Largo, Lynn, Dave Katz, TV short: Early 80's

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Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Original Post - Jan 30, 2010 - 04:52pm PT
David Katz sent this to us in raw form to share.
BrassNuts tooled it up for U-Tube:

Knee-high socks, swami belts, EB's ... all the adorable period trappings.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qOlFRW0hZI


Towards the end there is a wacky contextual blooper here, while watching free solo footage, we get the following overlay:

Commentator:
"Thirty feet up, Lynn is perched on a ledge the size of a dime; how does she handle her fear of falling?"

Lynn:
"It's only scary before you fall, after you fall it's kind of a relief, because you realize that it wasn't that bad and I've fallen 40 feet and just hopped back up on the climb and completed it."


Commentator:
"What drives these people to risk their lives for a climb?"

Largo:
"It's just fun ... probably the same ... as sinking a 35 foot jump shot or a sinking a long putt.


Enjoy!
jfailing

Trad climber
A trailer park in the Sierras
Jan 30, 2010 - 04:59pm PT
"and John Long, the first person to climb Yosemite in a single day"
powderdan

Social climber
mammoth lakes
Jan 30, 2010 - 05:06pm PT
classic!
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 30, 2010 - 05:13pm PT
We also get Dwight Brooks, an all-around very nice and super competent fellow.
Plus our very own Bob Gaines, a.k.a. Burly Bob a.k.a. Burger Bob.
BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Jan 30, 2010 - 06:13pm PT
Wow, thanks Roy (and Dave)!

Brings back memories of the good old EB and swami days. My first TV gig!

"Corabineers", classic! And John Long WAS the first person to climb Yosemite in a single day.
F10

Trad climber
e350
Jan 30, 2010 - 07:13pm PT
Pretty cool stuff, thanks for posting

Think i'll break out some of my "short" shorts, NOT !!!
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jan 30, 2010 - 07:50pm PT

Carobineers, eh????
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Jan 30, 2010 - 07:57pm PT
Hilarious, T/b. Thanks.
pc

climber
Jan 30, 2010 - 08:22pm PT
Badass! I sure wish short shorts would come back ;)
Watusi

Social climber
Newport, OR
Jan 30, 2010 - 08:34pm PT
Yeah pretty funny for sure!!
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jan 30, 2010 - 09:48pm PT
great fun
thanks for sharing it!
Fletcher

Trad climber
The beckoning silence
Jan 31, 2010 - 12:41am PT
Yeah, "carob-bineers"... love it! The 80's porn/vocational video music is a nice touch too!

This is awesome! Thanks for posting it up!

Eric

EDIT: also love the abundant tube socks and 1" inseam shorts!
Wonder

climber
WA
Jan 31, 2010 - 12:58am PT
WTf Roy, Tip your hat and take a bow. Where did you find that crap? You the ... What?? Put it back in the file cabnit, eh?
Thanks Bra
Wonder

climber
WA
Jan 31, 2010 - 01:02am PT
WTf Roy, Tip your hat and take a bow. Where did you find that crap? You the ... What?? Put it back in the file cabnit, eh?
Thanks Bra

Edit: Oh, I never read anything. Dave Katz, eh? Thanks Dave
PhilG

Trad climber
The Circuit, Tonasket WA
Jan 31, 2010 - 07:00am PT
Thanks, man!
That was from the days when only crazy people went climbing.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 31, 2010 - 08:42am PT
Some of the background music is by Weather Report.

Despite any shortcomings, the more I look at this thing the more I like it;
Not a bad synopsis of what was then known at best as a corner-case sports discipline, seen only as a fringe outdoor activity.
And all involved are still more or less active!


Big thanks again to David Katz for archiving and kicking this thing back out.
guyman

Trad climber
Moorpark, CA.
Jan 31, 2010 - 09:09am PT
Roy, nice. I love the "military" theme ....... "ok, everybody line up an run".......

Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 31, 2010 - 09:12am PT
hahaha.
Like we ever bolted to the crags in single file...right.

There's all kinds of gags woven in there; like some mutual "leg pulling" going on during the stretching routine.
Jingy

Social climber
Nowhere
Jan 31, 2010 - 09:22am PT
Classic!!!!!


Thanks Tarbuster
Batrock

Trad climber
Burbank
Jan 31, 2010 - 09:24am PT
I think I belayed Katz on that route Face of Magnesia or whatever he called it. I was just a punk kid ditching school one day when Katz came up to me and asked if I would help him put up a new route? I figured it would be another top rope or boulder problem until he started pulling hammer and bolts out of his bag. I am sure the fall in the video was staged because the route was 5.9 at best. Anyway a few weeks later I was messing around on Turlock and Mikey Waugh started asking around about who put up that travesty of a route and why would anyone bolt a piece of trash like that? Having the utmost respect for Mike and not wanting to draw attention to myself I silently walked on down the trail to Boulder One and away from anyone who could peg me as an accomplice.

This is the first time I have spoken about it and it feels kinda cathartic. Thanks for letting me get it off my chest.
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