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MisterE

Social climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 8, 2013 - 12:53am PT
For me it was the late 80's and the most beautiful climbing woman I had ever seen.

Completely taken.

Isabelle Patissier
Isabelle Patissier
Credit: MisterE

Isabelle Patissier
Isabelle Patissier
Credit: MisterE

Who was/is yours?
Michelle

Social climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Mar 8, 2013 - 12:57am PT
Good topic! Ive always been taken with that pic of Rikke Ishoy, and I'm straight! As far as the dudes, I'm not sayin'.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Mar 8, 2013 - 01:02am PT
My husband, Dan. He was an intelligent, gifted athlete and grew into a wonderful husband and father. Cheers to you Danboy.

Need to find a pic of the "glory days". :D lynnie
MisterE

Social climber
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 8, 2013 - 01:04am PT
Find it! This thread is useless without pictures!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 8, 2013 - 01:09am PT
Do mancrushes count? If so then I guess Lionel Terray was my man.
Yeah, I'm old, but you knew that.
rockermike

Trad climber
Berkeley
Mar 8, 2013 - 01:13am PT
Oh Man,
Portland State University
Outdoor Program trip to Smith Rocks
1975 maybe.
I was young (not in school yet - but hanging out with the official students) and a little green about the ways of the world.
But I had a tent, and "she" didn't.
Spent the day climbing with this beautiful and well endowed girl who insisted on climbing topless. Don't remember her name.
All I remember is I got so f*#king drunk that night around the campfire I missed out on what may have been my first time. lol
Or maybe only in my imagination.
I do remember climbing something dangerous and high, late at night in the dark with some other dozen people. Then puking my brains out from the top. Don't remember anything after that. ha
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 8, 2013 - 01:17am PT
Isabella for SURE!

then Katherine Desteville, Lynn Hill, Tami Knight,, Some chick we climbed with once in the early 80s, and Lidija Painkiher..


edit: MisterE,, hope its ok fer me to post on yer thread,, i just remembered you think me uncool!;^)
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Mar 8, 2013 - 01:21am PT
Swiss Arete was my first climbing crush!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 8, 2013 - 01:23am PT
you dint "bond" with it did you!??
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Mar 8, 2013 - 01:27am PT
oh please don't answer that question, please please please please please
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 8, 2013 - 01:29am PT
Credit: Ron Anderson
Lidija^^






edit: Ed,, Yes perhaps its better we do not know...
T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Mar 8, 2013 - 01:37am PT
Lidija
Crush is right - look at that bicep.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Mar 8, 2013 - 01:52am PT
Isabel....sigh.

Credit: apogee
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Mar 8, 2013 - 01:59am PT
Mother Thumb and her four daughters.
AlanDoak

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Mar 8, 2013 - 02:01am PT
My first climbing crush was Lisa.
My first climbing crush was Lisa.
Credit: AlanDoak
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Mar 8, 2013 - 02:01am PT
Janine Turner in Cliffhanger! Totally unrealistic, but what is realistic about most crushes? :-)



Well, this crush really started with Northern Exposure (the granddaddy of the current TV golden age, IMHO).

Eric
mcreel

climber
Barcelona
Mar 8, 2013 - 02:21am PT
Wow, what a fashion statement Isabelle P. was making in that shot up above! The only thing missing is a little tyrolean cap with a feather.

Talk about the past coming back to haunt you!
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Mar 8, 2013 - 02:33am PT
My wife. I met her freshman week at college, and she had already done Robson with her dad and brothers.

I suppose prior to her, there was the daughter of my dad's climbing partner; we did some mountaineering with our dads. But she was slightly older than me and I didn't think I had much of a shot at getting to know her better. She also had a tendency to stop a little short of the summit, which I didn't understand.

