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Nov 22, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: topping out Out to Lunch" in the Sandias
Off the top of my head:

- route developers. Most climbers, myself included, likely won't ever drill a single bolt. Much gratitude to the people with the vision, passion, and charity (dem bolts is expensive!) to put up the routes I enjoy so much.

- the coalition that gives Indian Creek its infrastructure. My ten days there this month would've been a lot less enjoyable without a toilet....

- geology, which is awesome.

What are you thankful for?
Paolo Speirn
From Santa Fe, NM
Joined Mar 31, 2011
15 points
Nov 22, 2012
I am thankful for: Mountain Project and the people who work to make it happen, guidebook authors, rock that dries quickly after a rain, partners who know their shit and also have a sense of humor, a girlfriend who stays with me when I devote almost all of my free time to climbing, and for living in a state that allows climbing year-round(almost.) Simon Thompson
From New Paltz, NY
Joined Apr 7, 2011
949 points
Nov 22, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: Epic free solo with a pack on
Bewbs...climbing...good friends...smokin' hot girlfriend (see number 1)...good books...nature...cheap beer! Ben Brotelho
From Albany, NY
Joined May 4, 2011
700 points
Nov 22, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: Chapel Pond
My climbing partner who introduced me to the sport last year. Sticky rubber and reliable protection. The Adirondacks. Gore-tex, down, and primaloft. Bill Sacks
From Sacramento, CA
Joined Jan 2, 2012
406 points
Nov 22, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: V3, Castle Hill, NZ
This past week of 50 degree weather at Rumney A.Javi.Gecko
From San Diego, CA
Joined Mar 15, 2012
69 points
Nov 22, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: blah
Aliens, nylon, dynema, wingate sandstone, Navajo sandstone, Zion, ladies who crank, new bolts, great friends who crank, sweet boulders, offset nuts, wired bliss, family who wants you to keep doing what your doing.


Rob Warden, Space Lizard
From Springdale Ut
Joined Dec 19, 2011
113 points
Nov 22, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: Epic belay shot
The mountains, all the cops, firefighters, ems providers, hospital providers giving up their holiday. Medic741
From Red Hook, New York
Joined Apr 1, 2012
214 points
Nov 23, 2012
I am thankful for my wife, Julie and stepson Chance. And our family.
Also for the freedom to be able to move around on rocks and also the soldiers of the American military. And yes, the paramedics who have to be away from their families on holidays, as I myself have had to do more than once.
Jeff Ludwig
From phoenix, Az
Joined Mar 16, 2011
44 points
Nov 23, 2012
Jeff Ludwig wrote:
I am thankful for my wife, Julie and stepson Chance. And our family. Also for the freedom to be able to move around on rocks and also the soldiers of the American military. And yes, the paramedics who have to be away from their families on holidays, as I myself have had to do more than once.


My brother is graduating from Paramedic school in 6 months and he just joined the NAVY!
Simon Thompson
From New Paltz, NY
Joined Apr 7, 2011
949 points
Nov 23, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: Epic belay shot
Very cool Simon. Good luck to him!!! Medic741
From Red Hook, New York
Joined Apr 1, 2012
214 points
Nov 23, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: el guapo
God, family, friends, hand jams, jugs, knee bars, bolts, desert sunsets, alpine sunrises, trying hard, whippers, the process, steep routes, splitters, ice climbs, mountains, everything else, and the opportunity to enjoy it all. BJ Sbarra
From Carbondale, CO
Joined Aug 3, 2006
877 points
Nov 23, 2012
1. good friends and family

2. climbing, coffee, and beer, in no particular order
D B
From Denver
Joined Apr 4, 2011
244 points
Nov 23, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: Wall Street, Moab, UT
I'm thankful for my friends, my family, my wonderful sweetheart of 14 years, the beautiful place I live and climb in, my health, my freedom and those who made it possible, on so many levels in so many ways. May God continue to bless all of you. Peter Stokes
From Them Thar Hills
Joined Apr 30, 2009
152 points
Nov 23, 2012
Grateful that in 1 month I will graduate and NEVER go back to school again in my life. Effing always hated school, somehow I am getting a master's degree in geology... Now the real pipe dream, getting a job.

And my girlfriend for putting up with me through: grad school, my house burning down, foot surgery, going crazy over all the above. Took a strong woman to stand by me through all that crap and me dealing with it.

And my dog, for hanging with me and keeping me company when my girlfriend is away.

And for a tiny bit of common sense. I quit drinking 10 years ago, pretty sure I would be sleeping in a curb somewhere otherwise.

Edit: And for muscle memory, thank you muscle memory for hauling my fat arse up the rock when I am out of shape.
TBlom
Joined Jun 29, 2004
421 points


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