The Sheep Buggerers of JT...BITD


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L.A. Woman

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Apr 14, 2017 - 07:36am PT
Aloha Friday! Enjoy the long weekend.
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

Out Of Bed
Apr 16, 2017 - 03:25am PT
? Hmm?
on a some what obscure thread about poodles,
the Reason for putting the word 'poodle' in the names' of climbs;
The Story!
( Flufffy -needs a leash , Fluffy Gone ! I told you so Fluffy needed a leash),

That aside . . . .
Some pearls dropped that need to be here :

Social climber
flagstaff arizona,, Apr 16, 2017 - 01:52am PT

Yeah Randy, the social and cultural landscape that flourished in Josh from the early 70's to the mid-80's was an apex of SoCal climbing culture -- it was striking and vibrant in every respect, from the the striking level of boldness and vision and creativity and expertise in the climbing and bouldering, to the barely-in-control party scene that hummed during the week and then wildly spiked on the weekends, and the sheer scope and complexity of the loosely interwoven tribes and clans and cliques that taken together represented an astonishing concentration of climbing talent -- somebody should write a book, because it was a brief, intense, and truly unique flash that came and went so fast that it took some scenesters years to figure out that the bloom had fallen from the flower. I'm just now getting some perspective, given that 30 years or so have passed by the by. It was definately a one-time event, and if you were there you should consider yourself lucky. It was like a private Burning Man for climbers that lasted for ten straight years. Not bad for a sandbox full of chossy pebbles and blobs of petrified oatmeal.

Craig Fry

Trad climber
So Cal.
Apr 16, 2017 - 09:29am PT
Amen Brother
It was the Golden Years

Abundant FAa, abundant friends and over the top fun and memories
climber bob

Social climber
Apr 17, 2017 - 01:39pm PT

climber a single wide......
Aug 12, 2017 - 11:41am PT
While FISH eventually became world- renowned due to the Rolling Stone Valley Boy's article, I was the first Bugger to garner media attention (albeit anonymously).

I present to you faithful readers the Wolfe Guide to JT (3rd edition circa spring 79?). Stink-bugging up a moderate ...

Credit: Sewellymon
Credit: Sewellymon

Trad climber
Aug 12, 2017 - 01:40pm PT
^^^ That photo of the Wolfe guide brought back so many memories I went to amazon and ordered one used. I threw my Wolfe guide away when Vogel's purple guide came out. Won't be the same as mine, but what the hey.

right here, right now
Aug 12, 2017 - 04:26pm PT
Sewelly say:
I was the first Bugger to garner media attention

You were a Joe Boy. Anything more is aspirational and revisionist.
Plus, we all know that is a picture of Ron Fawcett. A good pic though, and a personal favorite!


Social climber
Mar 14, 2018 - 01:03pm PT
ive only heard bits and pieces

any recollections of the day tripper earned his wings?

Social climber
Mar 14, 2018 - 04:37pm PT
so the word which survived to reach my ear talks of a day this gentleman made the rounds of everyone within a hours walk of hidden valley offering all the free tabs you were willing to eat on the spot...

care to narrow the date down to more specific that just the 80's russ?
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