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TYeary

Social climber
State of decay
Topic Author's Original Post - May 27, 2011 - 12:55pm PT
My buddy Clark Jacobs starts chemotheopy infusion today at Eisenhower Hospital, Rancho Mirage. Please keep him in your thoughts as you go through your day. This is his second go around and he needs all the well wishes we can give! Thanks everyone.
TY
eKat

climber
montanahilltophome.com/
May 27, 2011 - 12:57pm PT
BigSkyMagic heading Clark's way!

ox

eKat
locker

Social climber
CO
May 27, 2011 - 01:04pm PT





Good luck Clark!!!...

Sorry you're having to go through all of this...

Doug Zeissner

Social climber
Buena Park, ca
May 27, 2011 - 01:05pm PT
My best to Clark. I know him from the way back in time machine.
He is truely one of the nicest people on this planet and my thoughts are with him. RBB rules!!!

Doug Zeissner
go-B

climber
Sozo
May 27, 2011 - 01:18pm PT
Hang in there Clark!
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
May 27, 2011 - 01:22pm PT
One of the true genuine people I've had the pleasure to know for many years. Prayers and thoughts are with you Clark!
Peace
apogee

climber
May 27, 2011 - 01:25pm PT
Had dinner with him the other night- he looked good, relatively speaking. Clark's spirit is a strong one, and while he's entering another scary phase of his condition, that spirit is sure to overcome. Best wishes to Clark.
E

Social climber
Tujunga CA.
May 27, 2011 - 01:47pm PT
Many positive thoughts coming your way Clark. Keep your spirits up because this will be important in kickin this thing. It is such an incredible gift this lifetime that we each have been gifted on this earth.

Erik Eriksson
can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
May 27, 2011 - 02:50pm PT
Clark, you have always been a positive and good soul. I'm sending all the best get well vibes, juju and mojo I can rally.
hossjulia

Social climber
Eastside (of the Tetons)
May 27, 2011 - 02:54pm PT
Bummed to hear about this. Good healing vibes headed Clark's way.
Hang in there man!
Largo

Sport climber
The Big Wide Open Face
May 27, 2011 - 03:05pm PT
Jeez, I thought he had it licked the first time through. Good vibes to my old friend Clarke. We started together at Suicide Rock 150 years ago. You'll make it buddy. We're all pulling for ye.

JL
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
May 27, 2011 - 03:13pm PT
Damn sorry to see this is where he's at. I hung out with him a bit at the Pit this winter, when he was going through the tests. I headed off before he had gotten results.

I think he is an incredibly brave person, the way he stepped up and got through round one, and then how he stayed composed in the face of the wait this time. Smiling and laughing and a happy disposition the whole time.

You're in my thoughts, Clark. I'll see you next winter around that Pit campfire.

AndyG

climber
San Diego, CA
May 27, 2011 - 03:55pm PT
Good luck Clark. Hope to see you soloing Flower of High Rank again soon.
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
May 27, 2011 - 04:19pm PT
boku maru!
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
May 27, 2011 - 05:01pm PT
Clark is absolutely one of the finest, best adjusted and just plain fun to be with people I have ever met. Sending our prayers and positive vibes. I'm sure we'll see you up at the crags in no time.

Some pics from last year...

Clark and Alois hamming it up
Alois Smrz and Clark Jacobs
Alois Smrz and Clark Jacobs
Credit: Ksolem

Clark and Largo
Largo and Clark
Largo and Clark
Credit: Ksolem
CrackAddict

Trad climber
Joshua Tree
May 27, 2011 - 08:01pm PT
Best wishes Clark- I know that you can beat this. Looking forward to buying you a drink at Crossroads in the fall.
TYeary

Social climber
State of decay
Topic Author's Reply - May 27, 2011 - 08:05pm PT
Hey what is Clark standing on next to John?
TY
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
May 27, 2011 - 08:13pm PT
Ha! There's a raised floor in front of the photo presentation, I think it got him about 8 or 10 inches...

