- I ve never met anyone for whom, I think, I might possibly predict that HRH is a gimme. Until now. Of course, I haven t met Catra yet. (I just want to touchMessage 1 of 3 , Jun 26, 2002View SourceI've never met anyone for whom, I think, I might possibly
predict that HRH is a "gimme."
Of course, I haven't met Catra yet.
(I just want to touch the hem of her garment...
...and be heeled.)
Rich "Firestorm" Limacher
Yankee Folly of the Day:
----- Original Message -----
From: catra corbett <catrarunner@...>
Sent: Tuesday, June 25, 2002 1:58 AM
Subject: Catra ultrarunner/ultraclimber...........
> Hi Listers-
> I did something so amazing this past weekend!!!!
> It all started back in May when i met and ran with Leo
> Lutz at Massanutten for 74 miles. We talked about
> everything. He mentioned he rock climbed. That stuck
> in my head.
> I had been training on my days off in Yosemite Valley
> the past month. I encountered and met many climbers.
> They remind me alot of us ultrarunners very cool nice
> and friendly people.
> I had been hanging out at what is called Camp 5. This
> is my home when I'm chillin in the valley. Camp 4 the
> climbers camp is way to packed so you can't even get a
> site there. This is how camp 5 started just a group
> of climbers who camp out together. I can't tell you
> where it is kind of a secret, plus i don't want to get
> anyone in trouble.
> The climbers in the valley who i have met the past few
> weeks thought i was crazy. They can't belive i go out
> and run 40 miles in training in the valley then go out
> and run the next day 25 miles.
> It's funny they think I'm so amazing running and
> training for 100 mile races.
> They to me are the most amazing athletes.
> There sport is very dangerous you can be seriously
> injured or die doing what they do.
> You must trust each other climbing. That is what it
> is all about trust.
> So, after meeting Leo at Massanutten he decided he
> would come out for a visit in California. He really
> wanted to go to Yosemite to see all the places his
> idols have climbed.
> I told myself a month ago i would become a Rock
> climber in a year. Well little did i know i would
> become one three weeks later.
> Leo decided i would be totally capable climbing the
> Southwest face of Half Dome The Snake Dike route.
> He knew and read everything about climbing that route.
> I agreed to do it. He was very confident i could do
> I was at camp 5 telling all the climbers i was going
> to be climbing Snake Dike as my first climb, they to
> thought if anyone could do it as a first climb the
> crazy 100 mile girl could do it. I trusted what they
> Leo e-mailed info about the route. At no time did i
> ever think i could not do it. It is like running 100
> miles you just do it and have the most fun you can.
> Last Tuesday i walked into a place called Sunrise
> mountaineering. I told the sales guy Scott. I needed
> a harness, helmet, shoes and a chalk bag.
> He thought i was just getting new gear. I told him no
> i didn't have any gear. I was planing on climbing the
> Snake dike route for my very first climb. His jaw
> dropped. I then told him i ran 100 mile races. He
> was in shock! He then said that of course i would
> have no problem climbing.
> He set me up with the perfect gear for my climb.
> Leo arrived on Wed. night we would leave Thursday.
> He told me he would wait until Friday night after our
> 31 mile run in Yosemite, to let me know what i needed
> to know for the climb.
> We had a great run did the double HD-CR back to the
> Friday night-
> Leo showed me how to operate the belay device and told
> me the most important thing never let go of the break
> hand. At this point it was all clear i would have to
> responsible for his life out there. We would have to
> trust each other.
> We hung out with our buddies at camp 5. Everyone was
> really excited for me. I told only a few friends at
> home and i think they thought i was crazy.
> Saturday- "Climb" "climbing"..........
> The hardest part was getting to the location of the
> climb. We got lost and were bush wacking up class 4
> slopes. This is where i was really scared. I thought
> oh shit, if I'm scarred now how the hell am i going
> to climb up the mountain.
> We finally made it 4 hours 10 min. To the climbing
> area. We had two parties in front and one behind us.
> I told the party ahead it was my first climb she gave
> me a few pointers. The guy with the party behind me,
> his name was Rich also sheared some advise with me on
> my first climb. Everyone seemed so impressed by what
> i was about to do as a first climb.
> Leo taught me the basic signals like "on belay" the
> question a climber ask before he proceeds.
> "Belay on" , slack, uprope, watch me, belay off and
> off belay.
> Leo headed up to place pro along the way. Finally it
> was my turn the first and the third were the
> cruxes:the hard parts. I made it up ok to the first
> pitch and was surprised i was not afraid.
> The thing with climbing you must always pay attention.
> On the second pitch i dropped the most important
> device the belay. Oops.....
> Rich the guy behind us had an extra. Thank god.
> The third pitch was the crux. I felt stuck. I was
> afraid to move to far from bolt hold. This part was a
> 5.7 friction move I had to do what is called smearing.
> It is pushing your foot against rock to increase
> friction. I finally made it through that move. i was
> never once afraid i would die out there.
> I trusted my leader and myself. I also learned to
> trust the shoes.
> We finally made it to the top. I felt that same high
> you get after running 100 miles. Well actually it was
> more intense. Maybe because it was my first climb.
> Or maybe it is a new addiction for me.
> We finally made it back to camp 5 14.5 hours later
> what a long day. It was a climbing ultra.
> I think i found a new drug.
> Thanks to Leo for putting The Snake Dike climb in my
> brain and believing in me to do it.
> Thanks to the camp 5 guys for thinking I'm wacky and
> know i could do it.
> Next big Climb Royal Arches Route in Yosemite after
> That was my taper for WST can anyone top that????
> Look for me at Squaw Valley, i will be the chick on
> the climbing wall at the resort on Thursday and
> Luv, Catra
> ultra climber
Footnote: Chumpin' Cheezesiss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Add'l. Footnote: I can't wait to start shopping for all the
mountain climbing jewelry that Catra's bound to promote for
some climbing shoe company!
- Healed or well heeled?Message 2 of 3 , Jun 26, 2002View SourceHealed or well heeled?
- Both!* Consider the possibilities... ??? Sorry, won t see you next month, Steve. Now I guess I have to keep up my herculean training regime for another wholeMessage 3 of 3 , Jun 26, 2002View SourceBoth!*
Consider the possibilities... ???
Sorry, won't see you next month, Steve. Now I guess I have
to keep up my herculean training regime for another whole
*Actually, on second glance, there's 4 possible
1) "heeled" = kicked for fondling her garment
2) "healed" = cured, as Jesus is said to have done
3) "well-heeled" = made rich (which, of course, I already
4) "well-heeled" = kicked by her high-priced Montrails
----- Original Message -----
From: Stevan Pattillo <spat@...>
Sent: Wednesday, June 26, 2002 11:33 AM
Subject: Re: [hr100] Fw: Catra
> Healed or well heeled?