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burp

Trad climber
Salt Lake City
Topic Author's Original Post - May 31, 2007 - 04:55pm PT
Jello,

Always wondered what made you and the other Lowes so inventive. Did any of you have an engineering background or other related schooling? Or, just good tinkerers?

Since you all are legends in Weber County (I live in Davis County), I'd heard about the various things that you all have invented when I was in college up at WSU.

The list includes ...
    the whole cam thing (in the other thread)
    portaledges
    internal framed packs
    BBs (never seen one, but have heard about them)
    modern ice climbing gear (ski boots with foot fangs bolted on?) and the whole Malins Peak waterfall deal.
    V-threads
    etc.

I know some of this gear was used in early ascents in the Ogden area (and elsewhere?). Was some of the invented gear (cams, BBs, etc) used for early FFA ascents in Little Cottonwood (Bong Eater, Mexican Crack, The Coffin, Dorsal Fin, The Green A, ...) or were pins still the order of the day back then?

Any comments welcome.

Enjoy!

burp
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
May 31, 2007 - 05:18pm PT
Just had sushi with the Jell-man tuesday and we were having a discussion along these lines.

The real trick would be to get Greg to join us on the taco!
eeyonkee

Trad climber
Golden, CO
May 31, 2007 - 05:36pm PT
It's always the Gregs that are the brains behind any outfit.
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
May 31, 2007 - 05:48pm PT
Must be why my family is so dumb.
Anastasia

Trad climber
California
May 31, 2007 - 06:04pm PT
Is that like saying that it is always a couple of Johns in every generation that are descent climbers?

John Muir
John Salathe
John Gill
John Verm Sherman
John Harlin II
John Long
John Bachar
... etc?

Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
May 31, 2007 - 06:25pm PT
Did you just put your boyfriend in the same generation as Salathe?
Anastasia

Trad climber
California
May 31, 2007 - 07:30pm PT
You don't see that there are a few generations on that list?
Nefarius

Big Wall climber
Fresno, CA
May 31, 2007 - 07:34pm PT
Ana - "You don't see..."

Certain generations have trouble with eyesight, Ana... =)

Just razzin' ya, Ron!
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
May 31, 2007 - 07:38pm PT
"It's always the Gregs that are the brains behind any outfit."

And here I thought it was the Grugs who did the thinking.
steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
May 31, 2007 - 07:42pm PT
"It's always the Gregs that are the brains behind any outfit."


You said it baybee...we rule!
Anastasia

Trad climber
California
May 31, 2007 - 07:46pm PT
I think the brains goes along with the name "Lowe."
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
May 31, 2007 - 07:53pm PT
(Someone needs to post a link to the thread that had the description of Zeppo and Harpo Lowe.)
Anastasia

Trad climber
California
May 31, 2007 - 07:54pm PT
Ron,
You're just mad at me...
AF
Mimi

climber
May 31, 2007 - 07:58pm PT
I think it's this one PR.

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.html?topic_id=274627&msg=274976#msg274976
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
May 31, 2007 - 07:59pm PT
I kid you because I know you're a good sport.
Cheers A
Anastasia

Trad climber
California
May 31, 2007 - 08:11pm PT
I am wagging my tail in greeting while barking...
Try to look afraid friend...
We need drama!
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
May 31, 2007 - 08:17pm PT
Oy vey!

Still waiting for Jeff to show up.
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
May 31, 2007 - 08:57pm PT
Let's not forget the pink tricam thread, and website:
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.html?topic_id=269620&msg=348274#msg348274
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
May 31, 2007 - 09:25pm PT
Canary Pass, scary indeed!
Been 32 years and I STILL remember that one.
Jello

Social climber
No Ut
May 31, 2007 - 11:29pm PT
As designers, the Lowe's are highly overrated. Especially that Jello guy. He couldn't design his way out of a paper bag. Unless he made it soggy first by his mere gooey presence in its' confines.

-TheAntiJello
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