That's in the Idyllwild Historical Society.
froodish

Social climber
Portland, Oregon
May 27, 2011 - 08:58pm PT
One of the nicest, most genuine people I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. Sending good vibes your way Clark.

(and oh yeah, +1 to Bocomaru!)
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
May 27, 2011 - 10:02pm PT
Get well Clark.
neversummer

Trad climber
30 mins. from suicide USA
May 27, 2011 - 10:06pm PT
Stay strong.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
May 27, 2011 - 10:09pm PT
2nd time's the charm, go get'em Clark!
rich sims

Social climber
co
May 27, 2011 - 10:43pm PT
Clark
My friend you are one of the finest people I have had the pleasure to meet, climb and tip a glass with, any one would be enough.
I am sending positive thoughts from Colorado.
Rich
rurprider

Trad climber
Mt. Rubidoux
May 27, 2011 - 10:44pm PT
Best wishes and our thoughts and prayers are with you. We hope to see you out at the crags, soon. Get well, Clark.
Brian

climber
California
May 27, 2011 - 11:08pm PT
Good luck Clark! I remember hearing how grim things were years back, and you knocked it down that time. Kick ass in round two.

Brian
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
May 27, 2011 - 11:17pm PT
Clark.....please get well...RJ
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
May 27, 2011 - 11:35pm PT
Oh boy. I just ran into Clark a few weeks ago while we were both working. He was in his usual high grand spirits.

Keep your chin up!
hashbro

Trad climber
Mental Physics........
May 28, 2011 - 12:02am PT
heal yourself good Clark!
10b4me

Ice climber
Happy Boulders
May 28, 2011 - 01:36am PT
Clark is a great guy; I know he will beat this again
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
May 28, 2011 - 01:46am PT
Fond remembrances of Clark's great energy back in the old days in the Valley.
Best wishes.

PB
Gary

climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
May 28, 2011 - 03:04am PT
This is bad news. Thought for sure Clark had it beat. He taught me a lot about climbing.

A couple of years ago I was putting on a pathetic show on Graham Crackers. Clark sees us, and solos the Flower just to come up and say Hi. He said he was feeling a little tired!

Best wishes, Clark.
Maysho

climber
Soda Springs, CA
May 28, 2011 - 08:58am PT
Hoping for the best for Clark! He is a truly great guy.

Peter
x15x15

climber
May 28, 2011 - 09:44am PT
i look forward to running into you often up in idyllwild, and on the rocks, as soon as you get better. get better my friend.

philip
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
May 28, 2011 - 09:46am PT
Take care!
rincon

Trad climber
SoCal
May 28, 2011 - 11:07am PT
Good luck Clark!
guyman

Trad climber
Moorpark, CA.
May 28, 2011 - 11:30am PT
Good luck, positive thoughts go to you.
SIMONBENTLEY

Ice climber
JOSHUA TREE
May 28, 2011 - 03:26pm PT
I just spoke with Clark . He is back home near Idyllwild and resting after his first chemo-therapy session . He is going to be going once a week for his chemo in Rancho Mirage . He told me he feels a bit tired , but will be guiding next week in the high country .
He sounded pretty good on the phone .
I just wanted to post this update
cheers from Joshua Tree !
life is a bivouac

Trad climber
May 28, 2011 - 03:32pm PT
Hey Clark,
Just need to say, keep a positive out-look...
Know you are stronger than most...
Your tranquillity keeps you focused.
My Best to you, Russ
rmuir

Social climber
From the Time Before the Rocks Cooled.
May 28, 2011 - 04:36pm PT
I, too, thought you had it behind you! Damn. You certainly are in my thoughts, Clark, and I know that a great man always wins. And you've been a winner since day one!

