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rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 24, 2013 - 02:14pm PT
Ok sports fans, here is the info if you wish to donate something to Clark Jacobs. There is an added benefit, The Friends Of Josh is going to feature a new section on their website specifically for fundraising for climbers in need. Clark is going to be their first.

While you're there, if you are feeling extra generous The Friends Of Josh can always use a shot in the arm as well. It's your call.

Clark is in good spirits and spent the afternoon on my job site with us on Friday.

He has a tough road ahead of him. Let's pull together and help him out.

http://www.friendsofjosh.org/

Thanks,

Robert Fonda
Tan Slacks

climber
Joshua Tree
Feb 24, 2013 - 03:40pm PT
Hey Robert,

Not sure if you're running the donation site, but for some reason it says I can not donate at this time.

Sorry, this event is not authorized for booking at this time.

Any ideas?

Link to site http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=235327

See you soon, Dan
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 24, 2013 - 04:23pm PT
Thanks Dan, we're looking into it!
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 24, 2013 - 05:10pm PT
It should be up and running now. There was a short delay while the "approval" process completing.

Let me know if there is any other problems.

Thanks
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Feb 24, 2013 - 05:26pm PT
Robert - This is all so great!

Hate to bother you about a small thing, but I would like to share the link to my Facebook site and other pages, but when I click the link to the DIRECT post about Clark, it fails to load properly.

The problem with having the general URL for FOJT is that Clark's post will bump down as new posts come up, which will make it difficult for people to navigate to as time goes on.

Maybe it is just my browser doing this. Anyone else?

I am sure FOJT has a lot to manage besides this task, but if they can correct whatever is causing the glitch, it would be very helpful in maximizing visibility for the cause.
Skeptimistic

Mountain climber
La Mancha
Feb 24, 2013 - 07:12pm PT
Still not working as of 4:12 pm 2/24. Let us know when it's working. Thanks for setting this up!
DanaB

climber
CT
Feb 24, 2013 - 07:21pm PT
If there an option of sending money directly to Clark?

Dana Bartlett
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 24, 2013 - 08:39pm PT
Checking on it. Thanks for being patient, I'm a third party here.

Yes, the info for donating directly is on FOJT's main page.
DanaB

climber
CT
Feb 24, 2013 - 09:25pm PT
Thanks.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Feb 24, 2013 - 09:28pm PT
rlf, I had heard via the grapevine that there was going to be a fundraising party this spring as usual. Was that just talk? lynnie
locker

Social climber
FukUville
Feb 24, 2013 - 10:06pm PT

It works...

All you have to do is put in the amount then hit "ENTER" on your keyboard...




I think SOME are mistaking this, "Sorry, this event is not authorized for booking at this time.", to mean it's not working currently...




rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 24, 2013 - 10:47pm PT
Thanks locker, good info! This is a pilot program. Stuff still needs to be ironed out.

Lynne, I had not heard this, so who knows!
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Feb 24, 2013 - 10:57pm PT
Thanks rlf, I will check the source of my misinformation. Smiles....and thanks for your work here. Yo the best.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 25, 2013 - 12:08am PT
hey there say, rlf... not sure if i know of clark jacobs? and what happened, or, i had seen mention in a post, too quickly one night, and let it slip by?


what kind of help is needed, and when?
i can't do much, but still would like to know, just in case i ever
sell art, crafts, etc, ...

prayers, sending up, too, as well...


hope your program, and the website fall into place, well...
god bless...
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 25, 2013 - 08:04am PT
Clark is a long time local climber/guide and all around good man. He's been battling cancer. He was in remission for quite a spell, then it came back with a vengeance.

The goal here is to get him a little cash to help with living expenses since he will be unable to work.

I know what this is like because my wife went through cancer and she was bed ridden and I had to take care of her. It made working nearly impossible. We were broke beyond words.

PhilG

Trad climber
The Circuit, Tonasket WA
Feb 25, 2013 - 12:10pm PT
Thanks for the update and info, Robert.
Let's bump this thread to the front page!

Credit: PhilG
Steven Parker

Trad climber
Joshua Tree
Feb 25, 2013 - 12:54pm PT
Thanks Robert for taking this on!

