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By Crag Dweller
From New York, NY
Mar 12, 2012
My navigator keeps me from getting lost
About a month ago, I was walking to grab breakfast in the neighborhood before heading out to climb when I looked down and noticed a stopper just laying on the sidewalk. I hadn't even left the neighborhood and I found some bootie. I took it as a good omen.

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By J Antin
From Denver, CO
Mar 12, 2012
First morning at Indian Creek!!!
Joe Huggins wrote:
One sunny Easter morning, climbers in Eldo were surprised to find colored eggs on The Wind Tower, Whale's Tail and such. Kevin Donald was feeling festive apparently.


What year did you find em?

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By Carl Sherven
Mar 12, 2012
Found an excellent hoodie, too small for me but fit my sister.

Josh Olson wrote:
We bootied a cat at Devil's Lake. Alerted the humane society and all that jazz, but she didn't have any tags so, my partner went home with a cat.


Did he look kinda like this?


We came across one like that a few weeks ago, healthy looking, no tags, freaked out to no end. We tried to capture him at the end of the day, but he was way faster moving around on the talus than any of us. We decided it wasn't worth breaking a leg to try to help the cat and went home. He obviously didn't belong out there.

Killis Howard wrote:
Amateurs.


That's nice. Do you have anything to add to the discussion, or did you just come here to violate rule 1?

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By nbrown
From western NC
Mar 12, 2012
Top of Shortoff with the Bonsai
How about a golf ball nestled in a moss pad about half way up a 1000' cliff and underneath an overhang (so it's unlikely to have come from the top)... I didn't find it myself but the FA party did. Lots of golfers around that area, but damn!

I've found a lot of booty while out climbing, but perhaps the least expected was the hood of a car that I found a couple hundred feet up on a ledge in Linville (also located under a large overhang). This evidence will prove to future generations the existance of the species - the "north american redneck" - that once roamed the area...

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By Josh Olson
From madison, wisconsin
Mar 12, 2012
Looking at a 5.7 crack with Nick
Carl Sherven wrote:
Did he look kinda like this? We came across one like that a few weeks ago, healthy looking, no tags, freaked out to no end. We tried to capture him at the end of the day, but he was way faster moving around on the talus than any of us. We decided it wasn't worth breaking a leg to try to help the cat and went home.


It did. We fed it some of my jerky, and she inhaled it. So we put some jerky in the bottom of a backpack, she crawled in, and we closed it up. That cat was definitely freaked out.

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By peepeedance
From Las Vegas
Mar 12, 2012
 poser. pic by Nate D
Crack spoon at the base of something in Little Cottonwood Canyon. We kept walking for fear of needles. Not cool.
shitty things to find while climbing
shitty things to find while climbing

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By Nick Barczak
Mar 12, 2012
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a couple years ago I found one of Reardon's little plastic dinosaurs on Imaginary Voyage, in Joshua Tree. It was right after he passed away, if I remember correctly.

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By csproul
From Davis, CA
Mar 12, 2012
Summit of Wolf's Head with Pingora in the backgrou...
A little plastic toy (army men, dinosaurs...) and a few Starburst candies at every belay on Olive Oil in Red Rock. Yes, I ate them...the candy, not the toys.

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By fossana
From Bishop, CA
Mar 12, 2012
West Overhang
This has been sitting on the ridge between Polemonium and Sill (~13,700 ft) in the Palisades for a few years.
deer skeleton below Mt Sill
deer skeleton below Mt Sill

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By Chris Owen
Administrator
From La Crescenta and Big Bear Lake
Mar 15, 2012
There's more than one use for an Ice Hammer. Lake ...
Well, a tad strange and somewhat interesting...

My friend Marc and I were heading up to do a climb on Lliwedd in North Wales over 30 years ago, when a huge black Raven showed up circling overhead, plus it was raining, Marc declared that this was bad luck and we should descend, as soon as he said that I looked down into the mud and saw a small green book poking out; when I picked it up and wiped it off it turned out to be Edwards' original guide from the 1930's, we both declared this a good omen and kept the book and did the climb.

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By Dirty Gri Gri, or is it GiGi?
From Vegas
Mar 15, 2012
Growing a winter coat in Red Rock Canyon- December...
Nice shot Fossana!

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By Zach Gooding
From Tucson AZ
Mar 15, 2012
Woodchuck ATC wrote:
I swear that my first time to the Panty Wall at Red Rocks,in fall of '07', as I hiked in and reached eye level, well there behold was a small black thong sitting by the tree. Is there always some kind of fresh 'panty being intentionally left there, just for the namesake of the wall?


Chicken before the egg my man, the wall was named for the panties :)

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By germsauce
Mar 15, 2012
Hippos kill people
Had just moved to Boulder and went to REI to buy the Boulder Canyon Guidebook. Turns out they were out of copies and I was bummed. Daylight was wasting so i gave up on the book and ended up going to Dream Canyon as I knew a few routes out there. Top of the first route we did i was cleaning the anchors and looked down. There, on a flat rock about 20 feet up from where my belayer stood was a brand new copy of the guidebook I was looking for.

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By fossana
From Bishop, CA
Mar 15, 2012
West Overhang
thanks!

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By J mac
Mar 15, 2012
Zermatt
I found an alien and a locker crapily placed next to a sport anchor at an all sport crag.

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By thomas ellis
From abq
Mar 15, 2012
Mint jullop
found a purple dildo at the base of a boulder problem up in the sandia mountains.
Also found a guy living under a boulder I had been projecting.)
I kept the vibrator.

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By Jeff Stephens
From Carbondale, CO
Mar 16, 2012
Eastside
Last summer, I found a credit card high on Ellingwood Ledges on Crestone Needle.

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By J mac
Mar 16, 2012
Zermatt
thomas ellis wrote:
found a purple dildo at the base of a boulder problem up in the sandia mountains. Also found a guy living under a boulder I had been projecting.) I kept the vibrator.


Why?

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By thomas ellis
From abq
Mar 16, 2012
Mint jullop
Valentines day was coming up.

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By coldfinger
Mar 16, 2012
Up on top of the Wind River Range
Big Horn
Big Horn

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By lee hansche
Administrator
From goffstown, nh
Mar 16, 2012
getting to the last jug before the top out
A friend and i found a Ninja throwing star...

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By JesseT
From Portland, OR
Mar 16, 2012
25' drop...wheeeeee!
Found this at the Easy O ledge last summer (#1 c4 for scale):


Gunks snake skin.
Gunks snake skin.



Somewhere there's a snake running (figuratively) around naked!


On that same trip we found 2 millipedes getting some booty:
millipede coitus
millipede coitus


Millipede 1: "Spread your legs."

Millipede 2: "Um, you're gonna have to be a little more specific."

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By coldatom
From Cambridge, MA
Mar 16, 2012
Jurassic Park
Dinosaur (?) skeleton in the Flat Tops, CO.

Skeleton in Flat Tops, CO.
Skeleton in Flat Tops, CO.

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By John Maurer
Mar 16, 2012
Crested Butte, looking for a landing . . .
This is obviously a Krayt Dragon skeleton. The only other actual image I've seen of one (aside from artistic renderings) is from the Tatooine footage of 3PO and R2 out in the desert.

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By PosiDave
Mar 18, 2012
I found a nike Id giftcard at the Gunks at the top of pitch 1 of Jackie. Was gonna toss it but put it in my pocket and decided to check the balance. $125 bucks.

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