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One Climb in the High Sierra

Postby x15x15 » Mon Jul 05, 2010 5:20 pm

I usually hate dealing with cameras and such, but with the convenience of little digital cameras, and a little prodding from my partners, who are sick of having no pics of THEM, I decided to document my recent climb in the High Sierra.

My buddy from WA came down for a little tour of my mountains. We had 9 days for our trip to the High Sierra, one of which was wasted with a hangover, and two were driving days. We warmed-up on Ghostrider, then did Dark Star, and finished on the DNB of Merriam Peak.

Short trip, but another lifetime of fun was had. I kinda feel sorry for the folks who don't live life the way climbers do, but then again, I am glad there are only a few of us out there. At Merriam, we were the only ones...

View at full screen and TURN up the volume... real loud...
Slideshow/ video of Merriam
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Postby rhyang » Mon Jul 05, 2010 5:28 pm

Sweet :D It's been so long since I listened to Minor Threat.
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Postby HungarySagehen » Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:01 pm

Great vid. the area looked beautiful and loved the soundtrack too lol
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Postby x15x15 » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:23 pm

thnx for the comments. it is a rough video, but my skills are nooB.

as for the music, i hate hiking with a passion and obnoxious punk rock is what helps me get through a hike. minor threat has been with me for a long time... all the way back when walkman and cassette box went into the pack too...
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Postby tiogap » Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:51 am

suweet dude
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Postby The Chief » Tue Jul 06, 2010 1:47 pm

2nd run up DNB eh Steve..... nice job.
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Postby SoCalHiker » Tue Jul 06, 2010 4:29 pm

Sorry for the off-topic remark, but...

I will never understand why people are listening to music on their ipods or whatever while hiking/climbing...
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Postby x15x15 » Wed Jul 07, 2010 12:40 am

no problem with the OT remark. anything goes on the internet.

did i say i really hate hiking? with a passion? kinda like cough syrup, eh? sometimes it is necessary. i am not afraid of hiking, just hate it, but its my transportation to the good stuff. and normally i don't climb with an ipod, makes communication difficult. soloing is a different story.

i love music. with a passion. it goes good with just about anything. and it especially makes the slogging much more tolerable...
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Postby x15x15 » Wed Jul 07, 2010 12:44 am

The Chief wrote:2nd run up DNB eh Steve..... nice job.


first time on the dnb chief. you must have me confused with someone else. you did give me a topo of ruby wall a few years back when dustysdawg took be to your pad.

the wife and i did solo the east ridge in '98. we went up to do the dnb, but there was not a lot of info and my rack was a VERY light alpine rack. dnb of merriam needs a little more than that. i have also done feather pk, and have caught the biggest goldens alive out of the royce lakes, but this was my first time on the direct n buttress...
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