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Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 12, 2006 - 08:32pm PT
One of my favorite problems.


Richard Large doing something funky.


Marilyn Wisner


Rest are Dale photo's


Probably the only time I ever saw his foot come off unintentionally.









Ken

p.s. Sorry I was doing well with the sizing until now. I will try to fix it tomorrow.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Jul 12, 2006 - 08:56pm PT
dale looks immaculate with his footwork; with his hips in tight to the stone he displays quite an aesthetic overall composure.
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Jul 12, 2006 - 09:13pm PT
well put Tarbuster, Dale IS dialed in. Always enjoyed watching him, Bachar and Kauk climb. They had a way of dancing or fluid movement or something like that, hard to discribe, but they were a joy to watch climbing. GREAT photos, bringin' back some old memories. Notice no cars lined up on the road in the background? Could go there for the weekend and not see another person.
Peace
seamus mcshane

climber
Jul 12, 2006 - 10:31pm PT
My word!!!

Fantastic photos of a great time in history... the only chalk there is Dale's(on the problems he's on).

I have seen, Kauk's finesse,power and footwork
Bachar's dominance over the rock, like water
except up.
Sharma at the Buttermilks, enough said.
I have seen only footage however of Dale Bard. What a fluid master of stone he is....his physique like a chiseled David Graham....

TIDBIT: Bard hollered at my partner Kevin(we were on Iron Hawk,way high in every respect),
"How'd you like my route so far?" in a soft childlike voice.
He was on Sheep Ranch maybe 1994/5?.
klinefelter

Boulder climber
Bishop, CA
Jul 12, 2006 - 10:40pm PT
The images you post here at ST are priceless.

I've never seen so many great pictures of Dale bouldering, and all I can say is that he was a master of the art. The problems he's cruising still get see few ascents. What's the problem he's on with the polished, blank gold face?
Wonder

climber
WA
Jul 12, 2006 - 10:44pm PT
EB's & long woolen socks - I loved those days.
Richard Large

climber
where you least expect
Jul 12, 2006 - 10:54pm PT
"something funky"... that would be the Funky Chicken.
Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 12, 2006 - 11:17pm PT
Klinefelter, I think Dale called it Club Tropicana. Most of the problems back then did not have names though some did. The boulders all had names some of them had several. Dale started naming all the new routes he was putting up. He may have started that trend.

Richard Large on the Funky Tut.

Ken
F10 Climber F11 Drinker

Trad climber
e350
Jul 13, 2006 - 12:29am PT
Great photos, keep em coming.

It was a great time and place to be, quiet with lots of adventure not to mention some fantastic scenery.
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