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ivan

celebrate the solistice at beacon!

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blech! quite spraying climbing-mecho-porn over my beautiful romantic vignettes! :P

 

:lmao:

 

used the joeH handwarmer system today but it was overkill - plenty warm for the oldskool ways...next month, however...

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Ivan, Thanks for your patience and leadership in getting my skinny white ass up that route. Never woulda kept it together were it not for your frequent words of encouragement and advice. You really do this shit for fun, huh?

Actually I was kinda wondering about the dearth of other people out there on Friday.. like aren't there supposed to be lots of other climbers out here too?

At least now I get to write my own BR story on the board and yes I do want to climb that rock when its dry (OK, just once) because at this point the fear has changed to pride and it feels pretty freaking great.

Yah, IMO the best way to keep warm at Beacon is to borrow the extra sweater in your partner's bag about half way up. It helps to be shaking uncontrollably with fear as your partner will prolly think you must be freezing yer ass off. Downside is that then you gotta focus and somehow stop the shaking freakies or else he's going to want his sweater back for sure.

Off-Topic but worthy comment: Damn I have new-found respect for rock climbers in general along with a better understanding of the reasons for doing it.

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Dan F and I were out there a couple of weeks ago. Aided up something to the climbers left of the corner then did the corner. Snowed on and off but the rock was mostly dry with just a few went spots. There was not a single person there besides us all day. Good times :)

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.....I've been using the Sportiva Ventors in the meantime. I don't like the rubber on the Ventors however, which is odd given I mainly climb Sportivas. Going to have them re-done in whatever 5.10 is currently using.

 

I'm surprised not to like that shoe better as well, it's not just the rubber as it fits me poor as well. Sportivas have always been top-notch for me. Not this one. I already sent mine into get the $15 special 1/2 sole price they were offering that month (resoled by Yosemite bum in Evolve Trax rubber) before I could even stomach using them in the freaking gym or a practice boulder problem, they are marginally better. But for $25 dollars or whatever freak price we got them for....sigh...couldn't pass on that.

 

BTW, I just bought a bunch the last of the big-wide bigbros from US outdoor store in case you have any offwidth challenges coming up and just want to borrow mine instead of buy. They're significantly lighter than cams for flying to Red Rocks or NM too.

 

That big stuff tends to sit in the closet a lot for me.

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Snowed on and off but the rock was mostly dry with just a few went spots. There was not a single person there besides us all day. Good times :)

 

Dan too? Is this sickness contagious? It's spreading from JH and Ivan it appears. :lmao:

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Yah, IMO the best way to keep warm at Beacon is to borrow the extra sweater in your partner's bag about half way up. It helps to be shaking uncontrollably with fear as your partner will prolly think you must be freezing yer ass off. Downside is that then you gotta focus and somehow stop the shaking freakies or else he's going to want his sweater back for sure.

 

Ha ha! JH usually has extras in his car or pack too! BTW -THOSE HEAT PACKS JH USES ARE ON SALE AT COSTCO TOO RIGHT NOW. I saw like a whole stack of boxes for sale. Maybe I should have just bought a box: 1 less excuse to stay home and sit in front of the fire watching the wide screen wile it snows :-)

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looks like it'll be sunny on sunday (saturday'll do too if the forecast moves)- who's interested in climbing some soping wet (or maybe nice n' icy) rock? it'll be nice just to get out, even if it does turn into an aid fest...corner, one of da gulls, blow-me-out, whatever...

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Ivan,

 

If the Sunday report holds up, I'll join you. I'll make sure to pack the aid gear as plan B in case of ickiness. Nothing hard though, I'm still doughy and soft in the middle (and the top, and especially the bottom).

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a'ight - i heard 3 maybe's n' a definitely - more, more, more! i want like a baker's dozen present for the cool evening's 420...

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I'm in if it is reasonably dry. Pretty slushie-muckie-nasty-wet over there right now.

 

Might go skiing instead if it keeps dumping at Hood.

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that's funny jh, amazing how fast it goes when you got your system down. not as fast as the s.e. side of beacon. anyway, have fun, i wish i could join ya.

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I won't likely be into anything that moves as slow as aid though - I'll want to be cruising...

 

And you're ordering Russian Aiders why then? I'm so confused...

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Not for the winter time, I'm a lightweight when it comes to weather. Aid is a summer/fall activity for me. It's already a bit of gruelfest so I don't really like making it any harder than it already is. Kind of hoping the russians figured out how to make it a little less of a hassle.

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I'm out for this Sunday (1/13), going bc skiing instead. Much better weather for skiing than a Beacon suffer fest. Still want to get out before it closes for the season though, if it ever stops rianing/snowing long enough. Have fun, take a whipper for me.

 

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Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 43. Southeast wind between 5 and 9 mph.

peeeerfect!

 

the Scene sets in 'round 9 2morrow - jimmyO,ken, mike, et al - come all ye faithful...

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