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Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jan 16, 2013 - 11:19am PT
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh..................

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAH!

That is f*#king classic.

Killing me softly with his rap

DMT
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 16, 2013 - 11:49am PT
Yo, keepin' it real at Telegraph and Haste!

Credit: Reilly
bixquite

Social climber
humboldt nation
Jan 16, 2013 - 11:51am PT
king jr. high baby, '88, and the french hotel coffee dude, soo clasic
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Jan 16, 2013 - 11:56am PT
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1954729&tn=880#msg2045582
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jan 16, 2013 - 12:00pm PT
hey, I lived at the corner of Haste and Telegraph, above "Mario's Mexican Restaurant," which burned down in the last year or so...

was the 1971* academic year... my senior year at Cal...

...and I don't worry about being "Berkeley enough"


[edit]* they say if you can remember those times you weren't really there... Gary emailed me that I couldn't have been a senior at Cal in 1971, and he's right, it was 1975, but if I had been smart enough, maybe I could have been a senior then after one year... the reality: it took me four and one summer class, to complete.

Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jan 16, 2013 - 12:02pm PT
I've had some great times in Berkeley. Been beat and whipped like a yeller dawg too hahahahaha.

Seriously.

RIP Marmot and Wilderness Exchange and the Real Peets.

DMT
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Jan 16, 2013 - 01:20pm PT
I spent four of my happiest climbing years at Berkeley; freshman year (1969-70) in Smythe Hall at the top of Dwight, next two in "The Zoo" (still standing on Piedmont, just north of Dwight), and last across from Live Oak Park on Shattuck within easy walking distance of Indian Rock. Thanks for posting this. It's a classic.

John
WBraun

climber
Jan 16, 2013 - 01:21pm PT
University of California, Berkeley

Where lab coats are born .....

:-)
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Jan 16, 2013 - 01:29pm PT
University of California, Berkeley

Where lab coats are born .....

That's hitting a little too close to the mark, Werner. In 1969, Dave Altman and I were in Chem 4A together. In the lab, we were given a glass cleaner with instructions that said, essentially, "Only let this touch your clothing where you want a hole to appear." I suspect Dave took the hint and kept his clothing intact. I, on the other hand, got holes in my sweater and vest. I should have had a lab coat!

John
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 16, 2013 - 01:36pm PT
University of California, Berkeley; where strange things grow...

4' across!  Someone get Dr F a paper bag, quick!
4' across! Someone get Dr F a paper bag, quick!
Credit: Reilly
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Jan 16, 2013 - 01:49pm PT
I last ate at Mario's in 1967 as I recall. We switched to Casa de Eva down the road apiece.

Here's a little article.


http://www.berkeleyside.com/2011/04/01/after-52-years-two-much-loved-berkeley-restaurateurs-step-down/




The building was the Sequoia Building - which I certainly never knew.

whole story here:
http://www.berkeleyside.com/2011/11/23/fire-scarred-sequoia-building-part-of-berkeleys-heritage/



The Berkeleyside site has some interesting stuff for all the emigrants.

Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Jan 16, 2013 - 02:07pm PT
MADE.... MY.... DAY!!!!

TPFU!

Eric
Inner City

Trad climber
East Bay
Jan 16, 2013 - 02:21pm PT
Living in B town now. It is hard to be Berkeley 'enough'...been living here all my life and anywhere else I go, it seems a little weird.

This rapper also does that more well known "Whole Foods Parking Lot" rap..very funny..."these dudes with clip boards lookin' at me like they know me.."
FredC

Boulder climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Jan 16, 2013 - 03:42pm PT
La Fiesta!

We were totally fueled by that place. The dinners were huge, about right after a long day at Indian Rock when we were young. Dave A. and I went there many times in the 70s.

As part of the Berkeley Rock scene I felt I needed to ride my bike to the Valley in a day. The fuel for that ride came from Mario's. (I also carried a plastic bag full of cooked potatoes, my super secret formula for success!)

I bumped into Dave at the Berkeley gym last week and he mentioned you John. Some climb you guys did way back in the dawn of time.

Fred
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Jan 16, 2013 - 03:46pm PT
Portlandia is up there in the running with Bezerkley:

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1932353&msg=1932399#msg1932399

Love both. You will never get bored in those places. As HST said, "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro"!

Eric
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Jan 16, 2013 - 05:37pm PT
Fred,

Everything we did was at the dawn of time ;>). When we were freshmen, I had already been climbing for a few years, and Dave hadn't started yet, but he kept asking questions that showed his interest. Around 1973 he got serious about climbing, and I had to get serious about the working world, so he passed me up in climbing and, if I remember rightly, you passed me up in bouldering about the same time.

John
jbaker

Trad climber
Redwood City, CA
Jan 16, 2013 - 05:49pm PT
Here's a video Sam Dorman did with DJ Dave - also shot in Berkeley - Daddy Skills
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jan 16, 2013 - 05:52pm PT
Hmm I don't get it.

Stopped by Berkley a few time.. no Hippies that I could see.. ugly place.. with car lots.

Wanting to be Berkley Enough sounds like a stupid idea to me.

A place that history tells me was cool once but ain't no more
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Jan 16, 2013 - 06:03pm PT
The answer is in Portland my homies!




Where my flannel shirt still looks fly!

Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
Jan 16, 2013 - 08:37pm PT
I lived in Berkeley from October 1965 until January 1970.

I got there a few months after Mario Savio and the Free Speech Movement captured the scene and was there for the war protests including guard shacks blown up on campus from time to time. Once while doing laundry at a laundromat on Telegraph, students built a bonfire in the middle of the street and I had to lug loads of clean laundry to the car under the gaze of rooftop police.

I was unsuccessfully evangelized by Hubert the street preacher, and converted to radical politics by Noam Chomsky and others. No Oakland draft riots but marched in San Francisco. Saw Bobby Kennedy speak a couple of months before he was assassinated. Lived in fear of Oakland race riots which miraculously never materialized and rejoiced that none of our friends were drafted. Some climbers managed to get disqualified for mental reasons and some went to Canada.

I had to breathe second hand ganja through every movie I ever attended, shopped at the Berkeley Co-op and REI when they still rad (two girls were busted for trying to decompact their dope in the coffee grinder), went to slide shows and parties with Harding, Sacherer, Morton, Erb, Dozier, Thompson and Beck, among others.

Concerts, lectures, and wonderful intellecutal conversations with strangers. That was the Berkeley I remembered. Climbing in the Valley by that time was just a slde show.
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