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doktor_g

Social climber
Mt Shasta, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 9, 2012 - 11:57am PT

Does anyone know if this quote is attributable to Ron Kauk or who it would be?

I recalled it when Camp 4 was under immediate threat of being turned into some Hotel/Casino/Parking Lot:

"We live in a world where some think nothing is sacred, and others believe that everything is sacred."

If it's not Kauk or if I have butchered it, please correct me.

Thanks,
DrG
WBraun

climber
Oct 9, 2012 - 12:07pm PT
Ask him yourself.

http://sacredrok.org/

email: SacredRok@SacredRok.org
Walleye

climber
The Hot Kiss on the end of a Wet Fist
Oct 9, 2012 - 12:08pm PT
"Climbing here saved my life from the confines of the materialistic illusion that we're taught as children in school. The way I see it, there are two worlds: There's the world where nothing is sacred except money, and the other world where everything is sacred."

Here's the way it originally appeared.
Here's the way it originally appeared.
doktor_g

Social climber
Mt Shasta, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 9, 2012 - 12:12pm PT
Thanks gentlemen.
fsck

climber
Oct 9, 2012 - 12:19pm PT
Credit: fsck
Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
Oct 9, 2012 - 12:27pm PT
Sounds like a worthy organization. What ever happened to that Chris Sharma run organization that brought inner city kids out to the valley and taught climbing? I forget the name....
sween345

climber
back east
Oct 9, 2012 - 01:29pm PT
This one, gunkie ? http://www.yobasecamp.com/home.html
Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Oct 9, 2012 - 01:44pm PT
gullich? abe lincoln said something an awful lot like that.

"any day is a good day to be born and a good day to die" has been attributed to geronimo and pope john the 23rd.

here's one you can attribute to me, if you like: "there are no heroes". stop worshipping them.
k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Oct 9, 2012 - 01:48pm PT
And here's one that you can pin to me (created before the obvious 'other' one):


Wherever you are, you'll be there soon.



Naw, nothing sacred about this quote...
The Chief

climber
Climber from the Land Mongols under the Whites
Oct 9, 2012 - 03:34pm PT
"Today is as good as any day to die."

Chengis Khan
mitchy

Trad climber
new england
Oct 9, 2012 - 03:47pm PT
"did i ever tell you about the time the midget showed me his butt plug" Bishop local.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Oct 9, 2012 - 03:48pm PT
"If you have called three people as#@&%e before noon, the first one you saw might have been the one in the mirror shaving..."
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Oct 9, 2012 - 04:22pm PT
There are most certainly heroes and even a few saints.

A wonderful experience in life is to become your own.
WBraun

climber
Oct 9, 2012 - 06:48pm PT
"there are no heroes"

No, I don't worship Ron but he's one of my very best friends ever and he's saved my life a few times too.

So he's a huge hero to me ......
Dr. F.

Ice climber
SoCal
Oct 9, 2012 - 06:50pm PT
So you can say with confidence
He is not a conservative
Dapper Dan

Trad climber
Menlo Park
Oct 9, 2012 - 06:52pm PT
I always wished he'd chime in here ...
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Oct 9, 2012 - 07:01pm PT
No, I don't worship Ron but he's one of my very best friends ever and he's saved my life a few times too.

So he's a huge hero to me ......

Your feelings about the man have always shown through here.

DMT
hossjulia

Social climber
Eastside (of the Tetons)
Oct 9, 2012 - 08:56pm PT
Missed seeing him on Tioga Pass this summer while I was around.
Good man who thinks before he speaks. Like that.
mountainlion

Trad climber
California
Oct 9, 2012 - 11:27pm PT
I've never met Ron but began admiring him after reading a few of his quotes in "Traditional Lead Climbing--Surviving the Learning Years" I had just bought the book and began climbing in jtree with my wife. We met a young 16 year old girl who climbed with us for a day (she had the most experience by far). She told us she came from a broken home and considered Ron her father.
Whether he knew that or not I dont know. I also don't know her name but the story has struck me that indeed THERE ARE HEROS!!
coz

Mountain climber
Northern surly
Oct 10, 2012 - 06:08am PT
"Focus all your energy to a single point, clear your mind, and go for the move. That is your Power Point.

Named a climb after that quote.

Ron's a good guy, always has been, who gives all his great talent and wisdom to the young and up and coming.
The Chief

climber
Climber from the Land Mongols under the Whites
Oct 10, 2012 - 07:26am PT
Numerous times over the past eight or so years, I have reminded Lonnie to always seek the wisdom of his Father whenever in doubt within the daily struggles of the material world.

"What would your Father do...." I have reminded him on occasion.

Always puts him right on track.



What a treasure box of infinite true and pure wisdom to have as a Father.
Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
Oct 10, 2012 - 09:28am PT
Ron was always decent to me, even though I was not in his climbing circle, or his ability. Last time I saw him was ice limbing in Lee Vining, 1985. A good bloke.
briham89

Big Wall climber
los gatos. ca
Oct 10, 2012 - 09:36am PT
Walleye that picture and quote are awesome. Thanks for sharing
Silver

Ice climber
Oct 10, 2012 - 12:28pm PT
If I were Werner i would have spent as much time as i could around Kauk.

Worship not a chance but learn from him I suspect is what Werner did.


EDIT

In Fact we all could learn so much from this man its too bad he is not willing to share more with us.
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