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Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 8, 2007 - 01:59pm PT
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jul 8, 2007 - 04:01pm PT
Thats a Lowe blow Ouch.

Have you desserted your senses?

I'll be whipped if I can top that.

When I asked if you wanted to do some bowls,...

chico ca
Jul 8, 2007 - 04:12pm PT
Believe it or not, I love Jello, and I'm not a Mormon. Maybe it's a childhood thing,and please don't tell me what the ingredients are.

As far as the Supertopo flavor of Jello....Well- it's the best..

Jello, I have never met ya, but...You are the man, love your presents and Presence.

Presence, being present at hand.
Presents,v, make a gift,exhibit,put forward.

Jello, Thank you-for your stories....Your a Mensch, a person of integrity and honor.....Salud .. nita ;-)


Jul 8, 2007 - 04:35pm PT

you are always well thought of & will especially be so when I gasp my way up here in a few weeks ; P
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Jul 8, 2007 - 04:38pm PT
My generation of climbers were led, inspired, motivated, and schooled by Jeff and others like him who throughout the 70's, 80', and 90's who were out there doing stuff , going places, and getting the job done. It helped me see just what unlimited possibilities we all had with the right attitude, gear, motivation, drive, and a little bit of luck thrown in for good measure. I never climbed even close to the level that Jeff climbed at, but his influence on myself and my generation of climbers was strong and big. I appreciated this greatly, and my respect for "Jello" is great. I also appreciated that fact that I, as well as alot of our generation of climbers, have been able to climb freely all over the place, and have survived our experiences (knock on wood) least so far. Thank you Jeff for all that you have given, and continue to give, to the climbing world and community. And he did it without too much horn blowing, flag waving, or chest-beating......awesome.

Trad climber
the blighted lands of hatu
Jul 8, 2007 - 04:55pm PT
...and he's so gosh darned nice, too ! seriously jello, thank you for all you've given us...

(lol ron ;-) )
John Moosie

Jul 8, 2007 - 05:23pm PT
Jello Rocks !!!

Nita...maybe spelled "presence" :-)

chico ca
Jul 8, 2007 - 05:45pm PT
Thanks Moosie, I have a bit of dyslexia, sometime things come out wrong....I still mean Presents, Jello's gift of words-writing, gifts to the climbing community,gift of integrity , and so much more. ;-)

Trad climber
Fruita, Colorado
Jul 8, 2007 - 07:06pm PT
No reason not to chime in on my vote for Jello, my friend Jeff, with whom I shared a podium a couple weeks ago. You have an amazing list of accomplishments, and as they say you are a good guy on top of all that climbing.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jul 8, 2007 - 07:55pm PT
It is prescience.
John Moosie

Jul 8, 2007 - 08:55pm PT
prescient |?pre sh (?)?nt; ?pr?-| adjective having or showing knowledge of events before they take place : a prescient warning.


presence |?prez?ns| noun the state or fact of existing, occurring, or being present in a place or thing


make one's presence felt have a strong and obvious effect or influence on others or on a situation.


Jello is prescient in that he feels the consequences of actions and therefore can intuit correct action. He makes his presence felt by being kind, generous, grateful and vigorous.

This is still not what I think Nita means. I think she is trying to say that he brings great gifts to this forum and to life. I agree with her. I think she wants to say that his presence comes with these great gifts, but I don't know if there is a word for that.

Jello Rocks but isn't rocky.

Social climber
St. Looney
Jul 8, 2007 - 09:28pm PT
Another vote for Jello. So happy to have been able to spend some time with him at Sushifest! :)
Standing Strong

Trad climber
making desirable discoveries by accident
Jul 8, 2007 - 09:44pm PT
jellowe is appreciated by me, too. thanks for all you contribute here. holla!

Trad climber
New York, NY
Jul 8, 2007 - 10:35pm PT
...and he said that famous line about having the most fun!

Just kidding, Jello....

I met Jeff at SushiFest, and he is a sweetie. We are lucky to have him on the Taco/Supertopia, and we, as climbers, have been lucky to have him as a leading light and inspiration.

Here's to Jello!

Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jul 8, 2007 - 10:54pm PT
I heard he approaches 15 year old girls and talks them into making videos with him,..

Social climber
No Ut
Jul 8, 2007 - 11:30pm PT

What an amazing, supportive bunch of good people you are. I was ready for a good laugh when I saw Ouch's byline on this thread title and of course I wasn't dissappointed. But the following posts are really something...humbling. Thank you all for making my day, and week, and month!

All of this makes me think about the thread on Karma. Whether you subscribe to the idea or not, it does seem that you often get back what you give to the universe, not always immediately and often in subtle ways that might not seem to have any direct connection to your actions.

My brother, Greg, who is a heartless sod (knott!), teases me by saying I must have done some awful things in a past life to have earned some of the challenges I've had to deal with. He means it humorously, but he and I both know there's some truth behind his ribbing. Especially these last few years, being with my mother as she dealt with constant pain and losing a son to an overdose, never complaining and finally passing with all her enormous dignity intact, have been formative for me. I'm a born-again spiritual pilgrim, and it's making me a better person.

Greg also says my soul must be going for some sort of advanced degree in this particular life. He's right. I'm always biting off more than I could reasonably expect myself to chew. Even with my physical powers diminished to a fraction of what they once were, I can't stop myself from getting involved in projects and relationships that a wiser person would consider to be doomed from the get-go. From somewhere, however, the energy comes to keep forging ahead. This thread is an example of that. Collectively and individually you've filled my fuel tanks to the top. I hope I can do something similar for all of you, someday.


Jul 8, 2007 - 11:38pm PT
Thanks for the nice post above Jeff.

I really happy that you are here ......

Trad climber
Jul 8, 2007 - 11:42pm PT
Hear! Hear! JelloMan!



Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Jul 8, 2007 - 11:52pm PT
"1978. Latok I. North Ridge."

nuthin' else to say, kids. every time i start to think i was badass and all up on in back in tha muthafukkin' day, i recite those words.

i could go on, but....why bother? jello will take his place amongst the handful of giants who will still be remembered, revered, and, most important, serve as an inspiration to those who choose to follow the path, ages hence.

hat's off, bro. you and your posse defined hardcore for us. the inheritors of the mantle, the keepers of the flame, the passers of the torch.

werd up, beotches.

Social climber
No Ut
Jul 9, 2007 - 12:57am PT
Look at you guys, continuing to build me up, make me feel good.


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