Robs.
lele honu

Trad climber
SD
May 28, 2011 - 06:15pm PT
Wishing you well Clark! Love seeing that smile/grin in the am at Red Kettle before a day of climbing.
Alois

Trad climber
Idyllwild, California
May 28, 2011 - 07:25pm PT
Hi Clark,

Penelope and I are thinking of you and hoping you'll get better real soon. A strong mind as well as body is required to beat this (again), you have them both.

Love, Alois and Pen up in Idyllwild.
Gagner

climber
Boulder
May 28, 2011 - 07:54pm PT
Hey Clark -

I know you will be strong and positive so you can kick this thing in the butt. Good luck.

Paul
Nick

climber
portland, Oregon
May 28, 2011 - 09:12pm PT
Clark,

Stay strong, everyone is sending positive vibrations your way.

Nick
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
May 28, 2011 - 09:47pm PT
hey there, say, tony... been praying too... *saw your facebook note...

thanks for the share...

:)
m.

Trad climber
UT
May 28, 2011 - 10:51pm PT
Dear Clark: your generous spirit and fun outlook meant a lot to me BITD. You can do this!
All the best,
Maria Cranor.
Hoots

climber
Toyota Tacoma
May 28, 2011 - 10:51pm PT
Man o man, not the news I wanted to hear! A year ago today almost I was hanging out with Clark in San Diego sipping on fine wines (at our gracious host's dime, not Clark's!), and figured he had the thing in the bag.

Hope for the best buddy, Ryan
Outdoorvangelist

Trad climber
San Juan Capistrano, CA
May 29, 2011 - 12:47pm PT
Clark, you define strength and grace under pressure... all the best as you (re)enter the challenge arena. My family and FOJT both rooting on your side.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
May 30, 2011 - 12:41am PT
Hi Clark :D We haven't been officially introduced tho I've seen you at the last several fundraisers in JTree. I recently saw a picture of you here on ST. A grate bitd photo with many of my friends from that time machine era including Maria who just posted.

I don't know what physical challenge you face, but I am well acquainted with the fight, having fought one together with my loved one.

My prayers and positive thoughts are with you. I'm sure you have a huge group of friends and loved ones to draw strength and support from, but if you ever want to talk to someone who has been there in the struggle please call anytime. Peace and Joy, lynne
Jamulian

Trad climber
Jamul, CA
May 31, 2011 - 07:21pm PT
As Clark does not have a computer, when I was speaking to him on the telephone I read ‎him the posts on this thread. He was genuinely touched. Those of you who know Clark ‎know that he is very modest and he was surprised that so many people would wish him ‎well. He asked me to post the following in response:‎

‎“I thank all of you, my friends and well wishers, for the kind words and positive ‎thoughts. I have to undergo chemotherapy every Friday, but I feel alright now. I will have an update posted when I learn more.” ‎

I speak with Clark fairly regularly and if anyone wants me to pass on a more private ‎message to him I am happy to do it. Just send me a p.m. through this site.‎

Adam
Iron Mtn.

Trad climber
Riverside, Ca.
Jun 1, 2011 - 02:40am PT
Hang in there Clark-Sending good vibes your way.....
mucci

Trad climber
The pitch of Bagalaar above you
Jun 1, 2011 - 02:45am PT
Met Clark in the tree years ago.

Way cool with a great attitude.

I wish him well, in both mind and health.
Bill Sherman

Mountain climber
Culver City, CA
Jun 1, 2011 - 04:58am PT
Clark,

Keep up the fight!

Best wishes,
Bill & Anastasia
mooch

Trad climber
Old Climbers' Home (Adopted)
Jun 1, 2011 - 12:41pm PT
Clark is one kewl dood. Loves the women folk! Keep the press on C!

CrackAddict - the CrossRoads is no more. Did you mean Jo'An's or Cafe Aroma?
edgerson

Social climber
Newport Beach, CA
Jun 1, 2011 - 12:49pm PT
Hang in there Clark.
Bill Czarnecki
Jobee

Social climber
El Portal Ca.
Jun 1, 2011 - 01:16pm PT
Clark,
Sending you all the power I can muster.
Big heart coming your way from Yosemite.

