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marty(r)

climber
Berkeley, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 1, 2004 - 04:38pm PT
Seems everyone who passes through the Valley (or Josh) has come across some creative, if not blasphemous/scatalogical/likely-to-not-get-you-hired, nicknames. Some are even accompanied with wicked tales of their origins. Without divulging identities, here's a starter. Add at will:
The Dripper
The Coiler
Rubber Maiden
Das Finken
The Manx
The Driver
Medussa
Vangina (aka Rudy, aka The Man Who Hates Climbing)
The Human Drug Machine
Mortimer
and some sad bastard that got saddled with the moniker of "Dimminutive Vegan Love Goddess". The list goes on and on...
Russ Walling

Social climber
Bishop is DEAD, long live JT
Jul 1, 2004 - 06:45pm PT
the Sumo.... nobody has called me that in years.....

how about:
The Probe
Sgt. Psycho
The Squirrel Lady
Sgt. Liquor
Pocket Russian
the Bearded Lady (ies)
the Raven
Doug Van Asscrack
the Saddle Bag with Eyes
big, medium and little Red
Dr. Loveless
Ken the Psycho (r.i.p)
Yabaho one man tribe (r.i.p)
do-in-his-own-Dude-in-ger
Watusi
The Negress Mike Paul
NaygroWayHomo
Dr. Throwup
Prunes
Taddie King
Foopa Rooster
Moby
Gash Sisters
The Meat
Pocket Hercules
Clark Kent
MalBaby
HomoJoe
the Boxer
Mr. Way
Mr. Gay
the Bad Hair
Michael Jackson
Bundy
Chili Wip
Big Daddy
Night Mary
the Mini Cheese
Mr. Coffee
NedGuy
Read My Lips
K Dorm Flasher
Klaus
Dirty Springy
Mini Manson
Dirty Shorty
General Shorty
the Bird Man
the Bird Lady
Octavio Agustus
the Prince
Richard Gere
the Iron Monkey
Frostback
LuLu
Grindright
Dirty Mini
Circus Schween
Revlon
BulgeMelon
Batwing
the Spider



kev

climber
CA
Jul 1, 2004 - 07:13pm PT
"Dimminutive Vegan Love Goddess" I might know who this is. A boulderer no?
Russ Walling

Social climber
Bishop is DEAD, long live JT
Jul 1, 2004 - 08:11pm PT
"Dimminutive Vegan Love Goddess" I might know who this is. A boulderer no?

right..... no. Well sort of... not in the Sharma sense.

Just another hapless loser like the rest of us swirling in the toilet of life, using panic strokes to avoid the brown bombs, and for some yet undertermined reason, trying to stay afloat.
marty(r)

climber
Berkeley, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 1, 2004 - 08:17pm PT
BulgeFiddle
Sh*tty The Fist (a ranger, I think)
Zilla/Brownzilla/Queenzilla--The Man P*ssy Forgot
The Jacks--MimiJack and BillieJack
Sh*t-on-the-Tip-leman
Doug Van Holmes
Swilliam (with the "bolt on liver")
The Kwai Chain Kain of the Boulders
Bear
Spud
MussWad (creator/tamer of the Wadlodite)
B-squared: The Bishop Bomber
The Nomadic Masterbator (many qualify)
Bip
The Missle
Commodious
The Octopus
The Bi Guy
Yo Baby
The Rez (short for 'Reservoir Tip', aka ManChild)
SuperPipe
YaboKiller
The Warden
The Mad Bolter
Coonyard
Batso
Robbins the Christian
The Undercling
Skeletor
Lynnie-on-the-Tool
BigWallJohn (this became a poop tube, right?)
The Pocket Bruce Lee
The Gelfling
The Mayor
Al Dude (of the Dude Ranch)
BacharLover
kev

climber
CA
Jul 1, 2004 - 09:18pm PT
Russ,

no not in the sharma sense. Just sounds like it would fit the short (almost midget) dude I was climbing with in TM a few weeks back.......time to go climb for a while.

nature

climber
Flagstaff, AZ
Jul 1, 2004 - 09:25pm PT
Coiler - at least I can tell the history of that one. I met him back in Josh in 1989-1990 new years at Josh. He bumbed a ride from myself and Trudeau to get back to LA to his broken down piece of sh#t VW van. Chris and I were living in Humboldt at the time. Coiler decided we were cool and eventually moved up there (what a dumbass assumption on his part). Back then he had no nick name. First he became BK. That ratt still needs to be tossed from the top of Karen Rock for chopping those bolts (and it ALMOST happened).

Anyway... getting to the coiler nick. This is second hand but I've heard the story SOOOOO many times.... One drunken night they spewed about climbing something the next day. Coiler took the bait. He was fuuuuuuuuuuuuucked up. Next morning he was hurting in a baaaad sort of way. Probably looked like Fish just got done with him. So they show up at the climb and BK just can't go. So he coils up on a rock looking like a piece of coiled shiite. Comments were made, nickname stuck. Was good to see him a few weeks ago.

