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Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Original Post - Jan 29, 2010 - 11:09pm PT
There will be a Bridwellfest on Sat. April 24th, in Joshua Tree California, at the Gordon Ranch . The Bridwellfest is a fundraiser to help the Bridwell family meet their financial obligations, and make sure their future is a happy, healthy , and secure one. Our goal is to raise $10,000, which I believe is a realistic and obtainable goal. The Bridwellfest will have a Jim Bridwell presentation (slideshow and/or DVD), live music by the California Celts (Reggae/ska), an awesome sushi bar, almost any or all of Jim's climbing gear for sale or auction, booze, merriment, and I would imagine the support of climbers throughout the world. This is an evening of friends, fans, and supporters of Jim Bridwell, the father of modern Yosemite Big Wall climbing, and North American's premier Alpine Master. There is no charge for this event, other than you need to buy at least one piece of climbing history from Jim from his collection of climbing gear. If you are on a budget, there will be many items under $5....so if you are a poor dirtbag, you are welcome. If you are a high roller, invester, collector, or philanthropist, please feel free to throw it down and help us reach our goal of $10,000. I also encourage those who wish to attend, to really make an evening of this event...(meaning don't plan on staying an hour or two, and then hittin' the Motel 6 for a "good night's sleep"). This is to be an "old school" evening in the style that is fitting for Jim Bridwell;....beers, friends, real partying, and a late night......if you can't commit to this, maybe this isn't an event for you.
Here is how I plan to raise $10,000 for a man who has giving and shared with so many and inspired almost anyone who has ever tied into a rope.
We have already made a fair amount of money so far selling off some of Jim's gear, which is already water off a duck's back. The starting date is Feb. 1st, and the end date is April 24th to raise the $10,000. I will be mailing out a letter to climbing companies, the climbing industry, and the climbing community to chip in and help us reach out goal;....while the climbing industry doesn't really owe Jim anything other than admiration and respect, I believe that climbing is where it is today because of Jim and people like Jim who have inspired us to great things just by the fact that Jim has opened up the doors to all the possibilities that we as climbers have, if we just summons up the sac, the mental toughness, and the desire to push our limits, take a chance, throw it down, and give it our best shot. Look at our climbing heroes;....such as Bridwell, Kor, Fred Beckey, Tucker Tech, Kurt Smith, Jimmy Dunn, Kyle Copeland, etc.....not what you would call high rolling multi-millionaires ...yet they are "rock" stars in their own right,...at least to us anyways.....In these trying times, we have to all work together to help each other out. I am psyched and proud to be hosting this event, and I have confidence that the climbing community can come together on this one, step up to the plate to bat for Jim, or hell;...at least show up at the party and have a beer or three.
How can you help out?
1) Attend this event and buy something from Jim for your collection of climbing goodies;...this will help out alot.
2) If you can't attend , but would like to help us reach our goal, please send a check made out to Jim Bridwell and send it c/o Todd Gordon P.O. Box 138 Joshua Tree, California 92252 or use paypal too at andreatoddgordon@gmail.com and we will make sure Jim gets the dough.
3) If you are in the climbing industry, encourage your company to help out and make a donation.
4) If you would like to donate anything to sell or auction off at the Bridwellfest, please send it to Todd Gordon P.O. Box 138 Joshua Tree, California 92252 call or email me with your idea, item you wish to donate, and idea to help reach our $10,000 goal.
5) If you manufacture any climbing gear, clothes, books, etc. that can be sold, auctioned, or raffled off to help us reach our goal, please help us out in this reguard.
6) Any other ideas to help raise money and reach our goal, please let me know.

All in all, it should be an awesome evening, not to be missed, and one that we, as climbers, should be proud of and support as a community. As special thanks to those of you who have already helped the Bridwells out financially ;...you guys RULE! And a special hats off to those who are true dirtbags who are living the life and too poor to even own a car;....I say BRAVO to you;....you deserve a fundraiser too! This event is not going to be a slick, mega-planned out event;...I intent to keep it simple as possible. Basically show up, have fun, party down, support Jim, and don't drive if you have been drinking. I will be posting a running tab of our progress in the money raised, those who are helping out, and it would be good to get a guest list of those who plan to attend, just like the supertopo Woodson list;...just to see all of our friends who plan to attend. I look at this whole evening as a win-win gig......we all benefit from such an event. Roy's benefit party last year here was an awesome event, a gas, and a great time had by all;....this will be a similar event. Keep checking this and other related posts for up-dates, information, ideas, and see you there. Jim is very appreciative and grateful to the climbing community and looks forward to seeing his pals, meeting new friends, saying thanks to you all for the support, and having an evening of it. Todd Gordon Joshua Tree, California
(760) 366-9395
toddgordon@joshuatreeclimb.com


Captain...or Skully

Social climber
You wanted to!
Jan 29, 2010 - 11:11pm PT
Dude!
I am SO there.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Jan 29, 2010 - 11:20pm PT
Good idea!

I'll see what I can do to help.
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 30, 2010 - 12:19am PT
Planning to attend;
1. Jim Bridwell
2. Todd Gordon
3. Tucker Tech
4. Captain...or Skully
5. Lynne Leichtfuss
6. F10
7. Skeptimistic
8. Robert Fonda
9. Ron Gomez
10. Cracko
11. Bullwinkle
12. DEE (Dave Ernest Evans)
13. Cynthia L
14. G.Davis
15-19 Cal Celts (5 piece ragaae/ska band)
20. Nature (Sushi master)
21. Norm Miller (Dallas, Tx.)
22. Locker
23. Pat Dennis
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 30, 2010 - 12:20am PT
Funds raised to reach our goal of $10,000 (Feb 1st to April 24th, 2010)

1. Todd Gordon $100 donation
2. Ihateplastic t-shirt donations
3. G Davis one pair new climbing shoes donation
4. Cracko $500 (and more before Feb. 1st...)
5. Al Sanderson $250
6. Tim Schafstall $25
7.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
Will know soon
Jan 30, 2010 - 12:50am PT
Todd, Will be there and can come early to help. Will see what I can come up with to help Jim. Goods and/or money. Sounds like grate fun. Peace to Jim. lynne
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Jan 30, 2010 - 02:43am PT
Todd... I will have some shirts (DOLT, A5, BAT, etc.) coming your way for this.
salad

climber
Escondido
Jan 30, 2010 - 02:52am PT
Todd, you are awesome.

Jen turns 40 on 4/20 and at this point I am not sure if we will be in town that weekend. We will probably in the Bay Area to celebrate either the weekend before or that weekend.

Regardless, we will do what we can to help.

I'll do what I can to make her bday thing the weekend before. Would really love to be there...

F10

Trad climber
e350
Jan 30, 2010 - 09:07pm PT
Todd,

I will be there, I have time to help out,

Back to the front page,

James
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Jan 30, 2010 - 09:12pm PT
Paging ihateplastic. Mr. plastic hater, please come to customer service.....

I see a hell of an opportunity to sell some t-shirts and send some fundage to Jim. Birdfest? There is so much to work with here.
Skeptimistic

Mountain climber
Jan 30, 2010 - 10:20pm PT
The timing couldn't be better for me. Finals are done on the 21st, and I'm gonna need to blow off some severely pent up stress. I'll be there unless I'm preempted by family emergency. Thanks for making this happen!
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 30, 2010 - 10:39pm PT
As for the April 24th date;...I had originally planned for April 10th;...a date that Roy (Tarbuster, AKA Beadwagon) and I had hashed out months ago.....but the band was unavaliable this date;..they were already booked for this date;.....I even asked them if they would do a double gig that night, and they said yes if they could fit it in....but they could not...not enough time.....so I tried to push for this date, but could not. I know it won't work for some, and will for others....but it's the date I could get Jim and the band...and those are two that I need to be in attendence. Hopefully, Roy can revamp his schedule....for that was a day that he and I had hoped for..... I really pushed for that day, but couldn't swing it.....
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Jan 30, 2010 - 11:36pm PT
Johntp... Already thinking along those lines! Lots of time to get it right... pre-orders, etc. Todd, I will be in touch on this idea ,too.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jan 30, 2010 - 11:41pm PT
The Camel concession alone should be worth a grand! Berg heil, best of luck.
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 30, 2010 - 11:42pm PT
Cool;....Bridwellfest t-shirts;......lots of different sizes for everyone from the small sexy shirts for the hot babes....all the way up to XXL for the old fat yuppies with man-boobs.......a t-shirt design and size for everyone.....awesome....
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Jan 31, 2010 - 12:05am PT
plastic hater-

there is so much to go with. let me know if you need some help with the frontage.
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Jan 31, 2010 - 12:53am PT
Here's a few Bird shots from many a moon ago. Photos by Edgar Boyles from Aspen, Co.
Credit: Ihateplastic
Credit: Ihateplastic
Credit: Ihateplastic
Cracko

Trad climber
Quartz Hill, California
Jan 31, 2010 - 01:37pm PT
Cracko is in Todd !
tinker b

climber
the commonwealth
Feb 1, 2010 - 12:49am PT
bump for the bird
Watusi

Social climber
Newport, OR
Feb 1, 2010 - 06:09am PT
What a great thing you are doing for our own legendary master. Quite the philanthropic gesture sir!
CynthiaL

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Feb 1, 2010 - 10:27am PT
Hey Todd!

Count me in! And I'll be in touch to help any way I can!

Cyn
troutboy

Trad climber
Newark, DE
Feb 1, 2010 - 12:44pm PT
I'll see how my schedule plays out in the next couple months. Only know a few of you guys personally, but I've been trying to work in a Josh fix anyway.

Meanwhile, look for my check in the mail Todd.

Tim S

Bullwinkle

Boulder climber
Feb 1, 2010 - 02:28pm PT
Todd,

I'll be there and give a slideshow if you' like. . .df
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Feb 1, 2010 - 07:12pm PT
I will see you there, sounds like quite the hoe down (sp?).
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
Will know soon
Feb 1, 2010 - 07:28pm PT
Depends on what your topic is dee ee....oops, did I say that :D
Kidding of course. It will be fun to help Jim and generally rock. Is there musica ????? Did I miss that info on the Thread? Peace and see many of yo at Woodson in March....God willing and the Creek don't rise. lynnie
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 1, 2010 - 10:18pm PT
Fattrad;.....I've talked to Ken;...and I'm sure I'll talk to him again soon;....he already knows that anything he wants;...we can put aside for him and see that he gets it at the "bro" deal.......Ken is awesome, and his Yo museum is fantastic, and if we don't keep track of this stuff;...it will be gone forever.....it's our history, our legacy, and who we are.
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Feb 1, 2010 - 10:27pm PT
See ya all there!
nature

climber
Tucson, AZ
Feb 1, 2010 - 10:55pm PT
Sounds like a Party in need of sushi.

Just today I was wondering where the 4/20 sushifest would happen.


*whistle*
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Feb 1, 2010 - 11:13pm PT
Hey Todd,

I'll be there, you can count on it! As far as Auctions go, I'll throw in a pair of Evolv Defy, Bandit, Quest or Hera in any size on my Dime.
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 1, 2010 - 11:19pm PT
Nature;....I would be honored, totally stoked, and WAY happy to have you do sushi again.....the whole sushi thing is way cool and everyone loved it last year;.....could you?....and I can get you money up front ahead of time for your catch....so no sweat there......let me know;...I would love it.....(I also have some neoprene overboots for you if you still want them....)....too cool....
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Feb 1, 2010 - 11:29pm PT
Todd... check your e-mail.
nature

climber
Tucson, AZ
Feb 1, 2010 - 11:37pm PT
and if john and F10 drive out we can get the same goods as last time. Best darn fish to ever pass over the sushibar.

Yeah... I'd be honored to do this for Jim. Who's he climbing with Sunday the 25th? ;-)
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 1, 2010 - 11:44pm PT
Doug;....too cool;...awesome;....just let me know what you need;...we will have it for you.......the Bridwellfest just shot up in awesomeness X10 with the sushi......excellent......
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 2, 2010 - 12:04am PT
Simone;...I just read your email...but when I responded...it said message was not sent....anyways...all your ideas are great...let me now what I can do to help you......and I appreciate it all......call at (760) 366-9395. Todd
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Feb 2, 2010 - 12:31am PT
Todd... that sucks. I will call tomorrow and we can discuss ideas.

Weird, that e-mail should work no problem... I get way too many coming to that each day. Try again if you want or we'll talk tomorrow. Maybe you had an extra "e" in there? my name is simon not simone. (Although... if I was a sexy French lady that would be a nice name!)

simon at vershke dot com
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 2, 2010 - 10:19pm PT
My phone line is down;.....repair person coming tomorrow;....here is a pic of Jim and gang at the Gordon Ranch...

GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Feb 2, 2010 - 10:28pm PT
"So I guess we should exchange some information... I was driving the tricycle when Ron in the red wagon ran right through the red light and hit Tucker in the monster truck. I am clearly not at fault here, so I see no need to get the authorities involved..."
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
New York, NY
Feb 2, 2010 - 10:34pm PT
hahaha...
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Feb 2, 2010 - 11:52pm PT
That's hoe down, not Ho down. Shindig, party, get together, happening, gathering,scene, or simply "the hawk, the beast, the bull."
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 3, 2010 - 11:18am PT
Same as it ever was....

Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 4, 2010 - 02:35am PT
Jim climbing on Jan 1st, 2010.....on a first ascent in Joshua Tree, Ca.

Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 5, 2010 - 02:21am PT
Resting up for the Bridwellfest......

Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 6, 2010 - 02:51am PT
Rick A

climber
Boulder, Colorado
Feb 6, 2010 - 10:04am PT
I still can't believe that the weekend chosen is the one weekend this spring that I am unable to make it out there. I will be there in spirit, though.

This is shaping up to be the mother of all ST parties and is the perfect way to honor Jim, whose legacy spans the decades from the 60's to the present.

Todd, thanks for doing this. I will certainly send a check and urge everyone else to dig deep to do so. A climber of Jim's stature would be a national hero in Europe, able to live comfortably on his reputation. We can't change how our culture chooses its sports stars, but we who know the history of American climbing can show that we appreciate Jim's contribution by helping him out here.

Rick

The sartorial splendor of the Bird, circa 1975.
The sartorial splendor of the Bird, circa 1975.
Credit: Rick A
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 7, 2010 - 06:53pm PT
Getting close to our first $1000......I am confident we can reach our goal;...thanks so far for the help....we have until April 24th........I'm sending letters off to the climbing industy to step it out and throw it down for The Bird.....I'm sure many will chip in to help out. Thanks....
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Feb 7, 2010 - 06:54pm PT
And the commemorative shirt will be STELLAR!
locker

Social climber
Oryay Ommamay
Feb 7, 2010 - 07:02pm PT

I should be back around by then and will try and make it...

Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 7, 2010 - 07:15pm PT
If you can't make it to the Bridwellfest, buy a commerative shirt to support the Bridwells;....If you can make it to the Bridwellfest, buy a commerative shirt to support the Bridwells. Either way,...buy a t-shirt to support the Bridwells.......Everyone loves a new t-shirt...(Everyone loves Raymond and bacon too...). (t-shirts still in the design and production stage....but stay tuned and soon you can order yours!)...thanks...
nature

climber
Tucson, AZ
Feb 7, 2010 - 10:08pm PT
I need to email John to see if he'll be making it out from LA.

I'm gonna one up the fish quality at the last (for Roy).

I gotta get my chops down again... I think next year I'm going to set up a Sushi By Nature tent at the Tucson Gem and Mineral show. Going big time....


So... again... who's Jim climbing with on the Sunday after the event? The sushi chef? ;-)
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 8, 2010 - 10:41pm PT
Here is a cool thing that is being done to raise some more money for Jim;...excellent, Bravo, and awesome. It's a copy of Meyer's Yosemite Climber w/alot of cool signitures in it...then it will be sold or auctioned off and the money goes to Jim.......way cool ...check it out.....

http://www.yosemiteclimber.blogspot.com
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 10, 2010 - 03:09am PT
Updated list;

1. Jim Bridwell
2. Todd Gordon
3. Tucker Tech
4. Captain...or Skully
5. Lynne Leichtfuss
6. F10
7. Skeptimistic
8. Robert Fonda
9. Ron Gomez
10. Cracko
11. Bullwinkle
12. DEE (Dave Ernest Evans)
13. Cynthia L
14. G.Davis
15-19 Cal Celts (5 piece ragaae/ska band)
20. Nature (Sushi master)
21. Norm Miller (Dallas, Tx.)
22. Locker
23. Pat Dennis
24. Frank Bentwood
25. Ryan Rothacher
26. Resa Ashbachar
27. Beth Shilliday
28. Steve (Cho)
29. Tom Murphy
30. Larry (Larabee AKA Larry Loads)
31. John Frericks
32. Dana Eubanks
33. Tim S (troutboy)
34. Jim Donini
35. Guy Keesee
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 10, 2010 - 03:14am PT
Updated Funds list (Feb. 1st to April 24th)



1. Todd Gordon $100 donation
2. Ihateplastic t-shirt donations
3. G Davis one pair new climbing shoes donation
4. Cracko $500 (and more before Feb. 1st...)
5. Al Sanderson $250
6. Tim Schafstall $25
7. Marty George Myers Book with signitures (auction $?)
8. Pat Dennis Pitons to sell/auction
9. Larry (the lion tamer) "loads" Larabee $100 donation
10.Donini $500 climbing day pledge with Jim
Fluoride

Trad climber
Hollywood, CA
Feb 10, 2010 - 06:18am PT
I'm 100% in.
Cuckawalla

Trad climber
Grand Junction, CO
Feb 10, 2010 - 10:11am PT
Anyone coming from Colorado or East of Colorado that I could grab a ride with and split some gas? Would love to attend!
-Jesse
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 11, 2010 - 10:21pm PT
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Feb 12, 2010 - 11:34am PT
Shirt design almost finished. I might be adding a nice piece of art from one of our own, so waiting to see if that will happen. If not, it will still be THE shirt to have!
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 12, 2010 - 12:38pm PT
Working towards our goal of $10,000 by April 24th, we are offering a big wall metal set, probably for collecting, but if you want to hammer these into the stone (their actual intended use...)...go for it. The set has 6 items.....one RURP, on Z pin, one baby angle, on fat LA, one standard angle, and one sawed off. 4 of the 6 are signed by Jim. I would like to get $100 , or higher is anyone is willing to chip in more (once again...). Today is Friday;...highest bid on Sunday night 10 PM is in ....(I will try to be prompt with the deadline). Your chance to help out the Bridwells, help us get closer to our goal, and to own a piece (actually pieces ) of climbing history. (I have 3 sets of these....this is set one)....With your help, the help of the climbing industry, we can reach our goal by April 24th. (You will be getting that tax return soon;...time to throw it down for The Bird)....and this would make a great Valentine's gift for your sweetheart.....nothing says " I love you " quite like some big wall iron.....thanks Todd Gordon





Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 12, 2010 - 12:49pm PT
Can't wait to see the Bridwellfest t-shirt design;....the new rage of the fashion world......
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Feb 12, 2010 - 01:05pm PT
I have e-mailed my measly starting bid... I am sure I will not be getting these ☃...
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 13, 2010 - 12:35am PT
Went to the Bridwell residence last night;....Jim gave me some slides to post and share between now and April 24th......I'm sure you will enjoy them. Greg Epperson is scanning them for me to post .......(thanks, Greg...)......hope many of you can come April 24th to see an old friend or meet "the living legend".....

johntp

Trad climber
socal
Feb 13, 2010 - 12:50am PT
Todd-

Iff'n you could get someone to get someone to make some really good quality prints of those slides you could make some sales. Tried to make it out for the 14th thingy, but after 4 hours and only making 50 miles I came home. Forgot it was a holiday weekend. I hate SoCal traffic....

