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Patrick Oliver

Boulder climber
Fruita, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 29, 2011 - 04:12pm PT
Well, the film is done. All I have to do is render it
and burn it to a disk... What a project. What a
learning process.
Patrick Oliver

Boulder climber
Fruita, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 30, 2011 - 02:43am PT
Up at 3:30 a.m., did a little rendering...
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Apr 30, 2011 - 07:42am PT
Photos?
Drove through Fruita yesterday, shoulda said "hey"
Patrick Oliver

Boulder climber
Fruita, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 30, 2011 - 01:02pm PT
Yes my friends should call me when they come
through. There is a nice little cafe/coffee shop
about a block from where I live...
The Lisa

Trad climber
Da Bronx, NY
Apr 30, 2011 - 05:50pm PT
Pat, I will be heading to Cedar Edge, CO in July (flying into Grand Junction). I would love to see you at that cafe :)
Patrick Oliver

Boulder climber
Fruita, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 30, 2011 - 10:50pm PT
Ok, Lisa. You just have to phone me or
send me an email as to where you'd like to
meet. I can pick you up at the airport, for
that matter. It's not far away.
drunkenmaster

Social climber
santa rosa
May 1, 2011 - 11:44am PT
Bouldering = "The Poetry of Mountaineering" by Pat Ament.

I just got my copy a few days ago and saved it for a special occasion to watch. last night/saturday night was the occasion and i loved it!! old school footage of john gill was classic and re-inspiring. i never knew he did a one arm lock off/one arm pull up on nearly every climb he did!! he looked stronger than most V15 climbers today! enjoyable and entertaining and most importantly an archive of the bouldering history of america. priceless :)

drunkenmaster/chris summit
Patrick Oliver

Boulder climber
Fruita, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - May 1, 2011 - 02:21pm PT
Thanks so much, Chris. Nice words. I
really appreciate it.
roadkillphil

Trad climber
Colorado
May 1, 2011 - 06:49pm PT
Credit: roadkillphil
Looking forward to seeing the DVD. Old Fart nostalgia story...On my first climbing trip to the Needles in the early '70's I was repeatedly failing on the 5.8 "problem" on the Campground Boulder-I will use the excuse that I was wearing my mountain boots, even though that excuse doesn't work anymore-and met this really nice guy who pointed out numerous lines I couldn't and will never do, complete with the arrow to show the start. I told my slightly more experienced fellow gumbies about it at camp, and they went crazy, telling me I had been "climbing" with John Gill.
Never have met him since, but took this pic last week on a snowy day in the Outlets. Hard to find some of those arrows anymore.
If I think about it hard enough, I'm pretty sure one of those "gumbies" was Wolf City Jaybro. We met when I found him and 3 other dudes pushing a VW Microbus UP a hill trying to start it, but that's another story.
Patrick Oliver

Boulder climber
Fruita, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - May 1, 2011 - 09:48pm PT
Yes that looks like one of the outlet problems. Gill
easily cruised those problems which still give good
boulderers fits...
Patrick Oliver

Boulder climber
Fruita, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - May 2, 2011 - 07:02pm PT
Next person to order the dvd of "the Disciples of Gill"
will get a second copy for free, to be mailed where
you want it to go...
Patrick Oliver

Boulder climber
Fruita, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - May 3, 2011 - 12:46pm PT
That went fast.

Patrick Oliver

Boulder climber
Fruita, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - May 3, 2011 - 10:03pm PT
I must get off my rump
and get online and bump...
Patrick Oliver

Boulder climber
Fruita, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - May 4, 2011 - 08:59am PT
Sorry for that bad poetry.
I'm off now for a hydrobionomy session.
Ever heard of it? Very soft touch
massage that is supposed to trigger
or activate the body's natural healing
powers... The first time I went,
I almost laughed. It was so light
I couldn't imagine it could do anything,
and then the next day I was so sore
I could hardly move (I know, "You
don't have to get sore about it.")
The lady doing it is the mother of
one of my karate students and just
wanted to give back... I took her up
on it... This will be my fifth or
sixth session...
Patrick Oliver

Boulder climber
Fruita, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - May 4, 2011 - 10:48pm PT
One of the best so far. She is great.

Tomorrow I will step onto the rock
for a few minutes, just to see what
it feels like. I haven't climbed
since that fall I took in the film...
Patrick Oliver

Boulder climber
Fruita, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - May 5, 2011 - 09:02am PT
I was almost sure that report of
my going "climbing" would have
caused a few minor heart attacks.
I guess no one cares anymore...
plund

Social climber
OD, MN
May 5, 2011 - 09:37am PT
Thanks a lot for "Disciples", Pat- it's a great addition to an already-admirable body of work. The Gill & Holloway footage is awe-inpiring, at least to a fat wannabe.....

Only one comment about the Ament climbing footage -- OUCH!!!

If you could post purchase info for the second installment, I'll be all over it!

Thanks again, and keep plugging away!

PS - how did the recent post-treatment climbing go for you?
Patrick Oliver

Boulder climber
Fruita, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - May 5, 2011 - 11:21am PT
I'm going out in an hour. Actually
the reason is that this photographer
wants to do a photo shoot of me.
I keep telling him I've lost
whatever photogenic quality I ever had,
and maybe only with a long shot,
maybe fifty yards away could he get
anything that might look real...
The hydrobionomy was great,
and the climbing (in an hour)
will be more like some trivial
bouldering for about an hour...
Everyone has seen in the film
that I am a major has-been...
klk

Trad climber
cali
May 5, 2011 - 11:30am PT
glad yr getting out. i dont think anyone
expects you to crush v12. but i hope to still have
some kind of climbing practice however long i make it.

actually, that's why fontainebleau remains the healthiest
bouldering scene ive ever witnessed. stacks of folks from
eight to eighties out in the woods and on the stone.

we're really just now trying to make that transition
in the us, from a culture in which sports were for
young people, hobbies to be given up once you hit
middle age. the traditional exceptions were field sports
like hunting and fishing.

at the moment, bouldering is the most grommet-oriented
subculture in north america. there were so few serious boulderers
in the gill-to-ament generations that it's a novelty for the
groms to see someone in their 60s or 70s on the boulders.

i wish i had the dough and time to spend a year or two in 'bleau
on a documentary both of the early history and also of the
social history of the place and all those sort of nameless bleausards
who continue to climb way past retirement age, almost none of them
household names or ever even sponsored athletes.
Patrick Oliver

Boulder climber
Fruita, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - May 5, 2011 - 02:37pm PT
Nice visit with Ryan Day Thompson,
photographer... good spirit...
Although that was a bit strange. I mean, I
bouldered a couple of feet above ground
but was a little reluctant... still
envision myself flying down the wall
(i.e., in the film)... don't trust the holds
to stay on... He got some good photos,
he says, and I hope he did... Think I'll just
stay retired...
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