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Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Aug 28, 2018 - 03:44pm PT
The Weir Farm is,
a place for,
inspired by,
Credit: Gnome Ofthe Diabase
and
so special to painters.
Credit: Gnome Ofthe Diabase



Credit: Gnome Ofthe Diabase
unfinished but underway, painting inspired by visit
Credit: Gnome Ofthe Diabase



glad the slip from the wagon did not land you under the wheels. All these years later, I find your a cop-ish? deployment, to fit, but I take it with a sort of . . . of amazement.
funny to think of you & me, That is, as to who we have both become.

Way back maybe '88 or before? A shoulder season still snow up north
out past the famous climbs, far side?
y'all had names & secret zones . . .
Sky's yellow? The Suns gone blue? it must be my lead as Im still climbing up to you. . .
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Aug 28, 2018 - 05:00pm PT
Credit: hooblie
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 28, 2018 - 05:10pm PT
^^^ Awesomely awesome abstract, hooblie!
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 28, 2018 - 05:18pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Monument stone on the right at the lip of the cliff.
Monument stone on the right at the lip of the cliff.
Credit: mouse from merced
Dingus--The spot you refer to as Gold Wall is left of these obvious "gullies" or "lines." It is nearly above the parking on the end of Shell Rd. These lines all are further east along the wall.
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Aug 28, 2018 - 05:23pm PT
That's The Fissures. There are some very difficult Phil Bone routes there.

There is also a huge crack on top of the table and some day that whole thing is going to topple.

DMT
throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Aug 28, 2018 - 08:28pm PT
When Peggy Lou and I were living in Chico in the early 70s, I used to climb up in Bidwell Park. A canyon called salmon hole had the best basalt. I remember one sketchy bomb bay chimney. Did any of the flame people out there ever climb at that spot? How about bald rock dome up on the feather river? Mouse, I remember Randy Hamm coming up and climbing with me for a bit. Were you on that trip? I canít remember.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 28, 2018 - 08:49pm PT
I came up with Dolores to visit you and Peggy in Chico one weekend. You and I top-roped something in a corner. I'm pretty sure it was Salmon Hole on Bidwell.

We all went to some sold-out porno flick on campus that night, too, but cannot recall the full title. The subject matter involved an orange, in part.
zBrown

Ice climber
Aug 28, 2018 - 09:17pm PT

Rock wall Santa Barbara

throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Aug 28, 2018 - 09:31pm PT
That rockwall always seemed to be in a state of eminent collapse. Seemed like it was swaying. Maybe it was. Most likely it was the purple double dome.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Aug 28, 2018 - 09:33pm PT
How about bald rock dome up on the feather river?

Did 1 route there 76ish, multi pitch run out slab IIRC.

Me thinks Bushman climbed and has an FA there?

Bald Rock Dome, <br/>
not my pic
Bald Rock Dome,
not my pic
Credit: Web rip off

Throwpie did you do anything at Grizzly Dome on Hwy. 70?

Grizzly Dome <br/>
1977
Grizzly Dome
1977
Credit: T Hocking
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 28, 2018 - 10:46pm PT
"Nice pants."
Birdset.
Birdset.
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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 28, 2018 - 10:49pm PT
Bushman

climber
The state of quantum flux
Aug 28, 2018 - 11:20pm PT
Credit: Bushman
Mingling with the Road

Donít try and tell me
life sometimes ainít a bitch
For here I lie all mangled
and a crumpled in a ditch
For I never saw them coming
those rednecks in their truck
They hit me with their bumper
I went flying and threw up

Oh oh me
Iím as mangled as can be
My bicycleís is mangled
and is hanging in a tree
Oh poor me
Iím as mangled as can be
They left me for to die now
as the buzzards circle me

ďAnd so he met
with his timely demise
For there are no accidents
in this world, realize
And there his whole world
came closing right in
With only the wind and
the sky for a friendĒ

-bushman
08/28/2018
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 29, 2018 - 07:18am PT
So many ways to die, so few lives...


https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/female-mountaineer-found-frozen-in-ice-like-a-wax-doll-31-years-after-she-vanished-on-europes-highest-peak/ar-BBMAH9A?ocid=spartandhp#image=BBMAH9A_1|1

"Do I want to die under the wind and the sky?"
That is the question. Weather...tis nobler in the mind and all that.

Yes, little LeRoy, life is a bitch and then you got death, which is a whole different kinda bitch, see. Can't make it plainer than that. I knew an old boy went through life with the caps lock button locked down and never knew the difference till just before he died. It threw him, when he found out, lemme tellya.

He was a friend of my uncle Lemmy's. You remember my uncle, right?

Yeah, I think so. He the one lost his house in a fire?

That's him. The story was in the papers and on TV. He was burning a pile of stough in his yard. And he goes inside for lemonade and opens the sink cabinet to toss something in the trash and this rat's in the bottom scarfin' on a chicken bone.

The rat'd been drivin' Lemmy nuts for months, livin' in the walls and in the attic, runnin' around at all hours. He was loud, too. Sounded like he wore combat boots or somethin'.

So Lemmy grabbs a rollin' pin and does a number on that bastard. Beats him to death, then he takes it outside and tosses his ass on the fire.

But the rat isn't dead, man! The heat brings him around. He jumps off the pile of burning stough and dashes back into the house. Except now his fur's afire. Lemmy can't stop him and he gets into the wall space.

He ignites the insulation. Some of the place burns up, some burns down,
and Lemmy had to go live with his kid.

True story. Lemmy coulda died, see. That's my only point. But who wants to die because of a rat?
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 29, 2018 - 08:31am PT
Dammit!  I can't remember the caption.
Dammit! I can't remember the caption.
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 29, 2018 - 08:35am PT
Lazy Lester shopped LL Bean's catalog for years.  B'lieve it or not!
Lazy Lester shopped LL Bean's catalog for years. B'lieve it or not!
Credit: mouse from merced
Lazy f*#kin Lester - I'm A Man
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjRefkosHE4

^^^Four stars!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 29, 2018 - 08:44am PT
Howlin' Wolf - Chester Arthur Burnett Is A Back Door Man
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVIA1n5ng4Y
Chester.
Chester.
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 29, 2018 - 08:50am PT
Ramblin' Jack Elliot - Cigarettes and Whisky and Wild Wild Women
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7s1IIg9CdA
The fruits of sexual harassment.
The fruits of sexual harassment.
Credit: mouse from merced
throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Aug 29, 2018 - 08:58am PT
I climbed Grizzly dome quite a bit T. Not many of us doing that in those days. There were also some big slabs just down river from there. I recall some bolts and runouts. We lived in Chico from 72 through 75... lots of acid drops and naked hippie swimming in Bidwell Creek! I also got to know Bob Henley pretty good. ( of Henley Quits fame). Climbed with him quite a bit. Pretty cool guy. I wonder if heís still around. I almost fell to my death on bald rock dome once. Itís about as close as I ever came. Covered many miles hitchhiking from Chico to the valley. Those were definitely some youthful carefree days.... kind of like now minus the youthful part!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 29, 2018 - 09:49am PT
Wild wild wild.  Boom boom boom.
Wild wild wild. Boom boom boom.
Credit: mouse from merced
https://78.media.tumblr.com/3312ba0aa8af782554274546490c8e65/tumblr_ojsyseIi281tgpq4io1_400.gif

Hubba hubba hubba...who ya gonna shoot?
Hubba hubba hubba...who ya gonna shoot?
Credit: mouse from merced

Better get up and dance. Shake it, baby!
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