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Life After Climbing All The 14ers?

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Re: Life After Climbing All The 14ers?

Postby skiwall » Mon Aug 30, 2010 9:35 am

MountainHiker wrote:Doesn’t get her nails done because she climbs.


I'd like to contradict this one- sometimes I paint my toenails at the end of ski season if they turn black. :)
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Re: Life After Climbing All The 14ers?

Postby Mel McKinney » Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:05 pm

skiwall wrote:
MountainHiker wrote:Doesn’t get her nails done because she climbs.


I'd like to contradict this one- sometimes I paint my toenails at the end of ski season if they turn black. :)


I beg to differ. I summited Massive w/ red, manicured nails. The photos make me laugh to this day. :D

Actually g, when you finish I hear that TGC shakes your hand, or gives you a $3,000 tent, or something.... :-k
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Re: Life After Climbing All The 14ers?

Postby Rich H » Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:23 pm

KevinK wrote:
Chicago Transplant wrote:The Grid :twisted:


You really are a masochist Mike. No beer drinking and now the grid? Personally, I don't know if I could take the tedium of 12 laps on peaks like Bross and Princeton but good luck to you if you are really trying. I guess someone's got to be the first to finish that list and I'm sure you could pull it off.


i had to look that up...took a while but well that is madness

is ken nolan the same nolan from nolan's 14?

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Re: Life After Climbing All The 14ers?

Postby rijaca » Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:52 pm

Rich H wrote:
KevinK wrote:
Chicago Transplant wrote:The Grid :twisted:


You really are a masochist Mike. No beer drinking and now the grid? Personally, I don't know if I could take the tedium of 12 laps on peaks like Bross and Princeton but good luck to you if you are really trying. I guess someone's got to be the first to finish that list and I'm sure you could pull it off.


i had to look that up...took a while but well that is madness

is ken nolan the same nolan from nolan's 14?


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Re: Life After Climbing All The 14ers?

Postby TravelingMatt » Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:10 pm

Chicago Transplant wrote:The Grid :twisted:


Has anyone actually done the Grid with 14ers? I've never heard it discussed outside the East Coast peak lists. How can you do it with Culebra, anyway?
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Re: Life After Climbing All The 14ers?

Postby rijaca » Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:26 pm

TravelingMatt wrote:
Chicago Transplant wrote:The Grid :twisted:


Has anyone actually done the Grid with 14ers? I've never heard it discussed outside the East Coast peak lists. How can you do it with Culebra, anyway?


No one has completed the 14er Grid, although Ken Nolan is over halfway complete. I believe only 3 people have completed all the 14ers in the winter (calendar), let alone the 14er Grid in the winter months.
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Re: Life After Climbing All The 14ers?

Postby Jim Davies » Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:29 pm

The record holder for most "laps" of the 14ers is Jim Gehres, who has done them all 13 times, but he says he hasn't done many winter ascents and doesn't know of anyone else who claims to have done more than four laps.
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Re: Life After Climbing All The 14ers?

Postby crossfitter » Mon Aug 30, 2010 6:45 pm

g wrote:OK, so when somebody completes The Grid, what's after that?? :P


Is this your version of the "why" game? Brings back memories from 2nd grade...
- A mountain is not a checkbox to be ticked
- Alpinism and mountaineering are not restricted to 14,000 foot mountains
- Judgment and experience are the two most important pieces of gear you own
- Being honest to yourself and others about your abilities is a characteristic of experienced climbers
- Courage cannot be bought at REI or carried with you in your rucksack


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Re: Life After Climbing All The 14ers?

Postby Chicago Transplant » Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:04 am

g wrote:OK, so when somebody completes The Grid, what's after that?? :P


Oh that's easy, each peak on every calendar day of course! That one takes a while, February 29th is the crux :lol:
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Re: Life After Climbing All The 14ers?

Postby covfrrider » Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:11 am

Chicago Transplant wrote:
g wrote:OK, so when somebody completes The Grid, what's after that?? :P


Oh that's easy, each peak on every calendar day of course! That one takes a while, February 29th is the crux :lol:


They have a place for people who entertain these kinds of thoughts... it's called an Asylum. :lol: :mrgreen: \:D/

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