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Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Topic Author's Original Post - May 13, 2019 - 03:10pm PT
Most likely my last Thread here at The Campfire if indeed the Taco's days are numbered. This may be a corny idea, but it would be fun to have a compilation of a bunch of our favorites.

I don't really even know how to do this so maybe some help here. One of my favorites was when I was brand new here on the forum.

"A Toast in the Valley to Honor the Memory Of J Bachar." Thanks, Tarbuster, for finding this for me!

They say ignorance is bliss and I operated under bliss with that celebration.

One more thanks and shout out to ALL that made it happen and that attended!
johntp

Trad climber
Punter, Little Rock
May 13, 2019 - 03:14pm PT
I'd have to say all the appreciation threads.

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/946430/Lynne-Leichtfuss-Appreciation-Thread

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/2577186/neebee-appreciation-thread

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/285019/Todd-Gordon-Appreciation-Thread

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=2720480&msg=2720563#msg2720563

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/822261/New-Better-Tarbuster-Appreciation-Thread

Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Topic Author's Reply - May 13, 2019 - 03:16pm PT
Good idea, johntp. I think I'd like specific Thread names though, so people can access and archive them.

Edit:

Well, now my cheeks are burning, johntp. I didn't mean me. Think of the many others on here that have been here much longer and so respected. Might I suggest, Neebee, Donini, Nita etc.
johntp

Trad climber
Punter, Little Rock
May 13, 2019 - 03:27pm PT
http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/3067987/JIM-BRIDWELL-MEMORIAL
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
May 13, 2019 - 03:29pm PT
Iím for leaving threads disappear beneath the waves when the ST ship goes down. I wonít archive mine...they were written for a certain audience and when that audience is gone their value, whatever it was, is diminished.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Topic Author's Reply - May 13, 2019 - 03:30pm PT
johntp!!! Now you're on a roll!!! If others chime in and we all contribute it will conceivably save a lot of time. I think. I am so totally not savy.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Topic Author's Reply - May 13, 2019 - 03:31pm PT
Donini, the audience won't be gone, just dispersed for a while.
johntp

Trad climber
Punter, Little Rock
May 13, 2019 - 03:32pm PT
Okay Jim:

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/2059676/Jim-Donini-Appreciation-thread
johntp

Trad climber
Punter, Little Rock
May 13, 2019 - 03:35pm PT
Nita:

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/528255/Nita-appreciation-Thread

Ron:

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/2658702/Ron-Gomez-appreciation-thread
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
May 13, 2019 - 03:39pm PT
Iíll be in the Karakoram most of the summer and when I return to a Supertopoless internet Iíll be able to dive into a good book without my attention wandering.
I would like to have a bunch of e-mail addresses though.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Topic Author's Reply - May 13, 2019 - 03:42pm PT
How would people get them to you. You could message them on Facebook if you are on FB.
ron gomez

Trad climber
May 13, 2019 - 03:47pm PT
John, I am honored...and embarrassed. Jimís thread is worthwhile. Iíve been honored to be involved in two Memorials for very close and dear friends, hard as they were....very healing in the same way. Bridwell and Bachar, I miss my buddies.
Peace

Donini...you still have my contact info? By the way....I have a pretty good contact list, if and when you might need to stalk!
johntp

Trad climber
Punter, Little Rock
May 13, 2019 - 03:49pm PT
Bachstar:

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/914371/John-Bachar-Memorial-July-27-2009

eKat:

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/2671991/ekat-appreciation

The maid:

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/2011275/Justthemaid-Appreciation-Thread
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Topic Author's Reply - May 13, 2019 - 04:02pm PT
OK, johntp, since it looks like you're running for the touchdown, could you find the two Tuolumne Threads, one is by Tarbuster.
johntp

Trad climber
Punter, Little Rock
May 13, 2019 - 04:15pm PT
Lynne:

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/454299/Tuolumne-Meadows-Appreciation

