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Postby MoapaPk » Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:18 am

d_shorb wrote:
rpc wrote:Elvis' Hammer
Pope's Dick
Devil's Golf Ball
Left Teste
Right Teste


sounds like a fetish for sure.


All are in downtown Vegas.

R, you might wanta add
Mount Johnson

http://www.summitpost.org/view_object.p ... _id=183914
Must be the same one.
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Postby MelNino » Thu Jul 16, 2009 2:11 pm

Nothing overly ambitious...but I'm trying to hit all the mountains on the AT. Have a small number of them under my boot already....looking at Katahdin next.

Would some day LOVE to hit Pikes Peak, Rainer, Denali :) But I would need a great deal more experience
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Postby Fred Spicker » Thu Jul 16, 2009 3:27 pm

You guys that think you are getting "too old" in your late 40's and early 50's make me chuckle :lol:

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Postby Dan Shorb » Thu Jul 16, 2009 4:16 pm

rpc wrote:
never ending quest for phallic towers! I would like to mount the Grand Teton as well for balance though.


Indeed, it would add to your conquering of the Sisters.
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Postby rpc » Thu Jul 16, 2009 4:47 pm

d_shorb wrote:
rpc wrote:
never ending quest for phallic towers! I would like to mount the Grand Teton as well for balance though.


Indeed, it would add to your conquering of the Sisters.


If I went out there ...[edit for bad taste]
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Postby weathergirl42 » Thu Jul 16, 2009 4:53 pm

Denali
Mauna Kea
Mt. Trumbull (AZ)-I work in Trumbull, CT and think it's cool. Me = GEEK.
Katahdin-I've done it already, but I want to do it many, many more times.
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Postby reddirt » Thu Jul 16, 2009 5:02 pm

rpc wrote:
d_shorb wrote:
rpc wrote:
never ending quest for phallic towers! I would like to mount the Grand Teton as well for balance though.


Indeed, it would add to your conquering of the Sisters.


If I went out there to nail the 3 Sisters, I'd do the Little Brother too.


Another 4 sisters, or a more accurate translation: The Four Maidens- Siguniang

Listen/read this dramatic account. Safe for work.

http://www.climbing.com/exclusive/above ... he_maiden/
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Unexplored mountains

Postby ChristianRodriguez » Thu Jul 16, 2009 5:18 pm

Since my succesful Doyle's Delight ascent in Belize, I want to climb more unexplored mountains. By example many 6000, 7000 meters on Himalayas, non turistic peaks. Also want to climb the highest point in every country as possible... All without sponsor, backpacker style, on winter if is possible, just for fun hehehe.

TRANGO TOWER
NAMELESS TOWER
FIRTZ ROY
Active volcanoes in Africa, america and asia...

so, I dreaming so much, but I don't like go with lots of people at side.
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Postby Dean » Thu Jul 16, 2009 5:25 pm

I don't particularly care what mountain it is as long as it is a mountain and is on my goal list.
Forget your age, remember your passion and you will keep on going for summits and the mountain experience. Trust me on that one. My goal this year is to hit 68 peaks to correspond with my age, so far I've got 40+ of them done and will be heading to Idaho in a few days to some more and then to Washington next month to chase two of my "must do" list, Glacier Peak and Mt. Stuart. I particularly love the mountains of Nevada and Utah nowadays so they are the ones I focus on (since I live in Utah). Keep on keeping on.
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Postby JHH60 » Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:30 pm

Fred Spicker wrote:You guys that think you are getting "too old" in your late 40's and early 50's make me chuckle :lol:

http://www.summitpost.org/album/471285/ ... going.html


It isn't about being too old - it's about having a couple of kids and a mortgage to pay for, and a family to keep happy, which puts constraints on where you live and when you can climb. If I didn't have those I'd probably live some place like Bishop or Truckee or Bellingham WA and be a semi-dirtbag. When the kids are a few years older I hope to climb more with them, but as it is there are limits to how often someone like me can go climbing and not be an absentee parent.
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Postby fatdad » Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:01 pm

JHH60 wrote:
Fred Spicker wrote:You guys that think you are getting "too old" in your late 40's and early 50's make me chuckle :lol:

http://www.summitpost.org/album/471285/ ... going.html


It isn't about being too old - it's about having a couple of kids and a mortgage to pay for, and a family to keep happy, which puts constraints on where you live and when you can climb. If I didn't have those I'd probably live some place like Bishop or Truckee or Bellingham WA and be a semi-dirtbag. When the kids are a few years older I hope to climb more with them, but as it is there are limits to how often someone like me can go climbing and not be an absentee parent.


