Archive for July, 2007

Hats Hops Hucks – Sweet 16

Saturday, July 21st, 2007

Pez - courtesy of Nick Sauer Team Spirit, Pez says..."Dispense!" It's Beer-Thirty!
Clare as Strawberry Shortcake Clare bursting her seams on Offense Clare Being Burly on Defense

This weekend, Dennis & I travelled 6 hours by car to beautiful Ben Lomand in the mountains outside of Santa Cruz. Why? It was the 16th birthday of the best hat tournament ever…Hats Hops Hucks turned Saweeet 16. To our surprise, and even though we did not request it, we were slotted on the same team…A little unsettling considering how much we normally bicker if we’re together on the grass.

7 Pez on the Line Ben's Ballet Bid for a Score Dennis digging deep on the turnover

Our team Pez was resillient; while others had 16 or more on their rosters, we were only blessed with 13 players. We were all solid players, and there wasn’t one person who really stole the show. Although we did name Ethan the Most Valuable Pez for his outstanding leaping, constant display of energy, and huge plays all around.

It was really awesome the way we played considering the shortage, and our women rocked. With only 4 on the team, I was not happy when I had to sit the 3rd game out due to horrific cramping in my legs. But my female counterparts kept a stiff upper lip, and totally fought through that game. It was rad.

Ethan Scoops up the Disc Lis Leaping for Plastic...awesome grab! T-bone to Jay, connect the dots la-la-la!

I just love HHH, and I can’t wait for next year. Best tourney of the year, I SAY!

A memorable opponent...Bit O Honey

The Needles – Trip Report

Saturday, July 14th, 2007

Holly & Clare Freaky Friday the 13th in the Needles Black Magic-The Diagonal Crack The top part of Black Magic (5.8)

On Friday 13th, climbergirl drove up over Walker’s Pass and down into Weldon. A climbing partner was acquired, along with her subrack containing THE largest tri-cam I’ve ever seen! We cleared out of the wilting and withering heat, hoping to reach the Needles Lookout Parking area by sundown. (more…)

The Needles – Trip Report

Sunday, July 1st, 2007

Climbergirl & The Tree Route Holly Happy Happy on 3rd Belay of Tree Route Clare & Holly Top Out on Dome Rock

On Sunday, July 1st, Holly & I climbed the ultra classic Tree Route (5.6) at Dome Rock in the Needles. We started the climb at 8:50am and topped out at 12:20pm. The climb went amazingly smooth, considering it was our very first time climbing with each other & Holly’s first trip on multi-pitch in a year and a half! (more…)