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C4/1971

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Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 15, 2010 - 07:27pm PT
In 1972 Camp IV and the Rangers had a Baseball game, along with a keg or two of beer. This shot, taken by Gene Foley, shows one Ranger (and a few others from CampIV that eventually joined the NPS. Terry Pimental is the Ranger, playing catcher. The batter is Chuck Cochran, who played in the LA Dodgers farm league before he discovered climbing.

Werner, Kid Carrot, Bruce Hawkins (just down from the NA Wall I believe) Bill Bonebrake, Tim Harrison, Chris Vandiveer, Jeff Mathis, Bruce Brossman, Mark Chapman, and a lot of other folks in this one.

BTW, Camp IV won the game, 2-1. I don't recall that there was ever a second game

Chuck Cochran, 1972, Camp  IV takes on the Rangers
Chuck Cochran, 1972, Camp IV takes on the Rangers
Credit: C4/1971 (Gene Foley, not me)
Dick Erb

climber
June Lake, CA
Feb 15, 2010 - 07:56pm PT
This looks like a good guess who is who photo, I'll start with Chris VanDiver just right of the batter, slightly bending over with the white head band.
eKat

Trad climber
BITD2
Feb 15, 2010 - 07:59pm PT
There were more games. . . the Rangers even had shirts made that said:

PINE PIGS

They were hilarious!

My partner (guy I worked with for NPS) had one. . . I lusted after it!

:-)

Brockman
eKat

Trad climber
BITD2
Feb 15, 2010 - 08:01pm PT
There's Werner for sure. . . maybe Kauk. . . Fred East?

K
eKat

Trad climber
BITD2
Feb 15, 2010 - 08:02pm PT
And Brossman before he cut his hair. . .

K
eKat

Trad climber
BITD2
Feb 15, 2010 - 08:02pm PT
Breedlove?
C4/1971

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 15, 2010 - 08:14pm PT
Dick, you are correct, that is Chris.

I don't think Ron is in the picture, and neither is Breedlove.

The thing I always liked about this picture was Chuck's stroke and that ball sailed...
eKat

Trad climber
BITD2
Feb 15, 2010 - 08:17pm PT
Looks like Breedlove sitting down and Kauk in the background behind him. . . although the timing might be off for Kauk. . . Somehow I think the date for this would have been 1974?

?

K
C4/1971

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 15, 2010 - 08:25pm PT
Funny, That is me sitting to the left of Tim Harrison, and Jeff Mathis is on the other side. Ron was in Yosemite at the time, but I don't think he made the game. Some people climbed back then :}
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Feb 15, 2010 - 08:36pm PT
I see Hawkins by the backstop pole.

RIP wildman.

Paul Cowan maybe leaning on the backstop in front of him.
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Feb 15, 2010 - 08:38pm PT
I think the big dude with the "Robbins cap" might be Jerry Anderson.
C4/1971

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 15, 2010 - 08:47pm PT
Hawkins and Cowan yes, and Jerry Anderson also!!!
C4/1971

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 15, 2010 - 08:49pm PT
Anybody remember Herb Swedlund? Behind the backstop. Introduced me the Majister Ludi one night in the Mountain Room Bar. Nice book. Good guy.
Dick Erb

climber
June Lake, CA
Feb 15, 2010 - 09:04pm PT
Thanks for the IDs and also their locations Kevin. After the sixties I was never in the Valley for long continuous periods, but I kept hearing stories about the guys there. Like the fifteen year old kid Ron Kauk who showed up and could do just about anything. I knew Jerry Anderson from earlier before he had the great beard, and never would have recognized him.
eKat

Trad climber
BITD2
Feb 15, 2010 - 09:11pm PT
What in the frikkity frack ever happened to Cowan?

?

Kath
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Feb 15, 2010 - 09:23pm PT
Could be Dennis Oakeshott in front of Jerry Anderson, and possibly Sutton to their left by the tree trunk.