Edit: is there an auction here? I pledge $200 for whatever it is.
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Feb 13, 2010 - 01:14am PT
well, I'm outbid... knew it would happen.
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 13, 2010 - 10:20am PT
$200 for johntp is the top bid. Thanks once again for stepping up. With johntp and the likes of him, we shall reach our goal. (Bidding open until sunday night.....Valentine roses, chocolates, or Bridwell's iron........I think it's a no-brainer....)......
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Feb 13, 2010 - 10:33pm PT
Todd- I think with a little lubrication tonight, my bid will (Bridwell?) not hold. Hope ya'll are groovin' and enjoying the warm temps.
larabee

Trad climber
Cottonwood Arizona
Feb 14, 2010 - 03:56pm PT
Ok Todd I'm There...and Jon if he knows what's good for him. We'll be out again this weekend climbing so if a 100 bucks will help sooner than April I'll drop it buy but if not you can count on April 24th...I think you no my track record eh and it would be and honor to help Jim....See you soon....623-455-2616.
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 14, 2010 - 06:52pm PT
Wouldn't be a party w/out "Loads".....thanks, and see you April 24th or earlier, if you wanna stop by and say hello......Party down, and get Frericks to join in.....(...Larry "has a friend" who actually fell on the window pane pitch of Ten Carrot......ever wonder if anyone has ever fallen on this run out pitch...the answer is yes....)...
Sewellymon

climber
.....in a single wide......
Feb 14, 2010 - 09:50pm PT
Larry's "friend" was yarding up slack to clip the next bolt when the feet skated. So 60' of rope between the 2" swami and the last bolt? Fortunately, the belayer pulled in about a thousand feet of slack whilst the "friend" was sliding down, resulting in a fifty- footer vs a thousand hundred fifty footer
flak

Social climber
confusion
Feb 15, 2010 - 01:51am PT
I have a novel idea. Why doesn't Bridwell get a job? no really Mcdonalds is hiring.
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Feb 15, 2010 - 02:18am PT
That photo of Jim captures a moment in time in so many ways. More please....
locker

Social climber
Oryay Ommamay
Feb 15, 2010 - 02:25am PT


First and ONLY post (so far)...

"Feb 14, 2010
10:51pm PST Bridwellfest April 24th, Sat. Joshua Tree, Calif.
I have a novel idea. Why doesn't Bridwell get a job? no really Mcdonalds is hiring. ... flak
1 - 1 of 1 forum posts found from forum member: flak"
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Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 15, 2010 - 02:31am PT
Johntp;...once again;..you are The Man for the pins....let me know what you wish to do...thanks for always coming through............................................................................... As for Jim and his work;...I have a college degree and a full time professional job, and I am circling the drain financially;.....I doubt if a minimum wage job would help Jim and his family at this point in time.....but thanks for the suggestion;.....I'll run the McDonald's idea past him and see what he thinks......(great first post too , flako.......proud....)......maybe fat people should quit eating so much , smokers should quit smoking, and drug addicts should clean up too......or maybe it might be a wee bit more complicated than that.......
mucci

Trad climber
The pitch of Bagalaar above you
Feb 15, 2010 - 02:40am PT
^^^^BWHAAAHAHAHAHHAAHHAAH!!!@1211!!
mountain dog

Trad climber
over the hills and far away
Feb 15, 2010 - 02:55am PT
Todd Gordon respect to you, I'm not going to say my name here, (plenty of hints for people who know me), But I took a few showers and ate a few meals (cooked by Grant) at your place. Tucker beat me in chess in about 10 moves a couple times. You put up the sh#t in Josh. You are PROUD. AND SO IS THE BIRD!!!
flak

Social climber
confusion
Feb 15, 2010 - 11:55am PT
so the amount of time I can waste on supertopos validates or negates my opinion. Bridwell needs to grow up get a job.
habitat

climber
grass pass
Feb 15, 2010 - 12:59pm PT
We all contribute in our own way. For some that is simply being an inspiration to others....by chosing a unique path, not one dictated by a society with values many of us question...

Showing us all that there are alternatives, there are options....to how we live our life...if even for a short while....
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Feb 15, 2010 - 01:03pm PT
There always has to be some d#@&%e who walks into the party, gropes the women, brags about shite he has never done and will never be able to do and then vomits on the host. Welcome, flak... now, go do something worthy of our interest.

You spew as though Jim has always been a burden on society (not that he is now) and has contributed nothing. Go read a few books, check a few movies, hell... do a Google search and see what people think of his accomplishments around the world. You are, I feel confident in saying, in a class of one.

Todd is standing proud and helping out one of our own. Many others are hearing the call and doing whatever they can to help. Is this what Jim WANTS? Undoubtable, NO! No man proudly accepts the goodwill of others when he is down. Jim is feeling this inside and wishes it did not have to be this way. I've been there... not a fun place. Not a place I ever want to be again.

Your comments are, of course welcome at ST, but make sure you have all the facts before you spew. Otherwise you just sound ignorant.

Simon
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Feb 15, 2010 - 01:25pm PT
flak is right!

What a deadbeat that Bird is!

And then there's that other guy out in Arizona, Layton-something, just sucking on the public teat, using medicare to relax in a dialysis clinic three times a week.

These people need to DO something.






















Sheesh.
(anybody else know the etymology of the word FLAK?)

Actually I think Jim would make a terrific guest commentator on Fox, and I suggested to Flouride that she ask a few contacts, but she never answered back.
I think its about time that the mainstream had a name that they associate with american rockclimbing, and rumor has it that Jim has a few credentials in that regard,...
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Feb 15, 2010 - 02:20pm PT
Slightly off thread... This is an interesting article about Bill Johnson, a national sports hero and Olympic gold medalist who is now living in a rented trailer near Mt. Hood. We love our heros when they are on cereal boxes and smiling pretty for the cameras, but after that...

http://www.oregonlive.com/sports/oregonian/john_canzano/index.ssf/2010/02/winter_olympics_hero_bill_john.html


Sorry to take this thread off topic.

Back to Jim!
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Feb 15, 2010 - 04:50pm PT
Warren joked about a rest home for climbers, but he may have just been ahead of his time,...
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Feb 15, 2010 - 04:54pm PT
etymology for flak: anti weapon, opposition. Jim, a commentator on Fox???? Oh god have some mercy, some of my favorite conversation with Jim on the phone are about "politics". I love his enlightenment on the subject!
Peace
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Feb 15, 2010 - 10:15pm PT
Don't feed or react to the trolls. Do not let this get off topic!

Todd; I'm a thinking of being back in JT in couple o' weeks. I'll pick up the gear then or get back to you otherwise. Thanks for what you are doing.

ihateplastic- wanna split these pieces? I'll send you a PM.
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Feb 15, 2010 - 10:43pm PT
For those of us interested in the BridwellFest '10 or just historically inclined, there is a thread that needs your proofreading eyes...


http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1089928&tn=0#msg1089928
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Feb 15, 2010 - 10:44pm PT
Johntp... I will await your message with baited breath...
Sewellymon

climber
.....in a single wide......
Feb 15, 2010 - 11:40pm PT
Ron wrote,

"Warren joked about a rest home for climbers, but he may have just been ahead of his time,... "

I can see it 2025 or 2035, God willing. If I am able to invest in a large enough swath of land, the Back 40 is fair game for my bruthas to park a van and stay a few years.

Just as likely, it will be ME in a van parked way behind some kind soul's house. Maybe next to a couple other aging climber buddy's van ...
nature

climber
Tucson, AZ
Feb 16, 2010 - 11:21am PT
Alright... now that SushiFest Cochise 2010 is over I can start to think about Sushi at Todds....

no... wait... maybe ill do that tomorrow.

johntp... can you get fish from LA and bring it?
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Feb 16, 2010 - 09:02pm PT
nature-

If I'm still here I definitely will. Gonna have to wait until we are closer to the event. My job situation is pretty tenuous right now, so I'm not sure where I'll be at the end of April.
troutboy

Trad climber
Newark, DE
Feb 17, 2010 - 10:55am PT
It looks like I'll be in Dublin, CA for work in that timeframe, so count me in !

I am assuming finding someone to climb with will not be an issue ?

Tim S.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Feb 17, 2010 - 01:13pm PT
Still in Patagonia until the 19th. of Feb. JT is hard on my fingertips but I'll be there for Jim.
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Feb 17, 2010 - 01:16pm PT
Jim glad you'll be there! it will be a great gathering. Troutboy, finding a partner won't be an issue, look me up and you can climb with us or we'll get you hooked up.
Peace
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Feb 17, 2010 - 01:20pm PT
Shirts will be ready for pre-order this coming weekend! Buy early and buy often cuz they will be a few bucks more at the event!

Artwork and pricing should be posted on Friday...

Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Feb 17, 2010 - 01:23pm PT
By the way... TODD... check you e-mail
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 17, 2010 - 11:15pm PT
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Feb 18, 2010 - 12:47am PT
Looks like Jim is getting ready for the BridwellFest '10! So many notes to write...
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Feb 18, 2010 - 08:50am PT
We have to get the Bird flying (climbing) again. Seems to me that before I left for Patagonia there was ST talk about a couple of us climbing with Jim for a day. I pledged $500 and someone else ponied up for a thousand. Can we resurrect this for the 24th? Back in the States tomorrow is Sarah Palin still alive?
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Feb 18, 2010 - 10:48am PT
Yes Jim, Palin is still alive but she is pissed at Fox TV's The Family Guy because they made fun of her and her Down's Syndrome child, Algebra (or is it Trig?)
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 18, 2010 - 10:53am PT
Donini;...let's get a day climbing with Bridwell;.....the gentleman who has pledged $1000, has already paid up the money;...so it's a done deal;we just need to pick a day....let's pick a day .....and go;....but not really the 24th;..because Jim will be selling some of his climbing gear that day;........let's pick a day that's good for Jim, you, and this other gentleman......and thanks for your pledge too.....let's party...(I've gone climbing with Jim twice in the last few months, and we are going again for the Woodson gig....and then with you and Bob at Joshua Tree in April....so Bridwell in back on the stone.....a great spinoff from this connection of people to help the Bridwells out...)....

Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Feb 18, 2010 - 11:55am PT
Todd... as you promised, another great shot of Jim!

I will be in touch today with the other ideas I had. I had another great one last night!

I have pre-loaded all the shirt information on my site and I just need to add photos of the shirt, etc. and it will be live tonight!

So, who owns jimbridwell.com? Right now there is just a NIAD pic on that site and none of the links work. I did a "whois" search and it came back with nothing useful. Does Jim own that? Anyone know?
Double D

climber
Feb 18, 2010 - 12:25pm PT
Todd, I will try and sort through the 1,500 scanned images I have of Jim's photos to see what we can scare up for the event.

Thanks for all of your time and gifts that you've given to both Jim and the climbing communtiy at large.
guyman

Trad climber
Moorpark, CA.
Feb 18, 2010 - 12:48pm PT
Todd.... I will see you the 24th.....

It will be a pleasure to have a "old skool climbers party"

Again at your home.....

guy keesee
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 19, 2010 - 04:14am PT


DoubleD....post up some of them images.......we want to see them...
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Feb 19, 2010 - 11:13am PT
Shirts will be "live" for purchase by tonight! Just doing some tweaking to get things just right.


To repeat, who owns jimbridwell.com? Anyone know? Anyone on here?
nature

climber
Tucson, AZ
Feb 19, 2010 - 11:15am PT
Macintosh-3:~ doug$ whois jimbridwell.com

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looks like someone named Ken Rose


if you are planning to run a website for jim talked to me. I've got a place we could put it at no cost to anyone.
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Feb 19, 2010 - 11:56am PT
Thanks Nature... looks like your "whois" is better than my "whois." I only got the generic stuff with no tech contacts.

So who is this guy? Anyone know him personally?

I'll drop you a letter later to explain...
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 20, 2010 - 03:53am PT
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 20, 2010 - 02:40pm PT
Updated Funds list (Feb. 1st to April 24th)



1. Todd Gordon $100 donation
2. Ihateplastic t-shirt donations
3. G Davis one pair new climbing shoes donation
4. Cracko $500 (and more before Feb. 1st...)
5. Al Sanderson $250
6. Tim Schafstall $25
7. Marty George Myers Book with signitures (auction $?)
8. Pat Dennis Pitons to sell/auction
9. Larry (the lion tamer) "loads" Larabee $100 donation
10. Donini $500 climbing day pledge with Jim
11. R. Harrison pair of climbing shoes, 2 harnesses, $100 cash
12. Mountain Gear Steve Williams Petzel Corax II harness
13 Dave Katz 2 copies of " Getting High in LA" out of print guides
14. Paul Addison $100 donation pledge
15. Roy Lenzo $100-150 donation
16. Eric Perlman Master's of Stone DVD set for auction/sale
17. R. Accamazzo $500 donation
18. M. Chessler $2000 donation pledge (w/some book signings)
19. M. Clemmons $500 donation
20. D. Eubanks $150 donation
21. Johntp $200 (and much more before our starting date...)
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 20, 2010 - 02:46pm PT
Updated list


1. Jim Bridwell
2. Todd Gordon
3. Tucker Tech
4. Captain...or Skully
5. Lynne Leichtfuss
6. F10
7. Skeptimistic
8. Robert Fonda
9. Ron Gomez
10. Cracko
11. Bullwinkle
12. DEE (Dave Ernest Evans)
13. Cynthia L
14. G.Davis
15-19 Cal Celts (5 piece ragaae/ska band)
20. Nature (Sushi master)
21. Norm Miller (Dallas, Tx.)
22. Locker
23. Pat Dennis
24. Frank Bentwood
25. Ryan Rothacher
26. Resa Ashbachar
27. Beth Shilliday
28. Steve (Cho)
29. Tom Murphy
30. Larry (Larabee AKA Larry Loads)
31. John Frericks
32. Dana Eubanks
33. Tim S (troutboy)
34. Jim Donini
35. Guy Keesee
36. Bob Gaines
37. Kirschen Katz
38. Dave Katz
39. Rich Bararra
40. Gina Bararra
41. Joe (Santa Cruz)
42. Mooch
43. Mrs. Mooch
44. Paul Addison
45. Mrs. P.Addison
46. Derick Reinig
47. Yolonda
48. Ashley Pangborn
49. Sarah Alexander
50. Peter Mayfield
51. Charlie Kable
52. Tony Zeek
53. Karl Zeek
54. Kevin Powell
55. Will Cassalaro
56. Stephanie Cassalaro
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 20, 2010 - 02:48pm PT
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Feb 20, 2010 - 05:16pm PT
Hey Todd is that Dana Eubanks from Big Wall Dana in Yosemite maybe late 70's or 80's??? I think I went to high school with Dana, hope it's the same one, will be cool to see him.
Peace
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 20, 2010 - 06:17pm PT
Same one, Ron;......his cousins, who I know well, live in Yucca Valley;.....Dana has done all the hardest routes on El Cap and Half Dome.....and why not...
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Feb 20, 2010 - 07:33pm PT
Way cool, yeah I went to high school with him in Irivne class of 76. Tried emailing him today but got a failure notice on the address I had on him. We'll have a good laugh, we "played" football together and even then he was a small tough little ass, think he was a receiver, I played back. If you talk with him or his cousins, shoot him my info,,,,if you have it Todd.
Peace
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Feb 20, 2010 - 08:04pm PT
Now that Alexander Haig is dead isn't Bridwell "now in control here"?
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Feb 20, 2010 - 08:49pm PT
ihateplastic-

care to post a link to the t-shirt site?

Todd, those photos are great!
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 20, 2010 - 11:58pm PT
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Feb 21, 2010 - 12:11am PT
Todd- the photos are sweet. care to share the stories behind them?
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 21, 2010 - 12:28am PT
Jim just gave me a bunch of slides;....I really don't know anything about them,.....except some of the SW ones, which I recognize...
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 21, 2010 - 12:30am PT
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Feb 21, 2010 - 12:31am PT
I have been up since 05:00 acting in a commercial for a new X-Box game about zombies. The location had zero phone/Internet access so I could not upload as I had hoped.

Give me one more day and I will post the link. Everything is ready to go except the final colors on the artwork. Sunday (Monday at the absolute latest!)
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 22, 2010 - 12:40am PT
Dave and Kirschen Katz will be setting up a tequila bar;..for those interested........and remember;...this is a party for Jim Bridwell;...not Martha Stewert;........( Please drink irresponsibly....but do not drive.....).......


(taken from google images)
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Feb 22, 2010 - 12:48am PT
Okay, the shirt art is up on the storefront so start yer ordering!

REMINDER!!!! This will be a LIMITED EDITION shirt. Once BridwellFest '10 is over I will remove the shirts from sale and destroy the artwork. Order now or cry later. The choice is yours. Funds go to help Jim.

While you are there, check out the other cool shirts!

WIENIE ROAST (one and 2-color)

FACELIFT '09 (Funds go to the YCA.

CASTLE ROCK SPIRE

RUSSIAN ELECTROCUTION

and more to come this week!

Starting in 2010 we are donating 10% of our pre-tax profit (the lawyers said we had to write it that way) to the Yosemite Climbing Association and YOSAR. Other big corporations donate 1% and many do nothing but we like to think a bit bigger than that. (Exceptions to this rule are shirts produced for specific fund-raising events such as Facelift and BridwellFest '10)

And remember... Always FREE SHIPPING and NO TAX!


http://www.shop.vershke.com/category.sc?categoryId=3

Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 22, 2010 - 01:25am PT
Awesome;..the t-shirts look great;...I'm going to order one for myself, and one for my wife.....remember, .....most of the profits from these shirts go to Jim and his family, and towards reaching our $10,000 goal......thanks to Simon and his t-shirt company for stepping up to help out.....so ponie up, get you Bridwellfest t-shirt, wear it proud, help out Jim, and wear it to the Bridwellfest;....order early so the shirt is all weathered and been at the crags many days by April 24th......It would be cool to post a pic of you in your Bridwellfest t-shirt at the crags or ot about town........so let's make it happen, flip one for The Bird, and get yourself and your sweetheart a Bridwellfest t-shirt.......thanks

Get these guys into Bridwellfest t-shirts;......