Today, Sue and I are giving Clark a Valero Gas card from donations given by fellow guides, our family members and Uprising Adventure Guides.
If anyone would like to contribute to this gas card fund, please contact Sue at
Sue@uprising.com

Sewellymon

climber
.....in a single wide......
Feb 25, 2013 - 01:24pm PT
I know a lot of folks would enjoy a get- together in May and if it also resulted in a few thousand dollars for Clark...?

Any chances of a gathering of the tribe?
looking sketchy there...

Social climber
Latitute 33
Feb 25, 2013 - 02:28pm PT
Followed the FOJT link and the Donation worked fine for me.

Thanks to Robert, Phil and everyone else who got this up and running.

Bldrjac

Ice climber
Boulder
Feb 25, 2013 - 05:32pm PT
bump...
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 25, 2013 - 05:57pm PT
hey there say, rlf... i am making a very nice oil, of horse in snow, and one of elk, in snow, but it will take 'til spring for it to be done... late march...

if anyone is good at selling and can sell it, the money will gladly be his...
(my landscapes, by the way, are far more advanced than my portraits, :)) so it will be suitable) :))


i was going to donate one to ken's museum-facelift-whatever-fundraiser-program (but i can do another for him, if i wanted)... but i can gladly let someone sell both, if it will help clark...

:)

god bless, and prayers...
:)
Tan Slacks

climber
Joshua Tree
Feb 25, 2013 - 06:01pm PT
Everyone, as stated earlier in the thread, the donation site is now up and working. It's easy as pie.

Strong work,,
SofCookay

climber
Feb 25, 2013 - 08:35pm PT
Bump for Clark!
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 25, 2013 - 08:52pm PT
My apologies for the bumpy start. These things sometimes take a bit to shake out.

I'm going to be posting to other climbing sites as well.

I appreciate the compliments, but the real appreciation should be directed at the folks at FOJT for their efforts for making this possible. All's I did was make arrangements.

Clark's next batch of chemo start's this Wednesday and ends on Friday. I just dropped off a portable heater for him to help with the late night chills. It's a temporary loaner for the week since it's a mutual friends and he needs it back, but it's a start.

Thanks again to everyone for the efforts. If someone wants to set up a spring fundraising party, go for broke!

Please pass the word. It's a very worthy cause!!!!!

Robert
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 25, 2013 - 09:50pm PT
BUMP
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Feb 25, 2013 - 10:56pm PT
Sewellymon and rlf, we could just send a vibe to the tribe and meet in Josh for a climbing weekend and go from there. Donation's for Clark and good to reconnect with old friends. Nothing fancy, just fun.
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 26, 2013 - 05:52am PT
Works for me! I'm sure we can get something going.
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 26, 2013 - 02:50pm PT
BUMP
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Feb 26, 2013 - 03:01pm PT
I posted this on another thread for Clark which has dropped off which is fine, the fundraising topic is more important. Anyway...

Bump for The Man...

Clark Jacobs
Clark Jacobs
Credit: Ksolem

We all have a lot to learn from this guy. He shows us happiness and grace in the face of real challenges. Barbara and I were out visiting with him a couple weeks ago, and like HappieGirl says, he has an amazing and totally positive attitude.

A few weeks ago a fellow at the pit named Max and Clark and I went up and did Sail Away and some of those face climbs near there on Wailing Wall. It was a great day.
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Feb 26, 2013 - 03:13pm PT
Does the website take a cut, would more go into Clark's pocket if we sent a check?
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Feb 26, 2013 - 04:39pm PT
The fundraiser site does take a nominal fee.

You can send checks directly to Clark, and the mailing address is listed on the FOJT page.

