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dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Original Post - Dec 19, 2011 - 03:42pm PT
GORDON FAMILY FUNDRAISER –Joshua Tree, CA

BIG PARTY AT THE GORDON RANCH APRIL 21, 2012

Once again, we are trying to raise some money to fix the roof at THE RANCH, have a memorable party, replace their dead mini-van and more.

EVERYONE IS INVITED! Including Stonemasters, Uplanders, wanna-bes, Sheep Buggerers, those mysterious folk from San Diego, RADs, BGR, Banditos, Valley boys, Euros, Asians, Latinos, American Alpine Clubbers, Mazamas, Vulgarians, Buff Alpine clubbers, Sierra Clubbers, boulderers and even Canadians and Newfoundlanders, not to mention people from Florida. This means you!

In the continuing philanthropic tradition we will be having a giant party at The Gordon residence at 9561 Starr Ln., Joshua Tree, CA on April 21, 2012. This year the main goal will be to do major repairs on the roof of the house at The Gordon Ranch. The brutal Joshua Tree weather and the many visitors have taken a toll on the house. They have one messed up roof with multiple leaks. The roofing crew of motivated locals is already set. We just need money for roofing materials, the party and a new/used mini-van as their old one died just before Christmas.

Most of us know Todd Gordon, AKA "The Mayor of Josh," as one of the most giving humans in the So. Cal. climbing community for the last 30 or so years. Chances are you have stayed at one of Todd's houses more than once while visiting Joshua Tree for it's world famous climbing....or you've climbed one of Todd's many, many classic and not so classic routes.... or maybe he even taught you to climb. I myself have been his guest more times than I can remember. We've showered, pooped, watched TV, camped, used the kitchen etc. there while visiting Todd, his family and our beloved Monument (JTNP).

This party is going to have a rocking band called "Warsaw."

We are also honored to have world traveler Tony Yeary giving a slideshow with digital images from the Cordillera Blanca of Peru to our own awesome Range of Light, the Sierra Nevada.

We are also going to have a silent auction and raffle for some great climbing gear, guide books, collectables, memorabilia and more. Susan Peplow will be in charge of the silent auction and raffle. We will need a couple of volunteers to help with the raffle and auction. To donate or help you may contact her at susanpeplow@hotmail.com and 602-725-3249.

Lynne Leichtfuss has graciously offered to coordinate the food effort, and yes it is a big effort. Last year she and her posse did an incredible job.
She will need several volunteers to help her and will be accepting donations to help pay for the food. You can contact her at 760-749-8774 to help in any way.

SPONSORS INCLUDE- The American Alpine Club and Supertopo. See updated list below.

READ THIS PART! We are looking for cash and material donations. Cash in any amount is good. Material donations should be things that can be sold for cash. I will have a continuing sale/auction as this thread develops.

Please feel free to call or e-mail me regarding any questions you may have about this must attend event.

Cash donations can be Paypaled to me using my e-mail address which is:

devansbike@earthlink.net

Checks, cash and material donations can be sent to me at:

TG Fund. c/o David Evans
1931 Rollingstone Ln.
Tustin, CA 92780

Please make checks out to David Evans so that I may deposit and transfer them to the TG fund.

call me at
714-492-2159

Thank You All.
dee ee (Supertopo)
D. Evans (Mtn. Project)




Guest List.
DEE
Todd Gordon (not a guest)
Jeremy (?)
Dr. F
TYeary
Bullwinkle
Locker
Stahlbro
steelmnkey
Bransdon ?
Mtnmon ?
Brokedownclimber
Sketchy
RussWalling
Flouride
Steve
RLF
Karen
Marty(r)
Tarbuster (don’t think so)
TGT
F10
Lynne Leichtfuss
SCseagoat
Ferretlegger
Bill McKirgan
goatboy smellz
H
Paul Parker
Ron Gomez
Jim Bridwell
Dave Yerian
Hashbro
Murf
Sooze
Steve West
Dennis Gomez
happiegirl
Riley Wyna
Gal
Cosmiccragsman
Dimes
Fitness Coach
Mtnmun
Dana Eubanks
10b4me
Steve Swan and friends
Steve Belford
Karen Roseme
LEB
Wallflower
El Marinero
sethsquatch76
Sabra
neebee
iTodd aka Todd Battey
healyje
ATS
drljefe
Dr. Sprock
justthemaid
happiegirrrl
Lovegasoline
Mike Casper
Tucker
Debbie Walden
Tim Pinar
Brett Pinar
Penny Pinar
Kelly Vaught
Frank Bentwood
Stephanie Cassalaro
Will Cassalaro
James Lostlen
Sarah Lostlen
Cody Dolnick
Rebecca Russell
Michelle Russo
Alley Welsh
Beck Gordon
Shelby Beardsley
Andrew Jones
Gina Bararra
Richard Bararra
Mike Lechlinski
Mari Gingery
Taylor Diehl
Jabber Suleman
Sullly
Largo
Blitzo
Robert Bolton aka Bob
klk
khanom
Vicky
Kevin Daniels
Moonie aka Doug Munoz aka Moonfuzz
Fogarty
Jim Angione aka “Slim Jim” aka “The Flangeman”…Slimmy
Scott Cosgrove aka Coz
Dr. Tom Michael aka Hummerchine
the climber formerly known as AJ
Chez
Can’t Say
wstmrnclmr
Keith Patterson
Melanie Petrone
Cragman
Rodger Raubach/brokedownclimber
Jeff Elfont/ Fattrad
Maureen Maguire/ Lucky Pink
Sebastian and Tobias Wolf
Kathy Evans and posse
Jeff Sewell and close friend
hossjulia
Crimpergirl
Brass Nuts
philo
Rick A. / Big Ricky
Steven and Stephanie Strong
Vicki and Alek Michael
Brian (The Captain) and Mariel Povolny
Greg Lee
Tom Martin
Liz Ying
BJ
Bill Cramer
Mark Uphus
Jake Evans
Margy Floyd-Evans


Sponsors: Money, gear, work

Todd Gordon
Susan Peplow
Larry Levoir
H / Hood Mtn. Adv. / Harrison Hood
Sketchy / Randy Vogel
Martin Roberts
Khoi Chau
Murf / Tom Murphy
Stahlbro / Rob Stahl
Skully
Pud / JW Burns
Cracko / RS Porter
So Cal Bolter / Louie Anderson
Andy Blair
Dr. F / Craig Fry
Robert Davis
Steve Williams
Nancy Evans/ my Mom
John Knight
JMC / John Canby
iTodd / Todd Battey
Paul Parker
John Penca / Johntp
Greg Epperson
Dimes / Kevin Powell
Lynne Leichtfuss
Tucker Tech
George Armstrong
Hilde Fonda
Steve Lazny
Locker
Chris McNamara / Supertopo
Mike Casper
Mark Krotein
Calif. Mtn. Guides/Scott Cosgrove
ClimbIt /Zach Shields
Hanger 18 / Zach Shields
Steve Belford
Ed Sampson with La Sportiva and BlueWater ropes
Neebee Gonzalez
Lou Ortego with RESTOP waste systems
Robert & Hilde Fonda aka rlf - various goods
Charles Cole - Five Ten
Chris Miller & Lisa Guindon - Five Ten
Happiegirl - chalkbags
John Butler - Petzl items
johntp - wall hammers
Maximum Press/Marty Lewis - guidebooks
Fish Products
American Alpine Club / Jeff Diekis
Steelmnkey / Greg Opland
Mike Ousley / Moria Ousley
Anthony Ho
Brooke Sandahl/ Metolius
Nardo / Bernardo Gatti
Brandon Shafer-Zatko
Mtnmun
Steve Strong
Nathan Smith/ Liberty Mtn.
Matt Selman
Kris Thompson
Yvonne Gaines
Holland Deyo
Jeff Vargen/ Dope Miller Equipment
John Canby
Can’t Say/ Pat Nay
Zip
Zanders
Gennadiy Vakula
Chris Schmitt
Eric Mount
Tom Michael/ Hummerchine
Blake Cazier/ Stephanie Love…Positive Energy for Youth
Al Hoblit
Ian Gill
Pat Brennan
Rodger Raubach/brokedownclimber
Jeff Elfont/ Fattrad
Maureen Maguire/ Lucky Pink
Sebastian and Tobias Wolfe
Beaver/ Prana
Wills Young/www. bishopboulderingguide.com
Nikwax
The Gear Co-Op
Lowa
Jansport
Evolv
Anders Ouram / Mighty Hiker- “Anonymous Canucklehead”
Steve “Crusher” Bartlett / Desert Towers
Studley / Steve Wolford
Gal / cgraphicart.com
Chuck Blackwell / Straightupsports
Phyliss Ponte
Greg Lee
Rick Accomazzo
Steve Swan
Bob and Elaine Falkenstein
SC Seagoat / Susan Walker
Ferretlegger / Michael Jefferson
Graham Shelton / E-Z Up International
Robert Hayes
Laura Sanders
Steve Morrill
Jim Angione
Dana Bartlett
Russell Walling
KLK
Tom Martin
Circle K
Liz Ying
Mark Sensenbach / recycleresoles.com
Bill Cramer
Brian in SLC
Banks

zip

Trad climber
pacific beach, ca
Dec 19, 2011 - 03:44pm PT
there was a thread that was started on this last year.

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/1462223/Gordon-Ranch-Rehab-Project
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Dec 19, 2011 - 03:55pm PT
EVERYONE IS INVITED! Including Stonemasters, Uplanders, wanna-bes, Sheep Buggerers, those mysterious folk from San Diego, Valley boys, Euros, Asians, Latinos and even Canadians and Newfoundlanders.

So Eldo Prancers can't come? Is that to appease Russ?

ps Doesn't matter which weekend it's on - bound to be some people who can't make it. They can always send money or materials, of course. Whatever, it will take some planning, by people who know what they're doing, and lots of foot soldiers.
Brian

climber
California
Dec 19, 2011 - 04:06pm PT
Please don't schedule for April 20-22! I want to help, but that weekend is already locked in for other events (and may be for others, Earth Day, etc.). Aim for the weekend of the 28th and 29th!
TYeary

Social climber
State of decay
Dec 19, 2011 - 04:09pm PT
Dave, count me in for whatever you need.
PM SENT.
TY
Bullwinkle

Boulder climber
Dec 19, 2011 - 04:10pm PT
I'm in. . . df
philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Dec 19, 2011 - 04:10pm PT
http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/600308/Eldo-Prancers-Birth-of-a-new-phrase

The origin?

Russ Walling
Social climber
Out on the sand.... man.....

Jun 26, 2007 - 10:25pm PT
I remember when the "hotties" of JT (Largo, Bachar, Lechlinski, Hill, Gingery, et al) were shaking in their boots when the Mighty Sheep Buggerers of Sierra Madre descended on the crags. In short order we failed on all their projects, but injected some new language into the sport and reshuffled the deck for all those who dared to follow. I think the first openly gay climbers club (The Joe Boys) wanted a piece of that pie too.... Tarbuster? Is that pretty much what went down???

Oh yeah.. and all those Colorado guys that came out pretty much had no pull in them, save for Skip... even the BVB San Diego Boys could burn off those Eldo prancers.
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Dec 19, 2011 - 04:21pm PT
Done Deal. Can't wait.

DEE EE, I'll be in touch.
steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Dec 19, 2011 - 04:38pm PT
Kewl!

Give some a chance to use that D5 hammer pounding some roof nails!
philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Dec 19, 2011 - 04:41pm PT
I would like to be there. If I can. And if ex-pat Eldo Prancers can get a fishin' permit.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Dec 19, 2011 - 04:47pm PT
I'm a carpenter. I'm currently thawing twenty bundles of Iko shingles that were frozen together and unusable in their current condition (five degrees here this morning). I know how to roof a structure well.

If I can make it fit into my schedule I'll be there, it'd be fun to visit JT. Never been there before.
Mtnmun

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
Dec 19, 2011 - 04:51pm PT
I beleve the roof is a desert tar and gravel style roof. Looking forward to this event.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Dec 19, 2011 - 04:54pm PT
Who will coordinate the actual construction work? That is, an on-site appraisal of the house's conditions and what needs to be done, and then a plan as to preparations, materials, finances, skilled and unskilled volunteers, and so on?

Do Andrea and Todd have any identified priorities?

Perhaps the event could be titled "Raise the Roof for the Gordons", or something like that. Not that climbers haven't raised the roof there in the past...
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Dec 19, 2011 - 05:04pm PT
Dave-

Count me "in" for some sort of contribution, and some help with food preparation/cleanup and I'll again provide my propane stove.

Rodger
looking sketchy there...

Social climber
Latitute 33
Dec 19, 2011 - 05:06pm PT
Yes, Yes and Yes.



Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
Dec 19, 2011 - 05:11pm PT

Tabbed roofing gents..... easy peasy.

With a bunch of ST do-gooders helping, that thing can be done in about 5 days. With about 4 guys that know anything about roofing, finished in a day and half tops. Count me in.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Dec 19, 2011 - 05:15pm PT
Three tab roofing hasn't been available for some time now as far as I know. Most likely it'll be Iko 30yr architectural shingles.

Either way, easy peasy.

How many square?
Fluoride

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
Dec 19, 2011 - 05:22pm PT
Steve and I will be there whenever it is.

Todd's the man...the most selfless person and climber I've ever known.
WBraun

climber
Dec 19, 2011 - 05:26pm PT
Todd for President of USA.

He can teach those foolish politicians a thing or two.

Ya all c'mon in the house he'll say all while the secret service is pissin in their pants ......
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 19, 2011 - 05:30pm PT
Eldo prancers, vegans, trolls, submen, fluffboys, come one come all.


Zip, forget that old thread. This is the new thread.
Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
Dec 19, 2011 - 05:32pm PT
Out here on the sand it is all about 30# paper and 3 tab shingles. About 25 clams per bundle for the shingles. If I remember right, it cost just over a buck a SqFt for shingles, paper, schmoo and drip edge. This is just for the shingle stuff. If you got structure problems, add in some OSB sheets etc.
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Dec 19, 2011 - 06:13pm PT
I'll be there!

I'd be betting on needing quite a bit of new sheeting. Probably some eve work as well. This is ain't gonna be no tear it off, blow it on.

Thanks for getting this together Dave!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 19, 2011 - 06:20pm PT
Is the roof more than 4 in 12 so's the comp shingles are legal and effective?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 19, 2011 - 06:49pm PT
That doesn't look like no 4 in 12 which could explain why those shingles
aren't doin' the job. However, re-roofing over those with a liberal use
of Henry's should get them a good 20-25 years if the actual leak sites can be
identified.

One thing that would concern me is that if it has been leaking badly for a
while what damage has been done to the actual roof structure in terms of dry rot?
To adequately deal with that would entail a total tear-off. Chances are
good that out there in tumbleweed land things would dry out well enough.
Karen

Trad climber
So Cal urban sprawl Hell
Dec 19, 2011 - 07:04pm PT
Count me in! It will be a pleasure to give back to such a giving great guy.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Dec 19, 2011 - 07:11pm PT
Hope we can make it. Have to be in DC at the end of April though. Hopefully it'll work out.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 19, 2011 - 07:24pm PT
Well, that would up the ante considerably plus illegals would have to be
allowed onto the property. It looks to me like that might be the original
roof in which case a tear-off really might not be necessary. It would be
interesting to know the number of pots and pans needed for a typical rainstorm
and whether they have to be emptied. What I'm trying to say is that a little
water can make a big impression way out of proportion to its actual import.
If we're talking 8-10 one-potters then I think Henry's and a straight re-roof
would get it. Beyond that is a roof of worms...
marty(r)

climber
beneath the valley of ultravegans
Dec 19, 2011 - 07:29pm PT
Is there a PayPal button or address to chip in? This vegan can bring the diminutive love, but would like to help out Todd.
zip

Trad climber
pacific beach, ca
Dec 19, 2011 - 07:35pm PT
dee ee,

got it.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Dec 19, 2011 - 07:44pm PT
"Time spent in reconnaisance is never wasted"

"Measure twice, cut once"

"Look before you leap"

"When in danger, when in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout"
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Dec 19, 2011 - 08:00pm PT
If it's been leaking for a while, a new roof deck is in order. At the least, a few new panels. I should know, I'm dealing with
the same problem.
Captain...or Skully

climber
Asgard or bust
Dec 19, 2011 - 08:04pm PT
What Marty(r) said....minus the vegan part.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 19, 2011 - 10:01pm PT
The mayor is working on a date.

The details of the roof will be worked out.

The actual construction won't take place the same weekend as the party.





JMC

climber
the swamp
Dec 19, 2011 - 10:09pm PT
Tangent link bump - http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/1699511/Alpinist-mags-open-auction-for-Todd-Gordon-end-Dec-23
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Dec 19, 2011 - 10:30pm PT
Drella says:
uh-yes, uh-no, uh-yes, uh-yes uh-no, ....... uh-YES!
Tar-Warhol-a-Roy-Buster will certainly be there if he can make it.


We will make a film.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Dec 19, 2011 - 10:31pm PT
We'll be there for both.

Party and construction.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Dec 19, 2011 - 10:32pm PT

I'll be teaching, but you can be sure I'll send some dinero for the
fix!
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 19, 2011 - 10:33pm PT
Here is the confirmed guest list.

1. DEE
2. Todd Gordon
3. Jeremy
4. Dr. F
5. TYeary
6. Bullwinkle
7. Locker
8. Stahlbro
9. steelmonkey
10. philo ?
11. Bransdon ?
12. Mtnmon ?
13. Mighty Hiker ?
14. Brokedownclimber
15. Sketchey
16. RussWalling
17. Flouide and Steve
19. RLF
20. Karen
21. Crimpergirl ?
22. Marty(r)
23. Tarbuster
24. TGT
25. F10


Marty(r) hold on to your cash. I will work out the details of donating asap. I have a Paypal account. We may use that. I will decide muy pronto.

As well, the details of the roof job will be worked out as we go. It is obviously not a patch job. We want this roof to last for the next 30-50 years. The extent of the repairs can only be decided after the old shite is removed. Also, whether it is done by a bunch of us with an expert roofing guy as lead or just paying some local contractor will also have to be worked out. I know a little about this as I had my own roof redone last year. We got a great job for less than $9000.00 with a fair amount of lumber replacement. My neighbor payed $14,000.00 for a similar job. I would be happiest if it was done all by folks we know and not some stranger.



EDIT: RLF- sorry man. My error could fall under the heading "Monday Night Posting While Intoxicated."


I'm gonna' have to learn how to count!
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Dec 19, 2011 - 10:43pm PT
Wow Dave, you uninvited me already :0
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Dec 19, 2011 - 10:51pm PT
Make sure to rope up in case OSHA shows up...RJ
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 19, 2011 - 10:51pm PT
Cash and donations. Please e-mail.

They need a car too.
Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
Dec 19, 2011 - 11:03pm PT
What about Louie? (SoCalBolter) Last thread he was in and actually knew what he was doing from the sound of it.

Maybe break the list down to Skilled people/Labor people/Money donators/Beer fetchers, so we can see what there is to work with.
steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Dec 19, 2011 - 11:04pm PT
I'm in DEE, for the party and the sweat if I can help out.
Done my share of hauling shingle bundles up ladders.
F10

Trad climber
Bishop
Dec 19, 2011 - 11:08pm PT
I'll be there, just say when

There's some good info and roof pic's on the other thread

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/1462223/Gordon-Ranch-Rehab-Project
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 19, 2011 - 11:15pm PT
Mr. Walling? Please contact The Fish and Sooze and see if they can make it.
Your constuctive suggestions are more than welcome.
Don't hold anything back.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Dec 19, 2011 - 11:56pm PT
Just got home from work, saw this, and already 54 thread heads ahead of me. Wow!

Love all this hardware talk :D Of course I'll be there for the party and the construction. Just let me know what you need De eee. Cheers for getting this going.

Joy to the World and Peace on Earth....all clearly illustrated by members of this pretty special tribe. lynnie
Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
Dec 20, 2011 - 12:07am PT
I see if I can get a hold of the Fish. He is pretty prickly and doesn't have much of a hard-on for these BegFest™™™ things.

I'll try him and Sooze tomorrow. Wish me luck.
Scole

Trad climber
San Diego
Dec 20, 2011 - 12:10am PT
I'll be happy to throw down for Todd. What I can offer is thirty years of carpentry experience, my labor, and tools.
Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
Dec 20, 2011 - 12:12am PT
^^^^^^^

Now we are talkin'!
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Dec 20, 2011 - 12:15am PT
I'm in...and I'll be coming with hair this year!


So count in

SCseagoat, Susan and
Ferretlegger, Michael



Thanks, Susan

PS.... Can help out in just about any way.
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Dec 20, 2011 - 12:19am PT
I just had a new roof done at my house at the ranch, and I opted for the standing seam metal roofing. It is nearly indestructable and has a $500.00 energy savings tax credit for the home owner. Yes, It's more expensive than shingles, but neither does it ever blow off the way my shingles did...

The sequence of doing things: strip off the old schitt, replace the OSB or plywood as needed, put down Titanium, and then the metal roofing goes on very fast. He will also need new fascia in addition to roofing. The key is getting a professional to do the measurements, and that minimizes the on-site cutting of metal, since it's pre-cut to the correct lengths when ordered.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 20, 2011 - 12:23am PT
Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Dec 20, 2011 - 12:26am PT
Amazing photo, thought I'd seen them all. Is that during the time Todd taught on the reservation......?
Bill Mc Kirgan

Trad climber
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Dec 20, 2011 - 12:29am PT
I'm also experienced with the ways of roofing and will be there to help in any way that makes sense if I can. Otherwise, count me in for a donation for materials.

I have a feeling you will have no shortage of skilled labor, and may run into the problem of too many helpers and not enough roof. A good problem to have for this kind of project.

goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland-GulfBreeze
Dec 20, 2011 - 12:45am PT
Sure thing, the Gorden's are Golden.
Roofs are easy we could even go big and build a roof deck to party on with the assembled experience.

Tear that old lumber out and replace the dining room ceiling with gluelams spaced wide.

Clean out the garage and you have a destination resort.

H

Mountain climber
there and back again
Dec 20, 2011 - 03:28am PT
Todd is one of my hero's. Count me in for a donation and my time. I am a builder and have done several types of roofs. With a certain amount of organization and clear direction a few guys could knock it out pretty easy. I will just plan a climbing trip around it.

How ever the roof is pretty low angle for comp. which is probably why it is leaking in the first place. Even with the metal roof there should be some kind of water proof membrane under it not just felt. It might be worth getting a roofing contractor out there to confirm what needs to be done. Then have a bunch of climbing cowboys go at it.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Dec 20, 2011 - 12:47pm PT
A thorough inspection and plan, pre-party, still seem the way to go. By people with experience in building and contracting, and focusing on the Gordon's priorities. Maybe we can get some of the work done that weekend, maybe some would be done on preceding or ensuing weekends. If there's more than one project, that may add to the coordination needed.

