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right here, right now
Dec 11, 2012 - 08:38pm PT

There is no event framework or punch list at the moment.
I recommend getting in touch with Ron Gomez and start roughing one out.
He knows what to do in general and you can start figuring out where you might want to fit in.

For starters you have Jeff Leeds and Adidas just a few posts up to respond to. I'd recommend getting together with Maria and Ron Gomez for a conference call and see if she can just start right in with those industry folks. She'll want to talk with Ricky to get a sense of how he thinks the benefit ought to go and what kind of industry help is most desired.

Just a suggestion!

right here, right now
Dec 11, 2012 - 08:47pm PT

[EDIT] Largopalooza = working title only: just something I came up with to amuse myself.

Trad climber
Nor Cal
Dec 11, 2012 - 09:40pm PT
Looks AWESOME! Can't wait!
the kid

Trad climber
fayetteville, wv
Dec 11, 2012 - 09:42pm PT
post the date soon so i can see if i can make it.

right here, right now
Dec 12, 2012 - 12:31pm PT
I just spoke with Ron Gomez.
Through the weekend he is going to get in touch with Dean, Ricky, Maria and Tony to sort this thing out for proper a kickoff.

Stay tuned.

Trad climber
The rock doesn't care what I think
Dec 12, 2012 - 01:06pm PT
Largopalooza... that made my morning!

I took my weekly lotto money and gave it to the fund... odds are it will bear more fruit that way!


right here, right now
Dec 12, 2012 - 03:10pm PT
As a reminder: the ChipIn fund is temporary and is currently slated to close January 30.

I see $3,422 listed as the total through December 3 (last night couchmaster said it was at $3700, so unless someone got a refund, the tool isn't updating through that link).

[EDIT] yes of course refreshing: refreshing the page doesn't always change it and the date timeline remains December 3. That thing is clunky. But it's collecting money so that's great, thanks!
Krista Goodsitt

Sport climber
Dec 13, 2012 - 03:13am PT
The fund is around $4300 tonight. Sometimes you just need to refresh the chipin widgit. Thanks again for all of your donations, I'm going to get a check to JL tomorrow.

Sorry about the widget it works on my end, but will be closed tonight. Thanks for the donations.

Sport climber
The Big Wide Open Face
Dec 13, 2012 - 10:03am PT
To all my friends:

Hi everyone. Sorry to have lagged on responding but I'm still having procedures done and that is taking all of my time and energy. Should be done soon.

As you might know, when I was still out of it entirely, my friends Krista and Chris set up a fund and while their intentions are strictly honorable, some confusion arose from those who I work with who know that I am NOT in a financial crisis at this time. Perhaps that time will come - I've worked and saved for years but this is likely a near million dollar injury cha cha cha.

Anyway, because this is quickly turning into a situation that is over my head, impossible to orchestrate from this bed, my original climbing and high school friend Eric (Ricky) Accomazzo (my attorney) is from now on handling all affairs related to funraisers, me, etc. Rick Accomazzo is not only a much celebrated climber, but also trusted person in the outdoor industry and long-time advocate of the ACCESS FUND. Krista and Rick have talked so the transition to Rick having power of attorney over my affairs is now a plain fact understood by all.

That much said, I very much appreciate what Krista and Chris did while I was in surgery and the many kind responses. But this is a complicated business and I am glad to have my childhood friend and original Stonemaster Rock Accomazzo now in charge.


John Long
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Dec 13, 2012 - 10:18am PT
Thanks for the update John!
Hang tuff through your procedures and heal up soon.

Is a Josh event still in the mix for this spring?



Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 13, 2012 - 10:21am PT
Long. . . thanks a million for postin' up!




right here, right now
Dec 13, 2012 - 10:49am PT
Good to hear from you John.
ChipIn at $4,347 this morning.

When going Largo, always go for the genuine article: accept no substitutions!!!

[Working event title only, just for fun until Rick shapes this thing up]

Boulder climber
Somewhere on 395
Dec 13, 2012 - 11:33am PT
John, thanks for clearing it up, and thanks to Krista also.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Dec 13, 2012 - 12:28pm PT
Yeah, sorry to hear that it is such a serious injury.

The Taco's own "Buster" is a top flight orthopod, a scottish climber from way back who knew all the old crowd.
Say the word and I'm confidant that you can get a valuable consult, John.
Sounds like the fund is only going to be small help, but that things are under control. Good for that.

(but I still think Crimpie would have gotten Krista to tap out in the second)

Dec 13, 2012 - 01:42pm PT
well hope you get my donation via chipin anyway.

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Dec 13, 2012 - 01:44pm PT
We haven't seen any pix of Krista. She might be MMA rad all the way.

I just wanna see who taps out in the lap dance off!
(I look forward to it being me.) But how can I be an impartial judge unless I'm subjected to both of them? But based on the only available information at this point, It's gonna be hard to beat Crimper.

Hang in there John, you've got a big team behind you.

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Dec 13, 2012 - 02:27pm PT

Trad climber
SeKi, California
Dec 13, 2012 - 02:36pm PT
We have a guy on our fire crew....59 years old. Last May, while on a fire, he put his boot between two big branches a fell, snapping his ankle at a 90* angle. It looked bad and you know, when you get to be our age its just going to be a longer recovery. Well, he was in pretty good shape before and by last month he was walking without his walking sticks and moving along better than ever............So, hang in there John!
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Dec 13, 2012 - 04:09pm PT
I've done aid climbs after limping up the approach with a crutch.

Largo should do a route on the big stone and use the Americans with Disabilities Act to demand a BASE permit to allow descent for a handicapped person.

right here, right now
Dec 14, 2012 - 09:27am PT
Now at $4,417

Hey John,
Any news on a tentative discharge date?
(Much longer and you'll need to file a change af address, yo)
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