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Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 2, 2006 - 03:07am PT
Just found the slide I was telling you about Bullwinkle eons ago. I have others.


Ken
Blitzo

Social climber
Earth
Jul 2, 2006 - 03:33am PT
Once again!

Maysho

climber
Truckee, CA
Jul 2, 2006 - 07:06am PT
Wow,

I had such big hair then! Billy were we doing Meatgrinder or the Zinger? I led the third ascent of Red Zinger sometime back then, but it was a cloudy day.

I sure miss Yabo.

Peter
Belayer with a bouffant
Blitzo

Social climber
Earth
Jul 2, 2006 - 09:32am PT
Peter, I think you were only around 18 then.
That day was a Trip!
can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Jul 2, 2006 - 09:48am PT
Of all the friends and brothers who've checked out, I miss Yabo the most. His energy was amazing.
One of Bullwinkle's better shots IMO.
bachar

Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Jul 2, 2006 - 01:34pm PT
It was Yabo who actually "found" Midnight Lightning. He was sitting in front of it one day and came over to me and Ron Kauk and said he found a new boulder problem. He said it would go...we laughed and said it was impossible. We were wrong! RIP bro, we all miss you!
Uplander

Social climber
Upland
Jul 2, 2006 - 01:47pm PT
I'll drink to that.

Happy 4th.

PS, remember the time I took my hot little blond girfriend to JT, and I dragged her up "Mike's Books"?

We got to the top, and I'm thinking "yeah, I'm GOLDEN tonight!"

You had just solo'd somethng, I don't recall, and was standing there taking a piss. You looked at her, and said, "look at the size the THAT big dog!"

Tough act to follow you old bastard.
bachar

Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Jul 2, 2006 - 01:53pm PT
Uplander...sorry about that! I actually don't remember saying that but I suppose I could have (in a joking manner, of course). That wouldn't have been little LH would it?
Uplander

Social climber
Upland
Jul 2, 2006 - 03:49pm PT
Um, probably

:O)
426

Sport climber
Buzzard Point, TN
Jul 2, 2006 - 04:17pm PT
Forgive my ignorance, is one of these guys Yabo? Looks 'timestamped' to his era...

Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Jul 2, 2006 - 04:38pm PT
no not yabo 426, but the spirit is right on.
l-r: BVB, Galen Kirkwood, Doug "Off" White.

All Hail Yab-A-Ho, the one man tribe.
Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 2, 2006 - 06:01pm PT
Yabo got into racing road bikes for awhile. He would show up at the starting line without signing up for the race. He would give everyone a run for the money and after going through the finish line he would keep on pedaling leaving the top finishers saying who the heck was that guy.

Ken
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Jul 2, 2006 - 06:45pm PT
Yabo was a legend in his own time and knew it, at least some of the time. I'm not sure that sitting over a computer would have been his style. He often communicated as much or more with body language, facial expressions and nonspecific sounds, as with words. But who knows?

I was at a wedding once and some people were talking about a friends guitar playing;
"He's channeling Jerry"
I laughed, taking it in the metaphorical way that Lois suggested, "That's it! He's channeling Jerry, hahaha," I said, meaning it as a compliment, but not literally.
Then I realized no one else was laughing. They weren't intending it as any sort of euphemism. They were thinking more in terms of a spiritual T-1 line to the Grateful afterworld.



Why Do, bag pipers play at cop funerals?
Uplander

Social climber
Upland
Jul 3, 2006 - 03:48am PT
Yabo was as much an attitude as a person. I remember once he had cut the sh#t out of his hand so we drove into the pharmacy in JT to buy some white tape and stuff. There was some poor old man who obviously had some bad case of cancer and had his lower jaw removed and was horribly disfigured.

We all looked at him, and then quickly diverted our eyes and looked the other way.

Not yabo. He walked over to the poor old dude and examines him with curiosity and says, "shit dude, what happened to YOU?"

I was so high at the time I bolted for the door as not to laugh out loud. I swear that close-up black and white picture was taken the same day.

Anastasia

Trad climber
Near a mountain, CA
Jul 3, 2006 - 05:13am PT
I never had the chance to meet him, but his spirit is regularly mocking and teasing me amidst the sandstone of Stoney. I know him through bloody fingers and impossible moves, between sit down starts and dyno mantles. I can feel him challenging me with a crooked grin while laughing at my feeble efforts, knowing that only a few will come close.
Through the years I've heard the regular climbing crowd speak of him in hushed whispered tones that is usually reserved for miracle working saints. They regularly pass on his legacy and as a group face his problems with the same reserve that priests face their alters.
Yabo is being remembered well at Stoney Point.
looking sketchy there...

