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Klimmer

Mountain climber
Jun 19, 2014 - 05:32am PT
Thinking about Patrick ...
then bumped into the latest R&I mag (July 2014), with the cover story on PE. Wish the title of the article was different. Not titled well. However, the article was very well written. Very important read.

Marriage, then divorce, then depression, then alcoholism, and then worse is a too familiar dark downward spiraling experience in the world. Got to help one another.

Miss you Patrick. You are an incredible inspiration. So smooth and easy. Pure elegance on rock.


New Biography on Patrick Edlinger in French:

http://www.editionsguerin.com/boutique_fr_article_366.html


Another good recent article:

http://www.rockandice.com/lates-news/tnb-an-encounter-with-patrick-edlinger
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Jun 19, 2014 - 09:32am PT
Falling down the stairs. What a way for a climber to go.

Someone could do him the favor of beefing up his English Wikipedia entry.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Edlinger

I don't know enough about him.

I did do so for Paul Preuss, who I do know something about.

Have at it!
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Jun 19, 2014 - 09:28pm PT
Beware of familiar ground!
Kalimon

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
Jun 19, 2014 - 10:00pm PT
If so I hope he finds the beautiful line with good pockets, with lots of exposure, and after the send; the company of friends, I know he will find many waiting in the night land.

Nice coz.

Edlinger BUMP.
ionlyski

Trad climber
Kalispell, Montana
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 28, 2015 - 12:36am PT
Bump. This thread got a bit raw for me. Coming up on 3 years since his passing, Nov 16th, 2012 which was just 4 days after I started this thread out of the blue.

Rest in Peace Patrick
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Oct 28, 2015 - 12:53pm PT

A great article by Ed Douglas from Rock & Ice 219, July 2014, showing us a bit of the complexity involved in being the late Patrick Edlinger.

Patrick Edlinger, Rock and Ice 219, July 2014
Patrick Edlinger, Rock and Ice 219, July 2014
Credit: Marlow
Credit: Marlow
Credit: Marlow
Credit: Marlow
Credit: Marlow
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Oct 28, 2015 - 12:56pm PT

Credit: Marlow
Credit: Marlow
Credit: Marlow
Credit: Marlow
Patrick Edlinger, Rock and Ice 219, July 2014
Patrick Edlinger, Rock and Ice 219, July 2014
Credit: Marlow
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Oct 28, 2015 - 05:08pm PT
I too sure miss Patrick!
I never got to take him up on his offer to climb the Eiffel Tower with him
Extremeartiste

Big Wall climber
Las Vegas
Nov 4, 2015 - 10:19pm PT
Patrick died a few years ago, I his house failing in the stairs.
Extremeartiste

Big Wall climber
Las Vegas
Nov 4, 2015 - 10:21pm PT
RIP Patrick, miss you, the good old days of climbing, puriste, artist, and angel on the rock.
nutstory

