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donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Mar 20, 2017 - 09:17pm PT
I did acid four or five times in the 70's, nothing since. Kind of fun, no bad trips but it sure killed the day for anything else.
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Mar 21, 2017 - 08:37am PT
Credit: Russ Walling
BJ

climber
Mar 21, 2017 - 08:41am PT
Jack Webb's checking out that hippy's ass while Colonel Potter hand cuffs him for some kinky sh#t in the back of the paddy wagon.

Down with Fuzz!
Down with Fuzz!
Credit: Russ Walling
MikeL

Social climber
Southern Arizona
Mar 21, 2017 - 08:50am PT
Sure, lots. I lived in a house in Madison with 4 other people in the early 70s, and we’d have parties where we’d drop 2 or three times during the night. A friend of mine and I would do meditation (sitting), and other times a bottle or two of champagne.

I liked LSD because it was unpredictable, and I was into the challenge of learning how to jump into an abyss. The ramp up to the peak was what I looked forward to: the only way to deal with any apprehension was to let go, IMO. Once peaked, the experience became normal to me. I was an experience junkie, and I think that’s what also attracted me to so many oddities in my life (combat, later living and working on the wrong side of the tracks with low-lifes and people of the night, climbing, changing careers many times, and finally the initial exploration into spirituality).

I met friends in Seattle who know how to spot the magic mushrooms growing wild in the Northwest. They are lots all over the place. They’re into micro dosing, and I’ve learned that some mainline professionals (mathematicians, scientists, professionals) have claimed that micro-dosing is useful to unleash creativity in their work. I was asked to try it, and did about 2 years ago. I guess it was interesting, sort of like walking to an edge of a big cliff. I felt an expansiveness, but I didn’t feel high. Expansiveness is available to me at any time that I want it these days, so I don’t have needs in that respect.

With respect to all here, I think people (and well beyond simply climbers) are rather addicted to experiences. After a while, one starts to look at experience *as* experience. (But that probably belongs in another thread.)
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Mar 21, 2017 - 09:33am PT
hahaha! Lockers vid is like Camp 4 in the 80's!
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Mar 21, 2017 - 10:28am PT
Nice post Base.
Psilocyborg

climber
Mar 21, 2017 - 12:34pm PT
Some misinformation in this thread. There was and still is plenty of LSD more pure than Sandoz. Techniques and technology have made this a reality.

LSD impurities are not active in amounts that can fit on blotter. However there is enough anecdotal evidence to suggest there is something else at work.

Sometime in the mid-2000's at an LSD symposium, someone brought an unopened vial of Sandoz LSD. It was ingested and participants said it was indistinguishable from normal street LSD.

I personally had many many LSD trips. I have shared some stories here in the past and I haven't had a full experience since 1999. I still think about what I experienced with LSD almost daily.

The way LSD interacts with the brain, there could be lots of factors involved with individual brain chemistry on any given day to produce different effects.

Mike.

climber
Mar 21, 2017 - 01:19pm PT
skitch:

I do not believe that mushrooms are a substitute for L. The results are less predictable and nausea may be part of the experience.

RE your specific question: I do not know of anyone whose personality was apparently changed by a hallucinogenic trip. The common negative result I've witnessed is a person not having a great time on it, then deciding it's not for them.

I'm not encouraging you to take any drug. You'll need to digest more information about how it might affect you before you make the call.

I think of L like big wall climbing. For some, it's too much of a good thing, too far out of the comfort zone. It's heavy hit that most are okay with never experiencing.

Best wishes...
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Mar 21, 2017 - 03:11pm PT
I believe Ricky here has done plenty of LSD
I believe Ricky here has done plenty of LSD
Credit: Blitzo
Mad69Dog

Ice climber
Mar 21, 2017 - 06:00pm PT
"Not that I would know, of course..."

Another post that makes this one of my fave Taco threads.
Fritz

Social climber
Choss Creek, ID
Mar 21, 2017 - 08:28pm PT
It was certainly not the first winter ascent of 10,891 Ft. Boulder Peak, just north of Ketchum, Idaho. However, it may have been the first high on LSD, night-time winter ascent?

Stein Sitzmark & I discussed our memories of our March 1972 climb this week (2012). We agree that we left Ketchum after the bars closed at 1:00 A.M. and we arrived on the summit at sun-rise.


