Wings of Steel - A confession-ALL with an olive branch


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Dec 9, 2011 - 09:05pm PT
This place never fails to surprise and impress me.


Habakkuk 3:19 Sozo
Dec 9, 2011 - 09:07pm PT
Cheers to Richard and Mark!
Steve you have always been a friend and hero of mine and even more so now!

Big Wall climber
Walla Walla, WA
Dec 9, 2011 - 09:12pm PT
Steve, as I told you when we talked on the phone, I'm deeply touched.

I know something of what your phone call, and now this, must have cost you, and I take a knee before you and honor you as a fellow warrior of the spirit. Well done; you have indeed rolled back the clock, my friend. Thank you.

May you be blessed and at peace,

Dec 9, 2011 - 09:13pm PT
I'm sure that fessing up was hard--really, really hard. But I'm sure you're feeling better having done so. I know from experience.

Kudos to you for coming clean. And kudos to Mark and Richard for being forgiving.

Big Wall climber
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 9, 2011 - 09:24pm PT
Thank you Richard Jensen, steve

Trad climber
Ridgway, CO
Dec 9, 2011 - 09:30pm PT
Heavy sh#t man . . . no pun intended. What a crucial step forward you have taken to heal this blemish on your soul. It takes a real man to admit his mistakes and apologize to those he has slighted.

Good luck going forward with your healing process.

Mountain climber
Dec 9, 2011 - 09:34pm PT
Wow, Steve! Am very impressed with your 'fessing up and apology. Good on you!

And Richard, too, for being gracious and forgiving.

I'd love to see a TR on the Taco someday of you two (or 3) climbing together after all of this!
The Warbler

the edge of America
Dec 9, 2011 - 09:34pm PT
Proud move, humble move, Steve.

Those had to be some of the hardest moves you've made.

Outstanding display of class.

the Fet

Dec 9, 2011 - 09:35pm PT
It takes guts to own up to a mistake, good work! I bet that's a weight off your chest.

Forgive yourself, we all make mistakes.

I'm not surprised the WoS guys accepted your apology gracefully. They seem like good guys.

Good work with a private then public apology. A silver lining may be if other climbers read this they may learn something about jumping to conclusions. I thought it was big of Royal to discuss his thoughts around the chopping on the WOEML, and help people understand the ethics of the FA are a tough subject and you really need to be careful.

Trad climber
Dec 9, 2011 - 09:35pm PT
bet it was pretty tough pickin up the phone for that call.

tough thing to do in print.

good on ya

personally, i hope this doesn't put pressure on the rest of us to publicly confess all the bad stuff we did while young and drunk in camp 4.

Trad climber
Dec 9, 2011 - 09:37pm PT

jamais, jamais pays
Dec 9, 2011 - 09:50pm PT
Style and Grace

Social climber
Tujunga CA.
Dec 9, 2011 - 09:52pm PT
Hey wait a minuite I always thought Russel cranked the steamer.
Park Rat

Social climber
Dec 9, 2011 - 10:02pm PT
Wow, who would've guessed?

Young people often make mistakes, it is part of growing up.

Taking responsibility for those mistakes takes both courage and maturity.

Good for you.

Trad climber
Can't get here from there
Dec 9, 2011 - 10:11pm PT

Thank you for restoring a large quantity of my faith in humanity.

You make me very proud to say, we are climbers.

You sir, are truly a man.

Trad climber
Dec 9, 2011 - 10:19pm PT
More praise for Richard and Mark. They endured some major challenges outside of their once repeated route. And they took the high road the whole way. Amazing character.

And a fitting end to a Hollywood type script.. Thanks for telling your story Steve.

Mckinleyville, Ca
Dec 9, 2011 - 10:20pm PT
Iíve been observing the WOS thread, and have no comment; its above my pay grade. But I recognize a transcendent personal achievement in any context. Congrats massive.

Dec 9, 2011 - 10:21pm PT
Big sigh of relief.

No irony intended.

State of Mine
Dec 9, 2011 - 10:29pm PT
This reflects positively on al of of you. Except Mimi.

Trad climber
Dec 9, 2011 - 10:39pm PT
That was a big step man. We've never met, but I hope your courage and humility, years and years in the making, serve as an inspiration to others. Asking for forgiveness is one of the great duties in life.......many go through life never doing it. i hope it and the relationship with the men involved brings you some peace.

I also hope that this act serves to change the minds of dudes who did a whole lot of unneccessary hating on Richard and Mark. I hope they realize how lame this thing had gotten. Thanks for doing the right thing.

Yall should go do a wall together. We'll be waiting for the TR.
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