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  1. #1251
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    kicked off the season with some minimal-risk bouldering at Minnihaha,
    the fave urban crag in Spokane ....

    I've posted pics about this time in previous years, check 'em out
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    a legend and the history of the first 5.13 in Canada.

    pretty sure the multi pitch routes he put up on the sparsely protected poko slabs in stiff boots still cause modern climbers to retreat.

    j'ai des grands instants de lucididididididididi

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    Great day out at Rumney, though quite packed by lunchtime when we took off. At 50% or so due to having a death cold the past week, but great to get out. Sent a pile of new moderates, but great times by all. Venus wall had a sweet waterfall going and was great for a bit as we were able to get away from the crowds.
    That said, was a bit of a shitshow between totally baffling rope work (one party setup a top rope, then after working a 5.4 a few times, traversed over to setup the rope on the 5.7 next to it without pulling the gear off the first?) and people drinking at the crag (always sketchy IMO). Glad we left when we did before it became even more of a clusterfuck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schuss View Post
    ... drinking at the crag ....
    considered a grand tradition in the UK ....

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    mike tyson

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    Quote Originally Posted by romeo tango View Post
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    considered a grand tradition in the UK ....

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    If it had been a group doing a top rope party and relaxing, I'd be less judgemental, but when you're the only one slamming them back at 11 am you've got a problem.

  6. #1256
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    pics are working and another weekend here will be lost to rain. saying.
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    Pine Creek and ORG have been fun lately.Click image for larger version. 

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    ride bikes, climb, ski, travel, cook, work to fund former, repeat.

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    saw a post on marketplace offering some free climbing books. i hadn’t read Mixed Emotions so I biked over and he sent me on my way with a bunch.

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    opened it up and double score! he had it signed when Greg came through Montréal doing a slideshow.

    I’d rather be outside but pretty cool. Are any of these others worth a glance? I need to read the Pat Ament before I’m allowed to climb in Colorado, right?
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    northern lights, spring bumps, and 5.fun all in 24 hours. couldn’t ask for a better day so nice to be out!
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    Nice!

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    i'm heading to skaha and looking for some free camping ....

    the interwebz mentions canyon view trail (closed?), OK Falls, Beaverdell Road
    anyone have beta on these or other places not discovered by the robots?
    thanks

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    no clue where the free camping is. I put up a tent a couple nights at the okanagan lake bc park campground. was what you would expect for a big bc campground. no complaints, the okanagan and skaha are awesome. have fun.
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    05/24/24

    Renowned rock climber Alex Honnold has smashed the speed record for solo-climbing the longest route on El Capitan, the prominent cliff in Yosemite Valley where the world’s elite big-wall climbers come to test themselves this time of year.

    His chosen route, the Salathé Wall, requires an estimated 3,500 feet of climbing, mostly following systems of wide vertical cracks climbers must wedge themselves into to gain purchase on the sheer granite. It’s a Yosemite big-wall classic, put up in 1961 by valley legends Royal Robbins, Tom Frost and Chuck Pratt.


    https://www.sfchronicle.com/outdoors...e-19476623.php

    Try browser reader view on page load if you get paywalled

    P.S. Just for the fuck of it...



    He is 77, (Dave, not Alex), but then again it's not his first rodeo...

    The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.

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    FKNA. Dude is unparalleled. I doubt the general public is capable of understanding roped solo vs. free solo. Cool he didn't have a movie crew with him this time, just blew in and out of the valley like a guy with two little kids at home. What a beast.

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    I've been projecting my 7C FA for 5 sessions.
    I Fell at the last hard move today. But I've had good progress each session. Slopey Mini edges, a bad heel and lots of tension involved. Really friction dependent...so not the best time of year.
    But I skied until late April and can't Deal with the magic wood crowds right now...
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    It's a war of the mind and we're armed to the teeth.

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    my first roped session this season,
    training for Skaha ....
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    the harder routes at Minnihaha sit idle as the high-end climbers go elsewhere:

    bulgy wall topped with a Smith Rock-ish finish, .13a
    reported to be the hardest lead on the crag
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    this ugly offwidth splits the roof. guidebooks says 5.9, gear to 4"
    I've never seen anyone try ....
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    "we all do dumb shit when we're fucked up"
    mike tyson

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    i’m here for it
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