Bmp
rich sims

Social climber
co
Dec 20, 2011 - 12:48pm PT
Bump and Hell Yea
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Dec 20, 2011 - 01:31pm PT
Where do gear donations get shipped to?
Scole

Trad climber
San Diego
Dec 20, 2011 - 01:35pm PT
I am in JT every week, and would be happy to meet up with the ramrod to go over materials. I will be doing a similar project on a house I am buying in town, so will already have done some of the material sourcing and pricing.
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland-GulfBreeze
Dec 20, 2011 - 01:43pm PT
How about a greenhouse on top where they can grow marijuana?
Those naked kids aren't going to college on a climbing scholarship and everybody knows how much those southern Cali's love the pot.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 20, 2011 - 03:12pm PT
For lack of any better ideas here are my .....
Answers-

Lynnie, yes that is Todd's hogan in Lukachukai, AZ where he lived for 2? (circa 1980?)years. We climbed Tse'n'tyl (a bigwall FA with Brian Povolney) and also climbed the Titan that week as well as some reservation cragging. It was cold.

Chris Mac asks where to send donations
Send to:

TG Donations c/o David Evans
1931 Rolling Stone Ln.
Tustin,
CA 92780

Cash donations?

use my Paypal account. I have a zero balance right now and rarely use Paypal, only when I am selling stuff. All you need is my e-mail address.

devansbike@earthlink.net

If you don't like Paypal send me a check or cash to the above address.It is free and easy to sign up.

I am 100% trustworthy and will keep track of all cash and material donations. Anyone who desires to audit it at the end will be welcomed to do so. The material donations will be listed on this thread for any interested purchaser to peruse. Anything not sold ahead of time will be brought to the event and if still unsold will be offered on Supertopo/Mtn. Project/Craigs List etc. afterwards. My goal will be to move stuff so prices should be good however competitive bidding will be encouraged.

As far as coordinating the roof deal, we need a builder to step up and handle it. It looks like free labor will be abundant.
I am not qualified to make decisions about the roof but would be happy to help the qualified person to do so. I can swing a hammer as well.
Possible qualified folks:
Scole
Bill Mckirgan
goatboy smellz
Rich Sims
Greg Epperson
Kevin Daniels


Guest List.

1. DEE
2. Todd Gordon
3. Jeremy
4. Dr. F
5. TYeary
6. Bullwinkle
7. Locker
8. Stahlbro
9. steelmonkey
10. philo ?
11. Bransdon ?
12. Mtnmon ?
13. Mighty Hiker ?
14. Brokedownclimber
15. Sketchey
16. RussWalling
17. Flouide and Steve
19. RLF
20. Karen
21. Crimpergirl ?
22. Marty(r)
23. Tarbuster
24. TGT
25. F10
26. Lynne Leightfuss
27. SCseagoat
28. Susan
29. Ferretlegger
30. Michael
31. Bill McKirgan
32. goatboy smellz
33. H
34. Steve West

Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Dec 20, 2011 - 04:09pm PT
I'm a contractor so I'm plenty qualified. Just got home from work putting a new roof and roof deck on a house.

I'm still a maybe.

Looks like a case of too many cooks in the kitchen, but I'll second the vote to bitch the whole thing and use 30yr architectural shingles instead of paper and three tabs. Three tabs disentigrate just as quickly from UV as they do from moisture. Actually, probably faster.
Scole

Trad climber
San Diego
Dec 20, 2011 - 04:26pm PT
I think Brandon- has the right idea. If you can't do metal, a solid, water tight underlayment with 30 yr shingles is probably your best bet.
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Dec 20, 2011 - 04:36pm PT
One thing that hasn't been mentioned yet is the nasty debris from stripping the old roofing; We'll need several pickups at least, to make several runs each to the dump or wherever they go with the demolition debris from roofing. I have a pickup, and I'll volunteer it's availability for this project. There will probably be several tons of schizzle involved...tar and gravel isn't lightweight stuff!
Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
Dec 20, 2011 - 04:37pm PT
^^^^^^

We usually just dump that stuff on random dirt roads in the area.
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Dec 20, 2011 - 04:40pm PT
O.K.--do we have any Bail Bondsmen present? :D
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Dec 20, 2011 - 04:41pm PT
Additionally, you should factor in the cost of new trim if needed, stain for trim, drip edge, cedar shakes for standoff, starter course, flashing, caulking, ridge vent, fasteners and ridge cap. Then add in a little for any nessecary framing materials to replace punky lumber and/or sheathing.

If needed, I can draw up a materials list and get numbers from local suppliers, just need the dimensions and pitch.

Edit; I should add that with the wealth of knowledge that will be present, other carpentry projects could and should be addressed. Roofing becomes a huge cluster with too many people.
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland-GulfBreeze
Dec 20, 2011 - 04:46pm PT
All that's missing is some Mexicans, a few cases of Negra Modelo should help us gringos get in the groove.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Dec 20, 2011 - 08:25pm PT
I may be down for this. Sounds like a good time, for a good cause, with good people.

Trifecta!!1!!
Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Dec 20, 2011 - 08:31pm PT
Calling Ron Gomez, calling Ron Gomez ..... shout out to Robert Fonda. Think we can deal with this.....may need Tucker Too Tech. Check out Goatboy smellz post. Cheers from the littlest gringo.
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Dec 20, 2011 - 09:18pm PT
Odale! Someone call fer some Mesicans?? Yep I'm going to be there for the Partay and the construction. Fonda can stand up for my labor efforts and I'll bring Bridwell AND Yerian to help me out. If ya want I can bring a work crew from the bario, won't need no gringos and we can wipe it out a couple hours! Dave can you put me up high on the invite list cause I've been there fer all the fundraisers to get the ball rollin' and get the booze flowin'! If we got 1 buck from everyone that ever stayed or partied there....we could build em a new house! Buck up guys, let's give to the one who's given the most!
Peace
steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Dec 20, 2011 - 10:13pm PT
I got a 3/4-ton pickup I can bring as long as everyone's nice to any paint outside of the bed. And I know my way to the dump now!
H

Mountain climber
there and back again
Dec 21, 2011 - 01:42am PT
Hey Dave,
Count me in on the construction too. I have been an off and on re-modeler for 30 years. Once a material list gets made, stuff can start materializing from our community. I have a couple roles of 6 or 8 inch bitchathan I can donate, plus a load of nails and screws.

I am coming from the bay area so my truck is staying here. But I can bring my belt and hand tools for sure. I really think there will be enough people around to do other projects. If anyone has a trailer too, that would be your best bet for hauling to the dump and getting supplies.
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Dec 21, 2011 - 07:25am PT
I'll bring the Tortilla's and rice for Ron...
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Dec 21, 2011 - 11:02am PT
Tortillas and rice for Ron? I'll be bringing the Bohemia and limes!

Count me in for use of the pickup to haul debris to the local dump, some booze, and my big propane camp stove. I'll throw down some cash as well.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 21, 2011 - 04:16pm PT
Guest List.
1. DEE
2. Todd Gordon
3. Jeremy
4. Dr. F
5. TYeary
6. Bullwinkle
7. Locker
8. Stahlbro
9. steelmonkey
10. philo ?
11. Bransdon ?
12. Mtnmon ?
13. Mighty Hiker ?
14. Brokedownclimber
15. Sketchy
16. RussWalling
17. Flouide and Steve
19. RLF
20. Karen
21. Crimpergirl ?
22. Marty(r)
23. Tarbuster
24. TGT
25. F10
26. Lynne Leightfuss
27. SCseagoat
28. Susan
29. Ferretlegger
30. Michael
31. Bill McKirgan
32. goatboy smellz
33. H
34. Paul Parker
35. Ron Gomez
36. Jim Bridwell
37. Dave Yerian
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Dec 21, 2011 - 05:20pm PT
Dave, my intention is to either be there in person, or by contributing in other ways, or both. I won't know until the spring.

Given the distances, possibly I can contribute more by not being there in person - although perhaps I'll combine it with a climbing trip or such.
Murf

climber
Dec 21, 2011 - 05:45pm PT
You know I'll be there Dave, and Sketchy too I would imagine.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Dec 21, 2011 - 07:58pm PT
LEGAL DISCLAIMER & WARNING!!

ALL PERSONS REFERRING TO, TALKING ABOUT, OR MERELY THINKING ABOUT THE GORDON RANCH RAISING THE ROOF PROJECT MUST READ THIS!!!

Plans for the Raising the Gordons' Roof project are based on dim recollections, half-baked guesses, gossip, blind speculation, and outright lies. Plus incompetent and drunken surveys, conducted by people who wouldn't know a hammer if it smacked them upside the head. In NO WAY do they tell the full story. You would probably be better off just trying to find your own way up the roof, and banging some nails, than you would be if you used this plan. But that statement in no way implies that we are in any way responsible if you don't use this plan, and something bad happens anyway.

Roofs are unpredictable and unsafe. Roofs are dangerous. Many books have been written about these dangers, not to mention youtube posts and America's funniest home videos, and there's no way we can even list them all here, let alone discuss how to reduce risk from these dangers. Read the books and watch the videos.

The roof to be repaired is covered in steep terrain with loose, slippery and unstable footing. The weather can make matters worse. Sheer drops are everywhere. You may fall, be injured or die. There are hidden holes, with punji sticks placed by the Gordon Triplets below - cute rascals, aren't they? You could break your leg. There are overhanging outcroppings and tree branches where you could bump your head. There are wild animals, which may be vicious, poisonous, hungry or carriers of dread diseases. These may include venomous amphibians, reptiles, and insects; insects to which you have allergies, or whose multiple stings can cause anaphylactic shock; mammals which may include badgers, marmots, coyotes, and cougars; predatory birds; rodents carrying bubonic plague and hantavirus; sushi that has gone bad; and all other manner of beasts. Plants can be poisonous as well, and even when not poisonous, can inflict serious injury like a sharp stick in the eye. You'll be glad to hear that mushrooms aren't among the risks, though. This plan, and the authors of this plan, will not do anything to protect you from any of this. We do not inspect, supervise or maintain the ground, rocks, cliffs, wildlife, vegetation or other features, natural or otherwise.

Don't forget that the plan is being formed by a COMMITTEE. Of CLIMBERS. Adolescent males, of all ages and sexes. Who, in the words of the immortal Don Whillans, probably couldn't organize a f*#k in a brothel.

Stay on the roof whenever possible. The terrain, in addition to being dangerous, is surprisingly complex. You may get lost. You probably WILL get lost. Given the planners, there are probably hopes that you will get lost, and you will fall off the roof - some politard conspiracy, to exterminate progressive climbers. The chances of getting lost multiply geometrically after the sun goes down, due to poor visibility. The sun goes down at least once a day in these areas, although not all climbers agree. Not to say that you won't get lost during daylight hours. In any event, carry a flashlight, extra bulb and batteries, compass, GPS, maps, altimeter, cellular phone, food, water, flares, beer, matches and first aid supplies at all times. Our advising you of this does not mean there are not other things you should be carrying. Carry them as well, and know how to use them. We are not responsible for the consequences if you fail to heed this advice. In fact, we are not responsible for the consequences even if you DO heed this advice, nor are we responsible if you carry so much stuff along that you end up moving so slowly that you get benighted. Tough luck.

It is untrue that CMac will be present, and give a presentation on speed nailing.

Rocks and other objects can, and probably will, fall from the roof. This can happen naturally, or be caused by people above you, such as roofers and small children. (There are at least four such children at the Gordon Ranch, not including climbers and visitors.) Things of all sizes, including tiles and joists, can shift, move or fall with no warning. If you don't believe us check out the talus slopes at the base of some of the rock walls, such as those built by Tucker. They didn't just grow there. Use of helmets is advised for anyone approaching the roof. In fact, you shouldn't really be approaching the roof anyway. That is a really stupid thing to do. If you do decide to approach the roof, shoulder pads, knee pads, elbow pads, parachutes, athletic cups and supporters and other body armor may be handy as well as helmets. These items can be purchased or rented from mountaineering shops and athletic supply stores. (Check with Hilde.) They won't save you if you get hit by or scrape against something big, or fall off the roof. A whole rock formation might collapse on you and squash you like a bug. Don't think it can't happen. It does, and it probably will.

Weather can be dangerous, regardless of the forecast. Be prepared with extra clothing, including rain gear and flowery sunhats. Hypothermia, heat stroke, dehydration, frostbite, lightning, ice and snow, runoff from rainstorms, flashfloods, hurricanes, etc can kill you. Rain can turn a flat roof into a deathtrap (the killer puddles!), can drown you if you're looking up into the sky with your mouth open, and vastly decreases traction on roofs. Snow is even worse, the hazards ranging from snowball fight injuries to avalanches.

If you climb on the roof without proper experience, training and equipment, or allow Todd to do so, you are making a terrible mistake. Even if you know what you're doing and are the most experienced and safest climber the world has ever known, you are still making a terrible mistake: lots of things can and do go wrong and you may be injured or die. It happens all the time.

The roof is not provided with any rangers or security personnel on any regular basis. Indeed, half the people present have juvenile issues with authority figures of all types. The other people in the area, including other visitors, NPS employees, foreign agents, Canuckleheads, biologists and nature freaks, terrorists and anyone else who might sneak in, may be stupid, reckless, or dangerous. They may be mentally ill, criminally insane, drunk, using illegal drugs and/or armed with anything from nail clippers to deadly weapons and ready to use them. In the case of climbers, probably all of the above. Some say they've worked for YOSAR, JTSAR, or for all we know the Death Star. Ha! We're not going to do anything about that. We refuse to take responsibility.

Excessive consumption of alcohol, use of prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, and/or controlled substances while frequenting the roof can and probably will affect your mental state, alertness, and decision-making abilities, and could make an already dangerous situation even worse. Even hyperventilation or spinning around rapidly and repeatedly can affect your equilibrium to the point that even on a flat paved surface you may fall and injure yourself. Even abstinence from consciousness-altering substances and actions won't protect you from the actions of others under the influence of such substances or actions. That's your problem, and yours alone. Not our fault.

The driveways, freeways, highways, streets, alleys, back roads and unimproved 4WD tracks leading to the roof kill hundreds of folks each year. Especially those from St. George, Utah and Los Angeles. Many of these fatalities are folks who aren't even on their way to the roof, who in fact have never heard of it, but are simply innocent victims. Not so you. You have been warned. You could get killed driving to the roof. Wearing your seatbelt tightly fastened with the lap belt low across your waist improves your chances of survival, in most cases but does not and cannot guarantee your safety. You might die before ever stepping out of your vehicle at the roof, or on the way home. It can happen any time. If you think you are immune from this kind of thing, you're fooling yourself.

And let's not forget that casa jstan is nearby, and jstan has an energetic habitat of excavating asphalt. Guess where from?

These are not sterile environments. Bacteria, viruses, protozoa, protoviruses, fungi, unwashed climbers, small children and other forms of life and protolife which may or may not be currently included in either the plant or animal kingdom are capable of causing you serious bodily harm, illness, or death. Cooties are also a very real threat. These kinds of biological agents are both endemic in these areas or present in the plant and animal populations; and are also capable of being carried or transmitted by your roofing partners. We're not going to take responsibility for this, either. Our advice for you to treat drinking water, wash your hands before and after going to the bathroom and before eating, to not breathe hqnta-virus-contaminated dust, and to not indulge in unprotected sex in this area, in no way obligates us to be responsible for the consequences if you fail to do so, nor does it mean that even if you DO take these precautions and something happens anyway, that we are to blame. Not so. Forget it. Nada. Negativo.

If you roof, you may die or be seriously injured. And the longer you roof the greater your risk of bad luck, which may or may not be compounded by hubris, catching up to you. This is true whether you are experienced or not, trained or not, and equipped or not, though training, experience and equipment may help. It's a fact, roofing is extremely dangerous. If you don't like it, stay at home. You really shouldn't be doing it anyway. We do not provide supervision or instruction. We are not responsible for, and do not inspect or maintain, equipment, materials, and qualifications. As far as we know, any of them can and probably will suddenly fail without warning and send you plunging to your death with a bloodcurdling scream. There are tons of loose crap ready to be dislodged and fall on you or someone else. There are any number of inobvious, extremely and unusually dangerous conditions existing on and around the roof. We probably don't know about any specific hazard, but even if we do, don't expect this plan or us to try to warn you. You're on your own.

We won't even begin to discuss rappelling. If you are thinking of travelling to the roof for the express purpose of rappelling, let alone batshit crazy wingsuiting, do us all a favour: take a nice nap in the fast lane of I-10. But be advised that, if you do, we are in no way responsible for the consequences of that, either. In no case will jumping from the roof be permitted, whatever the Fish may say about testing maxipads. And no, the wading pool is not the LZ for wingsuiting off the roof.

Furthermore, the fact that we're not trying to stop you from being on the roof in no way implies, nor should it be inferred, that we approve, recommend, advocate, or otherwise in any way affirm that such action on your part is anything but incredibly stupid. Just ask any of your fellow roofers for their carpenter's tickets.

Rescue services are not provided by anyone near the roof, and may not be available quickly or at all. In fact, if anything really serious happens to you, you'll probably be dead before word ever reaches civilization, or casa jstan. Local rescue squads may not be equipped for or trained in mountain rescue, or have, let alone know how to safely use, ladders. They probably won't be. If you are lucky enough to have somebody try to rescue you or treat your injuries, they will probably be incompetent or worse. This includes doctors, hospitals, and the LEB. We assume no responsibility. Also, if you decide to participate in a rescue of some other unfortunate, that's your choice. Don't do it unless you are willing to assume all risks, and don't blame us when it goes bad and you end up getting yourself sued in the process.

By using, or even just looking at this plan, you are agreeing that we owe you no duty of care or any other duty, you agree to release us, our relatives, heirs, dependents, and anyone else we care to name, now and forevermore, from any and all claims of liability, even though our actions may be grossly negligent and/or be construed as reckless endangerment, manslaughter, or other misconduct up to and including premeditated murder. (Just ask Robert what really happens up at the ranch, nawmean?) By consulting this plan, you agree to waive forever any rights that you, your partners, dependents, heirs, in-laws, and others known or unknown to you may have, to legal compensation resulting from anything that has anything to do with this plan, including but in no way limited to paper cuts. If you try to sue us in spite of all this, you agree to pay our lawyer's fees regardless of the outcome of the suit, and you expressly agree to reimburse us for any loss or injury, be it financial, physical, emotional, or imagined, which we may experience as a result of such lawsuit.

We promise you nothing. We do not and will not even try to keep the roof safe for any purpose. The roof is NOT safe for any purpose. (Ask yourself why anyone would want a whole bunch of climbers on a roof at the same time? Hmmmm?) This is no joke. We won't even try to warn you about any dangerous or hazardous condition, whether we know about it or not. If we do decide to warn you about something, that doesn't mean we will try to warn you about anything else. If we do make an effort to fix an unsafe condition, we may not try to correct any others, and we may actually make matters worse! Sorry, we're neither competent nor responsible. The plan gives you bad advice. Don't listen. Or do listen. It's your choice, but you face the consequences either way, whatever they may be.

In short, ROOF AT YOUR OWN RISK. If you, or your heirs, relatives, dependents or others known or unknown to you; your partner or your partner's heirs, relatives, dependents, or others known or unknown to you OR your partner, are the slimy kind of lawyer-touting parasites who would try to sue the author of a plan, If you can't take responsibility for your own decisions, knowledge, routefinding and plain dumb bad luck, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE stay far far away from the roof, give up roofing, and die of some completely natural, painful, and slowly progressive disease. And FOAD while you're at it.

(With apologies to the late, great Brutus of Wyde.)
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Dec 21, 2011 - 08:23pm PT
Leave it to a fricking lawyer.

As far as dealing with the detritus, rather than a bunch of pick ups, if money permits my recommendation is to have dumpsters delivered to the house and hauled off by someone like Waste Management. Simplifies logistics and effort.
Hilt

Social climber
Utah
Dec 21, 2011 - 08:24pm PT
SCseagoat,

You look fantastic without hair too. :)

Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
Dec 21, 2011 - 08:28pm PT
^^^^^^

rip-off. Just haul it to the dump.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 21, 2011 - 08:38pm PT
Dang Mighty, you are a lawyer?.....whooa.


I like the disclaimer though.


Murf. Of course, wouldn't have it without you.
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Dec 21, 2011 - 08:47pm PT
Dee ee-

He's a CANADIAN lawyer! We need Sketchy to offset the north-of-border disclaimer with a good ol' south-of-border disclaimer! :D
susan peplow

climber
www.joshuatreevacationhomes.com
Dec 21, 2011 - 08:49pm PT
Glad to help out and finally see Todd's roof get done. Russ last year stripped and replaced the entire AZ house roof solo! The entire project took him only a few days. Pretty impressive for a guy who hadn't roofed before. A big thanks to the roofing nailer from Harbor Freight, amazingly the thing never jammed or misfired once. Check out the finished product. Sweet!


Looks like there will be a lot of manpower. Has anyone mentioned the non-working bathroom? Seems to me they have a two bathroom house but Todd said the one potty hasn't worked the entire time they've lived there. Family of 5 and tons of house guests with only 1 potty?

Maybe we should have inside crew and outside crew? I'm happy to help!

~Sooze
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 21, 2011 - 08:51pm PT
Ron, your bromigo (bromano?) is invited as well.

Guest List.
1. DEE
2. Todd Gordon
3. Jeremy
4. Dr. F
5. TYeary
6. Bullwinkle
7. Locker
8. Stahlbro
9. steelmonkey
10. philo ?
11. Bransdon ?
12. Mtnmon ?
13. Mighty Hiker ?
14. Brokedownclimber
15. Sketchy
16. RussWalling
17. Flouride
18. Steve
19. RLF
20. Karen
21. Crimpergirl ?
22. Marty(r)
23. Tarbuster
24. TGT
25. F10
26. Lynne Leightfuss
27. SCseagoat
28. Susan
29. Ferretlegger
30. Michael
31. Bill McKirgan
32. goatboy smellz
33. H
34. Paul Parker
35. Ron Gomez
36. Jim Bridwell
37. Dave Yerian
38. Hashbro
39. Murf
40. Steve West



ps. Russ is the MAN.

One bathroom, hmmm. That ain't good.

Sooze, hope you will come as well. I know that some would be disappointed if you didn't.
susan peplow

climber
www.joshuatreevacationhomes.com
Dec 21, 2011 - 09:22pm PT
Of course I'll be there. I can say that based on past performance I'm not that good lifting shingles onto the roof.

We have a large trailer and I can and do a mean run to the dump.....scary when the guys at the local dump know your name. Blitzo usually is my wing-man and date for the dump.

I also have a few other "struction" skills too.

~Susan
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 21, 2011 - 09:30pm PT
Right on.


