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So what's your next climbing trip?
« on: April 05, 2013, 09:30:16 PM »
I'm headed to the Gunks once again with George Hurley, this time for 5 days in May (5-9). I've blocked out the time and even turned down some gigs so I'm committed. ::) We had a great trip last time that we're even planning to get down there again in the fall. George is in great shape and climbing amazingly now so who knows what we'll do.

So what's your plans for the Spring/Summer? Have you got anything on the books? as the wife says, "You better get it on the books or it won't happen..."
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Re: So what's your next climbing trip?
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2013, 10:14:33 PM »
Maybe a rock trip to the California in the fall. 100% six weeks in the Canadian Rockies next Feb/March. Did two weeks this March and it just was not enough. Love to take a trip sooner but i need to make some $$$ as it has been a long winter with zero income..

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Re: So what's your next climbing trip?
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2013, 11:22:06 PM »
No climbing trips on the horizon,however, a couple trips that I will work a little climbing into.... Memorial Day weekend I'll be doing the Acadia thing (avoiding otter like the plague) probably hit Great Head or maybe get back over to Canada cliffs... Then in August I'll find climbing wherever me and the lady go for vacation.... Fingers crossed for a maiden voyage to California. There will also be a Gunks trip some time in the fall.
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Re: So what's your next climbing trip?
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2013, 06:50:05 PM »
If i can escape the "charms' of Taos  then a 1,200' f/a that tops at 14,100'.. south facing, 4 mile approach

it's the dark face in center.  grammy will lead   8)

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Re: So what's your next climbing trip?
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2013, 09:58:32 AM »
If i can escape the "charms' of Taos  then a 1,200' f/a that tops at 14,100'.. south facing, 4 mile approach

it's the dark face in center.  grammy will lead   8)

Well....guess that answers that question!!!  ;D
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Re: So what's your next climbing trip?
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2013, 10:11:03 PM »
grammy lets go out and crank this thing with strandman. blanca range = badass

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Re: So what's your next climbing trip?
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2013, 10:23:05 PM »
Gonna need a few months,, it got really slammed today. i'll send a pic wed

I just got some more pins... Ha Ha

Also scoped a 600-70' arete nearby

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Re: So what's your next climbing trip?
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2013, 12:03:02 AM »
600-foot arete?  Wow.  You guys are in for some adventure.

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Re: So what's your next climbing trip?
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2013, 09:46:16 AM »
grammy lets go out and crank this thing with strandman. blanca range = badass

Oh hells yes!!!
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Re: So what's your next climbing trip?
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2013, 05:36:25 PM »
16-20" of snow up there in the last 24

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Re: So what's your next climbing trip?
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2013, 06:21:06 AM »
back to kentucky next march. might even climb this time! getting old sucks.

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Re: So what's your next climbing trip?
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2013, 05:30:45 PM »
16-20" of snow up there in the last 24

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Re: So what's your next climbing trip?
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2013, 05:37:22 PM »
The newest trip is Red River.  But I must say it was a total system shocker after spending the past month in AZ.  At first Cochise and then Sedona. At Cochise  a few climbers were here and there on the weekends but during the week it was wide open.  That place is amazing!!!!!  And the boldness of the guys that went before me is eqealy amazing...

We did run into the usual southern AZ problems, Illegals, boarder patrol,  and even a micro light air plane crashed into the strong hold filled with goodies from the other side of the border.  The  climbing and the spring weather was soooooo nice though.  I just need to do 1000 mental push up's a day to get anything done there.  Does anyone else find this place sandbagged?

Then we went to Sedona.  A total different vertical adventure.  The climbing there is so beautiful in every direction.  It is just best to concentrate on the view instead of the very questionable rock.  In a way it reminded me of a cold day of ice climbing.  Wear a helmet and dodge the ice (falling rocks) and such. The more we got around though we got more used to how to avoid the bad stuff and bag some great summits.  I also have to say that the mountain biking in Sedona alone is worth a trip. Did some very classic routes in Sedona and never saw another party at all.......  No waiting in line there. Unless your on a vortex tour ???

I can not figure out how to post pics otherwise I would love to post up!

Is any from new england comming down red river?  We would enjoy some New England Company :)

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Re: So what's your next climbing trip?
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2013, 05:48:53 PM »
The stronghold is really good, so many routes to do.. all around there are tons of crags. i didn't find the grades too bad, but on afirst visit, maybe. the Organs near Las Cruces have some wild stuff too

Sedona is a trip.... not good rock at all... well maybe a few sections.

the AZ place to go is the Winslow Wall.. ton's of f/a's and rattlers the size logs

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Re: So what's your next climbing trip?
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2013, 02:09:21 PM »
loved Cochise when we were there. both sides are great fun, and different too. the highlights were Bee Line and The Wasteland. 5 stars for each IMO!

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