Name This Well Hung Climbing Supermodel

Search
Go

Discussion Topic

Return to Forum List
Post a Reply
Messages 41 - 60 of total 61 in this topic << First  |  < Previous  |  Show All  |  Next >  |  Last >>
BooDawg

Social climber
Butterfly Town
Oct 5, 2012 - 02:10am PT
Dennis driving Chouinard's truck, 1969
Dennis driving Chouinard's truck, 1969
Credit: BooDawg

Dennis relaxing near C4
Dennis relaxing near C4
Credit: BooDawg

Credit: BooDawg

Dennis in Afghanistan, 1974
Dennis in Afghanistan, 1974
Credit: BooDawg

Hennek at Guido's launching of his sailboat, Shanachie, 1981
Hennek at Guido's launching of his sailboat, Shanachie, 1981
Credit: BooDawg

Von Hennek & Guido, 1974, Santa Cruz
Von Hennek & Guido, 1974, Santa Cruz
Credit: BooDawg

Meanwhile, back on the Snake River, just after the mudbath...1972
Meanwhile, back on the Snake River, just after the mudbath...1972
Credit: BooDawg

guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Oct 5, 2012 - 02:16am PT
Hennek and Bob Swanson
Hennek and Bob Swanson
Credit: guido
Long long story on this one!
Long long story on this one!
Credit: guido
Hennek, Mavis and Pratt-Tetons circa 67
Hennek, Mavis and Pratt-Tetons circa 67
Credit: guido
Dennis and and his beautiful wife Peggy
Dennis and and his beautiful wife Peggy
Credit: guido
Prepping for a Baffin expedition-would you climb with this guy?
Prepping for a Baffin expedition-would you climb with this guy?
Credit: guido
Hennek and our old friend  George Marks-Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense!
Hennek and our old friend George Marks-Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense!
Credit: guido
Credit: guido
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Oct 5, 2012 - 02:20am PT


a Guido owned image, taken in Tuolumne. Just terrific shot of this amazing group of friends, even now today, still great friends and life's travelers. Especially wonderful image of Dennis, I have always thought.
Fletcher

Trad climber
Fumbling towards stone
Oct 5, 2012 - 02:29am PT
Wow... stunning photography... I'm only vaguely familiar with the characters here, but real sense of story comes through. TPFU!

Eric
Mtnmun

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
Oct 5, 2012 - 10:30am PT
Is Von Hennek still with us?
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Oct 5, 2012 - 11:07am PT
Great thread and pics, love this type of stuff, thanks for bumping.
Don Lauria

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Oct 5, 2012 - 11:56am PT
Dennis is still with us. Living in Ventura. Just talked to him two days ago.
Fat Dad

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Oct 5, 2012 - 12:19pm PT
That Nat Geo cover (and article) are what got me into climbing back in the late 70s. Little did I know that only three years later I'd be in the same spot as that cover shot.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 5, 2012 - 12:27pm PT
Ha! Some months before that cover shot we were in that same position only
it was in a blizzard and we couldn't see 20'. We also didn't know that we coulda
been almost famous for doing the first clean ascent if we had foresworn the use of
the couple of Leepers we'd used.
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Oct 5, 2012 - 12:29pm PT
Hey Reilly is "couda been almost famous" something like almost pregnant?
Jeremy

Social climber
Albuquerque, NM
Oct 5, 2012 - 12:33pm PT
GREAT PICS Guys!

Super cool!

THANKS!

Jeremy Aslaksen
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Oct 5, 2012 - 12:34pm PT
Steve - Mr Leatherette Fashion Statement has to be Don Whillans?

DMT
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 5, 2012 - 12:39pm PT
Guido, you don't know how right you are in the conjugal context of the ensuing 12 hours!
Shiver me timbers!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 5, 2012 - 01:08pm PT
I named him to myself as soon as I laid eyes on him. It wasn't hard.
Knickers>baby-faced>UCLA>BooDawg's buddy Hennek.

After all, knickers are quite distinguishing. Ma liked Payne Stewart best.

The totally trad cover shot by Old Blind Rowell from NGeo slid past my eyeballs, too. Unmistakeable.

Glad you put the bump to this, Steve.

DHk, possibly the quintessential Petrex californii excluding Robbins, who was born in W.Va.

