The Beautiful Ways Supertopo Changed Your Life


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May 26, 2019 - 02:42am PT
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Social climber
wherever you go, there you are
Topic Author's Reply - May 30, 2019 - 05:14pm PT
So crazy how many of you I met here. Thanks for enriching my life, even if I wasn't active the last few years.

Hope to bump into you in real life, or who knows, on some other internet procrastination site.


Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 30, 2019 - 05:52pm PT
Iíve added two words to my vocabulary: butthurt and woke.

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
May 30, 2019 - 05:58pm PT
Met some really cool people that I consider friends. learned a lot about different places to climb and vans and lots of other good stuff.
Will miss you guys.

Social climber
May 30, 2019 - 09:22pm PT
hey there, say, cleo... it sure would be fun to meet up, with various folks, and you too!!

my life is enriched and never the same, from the folks here...

i will keep remembering them, at the holidays...

and, those that helped with tech stuff, and encouragement, and so much more:

you are not forgotten, either...

oh my-- getting so close, to the last day now... :(

Social climber
May 30, 2019 - 09:29pm PT
I grew up on Supertopo.

Not because of it, but since 2006 (13 years now?) I've gone from a 22 year old brat to an almost 35 year old curmudgeon.

Having access to the stories, the feelings, the energy of greater adventure at such an authentic level wasn't something I understood at first, and as time went on I watched myself morph, evolve and grow through these influences.

I've shared too much and too little, I've fought hard and laughed off nonsense. I've used this site to heal, to get away, to feel, to hurt, because I can't reconcile these things so well on my own. Whether therapy or an echo chamber or a shoebox thats going to get buried there are so many thoughts feelings and emotions welled up inside these two bit halls.

Maturing, looking back, I feel this site leaving is part of me letting go of my childhood, of the world of wonder and awe that climbing had meant to me then, and hasn't for some time. Maybe I can get that back somehow, maybe it will look different, but so many questions have been answered in 13 years I just don't know if I have the passion to ask.

Sliding into the back 9, I'm starting to wish that I had that community that I did have, or maybe I do, because we are all still here. We've always been here.

May 30, 2019 - 09:36pm PT
good stuff GeeDizzl
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
May 30, 2019 - 09:47pm PT
GDavis, you always got the peeps, the hood, the familia....friends. Peace.
From the mamacita.
Mike Friedrichs

Sport climber
City of Salt
May 31, 2019 - 08:24am PT
I made some new friends and reacquainted with some old friends. I found at least the desire people had for political discourse a good thing. Bad things happened when we weren't paying attention. I loved the chance to hear directly from some of the climbers I looked up to in my journey. We were fortunate to have them, even if our perception of them is not always what we found in person.

The most memorable events for me were Disaster Master and Dirtineye's cancers, as well as Juan's battles with depression. They were real, and raw, and sad, and authentic. I'm grateful that they had the courage to share their experiences. It somehow made it seem that for a brief while anyway, we were all part of something more than us and our petty opinions. I don't know exactly why, but it seems there was something beautiful there. We'll all be joining them soon enough. I never met any of them in person but still think of them often.

Don't know if I will join one of the new forums or not. I still climb -- a lot. But I have no illusions that getting older will eventually catch up with me. It's been interesting to see how the older folks have used the forum as a means to stay connected when they don't, or can't get out so much. Maybe that's one of the best things about this medium.

So long folks. I hope to connect with you all again soon, in some fashion.

Rick A

Boulder, Colorado
May 31, 2019 - 08:54am PT
ST was my sole internet social network and I am sorry to see it go.

It enabled me to reconnect with many old friends and acquaintances, many of whom have since died. In retrospect, I realize that this was a great gift. Collectively celebrating the good times and grieving the losses affecting our little community were beautiful things.

If anyone wants to know what made ST so special, point them to the epic Frank Sacherer thread started by Ed Hartouni. It is the best example of what this forum was like at its best.

Hope to see you all down the road, ideally on a summer day lazing at a picnic table outside the store in Tuolumne Meadows.


SC seagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, Moab, Bozeman, the ocean, or ?
May 31, 2019 - 09:34am PT
GDavis. Very powerful.

(I doubt youíre a curmudgeon.) But if you are, cool, so am I.

'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
May 31, 2019 - 10:51am PT
"I met my best friend through SuperTopo"

Aw, shucks. Me too! xoxo <3

Gym climber
Great White North
May 31, 2019 - 11:46am PT
I was talking about Locker
SC seagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, Moab, Bozeman, the ocean, or ?
May 31, 2019 - 12:48pm PT
^^^^^. I thought thatís who it might be.


Social climber
May 31, 2019 - 09:37pm PT
hey there, say... cleo! again, wow...

i have precious friends, from the taco...

here's a note from one...

just today, it came for the LAST TACO NIGHT...


Trad climber
going big air to fakie
May 31, 2019 - 09:42pm PT
OMG, Bobbleseth, oh hell yes!

I would have been so disappointed if I didn't see you here!!!!!!!!
'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
May 31, 2019 - 09:46pm PT

Trad climber
going big air to fakie
May 31, 2019 - 09:56pm PT
Mike Fredericks, I really liked what you wrote - so true. I met you because of Supertopo. At Lucille-Fest, and Jaybro, Grugg, Gruggs awesome wife Elizabeth - all the people you are close to.

For me, Supertopo continues through Sushifest. Very amazing people here. I lurked a lot, but for a while I posted a lot (even about climbing) ;-)

Trad climber
Here and there
May 31, 2019 - 09:59pm PT
I got to pretend I was one of the cool kids

Toddeo in mccall, out, feel free to look me up, Iím the forest water guy

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
May 31, 2019 - 10:03pm PT
The Taco was how I found out that my friend Bruce Bindner had shrugged off this mortal coil. For that am ever grateful. I lost track of my Cali climbing friends when I moved to CO in 1989. King Tut, Todd Vogel, Kenny Morrell, EC Joe, Bill Mac, Norman Boles, Chris Mayr, Robert Burke, Ian, Dimitri, Vince P., Alex Ng, Kim Grandfield, Rob Grandfield, Paul McCandless, Dave Pendleton, Robert Landfear, Steve Letts . . . thank you all so much for sharing quality time with me and helping me pursue the vertical path.

zBrown keep on truckin'.

Drl Jefe, thanks for being the best Taco connect . . . real deal brother.

Peace out peeps, may the four winds blow you safely home.

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