Articles Archive for Year 1999
For a period of a couple years, I climbed a fair bit with an east coast climber, Dawn. here are her stories.Story and Pictures here »
Leaning Tower Trip Report…..
Sadly, the pictures are lost. I’ll have to rescan
My first Big Wall (multiple days on the rock). I’d been thinking about this day since I started climbing. Actively thinking about it since my first trip (post-childhood) to Yosemite Valley, the home and mecca of big wall climbing. When I met Brian and started climbing with him a few months ago, it wasn’t long before the conversation turned to the idea of doing a big wall climb. The more we climbed together the more we discussed it, …
Tree Route, 5.6, Dome Rock California
The tree route might be my idea of the perfect climb. I’ve done harder, I’ve done longer, but there is something about the tree route that keeps bringing me back. I did it for the first time only a few weeks after moving to Bakersfield. I’d met Ray Purcell via an online posting, and we headed up to Dome Rock. I hadn’t climbed in over a year after an ugly fall, and getting back on the rock was a weird thing. I declined the lead …
This weekend turned out to be just super cool. I had a small get together at my house thurs night, didn’t make it to bed untill late. I got up Friday, went to work. Ray called me at work and told me he couldn’t make it for the weekend. I was a bit disappointed, it would have been nice to have the company for the long drive, but oh well. My friend Michelle was organizing a group to go to dinner and the see the movie, Magnolia. Since I wasn’t …Story and Pictures here »