The tall guy with the beard and glasses to Jerry's right was a guy who had a van covered with a photo collage on the outside, I think. Can't remember his name - he didn't climb much. Right in the center of his artwork was a pornographic closeup photo which the rangers made him remove.

So as not to corrupt the other Camp 4 residents, I presume.

Could be George (General) Meyers with the bushy hair and glasses behind Tim Harrison.

Maybe Jim Orey behind the backstop on the left side of photo.
C4/1971

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 15, 2010 - 09:43pm PT
OOOPS! Correction, Jerry Anderson is standing on the far right in the back, behind Bonebrake (standing in front right with the plaid shirt.)

The guy in the RR cap was from Europe as I recall, or maybe the UK. The guy between the cap and Vandiver worked at the Mountain Shop for over twenty years. His nickname was Mouse, I can't remember his name.

Mike White is also behind the backstop.

Don't know what happened to Paul, I moved to Sonora In 1975, and San Francisco five years later, and then finally Napa. I think my last climb was in '78.

Oh, and my name is Vince Goetz....I climbed and worked for the NPS and Curry Co, climbing spring and fall, and working winter and summers. I did spend one winter in the rescue site, and the saving grace was the bar and Jeff Matthis making his coffee and babycakes in the morning. Hu used to get out his bible, read the morning reading, and then roll it into a nice fat bomber to start the day...at 20 degrees that was a great combo...

And yes, that is George Meyers....

Some good memories here. Who says we all forgot the seventies...
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Feb 15, 2010 - 09:59pm PT
Vince -

I remember your name, but I'm having a hard time picturing a face. Maybe it'll come to me - it's deep in the files...

Thanks for posting this classic photo - good memories!

EDIT: I remember you now. Dark hair, mustache. Weren't you buds with Marco Milano?
Roger Breedlove

climber
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Feb 15, 2010 - 10:05pm PT
I don't think I am there. And unless someone can prove otherwise, I assert I was climbing. Now that you have posted a picture Vince, you need to post one of yourself.
eKat

Trad climber
BITD2
Feb 15, 2010 - 10:08pm PT
Vince. . . I recognize your name, too. . . was it from C4 or Mammoth?

Kath
eKat

Trad climber
BITD2
Feb 15, 2010 - 10:11pm PT
Buzz. . . that's not you with the big hair?

And. . . Oakeshot's not in there. . . and. . . there's a MisterHiskes look-alike in there that can't be him.

Kath
C4/1971

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 15, 2010 - 10:18pm PT
Embarrased to post this...
Credit: C4/1971

Now I am easily forty pounds heavier and shave my head, as I have done since 1998.
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Feb 15, 2010 - 10:27pm PT
I think that's you on the far right sitting down, Roger, obscured by some other guy.

Or at least it's your hair...

there was a lot of hair back there.
pc

climber
Feb 15, 2010 - 10:27pm PT
C4, You had truly beeeauteeful hair. Poster boy for the times you could have been. ;)

pc
WBraun

climber
Feb 15, 2010 - 10:32pm PT
Ho man looky at all those people we all hung out with.

Even the carrot top is in there ......
Roger Breedlove

climber
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Feb 15, 2010 - 10:34pm PT
Hi Vince. Good to see you.
C4/1971

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 15, 2010 - 10:48pm PT
Roger, nice to be here.

Bought a scanner today....as you can see.

Might have a few good ones left, but most of my images in the seventies were owned by the NPS. Wish I could get into those boxes...
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Feb 15, 2010 - 10:50pm PT
Hey Werner,

Who da guy behind Cochrane, tall white t shirt?
C4/1971

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 15, 2010 - 10:51pm PT
Werner,

I wish Gene had shot it in color....Kid Carrot had the hair!!!
C4/1971

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 15, 2010 - 11:43pm PT
Warbler, I can't remember his name. I should, I bought a 1961 VW Van from him. I went to his folks house once, above the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, I think you could have watched the games from their eastern windows...
WBraun

climber
Feb 15, 2010 - 11:52pm PT
Gene Foley

He's the original inventor of the the "Bird Beak".