(Google images)
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
Last clip of Lichen Lunch
Feb 22, 2010 - 08:56am PT
Hey, Simon....Were you a zombie or a victim of zombies?
Just wonderin'........Yay, Birdfest!
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Feb 22, 2010 - 10:18am PT
Yeah can't wait to get mine, just ordered one!
Peace
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 23, 2010 - 03:31am PT


(google images)
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Feb 23, 2010 - 03:24pm PT
Cap'n... I was, "man in diner." (Notice, one "n".) I read my menu and drank my tea while odd people walked around me. I never fail to be amazed at how effin slow Hollywood is.

Call time: 07:45
Actual camera time: 17:30!

Ten hours of watching a young director do 12+ takes of EACH scene! You could see cast and crew ready to go zombie on his arse!

Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Feb 23, 2010 - 03:27pm PT
For those who have not ambled over to the store to order a shirt yet...

Here's the back...
Credit: Ihateplastic

Here's the shop...


http://www.shop.vershke.com/category.sc;jsessionid=714871B5F711F2DBAFEDAF967BA02EE3.qscstrfrnt01?categoryId=3
Joe

Social climber
Santa Cruz Mountains/Los Gatos
Feb 23, 2010 - 07:22pm PT
this is so great you're doing this Todd.
I'm there. if for any reason I can't be, I'll mail a check.
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Feb 23, 2010 - 10:31pm PT
Looking Good!
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Feb 23, 2010 - 11:22pm PT
Someone asked me why there was "that weird color stuff" inside the letters. Well, Bridwell without paisley is like Yabo with a clean shirt and a wallet full of Benjamins.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Feb 23, 2010 - 11:58pm PT
After the plane crash.
Mike.

climber
Feb 24, 2010 - 08:36am PT
Udside down contraction apostrophe bump.
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 24, 2010 - 10:10am PT
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Feb 24, 2010 - 10:21am PT
Mike, I played with that apostrophe both ways and am still hanging on the final decision. It looks cool being a bit different but there is a part of me that insists on correct punctuation. We shall see where I end up.
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 24, 2010 - 11:06am PT
We are brothers and we come from Czechoslovakia....We are two wild and crazy guys;....we to you want to party at the Bridwellfest with some hot chicks.....



Joe

Social climber
Santa Cruz Mountains/Los Gatos
Feb 24, 2010 - 11:49am PT
I bet those two will get all of the attention from the 'hot chicks'. And deservedly so.
mooch

Trad climber
Old Climbers' Home (Adopted)
Feb 24, 2010 - 12:29pm PT
I'm there!!

I'll see if I can drag Mrs. Mooch out there too.
Mike.

climber
Feb 24, 2010 - 04:17pm PT
Got ya, S...

Simon‘s Shirt Shop
We do things our way!
eKat

Trad climber
BITD2
Feb 24, 2010 - 04:27pm PT
HolyShizzle. . . I've STILL got a pair of those "Super Gaitors."

Whoa.

THEY WORKED!

:-)

Kath
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Feb 24, 2010 - 05:54pm PT

eKat
I've got a pair that I wore over my
Galibier Makalu's. . .
Gave the boots to Pakistan via the American Alpine Club
after the terrible earthquake there some years back. . .
but kept the gaiters. . .
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 25, 2010 - 02:00am PT
addiroid

Big Wall climber
Long Beach, CA
Feb 25, 2010 - 02:28am PT
I'm in. Do you possibly have a non-profit set up so those of us with corporations can write this as a charitable donation? That might help increase the fundage. But even so, we all owe Jim for what he has done for climbing. I'll be there with the wife and a donation worthy of the impact he has had on my life, write-off or not.
Strider

Trad climber
one of god's mountain temples....
Feb 25, 2010 - 04:47am PT
Simon,

You going to do the Bridwell design as a poster or just a tshirt?

-n
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Feb 25, 2010 - 11:45pm PT
The pic two back. Does that whammer look familiar?

Thanks for the photos Todd. If you will be around on Sunday I'll drop by in the morning to pick up (and pay for) the pins.
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 25, 2010 - 11:48pm PT
I'll be around in the AM until about 8:30.....we are going climbing;..if you wish to join us...we will be climbing on Sunday;....let me know....thanks..........(Do those red pants make Jim's butt look big?..)....

Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Feb 25, 2010 - 11:53pm PT
Strider... there is a poster in the works as well as drinking glasses!
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Feb 26, 2010 - 12:08am PT
Todd-

Too funny! I'll roll by your place in the AM on Sunday. Looking forward to the photo ops of the clouds in JT as the rain rolls through.
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 26, 2010 - 05:02am PT
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 27, 2010 - 07:11am PT
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Feb 27, 2010 - 02:16pm PT
bump
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 27, 2010 - 04:27pm PT
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Feb 27, 2010 - 04:31pm PT
Flattering!
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Feb 27, 2010 - 04:56pm PT
What's up with the arrow? Aren't a couple of RURPs enough?
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 27, 2010 - 10:47pm PT
Jim; a friend to many ...indeed...

SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Feb 28, 2010 - 12:32am PT

Man, Todd.
Wish I could be there.
He's done so much. . .
and his work with Ned Gillette in the Himalaya. . .
Unbelievable. . .
hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Feb 28, 2010 - 01:24am PT
Several years ago there was a thread on ST by someone who claimed to be collecting stories for a full length biography of Jim. This was after Jim's book "Climbing Adventures--A Climber's Passion" had been published. It was a good thread, with all the old stories told again. Does anyone know what happened to the planned book? Was it just a troll? A complete bio would be an inspiring read, and it sounds as if Jim could use some royalties. H.
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 28, 2010 - 01:29am PT
Jim is presently working on his autobiography;.....it should be an awesome read and a most incrediable story, told by The Man himself......(ask him about it at Bridwellfest...)...
Maysho

climber
Soda Springs, CA
Feb 28, 2010 - 08:33am PT
Hey I took those last three photos (the ones on Half Dome, not the patagonia pic) a little photo credit plug!!

Thanks Todd for organizing this event. I will surely be there, will have to hire someone to run my Earth Day Booth, but well worth it.

Climb-The-Earth Day, at Bridwell Fest!!

Peter
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Feb 28, 2010 - 09:55am PT
Mike O’Donnell on Bridwell:

I was at a party last night and spent some time with Mike O'Donnell and John Sherman.
I hadn't seen Mike now for a handful of years; he was pretty distraught over Bridwell's situation, and had previously kicked in some financial support.

We spent some time catching up, ruminating over this whole fraternity thing that we all share which runs so deep.
Michael highlighted the strength of the memories and the simplicity of times and he told some terrifically animated stories.

After Mike had climbed the Pacific Ocean Wall, Bridwell approached him (they hadn't yet met)... "You put any mustaches on my Mona Lisa ???"

"You're talking about bolts..."
Mike went on to explain a particular spot were a flake was completely gone and yes he put in one bolt.
To which Bridwell responded dryly, but not without a certain warmness: "good for you, I would've done the same".

Mike's got so many great stories; Sherman and I told him to write them down.
I thought about this for a moment and said: "actually half of it is in the delivery".
Oral histories are great to capture whenever we can.

So much of life is fluid and the pearls are in the happening; much admiration, respect and thanks to the heroes such as The Bird, who inspire us to plunge for the goods.




Nice job on the T-shirt Simon: I love the art work.
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Feb 28, 2010 - 01:56pm PT
I have a Bird story from when I was a wee 14 year old and I encountered Jim, Dale, Werner, Graham, Kauk, Largo and others in a group. However, I will save that for the Fest (I am trying hard to make it) in hopes of telling it in person.

Thanks Tarbuster!

Remember boys and girls, I am destroying the artwork after the Fest so there will be no shirts available after the date. It will absolutely be a collector's item! So far I have received orders from Spain, UK, Poland, and Japan as well as Canada and, of course, the US.
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Mar 1, 2010 - 12:05am PT
I made an important change to the store today so now Bridwell shirts are available for all overseas customers! So all you folks in the UK, Italy, Nairobi and Bora Bora have a part of history!
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 1, 2010 - 07:55pm PT


(borrowed from the internet)...
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Mar 1, 2010 - 11:51pm PT
Hey Todd,

The money part off my donation is in the mail... Shirts, etc. out later this week.

Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 3, 2010 - 01:09am PT
Updated guest list

1. Jim Bridwell
2. Todd Gordon
3. Tucker Tech
4. Captain...or Skully
5. Lynne Leichtfuss
6. F10
7. Skeptimistic
8. Robert Fonda
9. Ron Gomez
10. Cracko
11. Bullwinkle
12. DEE (Dave Ernest Evans)
13. Cynthia L
14. G.Davis
15-19 Cal Celts (5 piece ragaae/ska band)
20. Nature (Sushi master)
21. Norm Miller (Dallas, Tx.)
22. Locker
23. Pat Dennis
24. Frank Bentwood
25. Ryan Rothacher
26. Resa Ashbachar
27. Beth Shilliday
28. Steve (Cho)
29. Tom Murphy
30. Larry (Larabee AKA Larry Loads)
31. John Frericks
32. Dana Eubanks
33. Tim S (troutboy)
34. Jim Donini
35. Guy Keesee
36. Bob Gaines
37. Kirschen Katz
38. Dave Katz
39. Rich Bararra
40. Gina Bararra
41. Joe (Santa Cruz)
42. Mooch
43. Mrs. Mooch
44. Paul Addison
45. Mrs. P.Addison
46. Derick Reinig
47. Yolonda
48. Ashley Pangborn
49. Sarah Alexander
50. Peter Mayfield
51. Charlie Kable
52. Tony Zeek
53. Karl Zeek
54. Kevin Powell
55. Will Cassalaro
56. Stephanie Cassalaro
57. Spencer Lennard
58. Tashina
59. Al Perry
60. Denise
61. Karl Bab
62. Pete (Palm Springs)
63. Katie (Palm Springs)
64. Mark Hoffman
65. Dave Cox
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 3, 2010 - 01:11am PT
Updated funds list...

1. Todd Gordon $100 donation
2. Ihateplastic t-shirt sales profit donations
3. G Davis one pair new climbing shoes donation
4. Cracko $500 (and more before Feb. 1st...)
5. Al Sanderson $250
6. Tim Schafstall $25
7. Marty George Myers Book with signitures (auction $?)
8. Pat Dennis Pitons to sell/auction
9. Larry (the lion tamer) "loads" Larabee $100 donation
10. Donini $500 climbing day pledge with Jim
11. R. Harrison pair of climbing shoes, 2 harnesses, $100 cash
12 Dave Katz 2 copies of " Getting High in LA" out of print guides
13. Paul Addison $100 donation pledge
14. Roy Lenzo $100-150 donation
15. Eric Perlman Master's of Stone DVD set for auction/sale
16. Anonymous $500 donation
17. M. Chessler $2000 donation pledge (w/some book signings)
18. M. Clemmons $500 donation
19. D. Eubanks $250 donation
20. Johntp $200 (and much more before our starting date...)
21. Five Ten $200 donation
22. 100 Euros ($138 US) (paypal deposit)
23. Eric Kohl cool pic for Jim, Graham, and Worral on Free Blast donation for sale or auction
24. Kurt Smith gear donations for sale or auction
25. Sarah Alexander 50% of new sales donated to Jim http://sohappypet.com/community/Bridwell.html


Thank you
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 4, 2010 - 01:42am PT


(borrowed from the internet)
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Mar 4, 2010 - 09:09pm PT
Looks like I might be in Josh around that time until early May. I'll stay in touch!

Look forward to seeing some of you then!

Peace

Karl
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 4, 2010 - 10:06pm PT


(borrowed from the internet)
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Mar 4, 2010 - 10:20pm PT
See you all there!!!
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Mar 4, 2010 - 10:32pm PT
Nice picture. I don't see Largo or Dale on the guest list, I hope they can make it.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
Will know soon
Mar 4, 2010 - 11:39pm PT
Yo Todd, Noted that guests #15-19 are a reggae/ska band. Dudes still showin'? Hopin'. :D lynnie
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 6, 2010 - 10:15am PT


Can you tell which one is Jim?....
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 6, 2010 - 01:52pm PT


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Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 6, 2010 - 08:23pm PT
I ordered 2 Bridwellfest t-shirts......I hope some of you are ordering these shirts to 1) help out Jim, Peggy, and Layton 2) To look cool and hip. There will be a prize offered soon for the coolest picture taken and posted of someone modeling the Bridwellfest shirt.....so best get your shirt ASAP......link to t-shirts.......http://www.shop.vershke.com/category.sc?categoryId=3




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Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 6, 2010 - 08:46pm PT
We are doing very will towards reaching our $10,000 goal;...thanks for all the help. If any of you have anything you would like to donate to the Bridwellfest for sale or auction....please sent to Todd Gordon P.O. 138 Joshua Tree, Ca. 92252 If you are a guidebook author and can donate a few of your masterpieces....please do. If you make anything cool, especially climbing related, and would like to share, and it's something that we could sell or auction off....that would be great. If you have some cool historic or awesome climbing goodies you wish to part with for sale or auction.....we would love it. Anything that doesn't get sold at Bridwellfest, we will sell afterwards on ebay or supertopo.....Lots of people have really stepped up to bat for Jim and his family;.....it's awesome...and I am sure, with the way things are going, that we will reach our goal. Most of all, try to attend;...if you can. I am looking forward to the Bridwellfest and seeing the climbing community join together once again...and to help a friend out who is in need. It's a win, win, win, situation the way I look at it.....and the Bridwellfest will be a gas. I am presently trying very hard to make the guest list include (hopefully) an equal representation of the climbing community.....(meaning more younger people and more females.....not just 50 year old gray-haired yuppie has-beens like myself and my generation..)....help me to really make this event a great event for the climbing world.....and not just a sausage-fest of alcoholic baby-boomers..............thanks, and as April 24th gets closer, make a date to attend, contribute, and party like the rock star that you are.



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Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Mar 6, 2010 - 09:00pm PT
Todd (and friends), thanks for all the work. I hope to be there, but at the moment it's unsure.

It may help to post a list of things that are being auctioned, before the event, together with the minimum/suggested price. People then know what's available, and how much money to bring. It's also simpler if people collect their wins and pay on the spot, rather than by cheque or IOU.
Hoffbrow

Trad climber
California
Mar 6, 2010 - 09:07pm PT
Hello Todd. Put me on the list for Saturday.

Mark Hoffmann
Joe

Social climber
Santa Cruz Mountains/Los Gatos
Mar 6, 2010 - 09:25pm PT
not just 50 year old gray-haired yuppie has-beens

geez, nothing like getting called on it
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 6, 2010 - 09:37pm PT
I've listed the $ and stuff donated so far;....but Jim will have pretty much all his climbing gear for sale;...it's an amazing collection of historic and collectable and well as modern usuable gear, books, boots, clothing, inventions, and wild/wierd stuff;...this is how we will meet our goal....I'll try to post some of it as April 24th gets near...but it's alot of stuff;.....stuff that climbers will really enjoy, appreciate, and get wet over. Jim is pretty reasonable and fair with his prices too;...seems like everyone gets the "bro" deal....for all climbers are his "bros"....so yeah;....anything and everything from a half century of rad cutting edge climbing around the world...it will be quite a sight and a most awesome collection;...all for sale....and all prices negotiable;....just argue, bang it out, and barter with The Bird himself....and I'm sure you can get something cool to remember the day and event by....either something to collect or something to use on your next VI 5.12 R A5+ climb......and after you are done shopping at Bridwellmart.....get a gut full of suds, check out Jim's slideshow or dvd presentation, and then party your ass off to a super awesome band........see some of your old buddies, and meet new ones.....and then go climbing the next day on Sunday...all hung-over and wasted.....it's just slab climbing on low angle dummy domes;...so you will be alright....

Here is some of the stuff that will be for sale at close out prices...(if you want the Ranger;....he's extra.....)..this is just a small pile;....you will see....




(...and Joe;.....I want to see you there;.....and maybe we can't climb like we are 20 years old anymore...but we can still party and throw it down.......let's show these young local-hopefuls that us old folk are still alive, kicking, and getting up in your grill if you don't know how to party....)...
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Mar 6, 2010 - 10:05pm PT
Mike-

If you are going maybe you can hand off the hammer to Nature at the Bridwellfest. He's got to have some cans to flatten somewhere. If not now, he'll shirley have a few when he gets off zod.
Credit: johntp
Pointman

Big Wall climber
Newark, California
Mar 7, 2010 - 07:55pm PT
Wow, Great Timing.............was just hunting down my old buds from the early to later 60's with Jim highly on my mind. Glad you appraised me of the shin-dig upcoming. Strange happenings, I have him on my mind and seems he's in a bit of a bind these days. How about emailing me the exact address, and general times so I might find a reason to shoot down and say hello. Please don't make me read the whole thread. Pointman07@Aol.Com or Pointman007@Comcast.Com. Gots to love a party : ) Only been, ohhhhhhh, bout 45 years!! LOL!! take it light....Mike Kilmer Great site btw!!


a tidbit for the forum.......if seeing Jim, ask him about memories of practicing our direct aid when in high school, on trees down at the creek bed, running time trials, competing, practicing getting length between pin placements while, collecting dues to come up with gas money to shoot over to Pinnacles or up to Yosemite to jump on the real deal. Good Times!! : )
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 8, 2010 - 10:22am PT


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ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Mar 9, 2010 - 01:13pm PT
bump for the Bird
Peace
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 10, 2010 - 03:27am PT


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Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 10, 2010 - 10:05am PT


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Mike.

climber
Mar 10, 2010 - 10:44am PT
Right on, jtp. I'll get the whammer to Doug one way or another, whenever you like.



Todd, these are great shots of the man. Thanks for the hit parade.

The red suit smoking photo I recall from a magazine article. Don't recall which mag, but I'm thinking it wasn't a climbing rag. I remember a bit about Bachar questioning Bridwell's judgement on an expedition and stating something like he wouldn't sign up for that again. That's eerily ironic when I think about it now.
nature

climber
Tucson, AZ
Mar 10, 2010 - 12:15pm PT
who's picking up the fish from LA? :-)
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 12, 2010 - 06:22pm PT


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Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 13, 2010 - 10:50pm PT


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Updated funds list...

