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mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Topic Author's Original Post - Aug 5, 2014 - 01:54pm PT
ST is a mix of young and old(er) climbers, covering decades of time, several continents, and diverse experiences. if you're like me, certain photos take you back (in the very recent past, or the WAY past) that consistently evoke strong, positive/meaningful memories.

I've posted this one before, and even though it's only a bouldering shot (and not actually even on the boulder), it's a picture of deep friendship during my earliest years of climbing (that continues to today). I've got it framed in my home office, and helps to keep me psyched on the friendships I've made among climbers through the years:

Me (in the center), and my buddy David Hersey (R).
Me (in the center), and my buddy David Hersey (R).
Credit: mooser

If you were to post just one climbing-related image that consistently takes you to a positive/meaningful place, what would it be?

(And yes...there's plenty of climbing now, and in the future, and we're not talking about dwelling in the past.)
Port

Trad climber
San Diego
Aug 5, 2014 - 02:08pm PT
That must be Santee.

Mine's the summit of liberty cap on mt rainier with my best friend. Heading to Mont Blanc together in late August.

Credit: Port


mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 5, 2014 - 02:17pm PT
THAT'S what I'm talking about, Port! And yeah...Santee. Mont Blanc...Santee...tomato...tomahto... ;-)
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Aug 5, 2014 - 02:18pm PT
I have 3
Past partner

Dane Scott

With Dane Scott on Rt. J-Tree late 70's
With Dane Scott on Rt. J-Tree late 70's
Credit: T Hocking

Current partners after a 30 yr. hiatus.

Mouse

The Mouse approves with a thumb up if he could.
The Mouse approves with a thumb up if he could.
Credit: Mouse from Merced

Son in law Mitch

Family victory shot.
Family victory shot.
Credit: T Hocking

local

Social climber
eldorado springs
Aug 5, 2014 - 02:26pm PT
Urkinmang, Langtang, Nepal - 40 some years ago
Urkinmang, Langtang, Nepal - 40 some years ago
Credit: local
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Aug 5, 2014 - 02:38pm PT
Credit: Ron Anderson
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Aug 5, 2014 - 02:43pm PT
Hey mooser,
Really nice post.
Aargh, these "pick one" questions...
I had a shot in mind with a post that would mirror your text- my oldest partners and best friends, a real stoker, sentimental value, sick crushing ;-)

But then I got to thinking.

Credit: drljefe

There is nothing like making it back safely to your pack and have your best friend waiting for you and smiling, a feeling that's gone hand in hand(paw) as long as I've been climbing.


Thanks for the exercise mooser!
Dapper Dan

Trad climber
Menlo Park
Aug 5, 2014 - 02:46pm PT
Fantasia
Fantasia
Credit: Dapper Dan

getting started on 'Fantasia' at Lover's Leap . Great memories , great time of life (post college - pre full time job) , probably the best I was ever climbing also .
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 5, 2014 - 02:55pm PT
Why knott take pictures? Like a stubby Leeper driven up behind a frozen
turd is gonna do any good if Dusan flies?


FWA Central Buttress of Willis Wall
FWA Central Buttress of Willis Wall
Credit: Reilly
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Aug 5, 2014 - 03:25pm PT
"Hey, what are you guys doing here? And you brought Pale Ales!?"

Stewart Johnson

climber
lake forest
Aug 5, 2014 - 07:52pm PT
Rollover

climber
Gross Vegas
Aug 5, 2014 - 08:10pm PT
Zodiac
Zodiac
Credit: Rollover



First El Cap route..
It was a full moon and the Camp 4 celebration..
The force was very strong that day..
I felt very electric...
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 5, 2014 - 10:35pm PT
drljefe - Sweet!

I'd love to hear from a little narrative from y'all on why your pics are significant for you. I'm a context guy.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 5, 2014 - 10:49pm PT
I pick this one, as it's Nose-related.
At the Bridge, Facelift 2012.  Mouse meets the Mad Bolter 45 years aft...
At the Bridge, Facelift 2012. Mouse meets the Mad Bolter 45 years after.
Credit: mouse from merced
Tom Rhorer and Ben Richardson put in the anchors and made a rap route on the Nose in the late sixties and that's when I showed up in the Valley, but I never met him. I met both him and Ben at Facelift 2012.

Lilabiene, the Doltish girl, drove me to the Valley for that Facelift. It was her first trip to the Valley and I was pleased to be able to help her find her way there and so on.

I didn't get to meet Tom Evans, who generally hung out at the Bridge doing his El Cap pics, until the next spring. I don't think he was at the Bridge the day this got taken, or I'd surely have met him.

And finally, this trip to Facelift allowed me to meet several of you Tacos, as well.

