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Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 27, 2019 - 03:42pm PT
Super Much enjoying All the contributions!!! Keep 'em coming. :)

Aeriq, you are always welcome!

Trad climber
Portland Oregon
Jan 27, 2019 - 05:43pm PT
“So, it’s kind of like the quest for the holy grail. Well, you know, who gives a sh#t what the holy grail is. It’s the quest is what’s important.”

Yvon Chouinard - 180 South
Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Jan 27, 2019 - 06:24pm PT
I stink.
Therefore, I am.

Sorry Rene.

Mountain climber
Timbers of Fennario
Jan 27, 2019 - 07:28pm PT
^^^ Ha!

My name is Pierce,
It's what I do.

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 27, 2019 - 07:30pm PT
Fuggetaboutit, kid, I’m just busting yer chops.

 Tony Spilotro (the guy played by Joe Pesci in “Casino”) to my brother’s father-in-law.
Tony lived upstairs from John. John brought home the first new car he had ever bought and
with the whole neighborhood oohing and ahing over it Tony intones (pardon the pun) what a
nice car it is and that he would like it. Seeing the horror on John’s Polak face Tony unleashed
a big smile and the above quote.

Social climber
Butterfly Town
Jan 29, 2019 - 01:56am PT
My sincere apologies to both you, Lynne, and brother, Dave, for not being able to help you more with your Tuolumne book. Please accept these quotations from Norman Clyde, as per Lynne’s request, as possibilities for literary references to our home area which your book will illuminate. Thank you for undertaking this project; it will be of immense benefit to those who will follow us on a never-ending exploration of what is possible, of what can bring us personal satisfaction, and of what is meaningful in LIFE.

I chose these quotations not only for their geographical relevance to your present project, but also because they not only illuminate the past, but also because they point to places where “high country Yosemite climbing” will inevitably proceed…

With diligent search of the Sheridan Anderson thread, you will find pictures that I posted of Sheridan and Norman.

Quotations are from Close Ups of the High Sierra by Norman Clyde. It’s interesting reading his assessments of Yosemite compared to the mountains farther south. Had he only known how the future of Sierra climbing would unfold, he might have written different words about Yosemite and Tuolumne. But when we met in Tuolumne, he had followed the development of Sierra climbing, and he knew, as all of us know, that we can’t really predict the future(s) of our chosen endeavors.

Please enjoy his writing!! He was, in fact, an adherent of Classical literature:

“Although neither so high, so rugged, nor so picturesque as the mountains of the southern Sierra, those of the Yosemite possess fascinating scenery and a considerable number of peaks sufficiently difficult to attract the attention of the climber.”

“Being at the head of the Tuolumne Meadow, it (Mt. Dana) possesses a very fine prospect down this oval basin some ten miles in length, the Tuolumne River winding sinuously through verdant meadows that rise gently to deep green belts of conifer forest which sweep up the gray, snow-splashed peaks forming the skyline on either side of it.”

“Somewhat more than halfway down the meadow and to the south of it is a cluster of unusually sharp peaks that shoot up abruptly from the pine clad slopes. They rise in isolated spires and ragged ridges that have been termed “cockscombs.” The best known of these are the Unicorn and Cathedral Peaks. Both are somewhat difficult ascents; the former demanding some rather delicate rock-work along a broken knife-edge ridge, to reach the summit…”

“North of the lower portion of the Tuolumne Meadow is a handsome, light-gray mountain that…stands in fine perspective at the head of receding canyons. This is Mt. Conness (12,556’)."

“The trail north of the Tuolumne River leaps in snowy cascades and whirling water-wheel falls for a distance of eighteen miles until it is eventually ensconced in a great steep canyon with walls a mile high.”

"Another enticing option is Matterhorn Canyon which can be reached through groves of excellent mountain hemlocks, where insects have not killed them, and on to the Matterhorn which offers an excellent, but not very difficult rock climb, to its narrow summit overlooking a fine panorama that extends far along the axis of the range…”
Robert Yoho

Social climber
Los Angeles,ca
Jan 29, 2019 - 03:11am PT
“But he betrayed Alcibiades,” I pressed. Bruise shrugged. “Who didn’t?”

I must sit, overcome, and wept for those companions upon whom eternal night had closed, and these, philosopher and assassin, who must tread that same dark passage soon

Trad climber
By decision or indecision we are where we are.
Jan 30, 2019 - 08:03pm PT

Here is Royal's quote. I muffed it.:

We all control, by decision or indecision, where we are. - Royal Robbins

Mountain climber
Jan 31, 2019 - 06:44am PT
Badges ? We ain't got no badges. We don't need no badges. I don't have to show you any stinking badges ! ( Alfonso Bedoya in "Treasure of the Sierra Madre " ) .

Social climber
my abode
Jan 31, 2019 - 07:29am PT
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
--- Albert Einstein

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
May 12, 2019 - 03:14pm PT
If we take eternity to mean not infinite temporal duration but timelessness, then eternal life belongs to those who live in the present.

Ludwig Wittsenstein

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 12, 2019 - 03:59pm PT
Kris, I presume you meant Wittgenstein, ja? Didjya know he was chummy with Alan Turing?

Einstein, when he visited the University of Cambridge in 1922, was told by his host that he had done great things because he stood on Newton's shoulders; Einstein replied:

"No I don't. I stand on the shoulders of Maxwell".

(That would be James Clerk Maxwell)
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Topic Author's Reply - May 12, 2019 - 07:02pm PT
Boodawg, I don't think I thanked you! If you ever have time to unearth pics that would be great. Project is coming to a completion. Cheers!

Trad climber
May 13, 2019 - 12:03pm PT
It's not climbing, but important.

" Never die easy. Why run out of bounds and die easy? Make that linebacker pay. It carries into all facets of your life. It's okay to lose, to die, but don't die without trying, without giving it your best."

Walter Payton
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Topic Author's Reply - May 13, 2019 - 03:45pm PT
FRUMY, I liked Walter Peyton. Thanks.

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
May 13, 2019 - 05:33pm PT
"Never noticed a female monkey not climbing as well as a male, have you?" ~ Don Whillans

Trad climber
May 15, 2019 - 08:41am PT
^^^^ that's the truth
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Topic Author's Reply - May 15, 2019 - 07:21pm PT
The truth....and you can quote me. "I love you Taco People." Just feeling the love tonight. Looks like it's now or never.
Doug Robinson

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
May 16, 2019 - 05:04pm PT

Found a Norman Clyde quote:


Trad climber
May 21, 2019 - 12:42pm PT
"Confidence is the feeling you have before you fully understand the situation."
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