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The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Jan 26, 2014 - 04:11pm PT
Two Blues for 100' of climbing.

Jim bringing too much gear on Supercrack.
Jim bringing too much gear on Supercrack.
Credit: The Larry
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Jan 26, 2014 - 05:18pm PT
Donini gets my vote.
Thx Jim for all you do.

Plaid
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 26, 2014 - 05:36pm PT
What, he doesn't wear socks? Quelle gauche.
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Jan 26, 2014 - 08:59pm PT
Many contributions much appreciated, thanks Jim!

Charlie D.
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Jan 26, 2014 - 09:26pm PT
Jim often writes what I'm thinking.

But has the credibility to get away with it.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jan 26, 2014 - 09:27pm PT

Big bump for Jim!
moosedrool

climber
Stair climber, lost, far away from Poland
Jan 26, 2014 - 09:48pm PT
Donini is good, but Ron Anderson can take him any day!!!

;)
steveA

Trad climber
Wolfeboro, NH
Apr 13, 2014 - 08:46am PT
I've just returned to my home in N.H. after climbing with JD for a week in Yosemite. As usual, I had trouble keeping up with him; even thou he is 3 years older than me. Jim tells me he has never broken a bone, whereas I've broken many, ( Jim's technique is far superior to mine).
Just wanted to add here that there is a nice article on Jim and three other "older" climbers--all friends of Jim, in the latest issue of Ascent magazine.
It's a great read!

I was lucky to do the Salathe Wall with Jim, back in 1971, and he is still out there crushing it.
Karla

climber
Colorado
Apr 13, 2014 - 04:14pm PT
I couldn't agree more with you Steve! Jim is a wonderful guy on & off the rock. It means a lot that he loves my dog so much;)
Hugs to you Jim and thanks for all the climbs, dinners, laughs, adventures..I hope there are many more to come!
Karla
steveA

Trad climber
Wolfeboro, NH
Apr 13, 2014 - 05:04pm PT
Karla,

Yes, and Jim cooks a fine meal. In fact he eats healthier than any climber I know. Jim bought a few juicy salmon steaks for "big bird", who arrived in Fresno, as I was leaving.

Perhaps their diet will assist them in doing the NIAD.
Karla

climber
Colorado
Apr 13, 2014 - 10:57pm PT
Hi Steve!

Let me guess...that besides the salmon steaks he also had fresh asparagus, new potatoes and a Chilean Malbec?!

Yes, Thom/Big Bird/Mission(as he's known as here), will be in good hands dietarily so for the duration of his trip.

I'm thrilled that these two are getting a chance to connect for some high adventure. It looks like the weather will be perfect for quite some time!

I hope you and your Mrs are doing well!
Karla
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Apr 13, 2014 - 11:22pm PT
Jim Donini is the real deal. Period. I hope to be one-tenth as productive, and to have one-hundredth of the style, as he has demonstrated throughout his climbing career.
Anastasia

climber
Home
Apr 13, 2014 - 11:35pm PT
If all climbers were like Donini... I would hang out at climbing areas 24/7, begging climbers to influence my child.


Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Apr 14, 2014 - 10:53pm PT
Few major climbers and first ascent peak baggers, if any, are as gracious as Jim and his wife Angela. Many of the hard core, famous ones, hang with an elite cadre.

You can imagine my surprise when Jim and Angela encouraged me along with a friend who had never ice climbed, to accompany them to the ice park in Ouray, CO. With Angela, Jim and friend Ralph Tingly supplying the gear and the guide experience my friend and I both sended. It was so much fun and totally an awesome experience.

Jim shares his love of climbing with the common folk. In my book that makes him incredibly special. Don't know to many others that do.

Cheers to the Donini's along with Tuff, Boqui, and Lela. :)

HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Apr 14, 2014 - 10:56pm PT
With Donini and Tingey on ice.
Doesn't get better than that.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Apr 14, 2014 - 11:02pm PT
Don't forget Angela, she's a great climber and so much more. Cheers to the great folks in Ouray! :) Oh yeah, and Rodrigo Fica, a new friend from Chile.
Gregory Crouch

Social climber
Walnut Creek, California
May 14, 2014 - 01:40pm PT
Worth adding this to the thread, I hope:

Digging through old binders the other day, I found the original topo for The Old Smuggler's Route on the north face of Aguja Poincenot in Patagonia. One of the best climbs Jim and i did together. I posted it up with a few of our better pics:

The Old Smuggler's Route topo & pics

Hard to believe that was almost 18 years ago.
eeyonkee

Trad climber
Golden, CO
May 14, 2014 - 01:59pm PT
So, let's just say both me and Jim are at the Black Canyon this weekend. And let's just say someone says, "Hey, you guys should arm wrestle or something!" And let's just say, I drink a beer for every year of age difference prior to the event to sort of even things out, since I understand that Jim doesn't drink (at least much) and I'm 13 years younger. And, let's just say, I won. My question is, would you appreciate Jim as much as you did? Would my standing go up (or down)?
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
May 14, 2014 - 03:47pm PT
So there's a nasty rumor out there that i don't drink......not till after 6:00 pm and then wine nearly every night with dinner.
At 150 lbs. soaking wet, arm wrestling isn't my go to activity.

Yeah Greg....that was a great route!
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
May 14, 2014 - 03:56pm PT
It's not often that a high level of wisdom is also still highly operational.
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