Jo Whitford

Credit: Jobee
steve west

Social climber
Newport Beach
Jun 1, 2011 - 01:27pm PT
Just spent a week n JT with my daughter and clark. He's the best.
Just spent a week n JT with my daughter and clark. He's the best.
Credit: steve west
He is one of the best of us "old timers"
TYeary

Social climber
State of decay
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 17, 2011 - 05:42pm PT
Update on Clark. I just got the phone with Clark. He is at Esinhower under going his last round of chemo. He had a reaction to something, perhaps the chemo drip was too fast- he really didnt know, but he had to be revived and is under observation now. He was not very clear as I was talking to him, so details are a bit foggy.
He could really use your good thoughts right now. I will post more when I get it.
TY
looking sketchy there...

Social climber
Latitute 33
Jun 17, 2011 - 05:43pm PT
Sending good wishes for a rapid recovery and hope to see you at the crags again soon.
eKat

Trad climber
montanahilltophome.com/
Jun 17, 2011 - 05:44pm PT
BigSkyLOVE heading Clark's way!

OXOXOXOXOXOXO

Kath
G_Gnome

Trad climber
In the mountains... somewhere...
Jun 17, 2011 - 05:45pm PT
Hang in there Clark! We know you are plenty strong enough to get thru this too.
frog-e

Trad climber
Imperial Beach California
Jun 17, 2011 - 05:49pm PT
Sending you good vibes Clark!

Clark in 2009
Clark in 2009
Credit: frog-e
Jamulian

Trad climber
Jamul, CA
Jun 17, 2011 - 08:15pm PT
I am speaking to Clark right now and he asked me to post an update for his friends. He ‎said he was getting his chemo and he collapsed, vomited and passed out. The paramedics ‎were called. They had to revive him as he was unconscious and having trouble breathing. He was taken to the ER and given an MRI. He was told he had some kind of bad reaction ‎that produced a seizure. He was pronounced fit and sent home where he is now resting. ‎He is still feeling poorly, but happy to still be with us.‎ However he says he may need to take a day off from climbing to rest.
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Jun 17, 2011 - 08:24pm PT
Sending some powerful vibes your way, always love your choice of head gear. Classic.

cheers

Guido
Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Jun 17, 2011 - 08:42pm PT
So sorry to hear about the chemo complication in your daily life challenge. Am keeping prayers and positive thoughts for you mon....a friend of a friend is a friend....lynne
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Jun 17, 2011 - 08:47pm PT
That's got to be really frightening. Thanks for the update.
Gary

climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Jun 17, 2011 - 09:19pm PT
Clark, keep the faith.

he collapsed, vomited and passed out.

Oh, just another Saturday night?
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Jun 18, 2011 - 12:51am PT
Wishing you better/healthier days ahead..sending good thoughts, prayers and crossing my fingers

Saludos.

nita.
Sewellymon

climber
.....in a single wide......
Jun 18, 2011 - 01:10pm PT
Front page bumpage for Clark.
Rick A

climber
Boulder, Colorado
Jun 18, 2011 - 05:14pm PT
Clark,
Gerry and I are pulling for you and know you'll beat this.
Rick
Mir

climber
Jun 19, 2011 - 06:10pm PT
Despite his recent chemo reaction, he's still climbing hard! We went out the day after (he was on a mission) and climbed a 10a on Suicide Rock. Not a sign of shakiness on the climb from him.

I'm also glad to hear that his is an easily treatable cancer!
locker

Social climber
CO
Jun 19, 2011 - 09:03pm PT



I spoke with Clark a couple of weeks back and asked what was going on...

He explained that what is going on isn't curable...

but IS treatable...

Not the greatest news to hear from a friend...

But a far cry BETTER than what was going through my mind...

He's a tough cookie and a cool dude and I wish him the BEST!!!...

Clark, IF you're reading this...

