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By Tavis Ricksecker
From Bishop, ca
Dec 13, 2007
Church of the Lost and Found, Left. Summer 2013
#10. Anorexic, Priest Draw
#9. Disco Diva, Happy Boulders
#8. The Energizer, Le Petit Verdon
#7. The High Life, Jack's Canyon
#6. Clean and Jerk, Joshua Tree
#5. Rock Lobster, Indian Creek
#4. Three Turkeys, Paradise Forks
#3. Warpaint, Cochise Stronghold
#2. Casual Route, Long's Peak
#1. The Mithral Dihedral, Mount Russell

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By Deaun Schovajsa
Dec 13, 2007
You wanna' look like this when ya get old!
Heinous Cling (12a pitch only)- I keep falling and can't link it. I first spied it in 1995, then tried it on a trip to Smith in 2003, then got on it again when I was there for a long weekend in October of this year.
Instead of 10 climbs next year, my project is 1 climb in 10 (or more) years! I may have to move to Smith Rock and beat the route into complete submission...

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By Christopher Jones
From Denver, Colorado
Dec 14, 2007
Climbing So Wild at Thunder Ridge photo by Kevin M...
1. Laughing Stock, S. Platte
2. Showcase, S. Platte
3. Throne Room, S. Platte
4. Weasels Ripped My Flesh, S. Platte
5. Yellow Spur, Eldo
6. Rigid Designator, Vail Ice
7. Main Street, Vedauwoo
8. Coffee Grinder, Vedauwoo
9. Epinephrine, Red Rocks
10. Black Dagger, The Diamond

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By Buff Johnson
Dec 14, 2007
smiley face
Damn you, Amidon! I can't get past the fourth step.

You & that f'n Green Spur can shovel sh.. SUGAR COOKIES!!

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By Fat Dad
From Los Angeles, CA
Dec 14, 2007
OK, most of your 2008 lists look like life lists to me. Don't you guys have jobs? Never mind, I get it...you're not married.

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By Ryan Palo
From Bend, oregon
Dec 14, 2007
Me
Black Dyke - Squamish
Scarface - Smith
Rat Cave Project
Dark Tower - Broughtons Bluff
Lucky Pigeon - Smith
Double Stain (placing gear) - Smith
villain - Smith
Salathe
Apocalypse '91
Something in the Motherload!

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By JacobD
From Flagstaff, AZ
Dec 14, 2007
Me on Half Dome Boulder, Middle Finger of Fury  Aw...
Epinephrine - Red Rocks
Triassic Sands - Red Rocks
Outerspace - Leavenworth, WA
Northeast Face - Pingora Peak, wind rivers, WY
Northeast Ridge - Bugaboo Spire, Bugaboos, Canada
Direct Petzoldt Ridge - Grand Teton, WY
Donini's Crack - City of Rocks, ID
MRC Direct - Vedauwoo, WY
Mountaineers Route - Elephant Perch, Sawtooths, ID
Casual Route - The Diamond, CO

Probably more of a life list than one for 2008, but hey it's worth a try.

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By Christopher Jones
From Denver, Colorado
Dec 15, 2007
Climbing So Wild at Thunder Ridge photo by Kevin M...
Hey man, only one of my routes is harder than 10d. I work full time and have a two year old son and another on the way.

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By Mark Hammond
From Eldorado Springs, CO
Dec 15, 2007
Well, with my lack of free time this may not be a 1 year list. But what the hell, I might as well dream big.

Shunes Buttress-Zion
Stoned Oven-The Black
Grand Wall-Squamish
Astroman
Infrared-Big Bend Butte, UT
Medicine Man-CO Nat. Monument
October Light-Veedawoo
Mississippi 1/2 Step-S. Platte
Spear Me the Details-RMNP
Positive Vibrations-Sierras
Tippin the Bottle-Swell, UT

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By alpinglow
From city, state
Dec 23, 2007
A dream year...
Serpent, Painted Wall, CO
Mescalito in a push
North howser Tower
Polar Circus solo, fuq it, lets go Slipstream
Mt Wilson, Rainbow, Black Velvet linkup

That would be enough...lol

Cerro Torre via any route
Moonflower Buttress, AK
Mt. Blanc du Tacul Triangle, Cosmique Arete w/ my Ms. Stacey
Chacaraju

Sounding more like a good decade now...

