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4/19/2013 - nice day...
« on: April 19, 2013, 03:23:55 PM »
What a nice warm day... I got together with my good friend Joe Perez this morning. We went over to climb at the Ego Trip slab on Cathedral. There are several cool climbs there in including the first pitches of Ego Trip (10b), Starflre (5.8) and the Scene Of The Crime/Climb (5.9). I usually go over there early in the season to get my footwork together. I figure if Ego Trip goes well, the season will go well. Today it went well...

As Joe was working on Ego Trip a crew came up with my old friend David Powers, John Sykes and their friend Scott. Here's a picture of John on P1 of Ego Trip. We had to leave while David was working on P2 of Ego Trip (5.11b).
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Re: 4/19/2013 - nice day...
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2013, 08:23:29 PM »
Nice to see you today Al. You are looking good and climbing very well for such an old fart.

As far as Ego Trip being .11b  :o At the risk of sounding cocky, i have on sighted several .11d and harder slabs. This was my second time on Ego Trip and i have not been able to get it clean. My first time i sailed trough the crux but could not hang on to finish it. Today i had to pull through the crux and more floundering followed higher up. I think its a proud send for anyone who has done it. What are your thoughts Strandman?

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Re: 4/19/2013 - nice day...
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2013, 09:36:21 PM »
Only route on the slab i have not done and never will... I think it's overbolter and not in cha racter with the other lines... sorry.. We looked at it pretty hard BITD but never did it. I know I was pretty pissed the way it gotdone

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Re: 4/19/2013 - nice day...
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2013, 10:17:18 PM »
Atta boy Strand.

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Re: 4/19/2013 - nice day...
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2013, 11:06:44 AM »
The other routes on the slab are relics just like the hardware left on them. I find Ego Trip very enjoyable... but i am also aspiring to become a sport climber.

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Re: 4/19/2013 - nice day...
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2013, 06:03:32 PM »
The other routes on the slab are relics just like the hardware left on them

that's true...like the Scene Of the Climb with all those old pins

...but i am also aspiring to become a sport climber.

yeah, right [LOL]
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Re: 4/19/2013 - nice day...
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2013, 06:04:24 PM »
Nice to see you today Al. You are looking good and climbing very well for such an old fart.

great seeing you too David... and I'll take that as a compliment. [grin] I gotta get up to Wheeler this summer. I'll give you a holler.
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Re: 4/19/2013 - nice day...
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2013, 09:20:02 PM »
The other routes on the slab are relics just like the hardware left on them. I find Ego Trip very enjoyable... but i am also aspiring to become a sport climber.

Heading off for "Falling aspirations" David? :D