Send me those shoes man...

Got you COVERED!!!...

;-)


Blue Devil

Mountain climber
Virginia countryside
Jun 20, 2011 - 01:13am PT
Awesome Mir! Thanks for the TR. Clark you rock.
Watusi

Social climber
Newport, OR
Jun 21, 2011 - 02:08am PT
Yeah, sending my best vibes to Clark, a great guy and long time friend!
Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Jun 21, 2011 - 10:20am PT
just chiming in here--got to know clark better at josh this spring, having seen him for years and years at jan's red kettle and crack o' noon construction. he's been climbing and guiding nonstop, generously lending his expertise to noobs on days off. we need to have national treasures in this country like they do in japan.
x15x15

climber
Jun 21, 2011 - 10:24am PT
i will be on the rock in about 30 minutes, and i am always on the lookout for clark!!! it is great to take a break, and just chat.

Hope to see you soon clark...
dhayan

climber
los angeles, ca
Jun 21, 2011 - 01:34pm PT
Best wishes Clark, I've only met you once but you are an inspiration and I hope you recover quickly!
enjoimx

Trad climber
Kirkwood, CA
Jun 21, 2011 - 03:51pm PT
Good thoughts and prayers to Clark
BluntMan

Gym climber
Wild Omar, CA
Jun 21, 2011 - 05:04pm PT
Clark is one of the coolest people I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. When I first started climbing, he was more than generous with beta for this newbee.

Ran into him at Idyllwild about a year ago at the Red Kettle. He was looking healthy and as always, had the great attitude. Sorry to hear he has to go through the chemotherapy again. He'll be back.

Bob A
Jamulian

Trad climber
Jamul, CA
Jun 23, 2011 - 12:32pm PT
Just got a call from Clark. He asked me to post an update on his behalf. He said:

Because of the bad reaction he had during his last chemo treatment, his chemo treatments have been suspended for now. He is waiting for a new evaluation from his doctor on July 7 to see where his health is. He will know the next step at that time. In the meantime he is back to climbing daily in Idyllwild. He again thanks everybody for their well wishes, thoughts and prayers. Every little bit helps.

Adam on behalf of Clark
neversummer

Trad climber
30 mins. from suicide USA
Aug 8, 2011 - 12:10pm PT
I saw clark on the suicide aproach trail sunday with a couple others...didnt say much, as i was running away from the serpant that buzzed me as i topped out on a bouler we were playn' on but he looked good.
lele honu

Trad climber
SD
Jun 26, 2012 - 05:22pm PT
Saw Clark in the Kettle for brekky, Fathers Day weekend, he looked good! Idyllwild loves you, where else can you have your own coffee mug always there for you?
Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
Jun 26, 2012 - 05:47pm PT
Wow! Just saw this! We're sending the vibes man! Sooze and Russ
Don Lauria

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Jun 26, 2012 - 05:54pm PT
This photo hangs over my fireplace in Bishop. Clark on the Hair Lip at Suicide taken back in the 70s.
Never forget watching him free solo Flower of High Rank - for him, a walk.

lele honu

Trad climber
SD
Jun 26, 2012 - 09:08pm PT
bump it up. +1'n.
greyghost

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV
Jun 26, 2012 - 09:31pm PT
Kindest wishes you get through this Clark, Tom Beck
Iron Mtn.

Trad climber
Riverside, Ca.
Jun 26, 2012 - 11:59pm PT
Good vibes and get well Clark!!!
gonzo chemist

climber
Fort Collins, CO
Jun 27, 2012 - 12:35am PT
Don, that picture is rad!


Clark is such a nice guy. Every time I bumped into him up at Suicide, he was all smiles and positivity.

I'm sending him all the good wishes I can!



Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jun 27, 2012 - 12:37am PT
Clark is one of those folks that everyone has awesome comments about. Take care Clark!
BASE104

Social climber
An Oil Field
Jun 27, 2012 - 01:05am PT
I only know Clark from the olden days when Mimi, Junior, Mike Davis, and a whole crew of us were living in the valley.

