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Patrick Oliver

Boulder climber
Fruita, Colorado
May 10, 2011 - 10:25pm PT
Rodger, that was mentioned and discussed quite a bit earlier in the thread.
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
May 11, 2011 - 12:16am PT
Does anyone know what Chris's middle initial was?

I've found a couple of Chris Frederick's in California but no idea if it's him.

I know the Berkeley climbers went through a period of calling each other by their middle names so maybe one of them remembers?
Patrick Oliver

Boulder climber
Fruita, Colorado
May 11, 2011 - 12:19am PT
Yes that was a thing Layton started. Maybe he picked it up from
someone in California, but I tend to think they picked it up
from him. In any case, though, I never heard Chris referred to
by his middle name, and I doubt anyone could even guess it. Almost
everyone referred to him as Fredericks.
Rick Sylvester

Trad climber
Squaw Valley, California
May 11, 2011 - 05:12am PT
I never knew Chris was called or referred to as "Christ" until I got on the Forum. I wonder when it began.
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
May 11, 2011 - 08:58am PT

It was going strong in 1965 already in the Valley. In Boulder we just knew him as Chris.
Cherie

climber
sebastopol, ca
May 22, 2011 - 08:05pm PT
A million years ago Chris was working as night watchman up at Glacier Point Hotel. I was visiting my sister Joan who worked there with him. She introduced him as "Christ," he supposedly having that nickname because he looked so...Christ-like. Just before I joined him on his rounds checking the dark and empty bat-filled upper floors of the hotel, she whispered to me that he had the most beautiful head of hair she'd ever seen, blond and flowing to his hips. Anyone remembering Joan will perhaps recall her fiendish sense of humor. I was 15 and probably incapable of hiding my look of shock and confusion when he took off his stocking cap.
I too wonder where he is and what he's up to. Last saw him when we worked together at Trailwise where he was a down-filler, leaving a trail of feathers wherever he walked, outraging the Christian Asian seamstresses with his Zen Buddhism.


Hello to old Camp 4 friends of yore!

Cherie

Social climber
sebastopol, ca
May 23, 2011 - 08:07pm PT
A million years ago Chris was working as night watchman up at Glacier Point Hotel. I was visiting my sister Joan who worked there with him. She introduced him as "Christ," he supposedly having that nickname because he looked so...Christ-like. And was of a 'spiritual' bent. Just before I joined him on his rounds checking the dark and empty bat-filled upper floors of the hotel, Jo whispered to me that he had the most beautiful head of hair she'd ever seen, blond and flowing to his hips. Anyone remembering her will perhaps recall her fiendish sense of humor. I was 15 and probably incapable of hiding my look of shock and confusion when he took off his stocking cap.
I too wonder where he is and what he's up to. Last saw him when we worked together at Trailwise where he was a down-filler, leaving a stream of feathers wherever he walked, outraging the Christian Asian seamstresses with his Zen Buddhism.


Hello to old Camp 4 friends of yore!
scuffy b

climber
dissected alluvial deposits, late Pleistocene
May 23, 2011 - 08:09pm PT
I was a filler there a few years later.
go-B

climber
Sozo
May 23, 2011 - 09:28pm PT
I feel like a fly on the wall, way cool, Thx!
TomCochrane

Trad climber
Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay
Oct 9, 2012 - 11:57am PT
bump

where is he???
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
Oct 9, 2012 - 01:44pm PT
I heard from a Berkeley friend that he had gotten married and was living the suburban life in Antioch?
I think John Morton told me that.
storer

Trad climber
Golden, Colorado
Oct 9, 2012 - 10:43pm PT
Pratt would sometimes show up in the basement of Eshleman Hall at UC (early '60's). We would meet regularly during lunch in the UCHC office to socialize. We would traverse around the cubicles using the lower moulding for the feet, trying for "no hands". Chuck was impressive doing this.

I heard that he had lined up standing empty coke bottles there and walked with great composure on their necks. I didn't see this myself but Chuck was so fluid that I can believe it.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 3, 2012 - 12:26pm PT

Piece of cake...Richard Thompson III Sindicato Granitica banquet photo.

I need to contact Chris to see if he would be willing to speak at next years Oakdale Climbers Festival.

Has anyone made headway on his current contact information?
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 12, 2012 - 12:26pm PT
Still looking for signs of Chris...

Nothing from Roper that is current.
TomCochrane

Trad climber
Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay
Feb 16, 2013 - 09:42pm PT
i do wish Chris would reappear
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Aug 26, 2013 - 03:24pm PT
I am still trying to get contact info for Chris if anyone has suggestions.
kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
Feb 11, 2014 - 01:24am PT
bump
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