Three Old Coots & Crimpie nab the notorious Ruper in Eldo !

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Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Original Post - May 8, 2009 - 03:04pm PT
The scene of the crime; an unsuspecting, average, totally normal blue sky day on The Red Garden Wall in Eldorado Canyon.
RUPER, FA by Layton Kor, Bob Culp & Ed Risley 1961:




Plus some historical background connected to the foolish pursuit of the day: RUPER
From Wizards of Rock: A History of Free Climbing in America, by Pat Ament:




From CLIMB !
Royal Robbins leading Ruper:




The part what gets all slippery and pumpy:

Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - May 8, 2009 - 03:04pm PT
So then, on to the usual suspects …
Three old coots : that would be Larry Hamilton (Chiloe), Mike Munger, & Tarbuster.

How did we get to be old coots?
Well, we started out young….

Larry and Mike, pre-coot, young buck days,
Jackson-Johnson route on Hallett, summer 1971:






And in modern times, full old coot mode, yesterday to be exact:






Tarbuster, coot number three, sporting his first hat, in early training for the inevitable Ruper:




Callie (Crimpie to you’s guys), sometime before tape and chalk:




How Tarbuster and Crimpie look today … well, yesterday:

Tarbuster

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right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - May 8, 2009 - 03:05pm PT
Larry & Tarboy arrive, prematurely ready for happy hour :




But Mike says we’ll first need to deploy WIDE gear :




Caught in the act!
(or just prior to …)
Nowhere to go but up.

Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - May 8, 2009 - 03:05pm PT
Please note, Ruper is a horrific 5.8 : known to spit out 5.10 leaders on reglar' basis.
We bad, we bad….
TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
May 8, 2009 - 03:13pm PT
Hell yeah! A friday night show starting in the afternoon!

lemme get the popcorn...anyone need a beer while I'm up?
MisterE

Trad climber
One Step Beyond!
May 8, 2009 - 03:32pm PT
There is definitely something non-cootish about that crew...

Keep it coming!
drljefe

climber
Old Pueblo, AZ
May 8, 2009 - 03:36pm PT
You haf clafted zee tension an zee bildup pairfectly.
I wait, I wait.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
May 8, 2009 - 03:54pm PT
fine lookin' crew, bring it!
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
valley center, ca
May 8, 2009 - 03:56pm PT
Nice Thread, TB. :DD
climbhigh

Trad climber
western slope Co.
May 8, 2009 - 04:03pm PT











Beer me!












Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
May 8, 2009 - 04:09pm PT
can't wait for more...

dogtown

climber
Cheyenne,Wyoming
May 8, 2009 - 04:10pm PT
More Please!
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
May 8, 2009 - 04:16pm PT
Awwwww


Where's da pix??????



And Crimpie, hows abouts the toonz??????
steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
May 8, 2009 - 04:31pm PT
and now... the rest of the story...

Love that Ruper. Great climbing!
KlimbIn

climber
May 8, 2009 - 04:36pm PT
Rock Teaser!

(this is gonna be good).
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
May 8, 2009 - 04:43pm PT
Hey, I was there, and I can't wait to see how this all turns out!
MUR

climber
A little to the left of right
May 8, 2009 - 04:49pm PT
Awesome, Full Sail Amber chillin' in the fridge, and a tasty Tarbuster tale...life is good.
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
May 8, 2009 - 05:03pm PT
There's beer at the end of this thread.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
May 8, 2009 - 05:16pm PT
Or two...
MisterE

Trad climber
One Step Beyond!
May 8, 2009 - 05:46pm PT
I hope so! I don't see any on the harnesses with the patented Tarbuster carrying method...
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