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bwwakaranai

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5 climbing accomplishments 2015

5 to do in 2016?

 

2015

1. Didn't bite it on Les Cornes and had a very memorable climb despite 100 degree temps and lots of alders

2. Sent a project at 7 Mile and named it the "Missing Lynx" after spotting a Lynx casually trotting down the road the week before.

3. Climbed "Ancient Melodies" on Exfo Dome in January

4. Had one of the best trips of my life to Pasyten Wilderness which included a magical FA we called "Faith" up an unclimbed face with Mr. Rad Roberts

5. Enjoyed a wonderful trip up Northwest Corner with my woman, her first year of climbing and first real multi-pitch

 

2016 goals

1. Bugaboos

2. Project at 7 Mile

3. Back to Pasyten for more goodness

4. Open a climbing gym

5. Get my daughter on some Squamish Rock

 

Happy New Year all!

 

 

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2015 Top 5 climbing accomplishments in order of occurrence

1. First 12c redpoint "Chain Reaction/Smith"

2. First 12a Onsight "Cobble Almighty/Maple"

3. First 12b Onsight "Never go right/Maple"

4. Getting my wife to lead her first route

5. First 12d redpoint "The Gift/Red Rocks"

 

For 2016

1. Move to Leavenworth

2. Get my wife on a WA pass route

3. Darkness at Noon @ Smith

4. Onsight 12c

5. Climb 5.12 on gear, any suggested index routes?

 

Eric

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Oh, I'll bite.

 

2015:

 

1 - Got to thrash through the brush and climb beautiful rock with two good friends while developing two new alpine routes (Mile High Club and Faith).

2 - Discovered, developed, and FAd two excellent single pitch lines (Ship of Fools and The Minotaur) and got to share the experience with great partners.

3 - Met some new partners and have planted the seeds for adventures to share in 2016.

4 - Kids are starting to get into climbing, did some comps, and have qualified for Divisionals next weekend in Portland.

5 - Got to do a VW slide show with several other cascade alpine new routers. Great turnout, great energy.

6 - No major injuries.

 

 

2016:

1 - No major injuries.

2 - Complete the FA of a single pitch project that thwarted me in October.

3 - Thrash in the PNW mountains and crags with good friends again and hopefully FA one or more great lines.

4 - Discover, develop, and unlock at least one great single pitch line.

5 - Help a friend successfully launch a new climbing gym and help another friend successfully launch a new guidebook.

6 - Take kids (mine and others) outside to experience the joy of climbing.

7 - Bugaboos if weather and schedules permit.

 

 

 

 

 

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So stoked that you chitlins' are getting into it. I think Yuna is gonna next year too especially if she sees you kids doing it. Kompai to a sweet 2016!

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