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bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Dec 6, 2012 - 05:38pm 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 - 05:41pm PT
Yeah right Bob, there's no cracks to speak of so I know yur fulosh*t!
klk

Trad climber
cali
Dec 6, 2012 - 05:42pm 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 - 05:47pm 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 - 06:00pm PT
God O bob
God O bob
Credit: deepnet
Ok...You got me!
henny

Social climber
The Past
Dec 6, 2012 - 08:00pm 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 - 08:25pm 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 - 08:43pm 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 6, 2012 - 09:06pm 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 6, 2012 - 10:32pm 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.
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Dec 6, 2012 - 10:38pm PT
couldn't just lurk anymore...
thaat was hillarious!
great story.
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Dec 6, 2012 - 10:51pm PT
And indeed, that was pretty much how it went. Let's just say that mantles have never been, uh, my thing. In my heart of hearts I believe God put mantles in our world in retaliation for some major transgression that I must have committed in some past life, giving Rick Ron and Epi a means by which to mercilessly torture me. It just ain't right.

Doug Tomczik

climber
Bishop
Dec 7, 2012 - 12:09am PT
Classic cartoons. The mantle you're referring to goes by the name Blind Faith, correct? That thing looks totally messed up. Lean out over 15ft of air onto a glassy dike and commit to what looks like a difficult press? ....psycho. And the cordless lap on Undertow is damn impressive.
gonamok

climber
dont make me come over there
Dec 7, 2012 - 12:11am PT
Remarkable likenesses...i have the original colored pencil (or crayon) rendering preserved in the amick archives.
gonamok

climber
dont make me come over there
Dec 7, 2012 - 12:22am PT
Credit: gonamok
Doug, Blind faith is actually a different (and much scarier) mantle problem, as you can see from the map. The mantle in my story was Epis and he never named it. Blind Faith was something I found.
Doug Tomczik

climber
Bishop
Dec 7, 2012 - 12:26am PT
OK. So what's the story with Blind Faith?
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Dec 7, 2012 - 12:31am PT
lol, love this thread's turn for the best of the best!


And not to thread drift too much, but what have you guys done in Joshua Tree? Tis the season...
henny

Social climber
The Past
Dec 7, 2012 - 08:18am PT
Doug, you need to be a little more careful. bvb's head is going to swell up so far it'll explode if you keep saying things like "cordless lap on Undertow is damn impressive".

Not that I would know whether it was or not. And no, you're not going to drag me down there to find out.

What's with all this non-sense about mantles? bvb has it right.

Nice likeness of Homie.
gonamok

climber
dont make me come over there
Dec 7, 2012 - 02:01pm PT
As you know Doug, San Diego county climbing is all about small stuff and short problems, so when youre clambering around looking for new routes you come across lots and lots of small rounded boulders. We figured those needed to be climbed too, and mantles were the way to do it. The necessity of knowing how to mantle became an obsession with mantling every hump and nubbin in sight, and most of the SD locals that were climbing hard in the 80s (with the exception of bvb and a few other holdouts)were strong mantle climbers. We honed our mantling skills on Pink Boulder in Mission Gorge, a big water polished pebble lying in the SD river bottom that required explosive power coupled with precise technique, and had an endless variety of shelves, depressions, scoops and humps along its perimeter.
In time we werent just mantling all we saw, we were seeking classic obtuse features on which to test our skills. The best mantles look impossible and feel ridiculous, but have barely enough combined curvature of the surfaces to accomodate the components of a mantle; the pop, the turn, the lock, the press and the lockout. Blind Faith was one of those that you have to put your hands on to appreciate, and it wasnt until I got up there and felt it that i realized what a classic it was. The problem is that its really insecure and over a death fall. One day i was up on the hill alone, having one of those days where i felt like i could climb anything, so i got up there, took a deep breath and cranked it. Havent heard of any repeats, but that doesnt mean it hasnt been done.
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Dec 7, 2012 - 04:19pm PT
What are some of your fave mantels (mantles? Howie Mandel's?) at Woodson? I've only done a small handful... would like to check out more! reasonable for soloing or with a pad, hehe.... i ain't got friends :(
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