climber
Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Nov 5, 2015 - 12:44am PT
Hero never dies
Patrick Edlinger's ultimate set of 8 nuts...
Patrick Edlinger's ultimate set of 8 nuts...
Credit: nutstory
It all started long ago by the discovery of a small photo by Gérard Kosicki tucked away in a corner of a page of his magnificent book Patrick Edlinger Rock Games - Climbing aux USA. There, in a small frame, the powerful hands of Patrick Edlinger placing a micro spring-loaded wedging device that I knew to be a prototype of D. Best Mountaineering Quickie. No doubt Ron Kauk, the tester of these prototypes at the time, had met Patrick during his odyssey to the States...
Gérard Kosicki / Patrick Edlinger Rock Games - Climbing aux USA
Gérard Kosicki / Patrick Edlinger Rock Games - Climbing aux USA
Credit: Gérard Kosicki
The story could very well stop here for the curator of the Nuts Museum but while surfing on the Internet years later I came across a short unknown video, a Patrick’s portrait for Anglo-Saxon.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_2tZ9PH-1c
We see Patrick, at home, opening a white trunk where he stores his climbing gear. Clinging to a cluster of various nuts, I recognized the famous Quickies therefore they made the trip back to France... A “screen capture” and a little Photoshop later, I shared this great discovery with my irreplaceable and loyal partner, Denis Pivot, who suggested to me that “he could, perhaps, do something...”
Credit: nutstory
photo not found
Missing photo ID#433617
Patrick Edlinger then entrusted to the expert pen of Jean-Michel Asselin the memories of his climbing career and his life as a simple man; and I was waiting like so many others this extraordinary biography written with four hands covered by chalk… My friend Denis had even allowed himself to promise me a signed copy by the two authors…
In November 2012, during a short trip to Paris, visiting a former elementary school classmate now a journalist, we started to discuss about mountain and climbing. With the turning of the conversation, my friend told me of the passing away of Patrick... Utterly shocked, I told him that he was mistaken, that Patrick was working on his book, or that he had to talk about another Patrick ... This misunderstanding was unfortunately short-lived, and I walked out of the meeting completely knocked out!
Patrick Edlinger was immortal, the craftsman of my adolescence’s dreams, the paths opener to a successful life; such was the way I shared the aura of this legend that we all followed the destiny through films, articles, books and photographs.
Then it became completely indecent for me to continue my quest of these D. Best prototypes…

Recently, Denis Pivot told Michel Béal about my improbable project to add a couple of Patrick’s nuts to the Nuts Museum. Never would I have dared to inspire this request without the friendship between Michel and Denis. To take such action for oneself seems already so delicate, so I can imagine the awkwardness in which, perhaps, Denis and I have put Michel Béal...
Here, I would like to express my gratitude to Denis Pivot, Michel Béal, Matia Edlinger and Patrick’s parents for all their trust and for the interest they have brought to my "work." I thank all these persons very much who so kindly contributed to the Nuts Museum and for paying tribute to my hero.
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Nov 5, 2015 - 01:21am PT
I was given a subscription to Rock&ice, and the P Edlinger, issue was to be my second,
It never showed, and I let it pass, then around a year later I did not receive my dawn wall issue? So I called, they seemed sure it had been sent but sent me another.
It seems that some where some one in the postal service here ? Knows what is climbing news. Now I want to get that issue.
RyanD

climber
Nov 5, 2015 - 08:15am PT
Very nice additions to this thread by Marlow & nutstory, thanks!
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jan 3, 2016 - 11:16am PT

PE Dolomite shoes
PE Dolomite
PE Dolomite

The Dolomites in use
Edlinger aux USA, Colorado, Rainbow Wall 5.13a, September 1985 &#40;Ve...
Edlinger aux USA, Colorado, Rainbow Wall 5.13a, September 1985 (Vertical Feb-May 1986)

Ed: Cosmic - I don't know what size. They're meant for a museum-to-be.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Jan 3, 2016 - 11:21am PT
Nice shoes, Marlow.
What size?
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Feb 28, 2016 - 09:46am PT

I found these Dolomite Patrick Edlinger shoes recently:
Dolomite Patrick Edlinger, early model
Dolomite Patrick Edlinger, early model
Credit: Marlow
Dolomite Patrick Edlinger
Dolomite Patrick Edlinger
Credit: Marlow
Dolomite Patrick Edlinger, early model
Dolomite Patrick Edlinger, early model
Credit: Marlow
Credit: Marlow

Is this a first generation Dolomite PE or is it a later one?

Below is a very early Dolomite PE shoe posted by Nutstory. The shoe above hasn't got Dolomite written on the bond on the side of the shoe, which could be a sign that this is an earlier shoe than the one in Nutstory's photo.
Dolomite PE, early
Dolomite PE, early
Credit: Nutstory
ß Î Ø T Ç H

Boulder climber
ne'er–do–well
Mar 8, 2016 - 12:21am PT
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