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strandman

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Re: Working a Route
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2014, 06:33:01 PM »

Mark..you sound like Skinner "I got so many projects, i might never do any of them"

I used to get distracted after one f/a on a cliff....we did Stairs  then went to greens and then...and so on and so on
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Re: Working a Route
« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2014, 07:31:57 PM »

That is why I never let Brady drag me out to the Stairs. I knew I would get caught up in some huge project and not get back to my Owl's routes.
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Re: Working a Route
« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2014, 07:40:23 PM »

I  have  anchors, some bolts, cleaning and climbing time into 4 projects so i suppose I should finish at least two of them before starting anything else...
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Re: Working a Route
« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2014, 08:40:07 PM »

Longest was 6 weeks on Captain Fingers at Rumney...you can cheat and go right, but I wanted to get it the way it was designed. Thing is...its an awful route!!! lol
Grammy, I agree CF is not a very good route but it is addictive.  I think you mean "cheat" and go left to the arete.  It used to be considered cheating but everyone seems to be doing it that way now. But good for you for sticking to the original line!
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Re: Working a Route
« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2014, 03:48:25 AM »

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  I had to make a spreadsheet this winter to try to remember them all.
Give up the power drill and your memory will improve. ( pseudo-righteous dig ) :)
« Last Edit: March 12, 2014, 01:41:20 PM by Admin Al »
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Re: Working a Route
« Reply #20 on: March 12, 2014, 10:01:49 AM »

Grammy, I agree CF is not a very good route but it is addictive.  I think you mean "cheat" and go left to the arete.  It used to be considered cheating but everyone seems to be doing it that way now. But good for you for sticking to the original line!

This was 1990-91??? I think it may have been a traverse out left to the arete...yes! God...where does the time go?? Blew it at the clip a ton of times! lol
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Re: Working a Route
« Reply #21 on: March 12, 2014, 03:37:46 PM »

My goal this year is not to allow myself to get distracted and clean up and finish at least 5 old projects before any new one, lol. I had to make a spreadsheet this winter to try to remember them all.

I don't like to have fun at other peoples' expense, but: Mark this one is priceless. :-)
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Re: Working a Route
« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2014, 05:16:05 PM »

it's fun to have fun with the troubles of others... :D mark--do you include routes you know you can't do ??

I have
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Re: Working a Route
« Reply #23 on: March 12, 2014, 06:44:50 PM »

Let's see - I have 34 on the list, and it doesn't include anything at Rumney. 6 are listed as 'Community Service', meaning they are other people's routes that need cleaning, new anchors or bolts replaced, but I would like to also climb them. Black Flies, 357, On Green Dolphin Street, Premarital Blisters and a couple others at Greens are part of those. 357 is out of my league these days and maybe Black Flies, but I still want to play on them. The rest are anything from completely ready to go and have TRed cleanly and just need to get out there with someone, to 'haven't started' 'still needs heavy cleaning' and a few 'a dream's that I haven't even rapped down yet. Aside from some of the 'dreams' and 'community services', I think there are only 2 that I realistically haven't got a chance in hell on, and they are definitely open projects.
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Re: Working a Route
« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2014, 04:41:30 PM »

Here's a route from '83..still not free

Grand Finale.cathedral

P1 is 99%  just link the moves  TK got very close 13+
P2 10+ R freed in'83
P3 AO 15' of bouldering with fixed gear 13A  is my guess, is all that remains then 12A face, done in '84
P4-6  awesome 11+ with some R done around '88

go get it !
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Re: Working a Route
« Reply #25 on: March 14, 2014, 06:44:40 PM »

Put the bolts in the right places and someone will ;D
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