Mt. Johnson w/ the Ry Guy

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By John Hegyes
From Las Vegas, NV
Dec 23, 2007
South of Windy Peak
NE Face, Pingora, Wind River Range
The Yellow Spur, Redgarden Wall, Eldorado Canyon
Pear Buttress, The Book, Lumpy Ridge
Culp-Bossier, Hallet Peak, Rocky Mountain National Park
East Buttress, Mount Whitney
Open Book, Tahquitz Rock
Walk on the Wild Side, Saddle Rocks, Joshua Tree
Epinephrine, Red Rock
Chuckawalla 21, Red Rock
Chicken Lips, Red Rock

Only 75 pitches or so... I'm getting tired just thinking about it!

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By Majid
Dec 27, 2007
Broad Peak , Trango Tower or some unknown peak in Himalays for 2008.

Totally comfused and not sure what to do

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By Peter Spindloe
From North Vancouver, BC
Dec 28, 2007
Starting the fourth class downclimb.  Photo by Ted...
My list is mostly local since I don't anticipate much road-tripping in 2008. It's also ambitious, for me, as such lists should be.

10. Ultimate Linkup - this is essentially the Ultimate Everything route on The Chief, but with extra pitches at the bottom and top making for an amazing 24 pitches of 5.9 (with an optional 11b variation near the end).
9. Borderline to Angel's Crest - this link-up is good training for Freeway, I'm told (for the long-day endurance, not actual technical difficulty).
8. Alaska Highway (north walls of The Chief) - this thing sounds sick, but it also sounds like a great goal.
7. The Incredible Journey - For a good sport project
6. Black Water - For need another good sport project
5. Flight of the Challenger (at Nightmare Rock) - just in case those other two projects are successful
4. Crime Of The Century - still need the redpoint.
3. The Roman Chimneys - the proper way to finish off The Grand Wall, and essential for working towards the ultimate way to do the Grand Wall: start with Cruel Shoes to the Split Pillar, and the Roman Chimneys rather than escaping via Bellygood Ledge.
2. North East Buttress of Mt. Slesse.
1. Freeway - may have to do the Lite version first and then go back for the full, but whichever way, this is the route that motivates my training.

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By J. Fox
From Black Hawk, CO
Dec 28, 2007
Me too!
1. Martha (Mt. Lady Washington)
2. Dialogue on Zen (Long's)
3. Ellingwood Ledges (Crestone Needle)
4. Direct Exum (Grand Teton)
5. Pingora, NE Face (Pingora)
6. Dogstar (McHenry's)
7. Warbonnet Ridge (Chief's Head)
8. Kieners (Long's)
9. Month too Late (Wheeler)
10. Black Dike (Middle Teton)

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By Br'er Rabbit
From The Briar Patch
Dec 28, 2007
'Bred en bawn in a brier-patch, Brer Fox--bred en ...
1. The Original Route, Whitesides, NC
2-9. Everything at Laurel Knob, NC 5.10 and under for which I have topos
10. Punk Wave, Tallulah Gorge, GA

General climbing goal: onsite 75% + 5.10 in the TAG and NC areas...gas prices are rising...oh, the humanity!!

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By David Shiembob
From slc, ut
Dec 29, 2007
Wow, this is great to get me thinking about what I want to do next year, I really need to come up with more goals...

Two long red rocks routes that have been on my mind -

Woman of Mountain Dreams on Mt. Wilson
Levitation 29 (of course)

Sporto limestone for sure, but I really don't have anything in particular in mind, I just love going to new limestone crags. Maybe Piston Bully up at chadbourne for a summer project.

I've gotta come up with some more long trad routes, but I kind of lost my balls this summer and started sport climbing more after a couple scary situations. So I've got to get back in the sketchy awkward trad saddle somehow. If I get back to Squamish, Freeway would definitely top this list!

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By RedRockRat
Dec 29, 2007
All I survey.
1.climb
2.climb
3.climb hard
4.climb harder
5.climb hardest
6.beers
7.pizza
8.climb
9.climb
10.climb

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By Ladd Raine
Administrator
From Plymouth, NH
Aug 30, 2008
Waiting for lift-off, Thin Air(5.6) Cathedral Ledg...
Ladd Raine wrote:
Technosurfing , Rumney-ticked Flesh For Lulu , Rumney-ticked Luau , Rumney-been too wet Camber , Cathedral Ledge Airation , Cathedral Ledge The Prow , Cathedral Ledge Eyeless in Gaza , Sundown Ledge Big Red , Wild River Whitney Gilman Ridge , Cannon Cliff Moby Grape , Cannon-ticked Cliff


How is everyone else coming along on their lists?