Social climber
Latitute 33
Jul 3, 2006 - 01:21pm PT

Here is one of Yabo doing his typical thing at Josh. (c) Randy Vogel
bachar

Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Jul 4, 2006 - 02:48pm PT
More Yabo photos pleez! Can't say - you must have some good ones? Where's Bullwinkle at?


Can't remember which problem this is...
looking sketchy there...

Social climber
Latitute 33
Jul 4, 2006 - 06:36pm PT
Here is the notorious Yabo solo of the Beaver (1st lap). The second lap had everyone so gripped (he was not in control), no one could shoot a photo, least of all really watch...Copyright Randy Vogel

bachar

Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Jul 4, 2006 - 07:21pm PT
Nice photo! I remember that day. First lap looked like he was doing a 5.8. Second lap, he threw a dyno near the top - "chicken wings" and all....whew!
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Jul 4, 2006 - 07:32pm PT
Bullwinkle don't Surf John.
(hehe)

Really cool sketchy stuff Vogel shot there..

Here's some Dean Pics of the YaboLater,
Which I sort of have permission to post:
can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Jul 4, 2006 - 10:02pm PT
ok here's another of John, sort of surfin the Stem-Gem

bachar

Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Jul 4, 2006 - 10:59pm PT
Yabo with the derby....I remember that sheet. Cool. How come Bullwinkle don't surf - he can swim OK...As long as he don't surf, that means he's giving you permission to post his shots (I think).
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Jul 4, 2006 - 11:09pm PT
Yah,
That's it JB.
Happy 4th!

Anastasia

Trad climber
Near a mountain, CA
Jul 6, 2006 - 10:44pm PT
More Yabo please!
Blitzo

Social climber
Earth
Jul 7, 2006 - 01:41am PT
I know, you've seen it before.


Here he is, on three hits of acid!

Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 14, 2006 - 04:22pm PT
I just found another of Yabo topping out.


Ken
Anastasia

Trad climber
Near a mountain, CA
Jul 14, 2006 - 04:26pm PT
Look at those legs work! Thanks for the pictures!
ChrisW

Trad climber
boulder, co
Jul 14, 2006 - 07:12pm PT
In 1990, 91 or so there was, "YABO LIVES" sprayed Painted in BIG LETTERS on several overpass in Boulder. One Overpass I specificly remmeber was on Baseline and Highway 36. What was up with that? There might have been a article on him in a mag around that time, but I am not sure? Maybe that was on Derek?
Was this around the time he commited Suicide?
Wonder

climber
WA
Jul 14, 2006 - 09:06pm PT
Im sorry Ken but he's not topping out yet. one more move into the mantle.
deuce4

Big Wall climber
the Southwest
Jul 14, 2006 - 09:30pm PT
We (A5 Adventures) sponsored Yabo's $100 entry fee for a climbing competition sometime in the late 80's or early 90's when he was living in Santa Cruz; in exchange he wore one of our big wall t-shirts during the event.

We were the only company who sponsored him, he told me, though he knocked on a few doors. It seemed pretty funny to me for a big wall company to be sponsoring someone in a plastic hold contest, but how could I say no to Yabo?

I didn't see the contest, but I was confident he would put on a good show, I'm sure he did.

Yabo always exuded sheer intensity, even when hanging out in a parking lot.

(that's my old VW van in one of Blitzo's photos above)
EDIT: oops, it's one of Roy-boy's pictures (Tarbuster).
Blitzo

Social climber
Earth
Jul 14, 2006 - 11:26pm PT
Your high Deucey, I didn't take that photo with your van in it!

I remember the spray painted "Yabo Lives" in Boulder. I wanted to photograph it, but it was hard to stop. I wish I had!

Is that Rod McFrenzy by Deucey's van?
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Jul 15, 2006 - 03:01am PT
The Bird
-both of them
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Jul 15, 2006 - 03:16am PT
Bingo-Bridwell!
the other one is Charlie Parker

I was trying to think of single word nickname that immediatly identified people and all I cam up with were
Babar,
Tarzan,
Jane
but those were their 'real' names.

Sting, and Cheeta, I guess (though cheeta Is his real name I bet it's not what his parents called him)
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Jul 15, 2006 - 11:32am PT
Per the "Yabo Lives" graffiti:
That was the guys from Rad Wall,
When they were building the first Boulder Rock Club, they went around doing those as a posthumous tribute.

