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hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Oct 11, 2017 - 11:55am PT
1965

Climb?

Climber?

Credit: hamie
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Oct 11, 2017 - 12:02pm PT
Damn Hamie ^^^
That just oozes personality.

Wild out of the ballpark guess: Tom Patey on a rare trip to the North American continent?
Sewellymon

climber
.....in a single wide......
Oct 11, 2017 - 12:17pm PT
Hamie- Loyd Price?
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Oct 11, 2017 - 12:21pm PT
^^^
I'm switching my guess to copycat Sewellymon's!
Gotta be ...
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Oct 11, 2017 - 01:27pm PT
Hamie - THinking of you last night. BCMC meeting at the ANZA. Glenn W did a slideshow of Dick's career climbing. Alice was there, her neice, Fred D, the Rowats (Lena too), Arnold Shives, Howie Rode ( he turns 98 next weekend ), Anders (of course). Others I forget...

All those pictures pre-dated '76 :-) !!!!

Hope you are well. I dunno your 1965 climber above but suspect it's in Yosemite..... Those are rocks in the background. Not trees !
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Oct 11, 2017 - 01:45pm PT
I really wanted to see Glenn's show last night but thought it better that I didn't introduce my head cold to others with a sneezing salutation.
hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Oct 11, 2017 - 04:32pm PT
Yes, it's in Yos. No, it's not Lloyd Price.

Hint #1: He has a younger brother, who also climbs/climbed.

Tami. Wish I had been at the slide show, and at the memorial as well.

Good times.
the goat

climber
north central WA
Oct 11, 2017 - 09:35pm PT
Tumwater canyon. Jim Sinclair.

Oh, that's right, he never left Psych Ledge.
hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Oct 12, 2017 - 10:58am PT
^^^^^^Answers^^^^^^

It's Dave Bircheff on Higher Spire. P1

For some strange reason, which now eludes me, Dave and JB were wearing the same shirt. Perhaps it was a two for one, or maybe they boosted them on a dare.

Here's JB on P2.

Credit: hamie

Later that day, as we were walking back along the road to C4 with ropes slung across our shoulders, an approaching car slowed to a crawl, as the occupants checked us out. Chouinard's face loomed large in the passenger window. We could almost hear him saying "Who the f*ck are those guys?" He and Herbert had finished the FA of the Muir that morning, and were heading for the fleshpots. Deservedly so! We stared back in awe.

The torch was beginning to pass.........
hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Oct 13, 2017 - 08:09pm PT
It looks like I am flogging a dead horse here. Ah well. Apologies are due to to the OP for hi-jacking his thread. Sorry 'bout that Don!

^^^^^ "Hint #1: He has a younger brother....." ^^^^^

Dave's younger brother is of course Phil Bircheff. The two of them subsequently teamed up with the late Jim Pettigrew for the FA of Lurking Fear.

This is Phil (you'll have to trust me here :))on the top of Phantom Pinnacle, an excellent 5.9 route. Phil was only 15 or 16 at the time, and he easily led the 5.9 pitch. According to the Red Roper there were then about 35 5.9 routes in the Valley, and only one 5.10, the Crack of Doom. Phil must have been one of the youngest, if not THE youngest to lead 5.9 in the Valley, and very likely on the continent as well. Most impressive.

Credit: hamie

Here's Phil starting the first rap off Phantom Pinnacle, a very exciting experience. We used the long sling around the waist and between the legs, with 6 biners method. It was all free, and you landed in the branches of a tree. Very exciting!!

Phantom Pinnacle is an excellent climb, but the approach will likely deter many of today's climbers.

Credit: hamie

Good times.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Oct 28, 2017 - 04:21pm PT
Credit: Ed Hartouni
"Phantom Pinnacle is an excellent climb, but the approach will likely deter many of today's climbers."
hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Oct 28, 2017 - 05:54pm PT
Thanks, Ed. I just saved your photo.

I think that the route goes more or less up the centre of the sunny face.
Jody

climber
Occupied Territory
Oct 28, 2017 - 06:18pm PT
Mid 50's, Jenny Lake ranger station.

Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Oct 29, 2017 - 05:16am PT
Purgatory Chasm, Massachusetts, 1970s
Purgatory Chasm, Massachusetts, 1970s
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
Tamara Robbins

climber
not a climber, just related...
Jul 4, 2018 - 10:17pm PT
Ken, I'm thinking maybe TM's head to back of us in truck?

No. 7 def not mom. Janie Dean?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 5, 2018 - 07:52am PT
As bad as thaey come:

Credit: Reilly
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