So i got my van back with a new transmission and clutch. Climbed at Smith Rocks for a few days and drove home this afternoon.
The new transmission went out in Boise, so I'm stuck here for the night.
It either sucks to be me, or sucks to be the mechanic in Bend, OR who supposedly fixed my van. I guess I'll find out tomorrow when i can get the van towed to a garage and have a new mechanic look at it.
I'd write more and share some photos from Smith, but I'm pretty bummed out and not in the mood. Maybe tomorrow while I'm kicking around Boise.