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BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 29, 2013 - 07:49pm PT
With so many long term climbers on the Taco, I thought it would be fun to start a thread where folks can post up new and old pics from the same climb, summit etc. Maybe stories from different times as well. I'm sure there are lots of great pairs O pics out there, so dig through your collections and post up!

I'll start off with a pic from last weekend and it's 25 year old counterpart...
Jah Man P4, Sister Superior, Castle Valley.  October 2013.
Jah Man P4, Sister Superior, Castle Valley. October 2013.
Credit: BrassNuts
Jah Man, October 1988.
Jah Man, October 1988.
Credit: BrassNuts
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Oct 29, 2013 - 07:53pm PT

Thank godess you've graduated from Lycra!!!!


hee hee hee. . .
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Oct 29, 2013 - 07:53pm PT


Looking good there in both photos BN! We didn't have cameras when I started climbing.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Oct 29, 2013 - 07:58pm PT
Wow! That is so cool!

Susan
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Oct 29, 2013 - 07:58pm PT
Don't have photos right now, but I've climbed El Matador on devils tower every ten years or so since the middle seventies. The first time being as an aid climb, With, pitons!
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Oct 29, 2013 - 07:59pm PT
Bet some of those cams were on your harness for both trips!
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Oct 29, 2013 - 08:51pm PT
same cams? I looked quickly and I don't think so... but he might be wearing lycra under those "styled for the mature climber" trousers...

cool, I'll take a look, sure I don't have a picture of me using the exact foot holds and hand jams as appears to be the case in your image above!

just noticed that it was nearly the same frickin time of day too!!
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Oct 29, 2013 - 08:55pm PT
Oh good! I can't wait to see what you have Ed!
Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Oct 29, 2013 - 09:13pm PT
Technique improved no?

The newer( you older) pic has your feet using an inside/ outside edge technique thereby sucking your hips in better.
Also you are hanging from a straight arm with weight drilled in over your feet as opposed to a bent arm in which you are supporting more of your upper body and using your muscles instead of your bones. You are relaxed in the recent picture and really torquing in the older ( you younger) pic.

The skill of thirty years is apparent !!
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 29, 2013 - 09:17pm PT
Here's another pair of pics from the time machine to get things rolling...
First time on the summit of Otto's Route, 1984.
First time on the summit of Otto's Route, 1984.
Credit: BrassNuts
Otto's Route summit 2008, with a much cuter partner :-&#41;
Otto's Route summit 2008, with a much cuter partner :-)
Credit: BrassNuts
edit: Riley, I'm just weaker now :-)
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Oct 29, 2013 - 09:21pm PT
This is a cool thread, did ya used to say "tape is for pussies!" Back in 88?
;-)
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Oct 29, 2013 - 09:44pm PT
ah, crimpie sure has changed
Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Oct 29, 2013 - 10:07pm PT
Credit: Riley Wyna
Here is me climbing something sorta when I was 15





Credit: Riley Wyna

From the front same day




Credit: Riley Wyna
100 pounds heavier and a different angle
Cooler climb too




Credit: Riley Wyna

Still balancing on stuff 25 years later

nah000

climber
canuckistan
Oct 29, 2013 - 11:08pm PT
"ah, crimpie sure has changed"

still just about as ripped though!
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Oct 30, 2013 - 07:48am PT
Cathedral Ledge summit, 1962. Age 1

Thanks Mom!
Thanks Mom!
Credit: Edge

And same spot some 45 years later with my daughter (on the left.)

Cathedral Ledge, NH tourist outlook.
Cathedral Ledge, NH tourist outlook.
Credit: Edge
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 30, 2013 - 09:20am PT
Good one Edge! That time span will be hard to top!
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Oct 30, 2013 - 09:25am PT
Steelmonkey just did one of these on his top secret blog:

Me on Halfway to Paradise in JT:

Credit: Russ Walling

And again something like 33+ years later (and on TR, puss!)

Credit: SM photo, 10/2013
euro-brief-guy

Boulder climber
Auburn, ca
Oct 30, 2013 - 10:37am PT
Shazam! Russ......looks like to many burritos and coffee drinks in those 33 years.
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Oct 30, 2013 - 11:16am PT
Only 25 years apart?

Try this one:

Just this past September 8, 2013. Summit shot on Torre Lusy, Cortina D...
Just this past September 8, 2013. Summit shot on Torre Lusy, Cortina Dolomites. My companion is Mauro Bernardi (L).
Credit: Brokedownclimber

I have misplaced my pictures of that exact climb done on September 8, 1963...a 50 YEAR interval. Here's one from another climb I did only 2 days earlier on September 6, 1963: Cima della Madonna, Scarf Arete (UIAA V+, or 5.7+/5.8-)

My young 24 year old a$$ is on the left, my companion is Giacomo Scale...
My young 24 year old a$$ is on the left, my companion is Giacomo Scalet after his 66th ascent of the route.
Credit: Brokedownclimber
L

climber
California dreamin' on the farside of the world..
Oct 30, 2013 - 11:43am PT
Cool thread!

Love those purple tights with little blue and orange dots. They just don't make spandex like that anymore, do they.

I think you upgraded your partner by 1000%, BN. That's a great pic of the two of you.
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