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Norwegian

Trad climber
Placerville, California
Apr 10, 2012 - 09:08pm PT
well i stand corrected,
sloshing in vinegar filled shoes
painting the walls with leafy greens.
stinkeye i hereby grant
you a warranted opinion.

even if your opinion comes across
bloated and brash.

may god please you.
Tripod? Swellguy? Halfwit? Smegma?

Trad climber
Wanker Stately Mansion, Placerville
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 10, 2012 - 09:39pm PT
I tend to think of most of the climbers i've met in my life as good people and a cut above the normal man in the street. Old and young, rookies and veterans, brave or not. Pretty much all of them have been cool people I'd share a rope and a beer with any day. I don't oppose anyone having views on my routes good or bad, and I don't care if people slag me off.
It's a bummer though to see people lowering themselves to just downright nasty remarks and veiled threats that most likely wouldn't be said face to face.
The timeless Brotherhood (sisterhood) of climbing is still solid, I see it and enjoy it everyday I get out.
Show a little civility, it is after all just climbing.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Apr 11, 2012 - 12:40am PT
nasty remarks and veiled threats that most likely wouldn't be said face to face.

quite sad but very true.

I think trolling from nameless people will continue to pop up as long as there is any argument about which route is good/bad or deserves to be cut down or restored.
Maybe Ron, you, and whoever else puts up routes in the loaf should email each other, meet up, go to the said area, look at things, present arguments face to face, and come up with a solution (which is easier face to face). Others will live with it (whatever it is).

Good luck all. Sugarloaf is a beautiful place.
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Apr 11, 2012 - 09:35am PT
Hey Ron A. The day we found the TY note it had a joint wrapped in it, was that you or did we beat you to it?

Well said Aiden, I'd buy you all a round of beers.

Chuck, Ron V. feels bad so he can buy the second round.

Live well, love much and let it go!

A hardy Berg Heil to all of you mountain lovers.

Charlie D.
michaeld

Sport climber
Sacramento
Apr 11, 2012 - 03:03pm PT
click on it for enlargement

If only it was that easy. :[
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Apr 11, 2012 - 03:28pm PT
Says 'roof goes free'


Imagine being there when he freed Grand Illusion...I heard he ran laps on dinkum crack up and down with a pack for training...

Norwegian

Trad climber
Placerville, California
Apr 11, 2012 - 11:44pm PT
i aint civil.
im committable.

i may appear an upstanding
sitinzen with a good ol
family and a safe shack

but my cave collapsed forevers ago
and im not longer within sanity

and all of yew that paint
me as sociable are sorely mistaken.

sorry to disappoint my heroes that be.

Tripod? Swellguy? Halfwit? Smegma?

Trad climber
Wanker Stately Mansion, Placerville
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 12, 2012 - 08:35pm PT
Chuck,
Get over ya'sell, pick up your phone and call me, and let's go for that beer I'm sorely in need of. I find your soshul skilz very enjoyable. Maybe we can have Charlie join us too?
a
michaeld

Sport climber
Sacramento
Apr 17, 2012 - 07:15pm PT
Anyone been chopping bolts lately at SL? Or know of anyone who's been chopping?
michaeld

Sport climber
Sacramento
Apr 17, 2012 - 07:27pm PT
This route that just got chopped has been there for almost 4 years. They chopped 3 bolts and tried to remove a 4th Pound In but were unable to. So they left it after hammering it and bending the Hanger. They spent time and glued the holes. Because they glued the holes makes me think they did not do it to steal the $3 hangers. We rebolted this route yesterday with Pound In bolts. If it gets chopped again we will rebolt it again and again. The rules are not mess with others routes.

It was the first sport route 4 people I know led for the very first time. Stink Bug Mantle.
Norwegian

Trad climber
Placerville, California
May 4, 2012 - 01:21pm PT
i humbly take the stance of a public apology
to one of my respected peers and elders,
Ron V.

my only excuse is that im a fool and an asse
and its for strong reason that i solo
as im not socially maintainable for long.

so please accept my apology, sir, for my sloppy verb show posted up thread.

Francesca Drake

Trad climber
California,Truckee
May 4, 2012 - 03:18pm PT
Wow Ron just saw the picture of Gene you posted, right out of the guide book?
Norwegian

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Nov 1, 2013 - 06:15pm PT

aiden's exploits
on stone well communicate
magnificent bollocks
and a voluminous flow
of verve coursing thru
his circulatory system.

edit to add,
aiden is also a super stellar father,
and a highly respected professional
who graciously serves our community.
tornado

climber
lawrence kansas
Nov 1, 2013 - 06:20pm PT
You're RONG!!! Shut up Rong!
rnevius

Trad climber
The Range of Light
Nov 1, 2013 - 07:30pm PT
Yawn...
rnevius

Trad climber
The Range of Light
Nov 1, 2013 - 08:45pm PT
Ahahaha...Thanks for pointing that out, Ron.
Norwegian

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Nov 1, 2013 - 08:46pm PT
im easily fooled, ron,
thanks for watching my back.

whew. that was vast.
tornado

climber
lawrence kansas
Nov 1, 2013 - 09:06pm PT
^^^^ I think Wes would confront Ron head on. Not his style.
Salamanizer

Trad climber
The land of Fruits & Nuts!
Nov 1, 2013 - 09:11pm PT
Wes is neither a pussy nor a bitch. Trolls are both.
Salamanizer

Trad climber
The land of Fruits & Nuts!
Dec 29, 2013 - 02:20pm PT
So, I got a wild hair up my ass at the end of the day yesterday and decided to climb Tapestry. It was getting late and I barely had the alpine glow to light my way, the wind was howling and it was getting real cold real fast so I just clipped the bolts, tied off one knob and went.

Here's my honest opinion. The things intimidating from the ground. But the climbing you quickly find out is a 5.7/8 freesolo where the leader placed a bolt at every hint of difficulty. Hardly visionary.

To compare it to the Bachar Yerian is like climbing Catchy Corner and comparing it to freeing the Dawn Wall. Not even the same sport.

It's still a cool route and I'm sure something to behold in it's day for that area, but if you want to give credit for bold and visionary, you'd have to lean that prize toward Swamp Thing, the retro-bolt of which is now known as Telesis.

Todd should have pushed the route strait up the center of that wall and taken the time to add another bolt or two for the difficult sections making a classic route rather than a wandering freesolo all over the face following the line of no resistance.
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