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murcy

Gym climber
sanfrancisco
Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 21, 2013 - 10:06pm PT
Credit: murcy

Propers!
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Mar 21, 2013 - 10:10pm PT
Kudos for Phylp!
Dam. sure wish I would have seen you both at AH yesterday.

:(
this just in

climber
north fork
Mar 21, 2013 - 10:14pm PT
A taco gem for sure.
Norwegian

Trad climber
the tip of god's middle finger
Mar 21, 2013 - 10:19pm PT
great things are happening here on supertopo.
phylp is proper and spicy ingredients in the stew.

i might even consider abandoning my make believe existence,

for a righteous calling unto hell beckons me.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Mar 21, 2013 - 10:20pm PT

Hurray for Phyl.
She's always positive and has something to
offer to the taco!
paul roehl

Boulder climber
california
Mar 21, 2013 - 10:21pm PT
A terrific artist and one of the nicest and most supportive people on the ST!
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Mar 21, 2013 - 10:41pm PT
Phyl is one of the first climbers I met in California - buildering at Stanford back in the mid-80s!
We had many a good trip to the Valley, Meadows, Pinnacles, Tahoe, JTree, Red Rocks.
She can climb circles around me on slab and is way solid on cracks, too.
Still here and still crankin' - yay!
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Mar 21, 2013 - 10:49pm PT
Always a positive presence, here's to Phylp.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Mar 21, 2013 - 10:53pm PT
Phylp....the toughest of the tough...and the most gracious among so many...a trail builder and blazer at Facelift, and climbing....geez....grace and strength...
One very special woman...very


Susan
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Mar 21, 2013 - 11:13pm PT
hey there say, ohhhhh yes! i love it on posts, when phylp shows up, :)

lately, too, i have learned that she is an artist! as well!...


say, seagoat:
that is a very special thing, to be able to be both TOUGH, but yet,
gracious... well honed, character, and hard to find these days...

:)


happy appreciation to you, phylp!


Credit: neebee
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Mar 22, 2013 - 12:02am PT
A wonderful presence at Facelift!
susu

Trad climber
East Bay, CA
Mar 22, 2013 - 01:26am PT
Cheers for sure!
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Mar 22, 2013 - 01:52am PT
great lady! definitely appreciated
hope to climb with here on rock sometime
wayne burleson

climber
Amherst, MA
Mar 22, 2013 - 04:11am PT
Great person, poster, partner, professional.
Always pleasant and insightful on ST.

Hadnt seen her in 25 years and she took me in like it was yesterday.

First person i ever knew with purple hair

And she went to Woodstock...
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Mar 22, 2013 - 11:30am PT
What a sweet gift from you all! Murcy, what a nice way to thank me for doing the whole 8 hour drive from SF with the 42 foot cushy bivy!

And the wonderful thing is, ST is such a nice way to keep in touch with old friends like Clint and Wayne, to make such good, new "real life" friends and partners, and to make new friends here around the virtual campfire that I will surely meet up with in the years to come!

Thanks, Phyl
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Mar 22, 2013 - 11:45am PT
Phlyp's posts grace this forum. Kind, thoughtful and incisive.....she could serve as a template for many here, myself included.
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Mar 22, 2013 - 12:33pm PT
She seems cool and probably doesn't bring a dog to the crag!
Jennie

Trad climber
Elk Creek, Idaho
Mar 22, 2013 - 01:03pm PT
Phyl,

Appreciate your positive, honest-to-goodness bearing on ST forum...always constructive and optimistic. You inspire thread posters toward the affirmative and away from the contrary and competitive.

Best wishes!
Nate D

climber
San Francisco
Mar 22, 2013 - 01:32pm PT
There's definitely no reason to believe Phyl is anything but a great individual. Come grace the haunts of SoYo sometime!
Hardman Knott

Gym climber
Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, Ca
Mar 22, 2013 - 03:23pm PT
Phyl and I emailed a few times a while back about mid-week climbing, but never arranged anything.

It never dawned on me (until just now) that Phyl is actually a woman - I assumed I was most likely emailing with the "Phil" that I had climbed with at Planet Granite SF one day last year...LOL!!

Supertopo has always been pretty gender-nuetral to me, but this has me cracking up big-time.

Cheers!
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Mar 22, 2013 - 09:17pm PT
This "appreciation thread" thing is pretty cool - like opening presents Christmas morning!

Hardman! Yes we still should try to get together sometime soon. I broke down and got a PG membership for the next 2 months, so I'm good to go. I have your contact info - will get in touch.

This is who you should look for:
Life is good!
Life is good!
Credit: phylp
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Mar 22, 2013 - 09:27pm PT
Phylp you are a gentle and most welcome soul on ST, much appreciated by many.
murcy

Gym climber
sanfrancisco
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 22, 2013 - 09:48pm PT
Phyl not only drove all the way down to AH with an RV towing a car, and most of the way back in the car, but also had prepared awesome dinners. Her climbing stoke is off the charts, and she is a terrific partner, and person, in all the big and little ways that add up to YAY. If you think about it, it's a little suspicious. Possible terrorist, here, is what I'm saying.

phylp at Möbius Arch, Alabama Hills
phylp at Möbius Arch, Alabama Hills
Credit: murcy
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Mar 23, 2013 - 04:36pm PT
A nice "bump" for a super Super Topoian! Hope we get a chance to climb at CoR this Summer.