Guest List.
1. DEE
2. Todd Gordon
3. Jeremy
4. Dr. F
5. TYeary
6. Bullwinkle
7. Locker
8. Stahlbro
9. steelmonkey
10. philo ?
11. Bransdon ?
12. Mtnmon ?
13. Mighty Hiker ?
14. Brokedownclimber
15. Sketchy
16. RussWalling
17. Flouride
18. Steve
19. RLF
20. Karen
21. Crimpergirl ?
22. Marty(r)
23. Tarbuster
24. TGT
25. F10
26. Lynne Leightfuss
27. SCseagoat
28. Susan
29. Ferretlegger
30. Michael
31. Bill McKirgan
32. goatboy smellz
33. H
34. Paul Parker
35. Ron Gomez
36. Jim Bridwell
37. Dave Yerian
38. Hashbro
39. Murf
40. Sooze
41. Steve West
susan peplow

climber
www.joshuatreevacationhomes.com
Dec 21, 2011 - 09:51pm PT
See roofing is fun........
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Dec 21, 2011 - 10:23pm PT
Dave!!!.......That's my BROchacho. chew know, like a Bro muchacho a brochacho. I'll invite him fer shur, but I know he and Bridwell will have to stay away from each other, cause my Brochacho is a REAL mesican, unlike me....a coconut....brown on the outside and white on the inside! Brochacho can drink Bohemiah's with Roger(Brokedownclimber)they got along GUD at the last party! Damn this is gunna be fun fer sure!
Peace
Brochacho and Bridwell
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Dec 21, 2011 - 11:29pm PT
If I am still here, of course I will be there and help. Roof experience? About Gunks 5.7... House roofs, none. But I can do other stuff that will be needed.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Dec 22, 2011 - 01:36am PT
Ron, Brochacho was a huge player at the Flanders Fundraiser. Worked in Todd's sweatshop kitchen along with myself, Troutman and Troutwife and cool chick from Bezerkeley whose name is floating on the infrawaves of mi brain. Cheers, lynnie
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Dec 22, 2011 - 02:42am PT
An "inside" crew and an "outside" crew? Maybe the Raise the Roof department of needless legal flimflam can think of other adjectives.

bump, given the nefarious activities that have been going on around here tonight. I smell conspiracy!
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 22, 2011 - 11:21am PT
IMPORTANT UPDATE

The roof work is being handled.

A crew has formed, the repair decisions are made.

We just need to pay for it. So loosen the purse strings.

Thanks to the few that have contributed already.
There is a long way to go though.

nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Dec 22, 2011 - 11:31am PT

dee ee, On your list of attendees, i think, number 28 & 30.. are also..number 27 & 29 .
Real names and taco names.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Dec 22, 2011 - 12:29pm PT
No doubt during Raise the Roof weekend, someone will talk about an offwidth, or an offwidth will be seen with a spotting telescope, or we'll read about one in a guidebook. Does that mean we can bump this thread also? Or are the only worthy threads those that involve offwidths?
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 22, 2011 - 04:11pm PT


IMPORTANT UPDATE

THE DATE IS SET

THE PARTY IS SATURDAY APRIL 21

Also, the band is called Warsaw. They should be great.


Nita, thanks, Susan told me as well, just deciding to keep reals or pseudos.

Scott, donation destination posted upthread....but...see below.

Paypal to: devansbike@earthlink.net

Send to (cash or valuables):

TG Donation c/o David Evans
1931 Rolling Stone Ln.
Tustin, CA 92780






Brian in SLC

Social climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Dec 22, 2011 - 06:04pm PT
Just nailed sixteen shingles on a friend's house that came off in the huge wind event we had here.

If I can make it, I'd pitch in one way or another.
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Dec 22, 2011 - 09:27pm PT

Man, this photo manipulation stuff is pretty hard!
First attempt, not so good, but maybe still good enough for a laugh.

Happy Holidays!
Phyl
Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Dec 22, 2011 - 11:05pm PT
Nice phylp, good fun :D

Dee ee and ee et al ee.....(Think I've roasted too many hot peppers today for our holiday feast....getting jalapeno crazy :D

Anyway, do we want to do a food/dinner fundraiser like we did for Flanderfest? I'll help again. Or shall we try to summon the famous shusi Genie from his bottle? :DD lynnie
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Dec 23, 2011 - 02:01am PT
Here's a sample of the band Warsaw;........party time....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVQ_NSooeSE&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGfWxYKQHIw&feature=related
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Dec 23, 2011 - 02:10am PT
Andy Gorrill....bass player with Warsaw;....one of our own;..a brother in the climbing communtiy...


looking sketchy there...

Social climber
Latitute 33
Dec 23, 2011 - 01:17pm PT
Morning bump
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 23, 2011 - 03:14pm PT
GORDON FAMILY FUNDRAISER BUMP

BIG PARTY AT THE GORDON RANCH APRIL 21/ 2012

Once again, we are trying to raise some money to fix the roof at THE RANCH.

EVERYONE IS INVITED! Including Stonemasters, Uplanders, wanna-bes, Sheep Buggerers, those mysterious folk from San Diego, RADs, Banditos, Valley boys, Euros, Asians, Latinos, Mazamas, Vulgarians, Buff Alpine clubbers, Sierra Clubbers, American Alpine Clubbers and even Canadians and Newfoundlanders, not to mention people from Florida.

In the continuing philanthropic tradition we will be having a giant party at The Gordon residence on April 21/2012. This year the goal will be to put a new roof on the main house at The Gordon Ranch. They have one messed up roof with multiple leaks. The roofing crew of motivated unpaid locals is already set. We just need money for materials.

Most of us know Todd Gordon, AKA "The Mayor of Josh," as one of the most giving humans in the So. Cal climbing community for the last 30 or so years. Chances are you have stayed at one of Todd's houses more than once while visiting Joshua Tree for it's world famous climbing....or you've climbed one of Todd's many, many classic and not so classic routes.... or maybe he even taught you to climb. I myself have been his guest more times than I can remember. We've showered, pooped, watched TV, camped, used the kitchen etc. there while visiting Todd, his family and our beloved Monument (JTNP).

This party is in the beginning stages of planning but we expect to have food and a raging band “Warsaw” to augment the festive fun social scene. We may have a slide show as well.
BYOB booze.

We are looking for volunteers to help with food, setup and cleanup.

READ THIS PART! We are looking for cash and material donations. Cash in any amount is good. Material donations should be things that can be sold for cash. I will have a continuing sale/auction as this thread develops.

Please feel free to call or e-mail me regarding any questions you may have about this must attend event.

You can send cash, checks, money orders and material donations to

TG Donations c/o Dave Evans
1931 Rolling Stone Ln.
Tustin, CA 92780


I have a Paypal account which is dedicated to this event, so if you are Paypal savvy all you need is my e-mail address to help. Paypal is free and easy to sign up for. It is:

devansbike@earthlink.net


I can also be reached at 714-492-2159

Guest List.
1. DEE
2. Todd Gordon
3. Jeremy
4. Dr. F
5. TYeary
6. Bullwinkle
7. Locker
8. Stahlbro
9. steelmonkey
10. philo ?
11. Bransdon ?
12. Mtnmon ?
13. Mighty Hiker ?
14. Brokedownclimber
15. Sketchy
16. RussWalling
17. Flouride
18. Steve
19. RLF
20. Karen
21. Crimpergirl ?
22. Marty(r)
23. Tarbuster
24. TGT
25. F10
26. Lynne Leightfuss
27. SCseagoat
28. Ferretlegger
29. Bill McKirgan
30. goatboy smellz
31. H
32. Paul Parker
33. Ron Gomez
34. Jim Bridwell
35. Dave Yerian
36. Hashbro
37. Murf
38. Sooze
39. Steve West
40. Dennis Gomez
41. happiegirl
42. Riley Wyna
43. Gal
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Dec 23, 2011 - 03:20pm PT
I'm out. If there are enough carpenters, I'll save my dollars for a trip abroad.
Gal

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Dec 23, 2011 - 11:11pm PT
I am going to try and make it out, and I will be donating. Sounds FUN!!!
Iron Mtn.

Trad climber
Riverside, Ca.
Dec 24, 2011 - 01:19am PT
I would like to offer our band Iron Mtn. to play for the festivities:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Iron-Mtn/18779698804

johntp

Trad climber
socal
Dec 24, 2011 - 09:17pm PT
Bumping for Tarbuster's pic as Warhol. That is scary!!!!
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Dec 24, 2011 - 09:29pm PT
Karin and I will do whatever we can to help.
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Dec 26, 2011 - 12:05am PT
Rolling Stone Lane?

Really?

Am I the only one that finds that funny? Or at the least, ironic?
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 26, 2011 - 12:42am PT
Rolling Stone, yes, classic name. The house has been in the family for over 50 yrs. During the early '70s the street sigh got ripped off a couple of times a year.
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Dec 26, 2011 - 01:29am PT
Dave-

The reason I find it funny/ironic is that to me the Stonemasters were in time step with the stones, zepplin, and hendrix. That you would live on Rolling Stone Lane could only be beat by living on Abbey Road or by Todd living on Star Drive.

Oh, wait. He does live there.

Dammit!

Cheers
rich sims

Social climber
co
Dec 26, 2011 - 02:01am PT
H

Mountain climber
there and back again
Dec 26, 2011 - 08:10pm PT
Bummer I was looking forward to hauling bundles of comp onto the roof!! Glad you have the work part figured out. I guess just managing that you'll have your hands full. I know Todds house could use some other lovin so if it looks like some other project (windows, plumbing etc.)might be in the works let me/us know. I am still game to help but don't want to get in the way.

Are you going to make a list for material you need want? Or should we only send/bring things for an auction? You should have had a paypal notice from me too. Good job on putting this together Dave.
hashbro

Trad climber
Mental Physics........
Dec 26, 2011 - 08:16pm PT
woohoo, here comes a new roof at Gordon Ranch!

this should/could be the party of the century
Dimes

Social climber
Thinking about Retirement
Dec 26, 2011 - 10:46pm PT
DeeEeeeeee count Dimes and the Fitness Coach as being there! Also I will bring some chicken wire for a makeshift coup in case the chicken shows up!
Mtnmun

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
Dec 26, 2011 - 11:54pm PT
Was an auction planned for this fund raiser? I did not read the whole post. I'll be there.
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland-GulfBreeze
Dec 27, 2011 - 08:59am PT
Well if Gomez is showing up with his bario bros us gringos just got promoted to management.

We'll need to supervise passing the loco weed and cracking open the cerveza.
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Dec 27, 2011 - 10:56am PT
Mesicans don need no steeenkin' manajment! Cerveza porfavor. Fonda can handle us jus fine.
Peace
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland-GulfBreeze
Dec 27, 2011 - 12:23pm PT
Yo Mehicoian's are licky to have us as nehbros.
B tankful yur knot one of tjose french snobby candyians frostbacks.
zip

Trad climber
pacific beach, ca
Dec 27, 2011 - 12:43pm PT
Do you have any kind of plan yet on what type of roof that is going to be built, materials and permits needed, and associated costs?
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Dec 27, 2011 - 12:48pm PT
How deep are the eaves?

What sort of overhang will be provided by cedar shakes below the starter course?
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland-GulfBreeze
Dec 27, 2011 - 12:53pm PT
All you worrywarts need to stand down with the questions.
There are Mexicans on the job, so chill out.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Dec 27, 2011 - 12:56pm PT
Huh?
It's a simple question and it's my trade I ask about.

I'm curious to hear how it's done in drier climates.

BTW, Pearlclutcher? I don't even know what that means, but it seems derogatory. Thanks.(I can edit my posts too :))
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland-GulfBreeze
Dec 27, 2011 - 01:00pm PT
Heh, typical anglo response.
Wait for the trip report if you really need to know.
It's roofing, knot rocket science.
zip

Trad climber
pacific beach, ca
Dec 27, 2011 - 01:04pm PT
GS,

Ok, thanks for the update.

I know nothing about roofing, and i was just trying to find out how much of an investment this was going to be.

Glad you got it handled.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Dec 27, 2011 - 01:15pm PT
It's roofing, knot rocket science.

True, but I don't have enough fingers and toes to count the number of hastily or ignorantly installed roofs I've replaced.
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland-GulfBreeze
Dec 27, 2011 - 02:05pm PT
Brandon this is a half ass Internet forum not the encyclopedia britanicca.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Dec 27, 2011 - 02:16pm PT
Dude, I'd like to help out and learn how things are done in different climates.

Check your email.

Peace.
jstan

climber
Dec 27, 2011 - 03:19pm PT
Some of the UBC was posted earlier showing that there should be a 19" over lap on the underlying water resistant layer. I have seen composition shingles on one roof at a slope of 1/12. There the shingle overlap was reduced to four inches. No leaks. Penetrations are usually the problem.

When I stripped off a twenty five year old roof in JT I found all the tar based materials had been fried and were like paper. It is important to get the nail pattern dense so an old roof does not blow off. Based upon the topography the wind at that site should come more or less from the SW.

When stripping Todd's roof the cause of its failure should be apparent. Few to no nails?

One nail per tab?

The sun also destroys the ability of wood to hold nails. Edging pulls away from the rafter ends. Put on new edging if there is any doubt. You can get non wood products for the roof edge that, though pricey, seem to do better. Last roof I doubled the rafter end, stayed away from wood grain that would twist or check and used nothing but screws. Place screws well away from the edge of a piece of wood. And drill baby drill. Very important I think. I even used washers on southern exposures.

Best answer? Stucco the whole eve.

From what I have seen stain beats paint all hollow. Stain is where it's at.
the kid

Trad climber
fayetteville, wv
Dec 27, 2011 - 03:56pm PT
it's on the calendar, now to work it into the work schedule..
the kid

Trad climber
fayetteville, wv
Dec 27, 2011 - 03:57pm PT
T-2 is a licensed California contractor. Lets get him on the mission..
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 27, 2011 - 03:59pm PT
GORDON FAMILY FUNDRAISER BUMP

BIG PARTY AT THE GORDON RANCH APRIL 21/ 2012

Once again, we are trying to raise some money to fix the roof at THE RANCH.

EVERYONE IS INVITED! Including Stonemasters, Uplanders, wanna-bes, Sheep Buggerers, those mysterious folk from San Diego, RADs, Banditos, Valley boys, Euros, Asians, Latinos, Mazamas, Vulgarians, Buff Alpine clubbers, Sierra Clubbers, American Alpine Clubbers and even Canadians and Newfoundlanders, not to mention people from Florida.

In the continuing philanthropic tradition we will be having a giant party at The Gordon residence on April 21/2012. This year the goal will be to put a new roof on the main house at The Gordon Ranch. They have one messed up roof with multiple leaks. The roofing crew of motivated locals is already set. We just need money for materials.

Most of us know Todd Gordon, AKA "The Mayor of Josh," as one of the most giving humans in the So. Cal climbing community for the last 30 or so years. Chances are you have stayed at one of Todd's houses more than once while visiting Joshua Tree for it's world famous climbing....or you've climbed one of Todd's many, many classic and not so classic routes.... or maybe he even taught you to climb. I myself have been his guest more times than I can remember. We've showered, pooped, watched TV, camped, used the kitchen etc. there while visiting Todd, his family and our beloved Monument (JTNP).

This party is in the beginning stages of planning but we expect to have food and a raging band “Warsaw” to augment the festive fun social scene. We may have a slide show as well.
BYOB booze.

We are looking for volunteers to help with food, setup and cleanup.

READ THIS PART! We are looking for cash and material donations. Cash in any amount is good. Material donations should be things that can be sold for cash. I will have a continuing sale/auction as this thread develops.

Please feel free to call or e-mail me regarding any questions you may have about this must attend event.

You can send cash, checks, money orders and material donations to

TG Donations c/o Dave Evans
1931 Rolling Stone Ln.
Tustin, CA 92780


I have a Paypal account which is dedicated to this event, so if you are Paypal savvy all you need is my e-mail address to help. Paypal is free and easy to sign up for. It is:

devansbike@earthlink.net


I can also be reached at 714-492-2159

Guest List.
1. DEE
2. Todd Gordon
3. Jeremy
4. Dr. F
5. TYeary
6. Bullwinkle
7. Locker
8. Stahlbro
9. steelmonkey
10. philo ?
11. Bransdon ?
12. Mtnmon ?
13. Mighty Hiker ?
14. Brokedownclimber
15. Sketchy
16. RussWalling
17. Flouride
18. Steve
19. RLF
20. Karen
21. Crimpergirl ?
22. Marty(r)
23. Tarbuster
24. TGT
25. F10
26. Lynne Leightfuss
27. SCseagoat
28. Ferretlegger
29. Bill McKirgan
30. goatboy smellz
31. H
32. Paul Parker
33. Ron Gomez
34. Jim Bridwell
35. Dave Yerian
36. Hashbro
37. Murf
38. Sooze
39. Steve West
40. Dennis Gomez
41. happiegirl
42. Riley Wyna
43. Gal
44. Cosmiccragsman
45. Dimes
46. Fitness Coach
47. Mtnmun
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Dec 27, 2011 - 04:01pm PT
Coz,
Yeah, I'm offering to fly cross-country and work like a dog roofing a house for someone I only know vaguely from the Internet, yet care about, as well as meet people I'd like to meet and I get treated like an as#@&%e for the offer.

Sounds like fun.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 27, 2011 - 04:07pm PT
I understand and appreciate the interest in the roof by you pros out there. I also hope it is done well. I have confidence in the lead guys ability to make sure it is done correctly and I hope the rest of the crew can follow direction.

I would love to put you all in touch with them so you could have a giant pow-wow but I doubt that is going to happen.

Have faith.



CrackAddict

Trad climber
Canoga Park, CA
Dec 27, 2011 - 05:07pm PT
I am on the list and sending a check to Dave today. I have limited roofing experience beyond "More Monkey Than Funky" but I have torn off old shingles and composite, and am able to do some grunt work.
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Dec 27, 2011 - 07:33pm PT
[Click to View YouTube Video]
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Dec 27, 2011 - 08:19pm PT
Point taken.

Its cool catching sh#t for trying to help,too.

Hoffbrow

Trad climber
California
Dec 27, 2011 - 10:10pm PT
Hey, lets just set up a huge tent over the home:) make it feel like base camp....
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Dec 27, 2011 - 10:20pm PT
Poland Bros Warsaw (last nite )...


pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Dec 27, 2011 - 10:24pm PT
Todd,
Your living room looks a lot bigger without the couch.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 28, 2011 - 01:29pm PT
Brandon, Coz et. al. No one is giving anyone sh#t for trying to help. Your concern is appreciated but no one is going to rip Todd off. The man in charge is a reliable and experienced builder.



The most important thing is WE NEED MONEY. It is trickling in ever so slowly but there is a long effing way to go.


StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Dec 28, 2011 - 03:43pm PT
Todd,

That band look suspiciously like portions of the California Celts ;-)
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Dec 28, 2011 - 05:01pm PT
Aaron Poland, lead for Warsaw...is the brother of Chrix from the Cal. Celts......they swap band members often.....

ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Dec 28, 2011 - 07:09pm PT
Thanks for the words of wisdom Dave! I'll be getting you guys some dinero to help out with the cause that is so needed and deserved.
Peace
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 28, 2011 - 08:36pm PT
I should say: "It is trickling in ever so slowly AND there is a long effing way to go."


Cool Ron, you rule.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 28, 2011 - 09:08pm PT
OK. CHECK THIS OUT.


Larry Levoir is the first to offer up some valuable climbing gear for sale to put on a roof you know where.

Here are the details.

A5 Haulbag - used but serviceable. I would take it on a wall if I was still young and immortal
Home made bosun chair - like new
LA's - one #4, two #5, two #6, two #7 some new
PETZL-Chest ascender - new
PETZL-Caving descender almost new
Funkness - like new
one pair Fish aiders almost new
one limited edition Tom Burke plaque. Out of towners may not have known Tom. Self adhesive back. Top left corner a little bent. Says:
In Loving Memory of
Tom Burke
September 5, 1958 - April 6, 2006


Good Sh#t.

If the Tom Burke plaque doesn't get snatched up. It is mine ($).


Feel free to bid directly to my e-mail or in a more visible fashion as a post to this on- going thread.

I want the prices to be good so the purchaser is happy. But, bidding is encouraged.


pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Dec 28, 2011 - 09:15pm PT
I'll offer $30 for the aiders
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 29, 2011 - 12:50pm PT
Cool Pud. How about $30 plus shipping?!
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Dec 29, 2011 - 01:09pm PT
We'll be at our place in JT Tomorrow,
I'll PM you my phone number and we'll pick it up, if that's cool.
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Dec 29, 2011 - 01:14pm PT
Gotta start somewhere, right?

$30 plus shipping on the A5 haul bag.

Come one someone else, blow me out of the water!
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 29, 2011 - 05:10pm PT
Pud, that plan may not work. I will get the stuff later today here in Tustin. However, I have no josh plan for this weekend. Don't worry, we will make it work.
Cracko

Trad climber
Quartz Hill, California
Dec 29, 2011 - 05:44pm PT
Dave,

I would like to contribute $200 to the Todd Gordon fund. Thanks for putting this together. And, thank you Todd Gordon for all you do !!!


Cracko

PS I will paypal you
grover

climber
Dabville. Gnarlandia
Dec 29, 2011 - 07:09pm PT

More Burke plaques exist?

Whoa!

I'll start the bidding at 50$
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Dec 29, 2011 - 08:48pm PT
dee ee,
Paypal has security problems so I don't use it anymore.
If you can get the aiders to Todd whenever, I'll pick them up from him. Next time you're out that way is fine.
Where do I mail the check?
10b4me

Boulder climber
Happy Boulders
Dec 30, 2011 - 01:59am PT
I'm in
susan peplow

climber
www.joshuatreevacationhomes.com
Dec 30, 2011 - 02:12am PT
Good on you Cracko! That's a nice donation towards a good cause. Thank you.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 30, 2011 - 01:45pm PT
Pud, Larry dropped the stuff off last night but says he is coming to Josh this weekend. We will arrange a drop off/ meeting. Tell me what works.

edit: Drop off at Gordo's.


send$to:

TG Fund c/o David Evans
1931 Rolling Stone Ln.
Tustin, CA 92780

Grover and Cracko, you rule!


pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Dec 30, 2011 - 05:29pm PT
Thanks for the update. Checks in the mail.
A good roof that can handle what the desert dishes out is going to cost $5k in materials alone.
Definetly want to keep the good will momentum going on this one.

Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Dec 30, 2011 - 05:37pm PT
Did my haul bag bid get ignored?
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 30, 2011 - 08:36pm PT
Pud, Larry blasted without the aiders. NBD. We'll get them to you.

ps. there is a set of daisies as well. You wouldn't want those would you?
funkness?


Ihateplastic. What's up widdat?
The haulbag is used but in great shape. It is fully capable of multiple El Cap routes. Oh yes, it's big too!! Also has shoulder straps, waist belt etc.
I never had one that nice. Only home made cordura ones good for less than 100 pitches.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 30, 2011 - 08:58pm PT
Feast your eyes.



The haulbag does have one small less than dime sized hole. It's not even worth mentioning, really.

dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 30, 2011 - 08:59pm PT
Mint.


ALSO.

One pair of EB's, yes the classic and revolutionary climbing shoe of the 1970's. Size 10? They are in excellant condition.

Imagine yourself showing up at the crags and flashing the testpiece of the area. Your friends are stunned in open mouth amazement. Spittle dribbling out of their mouths, milling about the massive pile of pads not even knowing what to think.

No need to tell them you had Locker slap a piece of C4 on there.
Your secret is safe with me (and Locker).

A photo of these fine shoes will be posted soon.
All of you older than, well, 50, know what they look like.


Dang, I better try them on.
socalbolter

Sport climber
Silverado, CA
Dec 30, 2011 - 09:11pm PT
Check going out to you in tomorrow's mail Dave.

The date is too far out for me to know what will be going on, but if I can swing it to the actual work party - I will.

