Splitboard.com Forums

The World's first exclusive splitboard discussion forums






It is currently Thu Nov 27, 2014 4:18 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Cali climbing in July?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:26 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue May 09, 2006 6:09 pm
Posts: 388
Location: Chamonix, France
Anybody want to go climbing in Cali some time in mid July? I will be visiting a friend but he can only go on the weekend, if someone here is interested I will be happy for the opportunity to stay longer.

Mostly into easy trad climbing, I can lead about 5.7-5.8 comfortably for a full day. I can't really go any harder because of a shoulder injury (slabby is better), but maybe as a second. My goal is to be out having fun in beautiful places.

I'll be bringing a decent sized rack and can also bring a rope if necessary.

FWIW, I'd also be happy to climb with beginners, most people who've done a few routes or indoor climbs can do 5.6-5.7 or so as a second, so if you want to learn this crippled climber might be a good opportunity ;-)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Cali climbing in July?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:46 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:30 am
Posts: 219
Location: Lost Angeles
i'd fit perfectly into the beginner slot but can only do weekends also.

all work and no play for us cali folk...


:banghead:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Cali climbing in July?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 4:57 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 12, 2005 5:12 pm
Posts: 1598
Location: Now Oaktowntastic
I would be really stoked to learn some climbing from you and I can prolly take a few days off in mid July. PM me the details. I have very minor climbing experience. I have a decent rack too, but nobody brags about man-boobs. I could probably rustle up a rope if needed, but I don't own one. I do have a harness and shoes, though.

_________________
Storn


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Cali climbing in July?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 12:42 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:30 am
Posts: 219
Location: Lost Angeles
just got my first pair of rock shoes 10 minutes ago, now trying to break em in.

YOWWWWZA!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Cali climbing in July?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:12 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 19, 2004 8:41 pm
Posts: 1622
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
I could be up for this depending on when you guys go. Right now only July 18 weekend is still open (which also happens to be one of those no-national-parks-fee weekends). I don't know much about climbing, just enough to be dangerous. :) Always interested in learning more though.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Cali climbing in July?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 7:52 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue May 09, 2006 6:09 pm
Posts: 388
Location: Chamonix, France
Oops, missed this thread's revival ;-)

So, summary:

I will arrive in the bay area on Friday the 10th, go climbing in Yosemite Sat-Mon with my host, and then I'm available for Tue-Thu (i have to be in Boston before the end of the week, but other than that there's no constraint).

I have no car, and will be staying in Los Gatos. I can obviously take caltrain to $meeting_point, but I wouldn't mind renting a car either.

I did bring a rope, so I have all the group gear and all the personal gear for one person.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Cali climbing in July?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:53 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:30 am
Posts: 219
Location: Lost Angeles
devastating news, i can't make it... :nononno:

does this mean you won't show me around Cham when i finally make it over there? that has been the #1 destination on my list since i was a little fella. almost made it to Argentière a few years back. Had a deposit on a house and everything but the lure of a secure job for the next 6 months put my dreams on hold.

one day...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Cali climbing in July?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:03 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 19, 2004 8:41 pm
Posts: 1622
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
nothingmuch wrote:
I will arrive in the bay area on Friday the 10th, go climbing in Yosemite Sat-Mon with my host, and then I'm available for Tue-Thu (i have to be in Boston before the end of the week, but other than that there's no constraint).

I have no car, and will be staying in Los Gatos. I can obviously take caltrain to $meeting_point, but I wouldn't mind renting a car either.

Los Gatos is just over the hill from Santa Cruz. We should meet up, if not for climbing, at least for some beers or something. Or some mountain biking! Check yer PMs.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Cali climbing in July?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:41 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue May 09, 2006 6:09 pm
Posts: 388
Location: Chamonix, France
jimw: sent an email

holbyco: i'll probably be back in cham from early december through mid february this year, then I'm *finally* off to school for a while =)

open invite to anyone who wants to go splitting there =)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Cali climbing in July?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:01 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 12, 2005 5:12 pm
Posts: 1598
Location: Now Oaktowntastic
Maybe when after we ride bikes on Thursday? Is there any climbing down there??? I wish I could tell you :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

_________________
Storn


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Cali climbing in July?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 2:38 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 20, 2006 4:48 pm
Posts: 215
Location: N. Vancouver <=> Santa Cruz
SanFrantastico wrote:
Maybe when after we ride bikes on Thursday? Is there any climbing down there??? I wish I could tell you :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

There's climbing up at Castle Rock, right on the summit b/t Santa Cruz and Los Gatos. I'm headed out of town after the bike ride though.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Cali climbing in July?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 10:42 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue May 09, 2006 6:09 pm
Posts: 388
Location: Chamonix, France
So, no pics of SF and me at Castle Rock, but here are some goodies from Cathedral Peak and After Six, both were great climbs.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Cali climbing in July?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:42 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 12, 2005 5:12 pm
Posts: 1598
Location: Now Oaktowntastic
Thanks, Yuval! That was definitely my best climbing experience to date!! It was really fun seeing how to climb trad. Now I'm adding Cathedral Peak to my list of peaks that I'm gonna try to get people to take me up. :D

_________________
Storn


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  





Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group