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By Ladd Raine
Administrator
From Plymouth, NH
Aug 30, 2008
Waiting for lift-off, Thin Air(5.6) Cathedral Ledg...
Technosurfing , Rumney- ticked
Flesh For Lulu , Rumney- ticked
Luau , Rumney- been too wet
Camber , Cathedral Ledge
Airation , Cathedral Ledge
The Prow , Cathedral Ledge- got on it once and wow is it hard
Eyeless in Gaza , Sundown Ledge
Big Red , Wild River
Whitney Gilman Ridge , Cannon Cliff
Moby Grape , Cannon Cliff- awesome experience


How is everyone else coming along on their lists?

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By John Hegyes
From Las Vegas, NV
Aug 30, 2008
South of Windy Peak
NE Face, Pingora, Wind River Range
Climbed S. Buttress of Pingora and E. Ridge of Wolf's Head instead. We'll have to go back another time to climb the NE Face.

The Yellow Spur, Redgarden Wall, Eldorado Canyon
Pear Buttress, The Book, Lumpy Ridge
Culp-Bossier, Hallet Peak, Rocky Mountain National Park
I don't think I'm going to make it to Colorado this year...

East Buttress, Mount Whitney
Done.

Open Book, Tahquitz Rock
Next year.

Walk on the Wild Side, Saddle Rocks, Joshua Tree
Done.

Epinephrine, Red Rock
Done.

Chuckawalla 21, Red Rock
Done.

Chicken Lips, Red Rock
Hopefully this fall...

Only 75 pitches or so... I'm getting tired just thinking about it!

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By Ryan Fischer
From Boulder
Aug 30, 2008
sunset on Sundance Buttress
Incredible Hand Crack- the Creek
Supercrack-the Creek
Casual Route- the Diamond
Ellingwood Ledges- Crestone Needle
Reg NW of Half Dome- Yosemite
Pingora-the Winds
Kain-Bugaboos
Naked Edge-Eldo
Superslab-Eldo
Culp-Bossier-RMNP

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By Mike Flanagan
From Boone, NC
Aug 31, 2008
1. Traditions Whitesides, NC
2. Groover Laurel Knob, NC
3. Fathom Laurel Knob, NC
4. The Open Book Linville Gorge, NC
5. Big Daddy Big Lost Cove, NC

We'll see if these all happen..good thing my partner's strong!

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By Chris Duca
From Havertown, PA
Aug 31, 2008
Finishing up Elusive Dream at the King Wall.  Adir...
Thin Finger--Index, WA (hopefully going to do it tomorrow)
Heaven's Gate--Index, WA (unfinished business)
Heart of the Country--Index, WA (Sent)
Even Steven--Index, WA (painfully close)
Propaganda--World Wall I; North Bend, WA (proj.)
Blackened--Smith Rock, OR (proj.)
Chain Reaction--Smith Rock, OR (a time-consuming investment)
Moonshine Dihedral--Smith Rock, OR (haven't sunk a jam in it yet)
Exasperator--Squamish (Sent)
Screaming Yellow Zonkers--NH (too wet last time I was out there)

Don't think I'll be making it back to NH before the new year, so I guess "Zonkers" will have to be tabled until '09.

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By Sean Cobourn
From Gramling, SC
Sep 1, 2008
Caught Up In The Air- photo by Thomas Kelley
1. Crimson Chrysalis
2. Epinephrine
3. another FA at Laurel Knob
4. Liberty Ridge, Mt. Ranier
5. Triple Direct, El Cap
6-8. more new routes at secret crags in NC
9. follow Legendary Nuclear Bomb
10. Punk Wave and Flying Frog at Tallulah Gorge, GA.

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By Tony B
From Around Boulder, CO
Sep 2, 2008
Got Milk? How about forearm pump? Tony leads "...
Ladd Raine wrote:
How is everyone else coming along on their lists?


Broken Wrist, Check
Dislocated ankle, Check
2 trips to Mexico, Check
1 trip to Costa Rica, Check
1 Month working in China, Check

Back to the hospital today - looks like a broken hand.

Considering all of that, I only got 1 of my 10 routes and It'll be a while before I can climb that hard again, I suppose.

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