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Dr. F

Boulder climber
Costa Mesa, CA
Apr 10, 2006 - 09:54am PT
Are you sure you want stories and slander, it might offend some ones poor little built up ego. I've heard that some stories should never be told, bringing up the past is just foolish, or is it?
hashbro

Trad climber
Not in Southern California
Apr 10, 2006 - 10:04am PT
Okay I'll start.

The year was 1972. We still had not attended our first Dead show, had sex or led a 5.10. Most of us were freshman in high school. My friend called my parents house and said, "let's go to Joshua Tree for the weekend."

We packed up the station wagon and drove out of the smoggy have into the quiet desert. When we arrived at the Monument, only a broken wooden sign told us we were there. No entrance station or guard existed and most of the roads were dirt. It was a1 Friday afternoon and we headed out past the Hidden Valley campground to find more suitable camping for our small group of newby cragsters.


Parking on a turnout, we grabbed our gear and walked out to what ios now the Asteroid Boulders to set up camp. As the sun set, my friend noted that "the moon is totally full tonight" and handed out the purple tablets of LSD we were about to ingest.

The moon was brighter than daylight (we thought) and tripping like psychos, we were on other planets and galaxies as we bagged many desperate problems. The experience was truly otherworldly

By the time the morning came, our fingers (and adrenal grands) were worn, but we were completely hooked on climbing at Josh.

Nothing like starting ones climbing career with a few hundred micrograms of the strong stuff, a full moon, a new pair of PAs and a 15 year old body. That was then and this is now.
Dr. F

climber
Costa Mesa
Apr 10, 2006 - 11:06am PT
Remember the early years when you can have as many cars per camp as the parking space would allow. We would have 20 cars in some sites. Never a problem finding a site, just pull in to your friends site and wait for the weekend to happen, campfires, speed chess, mid night bouldering, hacky sack, the great chasm with no flaslights.No Rangers.That was until about 79'.
Then the Rangers became cops and the end was near. One weekend I remember there was a mass round up bust, many people were caught doing something wrong.We ran out into the desert when we saw them coming.I think the Sheep Buggers drove the Rangers over the edge.
caughtinside

Social climber
Davis, CA
Apr 10, 2006 - 11:11am PT
Hey, how bout some chasm beta?
Russ Walling

Social climber
Same place as you, man...... (WB)
Apr 10, 2006 - 11:30am PT
What are the "Sheep Buggers"??
Dr. F

climber
Costa Mesa
Apr 10, 2006 - 12:06pm PT
Ba'a 'aaa
I was hoping to never resort to that
can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Apr 10, 2006 - 12:08pm PT
"What are the "Sheep Buggers"??" Asks the head sheep buggerer himself. Maybe you can give us the definitive answer Russ.
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Apr 10, 2006 - 12:23pm PT
yep I remember walking or stumbling around Josh Baa-baaa-aaaing until I heard someone baaing back then I knew I was close to some familiar company. I could only wonder what climbers in the area thought that didn't know what was up. I use to look for Andre, Bob Cretchfield, Howy King, Dave Wonderly, Prebble Marshall(Jack)and the other "fuzzy butts" out there in this manner.
Peace
straightandnarrow

Sport climber
Salt Lake City
Apr 10, 2006 - 01:53pm PT
Russ, what about the time all of you big boys formed a sex-train behind me in the yuccas? That was so very fun,

Jen
Russ Walling

Social climber
Same place as you, man...... (WB)
Apr 10, 2006 - 02:10pm PT
I remember it well. straightandnarrow = Ranger Boone
G_Gnome

Social climber
Tendonitis City
Apr 10, 2006 - 02:25pm PT
I was in the chasm the other week and either my memory is totally gone or the top exit onto the exposed shelf is now inaccessable because some rocks have fallen into the top of the chasm. Has anyone else been in there and can confirm this? I was so looking forward to indoctrinating a newbie into the "step across' out on the ledge but we couldn't get out there.
Ouch!

