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potthead

Mountain climber
reno/tahoe
Jun 19, 2010 - 11:57am PT
a helmet cam would be pretty awesome, and i'll tell him he better show at the next Woodson gathering!
REIGN 1

Social climber
Carlsbad, Ca
Jun 20, 2010 - 04:39pm PT
Potthead, tell Rick I've been racing jetskis and motocross the last ten years and just got back into climbing. Me and dan just went up snake dike for my first climb back. I'm worked. Hahaha
TripL7

Trad climber
san diego
Sep 25, 2010 - 08:40pm PT
RP "The Man" bump...
Footloose

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe
Sep 25, 2010 - 09:49pm PT
Check out this photo:
Credit: Photo by Brian Biega, Rock Climbing Lake Tahoe, Carville

My Rock Climbing Lake Tahoe book calls the man in this photo "Rick Picket." Should it actually read Piggot or Piggott?

The man in this photo (after the crux of Karncave, 5.13b/c at Caverock) mentored me as well back in the day. In the gym in Reno!

If it's Piggot or Piggott, not Picket, nice to know the truth.
TripL7

Trad climber
san diego
Sep 25, 2010 - 09:59pm PT
Sure looks like Ric, but it's a little difficult to make a 100%/lay my money on it ID.

Ric had the same physic; tall, about 6'4"-6'6'(just guessing/i'm 6'2" and he towered over me). very slim/ripped. Always had long, black hair from the first to the last time i saw him('71-91)...and very mello personality/intense focus.

my 2pennies worth...

edit: and i always thought it was spelled Picket, as in Wilson Picket, but then, i never asked him how it was spelled.
Brian Biega

climber
Truckee, CA
Sep 25, 2010 - 11:04pm PT
Hey Footloose-

The spelling may be off there. If so, my mistake.

Hi Rick-

Hope you are well!

Cheers, Brian
Watusi

Social climber
Newport, OR
Sep 25, 2010 - 11:09pm PT
Rick's a cool dude for sure!!
Footloose

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe
Sep 25, 2010 - 11:30pm PT
Brian, thanks for the clarification.

Hey, come on down to Woodfords Canyon, sometime,
let's climb.
eeyonkee

Trad climber
Golden, CO
Sep 26, 2010 - 12:28pm PT
It's RP for sure. Rick must be 57 now.
Footloose

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe
Sep 26, 2010 - 01:01pm PT
Ha, ha. I think I remember you, pothead. Say hi to Rick and tell him I still climb up and down (fun strategy from Rick) as part of my workout. Happy times.

I'm at High Altitude Fitness now in Incline Village, winter season - tell him to drop by sometime for a visit.
Tahoecedar

Mountain climber
Tahoe City, CA
Dec 9, 2012 - 09:31pm PT
I have a couple of photos of Rick on summitpost.org...he was a great inspiration! That is him climbing at Cave rock in the photo, and it's spelled Piggott...not like the fence...
Brunosafari

Boulder climber
OR
Jan 9, 2013 - 02:20pm PT

Hi All, The Poway Mountaineers are planning a reunion in the Fall. Any leads on contacting Rick are surely appreciated. Thank you. -Bruce Adams
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Jan 9, 2013 - 02:52pm PT
I remember seeing Rick a lot at Woodson in the late '70s, and early '80s. My description would be similar to the one above: "mello personality, intense focus." Incredible skill demonstrated on incredibly hard problems.
Brunosafari

Boulder climber
OR
Jan 9, 2013 - 02:57pm PT

Hey Mooser! I sure liked your "Thankyou" article on your coaching page! Guess I'll even say it : Thank you! Hope Friction KIng brings you to the event! Thanks for the bump. B
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Jan 9, 2013 - 03:49pm PT
The most awesome Piggot story I ever heard was the one story I actually heard him tell himself. The first ascent of The Last Bonus at Corte Madera. He rode in by himself on a motorcyle, soloed the FA, then rode out. Simple and direct tale of what must have been his version of an epic. I'm not sure that climb has ever been repeated after some 40 years.

http://www.rockclimbing.com/routes/North_America/United_States/California/San_Diego_County/Corte_Madera/Main_Wall_Right/Last_Bonus_42141.html

"Fall will likely kill or maim. Rated X." I like that.
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Jan 9, 2013 - 04:10pm PT
Another great story involves the brief, forced cohabitation of Piggot and Dick Cilley at my place in El Portal. Dick was dossing at our place. Piggot was coming up to see about soloing Sunkist and needed a place to crash. I told Cilley that Rick would be joining us and he muttered "Oh Golly", or words to that effect. I believe it was shortly after this experience that Dick made his famous remark about how Piggot "could fill a room with his silences."
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Jan 9, 2013 - 06:38pm PT
Thanks, brunosafari! I assume that Friction King knows of the event? I don't really qualify to show up, though, since even though I'm a Poway climber from the '70s, I was never a PMB. But I sure hope Tim goes!
ground_up

Trad climber
mt. hood /baja
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 9, 2013 - 07:35pm PT
A quick silk banana story..

AS 15/16 year olds we were at woodson as much as possible
and whenever possible would tag along with eeyonkee (Greg)
or Rick cuz they were "the guys" and they were puttin up
and could do the shiz....anyway , one day Rick tells me
I gotta check out a new one he just did....so we walk to
this "thing" ....I'm thinkin this ain't a crack , not a
mantle..what the heck is this...Rick chalks up and does
a casual lap ... my turn...now Piggott is about 6'-5" ish
and could kneebar the thing..just hiked it..me 5'-9".
didn't happen... I thought How the hell did he even think
of this thing..the guy had Vision.

I'm sure Greg has done that one , love to hear his take
on it.

Bruce, good on ya for puttin that together !
eeyonkee

Trad climber
Golden, CO
Jan 9, 2013 - 09:21pm PT
Here's my take on Silk Banana...I was closer to being President of the United States.
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Jan 9, 2013 - 11:08pm PT
^^^ :-)
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