I'd love to hear the history of some of these other nicks. I have met, who I'm assuming is, Yabokiller. My first wall partner dated her for a while. Glad he's still alive....

And let me guess... ButtFukckleman - Dean?

All the above said, I read your lists twice or more and only Mr. Way is familiar to me. I must live in a box.
Russ Walling

Social climber
Bishop is DEAD, long live JT
Jul 1, 2004 - 09:37pm PT
And let me guess... ButtFukckleman - Dean?

Bzzzt..... wrongo. Hints: Same guy is called:
Boogleman
shitonthetippleman
googles
boogles
kegleman
frank
worlds strongest man,
and about 30 others
nature

climber
Flagstaff, AZ
Jul 1, 2004 - 10:00pm PT
was worth the guess... sorta looks like Dean's last name. Oh!

Ya'll missed one!
Bullwinkle
Demented

climber
Jul 1, 2004 - 10:28pm PT
yea- speaking of Bullwinkle..... the original Fish was Dean's gurlfriend Jessica. Russ- what you dooing hijacking tha poor girl's nickname????

another blast from the past.. you might have heard this one chanted while he was out-bouldering Yaniro at the tie-breaker during the ’82 Santee Bouldering Contest

“Moonie! Moonie! Moonie!”

pronounced Mooooooooooooonie

and another one of Fukckleman's 30 + nicknames is Battery Terminal Head

Inflatable Man is a bit of a good story.. . well known JT reg….. normal enough looking guy ..until one day.. this was likely the first Fall day of the new JT season, said nickname guy shows up after a regime of pull-ups and steroids looking buffer than a brickhouse. .. Largo eyeballs him and coins him “the Inflatable Man”. Nice double entendre ‘cause the guy in question had a healthy ego. He starts thinking about himself and self-inflates…..

The Hand was simply one of the hundreds of cast of characters …except he had elephantitis of one hand, so the thing was the size of a healthy mallet. Wonder if he ever mastered 4” cracks ?
marty(r)

climber
Berkeley, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 1, 2004 - 11:13pm PT
Lord Bongston
Normal Guy (aka Heinrich, aka Lubee)
The Crippler
Yanni
...and speaking of Yanni, this brings up Jefferson's comment, "Care to provide a couple vignettes." Some stories are just part of the rich (or sordid), oral tradition of climbing--how many times, and from how many mouths, have you heard the tale of Yabo's solo of Short Circuit, or why you should skim the surface of a hot tub (see "Dripper.") There's some danger in repeating stories, especially if you weren't even born--let alone in the area--when they happened. I should know. Case in point--actually concerning the aforementioned Yanni. So Fish, Lubee, VanGina, Spud and I crash a "Guides Ball" ("exclusive" black tie event for east side guides--old and older) and Yanni is telling all about a partner, let's call him C.C., who he (Yanni) billed for gas and groceries after the partner snaileyed out of a wall. (Pretty brass-ass, considering he was the less-gifted partner.)Great story, right? So the next day I go find Yanni at Wilson's to get the real scoop, and the guy nearly decks me right there in the synchilla isle. (This, by the way, wasn't uncommon, as he'd accosted some would-be shoplifters earlier that summer--and tried to pummel them on main street!)

A good "behind the music"-type story I feel safe relaying, though, concerns a Swiss boulderer who took on the persona of "Denton Calhoon" a few years back. So this guy flies all the way from the motherland, lands in SF, and takes a cab into the Tenderloin, where he finds the hostel full up. He shoulders all his worldly possessions and hikes across town to accomadations with less STDs. Next day he takes a loooong bus ride to Reno where he buys a beat-to-hell Chevy Cavalier and hightails it down to Bishop. In transit he finds an envelope under the front seat with a love letter going something to the effect of, "Denton--I had a great time. Can't wait to see you again. Here's something to remember me by." Onboard are two full color, peeled-from-the-pages-of-SWANK, way-rough around the edges NUDE photos. The best part was that the gal was in her backyard, naked to the world, on the lawn, with her pug (ugly ass dog) in the background! Needless to say the Swiss dude passed these around and stole the name Denton Calhoon. He later went onto author some pretty hard problems in the area, while the photos lived on some refrigerator doors where he was staying. Last I heard, Denton was out free-climbing Golden Gate on El Cap. Not bad for a guy who lives in a world without soap...
dougs510

Trad climber
Nashville, TN.
Jul 2, 2004 - 12:10am PT
Yeah, I met a couple of folks:
 Mad Dog
 Lips.... Somtimes I wonder if TW#T is Lips in Discuise, my apologies to Lips if it's not the case honey.

