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Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 2, 2006 - 03:07am PT
Just found the slide I was telling you about Bullwinkle eons ago. I have others.



Ken
Blitzo

Social climber
Earth
Jul 2, 2006 - 03:33am PT
Once again!

Maysho

climber
Truckee, CA
Jul 2, 2006 - 07:06am PT
Wow,

I had such big hair then! Billy were we doing Meatgrinder or the Zinger? I led the third ascent of Red Zinger sometime back then, but it was a cloudy day.

I sure miss Yabo.

Peter
Belayer with a bouffant
Blitzo

Social climber
Earth
Jul 2, 2006 - 09:32am PT
Peter, I think you were only around 18 then.
That day was a Trip!
can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Jul 2, 2006 - 09:48am PT
Of all the friends and brothers who've checked out, I miss Yabo the most. His energy was amazing.

One of Bullwinkle's better shots IMO.
bachar

Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Jul 2, 2006 - 01:34pm PT
It was Yabo who actually "found" Midnight Lightning. He was sitting in front of it one day and came over to me and Ron Kauk and said he found a new boulder problem. He said it would go...we laughed and said it was impossible. We were wrong! RIP bro, we all miss you!
Uplander

Social climber
Upland
Jul 2, 2006 - 01:47pm PT
I'll drink to that.

Happy 4th.

PS, remember the time I took my hot little blond girfriend to JT, and I dragged her up "Mike's Books"?

We got to the top, and I'm thinking "yeah, I'm GOLDEN tonight!"

You had just solo'd somethng, I don't recall, and was standing there taking a piss. You looked at her, and said, "look at the size the THAT big dog!"

Tough act to follow you old bastard.
bachar

Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Jul 2, 2006 - 01:53pm PT
Uplander...sorry about that! I actually don't remember saying that but I suppose I could have (in a joking manner, of course). That wouldn't have been little LH would it?
Uplander

Social climber
Upland
Jul 2, 2006 - 03:49pm PT
Um, probably

:O)
426

Sport climber
Buzzard Point, TN
Jul 2, 2006 - 04:17pm PT
Forgive my ignorance, is one of these guys Yabo? Looks 'timestamped' to his era...

Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Jul 2, 2006 - 04:38pm PT
no not yabo 426, but the spirit is right on.
l-r: BVB, Galen Kirkwood, Doug "Off" White.

All Hail Yab-A-Ho, the one man tribe.
Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 2, 2006 - 06:01pm PT
Yabo got into racing road bikes for awhile. He would show up at the starting line without signing up for the race. He would give everyone a run for the money and after going through the finish line he would keep on pedaling leaving the top finishers saying who the heck was that guy.

Ken
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Jul 2, 2006 - 06:45pm PT
Yabo was a legend in his own time and knew it, at least some of the time. I'm not sure that sitting over a computer would have been his style. He often communicated as much or more with body language, facial expressions and nonspecific sounds, as with words. But who knows?

I was at a wedding once and some people were talking about a friends guitar playing;
"He's channeling Jerry"
I laughed, taking it in the metaphorical way that Lois suggested, "That's it! He's channeling Jerry, hahaha," I said, meaning it as a compliment, but not literally.
Then I realized no one else was laughing. They weren't intending it as any sort of euphemism. They were thinking more in terms of a spiritual T-1 line to the Grateful afterworld.



Why Do, bag pipers play at cop funerals?
Uplander

Social climber
Upland
Jul 3, 2006 - 03:48am PT
Yabo was as much an attitude as a person. I remember once he had cut the sh#t out of his hand so we drove into the pharmacy in JT to buy some white tape and stuff. There was some poor old man who obviously had some bad case of cancer and had his lower jaw removed and was horribly disfigured.

We all looked at him, and then quickly diverted our eyes and looked the other way.

Not yabo. He walked over to the poor old dude and examines him with curiosity and says, "shit dude, what happened to YOU?"

I was so high at the time I bolted for the door as not to laugh out loud. I swear that close-up black and white picture was taken the same day.

Anastasia

Trad climber
Near a mountain, CA
Jul 3, 2006 - 05:13am PT
I never had the chance to meet him, but his spirit is regularly mocking and teasing me amidst the sandstone of Stoney. I know him through bloody fingers and impossible moves, between sit down starts and dyno mantles. I can feel him challenging me with a crooked grin while laughing at my feeble efforts, knowing that only a few will come close.
Through the years I've heard the regular climbing crowd speak of him in hushed whispered tones that is usually reserved for miracle working saints. They regularly pass on his legacy and as a group face his problems with the same reserve that priests face their alters.
Yabo is being remembered well at Stoney Point.
looking sketchy there...

Social climber
Latitute 33
Jul 3, 2006 - 01:21pm PT


Here is one of Yabo doing his typical thing at Josh. (c) Randy Vogel
bachar

Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Jul 4, 2006 - 02:48pm PT
More Yabo photos pleez! Can't say - you must have some good ones? Where's Bullwinkle at?



Can't remember which problem this is...
looking sketchy there...

Social climber
Latitute 33
Jul 4, 2006 - 06:36pm PT
Here is the notorious Yabo solo of the Beaver (1st lap). The second lap had everyone so gripped (he was not in control), no one could shoot a photo, least of all really watch...Copyright Randy Vogel

bachar

Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Jul 4, 2006 - 07:21pm PT
Nice photo! I remember that day. First lap looked like he was doing a 5.8. Second lap, he threw a dyno near the top - "chicken wings" and all....whew!
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Jul 4, 2006 - 07:32pm PT
Bullwinkle don't Surf John.
(hehe)

Really cool sketchy stuff Vogel shot there..

Here's some Dean Pics of the YaboLater,
Which I sort of have permission to post:

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