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Sewellymon

climber
.....in a single wide......
May 8, 2013 - 09:39pm PT
nooooooooo Frumy...

Kark with a K was one of the real oddballs. No 914 for him.

In reality, he was likely suffering from some disability (for which he received a stipend from the state or Feds that allowed him his dirtbag lifestyle...).

He was exceptionally bright (so insists Dick Cilley) and rumor has it he perhaps got whatever afflicted him under control and had/ has a wife and kid?

The one time ('85?) I went to visit the choss crag Eagle Rock off the 134 for a bouldering session (just prior to attending a bachelor party next door), I found Karl happily bivied. He resumed whatever conversation we last had years prior and spun the conversation into Lord knows what thread that unraveled contextually into the cosmos...
Bullwinkle

Boulder climber
May 8, 2013 - 11:47pm PT
Russ, I think you're talking about The Hand, he was a very talented artist. . .
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Topic Author's Reply - May 9, 2013 - 01:57am PT
russ wrote

May 8, 2013 - 08:50pm PT

Winkie.... uh.... no .... the Hand was a drooling crayola guy compared to Karl with a K, regardless of his prowess in the crayola realm.

Karl was flat out one of the best artists in an illustration/comic book type style I have ever seen. Really... and I was an art major. The dude could really draw and would make postcard sized art and sell them to sustain his Valley lifestyle. Damn, I wish I'd bought some of those, but of course I had zero money too.... 'tis a pity.

ur talking about Karl conklin right?

russ u said it best about greg allen with his glass's duct tape with pea coat.

i guess this is russ as a climber visionary..
chez

Social climber
chicago ill
May 9, 2013 - 11:13am PT
Karl with a K.
He came to our campfire in the 80s and asked if he could put a big rock in our fire, which we obliged. Then chatted for a bit and then too the rock to his site and buried it, and placed his tent on it.
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Topic Author's Reply - May 10, 2013 - 01:00am PT
russ wrote:

May 9, 2013 - 07:54am PT


ur talking about Karl conklin right?

No, another Karl.
duncan

climber
London, UK
May 10, 2013 - 03:42am PT
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.

I also remember Greg as a decent bloke and have a vague memory of climbing something on the Apron with him (definitely not Something On The Apron). There were a few Brits loitering in Tahoe and Yosemite at that time so perhaps the accent got a head start from us.
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
May 10, 2013 - 11:21am PT


What a fuking HILARIOUS thread...

"the HAND"...



LMAO!!!...

the nicknames and the reasons we get them...
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Topic Author's Reply - May 10, 2013 - 03:44pm PT
Dr f I wouldn't call Russ the fish a pussy. Although I do wonder..he did this deleting bullshit thing on the stoney thread. He posted a bad ass bachar photo then removed it. Very weird. Maybe he thinks of himself as a celebrity from la..
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Topic Author's Reply - May 10, 2013 - 04:57pm PT
dr F *Getting back to wing man, it wold only seem natural that yo and the Hand being roommates the north shore in the early 80s surrounded by hot hippie chicks, British accents, and hot tub parties as your earlier posts say make one come to this :-)
So give it up Dr F.
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
May 10, 2013 - 05:47pm PT


can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
May 11, 2013 - 11:50am PT
Dr. F, that's cause Charlie was way cooler then you ever dreamed you could be.
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
May 11, 2013 - 01:16pm PT


"All I'm saying is that HAND was pretty big."...


I did NOT know, "the HAND", but have heard some stoires (Would love to hear more as I think the nickname alone is fuking funny as hell!!!)...

But I found this photo and wondered if by chance, it was him???...

...


???...
FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
May 11, 2013 - 03:53pm PT
What ever happened to Charlie ? I have not seen him in a couple of decades.

Anyone have a picture of Karl with a K ?
can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
May 12, 2013 - 07:44am PT
It's what drove me from Tahoe in 1980 Dr. F.
climber bob

Social climber
maine
May 12, 2013 - 09:39am PT
http://www.gregallenpainter.com/ could be him...
FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
May 12, 2013 - 10:38am PT
No that's not him.
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
May 12, 2013 - 11:03am PT


I wasn't sure...

Bullwinkle

Boulder climber
May 12, 2013 - 11:06am PT
Sounds like him, as I've said an excellent artist.
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
May 12, 2013 - 11:27am PT


Just checked the dudes webpage and art...

Interesting stuff...

pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Topic Author's Reply - May 12, 2013 - 11:29am PT
was on the phone with banny the other day and asked about the hand. one of banny's first trips to stoney he met the hand!

Dr F looks like were getting closer to having a picture of the greg allen.
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