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Trad climber
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Dec 25, 2012 - 07:03am PT
I get ID'ed a lot at my local crags since I use my real name online on most forums. I have no idea what most people are thinking when they say they know me from a forum, but you can kind of see the idea rolling around in their heads for a bit, a kind of smile of recognition, and then a resultant facial expression that tells you to keep the conversation going or say, "Well, bye!" Ha ha ha.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Dec 25, 2012 - 08:46am PT
I am what I am and thats all that I am!
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Missing photo ID#280485
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Dec 25, 2012 - 11:18am PT
I'm also a firm believer that I don't have much use for a slight majority of the people I meet.

even those who drag you up all those 5.7 prize climbs you useless tw#t!?

majority of people here do not really hide who they are.

I think I would recognize Plaidman even if I did not want to. Nice Grievel Light Machines! I have a pair of those.
Jebus H Bomz

Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Dec 25, 2012 - 11:21am PT
by the by, this is all-time-best

I was gripped on the n00b ferrata! Serious stuff!

Here's me in a more serious moment.

Wes smells the poo!
Wes smells the poo!
Credit: Jebus H Bomz

edit: "Wes smells the poo"? Heh. Clearly I put that photo to good use.

Boulder climber
Somewhere on 395
Dec 25, 2012 - 11:32am PT
I am not at liberty to divulge anything about myself. You know, it's a gubment thing
The Larry

Moab, UT
Dec 25, 2012 - 11:39am PT
Molestaching the G spot

Hit the spot.
Hit the spot.
Credit: The Larry

Mountain climber
San Diego, CA
Dec 25, 2012 - 11:39am PT
I kinda wish I had just used my real name for my username, just for clarity purposes. Which is: Michael T. Lagueux II, D.C. I own a chiropractic office called Positive Edge Chiropractic in San Diego (Scripps Ranch) and I'm obsessed with Mt. Woodson. Nice to meet everyone! Hit me up, I'm always down to climb with new partners!

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Dec 25, 2012 - 12:41pm PT
I usually respond sorry if I offended and we go on with the day just fine.

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Dec 25, 2012 - 01:29pm PT
I use the name of this old, skinny, grey haired dude I met in the Black Canyon.....let's me get away with all kinds of shite. I hope he doesn't visit the taco and find out.
Big Mike

Trad climber
Dec 25, 2012 - 01:39pm PT
What up Adam? It's me Mike Cowper! Ain't hiding nuthin. I've met quite a few people at the crag who ID'd me and the first thing they say is, "Thanks for your thread!". It usually goes pretty well after that.

I just try and be nice and reasonable like I am in real life and if I do get out of line, then apologize for my actions. Pretty simple really. I've also learned that's its a lot easier to get through to people with reason then yelling at them and calling them names...

I'm not afraid to use my real name but I try not to post anything that could get me in trouble, the credibility I gain is well worth it in my opinion. Big Mike is actually a long time nickname and a lot of people around town know me strictly as that.

Time for a few pics,

Shamelessly hangdogging on BigDaddy overhang

Luke Cormier photo

Crushing some top rope ice tower

Sandra Topolay photo

Trying to send the buttress crux again

Nina Hagen photo

Sending 5.9 in the alpenglow

Kyle Koroll photo
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 25, 2012 - 01:50pm PT
You not knowing someone isn't an indicator of someone being anonymous.--Khanom

You live less than thrity miles from me. We will be meeting personally shortly, I can almost guarantee. It's a small, small, small, tiny little world, after all. It would take me less than a half day to find you in Greeley Hill, unless you invite me up by p.m. I'd be delighted to make a friend there.

Big Mike

Trad climber
Dec 25, 2012 - 02:20pm PT

Dude you stand out in any crowd

This is actually very true. I am the meeting point for all my friends for outdoor concerts.. ;)

Do you remember when pennywise played whistler on the first wssf? The stage was up on the hill on a slant? I was in every picture from that show, the big tall guy towering over everyone else in the mosh pit. There was also a Kokanee commercial filmed of it as well where I was clearly visible. As a result of my stature I get a little less privacy anyways..

I'm not afraid to use my real name but I try not to post anything that could get me in trouble,

I meant this more in a legal sense than a political sense.

And this is the precise nut of the problem. For instance, have you wondered at all at the almost complete lack of vocal opposition to heliskiing in garibaldi park? If you rationally walk through the issue the argument to kick out the powerful local employer wins the day.

Problem is the powers that be won't let that happen until the hut system goes in. When that happens there will be too much bad pr to let the helos keep operating back there. Wb owns this town and WH so they get carte blanche even if we do raise a stink about it.

Tell you what I'm gonna do though, because the whole thing is so bs. They are taking sledding terrain away so helos don't have to deal with us. That's bs. There is a limit on the type of terrain sleds can access. It has to be near a logging road, and mellow enough to allow us to climb up the slopes. "Mellow" is a relative term these days but helos can go anywhere and ski tourers already have half the valley set aside for them as park plus the Duffey.

So I'm gonna write a letter stating that if the are going to consider Heli skiing to be non-motorized because the Heli is only used as a means of transport, then snowmobile skiing should also be considered non motorized and they should allow us to access to the park for transportation purposes.. ;)

Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Dec 25, 2012 - 02:25pm PT
The only reason I know who Toker Villian is is because someone let the cat out of the bag.

Wrong again, "Bruce".

I "let the cat out of the bag" from the getgo when Werner challenged me on the Sheriff Lobo thread.

Anonymous posters on a climber's forum, a culture that admires boldness, are bottom rung tossers, coward.
Big Mike

Trad climber
Dec 25, 2012 - 02:30pm PT

It's at the big white ski resort, it's built with four huge logs and a bunch of 4x8s with some pipes coming out the top. Something to do at night other than get wasted.. ;)

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Dec 25, 2012 - 02:34pm PT


That thing is COOL!!!... (No pun intended!!!)...

Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Dec 25, 2012 - 02:42pm PT
Locker, thats what you get when Cerro Torre mates with a blue buttplug.

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 25, 2012 - 03:05pm PT
Taco? There is a Taco bus just down the street. Must be some other dweeb named Wayno. Do I look like cheese or something?

Boulder climber
Somewhere on 395
Dec 25, 2012 - 03:17pm PT
That thing is COOL!!!

Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Dec 25, 2012 - 04:42pm PT
No sh#t dude, you're about three fries and a happy meal short of Heath Ledger's Joker. I'm going to have bad dreams tonight, I just know it. Until things change I blame Hartouni.


hey, I use my own name and it ends up being very strange sometimes when strangers come up to me... but it's part of the posting thing, and keeps me from posting crap you wouldn't want you Mom to know you'd written... which is a good think IMHO...

bvb is another unmistakable character out in the world... if he had Tarbuster's wardrobe you'd be thinking of the Panama Red cartoon character on that NRPS album cover...
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Dec 25, 2012 - 05:07pm PT
it ends up being very strange sometimes when strangers come up to me...

I was one of those strangers once. :)
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