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Who did what this weekend?

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Had a kid this weekend. Okay, my wife did. Pretty cool to be looking out over the freshiez covered hills as you contemplate what the hell you just got yourself into :)

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Had a kid this weekend. Okay, my wife did. Pretty cool to be looking out over the freshiez covered hills as you contemplate what the hell you just got yourself into :)

 

Congrats! I've got two little girls now. Weekend was making pancakes and going to babies r us. Wouldn't trade it!

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Had a kid this weekend. Okay, my wife did. Pretty cool to be looking out over the freshiez covered hills as you contemplate what the hell you just got yourself into :)

 

Congrats! I've got two little girls now. Weekend was making pancakes and going to babies r us. Wouldn't trade it!

 

Nicely done, Todd!

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Nice Marc!

 

Last weekend I was recovering from the weekend before at Smith. Was lucky enough to go out with 2 of the very finest gentlemen. Stan and Gent. Good times. Till I banana peeled on a snow covered rock and popped my shoulder. Owww! Still hurts (wahhh wahhh wahh)

 

Gent was getting over a massive cold. He climbed well for being toast, and he gave it to both Stan and I and we were down for a week:-) It was nice in the sunshine as we started the day Friday warming up.

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Stan lead a couple of the 5.11's and then thought he should try something harder.

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Coming down off of Churning in the Wake, he shook off my compliment by saying, nah, I hung a few times. I've never climbed 5.13 so I was impressed and told him so. "Nah", he reply's, "Rudys boy Drew led this on his 4th or 5th try and he's 10 years old", then he laughed. It came as no surprise to me that lil kids are outclimbing me on anything. His kids, who didn't come this trip, are a joy to hang around and they both outclimb me on sport or plastic:-). His youngest is @ 9 now. Lil kids, certainly Stan and Dales 2, have so much joy on rock that it's just infectious and fun to watch! I had run into Rudy and his boy lapping Wartleys once, I think the lil one was like 6 then!

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It warmed up enough that this guy peeled and had a nice run up this route right next to us with a hang or 3.

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Even the fat old guys got some mileage as the fingers got loose in the sunshine.

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Next day we wake up to snow. Stan says lets hike up to the Squaw and climb it. We hiked for quite a bit in deepening snow, drifts to 12", and the wind was a tad sideways with a few white flakes mixed in and I was suggesting that an R-X rated climb should be reserved for better weather. This was partially caused by the guidebook suggesting that the best way down was to downclimb, not rap.

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Yeah, it snowed all day long. Actually, we were within 200 feet of the Squaw and it wasn't visible until we got closer. The clouds eased some and we got some shots, but it basically snowed most of the day.

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Stan and Gent hiked on up, and Stan looked like he was going to free solo it for a while.

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The hike back would have been uneventful had I not greased off. The highlight after that was Kelly Rice and Tom showed up at Stans house and she has an Ultra sonic machine so she such a sweetheart that she does my shoulder, which was excruciating. The she works on Stans back and Toms Achilles tendon (he bikes competitively and thats a side thing they get) They released me from hanging around waiting for them for the next 4 days saying that they'd catch a ride with Kelly and Tom (yeahhhhh!) and I drove home the next day unable to even reach the car radio with my right hand. Sucks to get old, but it's going to happen to you all too if it hasn't already. Of course, my wife cracks up on hearing all this and calls me an old man then rubs the old man lineament on the shoulder to help out:-)

 

Ciao all! :wave:

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Unfortunately, the phrases "old guy" and "heal up fast" are often incompatible. It's more like "figure out a way to work around it"

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