I climbed with some french guys in the Valley for a week in the late 80s. One of them said "Isa" was his ex-girlfriend.
Stefan Jacobsen

Trad climber
Danmark
Mar 8, 2013 - 03:20am PT
Can't remember her name, but I climbed her and we had a good time.
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Mar 8, 2013 - 07:06am PT
Isabella for me as well...
Isa and I FA Perrigan Dihedral, Mt Horrid
Isa and I FA Perrigan Dihedral, Mt Horrid
Credit: tradmanclimbs
1998 Isa Needs new clothes!
1998 Isa Needs new clothes!
Credit: tradmanclimbs
Isa on the FA of Firewalk 10d/11a
Isa on the FA of Firewalk 10d/11a
Credit: tradmanclimbs
Isabella on her 50th Bday getting ready to send/free her Birthday pres...
Isabella on her 50th Bday getting ready to send/free her Birthday present. A new climb lead bolted by me...
Credit: tradmanclimbs
Berg heil! on top and happy to be alive! <br/>
Photo by Isa Oehry
Berg heil! on top and happy to be alive!
Photo by Isa Oehry
Credit: tradmanclimbs
Norwegian

Trad climber
the tip of god's middle finger
Mar 8, 2013 - 07:26am PT
my devotion to and adoration of this
pastime ignited when i sent
mr. natural in yosemite.

i took a long fall at the crux,
the longest fall i'd yet taken (like 25')

then i got back on and sent it
with new knowledge of sequence.

it was the first route
that i had over-aimed my ambition,
and subsequently crushed it.

i've stumbled along the stone paths happily,
ever sense.
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Mar 8, 2013 - 09:19am PT
I had the hots for a gorgeous chick with curly brown hair and blue eyes who worked at Western Mountaineering in San Jose. I think her name was Carol English.
MisterE

Social climber
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 8, 2013 - 09:32am PT
Totally unrealistic, but what is realistic about most crushes? :-)

Exactly!
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Mar 8, 2013 - 09:34am PT
Catherine Destiville.
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Mar 8, 2013 - 10:15am PT
Climber chicks rarely have the curves that I would consider sexy.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Mar 8, 2013 - 10:18am PT
Gotta agree with that one, Randisi.

Curvy=yummy


Edit:
Yeah, that's often been my experience, too, SLR.
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Mar 8, 2013 - 10:26am PT
Maybe times have changed... but back when I still had a full head of hair, most of the climber chicks were complete psycho nut cases.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Mar 8, 2013 - 10:38am PT
Maybe times have changed... but back when I still had a full head of hair, most of the climber chicks were complete psycho nut cases.

You may have known you had a full head of hair, but you obviously didn't have a mirror, hahaha.

Ah, man, my climbing crushes... I guess they were too close and too unavailable to really bear mentioning. Oh, hell, I'll just settle with Chris Sharma for my hippy bro-dude crush and leave it at that.
Blakey

Trad climber
Sierra Vista
Mar 8, 2013 - 11:41am PT
For the Destiville fans

Credit: Blakey
Snowmassguy

Trad climber
Calirado
Mar 8, 2013 - 11:46am PT
Got to be Lynn for me. However, the gal in this photo is my new infatuation .
photo not found
Missing photo ID#293195
locker

Social climber
FukUville
Mar 8, 2013 - 11:49am PT

WOW!!!...

Impressive!!!...

I'd bet AGAINST me in an arm wrestling contest...

LOL!!!...

...

TwistedCrank

climber
Dingleberry Gulch, Ideeho
Mar 8, 2013 - 11:55am PT
I lost my cherry on my first climbing crush.

Lost up in the pines behind Muir Tree Campground.

It was one of those YV fairy tales come true. Give me chills. I thought about sending a letter to Penthouse Forums about it.


Both her and the campground are long gone.
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Mar 8, 2013 - 12:04pm PT
but what is realistic about most crushes?
They are very real.

Definition of crush: a brief but intense infatuation for someone, especially someone unattainable.
LuckyNeck

Trad climber
the basement of Lou's Tavern
Mar 8, 2013 - 12:08pm PT
Nicky Dyal. Mmmmmm. And a close runner up, Katie Brown.
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Social climber
SLO, Ca
Mar 8, 2013 - 12:11pm PT
The girl that worked at Teton Mountaineering when I was 16, I still have the hex I saved up for and bought from her... Then Isabelle P.
throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Mar 8, 2013 - 12:16pm PT
Peggy Lou, of course.
Credit: throwpie
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 8, 2013 - 12:26pm PT
Diana Hunter.
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Mar 8, 2013 - 01:17pm PT
REally, Philo, Diana Hunter was a wonderful woman.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 8, 2013 - 03:52pm PT
Before there was Isabella and before there was Lynn there was Diana.
My crush abides.
craig mo

Trad climber
L.A. Ca.
Mar 8, 2013 - 05:01pm PT
Bev
Lynn
stich

Trad climber
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Mar 8, 2013 - 05:01pm PT
Amanda Tarr (now Forest)

Le sigh.

