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Dec 10, 2012
Contemplative-what is ahead?
Ok, so I had begun to think the Mt. Project forum had become mostly dedicated to "I lost this, I lost that", please return for 6 pack of beer blah blah blah. And I just thought, dang, why are so many people out there idiots?

Now I'm THE IDIOT (has this tactic already been done? Not that I'm not an idiot ;-)). I wouldn't even post this based on the complete hypocrisy & embarrassment of the whole thing, and just go buy a new cam instead, except for one reason. The cam that couldn't be retrieved used to belong to my good friend John, who passed away, and it has special meaning to me. It was left protecting the crux pitch of Mystery In the Desert at Cochise Stronghold. Yellow Metolius with pretty rainbow taping.

My friend loved Cochise, and we had had a grand time on Ewephoria 3 yrs ago, so I suspect he wanted to hang out at that scene for a bit. But I would love to get this cam back if possible.

What's in it for you? I am traveling back to CO over Christmas, and as some know, there are great microbreweries along the way. I will come back to Phoenix bearing some growlers of Odells 90 Schillings-or, if you get the cam in time, put in your odells request (Two Growlers filled with BEER), and along with that the offer to be a belay bitch on some effed up project that you can't get anyone to belay you on, or I will just belay so you can get your lead on. That's all I got, but hopefully.... ?

And I will never think of people as idiots again who post about losing, leaving, or getting stuff stuck, etc. And if you have recently posted such a thing, I apologize for my thoughts. ;-)
Catherine Conner
From Phoenix, AZ
Joined Aug 22, 2007
358 points
Dec 10, 2012
Coffee after freezing our asses off near James Pea...
Hope you get your cam back! Stich
From Colorado Springs, Colorado
Joined Jan 1, 2001
1,494 points
Dec 10, 2012
yaak crack Red Rock Canyon, NV
This doesn't make you an idiot.

Good luck!
Jon Zucco
From Denver, CO
Joined Aug 15, 2008
357 points
Dec 10, 2012
We can probably get the cam for you this weekend. I just need to convince my friends to go out and do mystery of the desert which will be no problem. I will not ask for nothing in return just let me know where to send it too. I will let you know if I have it or not. Angel Mangual
From Sierra Vista, AZ
Joined Jan 23, 2009
629 points
Dec 10, 2012
Contemplative-what is ahead?
Thanks guys... I was also hoping the title might get people to look, I would for sure look to see who was proclaiming themselves an idiot ;-)


Edited: Angel-Sounds great, let me know if you are able to retrieve it, I will get you my address...
Catherine Conner
From Phoenix, AZ
Joined Aug 22, 2007
358 points
Dec 10, 2012
Alpine toothpick.
Someone named Angel retriving your cam. Coincidence I think not! Good luck to all. England
From ?
Joined Aug 26, 2008
281 points
Dec 10, 2012
Contemplative-what is ahead?
I was thinking the same thing, an Angel retrieving my special cam-that's good stuff!!!! THank you ANGEL!!!!! Catherine Conner
From Phoenix, AZ
Joined Aug 22, 2007
358 points
Dec 14, 2012
Me and my Fetish I guess.. ;)
So THIS is why you want to run up mystery so bad this weekend! Haha.. Ok, I'm in. Hopefully it's still up there!! Daryl Allan
From Sierra Vista, AZ
Joined Sep 13, 2006
1,158 points
Dec 14, 2012
At the anchors.
Daryl Allan wrote:
So THIS is why you want to run up mystery so bad this weekend! Haha.. Ok, I'm in. Hopefully it's still up there!!


...and it's not covered in snow.
Brigette
From Duvall, WA
Joined Sep 22, 2008
390 points
Dec 14, 2012
Los Hermanos
Oops, guess my attention span wasn't long enough to fully read the OP and figure out why the cam was special... Christian
From Casa do Cacete
Joined Jul 22, 2005
1,753 points
Dec 18, 2012
Catherine,

I climbed Mystery yesterday and snagged that cam. I don't need anything in return, I'm glad it will get back to you.

I'm heading out of town for a couple weeks starting this Thursday, but if you will be around Tucson I can leave it at Rocks & Ropes with your name on it.

