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neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 27, 2013 - 06:35pm PT
hey there say, steve, very glad you bumped this... i had never seen the updates, or the new baby...

thanks for sharing :)
daryl_hattens_daughter

climber
saskatchewan, canada
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 29, 2014 - 11:14am PT
Hey everyone, just checked back, been awhile. Thanks for your posts, yes both our children are climbers!!! Hahah- our youngest (Riley- 10 months) like tongs into trouble, we have to watch him closely, always into mischief. He likes the thrill of getting into trouble- which, if I am correct is just like my dad!! Thanks again.
Greg Child

climber
Mar 31, 2014 - 02:25pm PT
Seated are Eric Weinstein &#40;L&#41; and Darryl Hatten, racking up fo...
Seated are Eric Weinstein (L) and Darryl Hatten, racking up for the PO Wall, Yosemite 1977.
Credit: Greg Child

Here is a picture of your Dad. I climbed the PO Wall with him in 1977. I remember him very well.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Mar 31, 2014 - 02:27pm PT
GREAT PIC JAVA!!!!!

All the best to you from ( YES ITS SUNNY ) Vancouver !

Cheers, Tami Knight
Tarheel

Trad climber
San Rafael, CA
Mar 31, 2014 - 03:17pm PT
I climbed the NA Wall with Daryl. Eric Weinstein, was my climbing partner in Yosemite spring '75. That March I was sitting in the Lodge worrying about the fact that I didn't have a climbing partner and the weather was getting really good. I was an outsider and not that talented so I had good reason to worry. Three guys walked up to me. They asked if I was Tim and then said that Eric was going to be my climbing partner. I was super lucky. We got along well and climbed together every day, doing about 50 hard routes and then climbing the Nose on El Cap.

Eric introduced me to Daryl, who had the reputation of being the best aid climber in Squamish (Eric must have been the best free climber). Daryl wanted to do something super hard, either Tis-sa-ack or the NA Wall.

We figured we did something like the 15th ascent of the NA. We were both really poor and borrowed a lot of equipment. Daryl led both the 3rd and 4th pitches in exchange for me leading the wide crack and big roof. It was amazing cleaning those pitches. Many of the pins just fell out from the tension of the rope, and most of the other didn't require a hammer. He did these super shallow stacks with a Leeper and baby angles. I don't know how he got into the top steps without his knee dislodging the stacks. He could have made it A2 with copperheads but instead did it A5 with stacks since he thought heads were cheating. He had a really strict traditional attitude towards style of ascent.

Daryl wanted to go down from Big Sur Ledge when he changed his mind about quitting smoking on the climb. It would have been easy to go down since we had fixed ropes to Easy Street for Dale Bard in exchange for him lending us an auxiliary rope. I convinced Daryl if we went down we would never come back and would regret that forever. We found some cigarette butts and rolling papers on the route, and that worked for him. He needed to have a smoke before leading a pitch.

We had an incredible adventure. I wish I had owned a camera then. I really miss Eric and Daryl, who together made that a fantastic spring for me.
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Mar 31, 2014 - 05:42pm PT
Bump.

EDIT; Awesome picture Greg, and great story Tim.

Love hearing these old Hatten/Weinstein stories.
gf

climber
Mar 31, 2014 - 09:11pm PT
Hi Tim,

Your recollections of the NA wall adventure are almost verbatim for what I think might have been the only climbing article Daryl ever wrote; for the not so illustrious R and R news (aka rock and reefer-hey we were all of 17 and living in the climbing backwater of vancouver island in 1979 so what can i say. At any rate my best anecdote on Daryls' fairly well written piece, albeit in the grand tradition of some of the more purple prose of Royal Rockbottom writing about sunsets better than mozart, came when Daryl proudly showed his article, published via stolen xerox paper at the local ministry of stumps, to one Doug Scott. The brit read it, fixed Daryl with a level gaze and stated "write to express, not impress". Daryl delivered one of his trademark "henh" snorts and retorted "well if i wanted your opinion I would have told it to you, and by the way, quit hogging that dimp"
Tim if you are interested you might be able to track down a copy of the story from one Stewart Wozny, Daryls' first climbing partner and the guy that taught him how to aid climb, he may have a copy of the hallowed screed that might have survived bugs germs and steel.
best
gf
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Mar 31, 2014 - 09:16pm PT
Thanks for sharing that photo Greg, Daryl was always humble about his achievements. Your picture is full of the fun that being with Hatten was like.
Greg Child

climber
Apr 6, 2014 - 08:12am PT
I'd hope that Darryl's daughter and Eric's parents get to see that photo. You Canadians should pass the pic along if you have contact with them.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Apr 6, 2014 - 10:15am PT
That is a classic shot Greg!

Thanks for posting it.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Apr 6, 2014 - 12:42pm PT
Java - Anders is the connection between Squamish climbers and Eric's folks. He posts on here as "Mighty Hiker". Maybe send along that shot to him ; he's doing a history of climbing at Squash.
gf

climber
Apr 6, 2014 - 02:11pm PT
I have sent a note to Daryls' daughter using the ST function -hopefully she will receive it.
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Apr 6, 2014 - 11:07pm PT
Tim, your words really resonate with my experience climbing with Daryl. A truly spirited individual.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 6, 2014 - 11:08pm PT
hey there say, 'darly hatten's daughter' ...wow!!!

great to see you stopped by to us all know how you are ...

very nice!

:)

happy god bless, to you and family, through the years, :)
Greg Child

climber
Apr 7, 2014 - 09:47pm PT
Something I recall about Daryl that resonates with me, and which happened the day after that photo was taken... when we got to the base of the PO wall, The 4 of us (Hatten, Weinstein,Kim Carrigan and myself) were rather humbled by the looming project we'd set ourselves. Daryl took his piton hammer out from his holster and held it up like mighty Thor and banged it into a block of granite, and yelled "The PO team is here!" It got us moving. He was a driving force on that climb.
gf

climber
Apr 7, 2014 - 10:11pm PT
Great anecdote Greg. I remember one of his motivating chants at the start of a pitch was something along the lines of hunga hunga hiyah -or if he was doubting your commitment to a lead "heh, get up there you pubic hair" -A bit coarser to be sure, but there was no shirking with that kind of encouragement...
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Apr 7, 2014 - 11:47pm PT
He would have got on with the Argentinians. They were always calling each other pendejo

Which they told us meant " pubic hair"
daryl_hattens_daughter

climber
saskatchewan, canada
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 8, 2014 - 09:22am PT
Oh wow!! That picture is awesome, looks to me that (from what I know/hear) that this picture captures who my dad really was. Thanks so much for sharing it, it looks professionally taken too!!
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