I used to have a great picture of her in the same lime green helmet I would later get. She has those thick, nerd glasses on. Hawt. That was in the rec.climbing days. A guy named Karl Lew used to have some pictures of most of the people back then, but it's been down for a while.

Anyway, I e-mailed her back and forth for a while when she was single. Then...we played Quake II against each other online! She killed me in very humiliating ways and spoofed my communications somehow. I loved it.


Now we both have kids about the same age. Memories...

Definitely, sandstone. My last romantic climbing partner and I are still climbing. I just have to...hide the pain man. Oooooof. No, I'm OK. Belay on...
sandstone conglomerate

climber
sharon conglomerate central
Mar 8, 2013 - 05:06pm PT
The Climbing Chica...nothing boosts the self-confidence like that partnership/crush of an opposite sex climbing partner. And nothing breaks the heart like when that patrnership/crush is done.

edit: fuking shoulder injury plus chica's new non-climbing, lead singer of Poison look-a-like mofo= big fukin frowny face.
BooDawg

Social climber
Butterfly Town
Mar 8, 2013 - 05:38pm PT
I met my first gf, Donna, at Stoney Pt. She was a Bruin Mountaineer; I was attending Pierce J.C. She was learning with the club; I was bouldering with Hennek, McLean, Higgins, Roger Newell, maybe Lauria, etc. After a while of me not noticing her, she came up to me and said, "You are the most beautiful man I have ever seen. Would you like to go to a sorority dinner-dance with me?" I said that I would, so that began a year and a half of seeing her and going on trips together tho she was not really a climber. She liked the outdoor life tho. This is the only digital pic of her that I have, taken in Havasu Canyon.

Donna crossing Havasu Creek.
Donna crossing Havasu Creek.
Credit: BooDawg


The only real climbing gf or crush I've had was Mary Bomba. We met on a flight to Europe, and she came on some Bruin Mountaineer trips and learned to climb with me and was very good, and I trusted her implicitly to belay me on some good FAs.

Mary on the FA of the N. Face of Merced Pk.
Mary on the FA of the N. Face of Merced Pk.
Credit: BooDawg

Mary rappelling after the FA of "Marginal."
Mary rappelling after the FA of "Marginal."
Credit: BooDawg

Mary on an exploratory backpack into Evolution Basin
Mary on an exploratory backpack into Evolution Basin
Credit: BooDawg
scuffy b

climber
heading slowly NNW
Mar 8, 2013 - 05:51pm PT
I can't remember her name. I think of her as the Lovely Assistant.
I still try to move like her.
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Mar 8, 2013 - 06:20pm PT
This girl. It was good while it lasted. 25 years of mighty interesting times.

mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Mar 8, 2013 - 06:31pm PT
Don't know her name. French chick I think, based on the armpit bush. She hung around the old Body Shop in Salt Lake. When I was 15 she was teaching me and a couple friends how to climb in the cave. She told us to "grad that big donkey dong like you own it."

McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Mar 8, 2013 - 06:33pm PT
First climbing crush; Kronhofers


Hey, is that Firewalk at Squamish? That's pretty run-out (punn intended)
Credit: McHale's Navy
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Mar 8, 2013 - 10:19pm PT
NH. one of our FA's
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Mar 8, 2013 - 10:22pm PT
Are you firewalkers?
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Mar 8, 2013 - 10:23pm PT
Isa did Fire walk a day or so before she sent that climb. I have not Firewalked.
MisterE

Social climber
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 8, 2013 - 10:26pm PT
Tradman, I totally was holding my breath as I examined your first picture, assuming it was THE Isabella in my first post.

I was ready to be jealous even after 20 years - imagine my relief...