Edit: Credit this to Odd. Pretty sure I asked her to snap this one.
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 5, 2014 - 11:46pm PT
That's what I'm talkin' about, Mouse. Thanks!
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Aug 6, 2014 - 03:30am PT
any of our selfies will do
Credit: tradmanclimbs
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Aug 6, 2014 - 03:31am PT
but I really like this one....
Isa and I FA Perrigan Dihedral, Mt Horrid
Isa and I FA Perrigan Dihedral, Mt Horrid
Credit: tradmanclimbs
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
Aug 6, 2014 - 07:24am PT
There is no single shot I can select and say, 'this shot summarizes it all.'

Its too varied an activity to do that.

But when I considered the OP, this was the first shot I thought of. My partner Angus Carbide (24th (or so) year as partner), following a pitch very high on Hawkman's Escape. This was taken in my Modesto years, when I was an hour forty five from the Cathedral pullout. We would go to the Valley weekend after weekend and randomly select routes during the drive up the hill.

We would jump on IVs and such on a whim, rope, rack, shirts, maybe something to eat, mostly not. A wind shirt. Nothing much more. We still climb well together and did an FA just two weeks ago. Anyway...

Angus was here.


DMT
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
Aug 6, 2014 - 07:34am PT
This one is of the FA of Blood Brothers, up Sonora Pass way. Angus sussed out this cliff and eyed the best line. He asked me to do it with him (I did p2). Here he is high on the line, one of his best efforts and best routes.


Now the thing is? He named the crag the Heart of the Sierra but it was subsequently renamed Brutus of Wyde Buttress or something like that (I am terrible with route and formation names, having lost most of my interest in such matters a while back).

The route and the cliff are in honor of our friend Bruce Bindner, aka Brutus of Wyde. And here is the man, on the FA of the Milktoast Chimney way down near Lone Pine Peak.


The chimney in question




And one more 'setting photo' of my little brother Angus


See I just can't do one photo, sorry! ;)

DMT

ps. Miss you Brutus!


anita514

Gym climber
Great White North
Aug 6, 2014 - 08:02am PT






Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 6, 2014 - 08:23am PT
I guess this thread title needs a sub-title:
"For those who can't read, or abide, by the thread title."
WyoRockMan

climber
Flank of the Big Horns
Aug 6, 2014 - 09:01am PT
Credit: WyoRockMan

My first trip to Yosemite with my best friend as fresh kids out of school. A wonderful summer, no pets, no kids, no responsibility. We fancied ourselves dirtbags. A time I'll cherish forever.

http://www.supertopo.com/tr/How-I-flew-from-the-nest-or-using-a-hammer-to-start-a-microbus/t11651n.html
locker

climber
STFU n00b!!!
Aug 6, 2014 - 10:28am PT


Credit: locker
...


Magic Ed

Trad climber
Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Aug 6, 2014 - 11:33am PT
Jim Erickson belayed by Steve Wood on the FFA of Rosy Crucifixion:

Jim Erickson on the FFA of Rosy Crucifixion
Jim Erickson on the FFA of Rosy Crucifixion
Credit: Magic Ed


Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Aug 6, 2014 - 11:51am PT
The finest partner I've ever had the opportunity to climb with, on the most memorable adventure we could imagine. Two shots of the same moment -- the moment we realized we were going to live, after three days of believing there was no chance...

Ryan
Ryan
Credit: Ghost

And his face, at first just ghosty, turned a whiter shade of pale.
And his face, at first just ghosty, turned a whiter shade of pale.
Credit: Ghost
eeyonkee

Trad climber
Golden, CO
Aug 6, 2014 - 04:21pm PT
Dave was my buddy too, of course. We travelled around together for a couple of years. Sheesh, we haven't kept in touch.
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Aug 6, 2014 - 04:30pm PT
The great memories seem to be mostly about the people we share the experience with!

Embracing caves:


When caves aren't feasible:


Just screwin' around having a fun day on the rock:


Making it back to the car in daylight! What a novelty!
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Aug 6, 2014 - 07:14pm PT
The laughter and fun shown here went on for 2 weeks... There was also lots of climbing !

Credit: Jim Brennan

Credit: gf

LilaBiene

Trad climber
Technically...the spawning grounds of Yosemite
Aug 6, 2014 - 09:26pm PT
Camila's second climbing lesson in Yosemite, guided by the multi-talen...
Camila's second climbing lesson in Yosemite, guided by the multi-talented BooDawg and friend of Dolt's.
Credit: LilaBiene

This one just makes my heart explode with emotions I can't even begin to explain. BooDawg, friend of Dolt's and classmate of my birth mom's, leading the way for the little muppet...I don't know how I even managed to take a picture. The intersection of so many lives, and the epic kindness of a one-of-a-kind gentleman. <3
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Aug 6, 2014 - 10:08pm PT
So cute, Lila !
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 6, 2014 - 10:12pm PT
Nice.

And Greg - he's living in the San Pasqual area, working as a consultant right now. I remember well the time he spent climbing with you!
yedi

Trad climber
Stanwood,wa
Aug 7, 2014 - 08:14am PT
Camaraderie was always the biggest part of the adventure. 20 plus years climbing with my buddy Bill.



Credit: yedi
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