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Trad climber
Bellingham, WA
Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 23, 2006 - 11:00pm PT
PBDB (probably been done before):

Talk about a guy who has welcomed the World into his home!

This is my Thanksgiving thought this year for some reason, maybe as a new poster to SuperTopo, I am remembering the important moments in Cal.

I just have to say, again (cuz I thanked you repeatedly in '90),
thanks for showing me (via your hospitality) what a multi-cultural and wildy diverse world climbing is (not to mention the trust, welcoming said people into your home).

Todd, you are one of the good ones, Man.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Nov 23, 2006 - 11:27pm PT
What his routes lack in length is made up for by his paragraphs!

Just funnin'.
Happy turkey Todd.

(How's the diaper bill these days? lol)

Social climber
Nov 24, 2006 - 09:07pm PT
Great Guy! Too Bad he gave up clambering till 2008!

We'll try and drag him out after the 14th........


Social climber
the dirty south
Nov 25, 2006 - 10:50pm PT
I met Todd once very briefly a few years back. I was on a road trip and eating burritos at a local joint with some friends. He spotted us as climbers and gave us some photo copied sheets with new route topos and offered to let us stay at his place.

We were all really struck by the kindness and generosity that he showed towards some complete strangers.

Thanks Todd!
Russ Walling

Social climber
Out on the sand, Man.....
Nov 26, 2006 - 04:52pm PT

Trad climber
Portland, OR
Nov 26, 2006 - 05:07pm PT
Would really like to meet "the man" one of these days

Incredibly surprised that it hasn't happened yet

Big Wall climber
hiding in plain sight
Nov 26, 2006 - 05:54pm PT
The man is a legend, and some of it is true.

We met in Moab, and the word helpful just doesn't cover it.

I never went to the ranch, but all my friends did.

What we all really need is for Todd to win the Lotto and buy a place in Foresta. Hell, if I win the lotto, I'll buy him a place in Foresta. I don't want those vagrants (my friends) hanging out all season at MY place...

Social climber
Nov 26, 2006 - 06:24pm PT
I took advantage of Todd's hospitality in years past. An ocassional shower and went to a party there. It wasn't until recently that I went out climbing with him.

He is willing to take anyone out from newbie to honemaster. Todd's main concern is that everyone has a good time.

Todd sees the good in everyone. He is the most tolerant person I have ever met.

Trad climber
Bellingham, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 26, 2006 - 08:35pm PT
You're a funny guy, Russ.

Boulder climber
Happy Boulders
Dec 13, 2011 - 09:33pm PT
Just wanted to say that Todd is a great person. Super cool, and a fun guy to climb with. Although Todd has climbed hundreds of routes everywhere, he doesn't spray about it. A real mellow dude.

Trad climber
Dec 13, 2011 - 09:37pm PT
Went climbing with him and friends the other day, and even though Todd did not get to show us the Previously Unreported Route he had wanted to, he patiently put up TR's on several climbs so we could have fun. A very selfless human being, for sure.

Dec 13, 2011 - 09:48pm PT
Great guy. Back in the day his open house policy was a radical act of hospitality to climbers everywhere. Amazing.

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Dec 13, 2011 - 10:00pm PT

Yay for Todd!!!!

Social climber
Santa Cruz
Dec 13, 2011 - 10:01pm PT

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Dec 13, 2011 - 10:13pm PT
Gordon, is too much for me to itterate right now. Dude does not brag, just puts up Desert Towers and Josh Classics. And also has time to raise 3 boyz!!!

WTF!@ Gordon rocks. If you disagree, you obviously suck.

Social climber
State of decay
Dec 13, 2011 - 10:46pm PT
Todd is the MAN. I can honestly say, he is perhaps the biggest hearted, most gracious human being I've met. He has shared his rope, home, shower and kitchen with a hell of a lot of folks, not to mention the fests he hosts at the Gordon Ranch. And he is a full time dad and husband as well. He has even taken Tucker under his wing.. Andrea is a Saint to put up with him!
Thanks for everything you have given the climbing community, Todd.
If anyone deserves an appreciation thread it's you. Have fun at X-mass Tree Pass this weekend!
TY ( pebble wrestler and LA sport climber)

Social climber
So Cal
Dec 13, 2011 - 11:01pm PT
Dittos what Tony said.

He really is the Mayor.

Give him a remote area of unclimbed choss and he'll keep squeezing it till it relinquishes a few gems.

(and a myriad of grain-fests)

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Dec 13, 2011 - 11:15pm PT
Eh, I know why you guys like Todd. Not like a climber like him, but a Dad. Todd, you rock...

Big Wall climber
total Disarray
Dec 13, 2011 - 11:29pm PT
Todd was widely loved before he bcame Dad, you bluefool.
Guess at things at your peril.

Dec 13, 2011 - 11:45pm PT
23 posts? This thread should have millions of posts.

You're a hero of mine, Todd... happy holidays to you and your family!
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