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Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Apr 14, 2007 - 06:13pm PT
Thanks for the story and the awesome photos Walter. Here is one of Dave Walking the Plank. Not the quality of your images.


Ken
Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Apr 14, 2007 - 06:43pm PT
I wish someone would. I will never go back either.

Ken
Jerry Dodrill

climber
Bodega, CA
Apr 14, 2007 - 06:45pm PT
When was that? Think the bolts are any good still?
Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Apr 14, 2007 - 06:54pm PT
Jerry, good question. Only one way to find out. They are 1/4" and were placed in 1986.

Ken
Jerry Dodrill

climber
Bodega, CA
Apr 14, 2007 - 07:17pm PT
Placed under duress no less. I'm sure they are bomber. I mean, twenty one years isn't that long.
Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Apr 14, 2007 - 07:41pm PT
More food for thought. The bolts are a hodgepodge of taperlocks, buttonheads, screwtops, and threaded machine bolts. We were financially challenged at the time and used whatever we could scrounge up. On the bright side, there were a few natural placements. The rock is the hardest to drill in that I have encountered in Yosemite.

Ken
Jerry Dodrill

climber
Bodega, CA
Apr 14, 2007 - 08:05pm PT
Great. That makes me feel better. As soon as this rib heals up I'll think about the second. LOL!
Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Apr 14, 2007 - 08:35pm PT
That is what I am going to do too. Just think about doing the second. This one shows the angle better.


Ken
chappy

Social climber
ventura
Apr 14, 2007 - 11:54pm PT
Great story Walleye...can't believe I hadn't heard that one before. I was hanging around on the Nabisco Wall in a similar fashion when said shoe salesman soloed the route. The shoe salesman was quite a climber as well. Knocked off the Wafer first. Than sat on Monkey Island staring out at the river for a while--getting psyched I imagine. Then he fired the thing. Looked solid. One minor hitch in his getty up at the crux of Butterfingers--the one place on the route where you don't have your fingers into anything. You're just out there! Pretty impressive. I was wondering what to do if he fell...keep shooting pictures? Fortunately, I didn't have to make that decision. Maybe the shoesalesman will post a photo...
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Apr 15, 2007 - 12:10pm PT
Mark,
Shortly after that Nabisco Wall solo, a few of us gathered up over at the Ahwahnee and you presented a short slide show on the event; pretty darned impressive feat and nice coverage of it as well.
Mimi

climber
Apr 15, 2007 - 01:17pm PT
Really glad to hear Dave and Holly are doing well. Last saw Dave at Walt's memorial and I couldn't believe the size of that big truck he was motoring around in. Cracked me up.
Raydog

Trad climber
Boulder
Apr 15, 2007 - 01:23pm PT
Majorly cool action Walleye - wow.
Watusi

Social climber
Joshua Tree, CA
Apr 15, 2007 - 01:34pm PT
Gripping tales to be sure!! Palms sweatin' all the way!
Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Apr 17, 2007 - 09:23pm PT
Is this when Dave jumped into your aiders?


Ken
marty(r)

climber
beneath the valley of ultravegans
Apr 18, 2007 - 12:16pm PT
Brothers from different mothers? You be the judge.

David Bowie/Aladdin Sane:Iron Monkey:



eeyonkee

Trad climber
Golden, CO
Apr 18, 2007 - 12:52pm PT
That's the most entertaining story we've had here in a while.
Mimi

climber
Apr 23, 2007 - 10:03pm PT
Yeah, funky brother!
James

climber
A tent in the redwoods
Apr 23, 2007 - 10:32pm PT
classic story
bachar

Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Feb 2, 2008 - 01:45pm PT
Cool thread Walleye - I never knew that story about the Iron Monkey's attempt. What a hard core mutherfunker...

Shoe salesman on B-Balls. Photo: Mark Chapman

SammyLee2

Trad climber
Memphis, TN
Feb 2, 2008 - 02:09pm PT
I just love these stories and pictures. Even when it displays so dramatically my own limits and weakness. It's one thing to have skill like so many humans do. It's a whole nother thing to risk you life on that skill. To somehow KNOW you can do it and that you WILL do it or life ends. Confidence to the max.

I'll never do any of that but many possibilities to "step up", are still there. Perhaps one day, I'll get Karl or somebody to let me jug up their rope on a big wall.

Just curious, could two 5.8 to 5.9 climbers and a rope gun get up a big wall, maybe like Washington Column? (I know, for many of you, it's not)
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