Saturday, October 17th, 2015

Climbing: 24 Hours of Planet Granite Battle For Bolts

A trip (trip?) report was asked of me. Busy with work and sleeping, I have not had a chance to write a report yet, although I wanted to. In summary, life is like a box of chocolates. My sequence of events goes like this:
 Renee, the PG owner, shutdown my secrete aid climbing practice at the gym.
 I thus became friend with Renee (on Facebook at least).
 She saw my futile partner call for B4B on FB (among 20 other places I posted such as Supertopo)
 She remembered a friend Gary also in search and put us in touch, so we were committed
 Gary then realized it was my partner call on Supertopo he read earlier (lurker!) that he was not going to answer because it sounded too “intimidating” (or some words to that effect), but he was already committed.
 We had a good time for 24 hours straight and became friends.
 And we won our category.

I climbed all day all night long. Here is my score card for the last four hour segment (6am-10am on Sunday):

And this picture had a summary of how the event went for our team (with Gary’s permission to post). I redacted friends’ comments to protect their privacy.

2 Responses

  1. Alison Chaikenon 27 Oct 2015 at 10:45 pm

    How funny that you ended up climbing with Gary Chambers! I’ve know Gary and his wife Barb and his daughter Mary for years. You guys really are nuts.

  2. mudwormon 20 Dec 2015 at 7:54 pm

    Hi Alison, thanks for telling me about the comment that I wasn’t aware of. I logged on and found it, along with another legit comment, in the approval queue (too many spams), but I was never notified of it. Ugh, another example of technology failing you when you count on it. It was nice hanging out with you before and at Gary’s party!