Warren Harding's Card Near The End

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Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Sep 27, 2013 - 10:33pm PT

This comes to us from Doug Robinson, its owner.
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 27, 2013 - 10:48pm PT
Tami-matic, you have original Sheridans, can we say.

She powerful.
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 27, 2013 - 10:59pm PT
I'm thinkin' when these drawings come to light, we carve you into Squamish; you'll be the first. Nothing's been added to Rushmore for ages and El Cap only has old stuff too. Imagine what could be done, T.

from the thread: El Rushmore: Jessie and Jack's Work is done
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1543235
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 27, 2013 - 11:12pm PT
Malemute, fun! Maybe now that we used up El Cap, we can go to Half Dome for you! HD was Royal's after all.

Tami-matic, Katie and I are closing in battle to save Western Civilization as we write here tonight!

A fiction piece, and I think a wonderful one. Katie says Winter issue. I have been slaving on this one for two years.

But I have to drum up some more, as this one is already sort of finished, yes.
F10

Trad climber
Bishop
Sep 27, 2013 - 11:15pm PT
If your in the area check out Warren Harding's memorial at Mill Creek outside of Bishop

Hopefully Roger will be there and you can check out the museum inside, pretty cool stuff
10b4me

Ice climber
Soon 2B Flagstaff
Sep 28, 2013 - 12:09am PT

If your in the area check out Warren Harding's memorial at Mill Creek outside of Bishop
Hopefully Roger will be there and you can check out the museum inside, pretty cool stuff

Yes, I agree. Check out the Batso memorial. Roger is a very nice guy.
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Sep 28, 2013 - 02:59am PT
I got this card from Warren at his 69th birthday party in '93 in the hills outside of Bishop. I hear that Alice died in a car accident many years later.

Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 28, 2013 - 11:10am PT
Cool, S.L.R!! Now we have a starter kit!
chill

climber
between the flat part and the blue wobbly thing
Sep 28, 2013 - 11:37am PT
I have no idea who she was but "Alice Willey Flomp" is an awesome name!
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 28, 2013 - 11:51am PT
How about Beryl Knauth? In suite with Alice Willey Flomp?
10b4me

Ice climber
Soon 2B Flagstaff
Sep 28, 2013 - 11:53am PT
Saw Beryl at the Nose Anniversary in 2008.
steve shea

climber
Sep 28, 2013 - 01:34pm PT
Where was Harding's shop? Fresno? I remember buying an orange BAT tent at his shop. It looked like an old laundromat. Big windows, smelled funny and seemed to be a whistle stop on the way to the Valley cause it was busy the day we were there. I was coming from Marin. He was there and sold us the stuff we bought. Later we saw him in the Valley and he always asked us to party with him. I no longer have the tent. I bought a miniature Dolt piton there which I do still have. It's made of brass. Anyone seen those?
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Sep 28, 2013 - 07:44pm PT
A climbing partner for years was an engineer for an aerospace company and tended to specialize in "black" projects. One day he shows up with a tee shirt with the Harding logo except it was supposed to stand for,

Brilliant Anti Armor.

It was a glide bomb that sprouted four short wings with a microphone on each wing that was supposed to listen for a tank engine and home in on it.

Plagiarization of the logo was appropriate.

It was more "Basically Absurd" than "Brilliant".

http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/land/atacms-bat.htm

Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Sep 28, 2013 - 08:52pm PT
Any B.A.T. tents survive the years?

I have the spare "reserve" bat tent that was carried up the WOTEML by Warren.
He gave it to Kyle Copeland who gave it to me in order to secure a loan he never repaid.
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Sep 29, 2013 - 04:12pm PT
I have no idea who she was but "Alice Willey Flomp" is an awesome name!

I think she and Warren had a thing going.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Sep 29, 2013 - 06:52pm PT
Yes, Alice was Warren's significant other and drinking partner near the end.
OR

Trad climber
Sep 29, 2013 - 09:48pm PT

Sep 27, 2013 - 11:59pm PT
I got this card from Warren at his 69th birthday party in '93 in the hills outside of Bishop. I hear that Alice died in a car accident many years later.






Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat









Awesome! I was at that party in 93. I still have the printed invitation somewhere in my old stuff. Nice night.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Sep 29, 2013 - 10:51pm PT
T Hocking,
it is buried and smells bad, but even if it didn't I wouldn't consider placing it at risk.
To me it is like the holy grail, being the very first single point gear designed for a hanging bivy, indeed, being the first gearspecifically designed for hanging bivy (I believe the Robbins "Peapod" came out after the WOTEML, still a useful item that weighs next to nothing. I bivied in one recently.)
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