Mittendorf:
That's my picture of Yab with your van; taken the day in camp 4 lot when Charles was bolt testing. Werner's Le Mans was used to force test the bolts.

Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Jul 15, 2006 - 12:38pm PT
Lois,
I think he just looks different due to the time periods.
You are looking at a spread from the 70's to the mid 80's.

I wrote my shot was telling, maybe more to me because I have the experience with him, but he looks a bit fetching, a tad insecure, to me, a sort of classic tentative Yabo. As I said jokingly, he probably just wanted a cig!

Sure it's true Yabo is mythic. I must say in the end he was a totally invested athlete and climber who as well suffered heavily and we understood this.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Jul 15, 2006 - 12:47pm PT
Lois,
I really think you should look into "The Bird", or Jim Bridwell.
-The guy Jay just referenced.

I scanned a really good interview and posted a querry about sharing it on Ed Hartouni's thread.
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.html?topic_id=221441&f=0&b=0

haha!
Yes, Yabo swallowed his fair share of canaries.
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Jul 15, 2006 - 12:56pm PT
Like Roy said, those Yabo photos cover range of him as a teenager to age 35. They all seem pretty recognizable if you were used to seeing him around. Think how men's hairstyles varied from '70 to '91.

Okay, I'm cutting Jane loose.
I disagree about birdland, though. Certainly more people in the world would recognize 'The Bird,' as Charlie Parker than could name Any, climber.

Sting, the rock n roll guy from the Police. When you said Cher I thought of him.

I forgot that Tarzan is Lord Greystoke's nickname.

Cheetah just had his 74th birthday. He lives in an animal park somewhere. He has diabetes, so they made him a sugarfree cake. He is in the Guiness books as the world's oldest chimp.
Wonder

climber
WA
Jul 15, 2006 - 01:16pm PT
I sortta remember a story he once told me about falling while freesoloing. He fell into a tree and grabbed a branch which lowered him to the ground without a scrach. Does anyone else know this story? I think it was at Suicide Rock, but my memory really sucks.
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Jul 15, 2006 - 01:41pm PT
Short Circuit?
Russ Walling

Social climber
Out on the sand, Man.....
Jul 15, 2006 - 01:51pm PT
Did the NA with Yabo and Lechlinski..... HO MAAAAN!!!!!!!!!!

I'll dig up some pics. Classic was when he would not lead "the most exposed pitch in North America" without his Spiderman shirt... after the bags were packed he told us this.... had to get him the shirt.....
deuce4

Big Wall climber
the Southwest
Jul 15, 2006 - 02:39pm PT
Russ, he probably just wanted a good excuse to smoke some more cigs before the lead. Nice ploy, Yabo!
Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 15, 2006 - 02:55pm PT
Jay, he did fall onto the tree below Short Circuit.The tree was young and supple enough to catch him and put him back on his feet. I also remember a story of him taking a fall above Mammoth Terraces. He ran it out off the belay a long ways took a fall and his rope went behind a flake and kept him from cratering on a ledge.

Ken
Wonder

climber
WA
Jul 15, 2006 - 03:00pm PT
Alright Ken, thanks, I thought I still had a few little grey cells left.
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Jul 15, 2006 - 05:45pm PT
yeah, Ken that's the way I heard it; he turned and caught the tree under his pits and it bend down depositting him on the ground.

another one I heard was on the good book, he slipped at that place that is always wet. Turned and stuck a landing on that little ledge.


For Lois;
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jul 15, 2006 - 07:03pm PT
LEB - you have a big Yabo infatuation going on, it suprises me.

Yabo's exploits are legendary, and his complicated life a parable of sorts. Those who knew him have deep personal feelings about him.

Bridwell, however, is one of the greatest US climbers over the last 40 years. He is accomplished not just in Yosemite (though that alone would make him a great climber) but in other areas too: Patagonia, the Alps, Alaska. He mentored a whole generation of climbers. He set the direction of American climbing to a large part. He is the real deal.

If life is an adventure then we all die adventuring... no one escapes. What the totality of that adventure is, the sum, may or may not add up to the image, the legend, the myth. Only time will tell, and usually long after the participants could add anymore to the tales.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Jul 15, 2006 - 08:05pm PT
Well put Ed,

A bit OT:

Lois,
Not at all to draw the fire off of Yabo's legacy and special charisma and in kind regard of your interest in these aspects of the man's impact, (I would love to see Walling's recount of the NA Wall along with other memories), but I say that as a student of our culture, Bridwell is worth a look.

