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Social climber
Ridgway, CO
Apr 21, 2014 - 10:49am PT
Thanks Griebvinski . . . tell us some stories!
John Ely

Trad climber
Apr 21, 2014 - 12:05pm PT
Yeh, thanks from me to keep the thread alive.

Here's my guess on the date. John M, aka Deucie, went to TMS twice. I'm guessing this is the second time. He's the the first one, the blonde, standing in the second row down and right from Greg Davis in the beard. When I met John in the fall of '76, he'd been there twice already, in '74 & '76. I went '77 and John and I visited just for climbing school in '78 and worked as guides '79. The '74 pic is above, so I'm guessing this is '76?

Dave Farny, as I recall, was a USAF vet. There were pictures of a B-47 taking off in one of his brochures for TMS, and I think the caption said he was in the depicted plane as the pilot. This SKI Mag profile also notes in service record....

Profile of Dave and his Little Annie Ski Project in Aspen.
Profile of Dave and his Little Annie Ski Project in Aspen.
Credit: John Ely

Do tell a story or two!

Boulder climber
Los Angeles ca
Nov 4, 2014 - 02:20pm PT
Hi all,

I was 15 when I was there in 1979. It was the last year and the time of Kevin and Dan's accident. I remember all of these names and faces. Thanks for posting. I used to wear a cap with ears on it:)

Gnome Ofthe Diabase

Out Of Bed
Apr 9, 2015 - 05:37pm PT
Bumping for one reason
You must be the mad man from the ADK,& MO-Beard! Before that !
How the hell are you ?
Wow it will blow your hair back if you have any on yer' head is it still red?,
YA' ginger you! Lol!
I saw your post in some Gunks thread and would have had to dance a jig if my name had slipped.
Since it did not come out please keep it to yourself if you know or guess it
I am not B Lain? OR big Ed Van Steenwick.
Just to get you to who I might be I predate you but not Woolsey - is he all good?
All the years!? yikes man ! Like 35 or something??
DANA Hauser( g no me k now?.)Tor & Me - now you got it right??
Al Jolly? (Not my pal)Rich Leswing? Man he would stop short on fresh routes all the time too!
Hit me up ! PM or all one word - gnomeofthediabase!
Gill that's a trip! - is a TFP (thanx for posting)in order? Get back in touch!
Flip Flop

salad bowl, california
Apr 9, 2015 - 08:15pm PT
Uh oh gnome,
You just clued me in to the idea that you are hiding your identity? Is that what's going on here? By commenting here you also reconnected me with my old buddy Gill(if he checks his mail.). Do I win a pot of gold if I guess your name you little leprechaun? Because I really need a pot of gold. Thanks for flushing gilly.
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

Out Of Bed
Apr 9, 2015 - 10:08pm PT
The ski er Man in the red pajamas, mentor of Hula girl to knowS Gill James? Wow! That is a trip! Now here a sad fact thirty five years!?? So say hey I'm sure you know Gilly way better than I.
Your name? of one or two possibilities ? D. G.? If you were in Mo-Beard? You gnome Too.

Your reading comprehension is perfect and as I say every other month or so, please keep calling me Gnome or some variation of the name, I am well known to many and have had a checkerd past.

No great crimes or babies abandoned,my hart was broken more than harts I broke but still,
Something's that are dead should stay that way, the old me is the gnome, fun and free,
As the Daddy-O, I want to keep the old me from messing up my kids school daze,
But say high to Gill he will know my name I think ?

Now I am a father of two and conservative in my presentation. The family, the white picket fence the whole picture. My fear is that we're, the gnome and I, not well received or much liked by the who's who of climbers. Why this is I don't care I was climbing in the gunks,and else where before many and lasted until the bolts wrecked the place . . .ho comments like that, might be a reason. I am an opinionated SOB, often angry at the world, if only I would not
Rant. . .

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
Apr 9, 2015 - 11:25pm PT
Velly intellesting!

Talk about thread drift . . .

Credit: Kalimon
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

Out Of Bed
Apr 10, 2015 - 07:22am PT
Some times you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right!!

I apologize I'm sorry for Hi - jacking this old thread .

The provocative,Gnome & Flip Flop shagging a private school where are they now? thread

is just. . .- EFING funny, A lot of water under that bridge, including climbing with Hans & Fritz !

You can Flame me for this said drift, although it has the moist Ironic twists imaginable,
you just can't make this stuff up.

Apr 10, 2015 - 07:43am PT
Never saw this thread.

Anything by Deuce 4 is always the bomb (excellent).

Also ... Largo said: -- "Royal Robbins told me there was a climb called Lankeys, a perfect, overhanging splitter lightning bolt crack about 200 feet long,"

Anyone have a photo of this crack?
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