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MisterE

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)
locker

Trad climber
Joshua Tree Ca
Nov 24, 2006 - 07:52pm PT
I deffinatly consider Todd a GOOD friend and welcome this "Appreciation" thread to voice my feelings concerning him...

The dude is one hell of a giving person that is super happy to share his knowledge as well as other material items...

He (Along with Tucker) give to we climbers, NEW PREVIOUSLY UNREPORTED routes on a regular basis with absolute selflessness...

Some insult him and his "Chossy, Dummy Dome Slabs"... then they go out and do them not taking into full account all the time and effort he puts into them (Out of his pocket mind you!!!)...

Many of us do FA's and keep the "project" secret until complete...

Not Todd pretty much so... If you have the time and desire and bump into him or call... You're in!!!...

"The Mayor" is "The Man" and I am lucky to have him as a friend...

Thank you Todd!!!...
grover

Social climber
Akanada
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........


ZAllen

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
who?
Hangerlessbolt

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
locker

Trad climber
Joshua Tree Ca
Nov 26, 2006 - 05:39pm PT
"Incredibly surprised that it hasn't happened yet"...

that's because he QUIT climbing until 2008...

come back around then and you have a chance...
elcapfool

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...
sandsnow

Social climber
SoCal
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.
MisterE

Trad climber
Bellingham, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 26, 2006 - 08:35pm PT
You're a funny guy, Russ.
10b4me

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.
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
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.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Dec 13, 2011 - 09:43pm PT
Good guy. I remember when he used to climb. Too bad he doesn't get out much these days....poor old fart.
Brian

climber
California
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.
SteveW

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

Yay for Todd!!!!
Joe

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

Social climber
Albuquerque, NM
Dec 13, 2011 - 10:06pm PT
Todd is the man. Certified desert Legend.

Cool dude to boot!


TODD BUMP!
bluering

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.
TYeary

Social climber
State of decay
Dec 13, 2011 - 10:46pm PT
Credit: TYeary
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)
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