The man is still living, dreaming, changing, adapting and climbing. He has withstood the effects of 4+ decades here in this milieu and he has fathered the keen strengths in many of us. Your interest in the Stonemaster way of life can be enriched through a contextual appreciation of his contribution.

Back to Yabo...
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jul 15, 2006 - 08:17pm PT
Some random thoughts:

Pele may be the most recognized person in the world, by a name not his own. His proper name is Edson Arantes do Nascimento.

If there are birds involved, someone tell Crimpy.

LEB: If box turtles are shooting you dirty looks, there may be a problem.

It's great to hear all the stories about Yabo. Part of our community and history. Like all climbers from that time, I knew of Yabo, and like most at least stayed in Camp 4 at a time when he was there.

Anders
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Jul 15, 2006 - 08:30pm PT
Hah!
Anders you are great.
I think my beer glass is shooting dirty looks at me...
Mimi

Trad climber
Seattle
Jul 15, 2006 - 08:42pm PT
For the record, I have to ask this question. Does the fact that Bridwell commonly chiseled have an impact on his legacy?
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Jul 15, 2006 - 08:49pm PT
my guess mimi:
his chisel shot dirty looks at him, but those snears were no match for his overall positive impact and leadership.
Mimi

Trad climber
Seattle
Jul 15, 2006 - 08:55pm PT
Yep, just checking.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Jul 15, 2006 - 09:13pm PT
agreed Lois,
except that most of the tales of Yabo are not overstated!
hehehe...
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jul 15, 2006 - 09:29pm PT
Other famous (notorious) names, although they may not be the sort that LEB had in mind:

Stalin: Josip Vissarionovich Djugashvili

Lenin: Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov

Pol Pot: Saloth Sar

This isn't looking good. Can you tell I studied history?

Andesr
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Jul 15, 2006 - 09:37pm PT
Can you be said to have rapport with someone you never met?

I can't help thinking you are assigning traits from your friend to Yabo, which admitadly sounds possibly aproppriate, though they were distinct people.

What sit down start manuver was named after Yabo? Never heard that one. Now as a verb...
Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 15, 2006 - 09:51pm PT
Remember Survival of the Fittest? Yabo was well in front on the downhill talus run. He made a wrong turn and I believe he came in second anyway. The winner was asked who was his biggest worry during the race. The winner says that guy and points. The cameraman pans to a gasping and panting Yabo laying down and writhing in the dirt.

Ken
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Jul 15, 2006 - 09:56pm PT
The "Yabo Start" Jaybro: I do remember that as a, um, noun, or is it a transitive, shite...
Remembers yous dads, this was an era when Dale popularized the cheatstone and I know that Yabo had his way of lengthening problems...
WBraun

climber
Jul 15, 2006 - 10:02pm PT
Well Yabo came out of the water to the rope net climb and stopped right in front of me. Four guys pass him. Before those guys passed him I tell Yabo, "Go Yabo Go"

He was cooked. He kept repeating what I just told him. "Go Yabo Go" over and over again until those guys passed him.

Then he finally took off again. But!

It was over for him by then. He was done. The survival run is a very tuff event. It requires a real toughness.

Even navy seals and army rangers eat sh#t in that event.

Climbers always come out on top in that event.
Anastasia

Trad climber
Near a mountain, CA
Jul 15, 2006 - 10:03pm PT
Most boulders in Stoney have Yabo starts. Also let us not forget the Yarbo dyno at boulder one. If you can catch yourself on that little crystal, you have to respect the man.
Wonder

climber
WA
Jul 15, 2006 - 10:11pm PT
except that most of the tales of Yabo are not overstated!

I will personally attest to this statement.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Jul 15, 2006 - 10:14pm PT
we like you too lois.
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Jul 15, 2006 - 10:21pm PT
Live and learn!


Those other stories .... never mind.




Is that a Danish site?
ChrisW

Trad climber
boulder, co
Jul 16, 2006 - 12:37am PT
YABO, entered a Climbing Competition!!! That's awsome!! He seems not the type.
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Jul 16, 2006 - 04:02am PT
The last time I ran into Yabo was at a Phoenix bouldering Contest.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Jul 16, 2006 - 11:36am PT
One of the last times I saw Yabo-

In '89 Peter Mayfield and I headed up to City of Rocks, ID to check out an outdoor competition there.