climber
Apr 10, 2006 - 02:40pm PT
Dr. F

climber
Costa Mesa
Apr 10, 2006 - 04:15pm PT
All I remember of the sheep buggers is they were a bunch of obnoxious, post pubescent, just out of high school, pimply faced, headbanger brats. Just like every new Gen. But they were funny, and I mean really funny. There was the F'n Fish, Nims, Manxy Dude, Larry Loads, the driver, Moony, Frericks, and a couple more. I used to think that kieth Cunning was the leader, probably not, I'm not sure, but what was his nick name? Largo's special buddy boy?
And they would never stop with the Ba'aa'aaaa.
Russ Walling

Social climber
Same place as you, man...... (WB)
Apr 10, 2006 - 04:28pm PT
Only Buggerers I knew about: That f'n Fish dude, the Manx, Sims, Mooney, Driver, E (even though he tried not to be), Ken Hamm, Boxer, Craig Fry, and the fringe guys who did not like their own gay group known as the "Joe Boys"... that would be Sewell, Buttfukelmann, Tony Monteil, Joe Hedge, Frericks, Larry Loads, Toe Tag Tom, and a few others.

I think it all started out at the weeping wall one day when the "hotties" (like maybe Craig Fry and Vogel and Largo and Powell/Hensel, Mike and Mari) heard a strange noise off in the distance.... and Largo says "Ho man... it sounds like someone is buggering some sheep..." Next thing ya know... the name stuck. Originally we used to make the noise just to piss off Mooney. For some reason we thought he looked like that goat in a Rowell book that was climbing a 5.9 crack.
Dr. F

climber
Costa Mesa
Apr 10, 2006 - 07:34pm PT
This is a story about a FA route fumble. I am the only one to blame for this lose.
I was descending Tahquitz N. side and gave a quick look at the Y-Crack. Whats that to the right, its a crack, it looks hard, but good, and probably doable, I haven't ever heard of anyone.
I not sure how long after that, but I was able to persuade Mo Linky to have a look, w/ a rack and we're ready to go. It looked alittle bit above my head, so I offer the lead to Moe, thankfully he accepted. He goes up, ands he up there for what seemed like an hour and half, which I didn't have problem, but it was cold. Back in those days we did what was called free climbing, you start at the bottom and work your way up the route by free climbing. No hanging, no resting on tension, if you want tension, it will be on your way to the deck. You hang, you haven't done the route..
But after I was belaying forever, I was frozen toast, I start up and its really hard, now I see why Mo was up there forever, its amazing that anyone could hold on so long, fiddling with pro and all. Its probably steeper than dead vert. So its here that I take a fumble, couldn't follow w/out hanging. Topped out, thanked Mo and wrote him up for the FA, and only him, there were no others.
Did it a couple years later w/ E, it was hard but didn't have too much trouble following E.
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Apr 10, 2006 - 09:01pm PT
Golden years, my ass.......the Golden years are still going on.........then and NOW.......(50 years form now, ....2006 will still be part of the Golden years.....I kid you not......)......Yeeehooooo!!!!!!...we are alive, participating, experiencing, and making it happen...........It aint 'over yet.......don't cash in your chips early.....(Excuse me while I change a diaper.......I'm toast......)
locker

Trad climber
Joshua Tree Ca
Apr 10, 2006 - 09:29pm PT
Right on Todd!!!...
hashbro

Trad climber
Not in Southern California
Apr 10, 2006 - 09:41pm PT
Well said Todd!
hashbro

Trad climber
Not in Southern California
Apr 10, 2006 - 09:46pm PT
Todd, I mis-named the thread. I meant to call it "Golden Years of Josh Slander and Associated Stories, still going on..."
Ksolem

Trad climber
LA, Ca
Apr 10, 2006 - 10:17pm PT
Dr F,

That's a great story. Would that be The Green Rosetta?
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