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Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 16, 2007 - 06:00pm PT
Yeah, I'd forgotten how you couldn't climb without knickers. That was before we discovered that actually, white painter's pants were necessary to climb. Until it turned out that really, lycra tights were the only way to ascend. Then came Prana ...

One of my partners soloed an aid climb in Boulder Canyon, had a near-death experience in fact, and then his car broke down driving home at the end of the day. He had to get out and hitch-hike to Denver in his knickers, suddenly aware that nobody else on the planet was dressed like him -- shabby gray knickers with leather reinforcement on the butt. He told us later, "I felt like a baboon!"
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Apr 16, 2007 - 07:09pm PT
I like climbing in 501's.
They go better with my Stetson and always run tuff when it gets wide.

I knew Scuffy B that you would come through on the boot lineage; Now I'm sure it was you that set me straight on my Diretissimas.
...Yes, from back when climbing footwear was referred to as a boot, not a shoe.
We even called EB's boots.

Man I want a pair of those Black Beauties.

Keep 'em comin' Chiloe, your shots may not be ad grade but they are priceless and fun too.

And thanks for asking, Lisa ran a 2:59 at Boston, netting her not the PR she was hoping for (something under 2:50),
But she did take Second Place Masters!
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 16, 2007 - 09:36pm PT
And thanks for asking, Lisa ran a 2:59 at Boston, netting her not the PR she was hoping for (something under 2:50),
But she did take Second Place Masters!


Not a day for PRs, but 2nd place masters at one of the Big 5 must feel pretty fine! Congratulations to Lisa.
Hardly Visible

climber
Port Angeles
Apr 17, 2007 - 12:43am PT
Carolyn C,
I just bought a scanner this winter and the ability to scan slides was important to me also. Anyway, wound up getting an HP 4050 and it has this nifty tray thingy that holds 16 slides a scan. Needless to say I'm liking it alot so far.
Carolyn C

Trad climber
CA
Apr 17, 2007 - 11:21am PT
Thanks Kevin Rose. I like the idea of that tray - we have a lot of slides to convert.

I'm also trying to figure out the best regular scanner to get to convert photos of my paintings to digital. Lots of good info on this thread.
Raydog

Trad climber
Boulder
Apr 17, 2007 - 11:44am PT
Carolyn C,

there's places with giganto scanners that can digitize your art - a poster shop here in Boulder does it - easy to find it online.

for scanners:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010270044+50001213&name=CANON+USA+Inc

IMO it's useful to always consult the newegg database

happy digitizing!
Carolyn C

Trad climber
CA
Apr 17, 2007 - 01:15pm PT
Thanks Raydog. I've got photos of work I did when I was trying to "paint for dollars" that I'm going to try to digitize, and all of your info has been a lot of help. :)

Here's an old photo (I actually previously posted this for about 2 minutes before realizing I mislabeled the location - oops). This is my partner, Eric, somewhere on the So. Face of the Column, which we did in Nov. 1977 or 78 (can't remember which year - pathetic). Nice knickers, and he had those really pretty royal blue shoes (I thought they were pretty - teehee), but I can't remember what brand of shoe they were. We nailed the route; kind of embarrassing to think of now. I think we were holding up a party behind us who were trying to do it "all nut." I pounded all those pins with great joy, though. The other party backed off, telling us it was "too hard" for them. Oh well, that was then...

Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Apr 17, 2007 - 03:42pm PT
All Righty then Carolyn C!
Let it flow and don't stop till you've posted up all the fun memories.
(that's what sucked me in good anyhow)
Raydog

Trad climber
Boulder
Apr 17, 2007 - 03:47pm PT
RE:
" and all of your info has been a lot of help. :)"

Carolyn C you are sure welcome and thanks for the neat photo post: that's the easy pendulum pitch before the straight-in thin crack.

here's a link to the place in Boulder that does the mega-size scans
http://www.rare-maps.com/visit_us_boulder.cfm
Carolyn C

Trad climber
CA
Apr 17, 2007 - 05:32pm PT
Yeah, this ST thing is strangely addictive! I remember I lead the next pitch of the route, the straight-up A1 crack..pounding angles. Some friends were watching through a scope and later said "boy, were you slow!!" hmmmph.
Raydog

Trad climber
Boulder
Apr 18, 2007 - 04:16am PT
clear motivation from the famous Tarbuster CMI hammer post

my modified crag hammer - still ok for gardening, trimmed down a bit for reduced weight/bulk: fixed pin maintenance while free climbing, etc.

it's been a few places...
rgold

Trad climber
Poughkeepsie, NY
Apr 18, 2007 - 12:59pm PT
Not from the knicker days (I have lots of those too), but one from the early 70's of me on the Yellow Wall. Swami belt, early 70's nuts (I don't see any wired ones), and (sigh) the buffitude of youth...

Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Apr 18, 2007 - 04:15pm PT
Nice RG,
Looks like you were savvy enough to lace up some EB's instead of those clogs some of us have been pining over:

Off White

climber
Tenino, WA
Apr 18, 2007 - 04:39pm PT
Here's a little something to go with your old hammer:





Speaking of boots, I had a pair of black ones way back when, I thought they were Calcaires? Bought them used from A Striving After Wind, an early proto climbing shop in San Diego, and they ably served as the bridge between my Lowa Scouts and my first pair of EBs.
Raydog

Trad climber
Boulder
Apr 18, 2007 - 04:44pm PT
Doug I need that drill for my next tent anchor thread...that's the ULTIMATE
Off White

climber
Tenino, WA
Apr 18, 2007 - 04:48pm PT
Hah, I only wish I had a pic of BVB in action, drilling on the lead with that rig and a 12oz ball peen hammer. He hit his hand soooo many times I bet he still has a lump there.
Raydog

Trad climber
Boulder
Apr 18, 2007 - 07:09pm PT
that's a neat pic of the belay - the vintage elements (in my mind) make it
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Apr 18, 2007 - 08:30pm PT
very crisp too,
that off white is pretty handy with the 'ole b&w.
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 18, 2007 - 08:44pm PT
That is an artsy anchors shot.

Nothing artsy here, just Ron Cox in his cutting-edge RDs, 1972. Sibley was belaying this I think.

Off White

climber
Tenino, WA
Apr 20, 2007 - 10:02pm PT
Back in the day, "choking the chicken" really meant something.


Canadian Rockies, 1979
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