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Roger Breedlove

Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Topic Author's Original Post - Sep 13, 2006 - 10:43am PT
Hi Kevin,

Welcome to ST land. I think that your excellent post on the Salathe slabs, John Hansen's Bolts on El Cap thread [url="http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.html?topic_id=251146&msg=252263#msg252263"]The Warbler[/url] and Mike's bolt removal is your first post.

Some of the best times I had climbing were with you and Geroge on Middle.

Best, Roger


The Eye of the Snail
Sep 13, 2006 - 10:50am PT
Mr. Worral's long shot of Herr Alex Huber on the Salathe Headwall circa 1997(?) is one of the most breathtaking climbing photos I ever saw. Taken from over near Ribbon Falls or something, and I believe it took him all day (hike in, sunset photo, hike out all night) for one shot. Bravo!

Umm, Buzz, if you're gonna keep inviting people in here make sure some of them nail, okay? Otherwise it's a total double stannard.

(Thank you.)

Trad climber
Sep 13, 2006 - 10:51am PT
Kevin Worrall?


Good to see you here, too!

Some of my fondest memories are playing guitars and singing with you back in the dirt, back in the day!

Look what I'm up to now:


Whoulda thunk!

I've always wanted you to see and play Mark's work. . . his is a rare and precious gift.

Keep the MAGIC alive!

Kath (Brockman!)

Russ Walling

Social climber
Out on the sand, Man.....
Sep 13, 2006 - 10:54am PT
Kevin Worrall??? NO way... where is he? Welcome to the TacoDome.

Trad climber
love the eastern sierras
Sep 13, 2006 - 11:45am PT
yo or anyone have a link to the pic?

blinny those are some mighty fine guitars!

welcome to supertaco Kevin

Trad climber
Sep 13, 2006 - 12:17pm PT
Thanks, hardman!



can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Sep 13, 2006 - 12:53pm PT
Hi Kevin

Good to see you on here.

Pat Nay

Social climber
Ventura, California
Sep 13, 2006 - 06:14pm PT

Nice to have to you around. Glad you could remember that day on the Salathe slabs so well. It was pretty cool free climbing to the terraces one afternoon without a care or a thought of the ramifications to come.

Iíll track you down.


Trad climber
Sep 13, 2006 - 10:10pm PT
Can't let this welcome get buried on the second page. . . so. . . bump. . . and welcome, again, Kevin!


Kath (Brockman)

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Sep 13, 2006 - 10:38pm PT
swami belt. small backpacker's stuff sack as a chalk bag. huge loop of slack in the rope. crisp, new e.b.'s. spring updraft lifting breezes up the face.

when my wife and i finally sacked up to do quicksilver, i'd had this photo stuck in my head for seven years. one of the more classic valley images ever, in my not-so-very-humble opinion.

welcome, indeed. if we see so far, it is because we stand on the shoulders of giants.


Trad climber
Sep 13, 2006 - 10:45pm PT




Social climber
Sep 13, 2006 - 11:17pm PT
Wow, Kevin Worrall! I haven't seen him in twenty years!

The Warbler

the edge of America
Sep 14, 2006 - 12:16am PT
Talkin' shop on the net sure beats those nights in the smoky mountain room bar or some funky smellin' camper. Roger - those days on Middle were the best- the adventure, the virgin eversofine stone, that cheshire cat grin on Meyers' face! Kathy, what's a '69 D18 in OK condition worth for a trade-in? Mike - you've reminded me that on Free Blast we were on a youthfully idealistic mission to raise the free climbing standards above all (we should have kept going!). Mr. Nay, Blitzo - all you guys - thanks for the warm welcome.
Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Sep 14, 2006 - 12:23am PT
Hey Kevin,

How do you like being a Dad? Heard you were up here recently from Sabina and Eddy. Sounds like you had fun on Hoffman. Sorry I missed you.

Ken Yager

Sep 14, 2006 - 12:27am PT
On Quicksilver, the second pitch. WTF were you guys thinking back then. I could've died from that run out.

It didn't happen, and look where we ended up.


Bawhahahaha ..... oh man.
The Warbler

the edge of America
Sep 14, 2006 - 12:41am PT
Sorry Wonder Brawn. Ask Vern, he led the second pitch. I think we were thinkin we'd run out of bolts if we placed too many and we didn't have the scatch to buy more. Besides, when's the last time you fell on a 5.9? or a 5.10? or a 5.11 for that matter?

Sep 14, 2006 - 12:45am PT
Kauk told me to lead that pitch because it's the "easy one".

Sh#t .........
The Warbler

the edge of America
Sep 14, 2006 - 12:51am PT
What was that Chappy quote about Kauk's stretching program? something like "the only thing he stretches is the truth"! har har!
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Sep 14, 2006 - 01:02am PT
I have a hunch that M. Worrall may be interested in the hydra-headed Stonemaster Stories. They can be found by searching ST under "Stonemaster", or:

"The original Stonemaster Stories thread by John (Largo) Long started here:
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.html?topic_id=145850&f=0&b=0 (208)

JL: Anyone out there with old (before, say, 1975) Stonemaster stories, I'd love to hear them as I'm slowly trying to put something together. Hearing other perspectives might help trigger some long lost memories. The Stonemasters were always as much a frame of mind as anything else, but what folks remember--especially in terms of anecdotes, or what they thought the Stonemasters actually were, or stood for--might help give some little shape to what feels like a very amorphous subject.

Stonemaster Stories (Part II) can be retraced here:
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.html?topic_id=150211&f=0&b=0 (171)

Stonemaster Stories Part III can be retraced here (Many nice photos in this part):
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.html?topic_id=155821&f=0&b=0 (129)

It was requested to continue onward here from Part III. It was getting
too long again (very rapidly actually). Stonemaster Stories Part IV:
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.html?topic_id=157408&f=0&b=0 (125)

We continue onward with the epic saga "Stonemaster Stories" (Part V):
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.html?topic_id=161148&f=0&b=0 (150)

We continue further onward with the epic saga "Stonemaster Stories" (Part 6):
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.html?topic_id=164782&f=0&b=0 (126)

We continue further onward with the epic saga "Stonemaster Stories" (Part 7):
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.html?topic_id=169730&f=0&b=0 (119)

Stonemaster 8: http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.html?topic_id=173337&f=0&b=0

And Stonemaster 9: http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.html?topic_id=176623&f=0&b=0"


Trad climber
Sep 14, 2006 - 11:46am PT
Yay, Kevin. . . I always wondered if you ever got your Martin! Good for you! That must mean you're still playin'!


Here's Katrianna. . . Blanchard #1. . . built for me as a mind boggling, life changing surprize Christmas present many, many years ago! She's what started this whole thing!

She's a far cry from that old "cheap plywood topped Japanese nylon stringed guitar" (that's what Blanchard always called it!) I had back in the dirt. You can acutally TUNE Katrianna!


MAN. . . I would love for you to play some of Mark's stuff! Come to Montana!

Keep the MAGIC alive!

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