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What's the strangest/most interesting booty you have found while out climbing?


Carl Sherven · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2007 · Points: 210

Found an excellent hoodie, too small for me but fit my sister.

Josh Olson wrote:We bootied a cat at Devil's Lake. Alerted the humane society and all that jazz, but she didn't have any tags so, my partner went home with a cat.
Did he look kinda like this?


We came across one like that a few weeks ago, healthy looking, no tags, freaked out to no end. We tried to capture him at the end of the day, but he was way faster moving around on the talus than any of us. We decided it wasn't worth breaking a leg to try to help the cat and went home. He obviously didn't belong out there.

Killis Howard wrote:Amateurs.
That's nice. Do you have anything to add to the discussion, or did you just come here to violate rule 1?
nbrown · · western NC --> Broomfield, CO · Joined Nov 2007 · Points: 6,002

How about a golf ball nestled in a moss pad about half way up a 1000' cliff and underneath an overhang (so it's unlikely to have come from the top)... I didn't find it myself but the FA party did. Lots of golfers around that area, but damn!

I've found a lot of booty while out climbing, but perhaps the least expected was the hood of a car that I found a couple hundred feet up on a ledge in Linville (also located under a large overhang). This evidence will prove to future generations the existance of the species - the "north american redneck" - that once roamed the area...

Josh Olson · · Durango, CO · Joined Mar 2010 · Points: 255
Carl Sherven wrote:Did he look kinda like this? We came across one like that a few weeks ago, healthy looking, no tags, freaked out to no end. We tried to capture him at the end of the day, but he was way faster moving around on the talus than any of us. We decided it wasn't worth breaking a leg to try to help the cat and went home.
It did. We fed it some of my jerky, and she inhaled it. So we put some jerky in the bottom of a backpack, she crawled in, and we closed it up. That cat was definitely freaked out.
peepeedance · · Las Vegas · Joined Oct 2007 · Points: 240

Crack spoon at the base of something in Little Cottonwood Canyon. We kept walking for fear of needles. Not cool.

shitty things to find while climbing

Nick Barczak · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2008 · Points: 75

a couple years ago I found one of Reardon's little plastic dinosaurs on Imaginary Voyage, in Joshua Tree. It was right after he passed away, if I remember correctly.

csproul · · Davis, CA · Joined Dec 2009 · Points: 330

A little plastic toy (army men, dinosaurs...) and a few Starburst candies at every belay on Olive Oil in Red Rock. Yes, I ate them...the candy, not the toys.

fossana · · leeds, ut · Joined Apr 2006 · Points: 13,181

This has been sitting on the ridge between Polemonium and Sill (~13,700 ft) in the Palisades for a few years.

deer skeleton below Mt Sill

Chris Owen · · Big Bear Lake · Joined Jan 2002 · Points: 10,284

Well, a tad strange and somewhat interesting...

My friend Marc and I were heading up to do a climb on Lliwedd in North Wales over 30 years ago, when a huge black Raven showed up circling overhead, plus it was raining, Marc declared that this was bad luck and we should descend, as soon as he said that I looked down into the mud and saw a small green book poking out; when I picked it up and wiped it off it turned out to be Edwards' original guide from the 1930's, we both declared this a good omen and kept the book and did the climb.

Dirty Gri Gri, or is it GiGi? · · Vegas · Joined May 2005 · Points: 4,115

Nice shot Fossana!

Zach Gooding · · Tucson AZ · Joined Mar 2012 · Points: 0
Woodchuck ATC wrote:I swear that my first time to the Panty Wall at Red Rocks,in fall of '07', as I hiked in and reached eye level, well there behold was a small black thong sitting by the tree. Is there always some kind of fresh 'panty being intentionally left there, just for the namesake of the wall?
Chicken before the egg my man, the wall was named for the panties :)
germsauce Epstein · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2010 · Points: 55

Had just moved to Boulder and went to REI to buy the Boulder Canyon Guidebook. Turns out they were out of copies and I was bummed. Daylight was wasting so i gave up on the book and ended up going to Dream Canyon as I knew a few routes out there. Top of the first route we did i was cleaning the anchors and looked down. There, on a flat rock about 20 feet up from where my belayer stood was a brand new copy of the guidebook I was looking for.

fossana · · leeds, ut · Joined Apr 2006 · Points: 13,181

thanks!

John mac · · Boulder, CO · Joined Oct 2008 · Points: 105

I found an alien and a locker crapily placed next to a sport anchor at an all sport crag.

thomas ellis · · abq · Joined Oct 2009 · Points: 1,690

found a purple dildo at the base of a boulder problem up in the sandia mountains.
Also found a guy living under a boulder I had been projecting.)
I kept the vibrator.

Jeff Stephens · · Carbondale, CO · Joined Sep 2008 · Points: 80

Last summer, I found a credit card high on Ellingwood Ledges on Crestone Needle.

John mac · · Boulder, CO · Joined Oct 2008 · Points: 105
thomas ellis wrote:found a purple dildo at the base of a boulder problem up in the sandia mountains. Also found a guy living under a boulder I had been projecting.) I kept the vibrator.
Why?
thomas ellis · · abq · Joined Oct 2009 · Points: 1,690

Valentines day was coming up.

coldfinger · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2010 · Points: 55

Up on top of the Wind River Range

Big Horn

lee hansche · · goffstown, nh · Joined Jan 2007 · Points: 20,910

A friend and i found a Ninja throwing star...

JesseT · · Portland, OR · Joined May 2011 · Points: 110

Found this at the Easy O ledge last summer (#1 c4 for scale):

Gunks snake skin.

Somewhere there's a snake running (figuratively) around naked!

On that same trip we found 2 millipedes getting some booty:
millipede coitus

Millipede 1: "Spread your legs."

Millipede 2: "Um, you're gonna have to be a little more specific."

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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