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Dr. F

climber
Costa Mesa
Apr 11, 2006 - 09:06am PT
Russ
I was never a sheep bugger. You trying to sneek that one through. I probably grouped all you young punks together, wasn't there the upland Boys too.
Green Rosseta, Moes name, cool song from Joes Garage, Frank Zappa. The route was covered in green lichen. He also had to pull out a some loose rocks, clean out dirt, and skate the footholds clean.
Russ Walling

Social climber
Same place as you, man...... (WB)
Apr 11, 2006 - 09:25am PT
The Uplanders... yeah.. Keith Cunning for sure and maybe a guy called Ed??? I think Keith had that big station wagon and would drive out tons of guys in the rig. Not sure who the rest of them were.
straightandnarrow

Sport climber
Salt Lake City
Apr 11, 2006 - 10:19pm PT
And then there was the time that Dr. F and I tried to find some solitude together up in the Space Cave.

We only had three condoms, the morning was fast approaching and a group of teenagers were scrambing up to the Cave for there own party.
Once the teens arrived the temperature cool significantly.

Once Russ climbed up though, things really did heat right back up....
Dr. F

climber
Costa Mesa
Apr 12, 2006 - 09:01am PT
Heres another FA route fumble story, Grand Theft Avocado.
I had attempted to free solo it couple times before for the FA, but for some reason, I always had tennis shoes on. I guess regular climbing shoes were too tight back then to boulder and solo around in (before 5 tennies). So this one time, I bring DE to it, and tell him that I've tried a couple times before, it looks 5.6 to 5.8. As luck would have it, DE had boots and chalk, and went right up it. I tried it again in my tennies for dual FS FA, but got shut once again. DE took the gold, and his name apropos.
Dr. F

climber
Costa Mesa
Apr 12, 2006 - 09:07am PT
Strait^narrow
That was good times, no wonder I hated those sheep bugs, getting in my action
Apocalypsenow

Trad climber
Cali
Apr 12, 2006 - 05:53pm PT
Remember the Scrutinizer?
Dr. F

climber
Costa Mesa
Apr 13, 2006 - 03:04pm PT
Heres a picture from ~1978, can you name those folks.
Russ Walling

Social climber
Same place as you, man...... (WB)
Apr 13, 2006 - 03:17pm PT
Brain Rennie? in front

front row l - R:
Dave Evans, Maria Cranor, Juan Largo the Magnificent, Charles Cole III, Bullwinkle, the Tall Sleek Neufi

Back l - r :
Yabo, Mari Gingery, Mike Lechlinski, lead singer from Journey?, unknown.
Ksolem

Trad climber
LA, Ca
Apr 13, 2006 - 03:44pm PT
".. Remember the Scrutinizer?.."

John Hayward. Surfer turned climber. I used to hang with him a lot. He would live in HVCC for extended periods eating high protien monkey chow which he purchased at the feed lot between Morongo and Yucca.

For several years in Josh he was the "witness"for a number of hard ascents. He was a better climber than he would let on to be.

I realized there was more to "The Scrut" than I had thought when one time he actually went to town with me to eat actual food, and when we were finished he pulled out an Amex Gold card and picked up the tab.

I saw him out there a couple years ago unexpectedly. He was rid of the old foil covered car and rusty recumbent bike and seemed quite well.
jclimb

Trad climber
Durango, Co
Apr 13, 2006 - 03:54pm PT
that's an awesome pic. i love journey.
rmuir

Social climber
the Time Before the Rocks Cooled.
Apr 13, 2006 - 03:58pm PT
...guy in the back right. Any chance that's Gramicci looking coy?
G_Gnome

Social climber
Tendonitis City
Apr 13, 2006 - 04:54pm PT
That's not Mariah though is it Craig?
Apocalypsenow

Trad climber
Cali
Apr 13, 2006 - 05:35pm PT
Thanks Ksolem, I enjoyed that guy. Nice to hear he is doing well.
bachar

Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Apr 13, 2006 - 05:44pm PT
That was about the time when Yabo free soloed the North Overhang naked at night and we took all his clothes so he wouldn't find them when he got down....but he knew we were gonna steal them ahead of time and hid a secret clothes stash somewhere else. We were all right below him when he did the crux - insane view of the "crack" - we couldn't stop laughing - poor guy, good thing he could keep it together...RIP bro.

He did it all for a nugget of "chocolate" !
sr

climber
Bay Area, CA
Apr 13, 2006 - 06:08pm PT
The two on the rt back- Randy V and Jim Angione ?
Russ Walling

Social climber
Same place as you, man...... (WB)
Apr 13, 2006 - 06:11pm PT
Vogel for sure now! Good one!
Gramicci

Social climber
Ventura
Apr 13, 2006 - 06:17pm PT
Nope not me, I was in a frozen tundra that Josh season.

Funny, Yabo going for the chocolate. Must of lit up the campground getting the full moon like that.
looking sketchy there...

Social climber
Latitute 33
Apr 13, 2006 - 08:51pm PT
JB, As I remember it, Yabo was promised $5 or so. But the chocolate makes a better story.

Yes that is Angione on the right.

bachar

Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Apr 13, 2006 - 09:20pm PT
Not 5, not chocolate.
james Colborn

Trad climber
CA
Apr 14, 2006 - 08:19am PT
As I finish packing up the camper for my umpteenth trip to JT I am tending to agree with T Gordon that these are the goood old days. Each trip has some outlandish event, be it a climbing achievement or laughing so hard around the camp fire that I cripple myself. JTree keeps on giving.
I will digress. My first visit to the monument was filled with shinanagens. My friend(we'll call him Todd for privacy issues), and I loaded up the truck in Chico and got a couple of names from the ride board at the university to lessen the burden of driving and gas costs. We picked up the girls who were headed to Orange County and they offered to drive 1/2 way. I let them take the wheel while Todd and I crawled in the back to rip a bunch of B-loads. The girls didin't want either of us driving so they drove all the way to Orange, Todd and I do the Spicolli roll out barely able to walk and make the rest of the trip to the park. Waking up to some super human guy (Too Srong Dave?) ripping up evryboulder problem in the camp and then soloing every route in eyeshot. Mind numbing. After a morning of introductory routes we head to Illusion Dweller, on the way we observe a guy passed out in the dirt under his truck with tall boy buds all around him(Tucker? ) We do illusion dweller and walk back towards the parking lot and there is the guy who was past out an hour ago belaying Hidataka Suzuki on Some like it Hot with a cigarette dangling out his mouth and really not paying much attention to his partner. Classic Form. He hits us up for some weed and trades a few hexs for a joint, I think he got the better deal! A true lasting memeory of that two week stay was that we never taped up. OOOPS. I still have the scars today.
Cheers, JAMES
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