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Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 26, 2013 - 09:35am PT
Coz captured on Polaroid in his natural habitat some 20 years ago:

Walling, Swilliam, Tarbuster, and The Coz:




Amy and Coz:




Swilly, Coz, Russ, & Jobee:

Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Mar 26, 2013 - 09:43am PT
Is there a photo of coz climbing in a helmet anywhere?
WBraun

climber
Mar 26, 2013 - 10:47am 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 - 10:51am PT
That’s right you mushy head Vitaliy!
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Mar 26, 2013 - 11:07am PT
Credit: Dr. F.
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Mar 26, 2013 - 11:29am 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 - 01:51pm 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 - 06:43pm 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 - 06:57pm 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 - 07:43pm PT

eKaterinaPaparazzini generously delivered this snapshot:

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

OXOXO
coz

Gym climber
Belmont
Mar 27, 2013 - 10:46am PT
I remember:)

I always loved dogs and who can resist such a cute one.

Shippopi and Karen had EB and Shultz had a dog named Arrow as I recall.

Those were the days, at the time they seemed like they'd never end and now they seem so long ago.

Thanks for the memories Roy, and to anyone who spent the time to hear me blather on for an hour.

Extreme climbing is interesting to reflect on, and the motivations for taking such risk.

I think for the Muir and Southern Belle, it was just a dream and a vision that we shared and wanted to make real. It gave us a sense of purpose and was just plan fun.
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Mar 27, 2013 - 05:09pm PT

I remember:)

Bitchen!

That was almost 30 years ago. . .

Dood!

T2

climber
Cardiff by the sea
Mar 27, 2013 - 06:07pm 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 - 07:14pm PT
Coz used to wear a helmet...

Credit: G. Epperson
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Mar 28, 2013 - 07:57pm 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 28, 2013 - 10:00pm 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? ...
jghedge

climber
Mar 28, 2013 - 10:45pm PT
Not fairly well known but

A reputable 5.14 cranker repeated one of Cozzy's old 13d's on the Baby Apes wall a few years back

Said it was harder than most of the 14b's he'd done


That would make it the first 14b in the States - done years before Super Tweak at Logan
Gal

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Mar 28, 2013 - 10:49pm PT
That's pretty cool JGHedge...
mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
Mar 28, 2013 - 10:58pm 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.
jghedge

climber
Mar 28, 2013 - 11:05pm PT
It holds up with comments Adam Ondra has made about grades getting easier

He said not too long ago that he didn't know of a 13d put up before 1990 that had been on-sighted, except by him

Also read recently that an Edlinger route from the 80's at Chateauvert called Are You Ready is currently considered to be the hardest 14a in France


So yeah, it makes sense that something rated 13d from that long ago was sandbagged as fuk
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