Monday, April 2, 2012

Spring Gems

Here's what happened this weekend:

1 - Nic came down and did a Five Ten shoe demo on Friday. It went really well and a bunch of people tried out some awesome shoes.

2 - After pledging to drink 14 beers Friday night we combined to drink 8 and then promptly passed out.

3 - Nic ran an awesome setting clinic Saturday morning and afternoon. He did a fantastic job and I know that personally I learned some valuable things. Not sure about anyone else but I appreciated that he took everyone, myself included, a bit out of their comfort zones and forced people to try things a little bit differently. Too often we get stuck in what we're 'good' at and it's nice to get a reminder that there are other ways to do things.

4 - Nic, Remo and I went up to the lake on Saturday evening for a quick session. Nic almost rear ended me. I hit myself in the balls with a 4 foot pry bar taking my pad out of the car. We got lost. Found new talus fields. Nic and Remo put up a sick new compression line called Lost In The Wood. Found more boulders. Found the Monolith trail a solid 40 feet from said new boulders. Nic tried Sex and Chocolate With A Cherry On Top. Nic failed at climbing Sex and Chocolate With A Cherry On Top. Remo did a lap on Sex and Chocolate. Nic did Tipping Point. We had an epic pad golf game that ended in near pitch black in the parking lot. Nic hit me with his pad in the parking lot. I hit him in the balls.





5 - Katie did Hipsters on Sunday. Fast.

6 - Katie tried Tunder Tighs and Remo ran another lap on it. That problem will be fucking hard for Katie. Christ.


7 - Remo and Esser did Bud White. Aaron jumped off after getting to the topout.

8 - Chris, Remo, Aaron and I tried the Smooth Op Roof Project. All of us were able to pull off the ground and get established and Chris and I were able to slap the left hand on the first move. Remo was able to hold the position for the second move after we power spotted him on it.

9 - Chris hung on the juglet and the juglet exploded into many, many pieces. Personally, I think the problem is better for it.

10 - Aaron renamed the project. First he called it the Cheesemaker. Then he called it the Cheddarmaker. Then we all settled on calling it the Cheddarmilker project. I like it.

11 - Sarah finally did Magnum! She was absurdly close to doing it late last season and I can only assume that she did it rather quickly. Nice work.

12 - I edited this video together. Enjoy.

17 comments:

  1. Video was great man! The picture of Remo holding Nics legs should be in a 5.10 add... hilarious picture!

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  2. The picture does not do the act justice. We are on top of sex and choclate... I could die if he let me go.


    -nic

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  3. ohhhhhh shit!!!! I didnt know it was on top of SAC! Madness leaving your hands in that hippies plate throwing hands!

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  4. Gnar, I wish you would have had me film your ascent of Boulbous! You have those couple of punts in the beginning but no Gnar payoff.

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  5. *leaving your life in the hands of that plate throwing hippy*

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  6. Yeah, real nice Sweaty. You just lost your chance to have me hold your ankles some day.
    Remo

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  7. Nic, bend over and grab your ankles. "no Remo, you grab my ankles!" lol. C$

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  8. I'm going to end the comments here (as usual)... Am I the only one aroused by all this grab your ankles talk?!

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  9. I might be going to Minnesota on Wednesday. Anybody going to DL Wed?

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  10. If that falls through sweaty stop by for a beer on weds evening.

    I'll be in dodgeville Friday for work and could be at the dodge @2:30 or so. Up for anything, except ankle-grabbing. No thanks Remo and nic. C$

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  11. Love this post, Steve. We walked up to Dog Walk just in time to see Sarah top out. I loved her comment afterwards: "Now I've done the whole boulder!" Fantastic video!

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  12. Sweaty, I will be up there early in the morning. I have to be back to work by noon though. Give me call if your down.
    Remo

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  13. Thanks for the offer gents! I am actually going to go to Missouri instead. I just figured I'd see if there was gonna be a crew then I would have went north.

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  14. Michael's Belay Glasses: http://belayglass.blogspot.com/ Don't crane your neck while belaying. Michael's Belay Glasses allow the belayer to comfortably assume a closer position to the base of climbs which translates to a safer belay. They allow the belayer to more fully concentrate their attention to the task at hand, especially on long, protracted sessions. They accomplish this at roughly a 1/4 of the cost of the other product on the market, putting this easier into the average climbers budget. One of the advantages of prism ware is that they don't invert the image of the climber the way a mirror would and that they slightly magnify what one sees. All belay glasses currently manufactured use a 60 degree (not 90) deviation. 90 degrees would have a great deal of the field of vision obscured by ones face and hair. Yes, they do take some getting used to insofar as the belayers ground level field of vision, the fact that the image one sees appears as a low angle slab, and that they are heavier than a pair of sunglasses. However, most climbers quickly learn to feel more then comfortable using and overwhelmingly swear by them. They come with a carrying case and are deliverable within 6-8 weeks. If you are interested, please send Michael an email http://belayglass.blogspot.com/

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  15. Really? You come here to spam the 12 people that actually read this junk??

    I'm gonna get a pair of these and wear them around all the time just so I can look like an even bigger jackass.

    Take your spam somewhere else.

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  16. if you order them now you will receive them in 2 months Gnar! That is a quick turn around time. sign me up for 3 pairs please.

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  17. Dude that was an amazing video! Best video of Devil's Lake climbing ever!

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