Bump for Clark. Talked to him last evening for a short bit and it's like he "skoffs at danger" - but, have also seen him a few days after the first chemo, and know that when it is tough for him, it is tough. Even so - when feeling exhausted, he is just slower with the jokes and spray about SAR stories from BITD - hahah.
aspendougy

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Feb 26, 2013 - 05:42pm PT
Dear Clark and Friends:

There is an excellent website: cancertutor.com that sells no commercial products, but is the result of one man's research after he was diagnosed with Stage 4. Others in Clarks position have found it helpful, encouraging and informative.
WalkerSkyRanch

Trad climber
Idyllwild
Feb 26, 2013 - 05:47pm PT
I will be hanging with Clark tomorrow during his chemo treatment tomorrow, I will post some photos soon!
Les
WalkerSkyRanch

Trad climber
Idyllwild
Feb 26, 2013 - 05:50pm PT
Clark at the base of Hands Off, Joshua Tree Jan 2013
Clark at the base of Hands Off, Joshua Tree Jan 2013
Credit: WalkerSkyRanch
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Feb 26, 2013 - 06:18pm PT
What a great picture - I am guessing you might be the pro photographer friend I have heard Clark mention...?

If yes, it looks like you have an eye that is going to find the silver lining in tomorrow's outing!
scotte

Trad climber
nathrop, colorado
Feb 26, 2013 - 06:51pm PT
Robyn an I have known Clark since we started climbing. We all grew up climbing together bitd. He's a great guy and tons of fun to be around, we
are sending a donation pronto! Let's all help Clark out in his time of need. He would do the same for any of us. Hang in buddy!
Scott & robyn
WalkerSkyRanch

Trad climber
Idyllwild
Feb 26, 2013 - 08:29pm PT
happiegrrrl, Yep, thats me. my name is Les Walker, I have been to a few treatments with Clark, he goes to a very nice facility and the girls love him there! There will be smiles!!
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Feb 26, 2013 - 08:50pm PT
...and the girls love him there!

The girls love Clark everywhere. My own wife, The Barbara, refers to him as "a national treasure."

That is a great picture, Les.
cadl

Trad climber
Feb 27, 2013 - 02:04am PT
bump
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 27, 2013 - 04:45am PT
There is a transaction fee, other than that, all the proceeds go to Clark. It should not be too much.
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 27, 2013 - 05:59pm PT
bump
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Feb 27, 2013 - 07:11pm PT
Thanks rlf for all your work here. Cheers, lynnie
WalkerSkyRanch

Trad climber
Idyllwild
Feb 27, 2013 - 07:37pm PT
Hung out with Clark today while he was getting juiced up, We chatted about ice climbing, big walls and the up coming Idyllwild season. Good stuff!
Clark Hanging at the Chemo Lounge
Clark Hanging at the Chemo Lounge
Credit: WalkerSkyRanch
Clark is in good hands,
Clark is in good hands,
Credit: WalkerSkyRanch
Skeptimistic

Mountain climber
La Mancha
Feb 28, 2013 - 09:45pm PT
Looks like he's got a good crew working with him!
Sewellymon

climber
.....in a single wide......
Feb 28, 2013 - 10:38pm PT
Saturday, May 4th?

Potluck BYOB etc gathering? Low key, no bands, no slide shows, just gather some folks and bring donation $?

Todds, or ?

Yea to donations NOW! But, the annual gathering of the tribe is a good tradition. We in? Robert.. lead the parade and we'll all follow.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Feb 28, 2013 - 10:49pm PT
Sewellymon, That would be awesome. Keep us posted. If I can help let me know. lynnie
froodish

Social climber
Portland, Oregon
Mar 1, 2013 - 01:09am PT
Bump...
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 1, 2013 - 12:17pm PT
Hmmm....
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Mar 1, 2013 - 01:24pm PT
Just got off the phone with Clark. He just did two days of chemo, and is going back down this afternoon for some other kind of s shot, and might need a transfusion as his red cells are low.

As always he is upbeat and cheerful. An amazing guy.

Here's Clark goofing around with Alois Smrz at the Idyllwild Historical Center in November 2009. Seems like yesterday.

