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Too Blessed to be Stressed... 2018 goals


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s.price · · the deck of Rover or Pagosa… · Joined Dec 2010 · Points: 1,346

When I was a kid my parents hosted New Years Eve parties. Although I do remember some wine and a few drinks I knew nothing about they were very Christian gatherings. After the hugs and kisses at the hour my dad always led a group prayer. It always ended with " Thank you for helping us all to realize our goals and live a life too blessed to be stressed. Amen." 

What are your goals for the coming year? Many of my blessings have come from climbing. How will climbing impact you moving forward?

ViperScale . · · McMurdo Station, AQ · Joined Dec 2013 · Points: 240

Disprove the existence of physical time.

caesar.salad · · earth · Joined Dec 2012 · Points: 75

Send v10

Old lady H · · Boise, ID · Joined Aug 2015 · Points: 582

I'm aiming for some firsts:

Ice climbing, hopefully with minimal carnage/barfage

Multipitch

Bag a peak, maybe a twelver, also with minimal carnage/barfage

Learn mountain biking, again, with minimal carnage

Snowshoeing

Get something or other looking sorta ripped

Yoga, if I don't die laughing

Other than those, get a car, make some trips and meet more of you. Consider this fair warning!

Multiply my 1.5 pullups....to... 2? 5?

Keep most of the parts attached and working with minimal duct tape and staple gun deployment.

Cheesecake. There's gotta be a cheesecake in there somewhere.

Best, Helen


s.price · · the deck of Rover or Pagosa… · Joined Dec 2010 · Points: 1,346

I make an awesome cheesecake with fresh herbs out of the sunroom garden. We killed one yesterday. Served with the main course. So good. Stuffing waffles for dessert. If you have never had stuffing waffles put it up top on your goal list.


s.price · · the deck of Rover or Pagosa… · Joined Dec 2010 · Points: 1,346
ViperScale . wrote:

Disprove the existence of physical time.

Tom Robbins is a great place to start.

ViperScale . · · McMurdo Station, AQ · Joined Dec 2013 · Points: 240
s.price wrote:

Tom Robbins is a great place to start.

Einstein is the best place to start really.

Girl who was the head IT person at my company years ago used to make the best pecan caramel cheesecake... she would just make me one anytime she wanted to get me to do something.

s.price · · the deck of Rover or Pagosa… · Joined Dec 2010 · Points: 1,346
ViperScale . wrote:

Einstein is the best place to start really.

So true. I just like TR's style.

Old lady H · · Boise, ID · Joined Aug 2015 · Points: 582

Ginger cheesecake in pastry sucre crust with Mandarin oranges and glaze. The real deal. Homemade.

Ya gotta be in Boise, though...

;-) Helen

Skye Swoboda-Colberg · · Laradise, Dornans, Bham, Cr… · Joined Oct 2013 · Points: 115

Get in the habit of writing/editing more about climbing; about accidents, close calls, and the deaths of friends and family.

Go on a multi-week bike tour.

Solo-aid some multipitch trad again, with my dad watching my back. 

Catch a Muskie/Pike while trolling from a Kayak.

Go back to the Wind River Range.

Get strong enough to boulder in the gym again.

Kevin Mcbride · · Canmore AB · Joined Jan 2017 · Points: 160

Not die, climb, maybe get my shit together and get off this damn site, And limit alcohol to a single 40 of jameson a week.

Alan Zhan · · Seattle, WA · Joined Jul 2013 · Points: 65

learn how to lead without shitting my pants again

s.price · · the deck of Rover or Pagosa… · Joined Dec 2010 · Points: 1,346
Skye Swoboda-Colberg wrote:

Get in the habit of writing/editing more about climbing; about accidents, close calls, and the deaths of friends and family.

Go on a multi-week bike tour.

Solo-aid some multipitch trad again, with my dad watching my back. 

Catch a Muskie/Pike while trolling from a Kayak.

Go back to the Wind River Range.

Get strong enough to boulder in the gym again.

I would love to catch a fish like that from a kayak. I've been pulled around in my float tube by a few big trout and carp. FUN!

The Price household is moving away from climbing for awhile. A few events over the last year have pushed distant goals forward. When I was 22 my dad and I sailed from Ecuador to Rapa Nui. Just the two of us. We hit Galapagos on the way back. Extraordinary trip. I have always wanted to repeat that trip with Holly. So we are.

Hurricane Harvey took our hard earned sailboat away. We decided to suck it up and spend some retirement on a new one. The family got one big present this year. And of course 2Row got some toys. The cat got catnip. I got my dreamboat. It's used but I have always been a fan of a little patina. She is being brought to our specs on the west coast right now. We leave SoCal sometime in late January if all goes well. Really want to hit up Stoney while I am out there. Can't pass up that history.

Bill Kirby · · Baltimore Maryland · Joined Jul 2012 · Points: 480

Climbing has impact on these:

Eat less, Stick with weightlifting, Keep in touch with friends, take WFR course.

Goals for 2018 that climbing has nothing to do:

Finish that EJ25 in the garage, Stay outta jail, Make more money than last year.

FrankPS · · Atascadero, CA · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 275

My goal is to climb less and post on MP more. :)

C Archibolt · · Salt Lake City, UT · Joined Apr 2012 · Points: 871

In 2017 I climbed 91 days outside on real rock. (Not bad for an employed man with a kid.) Next year I want to break 100. 

Nick Sweeney · · Spokane, WA · Joined Jun 2013 · Points: 661

My climbing goals revolve around ridges this year:

Mt Rainier - Liberty Ridge

Tocllaraju - NW Ridge (First 6000m peak)

Mt Stuart - Direct North Ridge


CrimpDaddy-WesP · · Hollis nh · Joined Dec 2015 · Points: 375

Goals for 2018 

Climb 

Brett Bergeron · · Brooklyn, NY · Joined Jan 2015 · Points: 105

I’m going to focus only on one goal next year and lead just the first pitch of The Winter at the gunks. It’s an awesome route and I’m just super stoked to put all my attention towards one really good, short, challenging route.

Noah Yetter · · Lakewood, CO · Joined Jul 2015 · Points: 105

Getting an artificial disc put in my neck tomorrow. My only 2018 goal is to recover from that and from the injury/disease that made it necessary.

Matt Himmelstein · · Orange, California · Joined Jun 2014 · Points: 135

Same climbing goals I always have:

Climb more

Don't get hurt

Have fun

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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