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Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 24, 2013 - 06:45am PT
I have climb with the guy and still think he a myth.

Great guy, amazing climber and tough as nails. Hope you had a great birthday Jim.

Jim on the 5.12 headwall on Wunsch's Dihedral, South Platte, CO

Wunsch's Dihedral
Wunsch's Dihedral
Credit: Bob D'A
Johnny K.

climber
Jul 24, 2013 - 06:54am PT
Much respect to Mr. Donini in all aspects of life,he isn't just an amazing badarse climber,he is an amazing person all around,cheers!
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Jul 24, 2013 - 07:07am PT
No myth there. He's the real deal.
Happy Birthday Jim.

Plaid
kaholatingtong

Trad climber
Nevada City
Jul 24, 2013 - 07:07am PT
MYTH! how could some old dude climb that much? i may or may not have seen him at snowshed a couple years ago in the middle of winter, but i'm really not sure, so definitely going with myth.
10b4me

Ice climber
Middle-of-Nowhere, Arizona
Jul 24, 2013 - 07:21am PT
Had the opportunity to meet Jim back in 2004. He told me that whenever I was in Ouray, I had a place to stay. Hope that wasn't a myth.
maldaly

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Jul 24, 2013 - 08:16am PT
Some portraits of Donini

the Devil
the Devil
Credit: maldaly

Donini, barefoot and sit-starting.
Donini, barefoot and sit-starting.
Credit: maldaly

Got to have...coffee.
Got to have...coffee.
Credit: maldaly

Rappelling Thunder Mountain
Rappelling Thunder Mountain
Credit: maldaly
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jul 24, 2013 - 08:19am PT
Definitely a myth.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jul 24, 2013 - 08:21am PT
Yeth?

DMT
Powder

Trad climber
the Flower Box
Jul 24, 2013 - 08:41am PT
It might seem like a myth, but it's real!!!!! As real as one can be!!

He's a man and he exists!!! : D

Saw and met Mr Donini twice in the Valley, one at the auditorium and the other time at Yellow Pines.


And the man is not old!! We're all as young as each other in geologic years! ; D


Kudos to Jim, you've always been an inspiration and I love your posts!! I'm so glad and feel honored to have shared the same planet with you. *^_^*



survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Jul 24, 2013 - 08:44am PT
If only there were more Jim in each of us.
GhoulweJ

Trad climber
El Dorado Hills, CA
Jul 24, 2013 - 08:47am PT
^^^^^^
Dude can stay 100% out of me
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jul 24, 2013 - 08:53am PT
Apparently he's real....Sol called him....and talked to his Mom...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeENjoLUgzs
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jul 24, 2013 - 08:56am PT
My fair opinion is that we need one more smurf besides the one we've already got...
























































Credit: Cosmiccragsman

Cosmic: What about a Donini smurf American-Italian style?
Jennie

Trad climber
Elk Creek, Idaho
Jul 24, 2013 - 09:15am PT
A man admired for his magnanimity and sense of humor as well as his climbing excellence...

We still await the "Great Debate"...




(thanks Peter Haan!)
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Jul 24, 2013 - 09:17am PT
Gym is a f*#king MAN. You look up Man, Chesthair or Gumption in the dictionary, you'll likely see his mug.
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Jul 24, 2013 - 09:18am PT
Legend.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Jul 24, 2013 - 09:19am PT
Happy birthday Jim.
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
Jul 24, 2013 - 09:30am PT
Jim is an all around great guy, who I was lucky enough to climb with for a couple days,

I'd go with Legend!!!!!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 24, 2013 - 09:47am PT
THE MAN on his May visit to Yosemite this year.
THE MAN on his May visit to Yosemite this year.
Credit: mouse from merced
A myth is ath good ath her thmile.--Lenny the Lithper
TWP

Trad climber
Mancos, CO
Jul 24, 2013 - 09:52am PT
Neither man nor myth; he is a Bodhisattva. *

* a being oriented toward enlightenment, Bodhisattvas are "in the world but not of it" according to Buddhist sutras which also state a Bodhisattva foregoes his own final enlightenment until all other beings have been liberated.

Thus Sayeth the Doninisatva
Thus Sayeth the Doninisatva
Credit: TWP

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