John Stannard in Life magazine... 1971

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jogill

climber
Colorado
Nov 14, 2012 - 07:03pm PT
Here's a short piece Jstan wrote for my website:


Jstan discovers Devils Lake
Berc

climber
SLC, UT
Oct 15, 2017 - 12:02pm PT
Hi John,
I saw my name by chance in this post and wanted to say hi. I laughed out loud at another post of yours where you describe Greg and Mel skipping down the Trapps road singing "5.10, 5.10." Such memories.

A couple of years ago I gave Bob Palais all my copies of the Eastern Trade and your clean climbing pamphlet for safe keeping. Hopefully they'll end up in the John Stannard library at some point.

Hope you're doing well.
another nickname

Social climber
Yazoo Ms
Oct 15, 2017 - 03:06pm PT
I don't know Mr Stannard and I'm a climber almost entirely without talent...But I do remember picking up "Eastern Trade" -- I think from a box nailed to a tree near hairpin turn....?

The culture in general and climbing culture in particular, obviously has changed. One could say, charitably, that it (climbing culture) has become both more diverse (not ethnically).... and more main stream.

Dunno whether people are less lemming-like today (the arctic rodent factor remains strong). Certainly the anti-piton thing was universal, absolute and amazingly rapid. Obviously a good thing it was.

Definitely though, a more conservative bent in the world (and I don't mean "politics" necessarily.)

Maybe is just more well-founded cynicism, less na´vetÚ. Also, a more narrow view of the world.


Why, I can remember when a pack of cigarettes cost FIFTY CENTS !!!
Mighty Hiker

climber
Outside the Asylum
Oct 15, 2017 - 07:19pm PT
The redoubtable jstan, at the Facelift in 2007. A true friend, who rather lives up to the aphorism "The unexamined life is not worth living".
Credit: Mighty Hiker
Here he is with Tom Frost and Royal Robbins, the first time they'd met in person.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Oct 15, 2017 - 07:25pm PT
Bump for Jstan!

He's someone to emulate!
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Oct 16, 2017 - 06:14am PT
great Bump!
Mighty Hiker

climber
Outside the Asylum
Oct 21, 2017 - 07:11pm PT
Apparently John's ethos is catching on: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/senior-garbage-collector-williams-lake-1.4363242
jstan

climber
Oct 22, 2017 - 04:39am PT
Wilber describes the litter experience very well. In my case my truck is more widely recognized than am I. A coworker volunteered she wants my truck after I am dead. If I will her Christine, they should get along very nicely.

The way Facelift as an experience has flourished shows we have all manner of opportunities for expanding the interest base. Need to get a Go Pro. Even a cartoon life history of a poor persecuted coke can might work.
MH2

Boulder climber
Andy Cairns
Oct 22, 2017 - 07:27am PT
Wilber came upon a fine idea for his exercise. Got to keep that one in mind. Thanks, Anders.
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Oct 22, 2017 - 11:37am PT
Bump for some good people, Jstan, Bercaw, and McGowan!!!
I'm better for knowing them.

ditto for the 3 Johns (sometimes, in the Gunks, they were the 4 Johns when John Bragg joined in)

now that Berc has made a rare ST apperaance (3rd post in 11 years!!!) I'll throw in a little McGowan to round it out...

John mugging it up for the camera, when he and Carol came down for a visit a few years ago
Credit: little Z

John and my son. McGowan kept him in stitches the whole time. My son didn't quite know what to make of John, but he certainly was entertained
Credit: little Z

they was like peas and carrots
Credit: little Z

hope you other Johns enjoy

SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Oct 22, 2017 - 08:32pm PT
Well, gosh. I know all three of them. Haven't seen
John B since, maybe 1976? And McGowan, prolly 1978. I was lucky to
climb with both. (Jstan was way ABOVE my level, still is)!
jstan

climber
Oct 22, 2017 - 10:40pm PT
We all were incredibly lucky to have a chance to spend time at Carderock.

At work I was building as system based on DEC's 11/34 running Fortran. Fortran was retarded when it came to string handling, something I needed. The lab let me hire McGowan to solve the problem. I knew he was going to succeed one day when, out of frustration, he slammed the teletype saying, "I will not let a box defeat me!"

I think we need an anthology of all the Carderock stories

Edit:

In truth we all are "who we are." But I was privileged to encounter John who, I have to say, was the most primal character I had ever encountered. To stay at his terminal living on only peanut butter till the EMT' took him to the hospital, that's f*#king primal. Through the people we know we learn about ourselves. That's a real gift.
MH2

Boulder climber
Andy Cairns
Oct 23, 2017 - 08:11am PT
Mike Warburton was living in Washington, D.C. when an Army (or was it Navy) rappelling demonstration inspired him to start climbing. Carderock was where he began. He wouldn't have been old enough to drive there. His family moved to California and Mike adapted.

Mike on the right:





LilaBiene

Trad climber
Technically...the spawning grounds of Yosemite
Nov 3, 2017 - 06:07pm PT
I think we need an anthology of all the Carderock stories

Yes, YES, we do!!! :)
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