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gf

climber
Jul 18, 2013 - 11:16pm PT
Just in from the wed night showing but got there late due to a slight detour to the shining sea traverse and a swim off same rocks. Sarahs' presentation was stunning, shattered was pretty damm real and wide boyz?
Well they seem to have achieved their goal of some kind of perverse domination.
Can't wait for Wayne Merry on Sat night
Oh yeah, Tami's the warmup act :/
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 18, 2013 - 11:22pm PT
I got to meet and chat with Wayne Merry at the Oakdale Festival. I think you will not be disappointed. A great guy!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Jul 19, 2013 - 12:05am PT
Looking forward to seeing some people! Who's up for some cragging on saturday??
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 19, 2013 - 12:33am PT
Hmmm... ...Saturday... What am I doing... Oh yeah, sweating in a kitchen... oh welll... my spirit will be with you....

Such is life.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jul 19, 2013 - 02:04pm PT
Bump,


I thought Wayne Merry was tonight?? At least that's what the website sez...
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Jul 19, 2013 - 02:51pm PT
He is Ryan. Craig DeMartinello is the other speaker on Saturday Night. Maybr gf was talking about the other affair on Saturday?
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jul 19, 2013 - 08:32pm PT
Oh yeah, Tami's the warmup act :/

Unsure how to take that Mister Foodeater........
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jul 19, 2013 - 11:12pm PT
Maybr gf was talking about the other affair

Greg's having an affair? Man, Supertoprope is definitely the place to get all the latest.

Whatever. We made it to Squ'ish and will be here for a few days. Maybe go and heckle Tami tomorrow night.
wayne w

Trad climber
the nw
Jul 20, 2013 - 01:02am PT
That's Craig De Martino, Mike. The film Gimp Monkey's, about Craig, Pete Davis and Jarem Frye doing the first all amputee ascent of El Cap will show before Craig does a live presentation.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Jul 20, 2013 - 01:06am PT
Oops! My bad Wayne. Thanks for the correction. I'm really looking forward to speaking with him about his recovery.
gf

climber
Jul 20, 2013 - 02:21am PT
Unsure how to take that Mister Foodeater........
boy a fellow can get into all kinds of trouble not checking his calendar from who speaks when.....
Tami -it was a riff on a previous post :/
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Jul 20, 2013 - 09:43pm PT
Some good company showed up for supper tonight with Wayne Merry.
It was nice to meet you Wayne !

Tami, Ghost, Fossil Climber and Tricouni:
Credit: Jim Brennan
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 20, 2013 - 10:42pm PT
Nice pic, Jim. I wish I would have made it. I will tilt one anyway.

Cheers everyone!
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jul 21, 2013 - 12:08am PT
And I won the handstand contest!!! Won a coolio slackline fer my efforts. SHUT DOWN THEM YOUNGUNS !!! HAHAAHAH!!!


Fabulous to meet Wayne M & to see old friends again. Salut to all of you.

I really enjoyed Craig's presentation.

harryhotdog

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
Jul 21, 2013 - 09:04am PT
Real sorry to miss your presentation Tammy. If you can do a handstand on the edge of a boat it was obvious that this contest was yours. I bet it was a close tie between you an Big Jim, maybe not :()
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jul 21, 2013 - 09:04am PT
Great to see old friends! And a real treat to meet Wayne for the first time. We skipped the presentations, though and caught up on sleep.

We got to bed late the night before, and Mari dragged me up a great new/old climb yesterday so going to the show would have just meant irritating people with my snoring.

And the new/old climb was terrific. Locals have been cleaning new things and re-cleaning old things up on the far end of the Shannon Falls Wall. Really nice area. We got on something called Chewbacca which is (I think) at least partly on the line of an old route called Snot. Whatever it's called, it was three really good pitches of 5.10 cracks (and a chimney). Beautifully clean and in a great position.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jul 21, 2013 - 10:43am PT
Awww, heck, David, you only missed me kickin' some young bucks in a handstand contest.

A bit of a sandbag really........hee hee heee.


I won a SLACK LINE !!! YOWZA .


But DAMN. Now I can't bag on Slackers any more.


SNICKER!
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Jul 21, 2013 - 10:56am PT
Great to meet old and new friends at the festival. I really liked Wayne's presentation on the 1st ascent of the Nose. Good stories, fabulous slides,and some details that never made it into the "official" histories. Such a gentle, modest guy.

Last night we had Tami, thoroughly pissed off that the promised large batch of Alpinist 44 mags hadn't arrived in time. She gave a very funny (what else?) performance-art talk; I just wish it could have been longer. And Craig DeMartinello gave a thoughtful and funny talk on climbing El Cap with two other disabled climbers. What all these guys/gals have done is amazing.

Couldn't stay for the pub night, maybe next year.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jul 21, 2013 - 08:26pm PT
A pleasure as always to meet old and new friends, hear some good stories, see some films, and stuff.

Glenn and I had an outing with Wayne on Friday afternoon, up to the base of the Grand Wall. Very pleasant! Here they are afterwards, after supper.
Credit: Mighty Hiker

Wayne talking with Baz, one of the festival's steady volunteers, and showing equipment from the FA of the Nose of El Capitan - his story might have been titled "How I Climbed the Nose, and Found True Love". Wayne sent messages to his girlfriend during their twelve days on the last push, writing at night by headlight, and dropping the notes in cans, with streamers. Friends would find them, and mail them to his girlfriend. (Wayne still has them.) He decided that he'd like to marry her, proposed soon after, and they're still married, 54 years later.
Credit: Mighty Hiker

Saturday Glenn and I went on a birds' nesting and treasure hunt expedition, to be reported later. Later some of the usual suspects were found having a delightful dinner with Wayne.
Tami, Ghost, Wayne, Tricouni, Mari, Trudi, Jim Brennan, Big Mike, Phil...
Tami, Ghost, Wayne, Tricouni, Mari, Trudi, Jim Brennan, Big Mike, Phil, Dave.
On chair: my cool sunhat.
Credit: Mighty Hiker
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jul 21, 2013 - 09:29pm PT
Hey Anders, great to see you posting here. I look forward to your nesting report. Wish I coulda seen Tami's show last night, herd it was a "hoot"! Maybe u & Anders can get together & do some training with ur slack line & Anders fancy rock rings he won on Friday :-)

I did get a little piece of the festival tho & was fortunate enough to meet Tricouni & get to see Wayne Merry speak on Friday night- it was a really cool show, super interesting & entertaining!


Edit- Big Mike! They let u bring ur slurpee into the nice side of the brew pub I see :-)
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