Love those pictures.
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Mar 8, 2013 - 10:34pm PT
Cool. Do ya think the topic would make a good thread? Got pics?
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Mar 8, 2013 - 10:45pm PT
I did not go to the firewalk so no photos...
Crackslayer

Trad climber
Eldo
Mar 8, 2013 - 10:49pm PT
Amanda Tarr (now Forest)

Her parents picked me up one time when our jeep broke down on engineer pass. They had an RV and were out for the day. Got to sit shotgun and talk about Amanda for the whole ride back down. Really great people! I'm pretty sure she was 19 when she soloed H wall.

My personal crush was beth rodden.
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Mar 8, 2013 - 10:50pm PT
I do gots more photos of Isabella though
Credit: tradmanclimbs
Mad Man 5.11a
Mad Man 5.11a
Credit: tradmanclimbs
She's still got the guns...
She's still got the guns...
Credit: tradmanclimbs
Isa Oehry following the right side mixed finish to The Black Dike
Isa Oehry following the right side mixed finish to The Black Dike
Credit: tradmanclimbs
Farmal H
Farmal H
Credit: tradmanclimbs
Isa with the TC .50 Hawken
Isa with the TC .50 Hawken
Credit: tradmanclimbs
richross

Trad climber
Mar 8, 2013 - 10:52pm PT
My old girlfriend Cathleen who I introduced to climbing.

Gunks 1980.

Credit: richross

Credit: richross

Credit: richross
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
WA, & NC & Idaho
Mar 8, 2013 - 11:05pm PT
Great Topic, great pics, thanks y'all!
Bldrjac

Ice climber
Boulder
Mar 8, 2013 - 11:17pm PT
Jack Roberts. Our first "date" was a climbing day. Next date was dinner...that lasted until the next morning, at least. Thank goodness he married me, as my mother would have been SOOO shocked at the events of our first date! What an after-date time....25 years of the best times ever. I miss him so much! Still, not dead yet (me, that is)....wonder what the next 3rd of my life will bring............
Good thread, by the way!
Pam
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Mar 8, 2013 - 11:19pm PT
well there was this certain girl

what's her name?

i can't tell ya


ooh
MisterE

Social climber
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 8, 2013 - 11:28pm PT
Thanks to the women that responded - I totally didn't mean it as a "creepy male" fixation thing, but I was worried for a while when I didn't see any of the obvious man-hotties pop up...plus, it was like 20 years ago for me.

Help!

Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Mar 8, 2013 - 11:28pm PT
Dan and our youngest, Seth, fishing after climbing.
Dan and our youngest, Seth, fishing after climbing.
Credit: LL LL


Dan and I with our oldest, Peter.
Dan and I with our oldest, Peter.
Credit: LL LL

You did ask about "climbing crush", right? Not necessarily about climbing pictures. ......so I've posted the "crush". :D Crush lasted (with a few challenging ups and downs) for 41 years.



tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Mar 8, 2013 - 11:37pm PT
Pam. My heartfelt best wishes go out to you....
Nick
MisterE

Social climber
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 8, 2013 - 11:40pm PT
Yes, Lynne - this thread was designed for you. :)

Edit: and sorry as well, Pam! :(
Bldrjac

Ice climber
Boulder
Mar 9, 2013 - 10:29pm PT
Thanks! :-( Oh, I also have to admit to a small yet life-long crush on Duncan Ferguson..........:-)
Snowmassguy

Trad climber
Calirado
Mar 10, 2013 - 12:45am PT
^^^ I was totally in love with Duncan's composure on ice...and rock. Ice was huge in my life and at the time and he was smooooth.
WBraun

climber
Mar 10, 2013 - 01:01am PT
I have a huge crush on coal to turn it into gold .......
hobo_dan

Social climber
Minnesota
Mar 10, 2013 - 12:00pm PT
don't bother Werner

I had the same crush and all I ever got out of it were diamonds

Stupid american coal
Bldrjac

Ice climber
Boulder
Mar 10, 2013 - 04:10pm PT
Snowmassguy, I was just thinking about his "style" in general! Always rocked that SoCal surfer style......guess I've always had a thing for guys in Hawaiian shirts!
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Mar 10, 2013 - 04:44pm PT
My first REAL Climbing crush was,
Indian Cove.
I first met her in 1960
The Call Of K2 Lou

climber
Squamish
Mar 10, 2013 - 05:02pm PT
Gotta go with Fletcher on the Janine Turner Cliffhanger/NorthernExposureHott.
Is that a bolt gun in your pants or are you just happy to see me?
Is that a bolt gun in your pants or are you just happy to see me?
Credit: Google

