Stonemaster Stories (Part II)

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WBraun

climber
Feb 20, 2006 - 11:06pm PT
Largo

You need to start "Stonemaster Stories (Part III)"

This thread is getting too long.

Start Part III please.
todd-gordon

climber
Feb 20, 2006 - 11:08pm PT
I started to climbing every weekend in So. Cal. in 1976, which was sort of the end of the Stonemaster era.....I just was getting used to the climbing life-style, and I used to see the Stonemaster crew out and about, and , even though I was "The next Generation", I learned to climb during the Stonemaster era, and took on "their" views of climbing, partying, standards, and ethics. The Stonemasters climbed on hexes and stoppers, ran it out, didn't hang on the rope, didn't place bolts where they didn't belong or were needed, didn't climb in gyms, climbed more than trained, smoked pot, and climbed every free moment they had.....(Or this is what I believed.....)......THEN.....came the lycra, hang-dogging, sport climbing, gyms, cams, working out more than climbing, ........I'm glad I started climbing when I did, and learned to climb when ethics and integrity really meant something. Maybe that is why I have enjoyed climbing so much and kept with it so long. I owe alot to the So. Cal. Stonemaster way of thinking;....thanks. Todd Gordon Joshua Tree , Cal.
Wonder

climber
WA
Feb 20, 2006 - 11:22pm PT
Thats right John, thats all i kept thinking Bruce, Bruce... and thanxs tar, bear was another good friend, bearsquared, havent heard that in over 20 yrs.
henny

Social climber
The Past
Feb 20, 2006 - 11:33pm PT
It doesn't get much better than reading these posts. I've always been keenly interested in the history of the areas that I climb at. And now I'm getting a torrential downpouring of new information. Little details are filling in, things I never knew are popping out, and many dots are being connected. I can correlate seemingly unrelated comments from one story with comments in another story. Very cool. When its all said and done, the history of an area isn't so much about the routes themselves as much as it is about the people who did the routes. When I look at New Gen, what do I see? Mike and Tobin. Caliente: Bachar. Piasano: John. The Edge: Tobin. The list is endless. And now... When I look at Valhalla I'll see Robs because I've learned that it was him that did the second, aura busting ascent. My perceptions and feelings are being validated, reshaped, and molded in new ways. Almost daily. Yes, it's all about the people. Keep it coming!
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Feb 20, 2006 - 11:36pm PT
Wonder: cool.

as Powell was essentially my entree to this whole crew I'll get back on my fluffy hangers-on anecdotes:

his penchant for meticulousness was hip.

Kevin and his brother discovered that the way to make chalk work even better- they'd get it wet, I think by spreading Endo out on cookie sheets, hitting it with a fine mist from a spray bottle, then bake it dry again?! WTF

Rick A

climber
Boulder, Colorado
Feb 20, 2006 - 11:37pm PT
Speaking of Cosmos Foster and the lads from Desert Sun School in Idylwild, nobody has mentioned Jay Smith, who went to school with Cosmos. Climbing seemed to be the main course of study at the school, with the help of their very accomodating teacher, Ed Lasley, who took the boys on numerous climbing “field trips.”
Wonder

climber
WA
Feb 20, 2006 - 11:42pm PT
if i remember right the name b*squared had something to do with phycledellics
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Feb 20, 2006 - 11:47pm PT
Henny Penny,
(If I have that second handle right)

After my Pal Munoz got hauled around by Richard, it was you who showed up solo in the afternoon one day at Suicide and offered to show me the real deal...

I'd have to look at the book, but it was a half dozen bolted lines in the vicinity of the sunshine face from 10a to 10d, maybe circa'77.

You worked me through the progression and combed your mustache as you dispatched your appraisal of my skills.

There's a point where that kind of opportunity really matters.

Pretty neet stuff. It's how we broke the veil.
Thanks,
Roy McClenahan


Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Feb 20, 2006 - 11:53pm PT
'just saw Jay out in Castle Valley last year.

He was proud as a father over this frame up restoration he'd been doing on a maroon '67 Vette Stingray, big block.

um, I digress.
WBraun

climber
Feb 20, 2006 - 11:54pm PT
NOW READ HERE YOU KNUCKLHEADS GO TO PART III

This thread is getting to long for the dial up people to read.

Continue in Part III please ......

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.html?topic_id=155821&f=0&b=0
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Feb 20, 2006 - 11:56pm PT
'just saw Jay out in Castle Valley last year.

He was proud as a father over this frame up restoration he'd been doing on a maroon '67 Vette Stingray, big block.

um, I digress.
Robb

Social climber
It's like FoCo in NoCo Daddy-O!
Mar 22, 2009 - 01:27am PT
Likewise, carry on.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Nov 5, 2012 - 11:17pm PT
bump
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Mar 16, 2013 - 01:13am PT
bump
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Nov 23, 2013 - 02:47pm PT
Another from the Yafer collection.

Credit: Yafer collection

Jeff tells me this is Dave Tapes....

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