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General Climbing / Re: Route name stories?
« Last post by Admin Al on April 14, 2015, 07:59:34 PM »
i can't believe no one want's to know he origins of "6000 salad bowls".

I think there was a picture posted here somewhere...
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I'm in, however I think we should consider jello wrestling while drinking. Unfortunately I am not in the same weight class as Strand as he outweighs me by about 100 lbs. :laugh: :laugh:
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General Climbing / Re: Route name stories?
« Last post by kenreville on April 14, 2015, 03:36:19 PM »
I'd like to know the origin of "Joe Lentini- The World's Grearest Climber"?

On second thought never mind.

I already know.
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General Climbing / Re: Route name stories?
« Last post by old_school on April 14, 2015, 01:59:44 PM »
i can't believe no one want's to know he origins of "6000 salad bowls".

Ahahahahaaaa ;D
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General Climbing / Re: Route name stories?
« Last post by frik on April 14, 2015, 01:56:57 PM »
i can't believe no one want's to know he origins of "6000 salad bowls".
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General Climbing / Re: Route name stories?
« Last post by old_school on April 14, 2015, 01:42:37 PM »
"Under Toe" at Humphrey's was obviously a play on words when Bob and I put it up. Given the Nautical theme there at the Hump we wracked our brains to try to think of something "in keeping" and clever...but nothing really came to mind. We went back for a final scrub and bolting of the route and Bob had worn a pair of Teva sandals for the approach. We went through two wire brushes and what we never considered was where exactly those little wire bristles go when they fall off the brush...well, when Bob was getting geared up after we had finished and sent the route, he slid his feet into his Teva's and immediately let out a shout in anguish. It seems a wire bristle had found its way underneath his toe nail and sunk itself to about the mid point (yah, it was in good!!). Then it came to me..there was the name..."under Toe"!!  ;D
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General Climbing / Re: Route name stories?
« Last post by Admin Al on April 14, 2015, 01:35:17 PM »
Not an actual FA but an FRA , when we did Left Hand Monkey Wrench, we were gunning for Hitchcock a Gulley. There was a traffic jam at base of first pitch of HG of atleast 2 or 3 parties were in line so went looking for another way to the upper tier.  So we traveled to the right and found the right facing corner. It was actually in pretty shabby condition, worst I've ever climbed it , which is why we called it a 3 , think I'd call it more 2+ most the time.
  Anyway the name appeared when my buddy and I were coming back from a Dacks trip shortly afterwards and went to see Ratdog ( Bob Weir of Grateful Dead) in Springfield , MA . With head and bellies full of beer and whisky , we walked in a little late when the band was playing Greatest Story Ever Told, and the lyric " what we need now is a left hand monkey wrench" jumped out at us.. That's it!!

great story... I'd always wondered about that. thanks for posting.
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Conditions / Re: Mount Washington Valley: Cathedral, Whitehorse, Humphrey's, etc.
« Last post by Admin Al on April 14, 2015, 01:34:10 PM »
the South Buttress of Whitehorse is good to go now. from what I can tell no ice up there at all. the trail is pretty crappy tho. the slab area is treacherous for sure and I'd stay away for another week, or until we get another good rain. Some of Cathedral is probably OK, or will be very quickly. that said the North End will be a death trap. there is a ton of stuff on the Unicorn Ledge and in the Repentance & Remission chimneys. the center area at Humphrey's is in excellent shape now.
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...gotta go up to Quebec right over the VT border Friday to visit a business partner. It will certainly be a Schilling's stop on the way back!
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Conditions / Re: Mount Washington Valley: Cathedral, Whitehorse, Humphrey's, etc.
« Last post by grubbers on April 14, 2015, 12:24:48 PM »
Does anyone think Cathedral or Whitehorse will be good to go by next week? Both looked a bit damp yesterday as I drove through on my way up to Pinkham, but I'm hoping with some warm temps they'll clear up quickly.
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