Sharma man-crush at 17. (We're the same age; is 17 a boy-crush? Bro-mance either way ;)

Keeping in the spirit of "pics or GTFO":
My shirt allergy flared up today.
My shirt allergy flared up today.
Credit: Google
Urmas

Social climber
Sierra Eastside
Mar 10, 2013 - 06:17pm PT
You guys that think Janine Turner is hot... Do you know she's a republican nut job?
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Mar 10, 2013 - 06:19pm PT
Ohhhh, That would explain the side arm.

Do me right or else.
ruppell

climber
Mar 10, 2013 - 06:21pm PT
Urmas

Hot has nothing to do with political affiliation. Some women could be the anti-christ and I'd still think they where hot.
Urmas

Social climber
Sierra Eastside
Mar 10, 2013 - 11:22pm PT
Yeah I hear you, ruppell. I guess knowing that about her just knocked her off the pedestal I had put her on since Northern Exposure.
mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
Mar 11, 2013 - 12:51am PT
Janine T. would rarely have her behind shot or seen on camera--feeling that it was too big (a buddy of mine guided her fly fishing a few times) ...


...I defer and say "bring it on" Janine!!!!1111
rurprider

Trad climber
Mt. Rubidoux
Mar 11, 2013 - 01:10am PT
Mister E....does Skip know about these crushes that you have?
rurprider

Trad climber
Mt. Rubidoux
Mar 11, 2013 - 01:12am PT
Mister E....does Skip know about these crushes that you have? It may be time to let it go!!
BruceAnderson

Social climber
Los Angeles currently St. Antonin, France
Mar 11, 2013 - 02:50am PT
pretty much the original crag hottie though...
MisterE

Social climber
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 11, 2013 - 02:56am PT
Mister E....does Skip know about these crushes that you have?

What part of "20 years ago" is unclear to you? Of course she knows, and it bothers her not one whit.
Roxy

Trad climber
CA Central Coast
Mar 11, 2013 - 11:04am PT
Steph Davis is my 'climber crush'. For sure.

Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Mar 11, 2013 - 11:29am PT
Your first is always special, but who is right now is the real deal!
Fat Dad

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Mar 11, 2013 - 01:53pm PT
When I started climbing back in the late 70s in So Cal, there were so few women around it was kind of hard to find someone to crush on. There were probably only three or four women I can think of: Mari (who was older and was with Mo anyways), Moria (also older), Jan (whose last name I never knew and seemed connected) and Lynn, who was with Largo at the time and so was pretty much off limits. Not a lot there to work with?

Lot of crushes, just none of them on the climbing ladies, though Isabelle Patissier was totally hot. Maybe my wife qualifies, since she climbed before we married? I was 39 when I met her though. Can you still get a crush at age 39?
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Mar 11, 2013 - 01:56pm PT
Can you still get a crush at age 39?

I hope so.
Sewellymon

climber
.....in a single wide......
Mar 11, 2013 - 01:57pm PT
Fat Dad pretty much nailed it for us late 70's guys in So Cali

Jan might have been Jan Reynolds? She was the skier out of Vermont who did an ski expedition with Ned Gillette and Galen Rowell, then started into climbing. I met her summer of '81 as she started to really get after it..


Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Mar 11, 2013 - 02:05pm PT
Isabelle Patissier

Yeah, she was hot. See her today?

Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat


donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Mar 11, 2013 - 02:07pm PT
I had a crush on Diana Hunter, Steve Wunsch's gf. She was tall, willowy, smart, and, boy, could she climb!
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Mar 11, 2013 - 02:08pm PT
ledge rat, why did you have to do that!! too much motorsports are bad for the skin
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Mar 11, 2013 - 02:15pm PT
ledge rat, why did you have to do that!! too much motorsports are bad for the skin


Sorry... Just a reminder of our mortality. You should see my before and after photos, comparing 20 yo to 50 yo.....
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Mar 11, 2013 - 02:15pm PT
I had a crush on a beautiful woman who lived in Seattle. Improbably enough, she had a crush on me too. She climbed hard, ran marathons, and wanted me to go to Yosemite with her and her girlfriends for Thanksgiving.

