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  1. #351
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    Quote Originally Posted by zion zig zag View Post
    A little climbing stoke without photos; about 8 years ago when my oldest son was 14-15 years old, I spent the summer taking him and his best friend cragging in the foothills behind the house. At the end of the summer I took them up the Grand Teton. Fast forward to now and my kids friend is living in a van and climbing all over the west. Onsighting 5.11+ and big days. I guess he caught the bug bad.
    Took my 17 year old nephew out for his first taste of real rock awhile back. Now he is out climbing me (which isn't saying much at my age), and flashed the Grand this summer. Hasn't moved into a van yet, but he is eyeing my Sportsmobile. Probably going to end up a UC in Boulder for obvious reasons.

    I agree it is a constitutional right for Americans to be assholes...its just too bad that so many take the opportunity...
    iscariot

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeahman View Post
    I was digging through some boxes today and found this old laminated photo of myself climbing at Joshua Tree when I had "the bug" long ago, some 5.9 at the Lost Horse area I think. I gave this photo to my parents and they put it on the fridge. My dad gave it back to me when my mom died and he was moving. I don't think my parents knew what to make of my climbing. Probably scared the shit out of them. I know if one of my daughters was living in a van and climbing (like I did) I would be worried sick. I guess I'm more aware of the dangers than my parents were. Ignorance is bliss.
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    Sweet. I'll have to dig into the archives and look for some old J-tree photos and scan them. No cams though, they weren't invented yet...yeah, I'm old.

    I agree it is a constitutional right for Americans to be assholes...its just too bad that so many take the opportunity...
    iscariot

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    Quote Originally Posted by hutash View Post
    Sweet. I'll have to dig into the archives and look for some old J-tree photos and scan them. No cams though, they weren't invented yet...yeah, I'm old.
    Love to see those some time. Joshua Tree is such a cool place.

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    A goofy video my buddy Matt put together after a full-on day of climbing in Eldo a few weeks back:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQLY2GmsDQ4

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    First route on El Cap last week!


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    "The idea wasnt for me, that I would be the only one that would ever do this. My idea was that everybody should be doing this. At the time nobody was, but this was something thats too much fun to pass up." -Briggs
    Quote Originally Posted by LeeLau View Post
    Wear your climbing harness. Attach a big anodized locker to your belay loop so its in prime position to hit your nuts. Double russian Ti icescrews on your side loops positioned for maximal anal rape when you sit down. Then everyone will know your radness
    More stoke, less shit.

  6. #356
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    ^^Awesome! What route?..

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    Sweet! More info, please! What route? Did you top out? How long?

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    Lurking Fear on the SW face. Topped out in 3.5 days. Bivys in top of 4, 9, and 17.

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    "The idea wasnt for me, that I would be the only one that would ever do this. My idea was that everybody should be doing this. At the time nobody was, but this was something thats too much fun to pass up." -Briggs
    Quote Originally Posted by LeeLau View Post
    Wear your climbing harness. Attach a big anodized locker to your belay loop so its in prime position to hit your nuts. Double russian Ti icescrews on your side loops positioned for maximal anal rape when you sit down. Then everyone will know your radness
    More stoke, less shit.

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    Nice job dude! Popped the El Cap cherry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by viglio View Post
    Nice job dude! Popped the El Cap cherry!
    Im hooked!

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    "The idea wasnt for me, that I would be the only one that would ever do this. My idea was that everybody should be doing this. At the time nobody was, but this was something thats too much fun to pass up." -Briggs
    Quote Originally Posted by LeeLau View Post
    Wear your climbing harness. Attach a big anodized locker to your belay loop so its in prime position to hit your nuts. Double russian Ti icescrews on your side loops positioned for maximal anal rape when you sit down. Then everyone will know your radness
    More stoke, less shit.

  11. #361
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    Best pitch of 5.6 in Vegas?


    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using TGR Forums mobile app
    "The idea wasnt for me, that I would be the only one that would ever do this. My idea was that everybody should be doing this. At the time nobody was, but this was something thats too much fun to pass up." -Briggs
    Quote Originally Posted by LeeLau View Post
    Wear your climbing harness. Attach a big anodized locker to your belay loop so its in prime position to hit your nuts. Double russian Ti icescrews on your side loops positioned for maximal anal rape when you sit down. Then everyone will know your radness
    More stoke, less shit.

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    ^^^Looks like fun. I love those big juggy climbs were there is always a big hold right where you need it, and you can just move over the rock fluidly, especially on big, high alpine routes. I don't need to be in constant fear of peeing my pants on a climb these days...I guess I'm just getting old, not bold.

    I agree it is a constitutional right for Americans to be assholes...its just too bad that so many take the opportunity...
    iscariot

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    Currently in Thailand:


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    ^^^Very cool!

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    The last rap off that route lands you in a bar, literally, through a notch in the roof. We immediately purchased beers, and then said beers were consumed on the beach in the location of the second photo. I don't want to leave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zartagen View Post
    The last rap off that route lands you in a bar, literally, through a notch in the roof. We immediately purchased beers, and then said beers were consumed on the beach in the location of the second photo. I don't want to leave.
    Even cooler

    I agree it is a constitutional right for Americans to be assholes...its just too bad that so many take the opportunity...
    iscariot

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    That looks real fun
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