Hmmm.......where have I seen a similar shot before? Isn't that copyright infringement or something? :- )
Bet you were bumming that you hauled that rope up there, eh?
....damn, I smell a lawsuit!!!
fortunately this is only a 9mm rope. Brought the rope, the harnesses and a piece of webbing for the 'just in case' rappels. Used none of it.
how's Chicago treating you Brian? Any scrambles or hikes (rock climbs in the area???) you can check out while you're there?
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you just in case we don't type bet. now and then.
Chicago is cold and flat. If I do anything outdoors, it will be just a nice hike at a local forest preserve or a state park. I hope to at least get in a couple times to the old gym I used to climb at though in Naperville. We'll see. I'm just happy that I know I have an Alien and a tri-cam to open for Christmas. Woo hoo! Take care and have a great holiday. How's the weather back home there? Able to get out and do anything?
As luck would have it the weather was perfect yesterday (work day) but quickly went to crap today and more of the same for the near future. We're OK with this since we're looking forward to our climbing trip down to AZ and NV next week - as long as the weather is dry there we can stay home tomorrow and pack thus forgetting about the rain outside.
Alien + Tricam? NICE!!!!
Next season we'll have to educate our parents as to what "quality gifts" are supposed to be.
Merry Christmas today. As luck would have it, (and my wish list) I got some very cool things for Xmas. Climbing Guide to the Olympics, the last Beckey book I didn't have (Volume 3 up to Fraser River), Oregon Desert Guide, Windstopper gloves and an Avalung. I did well! Even got a mountaineering version of Monopoly. Snowed here a couple inches last night so it's a white Christmas in Chicago. Heading out for a hike today in it. Have fun in the Southwest. I'll look for pictures and some summitlogs from you in the future. You're sure to have great weather down there.
P.S. My parents are getting sick of me setting cams in door jams and furniture. :- )
nice, nice!!! Excellent presents!
I got Shirley the #1,2, and 3 Camalots + ski pants. Shirley got me the #5 (?) Friend, the #1 Alien, and the green Big Bro (a sure sign she wants me to start leading off-widths!!) ---- notice how the rock pro above comes in batches of 3.....maybe it has something to do with that Climb Axe discount of 15% if you buy 3 or more pieces. These guys kick a.. - great customer service!! We too have been trying to place the new gear in whatever 'cracks' we can find around the house (furniture, sheet rock walls etc.). Itching to go outdoors and to scratch it up a bit!!
you asked me about Mt. Cruiser some time back.....it's the nice arrow-tip looking mountain on the cover of the Olympics climbing guide.....man, if I only had photos from it, I would've loved to add it to SP (very photogenic mtn)!!! That Oregon Desert Guide is a cool book too (it's that blue/yellow cover one, right?) - it has an amazing number of places which I suspect most Oregonians are not even aware exist in their state! We still want to do that Pueblo Mtn. very much (spring time hopefully).
Unlike the East and the Mid-West, it was a rainy Christmas here (of course), so we spent it at home putting on weight - even the dog is getting fat.
Have a good New Year Brian.
Sweeeeeet. You guys cleaned up on gear.
Yeah, I saw that was Mt. Cruiser on the cover of that one and it looks very cool. And yes that is the correct desert guide. Doesn't have as many mountain summits as I would like but it's a very informative book. Pueblo is also on my Spring wishlist.
I've put on 4 pounds already. Had to do a hike yesterday or I think I would have exploded. Too..........many................chocolate chip........cookies.....
(life could be worse, eh?)
Safe trip and climbs in AZ.