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nailzz


Jun 15, 2002, 10:10 AM
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I broke my aid cherry last night on The Green Adjective in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Salt Lake. I gotta say, it was everything I expected, nothing like what I expected, the most fun climbing I've done in a long time, and the most miserable climbing I've ever done, all wrapped up into one.

If nothing else, I came away with some newfound respect for all you wacked-out pin beaters out there. It was about 10 times harder and scarier than I had ever imagined.

And it only took 3.75 hours, three falls (one aid and two freeing the last 20ft. or so), and nearly a full battery life on my headlamp (we started up at about 9:30pm) for one ~80 foot pitch.

I'm still trying to decide if I'm 'hooked' or not. I know I want to do it again ... soon.

Have fun.

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Welcome home…u got to love aid…it just will get more miserable from now on …I love it

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Ah, yes - the love/hate relationship of aid climbing.

Can't live with it, can't live without it.

Bwah-ha-ha-ha-ha! [D.D.E.L.]

Hell, I'M still trying to decide if I like it or not!

My fingers have finally stopped hurting so much that they wake me up in the middle of the night. It's been six days since I got off my last wall.


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Nailzz,

Please tell me that you used clean aid on the Green A. If so, congratulations, I once set out to free the route, only to end up partially aiding it with nuts and knotted slings.

-Shaft


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Nailzz,

-EDIT-
Diatribe and pin-pounding rant deleted. I apologize to Nailzz for suggesting he completed anything other than a clean ascent.
-EDIT-

Bob Shaftoe.

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aid cherry?!!! HAHAHAHA. thats the funniest thing I've ever heard.

I have a joke

But I cant tell it any more, cause I might get in the crap:-)

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Shaft,

Thanks man.


-Tony



Edit: All the yucky retracted.

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