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ron gomez

Trad climber
Dec 11, 2012 - 11:34am PT
Hey Dean....jsut read the first post you put up, noticed my name. Fer sure I'll be all in to help out, just give me the word and I'll start the wheels movin'. Timing may be a bit tricky on my end, I might be back in Colorado Springs for a spell end of April, beginning of May. Either Way I can do whatever needs to be done. We'll talk.
Mighty Hiker

Vancouver, B.C.
Dec 11, 2012 - 11:56am PT

Trad climber
Lafayette, CO
Dec 11, 2012 - 12:48pm PT
Thanks! I have redonated and posting to my FB now. Krista, thanks again, I know this hasn't been the most pleasant experience for you.

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Dec 11, 2012 - 01:38pm PT
The chipin is legit, I saw it from the periscope in my submarine ......

Another one for the quotes of supertopo thread!

You're on fire today people!!!
Krista Goodsitt

Sport climber
Dec 11, 2012 - 01:52pm PT
Thanks Forest, and thank you for your donation. I defiantly could have done things a little differently and wish I would have. It was the best I could do at the time. I understand that people have been scammed before so it makes sense that you make sure your money is going where you intend it to go. My intention was to give John a little cushion for when he is released from the hospital so he can concentrate on his rehab and not be so overwhelmed with the bills and such that have racked up. So thanks everyone for your contributions and thanks to everyone for keeping it on the up and up so that we make sure these funds in the future are well intended. I will keep the chipin up until John decides to end it. I look forward to a huge party in the future that John can participate in and enjoy with the community that has shown lots of love in their own way, you guys are awesome!
Hardman Knott

Gym climber
Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, Ca
Dec 11, 2012 - 02:09pm PT
I defiantly could have done things a little differently

You definitely were a bit defiant. ;-)

Cheers for taking the initiative to help, and for weathering the Supertopo Storm™ (which was actually pretty tame, IMKSHO).

I'm glad you understand the initial skepticism - the Bachar fiasco was (and still is) completely unconscionable,
and there were even a bunch of people who repeatedly chimed in vouching for Tim Greene.

Now let's all have a big group hug.
steve west

Trad climber
Newport Beach
Dec 11, 2012 - 02:18pm PT
Dean if it helps make it a Sm reunion. with largo and you and gramicci we can coax Rob Muir out of his cave and a few others. Randy V ??

I have put this on my budjet for Rab, Lowe Alpine,and Stonemaster Clothing.. ok all you other ":industry" folks pony up !!
Chris Wilson

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Dec 11, 2012 - 02:22pm PT
So I posted a link to the chipin for John on Rockreations Facebook page after they posted John's thank you to them. The link has now been removed. Whats up with that? Why wouldn't they want to help out?

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Dec 11, 2012 - 02:32pm PT
They do it for John, they'd have to do it for every climber that got an oweeee and cried "help". They could also perceive some liability issues that reinforces the fact John got hurt badly there.
Just my thoughts,


Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Dec 11, 2012 - 02:33pm PT
Phuk gyms. I mean that in the nicest way.

Boulder climber
Somewhere on 395
Dec 11, 2012 - 02:41pm PT
Chris Wilson

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Dec 11, 2012 - 03:54pm PT
I understand the liability aspect but, if it isn't a fund that they started then really whats the big deal?

Dec 11, 2012 - 04:27pm PT

At $3700 now.

Social climber
Inside my head
Dec 11, 2012 - 04:37pm PT

I am Jeff Leads athlete manager for prAna. Please count us in, to donate products from prana, however the group see fit. In addition the Winter Trade Show is next month and I'll be attending as usual. If there is any interest in doing something there for John, I would be more than happy to co-ordinate or be a point of contact for any help there. Hell, I would even go around and ask for donations or products, or...

just trying to help a friend in need.

Social climber
State of decay
Dec 11, 2012 - 04:37pm PT
Dean, can I get a recap on what is needed to get this fund rasier up and going? I'm a bit lost in the BS. I am available to help with whatever is needed, anytime.
Thanks, TY

Sport climber
Boulder, CO
Dec 11, 2012 - 04:56pm PT
Hello all, I represent Adidas Outdoor in the Rockies and we want to donate some product to raffle off for the JL fundraiser. Who is my contact and please get a hold of me.

Loren Gwartney-Gibbs

Los Angeles
Dec 11, 2012 - 05:59pm PT
Hey Chris...
The link was deleted from Rockreation's Facebook page per John's request. He specifically stated to management at Rockreation that he would let us know when he wanted our help and participation in a fundraising effort for him. Out of respect for his wishes we said that we would not begin any fundraising plans until further notice by him nor endorse any others without his consent. I will speak with him directly about your particular fundraising effort and ask if he wishes to have it posted on our Facebook page.
Thank you.
Chris Wilson

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Dec 11, 2012 - 06:11pm PT
Cool beans. Just trying to let everyone know about the fund and figured that those that visit your page, meaning Rockreation, would like to know about it. I'm sure John would give you the ok next time you talk to him.


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.
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