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[TR] Leavenworth - Clamshell Crag 4/13/2014

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Trip: Leavenworth - Clamshell Crag

 

Date: 4/13/2014

 

Trip Report:

An ordinary Sunday cragging in Leavenworth was made noteworthy by the company of a 91 year old dirtbag.

 

Fred enjoying the sunshine: (photo credit D Palma)

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Working the crux on Noisy Oyster (5.7) with a healthy top rope belay:lworth2.JPG

 

Shrimp Salad (5.7)

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UP ROPE!

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Mac wishing he had opposable thumbs so he could climb too. In dog years he’s over half a millennium younger than Fred.

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Group photo at the end of the day (photo credit Robert M)

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It was truly a treat to be able to spend the day with such an inspiring man.

 

Approach Notes:

Ticks weren’t an issue. Even Mac escaped the day without getting any on him.

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I love that first picture of Fred. Its a "WTF are you looking at, even I can send that line" type of pose.

Edited by DrApnea

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Did you bring the pickles?

Is there a story with Fred and pickles?

 

When we picked him up he kept talking about a big bag of candy he had in his rucksack. He mentioned the bag of candy again when we got to the trailhead. He finally pulled it out when we got to Clamshell... and it was just a huge bag of raisins! Wtf, worst candy ever, and I thought my grandmother's butterscotch was bad!

 

Edited by bellows

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Did you bring the pickles?

Is there a story with Fred and pickles?

 

When we picked him up he kept talking about a big bag of candy he had in his rucksack. He mentioned the bag of candy again when we got to the trailhead. He finally pulled it out when we got to Clamshell... and it was just a huge bag of raisins! Wtf, worst candy ever, and I thought my grandmother's butterscotch was bad!

 

This is funny!

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Is there a story with Fred and pickles?

 

Sort of. It involves Fred loudly interrupting someone's slide show to discuss with his female companion the need to get pickles on their way home. I think Fred has a thing for certain foods, raisins included.

 

I don't know anyone who has spent more than a few hours with Fred that doesn't have a good story or two.

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