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gonamok

climber
dont make me come over there
Dec 5, 2012 - 10:10pm PT
Hey John, for the life of me i cant remember that day at the Gorge, but its cool that our paths crossed way back when, at good ol' Mission Gorge. I never moved to norcal tho, got married in 82 and moved to poway in 83 where ive lived ever since. After 83 i was either climbing at woodson or poking around the back country looking for new stuff when i wasnt out of town. If youre ever down this way gimmie a call and we can meet at woodson.
Horvath

Trad climber
CA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 5, 2012 - 10:56pm PT
darkmagus- good call on the +'s and -'s

also, forgot to mention it but ya couple weeks back Doug and I were in Masters and cleaned out the landing somewhat on He Man- thing is sick
Credit: Horvath

Greg I like your hypothesis about height and SB- it helps me feel better : )
Nonetheless our crew will probably give it a go this season (and all of us are 5'9" and lower I think) and will post up if we succeed- given how hot a topic it seems to be.

ya Ron its probably a 7, but it has to see a repeat for us to really have any idea.
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Dec 5, 2012 - 11:06pm PT
What in tarnation is all this fuss over Silk Banana?! It is just another routine problem on the circuit, although on hot/greasy days it was damn near impossible. Not a major event BITD and I can think of at least six people off the top of my head who had it dialed. I think you guys have yourselves all psyched out or something. Just Do It.



'taint no thang.
henny

Social climber
The Past
Dec 6, 2012 - 01:28am PT
You tell 'em bvb.
gonamok

climber
dont make me come over there
Dec 6, 2012 - 07:59pm PT
B the VB has spoken on the matter of SB. and good thing too, because i couldnt do it, didnt like it, avoided it, derided and ignored it for 25 years. When i said my prayers every night i would ask god to please send an earthquake or mudslide to wipe silk banana off the face of the earth.

If ol boob woulda called it a classic i would have been a sad little sea monkey.
gonamok

climber
dont make me come over there
Dec 6, 2012 - 08:10pm PT
He Man is yet another Epperson gem.
deepnet

Boulder climber
San Diego
Dec 6, 2012 - 08:16pm PT
Ron, didn't "He Man" inspire the naming of the area?

BTW Nice press Greg!
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Dec 6, 2012 - 08:24pm PT
Can we get the conversation back to me please?
gonamok

climber
dont make me come over there
Dec 6, 2012 - 08:35pm PT
You may be right, rick. That mantle is definately a he-man press, so it makes sense that the rest of the problems would be the masters of the universe, but not sure how it actually went. Just because i named that stuff means im supposed to remember?
gonamok

climber
dont make me come over there
Dec 6, 2012 - 08:36pm PT
you sure you wanna go there bob-o?
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Dec 6, 2012 - 08:38pm PT
You guys named it Masters of The Universe after you and Rick took me there on a sandbag misssion and I flashed everything. Jus' saying, Ron-O old buddy.
deepnet

Boulder climber
San Diego
Dec 6, 2012 - 08:41pm PT
Yeah right Bob, there's no cracks to speak of so I know yur fulosh*t!
klk

Trad climber
cali
Dec 6, 2012 - 08:42pm PT
silky banana is light. fun but light. the hobbit roof of woodson.

never did find death vomit.
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Dec 6, 2012 - 08:47pm PT
Now wait just one minnit godammit Rick. This was at a time when I was doing Lemon Chiffon in tennies, and was hucking laps on Head First In The Bushes. I clearly recall spidering up Slap and Tickle backwards in blown-out Chuck Taylors held together with Duct Tape while simultaneously smoking a fuggle and and stroking a chubbie. You and the Ronster were so awestruck you gave me a beer and called me a God. A GOD.

EDIT: watchit there Kerwin I'm trying to set up a couple of Sandbags here. Oh, wait...
deepnet

Boulder climber
San Diego
Dec 6, 2012 - 09:00pm PT
God O bob
God O bob
Credit: deepnet
Ok...You got me!
henny

Social climber
The Past
Dec 6, 2012 - 11:00pm PT
You guys named it Masters of The Universe after you and Rick took me there on a sandbag mission and I flashed everything. Jus' saying, Ron-O old buddy.