I never forgot him, he was such a calm guy and very friendly. I recognized him instantly from the photos.

I'm sorry that he is battling this. If somebody can forward this to him, let him know that I'm thinking of him. Maybe PM me his address.
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Jun 27, 2012 - 01:57am PT
Love the picture of Hair Lip, that climb gave one of my partners a compound fracture and a medivac, fortunately I was not there that day.

Met Clarke at the last Climbers Festival in Idyllwild, quite a character. Sending positive vibes to you Clark.
Tan Slacks

climber
Joshua Tree
Jun 27, 2012 - 02:59am PT
Clark in Jan's 2012
Clark in Jan's 2012
Credit: Tan Slacks

Been knowing Clark for a long time now. Kindness and warmth follow him always
Gary

climber
"My god - it's full of stars!"
Jun 27, 2012 - 10:30am PT
Kindness and warmth follow him always

And chicks. Don't forget the chicks.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jun 27, 2012 - 10:52am PT
Clark, you were looking good in April. It was great chatting. Hope all is still good.

Clark on the Pirate, circa 1974.





Fletcher

Trad climber
Fumbling towards stone
Jun 29, 2012 - 03:10am PT
I thought I knew that face! Ran into Clark at the Idylwild Climber Association trail work project a few weeks back in one of those sh#t-talking sessions we climbers get into standing around. :-) He has quite the spirit about him and you'd never know the journey he'd been through.

All the best to you Clark!

Eric
Anastasia

climber
InLOVEwithAris.
Jun 29, 2012 - 03:13am PT
Sending lots of healing energy! Love you Clark!
Anastasia
Steven Parker

Trad climber
Joshua Tree
Feb 20, 2013 - 12:44am PT
We saw Clark today, and he is going through his third round of treatments.
He's doing well, but he could use our thoughts and prayers...
...not to mention some sort of funds to help out in gas and such for his trips to receive his treatments.

Godspeed Clark!

Steve and Sue...
Fogarty

climber
BITD
Feb 20, 2013 - 01:51am PT
I think it would be a great idea to have a fundraiser for Clark? I'm sure he could use our support . Who is up for a spring time Joshua Tree fundraiser for Clark?
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Feb 20, 2013 - 04:39am PT
I'm already on this. I should have things all squared away tomorrow. The fundraising will be done on behalf of Friends Of Joshua Tree so that everyone knows that the money will indeed go to Clark.

He's currently staying in Wally Barker's trailer (thanks Wally) at the horse ranch here in Josh. My wife set him up with some forms he can use to get 14 cents/mile gas reimbursement from the American Cancer Society. It's not much, but I can assure it's better than nothing.

I'll be posting details on how to donate sometime tomorrow. Clark is in good hands here. He has a lot of friends who are looking out for him and helping him.

The parties are great and all, but the fundraising effort really needs to start now.

Give what you can folks, every penny counts!

Robert
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Feb 20, 2013 - 09:53am PT
Right on Fonda! Let me know if I can be of help on this.
Peaace
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Feb 20, 2013 - 10:16am PT
Hang tough Clark,
you'll pull this crux.
Tad
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Feb 20, 2013 - 11:03am PT
The parties are great and all, but the fundraising effort really needs to start now.

Agreed on this point. He has been driving back and forth to Eisenhower hospital 3 and 4 times a week this last few weeks.

I tried to coax him into allowing a fundraiser to be made when I first learned about this recent round of chemo, but he was too...something! I also wasn't the right person to manage it, and was hoping for someone better equipped to get it rolling. I think the Friends of JT link is a smart move, to help with transparency, and we all know that Clark has surely been a friend TO Joshua Tree for many years!

Went climbing with him on Monday, while he still had stitches in his chest for the port insertion. He said the doc had told him to limit strenuous exercise, but true to his nature, Clark felt that leading Double Cross and Sexy Grandma ought not be all that strenuous for him.