It was on private property; Yaniro and a couple seminal players from the area, nice fellows, had set up quite a spectacle. The wall had a bit of manufacturing applied: like a massive flake had been imported and screwed to the wall!

This was a time when the sport had a changed feel, lot's of people were climbing in those Dolomite sport climbing shoes and new language had arisen, mostly adapted from the European influence.

Yabo was there and he felt anachronistic to me. His style was as always, heavily invested with a slightly shaky power and very crimpy. He wasn't super competitive, but he put on a good show and I could feel an era slipping away, disappearing down over the horizon line with him, like an old ship going out to sea.

Anastasia

Trad climber
Near a mountain, CA
Jul 16, 2006 - 12:03pm PT
No, that era rose up and became a star guiding future generations. The world my influx into something different, but it always returns... It is a cycle. I think Yabo's world is alive and well and waiting for us in the future. I only need to think of Adam (a nineteen year old Stoney climber) to know it is rising back.
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Jul 16, 2006 - 12:33pm PT
But will they know that when soloing, fingerlocks hold better when you're shaking just hard enough?
deuce4

Big Wall climber
the Southwest
Jul 16, 2006 - 01:42pm PT
Well written, Roy.

Now that I think of it, perhaps I was mistaken that it was a artificial hold contest that we sponsored Yabo for--it could have been that City of Rocks event. Rings a vague bell. I might have been getting it mixed up with the year of Edlinger's spectacular win on plastic at Snowbird--maybe the same year?
Maysho

climber
Truckee, CA
Jul 16, 2006 - 02:24pm PT
Actually, Yabo got really into competition climbing for that first year that Jeff Lowe was producing them. In that year a few of us "old dads" did very well. The walls were gently overhanging, the routes were technical, and the younger, stronger sport climbers had more ego at stake and were more nervous. Then the walls got steeper the youth got their heads together and the old school was less successful.

Yabo and I were training partners in his last year or so. I appreciate Roy pointing out his consumate athleticism. He trained really hard, and took it very seriously, beyond all his well known antics, he could pull down!

He also had a very sweet side, guilless somewhat naive and childlike, I suspect that in that story above about his engaging a disfigured man, he was not mocking and probably made that mans day with his honest interest.

It was so hard at the end, he had so much going for him, was very successful as a wall sculpter, in killer shape, had a lot of community at the gym, but got so obsessed and twisted over a relationship. I and his other friends were begging him to blow her off and just go climbing. But he could'nt let go and it destroyed him.
Thanks to you all for the awesome pictures!

Peter
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Jul 16, 2006 - 02:25pm PT
Thanks Deuce.
Same deal and time in a sense as you said, Edlinger was at Snowbird 88 and 89.

I worked the Snowbird comp with Lowe, Bridwell and others in '89. In fact Peter hooked me up with that gig and that's how I moved out to Colorado; so thanks Peter!

Yah Sewelley,
Right about that time of Yabo's relative stability Blitzo or somebody characterized Yabo as "In His Wise Old Age". There was some prescience to that statement!

I recall the year Yabo "Inherited" the Valley (not the San Fernando Valley!) as it's erstwhile king of sorts and a bit by default as we said, because the "big" names were sort of absent for a 6 week period or so. It was maybe 81-83 and he and Robby Lessure(sp) had plans to do a new route on Half Dome, sort of where Arctic Sea and all that stuff went later. Along with Bullwinkle and Mike Pope I helped them carry some big loads up the slabs. Yabo had a luxurious pin rack which he had purchased with his "Survival of the Fittest" earnings.

They didn't do much with the route, but Yabo was true to his word and bought us all a few "Separators" at the MR Bar for our troubles.
Maysho

climber
Truckee, CA
Jul 17, 2006 - 02:32am PT
LEB,
Your heartfelt writing is well meant and appreciated. However back on this earthly plane Yabo was our bro and at the end he was in anguish and he blew his brains out and then we were all in anguish and it totally sucked.

He and my mom became friends his last year, and through that and my own rapport with him I learned a bit about his childhood years, which were pretty bad.

I can't just meditate and feel that "its all good" even believing that in the big picture. Near to hand there are plenty of f*cked up kids, abandoned by their moms, beaten by their dads. I got to take a few of them climbing this spring and I hope to continue such work and maybe make a little difference with a few, and my experience with Yabo provides plenty of motivation. Being philosophical about suffering is useful to a point, but sometimes we have to stand up, get our hands dirty, and try to help a little even if, in the end we are all just floating spirits.

