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Mungeclimber

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the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Apr 18, 2013 - 03:17pm PT
great pics.

I've been coming across more of Chris' routes recently. Glad to see this thread pop back up.
crunch

Social climber
CO
Apr 18, 2013 - 05:53pm PT
Peter, these are fabulous photos! Thanks.

Crusher
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Apr 18, 2013 - 06:10pm PT
Chris was one of my early climbing heroes at Indian Rock, along with Ben Borson and, of course, Peter. At the time, Chris used to wear black work pants available at J.C. Penney. I quickly adopted them as my garment of choice. Then I heard him say what Steve (Scuffy) mentioned: that he liked to climb off-widths in shorts as a matter of pride and to enforce using proper technique. At that point, my secret emulation ceased.

John
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jun 1, 2014 - 12:15pm PT
Local Hero Bump...
rmuir

Social climber
From the Time Before the Rocks Cooled.
Jun 2, 2014 - 11:45am PT
Chris was one of my early climbing heroes at Indian Rock, along with Ben Borson and, of course, Peter.

Yeah, that was quite a wonderful time to boulder at Indian Rock. I won't forget Chris turning me down when I innocently asked, at the tender age of sixteen, if I could try on his PAs. As I recall, he brought them to the Rock still in their box from The Ski Hut. Really, I just wanted to see how much better they were than my Pivetta Cortinas…
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Jun 2, 2014 - 12:25pm PT
I won't forget Chris turning me down when I innocently asked, at the tender age of sixteen, if I could try on his PAs.

Rob, I have to admit that my first pair of PA's were a real revelation. I came to Berkeley in 1969, shod in RR's. Although the PA's sole appeared to be of the same material, the fit and feel gave such tremendous confidence edging that it seemed almost like cheating. I remember the same feeling when I switched to EB's, and again with Fire's.

Who says shoes don't make the climber?

;-)

John
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jun 2, 2014 - 08:04pm PT
Since you boys are in the mood!







mooser

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seattle
Jun 5, 2014 - 07:33am PT
bump
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