We climbed, bouldered, talked about how to make the world a better place, and generally had a great time.

After two nights of four women farting in the tent and laughing helplessly about it, I was over it.

But, there was still this beautiful woman. We exchanged letters, visited, climbed, and developed a friendship that lasts to this day.
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Mar 11, 2013 - 02:21pm PT
You should see my before and after photos, comparing 20 yo to 50 yo.....

I know I still don't know who that f*#ker in my mirror is!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 11, 2013 - 02:23pm PT
daaaaannngggg... LedgeRat burstin the bubble.. I just punched my mirror-- THATS KNOTT ME!!!
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Mar 11, 2013 - 02:27pm PT
Ron, is that photo of lidija in kernville?
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 11, 2013 - 02:28pm PT
Yeah,, the limestone cave..

We hung out fer a while when she lived in CC. A true rock animal she is,, and a dear freind to this day.

Credit: Ron Anderson
stich

Trad climber
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Mar 11, 2013 - 03:09pm PT
"daaaaannngggg... LedgeRat burstin the bubble.. I just punched my mirror-- THATS KNOTT ME!!! "

More like Brandon burst the crush bubble! OMG!



Girls fart?


I did not know this.
Fat Dad

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Mar 11, 2013 - 03:21pm PT
I guess tastes vary widely. Lidija was cool and all, but a hottie? Hmmm...

Swelly, I don't think Jan was Jan Reynolds. Petit, longer blond wavyish hair. Climbed a lot at the Beach, sometimes with Doug Z.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 11, 2013 - 03:23pm PT
Well Lidija has a smile that warms the heart, a body as hard as a rock, and once you get to know her, a heart of Gold. Thats a HOTTIE in my book.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Mar 11, 2013 - 05:49pm PT
"Hot" in my book applies to the whole package. Women understand that about men which is damned lucky for the dudes on ST, myself included.
Fat Dad

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Mar 11, 2013 - 06:18pm PT
Ron, I get the whole Lidija thing. She was/is a pretty cool chick last time I checked. As anyone with half a brain knows, looks are only one (and sometimes small) part of the package.

I got to know her reasonably well after being a pitch behind her for 3 and a half days on Zodiac BITD. Saw her a little bit after that but then I got sucked into the whole college grad school thing.

Personally, I look around at how women are climbing nowadays and I grow a little envious. I wound up someplace good but back then climbing was almost like being in a monastery.
Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
Mar 11, 2013 - 07:26pm PT
Olivia de Havilland.

Okay she doesn't climb, but if I was 90, and she was willing...

Climbed with Molly Higgins a couple of times. Nice gal. But no sparks there, just as well.

And then Barbara, from British Columbia. She worked at the Four Seasons and my credit card was okay. She was just a beginner, I took her up Peruvian Flake (Arches area). She couldn't clean the pro, so I free soloed up and got the gear, thought I'd impress her.

No way. Nothing became of it. Must be my breath or body odor. Or my personality.

Then there was Heather, also from BC, but we worked in a pub in Dublin. Spent a night together, in separate beds. I gave her my Shoenards, never got them back. The idea was to climb in Dalkey Quarry. I was 41 she was 21... would have never worked.
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Mar 11, 2013 - 07:33pm PT
My Isabella is still hot but man would I be in big trouble If I let slip her age;)
Credit: tradmanclimbs
Top of P1 Firewalk 10d/11a
Top of P1 Firewalk 10d/11a
Credit: tradmanclimbs
Isa follows Great Dihedral 5.11a
Isa follows Great Dihedral 5.11a
Credit: tradmanclimbs
slabbo

Trad climber
fort garland, colo
Mar 11, 2013 - 07:51pm PT
Maybe when Scarpelli first showed me the then unclimbed SQUAT.. around 82? Guess I was into butts at the time
osh

climber
Mar 18, 2013 - 03:35pm PT
Lynn Hill for sure. From the first time I saw her in the Gunks, preparing for my first 10a toprope and she walks up and asks if I mind if she could go. Are you kidding, I could have watched all day but she soloed it in about 30 seconds.