1. Todd Gordon $100 donation
2. Ihateplastic t-shirt sales profit donations (http://www.shop.vershke.com/category.sc?categoryId=
3. G Davis one pair new climbing shoes donation
4. Cracko $500 (and more before Feb. 1st...)
5. Al Sanderson $250
6. Tim Schafstall $25
7. Marty George Myers Book with signitures (auction $?)
8. Pat Dennis Pitons to sell/auction
9. Larry (the lion tamer) "loads" Larabee $100 donation
10. Donini $500 climbing day pledge with Jim
11. R. Harrison pair of climbing shoes, 2 harnesses, $100 cash
12 Dave Katz 2 copies of " Getting High in LA" out of print guides
13. Paul Addison $100 donation pledge
14. Roy Lenzo $100-150 donation
15. Eric Perlman Master's of Stone DVD set for auction/sale
16. Anonymous $500 donation
17. M. Chessler $2000 donation pledge (w/some book signings)
18. M. Clemmons $500 donation
19. D. Eubanks $250 donation
20. Johntp $200 (and much more before our starting date...)
21. Five Ten $200 donation, plus a pair of shoes to sell or auction
22. 100 Euros ($138 US) (paypal deposit)
23. Eric Kohl cool pic for Jim, Graham, and Worral on Free Blast donation for sale or auction
24. Kurt Smith gear donations for sale or auction
25. Sarah Alexander 50% of new sales donated to Jim http://sohappypet.com/community/Bridwell.html
26. Ihateplastic (Simon) $50 donation (
http://www.shop.vershke.com/category.sc?categoryId=
27. Louie Anderson Some Riverside Quarry Guides to sell/auction
28. Woodson Shindig, Vertical holds Gym in San Diego raffle ticket sales and gear sales $700
29. Guido $100
30. Tripper Jack Marshall $100

Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 13, 2010 - 10:55pm PT
Updated guest list

1. Jim Bridwell
2. Todd Gordon
3. Tucker Tech
4. Captain...or Skully
5. Lynne Leichtfuss
6. F10
7. Skeptimistic
8. Robert Fonda
9. Ron Gomez
10. Cracko
11. Bullwinkle
12. DEE (Dave Ernest Evans)
13. Cynthia L
14. G.Davis
15-19 Cal Celts (5 piece ragaae/ska band)
20. Nature (Sushi master)
21. Norm Miller (Dallas, Tx.)
22. Locker
23. Pat Dennis
24. Frank Bentwood
25. Ryan Rothacher
26. Resa Ashbachar
27. Beth Shilliday
28. Steve (Cho)
29. Tom Murphy
30. Larry (Larabee AKA Larry Loads)
31. John Frericks
32. Dana Eubanks
33. Tim S (troutboy)
34. Jim Donini
35. Guy Keesee
36. Bob Gaines
37. Kirschen Katz
38. Dave Katz
39. Rich Bararra
40. Gina Bararra
41. Joe (Santa Cruz)
42. Mooch
43. Mrs. Mooch
44. Paul Addison
45. Mrs. P.Addison
46. Derick Reinig
47. Yolonda
48. Ashley Pangborn
49. Sarah Alexander
50. Peter Mayfield
51. Charlie Kable
52. Tony Zeek
53. Karl Zeek
54. Kevin Powell
55. Will Cassalaro
56. Stephanie Cassalaro
57. Spencer Lennard
58. Tashina
59. Al Perry
60. Denise
61. Karl Baba
62. Pete (Palm Springs)
63. Katie (Palm Springs)
64. Mark Hoffman
65. Dave Cox
66. David Bloom
67. Amanda Schlepp
68. Drew Schlepp
69. Stephanie Bussell
70. Justin Slagle
71. Milt Jones
72. Dan Zacks
73. Cindi Zacks
74. Sierra Zacks
75. Scott Cosgrove
76. Mighty Hiker
77. Johntp
78. Louie Anderson
79. Riley
80. Mike Rossner
81. Rosilyne Rossner
82. Harrison (H)
83. Dr. Sprock
84. Tim Heatherington
85. Nephew of Tim Heatherington

Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 14, 2010 - 03:08am PT


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Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Mar 14, 2010 - 03:21am PT
This event is really building momentum. The first shirts ship out next week! Do you have yours yet?

http://www.shop.vershke.com/category.sc?categoryId=3
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 15, 2010 - 03:28am PT


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ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Mar 15, 2010 - 07:09pm PT
Bump for the Bird!
Peace
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Mar 15, 2010 - 07:46pm PT
Any minute now someone is going to push Jim and he will fall backward over that guy! Oh what fun to be a jokester!
nature

climber
Tucson, AZ
Mar 15, 2010 - 07:53pm PT
Johnpt coming out from LA? do we know yet?

I need someone to pick up a huge box of fishes in LA.
Cracko

Trad climber
Quartz Hill, California
Mar 15, 2010 - 07:57pm PT
Nature,

I might be able to help you. I'm not too far away. Let me know


Cracko
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 15, 2010 - 08:32pm PT


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johntp

Trad climber
socal
Mar 16, 2010 - 12:00am PT
nature-

fish will be there. let's give it a few weeks and see what they have fresh. WOOT! for sushi and sashimi!

nature fish dog rools!
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 16, 2010 - 12:16am PT
Beer, bolts, babes, Bridwell, sushi, tequilla, music,........low angle dummy domes, quarter inch bolts, run-out grainy face climbs, flared gritty dinky cracks......sounds like a fun weekend....



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locker

Social climber
Desert
Mar 16, 2010 - 12:31am PT



"how about fiddy bucks and one of Bridwell's boots???"...

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Watusi

Social climber
Newport, OR
Mar 16, 2010 - 01:06am PT
Classic locker!!! (Not to be confused with LOCKER)
nature

climber
Tucson, AZ
Mar 16, 2010 - 01:09am PT
LA Fish!!!!!!!!69
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 16, 2010 - 11:09pm PT


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nature

climber
Tucson, AZ
Mar 17, 2010 - 12:19am PT
LA FISH

LA FISH




Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Mar 17, 2010 - 12:33am PT
Enough with the mirugai; where's the paisley?
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Mar 17, 2010 - 12:39am PT
Evidently Doug finds the thread on male enhancement products...uplifting.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Mar 17, 2010 - 12:48am PT


NATUR Will you play fish?????
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Mar 17, 2010 - 12:50am PT
Don't be selfish with the shellfish.

Slice that puppy up and slap it on the table till it squirms.
Tan Slacks

climber
Joshua Tree
Mar 17, 2010 - 03:32pm PT
Hey Todd,

Put us on the "to be there" list

Tan and Family
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Mar 17, 2010 - 04:37pm PT
It looks like I may be able to make it - something scheduled for the 23rd got cancelled. So a small spring climbing holiday may be happening.

Bump.
salad

climber
Escondido
Mar 17, 2010 - 05:29pm PT
ill know for sure in a few days if i can make it. that weekend is my wife's 40th but im trying to get out of it.
Mike.

climber
Mar 17, 2010 - 07:30pm PT
Saladerity! Bring the wifer and celebrate there. Not quite the same, no, but don't leave your babe down south. Skully's gonna be there, for god's sake. (That's "SOCK•ee")
salad

climber
Escondido
Mar 17, 2010 - 09:08pm PT
funny i was just listening to some black uhuru. SOLITDERITY! moving on to jacob miller now.

starting to look like the bday gig will be the weekend b4. think i can make it.
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Mar 17, 2010 - 10:16pm PT
bump for the Bird. Man had a great conversation with Jim just yesterday. He's gettin' fired up for it!
Peace
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Mar 17, 2010 - 10:54pm PT
Todd- add me to the "gonna be there" list. Bringing stuff for nature to slice and dice. Is fattrad bringing the meat and grill?
Mike.

climber
Mar 18, 2010 - 03:01pm PT
Cool, salad. See ya there if we go. Samesame, jtp and all.
ground_up

Trad climber
mt. hood /baja
Mar 18, 2010 - 06:15pm PT
Bumpin ... gonna try and make it , sounds like a hoot .
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 18, 2010 - 11:01pm PT
Jim is doing a presentation with Chris Lindner at a San Diego gym tomorrow night...I'll try to dig up the details....for all the die-hard Bridwell fans......see you there...
socalbolter

Sport climber
Silverado, CA
Mar 18, 2010 - 11:39pm PT
Vertical Hold gym in Mira Mesa.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
Will know soon
Mar 18, 2010 - 11:42pm PT
Jim's presentation will be at 7pm at the Vertical Hold climbing gym. The address is 9580 Distribution Ave. San Diego, CA 92121 and their phone is 858-586-7572. If you have questions email me. I will be on the rock a bit, so mail me soon. Peace and Joy, lynnie
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Mar 18, 2010 - 11:51pm PT
See all you knuckleheads there! Hey Todd I gotta get hold of you tomorrow BEFORE you hook up with Jim, if I don't call you before...call me. Jim has my number if you don't. See you guys tomorrow afternoon.
Peace
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 19, 2010 - 01:38am PT
Lynne;....remember;...It's a Jim Bridwell AND Chris Lindner presentation......should be a good one....I'm not sure who goes first;.......Chris or Jim.......maybe they can arm-wrestle over it......(rock paper sissors......).........see you then...
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Mar 22, 2010 - 01:16pm PT
Now that the Woodson deal is in the books, we can turn our full attention to the Bridwellfest! Get your travel plans in order this will be a party to party at.....so says Todd. Hope we can all make it out and help out Jim in a small way and have a blast in the process!
Peace
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
Will know soon
Mar 22, 2010 - 01:55pm PT
I think I'll be sufficiently recovered by then, Ron....lol :D Really Looking forward to the live band !!!
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Mar 22, 2010 - 02:04pm PT
Right now, I don't know if I'll Ever be sufficiently recovered...
salad

climber
Escondido
Mar 22, 2010 - 02:14pm PT
edit (removed post) - ooops wrong thread.

this should be a good one, looks like ill make it.
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 23, 2010 - 11:06pm PT
Dixon Lake, Escondido

Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
Will know soon
Mar 23, 2010 - 11:11pm PT
Just hope the band can outlast lynnies red tambourine.....:D

Will bring a Smile and lots of Guacamole. Peace all.

Edit: Jaybro, Mon, you're not whining are yo ?

Salad, stellar to meet you at the Woodson Gig. I hope it's ok to
take you up on your plastic garage offer...:D Let's up the game.
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Mar 23, 2010 - 11:15pm PT
Todd,

I gotta know... what was Jim doing with a ball peen hammer in that last shot?
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
Sprocketville
Mar 23, 2010 - 11:24pm PT
he is pounding in a bolt, what else?

i will be heading down there too.

gotta be easier to find than dos picos park at 12 am with no map, stoned out

donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Mar 23, 2010 - 11:28pm PT
Too much emphasis on the party/live band aspect. It's a benefit, bring your wallet along with your "let's have fun" mindset. I've seen this happen before.
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Mar 23, 2010 - 11:31pm PT
Jim-

Bringing my wallet and some cash, but it is getting harder to find either. BUMP!
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Mar 23, 2010 - 11:42pm PT
yea Doc, but with a wimpy arse ball peen?
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Mar 23, 2010 - 11:43pm PT
When he wasn't beatin' on my head with that ball peen, he was pounding these
What Jim was using the ball peen hammer on
What Jim was using the ball peen hammer on
Credit: ron gomez
He'll NEVER stop hammerin'
He'll NEVER stop hammerin'
Credit: ron gomez
It was quite entertaining watching Jim set these things.  Solid as usu...
It was quite entertaining watching Jim set these things. Solid as usual
Credit: ron gomez
Peace
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 24, 2010 - 09:39am PT
Updated funds list...

1. Todd Gordon $100 donation
2. Ihateplastic t-shirt sales profit donations (http://www.shop.vershke.com/category.sc?categoryId=
3. G Davis one pair new climbing shoes donation
4. Cracko $500 (and more before Feb. 1st...)
5. Al Sanderson $250
6. Tim Schafstall $25
7. Marty George Myers Book with signitures (auction $?)
8. Pat Dennis Pitons to sell/auction
9. Larry (the lion tamer) "loads" Larabee $100 donation
10. Donini $500 climbing day pledge with Jim
11. R. Harrison pair of climbing shoes, 2 harnesses, $100 cash
12 Dave Katz 2 copies of " Getting High in LA" out of print guides
13. Paul Addison $100 donation pledge
14. Roy Lenzo $100-150 donation
15. Eric Perlman Master's of Stone DVD set for auction/sale
16. Anonymous $500 donation
17. M. Chessler $2000 donation pledge (w/some book signings)
18. M. Clemmons $500 donation
19. D. Eubanks $250 donation
20. Johntp $200 (and much more before our starting date...)
21. Five Ten $200 donation, plus a pair of shoes to sell or auction
22. 100 Euros ($138 US) (paypal deposit)
23. Eric Kohl cool pic for Jim, Graham, and Worral on Free Blast donation for sale or auction
24. Kurt Smith gear donations for sale or auction
Sterling Rope-Ion-9.5 X 80 m bi-color dry-
Evolv-Escapist 9.5
Evolv- Reactor 8
Evolv Chalk bags x3 Evolv t shirt ladies 21g, 1 md
Metolius chalk bags x2
Metolius Eco ball x2
Metolius Iron Hand Glove; 1 md, 1 lg,
B.D. Chalk bags
Frisksn t-shirts 1 men/women sm, me,lg.

25. Sarah Alexander 50% of new sales donated to Jim http://sohappypet.com/community/Bridwell.html
26. Ihateplastic (Simon) $50 donation (
http://www.shop.vershke.com/category.sc?categoryId=
27. Louie Anderson Some Riverside Quarry Guides to sell/auction
28. Woodson Shindig, Vertical holds Gym in San Diego raffle ticket sales and gear sales $700
29. Guido $100
30. Tripper Jack Marshall $100
31. Steve Simpson items for sale/auction Ice axe, finger board, Bachar ladder, crampons, etc.
32. Nathan guidebooks for sale/auction (Uinta guides, Yosemite, Joshua Tree,etc.)
33. Liberty Mountain 2 Singing Rock Attack Harnesses $50 ea
1 Edelweiss Flashlight 10mm x 60m Rope $170
1 - Vaude Expedition Rock 45+10 backpack $150
1 Set (1-13) ABC Huevos (stoppers) $8
34. Wired Bliss Set of 5 TCUs
35. Howard
1 madrock belay device
6 wire gate biners
3 bent gate biners
1 locker biner
1 Vargo titanium stove
36. Mike Fogarty $250 donation




Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 24, 2010 - 09:41am PT
Todd Gordon


Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal Topic Author's Reply - Mar 13, 2010 - 07:55pm PT
Updated guest list

1. Jim Bridwell
2. Todd Gordon
3. Tucker Tech
4. Captain...or Skully
5. Lynne Leichtfuss
6. F10
7. Skeptimistic
8. Robert Fonda
9. Ron Gomez
10. Cracko
11. Bullwinkle
12. DEE (Dave Ernest Evans)
13. Cynthia L
14. G.Davis
15-19 Cal Celts (5 piece ragaae/ska band)
20. Nature (Sushi master)
21. Norm Miller (Dallas, Tx.)
22. Locker
23. Pat Dennis
24. Frank Bentwood
25. Ryan Rothacher
26. Resa Ashbachar
27. Beth Shilliday
28. Steve (Cho)
29. Tom Murphy
30. Larry (Larabee AKA Larry Loads)
31. John Frericks
32. Dana Eubanks
33. Tim S (troutboy)
34. Jim Donini
35. Guy Keesee
36. Bob Gaines
37. Kirschen Katz
38. Dave Katz
39. Rich Bararra
40. Gina Bararra
41. Joe (Santa Cruz)
42. Paul Addison
43. Mrs. P.Addison
44. Derick Reinig
45. Yolonda
46. Ashley Pangborn
47. Sarah Alexander
48. Peter Mayfield
49. Charlie Kable
50. Tony Zeek
51. Karl Zeek
52. Kevin Powell
53. Will Cassalaro
54. Stephanie Cassalaro
55. Spencer Lennard
56. Tashina
57. Al Perry
58. Denise
59. Karl Baba
60. Pete (Palm Springs)
61. Katie (Palm Springs)
62. Mark Hoffman
63. Dave Cox
64. David Bloom
65. Amanda Schlepp
66. Drew Schlepp
67. Stephanie Bussell
68. Justin Slagle
69. Milt Jones
70. Dan Zacks
71. Cindi Zacks
72. Sierra Zacks
73. Scott Cosgrove
74. Mighty Hiker
75. Johntp
76. Louie Anderson
77. Riley
78. Mike Rossner
79. Rosilyne Rossner
80. Harrison (H)
81. Dr. Sprock
82. Tim Heatherington
83. Nephew of Tim Heatherington
84. Soara V.
85. Dogfather
86. Peggy Bridwell
87. Layton Bridwell
88. Tom Michael
89. A J Burch
90. Mark Rossner
91. Hillel Yarri
92. Kelly Gomez
93. Salad
94. Alma Allen
95. Nancy Pierce
96. Deb
97. Shakkey
98. Mike Fogarty
99. Dwain Warren
100. Steve Swan

Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Mar 24, 2010 - 10:15am PT
Riley, I missed that one before. Are you doing the full on transplant, so that you will be availible to hassle on our wyde Josh trips?

Not whining, Lynne, just assessing...
mooch

Trad climber
Old Climbers' Home (Adopted)
Mar 24, 2010 - 10:51am PT
Todd --

Regretably, I'm gonna have to pass on the event (along with the Misses). Work takes me to the east coast during that time. :( And I forgot that Mrs. Mooch is running in the Big Sur Marathon that weekend.

Poo poo!
Sarah Funky Fresh

Trad climber
Fresno, CA
Mar 24, 2010 - 06:30pm PT
Is anybody climbing on Sunday who wouldn't mind me tagging along?
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Mar 24, 2010 - 06:38pm PT
Ms. Funky Fresh, I would imagine there will be plenty of us climbing on Saturday and Sunday. We all kinda just tagalong!
Peace
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 24, 2010 - 06:46pm PT
Sarah;...I probably will be climbing on Sunday;..and I don't mind you tagging along;........as long as you have beer for Tucker......
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Mar 24, 2010 - 06:48pm PT
I'm climbing with Jim B on Friday but may arrive a day or two earlier- any takers?
nature

climber
Tucson, AZ
Mar 24, 2010 - 06:52pm PT
My goodness Todd, that's a long long list. We're gonna trash your place!

