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Postby Diggler » Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:50 pm

Drove 150 miles yesterday (round-trip) to climb a peak that is below the elevation of Denver. Approximately 20 minutes car-to-car. Cool observatory nearby & beautiful environs, but it does beg the question 'why??!! What a disease to have...
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Postby MarthaP » Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:23 am

Awesome posts, great to know that we can have relax, BS days, too. It just balances things out and gives a chance to catch our vertical breaths.

Guy, you were benighted on an old skewl 5.6, right? Hell, some of those low 5s in JT are hair-raisers.

They're all just numbers. Wait until I get to JT next spring. You'll feel like Ron Kauk in comparison (not that you aren't already :wink: ).
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Postby lisae » Tue Oct 20, 2009 1:17 am

Diggler wrote:Drove 150 miles yesterday (round-trip) to climb a peak that is below the elevation of Denver. Approximately 20 minutes car-to-car. Cool observatory nearby & beautiful environs, but it does beg the question 'why??!! What a disease to have...


Mt. Hamilton?
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Postby lisae » Tue Oct 20, 2009 1:25 am

cp0915 wrote:I'm not sure if this belongs here, or in the Obsessed thread. But here goes...

A couple years back, I got on this kick to climb every named summit in the county where I live. This is no trivial task, as the county is sprawling, much of it remote and difficult to access, and these peaks number in the hundreds.

About two months (and 60 peaks) into this project of mine, I found myself driving 30 miles one afternoon after work to bag one of the peaks on the list. Fortunately, good dirt roads allowed me to drive across the open desert to within 1/4 mile of the base of the thing. I then walked 20 feet of uphill to stand on the highpoint. This damn named peak had a whopping 20 feet of prominence. Then and there I lost all interest in my project.

Clearly I didn't learn any lessons though. I'm still trying to tick off every peak that can be seen from the town I live in. There are hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of them. Ridiculous.


I'd say it belongs in the obsession thread. :-)

But it also sounds fun, to me. I bought a guidebook for walking and running routes in my area. I have been checking off the routes for the last year or so and am a lot more familiar with the area.
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Postby Mark Straub » Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:54 am

Once, I was a child. And life was good.

Then, as I became a teenager, I found a liking, nay, almost an obsession for the mountains. Hikes, to scrambles, and now to climbs.

My innocence is gone and all I want to do is climb...but I lack a car. So I am stuck here.

I would LOVE an opportunity to bag a 20-foot prominence peak on my own schedule. That would be fun. But alas, no car, and no money for insurance (it all goes to my climbing gear. See this conundrum I have gotten myself into?)

In the words of Fred Beckey: WILL BELAY FOR FOOD

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Postby Diggler » Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:41 am

lisae wrote:
Diggler wrote:Drove 150 miles yesterday (round-trip) to climb a peak that is below the elevation of Denver. Approximately 20 minutes car-to-car. Cool observatory nearby & beautiful environs, but it does beg the question 'why??!! What a disease to have...


Mt. Hamilton?


Close- Copernicus Peak (well, then Mt. Hamilton...). Do you understand???
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Postby Mark Straub » Tue Oct 20, 2009 6:17 am

Lolli wrote:
cp0915 wrote: Yes, I bagged a peak whose summit lies at 55 feet below sea level. Beat that. :)

:wink:
definitely cool!!


Yeah that is seriously cool.

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Postby lisae » Tue Oct 20, 2009 6:47 am

Diggler wrote:
lisae wrote:
Diggler wrote:Drove 150 miles yesterday (round-trip) to climb a peak that is below the elevation of Denver. Approximately 20 minutes car-to-car. Cool observatory nearby & beautiful environs, but it does beg the question 'why??!! What a disease to have...


Mt. Hamilton?


Close- Copernicus Peak (well, then Mt. Hamilton...). Do you understand???


yep, I think I do . . .
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Postby The Chief » Tue Oct 20, 2009 6:51 am

Yesterday I sent a .10b with my rock shoes on backwards, the rope tied around my neck and my chock bag over my head, completely obscuring my vision!

A first for me.... possibly one for the books.

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Postby JasonH » Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:36 am

:lol:
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Postby JasonH » Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:36 am

oh shit, it's I, Lolli, who posted the former post.
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Postby Day Hiker » Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:53 am

Somebody doesn't get what "anti-spray" means. :?
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Postby lisae » Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:46 pm

cp0915 wrote:While driving home from Death Valley yesterday, I stopped to bag Cinder Hill. Although few have heard of it, Cinder Hill holds special significance. To my knowledge, it is the lowest named summit in the Western Hemisphere. Yes, I bagged a peak whose summit lies at 55 feet below sea level. Beat that. :)


Okay, I finally remembered the book this post reminded me of: "Into Thick Air," by Jim Malusa.
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