Moon River Landing Unit.

Search
Go

Discussion Topic

Return to Forum List
Post a Reply
Messages 61 - 76 of total 76 in this topic << First  |  < Previous  |  Show All  |  Next >  |  Last >>
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Nov 19, 2012 - 01:00pm PT
Bump for recently departed Fathers.

Mouse,
How ya doin my new friend?

Hope Boomer and Rog play a round of golf up there, Dad played a little
BITD and pretty much stopped after he scored a hole in one. I played golf for 30 years and never had an ace.

Look forward to climbing with you this spring, I'd like to take you to Toms Thumb and do a few climbs. That place holds special memories for me
as do the memories of our Fathers. Before Dad passed and while he was still lucid I e-mailed him photos of my return to the place and climbing.
As soon as he saw them he phoned me to tell me how excited and proud he was that I was climbing again. I told him how proud I was of him and thanked him for amoung other things, taking me and climbing partner Jim Wilson to J-Tree, Tahquitz/Suicide and Yosemite Valley before we could drive ourselves.

Back home in Redding now, life goes on.

Tad
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 19, 2012 - 01:12pm PT
Three blind mice, see how they climb.

They all chased after the ranger's wife,

She cut their rope with a belaying knife.

So never chase after a ranger's wife.

It could have gone far worse.


Ho for Shasta County!

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 19, 2012 - 01:17pm PT
Late, but better than knott, to the party I would add that Moon Unit is a
really nice lady. If you met her at a party these days you'd think her just
another charming and well-grounded soccer mom, with a gud sense of humor. ;-)
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Nov 19, 2012 - 01:33pm PT
Ron, Mouse,
3 blind mice/march of dimes climbing team. LOL

I can hardly wait, this will be great!

I envision a new route,
possible names include:
Sons of Fathers 5.?
Dads Delight 5.?

Add your route name ideas to the list.

Is it spring yet?

Tad
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Nov 19, 2012 - 01:49pm PT
Good ones Ron.

If we get it done before Paul Bernard publishes his upcoming guidebook, I'll
e-mail him the beta for inclusion in the N.E. California climbing guidebook.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 19, 2012 - 04:07pm PT
Forefathers, three sons.

Dads' Jam.

Family Tree Climb.

I'm schediuled to meet with Ron Golcman in January for Royal Arches.

"Royal Arches in January." Last words we said to one another at Facelift. This is gonna be an interesting winter-spring. Nice.

You two buffoons think we got enough skill? I only have a couple of hundreds of climbs and repeats I can claim. I want a complete dossier of each climb you've ever done, a recent doctor's report on your physical state, and financial statement. Or is that a deal-breaker?

I mean, I always say you climb better when you trust the ones on the other end. You need to vett your new climbing buds or you could be hurtin', so you'd best be certain.

I get up from my nap and find the expedition's already left!


Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Nov 19, 2012 - 04:46pm PT
Ron, you need to make full disclosure. You know, the sledzing thing.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 19, 2012 - 05:01pm PT
Up front ain't in it, I guess.

For what it's worth, the only sled I have had in my life is one called Citizen Kanebud. Kinda took me into another dimension, know what I mean? And I don't mean Vancouver.


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 19, 2012 - 05:10pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Tad, you have two ancient ropeboys capable of doing 5.6 and She is watching over us. What's to worry about except we forget a few of our scrips or fall asleep at the belay? We can have two of us at the stations, so that shouldn't be a big deal. Or we just do single-pitch routes. NOT!

Ron, I think I can still get some more of that CK bud. It is the ticket to contentment for at least six hours! You will nod off, though. Guaranteed.



mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 19, 2012 - 06:40pm PT

I think I can trust you now.

The sled thing is negotiable, obviously, since approaches suck.

I've not kept up since the mass suicides on EVE-rest, so am interested (sic) in the niceties of powering these sleds. We gotta pull them dudes or can we hire some dirties?

Would you like to try some Castle Craggin'? That and the Thundering Thumb, and Tom's Stone, who came home, to his wife and family...
Credit: mouse from merced
The Thundering Thumb is just as fickle as any finger, moreso in some cases.
Credit: mouse from merced
I'm workin' out. Getting the scrips renewed. Vitamins. Walking. No beers.

Dads are worth lots more than this effort.

Y'all remember that.

T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Nov 19, 2012 - 07:43pm PT
Sleding story, what gives Ron?

Mouse wants a climbing resume for the past 40 yrs., Income tax statements for last 5 yrs., and complete medical records? NOT GONNA HAPPEN!!!

But here is an abbreviated version of mine:

Climbing Experience:

72-74: Mentored by/belay slave to Stonemaster Jim "Rubidoux" Wilson
74-76: Started leading climbs up to .10 level in the usual SoCal areas.
76-78: Pioneered with numerous FA's the Susanville Ca. area "Cannabis
Crag", now known as Toms Thumb.
FA's and the 2nd ascent of a Robbins,
Fitschen,Roper route at Pigeon Cliffs.
FA at Taylorsville Tower Taylorsville, Ca.
78-82: Continued climbing up to .10 in the SoCal area haunts.

82-2012: 0,ZIP,NADA

2012-present: Resumed climbing after becoming a Grandpa by leading a .6
at Toms Thumb with my son in law.

Future: Continue to climb at the geezer level and FA a tribute climb with
new friends.

Income/Tax Statement:

1972-2012: I work, get paid, and pay taxes.

