Where ever did Jim Waugh go after PBC and X games??

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jabbas

Trad climber
New River, AZ
Topic Author's Original Post - May 14, 2013 - 11:48pm PT
Any clues as this guy was a force in AZ for a long time?
10b4me

Ice climber
Soon 2B Arizona
May 15, 2013 - 01:07am PT
Was wondering what happened to Jim, myself
jabbas

Trad climber
New River, AZ
Topic Author's Reply - May 15, 2013 - 02:02am PT
Seems like he dropped off the radar. He was a major force in producing the guidebook "Phoenix Rock" and the famous "Granite Mountain" Tyvek indestructible little gem of a guidebook that got me up many a classic lines on that Mtn. Pipe in all of you Supertopo guru's !
rSin

Trad climber
calif
May 15, 2013 - 02:05am PT
mike is still on the scavenger hunt list
jabbas

Trad climber
New River, AZ
Topic Author's Reply - May 15, 2013 - 02:14am PT
WTF ???
susan peplow

climber
Joshua Tree, CA
May 15, 2013 - 02:22am PT
Ahhh yes the old PBC....

After working the Asian X games for several years he ended up moving to Northern Thailand getting married and maybe even teaches english there. He was traveling to the States for a while (maybe still does) just haven't run into him in 5 or so.

A little search on his company Waugh Worldwide Productions turned up "World Extreme Games" in China next month. Perhaps more organizing of climbing comps than teaching?

http://kiaweg-eorg.eventbrite.com
jabbas

Trad climber
New River, AZ
Topic Author's Reply - May 15, 2013 - 02:27am PT
Thank you Susan .
mcreel

climber
Barcelona
May 15, 2013 - 08:29am PT
Third law of thermodynamics: those who crank travel faster and farther than those who don't.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
May 15, 2013 - 09:03am PT
There are strange things done in the mysterious orient!
Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
May 15, 2013 - 09:40am PT
Waugh brother are first class people. In the very early 90's I was bouldering while on biz travel @ Camelback in PHX. Mike casually comes over and escorts me away from a rattlesnake den (as an east coaster, I didn't know what I was standing on). He and Jim then proceed to show me tons of great problems around the corner from where I was goofing around. At the end of the day they ask me where I was parked; I say "way up in that upper lot." which happened to be on the other side of the snake pit. No worries, they walk me down through some pricey homes, exchange friendly words with the home owners, and hop in their old white beater pickup truck, parked right in front of a $1M house. They not only give me a ride back to my car, they give me their phone numbers to give them a call to go bouldering the next day.
crusher

climber
Santa Monica, CA
May 16, 2013 - 01:47am PT
Those PBCs were FUN!!! He and his crew did a great job putting them on. Such a shame what has gone down in Queen Creek.
Reedly

Social climber
The High Desert, CA
May 16, 2013 - 01:56am PT
I have some very good memories of many many Phoenix Bouldering Comps. I made a lot of fun of Jim at the last few because of his over-seriousness, but it was probably warranted by the numbers of people. But most important of all I always had a great time and left with good memories and shredded tips.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
May 16, 2013 - 09:34am PT
What Reed said!!
jay-onetimethirdplaceoutofstatemasterdiv-bro
TWP

Trad climber
Mancos, CO
May 16, 2013 - 10:10am PT
Saw him at a benefit for M. Karabin (name spelling probably wrong) after his bouldering fall which led to ugly femur fracture.. Jim happened to be in town and gave a slide show at the climbing gym in S. Tempe. Told me he was living in Bangkok with his wife and teaching English.
Stew

Trad climber
Colorado
May 16, 2013 - 07:27pm PT
Jim is living and teaching English at a private school in Bangkok, Thailand. He's also bolting new routes are some crags in the area. He's visited me the last couple summers when he's been over to the States. Doing well and living the dream!
Dickbob

climber
Westminster Colorado
May 16, 2013 - 09:59pm PT
After climbing with Jim at the Labyrinth in the Supes, I asked him if he knew of another place in the range that had great rock. He pointed a gnarled finger towards the Nosepicker Pinnacles and said that it was pretty good over there. That is how Zonerland began. Glad to hear he is well. He is a good guy.
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
May 16, 2013 - 10:11pm PT
I loved the PBC, and always appreciated Jim's efforts. Glad he's doing well!
jabbas

Trad climber
New River, AZ
Topic Author's Reply - May 16, 2013 - 10:12pm PT
Another Man of mystery closely tied to Mr. Waugh: John Ficker. I still have a pair of "Fickeroo" climbing shorts he made and sold. Another hardman !!
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