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rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 20, 2011 - 08:59pm PT
Today a local guide had his pack stolen from in front of the Indian Cove market. He left it unadvisedly just outside the door while he went inside. The pack contained his entire rack, rope, plus his guide school harnesses and helmets (which were not his, they belong to the guide school).

If anyone hear's of any Ebay or other sales of gear, please post up!

Robert Fonda
T2

climber
Cardiff by the sea
Feb 20, 2011 - 09:05pm PT
Sheesh :(

That bites. I'll keep an eye out
NigelSSI

Trad climber
BC
Feb 20, 2011 - 09:05pm PT
Gear thieves have a special place in hell.

I'm thinking large 2 axle cams up the a*# with no trigger wires. Have fun, you heartless bastards!
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 20, 2011 - 09:09pm PT
Some of us guides actually have two separate gear stashes, one for guiding, one for personal. I don't think he has this. Which means, he's f*#ked. His tools have been stolen to earn money.
MTucker

Ice climber
Arizona
Feb 20, 2011 - 09:24pm PT
That is a tough lesson to learn.

I don't trust too many people.

I certainly don't leave anything unlocked or just sitting on the sidewalk.

What is the list of gear that is missing?

Good thing that there is pro-deal and such.

Still sucks.
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 20, 2011 - 09:27pm PT
I don't have an exact list of gear, but the extra harnesses and helmets should be a clue. Most guide schools out here use apline bod style harnesses.
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Feb 20, 2011 - 09:58pm PT
This is a really unfortunate situation and I hope against odds that the perps are caught.

That said, one has to be especially careful anywhere along HWY 62 -Twentynine Palms Hwy.
This corridor offers a quick getaway to countless dirt roads and roadways for thieves and other shitheads that would take advantage of others.
Keep your valuables out of view in locked cars, park where you can see your vehicle while you shop/eat if possible and remember that most folks traveling this highway aren't part of a tight knit community.
Be aware of your surroundings and don't be an easy mark.

Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Feb 20, 2011 - 10:00pm PT
I feel very sorry for the Guide. But I feel sorrier for the thief. Not a good way to exist....taking someones livelihood. Must be hard living with the darkness inside instead of living in the light.
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Feb 20, 2011 - 10:05pm PT
Lynne, You're a good lady.
People that commit these crimes choose thier path.
They get what's coming to them in many ways and deserve it all.
One thing they don't deserve is your sympathy.
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 20, 2011 - 10:09pm PT
There is nothing to feel sorry for. People who do things like this don't live anywhere other than inside themselves. They feel nothing for the people they effect or hurt.

Which is why they should be taken somewhere quiet, remote, and their existence ended.

I learned not steal as a kid. I got caught, and punished. As an adult, there is no excuse for it.

If you steal as an adult, your scum in my book. PERIOD.
jstan

climber
Feb 20, 2011 - 10:15pm PT
Robert was not thinking, A.C.

Everyone reveals so much on ST.

Edit:

Bob, you'd be long dead if everyone followed your counsel.
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 20, 2011 - 10:24pm PT
Not sure what you meant by that.

I was thinking very clearly. If you steal, your a bottom feeder. I could care less about climbing gear or anything else.

I had my house cleaned out while my wife was on chemo. I can assure you, I am thinking quite clearly.
corniss chopper

climber
breaking the speed of gravity
Feb 20, 2011 - 10:24pm PT
Did the guide ask the owner to review (and save) his security camera footage?

Seems that would help with the recovery. The people that exited the market
while he was inside would be 'persons of interest'
Anastasia

climber
hanging from a crimp and crying for my mama.
Feb 20, 2011 - 10:25pm PT
I wouldn't worry, over time people always end up paying full price for their deeds. I've seen this and... It's cool in a sad freaky way.

Seriously folks, living this life right is the only way to go.

Anastasia
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
New York, NY
Feb 20, 2011 - 10:26pm PT
I wouldn't worry about the thief(s) either; but it's the guide who has to go to his boss and pay the price right now.....
klk

Trad climber
cali
Feb 20, 2011 - 10:30pm PT
bummer dude.

frickin tweakers.
Anastasia

climber
hanging from a crimp and crying for my mama.
Feb 20, 2011 - 10:31pm PT
As far as I am concerned, if those thieves get caught by rlf... I figure his justice was meant to be.
AFS
Decko

Trad climber
Colorado
Feb 20, 2011 - 11:21pm PT
Never trust anyone...........


And everyone is lying..........
locker

Social climber
Feb 20, 2011 - 11:35pm PT



What I wonder is what local (ANY "LOCAL" should f*#king KNOW better) was that STUPID???...

Good lord!!!...

It's f*#king HICKSVILLE TWEEKER CITY out there...




that said...


It sure SUCKS!!!...

Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Feb 20, 2011 - 11:40pm PT
Having seen the spun out meth addicts that stumble all over town in JT...I get nervous leaving my car alone let alone a pack.

Sorry to hear about this, I hope the gear gets recovered.
Chances are its sitting in some drug dealers closet.
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