BTW, I'm a punter, not a running back.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Topic Author's Reply - May 13, 2019 - 04:21pm PT
LOL. :)
Mike.

climber
May 13, 2019 - 05:22pm PT
http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/1143906/The-Absolute-Coolest-Freekin-Cat-Thread
zBrown

Ice climber
May 13, 2019 - 06:27pm PT
The one that brought me to Topo land


http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/481027/In-memory-of-Steve-McKinney








http://www.supertopo.com/inc/photo_zoom.php?dpid=OjU-PzYnISojIA,,
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Topic Author's Reply - May 13, 2019 - 06:35pm PT
Sweet, Gentlemen! Of course, Steve!!!

The cat thread was enjoyed by many.
formerclimber

Boulder climber
CA
May 14, 2019 - 09:03am PT
Lyme Disease thread had been pretty informative
http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/2055633/A-new-X-Lyme-Disease-coming-your-way
Zay

climber
Monterey, Ca
May 14, 2019 - 10:21am PT
http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/3092259/Pacific-Ocean-Wall-tr
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Topic Author's Reply - May 14, 2019 - 10:44am PT
Thanks everyone, we are getting some great ones! Appreciate!
Aeriq

Sport climber
100-year Visitor
May 14, 2019 - 03:49pm PT
One of my favorite by Yo:

http://www.supertopo.com/tr/TR-My-visit-to-the-Canoe/t144n.html

also:

http://www.supertopo.com/tr/TR-Where-have-you-gone-Chris-McNamara/t148n.html
Melissa

Gym climber
berkeley, ca
May 14, 2019 - 04:02pm PT
The Memorial Thread for Brutus of Wyde: http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/880640/The-Passing-Of-A-Dear-Friend-Brutus-Of-Wyde

Ryan Frost's TR about climbing Steck Salathe with his dad...it's buried in another thread so I'll copy it here:

SS Father-Son 1996?

This was back when I was a wee lad, just a whippersnapper, before I could grow a moustache or knew what girls were or how to make them work for me. So I was around 18. This is the age in cultures all over the world, where parents try to figure out how to make their snot-nosed son into a man. Junior's first hooker, say, or lashing with a cat-o-nine or some ceremony involving poison ants. My dad reckoned the Steck-Salathe might do the trick.

I didn't climb much at this age, .10a hands about my limit, with that limit reducing in reverse proportion to increasing crack size. Very heady stuff. My dad, though, was a hardy old-schooler who ate rocks and frowned at springy-thingies. He could've been Harding's granddaddy. He could've been Whymper's mentor. So, paraphrasing Largo, the only thing preventing me from roping up with my dad was the chance to rope up with the guy who roped up with Whymper, who was my dad.

Let's skip ahead a few paragraphs. My mom dropped us off at Four Mile trail at about four. We had one headlamp, cuz old-schoolers can't be bothered to carry two of them--it would actually be convenient. We thrashed our way toward some notch in the skyline that my dad proclaimed the start of the route. The ramp was a little scrambley but fine. And gray dawn revealed that notch, yes, that was the start. Wow. Geezers can home in on wide cracks in the dark.

What flamer said is true, the first pitches are the real deal. Wilson lurks pretty low, this being the good old days when people still called a lot of this crap 5.8. Now Chris Mac comes along and bumps the thing two grades and it's no fun anymore. But I digress. Wilson seemed hard. He's sort of a dick. The pitch either before or after that (the squeeze) is exactly as wide as the distance between my two ears. It'll let you know whether you'll fit in the Narrows. I doubt a helmet fits.

Then some jumbled crap climbing, manteling huge talus blocks and stuff. Then you sit on the Flying Buttress and eat the lunch of old schoolers, like gecko tails and spit. Rumor has it Chongo spent a week right here slurping relish packets. Then, if you're still pretending it's 1953, you can aid the Headwall. Because real men don't climb 5.9 cracks, they dog around on bolt ladders. Obviously. The slab pitch was gripping, although I was a headcase and sloppy with my feet. Got up it. But, again agreeing with flamer, the flare below the Narrows is greased death lightning waiting for soft gumbies to wander past. This pitch was 5.8 in the old guide, Mac calls it what, .10b? Your everyday run-of-the-mill holdless proless .10b flare smeared with Crisco and the thin blood of sport climbers.

