Friday, August 22, 2008

Bouldering Post Falls

Sorry for the delay, when it rains my borrowed WiFi connection goes down the crapper.

Conveniently placed boulder:
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I told Jared he was in the shot and rather than getting out of the way he started posing.
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Where'd he go?
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Jared
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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Upper Fifth 8.17

Sunday we went out to Post Falls. I took so many pictures that I am dividing the trip into two blogs. One for bouldering and then this one with everything else.

Jesse and Jared took most of the photos on this one because I was climbing.

My blindingly white self with Jesse and Shawn preparing to climb a 10a(?){I'll get route names later when I'm not too lazy to go out to my car}
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If there were a "Gay Belayer Magazine" Jared might make the cover, haha.
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Curtis heel hooking
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Curtis and myself climbing side by side. Me on toprope because I was feeling like a chicken.
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Dirk Diggler

Last Friday we bouldered around Minnehaha a bit, a couple of V2's and then Curtis made another attempt at Dirk Diggler (V5?)

Curtis on some weird Traverse-y thing behind the Don Quixote Face.

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This is Melissa, apparently Curtis topped out on something and she was just sitting there. She took a pretty gnarly fall and missed the crash pad...guess someone should have been spotting.

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Dirk Diggler

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Dismount

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Saturday, August 16, 2008

Vantage - March 08

I promised to upload these so Curtis could see them, so, true to my word here they are...

I went camping out at Vantage at the end of March with Mark and Tricia. Despite the beer stew and talk of colonoscopies I had a good time, it was my first time going outdoors this year.

This photo is HUGE and will probably get cut off, this is the Sunshine Wall.

Sunshine Wall

These are the "Feathers" by moonlight
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Tricia
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Mark climbing something on the Feathers (Possibly Don Coyote 5.9)
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Mark on "Don Coyote" (5.9)
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Clipping
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Tricia belaying Mark
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Ozzie!
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Tricia's Turn!
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Friday, August 15, 2008

Use Your Imagination

Due to technical difficulties (read: Someone left her camera batteries at home.) The photos for this blog will have to be brought to you by your imagination.

Invision:

We went back out ot Deep Creek, I lead "The Roach" (11a) but not very smoothly. I'll get it next time.

Curtis sent "Naked Man" (12a) and started working on "Belly Rubber" (12b?)

Larsen came to watch.

Jared and his friend Shelby top roped some 10 on the blobolith that I lead.

Lauren and her friend worked "The Roach" for a while.

Jeff Crawford climbed like seven pitches and made me look like a wuss because I was beat after 3.

I promise I'll keep extra batteries in my climbing pack.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Deep Creek 8/10

We've been spending a bit of time at Deep Creek lately. Curtis wants to 'send "Naked Man" (12a) and I'd like to at least TR "The Roach" (10a) smoothly. Curse that crux! I can get up it I just hate having to rest on the rope.
On Sunday we (Shawn, Curtis & myself) headed down there and were later met by Jeff and Melissa.

Working on "Naked Man"
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Shawn hanging out
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BFFs, I guess they didn't think I was looking.
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Jeff Crawford on "Overhangus Interuptus" (11c)
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Melissa Main clipping on "Belly Rubber" (12b)
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Shawn on the crux of "The Roach"
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Melissa on "21 Run" (12d)
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Jeff on "21 Run" (I think)
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Monday, August 11, 2008

Rocks of Sharon

Saturday we hiked up the Iller Creek drainage to Rocks of Sharon. The hike is gorgeous, green, and ridiculously lonnnnnggggggg. It took us at least an hour and a half to get to Big Rock.
We only went up one route, the Bottle Neck Chimney Route (5.9) on the west face of big rock.

Road rage anyone?
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Jesse
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Larsen
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The view from the top
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Group photo, on the top of the rock
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A shot for the foot fetishists
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Curtis
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A bit breezy
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Giving Larsen a crash course on rappelling
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Jesse & Curtis
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Jesse
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Before taking the plunge
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Pack Mules
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Nice lighting
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