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photonez

Trad climber
Mountain View, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 14, 2012 - 04:00am PT
Many of you have mentors that are more iconic than mine. But, Bluey is where it all started for me and several of my best climbing partners.

Lets hear it, let fly. As Blue would say, "whatever."
Blue, the mentor.
Blue, the mentor.
Credit: photonez

Yours truely,
Ez the left liebacker.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Oct 14, 2012 - 04:42am PT
My mentor BITD (72/73) was a Stonemaster, Jim "Rudidoux" Wilson.
Taught me the ropes so to speak and I am forever greatful!
Thanks Jim,
Tad
Credit: Dave Evans
Jim "Rubidoux" Wilson
Jim "Rubidoux" Wilson
Credit: Dave Evans
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Oct 14, 2012 - 10:00am PT
Thanks, Ez. Even though you get after it more than me now, you are one of my favorite partners.

Ez starting pitch#2.
Ez starting pitch#2.
Credit: bluering

Here's to you on lead!!!

Oh, my mentor? He goes by C-dog around here;

Me and him (on the right) on an early deployment to Tuolumne


Thanks, Clark!
locker

Gym climber
DUH!!!...
Oct 14, 2012 - 10:01am PT


Blue has taught me a MOVE or two, as well...

Credit: locker
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sullly

Trad climber
Oct 14, 2012 - 10:04am PT
My mentor is J., who posts here under a different name. He's made me into the 5.13 climber that I am today!
Credit: sullly
Prod

Trad climber
Oct 14, 2012 - 10:07am PT
Tarbuster used me as a belay slave for quite a few years. I guess that makes him my mentor?

Prod.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Oct 14, 2012 - 10:08am PT
Cosmiccragman is my mentor...he took me on my first 5.6 and showed me how to use the 2 finger jedi finger lock...I love him dearly...
locker

Gym climber
DUH!!!...
Oct 14, 2012 - 10:08am PT


I've never had a "Climbing mentor"...

Learned by "trial and error"...

But I HAVE mentored many and will continue to do so as the rewards are generally worth it...

Fun to introduce people to this sh!t...

Fun to watch them learn...

Fun to watch them eventually go out on their own and continue the circle...



That's my story and I'm sticking to it!!!...

;-)

apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Oct 14, 2012 - 10:09am PT
bluering as a climbing mentor?

Whodathunkit.
locker

Gym climber
DUH!!!...
Oct 14, 2012 - 10:10am PT

I do however have a "lifestyle mentor" and he's the absolute BEST!!!...























































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Nobody, and I mean NOBODY does the "Two finger" pose, better!!!...

Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev. and land o da SLEDS!
Oct 14, 2012 - 10:23am PT
Credit: Ron Anderson

Tom Sullivan was my first "mentor".. Taught me how to run it out, how not to worry and CLIMB. And convinced me to change over to EBs from PAs!!!!!



Others are : Rick Sumner and crew for the AWESOME first big guide to the Tahoe area, thus opening up a WORLD of climbing!

Mr Rick Sumner, co Author of the most pivotal guides the Tahoe region ...
Mr Rick Sumner, co Author of the most pivotal guides the Tahoe region will ever see. Pioneer of HARD routes throughout the area! On ist belay of Taqshietz Rock 4/14/2012.
Credit: Ron Anderson


And last but not least, Dano,,Jay Smith, Paul Crawford, Al Swanson and Bill Price for ALWAYS giving us the MARKS to reach for!
The Chief

climber
Climber from the Land Mongols under the Whites
Oct 14, 2012 - 10:34am PT
Old Woody took us (BSA Troop from N. Hollywood) out once a month to J-Tree back in the early 70's. Showed us the stuff and put the flame in my heart. Swami, PF Flyers and guts.

Thanks Woody!
locker

Gym climber
DUH!!!...
Oct 14, 2012 - 10:57am PT

^^^

+ 1 for the Woodster!!!...

"It's a good day to die!!!"...

Fuking really miss that dude...

bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Oct 14, 2012 - 11:12am PT
I never met Woody in person, but he always struck me as a solid man. He was a good guy.

I miss him around here.
Mason

Trad climber
Yay Area
Oct 15, 2012 - 08:48pm PT
This is a good thread. I'll ditto the OP.
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