Ricky Accomazzo tonight on ClimbTalkRadio live! 9pm MST


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Topic Author's Original Post - Jan 30, 2015 - 06:29pm PT
Climb Talk Radio & Rick Accomazzo.

Now a recorded interview: listen here!

Ricky Accomazzo is a leading light of 1970s California free climbing and one of the first Stonemasters. Accomazzo partnered with other vanguard climbers such as John Long, Richard Harrison, Tobin Sorensen, and Mike Graham to bring the clean climbing & free climbing revolutions to fruition.

Throughout the 1970s, Ricky was known for combining his thin hold face climbing skills with an exceptional mental focus. He repeatedly brought these qualities to the fore, putting up high-level FAs of routes involving very nervy runouts. From the FFA of the much fabled Vampire at Taquitz Rock to his arrival on the international alpine scene in Chamonix, this man created a lot of history.



Ricky and Tarbuster at the Accomazzo home in Boulder Colorado, 2007:

Ricky and Sybille Hechtel, Flagstaff Mountain, Boulder Colorado, 2008:

Ricky and Adam Francis, Flagstaff, 2008:

Ricky Accomazzo Bouldering at Flagstaff, 2008:


Social climber
Jan 30, 2015 - 06:58pm PT
hey there say, tarbuster... nice to hear from you... thanks for sharing, me, of course, i don't know who he is, :)

but wow, live talk streams, on radio are sure fun and neat-times to remember, when one gets to hear someone they know of...


hope folks get to tune in, then...

Trad climber
Technically...the spawning grounds of Yosemite
Jan 30, 2015 - 07:42pm PT
Awesome!!!!! Thanks so much for posting.

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Jan 30, 2015 - 09:28pm PT
Let's hear it Rick!

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jan 31, 2015 - 05:36am PT
Dang! Missed it. Looking forward to the link when it becomes available.
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Jan 31, 2015 - 05:42am PT
It will be on Soundcloud in a couple of days, Crimper. As Roy notes in the OP.

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Jan 31, 2015 - 09:04am PT
Yah, missed it, bummer. Looking forward to the link :-)

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Topic Author's Reply - Jan 31, 2015 - 11:11am PT
This is Boulder CO Mike Brooks' baby. He's been hosting Climb Talk Radio for 5 or 6 years!

Here's the two shows, prior to Ricky's, which I've recently helped to produce:



For hundreds more (currently 167 archived shows), go here and search climbtalk (one word) in the upper left hand search window & press enter:

Here's just one example of what/who you might find amongst 4 pages of archived shows ... Huntley Ingalls ... a great interview BTW:

Or ... Arno Ilgner:

Once you know who's on the list, try searching them by name in YouTube for video archiving ... (unless they were a call-in like Peter Haan)

Roy McClenahan

Arno Ilgner
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

Out Of Bed
Jan 31, 2015 - 10:06pm PT
Huh just today I was thinking of the guy who didn't want me to use his name in 86or 88
mike brooks?
Mike brooks, ball cap and all ! we met in eldo saw me swing seconding the Diving board in the rain & sent me up Taggers to join Alison Sheets at the belay. . .
As I think I remember I cruxed out and grabbed a hanging rappel line!
Does any one else remember a story about A Kid, Alison Sheets, her rappel line & Mike Brooks? on Taggers roof?

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 1, 2015 - 10:15am PT
Gnome: 'never heard that one from Allison.
Yes ... 'could be some swing potential on the Diving Board!

Be sure to check out the Huntley Ingalls interview. He's très lucid!

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 2, 2015 - 12:12pm PT
Ricky Accomazzo's interview is ready for listening at your convenience!
(aka "Rick A" here on the Taco)


Important stuff for the historical record!

Hear some wonderfully candid reportage of John Long & "Spatula Talk". Get the inside scoop on Bachar's feelings about climbing vs college. Follow Ricky to Chamonix w/ Mike Graham, Jack Roberts & Tobin Sorenson.

Trad climber
Golden, CO
Feb 4, 2015 - 02:41pm PT
Finally listened to this. Very nice. Rick is a scholar and gentleman (not to mention a great climber). Thanks, Tarbuster!

Social climber
In this form at present
Feb 4, 2015 - 03:10pm PT
It was great to hear about those times again, a lot of cool stories and some I've never heard. Rick was so well spoken and a wealth of climbing knowledge, then and now. Spatula talk, Bridwell, Chamonix, the bouldering and climbing stories there, all warming to the heart.


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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 14, 2015 - 07:18am PT
Bump for the pictures.

Stay tuned kids!
We've got more of your favorite action figures in the pipeline for live radio!

Feb 14, 2015 - 07:38am PT
Rick hasn't age one day.

He looks the same as over 30 years ago.

What secret juice he drinking?

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 14, 2015 - 07:57am PT
Werner asked:
What secret juice he drinking?
Ha ha!
He's partial to California and Oregon Pinot Noir !!!
This was a good one:

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