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Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 20, 2006 - 08:25pm PT
I posted this to another thread, but thought it deserved one of its own. It is not only climbing-related, but some Friday afternoon fun.

There is a "Pink TriCam Webpage" - at http://www.swarpa.net/~danforth/climb/sinkthepink.html

It includes "Ode to a Pink Tricam", by Charles "Pinky" Danforth. Plus some other stuff on the subject.

Just as Camp 4 may be the only campsite in the world to have a book named after it, the pink tricam may be the only piece of climbing equipment in the world to have its own poem.

Anders
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Oct 20, 2006 - 10:02pm PT
Whut Up,
eDancerPrancerKuh-GirlMontanarinaBallerinaoftheTurnagainarm?

Oh, yah, to my point;
RCA, Kee-Lassic T Meadows 5.8:
Better show up wit' a pink and a red Tri Cam, or show up scared and come up wuh-aay run out!
blackbird

Trad climber
Oct 20, 2006 - 10:10pm PT
...sniffsniff... my pink tri-cam is no more... got left on a route... second FORGOT to clean it... by the time everything was said and done it was too late to go back and get it, and by the time I did get back it was gone...

pink tri-camless (for now) BB
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Oct 20, 2006 - 10:18pm PT
May the gear lords, um er, -lordettes return you in spades BB.

Hey e Kat,
Yo -those reverse headlight snowstorm faux 'cid trips are knott to be coveted; 'glad you made it back,
Never Mind you the Ana-full-axi-whutever shox -is (not an album by jimi)...



But back to the topic,
Um, Hurumfh;
Ever "try cammin' one"?
ah-ah-ah.
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 20, 2006 - 10:24pm PT
Well, this is doing better than my last thread, about reports from secret agents.

My interest in this was piqued (should be peaked, with climbers involved) by a post by Jello on the cams and lurps thread - subjects he knows well. He said he'd heard of a pink tri cam poem, and to help out I googled it - and found not just a poem but a website. Good grief!

Anders
blackbird

Trad climber
Oct 20, 2006 - 10:30pm PT
Thanks, Tar... The rock gives; the rock takes... Everything comes out in the wash, and I've bootied plenty of gear over the years, so I can't be TOO upset... But dangitall, that little piece had some sentimental value and isn't easily replaced!

snifsnifsnif... snif...

I'm through whining now!

BB
Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Oct 20, 2006 - 10:53pm PT
I remember Walt had fixed his on the traverse after the pendulum on Royal Arches. His client could not clean it and Walt went back and couldn't retreive it either. He was bummed about losing it. It was there for several years after Walt passed away and every time I do the route I think about him. The last few times I have done the route it has either been bootied or it is covered with leaves. I miss seeing that thing and used to clip it for sentimental sake.

Ken
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Oct 20, 2006 - 11:00pm PT
I like to think it's covered with leaves, ready to be reborn, like Walt!
Aya

Uncategorizable climber
New York
Oct 20, 2006 - 11:02pm PT
Oh my. I need to send them the pink tricam shirt I made for myself!


Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 20, 2006 - 11:30pm PT
Aya: Is that a real tee shirt! If so, fantastic!
Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Oct 20, 2006 - 11:40pm PT
Blinny, here is some MAGIC for you. I am pretty sure that Werner has it. I have a large portion of Walt's rack and footage I took of him on two different climbs. Every time the wind blows in a strange way I think of him and others.

Ken
Aya

Uncategorizable climber
New York
Oct 20, 2006 - 11:40pm PT
Yes, yes it is.

I drew it myself. I made a few other shirts and things too, though I guess I didn't put the pink tricam shirt into my cafepress shop. I guess I wasn't sure if it violated some kind of copyright or something - I'm still not sure...

Cafepress lets you put pretty much any picture on any item they carry, so it's kind of fun.

My cafepress store
Jello

Social climber
No Ut
Oct 21, 2006 - 12:09am PT
Aya, can you find one of these t-shirts for me. I'll buy it. I'd like to give it as a gift to the inventor, my brother< Greg. He's pretty much out of the loop re: climbing, but I know it would make him feel good!

-JL
Indianclimber

climber
Las Vegas
Oct 21, 2006 - 12:12am PT
Should put the climbing gear filled supertaco on that site
Aya

Uncategorizable climber
New York
Oct 21, 2006 - 12:42am PT
Jello: I can put that on any shirt or mug or whatever. Just let me know - anyone else, too - cafepress is really easy for making this sort of stuff!
ladd

Trad climber
land of fruits, nuts and flakes
Oct 21, 2006 - 12:50am PT
my pinkie has been like a saving grace here in Courtright's wonderland of rocks..

cheers,

Aya

Uncategorizable climber
New York
Oct 21, 2006 - 01:55am PT
Oh, BB - if I do send the dacks boys down your way post-thanksgiving (ha HA the T-Wall is closed that week - so they might go to NC first) I'll send along a pink tricam for you. I've got 5 or 6 of them and I guess I shouldn't, since people hate cleaning them.

I sure do love placing them though!
sandstone and sky

Trad climber
AK
Oct 21, 2006 - 03:50am PT
Blinny -

Where in Montana?

SS
blackbird

Trad climber
Oct 21, 2006 - 10:29am PT
Thanks, Aya! You're a dear! Have the boys get in touch with me if they head towards TW. Surly there's a bit of open time during their trip! I still may try to head up your way this season. I've got that whole week at T-giving. We'll see...

Ciao!

BB
sandstone and sky

Trad climber
AK
Oct 21, 2006 - 11:40am PT
That's a great part of the state. I'm from up that way myself, originally.
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