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pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Topic Author's Original Post - Sep 30, 2009 - 12:30am PT
Just another fine day at Stoney Point!
 right off of Topanga Cyn rd!  in los Angeles.  <br/>
" for me this is my ...
right off of Topanga Cyn rd! in los Angeles.
" for me this is my local climbing place".
Credit: pyro
this is located near Boulder 1.
this is located near Boulder 1.
Credit: pyro
in memory of our hero J.B.
in memory of our hero J.B.
Credit: pyro
local crowd show'n up around 3pm.
local crowd show'n up around 3pm.
Credit: pyro
Guyman down climbing while Jim Wilson and Andrew rock exchange beta!
Guyman down climbing while Jim Wilson and Andrew rock exchange beta!
Credit: pyro
cole gibson crank'n endo boy while others spot!
cole gibson crank'n endo boy while others spot!
Credit: pyro
crimp'n n crank'n!
crimp'n n crank'n!
Credit: pyro

have a nice day!
with love from Stoner's Point!

p.s if it's ur first time check'n this thread be sure to scroll all the way to the right, then click "the last" for latest updates.


T H

Boulder climber
the ground up
Sep 30, 2009 - 01:30am PT
Nice pictures . The new forum is sick looking . Thanks for posting .
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Sep 30, 2009 - 09:02am PT
Pyro, thanks for stirring fond memories. I spent a lot of time there in the 60's with my buddies, my dear old mom would take us boys out before we could drive ourselves and wait in he car with her rosery beads......the road where you park wasn't there, it looks a lot cleaner now.....oh how time flies and things change with B1 & balance rock still there and my old friend Roy long gone. Savor your time with friends in the sun, thanks again berg heil.

Charlie D.
guyman

Trad climber
Moorpark, CA.
Sep 30, 2009 - 12:34pm PT
Pyro, nice.

Keep it up.
Batrock

Trad climber
Burbank
Sep 30, 2009 - 01:01pm PT
I live in Burbank but have not climbed at Stoney in at least 10 years. In the early 80's thru mid 90's I climbed there at least 4 days a week if not more. I remember lots of faces but few names except for Kamps of course, Waugh and a couple who's names I cant remember but they climbed there everyday, he had a fused ankle but it did little to slow him down and his wife climbed at a level that was seldom equaled by women back then. They were the best bouldering companions. I think their names were Jim and Laura, Jim had a kind of salt and pepper fro going on and was big into the Greatfull Dead. It is the relationships that I miss most.

I have young kids now and need to get out there and introduce them to the place like my dad did.

Thanks for the pics Pyro.

Kevin Mokracek
Ed Bannister

Mountain climber
Riverside, CA
Sep 30, 2009 - 01:14pm PT
Thanks to all Stoney folks who were customers of Art of Climbing... backin the day....
Gorgeous George

Trad climber
Los Angeles, California
Sep 30, 2009 - 01:24pm PT
Is that where I bought my spider tcu's (circa 1986-7)? Still use them today.
JuanDeFuca

Big Wall climber
Stoney Point
Sep 30, 2009 - 01:28pm PT
I once did three pigs 100 times in a row to get ready for the vampire and flakes.

I used to do like 10 laps on Crystal Ball. I never see anyone these days do that route.

Juan
DMBARN

climber
Sep 30, 2009 - 01:53pm PT
All us climbers should be thanking YOU Ed Bannister. That shop was awesome. I took my first climbing class through your shop with Alan Bard. Took a wilderness first aide course which led me to become an EMT and wound up as a Trauma RN taking care of Yosemite climbers from time to time. The slide shows from people like Peter Hacket and one of the Lowe brothers (I can't remember which one) were inspiring. Bought my first stopper from you. When you think of the likes of Robbins and Chouinard to all who climbed at Stoney, it (and your shop) spawned a lot of great climbers.
Thanks,
Doug
dfrost7

Social climber
Sep 30, 2009 - 01:59pm PT
I used to boulder there on the way home from Ventura. I was making trips
to Bend a lot then, due to some work I was doing at Metolius. I always liked getting a climber who would be a rider for the long trip. It made me happy to do this because a lot of times people can't afford the trip and they would be going to a really great area. In this case, meet the Metolius crew, too.

Met a kid named Jay Decker there one day and told him where I was going and if he wanted to ride up, and could leave the next day, he was welcome to come along (Smith Rock). He did. We were there a week and he climbed his first 5.10, 5.11 that week. We came home and he quit his job, packed up and moved to Bend. It was so great to see that happen for him. All because of Stoney Point. The End.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Sep 30, 2009 - 02:10pm PT
One of the most picturesque areas in Los Angeles- what does that tell you?
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 30, 2009 - 04:42pm PT
Porno's4pyro! Jim.

this year alone have stumbled into four porno's being filmed. women getting their photo's taken with other women, ebony shots, nude men shots and etc. big on porn out here.


bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Sep 30, 2009 - 04:49pm PT
Looks like a cool place as a local crag.

I'd hit that!
JuanDeFuca

Big Wall climber
Stoney Point
Sep 30, 2009 - 05:20pm PT
Bldrjac

Ice climber
Boulder
Sep 30, 2009 - 05:33pm PT
Nice pictures. I haven't been back in quite awhile. One of the last times I was there I fell on Rock One when holds snapped and I broke both my wrists.
Ruined a trip to Alaska for both Nick Badirka and I..........

I might just have to go back one of these tuesdays when I'm in town.

Jack
Scared Silly

Trad climber
UT
Sep 30, 2009 - 06:30pm PT
Thanks for the pics. I bouldered there in the 80s and still sneak in once in a while when I am in LA for business.

But whats up with the pads. Where is carpet??


PS with two herniated discs I now have a cushy pad
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 14, 2009 - 03:44pm PT
"Just a really wet day for Stoney Point".

"PLEASE STAY OFF THE ROCK AFTER A RAIN STORM FOR AT LEAST 3-5DAYS".
stay off the sandstone rock for at least five days after a good soakin...
stay off the sandstone rock for at least five days after a good soaking. thank-you!
Credit: pyro
sorry were closed. <br/>
This sandstone sponge will take a few days to dry...
sorry were closed.
This sandstone sponge will take a few days to dry up!
please don't climb it for a few days.
Credit: pyro
river is cleaning up all those used condoms.
river is cleaning up all those used condoms.
Credit: pyro
Good place to get a hot dog! located off of Devenshire rd.
Good place to get a hot dog! located off of Devenshire rd.
Credit: pyro
Thank-you climbers!



Big Piton

Trad climber
Ventura
Oct 14, 2009 - 03:51pm PT
There are a few areas that can still be climbed.

Hot Tuna

Aid Climb inside the train tunnel. Wouldn't be the first time.

The base of planet of the ape wall stays dry at Malibu Creek.

MMM
Jingy

Social climber
Flatland, Ca
Oct 14, 2009 - 03:51pm PT
cool looking boulder....

but not when it's under water!!!

Cheers to the Stoney Point Crew!
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Oct 14, 2009 - 03:54pm PT
Thanks for the TR - I've seen pictures of people climbing/bouldering at Stony (Stoney?) Point, and knew about its place in history, but never seen area and panorama photos of it. So even though JDF's photo is annoyingly wide, it does provide a nice perspective on the place.

To illustrate, somehow I always thought it was on the ocean. Apparently not.
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