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justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Oct 30, 2012 - 07:10am PT
Russ for Prez
ME Climb

climber
Behind the Orange Curtain
Oct 30, 2012 - 07:30am PT
Russ for Prez and Robert for God!

Good job guys. Good luck with the policing efforts

Eric
locker

Social climber
Oct 30, 2012 - 07:44am PT
"If you see someone being a dick, go and tell them to wise up"...

Unless of course, it's Dick???...

LOL!!!...



EDITED:



"Carbuncle"...



ROFL!!!...
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Oct 30, 2012 - 07:53am PT
carbuncle

carbuncle |ˈkärˌbə ng kəl|
noun
1 a severe abscess or multiple boil in the skin, typically infected with staphylococcus bacteria.
2 a bright red gem, in particular a garnet cut en cabochon.
DERIVATIVES
carbuncular |kärˈbə ng kyələr| adjective
ORIGIN Middle English (sense 2) : from Old French charbuncle, from Latin carbunculus ‘small coal,’ from carbo ‘coal, charcoal.’
locker

Social climber
Oct 30, 2012 - 07:56am PT


Thanks ekat!!!...

But I already knew exactly what a Carbuncle is...

It's why I found Russ' comment so humorus...

;-)

gonzo chemist

climber
Fort Collins, CO
Oct 30, 2012 - 04:16pm PT
"He at least had the sack to say something about what he perceived as trouble rolling in."

Mr. Cilley needs to re-evaluate his powers of perception.

Other than that, nice rant.


On a separate note: I've interacted D.C. in other contexts and found him to be quite the cordial fellow.



Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Oct 30, 2012 - 04:25pm PT
On a separate note: I've interacted D.C. in other contexts and found him to be quite the cordial fellow.

I thought you said he was an "asshat"?

I heard the story about this purge last night. According to my source you rolled in on the ass end of a police raid that threw everyone out of the pit. Cilley though, reminded the tools that it was private property and it was "them" that needed to leave. And they did. I hear he was a bit touchy after that. Bad timing? Or maybe he just didn't like your looks or attitude? Let's ask him...

Fill us in Dick... and where are you anyway?
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
moving thru
Oct 30, 2012 - 07:42pm PT
Jstan, appreciate all you and others have said and done. Why did you move to JTree? Jess wondering?

Speaking of Hanta.....I'll be home free end of Nov. Crazy stuff. Lynne

Edit: On a lighter note, is anyone having a Halloween Party this week? Have a couple days off. Yo can email or post here. :D
gonzo chemist

climber
Fort Collins, CO
Oct 30, 2012 - 08:22pm PT
Russ,

It wasn't my intention to start a fight on here or anything like that. It was a bit out of line to refer to D.C. as an "ass-hat." I apologize for that.

If there was a police incident, then I was unaware of that. I can certainly understand him being a bit pissed off about something like that.

I just didn't expect to be accosted for wanting to sleep for a couple hours.


-Nick
jstan

climber
Oct 30, 2012 - 09:44pm PT
Personally I have found confronting people is a bad idea. Just who the hell are you is the question
immediately asked. And you don't have an answer. Then both sides are into emotion and the
attempt not to be found to be "wrong." Hopeless.

I find people who are good at this quite amazing. The first step seems to be one of showing and
having a real interest in the other person. The interest can't be faked. If you do feel the interest,
you can then exchange names, ask a few questions and tell about your hopes for how the Pit can be
improved and made more enjoyable. If someone is four or five sigma out there this won't work. But
that many sigma means this won't happen that often.

The trick is you really have to have an interest in the other person. If you can't do that you are left
with getting them to stand downwind from the campfire as you piss into it.

I have found that to be difficult. It takes really good timing.
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Oct 30, 2012 - 10:07pm PT
Intimidated by THIS guy?:



Well, I guess those rhinestone flip flops are a little scary.
eeyonkee

Trad climber
Golden, CO
Oct 31, 2012 - 04:29am PT


I like the fact that the name is perfect.
Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Oct 31, 2012 - 06:29am PT
the pit exists in a gray area, but some of the best things in life are like that.

before i understood the routine, cilley woke me up in the middle of the night and told me to repark my car. he's a great fellow and a climber of amazing dedication. when he looks after the pit, it's a good thing.

the pit has other eccentricities, which russ has taken some liberty to criticize. personally, i think the eccentrics involved are worth the tolerance.
James Wilcox

Boulder climber
The Coast
Oct 31, 2012 - 08:58am PT
Eccentricities are ok as long as the surrounding neighbors are cool with it, not necessarily the climbing community at large. It's one thing to piss off other people camping there, but when the people in the neighboring homes start getting mad that puts the property owner of The Pit in a terrible position.
coz

Mountain climber
Northern surly
Oct 31, 2012 - 10:15am PT
Russ, DC and Myself come from an era were the climbing world was small and behavior was modified by peer pressure.

The Pit , was started as an alternative to the Gordo Ranch, when Tod got married.

I'm sure it's a very challenging local for a campground in the middle of downtown JT.

If people can't respect it, I'm sure the owner will simply put up a gate.

Anyway, probably better stuff like this gets discuss and policed locally, as it always has, I first moved in to the area near The Pit, in 1986. I was able to afford rent with two days of guiding a month.

Just saying.....

happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Oct 31, 2012 - 11:03am PT
I am going to be around again for some of the winter, expect to arrive mid November. Thank you to all who made such huge efforts to clean up the trash that was left. I am very glad to know that the dumpster is also taken away.

Russ, I would like to talk to you at some point. I was pretty amazed, during that whole thing last year, at being cast as a trouble-making drama queen.


rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 31, 2012 - 11:42am PT
Actually Happigirl, I'm the one you need to talk to. I for one appreciated your efforts to get people to act in a more sensible fashion. Let me know when you hit town if you plan to stay there again, I'll make sure you have my phone # if there are issues.

Dr. F.

Ice climber
SoCal
Oct 31, 2012 - 11:51am PT
This plant is called "Raspberry Carbuncle"
Credit: Dr. F.

Very non-relevant
eeyonkee

Trad climber
Golden, CO
Oct 31, 2012 - 12:31pm PT
I would think a tree would really spruce things up...or maybe some Rasperry carbuncle.
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Oct 31, 2012 - 01:05pm PT
Okay Robert - will get in touch when I land.

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