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Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 16, 2012 - 09:00pm PT
A few photos gleaned over the last year or two. It appears that climbers of El Capitan like to take their furry friends with them. (OK, your spouses'/daughters' teddies - have it your way.) And as some of the more manly have come out of the closet and posted about them here, it must be common.
Luke's Teddy
Luke's Teddy
Credit: Luke
Mark's Teddy
Mark's Teddy
Credit: Mark
Neil's Teddy
Neil's Teddy
Credit: Neil

The original Teddy and his teddy:

If I have a chance, I'll find a photo of Winnie the Pooh, too.

So, 'fess up. Who has a climbing teddy, and where have you been with it? How about some photos? (Pete: No crabs, thank you very much.) Many of your teddies have been to places we can only dream of, so let's hear about them.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Nov 16, 2012 - 09:18pm PT
Not sure this thread will stay on the target Anders is looking for, but should be interesting nonetheless.


and, no free rides in my haulbag. For one stuffed animal, I can fit gloves, or hat, or beer in the kit.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 16, 2012 - 11:15pm PT
Credit: Terrie found it somewhere.
MisterE

Social climber
Nov 17, 2012 - 12:32am PT
Countdown to Terrie and Teddie picture...


3...


2...

1...
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Nov 17, 2012 - 01:40am PT
Anders you do realize that a "teddy" is a piece of lingerie?????? I imagine this thread to head into the abyss of titties and butts a few posts hence.

Fer da record, most kids refer to their stuffed animal friends as "stuffies"
...........



Grin.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 17, 2012 - 02:08am PT
I imagine this thread to head into the abyss of titties and butts a few posts hence.


I thought for sure that Locker had started this thread, just from the title...then I saw it was Anders and thought, WTF..... it's all worked out so far, ..... so far....

Susan
(whose first doggie was Teddy)
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Nov 17, 2012 - 02:16am PT
I'm with Tami, I was expecting more of a pirscilla queen of the capitan sort of motiff.
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Nov 17, 2012 - 02:20am PT
Countdown to Terrie and Teddie picture...


3...


2...

1...

That was my first thought.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 17, 2012 - 02:43am PT
"Stuffie" bear? I don't think so.

And yes, Terrie's Teddie could be added to the group, and maybe #46 - climbing El Cap isn't a prerequisite.
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Nov 17, 2012 - 02:54am PT
While I would like to be the first to divert this thread...

Here is Teddie! A Japanese superteddiy!

Credit: Ihateplastic
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Nov 17, 2012 - 10:47am PT
No stinking Teddy for me.

Wouldn't be manly you know.

I do have a cat-pillow-case that converts my down-parka into a very comfortable pillow.

Credit: Fritz
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Nov 17, 2012 - 10:53am PT

The art of using crutches. In many ways it also applies to teddies.
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Nov 17, 2012 - 10:54am PT
Interesting how the original story went, that Theodore DIDN'T kill a bear cub in cold blood while lashed to a tree.


Compassion!
Prod

Trad climber
Nov 17, 2012 - 10:58am PT
Hey Tami,

Got any teddy pics???

Prod.
splitter

Trad climber
da'Raven / Cali Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Nov 17, 2012 - 11:01am PT
+1 fer Tami in her Teddy!
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Nov 17, 2012 - 11:02am PT
Better late than never!
Credit: happiegrrrl
richross

Trad climber
Nov 17, 2012 - 11:06am PT
Climber and Teddy
Climber and Teddy
Credit: richross
locker

Social climber
Nov 17, 2012 - 12:26pm PT
^^^

Just wondering Mighty...

Did I post ANYTHING offensive on this thread???...

Your comment MAKES me want to...

See my point with that one???...

;-)

locker

Social climber
Nov 17, 2012 - 12:45pm PT


"rude"...

What do you get if you add a "P"???...


hmmm...

splitter

Trad climber
da'Raven / Cali Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Nov 17, 2012 - 12:48pm PT
(who's first doggie was Teddy)
I had a golden retriever that was the runt of the litter but had attitude, so I named him Teddy after Teddy Roosevelt!
locker

Social climber
Nov 17, 2012 - 12:50pm PT

"I simply don't see any reason that people should post photos that are completely out of place on a thread."...


I can see MANY reasons to do it...

HUMOR being one of them...

Natures post here is pretty damned funny...

Being out of place makes it even more so...




EDITED:

"Climbers & Teddies"...

So if someone posted a Climber wearing a "Teddy", would that be OK here???...

Or does it HAVE to be cute, little, FLUFFY, "teddy bears"???...




"should start a thread just for that sort of nonsense. The word "ugly" should probably be in the title."...

Perhaps you should have put "GHEY" in yours???...