Medical Record:

Bad Knees, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Gall Stone surgery survivor,
herniated spinal discs. 40 lbs. O/W

Medications:

Margarita, Bloody Mary, Mary Jane, Music (my ladies)
and Mo (my wife)

Hope I passed the audition Mouse,

Tad



T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Nov 21, 2012 - 11:27am PT
Resume bump for Mouse.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 21, 2012 - 03:18pm PT
The Mouse does not reserve any rights to his background and likes to brag, too. So, given my missing thumb, I had ACL surgery on the right leg in 1979, a resounding success. My left knee needs to be braced when strained by such as climbing.

My right lens is now plastic, but I see well at a distance, need reading correction.

I have all of my teeth, Ron.

I'm retired, still smoke, still drink--but not to excess, except for the other night at Boomer's wake, and haven't got a cannabis card.

I climbed in Yosemite starting in Fall of '70, living there full-time till March of 1972. Worked at the Mtn. Shop guarding the rurps from Werner and folding Go Climb A Rock Tshirts. Great skill set developed at getting xc wood skiis prepped, mounted, etc.

Spent lot of time in the weekenders' camp, until the year 1983, when my climbing activity ceased, with the exception of the odd vacations to YV in 1986 and 1988, when I climbed the sh#t out of everything with several different guys from all over, esp. Kelly Laakso, who returned in 1990 to attempt Lurking Fear. Courtwright Reservoir trip in 1995 was my last official roped climb. I have been up Sunnyside Bench Regular halfway with my then 68-year old father-in-law to enjoy that view.

Major climbs: EBMCR, many times; The Flakes, same; HC spire, same; Braille Book & Sequel; Chouinard-Pratt; CPFMCR; Leaning Tower; S & E Faces of Wahington Column; NWF Half Dome, regular route; Salathe Wall; 5.4 plus, JT and many routes there and at Tahquitz & Suicide & Pinnacles; Mt. Shasta; Mt. Lyell; Mt. Winchell; Memorial Stadium, UCB; and Mt. Elizabeth Bermingham. RIP.

Mentors include the Rev, Lloyd Price, Roy Naasz, the Bird, Millis, neebee Gonzales and Steve Grossman not in any particular order

I liked golf, but it's stupidly wasteful.
I liked fishing, but it's not satisfying.
I liked racquetball, but it's way homo.

I just want to write and climb and write about climbing now.

I've found a couple of good men, one of whom happens to be a Flame.

My pleasure to await developments.

We are at war with our ages, gents. Let's kick some butt.

For the Fathers, lads!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 21, 2012 - 03:45pm PT
Had me fooled there for a few minutes, Ron.

I said to myself, that looks like a SM-62 Snark, the ICBM. But then I clicked to enlarge and it's the Reg II.

Dad liked my array of US rocketry, with all the makes and models in plastic that I had to put together. They weren't to scale with each other, but this wasn't a biggie. I had the hots to go to Vandenburgh and watch the range tests, but never got the chance. The Aerojet-General rocket-testing facility was out east of Sacramento by Mather AFB/RIP.

We got a tour of both places as Cub Scouts. Haven't seen anything like the rocket test we saw ever since, except maybe at the base of Nevada Fall, where it's almost as loud!

The ex is just arriving here with the child, so I'm out of here till tonite.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Nov 21, 2012 - 05:42pm PT
Ron, Thanks for the SLED link, now I'm hip.

Mouse, have a nice visit with the ex? what did she think of the freshly
shaved head?

I think Mouse found the name for our tribute route,

FOR THE FATHERS 5.easy
FA Spring 2013 R. Anderson, B. Bermingham, T. Hocking

Have a great Turkey and Football Day,
Tad
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 21, 2012 - 06:42pm PT
FTF it is, then, and the oldest belays first.

My hat's off to my ex whom we can now call by her REAL name, Dolores.

I wasn't sure she did it, but I asked her, "Did you ever get your PhD at Mills College?" She told me she did, in 2005. Just what we need. A doctor in the ex-family.

Her hand on my head, well, it did not happen, but Valerie was thrilled. Bevin, too. Kind of how I thought it would go. Val wanted me to tell her future. I told her she's on her fourth or fifth husband. what's to tell? It's probably a given...

It turns out thay made the drive to Merced from Castro Valley and then they're going right back. They mainly came to see Merced, because Val is visiting and hasn't been back to Merced for forty years. She told me she has some Woodstock film footage, too, which she may send to me on CD. I was basically along for the "guide," as I see it, except Bevin would not cop to that. We two had a great time picking "arguments" and she liked my attitude about standing up for my opinions. I told her, "If you have an opinion, give it. No one has to agree, and if they do, they are being foolish." "You're right." [Plus one, Dad.]

The visit included In 'n Out, Mig Bike, and they treated me to a DD and shake. I counted ten taco wagons out on tour. You need to come through Merced, the next trip out west to climb them Yosemite cracks.

When we were at In 'n Out, I had the gall to ask for a photo of myself and Dolores standing by the In 'n Out painting showing the original drive-in so I can have a matched set of me and my wives in front of a fast food joint. Some un-romantic bastards (thank you, Lolli) might never think to do that.
Credit: mouse from merced
Messages 61 - 76 of total 76 in this topic << First  |  < Previous  |  Show All  |  Next >  |  Last >>
Return to Forum List
Post a Reply
 
Our Guidebooks
Check 'em out!
SuperTopo Guidebooks


Try a free sample topo!

 
SuperTopo on the Web

Review Categories
Recent Trip Report and Articles
Recent Route Beta
Recent Gear Reviews