So----we closed out Whiskey-Jaques in Ketchum at 1:00 A.M. then drove about 12 miles north to a plowed parking spot at the mouth of Boulder Creek at around 6,600 ft. I recall that we ate LSD as we left our car & were putting on our skis, with the 1970 state of the art Silvretta Alpine Touring bindings, which were a long way removed from today’s AT bindings.

Yes! We were “very-high” even before we reached altitude, but it was a great ski-in on firm snow on a Full-Moon night in mid-March.
Stein brought along the “awesome” R T, who had been weaned on Cascade mountaineering. It is likely she could have thrown us each over a shoulder and made the summit while carrying our skinny-hippie selves.

It had been a low-snow winter, and March was warm. The snow was firm, and Stein & I wore crampons for much of the climb. My photo reveals R T did not have crampons, and with her experience: it is likely she did not need them for this route.
RT on the left & Stein at right.
RT on the left & Stein at right.
Credit: Fritz


We were on the summit for sun-rise, and got down without incident. I do remember being very impressed by Stein skating with Alpine skis on the firm snow back to our vehicle. I next saw skiers skating in 1982.

We were back in Ketchum, mid-morning, but my reward for the “big-night” was a nose-cold as punishment for having too-much fun.

Ah! The excesses of youth well-spent.

Boulder Peak from the approach on a later winter trip.
Boulder Peak from the approach on a later winter trip.
Credit: Fritz

Stein & his 1972 skis on another trip.
Stein & his 1972 skis on another trip.
Credit: Fritz


drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Mar 21, 2017 - 08:37pm PT
Skitch-
If your post was sincere, man...it seems like you're ripe for some personal development!
Awesome!
Have you traveled by yourself? To a foreign country?
It has a way of forcing you outside of yourself, which can be a very good thing.
Well, I think psychedelics have a way of forcing you inside yourself...confronting shˇt and examining inner wiring that maybe you couldn't access before.
It can be scary but also an amazing catalyst for change.
I highly recommend it!
Have a great trip.
rick sumner

Trad climber
reno, nevada/ wasilla alaska
Mar 21, 2017 - 08:55pm PT
Yeah, acid and the seventies seemed to go together.

One of the more memorable days was in 1980. We were cooking breakfast at the Tuolumne gas station/store parking lot and fed a few visitors including Bachar. Afterwards he was kind enough to give us 4 purple microdot, if memory serves mne correctly. Anyway about noon, my friend Bill Irving (a non climber now deceased) and I, getting higher by the minute, departed on a tour of the moderate classics. First West Crack, then down the road to South Crack where Bill yelled up "where's the holds while part way up the run out face pitch". I replied, "just use your imagination", and he seemed fine with this following the remainder in short order. Finally at a little past 5pm we had just dispatched the second pitch of Fairview regular route when a good friend, Jeff Altenburg, wandered out of the woods and yelled up "Rick is that you, come down and have a cold beer". Well that broke the spell of moderate romping and we promptly rapped down. Good day, good high, thanks again JB, and thanks Jeff for the cold ones.
WBraun

climber
Mar 21, 2017 - 08:58pm PT
Americans all high on drugs.

No wonder America is falling apart ........
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Mar 21, 2017 - 09:54pm PT
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https://youtu.be/cY0RiGvHOTQ

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rick sumner

Trad climber
reno, nevada/ wasilla alaska
Mar 21, 2017 - 10:42pm PT
No shet Werner.

And those same people, from our generation, now running the world. What a nightmare.

thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Mar 21, 2017 - 11:08pm PT
Never shoulta ate thet tode.
Never shoulta ate thet tode.
Credit: thebravecowboy
ecdh

climber
the east
Mar 22, 2017 - 04:50am PT
Ehhhh....acids just random brain junk strung together with awe and fear. Useful to shake the cogs loose but ultimately just stuck between channels, too much static, nowhere to go.

Till youve done mescaline in tokyo you havent lived.
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Mar 22, 2017 - 06:28am PT
Americans all high on drugs.

Ah, I think I've spotted the source of the problem...
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Mar 22, 2017 - 09:13am PT
Credit: Ellis Dee
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