Credit: osh
Treefrog

Trad climber
Blountstown, FL
Mar 18, 2013 - 03:39pm PT

I knew Lidija back in the day when she was living in the Ghetto in Mammoth Lakes. Great gal!
Largo

Sport climber
The Big Wide Open Face
Mar 18, 2013 - 04:43pm PT
Little Lynnnnnnnnnnnnie!
Little Lynnnnnnnnnnnnie!
Credit: Largo

We had a good run and had a blast. Sill one of my dearest friends - and friends like that are what make a life.

JL
Steven Amter

climber
Washington, DC
Mar 18, 2013 - 05:32pm PT
My first climbing crush was the gunks... and she's still beautiful after all these years.

Evel

Trad climber
Nedsterdam CO
Mar 18, 2013 - 05:48pm PT
Mary Jo from the local shop (Appalation Outdoors). I was the punk kid, she was a goddess. Don't know what ever became of her. I still remember climbing a (then) test-piece that her boyfriend couldn't do. Ah to be young and foolish...
jnmtmn

climber
Mar 18, 2013 - 05:55pm PT
Lynn Hill for sure, still is.
and partner

Trad climber
Leavenworth, WA
Mar 19, 2013 - 10:26am PT
Met her hiking to Willis Wall, while she was on the way to Liberty Ridge with Bruce Carson. 43 years ago. (1970).
Age 64. Smith Rock.
Age 64. Smith Rock.
Credit: and partner
Smith, age 65, still leading hard 10's.
Smith, age 65, still leading hard 10's.
Credit: and partner
On the way to Fishhook, getting hit on by Fred, again! 2007
On the way to Fishhook, getting hit on by Fred, again! 2007
Credit: and partner
After Lotus.
After Lotus.
Credit: and partner
After 1/2 Dome
After 1/2 Dome
Credit: and partner
ALWAYS smilin'.  Diana Dailey.
ALWAYS smilin'. Diana Dailey.
Credit: and partner
five-two, eyes of blue...
five-two, eyes of blue...
Credit: and partner
Credit: and partner
Product shots, for Everest
Product shots, for Everest
Credit: and partner
As a "youth" near 40.  Donini wanted to climb Deb's Crack with her, in...
As a "youth" near 40. Donini wanted to climb Deb's Crack with her, instead of me!!
Credit: and partner
Age 50.  After rowing a supply boat down the Grand Canyon for two week...
Age 50. After rowing a supply boat down the Grand Canyon for two weeks.
Credit: and partner
1970.  First date.  5.8
1970. First date. 5.8
Credit: and partner
I guess I used enough space. Talk about a crush? It was a 42 year love story.
rickroll

Boulder climber
T.H.C
Mar 20, 2013 - 11:59am PT
HOLY COW.....

SuperOLDMANtopo.com!!!! LOL.
MisterE

Social climber
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 20, 2013 - 10:44pm PT
Great story, andpartner. Thanks for the pictures and congrats on finding early what many of us search our whole lives for. You are a lucky man - it took me a lot longer, but patience has it's rewards when one is less lucky than you.

Me:

Credit: MisterE

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Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Mar 20, 2013 - 11:41pm PT
Jo Whitford (jobee) and Elly Hawkins were high on my youthful crush list.
Bldrjac

Ice climber
Boulder
Mar 20, 2013 - 11:46pm PT
I had it all, and now it's gone. Hard to know where to go now. This is a great thead though! So cool to see so many "crushes" that have stood the test of time. Aren't we all so lucky???!!
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Mar 21, 2013 - 12:01am PT
Lisa and I at the Gunks, awhile ago.
Lisa and I at the Gunks, awhile ago.
Credit: pud
MH2

climber
Mar 21, 2013 - 01:08am PT
Ah, the Gunks. Driving through the night in the woods of western Connecticut toward the promise of a bright tomorrow. Those were the days...


Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Mar 21, 2013 - 09:16am PT
My first climber crush, best thing I ever found going on 20+ years.
Charlie D. & Nancy S.
Charlie D. & Nancy S.
Credit: Charlie D.
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