Wait... wait... wait... oh, I think I get it. Let me see if I have this straight. Because you (the 'merican legend) flashed all the sandbags at the new area everyone was so awestruck and overwhelmingly impressed that they felt compelled to name the entire area in commemoration of a most masterful feat that is likely to never be witnessed again in our lifetime, or for that matter, will never be witnessed again in the known universe throughout the endless ages. So therefore, Masters of the Universe really equals "bvb - master of the universe".

Is that what you were trying to say?



Except, why is it plural? Shouldn't it be Master of the Universe instead? Is there more than one of you? Yikes.
splitter

Trad climber
Cali Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Dec 6, 2012 - 11:25pm PT
Sounds like this legend dood must have been something to behold, bitd, eh?

I mean, who else besides RP has pulled off the 'Undertow' roof?

BVB, soloing the Undertow...
Credit: Brain Baileychrome
here's Rick Piggott leading it...
Credit: BVB Collection

Actually, I do recall him wandering up the road once while we had a tr strung up on MS and I obliged his request for a belay on it. Took him all of about 1 minute (or less) to scoot his self up it. AND, I also recall that I couldn't stop squinting, like I was being blinded by some powerful light or as if the suns rays were bouncing off of some metallic object or something. EXCEPT it was an overcast day, and once he left, so did it!

WOW!!

edit: twas a humbling experience ... the doods a LEGEND, fer sure!!

btw, i think Chris Lindner also lead Undertow!
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Dec 6, 2012 - 11:43pm PT
This thread just keeps getting better and better, doesn't it? It occurs to me that I truly am a National Treasure, a gift to the climbing world, and a worthy mentor to Ron and Rick. God knows where those two kids would have wound up without me.

Darrel -- I think that the "s" in Master[s] is an old typo that keeps getting rolled over into the new guides.
henny

Social climber
The Past
Dec 7, 2012 - 12:06am PT
Ah, that would explain it.

Greg, please make note of the name correction for any future guide publications. We most certainly need to give credit where credit is due.

Glad we cleared that up.
gonamok

climber
dont make me come over there
Dec 7, 2012 - 01:32am PT
The true account of "Ron n Bob visit the masters of the universe"

Bobbums was living out of town at the time, so when he calls and tells me hes in town and we should meet up at woodson, i was on it, because humiliating ol booboo on the boulders was about my favorite thing to do back then.
I took him to the masters where we warmed up on kp's demise, and yes, he sent it first try (after watching me float up it like some kinda angel from god), so we jumped over to moroccan menace. After i blazed it without even making a face it was bobs turn. Bob is game if nothing else, and although it wasnt real pretty, he managed to claw his way up it first try. Sensing it was time to remind bbob who was mr ron diego and who was the ex-local/small time clown, i moved us over to he man which i demonstrated right handed, lefthanded and righthanded again, all from a hanging start, and bob, bless his heart, finally managed to hang from the holds after much coaching, but could not generate the slightest upward motion from there.
I thought we needed another mantle, so we went to a nearby unnamed 11+ shelf. This thing is classic because its slick as glass, and is a pure static press from sloping feet, and the best part is that once you start the press you have to finish it or take a real bad fall because you cant see your feet to back off it. I made it look like 5.9 as usual, and bob gets on it, starts the press and STALLS. Immediately seeing that there is no retreat, bob puts everything hes got into it and slowly starts to press it out. The arm is shaking, face changing colors, eyes bulging, veins popping in his forehead as bob kicks it into survival mode and ever so slowly continues to rise. Im treated to a hilarious 3 full minutes of bob ever so slowly pressing the mantle in stark terror before he finally locks out and finishes. Bob comes down looking like he just got spit out of a lawnmower, and im on my hands and knees doubled over with laughter, slapping the ground with tears pouring down my face. Oh my god it was so good, and kudos to bob for cranking it.
After a beer we went to the B1 dyno problem, which i did a couple times, but bob couldnt quite snag that first hold. The rest of the day was spent in similar fashion, and turned out to be one fun day bouldering.

You better not lie and say this didnt happen bob, because jesus will kill you for lying.
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