Will probably have some copies of the new Riverside Quarry guidebook for sale too once they show up (2-4 weeks from now).

 Louie

EDIT: Just read some of the proceeding pages and realized the work is taken care of already. The size of my check just got larger and will go out tomorrow to you.

Put me down for the party along with Valarie Heredia.

Will you be selling things there too, or just online leading up to it? If so, I'm sure I can put some things together to sell and raise a little more $$$





dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 30, 2011 - 09:22pm PT
Louie, yes we are looking for more booty.


Oh yeah, the seat!!!
This is the cleanest big wall seat I have ever seen. Plywood? You have got to be kidding me. This is fiberglass and, oh, is it clean. It is fully decked out in climbing oriented decals, but, feel free to remove them and personalize them to your (big wall god) hearts content. A little foam and you are set.


socalbolter

Sport climber
Silverado, CA
Dec 30, 2011 - 09:46pm PT
OK then, how about this:


$200 starting price, with all money going to Todd.

My back-up drill. It's used, but still works great. Includes: drill, charger, case and (2) 3.0 amp hour batteries. Both batteries are still in great shape and deliver 80-90% of original power (maybe 10-14 bolts each depending on the size and type of rock).

Even if you have this drill already, the two batteries are a deal at this price.

If I have to ship it I will, but that could get expensive so I would prefer a local pick up or some kind Orange County soul could take it to Todd's for someone to pick up there.

 Louie
grover

climber
Dabville. Gnarlandia
Dec 31, 2011 - 07:43pm PT
dummy dome bump
El Marinero

Sport climber
Dec 31, 2011 - 09:37pm PT
Sounds awesome! I will bring some Europeans around!
Cheers,

Oliver
bobinc

Trad climber
Portland, Or
Jan 2, 2012 - 01:52pm PT
Mr Evans, do you have confirmation on the EB size? I had a pair years ago almost new that I found at a thrift store but they were a bit too big. Size 9.5 or so ideal. I'll start bidding at $50 regardless.
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jan 3, 2012 - 12:50am PT
I'll go $75 for the T. Burke plaque.

dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 3, 2012 - 11:38am PT
Here is a shot of the Tom Burke commemorative plaque. This is the last known in a series commisioned by Glen Lake (?) and donated by the ever so generous Larry Levoir to celebrate Tom and his joy de vivre. Tom was one of the original "Stahl Brothers" who climbed all over the world with style, determination and panache.

I must briefly mention Tom's ascent of the Matterhorn with his good friend Reagan. As they were heading up early in the ascent they encountered multiple guide led parties retreating from the mountain. As each party passed them each and every professional European mountain guide told them bad weather was imminent, to continue was unjustified, and that they too MUST go down. To these bold climbers from Cali the weather didn't look so bad and they continued their ascent. A few clouds on the horizon? PSHAW! The guides warnings became more and more adamant. They continued, the lone party on the peak. The weather got a little sketch but they eventually reached the summit which they thoroughly enjoyed by themselves and descended safely. I won't mention the slander the guides received (those whiners).



Here are the EB's (Ellis Brigham's). They are in fine condition and according to the stamp in the heal are size 10. I slipped them on and that seems realistic. I wear 10.5 and they were tight.

bobinc

Trad climber
Portland, Or
Jan 3, 2012 - 01:38pm PT
Thaks for the update on the EBs. My bid of $50 still stands. Anyone else interested?
looking sketchy there...

Social climber
Latitute 33
Jan 3, 2012 - 03:59pm PT
Louie I'm in for the drill at $200.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 3, 2012 - 08:34pm PT
Thanks you guys, you all rule.

I'm actually starting to hope that we will get enough to cover a roof and party.
We are not even close though!
DE
socalbolter

Sport climber
Silverado, CA
Jan 3, 2012 - 10:20pm PT
Dave -

Are you treating things as auctions, or should Randy get the drill and call it done?

If it's going to be auction style, when is the cutoff?



Randy -

What are your thoughts? Are you OK with treating this auction style, or would you rather take the drill as a direct sale for $200? I should have been clearer at the time of posting, but I'm good either way. Let me know...

By the way, I don't come by the site all that often, so you can get me quicker by emailing me at louieanderson@live.com.

Thanks,

 Louie
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 4, 2012 - 11:08am PT
Louie, yes, let Randy have it. Sounds good.
DE
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 4, 2012 - 11:29am PT
Hey y'all, I forgot one more cool thing from Larry. It is an Access Fund piton style bottle opener.

Check it out.



Dos XX

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Jan 4, 2012 - 11:35am PT
I'll go $50 for the haul bag (+ shipping) if it's still in play.
Cracko

Trad climber
Quartz Hill, California
Jan 4, 2012 - 11:41am PT
Haul bag for $100 (plus shipping) please Alex.....errrrrrr Dave.

Cracko
E

Social climber
Tujunga CA.
Jan 4, 2012 - 12:11pm PT
suggestions for roofing in josh:

demo old roof
build out facia with 1x2
resheet roof with half inch ply
reroof with rolled roofing material(flush with roof edge no lip)
edgemetal covers 1x2 and creates drip edge with no lip
lots of Henry's and edge nailing
your choice of underlayment

the wind condition at joshua tree is extrme. It will rip those shingles right off and start peeling the roof back

just ask the lechlinski's about it

E
looking sketchy there...

Social climber
Latitute 33
Jan 4, 2012 - 02:55pm PT
I'll be bringing at least five (5) copies of Classic Joshua Tree Routes and Bouldering to the Party/Fundraiser.


DE and I will attempt to obtain as many signatures as possible in each of these guides of FA'sts and contributors (of the many FA stories). These will end up being something quite special for the purchasers.

Minimum bid is $40 per guide, expect these to go far higher.

[A Joshua Tree West, signed by over 60 Josh climbers -- Bachar, Long, Hill, The Fish, Mari, Mike, Yaniro, Leavitt, etc, etc.,) brought $1200 at an Access Fund Auction.]

dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 4, 2012 - 08:01pm PT
The cover shot alone is worth $1200.
Cracko

Trad climber
Quartz Hill, California
Jan 4, 2012 - 10:01pm PT
The one thing that has kept me returning to ST, and I have taken lengthy leave of absences from time to time, is the sense of community that is sometimes evident. I rarely read or participate in the political OT topics, and I often wonder if people realize that the most compelling political statement they can make is in giving of themselves in support of another human being.

Todd Gordon is deserving of our respect and our support. He is unconditionally supportive of others, and has freely offered his warm heart, home, and JTree beta to many of us. What makes him special is that this is reward enough for him and he seeks nothing in return. More reason for us to make this happen!

Please help make this event happen by giving what you can. I look forward to a celebration this Spring where, as a community, we can give back to a person who has given us so much. That will say more about us than any ST thread I have read in the past 15 years.


Cracko



socalbolter

Sport climber
Silverado, CA
Jan 4, 2012 - 10:16pm PT
Dave - Randy and I spoke...I'll get the drill to him.

Thanks for spearheading all of this - no one is more deserving!
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 5, 2012 - 11:19am PT
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!

Climber and world traveler Tony Yeary has consented to do a slideshow for us at the party.

This is guaranteed great climbing (On Topic) entertainment.

Tony has been there and done that. His show will cover at least two continents from Peru and Mexico to our fabulous Range of Light, yes I mean the incomparable Sierra Nevada.

Thanks Tony, I can't wait.

RtM

climber
DHS
Jan 5, 2012 - 11:50am PT
I could prolly donate a few books, maybe even a hot off the press 2nd edition JT bouldering guide!
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 5, 2012 - 11:58am PT
R, feel free to do so.
D
steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Jan 5, 2012 - 12:25pm PT
Dave,

I sent you an email yesterday via this site about
putting some books up for sale. Did you get it?
(just asking because sometimes they don't make it)

G.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 5, 2012 - 08:23pm PT
Dr., not sure about auction on party night, probably not. We will be selling stuff there however.

Yes, we are trying to get the roof done asap but don't want anyone to hold back on donating just because the roof might be done. There are several other things that need to be fixed as well as paying for the actual party.

Send money now and later.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 5, 2012 - 08:25pm PT
YO


Steelmnkey, I did not receive e-mail.


Locker, please send, the earlier the better.


Let's see....

We got an offer of $100 for the h.bag from Cracko
We got an offer of $75 for the Burke memorial from Stahlbro
We got an offer of some guides from RtM
We got an offer of some good stuff from Rich Sims
We got an offer of signed collecter item guides from Sketchy at the party
Bobinc....$50 for EB's
Cracko....$200
CrackAddict...."check"
Marty(r)..."paypal button?".... devansbike@earthlink.net
Gal...."will be donating"
Coz...."funding"
RLF... "torts and rice"
Brokedownclimbwer..."Bohemia and limes"
Chris McNamara...."gear donations?"
SteveW...."some dinero"
Jeremy...."donate"



TG Fundraiser c/o David Evans
1931 Rolling Stone Ln.
Tustin, CA 92780
bobinc

Trad climber
Portland, Or
Jan 6, 2012 - 09:18am PT
I'll overbid myself on the EBs for $75... and assume if no more interest by midnight tonight that I'll be sending a check for that amt to Mr Evans this weekend.
Gal

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Jan 6, 2012 - 09:52am PT
I just wanted to point out that I did donate (through paypal) and got a confirmation for it a few weeks back... I will try to donate more as the time approaches... And hope to make it out in April, sounds like fun.

Cheers!
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 6, 2012 - 11:02am PT
Thanks, Bobinc, Gal and Locker.
You are the greatest.
D



edited:
Yes, hang on to that bbp.


Brian, sorry the date didn't jive with your schedule.
susan peplow

climber
www.joshuatreevacationhomes.com
Jan 6, 2012 - 12:11pm PT
I stepped out of this party for a few days but have been working with Dave on some ideas regarding the auction. If you're looking to contribute items, please consider putting aside for the silent auction:

Silent Auction format will have minimum bids and continue after dark. This will allow for people still out climbing or later attendees to get in on some of the action.

Also, pay-at-the-door raffle and roaming raffle ticket sales. Prizes for raffle winners.

So, if you've got some good swag that you'd to see go into either of these activities please contact me or Dave.

Randy, you were on my list regarding the guidebooks....I'll be in touch.

~Susan
sethsquatch76

Trad climber
Joshua tree ca
Jan 6, 2012 - 12:18pm PT
What is the date of the party?????? Sabra and I will definitely be there. Todd has done soooooo much for us all....... We are local and have lots of tools if need be.......

Good on you guys and gals for organizing this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jan 6, 2012 - 12:33pm PT
hey there say, susan!!

wow, you jumped in here perfect timeing for me...

i been praying on what i can do...
dreamcatchers don't bring in much for a sale's help,
as they are too simple...

but--i just got an idea... though i did not know how to go
about adding this an addition of help to this project...

now you mention the silent auction, which i missed reading on:

i DO believe i will have something worthwhile to donate for it, but it
won't be done 'til march?? or end of feb... is THIS in time??
if NOT i will press it to get done...

please EMAIL me and let me know... IF it cost too much mail... perhaps someone can chip in for postage... i have to live on making every cent
last each month..tricky at times, but a good skill to have...


god bless to the gordon family and this great fundraiser!
:)
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland-GulfBreeze
Jan 6, 2012 - 01:15pm PT
Will there be Pie?
There never seems to be enough Pie to go around at these events.

ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Jan 6, 2012 - 02:43pm PT
OH! There WILL be PIE! Some menudo as well.
Peace
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jan 6, 2012 - 11:06pm PT
Something I sent to help was incorrectly sent to Andrea & Todd's street address, rather than their postal address. Hopefully it'll get there anyway - surely the postal clerks in Joshua Tree, if they see something for the mayor, will put it in the correct box? If not, maybe it'll come back in time to be mailed again. Darn!

Bump.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Jan 6, 2012 - 11:32pm PT
Speaking of pie and menudo....I don't have much to contribute for the auction but I'd be glad to provide dips, chips, appetizers or other food. Let me know. lynne
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Jan 7, 2012 - 12:19am PT
Thanks for the support..........much appreciated...




susan peplow

climber
www.joshuatreevacationhomes.com
Jan 7, 2012 - 02:09am PT
Dr., not sure about auction on party night, probably not. We will be selling stuff there however.

Silent Auction to be held the day/night of the event. If you have swag feel free to post on ST for immediate sale so proceeds can start the ball rolling. As Dave has mentioned we need money now & later!

If you have special items, more goods or you just can't give enough? Please send to me directly as I will be gathering items in the months to come for the Silent Auction and Raffle prizes.

Silent Auction Platform:

-Item description, photos and minimum starting bid sheets prepared.
-Interested parties Bid on items.
-Bidding frenzy starts.
-Auction ends at reasonable time (TBD) with enough so everyone gets a chance to participate
-Winner pays to receive "won" item
-Absent participants can notify in advance of authorized proxy bidders
-Absent bidders to work out delivery options (you pay shipping)

Raffle Tickets will also be available at the door and throughout the party. Raffle prizes big and small to be given out. Stay tuned for updates and prize teasers!

If you have items to donate, need my address, questions or suggestions please contact me.

~Susan

E

Social climber
Tujunga CA.
Jan 7, 2012 - 02:10am PT
hmmm low slope roof and the shingles blew off-no wonder its leaking.
shingles in a high wind zone will eventually result in 52 pickup.
just my 2 cents

PS low slope roof is always the main reason for leaking even if the roofing material seems intact.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 7, 2012 - 12:42pm PT
iTodd

Boulder climber
Palmdale, CA
Jan 7, 2012 - 01:16pm PT
Awesome effort, DE, mobilizing the Friends of Gordo network. It's mindboggling how many of us filtered through his home over the years. Count me in on some financial support up front - I'll mail you a check.

DE, I'm loving the Sierra images, including the one with Scout. Good times in that range with you and the crew. We need to make some plans!

Gordo, hang in there. That roof looks BAAAAD. See you at the event.

BTW - this is my first Supertopo post. The event finally motivated me to chime in.

Todd B.
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jan 7, 2012 - 01:20pm PT
Todd,

Welcome to the asylum ;-)

Rob
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 7, 2012 - 03:29pm PT
Oh no Todd, now you are in trouble! There's no escape.


Yessss, plans.


ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Jan 7, 2012 - 03:35pm PT
Dave is that a Golden or strain of it?
Peace
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Jan 7, 2012 - 03:42pm PT
How about raise the money upfront and a couple of STers could just come a couple of days early and put a new roof on the place for the party. Surely there has to be plenty of STers here with the requisite building and roofing experience. Just a thought anyway.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 8, 2012 - 11:58am PT
healyje, that's the plan. It's all worked out. See post from Coz just above.

Just need money for materials.

Still.


Ron, yes a golden or strain thereof. I'm trying to remember the name of the lake...over Duck Pass aways. It's the third big lake you come to going south. Oh yes, Lake Virginia. I think it was from that trip. Alex Battey holding. Todd, Rob, Paul, verification needed.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 8, 2012 - 12:08pm PT
Yes Zip. Got the plan, boss, crew, materials list, cost. See post from Coz just above.

JUST NEED CASH.

We are getting there but not enough yet.


Thanks Coz.
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jan 8, 2012 - 12:12pm PT
Dave,

I think it was Lake Virginia. Here is one from an earlier trip

dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 8, 2012 - 12:15pm PT
Thanks Rob. Here are a few from Hilton area. Rainbows though.
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Jan 8, 2012 - 12:28pm PT
I want in on the next trip. Fly rod and chalk bag! That one is a football fatty.
Peace
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 8, 2012 - 12:46pm PT
She was very pregnant. We felt a little guilty about that.
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jan 8, 2012 - 12:48pm PT
Thread drift, but one more from Hilton Lakes

susan peplow

climber
www.joshuatreevacationhomes.com
Jan 8, 2012 - 05:26pm PT
Zip, with all due respect I get that you're interested in what something like this is going to cost, where it stands and who's doing the work, etc. But it sounds like the bulk of that has been handled already and we should be thankful that every move doesn't require going through a committee.

What is asked is for donations that people feel comfortable with be sent now if possible. These early donations might get the roof on before the party which would be ideal.

If there is extra cash....there really isn't. Big party, booze, maybe a porta-john or two all need to be funded as well. Personally I'd also like to see the Gordon's a functioning second bathroom too!

~Susan

rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Jan 8, 2012 - 05:37pm PT
I'm going to second Susan's response. This is not some publicly traded company. Dave is a 100% stand up guy and will ensure the funds which are donated will be handled properly.

He has enough on his plate organizing this already, he doesn't need to be posting expense reports, and justifications etc.

Let's just leave it at that.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 9, 2012 - 12:53am PT
Hey y'all, a quick update.

Our effort is plugging along but we have a long way to go to make the repair and party happen. Please continue to exercise your generosity glands and donate more valuable booty and cash.

Some of the booty is spoken for.
Cracko gets the haulbag. He has been mega generous and it is his.
Pud gets the aiders.
The EB's and the Tom Burke plaque may be taken as well, not totally confirmed.


Susan Peplow has volunteered time and effort and will be collecting some booty as well and probably spearheading a silent auction.
Details will be provided later.

Thanks all,

TG Fundraiser c/o David Evans
1931 Rolling Stone Ln.
Tustin, CA 92780

devansbike@earthlink.net

The roof repair is well into the planning stage with boss, crew, materials list and cost estimate inked. There isn't any need for concern on this subject.



OK, slight exageration.
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Jan 9, 2012 - 12:58pm PT
Dave,

EDITED:

My wife made up a nice poster I will put around town. I'll send you a copy via email and make sure you're happy with it before I distribute it.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 9, 2012 - 05:56pm PT
rlf, that sounds good. I could come up with something and e-mail it to you.
Can't do it right now though.


edited:
I love it, procede at will.
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Jan 9, 2012 - 09:14pm PT
So folks, I decided that we needed an official poster to help with the spirit of our efforts. I then took it upon myself with Dave's blessing.

Here was my attempt:







My wife Hilde was not impressed, so she took it upon herself to come up with what I think is the official poster for the fundraiser. Please see next post.




rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Jan 9, 2012 - 09:23pm PT
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 9, 2012 - 09:40pm PT
Robert, keep the faith. Thanks Hilde.
DE


Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Jan 9, 2012 - 09:59pm PT
Great Poster, Hilde! :D

Hope to see you both soon if you get my drift(er)rlf. Sorry I didn't call, I was getting ready for the Hobie Rep's visit. Think all went well.

So.....the red for Hilde, hops for the pops and I forget, do you guys like avo's/oranges? Peace and Joy, sooner rather than later, lynnie
susan peplow

climber
www.joshuatreevacationhomes.com
Jan 10, 2012 - 12:45am PT
Great Poster Hilde & Robert! Love it.

I'd like to thank the our friends on ST for reaching out to me directly with Auction items. We're going to have some cool stuff this year! Items include....

-Blue Water Rope
-La Sportiva Shoe Certificate
-Classic Joshua Tree Guidebooks by Randy Vogel
-Top Secret never publicly released Sedona guidebooks by Greg Opland (who -wants a sneak peek?)
-Coveted out of print Superstition Select guidebooks by Greg Opland
-Handmade Art by our very own Neebee
-FishProducts luggage
-Chilo's Chili Salsa from Pocoloco1
-Maximus Press Guidebooks

If you have items you'd like to donate for our silent auction or raffle please contact me.

Thanks everyone!

~Susan
socalbolter

Sport climber
Silverado, CA
Jan 10, 2012 - 11:01am PT
Susan -

Put me down for a few of the new Riverside Quarry guidebooks for the auction.

 Louie
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jan 10, 2012 - 11:08am PT

Dee

Does Dave have a paypal account? If not, do we write the
check out to Dave or Todd?
Thanks!
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 10, 2012 - 12:18pm PT
SteveW, yes I do. If you PP use:

devansbike@earthlink.net

If you send a check send it to:

TG Fund. c/o David Evans
1931 Rolling Stone Ln.
Tustin, CA, 92780

Make it out to David Evans.

Thanks.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 10, 2012 - 09:57pm PT
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 11, 2012 - 12:21pm PT
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 11, 2012 - 12:31pm PT
GORDON FAMILY FUNDRAISER BUMP

BIG PARTY AT THE GORDON RANCH APRIL 21/ 2012

Once again, we are trying to raise some money to fix the roof at THE RANCH.

EVERYONE IS INVITED! Including Stonemasters, Uplanders, wanna-bes, Sheep Buggerers, those mysterious folk from San Diego, RADs, Banditos, Valley boys, Euros, Asians, Latinos, Mazamas, Vulgarians, Buff Alpine clubbers, Sierra Clubbers, American Alpine Clubbers and even Canadians and Newfoundlanders, not to mention people from Florida.

In the continuing philanthropic tradition we will be having a giant party at The Gordon residence on April 21, 2012. This year the goal will be to do major repairs on the roof of the main house at The Gordon Ranch. The brutal Joshua Tree weather and the many visitors have taken a toll on the house. They have one messed up roof with multiple leaks. The roofing crew of motivated locals is already set. We just need money for roofing materials the party and more.

Most of us know Todd Gordon, AKA "The Mayor of Josh," as one of the most giving humans in the So. Cal climbing community for the last 30 or so years. Chances are you have stayed at one of Todd's houses more than once while visiting Joshua Tree for it's world famous climbing....or you've climbed one of Todd's many, many classic and not so classic routes.... or maybe he even taught you to climb. I myself have been his guest more times than I can remember. We've showered, pooped, watched TV, camped, used the kitchen etc. there while visiting Todd, his family and our beloved Monument (JTNP).

This party is going to have a rocking band called "Warsaw." We are also honored to have world traveler Tony Yeary giving a slideshow with pics from the awesome mountains of Peru to our own awesome Sierra Nevada.

BYOB

We are looking for volunteers to help with food, setup and cleanup.

READ THIS PART! We are looking for cash and material donations. Cash in any amount is good. Material donations should be things that can be sold for cash. I will have a continuing sale/auction as this thread develops.

Please feel free to call or e-mail me regarding any questions you may have about this must attend event.

Cash donations can be Paypaled to me using my e-mail address which is:

devansbike@earthlink.net

Checks and material donations can be sent to me at:

TG Fund. c/o David Evans
1931 Rollingstone Ln.
Tustin, CA 92780

Please make checks out to David Evans so that I may deposit and transfer them to the TG fund.

call me at
714-492-2159

Thank You All.
dee ee
ATS

Social climber
escondido, ca
Jan 11, 2012 - 01:13pm PT
I'd really like to make it out there.

Adam
susan peplow

climber
www.joshuatreevacationhomes.com
Jan 11, 2012 - 02:49pm PT
Todd posts regularly over at Mountain Project (previously as Todd Gordon and now as toddgordon). For best results should we cross-pollinate?



dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 11, 2012 - 03:51pm PT
SP, Got it. I had been intending to do so.



Everyone, feel free to mention this fundraiser to everybody that knows Todd yet may not be on Supertopo. Help get the word out.

Thanks again. You all rule. You are the greatest. You are too cool.

Love you all.

CrackAddict

Trad climber
Canoga Park, CA
Jan 11, 2012 - 05:00pm PT
Dave,

I sent my second check out yesterday. You should get it today or tomorrow.

