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thedogfather

Trad climber
Midwest
Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 19, 2006 - 12:06pm PT
I'm new to the forum but when I first started climbing I taped some pretty good TV shows on climbing. I just found the long lost tape and have moved the following to DVD:
Henry Barber and Pete Livsey on Liberator in EB's and only hexes.
Henry Barber on-sight soloing Strand
Bachar training and soloing in Yosemite
Bachar training and soloing in JT - Leave it to Beaver
Kauk, Bev Johnson, and Braun attempting to free Nose (with swami belts)
Kurt Albert and Gullich on Rostrum and Separate Reality

You guys may already have copies of these shows but let me know if the participants might want to get their hands on some of these. I can only play the DVD I made on my TV. The format isn't recognized on any of my computers for some reason.

Dingus Milktoast

climber
NorCal
Feb 19, 2006 - 12:39pm PT
I want one! How can I get a copy?

Cheers
DMT
SammyLee

Trad climber
Memphis
Feb 19, 2006 - 01:58pm PT
Me too. I'll pay most any reasonable fee.
Don't let go

Trad climber
Yorba Linda, CA
Feb 19, 2006 - 02:09pm PT
That sounds really cool. Can I get one two? By the way, what DVD discs are you using? There are several types and even more formats that you can put the video files into. Perhaps someone with more computer savy than myself could give you advice on that.
bachar

Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Feb 19, 2006 - 02:14pm PT
dogfather - Woah! I've seen all those at one time or another - pretty amazing archive - hard to get stuff. I'm guessing the Yosemite stuff with me is the "PM Magazine" or "Evening Magazine" TV show and the Leave it to Beaver stuff is either the "That's Incredible" or "Real People" TV show.

I had copies of that stuff once but I lost them all in a house fire two years ago. Reardon (and others) have tried to hunt down the originals but those companies have been bought and sold so many times since then, no one can find them in their archives anymore (although they do still evidently exist).

Wanna trade some shoes for a DVD? Pop me an email... Cheers , jb
Ouch!

climber
Feb 19, 2006 - 02:30pm PT
You just need to hook your DVD player to a video capture and have some kind of DVD burning program to make DVDs or VCDs, or VCR tapes that will play on any DVD or VCR. Lots of them available.
thedogfather

Trad climber
Midwest
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 19, 2006 - 04:06pm PT
For those doubting my computer savy, I write sports software for a living but, I don't deal with video stuff too often. I did the copy on my vcr/dvd combo machine since I don't have a video input card and don't plan on getting one. I will see if I can get it in a computer readable dvd format, if possible.


My plan is to find peoople that appreciate this type of thing, like the participants, and those of us that have lead trad before there were cams!! The competition between Henry and Pete Livsey on Liberator is one of the best descriptions of climbing competition I have ever heard. And the part of Al Harris totally gripped on Dream of White Horses is also a classic.

Bottom line, I will probably get about 10 copies made and sent out next week sometime.

ps: I also have a funny one of Ron Kauk on Old Man of Hoy and part of the Lost Arrow climb he did with Jerry Moffat. And I have a few shorts of Catherine Destivelle and Patrick Elinger. These are still on the tape.
bachar

Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Feb 19, 2006 - 04:30pm PT
Kauk and Moffatt on the Lost Arrow (abc or nbc sports) with John Long as commentator! I remember that stuff. Long - "Yes ladies and gentlemen, climbing that section is like trying to climb your garage door..." (or something like that).

Old Man of Hoy with Kauk - also a classic! Barber on-sight soloing that 5.10 on the sea cliffs (can't remember the route) - pretty cool. henry still shows that in his slide show.

If you start selling copies of this stuff, I bet the video archivists will find the originals real quick....cheers, jb
WBraun

climber
Feb 19, 2006 - 04:35pm PT
Dogfather

The old Man of Hoy in Scotland was for ABC wide world of sports as I remember. Hahaha They wanted Ron to climb some heidious new route on the prow of the thing. All the holds were breaking off and it was a death line. Kauk said no way jose and they were kind of pissed he didn't want to do it.

We ended up doing the regular route 5.9 or something. There's these weird birds called fulmurs or something, they look like sea gulls living on that pile.

Those phucking birds spit at you while your on the lead some oily green lugers. I had to duck a few times to escape getting nailed.

If you get that green oily sh_it on your climbing shoes made from leather, it disolves the leather. I lost one pair of shoes to those birds.

What a place ..........
Wonder

climber
WA
Feb 19, 2006 - 04:35pm PT
Now there's a long lost name ive been trying to remember for weeks. Al Harris. He was the orignal yeah punk rock rockclimber. I never had a dull moment around him.
thedogfather

Trad climber
Midwest
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 19, 2006 - 04:43pm PT
Ron had a squirt gun with him and a fake snake to try to defeat the birds.
bachar

Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Feb 19, 2006 - 04:54pm PT
Wonder - Al Harris had just "written - spoken" a book before he passed. Or at least someone transcribed him telling his stories onto tape. I remember meeting the "biographer" in the Valley once. Did that book ever come out? I don't remember seeing it but it may still exist...

Harris had some of THE most outrageous stories I've ever heard to this day! I used to go shoplifting with him in the Valley - he was an absolute master at it. He'd always come out of the store with filet mignons, wine, cheese, the whole deal every time! (Hope my kid doesn't read this stuff...) Oops, jb
WBraun

climber
Feb 19, 2006 - 04:58pm PT
Yeah the snake was worthless, nothing worked short of attacking the bird swinging a piece of webbing at them.

John did Al Harris pass away?
Wonder

climber
WA
Feb 19, 2006 - 05:16pm PT
Al died in a car crash racing down from cloggy. late 80's. He once came out of safeway right behind me in Merced with 5 gal bottle of vino he some how shoplifted. I have not seen a book by him or adout him at all, John.
Wonder

climber
WA
Feb 19, 2006 - 05:19pm PT
Remember, his ex girlfriend came out and stayed with peggy & jim in tahoe. and it was the early 80's.
bachar

Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Feb 19, 2006 - 05:35pm PT
Werner
Wonder is right - he died a long time ago. I heard he was trying to beat out an oncoming train at a railroad crossing. but who knows? that was a while ago...
Blakeb

Big Wall climber
Ashland, Oregon
Feb 19, 2006 - 05:37pm PT
I would also really love to get a copy of this dvd and would be willing to pay you a reasonable fee for the disc, hard work, kindness, and postage. If this is possible, should i just send you an email or what? Sounds like some really great footage and hope that you can make more copies available.
blakeb
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Feb 19, 2006 - 09:33pm PT
I would like to get a copy if possible, I was asking Werner in another post recently about the availability of the ABC Wide World of Sports shoot on Lost Arrow...

...anyway, pm me or I will you...
Wonder

climber
WA
Feb 19, 2006 - 09:48pm PT
count me in.
Bill

climber
San Francisco
Feb 20, 2006 - 03:39am PT
I want. Hell, I'll even pay an UNreasonable fee!
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