And hey... who's gonna feed all those people?!?!?1111169
Sarah Funky Fresh

Trad climber
Fresno, CA
Mar 24, 2010 - 07:11pm PT
Todd, I will buy Tucker beer if he gives me money to fill my car's gas tank for the 12-hour round trip. No problem!
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
Will know soon
Mar 24, 2010 - 07:17pm PT
Sarah, I'll get Tuckers cerveza. I Plan on climbing unless the band is off the charts. :D Love the reggae.....
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Mar 24, 2010 - 07:20pm PT
Sarah is that you from Dixon climbing last Friday? I got Tucker covered for the beer.....good luck with the gas thing though! It's gonna be a GUD time out there! Hey Donini I'll take on that one! How ya doing anyway? I'll be out probably Friday afternoon, we can hook up and keep the "old man" company!
Peace
Sarah Funky Fresh

Trad climber
Fresno, CA
Mar 24, 2010 - 07:56pm PT
Ron, ya mon, it's the same lady. Just kidding about the gas money. Youz guyz is nice to buy Tucker's beer. I look forward to seeing all my new friends again.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
Will know soon
Mar 24, 2010 - 08:01pm PT
How bout yo rlf are you climbing on Sunday, need to calculate trip supplies? :D
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Mar 24, 2010 - 09:09pm PT
Sounds like Tucker is going to drown.

donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Mar 25, 2010 - 09:09am PT
I'm gonna ask again. I'll be getting to J-Tree on the Wednesday before Bridwellfest. Is anyone available for a few pitches?
Weld_it

Trad climber
Chatsworth
Mar 25, 2010 - 09:28am PT
How much will it cost me to have you go with me to put in some new shuts on Double Cross?
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Mar 25, 2010 - 09:32am PT
Is this a loaded question? Don't climb much in J-Tree but I know Doublecross is controversial. Just want to go climbing, not picky about what. It could be a nice warmup.
Mike.

climber
Mar 25, 2010 - 12:10pm PT
Bump for those in need...Bird and donini.
salad

climber
Escondido
Mar 25, 2010 - 12:13pm PT
TG - are there any big bro's in that pile o'gear? if so what size?
F10

Trad climber
e350 / Bishop
Mar 25, 2010 - 12:18pm PT
Jim, I sent you a message, lets go do some climbing

nature

climber
Tucson, AZ
Mar 25, 2010 - 12:55pm PT
Jim... Weld_it is a troll. Just ignore it.
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 26, 2010 - 02:41am PT
Jim's latest inventions...

Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 27, 2010 - 01:34am PT
Dude, where is my car?..

Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 29, 2010 - 12:03pm PT


As the Bridwellfest approaches ....I will be posting some pictures of some of Jim's climbing stuff that will be for sale at the Bridwellfest;....which will help us reach our goal of raising $10,000 for Jim and his family.....I talked to the Band on Sat....and they are full speed ahead. I need an up-date on the sushi team....everything A-O-K, I hope.....I need to see if my t-shirts are in.....Jim is preparing a slide show......
Anyways;....plan to come on down and climb, commune with your fellow climbers, help out Jim and his family, and party like it's 1999.....
thedogfather

climber
Somewhere near Red Rocks
Mar 29, 2010 - 01:37pm PT
Todd, I am going to try to make it but need a few logistical details. I recently moved to Vegas and have yet to make a trip to JT. Is there a place to crash overnight after the Bridwellfest before driving home. Is your place dog friendly or is it best to find a place to leave the big guy? Sorry if this was detailed elsewhere but I didn't see it.
nature

climber
Tucson, AZ
Mar 29, 2010 - 02:39pm PT
So far everything is A-OK on my end.

We'll need to talk about funding for the fish. john is getting it from LA and I might also do a San Diego order. We'll need to pay for that somehow.

I already have most of the rest of the supplies. Maybe we can work a gear for rice/veggies exchange?

The good news is I'm getting a new (to me) truck this week so I'm fairly confident I'll make it (my current truck i worry a bit about).


As you might recall for Roy's event ya'll didn't have enough tables. You guys tried to nab one of mine but that wasn't gonna happen :-).

Also.... we should do more than just sushi. BBQ fish, steaks, etc.

So I guess I'll need to line up some help. Am also thinking it might be nice to have a second popup tent?
salad

climber
Escondido
Mar 29, 2010 - 02:47pm PT
nature, if you need me to pick anything up in san diego, just let me know. i might have pop up tent too, need to ask my brother.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
Will know soon
Mar 29, 2010 - 06:50pm PT
Doug, what is a gear for rice/veggies exchange ? I'm bringing one big table @ 8'x 4'. and a couple smaller foldup tables. I can help some, but be specific in what you want me to do please :D Smiles, lynnie

I can bbq....if you need me to with the fish and steak. Another easy suggestion is mojo de ajo.....shrimp with garlic, hmmmmmmm. Some tortillas and refried beans and we may be transported to Bahia de Los Angeles. Cheers

Want me to see if I can round up some lemons, limes and avocados ?
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 29, 2010 - 08:58pm PT
Dogfather;....great;...look forward to meeting you. As for camping;....there will be alot of booze going down;...so people can just camp here on the property;......sleep in the desert or in your car or in my backyard, or on my property (5 acres)...lots of room to crash;...NO DRINKING AND DRIVING ALLOWED.....Doug;..if you need fish money;...let me know how much;..I'll try to get it to you or johntp or salad or whoever needs it........I have a barbeque too.....let me know;....it will be a fun day.........
Hummerchine

Trad climber
East Wenatchee, WA
Mar 29, 2010 - 09:31pm PT
Mr. Gordon, just so you know, Steve Strong, The Mighty Thor, Dave Evans and I will be attending!
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Mar 29, 2010 - 10:11pm PT
Nature-

I'll front the fish from LA. In the next couple weeks we will need to commit. The LA fish site seems pretty limited right now, but based on the potential size of this order I think we could get some special requests.

But we need to get this started.

Edit: all that said it is a logistical deal to make sure everyone comes up relatively flush and has a good feed. Maybe all on the current list can post up what they can afford and their fish or meat tendencies?

Edit: Edit: Todd, I've got the fish covered (not the FISH). No worries here. Just need to figure out the cost distribution when all is said and done.

Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
Will know soon
Mar 29, 2010 - 10:46pm PT
I also have a small/medium propane bbq I can throw in if needed.
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Mar 29, 2010 - 10:51pm PT
Carefull Lynne, you could end up spending all night on grill duty. ;0
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
Will know soon
Mar 29, 2010 - 11:05pm PT
johntp, I work til the band starts then I'm done. Say, do reggae bands have tamborine players ???:D

Edit: I don't eat much and my tendencies are either fish or meat. lol
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 29, 2010 - 11:07pm PT
Cool, johntp;......all costs covered are insured for full payment returned on april 24th;...we will have $ coming in from sale of sushi and $ from Jim's gear sale.......you guys are awesome........I guess we could get a list of people who would like sushi.....an ahead of date secured order...and then I'm sure, just like last year, there will be a bunch of day-of sushi-eaters........seemed like a big hit last year;....and I'm sure it will be the same this year....maybe a separate thread for sushi-takers.....and price, and what that will offer you for dinner......this will be awesome........
nature

climber
Tucson, AZ
Mar 29, 2010 - 11:36pm PT
If we can keep it all to this thread that might be good.

I'll put this out there to the crowd. Last year for Roy we broke even on the food. Part of the reason for that is because we put out a donation bin. Usually I ask for $30 for all you can eat. So the general guideline is if you want to eat sushi all day and night cough up $30. Or another way to think about it is "how much would this cost me at the sushi bar". And then toss in $100 to the donation bin :-).

Once we get close we'll start posting a long list of the fish items we'll have. Pun intended, the fish last year was off the hook.

The Grill is a great idea. Burgers, steaks, etc. Maybe do a couple huge salads. Bake some potato's.

figure we want to have food for everyone. I'd guess about 75% of the people attending will want sushi.

Another reason we broke even is that I did a lot more with fish than with rice. I'll change that up and do a big rice sushi salad with lots o' veggies, etc. The fish will flow so no problem there.
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Mar 31, 2010 - 12:13am PT
Went to the local restaurant tonight. Omakasa and some saki ran me around $60. For just me.

Whatever, it will all work out. Those that can front some $$ to Nature is all the better. I have faith that the Taco people will follow through.

I enjoy going to these places and sitting at the sushi bar and swapping times with the folks I end up sitting next to, who I've never met before.

Kinda like the Taco.

nature

climber
Tucson, AZ
Mar 31, 2010 - 12:18am PT
Naw... I don't need any money fronted. I've got a lot of supplies already. If lafisco can come up with what they did last year i'll just need to do a small order form San Diego.

I wonder though... If anyone can find a 50lb bag of sushi rice in LA or San Diego for a good price that'd be sweet. We don't need that much but I do :-)

Edit: hmmm... though in a way it could help to have people commit with their wallets. If for no other reason to start to put together a head count. I'd hate to not have enough or too much fish. Though certainly too much is better than not enough. I just don't want to go through the logistics of dealing with the list, getting the money, etc.
Order fish
roll sush
watch pile of money in the donation jar grow to the point there's money extra for Jim.

oh... and wash dishes Sunday morning ;-)
F10

Trad climber
e350 / Bishop
Mar 31, 2010 - 12:21am PT
Nature, I would like to help out like last time with a SD pickup but I am not in SD anymore
nature

climber
Tucson, AZ
Mar 31, 2010 - 12:24am PT
Salad is in SD. he said he'd help. IT's all good. might not even do the order from them. Though they do have the best Uni on the planet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fg4H_i6RZi8
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Mar 31, 2010 - 12:27am PT
50 pound bag of rice is a done deal. Brand and grade?
F10

Trad climber
e350 / Bishop
Mar 31, 2010 - 12:29am PT
Cool video,

Ok back to Bridwell's climbing gear
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Mar 31, 2010 - 12:45am PT
Nature-

What do you think this fish tab will run? An open estimate is good.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
Will know soon
Mar 31, 2010 - 12:52am PT
I will help with dishes and clean up Sunday fo' sure.

Thinking of this logistically and trying to raise $ and not waste sushi I think we need to get a head count of who wants to pony up $30 bucks.

If we can get a general idea then the rule is that a minimum of 10-13 % won't show. It's true. I have put on many weddings and events. So we should be able to narrow down how much fish, meat etc. needed.

What about paper plates, utensils etc. I have some time and I can help yo all. Peace, Lynne

Edit: What kind of mega salads did you have in mind Nature. Sure we can assign some people to help with those.
nature

climber
Tucson, AZ
Mar 31, 2010 - 12:53am PT
I think last year if memory serves me correctly it was right around $500. I think we'll have more people at this event so maybe $700?

As far as the rice goes it doesn't matter as to the brand.

Any Organic California short grained (sushi) white rice will do. Gotta be organic....

yeah... back to gear and trying to get Jim a little more flush....


Lynne - yup, I agree on the head count. Though I'm not expecting everyone to cough up $30. If someone just wants a hand roll and coughs up $5 - that sorta thing - that also works. $30 is the all you can eat number. Salads - just standard green salads to go along with grilled whatever and potatos. These are just thoughts. As Donini pointed out this is all about what we're doing for Jim. But drunk people with no food in them isn't the best idea.

Double Edit: I have some plastic soy trays and sushi trays I think I'll bring. I don't have enough trays for the list that Todd posted.
salad

climber
Escondido
Mar 31, 2010 - 02:21am PT
yeah gotcha covered from SD. Square up at Todd's, no need to foward $. Just let me know.

I do NOT have access to another pop up tent. sorry, my brothres got destroyed in a wind storm at lake mead last year.

408.515.7555
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
Will know soon
Mar 31, 2010 - 03:13am PT
If you need a pop up tent let me know.

I'll talk to Todd and see if we can kinda quantify headcount on 1) all yo can eat people $30 and 2) 5$ hand roll people

Nature, can we cook that many potatoes?....maybe good breads would also be an option along with the salads.

Lets encourage (wicked twist of arm behind back :D) our friends to bring munchies.....jah ?!
salad

climber
Escondido
Mar 31, 2010 - 10:28am PT
im in for all you can eat at whatever the cost is.

we could pre-cook a boat load of spuds...
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 31, 2010 - 10:39am PT
Drunk people have food in them;...grains, hops, barley.......
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Mar 31, 2010 - 11:22am PT
What could go wrong?
Slakkey

Big Wall climber
From Back to Big Wall Baby
Mar 31, 2010 - 11:24am PT
Looks like were going to try and make this as well, cant say 100% for sure yet but its on the agenda now and so that typically means things usually work out.
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 31, 2010 - 02:07pm PT
Just recieved 2 packages with booty from Howard in Canada and Kurt Smith in W. Virginia with lots of very cool stuff to donate to the Bridwellfest to sell or auction.....thanks so much;.....it is so cool to see the climbing community coming together to help out;....very inspiring and awesome......very very cool.....thanks again......check out the list of donations to see all the help so far....
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 31, 2010 - 06:46pm PT
Here is a teeny tiny microscopic bit of what Jim will have for sale;....probably about 1/10 of the stuff at the Bridwellfest;....but maybe this will help get a visual.....plus all the donated stuff, plus any stuff coming in.....if you are a gear head, gear freak, climbing historian, collector,....or just your common everyday plastic pulling Starbuck's drinkin' gym-flaggin' sporto.....there will be something for everyone and anyone......and all priced to move, and all prices up for barter with The Man himself;....Mr. Bridwell, sir....

Many of the pins are signed and for collectables;...many are not and are for banging on aid climbs, mud towers, or chipping holes and holds for 5.13 free climbers....all are real pitons which Jim banged in rock all over the planet...




Jim has a million stoppers....all are for sale, and most will be stamped J B..........use them at the crags, collect them, trade them, or just let them hang about in your garage with all your other stoppers because you don't climb anymore, or just sport climb or climb only at the gym....these are Jim' personal stoppers off his personal rack;....all will bring you good luck and magical placements at the crags...


Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 31, 2010 - 06:55pm PT
Here are some of Jim's quick draws....he don't need them anymore;...but you Prana-wearing skinny indoor-city-types might want to pick up a few extra draws for those long clip ups at New Jack.......

Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 31, 2010 - 06:58pm PT
You know you need some RURPs.........everyone needs RURPs......all your really need is a harness, a rope, a chalkbag, some shoes, some biners, and some RURPs.......time to stock up.....all will be signed by Jim.....(These , I believe, are the last of them......)....

donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Mar 31, 2010 - 07:00pm PT
Nature, count me in for sushi.
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 31, 2010 - 07:02pm PT
Jim will have lots of books, guidebooks, magazines for sale....all signed.....here are some that are reciently donated....some new, some in very good condition......for the hardman/hardwoman or the armchair mountaineer....there will be lots and lots and lots of very cool books......you won't believe it...(The Downward Bound is 1st edition hardback in excellent condition signed by Jim.....buy it and get some other bigshots to sign it too......)..





Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 31, 2010 - 07:06pm PT
Jim has 3 "bolt kit" bags....one is already sold....he has 2 more...both have interesting big wall bolting gear.....both are for sale.....if you like this sort of thing.......(Great present for Mother's Day....)...

Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 31, 2010 - 07:08pm PT
Did I hear you say shoes?....we got a whole herd of shoes;.....and many are signed by Jim.......if you wish...he will sign a pair for you.....pick a color and size to go with your outfit and chalkbag.....





Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Mar 31, 2010 - 07:10pm PT
SHIRTS HAVE SHIPPED!!!!

The long wait is over! Today I shipped all current orders. There are only a few weeks left to place an order because... after the event closes the shirts will not be produced anymore. This makes them a REAL collector's item!

Get 'em now or cry later!

http://shop.vershke.com/

Credit: Ihateplastic

Credit: Ihateplastic

Credit: Ihateplastic

Credit: Ihateplastic

And... don't forget your Wienie Roast shirt!

My new two-color Wienie is so cool!
My new two-color Wienie is so cool!
Credit: Ihateplastic

Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 31, 2010 - 07:13pm PT
Packs, bags, haulbags, ....lots of stuff like that......load up, run away from home, move to camp 4, and get kicked out in 10 days, then live under a bridge in Sacramento......

locker

Social climber
Desert
Mar 31, 2010 - 07:14pm PT

I might still be in town when the gig is going down...

If so, I plan on attending for sure...

Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 31, 2010 - 07:18pm PT
Hangboard;.....you can buy this and work out and get muscles or just take steroids and drink Coca-cola, coffee, and twinkies....your choice...

Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 31, 2010 - 07:21pm PT
Jim is selling ALL his cams....and he has alot of them.....I believe they are all stamped J B.....and some are new, near new, ....and some are not new and went up new routes on El Cap.........all are for sale......all at "bro" deals.....prabably close to 100 cams....

Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 31, 2010 - 07:24pm PT
Brand new approach shoes....donated by Kurt Smith.....(thanks..)....and you know they would look good on you with your short shorts, tan muscular legs, and sexy chalkbag....

Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 31, 2010 - 07:25pm PT
Still in the bag new rope;...donated by Kurt "the Kid" Smith.....(purple;..the color of Royality...)..



johntp

Trad climber
socal
Mar 31, 2010 - 09:40pm PT
Holy Gear Batman! With all that to auction off I see this going into the wee hours. Has anyone got a mega sized coffee maker to keep the sandman away?
nature

climber
Tucson, AZ
Mar 31, 2010 - 09:58pm PT
I've got a 3 gallon perc!


Covered
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 31, 2010 - 10:00pm PT
I think it's just all gonna be 4 sale;....auction takes too long......anything not sold at Bridwellfest will get sold later...over the summer when I have time to farm it all out on ebay or supertopo...........say goodbye to it all....Jim's over it....
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 31, 2010 - 10:01pm PT
I think it's just all gonna be 4 sale;....auction takes too long......anything not sold at Bridwellfest will get sold later...over the summer when I have time to farm it all out on ebay or supertopo...........say goodbye to it all....Jim's over it....I want to keep things as simple as possible....Jim sell stuff
(Ron Gomez and I can help, I suppose...)....Jim do a 1 reel slide show, sushibar and tequilla bar have their own crew, ...band does their own thing....it should all fall in place.....I just need to clean the bathroom....(maybe...)....
Fogarty

climber
BITD
Mar 31, 2010 - 10:08pm PT
Todd, I can make it and $250.00 to the Bird!

Mike Fogarty
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
Will know soon
Mar 31, 2010 - 11:03pm PT
John Hansen, I would pay $250 just for the letter he wrote you. This guy is the Dude of Dudes. Don't second guess your purchases. If the frickin' economy were not so bleak for some of us, I would have done what you did. And I have pretty sound instincts. lynnie
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Mar 31, 2010 - 11:48pm PT
John Hansen- this is not about you and what you need. think about it.
john hansen

climber
Apr 1, 2010 - 12:10am PT
Johntp,

Your right, I deleted my post's , sorry.

johntp

Trad climber
socal
Apr 1, 2010 - 12:41am PT
John Hansen- Peacce to you. Hope to meet you at the fest. I'll buy you a shot at the tequila bar.
socalbolter

Sport climber
Silverado, CA
Apr 1, 2010 - 01:21am PT
Todd -

Email me a shipping address and I'll shoot some books to you for sale, auction, whatever...

louieanderson@live.com
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, California
Apr 1, 2010 - 01:24am PT


I'M IN!!!


