Ron Fawcett


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My twin brother's laundry room
Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 19, 2010 - 02:38am PT
Did any on her climb with Fawcett? What's the guy like?

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Nov 19, 2010 - 02:40am PT
very strong.

and i don't mean his arm pits.

Sport climber
The Big Wide Open Face
Nov 19, 2010 - 03:26am PT
I climbed a ton with Ron, including my first time up El Capitan when we were both teenagers, and an early ascent of Phoenix. He was a machine.


Below, with Ron at Joshua Tree, 1982


Trad climber
The Circuit, Tonasket WA
Nov 19, 2010 - 08:22am PT
Skinny, hell.
I want arms like Largo's!

Trad climber
The Great North these days......
Nov 19, 2010 - 08:33am PT
I always thought John would make a good linebacker

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Nov 19, 2010 - 10:58am PT
My God! The shorts.

Trad climber
Mountain View
Nov 19, 2010 - 12:26pm PT
amazing climber, gotta check out his book. The shorts though leave something to be forgotten.

Trad climber
In the mountains... somewhere...
Nov 19, 2010 - 12:31pm PT
Largo, what's in the red bag?
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
-A race of corn eaters
Jan 23, 2012 - 11:10pm PT
Ron and Jill,
[Click to View YouTube Video]
Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Jan 24, 2012 - 12:03am PT
Missing Anastasia on ST. She would have some great comments on that pic.
Jim Clipper

Social climber
from: forests to tree farms
Jan 24, 2012 - 12:46am PT
He and Suzuki, brothers from another mother? Any others who (boots) seemed too big for their britches? but weren't!?!

More video, pictures, or (slander) please, inspiring it is ...

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Jan 24, 2012 - 12:57am PT
Odd. I've seen British TV footage of him climbing Master's Edge, and Strawberries at Tremadog, but there's nada on Youtube (this would have been sometime in to early/mid-80's?). You'd think that one of the top climbers of that particular generation woulda got more play.

Sport climber
Jan 24, 2012 - 08:18am PT
This is pretty funny:

[Click to View YouTube Video]

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Jan 24, 2012 - 01:10pm PT

Fawcett on Leave it to Beaver, Jtree, 1980's

Jan 24, 2012 - 01:18pm PT
He was good man James, always pleasant to be around.

Ron F and Pete L did the first free ascent of crack a go go.

Ron was up there climbing and I asked him to let go with both hands and he did with a big grin.

No hands rests are up there ....
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Jan 24, 2012 - 01:31pm PT
Fawcett has come up before on Supertopo. He and Livesey were extremely cool characters back in the day when they visited in the earlier seventies. Ron was quite a bit younger than Pete but was already history in the making and the group's rope gun, terrifically fit and serious. Although Livesey was a clown-wagon of densest wittiness as well as one bad ass climber, Fawcett---who must have been like a teenager maybe or very early twenties--- would mostly sit there and be Pete's wing man while the storms of laughter and climberspeak would roll over the picnic table. They did great too, bagging the FFA of Crack-a-go-go and other lines. Vandiver and I did the second a week or so later. One of the Valley's very best one-pitchers and quite hard with two distinct cruxes, the first extremely tricky. That whole big group of Brits was so fun.

Trad climber
SeKi, California
Jan 24, 2012 - 02:01pm PT
all in jim

Jan 24, 2012 - 02:30pm PT

Jan 24, 2012 - 02:30pm PT
I had the pleasure of bumping into Ron a number of times out bouldering when I lived in Sheffield a couple years back. He seemed to be a constant presence at the Stanage boulders. The way he climbed reminded me of Roger Briggs, everything looked like 5.7 when he was on it. It was only when I tried the same problems after he left that I discovered they were a wee bit harder...

Social climber
The internet
Jan 24, 2012 - 09:06pm PT
OMG - did he ever wear anything else besides those shorts?
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