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pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 26, 2013 - 09:54pm PT
Dr f when it comes to hot hippie chicks on north shore was the hand a good wingman when u were roomates?
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Apr 26, 2013 - 10:04pm PT
Did a body recovery up here a number of years ago...out in the vicinity of the hot tubs.....subject was wearing an oversized pea coat.

Let me do some records research...
WBraun

climber
Apr 26, 2013 - 10:07pm PT
I remember that guy "The Hand".

Always wondered where does Russ find these type of people.

But he's nothing.

Compared to ....

"The K dorm Flasher"

LOL
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Apr 26, 2013 - 11:54pm PT
I'm a non-participant, know very few -- really, know no one at all -- of the parties, but I have to say I find this enormously entertaining.

btw, I'm known as "The Cock" locally, and in certain pockets of South and North Dakota.
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 27, 2013 - 11:42am PT
"The K dorm Flasher

what's that about werner? was this person a member of the stoney point crew?
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Apr 27, 2013 - 11:54am PT
btw, I'm known as "The Cock" locally, and in certain pockets of South and North Dakota.

The Reservation police are gonna get you sooner or later.

DMT
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 29, 2013 - 11:35am PT
he wasn't a good wing man either
ahh! i figured he'd be a good winger!
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 30, 2013 - 01:16am PT
2bad no pictures of greg the hand!

pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Topic Author's Reply - May 1, 2013 - 12:47pm PT
Another question for u Dr f .
Then who was ur wing man :-)
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
May 1, 2013 - 01:48pm PT
Why is Russ deleting posts?
Russ why are you deleting posts?

We live for the gut busting shizzle you churn out ... Just saying.

Of course I remember the hand as well. Dr. F is probably right in that he wasn't such a great wing man and we rarely saw him actually climb. Russ tended to be a "snapper magnet" as Mari once said; but I don't think he actually hung out with The Hand that much.

Long before I got out here to Colorado, I'm thinking early 80s, The Hand lived in a little shack at the mouth of Eldorado Canyon. Other than this reportage concerning his domicile, there's never been much about him in the local Boulder lore.

Not to say he never climbed; prolly loved it much as any who entered the community. Another lost soul in the end. The enlarged hand had to be a rough go.
TwistedCrank

climber
Dingleberry Gulch, Ideeho
May 1, 2013 - 03:09pm PT
I remember him wanting 20 bucks to tell you where he left a 2 1/2 friend he bailed on - one of the original half sizers. He was leaving for LA the next day. It was Desperate Straights. I can't recall who ended up retrieving it. But I can't recall much of anything anymore anyway.
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Topic Author's Reply - May 2, 2013 - 01:01am PT
Since all you faeries like to think this is a virtual campfire, my written words are now just whispers carried away on the smoke of combusting terminal bullsh#t.

ohh k! thanks anyway russ!

Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
May 2, 2013 - 12:05pm PT
Got it!
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Topic Author's Reply - May 2, 2013 - 02:41pm PT
Dr f thanks for not erasing ur sh#t. Just thought id started a good thread . Wanted the young talent to get to know their past stoney pointers. Russ maybe ill Buy some of ur star studded straps.
FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
May 2, 2013 - 05:25pm PT
The hand ---- That's funny ----- that dude hated me.

He would go around Stoney doing problems that had been getting done for years & rating them 4 grades harder than they were.

A stoney Point 10b would become 11b-c

I'd call him on it & he would turn red and blow up at me ---- I'd do the problem & say something like ---- Really man, I'm not sure that even makes 10b, might be 10a. Couple of times I know he wanted to hit me.

He finally got smart & stop trying to boulder with us, & than he became nice. We
would wave to each other & say hi, as we walk past each other.

Never ran into him climbing anywhere else.
He really was not a bad guy.
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Topic Author's Reply - May 3, 2013 - 07:18pm PT
Thanks frumy. Ask David Katz he has never seen the hand climb..only hanging out.
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Topic Author's Reply - May 8, 2013 - 05:27pm PT
bump for the hand!
greg allen hope u chime in one day!
Off White

climber
Tenino, WA
May 8, 2013 - 06:24pm PT
That was a good question Tarbaby, I came late to this thread after Russ had removed all his input, but there were enough references and quotes that his footprints were fossilized in the thread, like a Parasaurolophus crossing some antediluvian salt marsh.

Perhaps the Fish has turned into an adult concerned about posterity and is pruning his online tidbits to control his legend? Ah well, we'll always have the various arms of the Mussy Nebula...
snyd

Sport climber
Lexington, KY
May 8, 2013 - 07:54pm PT
Since we are talking about characters on the scene...
"Karl with a K" has to be the oddest. The only guy I knew who was brave enough to partner up with him 1:1 was Shipley. Everyone else would go in a large group and even then it was dicey.
FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
May 8, 2013 - 09:03pm PT
By Karl, do you mean the karl that could mantle really well & wore a handkerchief on his head & in the early 80's drove an orange 914 & went to school to be a psychologist or something & moved to Kansas.
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