See ya on the 24th Todd.
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 1, 2010 - 06:28am PT
Shipping address;...P.O. 138 Joshua Tre, Ca. 92252 or 9561 Star Ln Joshua Tree, Ca. 92252
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 1, 2010 - 06:32am PT
More stuff for sale at Bridwellfest;



Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 1, 2010 - 06:37am PT
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 1, 2010 - 06:41am PT
Here are some cool pics from Jim's personal slides that I had 8X10s made at Costco....he will sign these, sell them out for you to frame and hang on the wall next to your college degree, the velvet Elvis painting, the picture of the dogs playing pool, the Jesus picture, the Farrah Faucet Poster, and the Pam Anderson Bay Watch picture as well......

Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 1, 2010 - 07:08am PT
Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal Topic Author's Reply - Mar 13, 2010 - 07:55pm PT
Updated guest list

1. Jim Bridwell
2. Todd Gordon
3. Tucker Tech
4. Captain...or Skully
5. Lynne Leichtfuss
6. F10
7. Skeptimistic
8. Robert Fonda
9. Ron Gomez
10. Cracko
11. Bullwinkle
12. DEE (Dave Ernest Evans)
13. Cynthia L
14. G.Davis
15-19 Cal Celts (5 piece ragaae/ska band)
20. Nature (Sushi master)
21. Norm Miller (Dallas, Tx.)
22. Locker (Rick Thompson)
23. Pat Dennis
24. Frank Bentwood
25. Ryan Rothacher
26. Resa Ashbachar
27. Beth Shilliday
28. Steve (Cho)
29. Tom Murphy
30. Larry (Larabee AKA Larry Loads)
31. John Frericks
32. Dana Eubanks
33. Tim S (troutboy)
34. Jim Donini
35. Guy Keesee
36. Bob Gaines
37. Kirschen Katz
38. Dave Katz
39. Rich Bararra
40. Gina Bararra
41. Joe (Santa Cruz)
42. Paul Addison
43. Mrs. P.Addison
44. Derick Reinig
45. Yolonda
46. Ashley Pangborn
47. Sarah Alexander
48. Peter Mayfield
49. Charlie Kable
50. Tony Zeek
51. Karl Zeek
52. Kevin Powell
53. Will Cassalaro
54. Stephanie Cassalaro
55. Spencer Lennard
56. Tashina
57. Al Perry
58. Denise
59. Karl Baba
60. Pete (Palm Springs)
61. Katie (Palm Springs)
62. Mark Hoffman
63. Dave Cox
64. David Bloom
65. Amanda Schlepp
66. Drew Schlepp
67. Stephanie Bussell
68. Justin Slagle
69. Milt Jones
70. Dan Zacks
71. Cindi Zacks
72. Sierra Zacks
73. Scott Cosgrove
74. Mighty Hiker
75. Johntp
76. Louie Anderson
77. Riley
78. Mike Rossner
79. Rosilyne Rossner
80. Harrison (H)
81. Dr. Sprock
82. Tim Heatherington
83. Nephew of Tim Heatherington
84. Soara V.
85. Dogfather
86. Peggy Bridwell
87. Layton Bridwell
88. Tom Michael
89. A J Burch
90. Mark Rossner
91. Hillel Yarri
92. Kelly Gomez
93. Salad
94. Alma Allen
95. Nancy Pierce
96. Deb
97. Shakkey
98. Mike Fogarty
99. Dwain Warren
100. Steve Swan
101. Skeptamistic
102. Rob Stahl
103. Margie Evans
104. Troutboy's guest
105. Brandt Allen
106. Paula Allen
107. Alexis Summerfelt
108. Russel Lenarz
109. Russel Lenarz guest

Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 1, 2010 - 07:10am PT
funds list...

1. Todd Gordon $100 donation
2. Ihateplastic t-shirt sales profit donations (http://www.shop.vershke.com/category.sc?categoryId=
3. G Davis one pair new climbing shoes donation
4. Cracko $500 (and more before Feb. 1st...)
5. Al Sanderson $250
6. Tim Schafstall $25
7. Marty George Myers Book with signitures (auction $?)
8. Pat Dennis Pitons to sell/auction
9. Larry (the lion tamer) "loads" Larabee $100 donation
10. Donini $500 climbing day pledge with Jim
11. R. Harrison pair of climbing shoes, 2 harnesses, $100 cash
12 Dave Katz 2 copies of " Getting High in LA" out of print guides
13. Paul Addison $100 donation pledge
14. Roy Lenzo $100-150 donation
15. Eric Perlman Master's of Stone DVD set for auction/sale
16. Anonymous $500 donation
17. M. Chessler $2000 donation pledge (w/some book signings)
18. M. Clemmons $500 donation
19. D. Eubanks $250 donation
20. Johntp $200 (and much more before our starting date...)
21. Five Ten $200 donation, plus a pair of shoes to sell or auction
22. 100 Euros ($138 US) (paypal deposit)
23. Eric Kohl cool pic for Jim, Graham, and Worral on Free Blast donation for sale or auction
24. Kurt Smith gear donations for sale or auction
Sterling Rope-Ion-9.5 X 80 m bi-color dry-
Evolv-Escapist 9.5
Evolv- Reactor 8
Evolv Chalk bags x3 Evolv t shirt ladies 21g, 1 md
Metolius chalk bags x2
Metolius Eco ball x2
Metolius Iron Hand Glove; 1 md, 1 lg,
B.D. Chalk bags
Frisksn t-shirts 1 men/women sm, me,lg.

25. Sarah Alexander 50% of new sales donated to Jim http://sohappypet.com/community/Bridwell.html
26. Ihateplastic (Simon) $50 donation (
http://www.shop.vershke.com/category.sc?categoryId=
27. Louie Anderson Some Riverside Quarry Guides to sell/auction
28. Woodson Shindig, Vertical holds Gym in San Diego raffle ticket sales and gear sales $700
29. Guido $100
30. Tripper Jack Marshall $100
31. Steve Simpson items for sale/auction Ice axe, finger board, Bachar ladder, crampons, etc.
32. Nathan guidebooks for sale/auction (Uinta guides, Yosemite, Joshua Tree,etc.)
33. Liberty Mountain 2 Singing Rock Attack Harnesses $50 ea
1 Edelweiss Flashlight 10mm x 60m Rope $170
1 - Vaude Expedition Rock 45+10 backpack $150
1 Set (1-13) ABC Huevos (stoppers) $8
34. Wired Bliss Set of 5 TCUs
35. Wicked Gravity
1 madrock belay device
6 wire gate biners
3 bent gate biners
1 locker biner
1 Vargo titanium stove
36. Mike Fogarty $250 donation
37. Peter Mayfield a spot at Donner summer climbing camp
http://www.sierraexperience.org/summer-camps.html
38. G. Epperson Rock Prints books (% of sales)
39. Lisa Gnade/Steve Petro DMM/Red Chili/Wild Country
Many biners and quick draws
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Apr 1, 2010 - 10:35am PT
Bump and unfortunately, I may not make it to Josh until the 27th or 28th

Peace

Karl
Maysho

climber
Soda Springs, CA
Apr 1, 2010 - 11:05am PT
Hey Todd,

I would like to donate a spot in my Donner Summit Climbing Camp for Teens to the auction.

Worth $650, includes lodging and food at Clair Tappaan Lodge, ages 11-18. August 1-6th 2010.

One can bid it up high, contributing to the Bird, and your favorite young person gets an awesome climbing camp! http://www.sierraexperience.org/summer-camps.html

send me a pm with your address and I will mail down a certificate, I am still planning to attend of course...

Thanks for your efforts!

Peter
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 1, 2010 - 11:13am PT
Todd Gordon P.O 138 Joshua Tree, Ca. 92252 thanks, Peter
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 1, 2010 - 11:19am PT
T-shirts look great..(so does the t-shirt model...)....it's all looking very excellent.....

http://shop.vershke.com/
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Apr 1, 2010 - 02:24pm PT
I gotta say, the company that prints my shirts LOVED the design and the paisley on the Bridwellfest shirt. This one is gold!
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Apr 1, 2010 - 02:33pm PT
Hey Todd, got an idea for a sale item....let's get Jim to write one of his political statements on a t-shirt, then we can see what we can sell that priceless item for? Just a joke, but then again maybe a great idea!
Peace
Acer

Big Wall climber
AZ
Apr 1, 2010 - 02:54pm PT
WOW.

Look at all that good stuff. I am going to need to bring a suit case of cash and a uhaul to return home.

Silent Auction goes a long ways.

Is there rule for purchasing yet?? Cash and Carry??

When can I show up??
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
Will know soon
Apr 1, 2010 - 03:39pm PT
Just checked out the list of attendees......it will be so awesome to meet yo Skully after all this ST time and Donini and Peggy along with Layton.

It will be equally as awesome to see again Riley, Anders, Nature, THE DR., Maysho, and Spencer.

Is Craig F. not coming and why not sir ? And what about you Anastasia and Bill ???? lynnie
nature

climber
Tucson, AZ
Apr 1, 2010 - 03:54pm PT
A total of 100. My sushi bar has never seen the likes of that!



Heeeeeeeeeeelp!


Seriously... Ron O helped last time. He won't make it this time around. I had help late with a guest sushi chef appearance.

So.... any sushi chefs in that list?


Baaaadass.
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 1, 2010 - 05:12pm PT
Acer;...I don't think it's gonna be a silent auction;....just play old fashion cash for gear;.....show Jim the green, and he will sell you the goods;....simple, easy, green.....I think Jim will be there probably from noon on April 24th......I just recieved another big package today;....I'll take pics and post soon.....as for the 100 person guest list;...I am expecting 200 people.....so plan accordingly.....I'm sure Dr. F will be there, and hopefully Hashbro too....as well as Stahlbro......Hopefully J. Long too.....chime in if you wish,,....or just show up and party....I think last year's Tarbuster event had about 160........
nature

climber
Tucson, AZ
Apr 1, 2010 - 05:20pm PT
I see. well... 200 then. OK that's easy!
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Apr 1, 2010 - 05:22pm PT
Beware of the numbers, climbers are notoriously unreliable.
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 1, 2010 - 05:31pm PT
We used to have 200 each year for my birthday AND 200 at Halloween;......(There isn't anything else to do here in J. Tree except watch TV, drink beer, and climb low angle dummy-domes......so a party with food and drink, music and such......why not stop over....).....Bridwellfest and Woodstock;.....a gathering of the tribes....
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Apr 1, 2010 - 05:32pm PT
Hey Nature, didn't you do a prepay thing at Roy's? Might want to consider that. Even though the guest list is growing, don't think everyone will be eating sushi. Just a thought. I'm bringing a bar b gue to do my own food and others will probably do their own food again. It could help you out if you did a prepay or "reservations" type thing so you don't bring in too much fishy stuff.
Peace
MisterE

Social climber
Across Town From Easy Street
Apr 1, 2010 - 06:19pm PT
Todd, you can count Skip and I IN!

Doug, sushi too!

Really looking forward to this event!
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 1, 2010 - 06:21pm PT
Big Wall bolt kit;...dont' leave home without it...

Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 1, 2010 - 06:22pm PT
Flavor of the week;....stoppers..

Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 1, 2010 - 06:24pm PT
Metal pilons....you know;....those metal spikey things that you hammer into the rock to pull and stand on when you go climbing.......(Goes well with a grappling hook...)

Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 1, 2010 - 06:26pm PT
Keyhole hangers for those whole pitch rivet ladders......cheaper by the dozen...

Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 1, 2010 - 06:29pm PT
Crampoons......very popular where Jim lives in Palm Desert, California...

Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 1, 2010 - 06:30pm PT
Boo hoo for all of us, Dr. F......next time around....we will miss you .....but we will drink an extra beer for you , my friend...
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 1, 2010 - 07:57pm PT
Beanfest is also April 24th....those Arizona climbers had to copy.......so now one has to decide.....beans or Bridwell....which will it be?....(Beans, bolts, beer and babes....or Bridwell, bolts, beer, and babes...)...
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Apr 1, 2010 - 07:59pm PT
Better get some beans Todd, they can make for some good music.
nature

climber
Tucson, AZ
Apr 1, 2010 - 08:13pm PT
Any fish hooks. I'll commit to buy right now.


Let's see.... I'm an hour away from beanfest and 6 hours from bridwellfest.

I choose.....



6 hours!!!!!










(and sushi)
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
Will know soon
Apr 1, 2010 - 08:31pm PT
Climbers...Unreliable, no not here in CA. Perhaps in others less favored states.....:DDD


and for the Choices for Chicks......that would be

Beans bolts and beers

OR

Boys (men) bolts and beers

and I'm pretty sure Tami would agree, it would be the second. :)
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 1, 2010 - 08:33pm PT
Jim sold his fish hooks , I believe, at New Years........and all his hooks are gone too....but I think you may find something you like;......maybe...

nature

climber
Tucson, AZ
Apr 1, 2010 - 10:56pm PT
By the way, in regards to the question of taking money up front. I'm not sure I have time to manage that. So I'll take an educated guess on the fish to bring in. maybe keep it to a certain dollar amount and we'll go from there.

if john really can get a 50lb of sushi rice we'll be able to feed people. I'll also commit to getting some extra fish to take home and if it doesn't make it then that's cool.

As long as everyone remembers that:
1) we're trying to help Jim
2) no matter what you chip in you'll be paying a fraction of what the sushi would cost you at a sushi bar. And unless you are use to Belagio quality sushi chances are it's some of the best sushi you've ever had.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Apr 2, 2010 - 12:54am PT
Advice needed as to potential travel plans. The general idea is to fly down for five or six days, never mind the ozone layer, the cost, and that it would be a lot cheaper to just mail a cheque. So as to attend the festivities, but also get in some exercise and fresh air.

Flights from Vancouver to Ontario (California) seem significantly cheaper than those to Palm Springs. On the map and according to MapQuest, it's about an hour drive (rental car) from Ontario to Palm Springs. Does flying to Ontario seem plausible? I don't know enough about traffic and roads in the area to judge if it makes sense. Advice as to travel plans welcome. Thanks!
nature

climber
Tucson, AZ
Apr 2, 2010 - 01:06am PT
traffic would depend on when you land (and what day)
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Apr 2, 2010 - 01:11am PT
The plan is to arrive and depart as close to midday as possible, assuming that morning and late afternoon traffic is more challenging.
nature

climber
Tucson, AZ
Apr 2, 2010 - 01:16am PT
midday?


well in that case that can mean only one thing....



























YER GONNA DIE!!!!!!111169

Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Apr 2, 2010 - 01:17am PT
I said midday, pilgrim, not High Noon. Sheesh!

And Ron will be advising as to an appropriate arsenal. Can't be too careful.
Anastasia

Mountain climber
hanging from a crimp and crying for my mama.
Apr 2, 2010 - 02:04am PT
Lynne,
I think we will be in Chicago that week. I am crossing my fingers hoping that I have the dates wrong. I will let you know once I figure it out.
AFS
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
Will know soon
Apr 2, 2010 - 02:11am PT
Hope you can make it Ana.

Anders, Ontario is a stellar airport. My choice of all in our region. If you fly into Palm Springs it would be closer to Josh. But driving from Ontario to Josh is pretty similar to the time it takes me to drive to the Tree.

Post or email me any questions you have. Looking forward to seeing yo. :D lynnie
Mimi

climber
Apr 2, 2010 - 02:14am PT
Anders, PSP is the way. Not much cost diff and sooo much easier.
locker

Social climber
Desert
Apr 2, 2010 - 02:20am PT


"Flights from Vancouver to Ontario (California) seem significantly cheaper than those to Palm Springs. On the map and according to MapQuest, it's about an hour drive (rental car) from Ontario to Palm Springs. Does flying to Ontario seem plausible? I don't know enough about traffic and roads in the area to judge if it makes sense. Advice as to travel plans welcome."...


CHEAPER and NOT a bad drive at all...

The traffic will probably be a little THICK near the airport, but usually it thins enough to where it FLIES as you get closer to Palm Springs...


I'd call it a worthwhile consideration if you want to save a little $$$...


donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Apr 2, 2010 - 09:28am PT
It's an easy drive on freeways. You are far enough east to miss most of the metro traffic. See you there!
troutboy

Trad climber
Newark, DE
Apr 2, 2010 - 09:43am PT
Ontario is a much better choice (economically) than Palm Springs. Always cheaper on flight and rental car. Easy drive, especially if you land early enough to beat traffic. I almost always fly into Ontario and will do so this trip.

Another viable option, albeit with a bit nastier drive, is John Wayne/Orange County airport. Almost always cheaper than LAX and sometimes cheaper than Ontario, but you must deal with that LA burb traffic shite.

TS
WiredBliss

Trad climber
Flagstaff, AZ
Apr 2, 2010 - 04:03pm PT
Let it be know that WIRED BLISS is going to be revived in the near future.

Wired Bliss has committed these five new TCUs that are engraved BridwellFest to the Jim Bridwell fund raiser.

The Wired Bliss truck will be at BridwellFest so drop by and get a sticker.



Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 2, 2010 - 04:56pm PT
Nathan Smith and Liberty Mountain has come through for The Bridwells;...here's some stuff they have donated for the Bridwellfest....thanks a bunch;...you guys ROCK!







troutboy

Trad climber
Newark, DE
Apr 2, 2010 - 05:03pm PT
Oooh, how much for the caramel apple :-)

TS
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 2, 2010 - 05:09pm PT
Lisa Gnade/Steve Petro and DMM, Wild Country, Red Chili have stepped it up to help Jim and his family too;...Bravo to them;....thank you!







Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 2, 2010 - 05:14pm PT
The Wired Bliss TCUs look fantastic;.....and the Bridwellfest engraving is wonderful.....great to see them back at it.....banging out cool gear for the climbing community...thanks you guys.....just fantastic!......it will be great to see the Wired Bliss folks at the Bridwellfest...
Skeptimistic

Mountain climber
Apr 2, 2010 - 05:34pm PT
Great. Just great. Now I'm going to have to completely empty my retirement account to get all of the cool stuff I'm seeing here. Thanks a lot...