I can also send it to you. Let me know

Clay
Clay Mansfield
Joined Dec 7, 2008
359 points
Dec 18, 2012
very cool! Jeff Scheuerell
Joined Jan 27, 2007
1,187 points
Dec 18, 2012
Me and my Fetish I guess.. ;)
What was the weather like Clay? Daryl Allan
From Sierra Vista, AZ
Joined Sep 13, 2006
1,158 points
Dec 18, 2012
weather was perfect, and layers helped in the shade Clay Mansfield
Joined Dec 7, 2008
359 points
Dec 18, 2012
Me and my Fetish I guess.. ;)
Good to hear. I basically bailed because I have a view of the stronghold from my house and it was looking pretty crummy up there. Maybe if i wasn't finishing up fighting off a cold..

Glad to hear it was nice climbing though!
Daryl Allan
From Sierra Vista, AZ
Joined Sep 13, 2006
1,158 points
Dec 18, 2012
the tornado
Awesome, Clay!!! Geir and I can pick the cam up at the Block and get it up to Phoenix for Catherine. Marcy
From Tempe/Tuscon, AZ
Joined Oct 9, 2006
1,533 points
Dec 18, 2012
Lucander off the GT Ledge on p. 2 of Keep on Strut...
Either (a) Tucson has the nicest climbers in America or (b) ladies get special treatment. Either way, all parties involved seem happy. lucander
From Stone Ridge, NY
Joined Apr 1, 2009
316 points
Dec 18, 2012
Toofast
it is answer (a). Angel, Daryl, and Clay are some of the nicest people in the state. Geir
From Tucson, AZ
Joined Jun 7, 2006
3,331 points
Dec 19, 2012
Me and my Fetish I guess.. ;)
Haha Geir! I don't know if Angel considers me all that nice at the moment. I looked out my window Sunday morning through a sheet of ice but couldn't see the Stronghold bc it was grey, rainy and freezing! So I sent him a text: "Maybe we could just buy her a new cam..". LOL!

Glad to hear it cleared up for Clay though. :o)
Daryl Allan
From Sierra Vista, AZ
Joined Sep 13, 2006
1,158 points
Dec 19, 2012
Los Hermanos
Nice work Clay! Christian
From Casa do Cacete
Joined Jul 22, 2005
1,753 points
Dec 19, 2012
Is ok Daryl, your weather forecasting is getting as good as Mike's :-) . Is ok I will catch up on my climbing this weekend Angel Mangual
From Sierra Vista, AZ
Joined Jan 23, 2009
629 points
Dec 19, 2012
lucander wrote:
Either (a) Tucson has the nicest climbers in America or (b) ladies get special treatment.


Well, according to most posters in the Az bolt war threads, etc.... Az is nothing but a bunch of OK Corral types. Thus it must be B.
Paul Davidson
Joined Jan 22, 2007
952 points
Dec 19, 2012
Los Hermanos
ok...corral...


Christian
From Casa do Cacete
Joined Jul 22, 2005
1,753 points
Dec 19, 2012
Contemplative-what is ahead?
Hey Everyone-sorry that I didn't respond until now, got a little buried in work before the holidays-wow, Clay, THANKS SO MUCH!!!!! And Angel & Daryl, you two are awesome for considering it... It was really cold this weekend-Clay, I'm glad you didn't suffer and had a good layering system going on, ;-) That definitely works to leave it at Rocks & Ropes for Marcy & Geir to grab for me.

So let's climb sometime! I always bring good beer...

...Geir & Marcy, as always, thanks so much for bringing the cam up to Phoenix-I've been thinking about LDE and getting out there again soon/after the holidaze-let's climb soon!

It definitely is Geir's answer (a) Angel, Daryl, and Clay are some of the nicest people in the state.

Seriously, thanks so much-I'm feeling such good vibes and happy that I will get that cam back!!!!!
Catherine Conner
From Phoenix, AZ
Joined Aug 22, 2007
358 points
Dec 19, 2012
Toofast
Catherine,

Clay dropped off the cam at my place today. We will get it to you asap!

Geir
Geir
From Tucson, AZ
Joined Jun 7, 2006
3,331 points
Dec 20, 2012
Catherine (Gal), you are knott an idiot!!!! Steve Williams
From Denver, CO
Joined Jul 15, 2005
61 points


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