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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
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Jun 16, 2013 - 11:00am PT
Fathers are motherf*ck*rs.

Heh
ElCapPirate

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

Me and my dad - 1970
Me and my dad - 1970
Credit: ElCapPirate

Me and my son - 1990
Me and my son - 1990
Credit: ElCapPirate

My son, 26 hour push on Shortest Straw - 2004
My son, 26 hour push on Shortest Straw - 2004
Credit: ElCapPirate

Me and my son, summit of Tahquitz - 2006
Me and my son, summit of Tahquitz - 2006
Credit: ElCapPirate
ElCapPirate

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:

Credit: ElCapPirate
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Jun 16, 2013 - 01:12pm PT
Dad and me
Dad and me
Credit: pud


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

climber
Home
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.
AFS
survival

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

Credit: survival
Brandon-

climber
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!
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Jun 16, 2013 - 03:39pm PT
My dad, around '91 or '92
My dad, around '91 or '92
Credit: mooser

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

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.

Peace,
Eric
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Jun 16, 2013 - 05:04pm PT
My dad's a contradiction in terms. A 6'5" lumbering beast of a guy who would put an elbow in your grill (when he still played hoops) who also plays the flute like a damn songbird. He's a mechanical engineer who spends weekends jamming a guitar, a cello, a hammered dulcimer, accordian, mandolin, or just about whatever he can get his hands on. He's an accomplished hobby builder having built boats, instruments, remote controlled airplanes and the like and he also likes flowers and the fragrant smell of a good Jeffrey Pine.

I love the guy. I share some of his flaws and I didn't get all his strengths, but I am happy as hell to have been born into his journey.

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(My dad's sitting down in this pic, makes me feel less like a mini man at a mere 6 feet tall.)
Largo

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

JL
Anastasia

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

Bill and baby living it UP!
Bill and baby living it UP!
Credit: Anastasia

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.
Jaybro

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
Carl and Jay Anderson, Longs peak summit summer '69
Carl and Jay Anderson, Longs peak summit summer '69
Credit: Jaybro
Myself and the young woman (Natalie) I am father of Xmas time '11
Credit: Jaybro

Elyse

Gym climber
Ottawa, Ontario
Jun 16, 2013 - 06:01pm PT
Happy Father's Day to Ottawa Doug! <br/>
Love you, Dad! Have fun on your f...
Happy Father's Day to Ottawa Doug!
Love you, Dad! Have fun on your favorite wall :)
xox Elyse
ps. Can you believe 20+ years have gone by since this pic was taken?!
Credit: Elyse
Anastasia

climber
Home
Jun 16, 2013 - 09:42pm PT
Bump...
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
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!


pud

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

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!

Eric
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