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doktor_g

Social climber
Mt Shasta, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 9, 2012 - 02:57pm 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 - 03:07pm 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 - 03:08pm 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 - 03:12pm PT
Thanks gentlemen.
fsck

climber
Oct 9, 2012 - 03:19pm PT
Credit: fsck
Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
Oct 9, 2012 - 03:27pm 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 - 04:29pm PT
This one, gunkie ? http://www.yobasecamp.com/home.html
Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Oct 9, 2012 - 04:44pm 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 - 04:48pm 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 - 06:34pm PT
"Today is as good as any day to die."

Chengis Khan
mitchy

Trad climber
new england
Oct 9, 2012 - 06:47pm 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 - 06:48pm 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 - 07:22pm 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 - 09:48pm 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 - 09:50pm PT
So you can say with confidence
He is not a conservative
Dapper Dan

Trad climber
Menlo Park
Oct 9, 2012 - 09:52pm 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 - 10:01pm 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 - 11:56pm 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 10, 2012 - 02:27am 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!!
The Chief

climber
Climber from the Land Mongols under the Whites
Oct 10, 2012 - 10:26am 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 - 12:28pm 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 - 12:36pm PT
Walleye that picture and quote are awesome. Thanks for sharing
Silver

Ice climber
Oct 10, 2012 - 03:28pm 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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