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Footloose

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe
May 18, 2019 - 06:26pm PT
Darn, so it looks like the chatter around town was true. Sorry to see this happen, SuperTopo was always a great resource and a fun stop away from all the other things. I hope threads like the Woodfords thread and any relating to Lovers Leap or the High Sierra, the Hulk and such, are somehow archived, supported, and remain extant. They do serve as a record of sorts.

Thanks Super Topo. And thank you Chris for providing this great resource over so many years. Good luck with everything.

Happy climbing!
enjoimx

Trad climber
Yosemite
May 18, 2019 - 07:19pm PT
Bummer!

thanks for hosting ST for so long. It was really cool.

Rob
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
May 18, 2019 - 07:46pm PT
hey there, say, aspendougy...

wow, as to your quote:

May 18, 2019 - 05:17pm PT
After reading the entire thread on Tobin Sorensen, I thought about how just one thread like that can be better than an entire biography of the person, because through the lens of friends and family, you get a feel for an amazing life and a wonderfully inspired person, and what he contributed to climbing. These are the things that I found unique about this Forum. Some the threads are just really good.

Also, special thanks to Jim Herson for sharing his amazing journey of raising a climbing family. .........not to mention occasional posts from Golden Age icons such as Wayne Merry and John Gill.............

So thank you so much for hosting this site as long as you did. It is indeed unique on the worldwide web


wow, that is WONDERFULy said!

thank you for sharing all that...
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
May 18, 2019 - 07:54pm PT
hey there, say, mtnyoung...

that Mudn'Crud forum looks nice... it has a 'fishing' section, :)

i saw a post from rhyang, there, just now-- from years ago, though...

:)
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
May 18, 2019 - 07:55pm PT
Thank you for a wonderful time!
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
May 18, 2019 - 08:21pm PT
Thank you, Chris and RJ, for hosting this forum. And thanks to all the posters who made participating in it so enjoyable to me. The ability to post may shortly disappear here, but the richness this forum gave me still lasts.

John
Sgt. PyleZ

climber
OneWorld, Earth
May 18, 2019 - 08:56pm PT
ďWait, what?! ..The Supertopo forum is over??! WTF will I do with all of my time?! WHO am I going to tell all of my stories of one-upmanship and bravado to now?! Ahhhh, oh well, ...see you all at the wine sipping/sailing forumsĒ -Reilly
Hardman Knott

Gym climber
Mill Valley, Ca
May 18, 2019 - 09:42pm PT
Radical wrote:

Want to thank Chris, RJ, Mike, Hardman and others for creating this place for all of us.

I didn't create anything; I like to think of myself as a garbage man - who occasionally took out the trash in an effort to improve the signal to noise ratio. Unfortunately a few very active charactors had a disproportionately negative effect on the vibe of the forum. It grew to be tedious and tiresome, and I reduced my participation in the forum drastically in recent years.

On the other hand, so much awesome and priceless stuff has been posted here since its inception. Archive or knott, I will always remember and treasure it.

I'm really sorry to hear about your medical issues and wish you the best, Riley.

Take care,

Dave B
Radical Rebirth

Trad climber
Texas
May 18, 2019 - 11:02pm PT
Thanks, Dave. I think Iím good now although there is a little bit of fear that I will bend the wrong way and it will return.
Itís been a very reflective week and grand adventure. And adding ST to the mix again has really rounded out this life changing experience. Very happy to be back here in the last weeks of ST chatting with you and so many others.
Itís easy to underestimate what a legend this place has been. The last 70 years or more of climbing has walked through ST and often their last words were left here.

Riley
Klimbien

Trad climber
St.George Orem Littleton Vegas
May 19, 2019 - 12:53am PT
Thanks Chris... its been a pleasure my friend. Cheers and stay safe.
kenny morrell

Trad climber
danville,ca
May 19, 2019 - 06:47am PT
When I came across this forum years ago I was really excited. I have really liked most of the content. Some of the in fighting was bullsh%t but other than that it was great.I am quite sad to see it go.
Yury

Mountain climber
T.O.
May 19, 2019 - 07:29am PT
Up movie quote:
Thanks for the adventure. Now go have a new one.
Nudge Nudge

Trad climber
May 19, 2019 - 07:35am PT
As a daily-lurker and occasional poster for going on 13 years, this is quite a bummer. Thankful that the forum text will be saved- it's such a shame that the pictures will be gone... I can think of so many threads with priceless photos...

Thank you for hosting the site, Chris. This really was a special thing, and it's been a privilege to be here and read it all.

-Nathan
Wen

Trad climber
Bend, OR
May 19, 2019 - 07:49am PT
Thank you Chris and RJ for what must have felt like a thankless job. I for one appreciate the gifts youíve given so many of us.
Bldrjac

Ice climber
Boulder
May 19, 2019 - 08:05am PT
Well, I am sorry to see ST go. The forum was a tremendous comfort to me after my husband, Jack Roberts, died. I have saved those posts. While I don't add much, I have enjoyed many posts, and getting to "know" some of the characters. Best to all, and thanks for the memories!
Pam Roberts
dee ee

Mountain climber
Of THIS World (Planet Earth)
May 19, 2019 - 08:58am PT
Thank you Chris, RJ, and the climbing world!
Mike.

climber
May 19, 2019 - 09:21am PT
As was written somewhere by someone, this place was as much about a time as it was anything. The 90s and ots are over.

Can one not find satisfaction in a wonderful yet temporary thing? We all seem cool with the Golden Age of Climbing being over. Maybe adopt some of that thinking here? Our convenience-saturated lives make us think we can have anything we want. Psyche! Some things end.

Directing frustration at Chris and Randy seems misguided. In the end itís their gig to do with as they wish. I understand the nuance something taking on a life of its own. Like a rock or trail on private property, and everyone using it for years freaks when the owner finally asserts a change.

Donít be a complainer. Itís just fukking rock climbing! No need to take it all so seriously. Charlie Porter had it right, and there is a beauty in taking his irreverent approach. Try it. Maybe youíll find something there.


Thanks to the Kid and RJ for hosting ST Forum.
johntp

Trad climber
Punter, Little Rock
May 19, 2019 - 09:49am PT
As was written somewhere by someone, this place was as much about a time as it was anything.

Mike: to me has been a community, Sure, we may have shared a time in climbing history; to me though, it will be the people that I'll remember.

Even those that gave me crap. Heehee!

I have paintings from neebster and Tami; photos from Jody and Roy. Memories of daze spent at El Jefe Gordo's ranch, months in Round Valley with Doug and his circle of friends that came and went.

Neebee's quilts and art are treasures.

Watching Dale Bard build his climbing wall and seeing him do endless laps on his crack machine with music from his bread truck mixing with the wind in the aspens.

At one time spent $1k to buy a signed Bird prototype hammer and sent it down the road. Where be it now?
Mike.

climber
May 19, 2019 - 10:05am PT
Got you, John, thanks.

Do communities disappear when the clubhouse burns down? Not at all. The meeting place is not the community. Yes, the new clubhouse wonít look the same, and some wonít like it.

To anyone feeling loss: Go outside and do something; anything. Thatís what ST is really about.

Cheers...
Brent Mattix

Trad climber
Roseville, CA
May 19, 2019 - 10:23am PT
Chris and RJ, thank you for your creation and contributions.

I have been a lurker for years, with an occasional post. ST is the first site I pull up for a read (and connection). Thank you to every person who has contributed to ST with thoughts, reports, rants, tributes, memorials, information, pictures, tears, and laughter. I am an educator and am continually amazed by the depth and breadth of our climbing community. We rock...literally.

Love to all and Licky...publish the book already.

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