The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Feb 16, 2010 - 12:37am PT
The guy seated behind Tim Harrison could be Richard Harrison, and the guy behind him looks like Chris Falkenstein.
C4/1971

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 16, 2010 - 12:42am PT
it is Chris Falkenstein....
C4/1971

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 16, 2010 - 12:45am PT
Foley, from SF and had a great truck to live in.

Taught me, I still have one...

My last memory of him is firing rockets in El Cap Meadow, and they flew over 3,000 ft. He was a wonderful piece of work.


Anybody know what happened to Steve (Slings) Williams? There was another lad that stretched the universe....
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Feb 16, 2010 - 01:37am PT
The girl seated to Tim Harrison's left could be Lynn Hill - she was friends with Richard Harrison.

eKat

Trad climber
BITD2
Feb 16, 2010 - 09:51am PT
I've often wondered what happened to "Slings".

?

Kath
Reilly

Mountain climber
Monrovia, CA
Feb 16, 2010 - 10:06am PT
Pretty cool. Don't see it happening today as the
billboards would read:

1PM Tools vs Taliban
Tobia

Social climber
GA
Feb 16, 2010 - 09:08pm PT
Bob Finn in the picture?
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Feb 16, 2010 - 10:19pm PT
Any chance of getting the photo back up? I'd like to sent the link to Ellie Hawkins, she might enjoy seeing Bruce in the photo(as his name was mentioned). The photo isn't on the first post as it was earlier. It's a great shot!
Peace
Roger Breedlove

climber
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Feb 16, 2010 - 10:23pm PT
That is odd, Ron. The photo is still on Vince's what-ever-you-call-it page and the id number is right. Vince, can you edit your post to get the picture back before the time expires?
C4/1971

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 16, 2010 - 10:26pm PT
Roger,

Don't know the problem.....

Anybody that wants the image can e-mail me at the following address and i will send it to them.


vince.goetz@comcast.net
storer

Trad climber
Golden, Colorado
Feb 16, 2010 - 10:33pm PT
Bachar at bat, Bridwell coaching 3rd, others? I'll try to rescan slide. About '73?
Credit: storer
Roger Breedlove

climber
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Feb 16, 2010 - 10:37pm PT
Vince, the image is on your phote page. I saw another faulty link on another thread. It may be a problem with the site. Try editing your post; delete the current link and replace it with a new one, to see if that works. Storer's link works fine.

Cool pictures.
C4/1971

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 16, 2010 - 11:13pm PT
Tried, no luck. Stand by my previous offer to e-mail....

Bachar would have been 73 or 74. Remember watching him on Sentinel. Freaking stunning.....
Fritz

Trad climber
Hagerman, ID
Feb 16, 2010 - 11:53pm PT
Vince and all: Per previous posting: you can click on Vince's icon, go to his photos and see the missing classic.

I repost it.

Chuck Cochran at bat, 1972, Camp 4 VS the Rangers, credit Vince Goetz
Chuck Cochran at bat, 1972, Camp 4 VS the Rangers, credit Vince Goetz
Credit: Vince Goetz

Credit to Vince Goetz
Dick Erb

climber
June Lake, CA
Feb 17, 2010 - 10:14am PT
Fritz - Good to see that photo again, but it doesn't enlarge when clicked like it did when Vince originally posted it. I sent an email to Chris Mac as others also probably have.
Dick Erb

climber
June Lake, CA
Feb 19, 2010 - 10:28am PT
This interesting photo was generating some interest, before the photo link stopped working. It works now so here's a bunt.
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Feb 19, 2010 - 11:13am PT
What in the frikkity frack ever happened to Cowan?

as of just a couple of years ago paul was living in moab, wrapping up a long career with the park service. i just checked for him in my email directory and he's gone, so i'm guessing he retired quite recently.
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