...



adikted

Boulder climber
Tahooooeeeee
Nov 17, 2012 - 01:42pm PT
Marlows video on the first thread is AWESOME!!
Double D

climber
Nov 17, 2012 - 01:45pm PT
Dale Bard with Theodore Edmund Bear... aka Teddy Bear.
Dale Bard with Theodore Edmund Bear... aka Teddy Bear.
Credit: Double D

Dale used to bring Theodore Edmund Bear on walls. His purpose; "to pilot the haul bags down"... back in the tossing days. Theodore, or Teddy to his close friends, is tucked in next to Dale in the photo.
splitter

Trad climber
da'Raven / Cali Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Nov 17, 2012 - 01:54pm PT
Happiness is a warm Teddy!

edit: moosedrool - i'll keep her teddy warm!
moosedrool

Trad climber
lost, far away from Poland
Nov 17, 2012 - 02:09pm PT
OK, OK! Merry Christmass!!!

photo not found
Missing photo ID#274223

The climber is missing, sorry.
locker

Social climber
Nov 17, 2012 - 02:11pm PT


^^^

That's RUDE of you to post that by the way...

Doesn't belong on a CLIMBERS FORUM!!!...

;-/

splitter

Trad climber
da'Raven / Cali Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Nov 17, 2012 - 02:19pm PT
The climber is missing...

ME, ME, I'LL VOLUNTEER, ME, ME!!!

edit: BTW, nice Christmas Teddy!

(that's what i want santa to bring ME this year)! :)
ladyscarlett

Trad climber
SF Bay Area, California
Nov 17, 2012 - 02:24pm PT
Damn, I seriously thought I'd see some kind of stuffed animal in lingerie...

Bah!

Lots of cute pics, and still hoping for a good mix.

It's cold and raining where I am, I gotta get my blood moving one way or another!

Cheers

LS
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Nov 17, 2012 - 02:31pm PT
I like turtles

Rope jump!
Rope jump!
Credit: The Larry

Credit: The Larry
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 17, 2012 - 02:59pm PT
I like the bathtub teddie (sort of), and the one of Dale and Theodore Edmund Bear is classic. Thanks!
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 17, 2012 - 03:19pm PT
Not exactly a Teddy Bear, but my lil'ole monkey hangs all over the place with me. It's main hanging place is in my car.

Has no name.


my monkey...perhaps I'll name it Bear just to qualify for this thread!
my monkey...perhaps I'll name it Bear just to qualify for this thread!
Credit: SCseagoat

Susan
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 17, 2012 - 04:11pm PT
Winnie the Pooh and his human companion, Lieutenant Harry Colebourn, in 1914.
Credit: Mighty Hiker
The bear was named "Winnie" because he originally came from near Winnipeg. He became the mascot of the Fort Garry Horse, part of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. Thus proving that real men have teddies.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winnie-the-Pooh
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Nov 17, 2012 - 04:17pm PT
Another Teddy - this was during his first year coming climbing, at the Peterskill area of Gunks. I have a friend who takes her dog up to the High E ledge for picnics(in a backpack) but I would never even think of ding it with Teddy. So...he stays on the ground, as base camp manager.

Credit: happiegrrrl
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Nov 17, 2012 - 05:51pm PT
Climber as far as he has climbed his teddy.
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Nov 17, 2012 - 06:28pm PT
no history of vertical adventure here, the A4 look on his face called for thrift shop rescue
Credit: hooblie
only to be subjected to a sustained and exposed position atop the fridge
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 18, 2012 - 02:22am PT
Some of the rest of the original cast from Winnie the Pooh.
splitter

Trad climber
Cali Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Nov 18, 2012 - 02:32am PT
^ i wonder what guidebooks and routes they're checking the beta on?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 18, 2012 - 02:34am PT
"...only to be subjected to a sustained and exposed position atop the..." presidential forehead.

Cleaning off the accumulation of moose drool.  Worth some bucks for fe...
Cleaning off the accumulation of moose drool. Worth some bucks for fetilizer, so the Feds collect it.
Just the one Teddy, several sharing.

LS
Moosie's friend in the teddy looks like an animal, or I'm no animal.
And we in Merdead are about as wet as you are...weatherwise...

TY, Dr. Drool! Happy Thanksgiving!
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Nov 18, 2012 - 03:00am PT
I hope this is appropriate:

nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Nov 18, 2012 - 03:01am PT
Mr Hartouni , baby and teddy bear....................................^ hey, WTH.... ain't no teddy bear in that video...
.Sweet picture.. probably taken by *Miss Debbie...
.Sweet picture.. probably taken by *Miss Debbie...
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 18, 2012 - 11:18am PT
MH .... Thanks for the "real" Winnie background....I had no idea! Great pics everyone, Happie, I can't wait to see The Tedster again....so cuddly, so curly! You a lucky girl



Susan
Naitch

climber
Seneca area
Nov 18, 2012 - 11:49am PT
Not into teddies but here's some of the monkeys that have been hang'n wid me...