Alois Smrz and Clark Jacobs
Alois Smrz and Clark Jacobs
Credit: Ksolem
Skeptimistic

Mountain climber
La Mancha
Mar 1, 2013 - 10:00pm PT
Let's firm something up. I like the low key idea. I'm thinking Clark would rather not have a big fuss about it all.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Mar 1, 2013 - 10:10pm PT
Needed:

* A Place to gather

* A Date

Things don't have to be complicated. lynnie
Skeptimistic

Mountain climber
La Mancha
Mar 2, 2013 - 10:22pm PT
Intrepid spirit bump.
froodish

Social climber
Portland, Oregon
Mar 3, 2013 - 02:59am PT
bump...
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Mar 3, 2013 - 12:29pm PT
Check sent;....stay strong, Clark. Listen to the doctors, drink some beer, rest up, go climbing;......hang tough, my friend....
Time to rally together to help out Clark;....he's a good man and has shared much w/the climbing community....
Todd Gordon and family...
Skeptimistic

Mountain climber
La Mancha
Mar 3, 2013 - 11:18pm PT
^^^ whole-heartedly agreed!^^^
WalkerSkyRanch

Trad climber
Idyllwild
Mar 4, 2013 - 12:27pm PT
I can arrange a get together up here in Idyllwild, it's all up to the connivence of location, would Idyllwild work for us?
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Mar 4, 2013 - 04:15pm PT
I was invited by a local Joshua Tree friend to have dinner at his house, as was Clark. This was last Friday evening - after two days of chemo, driving to/from both days, and another run to the hospital for the "day after" shot, you'd think the guy would be too tired to socialize.

Not Clark! He was gracious and conversational the whole time, and had that positive mental attitude so many of us have been inspired by.

Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Mar 4, 2013 - 04:19pm PT
Not Clark! He was gracious and conversational the whole time, and had that positive mental attitude so many of us have been inspired by.

Thanks for the word.

That right there is what will carry Clark through this with flying colors. I am looking forward to hanging out with Clark when we are both very old men...
Skeptimistic

Mountain climber
La Mancha
Mar 4, 2013 - 10:10pm PT
Whatever is easiest for Clark (if he plans to join us).
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 5, 2013 - 07:07am PT
I wish I could do it at my place, but it's just not feasible, for a number of reasons.

Maybe we pool some cash together and get a group site at either Sheep's Pass or Indian Cove.

Any thoughts?
hossjulia

Trad climber
Where the Hoback and the mighty Snake River meet
Mar 5, 2013 - 10:52am PT
^^^excellent idea. Super sad I can't help, or attend.

happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Mar 5, 2013 - 11:02am PT
Do you think there may be too many people to do a group site in the park?

I know the dry lake bed is yucky, but... the SushiFest there a few years back worked out fine. They rented a porto-potty and the dude drove it right out!
hossjulia

Trad climber
Where the Hoback and the mighty Snake River meet
Mar 5, 2013 - 11:08am PT
Figure out a way to reserve multiple sites.
It can be done.

(psst, happie, once those group sites are reserved, I don't think they count heads. maybe vehicles.......Never saw a ranger in Sheep Camp 2 years ago and I poached there for 5 days.)
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 5, 2013 - 06:08pm PT
I think the lake bed is the best option. I wish I had thought of it. Having a large group of unknown numbers at a group site may not be the best idea.

There is always the Idyllwild option as well.
Sioux Juan

Big Wall climber
Costa mesa
Mar 6, 2013 - 05:18pm PT
My checks in the mail
be well Clark
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 7, 2013 - 04:09pm PT
Bump!

I spoke with the park service and all the reserved sites large enough to handle something like this are booked well into the latter half of May. Plus there is also the parking issue.

My original suggestion was not the best idea.

I vote the lake bed.
10b4me

Boulder climber
Lost
Mar 7, 2013 - 04:13pm PT
yeah, I think the problem at the group sites is not the # of people, but the # of cars. that's been my experience
Alois

Trad climber
Idyllwild, California
Mar 8, 2013 - 01:10pm PT
Penelope and I thought that if Idyllwild would be a reasonable alternative, we could either host at our place or help with things. I noticed someone mentioned Idyllwild before in this post. Again, we could do potluck at our place or help if held elsewhere in IDY. We don't know many of you, but Clark knows us well and we would love to participate...
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 9, 2013 - 11:19pm PT
BUMP
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Mar 10, 2013 - 12:00am PT
Saw Clark at the Park Rock cafe yesterday. He is not happy that his hair doesn't seem to share his can-do attitude and is thin, thin, thinning, but even then he says it with a smile on his face and twinkle in his eye. Says he is feeling a little tired, which of course is normal.

