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big wall paul

Trad climber
tahoe, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 10, 2018 - 06:55pm PT
Hey,
I'm just curious if the big wall hitchhiker is still in sacramento homeless, or if he resurfaced in the climbing community.

Also, I remember a guy named coiler. I forget his real name. but he had fixed lines on the nose that he got all mad at me for rapping, but I told him, since they were run thru the rap rings, I had no choice. Kind of a short guy, but big attitude.
he was trying to free the nose.
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Jul 10, 2018 - 07:19pm PT
Coiler freeing the Nose????



TAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
big wall paul

Trad climber
tahoe, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 10, 2018 - 07:45pm PT
Oh good.

As for Coiler, my memory might be failing me, I am thinking of a short guy that had fixed lines on the Nose for over 6 months, about 20 years ago.
Maybe it was 1994?

Lynne Hill had been the only person to free the nose, but this other guy, I thought he was called coiler, but maybe it was something else. He had all these fixed lines on the nose for 6 months, and he was a not very nice (edit), I'm just trying to remember his name.

My memory is so bad. So is Coiler still around?
And what about the guy with the fixed lines on the Nose in '96. Did he make his goal to free the nose?
just curious. thanks. He was a prig, but I'd still like to know.
Mike.

climber
Jul 10, 2018 - 08:21pm PT
Finally a decent thread.
David Knopp

Trad climber
CA
Jul 10, 2018 - 08:25pm PT
Scott Burke?
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Jul 10, 2018 - 08:42pm PT
You are probably thinking of Scott Burk.
He worked on freeing the Nose from 1/1996 to 11/1998.
https://web.stanford.edu/%7Eclint/yos/longhf.htm#nose

Coiler is a different climber; he is more known for doing obscure new aid routes.
Although it's also possible Coiler was helping Scott Burk on the Nose at some point in time.
Gunkie

Trad climber
Valles Marineris
Jul 11, 2018 - 06:16am PT
Ran his fixed lines through the rap rings? Might be dealing with a gym climber.
j-tree

Big Wall climber
Typewriters and Ledges
Jul 11, 2018 - 12:20pm PT
Coiler's first name is similar to the thinker one needs in their noggin to get up one of his routes and his last name is K
j-tree

Big Wall climber
Typewriters and Ledges
Jul 11, 2018 - 12:21pm PT
Ran his fixed lines through the rap rings? Might be dealing with a gym climber.

There were gym climbers 20 years ago?
mucci

Trad climber
The pitch of Bagalaar above you
Jul 11, 2018 - 12:48pm PT
Mucci has just joined the campfire...

Mike.

climber
Jul 11, 2018 - 12:51pm PT
Commercial gyms have existed since the 80s.


Right on, mucci. 🍻
Mike.

climber
Jul 11, 2018 - 01:22pm PT
No authority on plastic here...Boston Rock Gym, 1988


You guys keeping your wall climber card valid? Mucci, I know you you got progeny on the way, respect for dialing back. Hope to get some quick, small, easy fun in this year. Maybe more.
big wall paul

Trad climber
tahoe, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 11, 2018 - 09:20pm PT
Scott Burk, that's the guy! Did he every free the nose? Or is the nose a moot point now?

Yes, his lines were through the last links of the chains, and I didn't want to leave slings, so I rapped his lines. And he had some of the lines so tight, maybe to prevent people from rapping them, that I had to use my jamar upside down and pull up on his lines so I could attach my atc.

We got got the ground well after dark, and he clamors out of the brush and gets in my face yelling about me rapping his lines. I explained to him, he's got to attach them higher than the last link. Luckily I'm a big guy so it didn't go to blows.
mucci

Trad climber
The pitch of Bagalaar above you
Jul 11, 2018 - 10:47pm PT
Mike-

Thanks man, been a while but need a good off the couch cruise for sure. No doubt the time will present itself. Oh and we had enough beer for your crew, chuck just said lets knott slow em down lol


On topic.. what about BK?

Mike.

climber
Jul 12, 2018 - 07:07am PT
Hehe mucci, right on again. Take it as it comes. If you need a pedestrian run, lets hit a lap on the tower. Id be stoked to do it in honor of Chuck. Im not down south much but can meet you at Bridalveil.

Im sure we would have taken you up on the swill. Savvy move by CC : )



Paul, good times. Getting mad at someone for rapping lines you left somewhere, funny sh#t.
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