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EdBannister

Mountain climber
13,000 feet
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 27, 2014 - 10:06pm PT
Post your favorite historic, funny, scenic or embarrassing photo of Suicide Rock.
Stories welcome.

Used to be the left most route on the stone was Arpa Carpa. The route was named the night before it was done as Phil Warrender made an intoxicated attempt to pronounce "Indoor outdoor carpet"
Credit: EdBannister
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Jul 27, 2014 - 11:10pm PT
Jim Wilson on New Generation mid 70's
dee ee's pics.
Thanks Dave.
Jim Wilson
Jim Wilson
Credit: Dave Evans
Jim "Rubidoux" Wilson
Jim "Rubidoux" Wilson
Credit: Dave Evans
Me on something at Suicide mid 70's
Wish I took more pics BITD.
Credit: T Hocking
Credit: T Hocking
Suicide mid 70's
Suicide mid 70's
Credit: T Hocking
Weeping Wall mid 70's
Many laps on this.
Weeping Wall 70's
Weeping Wall 70's
Credit: T Hocking
henny

Social climber
The Past
Jul 28, 2014 - 12:34am PT
If you don't donate a dime, how will you ever pull on a dime?
It needs to be a dime, don't short change yourself
It needs to be a dime, don't short change yourself
Credit: henny

Mike Graham on, well, it's pretty obvious...
Classic on the Sunshine
Classic on the Sunshine
Credit: henny
henny

Social climber
The Past
Jul 28, 2014 - 12:45am PT
South Face
Hades
Hades
Credit: henny

Eagle Pinnacle
Untickable
Untickable
Credit: henny

Sunshine, left side
SYN
SYN
Credit: henny
henny

Social climber
The Past
Jul 28, 2014 - 12:57am PT
Always wondered what led to a name like Arpa Carpa. Nice little historical tidbit.

The far left isn't half bad, Arpa Carpa, Wild West, Wild Women, Wild Gazongas. Most people probably don't make it that far left. Too bad.

Reeotch

climber
4 Corners Area
Jul 28, 2014 - 05:48am PT
Jeez, Ed, maybe you should reconsider your thread title (add the word rock). I was preparing myself for something much more greusome . . .
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jul 28, 2014 - 08:11am PT
Me too....I was expecting a selfie taken just as the trigger was pulled.
scrubbing bubbles

Social climber
Uranus
Jul 28, 2014 - 08:17am PT
I must invest in one of those scanner thingys...got a few Suicide Rocks fading kodachromes

Edit...no one can beat Hensel's pics !!
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Jul 28, 2014 - 08:23am PT
love this thread already!


Credit: pyro
edit: had to find my picture of me Aid practice on insomnia 2007!
henny

Social climber
The Past
Jul 28, 2014 - 09:20am PT
Quiz time, don't DQ yourself by looking at the internet or a guide...

1. Name 4 routes that are still aid. Don't include Double Exposure as it has a free start.

2. What activity was in vogue for many years, shortly after crossing the stream (up), or shortly before crossing the stream (down).

3. Name three routes that utilize a tree to get started.

4. What route has the longest name?

5. What activity was in vogue for many years in Humber Park?

6. Name four routes where Tom Gilje was a member of the FA.

7. What was the reason for the working name "Smoke Detectors Save Lives"? What was the route ultimately named when it was completed?

8. Name ten routes, 5.10 or harder that have been free soloed. Probably no definitive list here, so it'll be interesting to see what pops up.

9. What tree "object" was visible for a few years. Near the Weeping Wall hang.

10. What route was done ahead of its time in 1971? Who drilled the psycho bolt?

11. Who was the falling climber that hit his head and swallowed his tongue? Who was the climber that had the presence of mind to fish the wiggly worm out, thereby probably saving a life? Bonus: what was the name of the route?

12. This is visible from the south face on a really clear day.

13. Complete this early 80's saying: "Ho man, there I was, * * *, * * *, didn't know what I was gonna do".

14. What "object(s)" started at the roads end, but somehow mysteriously rolled down to near the stream crossing. How did DE get them down there (haha)?

15. Identify the two bolts that long held the distinction of being the most notorious spinners.
skcreidc

Social climber
SD, CA
Jul 28, 2014 - 09:27am PT
I know one, but only because I was looking at Munge Dihedral so That don't really count. Can't wait to see what pops up.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 28, 2014 - 09:58am PT
Way cool you had ANY photos, Tad. Whatever ones I had, long gone.

From last summer's road trip to SoCal.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Jul 28, 2014 - 10:05am PT
That trivia quiz looks good! Deserves a thread of it's own?

#2, has to be sparking up


#5 is it a mundane answer, like bouldering?
henny

Social climber
The Past
Jul 28, 2014 - 10:16am PT
#2, Haha, that answer is probably still in vogue. The activity was stopped by actions of the water district.

#5, Not bouldering, far more serious consequences.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jul 28, 2014 - 10:22am PT
#5....unprotected sex, I remember it well.
Reeotch

climber
4 Corners Area
Jul 28, 2014 - 11:21am PT
^^^
What's that donini? The sex or the consequences?
scrubbing bubbles

Social climber
Uranus
Jul 28, 2014 - 12:48pm PT
# 9

It was some sorta shiny silver metallic sphere hung up in the branches with cords or string, like a giant Xmas ornament or a stray sputnik
Ryans

Trad climber
Idyllwild, CA
Jul 28, 2014 - 12:54pm PT
I know a some...

1. Forest Lawn and I'm pretty sure there's one or two left on Eagle Pinnacle.
2. Safety stops...?
3. Johnny Quest (to start the stemming corner); It's been a couple years but doesn't Serpentine start on that oak tree?
8. Johnny Quest (Clark for sure), 10K Gold (heard Bob G did it), Insomnia, the Pirate, Frustration
12. The Pacific ocean

That's all I have without cheating.
looking sketchy there...

Social climber
Lassitude 33
Jul 28, 2014 - 01:07pm PT

1. Name 4 routes that are still aid. Don't include Double Exposure as it has a free start.

Forest Lawn and I can't think of anything else on Suicide

2. What activity was in vogue for many years, shortly after crossing the stream (up), or shortly before crossing the stream (down).

Bivying

3. Name three routes that utilize a tree to get started.
Flower?


7. What was the reason for the working name "Smoke Detectors Save Lives"? What was the route ultimately named when it was completed?
A knob the size and shape of a smoke detector was "lassoed" (lead rope was "looped" over it, to provide protection.

8. Name ten routes, 5.10 or harder that have been free soloed. Probably no definitive list here, so it'll be interesting to see what pops up.
Revelation, Sundance, Ten Karot Gold, Pink Royd, Hesitation, come to mind.

9. What tree "object" was visible for a few years. Near the Weeping Wall hang.
Remnants of the tree that got chopped during rock fall back in early 1990s.




14. What "object(s)" started at the roads end, but somehow mysteriously rolled down to near the stream crossing. How did DE get them down there (haha)?
two water tanks. I don't think de was solely responsible for rolling them down on their side. For a long time prior to their moving, everyone used to throw rocks at them to hear the loud noise they would make.

15. Identify the two bolts that long held the distinction of being the most notorious spinners.
Rebolting Development is one.

Without cheating or devoting the entire morning, this is my best guess. Unlike some of us, I freely admit to a failing memory.
scrubbing bubbles

Social climber
Uranus
Jul 28, 2014 - 01:14pm PT
# 4

Longest route name?

"The Man who Fell to Earth"





Sorry, Ed, looks like yer thread got hijacked !!
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