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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1600 on: January 01, 2020, 07:03:16 PM »
Got a few more bolts replaced at The Flatiron today.
Did a few there yesterday too and took a crack at Burton's Below.
Now that I know the secret to pulling the summit bulge I will go back and nail that sucker.
There's still some more work that needs to be done out there.
The plan is to get out and just climb the next few trips out.
Maybe try to get some more bolts replaced on stuff that closes before MLK Day if the weather holds.

Got to hang some with Brad, Mud, climberdude and BAP the last few days.
Happy New Year and new decade  :thumbup: :biggrin: :yesnod: :arf:



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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1601 on: January 02, 2020, 11:49:27 AM »
Fun at the Flatiron.

Mr Mud came over and led Angle Iron while Deb was following Burton's Below (note Mud leading on the left skyline).
Mud said Angle Iron is an impressive FA and a nice, sporty climb.
Burton's Below climbs really nice through the lower crux and the last replacement lead bolt at the upper crux is juicy (thanks Brad).
I spent too much time trying to find the holds on the upper crux and took a long lead fall.
Maybe the third time will be a charm. 


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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1602 on: January 02, 2020, 12:13:46 PM »
I had fun out there.  I had forgotten how sporty Angle Iron is.  I really did not think I could pull the beginning moves.  Enjoyed checking out Feather Canyon area and getting some top ropes in on Tuff Dome. 

I managed to get some PO on my forearm that bubbled up nicely. 

Happy New Year everyone.
Here's to sweat in your eye

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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1603 on: January 02, 2020, 12:24:46 PM »
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I managed to get some PO on my forearm that bubbled up nicely.

Oh no! Sorry to hear that.   Hopefully they don't spread too much. 

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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1604 on: January 02, 2020, 12:38:50 PM »
Mr Mud, pee on blisters.
It will help clean the blisters.
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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1605 on: January 02, 2020, 02:08:32 PM »
I had fun out there.  I had forgotten how sporty Angle Iron is.  I really did not think I could pull the beginning moves.  Enjoyed checking out Feather Canyon area and getting some top ropes in on Tuff Dome. 

I managed to get some PO on my forearm that bubbled up nicely. 

Happy New Year everyone.

Huh, interesting... I remember onsighting Angle Iron some years ago and felt like it was a rather scary lead - the moves early on the climb freaked me out. I can't say I've had a strong desire to try lead climbing that again. I will agree that it is an impressive FA!

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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1606 on: January 02, 2020, 09:07:46 PM »
rather scary

Here's something scary  :yesnod: :thumbup: :yikes:


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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1607 on: January 03, 2020, 10:53:16 AM »
Thankfully that was not one of the lead bolts for Angle Iron.
Here's to sweat in your eye

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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1608 on: January 03, 2020, 11:23:47 AM »

Thankfully that was not one of the lead bolts for Angle Iron.


Huh?

Dude, it sounds like you were off route.

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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1609 on: January 03, 2020, 05:18:14 PM »
Goals are nice. Maybe even failing at a goal now and then so that when you succeed...

SWEET EFFORT MAN!


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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1610 on: January 03, 2020, 07:27:34 PM »
Aim low!!!

Over achieve low expectations.
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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1611 on: January 04, 2020, 06:53:16 AM »
I had fun out there.  I had forgotten how sporty Angle Iron is.  I really did not think I could pull the beginning moves.  

Damn impressive. All I could hear was you breathing below as I worked on the summit anchor.

clink told me the whole story about bolting that climb on lead last night. Good story (he should tell it).  
He said he was climbing hard 11's and pushing into the 12's when he established that route.

I feel lucky as hell to be climbing with you guys  :yesnod: :thumbup: :biggrin:


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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1612 on: January 04, 2020, 06:55:34 AM »
Thankfully that was not one of the lead bolts for Angle Iron.

It's replaced now along with quite a few others at The Flatiron.
I'll update the Master List today and probably do some more work out there in the near future.

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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1613 on: January 04, 2020, 07:15:21 AM »

 Angle Iron could have been named Fear and Trepidation. But for Waldo's calming encouragement, I might have shook off the third bolt stance. Bit off more than we could chew, yet somehow managed to choke down that drilling.
 Waldo fell off while drilling the second bolt from stance and got a little banged and bloodied up. Half of the third bolt stance crumbled off as soon as the bolt was clipped.
 Wonderful memories of climbing ventures with Waldo.
Causing trouble when not climbing.

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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1614 on: January 04, 2020, 08:23:57 AM »
Angle Iron could have been named Fear and Trepidation. But for Waldo's calming encouragement, I might have shook off the third bolt stance. Bit off more than we could chew, yet somehow managed to choke down that drilling.
 Waldo fell off while drilling the second bolt from stance and got a little banged and bloodied up. Half of the third bolt stance crumbled off as soon as the bolt was clipped.
 Wonderful memories of climbing ventures with Waldo.

I particularly liked the part about going for that hold to get to the bolt 3 stance and being totally strung out from the distance to the last bolt with 3 fingers behind a flake and barely able to hold the end of the bit to get the hole going.

And if that wasn't enough...continuing on to drill the last two bolts even though you were completely gassed.

channeling your inner Holmgren dude  :thumbup: :yesnod: :yikes: :ihih:

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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1615 on: January 04, 2020, 08:32:01 AM »

To end the day yesterday Kat and I went to climb The Clipper.
This mini alpine-style adventure had me chuckling and grinning before, during and after.
That alone warrants a star.





On the prow of The Clipper


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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1616 on: January 05, 2020, 06:30:46 PM »

Spent the day with Brad and T doing new routes at The Dispensary.
Had some fun and some mini adventures.
I'll post a pic or two later.

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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1617 on: January 05, 2020, 11:21:30 PM »
Angle Iron could have been named Fear and Trepidation. But for Waldo's calming encouragement, I might have shook off the third bolt stance. Bit off more than we could chew, yet somehow managed to choke down that drilling.
 Waldo fell off while drilling the second bolt from stance and got a little banged and bloodied up. Half of the third bolt stance crumbled off as soon as the bolt was clipped.
 Wonderful memories of climbing ventures with Waldo.

Clink, your skill and endurance on that lead humble me still. You were great and that was one of my best climbing days ever! Am I hallucinating, or did Larry Arthur come poking around that day?

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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1618 on: January 05, 2020, 11:45:17 PM »
Speaking of Larry, Ive been meaning to call up Mtn Tools...
Can you tell Larry a customer is asking for a harness that wont shrink!!

Im sure hed get a chuckle out of it.
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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1619 on: January 06, 2020, 06:31:59 AM »
I saw Larry a few days ago. He is still healing from the dog attack. Going to be some time, I hope he gets close to full use of his hands and wrists. He was in good spirits and I know he wants to get back on his projects!

 Waldo, he is not a ghost, as far as I can tell. His eyes sparkle when he talks about climbing.
Causing trouble when not climbing.