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Jorge

climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 2, 2006 - 04:48pm PT



G_Gnome

Boulder climber
Sick Midget Land
Oct 2, 2006 - 05:57pm PT
Werner hasn't changed a bit, now about that other guy...

Blinny

Trad climber
NorthWestMontana
Oct 2, 2006 - 06:10pm PT
Look at that LittleSunnyJim! And WonderBrawn is lookin' pretty honed, there, too!

Ahhhhhh. . . the magic!

eKatOldDadBrockWomanTheUnBlinny
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Oct 2, 2006 - 06:55pm PT
Isn't there a third shot when the ledge hourglasses and dump Mikey into the dirt?

I was testing my trusty Gramiici ledge hanging from a jug hold I had screwed into the wooden ceiling. I was about a foot or two off the floor. The hold pulled, fell 6 feet and hit me hard in the forehead at the same I crashed suddenly into the floor. Blood was flowing! It was traumatic!

Wasn't the ledges fault though.

Peace

Karl
graham

Social climber
Ventura, California
Oct 2, 2006 - 07:09pm PT
Hahaha George!

Is that Whitey standing all Sauvé behind me in that first shot? If I didn’t know any better I would think that’s my youngest son sitting there. It’s true Werner you haven’t changed, maybe you’re a little thinner. Me on the other hand! For those interested it’s a rocky road to get back in shape but as long as I can still use my feet there’s hope.

That ledge had a fiberglass frame, only made one that way, super light kept it for myself!

Lent it to Michael Kennedy some years later to climb Trango tower. He had to toss it off to lighten the load for a nasty decent. He felt so bad about it he gave me a year’s free advertising in his Mag. Climbing.

Did we really dress like that?
graham

Social climber
Ventura, California
Oct 2, 2006 - 07:15pm PT
Karl, ouch sorry about that. What does Jaybro call them? “Parallelogram” hahaha…;-)

I made the beds tight so if it wasn’t loaded they would spring. guess they developed a rep for that. Hey may have been forgotten otherwise.
scuffy b

climber
The town that Nature forgot to hate
Oct 2, 2006 - 07:17pm PT
Is there something wrong with dressing like that?
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Oct 2, 2006 - 09:36pm PT
damn. the inventor of the modern portaledge...eerrr, i mean "cliff dwelling"

street cred like "WHOA!!"

major highlight of my climbing life was getting to kick it like a regular joe, drinking a.m. coffee next to MG at KP's place last april. damn straight, homies. he da man. "the quiet american....."
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Oct 2, 2006 - 11:16pm PT
Mike White?

Looks pretty much,
'speshly with them kuh-boy duds...
WBraun

climber
Oct 2, 2006 - 11:18pm PT
Gramiici the master inventor, always thinking up various inventions and ideas. Remember the time you told me we will now stare at the candle ......... and see what it says.
Jorge

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 2, 2006 - 11:29pm PT
How clever of you Tbuster to clean that up. Never occurred to me...

Mike, I know you've seen it, but this shot really shows your focus.

bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Oct 3, 2006 - 12:26am PT
titanic. one of my fave valley probs.
marty(r)

climber
beneath the valley of ultravegans
Oct 3, 2006 - 01:56am PT
Graham,
Were the corners on that ledge done by Larry Sampson by any chance? He mentioned working on an early ledge design (proto-Fish) with you. Cool stuff.
graham

Social climber
Ventura, California
Oct 3, 2006 - 10:55am PT
Bob, you’re too funny! A highlight for me would be carrying your pad around for you.

Yep, that be Mike White. The bay area cowboy!

Werner you remember what we saw looking into that candle?

George you took that shot just after I Soloed the Aquarian, I lost 20 lbs shivering for four days straight. I have never been able to live up to that weight again. Thanks

Marty, not sure I remember Larry. Johnny Woodward was the only other one I had working on the “Cliff Dwellings” in the later days.

Cheers
marty(r)

climber
beneath the valley of ultravegans
Oct 3, 2006 - 03:12pm PT
Mike,
Larry-mo was/is Eddie-mo Sampson's brother. He used to mill ledge corners for Fish and made some drift pins and other stuff. Cool guy.
On a whole other tangent, care to relate any stories from freeing the Beckey/Chouinard route on Howser Tower?
Marty
graham

Social climber
Ventura, California
Oct 3, 2006 - 04:23pm PT
Marty, I figured Larry was related to Ed.

Our trip to Canada was a long time back as well. Rick summed up his Howser climb pretty well in Trashman’s thread. There were four of us on that trip but we always climbed two parties of two. Richard Harrison and I had some other projects going on a different peak when Rick and Tobin went back in the Howser area.

That was a fun road trip for four friends
Rick A

climber
Boulder, Colorado
Oct 3, 2006 - 05:56pm PT
George,
All very nice, but a major let down after the title of this thread. I will dig out a slide featuring a young lady, Mike and sleeping bags. Stay tuned.
Rick
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Oct 3, 2006 - 08:56pm PT
*bump with photo*

A modern Graham & BVB:
Roger Breedlove

climber
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Oct 3, 2006 - 10:27pm PT
Sooooo, Mike, been on the Aquarian lately?

We love you all the same. That is if you love us all the same.

Hee, he. Best
Rick A

climber
Boulder, Colorado
Oct 3, 2006 - 10:52pm PT
Snell Field, Chamonix, 1976. Mike met his lovely wife-to-be, Wendy, in Chamonix that summer. The rest, as they say, is history. Had lunch with Wendy and Mike in San Clemente last summer. Thirty years later, Wendy is as pretty as ever.




Note the nifty camp chair borrowed from the nearby junkyard.

Mike, you should tell the truly epic story of your solo on the Aquarian wall: several days alone and stationary in the prototype Cliff Dwelling, high on El Cap, pounded by rain and waterfalls, had to hold the fabric together the whole time to prevent it from ripping apart.
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