Woodson 2012

Search
Go

Discussion Topic

Return to Forum List
Post a Reply
Messages 641 - 660 of total 700 in this topic << First  |  < Previous  |  Show All  |  Next >  |  Last >>
deepnet

Boulder climber
San Diego
Dec 12, 2012 - 03:54pm PT
Blind Faith...Rick did you ever do it?

Greg, I'm not sure. Ron would prolly know.
Doesn't look familiar although my memory is not that great these days.
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Dec 12, 2012 - 04:25pm PT
One good tranny posedown deserves another:

Truthdweller

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Dec 12, 2012 - 04:43pm PT
Off sequence for sure Bob, but burly nonetheless! I remember spending a sesh with the Hatchet brothers who were seeing how many different sequences they could come with, RH first, LH first, thumbs up, thumbs down, etc. Those kids were animals.
Truthdweller

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Dec 12, 2012 - 04:47pm PT
Anyone got a photo of the Train with the thin tree that use to grow up close to the start? I used that thing too many times before I was "hard" enough to pull through on that thing.
gonamok

climber
dont make me come over there
Dec 12, 2012 - 10:28pm PT
Rick used to crank the curtis mantle all the time but i couldnt touch that thing. I havent heard of any repeats of blind faith, i may have been on drugs when i did it.

Ah the hang, yes well that is expected. No impetus from the ground allowed. When we couldnt hang we would do "bathroom scale" starts. Meaning there should be no movement of the needle if you started the mantle while you were standing on a scale. Purity, perfection...these things are the stuff of mantles.
gonamok

climber
dont make me come over there
Dec 12, 2012 - 10:36pm PT
Henny, mantles are very necessary. They provide essential nutrients and give one vigor and fortitude. A mantle man is a man of integrity. The ancient romans called mantles the "staff of life". Moses cranked every mantle he encountered while leading the jews to the holy land. Jesus said "blessed art thou who mantle, for they are god's favored children". This country was founded on the principle of life, liberty and heinous presses. Do i need to tell you everything?
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Dec 12, 2012 - 10:41pm PT
BITD Sean used to lurk by that thing, hanging out on the road, waiting to sandbag unsuspecting n00bs. It was a riot. True story.
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Dec 12, 2012 - 10:47pm PT
Purity, perfection...these things are the stuff of mantles.

Pointlessness, laughable brevity, the quest of the addled and those with questionable judgement, an emphasis on neck-up imprudence, the penultimate "why bother" of bouldering: these things are the stuff of, er, mantles.
henny

Social climber
The Past
Dec 12, 2012 - 11:56pm PT
Do i need to tell you everything?

It would appear that way. I keep fogetting how necessary mantles are, essential even.
gonamok

climber
dont make me come over there
Dec 13, 2012 - 11:54pm PT
bob, bob, bob.....<shakes head sadly> I taught you better than that. I told you that climbing cracks would lead to no good, and now look at you, saying bad things about mantles! I am sending you a coupon that i clipped for one electroshock therapy session at any psych ward on the attached list. Go there and tell them that you have bad thoughts about mantles and they will know what to do. Yer uncle ron is looking out for ya, bunkie.
gonamok

climber
dont make me come over there
Dec 13, 2012 - 11:55pm PT
and why cant you be a nice young man like henny?
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Dec 14, 2012 - 07:40pm PT
Not at Woodson, but nearby on the same stone. Has anyone else out there done County Planning Commission? If it were actually at Woodson it'd be an absolute must-do tick.

Ron, Henny sent me to a 12-week finishing school a while back, but the elocution drills and napkin-folding lessons simply did not stick.
Horvath

Trad climber
CA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 14, 2012 - 09:02pm PT
the bathroom scale is hilarious!
Horvath

Trad climber
CA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 14, 2012 - 09:03pm PT
someday I hope to be a man of integrity
henny

Social climber
The Past
Dec 14, 2012 - 10:00pm PT
(sigh) I was sure that the 12 week course would make bvb a man of impeccable manners such as I am. Alas, twas not to be.

I'm stuck in OC over the weekend, maybe I'll wander by Rubidoux for some exercise. I'm going to look for an easy FA to do, and I think Welcome to Woodson would be an appropriate name. No doubt it'll be a mantle.
F10

Trad climber
Bishop
Dec 15, 2012 - 08:39am PT
You guys are cracking me up
Truthdweller

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Dec 15, 2012 - 09:20pm PT
Who were you with Rick when I ran into you at Santee that day at the Carousel Boulder, was it you Ron? I was told of the "scale start" then as well...couldn't help but to shake my head and recall the seriousness that we kids were held to back then when we'd learn off such antics. Thank God for that piece of carpet, as small as it was, for it was like "sacred ground" where one could make peace with God and maybe even have a devotion, or say a silent prayer, similar to what a ballplayer would do before stepping up to the plate, brushing his cleats off, then going through a pre-pitch ritual before turning to the ump (belayer) to signal his readiness. We'd chalk our hands, simultaneously looking up to plan the moves ahead, with hopes of flashing the route, for if you took any tension or came off, you'd feel yourself nearly falling back to the ground, as the belayer knew it was his role to get you back to terra firma so the next guy could get his chance. Oh, and God forbid that you said a word while someone else was climbing, for you might get a finger in your chest saying, "You're next!" Good times though.
deepnet

Boulder climber
San Diego
Dec 16, 2012 - 01:55pm PT
"bathroom scale" starts.
Yeah Me n Ron did a lot of short hard stuff BITD.
We concieved and coined that term to make those problems more "sporty".
Now don't get me wrong, all of us within our group felt that, dynamic starts on certain problems was cheating.

BTW if you heard it at Santee, and I was there, you heard it from me.
We were climbing w/ Beehay that day :)

yeah...I brought out a young talent with me that day. Jon Buellar
gonamok

climber
dont make me come over there
Dec 16, 2012 - 10:32pm PT
Gary, Ive climbed on the carousel approx. 3,000 times, (including a 25 lap circumnavigation of the boulder with pre placed beers on top to keep the strength up)and they kind of run together in my mind these days. I know i never used a rope on it, i free soloed all 10 feet of it every single time.

Bob - at least you learned to curtsey at the Hensel finishing school for wayward youths, so it wasnt a complete waste of time. Henny, were you responsible for putting bob in girls clothes to climb? He came back wearing those lycra ballet tights, and the first time i had to spot him i about got the dry heaves cuz i was bein forced to stare at his private weener parts which were pokin thru those stretchy pants he was wearing. If it was me id take some of those male enhancement pills before i put that thing on display, as it was no larger than one of those cocktail weenies they serve at the bar during happy hour,you know, the ones with a toothpick stuck in em.
deepnet

Boulder climber
San Diego
Dec 17, 2012 - 05:19pm PT
cocktail weenie BUMP!
Messages 641 - 660 of total 700 in this topic << First  |  < Previous  |  Show All  |  Next >  |  Last >>
Return to Forum List
Post a Reply
 
Our Guidebooks
Check 'em out!
SuperTopo Guidebooks


Try a free sample topo!

 
SuperTopo on the Web

Review Categories
Recent Route Beta
Recent Gear Reviews