We'll assume I wasn't killed and continued climbing. We can assume anything. The Narrows is the best pitch in the Valley. It's not really that hard, you sure as hell can't fall out of the thing. Nor can you move up. So feel free to hold your breath in there and nap all you like. There's half a dozen old cams to be had if you can reach them. Which you can't. I will say this, though: be solid on arm bars. Getting into the Narrows your upper body will be in the squeeze, whilst your wee gobied chicken legs dangle out under. It's like arm bar campusing. Another note, go out to the chockstone and pass your haul line underneath it so the little pig will swing free with a barely suppressed Soooeeee!

I don't really recall any of the rest of the climbing, except that it kept coming and coming. Everytime I thought it would ease off there was another steep nasty. You're drained by this point. Either that or you're not drained and you're thinking about simuling the Nose later on. But if you're like us, you'll top out at dusk, stumble down the gully to the other gully, stumble down that one, sharing the light of one lamp, miss the improbable stepthrough, go right into slabs, do battle with some satanic manzanitas, do a half dozen abseils off shrubberies and stout saplings, wander out onto Four Mile at about midnight, throw yourself Steck-like facedown in a creek, then walk back to Lower Pines because your mom, waiting since dusk, had been chased from the trailhead by gentle-hearted tools afraid she might nod off in her seat and technically become an OB commando and enemy of the state.



All true. Send it.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Topic Author's Reply - May 14, 2019 - 04:08pm PT
Melissa, somehow I missed Ryan Frost's this entire time. Thanks!
Aeriq

Sport climber
100-year Visitor
May 14, 2019 - 05:35pm PT
"Yo" that I linked the stories to IS Ryan Frost. Just FYI.

Because his avatar is only two letters, it doesn't show up in the search...
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Topic Author's Reply - May 16, 2019 - 07:59am PT
What does The Taco think of maybe forming a "Group" on Facebook where we can check in with questions and comments? It won't be like the campfire, but it would be a place to connect.
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Republic, WA
May 16, 2019 - 08:48am PT
Some of us will never make it to Facebook.
Alexey

climber
San Jose, CA
May 16, 2019 - 05:00pm PT

Sobriety tread make me quit drinking. this tread is full of climbers drinking stories with bad and with good end

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/1087464/Sobriety-off-topic-or-not

johntp

Trad climber
Punter, Little Rock
May 16, 2019 - 05:26pm PT
One of my favorite by Yo:

One of the best TR's ever.

Also the tribute to Tobin ranks up there as an appreciation thread. Would really have liked to have met him. I was far from in his league; at the time the aura of the Stonemasters had me intimidated.

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/1628602/Tobin-Sorenson
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Topic Author's Reply - May 17, 2019 - 10:21am PT
Hope more of you will jump on here and post links to your favorite threads.

Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Topic Author's Reply - May 21, 2019 - 04:49pm PT
Only a few more days to save the treasures......
johntp

Trad climber
Punter, Little Rock
May 21, 2019 - 04:59pm PT
Gonna look for Steve Seats (Roadie's) threads. True gems that portrayed the time well.

Help me here folks.

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=3104833&msg=3105648#msg3105648

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/3092259/Pacific-Ocean-Wall-tr

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/1906591/Merriam-Peak-North-Buttress-Free-Solo-tr

johntp

Trad climber
Punter, Little Rock
May 21, 2019 - 05:09pm PT
Walt:

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/853763/Walt-Shipley-gone-10-years
jeff constine

Trad climber
Ao Namao
May 22, 2019 - 07:26pm PT
Threads is for clothes
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