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lostinshanghai

Social climber
someplace
Topic Author's Original Post - May 28, 2019 - 12:56pm PT
Well, I have been sitting out on the side lines seeing where all this was going to go.

My impression … simple expression of censorship. A sign of the times… sad.

Anyway, just a tad over 84 hours. Can’t send or respond to e-mail.. long gone but look for after June 1st additional blast from the past on one on the new forums that lurk in the chaos of intellectual or moral despair.

Will try to get as many as I can….same people some Baseball, a few Weddings just a different time…1974,’75, ‘76,’ 77

Oh! no now 83 hours to go and many miles to go.

Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
May 28, 2019 - 01:11pm PT
It has been an honor_stayhigh- "Lost"
Say hello to mouse. . .
sleep well if & when you can

Gnome off belay

The Jazzy Lyrics

Shake it like a ladder to the sun
Makes me feel like a madman on the run
Find me never never far gone
So get your leather, leather
Leather on on on on

You're a zero
What's your name?
No one's gonna ask you
Better find out where they want you to go
Try and hit the spot
Get to know it in the dark
Get to know it whether you're
Crying, crying, crying oh oh
Can you climb, climb, climb higher

Shake it like a ladder to the sun
Makes me feel like a madman on the run
Now you're never, never far gone
So get your leather leather
Leather on on on on

You're a zero
What's your name?
No one's gonna ask you
Better find out where they want you to go
Try and hit the spot
Get to know it in the dark
Get to know it whether you're
Crying, crying, crying oh oh
Can you climb, climb, climb higher

Was it the cure? Shellshock!
Was it the cure? Hope not!
Was it the cure? Shellshock!
Was it the cure?
What's your name?

You're a zero
What's your name?
No one's gonna ask you
Better find out where they want you to go
Try and hit the spot
Get to know it in the dark
Get to know it whether you're
Crying, crying, crying oh oh
Can you climb, climb, climb higher

Was it the cure? Shellshock!
Was it the cure? Hope not!
Was it the cure? Shellshock!
Was it the cure? Hope not!
What's your name?
Molly Tuttle
covers A song by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs,
live in San Francisco, May 24, 2019

"Zero"

https://youtu.be/_4jfsfh53lk
Roughster

Sport climber
Vacaville, CA
May 28, 2019 - 01:34pm PT
Via Rockclimbing.com circa 2012:


 Good idea
 Good idea attracts talent
 Talent contributes Quality
 Quality bring higher visitation
 High visitation increases Noise signal
 Site admin/mods (usually Quality Content provider) suppresses noise signal
 Censorship / Lynch posts against Quality Providers begin
 Noise goes up
 Quality Content Providers begin leaving
 Site functions poorly as a result and new Quality content stagnates
 Noise starts to increasingly wash out Signal
 Snowball effect where most content providers simply move on due to STFU Noob posts
 Site declines to a baseline threshold of visitation and serves more of a internet chatroom with vague ties to an interesting topic / activity
...
 Good idea
...it all starts all over again.


This is just the life-cycle of an internet forum. I would call this theory validated to pretty much a law now. It is not just climbing websites. I've seen this happen to a lot of different forums over very diverse topics. Human nature I guess.
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
May 28, 2019 - 01:45pm PT
~Variety Is The Spice Of Life ~
The more different kinds of input the better,
Diverse input is not noise.
All Single-Topic, over-moderated, so monosyllabic, content
eventually achieves a level of repetition where it becomes like white noise

On-Topic Rock Climbing Content Added:
not suggesting that it is "Quality Content"
isn't it More like watchin' paint dry?

 Happy Boulders, Bishop
 Heavenly Path V1

https://youtu.be/Jth062htPI8



`

A Double Dose of The Big Damn Band

 Easy Coming, Easy Go

https://youtu.be/zpabqSFKsV4
~






 We Deserve a Happy Ending

https://youtu.be/n7RopOgsh5c


Rev. Peyton says;
"We researched these dangerous Hollywood style stunts
My best friend Jim Connor volunteered
to let me set him on fire inside my house,”


All of these people,
animals, and machinery were all packed inside
Rev. and Breezy’s tiny cabin in the Brown County Hills.

“These folks are just our friends and family,”

“We are lucky to be surrounded by hillbillies,
performers, artists, daredevils, and adventurers.”

With almost no budget,
this video is ONE continuous camera shot.
It was captured by Rev’s good pal, amazing photographer
Tyler Zoller in ONE take.

It is all DIY,
but all the proper precautions were taken.
The Rev. urges people not to try this at home,
especially if you live in a wood house.

Washboard Breezy,
Rev. Peyton’s wife and band member, says,

“The song is stripped down,
Maxwell Senteney plays a suitcase
just like on the record,
but it sounds huge.”
“It’s all about the vocals,”
Rev. Peyton says.
“Max and Breezy make the song for me.”""
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
May 28, 2019 - 02:03pm PT

Driftwood - Wayfaring Stranger: [Click to View YouTube Video]
lostinshanghai

Social climber
someplace
Topic Author's Reply - May 28, 2019 - 02:19pm PT































lostinshanghai

Social climber
someplace
Topic Author's Reply - May 28, 2019 - 04:01pm PT















zBrown

Ice climber
May 28, 2019 - 04:09pm PT
Thanks for all the photos.

Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
May 28, 2019 - 04:21pm PT
Lostinshanghai, Do you have any Tuolumne pics? Dave Yerian and I are doing a book Tuolumne Climber fashioned after the Yosemite Climber by George Meyers. We are getting ready to tie it up but would love any special pics if you have any. Thanks!
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
May 28, 2019 - 05:23pm PT
Thanks for sharing this blast from the past.
I think I recognize a couple of long time climbing partners from back in the 70s!
And still climbing in the Valley. @WBraun

And this guy was a master of the time; sadly no longer with us. @bachar
zBrown

Ice climber
May 28, 2019 - 06:30pm PT
For a guy who contributed so much here on the

SuperTopple™

It is hard to find a face shot of ya

But



Max size: 768w x 1024h
Uploaded: May 18, 2016
Upload by: Clint Cummins

™Trademark zBrown & Associates


Clint - 1967

My 1967 photo got purged



lostinshanghai

Social climber
someplace
Topic Author's Reply - May 29, 2019 - 10:52am PT

















TwistedCrank

climber
Released into general population, Idaho
May 30, 2019 - 09:30am PT
bump because jezus-fvckin-christ i can't believe this thread isn't at the top of the pile.
Aeriq

Sport climber
100-year Visitor
May 30, 2019 - 09:37am PT
That stack of slide sheets in the first shot tells how far you have to go!

It is impressive - keep them coming, please!

Some really wonderful images - thanks!
lostinshanghai

Social climber
someplace
Topic Author's Reply - May 30, 2019 - 02:22pm PT



Years ago, like many years ago I heard that Cochrane played with/for some major league baseball team. We were walking from the cafeteria to Camp 4 skirting employee housing along the way. So, I ask him “I heard you played baseball in some big city”? He responds, I look around and see a posted yellow sign then say “hit that sign” [ it was about a good 60/70 feet or more away].

He picks up a good size rock, throws and WHACK …. right on the target. So, I proceed and say “5 bucks you can’t do that again, He picks up another rock, throws. WHACK dead on. “OK, OK That’s it! Drinks at the mountain room bar, I am paying, you can’t do it a third time”. WHACK. ……

Jesus Christ….. I am out 5 bucks, drinks and most likely dinner $120 or more....I can handle it, no biggie …..Determined to make sure he loses this time I tell him back up another 50 /60 feet, we can hardly see the sign and then ask him “What do you want?”. Chuck says “Qusmo gets to drive the Lincoln for a week”. I agree sounds like a bet to me no way is he going to make this one. “All or nothing”


Driving thru the valley was not bad, getting thru some of the turns when heading out to the Sunset Inn was a little hairy but overall, he got the hang of it.



Peter Minks Sunset Inn


Sunset Inn before renovation



lostinshanghai

Social climber
someplace
Topic Author's Reply - May 30, 2019 - 02:41pm PT
Better angle on first baseball game.











Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
May 30, 2019 - 02:41pm PT
whoa! Everyone looked so young. what an amazing collection.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
May 30, 2019 - 04:18pm PT
Carter, Cochran, Ramon, Falkenstein, Kauk, Werner, Bachar, Pettigrew, Graham, Brossman, Bob Bartlett, Ashworth, Oakeshott, Virginia, Lucy, Millis, Reid, TM ……
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
May 30, 2019 - 04:32pm PT
*
WOW...Great collection of photos...

Does anyone know the guy in the first picture with the blond hair & white headband?..I'm pretty sure his first name is Keith.....Can't remember the Latino guys name with the blue shirt, nice guy.

eKat help me out...
People i see and remember their names

Millis, Rick Stockwell, Marcus, Chuck Cochrane , Dave Hitchcock, Brosman, Falkenstein, Bob Bartlett, Bachar, Ashworth, Dale Bard, Ramone, Lucy, Virginia, Ella, Mike White, Sigi, Oakshot, K.T, .Lynda Ballerini, Carol Degnan, Gramicci, Pettigrew , Sharon Blasingame,T.M. Birtcheff, Kaulk, Warner. Mark Chapman, Deb Brosman, Lauren & Bill Nickel....Loyd Price. and Reid.(-;

Is the guy in the purple ball cap, Cowboy Larry?
Is that Kevin Worrel in the white visor?

.You beat me Tarbuster.. i type too slow.
lostinshanghai

Social climber
someplace
Topic Author's Reply - May 30, 2019 - 06:34pm PT
















If MCA really wanted to get back at climbers, they could have pick someone better or more threatening like hiring ex-members of the Black Panthers, Hells Angels but they were too cheap. There were two of us that harassed not only these guys but some of directors and presidents of MCA.

I found out years later that there were four others that participated in some way making MCA personal especially security uncomfortable/miserable during their rein in the valley. Don’t know if this was one but there were a few blanket parties that mysteriously happened making them leave hastily as in like the next day.
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