Peter
Wonder

climber
WA
Jul 17, 2006 - 02:48am PT
leb, from now on I got your back.(as if you need it)
The last three posts Peters, Roys, and yours have just blown me away. Peter and i go way back. I rented out his livable bus way back in the day in Tahoe City. Roy & i barely know each other but we have alot of old friends in common. You I only know, virtually but I feel we all must have some sort of connection. I too believe in reincarnation. Yabo and I go back to the early 70's. We had psychedelics in common. We hung around alot together along with another one name guy "Cosmos" Bruce Foster. We did talk about destiny a bit but we never really consciencely knew where we were going. I have come face to face with death more than i can count but the gods just want me to stay here. this is not my own choosing. Another decision was made for John. He's ether back with us or leading on in another dimension. I couldn't climb at the same level as him but he didnt mind hoisting me up. I was a good belayer & spotter. And like yeah we had some drugs in common. And we liked to joke around and we never needed to eat alot. I still dont eat much. Im sorry it took so long to answer but i cant write very fast. thank you leb roy & peter for your excellent posts. cheers.

I just checked and saw Peter's last post. And yeah this is what we had in common fu*k up childhoods. I too now work to help lonely and lost kids but in the world of skateboarding. Thank you Peter for your down to earth answers.
Russ Walling

Social climber
Out on the sand.... man.....
Jun 9, 2007 - 01:42am PT
Did the NA with Yabo and Lechlinski BITD...... It was wild.... someday I'll do a trip report.... until then, here are some pics.







Wonder

climber
WA
Jun 9, 2007 - 09:24am PT
alot of talking going on!
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Nov 13, 2008 - 02:59am PT
bump
T H

climber
Last >>
Nov 13, 2008 - 12:16pm PT
Sometime in the mid '70s there was two very overwieght sisters (twins?) working at the Lodge . John sidled up to one of them in the lounge and told her that he wanted to f*** her . That's how I heard it .
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Nov 13, 2008 - 12:41pm PT
Thanks Ed, for sneaking around and bumping up the sweet stuff.
Don't think I haven't noticed!

LEB seemed to actually be interested in climbers and climbing back then, not just the arguing threads.

Yabo was like us and unlike us. A true gem in the history of the valley. In a place where there is a never ending supply of interesting gems, he still stood out and shone in his own way.
He lives in our hearts. The parts that made us shake our heads in amazement as well as the parts that we knew we loved.
Nefarius

Big Wall climber
somewhere without avatars.........
Nov 13, 2008 - 02:16pm PT
Awesome! Thanks for bumping so much cool stuff over the last couple of days, Ed!

"LEB seemed to actually be interested in climbers and climbing back then, not just the arguing threads. "

I had a different reaction to LEB's posts. Didn't even read them. It kinda pissed me off that her drivel was taking up so much space in a thread she really had nothing to contribute to. Usually they're easy to avoid... until she starts posting in actual climbing threads. Ugh!
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Nov 13, 2008 - 02:20pm PT
Nefarius, I admit I didn't read all of it, but it does seem that her style was different back then.

Great thread anyway.
Bart Fay

Social climber
Redlands, CA
Nov 13, 2008 - 02:21pm PT
I've reached the point at which LEB posts have become a welcome break.
I scroll on past, sip some coffee, and relax a bit.
At the risk of sounding like the mighty WB, I have transcended her.
Nefarius

Big Wall climber
somewhere without avatars.........
Nov 13, 2008 - 02:27pm PT
Nice, Bart! Good idea!

Yes, survival - great thread anyway. No doubt.
Nefarius

Big Wall climber
somewhere without avatars.........
Nov 13, 2008 - 05:29pm PT
Did someone fart...?
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Nov 13, 2008 - 05:35pm PT
Let's keep it focused on Yabo.....he was a great guy and missed by many. Long live Yaboho and the Yaboho Nation
Peace
Wonder

climber
WA
Nov 13, 2008 - 06:43pm PT
I apologize for my drunk postings. I'm not drinking these days and looking back on 30yrs of drinking and drugs and wonder how I'm still alive. I guess thats how I got my nickname.
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Redlands
Nov 25, 2008 - 09:34pm PT
Bump for the man. Solo laps on the Beaver, whoa.
Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 7, 2014 - 10:19pm PT
Classic Russ!

Ken
k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Dec 8, 2014 - 08:33am PT
Great pics of the NA Russ

And nice desert boots, are you getting ready to bump & run?


Sure is weird to read this thread with LEB's posts missing, like missing teeth in a smile.
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