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Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Apr 26, 2013 - 12:41pm PT
I think Dr F even has a boulder named for him. Or a problem, or something.
looking sketchy there...

Social climber
Latitute 33
Apr 26, 2013 - 01:01pm PT
The Boxer named a scabby problem The Fry Problem, after Dr. F, because the good Dr failed on it for weeks and finally gave up. I don't think he has done it to this day. It might be V0- or something.

Your killing me here Russ.

___

I do remember Greg and was, like many others, amazed that he picked up a British accent after only a relatively short stint in the British Isles. Seemed like a decent bloke, but only knew him in passing.
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Apr 26, 2013 - 02:01pm PT
Yes, I'm a climber
I did 20 years of serious rock action
and even wrote a Bouldering Guidebook
I'm sort of famous in the California climbing world

Not like that Sketchy fellow, who I heard is extra famous for something or other


I also would see Dick "Skippy" Richardson (Baramaya Squared) alot back then, he lived at his parent's house in Squaw, down the street from my then girlfriend.


And No Russ I did not fail on the Fry Problem, I was the first, according to all the Josh locals that could boulder V5.
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Apr 26, 2013 - 02:12pm PT
Yes, Zubi was a crack up, and a major stoner.
I think I knew him after the accident, he was messed up a little, but OK over all.

I wonder what became of him.


Russ, I got 20 years of FAs documented that were all above 5.7
Weren't you a 5.4 snowboarder after all those years on the board?
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Apr 26, 2013 - 02:33pm PT
It was birth defect
He had it operated on, but it didn't fix the problem.
Sewellymon

climber
.....in a single wide......
Apr 26, 2013 - 02:49pm PT
Dr F- i think Russ wanted to know more about your first-hand knowledge of the Hand's enlarged groinage region
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 26, 2013 - 06:54pm 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 - 07:04pm 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 - 07:07pm 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 - 08:54pm 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 - 08:42am 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 - 08:54am 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
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Apr 27, 2013 - 08:06pm PT
I gave the Hand a wide berth at all times
and of course never saw his weiner, so wouldn't know if his condition affected it or not.

I may have lived in the same house as him, but we did not hang out.
And he wasn't a good wing man either.

I do remember that when the owner was gone, he would crank Romeo Void up to 11, and we would all be singing along
"I might like you better if we slept togther, Never say never"


but of course thinking about the all hot hippy chicks bathing on the lake front.

Boy!
What a surprise, I never saw the lead singer before!!
I guess I know why.
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 29, 2013 - 08:35am PT
he wasn't a good wing man either
ahh! i figured he'd be a good winger!
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Apr 29, 2013 - 01:10pm PT
Chicks were repelled by him, so if his member was gifted, it didn't do him any good
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 29, 2013 - 10:16pm PT
2bad no pictures of greg the hand!

pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Topic Author's Reply - May 1, 2013 - 09:47am PT
Another question for u Dr f .
Then who was ur wing man :-)
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
May 1, 2013 - 10:48am 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 - 12:09pm 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 1, 2013 - 10:01pm 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!

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