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New and Experienced Climbers Over 50 #10

Guy Keesee · · Moorpark, CA · Joined Mar 2008 · Points: 312

Good Morning Lori!!!

I think you’re doing it right. You can take the time to get to know the neighborhood, some are better than others you know and remember this - RE people are not your friends- the bottom line for them is to unload the place regardless.  Maybe get ahold of Russ’s wife, Susan, I think she is some sort of land baroness who knows every square inch around their. Good luck with that remember you have the luxury of time.

The local police response. You need to be responsible for your own safety- sadly.

This pandemic will pass and we will return to normal and can get back to life and climbing again. One thought about “famous” climbers. The old saying that my football coach always told us about putting on your pants- holds true. Hopefully one day you could pull into HV parking with Dierdre and her boy in tow- it’s a small world

You never know when you will run in to old friends out their.

And this is for Tony- SoCal is car country. I’m sure that Palm Springs or even Yucca Valley has a early morning car meet up- probably listed on FB. Great way to see some polished steel


And OLH..... heck you invited us to come tear up your local crag, we expect you to show us a good time   
Old lady H · · Boise, ID · Joined Aug 2015 · Points: 1,275
Nick Goldsmith wrote: thought JT was closed?     you folks stuck at home watching movies Try Second hand Lions and Third man On The Mountain. 

Not stuck, exactly, even with a stay at home order. I've got a yard that needs serious garden prep and renovating, plus all those years without a car means I'm not at all averse to bike riding,  with a basket to haul crap. I have to walk, too, lest my knees fossilize entirely.

And it's sunny and spring her!

I confess I am binging crap on Prime, once I sit down with dinner. But it's the cat's fault. Some weird gravity enhancing thing he has perfected forcing my ass into the chair...

Best, Helen

EDIT to add @Guy....but that rubber suit??? 
Guy Keesee · · Moorpark, CA · Joined Mar 2008 · Points: 312
Old lady H wrote:

Best, Helen


EDIT to add @Guy....but that rubber suit??? 

Safety First. And that’s Dwain’s suit, I’d need a much larger one. 

Good to know we are all doing OK. Together we will get past this thing. Godspeed to all. 
Old lady H · · Boise, ID · Joined Aug 2015 · Points: 1,275
Guy Keesee wrote:

Safety First. And that’s Dwain’s suit, I’d need a much larger one. 

Good to know we are all doing OK. Together we will get past this thing. Godspeed to all. 

Will it protect me from going blind when we meet at COR? All that tie dye....

So, uh, what the heck is that, for real? I can ​think of applications. ;-)
Dallas R · · Traveling the USA · Joined May 2013 · Points: 181
This is a gif of how I picture ErikaNW during her self quarantine.

Climbing the walls.
Cosmiccragsman AKA Dwain · · Las Vegas, Nevada and Apple… · Joined Apr 2010 · Points: 136
Old lady H wrote:

Will it protect me from going blind when we meet at COR? All that tie dye....

So, uh, what the heck is that, for real? I can think of applications. ;-)
I don't
always wear Tie Dye, Helen.







Lori Milas · · Joshua Tree · Joined Apr 2017 · Points: 190
Cosmiccragsman AKA Dwain wrote: I don't
always wear Tie Dye, Helen.

Wow. This is beautiful, Dwain!  My my.  That is a beautiful line.  Where were you?    Thank you for sharing.     

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We drove to Coachella Valley today, to find grapefruit.  Just another thing we did to waste time and go someplace new.  I wanted to see crops--we couldn't find any crops.  So I don't know how it has become known for its great variety of produce.  Not that Tony cares about crops.  We did see a '58 Oldsmobile, bright red... now THAT interested Tony.  

We spent the afternoon driving around Josh again... would be SO nice if we could find a paper street map where we could highlight areas we like.  They change so quickly from really shitty to beautiful. 

Stocks up, stocks down.. no idea where life is going right now.  I am just looking forward to warmth, to something like summer... and to climbing.  Seems so long ago...

Here's a picture of a route that continues to baffle me... you guys know what it is.   Name that tune!  

Cosmiccragsman AKA Dwain · · Las Vegas, Nevada and Apple… · Joined Apr 2010 · Points: 136
Lori Milas wrote:

Wow. This is beautiful, Dwain!  My my.  That is a beautiful line.  Where were you?    Thank you for sharing.     

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We drove to Coachella Valley today, to find grapefruit.  Just another thing we did to waste time and go someplace new.  I wanted to see crops--we couldn't find any crops.  So I don't know how it has become known for its great variety of produce.  Not that Tony cares about crops.  We did see a '58 Oldsmobile, bright red... now THAT interested Tony.  

We spent the afternoon driving around Josh again... would be SO nice if we could find a paper street map where we could highlight areas we like.  They change so quickly from really shitty to beautiful.

Stocks up, stocks down.. no idea where life is going right now.  I am just looking forward to warmth, to something like summer... and to climbing.  Seems so long ago...

Here's a picture of a route that continues to baffle me... you guys know what it is.   Name that tune!  

Red Rock, Lori
It's a FUN line called, Ragged Edges.
It's a 5.8 well within your range.



Garry R · · Guelph, ON · Joined Dec 2010 · Points: 0

Great climbing pics people!

