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Prod

Social climber
Charlevoix, MI
Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 7, 2007 - 02:08pm PT
Just curious who among us did time at Paul Sibleys place.

I had the world famous chicken coop the winter and summer of 90 or maybe it was 91. Tarbuster held court in the shop for a really long time. Jello weren't you there for a while?

I think my gig started there because Paul needed someone to watch Gabe while Paul was in the Dolomites filming that Stalone flick.

I remember being in bed in the loft watching a nail expose itself then dissapear into the wall with each new burst of sustained wind. Thinking, "there is nowhere near enough material in this thing to kill me. If it decides to bust up it's only going to hurt like a mother".

Prod.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Mar 7, 2007 - 02:13pm PT
I've done a fair bit of shooting there.


And I remember running into Earl right after Canyon Country Climbs.
maldaly

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Mar 7, 2007 - 02:50pm PT
I spent a week there one night...
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 7, 2007 - 03:09pm PT
It's a sweet spot for sure.
Made a lot of ledge fly's for Russ & bagged a lot of Eldo time.
10 years in situ for me: enough's enuff.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Mar 7, 2007 - 03:13pm PT
Didn't it used to be a pony express station? Twelve inch thick oak door.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 7, 2007 - 03:27pm PT
Rumor has it Jello wrote the Ice Experience while living in the "Coop".

Some Sibleyville, AKA Macho Acres (achers) highlights:

For my part, yer basic hillbilly hang:


Here in my part of the shop, sewed up a lot of stuff fer Fish, a few things for Malcom, & other items too:

Me & Prod preppin' on the premises:

Views didn't suk:

Some nearby rock ops:
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 7, 2007 - 03:29pm PT
Yes Ron,
Paul's house, down the hill from the upthread pics, was built by the French in the 1800's and was used as a pony express stop.
Jello

Social climber
No Ut
Mar 7, 2007 - 07:49pm PT
That's right, Tar, I wrote the Ice Experience while living in the Coop, back around '78 or so. Also remember a night when the roof did that about-to-lift-off-to-Kansas thing in a big windstorm. Paul and I were all over it with ropes and pitons pounded into the soft sandstone that makes up the bedrock. Fine pedigree, the coop!
Raydog

Trad climber
Boulder
Mar 7, 2007 - 08:26pm PT
I lived in the chicken coop from fall 2000 to 2002 and did a fair bit of writing there too, getting my first piece of fiction published while in residence.

It was OK I guess...to be honest, the place just seemed kinda creepy, like, I'm not sure the vibes were all that great.

Haunted?

Maybe.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Mar 7, 2007 - 08:51pm PT
That Ethiopian place was cool. I'm glad Alison warned me about the protocol.

When the waitress put the first bite in my mouth I just sat there like the King of Abyssinia and smiled.
elcap-pics

climber
Crestline CA
Mar 7, 2007 - 09:24pm PT
Yo... I was never there but did climb the Nose in 71 with Paul, who was a wild and crazy guy in those days... hope he is well...
Tom
WBraun

climber
Mar 7, 2007 - 09:28pm PT
We worked for Mike Weiss on Star Trek V. Sibley was there also, that's when I met him. Interesting character.

Where is he now?
Raydog

Trad climber
Boulder
Mar 7, 2007 - 09:29pm PT
The Ethiopian place was cool and it kinda sucks now that it's gone.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 7, 2007 - 09:31pm PT
Paul still lives in Marshall Werner, right outside of Eldorado Springs.

He is doing well.
Raydog

Trad climber
Boulder
Mar 7, 2007 - 10:03pm PT
The actual Sibley manor was a stage coach stop, and then a doctors office in old marshall.

It is one of the oldest - if not the oldest - continuously lived in places in Boulder.

The chicken coop was built on a slab that was poured to seal the gates of hell.

Sure of it.
maldaly

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Mar 7, 2007 - 10:09pm PT
The old coal mine under his house is still on fire and you get a whiff of sulfur once in a while. I think his cat weighs almost 40 pouds now...
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Mar 7, 2007 - 10:37pm PT
The coal mine fire is just a cover story.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 7, 2007 - 11:08pm PT
The mining history is pretty rich.
There are miles of underground passageways.
This is a snippet from a publication by Paul's neighboor, Joanna:


She has recorded for posterity many oral histories, on videotape,
Of oldsters who's memories plunge the depths of old Boulder, mining or otherwise.

Raydog

Trad climber
Boulder
Mar 7, 2007 - 11:11pm PT
Sibley's cat is a demon from hell.
Raydog

Trad climber
Boulder
Mar 8, 2007 - 02:36am PT
You have to remember the truth about Marshall, the mines and Sibleyville.

The history books are clear on this - lots of miners died down in the mines - the conditions were bad and we'll never know how many met their fate in the Marshall Mines, and are still down there - get it - it's like living on top of a cemetery.

Haunted - creepy.
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