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Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Nov 14, 2012 - 05:01pm PT
The article went on to say how Bob, psyching up to repeat Squat after 20 odd years weaned himself off the anti-psychotics so he'd be maximally aggro the day of the climb!
Edit: I wouldn't have menyioned any of that, but it was in the mag for all to read.

If you see the reel rock bit, Brad takes a huge whipper out of squat, almost hitting the ground. They must have told him not to place pro, or clip the bolts. Total theatre, but it makes a good action sequence!
dogtown

Trad climber
Cheyenne, Wyoming and Marshall Islands atoll.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 14, 2012 - 05:53pm PT
Hey all,

Didnít see Bob this summer at the crag hope things are well. Could you imagine Scarpelli Long and Gaines as a wall trio? burl to the max!

Dawg.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Nov 14, 2012 - 06:19pm PT
I ran into him a bunch of times in Vedauwoo summer of 2011, only there for Vedauwoo sushi fest this year. No Bob that week. But dingus had been interacting with him I think.
Master of Kludge

Trad climber
Grizzly Gulch, WY
Nov 14, 2012 - 06:48pm PT
We may start seeing more of Bob in the out and about sense. Bob's hourly job income will not cut into his social security benefits so he soon or by now will have more disposable income. He told me this would mean much more travel for him on longer weekends. I think his van is up & running.

Bob has an email address and knows the basics of using the internet. But he doesn't read his emails on a regular basis. I send him links occasionally that he perhaps would like to browse and we sometimes about 'em weeks later.

Unknown to most climbers Bob's most spectacular climb is not in Vedauwoo but in the North Laramie Range.

See:http://www.mountainproject.com/v/gibbs-canyon-rock/107470520

The climb is What the Big Boys Eat.

What the Big Boys Eat
What the Big Boys Eat
Credit: Master of Kludge

Scarpelli's What the Big Boys Eat on the Gibbs Canyon Rock
Scarpelli's What the Big Boys Eat on the Gibbs Canyon Rock
Credit: Master of Kludge

The route appears either to be on private property or right next to the boundary line. The nearby ranch has evicted a few climbers. But in Wyoming you pay the "trespassing fee" and you have permission. As I have heard the ranch does outfitting for elk hunting so they might accept a trespassing fee. You will have to ask 'em.
Greg Epperson

climber
Joshua Tree
Nov 14, 2012 - 08:43pm PT
Credit: Greg Epperson

Bob and Pete Takeda exploring new ground, September 2006.
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Nov 14, 2012 - 09:31pm PT
I heard that he climbed a route that Noel and I put up in the South Platte and liked it.
Allen Hill

Social climber
CO.
Nov 14, 2012 - 09:56pm PT
The big roof under the Cynical Pinnacle Olaf? That thing made me puke warm beer from the night before when I hit the lip. I wish i could think of the name of it. Absolutely the type of route I tend to avoid. I think Bob likely climbed it with either or both Grossman and Lubben. Drop an email sometime so we can catch up.
slabbo

Trad climber
fort garland, colo
Nov 15, 2012 - 07:44am PT
If i remember Big Boys requires SIX #3.5 friends.it must be pretty hard 'cause called it "maybe 5.12" BITD
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Nov 15, 2012 - 09:28pm PT
I stopped to look at it summer of 2011. Looks very cool indeed! If you come from the east you don't see the "no trespassing" signs.....
eeyonkee

Trad climber
Golden, CO
Nov 16, 2012 - 04:47am PT
I think's he's a big pussy and you can tell him I said that.

 Phantom X (posting as eeyonkee)
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Nov 16, 2012 - 05:20am PT
Ha ha!

Do you know his birthday kludge? I've seen his drivers lic and know the year.
slabbo

Trad climber
fort garland, colo
Nov 16, 2012 - 08:07am PT
I too have seen his "papers' still not too sure about his driving ability though !
Phantom X

Trad climber
Honeycomb Hideout
Nov 18, 2012 - 07:00pm PT
Bob S., In reference to the above post by Eeeonkee I didn't say anything of the sort. This is a cowardly cowardly thing to do as well as very juvenial and I can't explain his actions. I kinda wish I had thought of it. By the way I did hear someone, I don't remember who, say that Eeeonkee is a big pussy (unlike you and me) but I can't remember who. "Eeeonkee is a big pussy and you can tell him I said that. My name is Bob S." Yes, now I'm starting to remember.
scaredycat

Trad climber
Berkeley,CA
Nov 18, 2012 - 09:12pm PT
God I wish I were part of the in crowd on this thread, but hey: I'm not. Cool, nonetheless.
Master of Kludge

Trad climber
Grizzly Gulch, WY
Nov 19, 2012 - 05:32am PT
Everyone can appreciate a tale of Adventure but may not like hearing their son did just that. Bob's first great solitary adventure to do what he wanted was not going to the Royal Robbins Climbing School or some Cashious Clay Sparing School. Nope, from the sounds of things, he was allured to this non Wyoming sport by the minstrels of the day.

It all begin with a burning desire driven by the beat of these groups' rhythm and maybe some movies? At 14 a stolen car got 'em headed in the right direction but without a drivers license, no money, it was gas and go for the 1300 mile drive. Sometimes these impulse adventures end short. This one did in Las Vegas. The police caught this young gas and go offender and because of his vowed silence they had no idea who he was but they brought him food each day. His parents didn't think he was missing but just roaming so there was no missing person info on him. Sooner than later Mr. Bob realized the jailers didn't care whatsoever about his withholding of his name. He could be there for weeks. They just didn't CARE and they were not going to let 'em go without knowing his name. Promptly after receiving the call Papa Frank Scarpelli motored to Sin City for his son had had a serious Wipeout.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Nov 19, 2012 - 05:40am PT
Hmm makes my roadtrips with Bob, trips to Jackson, trips beyond the greenie border,the Yosemite 5.10a ow tour, and subsequent valley .10c ow tour, (both mid- late 70's) etc sound tame!


....hmmm, I seem to remember a story about a roadtrip a guy took in a "Mustang painted international orange that passed everything but gas stations"....
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