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T2

climber
Cardiff by the sea
May 17, 2011 - 12:50am PT
CLASSIC!! That union tribune photo is Money Michael! The Ranch was one of my favorite hangs when I first came to San Diego. I think of the place every time I am in that area of Del Mar.

I am enjoying the thread just like the others. Keep it alive my friend.
Watusi

Social climber
Newport, OR
Topic Author's Reply - May 18, 2011 - 02:21am PT
Cool Tommy! Had some good times with you there bro! You were kick ass on the drums and I was whackin' the bass, maybe Shawn on the keys. There was always something up when we were all there... :)
the kid

Trad climber
fayetteville, wv
May 18, 2011 - 07:31am PT
keep that scanner going Watusi!
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
May 18, 2011 - 10:08am PT
AWWWWHHHHH damn thanks Mikey! That shot brings back some great memories! I LOVED the ranch, was always a great place to hang with true and close friends. I always thought Shawn kinda felt like the king in his kingdom there. Was a sad day when the damn dozers came in there. Love this thread, wish I would've been taking pictures then.....but then again the memories are better than the pictures!
Peace Brother!
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
May 18, 2011 - 10:24am PT
Awesome shots.

This stuff is incredible.

Thanks Watusi!

J. Werlin

Social climber
Cedaredge, CO
May 18, 2011 - 11:14am PT
Awesome Mike. Thanks for the posts. Hope more are coming. Cheers.
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
May 18, 2011 - 10:15pm PT
Super cool thread bump!
Klimmer

Mountain climber
San Diego
May 19, 2011 - 01:31am PT
The way I remember Watusi on Woodson BITD . . .






PhD Keith Brueckner looking on . . .


frog-e

Trad climber
Imperial Beach California
May 19, 2011 - 02:14am PT
"Scumbags" ha - too cool...

Now we are looking at rock climbers....
No games, no media horse sht, no equipment tricks,
No "special hooks" or "secret drill divets" or "' trenched heads"
Or poop bags at the base or empty food cans littering a
national park ; ROCK CLIMBERS:


It's simple: you, the rock, and the least amount of gear
And impact equals the ,most authentic and real experience.

Call it light, or "lacking commitment" or not "real climbing"
Or anything you want --guys like Watusi were (and are) the
Real deal.


neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
May 19, 2011 - 07:00am PT
hey there say, watusi.... thanks for the photo shares...

say, have not seen them all, you know, dial up, :O

but just wanted to say thanks...
:)
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
May 19, 2011 - 08:37am PT
Klimmer....that second shot of the guys bouldering, it that Shawn Curtis????? If you have more of him could you please post up.
Peace
Klimmer

Mountain climber
San Diego
May 19, 2011 - 09:24am PT
Ron,

Those 3 shots are it.

Shawn took the 2 images on top with my camera, and then I shot an image of Shawn climbing.

Somewhere on another Woodson thread here on SuperTopia there is another excellent image of Shawn taken by someone else and much more close up. He is pretty much wearing the same climbing attire.

Miss those Woodson days of just showing up and whoever was on the mountain (very few of us) would just end-up climbing together or not. Very low-key, no stress, but even then pulling down hard.

The days before every one and their mother became a "climber" via Hollywood or Madison Avenue.

I have a very vivid memory of MP doing just that. My friend and I were doing "The Crucible" at the top of Woodson, and Watusi shows up, asks if he could get a B on "Test Tube." We move the rope over there, he tie-ins with a bowline on a coil around his waist and just walks it. Bumped into MP later that night down in SD at the Larry Norman concert and we just smile and head nod, recognizing one another.

Good times in the 70s. Life seemed simple. Innocent in many ways.
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
May 19, 2011 - 09:34am PT
Yeah Mike and Shawn showed me the place back in the seventies. Was crowded if there were two or three cars parked there. Touring the place with those two was an adventure to say the least...I just followed, had no clue where we were on the mountain or what problems we were doing.....just climbed whatever they said to do. Last time up there, there were like 50 cars lined up and I knew NO ONE! I sure miss Curtis. Me, Mike and Shawn had some fun together.
Peace
S cole

Social climber
Urban hell
May 19, 2011 - 09:53am PT
Break out the topos Mike. Nothing in "inappropriate" on S.T. As participants we have the right to see these important historical documents from a past shrouded in mystery.
can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
May 19, 2011 - 09:57am PT
I agree Scott, those topo's are critical primary documents in the tale of climbing in the 70s and 80s as we knew. Actually they need their own thread as there are a lot of people holding on to them. Tusi's art skillz sure showed themselves when he put his pen to paper and skewered friends and foes alike.
Scole

Trad climber
San Diego
May 20, 2011 - 07:27pm PT

Good livin in J.T. (1984)

Off White

climber
Tenino, WA
May 20, 2011 - 07:59pm PT
Michael flipping through the rack on Stone Groove, Thanksgiving 1976

Off White

climber
Tenino, WA
May 20, 2011 - 08:07pm PT
Butt shot! Paddling for the corner on p1 Coonyard in summer 1976

Off White

climber
Tenino, WA
May 20, 2011 - 08:18pm PT
Youth with fug, TV Screen 1978

Off White

climber
Tenino, WA
May 20, 2011 - 08:19pm PT
He's a happy boy, 1976

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