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Mar 4, 2013 - 02:30pm PT
paying it forward

goodness abounds

Trad climber
San Francisco
Mar 4, 2013 - 02:45pm PT
Hey Cory,

It's Mark from last Saturday. I was at the top the Sherri's crack when you topped out. Congrats on the climb. Keep climbing strong and in no time you'll summit El Cap.


Thanks for the topo on Superslacker. pretty cool climb.

Dick Danger

Trad climber
Lakewood, Colorado
Mar 4, 2013 - 03:02pm PT
Excellent! The kid is a natural. He's lucky to have you. Wish I had something I could contribute beyond this.

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Mar 4, 2013 - 03:24pm PT
Very cool, Paul! Unfortunately, no approach shoes to offer, but I'll look and see what else I may have lying around. In the meantime, if you need to borrow anything, give me a call.


Trad climber
Central Valley, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 4, 2013 - 03:33pm PT
Holy smokes! You all are so awesome! The awesomeness of the climbing community never ceases to impress me!

Edit: can he wear a size 71/2? Does he have a high volumne or low volumne foot?

Lynnie, I think he's wearing a size 6 or 6.5 in womens right now. The Scarpa Technos

I'd check thrift stores, tons of cheap shoes of all sizes to thrash on approaches. REI used gear sale in Fresno usually has a good selection too.

I had those in mind, but the REI used gear is a couple months away.

If you like, i will buy him some new shoes.
Maybe you can take him to REI and find out what fits and what he likes, and let me know.


You are too kind! E-mail sent.

What's his boys size in shoes and clothes? My son is the same age and big for his age. I may have some stuff that will fit him.

I'll find out. Thanks!


Sport climber
Mar 4, 2013 - 03:51pm PT
Thanks Paul for doing this!

You're changing that Kids life.

Trad climber
pacific beach, ca
Mar 4, 2013 - 04:49pm PT

E mail responded to.

Boulder, CO
Mar 4, 2013 - 04:57pm PT
right on zip! you all are awesome.

thanks for the share...

I guess that's one way to get a rope gun - grow one :)

Mar 4, 2013 - 05:15pm PT
You're a wonderful person to do this. Cory is a natural!
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Mar 4, 2013 - 05:46pm PT
Good for you participating in Big Brothers program. Will keep an eye out for gear.

Big Wall climber
So Cal
Mar 4, 2013 - 06:07pm PT
What you are doing for him is priceless. Introducing a young person to the outdoors at an early life can lead to a lifetime love affair with the mountains & nature. I have recently considered mentoring someone like Corey & your post came at the right time.

You are doing a wonderful thing Paul, thanks for all of us!

El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Mar 4, 2013 - 09:22pm PT
What an awesome post.

You're making such a positive impact on that grom's life.
Good for you!
Keep it up.

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Mar 4, 2013 - 09:34pm PT

Huge bump for you, Paul.
Let us know what else Cory might need.
The Larry

Moab, UT
Mar 4, 2013 - 09:35pm PT
Right on dude!

Mar 4, 2013 - 09:38pm PT

Sent you a PM but just realized I have a helmet that may fit the lad. Please let me know if it's needed.

Safety first blah, blah, blah.

You both are awesome!


Trad climber
San Francisco
Mar 5, 2013 - 09:09am PT
Hey Paul,

I know you're not asking for any hand outs for Cory, but PM me and let me know what's on his wish list. I have so much gear I may have a few things and can pass over to our next generation of younger climbers.



Sport climber
Home away from Home
Mar 5, 2013 - 09:18am PT
Hi Paul,

This is fantastic... thank you for sharing this.

I received a wonderful gift card (rock) at Xmas for the local climbing shop here. I would love to offer that gift to Cory. PM me and let me know how I can make that happen.


San Francisco, CA
Mar 5, 2013 - 11:26am PT
Utterly fantastic man. That there is what its all about

Big Wall climber
Brooklyn Park, MD
Mar 5, 2013 - 12:16pm PT
Thanks for posting this. Because of this thread, I am now filling out an application to be a Big Brother.
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Mar 5, 2013 - 12:26pm PT
Paul, would a pair of 37 Mythos fit him? I have a brand spanking new pair I'll give to him if they fit.
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