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Trad climber
Josh, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 20, 2015 - 07:34pm PT
While we have a number of these thread for various reasons, nobody is more deserving than Ron.

Ron is a class act an a wonderful friend who will cover your back when you need it.

Of equal importance is his work and passion for helping wounded veterans of war with serious disabilities. His skills and love of his work and dedication to helping people who have suffered horrible life long injuries is beyond simple admiration.

Ron, my hat's off to you!

Social climber
So Cal
Jul 20, 2015 - 07:37pm PT
Ron is a class act!

From what I've seen of the TDF so far they could use someone like him to put the riders back together, but then he has a job with real heroes.

Social climber
Jul 20, 2015 - 07:54pm PT
hey there say, ron... wow, happy appreciation thread to you!!

i remember a notation, a ways back from a post, 'rolodex ron' ... as, hee hee, you WERE there when i needed your number, :))

thanks for all you do, for SOOOOOOOO SOOO SO many folks!
god bless!


Social climber
State of decay
Jul 20, 2015 - 08:14pm PT
Ron is THE man. The shot above is by Dave Vaughn( brassnutts)at the Gilje Fest last April at Todd's. Ron contributes time energy and anything he can including baby sitting the Bird!!!!
Thanks for all you do Ron, your the real deal!

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 20, 2015 - 08:28pm PT
Mark Force

Trad climber
Ashland, Oregon
Jul 20, 2015 - 08:29pm PT
Ron is a genuine solid good guy and good company. He is always ready to help someone out and he deserves extra credit for watching out for The Bird!

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 20, 2015 - 08:57pm PT
You're missing out on a classic!

Gym climber
Being In Sierra Happy Of Place
Jul 20, 2015 - 10:07pm PT
Mr Gomez is as right as rain in a drought.

3 cheers for the Ron that didn't post above me!

(just to be clear who we are appreciating)

Boulder climber
Jul 20, 2015 - 10:44pm PT
Heart of Gold. . . .df
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jul 20, 2015 - 11:05pm PT
what a wonderful person
it is my good fortune to know Ron and have met Kelly and consider them friends

Ron at the 2010 Woodson Fest, with scuffy_b and grug...
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 20, 2015 - 11:57pm PT
Ron's one of a kind
He's a kind one of a kind
Of a kind of one

It's been my pleasure to have broken bread and shared salt with Ron among some mutual acquaintances.
I dare not imagine how we would have been had we shared a rope back when I never knew you and I can't say much about you because of that.

Hope to run into you again, Ron.

In addition to the two birds, there is THE Bird, Wayno, Eric and Mrs. Beck, Ramona Howard (OCF) and husband, RON, and Lynnie.

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jul 21, 2015 - 07:30am PT
Ron is a super guy! He is kind and extremely loyal.
You would always want him at your back!
this just in

Justin Ross from North Fork
Jul 21, 2015 - 08:19am PT
Would definitely like to meet Ron. A very positive guy on here. Thanks man and


Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Jul 21, 2015 - 09:19am PT
I met so many cool ones at those Oakdale gatherings and Ron Gomez is among the coolest.

That was some lunch, eh Mouse? That poor waitress, she had her hands full.

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Jul 21, 2015 - 09:30am PT
Always steady.

Always sane.

Always positive.

The dude is a true asset!!

More Ron, Less Ron!! What.....??
ron gomez

Trad climber
Jul 21, 2015 - 09:38am PT
WOW! What a cool surprise....lost for words except, THANK YOU. Fonda thanks, most everyone that posted, I respect to a high degree, so to read your words, it hits home. Truly don't deserve is just who we are as people and all the people I know that posted are EXACTLY the same way. A great group of friends to have and I'm blessed to know all of you.
Got one of the BEST jobs in the world working with our Wounded, Ill and Injured Marines and Sailors, even get to take em climbing as part of their recovery process.
To everyone that has or will post..A huge thank you for being part of my life and enriching me and my Bride Kelly!

Edit: I work with Wounded Warrior Regiment based out of Quantico, VA, Dept of Defense. We are the ones that work in recovery of the Wounded Ill and Injured service members. Not to be confused with the charitable orgs that attach Wounded Warrior to their names. They do a lot of good fund raising, I work in the rehabilitation field.

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Jul 21, 2015 - 09:45am PT
Wounded Warrior Worker? Thanks Ron!

Plus 10!!

I will be volunteering at another Stand Down gathering, locally, here in August.

For anyone who doesn't know, Stand Down is typically 3 day gatherings for homeless Vets, where they get some meals, some shelter, some vet camaraderie, medical attention and lots of information about services available to them that many are not even aware of.

Trad climber
Jul 21, 2015 - 10:00am PT
Ron is one of the good ones. I don't know him well but enjoyed the times we have met.

Cheers and Peace,

John Penca

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Jul 21, 2015 - 10:41am PT
I met Mr Gomez once.. on a crescent moon night @ the water tank in Yellowpines.
We chatted a bit and he was gone the next to pick up litter on the Little Yosemite valley trail & up to the top of Half Dome.

I like his voice , conversations ..and Posts...


Never really saw his face.....
ron gomez

Trad climber
Jul 21, 2015 - 11:07am PT
That was my 50th Birthday Nita! It was a wonderful day, walked by myself on the trail late in the day, spent the night by myself, started my 50th Birthday all alone on top of Half Dome, walked down, left for Tuolumne and spent the rest of my Birthday in the Meadows.
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