He led both cleanly,quickly and in such style you'd have thought he'd been on those routes a hundred times already...oh,wait...he has- hahah. Nonetheless, who amongst us would have the tenacity and good spirits to take that attitude and actions in the same circumstances? Clark has the best attitude possible, and that is inspiring.
10b4me

Boulder climber
Somewhere on 395
Feb 20, 2013 - 11:07am PT
I can contribute a little
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Feb 20, 2013 - 11:30am PT
Anything will help. I have the info sent off to the board of directors of FOJT to post on their website. As soon as that goes live, I will post a thread to support the effort here and on other websites.

FOJT is an established group so there should be no problems with people getting up in arms over where the money is actually going. It goes to Clark.

I spoke with Clark yesterday while he was hanging out on the job site about all of this and he is fine and very appreciative of the effort. A friend of mine has already donated $150. Another friend of his came by with food, blankets, sheets, and a extra sleeping bag for his new digs.

What ever amount people choose to donate is great.

We are definitely looking out for him.

He deserves it!
Bldrjac

Ice climber
Boulder
Feb 20, 2013 - 03:49pm PT
I'll keep my eyes peeled for the new post. I know Jack would want to help out in any way, so I'll do my best!
Pam
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Feb 20, 2013 - 04:09pm PT
Bump for The Man...

Clark Jacobs
Clark Jacobs
Credit: Ksolem

We all have a lot to learn from this guy. He shows us happiness and grace in the face of real challenges. Barbara and I were out visiting with him a few days ago, and like Happie says, he has a totally positive attitude.

About two weeks ago a fellow at the pit named Max and Clark and I went up and did Sail Away and some of those face climbs near there on Wailing Wall. It was a great day.
thebravecowboy

Social climber
Colorado Plateau
Feb 20, 2013 - 08:20pm PT
Strong vibes of goodness your way Clark, keep on climbing and may your essential kindness and karmic high standing translate to a positive outcome.

I will contribute to any fundraising effort for Clark's benefit.

Can't wait to get back down to that neck of the woods and get some more of that old fashioned salty dog's advice on love, life and climbing.

rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Feb 20, 2013 - 08:42pm PT
I've spoken with the folks at FOJT and they are on it. It will likely take the weekend to get things up and running, but as soon as it is ready, I'll post up.
Nick

climber
portland, Oregon
Feb 20, 2013 - 09:26pm PT
Sending healing vibes your way Clark.

Nick
PhilG

Trad climber
The Circuit, Tonasket WA
Feb 20, 2013 - 10:42pm PT
rif:
Thanks for the update.
I'm following this thread with great interest: standing by to help in anyway I can.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Feb 22, 2013 - 11:38pm PT
So rlf, are we having a climbing get together in jtree this spring and will it benefit Clark or shall we be looking at some other reason to create our annual get together???? lynnie
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Feb 23, 2013 - 02:54pm PT
As far as fundraising parties go, I'm going to leave that to people and powers far greater than myself.

I would like to make my intentions very clear on this fundraiser for Clark. After what happened to the John Long effort, I want things to be very clear.

I purposely chose the Friends Of Joshua Tree because it's a known entity. I know the members of the board, and there should be no issues of where the funds are going.

They are going to Clark.

For those that choose to donate through the site, there will be a small processing fee. Other than that, all moneys donated will go directly to him.

If you wish to avoid the online transaction fees and wish to send him a check, that information will be available.

There is an additional benefit to this process that will come to light in a few days. We are almost there. I just spoke with one of the board members and a few tweaks need to be made.

I promise to keep everyone up to date.

Robert Fonda
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Feb 23, 2013 - 05:51pm PT
Additional benefit?

You mean they are going to do a little fine tuning to the face on the Old Woman so the visage bears a resemblance to Clarks? (bump)


rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Feb 23, 2013 - 06:31pm PT
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