All over the place, he was.

Lee Vining. Nobody lives in Lee Vining.

Or Oakdale or Atwater, blah....

DHk will be lined up to speak at the Oakdale Festival, I hear.

Should fit right in with all those other "California best types," buncha knicker-loving, hacky-sacking, pot-lazy, half-crazy glamor boys.

And he hasn't got a nickname for reals, has he?

Von Hennek's pretty all right, don't get me wrong.

Fletcher and I have been discussing the value of names.

I guess somebody else is gonna have to come up with the FA list, Ed's probably busy.

Edit: I was poking around in google Images just now, searching "Hennek and Rowell" and out pops http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/1271817/Ancestors-Archiving-Crossings-of-California-T-R

It's the Circle Game, Odd. It is definitely time to play Where in the Middle Earth Am I!!!
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Oct 5, 2012 - 01:41pm PT
Guido, Boo Dawg, Steve, Peter and Mark:

Great thread and great pics! You guys always are providing top drawer pics and stories.

I remember that Nat Geo, and my father's comments on the fact that we should have stopped in Yosemite on one of our great western trips (my dad took us to 49 of the 50 states and most often to the national parks where we hiked, hiked and hiked more).

I had forgotten about it until seeing it. I didn't enter the Valley until the spring of 78; If I had I would have been on the prowl for Mavis. You guys seemed to be surrounded by beautiful women.

I was reading The Fifties by Halberstam (which I believe was recommended by Guido) and learned where the name "Skunkworks" comes from. Did Chouinard borrow it form L'il Abner or from the shack where the U-2 airplanes were built?

At any rate, thanks for the great stories.

Guido, I still owe you a free season's worth of crewing, don't let me off without paying up. Tahiti still?
LongAgo

Trad climber
Oct 5, 2012 - 03:17pm PT
I remember sometime in the early 70's I was talking around a Yosemite campfire about a plan wife Nancy (then my "significant other") and I had to buy and self-install a Sears gas furnace at our old Victorian house in the flats of Oakland. The house had a gas burner box and cover grate in the dining room, but that heated only about that room. We did all kinds of projects to improve the old place and thought, what the heck we can stall a new central furnace, including all the duct work and registers. Dennis was at that campfire and asked, "Want some help?" Turned out he was a heating and AC craftsman in those days. "Sure" we said, thinking he might or might not show up as we didn’t discuss any contract or fee.

As it happened, we got a knock on the door a few days later and there he was offering to help for nothing! No way could we have done the job without Dennis, especially the custom plenum. We offered to pay him of course, but nope he said, all we could do was feed him and give him a place to stay for a few days. I think the job only took two days so we hardly returned fair compensation.

Thanks again Dennis. You're a good soul.

Tom Higgins
LongAgo
BooDawg

Social climber
Butterfly Town
Oct 5, 2012 - 03:42pm PT
Hi Tom,

I'm not surprised that he offered to help since he had all the skills and most of the tools. See post #22 on this thread for the picture of one of his dad's trucks. Dennis is a real hands-on kinda guy and had learned the skills needed in his dad's shop. Beyond that, he has a heart of gold.
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Oct 5, 2012 - 09:58pm PT
Seeing that old National Geographic cover made me want to read that edition. You can get a copy for $10 from:
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Society
Single Copy
P.O. Box 63001
Tampa, FL 33663-3001
1.800.777.2800
Vol 145 No. 6 June 1974 <<#2241491-3786847#>>
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Oct 5, 2012 - 10:21pm PT
Life magazine article on the 2nd ascent of the NA:
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1895907&msg=1896150#msg1896150

NA Wall 2nd ascent/Life magazine
NA Wall 2nd ascent/Life magazine
Credit: guido
Hennek-NA Wall 2nd ascent
Hennek-NA Wall 2nd ascent
Credit: guido
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - May 10, 2013 - 11:14am PT
Handsome youths bump...
Messages 41 - 60 of total 61 in this topic << First  |  < Previous  |  Show All  |  Next >  |  Last >>
Return to Forum List
Post a Reply
 
Our Guidebooks
Check 'em out!
SuperTopo Guidebooks


Try a free sample topo!

 
SuperTopo on the Web

Review Categories
Recent Route Beta
Recent Gear Reviews