They had a great time spitting watermelon seeds at each other. Just another trippy day in C4 I guess.
can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Jul 2, 2004 - 10:48am PT
Here's a couple more from the wayback machine.

The Industrial Twins or Sisters (can't remember which one, Russ?)
The Narwhal
Tomahawk Sisters
Mackerl
Slideshow aka Libido
Dragonlady
Mostinky
Bull Teste aka Ball Aroma aka ballsack
Blort aka Ballrickson
IBM (Indonesian Baby Molester)
Half Drink
Oldest 21 year old alive
Naygo-way-homo aka Negress aka Leatherhead
Bundy aka Hollywood
Duceldike
Bite harder my little monster
Fresh Meat
Asshole of the Crags
The Greek Statue
Karen w/ a K
Karl w/ a K
Lincolnstien

Oh and the Negress was not the Watusi


Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Jul 2, 2004 - 06:11pm PT
As long as we are in memory lane. You might want to check out a posting a wrote a while back about an adventure I had meeting Yabo.

[url="http://groups.google.com/groups?q=+meeting+yabo+group:rec.climbing&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&selm=100420011912394631%25guide%40NOSPAMnewsguy.com&rnum=1"]Click here to read about meeting Yabo. [/url]

Peace

karl
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Jul 4, 2004 - 08:16pm PT
Great lists, what's amazing is how far from exhaustive they are. A Few more I thought of today;
Lepton / Leirf
The Short Spy
Earl the Girl R.I.P.
bipley " "
Fat A__nt
Nimbo
The Colonel
Tom the Travel Agent ( as in whose your travel agent, kid?)
Camp four Bob
Jean, don't call him, Jean
Static Man
Bob the Aid man
Punk Roy
Team skin and bones
The Tron Brothers
The Bacchar-ettes
Pablo and the first ascents
Russ Walling

Social climber
Bishop is DEAD, long live JT
Jul 5, 2004 - 01:22pm PT
Tom the Travel Agent

Aka: the Waste Mission

great one!
Russ Walling

Social climber
Bishop is DEAD, long live JT
Jul 7, 2004 - 12:37pm PT
Fumunda
Dress Blues
Crashner
Baghwan
Dog Lips
Pearl Drops
Industrial Sue
SilentButDeadly
Ho-man
MaHoo
magoo
Eddie Munster
d'Puttay
NotAHero
Scorpion King
8Ball
Rubber head, Rubber neck
Swilliam
Whitey
Baby Sutton
the Old Dad
Mother
McFrenzy
Skitz Reamian
DickMeatery
the Brothers Dumb
Poodle Boy
Huge
Big Wendy
Hawkman
Gay james
GroundBound Vince
Sulu
Half Pitch Pete
BoneDaddy
Reward
Bika
Muscle Beach
Rob Strong
Young Smooth Dave
Studs Merklebee
Larry the liontamer
Luke Skywalker
Credit Card Lover
Uncle Johnny
Horse Head
Don Johnson
Moke
the Reamer
The Weenus
Big Al
Little Al
Gargoyle
the Grand Wazoo
Bugle
the packer
Stoke
Village Idiot
BlortRixon
the King
Sugar Roy
the Twins
Mensa
Muffy


DE

Mountain climber
Tustin, Calif.
Jul 7, 2004 - 02:51pm PT
Here are a few:
Guns
Rusted Brain
Spamgione
Gordoba
The Squirm/ Worm
Fat Pat(not you, can't say)
Frerdog
Steve Tapes (Tape Bros)
Rage-A
Warpie Moople(?)
Too Strong
Large Marge
Charles Who?
Dutzimon
Largo
The Master
The Rooster
Bugle
Burkulater
T. Burkeulosis

'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Oakville, Ontario, Canada, eh?
Jul 7, 2004 - 02:58pm PT
I'm really impressed with this post! The things I missed by being married through those formative years.....

As Tucker Tech once told me,

"If you don't have a Valley Nickname, you ain't much."

[He never specified much of what. As evidenced above, having a Valley Nickname can be both a good thing, and a bad thing]
DE

Mountain climber
Tustin, Calif.
Jul 7, 2004 - 03:45pm PT
Damn I forgot,
Acapulco Bill
The Weenis
Big Ricky/Rock-amazo
The Mellow Brutus
Inflatable Dave ("Don't ever call me Inflatable Man!", said to the Hotties.)
Popeye
The Wahzoo
Not for Loan
The Vato
Bead Wagon
M. Gingspinkerbee
Mo
Le Cockroach
The Reach
Suzanna Bandana
Turbo Flangione
Killer Dana
The Mask
Tony No Baloney
Timy (kangaroo down)
Gibbo
The Big Rock Boys
The Home Made Hash Bros.
Rubideaux Wilson
Stahl Bros.
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