The big news was that his phone went kaput and he bought a new one - and has upgraded to an iphone. Seems the Taco isn't optimized for mobile though - he says he has to scroll like crazy to see threads anyway.
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 10, 2013 - 03:01pm PT
bump
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 11, 2013 - 07:23pm PT
A HUGE THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS DONATED SO FAR!!!

Clark will be in possession of a check from the Friends of Joshua Tree tomorrow. I'll let ya know the amount. Also, I will post a list of the donors from the site in a day or so.

rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 14, 2013 - 05:49am PT
Here is the list of donors through the Friends of Joshua Tree site:

Maria Cranor
Phil Gleason
Kenji Haroutunian
David Loh
Colleen McKiernan
Richard McPeak
Grant Meisenholder
David Pylman
Bernadette Regan
Pam Roberts
Ryan Slaybaugh
Randy Vogel
Marvin Walker
David Williams
Dan Zacks
Robert & Hilde Fonda
Steve Swan
Mingo Morvin

Thanks to the generosity and kindness of you folks we raised a little over $1100!! There were some others who sent checks directly to Clark but I do not have their names.

Clark is both very surprised and very thankful for the help!!!!

rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 14, 2013 - 10:06am PT
BUMP
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Mar 14, 2013 - 11:12am PT
A friend in need is a friend indeed!
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 14, 2013 - 10:24pm PT
Just another bump so folks know that their help is appreciated!
Sioux Juan

Big Wall climber
Costa mesa
Mar 16, 2013 - 10:28am PT
bump.......from friends
Rick A

climber
Boulder, Colorado
Mar 16, 2013 - 01:19pm PT
Clark is a pillar of the So Cal climbing community and a great guy.
Gerry and I are pulling for you, Clark.
Rick
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Mar 17, 2013 - 04:05pm PT
To help out Clark, I am offering a commemorative 50th anniversary Half Dome piton signed by Royal Robbins, Jerry Gallwas and Mike Sherrick back in 2008 after the celebration in Yosemite.

I will post some photos and the details once the page refreshes.
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Mar 18, 2013 - 04:19pm PT
I ran into Clark the other day - in between two days doing guiding work, he had been down to the hospital spending 6 hours getting another blood transfusion.

It seems those chemo sessions kick the hell out of his blood cells. This is the second transfusion since he started this round of chemo.

Nonetheless, he was spry and upbeat, talking with enthusiasm as usual. It is amazing how that cancer can jabbing at him and he just scoffs in the face of it and keeps going.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Mar 19, 2013 - 11:03am PT
I am going to contribute a signed Half Dome 50th anniversary piton to the fund raising effort for Clark. Royal Robbins, Jerry Gallwas and Mike Sherrick graciously signed 23 of these for me back in 2008 and about half of them are still left to help folks in need.





Buy one for $250 and the proceeds will go directly to Clark. I will cover the shipping costs in North America. Your choice of the remaining numbers available.

Send me an email if you would like to buy one. The first email gets the piton. I will announce the sale once it happens.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Mar 22, 2013 - 12:17am PT
hey there say, rlf...

i have a painting of clark, that will done in april... perhaps you
can raffle it off, or something, for him...

it is turning out very nice...

will share, later, when it is more presentable, :)
just giving you a heads up, so you can think what to do with it...
:)

god bless and prayers, for clark...
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 22, 2013 - 05:51am PT
You guys are awesome! Thank you! I'm not sure how to go about selling this stuff. Maybe just do it here and work off the honor system and have the money sent through the Friends Of Josh.

Thoughts?
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 22, 2013 - 06:09am PT
"It seems those chemo sessions kick the hell out of his blood cells. This is the second transfusion since he started this round of chemo.

Nonetheless, he was spry and upbeat, talking with enthusiasm as usual. It is amazing how that cancer can jabbing at him and he just scoffs in the face of it and keeps going."

The chemo is horrible. I've been through this with my wife. First the white cells drop, then the red. I had oh so much fun giving her daily injections of Nupegen to boost the white blood cells. Since they stimulate the bone marrow, it causes very deep bone pain in the hips, legs, and shoulders.

