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WBraun

climber
Mar 26, 2013 - 01:47pm PT
WTF would he need a helmet for?

Helmets are modern inventions.

Modern climbers have soft mushy heads today, just take one look at em today.

They lose it instantly over anything said to them.

Cry like girls on the internet too.

Modern climbers all climb with mattresses today too to protect their pussy feet.

Just see Tucker Tech's tough ass feet.

Back then men had hard heads and feet ......
moosedrool

Trad climber
lost, far away from Poland
Mar 26, 2013 - 01:51pm PT
That’s right you mushy head Vitaliy!
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Mar 26, 2013 - 02:07pm PT
Credit: Dr. F.
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Mar 26, 2013 - 02:29pm PT
Whoa. . . ole Coz is still as darling as ever!

I have a funny story about him. . . I wonder if he'd even remember it? ? ?

Blanchard and I were in the Valley for his Zodiac solo and my bestest girlfriend, Mare, was there to keep me company while he was on the wall. She is a pure bred Poratgee and THEE single biggest Dude Magnet I've ever known, even to this day!

Nonetheless, she went ten kinds of flippy floppy over ole Coz.

She's drop dead gorgeous and one night, she was dressed in the 9s in black capris and a black cashmere sweater (not your normal C4 attire) and. . as we were leaving the Foul Squeezings, he was sitting at one of the small tables near the window, I think he was with MisterHiskes. . . well. . . Mare had a peensie bit of wine with dinner and she was feeling a little frisky. . . and when we passed them, she completely draped herself over his table, on her back, and wrapped her arms around his neck and air kissed him. . . gracefully, she removed herself from the table, curtsied and we kept on keepin' on.

If memory serves, everybody referred to her as "TheLadyInBlack" for the rest of that trip.

We STILL joke about it.

HA!
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Mar 26, 2013 - 04:51pm PT
Modern climbers all climb with mattresses today too to protect their pussy feet.

Yea, climbers today are pussies. Heard there is some sissy boy that needed every mattress is bishop to climb some 50 ft boulder problem. Too bad we weren't there to tell that boy to harden the f*#k up.

Oh how I miss the good ol days! :)
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 26, 2013 - 09:43pm PT
eKaterinaPaparazzini generously delivered this snapshot:
"TheLadyInBlack" … went ten kinds of flippy floppy over ole Coz … completely draped herself over his table, on her back, and wrapped her arms around his neck and air kissed him … gracefully, she removed herself from the table, curtsied and we kept on keepin' on.

That's what I'm talking about!!!!!!!
We be on the verge of cranking up the Cozzy storytelling hour.
‘Go all Firesign Theatre on it if we must.

Who's holdin' ?
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 26, 2013 - 09:57pm PT
Oh and Vitaliy darling,

The sign above the bar says "Stubborn Trad Guy" … thread content likely to reflect that notion.
Don't put too much stock in the "Cleans Up Act" portion of the program.
Check your bouldering beanie and any other postmodern props at the door!
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Mar 26, 2013 - 10:43pm PT

eKaterinaPaparazzini generously delivered this snapshot:

Now. . . we've just gotta find out if ole Coz remembers it!

OXOXO
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Mar 27, 2013 - 08:09pm PT

I remember:)

Bitchen!

That was almost 30 years ago. . .

Dood!

T2

climber
Cardiff by the sea
Mar 27, 2013 - 09:07pm PT
Nice work Coz. Your an honorable, genorous human being. Thank you for being a true visionary icon for our tribe. I hope we cross paths again sometime soon.

I like how a 5.16 is twice as hard as 5.8

Best Regards
Tommy T
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Mar 27, 2013 - 10:14pm PT
Coz used to wear a helmet...

Credit: G. Epperson
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Mar 28, 2013 - 10:57pm PT
Love that photo of Scott on G String. Total bad ass old school hard sh!t. Cali pride baby!
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 29, 2013 - 01:00am PT
Damn straight.
Gotta think any red blooded male would remember an experience like that for life. As in: FeatherInCap♥♥♥™

No pressure or any-tings, like it's only been thurty years ... But ...
Now Coz, for big-time extra bonus Don Juan stylee points: what is/was Lady in Black's eye color? ...
Gal

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Mar 29, 2013 - 01:49am PT
That's pretty cool JGHedge...
mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
Mar 29, 2013 - 01:58am PT
aahhh! The old days and what it must have been to be rad back when...







...the joints just tremble at the thoughts and memories.
Gal

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Mar 29, 2013 - 02:07am PT
definitely makes sense...
Gal

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Mar 29, 2013 - 02:30am PT
that would have been something to see- the fa and the fa ..lter ;-)

edit: I only wish I could falter on such a thing... to even give it a go is cool in my mind.
Anastasia

climber
Home
Mar 29, 2013 - 02:48am PT
Cos, exactly who are you? ;)


Seriously man, you are solid the exact minute you walk into a room without the history, resume, etc.

Kudos to you.
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Mar 29, 2013 - 11:02am PT
Great interview. Helluva resume but the part that impressed me most. 6400? client climbing days 0 accidents.
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Mar 29, 2013 - 11:04am PT
No pressure or any-tings, like it's only been thurty years ... But ...
Now Coz, for big-time extra bonus Don Juan stylee points: what is/was Lady in Black's eye color? ...

Well. . . I sorta gave that away in my little story. . . I mean. . . what Pedigree Portagee in the whole frikken world doesn't have BROWN eyes?

:-)

YeahYeah, all ya'lls know my ugly mug. . . but here's Mare. . . sitting on UmbrellaHead's right.

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