Seriously, this is fantastic! I can hardly wait. The weather isn't helping one bit to stay focused on school.
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Apr 3, 2010 - 12:11am PT
Bump for Jim and Todd. them cams from Wired Bliss are COOL, how much per? I want one!
Peace
chez

Social climber
chicago ill
Apr 3, 2010 - 12:41am PT
It's about time Liberty started making candied apples.
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Apr 3, 2010 - 01:33am PT
Dang! How can I resist. Count me in.
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 3, 2010 - 02:54am PT
Awesome, Rob Stahl;.....Stahl brother........right on;......should you bring "the baby".............let's party...Rob Stahl, Paul Stahl, Dave Stahl, Todd Stahl, Tom Shahl, Mona Stahl, Spencer Stahl, Craig Stahl.......The Shahl Bros........
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Apr 3, 2010 - 12:26pm PT
Credit: StahlBro
Yeah, it may be baby makin' time again. I'll see if I can't round up the necessary ingredients........I suggest everyone picks a spot early for the inevitable "crash landing" :-)
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Apr 3, 2010 - 06:48pm PT
Just got my Bridwellfest Tshirt in the mail today! Stoked!
Peace
Mimi

climber
Apr 3, 2010 - 07:18pm PT
$260 vs $390. ONT would also be my choice. The cost was much closer when I first checked. At least from SEA.
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Apr 3, 2010 - 07:29pm PT
Whatyathink Ron... came out looking pretty sweet, eh?
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Apr 4, 2010 - 12:34pm PT
If ya ain't got one yet.......get one, they're KILLER to say the least!
Peace
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Apr 4, 2010 - 01:24pm PT
Here's what the shirts look like!
Credit: ron gomez
Credit: ron gomez
Peace
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Apr 4, 2010 - 01:58pm PT
Ron ubermodel Gomez comes through!
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Apr 4, 2010 - 07:55pm PT
MH- I recommend Ontario airport. Traffic will suck no matter what, but it beats LAX or OC by light years. If it is Friday, try to get an earlier arrival rather than later. The earlier you can get out of the airport headed west on 10 to 62 the better.

Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Apr 4, 2010 - 08:13pm PT
Thanks - the map suggests that I should head east on interstate 10, to highway 62. Is it better to head west? :-)
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
Will know soon
Apr 4, 2010 - 08:21pm PT
Anders, I am pretty certain you head east on the 10 to the 62. It's the way I take also. It will be a blast to see you. :D Just got back from two stellar perfect weather climbing days at Josh. Got to climb with Terri, aka happigirl first time ever and it was fun. Also, Todd G., Tucker Tech, James Barnett aka F10, and Wendell. What a treat for me! We did a few newer routes on ( I believe it was )South Dome northeast face. The approach was the best bouldering lesson ever. Thanks to the above I learned even more.....and made it! Thanks guys from lynnie. :D

Edit: Thank you rlf and Tucker for the climbing lessons. I am learning, finally !!! When I say climbing lessons I don't mean climbing rock. I mean all it takes to make that happen. :D
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Apr 4, 2010 - 08:26pm PT
it is only better to head west if you want to surf ;-)
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Apr 4, 2010 - 08:53pm PT
MH- my bad. yes, head east on the 10. It's been a long weekend of travel and spending time with family. A little loopy right now.
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Apr 5, 2010 - 10:19am PT
Here's another auction item on its way to Todd:

ten shirts and ten sets (2006, 2007, 2008) of the Gory Photo Edition, a stupendous climbing magazine from Poland!

Maybe Todd will bundle them as a set of mags plus a shirt for an auction item.

Bid, bid, bid for the Bird, Bird, Bird!
Bid, bid, bid for the Bird, Bird, Bird!
Credit: Ihateplastic
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 5, 2010 - 11:05am PT
Awesome;.....booze, Bridwell, bolts, babes, and booty.....thanks, Simon;...and look forward to seeing everyone soon....score!.....(My wife is Polish;....so I appreciate the fine Eastern European stuff....)....
nature

climber
Tucson, AZ
Apr 5, 2010 - 11:29am PT
too bad sushi doesn't start with a "b"
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Apr 5, 2010 - 07:49pm PT
For the Bird!
Peace
Watusi

Social climber
Newport, OR
Apr 5, 2010 - 08:04pm PT
Looks like fun kids!!
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Apr 5, 2010 - 09:15pm PT
Come on down for THIS one Mike!!!!! We miss ya here, I think Spencer is coming in...hitch a ride?
Peace
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
Will know soon
Apr 5, 2010 - 09:44pm PT
booze, Bridwell, bolts, babes, booty and Big Fish :D in honor of the nature mon.
Watusi

Social climber
Newport, OR
Apr 5, 2010 - 09:47pm PT
Man I'd love to Ron...But I'm in the middle of a big ad campaign for "The Embarcadero," a resort here in Newport where I'm helping to totally redesign the whole advertising structure.
HandCrack

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal.
Apr 6, 2010 - 11:57am PT
Just got my T-shirt yesterday!

Paula and I are ready to PARTAY!
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Apr 6, 2010 - 01:22pm PT
Good for you Mike, I'm sure the artwork/graphics will be the best! We'll be thinkin' of you. Take care Mike.
Peace
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Apr 6, 2010 - 09:28pm PT
"too bad sushi doesn't start with a B"

How about "bootysushi"?

Grasping at straws here.....

Still looking for the 50 pounds of organic california short grain white rice. Had it covered until the "organic" word came in to play. Burning gas and searching for this phantom rice. Headed out now to check another source.
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
Sprocketville
Apr 6, 2010 - 09:51pm PT
which room did Gram die in again?

i wanna book that sucker for the weekend. the Pit is getting weird.

maybe kick out some Dead Flowers at 4 am and creep everybody out,

Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 6, 2010 - 10:32pm PT
Joshua Tree, Cal Topic Author's Reply - Mar 13, 2010 - 07:55pm PT
Updated guest list

1. Jim Bridwell
2. Todd Gordon
3. Tucker Tech
4. Captain...or Skully
5. Lynne Leichtfuss
6. F10
7. Skeptimistic
8. Robert Fonda
9. Ron Gomez
10. Cracko
11. Bullwinkle
12. DEE (Dave Ernest Evans)
13. Cynthia L
14. G.Davis
15-19 Cal Celts (5 piece ragaae/ska band)
20. Nature (Sushi master)
21. Norm Miller (Dallas, Tx.)
22. Locker (Rick Thompson)
23. Pat Dennis
24. Frank Bentwood
25. Ryan Rothacher
26. Resa Ashbachar
27. Beth Shilliday
28. Steve (Cho)
29. Tom Murphy
30. Larry (Larabee AKA Larry Loads)
31. John Frericks
32. Dana Eubanks
33. Tim S (troutboy)
34. Jim Donini
35. Guy Keesee
36. Bob Gaines
37. Kirschen Katz
38. Dave Katz
39. Rich Bararra
40. Gina Bararra
41. Joe (Santa Cruz)
42. Paul Addison
43. Mrs. P.Addison
44. Derick Reinig
45. Yolonda
46. Ashley Pangborn
47. Sarah Alexander
48. Peter Mayfield
49. Charlie Kable
50. Tony Zeek
51. Karl Zeek
52. Kevin Powell
53. Will Cassalaro
54. Stephanie Cassalaro
55. Spencer Lennard
56. Tashina
57. Al Perry
58. Denise
59. Karl Baba
60. Pete (Palm Springs)
61. Katie (Palm Springs)
62. Mark Hoffman
63. Dave Cox
64. David Bloom
65. Amanda Schlepp
66. Drew Schlepp
67. Stephanie Bussell
68. Justin Slagle
69. Milt Jones
70. Dan Zacks
71. Cindi Zacks
72. Sierra Zacks
73. Scott Cosgrove
74. Mighty Hiker
75. Johntp
76. Louie Anderson
77. Riley
78. Mike Rossner
79. Rosilyne Rossner
80. Harrison (H)
81. Dr. Sprock
82. Tim Heatherington
83. Nephew of Tim Heatherington
84. Soara V.
85. Dogfather
86. Peggy Bridwell
87. Layton Bridwell
88. Tom Michael
89. A J Burch
90. Mark Rossner
91. Hillel Yarri
92. Kelly Gomez
93. Salad
94. Alma Allen
95. Nancy Pierce
96. Deb
97. Shakkey
98. Mike Fogarty
99. Dwain Warren
100. Steve Swan
101. Skeptamistic
102. Rob Stahl
103. Margie Evans
104. Troutboy's guest
105. Brandt Allen
106. Paula Allen
107. Alexis Summerfelt
108. Russel Lenarz
109. Russel Lenarz guest
110. Dave Daly
111. Fred Zeal
112. Steve Grossman
113. Mimi
114. Bill Russell
115. Tim Sinson
116. Tim Heatherington's guest #2
117. Mighty Hiker
118. Steve "Even Steven" Strong
119. Steve Powers
120. Jake Evans
121. Grace Schultz
122. Michelle
123. Schaffer Musser
124. Dave Harrington
125.
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Apr 6, 2010 - 11:14pm PT
Norm Miller. Do I know you? The name is familiar. Ever haunt Rubidoux? Wichitas?
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 7, 2010 - 12:38am PT
Norm Miller is an airline pilot for American Airlines....lives in Dallas, and climbs every now and again.....he has done the royal arches WITH the rotten log......Sept., 1977.....so he's been around for awhile....
Watusi

Social climber
Newport, OR
Apr 7, 2010 - 01:27am PT
Dr. Sprock, Gram Parsons died in Rm. #8, Joshua Tree Inn. Was always a big fan of his, and played the annual festival there commemorating him. If you ever get a chance look up Grand Theft Parsons...It's a trippy film...
Anastasia

Mountain climber
hanging from a crimp and crying for my mama.
Apr 7, 2010 - 11:14am PT
I'm sad! I won't be going! We are going to be in Chicago where the ground is way too flat for comfort. I will be missing you all!
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Apr 7, 2010 - 11:42am PT
Did you guys catch that, a few pages back,Wired Bliss™ rising phoenix-like? I almost missed it.
Welcome back to the original TCU!
WiredBliss

Trad climber
Flagstaff, AZ
Apr 7, 2010 - 12:12pm PT
That is true.

Wired Bliss will be back soon.

Watch for the OFFICAL announcement and website.

Cheers,

WB
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Apr 7, 2010 - 02:08pm PT
Hey Todd add Dr. Fred Zeal to the list, got an email from him, he said he'd be camping with the family in Josh that weekend, so we should see him. "Is there a Doctor in the house?"
Peace
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Apr 8, 2010 - 03:02am PT
Bought tickets and made preservations today. I'll be there from the evening of the 22nd (Thursday) through to Tuesday morning (27th). Looking for climbing partners for Friday, Sunday and Monday, and Saturday morning. (I volunteered to help as needed Saturday afternoon and evening, and Sunday morning.) I'll have transport, but quite limited internet, and no cell phone.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Apr 8, 2010 - 05:38pm PT
Byrne baby Byrne! Glad to hear that you are still in the mix.

Mimi and I are going to make it to BirdFest! I have never climbed at JT so it should be big fun!
salad

climber
Escondido
Apr 8, 2010 - 07:00pm PT
wonder if my shirt will be in the mail today. i have some very distasteful photo ideas.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
Will know soon
Apr 8, 2010 - 07:50pm PT
Anders, think Todd will be your main link ..... he always is. :D Peace and Cya soon. lynnie
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Apr 8, 2010 - 08:06pm PT
A new run of shirts is on the press right now. If you don't have your yet, you will very soon! If yuou haven't ordered yet... tic-tok!
Hummerchine

Trad climber
East Wenatchee, WA
Apr 8, 2010 - 09:03pm PT
Don't forget Steve Strong...
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Apr 9, 2010 - 11:51pm PT
50 pounds of organic white rice..check.

neverwas neverwillbe checking in...
nature

climber
Tucson, AZ
Apr 10, 2010 - 12:10am PT
wannabee slicing fish for Grossman, Mimi... and a whole bunch of other people I've always wanted to meet in two weeks. CHECK!!!!

50 lbs organic sushi rice?!?!?!?!1111

Oh f*#k....

HELP?!?!?!1111169
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Apr 10, 2010 - 12:16am PT
Helper 111169! checking in....


I have knives but no skill.
eagle

Trad climber
new paltz, ny
Apr 10, 2010 - 09:03pm PT
i have always been a fan of the bird and i hope this event goes over well. he came to new paltz, ny. several years ago, laye 90's i believe it was and did a slide show at the climbing store rock and snow....it was packed.

i believe i have most of the early vally regulars beat...i was the youngest guy to climb el cap. i was 3 months into my 16th birthday and the year was 1976. this was never documented but i have pictures to prove it.

have a good time folks
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Apr 10, 2010 - 09:21pm PT
Dave Lane from Vancouver did the Nose in October 1976. He was then 15.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Apr 10, 2010 - 09:26pm PT
Two weeks to go, I'm starting to sandpaper my fingertips to get ready for that abrasive granite that JT serves up.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
Will know soon
Apr 10, 2010 - 10:09pm PT
lol! donini, i can turn you onto a good manicurist.....:D

I guess I don't know any better....it's pretty much all I have, the Josh rock. And I like it. Will be great to meet yo, a super topo persona. Peace, lynnie
HighDesertDJ

Trad climber
Arid-zona
Apr 10, 2010 - 10:17pm PT
Well sh#t. I'm literally gonna be there the weekend before.
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
Apr 11, 2010 - 04:31pm PT
Can somebody please try to remember to ask Jim if he knows who first named the Sacherer Cracker/Sacherer Crackerer? If anyone would know, it would be him.
pud

climber
Sportbikeville
Apr 11, 2010 - 05:24pm PT

I'm sure this is going to be a successful event for the Bridwells.

Unforntunately, K and I have an expected visiter arriving Monday the 19th and from what I'm told, once he shows up, he likes to hang around the house for a month or so before he puts on his travelin' shoes.

All the best luck guys!
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Apr 11, 2010 - 05:48pm PT
Less than two weeks. If you still want a shirt BEFORE the event then you gotta get your order in ASAP! I will take orders until midnight April 30. Shirts ordered between the event and the end of the month will be shipped in early May.

http://shop.vershke.com/


Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Apr 11, 2010 - 06:51pm PT
I will try to ask him about SC, Jan.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Apr 11, 2010 - 10:32pm PT
Hey, I don't see Jake Evans on the list. He will be representing the 8 yr. old future future rope guns.

Rob, what year was that Stahl Bros. pic? Looks like Jumbo.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Apr 12, 2010 - 02:13pm PT
I guess it might be uncool, but will there be nametags? Maybe with both real name and SuperTopo alias?
salad

climber
Escondido
Apr 12, 2010 - 02:35pm PT
ill be the one with a beer in his hand.
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Apr 12, 2010 - 07:50pm PT
Yeah the name tag thing worked pretty good at the Bachar Memorial. All us oldies can't remember anything anyway,so the name tags help.....if we can see em! this needed a bump anyway.
Peace
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Apr 12, 2010 - 07:58pm PT
Make sure you have bibs, rocking chairs and one or two dialysis machines.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
Will know soon
Apr 12, 2010 - 08:15pm PT
Todd, along with Nature's sushi, I am bringing homemade guacamole and chips....avos are ripening as I type. Any other soft foods I should bring for the old geezers....? lol :DD lynnie
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Apr 12, 2010 - 10:22pm PT
Lynne-

"Any other soft foods I should bring for the old geezers". So many places to go with that. It depends..
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 12, 2010 - 10:50pm PT
People have been asking what to bring;.....bring yourself, your friends, your wallet to buy something of Jim's and for sushi if you so desire, beer, and your party spirit so you don't poop out early;.....it's embarrassing and light if you can't at least make it to midnight;....and please have a few beers, cut loose, and make a damn evening of it......I encourage everyone in attendance to make a pledge to at least TRY to party like you mean it...hang tough until the band does the last song;....if you can't do at least that for a MIMIMUM....then you are light and don't know how to party.......AND if you see this man without a beer in his hand;..make sure he gets one....or even two.....VERY IMPORTANT to beer this fellow.....so plan ahead and bring extra beer.....



Remember;...no drink and drive......
Also;....if you have something you wish to donate to the sale of things;....gear, books, art, whatever;....anything you wish to donate and we will put it up for sale to help out the Bridwell family......bring it, and we will put it up for sale with the $ going to Jim and his family...thanks......Todd......
Skeptimistic

Mountain climber
Apr 12, 2010 - 10:55pm PT
Sadly, I will likely be the designated party pooper. Domestic commitments dictate that I bail before the bitter end. But I will be there as long as possible, with cash in hand and good vibes for all. Thanks again for putting this all together!
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 12, 2010 - 11:04pm PT
Midnight is the MINIMUM......or Jim will kick your butt.....
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Apr 12, 2010 - 11:11pm PT
Hey Dave,

Outer Jumbo in the 80's. Morning resurrection!
Skeptimistic

Mountain climber
Apr 12, 2010 - 11:13pm PT
Hmm... If he breaks my arm, can I get him to sign the cast? Kidding- I definitely do not want to bring on the wrath of The Bird!
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Apr 12, 2010 - 11:13pm PT
I was at this party at Todd's and got my ass kicked by Jim Bridwell. I did not need those teeth anyways. I only used them to hold my cams...
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
Will know soon
Apr 12, 2010 - 11:21pm PT
Unless I'm dead....then I pro won't make the party....I Promise to make it to the wonderful end. How can anyone leave a partee while the musica is still playing ?

Steve Swan, Mon, yo said re: Todd's last party with band that no one danced and you were ready, willing and able. If you're at this one ... let's dance. :D Peace, lynnie
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
Will know soon
Apr 12, 2010 - 11:40pm PT



Tucker Tech, getting the fire going for another fun evening. What an incredible Dude. Met Tucker first time ever when Gordo Mon took me on my first climb at Suicide summer of 2008. I was an idiot. Tucker, Todd and Tim kind and forgiving.

Climbed last with TT over this Easter. Difficult approach and descent. (the climb itself was a piece of cake except for one move I had trouble figuring out.) TT along with Gordo, Wendell and F10 made the approach\descent happen. I learned much. Peace and love to all you Dudes. I wouldn't have even done that when I was 20. Yo gave me confidence. Love each one of you. lynnie

Mimi

climber
Apr 12, 2010 - 11:51pm PT
nature, sorry if I missed it above, but are you bringing the boxed sake? Or should I pick it up in San Berdino? Looking forward to finally meeting you.

And I got the skill but no knives. Sign me up for a few rolls.
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 13, 2010 - 08:27pm PT
Mimi

climber
Apr 13, 2010 - 10:07pm PT

Yowza!

BrendaPuff

Sport climber
Boulder, Co.
Apr 14, 2010 - 12:19am PT
bump!

And come by and get bumped while in Josh!
http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/1144377/BrendaPuffBoneDownFest-April-24-Saturday-in-Joshua-Tree

Parked behind Coyote Corner. The shower key is inside my van.

EDIT: Jim! Clean your f*#king house! LOL
Anastasia

Mountain climber
hanging from a crimp and crying for my mama.
Apr 14, 2010 - 02:08am PT
Wow.
:) AFS
mucci

Trad climber
The pitch of Bagalaar above you
Apr 14, 2010 - 02:16am PT
That picture is already CLASSIC!

Really hoping I can swing the trip.

