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Russ Walling

Social climber
Out on the sand, Man.....
Jun 27, 2006 - 05:15pm PT
Thought you were at the pub? (lucky bastard!)

I just went to the php pages and had the image open in a new window to get just the image address. Then use lower case for the img tags.... seemed to work.

Just hold down the mouse clicker and choose something like "open image in new window" to get the absolute direct link. Then pop that address into your img /img tags.
Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
Jun 27, 2006 - 05:21pm PT




Yeah Russ, that worked, thanks again. Now let's see if I can get around to posting some pix of people (including myself) on the rocks.
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jun 27, 2006 - 06:31pm PT
Umm, "Elements of Style"? Is that a hint?

Mike G: Thanks for the stonemaster.org reference - will have a look.

Anders
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Jun 27, 2006 - 07:29pm PT
Wasn't EB White famous for something else?

Oh yeah, he invented the modern climbing shoe! based on a concept drawn by James Thurber!
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Jun 27, 2006 - 07:35pm PT
"Veda-Voo would blow the lid off spelling bee's world wide"

Imagine it in Jeopardy™!

"Translated as 'Earthborn spirit' from the Shoshoni."
bzzt
"what is Eldorado, Alex?"
"Sore-y"
Bzzt
"What is Ahwanee?"
"Sore-ry"
Bzzt
"Sorrowery, we're out of time."
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Jun 27, 2006 - 10:53pm PT
EB White also wrote the classic children's book "Charlette's Web", not to be confused with "The White Spider", or "Mussy's 'Neb", for that matter....
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 27, 2006 - 11:12pm PT
I named a route Big Al Bartlett and I did out in JT: Charlotte's Web...

The latttice (or lettuce) of coincidence is astounding, eh Beebers?
Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
Jun 28, 2006 - 07:28am PT
Yeah Jaybro, but he didn't want to take credit for it, that is why it was blue, not white.
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Jul 4, 2006 - 04:46pm PT
Ouch!

climber
Oct 17, 2006 - 05:53pm PT
RRK

Trad climber
Talladega, Al
Oct 17, 2006 - 11:06pm PT
"I never could quite figure out that method... mostly because I could never suspend my disbelief that it would work. Anyone stack out there? fall on stacked nuts, etc?"

till just a few years ago I had a couple of the double-nut sets - 2 on a sling,little one on top - on my regular rack. I think Bridwell or some hotshot from wayback thought it up. You could slide the big one down and use the small one independently, slide the big one up and use it independently, or stack them in several configs. Seems like I've fallen on them stacked but can't remember the specifics (oldtimers disease). I gave my last one to Andy Hayes from Frisco a couple of years back when I jammed one of his in something on Lumpy . I still use the middle sized Titons and just took a medium sized dump on a #6 a couple of weeks ago. Never launched on a stack of titons - never could overcome the "spinchter factor" when setting it up. The old drilled hexes were tapered to allow stacking but I could never make that work either. The nuts were ok to stack and I could show you as much as I know about how to do it if you're interested. You'd need nuts that would take a sling (Campbell nuts, etc) which aren't that available anymore. Freakiest thing I ever climbed over was a hook tensioned by an inverted Crack-n-up pulled together with a cord and B-lock cut off a backpack. Just proves that the Fool-Killer doesn't work every day.

RRK
Chaz

Trad climber
So. Cal.
Oct 17, 2006 - 11:29pm PT
About 1980 I'm a Punk Kid at the Local Backpacking/Mountain Shoppe checking out photos of guys climbing at Joshua Tree. That was the first time I had ever heard of climbing, and I was asking some questions.

The Hippie behind the counter sent me home with a couple old Mountain Mags and a Great Pacific Iron Works (Chouinard) Catalog, ca.1979, hoping it would generate enough curiousity in me to buy some of their gear.

The Chouinard Catalog had instructions on opening a beer bottle using a carabiner. That was the day I knew I wanted to be a climber.
s. o.

Trad climber
academia
Oct 18, 2006 - 06:08pm PT
From pumping cracks
“finger cracks: the smallest members of your body that you can place into a tight crack are your finger tips.”

Not true for everyone
RRK

Trad climber
Talladega, Al
Oct 18, 2006 - 08:26pm PT
"From pumping cracks
“finger cracks: the smallest members of your body that you can place into a tight crack are your finger tips.”

Not true for everyone "

Seems like a great time to make a pitch for my Stealth-rubber condom. Gives men an unfair advantage at the crags. We offer them in regular, large and Jumbo, color coded to Camalot sizes (ok we also offer some coded for WC Zeros). They give new meaning to the term "cod-locks" (something between finger-locks and rattly hands). So the next time you see that rock-stud copping a no-hands rest on some heinous piece of overhanging friction you'll know how he did it. You can do it too. Ask your doctor if Stealth-rubber condoms are right for you. Side effects include smoke and/or fire when used for sex. Make your check or money order payable to Right Reverend Kenny. Act now and I'll send along a nifty removal tool for those times when you've set the placement. See the RRK holiday gift catalog for other unique and innovative climbing accessories (e.g. windstopper underwear - why didn't you think of that?)

RRK

PS remember the Coonyard climbing pants with the huge back pocket. They advertised the rear pocket as being large enough to hold a pint of liquor - it was. What a great sport this is.
rwedgee

Ice climber
canyon country,CA
Oct 18, 2006 - 08:54pm PT




couchmaster

climber
Oct 19, 2006 - 01:11pm PT
Real great stuff on this thread: thanks for starting it Tarbuster.

Trying to get some pics posted, so bear with me. If they don't come through I'll look around for someone to blame:-)

These cartoons are from a hardback book called "Belaying the Leader", by Dick Leonard, Arnold Wexler, William Siri, Chuck Wilts, David Brower, Morgan Harris and May Pridham. They had printed this stuff in the Sierra Club Bulletin in 1946, and when that got out of print they decided to collect what they thought ws important and put it in book form in 1956. The Sierra Club was the publisher.

Plenty of interesting good stuff in it besides Mays cartoons. Particularly interesting to me were tests done given the actual test results of strength ratings of knife blade pitons and expansion anchors by Wilts. There is a table of rope strengths as well, comparing cotton, jute, hemp, sibal, saran, Beales manila, Frost’s English Flax and various nylon ropes. Anyone wants to see that stuff just ask and I'll scan it and burn some more bandwidth:-)

Ken, if you want/need this book for the museum it's your's, shoot me an address and I'll send it down. Spine and cover are pretty good condition, some of the pages….well, kind of rough condition here or there.















Thanks for the advice Tar, I had tried Picassa first because I like Google so much, they looked great until I went to bed then woke up this morning and pics were gone from the Taco! Still on the Picassa site however.....hmmmm. Photobucket is working, great advice - got it covered.

Regards and enjoy:

Bill Coe
Jello

Social climber
No Ut
Oct 19, 2006 - 03:32pm PT
Here's the original Tri-cam brochure, 1979 or 80.







Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 19, 2006 - 04:14pm PT
I think I'm gonna help the Taco-Belles out and post that guy in the Tri Cam add onto the sexiest climber thread...
couchmaster

climber
Oct 19, 2006 - 04:30pm PT
Tar: you want to get everybody good and wet? Get that color version of JLowe freesoloing Bridalveil Falls. Not this old B&W.

My palms are wet and sweating just thinking of it. Course, if the women get wet......nevermind.
locker

Trad climber
Joshua Tree Ca
Oct 19, 2006 - 09:42pm PT
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