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Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Jul 17, 2011 - 03:10pm PT
Is this post mandatory?

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Jul 17, 2011 - 03:23pm PT
he's done a few good routes, I guess

Social climber
Jul 17, 2011 - 03:25pm PT
"It is difficult to realize the true Way just through sword-fencing. Know the smallest things and the biggest things, the shallowest things and the deepest things."
Miyamoto Musashi, The Book of Five Rings
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jul 17, 2011 - 03:28pm PT
It is always good to have somebody in the community who saw how the rocks got here.

The Granite State.
Jul 17, 2011 - 03:35pm PT
That was funny Ron.

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
Jul 17, 2011 - 03:42pm PT
An inspiration. I would love to share a rope with him. Plus he's got as many ex wives as I do!

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jul 17, 2011 - 03:46pm PT
Does he have a lead card?

Trad climber
Las Vegas
Jul 17, 2011 - 03:55pm PT

Here, Here...

I'll chime in.
Although I have known who he is since I was a teenager, he is a relatively new acquaintance. I have always felt very comfortable around him.

Regardless of his amazing climbing career and skills...

Jim is about as 'straight up' a kind'a guy as one could ever meet.
All meat and mash potatoes, no fluff, no stuff !

Donini, unroped, placing his first piece on 'Fist and Chips' Calico Ba...
Donini, unroped, placing his first piece on 'Fist and Chips' Calico Basin, Red Rock, las Vegas NV.
Credit: TrundleBum

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Jul 17, 2011 - 04:56pm PT
The dude's got it goin' on for sure.

The meanest ol' S.O.B. on the taco.

Straight shooter.

Old skool, understands new skool.

Needs to learn how to scan so he can put up some tr's from his hundred year career.

Or maybe some new tr's? C'mon Jim..please?

Jul 17, 2011 - 05:01pm PT
Badass.....I was listening to a buddy talking about getting worked on a route and needing 2 or 3 more #2's to add to the 3 or 4 he already had on his rack as he'd used them and all his number 3 camalots as well and was struggling, and it make me think of another friend explain a while back about belaying Donini on the same route. He raises his eyebrows and says while shaking his head in awe something like: "I belayed Donini on that, I was real concerned as he climbs about half way up before he puts in his first piece. Then he maybe has 1 more piece for the rest of the pitch. "

These guys are all much younger than Jim....but who isn't I suppose.

tom brogan

Trad climber
san diego, ca
Jul 17, 2011 - 06:31pm PT
I was in the "Creek" with Donini last fall. After a bus load of folks got done top roping the crap out of "The Incredible Hand Crack", Donini cruised it placing only 2 cams. That's right I said two! Another time on the same route, I was just getting started leading and I hear Donini whispering something to my belayer and some snickering. He had filled my chalk bag full of rocks. I had been so focused on getting ready to lead, I hadn't noticed.

Social climber
Jul 17, 2011 - 06:37pm PT
mister brogan , donini is sooooo hardass he carries his rocks not in his chalkbag but up his bum.

I can only dream of the day I'm capable of that.

God but donini is God. :-D HAHAHAHAAHA

Jul 17, 2011 - 06:46pm PT
fa torre egger 1976


Trad climber
Jul 17, 2011 - 06:51pm PT
donini hates leg-humper threads.
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