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Wally52

Trad climber
Mayfield
Topic Author's Original Post - Aug 30, 2013 - 05:35pm PT
Hey whatever happened with that Cracko guy and his attempt to solo El Cap.
tioga

Mountain climber
pac northwest
Aug 30, 2013 - 05:58pm PT
He went to get a flu shot
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Aug 30, 2013 - 06:02pm PT
Maybe he was told...









YUR GUNNA DIE
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Aug 30, 2013 - 06:02pm PT
could be him, but I don't see a syringe



maybe still working out at the gym

E.L. "One"

Big Wall climber
Lancaster, California
Aug 30, 2013 - 09:09pm PT
Wally,

Thanks for asking. I'll be on NNL 2nd week of October. ZBrown, nice photo.....the last (bottom) one !!


Cracko
Wally52

Trad climber
Mayfield
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 30, 2013 - 10:08pm PT
We'll be watching.
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Aug 30, 2013 - 10:33pm PT
That's some funny stuff up there!

Hey Cracko, good luck and have fun. Last thread on this subject in case anyone is interested, good stuff: http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=812428&tn=0&mr=0
Wally52

Trad climber
Mayfield
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 30, 2013 - 10:43pm PT
Hey Cracko, I was wondering what's the significance of the EL One moniker.
E.L. "One"

Big Wall climber
Lancaster, California
Aug 30, 2013 - 11:03pm PT
Damn you for asking Wally! It is a sore subject with my two brothers.
Long ago, I opened another ST account with my work email (I'm now retired and happily unemployed). My original account was under "Cracko" which my older brother nicknamed me when he thought I brought too many medications on a Grand Canyon hike. He particularly had an issue with Flexoral, a muscle relaxer. Anyway, the E.L. in E.L. "One" stands for Expedition Leader. Since I am the brother with the most climbing and backcountry experience, I would always bestow this title on myself during our many outings. Now, I can't seem to get rid of it !!! By the way, my two brothers occasionally post up on ST as Jacko and Festus. In fact, I'm sure one of them will post up soon after reading this sh#t !!!!


Cracko
Wally52

Trad climber
Mayfield
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 31, 2013 - 10:20am PT
Funny story. But it seems that if you really wanted to be rid of it you'd stop using it yourself. Just saying.
Festus

Mountain climber
Enron by the Sea
Sep 3, 2013 - 12:08am PT
Yes, brother Cracko (a.k.a. E.L. One) is far and away the best climber in the family, as I've never been on the sharp end for anything more than a 5.7 half pitch bolt ladder in Joshua Tree. But how on earth he has come to believe he has the most backcountry/wilderness experience in his family, well, that remains a troubling mystery...unless his case is that his home for the last 30+ years, Antelope Valley, is backcountry. Well, yeah, by most social measures.

Anyway, to find a close and beloved family member suffering from such chronic self-delusion, you can remain calm, reasoned, and supportive for only so many years and then SNAP!

In my case, I'm ashamed to admit, the snap occurred with a simple two-sentence outburst after enduring yet another boatload of crap about "most backcountry experience":

"Yeah, okay fat a$$, whatever you say. Hey, you should solo El Cap!"

Wally52

Trad climber
Mayfield
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 4, 2013 - 07:02pm PT
Wow. Is brother Jacko as witty as the two of you ?
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Sep 4, 2013 - 11:43pm PT
Credit: Todd Gordon

Bob;.......welcome to the gravy train of retired educators.....you made it, you RULE;...now for the fun and easy stuff;......naps during the day, drinking at 8 Am, daytime TV, going to movies during the day while everyone is at work, hanging out at starbucks, over eating, daytime naps, mindless hours on the internet, daytime naps, soloing El Cap, working in the yard, making fun of your friends who still go to work, rock climbing three or more days a week, working out, flossing, daytime naps, housework, soloing El Cap, daytime naps, walmart, riding your bike, sit ups, vitimins, dieting, washing the car, water the houseplants, buy a newspaper and sit down and read it, sub teaching or sub-admin., travel, living on half your salary and paying for health insurance, day time naps, and soloing el cap, laundry, dishes, vaccuming, ......all sorts of wonderful stuff.........it is a life style that suits me very very well;..hope it works for you too! (Good luck on the solo el cap trip;....piece of cake.....it's in the bag...)..
Cracko

Trad climber
Quartz Hill, California
Sep 4, 2013 - 11:55pm PT
I hear you Todd !! I will be on NNL come October 6th to give it my best.
I have left no stone unturned in preparation, even enlisting the services of my "Racking Buddy" Max.

Cracko's Racking Buddy
Cracko's Racking Buddy
Credit: Cracko

I promise I will get out your way to visit Todd, hopefully with a good story.


Bob "Cracko" Porter
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Sep 5, 2013 - 12:13am PT
You seem to have done all your homework;....the ducks are in a row, the chess pieces in their places.......a fine way to start what I have been calling my "30 year vacation"......it's a gas!
After you send El Cap, come on out for some low angle dummy domes here in joshua tree.......the gravy train will be waiting for you .....
Credit: Todd Gordon
Wally52

Trad climber
Mayfield
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 5, 2013 - 01:30pm PT
Hey Cracko, Max looks a lot like Buster from Mythbusters.
Festus

Mountain climber
Enron by the Sea
Sep 7, 2013 - 08:23pm PT
Clearly Mr. Gordon knows something about retirement, 'cuz this is Cracko just last month training for his El Cap solo. Inspired by his goal and his rigorous training regimen, my kids now call their uncle the land manatee.

Credit: Festus

le_bruce

climber
Oakland, CA
Sep 8, 2013 - 12:40am PT
This thread makes me wish I had biological brothers. I've got soul brothers out there, but to have a bio one seem like a pretty sweet deal.

Go get 'em Cracko - you can do it.

Land Manatee is a clever handle. Might just overtake E.L. One in time, give it time.

Wally52

Trad climber
Mayfield
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 8, 2013 - 09:24am PT
Hey. Does Cracko live in the Antelope Valley ? He looks remarkably like my kids principal. Of course he was younger and a bit more svelte then.
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