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philo

Trad climber
boulder, co.
Dec 16, 2007 - 02:02pm PT
I just happily stumbled into this thread. This is the kind of "stuff" that makes SuperTopo such a wonderful outlet and repository. Fire up those scanners and keep it coming.

And, Tarbuster that Mt. Adams shot blew my socks off! Somewhere midst the detirus of too much accumulation I have a nearly exact shot. Of me, with the Mt. Adams Wilderness Institute in 1974, on the summit replete with wool knickers, gaiters, Neopreen crampon straps, Dachsteins, 60/40 parka and the requiste 70cm glacier axe. Mine had a little homemade flag tied to it for the summit shot. After a few decades of crossing paths you'd think we would have bumbed into each other.
I'll have to meet you someday. Too bad you snuggled your way out of Crimpstars SoSun soiree.

Prod

Social climber
Charlevoix, MI
Dec 16, 2007 - 02:05pm PT
My point exactely. I had a bunch of Co Nits to tie boats up in the Grand when I guided down there. I never got fast at placing them, and never thought about climbing with them.

Great pics and history, thanks for digging stuff like this up. It is appriciated, and valuable to this form.

Prod.
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Dec 16, 2007 - 02:23pm PT


But I never fell on the alien...
Prod

Social climber
Charlevoix, MI
Dec 16, 2007 - 02:25pm PT
Yo Jaybro,

Is that a crack m up? How do you place those?

Prod.

By the way it was nice to get to meet you at IC Sushifest.
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 16, 2007 - 02:30pm PT
Camping in the Voo, 1974 style: '67 Camaro and a tube tent.

Russ Walling

Social climber
Out on the sand.... man.....
Dec 16, 2007 - 02:31pm PT
sweet chiloe!
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 16, 2007 - 02:39pm PT
John Bragg climbing boldly on Robknob Spire, 1974.

cowpoke

climber
Dec 16, 2007 - 03:42pm PT
67 Camero?!!!? now you're just rubbing it in. love it!

edit: just realized how "bold," wow.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Dec 16, 2007 - 03:51pm PT
Nice to see this thread revived Chiloe!
(...beats the bird cage liner so often on the front page of late)

Philo,
Got lightweight metal edged 3 pin touring gear?
Thatís what I do most of the winter, tour past Brainard & up other Front Range drainages.
If you are so equipped we should get out.

Russ,
You may have missed these late 70ís slides from the Moon-Fuzz collection:

Walling, pulling the UFO at Stony:




The Fuzz, rippiní it on Clean & Jerk:




The Driver, wall racking & employing the proven Boxer clipboard method,
While the lovely Deb Kiefer looks on with Coors in hand:

Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Dec 16, 2007 - 04:01pm PT
Chiloe liked those Vertical boots,
Here's some 80's action at Josh in 'em & all swami'd up too:
(also from the Moon Fuzz collection)



Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 16, 2007 - 05:32pm PT
67 Camero?!!!? now you're just rubbing it in. love it!

Loved that car, drove it 100k around the west then brought it back east. It smelled just like my dog, who always rode with us.

The Camaro romance finally ended sometime in the 80s when Leslie, to emphasize her point that it had become a bit rusty, kicked a hole through the sheet metal. I saw she was right. It was time to sell, and rust bucket or not I got back twice what I paid for it. My later cars had no charisma, though.

SteveW

Trad climber
Denver, CO
Dec 16, 2007 - 06:06pm PT
Hey
Thanks for everyone's info on scanners--if anyone else has experience with them I'd appreciate hearing from them.
SW
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Dec 16, 2007 - 06:38pm PT
Nice stuff Chiloe!

"Not a millionare,
not doin' bad,
When I sell the camaro,
I will be glad!"
-Dee Dee Ramone

"Bitchin' Camaro,
I ran over my neighbor,"
the dead Milkmen.

We used to ride up to Vedauwoo in Bill's '66 'cuda. Those were the days, wonder if there are photos?

I was more apt to be in a rig like the one over my shoulder, back in them days.





Prod, to use a crack 'n' up, you hang them in a group, and they make a pleasant jangling chime, as the wind blows. It was good to meet you 'guys' too! Though it reminds me I have to call the dentist.
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 16, 2007 - 06:50pm PT
We used to ride up to Vedauwoo in Bill's '66 'cuda. Those were the days, wonder if there are photos?

My friend Moses Little Dog raised dust across Pine Ridge and the badlands in his 'cuda, I remember those days fondly. Might have some pictures somewhere.
cowpoke

climber
Dec 16, 2007 - 06:59pm PT
kinda blows my mind to look up at the Nautilus (in Chiloe's second Camero shot) and consider the classics that hadn't been climbed yet (e.g., Flying Buttress)...or were getting climbed for the first time that year (e.g., Lower Progressive). by the time I was first there, they had all been climbed perhaps hundreds if not thousands of times. still a beautiful place, but I'm jealous thinking of how you guys had a totally different adventure.
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Dec 16, 2007 - 07:36pm PT
I suspect it's still possible to get in on the under tenth ascent of October Light, and a few others...
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Dec 16, 2007 - 07:49pm PT
Yes, the Camaro shots are tres hip.
I'd kill for a 'Cuda or a Challenger,
Like the item from "Vanishing Point".
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 16, 2007 - 08:41pm PT
Like the item from "Vanishing Point".

There's a route out in Red Rock that was named after that movie. Seriously.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Dec 16, 2007 - 08:42pm PT
...and in Yos.
philo

Trad climber
boulder, co.
Dec 16, 2007 - 10:21pm PT
Chiloe Thanks for the great posts. I think the RR route is called Varnishing Point. A definite and clever play on the title of a great flick.

Tarbuster I used to ski a fair bit. All those years living in Gunnison we would ski in the long approaches to all that remote ice. Tom Pulaski and the gang were pretty extreme alpine tele skiers. I mostly used it as transportation. Still I miss those days. I haven't really skied since my 12th and final surgery replaced my knee 15 years ago. However I am feeling spunkier these days particularily since the thing has outperformed the expectations of the bone cutter. I have lately actually been contemplating lining up some new equipment and getting back out there. I will just have to see what happens. It's hard to justify the expense when you got three kids and an exchange student that expect to be fed and all. But I would love to nordic tour again.
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