FrankPS · · Atascadero, CA · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 275
Cosmiccragsman AKA Dwain wrote: Red Rock, Lori
It's a FUN line called, Ragged Edges.
It's a 5.8 well within your range.


Dwain, are you sure that's Ragged Edges? It sure looks like J-Tree rock.

phylp phylp · · Upland · Joined May 2015 · Points: 1,082
FrankPS wrote:

Dwain, are you sure that's Ragged Edges? It sure looks like J-Tree rock.

In Dwain’s pics, you can see the wonderful 10a thin crack to the left of Ragged Edges, and the really nice 10b face climb to the right of it. 

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

In Dwain’s pics, you can see the wonderful 10a thin crack to the left of Ragged Edges, and the really nice 10b face climb to the right of it. 

It is Lori's photo, not Dwain's. She asked in her post about the photo in her post. 

Edit: Lori asked about two photos and two separate climbs. I was referring to the bottom photo with the light colored rock. Hence, the confusion.
Cosmiccragsman AKA Dwain · · Las Vegas, Nevada and Apple… · Joined Apr 2010 · Points: 136
FrankPS wrote:

It is Lori's photo, not Dwain's. She asked in her post about the photo in her post. 

Edit: Lori asked about two photos and two separate climbs. I was referring to the bottom photo with the light colored rock. Hence, the confusion.
In that same post Lori asked me where the climb I was on at, Frank


wendy weiss · · boulder, co · Joined Mar 2006 · Points: 10
Guy Keesee wrote: 

You never know when you will run in to old friends out their.

Tell that novice her helmet is on crooked.    

Lori Milas · · Joshua Tree · Joined Apr 2017 · Points: 190

Oh goodness.... it seems we need order in this court!  I also thought Dwain was naming my bottom pic and was going to say WRONG!  But if it's Dwain's, Ragged Edges, that looks mouth-watering.  

We could almost have a game of Hollywood Squares here: Name That Route!  I don't know how we could manage that, with climbers from all over the world here.  REGIONAL Hollywood Squares?  I would love to see pictures of rgold's best routes posted here... it might keep us occupied and happy for a long, long time.    



Can I ask a question about naming conventions?  I think I mentioned some thousands of posts ago that I'm fascinated with the Poodle routes here in Josh and would like to climb as many as I can... I'm interested in both the routes themselves and the history of the names.  Someone who knows this about me suggested we give a new FA of ours a Poodle Name.  Can you just do this?  And at what point does a new route get included in MP or other guide books?  It seems part of the drill here in Josh is to NOT include a new route in popular guide books.  But also, there's a strong history here, and some gentlemen's handshakes I don't yet know about. 

Anyway, I'd be tickled pink to have my own poodle route.  :-)  
Oldtradguy · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2008 · Points: 15

Dwain

One of Jean's and mine favorite climb at Red Rocks is Ragged Edges. I did Plan F (1st pitch) on TR only. I struggled but Jean cruised it.

Hope to get to Red Rocks in late fall, maybe we can meet up.

Ragged Edges





John
Cosmiccragsman AKA Dwain · · Las Vegas, Nevada and Apple… · Joined Apr 2010 · Points: 136

Oldtradguy wrote: Dwain

One of Jean's and mine favorite climb at Red Rocks is Ragged Edges. I did Plan F (1st pitch) on TR only. I struggled but Jean cruised it.

Hope to get to Red Rocks in late fall, maybe we can meet up.

Ragged Edges




John
That sounds good, John.
I'll PM you my phone number

Edit: the last time I did Plan F was in 2013
with Richard Harrison before he passed away. (R.I.P.)
I sure miss him.
I still wash windows for some of his customers that he gave me.
They miss him also.


Guy Keesee · · Moorpark, CA · Joined Mar 2008 · Points: 312

Lori- good morning. For a map, go to nomads- they might have Topo Maps of the area, Or google topo maps joshua tree..... I found many- some free. Maybe find a print/copy place and print out a big one- pin it to a wall, start sticking color coded pin in it- BnB owners might not like it. I hate electronic maps! Ya can’t study them in detail and many are lacking in information.

If you want to see crops,  head down to El Centro or go East on the 10 to Blythe..... or take the road to 29palms and keep going.... real deserted desert starts just East of 29palms.... after a ways you can head south to the I10 or go to Parker AZ and drive south along the Colorado River to Blythe.... pack a big lunch you are going to see a whole lot of empty space and beautiful desert mountains.

Brandt Allen · · Joshua Tree, Cal · Joined Jan 2004 · Points: 215

Lori - You should be able to get a map from your Realtor.

Guy Keesee · · Moorpark, CA · Joined Mar 2008 · Points: 312
wendy weiss wrote:

Tell that novice her helmet is on crooked.    

The best rockclimber ever can tip her hat anyway she wishes. 

BITD when she was like 16 and begging rides to the TREE every weekend and hanging out with all of us, she started to show her tremendous talent! We would yo-yo (pushing the pro higher then getting lowered and handing the lead over) FA’s -only She didn’t always play fair and when it was her lead- she would just cruz to the top!!! Robbing the rest of US of glory!!!!! The FFA of the Nose was such a monumental achievement,  it changed climbing forever and showed the way forward and what is possible. 
And Dwain- Richard was one of those larger then life people. Personally I tried to copy his go for it attitude and style. RIP 
Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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