New Year's resolutions

New Year's resolutions

Post by Amanda Ta » Fri, 20 Dec 1996 04:00:00


This year, instead of New Year's resolutions, my climbing partner and I have
decided to make lists of climbs we want to do together. (Leaving out climbs
which we have definitely planned with other people). We are each making a
list of 10 routes, and comparing them at the start of the year. Then, climbs
which we have both chosen will receive higher priority than the others.

I'm about to leave 1996 feeling like I didn't accomplish as much as I could
climbing-wise, so  I figger that the more goals I set, the more likely I
am to get up something significant. ('course something significant for me
may well equal a day's jaunt for most people) I thought I'd post my list,
to see if anyone else had done some thinking like this.  Seeing what other
people would want to do in the next year just might help me revise my goals
for the better!

1) Bridal Veil Falls, Telluride CO
2) Casual Route, The Diamond, CO
3) Hallucinogen Wall, Black Canyon, CO
4) The Fang, Vail CO
5) Main Street/Fantasia, Vedauwoo WY (I felt bad putting single pitchers
   on the list, so I combined these two)
6) Wunsch's Dihedral, South Platte, CO
7) 4 day ascent of Space Shot or equivalent, complete with wine, fondue, wine,
   scotch, music, TV, double ledge, wine... Zion UT
8) Brer Rabbit, Fisher Towers UT
9) Gravity's Rainbow, Ouray CO (I may replace this with Alexander's
   or Eldora chimney)
10) North Face Wetterhorn Peak, San Juans, CO

Amanda

 
 
 

New Year's resolutions

Post by Brandon Callowa » Fri, 20 Dec 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

> This year, instead of New Year's resolutions, my climbing partner and I have
> decided to make lists of climbs we want to do together. (Leaving out climbs
> which we have definitely planned with other people). We are each making a
> list of 10 routes, and comparing them at the start of the year. Then, climbs
> which we have both chosen will receive higher priority than the others.

> I'm about to leave 1996 feeling like I didn't accomplish as much as I could
> climbing-wise, so  I figger that the more goals I set, the more likely I
> am to get up something significant. ('course something significant for me
> may well equal a day's jaunt for most people) I thought I'd post my list,
> to see if anyone else had done some thinking like this.  Seeing what other
> people would want to do in the next year just might help me revise my goals
> for the better!

> 1) Bridal Veil Falls, Telluride CO
> 2) Casual Route, The Diamond, CO
> 3) Hallucinogen Wall, Black Canyon, CO
> 4) The Fang, Vail CO
> 5) Main Street/Fantasia, Vedauwoo WY (I felt bad putting single pitchers
>    on the list, so I combined these two)
> 6) Wunsch's Dihedral, South Platte, CO
> 7) 4 day ascent of Space Shot or equivalent, complete with wine, fondue, wine,
>    scotch, music, TV, double ledge, wine... Zion UT
> 8) Brer Rabbit, Fisher Towers UT
> 9) Gravity's Rainbow, Ouray CO (I may replace this with Alexander's
>    or Eldora chimney)
> 10) North Face Wetterhorn Peak, San Juans, CO

> Amanda

Yeah, I've tried to make lists like this in the past.  Result:  Too much
sitting around talking and drinking telling stories about how I'm gonna
send that thing when it warms up and by golly..................
I think you know what I mean.

Waste

 
 
 

New Year's resolutions

Post by Nate » Sat, 21 Dec 1996 04:00:00

Quote:


> > 1) Bridal Veil Falls, Telluride CO
> > 2) Casual Route, The Diamond, CO
> > 3) Hallucinogen Wall, Black Canyon, CO
> > 4) The Fang, Vail CO
> > 5) Main Street/Fantasia, Vedauwoo WY (I felt bad putting single pitchers
> >    on the list, so I combined these two)
> > 6) Wunsch's Dihedral, South Platte, CO
> > 7) 4 day ascent of Space Shot or equivalent, complete with wine, fondue, wine,
> >    scotch, music, TV, double ledge, wine... Zion UT
> > 8) Brer Rabbit, Fisher Towers UT
> > 9) Gravity's Rainbow, Ouray CO (I may replace this with Alexander's
> >    or Eldora chimney)
> > 10) North Face Wetterhorn Peak, San Juans, CO

> > Amanda

> Yeah, I've tried to make lists like this in the past.  

So have I.  It's fun.  I think it is a halmark of people who know how to
achive goals in life.  Sometimes I don't get to all of my list, but then
I usually pull off a couple very suitable substitutes.

Quote:
> Result:  Too much
> sitting around talking and drinking telling stories about how I'm gonna
> send that thing when it warms up and by golly..................

I think you have a cause-effect relationship confused here.

The real cause to your "result" is not the making of a list, nor a lack
of goals I'm sure.  

--
Nathanial Beckwith - Boulder, CO
http://www.tc.umn.edu/nlhome/g032/beckw007/

 
 
 

New Year's resolutions

Post by Donald Morley (Berkshire » Sun, 22 Dec 1996 04:00:00

: I thought I'd post my list, to see if anyone else had done some thinking

Around New Year's I'll spend several days ice climbing in the White
Mountains of NH. Who knows where? Wherever there is ice. If there is
none, then a Presidential Traverse will be in order. If that doesn't
work due to weather, then maybe we'll just chill out at Grey Knob. Life
could be worse!

This winter, Jan 30 - Feb. 3, to be exact,  I hope to lead my charges,
eleven high school kids, to the Dacks and ascend the North Face of
Gothics, a 1000 foot class 2 wall. Sounds like fun. Maybe hike Marcy as
well.

In July, it'll be Ecuador with students once again. On the agenda will
be a five day high altitude trek, four days of glacier school on
Cayambe, followed by ascents of Cayambe (18,996 feet), Cotopaxi
(19,347 feet), and Chimborazo (20,702 feet).

After the students leave from Ecuador, I hope to head south to Peru
and climb in the Cordillera Blanca with my two daughters (who will
also climb with me in Ecuador.)

Any and all suggestions about these activities is most welcome.

So that's me. How about you?

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