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Walleye

climber
The Hot Kiss on the end of a Wet Fist
Sep 14, 2013 - 02:50pm PT
Herbert is delinquent for his weekly visit here in the Meadows, Steve, but I will ask him about your event in Oakdale when and if he shows.
Badges??? We don't need no stinking badges!!!
Badges??? We don't need no stinking badges!!!
Credit: Walleye
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Sep 14, 2013 - 03:46pm PT
Had the occasion to run into him climbing twice round Tahoe. Quick wit, and a gentleman of Obvious quality.. "wow,, that was TM HERBERT"....
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Sep 17, 2013 - 12:06pm PT
Somebody go tug on TM's gear loops and get his attention!
Walleye

climber
The Hot Kiss on the end of a Wet Fist
Sep 21, 2013 - 11:32pm PT
Fourth of July, 2013
Fourth of July, 2013
Credit: Walleye
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Oct 2, 2013 - 02:29pm PT
Still trying to get TM on board for Oakdale.

Reno folks please give TM a poke in the ribs and get him to come and talk about his awesome free climbing.

I wrote him a letter and haven't heard back.
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Oct 2, 2013 - 02:31pm PT
Stevie, I assume it will take an intervention. How about working on Dr Tommy first?
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Oct 2, 2013 - 03:14pm PT
Mimi and I have been discussing that angle.

I will give it a try.
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Aug 19, 2014 - 09:00pm PT
TM Aug 17, 2014
TM Aug 17, 2014
Credit: Mike Bolte
Rankin

Social climber
Greensboro, North Carolina
Aug 19, 2014 - 09:27pm PT
TM !!!! :D
clinker

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, California
Aug 20, 2014 - 07:08am PT
TM, cantankerous and kind. Legend, master, and Dad.
martygarrison

Trad climber
Washington DC
Aug 20, 2014 - 07:28am PT
Another thing I remember about TM in the late 70's and 80's is you would often see him at the base of La Cosita with and array of young coeds. A different one each time. A lady's man it seemed!
BASE104

Social climber
An Oil Field
Aug 20, 2014 - 07:42am PT
Funny TM story.

I had broken my leg in the valley and was hitching back to Bishop to recoup in Round Valley. Deuce gave me a ride to the meadows and I was going to nab a ride from Dale and Bobbie from there to Bishop.

So I hit the store and buy a big jug of wine and other assorted goodies. The wine helped the Vicodan.

So I am on crutches, barely hanging onto this bag of booze and stuff, desperately trying not to drop it.

TM and sons walk by and he goes,

"Damnit Tommy! Look at that guy! Go give him a hand!"

So Tommy carried my booze back into the campground for me. He must have been 12 or so.
Yeti

Trad climber
Ketchum, Idaho
Aug 20, 2014 - 03:11pm PT
The only time I've ever known TM to be rendered speechless was when he and I climbed the Dike Route on Piwiack Dome in Tuolumne in 1971. He was full of his usual good natured if sometimes biting banter until I inadvertently (stupidly? blindly? foggy-mindedly?) by-passed two bolts on an already run out lead and was looking at one of those long falls it's best not to think too much about. TM was completely silent for what seemed like an eternity to me, and, I assume, TM, until I clipped into the anchors with even more enjoyment than listening to one of TM's stories.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Nov 27, 2014 - 12:19pm PT
Happy Turkey Day as this guy isn't one!
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Nov 27, 2014 - 05:24pm PT
He's the best.
Fossil climber

Trad climber
Atlin, B. C.
Nov 27, 2014 - 08:54pm PT
Thanks for starting this, Wild Bill! No one ever deserved an appreciation thread more - and I know he’d respond to that statement with a dry and incredibly hilarious one-liner.

When he was guiding in the meadows BITD he was so much fun and so absolutely solid that you knew that any clients that you sent out with him would be perfectly safe and come back smiling.

TM would have made an incredible standup comic. Hell, he WAS a standup comic, besides being one of the nicest guys I’ve met.

We were both on a great rescue on Clyde Minaret and TM was about to be lowered a long way handling the litter. (YOSAR History thread) I made some worried comment about loose rock and he said something like, “Hell, I’ll just catch ‘em and crush ‘em.)

Here’s to TM. One of the best. And thanks for posting all the great stories!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 27, 2014 - 09:05pm PT
Thanks, Wayne. You missed TM's family last year at OCF. Happy Turkey Day to you and Cindy, too!

MFM

Part of Clan Herbert.
Part of Clan Herbert.
Credit: mouse from merced
Masters of Stone.
Masters of Stone.
Credit: mouse from merced
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