A positive attitude is what get's people through this battle. Clark has what it takes!

Thank you all again.
WalkerSkyRanch

Trad climber
Idyllwild
Mar 26, 2013 - 09:32am PT
We can still host in Idyllwild if that works, I can arrange a group camping site at the County Park, Let me know if this option is viable. Clark has two Chemo sessions this week, I will be hanging out with him for one on wednesday.. I will pass along all the kind words
WalkerSkyRanch

Trad climber
Idyllwild
Mar 27, 2013 - 09:01pm PT
Hung out with Clark at the Chemo Lounge today.. he was a little tired as some of the drugs make him a little groggy, other then that he is in high spirits. He lead Double Cross over the weekend and said it felt good to be on the rock! He has another round of Chemo tomorrow and a injection of some sort on Friday, then he has a month off from Chemo before the next cycle starts!
I hope we can pull this get together off, it would be nice to meet all of Clarks other friends that I only hear about!
BluntMan

Gym climber
Wild Omar, CA
Apr 12, 2013 - 05:54pm PT
For those of you that see Clark from time to time, please give him my regards and best wishes for a full recovery.

Bob Austin
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 14, 2013 - 10:19pm PT
hey there say, all...

not sure who would be the one to USE this?
or HOW you could use it?

raffle at a get-together if you have one, auction it here etc, or what???
OR--some one can send the money, whatever we set as best-price, to
clark, and then i can just mail this to the one that wants it,
after we know he has the money... :)

*i can not mail it 'til may, though, when i get my funds for the month...

AND IT IS ALMOST DONE:
yep, just touch-ups, 'til done...
it is oil, canvas, 16 by 20
AND AM JUST 'feeling this out' if this will do any good for clark...


however, :(

sadly, it IS flawed--i had bad brushes (usual for me, sorry):
and on one of the coatings, one eve, the brush left many hairs
on parts of it, mainly in side-areas, and, i saw them too
late to fix and get them off.. :(

not many are on the face, you will have to go by our gut-feelings,
if you like it, etc...


Credit: neebee

HAT AND SHIRT ARE NOT-NOT DONE YET!!!

just 'bump' it a bit, and we will see how it goes...
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 14, 2013 - 11:27pm PT
It's awesome! Thank you so much!!!!!!!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 15, 2013 - 08:20am PT
hey there say, rlf... thank you for sharing,
so now, it is soon done, this month,
just LET me know, how you can use it, :)
BluntMan

Gym climber
Wild Omar, CA
Apr 15, 2013 - 10:52am PT
Bump
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Apr 15, 2013 - 11:57am PT



We should put together a HUGE gig and call it "the Cancer Fest", staring Clark and Blitzo...
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Apr 24, 2013 - 10:14pm PT
This is "chemo week" for Clark - Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. Spoke with him by phone a few days ago. He had to go in for some session on Tuesday as well, but I cannot recall what that was for.

This is round 4 for him, and if the previous rounds are any indication, he will probably be pretty wiped out by it.

Edit: I figured I may as well give him a call, so just did that. As usual, the guy is positive and minimized the impact. He said "Yeah, I'll probably be really tired for about a week." Still he did say that at times there are dark moments, but he just tries to keep his chin up. An impressive attitude and resolve, he has.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 30, 2013 - 08:33pm PT
hey there say, all...


well, here this is, and not sure how to go about getting this painting to
raise money...

but--i have it... i may post a new thread just so others can see it for
separate auctions or something??? not sure yet...

trouble is... the brushes were bad, i only have a few good ones, and those are large, and i used a smaller new brush on this, and it is now
a 'not perfect quality painting' :(

(just pretend, if you are UP really close, that clark was holding a cat, or something) ;))

but--if you really enjoy helping clark, by art work, and would love
the painting--from about a foot away--it CAN be yours...




let's see if it can bring him something nice... to highest
bidder, etc...



up for auction, for clark's cancer-fight
up for auction, for clark's cancer-fight
Credit: neebee


EDIT:
I JUST POSTED ANOTHER THREAD FOR THE BIDDING... :)
SEE THE LINK, JUST BELOW IN NEW POST

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Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Apr 30, 2013 - 09:48pm PT
Neebs...not sure which thread you want bids posted on.....I'll start the bidding at 100 bucks.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 30, 2013 - 10:07pm PT
hey there say, cragman... i will put a link to the other thread and folks can bid there...

i decided it might do better, on its own, how tami did her painting that, way, it kept it fresh, that way...


