Yosemite Bolt Wars


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Jebus H Bomz

Peavine Basecamp
May 12, 2013 - 06:15am PT
Ya, he's a real luvvable prankster!

As far as a writer, he comes off as a wannabe more than a talent.

I guess it comes off better at those slide shows I don't go to.

He cud b duh next Timmy! 'Cept he don't even climb as good?

Dat's too bad :(.

Boulder climber
May 12, 2013 - 12:35pm PT
Here's my 2 cents on the topic


Trad climber
the tip of god's middle finger
May 12, 2013 - 01:35pm PT
brilliance is just down that inviting channel.

you are poking pretty agressively at it's hymen,
though you seem to lack the intellectual rigidity
to penetrate beyond.

your struggle is real, and common across pen's

you cheaply harvested the sharp and chalky
icon down and right of midnight's exit move.

now you are stabbing at reality's tight membrane
with your newly wielded sword, attempting to
fake your way into the domain of a hero's gestation.

keep trying, boy.
these cowardly shortcuts will always lead you down
the wrong hall.
and until you rip the condom off of
your limp mind,
your aspirations will never produce offspring.
Big Mike

Trad climber
May 12, 2013 - 02:23pm PT
+infinity weege!

Gym climber
Calgary, AB
May 12, 2013 - 02:30pm PT
A blog post about a blog post, of course said blog post agreeing with earlier blog post. Just a bunch of bloggin bouldering babblers...

I find it weak that James does something as ridiculous as washing off midnight lightning bolt, posts in his blog about it, throws a link immediately to supertopo and then does not respond or explain himself properly. What gives James, seriously? Don't you feel any shame in removing it? Sure its been removed before, but by the gods (weather). Are you comparing yourself to a god? I think your being a dramatic little diva and whatever image you were looking to create through this endeavour has surely gone tits up.

And then when the first ascentionist asks him about it, he babbles on like a moron and Kauk couldn't make any sense of it.
J. Werlin

Social climber
Cedaredge, CO
May 12, 2013 - 02:48pm PT
One of Norwegian's better poems. ^^^

Trad climber
OAK (nee NH)
May 12, 2013 - 02:48pm PT
Peter Beal (above) gets it.
patrick compton

Trad climber
May 12, 2013 - 03:16pm PT
^ yep

Trad climber
May 14, 2013 - 11:38am PT
hard to beat Weeg's take!! ^^

Thought about starting a blog just about that post...Seriously

If you don't/can't send like Bachar, Reardon, Osman, Gullich, Edlinger, Potter, and Honnold...Guess what your just like the rest of us and don't deserve to have a blog unless it is about "the ordinary average JAMES climber"

Your ticket that said "failure to crush" should have cited you for "failure to dream" as well

Trad climber
May 16, 2013 - 04:43pm PT
That's messed up! The bolt being there didn't bother Anyone except you, and for those of us who have lived in Yosemite, it is (or WAS) a part of the climbing history. What made you think you had the right to do that?? Of course you erased it in the middle of the night because a ton of people would have yelled at you otherwise. Leave public things alone, they're not yours to change regardless of your opinion about them. I wouldn't brag about this next time you're in the valley or anytime you're around climbers, you've definitely pissed a lot of people off.

Big Wall climber
Bend Oregon
May 16, 2013 - 07:03pm PT
I must say it is quite self serving to have erased this, even if it had been redrawn many times. I myself loved being there next to the bolt the first time I was in The Valley. It drew a connection with the past generations to the present. I have respect for that.

I suggest you, James, show up during peak climbing season, hang out on the bridge and start bragging about how you took it upon yourself to scrub off the lighting bolt. See what kind of reaction you get in person not on your interwebblog!
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