Local rock monkeys working out
Local rock monkeys working out
Credit: Naitch
splitter

Trad climber
Cali Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Nov 18, 2012 - 12:45pm PT
Naitch - Not into teddies...
Just wait until ya catch a glimpse of "Tami in her teddie" ... and then get back with us on that, bro!!

;)
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Nov 18, 2012 - 12:54pm PT
yes, Debbie took that picture, Feb 8, 1980, in our Tarrytown appartment, I was probably reading from Stephanie's favorite book of the time, Home for a Bunny ("...A home for a bunny/A home of its own/under a rock/under a stone/where will the bunny find a home?") which we probably still have stuffed somewhere around (or Steph has it at her place).

Here is a photoshopped version of that problematic negative...


and the fact that is seems to be so ephemeral is a great metaphor for our memories...


...I'm not of the bring-your-toys-on-a-climb-school, so no talisman accompany me on climbs, but some of my gear is so old that they may be promoted to talismanic status...

Here's a picture of a girl and her stuffed animals and beloved cat... probably a couple of years after the shot above...


teddy bears of all sizes...
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 18, 2012 - 01:29pm PT
^^^^^^. Very nice, Ed

Some of the rest of the original cast from Winnie the Pooh.
Beautiful collection Anders....my son is now 21, prefer he not make me a grandma just yet, but I sure can see what fun it's going to be!

Susan
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Nov 18, 2012 - 03:49pm PT
"Tami in her teddie"



Aaaaaccgghghghghg......can't think of something more ghastly. A lockn00b foto manip maybe.......
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev. and land o da SLEDS!
Nov 18, 2012 - 03:55pm PT
wheres that SHORTS shot!??;-)
locker

Social climber
Nov 18, 2012 - 04:07pm PT


I've now joined the ranks of the SUPER GHEY...

Credit: locker
...

LOL!!!...

;-)



Only for you Mighty Hiker...

ROFL!!!...





EDITED:

Just like to add that the new and improved "Wrinkle Cream" I've been using appears to be working...

Can hardley see any wrinkles...

Prod

Trad climber
Nov 18, 2012 - 04:31pm PT
I could care less about Locker and MH, or any other Teddies. I'm with Splitter. Tami in a Teddi!!!

Prod.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 18, 2012 - 06:46pm PT
Did the pink lead rope get chopped or what?
Did the pink lead rope get chopped or what?
Credit: Ed Hartouni
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 18, 2012 - 06:53pm PT
Will this do?
My mother was a childrens' librarian, so why not something light-hearted about such things?
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Nov 18, 2012 - 07:19pm PT
Oh, dear.
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Nov 18, 2012 - 07:51pm PT
hahahahahah!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 18, 2012 - 08:03pm PT
^^^^Goofy's Vancouver cousin!^^^^
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Nov 18, 2012 - 08:17pm PT
hey there say, mightyhiker...

i am from the old days, when a teddy, was a bear... :)


i have had NO clue for these recent times as to 'what a stuffy' is, :o

SEEMS i am learning, when i see ads at the store now, though...



happy to see teddy bears going on climbs, though, :)
(i sure liked that little white teddy-dog, posted bit back--have heard of a few of its adventures)...


:)


edit:
neat old-days stuffed animals from the winnie the pooh,
thanks mighty hiker for sharing that... :)
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Nov 18, 2012 - 08:18pm PT
Buddies
Buddies
Credit: thekidcormier
j-tree

Big Wall climber
Classroom to crag to summer camp
Nov 18, 2012 - 08:54pm PT
My buddy "Bucky"

The fabled ear jam
The fabled ear jam
Credit: j-tree
Ready to roll
Ready to roll
Credit: j-tree
His weight makes him the goto partner for heading pitches
His weight makes him the goto partner for heading pitches
Credit: j-tree
splitter

Trad climber
Cali Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Nov 18, 2012 - 11:17pm PT
Tami looks great in a clown suit (or whomever that is). No need, whatsoever, for a "lockn00b foto manip"!

I'm purdy sure she wud look great in just about anything!
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Nov 18, 2012 - 11:30pm PT

Yes!!!!

Tami in a teddy!!!!!!!


SWEEET!!!!
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Nov 18, 2012 - 11:34pm PT
Steve that's not a teddy, it's a CLOWN SUIT.
Nilepoc

Boulder climber
Tx
Nov 18, 2012 - 11:43pm PT
Found at the base of the Ranch.
Found at the base of the Ranch.
Credit: Nilepoc

Found near the base of the NA. Stuffed it in the crack in the photo and left it for another party to adopt. Someone dropped it, anyone want to claim it?
Jennie

Trad climber
Elk Creek, Idaho
Nov 18, 2012 - 11:44pm PT
Perhaps Sophie isn't a Teddie...