Mucci
salad

climber
Escondido
Apr 14, 2010 - 02:59am PT
cant wait to ride keys view!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 14, 2010 - 03:48am PT
hey there say, wow, now THAT is a house-cleaning pic, if i ever saw one... see, he's getting right to it...

(only the front sofa area, really seems that messy, see?)...

very nice share, todd...
*my comments were all in fun, as to the house cleaning notation mentioned earlier...

nice fun pic!
god blesss...
:)
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 14, 2010 - 03:51am PT
hey there say, wow, would have liked to be there to see you all... say, i am sending a little something for fun, tomorrow night... hope it gets there in time...

god bless all!
:)
troutboy

Trad climber
Newark, DE
Apr 14, 2010 - 10:31am PT
Hey, I think I saw that house on that TV show "Hoarders". :-)

TS
G_Gnome

Trad climber
In the mountains... somewhere...
Apr 14, 2010 - 12:59pm PT
Todd, Rachel and I should be there too.

Jan
LuckyPink

climber
the last bivy
Apr 14, 2010 - 02:34pm PT
evidence miss puff is a guy .. none of the women noticed the house..
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 15, 2010 - 11:17am PT
Weather report (10 day) says April 24th, zero precipitation, 72 degrees, 50 at night;...sounds PERFECT!...see you then...
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
Will know soon
Apr 15, 2010 - 02:43pm PT
Todd, anyone going climbing Thurs or Fri ?
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 15, 2010 - 02:55pm PT
I might go 1/2 day on Friday, and 1/2 day Sat....
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Apr 15, 2010 - 03:33pm PT
Todd go all day both days, me and Tucker will hold the fort down! Just leave the beer cooler open! I'll be out there Friday about 2:00ish.
Peace
Ricardo Cabeza

climber
All Over.
Apr 15, 2010 - 03:51pm PT
Can I still buy a T-shirt or something?

I'm a poor dirtbag in New Hampshire, and can't make it, but I respect my elders, and those who I grew up reading about.
locker

Social climber
4 Wheel Rav'n
Apr 15, 2010 - 03:56pm PT

IMPORTANT QUESTION FOR TODD:










WILL IT BE OK IF I BRING MY LAWYER???
...

nature

climber
Tucson, AZ
Apr 15, 2010 - 04:11pm PT
How does your lawyer take her coffee?
locker

Social climber
4 Wheel Rav'n
Apr 15, 2010 - 04:51pm PT

"Tumbling Rainbow area."...

Take my ADVICE...

Whatever you do...

DON'T try and do it YOUR WAY, leaving the SECURITY of the CRACK, and deciding to TRY it on the FACE to the LEFT, about 3/4 of the way up...(Looked like it "WUD" go...Instead, I DID!!!...LOL!!!)...

It's a COOL climb and HIGHLY recommended as is the "White Cliffs of Dover" area (some of the BETTER climbs out here in that range, IMHO)...




White Cliffs of Dover
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Apr 15, 2010 - 04:59pm PT
Ricardo Cabeza (and others with the same concern...)

YES! You can still buy a tee shirt. I am taking orders up until MIDNIGHT, APRIL 30. After that... Poof! They are gone.

Have you seen how cool that puppy looks on the domesticated Bird?

You gotta have one!

http://shop.vershke.com/

Todd Gordon Pic
Todd Gordon Pic
Credit: Ihateplastic

Todd Gordon Pic
Todd Gordon Pic
Credit: Ihateplastic

Todd Gordon Pic
Todd Gordon Pic
Credit: Ihateplastic

hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Apr 15, 2010 - 05:02pm PT
Don't forget to check out the parallel thread, "Bridwell Stories". Lots of laughs.
BrendaPuff

Sport climber
Boulder, Co.
Apr 15, 2010 - 05:08pm PT
Thank God he is cleaning up that place
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
Will know soon
Apr 15, 2010 - 10:38pm PT
Brenda Gal (?).....wondering and lol.

The birdman stayed 3 nights at my place along with many others for the Woodson Reunion. Dude was probably one of the best guests I've ever had. I couldn't even tell he'd used the Master Suite. He cleaned up his dishes, did dishes. This is the man of rock, living with the rock for many years. But he is also a stellar gentleman.

Just gotta say this, so no one on the globe will get the wrong impression of this great guy and incredible part of climbing history. Lynne

Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 16, 2010 - 12:03am PT
Joshua Tree, Cal Topic Author's Reply - Mar 13, 2010 - 07:55pm PT
Updated guest list

1. Jim Bridwell
2. Todd Gordon
3. Tucker Tech
4. Captain...or Skully
5. Lynne Leichtfuss
6. F10
7. Skeptimistic
8. Robert Fonda
9. Ron Gomez
10. Cracko
11. Bullwinkle
12. DEE (Dave Ernest Evans)
13. Cynthia L
14. G.Davis
15-19 Cal Celts (5 piece ragaae/ska band)
20. Nature (Sushi master)
21. Norm Miller (Dallas, Tx.)
22. Locker (Rick Thompson)
23. Pat Dennis
24. Frank Bentwood
25. Ryan Rothacher
26. Resa Ashbachar
27. Beth Shilliday
28. Steve (Cho)
29. Tom Murphy
30. Larry (Larabee AKA Larry Loads)
31. John Frericks
32. Dana Eubanks
33. Tim S (troutboy)
34. Jim Donini
35. Guy Keesee
36. Bob Gaines
37. Kirschen Katz
38. Dave Katz
39. Rich Bararra
40. Gina Bararra
41. Joe (Santa Cruz)
42. Paul Addison
43. Mrs. P.Addison
44. Derick Reinig
45. Yolonda
46. Ashley Pangborn
47. Sarah Alexander
48. Peter Mayfield
49. Charlie Kable
50. Tony Zeek
51. Karl Zeek
52. Kevin Powell
53. Will Cassalaro
54. Stephanie Cassalaro
55. Spencer Lennard
56. Tashina
57. Al Perry
58. Denise
59. Karl Baba
60. Pete (Palm Springs)
61. Katie (Palm Springs)
62. Mark Hoffman
63. Dave Cox
64. David Bloom
65. Amanda Schlepp
66. Drew Schlepp
67. Stephanie Bussell
68. Justin Slagle
69. Milt Jones
70. Dan Zacks
71. Cindi Zacks
72. Sierra Zacks
73. Scott Cosgrove
74. Mighty Hiker
75. Johntp
76. Louie Anderson
77. Riley
78. Mike Rossner
79. Rosilyne Rossner
80. Harrison (H)
81. Dr. Sprock
82. Tim Heatherington
83. Nephew of Tim Heatherington
84. Soara V.
85. Dogfather
86. Peggy Bridwell
87. Layton Bridwell
88. Tom Michael
89. A J Burch
90. Mark Rossner
91. Hillel Yarri
92. Kelly Gomez
93. Salad
94. Alma Allen
95. Nancy Pierce
96. Deb
97. Shakkey
98. Mike Fogarty
99. Dwain Warren
100. Steve Swan
101. Skeptamistic
102. Rob Stahl
103. Margie Evans
104. Troutboy's guest
105. Brandt Allen
106. Paula Allen
107. Alexis Summerfelt
108. Russel Lenarz
109. Russel Lenarz guest
110. Dave Daly
111. Fred Zeal
112. Steve Grossman
113. Mimi
114. Bill Russell
115. Tim Sinson
116. Tim Heatherington's guest #2
117. Steve "Even Steven" Strong
118. Steve Powers
119. Jake Evans
120. Grace Schultz
121. Michelle
122. Schaffer Musser
123. Dave Harrington
124. Russ Walling (if he's not too busy...)
125. Jan McCullum
126. Rachael McCullum
127. Linnea Alexande
128. R. Bolton
129. Tonatzin
130. Kojak
131. Larry Stone guest #1
132. Larry Stone guest #2
133. Liz Murry
134. Tim Pinar
135. Penny Pinar
136. Brett Pinar
137. Randy Vogel
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 16, 2010 - 12:08am PT
Author's Reply - Apr 1, 2010 - 04:10am PT
funds list...

1. Todd Gordon $100 donation
2. Ihateplastic t-shirt sales profit donations (http://www.shop.vershke.com/category.sc?categoryId=
3. G Davis one pair new climbing shoes donation
4. Cracko $500 (and more before Feb. 1st...)
5. Al Sanderson $250
6. Tim Schafstall $25
7. Marty George Myers Book with signitures (auction $?)
8. Pat Dennis Pitons to sell/auction
9. Larry (the lion tamer) "loads" Larabee $100 donation
10. Donini $500 climbing day pledge with Jim
11. R. Harrison pair of climbing shoes, 2 harnesses, $100 cash
12 Dave Katz 2 copies of " Getting High in LA" out of print guides
13. Paul Addison $100 donation pledge
14. Roy Lenzo $100-150 donation
15. Eric Perlman Master's of Stone DVD set for auction/sale
16. Anonymous $500 donation
17. M. Chessler $2000 donation pledge (w/some book signings)
18. M. Clemmons $500 donation
19. D. Eubanks $250 donation
20. Johntp $200 (and much more before our starting date...)
21. Five Ten $200 donation, plus a pair of shoes to sell or auction
22. 100 Euros ($138 US) (paypal deposit)
23. Eric Kohl cool pic for Jim, Graham, and Worral on Free Blast donation for sale or auction
24. Kurt Smith gear donations for sale or auction
Sterling Rope-Ion-9.5 X 80 m bi-color dry-
Evolv-Escapist 9.5
Evolv- Reactor 8
Evolv Chalk bags x3 Evolv t shirt ladies 21g, 1 md
Metolius chalk bags x2
Metolius Eco ball x2
Metolius Iron Hand Glove; 1 md, 1 lg,
B.D. Chalk bags
Frisksn t-shirts 1 men/women sm, me,lg.

25. Sarah Alexander 50% of new sales donated to Jim http://sohappypet.com/community/Bridwell.html
26. Ihateplastic (Simon) $50 donation (
http://www.shop.vershke.com/category.sc?categoryId=
27. Louie Anderson Some Riverside Quarry Guides to sell/auction
28. Woodson Shindig, Vertical holds Gym in San Diego raffle ticket sales and gear sales $700
29. Guido $100
30. Tripper Jack Marshall $100
31. Steve Simpson items for sale/auction Ice axe, finger board, Bachar ladder, crampons, etc.
32. Nathan guidebooks for sale/auction (Uinta guides, Yosemite, Joshua Tree,etc.)
33. Liberty Mountain 2 Singing Rock Attack Harnesses $50 ea
1 Edelweiss Flashlight 10mm x 60m Rope $170
1 - Vaude Expedition Rock 45+10 backpack $150
1 Set (1-13) ABC Huevos (stoppers) $8
34. Wired Bliss Set of 5 TCUs
35. Wicked Gravity
1 madrock belay device
6 wire gate biners
3 bent gate biners
1 locker biner
1 Vargo titanium stove
36. Mike Fogarty $250 donation
37. Peter Mayfield a spot at Donner summer climbing camp
http://www.sierraexperience.org/summer-camps.html
38. G. Epperson Rock Prints books (% of sales)
39. Lisa Gnade/Steve Petro DMM/Red Chili/Wild Country
Many biners and quick draws
40. Lots of t-shirts and Gory Mag (Polish) from Ihateplastic
41. Big of Box from Madrock (packs, gear, etc....)

Thanks to all our supporters;...you are making it happen...THANK YOU!

Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Apr 16, 2010 - 12:12am PT
I see that I'm both #74 and #117. Overachieving for a good cause.

I'll bring some good hard CanaDollars with which to buy stuff I may not really need.
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 16, 2010 - 12:16am PT
Each Canadian counts for two;......that's just the way I see it.....I respect our brothers from Canadia to the North.....(eh?)
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 16, 2010 - 01:25am PT
If anyone would wish to bring something to add to the sale...any gear, collectables, artwork, photography, guidebooks, ...any cool stuff that you think we could sell at the Bridwellfest to help us reach our goal and to help out Jim, Peggy, and Layton...just bring it, give it to me, Jim, or Ron Gomez...and we will add it to the stuff.......and thanks for helping out......if it doesn't get sold at the Bridwellfest...I'll put it on ebay later....so it will all go to help out Jim and his family.........we have had a great response so far with lots of cool stuff from people and companies supporting this whole deal...it's been really cool;....THANK YOU!
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
mun jae upso yo
Apr 16, 2010 - 06:25pm PT
I'm out.
Fate won't let me hang with ya'll.
Have a good time. See ya.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
Will know soon
Apr 16, 2010 - 06:48pm PT
Dang, Skully, know I won't be the only one disappointed you can't make it. Hoping to finally meet you in the real.....Peace, lynnie
rbolton

Social climber
The home for...
Apr 16, 2010 - 07:00pm PT
Todd,

I'm in. I'm bringing Tonatzin and Kojak. Looks like a hoot.
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Apr 16, 2010 - 07:18pm PT
OK Bolton hope the girl doesn't mind all us crazed old bags! Lookin' forward to seeing you. You bringing the booze or me?
Peace
rbolton

Social climber
The home for...
Apr 16, 2010 - 07:23pm PT
Looking at the list of rummies, I'd say we both better bring booze.
nature

climber
Tucson, AZ
Apr 16, 2010 - 08:00pm PT
If everyone brings enough booze for themselves AND one other person I think we might still need more booze
salad

climber
Escondido
Apr 16, 2010 - 08:06pm PT
did someone say booze???
nature

climber
Tucson, AZ
Apr 16, 2010 - 08:31pm PT
vee-don't-need-no-stinkin'-booze....

and oh yeah... everyone bring booze for Jim and Tucker and Todd.
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Apr 17, 2010 - 01:40am PT
Ja, we got rice and booze. Bring your snorkels. After all, it is a beach party! JT beach by the tree....

here fishy fishy
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 17, 2010 - 02:03pm PT
hey there say, wow, now, i sure wish i could go, seeing all that neat guest list.. oh my...

sad to see captian... or skully, can't go now... :(


well, say, TODD:


i just sent a dream catcher to jim a few days ago...
it can go to him, as a keepsake...

or...

he can sell it, or you can sell it...
however he wants...
(they only run about 30 bucks for that size)
so it wouldn't bring much...

i thought he might like the memory of it, for a keepsake
as to this special time....

let me know, if for some reason it does not get there...
though, i am fairly certain that it should...
god bless...

:)


*hey there say, johntp... say, take some pics for me, since i could
not go, but nearly did, due to a friend.... ;)

god bless!
:)
locker

Social climber
Over yonder
Apr 17, 2010 - 03:09pm PT


I didn't notice, Tim, Penny or Bret P. on the LIST...

Have they MOVED???...

nature

climber
Tucson, AZ
Apr 17, 2010 - 03:34pm PT
Who will be around on Saturday to help prep food? Let's get a list so we can communicate on what's needed and what we can each do to help out.

We need help all day long. I could use spot help at various times.

Todd - you probably already realize this but setting up in the same place I did last time would be ideal. Probably put the grills down there.

Lynne - you said you had a 10x10' pop up tent? is it an EZ-UP.

We'll need a few more tables.


I'd like to start coordinating how we'll deliver food to these masses.

Todd - is anyone setting up a wet bar again? Was it margarita's last time? IIRC correctly it closed down way too early. LOL!
Mimi

climber
Apr 17, 2010 - 03:49pm PT
nature, we'll do whatever we can to help but we're going climbing first, mmkay?

I was wondering about the bar...will it be beer and ritas or beer and sake?

We can pick up such supplies on the way in on Friday.
locker

Social climber
Over yonder
Apr 17, 2010 - 03:54pm PT



I'll help make the COFFEE!!!...


nature

climber
Tucson, AZ
Apr 17, 2010 - 04:00pm PT
locker. sweet. We'll need a lot of it. I have a 3 gallon percolator I'm brining.

Mimi - great thanks!

I don't expect anyone to miss out on climbing and expect that late in the day I'll have a ton of people willing to help out. I'm hoping for one or two people who will be around most of the afternoon to help.

Late in the afternoon I'll need some help with the following:

make edamame
make miso
help set up so the masses can easily access the food

And dammit if I don't still need someone else to help roll!


I was wondering about the bar...will it be beer and ritas or beer and sake?



all of the above? I already have four bottles of sake (though I'll probably keep that at the sushi bar - at least the Sayuri :-)
Mimi

climber
Apr 17, 2010 - 04:09pm PT
I'll do the miso and can help roll. I'll need a knife; knott bringing it on the plane.

What jug sake do you recommend? You know, the cheap stuff you have to heat. Gekkeikan isn't too bad and easy to find.
nature

climber
Tucson, AZ
Apr 17, 2010 - 04:28pm PT
if you are going to help roll then skip out on the Miso. It's so much easier to have one person per job.

I'll have knives - no problem there.

Gekkeikan - I think that's the stuff the Reverend Pagan Monkey Boy buys by the gallon. yup.. .that'll work. All the sake I have is unfiltered cold.




locker

Social climber
Over yonder
Apr 17, 2010 - 04:40pm PT


"locker. sweet. We'll need a lot of it. I have a 3 gallon percolator I'm brining."...



you PROMISED to SHOW me how to give a "Coffee Enema" to a SHEEP...


I'm EXCITED!!!...






Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
Will know soon
Apr 17, 2010 - 06:17pm PT
I'll check on what kind of awning thingy I have. I can help early, I will forswear climbing. Perhaps someone will be kind enough to hook up Thurs. or Sunday for rocking.

I am bringing a Large 3'X 6" wide by 8' long table. Do you need another table. I can probably get one or two of those standard 5 or 6 foot long fold up ones.

I don't know how to make what you mentioned but I learn fairly quickly and take orders well. :D
nature

climber
Tucson, AZ
Apr 17, 2010 - 06:28pm PT
lol! both of what i mentioned require boiling water and not burning the water ;-)

two extra tables would be great. thanks for checking on the popup. just wondering.

maybe we should chat in the next couple days about food for these freaks?
Mimi

climber
Apr 17, 2010 - 07:32pm PT
Lynne, count us in for Sunday. I'll make Steve get the rope up there.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
Will know soon
Apr 17, 2010 - 07:57pm PT
Nature, Mon

So far I have never burned H2O.....well I guess there's always the first :D

So I will bring the jazz and if yo talking to me yes lets talk about feeding the unwashed masses....We be having so much Fun in one week or less. Smiles, lynnie
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
Will know soon
Apr 17, 2010 - 08:04pm PT
Awwww, Mimi.....

That is so kind. Before you commit to this Grand Sunday Adventure talk to Todd, he can better describe how well I do (or do not) climb. Can't wait for the Fun and Festivities and MUSICA !!! Have I ever mentioned I Like music ??? and people and food and did I say FUN ? :D

Praying for safe journey's for all as we slowly begin to make our way this week to the Gordon Rancho. lynnie
Mimi

climber