Rodger
tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Mar 23, 2013 - 05:30pm PT
Yup! What Nate said......come visit SoYo.
Captain...or Skully

climber
Mar 23, 2013 - 05:31pm PT
....Diggin' The PhylP.
Incidentally, Lady...That's a Fabuloso pic upthread. How'd you get so photogenic?

Edit: I should read closer, huh?
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Mar 23, 2013 - 09:06pm PT
Phyl flat out rocks!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 24, 2016 - 12:57am PT
Midnite bump and run.

City of Rocks, Idaho.  Wayback in the sixties & 70s, E&B Brannaman beg...
City of Rocks, Idaho. Wayback in the sixties & 70s, E&B Brannaman began makin' cowboy boots with special climbing soles. Didn't sell well--very little clientele.
Credit: mouse from merced
If they had waited ten years, they may have made it.  Lots more climbe...
If they had waited ten years, they may have made it. Lots more climbers in Idaho by the eighties.
Credit: mouse from merced
Like these hombres and hombrettes.  Dirtbags all at one time or anothe...
Like these hombres and hombrettes. Dirtbags all at one time or another. Maybe not Phylp.
Credit: mouse from merced
She sure likes to party, though.  And her climbing skills are legend a...
She sure likes to party, though. And her climbing skills are legend around this campfire.
Credit: mouse from merced
YOU ARE STILL APPRECIATED!

I don't care what they say.
Phylp, dear, you're A-Otay!

MFM

edit: Grippa, you naughty boy.
Bill Mc Kirgan

Trad climber
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Apr 24, 2016 - 06:07am PT
Phylp was kind enough to agree to climb with me at Red Rock last year in June.

Although I had my camera for this trip, I only took this picture of Dark Shadows before our climb. I didn't want to waste a moment with photography while on route. My intent was to be the best follower I could be and to learn as much as I could from this bold, and talented, and super-generous person.

Dark Shadows 6/25/2015
Dark Shadows 6/25/2015
Credit: Bill Mc Kirgan

Fortunately, we stayed in the shadows for most of the climb. Phyl led each pitch and at the top of the 4th we rappelled in the full sun which felt like an oven. At the time Vegas was experiencing the worst heat wave in ten years, and by getting an early start and moving quickly we sneaked this climb in during the very hottest conditions.

The walk out was crux of that adventure, and we agreed it would be better to go to Mt. Charleston the next day, which was mild by comparison.


Phyl,

I enjoyed our conversations as much as the climbs and marvel at your many interests and insights. Most importantly, I admire you for your love of family, and for having a supportive and equally bad-ass husband, Michael, who I hope someday to get to know in real life too.

Thanks for being so generous with your time here at the TacoStand and in the big world.

Sincerely,
Bill

SC seagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, Moab, A sailboat, or some time zone
Apr 24, 2016 - 06:52am PT
One of the toughest and gracious ladies I know!
What a climber and so smart too!

Phyl at Way Rambo Wall IC. Look at that tape job!
Phyl at Way Rambo Wall IC. Look at that tape job!
Credit: SC seagoat

She's a colorful climber!  And way good!
She's a colorful climber! And way good!
Credit: SC seagoat

Susan
F10

Trad climber
Bishop
Apr 24, 2016 - 07:41am PT
Missed this thread first time around. Always positive posts from phylp.
this just in

climber
Justin Ross from North Fork
Apr 24, 2016 - 07:42am PT
I don't recall Phyl ever being negative about anything. She seems to avoid the negative stuff, but when she does post on something, it's meaningful and heartfelt. She is an artist, a climber, and a great person. Her friends are lifelong and I am honored to know her.
Phyl smiling in the background.
Phyl smiling in the background.
Credit: this just in
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Apr 24, 2016 - 09:08am PT
Phylp! A fine & gracious lady!

& a darn interesting person too!
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Apr 24, 2016 - 09:33am PT

I join the appreciation. Phylp is a great STer.

Clint said:
She can climb circles around me on slab and is way solid on cracks, too.

I can see the skill of Phylp in some of the photos that have been posted - I see the moves of a master...
Daphne

Trad climber
Northern California
Apr 24, 2016 - 10:15am PT
Credit: Daphne
Given that she is one of my dearest friends, as well as a special climbing partner, I'm pretty floored that I never saw this thread. She is everything posted here and more.

Hip Hip Hooray for Phyl!
Best times are times out with Phyl.
Best times are times out with Phyl.
Credit: Daphne
phylp

Trad climber
Upland, CA
Apr 24, 2016 - 11:00am PT
Thank you friends!

I sound like such a nice person.
When you meet me in real life - I can be very snarky!
SC seagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, Moab, A sailboat, or some time zone
Apr 24, 2016 - 11:13am PT
^^^^. Uh oh. Someone is still on Italy time!!!!

Susan ;)
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Apr 24, 2016 - 11:45am PT

YAY for Phyl!
I just hope I get to meet her one day!!!!!
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Apr 24, 2016 - 11:53am PT
Never met Phyl personally but
she seems to be a classy gal.
Respect and best wishes,
Tad
phylp

Trad climber
Upland, CA
Apr 24, 2016 - 01:22pm PT
Hey Susan, gradually adjusting back from the 9 time zone change. But I'm still on the east coast so I'm only getting up at 4:30 AM now!
Back to CA tomorrow.
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