But she got this Teton terror mantel wired...

Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Nov 18, 2012 - 11:44pm PT
My Teddy
My Teddy
Credit: Russ Walling
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Nov 19, 2012 - 12:15am PT
Protector of the campsite
Protector of the campsite
Credit: Ghost
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Nov 19, 2012 - 01:53am PT
Credit: Larry Flynt
locker

Social climber
Nov 19, 2012 - 02:10am PT

The eraserhead shot is a GREAT addition...

LOL!!!...

SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Nov 19, 2012 - 10:39pm PT

Werner and his teddy. . .

SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Nov 19, 2012 - 10:41pm PT

Mine and Ouch's teddy. . .

MH2

climber
Nov 19, 2012 - 11:23pm PT

Michelle

Trad climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Nov 19, 2012 - 11:27pm PT
See locker, we knew you were a softy.. !
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 20, 2012 - 05:30am PT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPZg5bqEbaY&playnext=1&list=PL0bhWHbq6JiEX86h1-iyilwg7aaNsRZdY&feature=results_video
harryhotdog

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
Nov 20, 2012 - 09:48am PT
His name is Teddy
Credit: harryhotdog
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 20, 2012 - 05:42pm PT
Cheburashka
Cheburashka
Credit: vitaliy
(Background: One of donini's favourite climbs.)
moosedrool

Trad climber
lost, far away from Poland
Nov 20, 2012 - 05:43pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#274733
J-Dub

Trad climber
Durango, CO
Nov 20, 2012 - 07:33pm PT
My daughter's Sock Monkey - clipped in and safe on New Dawn
My daughter's Sock Monkey - clipped in and safe on New Dawn
Credit: J-Dub
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 21, 2012 - 12:51pm PT
Harry illustrates another approach - simply make use of the "teddies" that are already present. No need to bring one along. And we all know that Off Topic Marmot is a useful fellow to have around.
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Nov 21, 2012 - 02:23pm PT
Chuck the OT Marmot is trying to sneak into my pig...sorry buddy, not ...
Chuck the OT Marmot is trying to sneak into my pig...sorry buddy, not this trip!
Credit: Vegasclimber

OT Marmot trying to sneak into the piggage....sneaky Marmot.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 21, 2012 - 02:32pm PT
Bearer bears say they'll bear their burdens no longer until they get a...
Bearer bears say they'll bear their burdens no longer until they get a raise. They claim they make barely enough to support their cubs. They bare their souls: We need two more rupees per day, Sahib, or we sit here until it snows.
Credit: Eyeworld postcards.
5.9 Teddy Bear route. Good dirty climbing.
5.9 Teddy Bear route. Good dirty climbing.
Credit: Gal
And a very recent & decent photo of The Teddy Bear route.
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Nov 21, 2012 - 09:24pm PT
I just noticed the koala bear in the upper left corner of this photo:

Tent-bound in a storm below the north face of Mount Huntington, Alaska
Tent-bound in a storm below the north face of Mount Huntington, Alaska
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
splitter

Trad climber
Cali Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Nov 21, 2012 - 11:50pm PT
here is one that Melissa posted a while back that i thought was pretty cool.
she hasn't posted for some reason so i will take the initiative and do so...
photo not found
Missing photo ID#192883

edit: let me now if ya want it deleted!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 9, 2013 - 08:13pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Psycho-Teddy.
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Jan 10, 2013 - 04:45pm PT
Henri & Guy P'Anda <br/>
Photo: Olaf Mitchell
Henri & Guy P'Anda
Photo: Olaf Mitchell
Credit: o-man
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 10, 2013 - 08:40pm PT
Pellucid Wombat's - found at base of SFWC.
Pellucid Wombat's - found at base of SFWC.
Credit: Pellucid Wombat
Powder

Trad climber
SF Bay Area
Jan 14, 2013 - 04:48pm PT
I haven't brought her with me on any of the climbs. I do let her tag along to backpack and scramble up the peaks.

Trixie the Rabbit

Credit: Powder

Credit: Powder

Credit: Powder

Credit: Powder

Credit: Powder

Credit: Powder
Ok. I didn't bring this one along. It was already there...

Credit: Powder

Credit: Powder

Credit: Powder

Credit: Powder

Credit: Powder

photo not found
Missing photo ID#284153
Powder

Trad climber
SF Bay Area
Jan 14, 2013 - 04:51pm PT
Trixie accompanying me on the road to recovery

Taken last year


Credit: Powder

Credit: Powder

Credit: Powder

Credit: Powder

Credit: Powder
Next time, we will come up via the North Arete!

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