I got the old one back already.

Thanks, Paul
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 11, 2012 - 05:01pm PT
Thanks Paul.
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Jan 11, 2012 - 05:41pm PT
Hey Dave,

I just started a new thread on the Josh forum at MP and included the poster. I also email one of the mods to request it be made a sticky for a while. I used your text from above.
ATS

Social climber
escondido, ca
Jan 11, 2012 - 10:58pm PT
Sticky on the So Cal page
Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Jan 11, 2012 - 11:12pm PT
dee ee, mentioned before I can help with set up, clean up and food. Let me know asap. Need to know so I can let the Boss know when I'll be gone. :D

Have we asked Nature/Shushi Master if he can make the event? Lovin' the Love for the Gordo Ranch/Family and will do what I can to make it happen.

Cheers, lynnie
susan peplow

climber
GordonFest Paypal: devansbike@earthlink.net
Jan 12, 2012 - 11:34am PT
Sending money via PayPal.......

For those of you who don't know you can send money to friends and family "fee free". To do so follow these steps from your PayPal homepage:

Select Send Money tab at top of the page
Choose Personal Tab (next to purchase tab and below where you put $ amount)
Enter devansbike@earthlink.net for recipient
Enter your generous donation about
Select Gift
Click Continue
Optionally type Message
Press Send

Presto - your money will be sent and received Fee Free so the Todd Gordon Fundraiser will get all the donations dollars!



looking sketchy there...

Social climber
Latitute 33
Jan 12, 2012 - 01:28pm PT
Donate early and often.

steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Jan 12, 2012 - 01:58pm PT
C'mon dudes! SHELL out some loose cash for the cause!

steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Jan 12, 2012 - 01:59pm PT
Jump the fence and come to the party!!!

StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jan 12, 2012 - 07:04pm PT
Spring Party at Todd's. Doesn't get any better.

rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Jan 12, 2012 - 09:09pm PT
A gay pride parade????

(note to self, bring kevlar butt protector...)
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Jan 13, 2012 - 08:57am PT
Be there...
Or be square.
Sioux Juan

Big Wall climber
Costa mesa
Jan 13, 2012 - 09:21am PT
you bet cha steve swan and friends will be there ! Todd your the bomb
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland-GulfBreeze
Jan 13, 2012 - 09:41am PT
[Click to View YouTube Video]
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 13, 2012 - 01:13pm PT
Calling Lynne Leichtfuss

Lynne, trying to get your number, information didn't work. Please call.
714-492-2159


edit: got it. Thanks Brian and Ron
Brian in SLC

Social climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Jan 13, 2012 - 03:04pm PT
Lynne Leichtfuss
looking sketchy there...

Social climber
Latitute 33
Jan 13, 2012 - 04:05pm PT
You can keep your stapler, but send some cash.


Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jan 13, 2012 - 07:06pm PT
Thanks again. You all rule. You are the greatest. You are too cool. Love you all.

OK, enough of the sappy group hug stuff. Send money - now!

johntp

Trad climber
socal
Jan 13, 2012 - 07:19pm PT
Does anyone remember "steal this book"
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Jan 13, 2012 - 09:08pm PT
Abbie Hoffman. Yes.
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jan 13, 2012 - 10:45pm PT
Give it up for The Mayor

rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Jan 13, 2012 - 11:05pm PT
Does Todd need a new thong...? RJ
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 14, 2012 - 01:20am PT
BIG PARTY AT THE GORDON RANCH APRIL 21, 2012

Once again, we are trying to raise some money to fix the roof at THE RANCH, have a memorable party, replace their dead mini-van and more.

EVERYONE IS INVITED! Including Stonemasters, Uplanders, wanna-bes, Sheep Buggerers, those mysterious folk from San Diego, RADs, BGR, Banditos, Valley boys, Euros, Asians, Latinos, American Alpine Clubbers, Mazamas, Vulgarians, Buff Alpine clubbers, Sierra Clubbers, boulderers and even Canadians and Newfoundlanders, not to mention people from Florida. This means you!

In the continuing philanthropic tradition we will be having a giant party at The Gordon residence at 9561 Starr Ln., Joshua Tree, CA on April 21, 2012. This year the main goal will be to do major repairs on the roof of the house at The Gordon Ranch. The brutal Joshua Tree weather and the many visitors have taken a toll on the house. They have one messed up roof with multiple leaks. The roofing crew of motivated locals is already set. We just need money for roofing materials, the party and a new/used mini-van as their old one died just before Christmas.

Most of you know Todd Gordon, AKA "The Mayor of Josh," as one of the most giving humans in the So. Cal. climbing community for the last 30 or so years. Chances are you have stayed at one of Todd's houses more than once while visiting Joshua Tree for it's world famous climbing....or you've climbed one of Todd's many, many classic and not so classic routes.... or maybe he even taught you to climb. I myself have been his guest more times than I can remember. We've showered, pooped, watched TV, camped, used the kitchen etc. there while visiting Todd, his family and our beloved Monument (JTNP).

This party is going to have a rocking band called "Warsaw."

We are also honored to have world traveler Tony Yeary giving a slideshow with digital images from the Cordillera Blanca of Peru to our own awesome Range of Light, the Sierra Nevada.

We are also going to have a silent auction and raffle for some great climbing gear, guide books, collectables, memorabilia and more. Susan Peplow will be in charge of the silent auction and raffle. We will need a couple of volunteers to help with the raffle and auction. To donate or help you may contact her at susanpeplow@hotmail.com and 602-725-3249.

Lynne Leichtfuss has graciously offered to coordinate the food effort, and yes it is a big effort. Last year she and her posse did an incredible job.
She will need several volunteers to help her and will be accepting donations to help pay for the food. You can contact her at 760-749-8774 to help in any way.

READ THIS PART! We are looking for cash and material donations. Cash in any amount is good. Material donations should be things that can be sold for cash. I will have a continuing sale/auction as this thread develops.

Please feel free to call or e-mail me regarding any questions you may have about this must attend event.

Cash donations can be Paypaled to me using my e-mail address which is:

devansbike@earthlink.net

Checks, cash and material donations can be sent to me at:

TG Fund. c/o David Evans
1931 Rollingstone Ln.
Tustin, CA 92780

Please make checks out to David Evans so that I may deposit and transfer them to the TG fund.

call me at
714-492-2159

Thank You All.
dee ee (Supertopo)
D. Evans (Mtn. Project)




Guest List.
1. DEE
2. Todd Gordon (not a guest)
3. Jeremy
4. Dr. F
5. TYeary
6. Bullwinkle
7. Locker
8. Stahlbro
9. steelmnkey
10. philo ?
11. Bransdon ?
12. Mtnmon ?
13. Mighty Hiker ?
14. Brokedownclimber
15. Sketchy
16. RussWalling
17. Flouride
18. Steve
19. RLF
20. Karen
21. Crimpergirl ?
22. Marty(r)
23. Tarbuster
24. TGT
25. F10
26. Lynne Leichtfuss
27. SCseagoat
28. Ferretlegger
29. Bill McKirgan
30. goatboy smellz
31. H
32. Paul Parker
33. Ron Gomez
34. Jim Bridwell
35. Dave Yerian
36. Hashbro
37. Murf
38. Sooze
39. Steve West
40. Dennis Gomez
41. happiegirl
42. Riley Wyna
43. Gal
44. Cosmiccragsman
45. Dimes
46. Fitness Coach
47. Mtnmun
48. Dana Eubanks
49. 10b4me
50. Louie
51. Valarie Heredi
52. Steve Swan
53. and friends

dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 14, 2012 - 02:51pm PT
IMPORTANT UPDATE!

Lynne Leichtfuss has graciously accepted organizing the big job of providing food for the party. She will need several people to help and we are looking for money/donations for the food.

Last year she and her posse did an incredible job and the food was awesome. This year we would like to make the job a little logistically easier to minimize impact on the kitchen and impact on the folks involved. The food will still be awesome just less labor intensive i.e. no one will have to slave over a bar-be-cue for hours.

If you would like to help in any way with the food directly please contact Lynne at 760-749-8774



Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Jan 14, 2012 - 03:35pm PT

Thinking for this year's menu all different kinds of crockpot food such as Mexican chile verde with pork; Beef Stew; Minestrone with meat balls; Fresh vegetable Soup; a fish stew either Italian or from Spain; Chicken something..... any ideas and receipes or someone who wants to bring something to go along with these such as fresh basil and tomato's on french bread, some great mexican chips......You get the idea.

I would love for Mal Daly to make an appearance with his incredible Louisiana shrimp and sausage stew.

We will need sturdy paper plates, large plastic spoons, napkins, and sturdy throw away bowls etc, tables, people to help serve.

Last year we collected $1200.00 from the food/dinner contributions for the Flanderfest. People that ate tipped the contribution jar MOST GENEROUSLY.
E

Social climber
Tujunga CA.
Jan 15, 2012 - 09:51am PT
after reviewing the recent images of todd's roof it appears that the shingles and paper are intact. The roof is leaking because of those sections of shingles that got blown off. Reweave those sections of shingles and crown staple all shingles down and you got about a one day repair for your crew. Then there will be a lot more cash available for the Gorden family.

and hey maybe they could share some of it with Clark Jacobs.
philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Jan 15, 2012 - 10:03am PT
EVERYONE IS INVITED! Including Stonemasters, Uplanders, wanna-bes, Sheep Buggerers, those mysterious folk from San Diego, RADs, BGR, Banditos, Valley boys, Euros, Asians, Latinos, American Alpine Clubbers, Mazamas, Vulgarians, Buff Alpine clubbers, Sierra Clubbers, boulderers and even Canadians and Newfoundlanders, not to mention people from Florida. This means you!

Hey Man you left off Eldo Prancers.
Is that discrimination?
Could be an ACLU case soon.

And what about Black Canyon Dirt Bags?
Or Red Rock retrotards?
Will they need special visas?





Hey StahlBro, nice pic. What town has that ass for a mayor?
I could always relocate but will I have to change party affiliation?
Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Jan 15, 2012 - 12:02pm PT


We also have our first food volunteer. They're bringing a Belgium dish called Stoofvlees....Yummy beef stew made with Belgium Beer :D
zip

Trad climber
pacific beach, ca
Jan 15, 2012 - 01:51pm PT
Lynne,

nice pic, but i don't think it was yours to take credit for.
"Credit: Lynne Leichtfuss"


i'll have my attorney contact you.

hopefully we can work something out.

EDIT: and i don't really recall Bill being able to take credit for cleaning anything up either.
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Jan 15, 2012 - 02:13pm PT
Uh.... my guess is the picture was posted photobucket or some such site and it automatically gives credit to the account holder.

It's a group picture, so what if a few there did or didn't help out.

It's the spirit in which it was intended that's important.
zip

Trad climber
pacific beach, ca
Jan 15, 2012 - 02:15pm PT
Robert,

uh, ok, thanks for the clarification.

carry on then.
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Jan 15, 2012 - 02:42pm PT
sounds like a gas!

no Nature?

what about bagpipes?

any gear left over from Bridfest?

might have a few bones to throw that way too,

the neighbors are already broken in,

what is the anchor like at the top of double cross?

don't tell me a big dude with his legs on a loose boulder,
Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Jan 15, 2012 - 03:17pm PT
Sorry Zip, I remembered to credit BlitZo, but totally forgot on second pic. Actually don't even know who took it.....?!

Hey, anyone have a picture of the band that's playing this year, Warsaw I think?
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 16, 2012 - 11:10am PT
green tea bump
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jan 16, 2012 - 04:10pm PT
Get there any way you can....

dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 16, 2012 - 06:07pm PT
CHECK THIS STUFF OUT! Willing to take a "batch" bid for the whole lot or any combo you could dream of. I do already have a $75 bid for the Tom Burke plaque.

Here is some cool stuff I have left to auction/sell.

This first pic is some classic meat and potatos climbing rack material sent by Locker. It's all stuff you can use. The Friends (a #1.5 and a #2) are in good shape and have smooth action as do the wire gate Wild Country biners. The studs are 1/4" x 1.25" button heads, oh yes, and those are the fattest dang aluminum rap rings I've ever seen in my life. There are 4 quick draws, a single length runner and a double length runner.


Oh yeah, the seat!!!
This is the cleanest big wall seat I have ever seen. Plywood? You have got to be kidding me. This is fiberglass and, oh, is it clean. It is fully decked out in climbing oriented decals, but, feel free to remove them and personalize them to your (big wall god) hearts content. A little foam and you are set.



Here is a shot of the Tom Burke commemorative plaque. This is the last known in a series commisioned by Glen Lake to celebrate Tom and his joy de vivre. Tom was one of the original "Stahl Brothers" who climbed all over the world with style, determination and panache.

I must briefly mention Tom's ascent of the Matterhorn with his good friend Reagan. As they were heading up early in the ascent they encountered multiple guide led parties retreating from the mountain. As each party passed them each and every professional European mountain guide told them bad weather was imminent, to continue was unjustified, and that they too MUST go down. To these bold climbers from Cali the weather didn't look so bad and they continued their ascent. A few clouds on the horizon? PSHAW! The guides warnings became more and more adamant. They continued, the lone party on the peak. The weather got a little sketch but they eventually reached the summit which they thoroughly enjoyed by themselves and descended safely. I won't mention the slander the guides received (those whiners).


The classic Access Fund bottle opener.


A Petzl chest ascender.


Lost Arrow Pitons! Aren't these babys about $20 bucks each now???


dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 16, 2012 - 06:26pm PT
One more thing.

A trick spelunking cave descender. I've never used one of these but it sure looks neato.

dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 17, 2012 - 12:34am PT
pre work trip bump
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jan 17, 2012 - 12:22pm PT
Bump for the Pad People

bobinc

Trad climber
Portland, Or
Jan 18, 2012 - 08:26am PT
Just got the EBs from Dave E. Perfect fit...

I may have some good stuff to send down for the auction; have to do some spelunking.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Jan 19, 2012 - 01:04am PT

Probably the Chef's had mo fo than standing around slandering, drinking, toking, hitting on the opposite sex.......well maybe not but we did rock.


Getting ready for the Todd Fest.

Let's Make it The Best Fest Of All.....:DD
Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Jan 19, 2012 - 01:11am PT
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Jan 19, 2012 - 08:58pm PT

Come one, come all!
Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Jan 19, 2012 - 11:17pm PT
Warsaw.....Tried to find them on the internet. Can anyone post a picture of them/and or a sample of their music. PLEASE.......:))
susan peplow

climber
GordonFest Paypal: devansbike@earthlink.net
Jan 19, 2012 - 11:37pm PT
Got an update from Pocoloco1 that we've got Salsa on it's way for the event! Come join us at the Gordon Fundraiser to score some kick-ass salsa from one of our SuperTopo family.


Can't wait and want to support our sponsors? Buy some today direct at http://www.chiloschile.com

Got something fantastic you'd like to donate? Contact me, I'm gathering the goods!






StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jan 20, 2012 - 12:42am PT
Show Todd some love!

Did someone say dummy domes? We're in.

Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Jan 20, 2012 - 10:34am PT
Lynne;...check early posts in this thread...I posted some pics and a couple of links to some music videos....check them out....bye..
They are playing tonite in palm desert at The Hood.....I might go check it out (again...I went last time they were there....)....might even take some pics....bye..
susan peplow

climber
GordonFest Paypal: devansbike@earthlink.net
Jan 20, 2012 - 11:17pm PT
Oooohhhhh Ahhhhh what's this? That my dear friends is a copy of the limited print run of "15 Climbs in Sedona That Don't Suck" by Greg Opland.

The guide was published in 2011 has been previously available to only the closest friends of the author and best climbers in the West (cough). Now, for this limited time YOU too could have your own SIGNED edition of this fantastic guidebook.

The guide features some of the best climbs in Sedona (by the Author's account) along with a brief introduction, history of Sedona Climbing and general information for vistiting the area. These 136 pages of photos, descriptions, detailed maps and quality topos could all be yours.

Never visited Sedona or got overwhelmed by the amount of routes and lack of good information? This is YOUR CHANCE to get in on the fun and help a good cause at the same time.

All proceeds will benefit the Todd Gordon Family Fundraiser. These guides have been personally donated by Greg Opland aka Steelmonkey and signed by the author. (pssst get over here Greg!)

Addional copies will be available for Silent Auction April 21, 2012 at the Fundraiser in Joshua Tree. Can't make it but want a chance to own one? Online Auction of 1 Copy starts tonight - Minimum bid $25 buyer to pick up in J-Tree or pay shipping.

Online Auction ends February 21, 2012 11:59:59

Auctioneer reserves the right to provide additional copies to qualified bidders
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Jan 20, 2012 - 11:32pm PT
Great work Susan!

Todd, sorry your phone line is not working as of today. I WILL have that up and running tomorrow.I just need to hit Home Depot tomorrow for some parts.

I'll start working on the electrical next week. There's lot's that needs to be done there.
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Jan 20, 2012 - 11:44pm PT
Oh schit, Fonda's WORKING! Worse yet on something electrical, Todd yer phones might be out, but when Fonda's done you might need to turn on the light switch to make a phone call, or flush the toilet to turn on the lights!
Fonda when can I come out and fix the damn post to yer gate so the low life's(like me) don't have free reigns to the property?
Peace
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Jan 21, 2012 - 12:14am PT
Christ. Let me deal with one disaster at a time. We'll get to that later. Hell, I've got my own roof problems to deal with up here.
steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Jan 21, 2012 - 10:23am PT
Like a stinkin' wind tunnel today. No climb.
Good luck with the power Robert.

Sedona book above contains info on 15 nice, low scare, moderate routes between 5.7 and 5.10 that offer a good intro to climbing in Sedona. Routes like The Mace, Dr. Rubos, Oak Creek Spire, Coyote Tower, and the Earth Angel. Hope you like it.
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Jan 21, 2012 - 10:27am PT
We (reluctantly) had to return our borrowed copy of Sedona Climbs that Don't Suck so I'm definitely down for the auction on that particular gem.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 21, 2012 - 01:52pm PT
I received some killer guides from Mr. Supertopo, Chris McNamara. Yes, they are the state of the art climbing guides. All of these books are personally autographed by Chris himself and yes he has done over 70 El Cap routes.

Including:

2-Tuolumne Bouldering
Northern California Bouldering
Tuolumne Free Climbs
2-Yosemite Sport Climbs and Top Ropes
Yosemite Valley Bouldering
2-Yosemite Big Walls


I had to look through the Big Wall book immediately and whoa, am I impressed. What a great book with history, classic photos and uber-topos.
Dude, these books are beautiful.

Contact me if you are interested and the ones I have left (if any) will make their way to Susan's silent auction and raffle.

devansbike@earthlink.net


happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Jan 21, 2012 - 03:40pm PT
I am not sure how we are supposed to be doing this Silent Auction thing. Or can we bring items to the fundariser party when it happens? Can somebody point me to the instruction manual, or send me a note or something?

Reason is that I would like to donate 2 ClimbAddict Chalkbags. Here is an example of a few available, but either the person will be able to choose from the available ones at time, or else I will pick two to drop to the party(they may or may not be the ones shown here):

Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
Jan 21, 2012 - 03:48pm PT
Happi: from an above post of Susans:

SusanPeplow writes: Got something fantastic you'd like to donate? Contact me, I'm gathering the goods!
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Jan 21, 2012 - 04:00pm PT
Thanks, Russ. Will do!
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Jan 21, 2012 - 07:06pm PT
Robert, ya need some help up there? Give me a call and I'll get out there to give you a hand.....ya know I'm good for some labor Brother!
Peace
Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Jan 21, 2012 - 07:10pm PT
Me too and I think the other bro will be here soon to lend a hand. Didn't he discover the honey tank for yo that day we were picking strawberries? :DD lynnie
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Jan 21, 2012 - 08:20pm PT
Looking forward to seeing you guys. I need to get some more materials together. I'll speak with the owner. It's the kind of project we can blow out in a weekend if we have our sh#t together. That means I gotta get my sh#t together!

I'll be starting in on the electrical, phone, and cable for the sat t.v. for Todd on either monday or tuesday.
susan peplow

climber
GordonFest Paypal: devansbike@earthlink.net
Jan 21, 2012 - 09:33pm PT
Happie, thank you very much for the donation of your cool chalk bags. Swing them by anytime. I'll mark you down for two, bring them by now or whenever, don't make a special trip just to drop them off. I won't hit panic mode until mid-March.

Thanks!

~Sooze
Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Jan 21, 2012 - 10:02pm PT
Happi, we sell lots of cool chalk bags made by the "big guys" at the store I work at. Yours are every bit as good or better. Just a suggestion folks, bidding on Happi's super kool stuff.....start the bidding at 15.99 to 19.95. They are well done.

(as is Todd's roof....hehehe.)

OBTW I read the Flanders Fundraiser Thread from start to finish to get ideas. But am now wondering why we don't have more sign ups at this point for the Todd Fest. As MANY have pointed out, without Todd we would not have had the parties we have So enjoyed.

Zuppppp Tacoland? All over the U.S. lets sign up and take yo vacation April 21. Meet the koolest people that ever climbed. :D Just a suggestion.
Ciao and Cheers, lynnie
John Butler

Social climber
SLC, Utah
Jan 21, 2012 - 10:54pm PT
Happie's bags are the best on the planet :-)

Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Jan 21, 2012 - 10:56pm PT
One of the coolest guidebooks ever written......15 MUST DO climbs in Sedona.....this book basically guides my life;.....I hang my head in SHAME that I have only done 9 of the 15 climbs that do not suck in Sedona;...BUT...you can bet that it's just a matter of time until I have completed the list.....oh yes;...it will be completed......and.....I just can't realistically seeing anyone NOT wanting to do these climbs;...it's sort of a no-brainer......pretty much mandatory climbing for anyone who calls themself a climber....




Even my own son hides his face in shame because his dad has only done 9 of the 15 climbs in Sedona that don't suck.......it's a family shame and guilt.....as bad as catholic guilt....it really is...

Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Jan 21, 2012 - 11:04pm PT
Warsaw last nite in Palm Desert at The Hood...(Tonite in Yuma, Ariz....at Strummer's Village tavern...).)...






dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 22, 2012 - 11:24am PT
From anonymous:

"A true payback would be for all those stinky dirtbags to pay a single
buck for any night they stayed or shower they took at the Gordex
Ranch. Ha!, Todd would be rolling in a new mini van in a second."



That includes you and me.
wallflower

Big Wall climber
CA
Jan 22, 2012 - 09:42pm PT
see you dare!
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Jan 22, 2012 - 10:01pm PT
Come out to check out the beautiful sunrises.......this AM was a good one...


Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Jan 22, 2012 - 10:03pm PT
Slideshow by Tony Leary......Wendall Smith (left) and Tony Yeary (other left...)......these dudes been around the block a few times...

Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Jan 22, 2012 - 10:07pm PT
Looking Forward to the musica thanks for the Warsaw pics. When do they start their gig at The Gordon Rancho?
wallflower

Big Wall climber
CA
Jan 22, 2012 - 10:12pm PT
i've got skills(master plumber), no BS!
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 23, 2012 - 12:45am PT
Guest List.
1. DEE
2. Todd Gordon (not a guest)
3. Jeremy
4. Dr. F
5. TYeary
6. Bullwinkle
7. Locker
8. Stahlbro
9. steelmnkey
10. philo ?
11. Bransdon ?
12. Mtnmon ?
13. Mighty Hiker ?
14. Brokedownclimber
15. Sketchy
16. RussWalling
17. Flouride
18. Steve
19. RLF
20. Karen
21. Crimpergirl ?
22. Marty(r)
23. Tarbuster
24. TGT
25. F10
26. Lynne Leichtfuss
27. SCseagoat
28. Ferretlegger
29. Bill McKirgan
30. goatboy smellz
31. H
32. Paul Parker
33. Ron Gomez
34. Jim Bridwell
35. Dave Yerian
36. Hashbro
37. Murf
38. Sooze
39. Steve West
40. Dennis Gomez
41. happiegirl
42. Riley Wyna
43. Gal
44. Cosmiccragsman
45. Dimes
46. Fitness Coach
47. Mtnmun
48. Dana Eubanks
49. 10b4me
50. Louie
51. Valarie Heredi
52. Steve Swan
53. and friends
54. Steve Belford
55. Karen Roseme
56. LEB
57. Wallflower
58. El Marinero
59. sethsquatch76
60. Sabra
61. neebee
62. iTodd
63. healyje
64. ATS
65. drljefe
66. Dr. Sprock
67. justthemaid
68. happiegirl
68. Lovegasoline
69. Mike Casper
70. Tucker
71. Debbie Walden?
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jan 23, 2012 - 12:53am PT
DW will be there!

susan peplow

climber
GordonFest Paypal: devansbike@earthlink.net
Jan 23, 2012 - 10:14pm PT
Taking bids on this limited print-run guidebook for Sedona. Makes you want to thumb through it again and again!

[Click to View YouTube Video]
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Jan 23, 2012 - 10:31pm PT
I'm a bit confuzzled (imagine that) about these auctions. Is the intent to have them ahead of time to establish a budget, or to have them at the partay? Or just whatever goes?
Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Jan 24, 2012 - 12:17am PT
Is the guest list for real? Is Neebee actually coming????

Gomez is your bro gonna be there too? List still lacks many. This is A BIG DO!!!! The Mayor after all......

Where's the June Lake contingent? How bout Mammoth?

What about the Euro's that post here. Now's the TIME yo all!!! Is Lasti from Hungary still climbing? Bring your posse. Joshua Tree is a World Class stop off for climbing. lynne
susan peplow

climber
GordonFest Paypal: devansbike@earthlink.net
Jan 24, 2012 - 12:30am PT
johntp,

There are a few things going on and understand your confusion. There are items being sold and/or auctioned on ST now to keep interest up, dollars coming in as well as provide people who can't make it to the event an opportunity to bid/buy something rather than lose out all together.

So, with the guide above I have a few copies. One copy is being auctioned online prior to the event...the others will be listed with the Silent Auction on April 21st.

Does that help?
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Jan 24, 2012 - 02:35am PT
Add some of my homies to the list of party goers.....(and thanks for the help and support....)....we are expecting around 200 guest that evening;...so if the list looks a wee bit small;...it's still months away, and about 1/2 show up without being on the supertopo list.........


Tim Pinar
Brett Pinar
Penny Pinar
Kelly Vaught
Frank Bentwood
Stephanie Cassalaro
Will Cassalaro
James Lostlen
Sarah Lostlen
Cody Dolnick
Rebeca Russell
Michelle Russo
Alley Welsh
Beck Gordon
Shelby Beardsley
Andrew Jones
Gina Bararra
Richard Bararra
Mike Lechlinski
Mari Gingery
Taylor Diehl
Jabber Suleman
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jan 24, 2012 - 03:35am PT
hey there say lynne... i just checked to see how this is going... and found out that i am listed to be there...


wow, perhaps this is a sign, ;)


i have no way to get there, actually, as i never have more funds than to barely cover the month... but i can pray about it...
however, i WILL be there in a few spirited ways for sure...

you will see that later...
:)


and i am still doing my craft or two or three, to send, for the auction as well...

it is the good lord's hands....
:)
Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Jan 24, 2012 - 03:36pm PT
ok, I'll petition the Maker of All too. Maybe someone in your area is coming and you can travel together. Never Know :DD
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Jan 24, 2012 - 04:13pm PT
So Mr. Beck Gordon has come of age and will be attending this event, now will he?

How soon they grow up!

Blitzo

Social climber
Earth
Jan 24, 2012 - 07:12pm PT
I might make an appearance.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Jan 24, 2012 - 07:59pm PT
Ok, hope for the pope. I mean mayor. Glad to see the additional list from Mr.G.

Nice of you to think of Neebee, Dr.F. Your crazy threads never fooled me. You're a nice guy and now days they finish first. Cheers to Craig!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jan 25, 2012 - 06:31am PT
hey there say, dr f.... nice for thinking of me, to find a hopeful way, thanks so very kindly...

not sure if i could do this...
i'm way out in mich...

would rather travel with someone, though, than alone...
seems i traveled alone to so many spots, and it's rough
at times...

but say:
i've also got all my critters here too and would
need to find someone to care for them...

my folks are in calif... and it's been too hard to think about
getting out that far, even to see them...

or to get to the facelift, too...
and then, i'd enjoy seeing crimpie's get togethers, too...

i do think about it all, from time to time, though, so you never
know... this would be fun too with so many folks there...

but time, funds, and availability must be in synce,
so only the good lord knows, :)
have to let it sit on the ol' back burner a bit... :)
wahr

climber
Jan 25, 2012 - 07:00am PT
sounds like theres going to be more talent around than work to be done,

is anyone lining up other projects to get down wile the labors available?
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 25, 2012 - 06:41pm PT
Guest List.
1. DEE
2. Todd Gordon (not a guest)
3. Jeremy
4. Dr. F
5. TYeary
6. Bullwinkle
7. Locker
8. Stahlbro
9. steelmnkey
10. philo ?
11. Bransdon ?
12. Mtnmon ?
13. Mighty Hiker ?
14. Brokedownclimber
15. Sketchy
16. RussWalling
17. Flouride
18. Steve
19. RLF
20. Karen
21. Crimpergirl ?
22. Marty(r)
23. Tarbuster
24. TGT
25. F10
26. Lynne Leichtfuss
27. SCseagoat
28. Ferretlegger
29. Bill McKirgan
30. goatboy smellz
31. H
32. Paul Parker
33. Ron Gomez
34. Jim Bridwell
35. Dave Yerian
36. Hashbro
37. Murf
38. Sooze
39. Steve West
40. Dennis Gomez
41. happiegirl
42. Riley Wyna
43. Gal
44. Cosmiccragsman
45. Dimes
46. Fitness Coach
47. Mtnmun
48. Dana Eubanks
49. 10b4me
50. Louie
51. Valarie Heredi
52. Steve Swan
53. and friends
54. Steve Belford
55. Karen Roseme
56. LEB
57. Wallflower
58. El Marinero
59. sethsquatch76
60. Sabra
61. neebee
62. iTodd
63. healyje
64. ATS
65. drljefe
66. Dr. Sprock
67. justthemaid
68. happiegirl
68. Lovegasoline
69. Mike Casper
70. Tucker
71. Debbie Walden
72. Tim Pinar
73. Brett Pinar
74. Penny Pinar
75. Kelly Vaught
76. Frank Bentwood
77. Stephanie Cassalaro
78. Will Cassalaro
79. James Lostlen
80. Sarah Lostlen
81. Cody Dolnick
82. Rebeca Russell
83. Michelle Russo
84. Alley Welsh
85. Beck Gordon
86. Shelby Beardsley
87. Andrew Jones
88. Gina Bararra
89. Richard Bararra
90. Mike Lechlinski
91. Mari Gingery
92. Taylor Diehl
93. Jabber Suleman
94. Sullly
95. Largo?
96. Blitzo
97. Robert Bolton aka Bob
98. klk
99. khanom
100. Vicky
101. Kevin Daniels

CrackAddict

Trad climber
Canoga Park, CA
Jan 25, 2012 - 06:57pm PT
Holy Schnikes. I think Tod is going to have to fill out an Environmental Impact Report for this one.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jan 25, 2012 - 08:38pm PT
hey there say, all...

wow, i saw the end of the list, as it was posted here again,
and felt sad--thought my name was gone from it...

ohmy, the list was JUST longer and more added... i was still there, :))

okay--seems like a good sign:
me being sad about it...


so now, i will move this up to mid burner and just keep praying about it...
there are soooo many folks to be there that i keep in touch with here, oh my!


okay, it is in the lord's hands...
just remember if i can't be there, i AM there in spirit, and
will have craft-extentions of myself there, for sure...

god bless to you all... am praying for the whole project,
THAT is something that i always know i can do... >:D<
Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Jan 25, 2012 - 11:26pm PT
So mayhap this may be a time for neebee to meet the rest of the family. What can we do to make it happen? jess wonderin', lynne
klk

Trad climber
cali
Jan 26, 2012 - 11:48am PT
de,

i'm planning to be there.

work may gank it, but i'll be there barring unfoerseen clusters
rbolton

Social climber
The home for...
Jan 26, 2012 - 12:03pm PT
Mr. Evans, sir. Please mark me down as attending. This looks like a shindig for the ages. Or aged. Whatever.
KDD

climber
bishop
Jan 26, 2012 - 02:53pm PT
dave

ill be at the event

count me in for 250.00

let me know what else is needed

hi to the family

kevin daniels
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Jan 26, 2012 - 03:07pm PT
can't wait to see all those cars lost out in the desert,

is chongo's old place still available?
pk_davidson

Trad climber
Albuquerque, NM
Jan 26, 2012 - 03:30pm PT
No one wants the book ?
$25 and I'll bump it to $35 if the monkey will sign it.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 26, 2012 - 06:49pm PT
pk_davidson....which book?
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 26, 2012 - 06:57pm PT
Locker, that looks like a young Dr. F in the photo.
Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
Jan 26, 2012 - 08:48pm PT
There are 77 people on that list that I have restraining orders on..... 80ft baby... SO STAY THE HELL BACK!!!!!!!
AKDOG

Mountain climber
Anchorage, AK
Jan 26, 2012 - 08:54pm PT
Now there will be 78

Dave count me in,
Todd is the man. Looks like great excuse to head south and get out to JT again.
Given our big snow year up here I just want to lay in the dirt, drink a beer and feel some sun.

Doug Munoz (AKA Moonie)
Fogarty

climber
BITD
Jan 26, 2012 - 08:54pm PT
Sounds like a good time, count me in, I will bring some items for the auction.

Cheers,

Mike Fogarty
Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
Jan 26, 2012 - 09:40pm PT
MOONFUZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!!!!
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Jan 26, 2012 - 09:51pm PT
everybody fast for a week in advance of the party,

we don't wanna clog up the line,

or bring a shovel,

a pic of somebody using third world toiletries could be valuable,

be careful at night, lots of cactus,

ever have a thorn in yo wang dang?
Largo

Sport climber
The Big Wide Open Face
Jan 26, 2012 - 10:59pm PT
I'm driving in with Coz.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 26, 2012 - 11:08pm PT
DR. SPROCK ET. AL. TAKE NOTE

We will be getting a couple of porta potties to alleviate the strain on the septic system on site. There were problems during/after the previous parties. Guys need not use the bathroom or pp's if all you gotta' do is pee. You're all climbers right? Well ok, use the pp's for whatever.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 26, 2012 - 11:13pm PT
GORDON FAMILY FUNDRAISER –Joshua Tree, CA

BIG PARTY AT THE GORDON RANCH APRIL 21, 2012

Once again, we are trying to raise some money to fix the roof at THE RANCH, have a memorable party, replace their dead mini-van and more.

EVERYONE IS INVITED! Including Stonemasters, Uplanders, wanna-bes, Sheep Buggerers, those mysterious folk from San Diego, RADs, BGR, Banditos, Valley boys, Euros, Asians, Latinos, American Alpine Clubbers, Mazamas, Vulgarians, Buff Alpine clubbers, Sierra Clubbers, boulderers and even Canadians and Newfoundlanders, not to mention people from Florida. This means you!

In the continuing philanthropic tradition we will be having a giant party at The Gordon residence at 9561 Starr Ln., Joshua Tree, CA on April 21, 2012. This year the main goal will be to do major repairs on the roof of the house at The Gordon Ranch. The brutal Joshua Tree weather and the many visitors have taken a toll on the house. They have one messed up roof with multiple leaks. The roofing crew of motivated locals is already set. We just need money for roofing materials, the party and a new/used mini-van as their old one died just before Christmas.

Most of us know Todd Gordon, AKA "The Mayor of Josh," as one of the most giving humans in the So. Cal. climbing community for the last 30 or so years. Chances are you have stayed at one of Todd's houses more than once while visiting Joshua Tree for it's world famous climbing....or you've climbed one of Todd's many, many classic and not so classic routes.... or maybe he even taught you to climb. I myself have been his guest more times than I can remember. We've showered, pooped, watched TV, camped, used the kitchen etc. there while visiting Todd, his family and our beloved Monument (JTNP).

This party is going to have a rocking band called "Warsaw."

We are also honored to have world traveler Tony Yeary giving a slideshow with digital images from the Cordillera Blanca of Peru to our own awesome Range of Light, the Sierra Nevada.

We are also going to have a silent auction and raffle for some great climbing gear, guide books, collectables, memorabilia and more. Susan Peplow will be in charge of the silent auction and raffle. We will need a couple of volunteers to help with the raffle and auction. To donate or help you may contact her at susanpeplow@hotmail.com and 602-725-3249.

Lynne Leichtfuss has graciously offered to coordinate the food effort, and yes it is a big effort. Last year she and her posse did an incredible job.
She will need several volunteers to help her and will be accepting donations to help pay for the food. You can contact her at 760-749-8774 to help in any way.

SPONSORS INCLUDE- The American Alpine Club and Supertopo.

READ THIS PART! We are looking for cash and material donations. Cash in any amount is good. Material donations should be things that can be sold for cash. I will have a continuing sale/auction as this thread develops.

Please feel free to call or e-mail me regarding any questions you may have about this must attend event.

Cash donations can be Paypaled to me using my e-mail address which is:

devansbike@earthlink.net

Checks, cash and material donations can be sent to me at:

TG Fund. c/o David Evans
1931 Rollingstone Ln.
Tustin, CA 92780

Please make checks out to David Evans so that I may deposit and transfer them to the TG fund.

call me at
714-492-2159

Thank You All.
dee ee (Supertopo)
D. Evans (Mtn. Project)




Guest List.
1. DEE
2. Todd Gordon (not a guest)
3. Jeremy
4. Dr. F
5. TYeary
6. Bullwinkle
7. Locker
8. Stahlbro
9. steelmnkey
10. philo ?
11. Bransdon ?
12. Mtnmon ?
13. Mighty Hiker ?
14. Brokedownclimber
15. Sketchy
16. RussWalling
17. Flouride
18. Steve
19. RLF
20. Karen
21. Crimpergirl ?
22. Marty(r)
23. Tarbuster
24. TGT
25. F10
26. Lynne Leichtfuss
27. SCseagoat
28. Ferretlegger
29. Bill McKirgan
30. goatboy smellz
31. H
32. Paul Parker
33. Ron Gomez
34. Jim Bridwell
35. Dave Yerian
36. Hashbro
37. Murf
38. Sooze
39. Steve West
40. Dennis Gomez
41. happiegirl
42. Riley Wyna
43. Gal
44. Cosmiccragsman
45. Dimes
46. Fitness Coach
47. Mtnmun
48. Dana Eubanks
49. 10b4me
50. Louie
51. Valarie Heredi
52. Steve Swan
53. and friends
54. Steve Belford
55. Karen Roseme
56. LEB
57. Wallflower
58. El Marinero
59. sethsquatch76
60. Sabra
61. neebee
62. iTodd aka Todd Battey
63. healyje
64. ATS
65. drljefe
66. Dr. Sprock
67. justthemaid
68. happiegirl
68. Lovegasoline
69. Mike Casper
70. Tucker
71. Debbie Walden
72. Tim Pinar
73. Brett Pinar
74. Penny Pinar
75. Kelly Vaught
76. Frank Bentwood
77. Stephanie Cassalaro
78. Will Cassalaro
79. James Lostlen
80. Sarah Lostlen
81. Cody Dolnick
82. Rebeca Russell
83. Michelle Russo
84. Alley Welsh
85. Beck Gordon
86. Shelby Beardsley
87. Andrew Jones
88. Gina Bararra
89. Richard Bararra
90. Mike Lechlinski
91. Mari Gingery
92. Taylor Diehl
93. Jabber Suleman
94. Sullly
95. Largo
96. Blitzo
97. Robert Bolton aka Bob
98. klk
99. khanom
100. Vicky
101. Kevin Daniels
102. Moonie aka Doug Munoz aka Moonfuzz aka AKdog
103. Fogarty
104. Jim Angione aka “Slim Jim” aka “The Flangeman”
105. Scott Cosgrove aka Coz

dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 26, 2012 - 11:15pm PT
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Jan 27, 2012 - 01:07am PT
can i bring my own poop tube?

do i have to use paper or just do it climbers style?

i don't want to smell anti social, jus sayin,

susan peplow

climber
GordonFest Paypal: devansbike@earthlink.net
Jan 27, 2012 - 01:09am PT
Who's starting the bidding for the Sedona Guide? Check this out, all excellent routes with a plethera of info for your reading pleasure. A true gem for any bookshelf!

dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 27, 2012 - 11:53am PT
Susan, I'll bid $20 for the Sedona guide.




Dr. Sprock, that's a great idea! Bring your own poop tube.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jan 27, 2012 - 12:05pm PT
May I make a suggestion, which is undoubtedly totally uncouth, and for which I will surely be slagged? That is, that there be nametags available for those who want them, perhaps at the entrance? So we know who's who? If people put their real name, plus ST handle (if any), so much the better.
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Jan 27, 2012 - 12:55pm PT
is the park free that weekend in april?

like it was for Bridfest?

who knows a back way into j tree?

is weed still illegal in the park?

that girl who works the gate, is she gonna be at the party?

too many questions?

excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse mee~

Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Jan 27, 2012 - 01:40pm PT
whats up with the robbin hood outfit,

is that guy on crack?
Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Jan 27, 2012 - 04:48pm PT
Usually I just work these gigs. This year I'm lucky, thank's to my Nomad's boss, and I have 4 whole days off to help out the Gordo Cause. I'd like to climb and haven't for a bit. Anyone with extreme patience up for the rock with lynne. Cosmic are yo gonna be there?
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 27, 2012 - 04:54pm PT
That's Gioccomo, King of Jesters, Jester to Kings.


Mighty Hiker, are you sayin' you'll be there?
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Jan 27, 2012 - 05:14pm PT

Soon to be sent to Susan Peplow.

Andrea and Todd are the best.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jan 27, 2012 - 05:49pm PT
I bid US$50 for the Chouinard-Frost ice hammer, to get things started. I won't know until February if I can make it in person in April, so thought I better get a bid in for something I might want.
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Jan 27, 2012 - 06:08pm PT
Edit: Thinking these would be for the on site auction.

can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Jan 27, 2012 - 06:08pm PT
count me in too, why not another party to behave badly at lol.

I'll see what relics I can offer for sale or auction or however you're raising money off of gear donations.

Edit: Russ, if you don't go pick up that Forest Wall hammer from Mo's it'll go to the Gordon.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 27, 2012 - 08:38pm PT
OMG, a mint Diamond C Alpine Hammer!
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jan 27, 2012 - 08:45pm PT
Well, as the event is in the middle of the California desert, I was kind of hoping that no one would recognize the thing, and I could get a good deal. Maybe they'd think of it as some sort of weird bolt remover or something. You would let the cat out of the bag. Now maybe I'll have to get an agent to bid on it for me, if I can't make it. Darn!

For the uninstructed, the photo is of an obscure Chouinard prototype, which never really amounted to much. A few of them were used in Canada, but they didn't catch on. So nothing to see, move along...

dee ee, will you be my secret agent, and make johntp an offer he can't refuse?
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Jan 27, 2012 - 09:57pm PT
Leichtfuss I got first dibs on climbing with you....and Dave!
Peace
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Jan 27, 2012 - 10:05pm PT
does the band know any Barry White songs cuz i wanna get my freak thing on,
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Jan 27, 2012 - 10:25pm PT
Tony Yeary......Rare opportunity to see his work....you don't want to miss his slide show...



Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Jan 27, 2012 - 10:33pm PT
are there any climbs in josh that you can do upside down?
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Jan 27, 2012 - 10:42pm PT
Yeah Locker....you twerp..You'd better hide in the cactus if largo and Dr. F. are going to show...RJ
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Jan 28, 2012 - 02:38am PT
For the uninstructed, the photo is of an obscure Chouinard prototype, which never really amounted to much. A few of them were used in Canada, but they didn't catch on. So nothing to see, move along...

Yeah, pretty much worthless. But it sure is purdy!
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 28, 2012 - 11:21am PT
The first time I climbed Mendel I used one of those, and elsewhere.
CynthiaL

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Jan 28, 2012 - 12:12pm PT
FYI, "National Park Week" is from April 21 - 29 this year, so there WILL be FREE ENTRANCE into the park!
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Jan 28, 2012 - 01:13pm PT
Hey Lynnie, looks like Gomez punched your climbing dance card first, but perhaps Ferret and I can get dibs in too. Patience, name of the game, as I'll be couple months out from shoulder surgery and just getting back to it. JT seems to be my recovery spot, was the site of my first post chemo climb.


Susan
susan peplow

climber
GordonFest Paypal: devansbike@earthlink.net
Jan 28, 2012 - 01:33pm PT
Great activity, look what I've missed the past few days! John, email sent regarding the hammers, those are terrific donations and mucho appreciated!!!!!

~Susan
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Jan 28, 2012 - 05:59pm PT
A lot of you have known Todd for years. I first met him at the Tarbuster fest. I was a stranger, but within five minutes of meeting him on the porch felt like I was with a good friend. Been by the house briefly a few times since.

Andrea has always been incredibly gracious. Cheers to her!
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Jan 28, 2012 - 06:50pm PT
Locker............bring yer Mom, she'd have a BLAST!
Peace
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Jan 28, 2012 - 06:57pm PT
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Jan 28, 2012 - 07:15pm PT
aww hell, never mind.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Jan 29, 2012 - 12:16am PT
Sweet, SC seagoat and Gomez lets make some real plans to meet and climb. Looking forward. lynnie
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Jan 29, 2012 - 01:20am PT
set your scanners to:

Joshua Tree National Park
Frequency Type Alpha Tag Description
171.67500 RM JTP Repeat JTP Repeater FM Federal

working on 29 palms...

