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Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Feb 8, 2018 - 03:45pm PT
See you on the other side Bob. Happy birthday!
snyd

Sport climber
Lexington, KY
Feb 8, 2018 - 05:08pm PT
I miss him.
thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Feb 8, 2018 - 05:18pm PT
Credit: Verdon Forever
Off White

climber
Tenino, WA
Feb 8, 2018 - 07:43pm PT
Hah, he'd have appreciated that gift Mr. Cowboy.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Feb 8, 2018 - 08:30pm PT
THAT explains a whole lot of WTF...Thanks Off.
Still can't find much though.
zardoz

Trad climber
Colorado Springs, CO
Feb 8, 2018 - 08:44pm PT
I saw that it was Bob's birthday today as well. Nice to see friends over here talking about him.
thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Feb 8, 2018 - 10:59pm PT
loose lips sink ships
loose lips sink ships
Credit: thebravecowboy


the dude saw the light but weren't ever the evangelist publique
Greg Epperson

climber
Joshua Tree
Feb 9, 2018 - 08:16pm PT
Credit: Greg Epperson
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Feb 9, 2018 - 09:41pm PT
Sweet shot Greg!
Damn you're good with a camera!
Just Plain Heroic even with the TR.
xCon

Social climber
909
Feb 9, 2018 - 09:45pm PT
we went out of our ways for decades to insist that climbing in such fashion didn't exist...
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Feb 9, 2018 - 09:49pm PT
The patriotic Stonemaster look is sure to be in resurgence now...
JLyons

Sport climber
Cali
Feb 9, 2018 - 10:14pm PT
I love BVB, but I don’t know what’s worse in that shot...the tight TR or the cheat stones stacked up for stairway next door
Off White

climber
Tenino, WA
Jul 11, 2018 - 10:58am PT
Yesterday was the one year anniversary of Bob's death, so I thought I'd poke this thread and add something from the archives. This is a bit of an experiment so bear with me if I don't get it right the first time.

Here's three pages of an unpublished epistle he wrote about top roping entitled "Five Killer Top Ropes" The notes about the five climbs are handwritten on yellow tablet stock, scrawled rather than written, but I could post that too. There's also a bunch of other choppy re-writes and handwritten drafts, perhaps best send to the BVB Archives at Mesa Community College in San Diego.

Credit: Off White
Credit: Off White
Credit: Off White

For the record, his five top rope choices were:

Rambo Roof - Smith Rocks
Dominatrix Without Mercy - Cochise Stronghold
The Lie Detector - Mt Woodson (though Mother Superior was in the running)
Short Circuit - Yosemite Valley
Leave It To Beaver - Joshua Tree
deuce4

climber
Hobart, Australia
Jul 11, 2018 - 12:03pm PT
Cool stuff, Off White. Always thought the crags would be a better place if top roping was as highly honored as rap bolted leads. I always enjoyed the top rope circuit with Bob back in the day—maximum density of hard climbing per hour of cragging!

Bob was definitely a pioneer in lots of aspects...
Mike.

climber
Jul 11, 2018 - 12:03pm PT
Thanks, Off White.
frostback

Social climber
great white north
Jul 11, 2018 - 12:11pm PT
Thanks Off White
I remember Brooke waxing on approx 85-86 about BVB and how he really had that TR thing figured out. Brooke was no slouch at it either.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Jul 11, 2018 - 12:58pm PT
It's like he's talking to me! :)

Tongue in cheek speaking truth to the power of the leader meta narrative! :)




Where is The Pump Dummy? Don't make me break out my JT bible!
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jul 11, 2018 - 07:49pm PT
Lest we forget

The American Legend created this distillation of Supertopo and posted it about six years ago...

zardoz

Trad climber
Colorado Springs, CO
Jul 12, 2018 - 04:55am PT
Oh, man. Those X-tranormal text to speech animations that BVB did were great!
dee ee

Mountain climber
Of THIS World (Planet Earth)
Jul 12, 2018 - 10:15am PT
Bob toproped the Nabisco on a 400' 8mm?

Oh Bob, that is visionary and so bold!
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