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cintune

climber
The Utility Muffin Research Kitchen
Oct 20, 2013 - 02:17pm PT
Wow, even this "apology" comes off as spray. No offer of redress, just me, me, me. Talk about a culture of entitlement.
rnevius

Trad climber
The Range of Light
Oct 20, 2013 - 02:18pm PT
A neighboring tree (below the route next to this) was smaller, dead, and in the same predicament.

This tree I lowered through was in a dangerous spot due to the fact that there was a difficult part on this route near the ground.

Dead...but still green?

Damn tree choosing to be in a "dangerous spot." How dare it grow in the way of a climb?
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Oct 20, 2013 - 02:19pm PT
Did you chip those boulders in New England with crowbar and hammer?

DMT
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Oct 20, 2013 - 02:19pm PT
Holy _ _ _ _ !

Is this guy REALLY as arrogant as that poorly written BlogEntry makes him seem?

?

GOOD GRIEF!
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Oct 20, 2013 - 02:21pm PT
Didn't know it was a juniper?

Not very credible...

DMT
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Oct 20, 2013 - 02:22pm PT
We arent talking rocket scientists here i reckin.. CANT even see when a tree is ALIVE and GREEN.. They shouldnt let him in the woods at all lol! His sponsors need to move him back to gym route "setting"..
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Oct 20, 2013 - 02:27pm PT
Our savior Jesus Christ taught forgiveness. You should all be ashamed of yourselves.

Although actions speak louder than words. Hope to see Joe involved in more community service/restoration projects in the near future... mandatory or otherwise.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Oct 20, 2013 - 02:31pm PT
when in his apology he lies loudly, forgivness gets a wee diminished.

I used to use that qualifier often when interviewing folks in the woods. If the confessed in a upfront manner, due consideration was given. If they tried to diminish their act by a wee fib,,,i wrote them a hard copy mandatory appearance ticket.


Perhaps a month or so of tree planting come spring will truly enlighten them..
clinker

Trad climber
California
Oct 20, 2013 - 02:32pm PT
when faced with the reality of having a very small dick, you may have to place it on the bent trunk of an old juniper and someone else step on it for you.
geo_nutt

Gym climber
the big bang
Oct 20, 2013 - 02:39pm PT
Wow internet soap opera at its finist. Take that days of my lives.

I have to admit I feel sorry for the guy. We as a society quickly like to prop people up and just as quickly take them down. How does that make us any better? Anyways the junipers, while not that specific one, will long out live us as a species and will probably have the last laugh.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Oct 20, 2013 - 02:43pm PT
I come from New Hampshire and cut my teeth at Rumney, so I have an affinity for granite climbing and know how special they are.

Rumney is schist, not granite.
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Oct 20, 2013 - 02:44pm PT
Anyways the junipers, while not that specific one, will long out live us as a species and will probably have the last laugh.

1) You clearly don't understand the issue.
2) Junipers don't laugh.



Brandon is right. I am always disappointed when folks call Rumney "granite"... especially when comparing it to Sierra "granite."
ncrockclimber

climber
The Desert Oven
Oct 20, 2013 - 02:46pm PT
Just to set the record straight. . . my comment was about the tree cuttin' spray master, NOT RileyRad!

Sorry! Did not mean to imply otherwise. Was not trying to rip on Riley. I thought both you and Riley had great points! I agree with you both 100%! I'll edit my post to prevent others from misunderstanding my meaning!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Oct 20, 2013 - 02:47pm PT
The dood cant even discern a LIVE tree from a dead one. Im betting he wears slippers as to avoid the confusing shoe lace tying..
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Oct 20, 2013 - 02:49pm PT
Didn't know it was a juniper?
Sure enough.
Fits with the rest of his actions.

So is Ethan off the hook on this one?
After a careful re-reading, I don't think so.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Oct 20, 2013 - 02:51pm PT
Wonder about the HT.. There HAD to be a SAW present there that day ...
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Oct 20, 2013 - 02:53pm PT
Taking responsibility for this act is a step in the right direction.
Some tangible proof of sincerity maybe next. Community service comes to mind.


This individual has done irreparable damage to a promising career in a highly competitive field.
He has broken federal and possibly local laws and will no doubt be contacted by authorities.
He has lost all trust and credibility in the climbing community.

While I personally find his actions beyond comprehension and incredibly stupid, I try to keep it in perspective.
He will be paying for this stupid action for a long, long time.

Keep in mind everyone makes mistakes.


HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Oct 20, 2013 - 02:55pm PT
He will be paying for this stupid action for a long, long time.
yes
the convergence with the Goblin Valley Destructors is striking.
canyoncat

Social climber
SoCal
Oct 20, 2013 - 02:55pm PT
It's like he means to apologize, but he's just too full of himself to understand how he undermines his apology. He implies that he's such an important climber that talking about his screw up is sufficient to fix things?

I don't know, but it sounds to me like he still seems to think his mistake was cutting down junipers, not cutting down trees for his convenience in general?

Also he makes it sound like it was during his second trip that he was "thinking" about the tree and got the sudden inspiration to make things safe, but I missed the part where he just happened to carry a saw with him???

GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Oct 20, 2013 - 02:56pm PT
KILL THE PIG!

SPILL ITS BLOOD!
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