Riverside County

460.175 Police Disp.

CHP

39.68000 KDG272 B 118.8 PL TRQ1 INL B Base - TURQUOISE 1 - Riverside (74) FM Law Dispatch
42.02000 KA4993 M 118.8 PL TRQ1 INL M Mobile - TURQUOISE 1 - Riverside (74) FM Law Dispatch
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Jan 29, 2012 - 10:22am PT
Uhhh Lynnie that WAS a real plan and Susan can come along for some shoulder rehab!
Peace
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Jan 29, 2012 - 04:07pm PT
Craig, get it done, yer GUD at getting the group together, have had a blast with you in the past, I'll haul the beers....again!
Peace
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Jan 29, 2012 - 06:55pm PT
You guys always plan these things when it's the busy guide season. I always miss out on the climbing part of the weekend.

whimper sniff....
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Jan 29, 2012 - 07:23pm PT
BFD! I'll bring some frijoles and beer for you, ya rich, ruthless guide.
Peace


......I'm screwing with him!
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Jan 29, 2012 - 07:32pm PT
"BFD! I'll bring some frijoles and beer for you, ya rich, ruthless guide."

Only if I can press those frijoles into dollar bills!
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Jan 29, 2012 - 07:38pm PT
maybe peso's, mojado!
Peace
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 29, 2012 - 09:00pm PT
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Jan 29, 2012 - 09:06pm PT
DAVE'S POSTING PORN!!! BAN HIM!!!!
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 30, 2012 - 08:02pm PT
Not to change the subject or anything but....



GORDON FAMILY FUNDRAISER –Joshua Tree, CA

BIG PARTY AT THE GORDON RANCH APRIL 21, 2012

Once again, we are trying to raise some money to fix the roof at THE RANCH, have a memorable party, replace their dead mini-van and more.

EVERYONE IS INVITED! Including Stonemasters, Uplanders, wanna-bes, Sheep Buggerers, those mysterious folk from San Diego, RADs, BGR, Banditos, Valley boys, Euros, Asians, Latinos, American Alpine Clubbers, Mazamas, Vulgarians, Buff Alpine clubbers, Sierra Clubbers, boulderers and even Canadians and Newfoundlanders, not to mention people from Florida. This means you!

In the continuing philanthropic tradition we will be having a giant party at The Gordon residence at 9561 Starr Ln., Joshua Tree, CA on April 21, 2012. This year the main goal will be to do major repairs on the roof of the house at The Gordon Ranch. The brutal Joshua Tree weather and the many visitors have taken a toll on the house. They have one messed up roof with multiple leaks. The roofing crew of motivated locals is already set. We just need money for roofing materials, the party and a new/used mini-van as their old one died just before Christmas.

Most of us know Todd Gordon, AKA "The Mayor of Josh," as one of the most giving humans in the So. Cal. climbing community for the last 30 or so years. Chances are you have stayed at one of Todd's houses more than once while visiting Joshua Tree for it's world famous climbing....or you've climbed one of Todd's many, many classic and not so classic routes.... or maybe he even taught you to climb. I myself have been his guest more times than I can remember. We've showered, pooped, watched TV, camped, used the kitchen etc. there while visiting Todd, his family and our beloved Monument (JTNP).

This party is going to have a rocking band called "Warsaw."

We are also honored to have world traveler Tony Yeary giving a slideshow with digital images from the Cordillera Blanca of Peru to our own awesome Range of Light, the Sierra Nevada.

We are also going to have a silent auction and raffle for some great climbing gear, guide books, collectables, memorabilia and more. Susan Peplow will be in charge of the silent auction and raffle. We will need a couple of volunteers to help with the raffle and auction. To donate or help you may contact her at susanpeplow@hotmail.com and 602-725-3249.

Lynne Leichtfuss has graciously offered to coordinate the food effort, and yes it is a big effort. Last year she and her posse did an incredible job.
She will need several volunteers to help her and will be accepting donations to help pay for the food. You can contact her at 760-749-8774 to help in any way.

SPONSORS INCLUDE- The American Alpine Club and Supertopo.

READ THIS PART! We are looking for cash and material donations. Cash in any amount is good. Material donations should be things that can be sold for cash. I will have a continuing sale/auction as this thread develops.

Please feel free to call or e-mail me regarding any questions you may have about this must attend event.

Cash donations can be Paypaled to me using my e-mail address which is:

devansbike@earthlink.net

Checks, cash and material donations can be sent to me at:

TG Fund. c/o David Evans
1931 Rollingstone Ln.
Tustin, CA 92780

Please make checks out to David Evans so that I may deposit and transfer them to the TG fund.

call me at
714-492-2159

Thank You All.
dee ee (Supertopo)
D. Evans (Mtn. Project)




Guest List.
1. DEE
2. Todd Gordon (not a guest)
3. Jeremy
4. Dr. F
5. TYeary
6. Bullwinkle
7. Locker
8. Stahlbro
9. steelmnkey
10. philo ?
11. Bransdon ?
12. Mtnmon ?
13. Mighty Hiker ?
14. Brokedownclimber
15. Sketchy
16. RussWalling
17. Flouride
18. Steve
19. RLF
20. Karen
21. Crimpergirl ?
22. Marty(r)
23. Tarbuster
24. TGT
25. F10
26. Lynne Leichtfuss
27. SCseagoat
28. Ferretlegger
29. Bill McKirgan
30. goatboy smellz
31. H
32. Paul Parker
33. Ron Gomez
34. Jim Bridwell
35. Dave Yerian
36. Hashbro
37. Murf
38. Sooze
39. Steve West
40. Dennis Gomez
41. happiegirl
42. Riley Wyna
43. Gal
44. Cosmiccragsman
45. Dimes
46. Fitness Coach
47. Mtnmun
48. Dana Eubanks
49. 10b4me
50. Louie
51. Valarie Heredi
52. Steve Swan
53. and friends
54. Steve Belford
55. Karen Roseme
56. LEB
57. Wallflower
58. El Marinero
59. sethsquatch76
60. Sabra
61. neebee
62. iTodd aka Todd Battey
63. healyje
64. ATS
65. drljefe
66. Dr. Sprock
67. justthemaid
68. happiegirl
68. Lovegasoline
69. Mike Casper
70. Tucker
71. Debbie Walden
72. Tim Pinar
73. Brett Pinar
74. Penny Pinar
75. Kelly Vaught
76. Frank Bentwood
77. Stephanie Cassalaro
78. Will Cassalaro
79. James Lostlen
80. Sarah Lostlen
81. Cody Dolnick
82. Rebecca Russell
83. Michelle Russo
84. Alley Welsh
85. Beck Gordon
86. Shelby Beardsley
87. Andrew Jones
88. Gina Bararra
89. Richard Bararra
90. Mike Lechlinski
91. Mari Gingery
92. Taylor Diehl
93. Jabber Suleman
94. Sullly
95. Largo
96. Blitzo
97. Robert Bolton aka Bob
98. klk
99. khanom
100. Vicky
101. Kevin Daniels
102. Moonie aka Doug Munoz aka Moonfuzz
103. Fogarty
104. Jim Angione aka “Slim Jim” aka “The Flangeman”
105. Scott Cosgrove aka Coz
106. Dr. Tom Michael aka Hummerchine
107. the climber formerly known as AJ
108. Chez
109. Can’t Say
110. wstmrnclmr
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 30, 2012 - 08:05pm PT
Booty repost


Any or all, the price is right!!


dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 31, 2012 - 06:00pm PT
DONOR LIST

I want to thank everybody on this list for their donations or promises thereof. Be it cash, gear or the sweat on your brow. All you other folks out there please kick in and make the list longer.

You all rule.

Todd Gordon
Susan Peplow
Larry Levoir
H
Sketchy / Randy Vogel
Martin Roberts
Gal / Catherine Connor(?)
Khoi Chau
Murf / Tom Murphy
Stahlbro / Rob Stahl
Skully
Pud / JW Burns
Cracko / RS Porter
So Cal Bolter / Louie Anderson
Andy Blair
Dr. F / Craig Fry
Robert Davis
Steve Williams
Nancy Evans/ my Mom
John Knight
JMC / John Canby
iTodd / Todd Battey
Paul Parker
John Penca / Johntp
Greg Epperson
Dimes / Kevin Powell
Lynne Leichtfuss
Tucker Tech
rlf / Robert Fonda
George Armstrong
Hilde Fonda
Steve Lazny
Locker
Chris McNamara / Supertopo
Mike Casper
Mark Krotein
Calif. Mtn. Guides/Scott Cosgrove
ClimbIt /Zach Shields
Hanger 18 / Zach Shields
Steve Belford
Ed Sampson with La Sportiva and BlueWater ropes
Neebee Gonzolas (artwork)
Randy Vogel - guidebooks
Lou Ortego with RESTOP waste systems
Socialbolter - new Riverside guidebooks
Robert & Hilde Fonda aka rlf - various goods
Charles Cole - Five Ten
Chris Miller & Lisa Guindon - Five Ten
Happiegirl - chalkbags
John Butler - Petzl items
johntp - wall hammers
Maximum Press/Marty Lewis - guidebooks
Fish Products – luggage
American Alpine Club / Jeff Diekis
Steelmnkey / Greg Opland
Mighty Hiker / Anders Ouram
pocoloco1

Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jan 31, 2012 - 09:29pm PT
Will Riff Raff be attending?
Bump!
Scole

Trad climber
San Diego
Jan 31, 2012 - 09:34pm PT
Put me on that list, with tools!
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 1, 2012 - 04:34pm PT
Hey, that's top secret!
We don't want to discourage anyone from contributing.


Just kidding. The roof is done.

As the updated (several weeks ago)event blurb states the goals have been enlarged to shoot for getting a good used mini-van as theirs died the week before Christmas. The roof plus more was really the goal from the start.

Name this crux.

scuffy b

climber
heading slowly NNW
Feb 1, 2012 - 04:46pm PT
Almost the only time I've recognized a "name this" picture.
Cracko

Trad climber
Quartz Hill, California
Feb 1, 2012 - 09:36pm PT
Dave,

Sending you another$200. Hope to climb with you soon Todd, you're a good man!
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Feb 1, 2012 - 09:48pm PT
i wonder if climbers damaged that roof by using it as a warm up?

can we climb on the new roof?

is it a "steep"?

what size cams will fit in the gutters?



Mtnmun

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
Feb 1, 2012 - 10:03pm PT
Purchase any painting from my web site and I will donate 40% of the purchase price to this project. Click below the painting for pricing. Cheers, Jude

http://www.judebischoff.com/

"Big Horn III" Oil on canvas 36"x36"

Plein Air Bear I" Oil on Canvas 36"x36"


Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Feb 2, 2012 - 01:59pm PT
i like the bear,

can you put dsome cannabis plants in there?

StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Feb 2, 2012 - 02:56pm PT
Dave,

I'll send more money for food etc. as the event gets closer.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 2, 2012 - 07:44pm PT
Cracko, Stahlbro,
You guys are out of control!
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 3, 2012 - 11:03am PT
I'm gettin' some action over at Mtn. Project, had to add to the donor list.

Todd Gordon
Susan Peplow
Larry Levoir
H
Sketchy / Randy Vogel
Martin Roberts
Gal / Catherine Connor(?)
Khoi Chau
Murf / Tom Murphy
Stahlbro / Rob Stahl
Skully
Pud / JW Burns
Cracko / RS Porter
So Cal Bolter / Louie Anderson
Andy Blair
Dr. F / Craig Fry
Robert Davis
Steve Williams
Nancy Evans/ my Mom
John Knight
JMC / John Canby
iTodd / Todd Battey
Paul Parker
John Penca / Johntp
Greg Epperson
Dimes / Kevin Powell
Lynne Leichtfuss
Tucker Tech
rlf / Robert Fonda
George Armstrong
Hilde Fonda
Steve Lazny
Locker
Chris McNamara / Supertopo
Mike Casper
Mark Krotein
Calif. Mtn. Guides/Scott Cosgrove
ClimbIt /Zach Shields
Hanger 18 / Zach Shields
Steve Belford
Ed Sampson with La Sportiva and BlueWater ropes
Neebee Gonzolas (artwork)
Randy Vogel - guidebooks
Lou Ortego with RESTOP waste systems
Socialbolter - new Riverside guidebooks
Robert & Hilde Fonda aka rlf - various goods
Charles Cole - Five Ten
Chris Miller & Lisa Guindon - Five Ten
Happiegirl - chalkbags
John Butler - Petzl items
johntp - wall hammers
Maximum Press/Marty Lewis - guidebooks
Fish Products – luggage
American Alpine Club / Jeff Diekis
Steelmnkey / Greg Opland
Mike Ousley / Moria Ousley
Anthony Ho
Nardo/ Bernardo Gatti
Brandon Shafer-Zatko
Mtnmun
swanson

Trad climber
Carlsbad
Feb 3, 2012 - 05:27pm PT
Definitely be there with small wad of cash.
Keith Patterson
Melanie Petrone

grover

climber
Dabville. Gnarlandia
Feb 4, 2012 - 10:55am PT
Wishing we could make it bump ;(
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Feb 4, 2012 - 01:13pm PT
You candaians are sooooooooooooooo lazy...
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 4, 2012 - 11:16pm PT
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Feb 5, 2012 - 02:33pm PT
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Feb 5, 2012 - 03:50pm PT
Todd's no doormat, but everybody needs one.

Approx 2' X 2' 6"

They haven't been blocked. They will square up.

$100 min bid.






dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 6, 2012 - 12:10am PT
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Feb 6, 2012 - 11:23am PT
That's as fun as it get's!

The electrical starts this week. Should be done by week's end. That includes all the f*#ked up phone lines.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 6, 2012 - 08:41pm PT
WOW - CHECK THIS OUT

More gear for sale thanks to Mike and Moria Ousley.There is some killer big wall stuff.

Items donated by Mike and Moria Ousley for Todd Gordon family benefit. Items previouly unused are described as “new” below.

CAMS
Wild Country Friends, 14 total: ALL CAMS SOLD
(1) #1
(3) #1.5
(2) #2
(1) #2.5
(3) #3
(2) #3.5
(2) #4

BOLTING GEAR NOT FOR SALE
(5) Powers SS 5-piece 3/8” x 2.25” anchor bolt, new
(2) SDS 3/8” dia. drills, new
(5) SS 3/8” Fixe hangers, new
(7) SS 3/8” hangers, new/used Metolius, Petzl

(2) nuts formerly owned and initialed by Kyle Copeland SOLD
(7) nuts, various, Metolius, Black Diamond, ABC, HB, Kouba SOLD
(3) Tri-cams, #.5, #.5, #1 SOLD

ROCK SHOES
La Sportiva Syncros, size 43.5
Evolv Predators, size 45, new

AID/MISC GEAR
Copperheads, 20 assorted, new
Leeper Cam Hook, Micro, with swaged cable SOLD
Camp Lowe Ball #1
Quickie slider nut #3
Headwall Gear fukness device, green, new SOLD
Lucky SS keyhole rivet hanger, new SOLD

(6) angle pitons, Chouinard or Black Diamond
(3) Hurricaine Mountain Works Birdbeaks w/ #3 cable swaged by Bryan Law, all modified, one new
(4) small Black Diamond Peckers, 2 have #3 cable swaged by Bryan Law, one new ONE SOLD
(2) Fixe steel locking ‘biners, new
Tuber belay device
(3) Aid ladders, 6-step, A5 or Black Diamond

BOOKS
How to Rock Climb: Big Walls, by Long/Middendorf SOLD
Climbing Big Walls, by Strassman
Karl Bralich Photography

grover

climber
Dabville. Gnarlandia
Feb 6, 2012 - 09:34pm PT
Wow!

What a spread!

Good on ya Mike and Moria.




dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 7, 2012 - 05:15pm PT
I think the best use of the bolting stuff from Mike/Moria seen above will be to just hand it over to Todd.


rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Feb 7, 2012 - 06:34pm PT
There's two things missing from that picture...
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 8, 2012 - 12:27am PT
WOW - CHECK THIS OUT

More gear for sale thanks to Mike and Moria Ousley.There is some killer big wall stuff.

Items donated by Mike and Moria Ousley for Todd Gordon family benefit. Items previouly unused are described as “new” below.

CAMS
Wild Country Friends, 14 total: ALL CAMS SOLD
(1) #1
(3) #1.5
(2) #2
(1) #2.5
(3) #3
(2) #3.5
(2) #4

BOLTING GEAR NOT FOR SALE
(5) Powers SS 5-piece 3/8” x 2.25” anchor bolt, new
(2) SDS 3/8” dia. drills, new
(5) SS 3/8” Fixe hangers, new
(7) SS 3/8” hangers, new/used Metolius, Petzl

(2) nuts formerly owned and initialed by Kyle Copeland SOLD
(7) nuts, various, Metolius, Black Diamond, ABC, HB, Kouba SOLD
(3) Tri-cams, #.5, #.5, #1 SOLD

ROCK SHOES
La Sportiva Syncros, size 43.5
Evolv Predators, size 45, new

AID/MISC GEAR
Copperheads, 20 assorted, new
Leeper Cam Hook, Micro, with swaged cable SOLD
Camp Lowe Ball #1
Quickie slider nut #3
Headwall Gear fukness device, green, new SOLD
Lucky SS keyhole rivet hanger, new SOLD

(6) angle pitons, Chouinard or Black Diamond
(3) Hurricaine Mountain Works Birdbeaks w/ #3 cable swaged by Bryan Law, all modified, one new
(4) small Black Diamond Peckers, 2 have #3 cable swaged by Bryan Law, one new ONE SOLD
(2) Fixe steel locking ‘biners, new
Tuber belay device
(3) Aid ladders, 6-step, A5 or Black Diamond

BOOKS
How to Rock Climb: Big Walls, by Long/Middendorf SOLD
Climbing Big Walls, by Strassman
Karl Bralich Photography
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Feb 8, 2012 - 10:52am PT
Bump for the Fundraiser!
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Feb 8, 2012 - 10:38pm PT
Susan:
Who's starting the bidding for the Sedona Guide [15 Routes that Don't Suck]? Check this out, all excellent routes with a plethera of info for your reading pleasure. A true gem for any bookshelf!



I'm upping my bid to $30.00.

Can't let this one go ;)






johntp

Trad climber
socal
Feb 8, 2012 - 11:27pm PT
I'll pony up for the Lowe ball and slider.

Regarding my earlier posting of the Chouinard alpine hammer and
Forrest wall hammer, I will keep these. It seems that the general sentiment is that these are only worth $50 each. I'm not willing to part with them for such a low price. The intent was to raise $$ for support, not sell to off gear.

Will contribute in other ways.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 9, 2012 - 04:13pm PT
JTP, e-mail me.

steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Feb 9, 2012 - 05:02pm PT
All right JTM!
I was feeling kinda worthless there for a while!!!
You've restored my faith!!

Oh yeah... bump.
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Feb 9, 2012 - 09:15pm PT
dee ee

email sent. look for an email from "jtpbka"
Nate Smith

climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Feb 9, 2012 - 09:20pm PT
I"ll go $35 for a copy of "15 Climbs in Sedona That Don't Suck" by Greg Opland.
susan peplow

climber
GordonFest Paypal: devansbike@earthlink.net
Feb 9, 2012 - 10:06pm PT
[Click to View YouTube Video]

Sedona Guide? What's in there????? Bid now, in advance for your own copy!
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 10, 2012 - 12:47pm PT
That guide looks killer.

Who picked Lynnerd Skynnerd for the soundtrack?
Not that there's anything wrong widdat.
Cracko

Trad climber
Quartz Hill, California
Feb 10, 2012 - 02:16pm PT
$50 for the Sedona gudie
JMC

climber
the swamp
Feb 10, 2012 - 03:16pm PT
Pretty sweet looking guide, I'll ratchet the bid up to $100, need some planning material for the next trip to my favorite state. And none of that lowball bid sniping sh#t, bump it in $25+ increments from here on.
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Feb 10, 2012 - 03:37pm PT
Okay. I made a commitment. Here it is. Minimum bid is $400 USD.




Karen

Trad climber
So Cal urban sprawl Hell
Feb 10, 2012 - 04:07pm PT
Dee ee, I love that photo as well, where is it?
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 10, 2012 - 04:30pm PT
Roy's is in Amboy which is ~30 miles north of 29 Palms. The last time I went by there (3/2011) the place was open. In the 20-30 yrs before that I never saw it open.

It is left from the Route 66 glory days.
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Feb 10, 2012 - 06:39pm PT
Going once.


Anders is the high bidder but below the minimum.
susan peplow

climber
GordonFest Paypal: devansbike@earthlink.net
Feb 11, 2012 - 03:27am PT
Way to go Cracko! That's what we're looking for! The guide is great, SteelMonkey has a real talent for putting together terrific guides with great info, topos, history and more. It even has a proud photo of me struggling up some pitch on the Mace.

The Lynyrd Skynyrd just happen to pop-up on iTunes, it's background shop music although somewhat appropriate. The guidebook author is from the south.

Keep the bids coming.....meanwhile a little teaser.............Superstition Mountains up next!

edit: Wife from the south, not Greg. Late night positing error.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 11, 2012 - 03:38pm PT
Cracko, yer outta control. Jest got another check.
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Feb 11, 2012 - 11:39pm PT
No hits on the alpine hammer?
Gal

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Feb 11, 2012 - 11:53pm PT
I am curious about the superstitions guidebook... if all works out, I'll be a biddin' on that'n!
steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Feb 12, 2012 - 12:20pm PT
Selected routes guide for the Supes from 1998. Went out of print a few years back.
This is a one-time-only dredge of a couple of copies to benefit the Gordo project.
Gal

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Feb 12, 2012 - 12:35pm PT
Great. Hope to bid & purchase... If the supes guides are officially up for auction, I'll start at $35-this hopefully gets things started. Even if I don't end up with one, I hope people far outbid me-at least the ball is rolling now for the supes guides!!!!! Or perhaps I've jumped the gun?

susan peplow

climber
GordonFest Paypal: devansbike@earthlink.net
Feb 12, 2012 - 01:45pm PT
Terrific thanks for starting the bid Gal! Current bid is $35 for Superstitions Select by Greg Opland....


Greg, if you have the the electronic copy of the Table of Contents can you post it up? It was hard to photograph without messing up the guide.

Nice unit and rare!

~Sooze
Gal

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Feb 12, 2012 - 01:55pm PT
Oh that looks so cool-I better earn some more $$$ so I can up my bid...
steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Feb 12, 2012 - 02:48pm PT
Here's the table of contents...

Nate Smith

climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Feb 12, 2012 - 06:52pm PT
I'll go $45 for Superstitions Select by Greg Opland.
PhilG

Trad climber
The Circuit, Tonasket WA
Feb 12, 2012 - 07:12pm PT
Where are we offering bids for Superstitions Select by Greg Opland? On this thread?
I'd like to up the bid to $40.

Also, I'd like to donate the below guide to the fundraiser. Perhaps I should send it to the JTree Party?

johntp

Trad climber
socal
Feb 12, 2012 - 07:20pm PT
Whoa Phil!

It's been many years since I saw a Wolfe Guide. Back in my mischevious youth it took all my will power to not "liberate" that guide from the library at CalPoly.
susan peplow

climber
GordonFest Paypal: devansbike@earthlink.net
Feb 12, 2012 - 10:45pm PT
Phil, feel free to auction off here and send proceeds and/or you're welcome to send it to me for the Silent Auction event. Let me know if you prefer the latter, I'd love to add it to our silent auction goods.

Meanwhile, the Superstition Select bid is currently at $45 by Nate Smith. Bid again, let's earn some money for Gordo!

We have received a terrific bid for the Sedona guidebook from JMC, $100 is currently the highest bid!

