"Rocky Mountain High" (scrambles part deux)


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Topic Author's Original Post - Jun 5, 2006 - 11:02pm PT

Way, Way, Back in Olden Tymes
Folks Fiercely Laid Into the Boulders,
In Hopes To Better Survive Hinterlands Style Escapades:

Much in the Same Spirit
As the Beanie Wearin' Heroes of Tehday,
But Shod With Bunk Footwear...

So Here I Am Stayin' Fit As A Darned Fiddle
Wearin' My Proud New Kletterhoppin' Footwear,
Just Like The Heroes of Yore:

So's I Can Creep Up And Wrastle
Some Sweet Fourth Class Rubble
And Come Out On Top!

I'm Also Posin, Cuz That's What
A Posiuer Poster Does With Himself;
Meanin', Livin' The Delusion Fantastico!

Cuz To Paraphrase David Lee Roth Of Van Halen:
"It's Not Whether You Win Or Loose That Counts,
It's How You Look That Matters Most!"

(Self Portrits by Tarbousier, With an Old Nikon FE2 Stood up Proud on top of a Beer Can).

So that should kick off part 2 of:
"Scrambles Amongst The Rockies"

Here's the Linky-Poo to Part 1,
Home of Wild An Wooly Adventures Galore:
(Indian Peaks, Canada, and the Like, Plus Some Hooey Mixed in Fer Good Measure...)
Roger Breedlove

Trad climber
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Jun 5, 2006 - 11:14pm PT
Good God man, you have tape on your finger!!!

Jun 5, 2006 - 11:17pm PT
Always the "Classic" Roy.

You are the true climber ......

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 5, 2006 - 11:21pm PT
I put this post up, to get above the first scrambles thread, so no body gets corn fused fer the time bein',
(which is right now by the way...)

Gotta' go out and water the new flowers Lisa put in, cuz she ain't home yet and I happin' teh know what's good for me.

Then I'll be back, for more goofin' around and pics and werds and the like.


right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 5, 2006 - 11:30pm PT
Tape on my Finger Roger?

That Ole' Scoundrel Dirt in Eye must have intercepted my transmission to Supertopia and corrupted the purity with some photo shoppin' trickery.

Or perhaps it's cow dung rubbed off while I was perusin' some of Ouch's! finer posts?

(thanks werner...)
F10 Climber F11 Drinker

Trad climber
Jun 5, 2006 - 11:56pm PT
What kind of beer can ya using???

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 6, 2006 - 01:10am PT
Guinnes Stout, with the nitrogen cartdridge in the bottom side, yup, Fer Balance.

Pabst Blue Ribbon would've been a good call you might say; cuz it's classy Ole School, Ya, but I determined that flawed approach to constitute nothing less than courtship with a risky tactical error.

Excellent Question.
Roger Breedlove

Trad climber
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Jun 6, 2006 - 08:46am PT
Hey Roy, I just figured that the tape was there to keep the posin' from being too perfect, so as to avoid the wrath of the 'looking good' gods.

Don't over water--my big mistake. Dropped the competence needle right off the left side of my bride's man-o-meter.

Nice shoes. Are they new?
ron gomez

Trad climber
Jun 6, 2006 - 10:00am PT
nice photos Libido, from the looks of the shoes(boots) the cowboy roy hat needs to be older too...a little more worn in. Russ and Ciley would say the tape is homo, but now I understand yer elbow thingamajig. Pabst Blue Ribbon???? Ho baby, now that's des-per-ee-ate! Keep the pictures comin' Roy and say hi to Lisa!

Trad climber
Austin, TX
Jun 6, 2006 - 10:09am PT
OK, I'll dig up what few Indian Peaks pics I have when I get home. I expect to have a shiiteload by this time next year. ha.

Here's Tracey in front of Navajo Peak last fall. Dicker's Peck is the little pinnacle in the saddle to the right.


Gym climber
Otto, NC
Jun 6, 2006 - 10:19am PT
More local junk will be documented here shortly, after we go climb 'em.

Meanwhile, here's a historic Ellingwood scramble (the Ridge, on La Plata):

But it was not to last,alas:


right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 6, 2006 - 12:01pm PT
Wow Zardoz, the Ellingwood Ridge on La Plata.
On my list for sure!

