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Jorge

climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Sep 27, 2006 - 10:25pm PT


now why is this bigger?...
mark miller

Social climber
Reno
Sep 27, 2006 - 10:38pm PT
Beautiful shot, thanks. That's a six pack'; could you still drive on that road in those day's?
Blinny

Trad climber
NorthWestMontana
Sep 27, 2006 - 10:39pm PT
Look at that LittleYaBlowMeOutSki! (Fires - I don't think they're Fires after all. . . they're prolly EBs with leather!)

DANG!

Love and hope to you all!

HerOutThereNess (That's what he used to call me)
can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Sep 27, 2006 - 11:55pm PT
I have my own Yobo stories and they're pretty much like eveyone else's, so I guess this shot by Bullwinkle will just have to do.



Surf's Up Yabo style!
Jorge

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 28, 2006 - 12:01am PT


can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Sep 28, 2006 - 12:13am PT
LEB, Yabo had some crazy energy and I think that top shot shows his heart like none other.

Of all the climbers I have known who have passed on, I probably miss him the most.

or as he was won't to do, and Pink Floyd sang about so many times, "shine on you crazy diamond"

LEB style edit:
It's because they worked out like fiends Lois. The new generation has nothing on these boys
Wonder

climber
WA
Sep 28, 2006 - 01:48am PT
Hey Happi, you out there.
What you said in the HK, I'm starting to become a believer.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Sep 28, 2006 - 10:19am PT
thanks george,
that first shot is sumthin' else altogether.
he looks like a kupie doll from another planet...
Dell

Trad climber
New Paltz, NY
Sep 28, 2006 - 10:25am PT
assuming it's the Valley -- what route is he on?
Roger Breedlove

climber
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Sep 28, 2006 - 10:42am PT
Hi Lois, your comment about upper body strength requirements is slightly off the mark for technical reasons.

In climbing, all that matters is strength to weight ratio, not absolute strength. You cannot afford to carry any unnecessary weight and climb well. That is why climbers are so strong looking and so skinny.

Climbing is mostly about technical skill, conserving energy, using you legs, and keeping a still mind. You cannot do 1000s of pull-ups to get up a climb.

Another element is that working out for climbing is different than building muscle mass. Technically what is important is the speed of muscle cell recruitment. Men or women that work out with weights and look strong are almost never able to convert that strength into useful climbing abilities.

In this light, women don't have the disadvantages compared to men of building muscle mass.
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Sep 28, 2006 - 10:53am PT
Pat some of those shots of Yabo still bring a tear to my eye. ONE OF A KIND whithout a doubt. He BROUGHT energy to so many of us. I'll never forget a bouldering contest at Santee in San Diego circa early 80's, the bouldering area had just burned and back then you could pretty much drive into the boulder area. We drive up like at 5:30 in the morning and Yabo in laying on the ground, COVERED in soot, sleeping. He wakes up, goes to his car, opens the door and out pops his Mom... she was there to watch Yabo. It was hellareous watching the yaboho's, his mom following her son who was covered in soot. Got some black and whites of him bouldering that day, the soot looked like shadows on his skin. I think he and Yaniro were following eachother that particular day, but maybe Bachar stole the show at the end. Remember? Mike Paul was a court jester, musta been around holloween. Viva Yaboho!
Peace
really good to see you a couple weeks ago Pat, was good to see everyone, was actually thinkin of Yabo that evening, missing his company.
can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Sep 28, 2006 - 12:39pm PT
Ron it was great to see you at the show too. Hopefully I'll be getting out to the crags a bit more often then I have been.

Blinny

Trad climber
NorthWestMontana
Sep 28, 2006 - 12:55pm PT
Lois. . . just so you know. . . that BoWinkle shot of YaBlowMeOutSki where he's wearing the driving cap doesn't look like him AT ALL! That's a total freak shot of him. . . it took a long time for Blanchard to convince me that it really was Yabo! The other shots of him on this thread LOOK LIKE HIM!

HerOutThereNess
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Sep 28, 2006 - 06:21pm PT
Yabo on Chip Flakey,

foto Dean Fidelman
G_Gnome

Boulder climber
Sick Midget Land
Sep 28, 2006 - 06:29pm PT
Lois, the other issue with these Yabo photos is that they were taken over a pretty good period of years. Some of the new ones posted by George are from the early years. The close-up of Deans is from later in his life.
Rick A

climber
Boulder, Colorado
Sep 28, 2006 - 08:15pm PT
George -Great portrait of the Yaborigine. Those pictures of traversing on Middle transported me right back there.

Here's one of John Yablonski on the left O'Kelley crack at Joshua Tree.

Wonder

climber
WA
Sep 28, 2006 - 11:18pm PT
ah, the 2" swammi.
Dell, i think thats the cookie.
BASE104

climber
An Oil Field
Sep 28, 2006 - 11:32pm PT
Someone asked...

That is Wheat Thin, right? It looks like the same time that the picture of him in Yosemite Climber was taken, down below on the flake.

And yeah, the road was open. You just motored up there and parked along the side. I think. Been a long time.

Swamis weren't that bad, really. They were like your mojo.
mark miller

Social climber
Reno
Sep 29, 2006 - 12:02am PT
LEB, climbers have a ridiculous strength to weight ratio ( like gymnasts, some climbers were once collegiant gymnasts), but if you notice the difference between the top end climbers and weight lifters it is huge. Look at old shots of Largo( he could be a debt collector) and The CA Govenor and compare them to some of the pics of climbers. Totally different body shapes, yes many climbers did use additional training besides climbing but usually did higher reps with less weight producing leaner more endurance based muscle fibers, They had great arms compared to the general population but there real strength comes in their ability to do the amount of work required ( body weight) repetitively. In addition most climbers have a core strength that surpasses most professiional athletes, this core strength is always in play on the rocks more so then arm strength; it's needed for balance and counterpressure and it's the foundation for the arms to be able to pull up ones own body weight repetitively. Some climbers look like Knuckle dragging thugs ( myself included) but that's from a different and inappropriate type of training for rock climbing.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Sep 29, 2006 - 12:08am PT
That's a clean shot Rick,
'Looks like it was yesterday...
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