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Patrick Oliver

Boulder climber
Fruita, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - May 13, 2011 - 11:08am PT
Thanks, Lisa. Hope things are going well for you.
Seems they always are.
klk

Trad climber
cali
May 13, 2011 - 12:10pm PT
congrats, nice to finish a project.
Patrick Oliver

Boulder climber
Fruita, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - May 13, 2011 - 05:23pm PT
Thanks Kerwin. You are a help and an inspiration,
of course.
Patrick Oliver

Boulder climber
Fruita, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - May 13, 2011 - 09:44pm PT
quick bump
Patrick Oliver

Boulder climber
Fruita, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - May 14, 2011 - 09:46pm PT
A few final cleanup edits, and it now should really
be done...
mud

Trad climber
CO
May 14, 2011 - 11:42pm PT
Bump for Pat.....

Awesome as always!
Patrick Oliver

Boulder climber
Fruita, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - May 15, 2011 - 03:38pm PT
Thanks, mate. Send me that book...
Patrick Oliver

Boulder climber
Fruita, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - May 15, 2011 - 09:40pm PT
Just a little self-bump. Hope no one minds.
Patrick Oliver

Boulder climber
Fruita, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - May 16, 2011 - 01:10am PT
Has anyone seen the movie "The Wrestler?" That's not
far off from the story of my life... but for my
daughters who are devoted to me.... Well, in some
ways... feeling a bit worthless and damaged...
Patrick Oliver

Boulder climber
Fruita, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - May 17, 2011 - 01:12pm PT
A good day to all my friends...
klk

Trad climber
cali
May 17, 2011 - 01:19pm PT
Rourke is great in that movie, possibly his best. Playing a drugged up, burned out, entertainer reduced to playing the "B" list: of course, it's not like it was that much of a stretch for that fine actor.

Unfortunately for us, Pat, I suppose Supertopo is a bit like those venues he plays at the end.

I still love Jack Palance in Requiem:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZ7ND1o2OJA

survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
May 17, 2011 - 03:04pm PT
Are you going to tour this film too Pat? Or just move directly into hustling copies?

Not many quality coodinators out there like myself......HA!!!
stilltrying

Trad climber
washington indiana
May 17, 2011 - 03:08pm PT
You may be damaged as most of us are as we age but you are certainly not worthless. You are one of the first climbers I became aware of twenty years ago when I first began climbing. I once tried to lead your route C'est Le Vie, I bailed from a very long piton but have always intended to return and climb this route. Someday I will return with my Son and have him drag me up it. So twenty years on you are still motivating me.
Patrick Oliver

Boulder climber
Fruita, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - May 17, 2011 - 04:08pm PT
Wow, thanks for that. C'est La View was one of my
first routes in Eldorado, and Larry and I were just kids.
I went up that first pitch, initially and didn't quite know
what to do with that lieback flake. I placed a bolt, and
it didn't go in, so it was sticking three-quarters the way
out, an old kind of bolt where the drill handle screwed
into into the bolt,
and the fangs of the bolt served as the drill, and you twisted
until you got the hole. But it was too hard standing there.
Nevertheless I clipped it and used it. We came back, and Larry
went up to that spot but suddenly bent over with severe pain
in his side. I lowered him, and carried him on my back to
his sister's car which he had borrowed.... He went to the
hospital with an acute appendicitis. So I returned with, Jeff
Wheeler, a relatively unknown but strong climber a generation
or so ahead of me. I did the climb all free but for one
or two pitons in the dihedral, later finally returned and did
that free (although I was beaten to the punch on the first free
ascent)... That was the second time I carried Larry down, as
another day later when we put up a new route
above the upper meadow, we returned
to the bottom of the wall to retrieve the pack, and he tripped
over a boulder and broke his ankle...
Patrick Oliver

Boulder climber
Fruita, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - May 17, 2011 - 04:11pm PT
Bruce, the real test of the great promoter is to pull it off
twice. I guess I will see what I do in the way of "touring," based
on what comes up and who is willing to help. Yes you did a good
job, as I tell you again, and I am grateful. You had the courage
and vision to take charge and follow through, even when you were
very worried it wouldn't work....
Patrick Oliver

Boulder climber
Fruita, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - May 17, 2011 - 09:58pm PT
Kerwin,
It wasn't so much the drugs he took, because they were
necessary, the pain killers, with so much pain, but
of course there were the steroids, and they showed how
even those can be addictive, but it was more about
being alone... surrounded by acquaintances but a feeling of
not belonging exactly. That movie has a tremendous
loneliness about it. One thing, when people grow and change
and become better, often the world is unforgiving and
doesn't care... Lots of provocative issues in that movie...
Patrick Oliver

Boulder climber
Fruita, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - May 18, 2011 - 05:09am PT
bump from 2:55a.m.
Patrick Oliver

Boulder climber
Fruita, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - May 18, 2011 - 10:13pm PT
Gill Across Time

the title of the new film...
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
May 18, 2011 - 10:31pm PT
Pat, we've talked in the past a bit, but remember....if you need help in this area with the "tour", I'm just a phone call away! Congratulations!
Peace
dogtown

Trad climber
JackAssVille, Wyoming
May 19, 2011 - 02:58am PT
Gill is a Hero of many in the world of rock climbers. A man of fantastic skills ahead of his time by decades.
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