No Spare Rib, Rosie Andrews, Women's Climbing 1984

Search
Go

Discussion Topic

Return to Forum List
Post a Reply
Messages 1 - 20 of total 64 in this topic << First  |  < Previous  |  Show All  |  Next >  |  Last >>
Mimi

climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 4, 2008 - 01:02am PT
Mussy's Glory Boys/Girls thread brought this article to mind. Slice of the 80s. A decade of badass women's climbing.
Harv Arnold cover shot.
















Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Mar 4, 2008 - 01:09am PT
"Trains on a diet of fruit, and by leading the Naked Edge twice a week."

Nobody ever got that buff on a diet of fruit. Oranges and bananas and apples are great, but that woman was sneaking some protein into her lunchbox when no one was looking.

D
climblight

Mountain climber
Northern NV
Mar 4, 2008 - 01:09am PT
Yur coming up with some cool shit!
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Mar 4, 2008 - 01:11am PT
thanks Mimi... I'll have to go look at my Mountain collection... but I think this is just before I started getting them...
bhilden

Trad climber
Mountain View, CA
Mar 4, 2008 - 02:01am PT
BTW, the cover shot is of Joyce Rossiter [Bracht] leading Genesis, 5.12c in Eldorado Canyon.

Bruce
TwistedCrank

climber
Ideeho
Mar 4, 2008 - 11:24am PT
Bump to keep this in the top 30. Dem wyms iz buffed.
klk

Trad climber
cali
Mar 4, 2008 - 11:44am PT
Good timing for this thread-- Rosie Andrews just retired. SHe had been working at Mountain Hardwear.
dirtineye

Trad climber
the south
Mar 4, 2008 - 12:40pm PT
Good one Mimi.
TrundleBum

Trad climber
Las Vegas
Mar 4, 2008 - 02:34pm PT
Keep this one alive !

One day Alison Osius dragged me up 'five and dime'.
It seemed we enjoyed climbing together so a few days later we went down to the cookie.
We swung leads up to the bottom of Butterballs, which she was going to lead.
Unfortunately at that point the crag went into shade and there was still snow here and there in the valley and the rims were deep, so the temperature plummeted.
Standing on the belay, starting to shiver and deciding which direction to go, I looked at her and said "We both have the same exact amount of clothing, except I have a cotton flannel shirt, and I would offer it to you to wear... but... I am just not that macho"
She laughed and down we went.
She threw that line back at me a few times in the company of story telling.

I still defend, "if you climb two grades harder than I do... I aint giving the shirt of my back just because your the rope gun.... Male or female ;)

Great thread, bump for Alison, Barbara, Rosie and the rest.
maldaly

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Mar 4, 2008 - 03:42pm PT
Anyone know where Rosie's hangin' these days? Last I saw her she was working for Patagonia in Ventura. I'll never forget climbing a route right next to Rosie and Annie Whitehouse in Black Velvet Canyon and watching Annie, with Rosie's encouragement, pee on a guy who was following too close.
426

Sport climber
Buzzard Point, TN
Mar 4, 2008 - 03:48pm PT
holy single digit bodyfat, batmim...most ript?
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Mar 4, 2008 - 03:52pm PT
I'll never forget climbing a route right next to Rosie and Annie Whitehouse in Black Velvet Canyon and watching Annie, with Rosie's encouragement, pee on a guy who was following too close.

Hmmmm. Didn't happen to have your camera with you, by any chance?
maldaly

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Mar 4, 2008 - 04:20pm PT
I didn't, but Charlie Fowler (RIP) was at a belay on Rock Warrior and was burning frames. I never did see any of those pics...Maybe Annie bought them all.
Gimp

Trad climber
Grand Junction
Mar 4, 2008 - 08:13pm PT
Climbed through the winter with Carol Blacks brother and he says she is back climbing at a high standard again and can ski his tail off.
Steve
homemade salsa

Trad climber
west tetons
Mar 4, 2008 - 11:02pm PT
Thanks for posting the scanned article. I had a copy of that from Mountain that I carried around with me for years, made photocopies of for my wanna-learn to climb friends. We were inspired by those gals and that article. It even sortof and remotely engendered the Women That Rock event that we did for a number of years here in the Tetons.
snakefoot

climber
cali
Mar 4, 2008 - 11:29pm PT
badass...bump for the crags
Mimi

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 5, 2008 - 01:30am PT
While hanging out in Eldo during the summers of 83-84, I would have breakfast at Mother's in Boulder and drive to the canyon to look for a partner. I soon met Joyce, who was looking for a belayer while she ticked off the classics. It was a fun experience climbing with her. She was really into it and certainly had the physique.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Nov 30, 2008 - 12:42pm PT
I had the pleasure of meeting Rosie and Barb Devine at the Gunks Reunion recently and love this article from BITD!
rgold

Trad climber
Poughkeepsie, NY
Nov 30, 2008 - 01:52pm PT
Rosie starting up Snooky's Return at the Gunks Reunion this year.

Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Nov 30, 2008 - 01:55pm PT
Still cut and gleaming like a gemstone!
Messages 1 - 20 of total 64 in this topic << First  |  < Previous  |  Show All  |  Next >  |  Last >>
Return to Forum List
Post a Reply
 
Our Guidebooks
Check 'em out!
SuperTopo Guidebooks


Try a free sample topo!

 
SuperTopo on the Web

Review Categories
Recent Route Beta
Recent Gear Reviews