That's pretty much sums it up. I can't and won't comment or pass judgment on other people's lives and families (although lots of people seem pretty comfortable doing that) I've pretty much made the personal decision that, as much as I miss climbing as much as I used to, I'd rather be an attentive husband and parent. My kids are already 5 and 3, and I have to constantly remind myself they'll never be that age again. The Incredible Hulk, however, isn't going anywhere, at least not for several more geologic eras.

Who knows, maybe if I'm nice to them they'll let their dad tag along when they do the NIAD.

Edit: Oops, I forgot to mention that the Trango Tower is also on my dream list. Changabang too.
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Postby CClaude » Fri Jul 17, 2009 4:20 pm

fatdad wrote:
JHH60 wrote:
Fred Spicker wrote:You guys that think you are getting "too old" in your late 40's and early 50's make me chuckle :lol:

http://www.summitpost.org/album/471285/ ... going.html


It isn't about being too old - it's about having a couple of kids and a mortgage to pay for, and a family to keep happy, which puts constraints on where you live and when you can climb. If I didn't have those I'd probably live some place like Bishop or Truckee or Bellingham WA and be a semi-dirtbag. When the kids are a few years older I hope to climb more with them, but as it is there are limits to how often someone like me can go climbing and not be an absentee parent.


That's pretty much sums it up. I can't and won't comment or pass judgment on other people's lives and families (although lots of people seem pretty comfortable doing that) I've pretty much made the personal decision that, as much as I miss climbing as much as I used to, I'd rather be an attentive husband and parent. My kids are already 5 and 3, and I have to constantly remind myself they'll never be that age again. The Incredible Hulk, however, isn't going anywhere, at least not for several more geologic eras.

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See now those reasons I can understand and I respect. My situation is lucky since I can be a fulltime professional in my chosen field (a researcher/manager in medical devices) but still live in a town that I can get out to the crags as easily as it is to go to the grocery store, so I'll get a quick session in after work. Since often I don't have a lot of time (both in the evenings and on weekends), I most often forget about a warm up (ok, I've almost have never warmed up in my life), and concentrate of doing a series of hard routes, which for me its mostly a series of 5.12 cracks ith a .13 thrown in here and there. Quality over quantity when I don't have time.
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Postby graham » Fri Jul 17, 2009 4:43 pm

CClaude wrote:…… my chosen field (a researcher/manager in medical devices) ….. I'll get a quick session in after work. …. concentrate of doing a series of hard routes, which for me its mostly a series of 5.12 cracks with a .13 thrown in here and there…..
Hot Damn! Where can I get a pair of those Camalot hand prosthetics :?: :)
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Postby OWilderness » Fri Jul 17, 2009 5:59 pm

Mt. Waddington!!!
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Postby CClaude » Fri Jul 17, 2009 6:56 pm

graham wrote:
CClaude wrote:…… my chosen field (a researcher/manager in medical devices) ….. I'll get a quick session in after work. …. concentrate of doing a series of hard routes, which for me its mostly a series of 5.12 cracks with a .13 thrown in here and there…..
Hot Damn! Where can I get a pair of those Camalot hand prosthetics :?: :)


try EBAY. Everything is for sale on EBay.

Actually here in town, I'm just a gumbie with even the local PICU (pediatric intestive care unit) doctor climbing circles around me, so you just end up hanging out with a bad crowd :D

As for mountains I'd like to do,

All Along the Watchtower on Howser in the Bugaboos keeps getting pushed back.

Checking out both the Vampire Spires and Little Switzerland would be nice.

It would be good to Peu to go back for Cayesh (stormed off it), North Face of Huscaran Norte (partner ended up too weak from bronchitis, diarrehia to even start up this one, and Chacaraju would be nice.

There is a valley in Chile with long granite routes that is getting some attention recently.

Had a permit for Kasum Kangara which is about a days walk from Lukla a few years back but didn't get to it after attempting my first objective. The north face is amazing (2000ft of 30-45deg, 2000ft of 60deg and 2000ft of 80 degree leading to a ridge). Would be nice.

So why am I going back to Sardinia this fall with so many interesting places to see.....
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