whatever happened to Matt Cox?


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Big Wall climber
So Calif
Mar 22, 2006 - 08:07pm PT
I heard a rumor that he's gonna attend the JT Stonemasters renvedaux at KP's in April! Do you think he'll be sporting the low hanging boxers like back in the day? Kids today are emulating his style with their pants hanging so low their boxers show. Fashoins do come back into vogue eventually.


Social climber
The Past
Mar 22, 2006 - 08:46pm PT
Spencer: Maybe the reason he used so many creative nut placements was to make the few (all six of them) nuts that he had on his rack fit the crack? Like I said, he sure didn't let things like that stop him, or even slow him down...
kevin Fosburg

Sport climber
park city,ut
Mar 22, 2006 - 10:10pm PT
Just gotta say that the Hart Park traverse is super bad-ass. We used to speculate that even that french heavy Ed Lingerie probably couldn't send it first try.

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Mar 22, 2006 - 10:19pm PT
"JT Stonemasters renvedaux at KP's in April!"

After all these threads it's good to hear you folks are actually going to try to get everyone together in the flesh. We did the same last fall and it was a great time - enjoy yours...
looking sketchy there...

Social climber
Latitute 33
Mar 22, 2006 - 11:50pm PT
Huh? How can you have a bouldering session when you cannot even hang onto the holds

It was an acquired taste (or skill). We (mortal folk) used to be happy just cranking some of the short vertical problems, the traverse required fingers of steel which Matt had in spades.

Trad climber
Mental Physics........
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 20, 2011 - 01:01pm PT
Matt Cox

has been invited to:


Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Feb 20, 2011 - 04:32pm PT
he's living in Scotts Valley area of Santa Cruz. His wife Kelley used to do my hair. Susan

Santa Cruz, ca
Apr 20, 2012 - 12:47pm PT
Hey this is Justin cox I'm sitting here with my dad Matt and we just found this! He says he's doing good and misses climbing with everybody. He's planning a trip to the sierras to the evolution treverse in August. Thanks for all the good writings! He was more than happy to see it. His cell is 831-227-5418. He's still got his Afro, still tanner then an Indian, and stronger then ever!

Big Wall climber
Classroom to crag to summer camp
Apr 20, 2012 - 01:42pm PT
From the sound of the crimping stories, he sounds like the perfect candidate to free Wings of Steel. Move over Tommy!

Trad climber
Mar 16, 2018 - 01:55pm PT
Hi everyone from my past climbing days just read all my post thanks for the good words.im missing climbing right now I'm 60 now but feeling good and ready for an outing if anyone wants to get together or just talk I'm at matthewcoxconstruction@gmail.com. Or 842-337-6418 thanks I'd like to hear from everyone

Trad climber
Mar 16, 2018 - 01:57pm PT
I'd also like any info on Howard king
looking sketchy there...

Social climber
Lassitude 33
Mar 16, 2018 - 02:19pm PT
Hi Matt,

You probably have heard that Howard unexpectedly passed away very recently. There are a couple threads about this here:



Glad to hear you are doing well.


Sport climber
Sands Motel , Las Vegas
Mar 16, 2018 - 05:33pm PT
Matt...Watched you lead a cool looking lie back on Tahquitz back in summer 1975...El Camino Real...It looked like an easy 5.7 route so i couldn't wait to come back the next weekend and lead it...Next weekend i got on it and came flying off of it ...LMAO...I found out later it was 5.10a... you made it look like 5.7... rj

Trad climber
Mar 21, 2018 - 04:56pm PT
Mattis alive and well still bouldering castle rock ,has a family1daughter,1son,and 2 grandkids he is a general contractor in Santa Cruz and enjoys mountain biking and working on his 8 acres in the Santa Cruz mountains he would like to reconnect with climbing friends from the past. 831-227-5418

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Mar 22, 2018 - 10:54am PT
Matt....always good to learn the whereabouts of old friends and to find out they turned out better then expected.

Keep climbing ... maybe see you around... is that Afro grey?

Guy Keesee

Trad climber
Mar 22, 2018 - 11:42am PT
Matt, many of us get together in Tuolumne Meadows every August for a week or two of climbing and other fun. You should come up there sometime.

Jan McCollum
dee ee

Mountain climber
Of THIS World (Planet Earth)
Mar 23, 2018 - 04:25pm PT
Hey Matt, I am glad to hear you are alive and well! I hope to see you some day.


That "chorts" mantra you used bitd still comes into my head occasionally!!!
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