Happy Fathers Day


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Sioux Juan

Big Wall climber
Costa mesa
Topic Author's Original Post - Jun 16, 2013 - 10:57am PT
To all you Dads

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Jun 16, 2013 - 12:38pm PT
Happy Fathers Day!


Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Jun 16, 2013 - 01:08pm PT
I think every generation get's a bit crazier, Ron.

Here's my dad BITD, front and center:


Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Jun 16, 2013 - 01:12pm PT

Thanks for the good times dad.
I miss you everyday.

Jun 16, 2013 - 02:50pm PT
Miss you Patera mou... Happy Father's Day to Jerry Sherman my father in law and... To Bill who rocks it, literally.

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Jun 16, 2013 - 03:05pm PT
Father of my Father. WWI veteran William.


The Granite State.
Jun 16, 2013 - 03:28pm PT
My dad took me backpacking, taught me change overs in triathalons, was my belay slave when I learned to climb,was a coach on my ski race team, raced XC MTB with me, all around good guy.

He still rides 300+- miles a week on his road bike. 57 years old and the guy is still a machine.

Thanks Dad!

Trad climber
Jun 16, 2013 - 03:39pm PT

I remain incredibly grateful to still have my dad around. 80 years old, turning 81 in August.

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Jun 16, 2013 - 03:53pm PT
Happy Fathers Day to all you Dads! Channeling eKat here. Ha ha ha!

Today, as a father of four, I'm turning the tables and expressing my gratitude for my kids. It's a privilege to be their dad and I feel very lucky to have them all in my life. Today is a great time to acknowledge that.

My own father is a complex guy. His interest in being outdoors and backpacking inspired me to start backpacking and that lead me to this wacky, beloved climbing world. He's currently lost somewhere in America now. I hope he's found his peace and the door is always open. He just has to walk through it, if he wants to and if he can.

I'm grateful for what he's given me, no doubt. At his own initiative, he was present at my birth (and my brothers') at a time when it was considered medically dangerous to have a father present at delivery!!!!! My parents searched far and wide for a hospital that would allow the father to be present. I have most the the letters and replies they wrote in search of a hospital, including one from the head of the Yale medical school stating such and ideas was absolutely out of the question. I always wanted to find that guy and show it to him, though he's probably long gone.

Anyway, they eventually found a Seventh Day Adventist Hospital in Stoneham, Mass. that was fine with this. Except for an anesthesiologist that almost has to be punched out! :-) But that was averted and all was well. My dad was there. That really has had a huge positive impact on me.


Sport climber
The Big Wide Open Face
Jun 16, 2013 - 05:10pm PT
Dad. Gone but no forgotten. Paz!


Jun 16, 2013 - 05:12pm PT
Happy Father's Day to you all...
Here is my happy thought.

Yes, I took this picture. :)
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jun 16, 2013 - 05:42pm PT
18 days for me to outlive my father.

They should declare the day after Father's Day to be Ugly Tie Day.

My mom used to give me shirts. So the next day I'd wear one. She would say, "you didn't like the other one?"

After she did it the third time I opened the shirt to reveal the other one underneath.

She never tried THAT again.

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jun 16, 2013 - 06:00pm PT
Hmm Ron, I hadn't thought of it that way but I outlived my father a few weeks ago. That's kind of eery!
Dad and I on top go Long's peak summer '69
Myself and the young woman (Natalie) I am father of Xmas time '11


Gym climber
Ottawa, Ontario
Jun 16, 2013 - 06:01pm PT

Jun 16, 2013 - 09:42pm PT

Social climber
Jun 16, 2013 - 11:07pm PT
hey there say, sioux juan... very nice thread...

happy father's day to all the fathers, here... and thanks for all these wonderful shares... :)

i can't thank my father enough for him, just being him...
something about him, made me want to open, honest, and good... and--to just
be there for others...

i sure wish he'd like to chat more though, :)

not sure if i can find a good pic, though... will see... :)
and--my son's are all good father's to their kids, and i may not hear from them, but they are doing what REALLY counts: taking time to be real dads in a world where many just don't really care to even TRY to care...

may all you dads out there, have the father's day GIFT of kids that will keep such 'daddy or mommy love' for kids, NOT to die-out...

god bless!


Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Jun 16, 2013 - 11:30pm PT
Fatherhood is a wonderful thing !
Cheers dads !

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Jun 17, 2013 - 01:17am PT
Loving all these anecdotes and photos.

Great one of Aris and Bill, Anastasia! All the proof you need that here is a family that embraces adventure!


Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Jun 15, 2014 - 07:53am PT
Have a nice day, Dads. It's hard, but necessary work.

Illegitimi Non Cardorundum. Keep it real. (not sayin' Moms don't have it hard, just sayin'...)
Flip Flop

Trad climber
Truckee, CA
Jun 15, 2014 - 08:14am PT

Best thing ever and it keeps getting better. I love you son. You are the brightest star in my sky.
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