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'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
Jan 24, 2012 - 06:45pm PT
Wow - great post from Leo Dickenson. Welcome to McTopo, eh? I laughed out loud at the petrol-soaked Mars bars story.

But I am still pissing myself laughing at Enzo hitting on Melissa! I look forward to what will doubtlessly be her warm and enthusiastic response.

Cheers,
Pete

My hovercraft is full of eels.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jan 24, 2012 - 06:54pm PT
Ho man!

Putting contracts out on K&K?






Well, at least they know what they are not good at,..
Gene

climber
Jan 24, 2012 - 06:56pm PT
f˛radaiball,

Do you believe Maestri ever reached the top of Cerro Torre? In 1959? In 1970?

g

nature

climber
Aridzona for now Denver.... here I come...
Jan 24, 2012 - 07:07pm PT
If Maestri and Egger had climbed Cerro Torre in 1959 in the purest of style, why would Maestri return to Cerro Torre and use piston-driven bolts in 1970, stop a pitch short of the summit mushrooms, and leave the compressor on the mountain?

cuz he was a d#@&%e?
The cad

climber
Does it matter, really?!?
Jan 24, 2012 - 07:16pm PT
A bolted 5.11+ and A2 variation doesn't look anything historical, IMVHO.
Good effort however for Kennedy and Kruk.

Chopping Maestri's bolts on rappel? Gross.
(yes, what Maestri did is gross too)

Now the two guys will be known as "the ones who chopped the Compressor Route": methinks there are better things to be remembered for.
Bummer for them.

Oh, and those bolts belong to Maestri, so I guess they should be returned to him (unfortunately it seems they have been confiscated by local police...).

Just my two pennies.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jan 24, 2012 - 07:17pm PT
Would it be useful, or a waste of time, to scan and post the articles from Mountain that Leo Dickinson and others have referred to? They are the foundation for the present debate. I may be able to make time to do this, but don't know if it would be worth the bother. It would be a lot of work. The articles:

Mountain 11 - September 1970

Cerro Torre: The West Face (Carlo Mauri, 8 pages)

Mountain 16 - July 1971

The South-East Ridge of Cerro Torre (Cesare Maestri, 3 pages)

Mountain 23 - September 1972

Cerro Torre: A Mountain Desecrated! (7 pages)
Round Eleven on Cerro Torre (Leo Dickinson, 3 pages)
Interview: Cesare Maestri (7 pages)

Mountain 31 - January 1974

Blowing in the Wind (Leo Dickinson, 8 pages) - the story of their traverse of the Patagonian icecap

Mountain 38 - September 1974

Cerro Torre Climbed! (Casimiro Ferrari, 4 pages)

Mountain 42 - March 1975

Further Thoughts on the Cerro Torre Problem (Heptonstall,6 pages)

Leo: If these are scanned and posted, do you have any way to check with Ken Wilson as to whether that would be OK?
philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Jan 24, 2012 - 07:21pm PT
800 posts of dramatainment. Rolo see what you've done.
nature

climber
Aridzona for now Denver.... here I come...
Jan 24, 2012 - 07:23pm PT
what's really dramataining is bunched up Italian panties are so much less appealing than the standard Taco panties we are so use to.


they are just too.... little...
labrat

Trad climber
Nevada City, CA
Jan 24, 2012 - 07:25pm PT
I would like to read the articles MH.....If you get permission and have time :-)
philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Jan 24, 2012 - 07:28pm PT
they are just too.... little...

Spaghetti strap speedos,
No room for the lettuce and beans of a good Taco.
Just the CHEESE.
And some hot sauce.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jan 24, 2012 - 07:56pm PT
What's with the double chins on the eye talyan smiley faces?

DMT
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Jan 24, 2012 - 08:00pm PT
Did someone say "bunched up Italian panties"?

Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jan 24, 2012 - 08:01pm PT
But he's not smiling. He must not live with momma anymore.

DMT
nature

climber
Aridzona for now Denver.... here I come...
Jan 24, 2012 - 08:03pm PT
not much left to bunch.... yikes!
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 24, 2012 - 08:13pm PT
foraidaball, post up some pictures - you know, something we can understand.

Climbed anything cool lately? Have you got any cute kids? what's the biggest trout you've caught?
nature

climber
Aridzona for now Denver.... here I come...
Jan 24, 2012 - 08:16pm PT
and who do you think will win the GOP primary?
philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Jan 24, 2012 - 08:19pm PT
And is LEB really 美国迪克头?
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 24, 2012 - 08:20pm PT
I think he said he only catches perch
Gene

climber
Jan 24, 2012 - 08:22pm PT
4me: affanculo tutti i politici


We agree again. Cheers!!!!!

g
nature

climber
Aridzona for now Denver.... here I come...
Jan 24, 2012 - 08:23pm PT
perch ain't very good eatin'
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