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Social climber
Davis, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 12, 2008 - 03:08pm PT
I think I just read Clint's 7000th helpful post on this site! I don't think I've ever seen him be rude or unhelpful on here, and his climbing pages have helped me out in the past. Also love his hand drawn topos and perfect beta recollection!

Never met the guy, but three cheers for clint! I wish my posts were consistantly as helpful an on topic as his, something to strive for.
Standing Strong

Trad climber
there's a time for every star
Mar 12, 2008 - 03:09pm PT

amen! thanks clint. cheers and good wishes to you and yours :)

Trad climber
Mar 12, 2008 - 03:12pm PT
the guy is a living google of climbing in the west.

Trad climber
Twain Harte, California
Mar 12, 2008 - 03:18pm PT
Glad you guys see it this way too. In a guidebook I recently published my thanks to CC includes the phrase:

"...and to Clint Cummins,who shares a passion for detail and accuracy (truly 'the Keeper of All Knowledge')."

In many days and many climbs I've never heard a coarse or angry word from him. But I have heard him laugh a lot.

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Mar 12, 2008 - 03:29pm PT
Clint is definately an asset to this site and the climbing world.

Thanks Clint, climb on!
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Mar 12, 2008 - 03:33pm PT
Hey, that guy is a poser!

from Lesson 7 of "How to be a Hard Man", by H. Koch
Dingus Milktoast

Mar 12, 2008 - 03:49pm PT
I've been relying on gospel Clint Cummins beta since the earlier years of rec.climbing, going on what, 15 years now.

15 f*#king years, wow. Close to it anyway.

Clint hasn't lowered the boom on anyone in a very long time, if ever.

He's like an Internet Holy Man.

Dingus Milktoast

Mar 12, 2008 - 03:52pm PT
Before supertaco there was Clint's and Tuan's? Beta on the internet, hosted out of Standford if memory serves. Those two had the best beta for the classics and standards of the Valley, period.

I can't remember Tuan's name.... he still around Clint?

Ah! Here it is an easy google away

Dingus Milktoast

Mar 12, 2008 - 03:55pm PT
And whatever happened to Eric 'Ruler of the Wasteland' Coomer?

You out there Coom? Nuke Boom Resurgence catching up to you dude?


Mar 12, 2008 - 03:55pm PT
I still use Clint's guide to Index.

And find his name in summit registers all over the place.


Malibu, a Cheetah shirt
Mar 12, 2008 - 03:58pm PT
Clint is one of the greats on ST.

Wonderfully informative posts, great photos, never picks on anyone or worries about ST becoming a sewing circle :-) --just really a good guy with what appears to be a lovely sense of humor.

Thanks for being a fine example to all, Clint.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Mar 12, 2008 - 04:16pm PT
I wanna see the Winchester pump photo again.

Trad climber
Twain Harte, California
Mar 12, 2008 - 04:23pm PT
Anyone who has a copy of the book Yankee Rock and Ice should check out Clint in it. The book makes it clear that he was quite on the cutting edge of ice climbing back there in the late 70s.
Nor Cal

Trad climber
San Mateo
Mar 12, 2008 - 04:25pm PT
I've met Clint, only once, at Handley Rock in Redwood City (for Clint: I was the one top roping both the top and bottom rock from the same set up). I enjoyed the few minutes that we chatted. I have also read numerous post and have gained a lot of second hand info from him. thanks

Social climber
A prison of my own creation
Mar 12, 2008 - 04:27pm PT
Here's to all Clint's hard work making things safer for idiots like me. And all that knowledge he shares freely.



Big Wall climber
Stoney Point
Mar 12, 2008 - 04:27pm PT
Clint turned me in to the cybercops twice. Once at Caltech and another at my current job.

Ha, Ha.


Trad climber
one of god's mountain temples....
Mar 12, 2008 - 04:59pm PT
It seems no matter where I climb around California I will always find a register or a guidebook with his name in it. I swear the guy has climbed every where, even places where no one else climbs! And as friendly and helpful as he seems online, he is ten time more so in person.

here's to ya Clint! One of the good ones.


Gym climber
Mar 12, 2008 - 05:11pm PT
Yeah Clint!! Not just an resource for the unknowns in the West, I heard he knows a bit about the East as well (as any guidebook author would, I guess).

Never seen anything but positive input here. And he doesn't just spray. Nope, just check out what he did for us in the Valley this past JULY (strike that, it was August, even hotter...)!!

Honest, we could do with more like Clint. But I've been looking, I hadn't seen another.

Trad climber
From a Quiet Place by the Lake
Mar 12, 2008 - 05:22pm PT
A good example is the recent thread with regard to cams for the Nose with the Graphs etc. I must admit I got a bit of a laugh when I first saw that thread. But Clint just gave the person honest, straight forward input and advice as he does in other threads.

I agree that he is a real value to the forum.
Russ Walling

Social climber
Out on the sand.... man.....
Mar 12, 2008 - 05:24pm PT
Clint is A OK!
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