HERE FOLKS... PLEASE, you may bid here a the seperate thread:


http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/2128349/THIS-IS-FOR-CLARK-PAINTING-FOR-AUCTION-FOR-WHATEVER
LilaBiene

Trad climber
May 3, 2013 - 11:21pm PT
Bump
karen roseme

Mountain climber
san diego
May 23, 2013 - 12:23pm PT
I am looking of a Travel Trailer to buy or barrow this summer for Clark to live in Idyllwild.
We have a place to put it.
Anybody know of anything?
Thanks Karen
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
May 23, 2013 - 12:51pm PT
What's going on with Clark right now? I heard he's in Colorado, and has taken a bad turn recently, compounded by Lucas's death. Anybody been in touch with him in the last few days?
karen roseme

Mountain climber
san diego
May 23, 2013 - 05:40pm PT
Clark is recuperating in Joshua Tree after a trip to Teluride with his friend Kojack to visit Steve Sutton got cut short because he came down with pneumonia and had to be hospitalized.

He will resume chemo as soon as he is well enough to do so.
He is also very upset about Lucas.
He is currently staying in a trailer Wally Barker is letting him use in Josh.
Very shortly it will be too hot to stay in a trailer in Josh.
He really needs a place to stay where he does not have to break down camp every day.
He has a place he can keep the trailer parked in Idyllwild.

It would be great if someone that has a trailer they are not using for a few months would let him use it.
If not I will buy one but I would love to have some help with that if people are willing to.
Thanks Karen
10b4me

Ice climber
Wishes-He-Was-In-Arizona
Aug 7, 2013 - 12:13am PT
How is Clark doing?
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Aug 7, 2013 - 12:54am PT
I talked with Clark the other day. He's hiking up to the rocks and doing some occasional climbs. His car is weak and he's looking for a van or something easier to camp in.

Chemo is over for now, a bone marrow test of some sort early in September (I think he said the 9th) will determine whether the cancer is in remission or else there will be more chemo.

He has every confidence in his doctors and hospital.

What a guy!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Oct 30, 2013 - 11:28pm PT
hey there say, all...

say the INJURED list thread, bumped... and phylp, is doing well, after her
rotarycuff(???) surgery...

and a few new injured or needing surgery folks just showed up on it...
go and give them encouragement, if you see this...


WELL IT GOT me to notice that we have not heard of clark, lately...

how are you clark??

or, anyone--HOW IS he doing??
thanks guys...
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 31, 2013 - 07:35am PT
I saw Clark yesterday. He's doing well. For the time being he is in remission. He has his hair back and he is in good spirits!!!!

Thanks to all for the support. He's a good man!
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Oct 31, 2013 - 08:24am PT
^^^
Right On!!!
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Oct 31, 2013 - 08:28am PT
That is SO good to hear!

I have no phone these last few months and had been wondering much as to how he was doing.

Remission - Way to go, Clark.
Lacey

Social climber
Nevada
Oct 31, 2013 - 10:03am PT
WONDERFUL NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAY FOR CLARK!!!!!!
PhilG

Trad climber
The Circuit, Tonasket WA
Oct 31, 2013 - 11:11am PT
Agree!
Great news.
Skeptimistic

Mountain climber
La Mancha
Oct 31, 2013 - 11:12am PT
Can't keep a good man down! Great news!
L

climber
California dreamin' on the farside of the world..
Oct 31, 2013 - 11:16am PT
I hadn't heard about Clark's illness. I'm so happy to hear he's doing well!
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Oct 31, 2013 - 11:22am PT
He has his hair back and he is in good spirits!!!!

So all the fathers in Idyllwild are keeping a close eye on their daughters, I hope.
Fletcher

Gym climber
The great state of advaita
Oct 31, 2013 - 02:30pm PT
Great to hear!

Eric
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