chris, Reilly Moss Chris and Dave Whitelaw at City of the Rocks 1981
  2. Olympics guidebook now online

    I'm mildly curious as to why my routes on Contstance from the late 70's aren't in it. Was it something I said? I do realize this is rather un-Olympic but still...
  3. Pick any one of these: There's some really good rock climbing up there!
  4. It seems like there should be a General Stoke forum but since these were taken in the 'Alpine Lakes' region I guess they belong here. I'll start with a couple from the last Ice Age...
  5. Superb! Thanks! Got into a good patch of chanterelles one fall on the Oregon coast. Amidst all the goodies I saw a couple of tall and proud Amanita pantherina - waaay baaaad! I thought about picking them prophylactically as this was in a state park right off a trail but I didn't. Went back the next day to see if more goodies had come up and the pantherina were gone! I felt bad and scoured the news for the next day or two but nobody showed up with a rotting liver so I guess some good samaritan must have picked 'em.
  6. Pretty persuasive trolling! Kudos!
  7. Gibraltar Ledges - December

    Three people sucks unless you never have to belay and there is an acknowledged leader. It just takes too much time to do everything. Besides, how do you put three people in a two-man tent?
  8. First ascents

    This is a joke, right? I can think of at least 3 or 4 good lines on Constance. They might be harder than 5.6 though.
  9. Reporting Bugs

    So apparently uploading pictures to the members' galleries is a known issue. I have high-speed fiber optic and it shouldn't take a minute to upload a 500 KB file! It seemed hit or miss, some went relatively fast others wouldn't go at all. Are there some tricks I might have missed?
  10. Nice pics! The red line is approximately the line I climbed in '74 I think; rather hazy as you might imagine! I recall more accurately being assaulted by salt-crazed goats down by the lake.
  11. Climbing Partner Test

    "IF YOU'RE OVER 30, YOU'RE JUST IN A SLOW DECOMPOSING STATE... " Yeah, go tell that to Donini who has put up three new routes in Patagonia the last few weeks at the age of what, 63?
  12. California or Mexico?

    "anyone who wants to inject themselves with paint thinner, snort drano, gargle lead, crush their junk in a vise...or shoot heroin, snort coke...should be free to do so." That would be fine if they did it in a vacuum but the taxpayer has to pay for their 'freedom' to abuse themselves. Since many of these jewels also have children then we get to pick up the tab for those ruined lives and the havoc they wreak too.
  13. [TR] Skiyaking Prince William Sound - 5/28/2008

    Tvash, Nice! Succinct and good style. Glad to see you got to use your naval training. Great pics except for that intellectual reading a book? Tell him hello for me - :-) And what's with the easy chair? There's no easy chairs in the boondocks! Envious, Reilly
  14. Climbing Partner Test

    I think we have a good example of it is all a matter of perspective. Q1. One man's dirt bag is another man's loser. Or, I don't want to hurt the mooches' feelings so I'll tell 'em the beast is sick. 5 - too wishy-washy to go either way Q2 To me it doesn't say you are not afraid to fall it says you are a pathetic loser used to falling so you just accept it. 9 - "Well, here we go agin. Hope it doesn't hurt as bad as last time." Q3 You're too cheap and don't value your life, ergo, loser. 10-just plain cheap Q4 What the hell is chalk? 5 - actually tried to be honest but am too afraid to let go and chalk up. Q5 I was really confused by this because I am so used to shaking miles above bad gear on choss in the snow and just figured this was the way it is. 5 -again, just confused. Q6 See, there I go trying to think again. I thought it was good to be supportive (low score); that is what my wife is always telling me! I can't help it if I'm used to saying "I'm untying so do whatever you want!" 9 - shoulda been 10 but I don't think I'm that big of an a hole. Q7 Again, I figure good climbers have lots of partners. People like me are lucky to get one per decade. 9 - I've had 3 or 4 partners. Q8 WTF is a rap bolt? Something they do in the hood? 10 - Didn't know there was any other way to do it. Q9 Too easy - love the hike up to Camp Muir 10 - proud of it! Q10 A few cold ones, hell, a few warm ones if it means being too hung over to go climbing tomorrow. 10 - WTF is a climbing "vid"?
  15. A Book For Mt. Whitney

    The toilets are long gone. Now they hand you the porta-poop-bags and pull long faces if you ask for more than one! WTF do we pay taxes for? Your mom must be pretty buff to be considering 22 miles and 6000' up and down in one day!
  16. Climbing Partner Test

    "looks like less brass = lower score, more brass = higher score to me. YMMV" Yeah, but on most of the other catagories it seemed a lower score meant you were a hard man.
  17. A Book For Mt. Whitney

    You do realize you need reservations a year in advance and you have to pack your poo out I hope.
  18. Telemarker, Yeah, I knew it was a dumb idea as soon as it came to me but that has never stopped me from spewing. By the way, your aphorism 'Nostalgia is not what it used to be could be considered a low blow by some of us that are running on fumes!
  19. Climbing Partner Test

    Oh, sorry, I am ashamed to say 82. But I admitted to being all of the above: old, catankerous, brassless, etc. I did kind of fudge the last question about kicking back around the campfire peacefully. Kick back; yes. Peacefully?
  20. Everest Goal for MS woman!

    I was going to say something insensitive but then I saw which forum it is on. So now I will just say why doesn't she just come help me frame my addition if she wants to prove something. Oops, there I go again!
  21. Climbing Partner Test

    Sobo, I think you know the answer. Pretty hilarious; it is clearly stacked in favor of old cantankerous chickens who would rather talk about how hard they used to be. I really tried to be honest so I only gave myself a 4 for brass (ok, should have been a 2) and couldn't figure why more brass meant lower score. That kind of ruled out a perfect score. I can'l climb with the wife anymore though-I effed that up forever. You should have seen the scene with her demanding I throw her the rope and me yelling back, "It's only 3rd flocking-class! I don't care if there is 2000' of exposure!" That was a long and quiet ride home...
  22. Climber falls on Hood!

    How do you fall walking down a ski slope?
  23. Chair Peak, North Face...

    And don't forget it was soloed the winter of '73.
  24. Good style! I'm curious if you considered following the Fin ledge system up and right to its right hand corner? I did so in '73 I think and probably was the first to climb that corner. It would have been a safe (well protected) and relatively easy alternative (5.8). I suppose it could have had a fair bit of ice in it too so maybe not such a hot idea....