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nutstory

climber
Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Nov 16, 2012 - 07:44am PT
Pat, it still would be a great privilege to get the design details and, maybe, some photos of the wooden active camming nut, the Clapper, made by David Rearick...
mountainlion

Trad climber
California
Nov 16, 2012 - 09:59am PT
check out this video must be early to mid 80's http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kxpYNwakOU&feature=watch-vrec

badass he hangs under roofs at two separate spots with one hand after climbing about 10 min on the first hang and 20 min on the second after sustained continous movement!
Fogarty

climber
BITD
Nov 16, 2012 - 11:16am PT
AKA, The Cat, I like the one arm pinky finger pull up in the Vidio.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Nov 16, 2012 - 12:02pm PT
Vive Le Blond!

I still have that BD poster of him tucked, taut and poised on cream-colored quarrystone. I almost sent that poster with Mimi to hang in her office but it would just make the guys grumble and pout. LOL

I bet he is still groovin' to Songs in the Key of Life. It floated him to victory at Snowbird. A Wonderful spirit he has always been and a pleasure to watch move through the air.
ionlyski

Trad climber
Kalispell, Montana
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 16, 2012 - 12:16pm PT
MountainLion. Yeah, that is pretty exciting when he hangs. Pretty sure that's the same video from the first post.

But I liked it just as much.
ionlyski

Trad climber
Kalispell, Montana
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 16, 2012 - 12:20pm PT
Here's the one from SnoBird. The movie was edited so that it looks like he's climbing side by side against Wolfgang. That really gives it some perspective I believe.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaBuNFl1mJM

Arne
ionlyski

Trad climber
Kalispell, Montana
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 16, 2012 - 12:23pm PT
And if you haven't seen this one, take the time. The opera music while he climbs barefoot. Nice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B21ZD8Q_uJE
BruceAnderson

Social climber
Los Angeles currently St. Antonin, France
Nov 16, 2012 - 12:49pm PT
Coz I could say the same thing about you, Those early films of Edlinger were life changing. Took me years, but now I live in the south of France.
wbw

Trad climber
'cross the great divide
Nov 16, 2012 - 01:15pm PT
I agree with Coz. I met Patrick in Eldorado one day, after a day of cragging with Derek Hersey. Derek and Patrick were old friends, if memory serves from previous visits of Patrick to the USA. Patrick was not speaking English, but through his traveling campanion he said that Eldorado was one of his favorite places to climb in the world.

He was friendly, enthusiastic, and very approachable. I found it very down to earth on his part that a Euro limestone superhero would travel to Boulder to climb in Eldo. Had there been a trace of arrogance, Derek would have picked up on it and razzed him somehow. As it stood, it was obvious that there was a lot of mutual respect between the two.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Nov 16, 2012 - 01:16pm PT
Nice to see those videos again!

For those of us hitting it in the late 70s and early/mid/late 80s he was a phenomenal player. On that trip which Ron speaks of in the early 90s, he was waiting for camera to get into position on Sphinx Crack and passed the time by lay backing up and down the thing!

His buddy Maurice, "Momo", is a hoot.

Those original, first generation Dolomite Edelinger rock shoes were stiff as boards out of the box; designed specifically for pocket poking. I could edge in them but little else. I can see how they'd be good for Eldorado after some break-in.

I asked Lynn about him not too long ago and while not disparaging, the report wasn't super great, although it sounds like he is still climbing when he wants to.

He effected a huge influence in world free climbing.
It's good to be young: long live the heroes of all generations!
Brian in SLC

Social climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 16, 2012 - 01:19pm PT
Verdon Opera Vertical 1983
Verdon Opera Vertical 1983
Credit: Brian in SLC
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Nov 16, 2012 - 01:36pm PT
For some years during the late part of the 90ies Edlinger was the editor of Roc'n Wall.
Credit: Marlow

More about "La vie au bout des doigts", the book from Editions Guerin Chamonix that nutstory posted.
AP

Trad climber
Calgary
Nov 16, 2012 - 02:07pm PT
He definitely has style.
Another blast from the past is Ron Fawcett.
I once climbed with a guy who had climbed with Fawcett in Yosemite. He said that Ron's real strength was to be able to adjust to the rock in a new area and be climbing at the highest standard in just a few days.
Do these guys climb much these days?
Vertikal

climber
Nov 16, 2012 - 03:56pm PT
http://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/t.php?n=527623
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Nov 16, 2012 - 04:09pm PT
http://www.ledauphine.com/france-monde/2012/11/16/escalade-patrick-edlinger-est-mort

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Edlinger
rick d

climber
ol pueblo, az
Nov 16, 2012 - 04:09pm PT
hey guys, do me a favor and don't talk about me. Once it pops on the taco you end up dead like PE!

shiat man, RIP
Brian in SLC

Social climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 16, 2012 - 04:15pm PT
WTF?

From the 'net:

We learned today of the death Friday night of Patrick Edlinger at the age of 52 years. Thirty years ago, his film "Life at your fingertips" had returned climbing, including his solo in full the Gorges du Verdon in the history of the Mountain. He had to participate in meetings of the film Grenoble Thursday. The causes of death are not yet known.

The "Blonde." We were told this week his passion for climbing he practiced every day. "I am a free man" he told us Wednesday, "I have no regrets of my career."


Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Nov 16, 2012 - 04:38pm PT
He was an inspiration of strength, balance and agility.

1989 Snowbird!

Alan Rubin

climber
Amherst,MA.
Nov 16, 2012 - 04:39pm PT
Damn, that sucks!!!! RIP to a great climber and an inspiration to many. Condolences to his loved ones.
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Nov 16, 2012 - 04:42pm PT
This a sad piece of news.
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