Yes Roger, Klettershoe: I just bought them off of eBay, and they are absolutely out-of-the-box brand new.

They have Marwa soles; but I am not sure they are Krony's?
I heard there were subsequent knockoffs; these have the Voyager label on the inside tongue, which I think is a Vasque Mark?

At any rate, I missed out on this footwear, because I started in red PA's. I love scrambling and these are the ticket.

Check the extra toe cap:
(please advise)

Trad climber
Golden, Colorado
Jun 6, 2006 - 12:08pm PT
Tarbuster. Laurent and I are good to go for the Ellingwood Arete on Crestone Needle this weekend. Let's do it!

Trad climber
the south
Jun 6, 2006 - 12:10pm PT
WoW, Tar-baby gets the ribbon for first true accusation against poor me on ST!!

Muaaaahhhahahahahaha, Tar-baby, just you wait!

I'll visit you with photoshoping of Ouch!-ian proportions!

Post some pics of Mimi again, not enough of those around.

And remember: Quartz monzonite is the devil's joke on climbers.

right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 6, 2006 - 12:11pm PT
I am sort of an old gear junkie(new gear junkie too).

I had these old Europa '99's, like 210's, with aluminum edges and Silvretta Grasshopper bindings, which would fit a classic and antiquated multiuse mountaineering-ski boot. (For old guys, these are the leather boots with a channel in the heel area and a slight lip to the toe section).

So once in early spring with those skis, boots and ice ax and a newer bail type crampons, I climbed the Navajo snowfield along with the 5.4 Ridge to the summit of Navajo.

Trad climber
Austin, TX
Jun 6, 2006 - 04:44pm PT
We bailed that day on Navajo due to very high winds and severe stomach problems. The other party we met out there did much of Airplane gulley and posted a nice TR somewhere. I had never heard the story of that plane that crashed there years ago, but we saw a cylinder head from it along the moraine.

Hey Tarbuster, have you ever seen that rolled truck near James Peak just off of the rolling meadow that road goes up? Looks like an insurance job.
scuffy b

Chalet Neva-Care
Jun 6, 2006 - 05:26pm PT
Those are not Kronies. They are Voyageur Directissimas.
Voyageur became Vasque, and made the Shoenards.
The Directissimas were the closest imitation ever of Kronhoffers.
The toecap means they are a late model (none of mine had it).
Came in 3 widths like N, M, W.
Kronies may have had more widths. I've seen B C and D and assumed
there were A and E.
The Directissima was cut a bit narrower in the arch and maybe the
heel. I thought they fit a little better than Kronhoffers
Marwa Klettersole is not the stickiest thing going, is it?

Sport climber
Buzzard Point, TN
Jun 6, 2006 - 05:30pm PT
Cool stuff tar. It's gotta be the shoes.


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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 6, 2006 - 06:25pm PT
scuff b:
Right on man, thanks for the verification on authenticity per the shoes. I had heard the Voyageur Directissima story and could not quite remember...

I have a mint pair of Green Shoenards as well; ultimately they climb much better than the Klettershoe. I use the Shoenard as a Klettershoe, but the Marwa Klettersole is an outstanding and suave traction device for grass, scree and the like...

I have not yet been over to James Peak; it is visible from just above my house in Nederland and quite the Monarch of the Region.

Dirt Daddy:
Photoshop Ahoy Bro! Let's Rip!

I'm In.

.....in a single wide......
Jun 6, 2006 - 09:49pm PT
yo Tar- glad the shoes fit. so- is it more important to keep them in mint/ orig condition, or should you hot rod them up w/ stealth rubber?

back in the day, that's what Galen Rowell did with this Vasque Shoenards in the late '70s. Put green dot rubber on 'em for all his high sierra routes (just like you did w the shitkickers....

so MY quest for a pair of Shoenards and RR's continues.

Hey also- I bought a set of Europa '99's, w Silvretta bindings off Freriks back in the late 70's, too. I guess that was state of the art back then...... alas mine got stolen outta the back of my pickup truck in East LA, homeboy (and I upgraded to Rossignols...
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