~Susan
PhilG

Trad climber
The Circuit, Tonasket WA
Feb 13, 2012 - 12:29am PT
Thanks for the info, Susan. I'll send the book to you. PM your address. Yeah, just noticed the higher bid. I'll go $55.
Phil
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Feb 14, 2012 - 09:43pm PT
crickets on the Chouinard alpine hammer?

I'm not budging on the minimum bid.

If anyone wants to cross post this to mountain project or noob.com to expand the potential buyers,feel free. This is the only climbing forum I'm active on.

As an aside, can anyone provide historic data on this hammer? I picked it up in the early 80's.
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Feb 14, 2012 - 10:12pm PT
if i had that hammer, i would hammer in the morning,

then i would get on the love train, without don cornelius,

susan peplow

climber
GordonFest Paypal: devansbike@earthlink.net
Feb 15, 2012 - 12:40am PT

Wow, those of you attending the party will have the opportunity to bid on these 2 copies of the latest and greatest Riverside Quarry Guidebook by Louie Anderson!

Thanks Socalbolter, these look fantastic! Oh yeah and signed too!

~Sooze
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 15, 2012 - 07:32pm PT
Baja

dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 17, 2012 - 01:21am PT
bump
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Feb 17, 2012 - 01:58am PT
i get the couch if it snows,

and not that POS bridwell couch out back,

i mean the big green one in the family room,

consider this party a mild form of home invasion,

johntp

Trad climber
socal
Feb 18, 2012 - 01:49am PT









































































bump...
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Feb 18, 2012 - 03:05am PT
alpine hammer bupping twice?

Seriously, the proceeds will go to Gordo. If no one meets the $400 minimimum bid, he gets the cash and I keep the alpine hammer.

Hmmmm?
can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Feb 18, 2012 - 10:32am PT
Like so many climbers who Todd extended his hospitality and generosity to, I also had the pleasure of camping at Rancho Gordo, both at his current digs and his original house across Quail Springs road. So to help in the cost of the roofing job and the bills in general I'll put up for auction this first edition of Batso's Downward Bound. Even though the edges are a little frayed, it has been opened fewer then 10-15 times. The opening bid is $100.00 and the auction will stay open until the Toddfest in April.

rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Feb 18, 2012 - 09:02pm PT
A big heads up to Larry (sandsnow) for his help with the electrical at Todd's. We got a big chunk of very scary sh#t taken care of. I will post pics of before and after shots.

Dave, add Larry to the list of folks who have donated their time and money to keep Todd's house from falling apart.

More electrical to be done by me, but Larry was a HUGE HELP!!!!!!!


THANKS LARRY!
steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Feb 18, 2012 - 10:33pm PT
All right Larry! You rock!

How 'bout that non-funct toidy I keep hearing about?
Is that on the fixit list?
Cracko

Trad climber
Quartz Hill, California
Feb 18, 2012 - 11:31pm PT
Damn you Can't Say!

My Downward Bound copy is in shambles. Must have one in better condition. $200
can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Feb 19, 2012 - 01:21pm PT
Downward Bound bump
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Feb 19, 2012 - 01:34pm PT
"How 'bout that non-funct toidy I keep hearing about?
Is that on the fixit list?"

Well, that's not my territory. I'm no plumber. Somebody needs to step up for that one!!!
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Feb 19, 2012 - 06:29pm PT
Tooled again?


grover

climber
Northern Mexico
Feb 20, 2012 - 10:34pm PT
Page 3 bump
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Feb 20, 2012 - 11:06pm PT
Got my days off approved today - CG and I are psyched to attend! Climb, chase birds, enjoy the Gordo-Fest etc. :-)
TYeary

Social climber
State of decay
Feb 20, 2012 - 11:54pm PT
Preview of coming attractions.
TY
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 21, 2012 - 01:06am PT
Nice images TY!!!

Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Feb 21, 2012 - 03:45am PT
i wanna a pancake breakfast,

or maybe some french toast with a sour cream strawberry topping?

what?

i get nothing and have to like it?

ok, then.

gummy bears and red bull.

grind the two up into a milkshake of sorts,



JMC

climber
the swamp
Feb 22, 2012 - 08:47pm PT
From a month ago, Mz. Peplow and Arizona Ferric Monkey put a book on the block:
That my dear friends is a copy of the limited print run of "15 Climbs in Sedona That Don't Suck" by Greg Opland.

The guide was published in 2011 has been previously available to only the closest friends of the author and best climbers in the West (cough). Now, for this limited time YOU too could have your own SIGNED edition of this fantastic guidebook.

The guide features some of the best climbs in Sedona (by the Author's account) along with a brief introduction, history of Sedona Climbing and general information for vistiting the area. These 136 pages of photos, descriptions, detailed maps and quality topos could all be yours.

Never visited Sedona or got overwhelmed by the amount of routes and lack of good information? This is YOUR CHANCE to get in on the fun and help a good cause at the same time.

All proceeds will benefit the Todd Gordon Family Fundraiser. These guides have been personally donated by Greg Opland aka Steelmonkey and signed by the author. (pssst get over here Greg!)

Addional copies will be available for Silent Auction April 21, 2012 at the Fundraiser in Joshua Tree. Can't make it but want a chance to own one? Online Auction of 1 Copy starts tonight - Minimum bid $25 buyer to pick up in J-Tree or pay shipping.

Online Auction ends February 21, 2012 11:59:59

Auctioneer reserves the right to provide additional copies to qualified bidders

I will claim my prize, who do I send the krugerands to, and how much does Greg/Susan want for shipping?
Aloha,
John
steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Feb 22, 2012 - 10:01pm PT
Thanks for pitching in John!
Susan has the book, so she'll be in touch about shipping, I'm sure.
Hope you enjoy the guide!
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Feb 24, 2012 - 06:22pm PT
hammerz for sale?






























































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these guys are in off the shelf condition.

Edit: except for JH engraving his initials in the Forrest hammer
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Feb 24, 2012 - 06:44pm PT
Are hosers excluded?
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Feb 24, 2012 - 07:22pm PT
Of course they can attend, but they just have to do the dishes...

dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 24, 2012 - 10:28pm PT
Yo, Yo, just got back from 3 days in Death Valley backcountry.


EVERYONE IS INVITED! Including Hosers, Posers, Sierra East Siders, Eldo Prancers, Stonemasters, Uplanders, wanna-bes, Sheep Buggerers, those mysterious folk from San Diego, RADs, BGR, Scum Bags, Pad people and all other bouldering types, Native Americans, non-native Americans, Banditos, Valley boys, Euros, Asians, Latinos, American Alpine Clubbers, Mazamas, Vulgarians, Buff Alpine clubbers, Sierra Clubbers and even Canadians and Newfoundlanders, not to mention people from Florida. This means you!


Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Feb 24, 2012 - 10:37pm PT
Cragman, glad to copy that. lynnie
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Feb 24, 2012 - 10:41pm PT
so republicans on the upper deck,

left wingers downstairs, is that corrrrrrect?

Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Feb 24, 2012 - 10:54pm PT
It's getting closer to the big event. Time to start revving up the planning. Will need help to make the Food Event happen.

*Anyone want to work the party room kitchen???

*Anyone want to volunteer a pot of their specialty....???

Menu will consist of crock pot stews, soups, chili's ..... anything you can make in a pot and keep warm.

Will also need help with some gigantic salads, and fresh breads to serve.

We always have a total BLAST doing this. Others stand around and jaw, we make it Happen.

Cheers and Ciao, Lynne

PS, last year Mari brought tons of fresh, huge strawberries for desert. That or something similar would also be awesome.
susan peplow

climber
GordonFest Paypal: devansbike@earthlink.net
Feb 25, 2012 - 02:28am PT
Congratulations JMC for winning the 15 Climbs in Sedona that don't suck guidebook as donated by SteelMonkey. Great fundraising dollars have been gained by your generous $100 bid!!

Also on a personal note thank you for following up not only on the Taco but with me personally regarding the status and next step for payment. Very nice.

Thanks! Shoot the $$ to Dave and the guide is headed your way.

~Susan
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Feb 27, 2012 - 12:32am PT
Floridians?

Are there no standards anymore?

Hammer bump.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 27, 2012 - 01:49pm PT
GORDON FAMILY FUNDRAISER –Joshua Tree, CA

BIG PARTY AT THE GORDON RANCH APRIL 21, 2012

Once again, we are trying to raise some money to fix the roof at THE RANCH, have a memorable party, replace their dead mini-van and more.

EVERYONE IS INVITED! Including Stonemasters, Uplanders, wanna-bes, Sheep Buggerers, those mysterious folk from San Diego, RADs, BGR, Banditos, Valley boys, Euros, Asians, Latinos, American Alpine Clubbers, Mazamas, Vulgarians, Buff Alpine clubbers, Sierra Clubbers, boulderers and even Canadians and Newfoundlanders, not to mention people from Florida. This means you!

In the continuing philanthropic tradition we will be having a giant party at The Gordon residence at 9561 Starr Ln., Joshua Tree, CA on April 21, 2012. This year the main goal will be to do major repairs on the roof of the house at The Gordon Ranch. The brutal Joshua Tree weather and the many visitors have taken a toll on the house. They have one messed up roof with multiple leaks. The roofing crew of motivated locals is already set. We just need money for roofing materials, the party and a new/used mini-van as their old one died just before Christmas.

Most of us know Todd Gordon, AKA "The Mayor of Josh," as one of the most giving humans in the So. Cal. climbing community for the last 30 or so years. Chances are you have stayed at one of Todd's houses more than once while visiting Joshua Tree for it's world famous climbing....or you've climbed one of Todd's many, many classic and not so classic routes.... or maybe he even taught you to climb. I myself have been his guest more times than I can remember. We've showered, pooped, watched TV, camped, used the kitchen etc. there while visiting Todd, his family and our beloved Monument (JTNP).

This party is going to have a rocking band called "Warsaw."

We are also honored to have world traveler Tony Yeary giving a slideshow with digital images from the Cordillera Blanca of Peru to our own awesome Range of Light, the Sierra Nevada.

We are also going to have a silent auction and raffle for some great climbing gear, guide books, collectables, memorabilia and more. Susan Peplow will be in charge of the silent auction and raffle. We will need a couple of volunteers to help with the raffle and auction. To donate or help you may contact her at susanpeplow@hotmail.com and 602-725-3249.

Lynne Leichtfuss has graciously offered to coordinate the food effort, and yes it is a big effort. Last year she and her posse did an incredible job.
She will need several volunteers to help her and will be accepting donations to help pay for the food. You can contact her at 760-749-8774 to help in any way.

SPONSORS INCLUDE- The American Alpine Club and Supertopo.

READ THIS PART! We are looking for cash and material donations. Cash in any amount is good. Material donations should be things that can be sold for cash. I will have a continuing sale/auction as this thread develops.

Please feel free to call or e-mail me regarding any questions you may have about this must attend event.

Cash donations can be Paypaled to me using my e-mail address which is:

devansbike@earthlink.net

Checks, cash and material donations can be sent to me at:

TG Fund. c/o David Evans
1931 Rollingstone Ln.
Tustin, CA 92780

Please make checks out to David Evans so that I may deposit and transfer them to the TG fund.

call me at
714-492-2159

Thank You All.
dee ee (Supertopo)
D. Evans (Mtn. Project)




Guest List.
1. DEE
2. Todd Gordon (not a guest)
3. Jeremy
4. Dr. F
5. TYeary
6. Bullwinkle
7. Locker
8. Stahlbro
9. steelmnkey
10. philo ?
11. Bransdon ?
12. Mtnmon ?
13. Mighty Hiker ?
14. Brokedownclimber
15. Sketchy
16. RussWalling
17. Flouride
18. Steve
19. RLF
20. Karen
21. Crimpergirl ?
22. Marty(r)
23. Tarbuster
24. TGT
25. F10
26. Lynne Leichtfuss
27. SCseagoat
28. Ferretlegger
29. Bill McKirgan
30. goatboy smellz
31. H
32. Paul Parker
33. Ron Gomez
34. Jim Bridwell
35. Dave Yerian
36. Hashbro
37. Murf
38. Sooze
39. Steve West
40. Dennis Gomez
41. happiegirl
42. Riley Wyna
43. Gal
44. Cosmiccragsman
45. Dimes
46. Fitness Coach
47. Mtnmun
48. Dana Eubanks
49. 10b4me
50. Louie
51. Valarie Heredi
52. Steve Swan
53. and friends
54. Steve Belford
55. Karen Roseme
56. LEB
57. Wallflower
58. El Marinero
59. sethsquatch76
60. Sabra
61. neebee
62. iTodd aka Todd Battey
63. healyje
64. ATS
65. drljefe
66. Dr. Sprock
67. justthemaid
68. happiegirl
68. Lovegasoline
69. Mike Casper
70. Tucker
71. Debbie Walden
72. Tim Pinar
73. Brett Pinar
74. Penny Pinar
75. Kelly Vaught
76. Frank Bentwood
77. Stephanie Cassalaro
78. Will Cassalaro
79. James Lostlen
80. Sarah Lostlen
81. Cody Dolnick
82. Rebecca Russell
83. Michelle Russo
84. Alley Welsh
85. Beck Gordon
86. Shelby Beardsley
87. Andrew Jones
88. Gina Bararra
89. Richard Bararra
90. Mike Lechlinski
91. Mari Gingery
92. Taylor Diehl
93. Jabber Suleman
94. Sullly
95. Largo
96. Blitzo
97. Robert Bolton aka Bob
98. klk
99. khanom
100. Vicky
101. Kevin Daniels
102. Moonie aka Doug Munoz aka Moonfuzz
103. Fogarty
104. Jim Angione aka “Slim Jim” aka “The Flangeman”
105. Scott Cosgrove aka Coz
106. Dr. Tom Michael aka Hummerchine
107. the climber formerly known as AJ
108. Chez
109. Can’t Say
110. wstmrnclmr
111. Keith Patterson
112. Melanie Petrone
113. Cragman



Donations: Money, gear, work

Todd Gordon
Susan Peplow
Larry Levoir
H / Hood Mtn. Adv.
Sketchy / Randy Vogel
Martin Roberts
Gal / Catherine Connor(?)
Khoi Chau
Murf / Tom Murphy
Stahlbro / Rob Stahl
Skully
Pud / JW Burns
Cracko / RS Porter
So Cal Bolter / Louie Anderson
Andy Blair
Dr. F / Craig Fry
Robert Davis
Steve Williams
Nancy Evans/ my Mom
John Knight
JMC / John Canby
iTodd / Todd Battey
Paul Parker
John Penca / Johntp
Greg Epperson
Dimes / Kevin Powell
Lynne Leichtfuss
Tucker Tech
rlf / Robert Fonda
George Armstrong
Hilde Fonda
Steve Lazny
Locker
Chris McNamara / Supertopo
Mike Casper
Mark Krotein
Calif. Mtn. Guides/Scott Cosgrove
ClimbIt /Zach Shields
Hanger 18 / Zach Shields
Steve Belford
Ed Sampson with La Sportiva and BlueWater ropes
Neebee Gonzolas (artwork)
Randy Vogel - guidebooks
Lou Ortego with RESTOP waste systems
Socialbolter - new Riverside guidebooks
Robert & Hilde Fonda aka rlf - various goods
Charles Cole - Five Ten
Chris Miller & Lisa Guindon - Five Ten
Happiegirl - chalkbags
John Butler - Petzl items
johntp - wall hammers
Maximum Press/Marty Lewis - guidebooks
Fish Products – luggage
American Alpine Club / Jeff Diekis
Steelmnkey / Greg Opland
Mike Ousley / Moria Ousley
Anthony Ho
Nardo / Bernardo Gatti
Brandon Shafer-Zatko
Mtnmun
Steve Strong
Nathan Smith/ Liberty Mtn.
Matt Selman
Kris Thompson
Yvonne Gaines
Holland Deyo
Jeff Vargen
John Canby
Can't Say/ Pat Nay
Zip
Zanders



Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Feb 27, 2012 - 04:48pm PT
More Donations $ (Thanks.....much much appreciated...).. The Zees have it....

Zip
Zanders
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Feb 29, 2012 - 02:19am PT
cricketz on the hammerz still?

Bump!
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Feb 29, 2012 - 03:15am PT
whats with all the hammers/

johntp

Trad climber
socal
Feb 29, 2012 - 10:01pm PT
What's up with all the hammers/

Answer:

In short, I'm trying to auction them to raise some cash to support Dave's efforts.

The Chouinard is a classic alpine hammer that had a short marketing life due to the advent of metallic shafts. I don't know how many are still around in the condition of this one. Maybe someone else who has more knowledge can weigh in on this.

The Forrest wall hammer is one that I can't really speak to. Seems like there were wall hammers (i.e., Chouinard) that were preferred at the time this was on the market. EC Joe seems to think it was a good design (hope I'm not putting words in your mouth EC).

That said, there appears to be no interest in them. I feel they have historic value, having used both BITD. I sold/traded my original tools years ago and have bought these recently on the interweb for nostalgic reasons.

Thought some of the old guard that remember these tools and have reached financial security would be interested and willing to pony up the bucks to support Dave's efforts.

To be honest, I'm glad no one wants them. It would be hard to part with them.

They sure are purdy!

Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Feb 29, 2012 - 10:03pm PT
I'm still hoping to bid on the alpine hammer, but still also thinking about whether the money would be better (or worse) used traveling to Gordonpalooza.
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Feb 29, 2012 - 11:04pm PT
We have a WINNER for the Chouinard alpine hammer!

Anders, it is yours, gratis. The caveat is you have to appear at the ToddPalooza and help Lynne with the food fest.

I was just looking for someone that would appreciate the hammer and work to support Dave's efforts. You stepped up to the plate.

Cheers!
LuckyPink

climber
the last bivy
Feb 29, 2012 - 11:37pm PT
Lynnie.. I can be on kitchen detail. I'll pm ya tomorrow. :)
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Mar 1, 2012 - 12:21am PT
Well, the idea was that I could bid on a hammer, and so contribute some money to a good cause, or simply waste the money on myself and a trip, and have fun. See friends, but end up without a hammer, and with less of a donation. (I directly sent a donation earlier.) And now there's a third option. I guess I better look into trip plans, and see if casa jstan will be open. Last time we did some plumbing. Philosophical conundrums...

This is post #555 - does that make me 5/6 as evil as say FatTrad?
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 1, 2012 - 10:43am PT
Donations: Money, gear, work

Todd Gordon
Susan Peplow
Larry Levoir
H / Hood Mtn. Adv.
Sketchy / Randy Vogel
Martin Roberts
Gal / Catherine Connor(?)
Khoi Chau
Murf / Tom Murphy
Stahlbro / Rob Stahl
Skully
Pud / JW Burns
Cracko / RS Porter
So Cal Bolter / Louie Anderson
Andy Blair
Dr. F / Craig Fry
Robert Davis
Steve Williams
Nancy Evans/ my Mom
John Knight
JMC / John Canby
iTodd / Todd Battey
Paul Parker
John Penca / Johntp
Greg Epperson
Dimes / Kevin Powell
Lynne Leichtfuss
Tucker Tech
rlf / Robert Fonda
George Armstrong
Hilde Fonda
Steve Lazny
Locker
Chris McNamara / Supertopo
Mike Casper
Mark Krotein
Calif. Mtn. Guides/Scott Cosgrove
ClimbIt /Zach Shields
Hanger 18 / Zach Shields
Steve Belford
Ed Sampson with La Sportiva and BlueWater ropes
Neebee Gonzolas (artwork)
Randy Vogel - guidebooks
Lou Ortego with RESTOP waste systems
Socialbolter - new Riverside guidebooks
Robert & Hilde Fonda aka rlf - various goods
Charles Cole - Five Ten
Chris Miller & Lisa Guindon - Five Ten
Happiegirl - chalkbags
John Butler - Petzl items
johntp - wall hammers
Maximum Press/Marty Lewis - guidebooks
Fish Products – luggage
American Alpine Club / Jeff Diekis
Steelmnkey / Greg Opland
Mike Ousley / Moria Ousley
Anthony Ho
Brooke Sandahl/Metolius
Nardo / Bernardo Gatti
Brandon Shafer-Zatko
Mtnmun
Steve Strong
Nathan Smith/ Liberty Mtn.
Matt Selman
Kris Thompson
Yvonne Gaines
Holland Deyo
Jeff Vargen
John Canby
Can’t Say/ Pat Nay
Zip
Zanders
Gennadiy Vakula
Chris Schmitt
Eric Mount
PhilG
susan peplow

climber
GordonFest Paypal: devansbike@earthlink.net
Mar 1, 2012 - 12:44pm PT
More goods received thanks to our very own PhilG!

Was expecting just the vintage and collectors addition of "A climber's guide to Joshua Tree national Monument" by John Wolfe & Bob Dominick but also received.....

"Southern California Sport Climbing Williamson Rock" by Troy Mayr & Anthony Sweeney

"Classic Rock Climbs Red Rocks", Falcon Guide

And staple of any SoCal Climber the 1992 "Joshua Tree Rock Climbing Guide" by Randy Vogel.

This is a nice selection of guides. Good references for duplicates or the Red Guide for collectors which is in EXCELLENT, LIKE NEW condition!

Thanks Again Phil!
Abend

Social climber
Mar 1, 2012 - 01:33pm PT
Red Guide for collectors

Lets bump the Red JT guide. Opening at $25
zip

Trad climber
pacific beach, ca
Mar 1, 2012 - 01:55pm PT
Anyone interested in this?

Rock & Ice
Volume One
Number One
March 1984
Appears to be in very good condition. A little faded.
Articles about/written by, and pics of/taken by:

John Harlin, Alex Lowe, Jeff Lowe, John Long, Pat Ament, Jim Blanford, George Bracksieck, Neal Kaptain, Jennifer Lowe, Neils Anders Thorn, Layton Kor, John Weaver, Larry Dalke, Bob Culp, Bob Dylan, Ivon Chouinard, Baker Armstrong, Dan Doody, Royal Robbins, John Gill, Chuck Pratt, Rearick, Larry, Huntley, Bob Godfrey, Dudley Chelton, Alec Sharp, Joanne and Jorge Urioste, etc; etc;


Cover photo is Alex Lowe making the first ascent of the 150 foot free-standing "Fang," near Vail, Colorado. Photo taken by Jennifer Lowe.

Great article written by Pat Ament called: Kor Spelled Backwards is RO(C)K

This is probably worth between 10-20K, but i would be willing to let it go for far less, with all proceeds going to Todd.




rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Mar 1, 2012 - 01:58pm PT
I've got it, but does the Wolf guide have the original map in the back?
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 1, 2012 - 09:52pm PT
Check for "The Map."
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Mar 1, 2012 - 09:54pm PT
Interesting thing about the Wolfe guide at the CalPoly Library was it had hand written comments from him in the margins. In some ways I wish I would have liberated it. Or, as Abbie Hoffman said, steal this book.

rlf, I'm going to give you a run for the money on that book.

Bid on the guide is $100.00

(Is it Wolf or Wolfe?)
steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Mar 1, 2012 - 10:00pm PT
"The Map"


zip

Trad climber
pacific beach, ca
Mar 1, 2012 - 10:06pm PT

pics aren't the best, so give me a yell about specifics.