Monday, November 30, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Lots of familiar 'burger faces joined the bEAST coast posse this past weekend to feel the sweet sandstone at the Zoo. Of course, a photographic picture blitz is in order...
Jay has returned to even the score from last weekend- I'm thinking we agreed the scoreboard is roughly-- Jay 0 Slab 30,000,000
...and a slap from Jim
...Conner gets a his share of slaps...bEN slaps ---numerous times in one spot?
...JOE knows the way...but this is no easy lap
...Ali finds the bad sloper
...Jay finds the good spot---sloper scores again!
...Joe decides to send the easier slab and points at the "other" slab to kiss his rosey little ass!
Careful Joe!!!! the rock gods will punish you and perhaps hiss and bite you unexpectedly...
looks like a cool starting pocket...Joe chalks up
puts his hands on the rock, right hand in the
pocket, screams like a little school girl as he jumps off the rock. What's that, a bee or broken hold?
...Fnuck no, it's a damn hissing, fang threatening BAT!!!!
difficult to see here, but this was the best image gotten from at least a dozen---
consider this a public service reminder to get your rabies shot
...until next time- cliff
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
New River Gorge Trail Day - Help Needed!
New River Gorge, WV November 14, 2009
Greetings from the New River Alliance of Climbers and the New River Gorge! We're putting out a call for volunteers to help on Saturday, November 14, because we and our good friends at the NPS are looking forward to making large dents in two main projects:
Re-vegetation planting at Junkyard Wall and Bridge Buttress. This is the project for which Kenny Parker's bald head raised in excess of $1500 dollars back at the Rendezvous. Come be a part of what Kenny's hair purchased!
Remove the remains of the old wooden ladders from Endless Wall. The wood that used to be our access to and from the crown jewel of NRG climbing will be recycled into the new Fayetteville free-ride park. It's a historic moment you won't want to miss!
We'll meet Saturday morning at 8:30 am at Burnwood (where the Rendezvous is held - view map), then divide into three groups and conquer. Please bring your own food and water. Questions? Feel free to email NRAC Prez, Gene Kistler (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please come and help out, and then climb with us in the beautiful November weather!
The NRAC Board
SEE YOU THERE!!
New River Alliance of Climbers PO Box 145 Fayetteville, WV 25840 email@example.com
Monday, November 09, 2009
Trying to figure out the best way to say "Thanks liver, you got us through another one," is a little more difficult than it seems. When you see--at 9 p.m.--the sandwich you ate at noon floating in the toilet with what looks to be your soul, you know it's been a good day of bouldering. Not to mention the cloudless sky, leafless trees, whispering river, hawks soaring through the canyon, texture-out-the-ass sandstone, and alcoholic beverages-a-plenty. Oh, yeah, and some killer tunes. There might've only been three of us on Sunday, but we brought enough funk for six, maybe seven thousand. Trash was slung, boulders were scrubbed, beers were pounded, more trash was slung, then someone said, "Hey, let's take some photos." And it was good.
Slappin' the slot
. . . from another angle.
Pulling up onto the slab
Pointing at the sloper with all four fingers
Sloper: 1, Jay: 0
Hollywood pulling out of the cave and up onto the arete
As W reaches for the lip, Jay can't help but join in the fun
Hollywood discovering how deep the pornhole really goes . . .
Basking in the porn cave's central air conditioning
Yet another amazing slab
sussing out the middle moves
the suss continues
and the send rolls out like velvet
eyeballin' with heels
then givin' some right palm to right ass cheek
W squeezin' out all the goodness this arete has to offer
this is called the 211 spot
That's it for the photo-log. There's enough here to keep your fingers sweaty til next Sunday. But there's more, oh yes, there's more. Video to come within the next two days. Dear readers and fellow climbers, did you really think we'd hold out on you? The Beast Coast is back in full-tilt-stumble-drunk action! More to come.