History of the lightning bolt on midnight lighting

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Crimpergirl

Social climber
Hell on earth wondering what I did to deserve it
Jun 11, 2007 - 08:22am PT
I'm glad you guys decided it was as likely to be done as lightening hitting at midnight instead of say, pigs flying. I think that a pictograph of a pig flying on the rock just wouldn't be as cool.

:)
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jun 11, 2007 - 10:06am PT
Anyone have a shot of the Midnight Lightning on the East Ledges descent route?
G_Gnome

Trad climber
Knob Central
Jun 11, 2007 - 11:16am PT
So then.....

Who drew the lightning bolt on the roof of the Iron Door Cave at Josh first?
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Jun 11, 2007 - 12:23pm PT
i'm pretty sure skip guerin downclimbed midnight lightning during the early-to-mid 80's. not positive on that one, but i do recollect....
Standing Strong

Trad climber
real eyes realize real life
Jun 11, 2007 - 12:36pm PT
does anyone have a tattoo of the bolt from midnight lightening?
bachar

Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Jun 11, 2007 - 12:41pm PT
I could draw one for ya' !
klinefelter

Boulder climber
Bishop, CA
Jun 11, 2007 - 12:45pm PT
The Bolt
Standing Strong

Trad climber
real eyes realize real life
Jun 11, 2007 - 12:46pm PT
that would be an honor!
Chaz

Trad climber
So. Cal.
Jun 11, 2007 - 01:43pm PT
BvB writes:

"i'm pretty sure skip guerin downclimbed midnight lightning..."

Was he wearing shoes?
marty(r)

climber
beneath the valley of ultravegans
Jun 11, 2007 - 01:47pm PT
I think they just knocked off Gerry Lopez' surfboards:
http://www.gerrylopezsurfboards.com/classic.htm
Wonder

climber
WA
Jun 11, 2007 - 02:59pm PT
Didn't the Stonemasters use the the lighting bolt as their standard? I remember it getting flashed around Idyllwild BITD.
James

climber
A tent in the redwoods
Jun 11, 2007 - 03:03pm PT
When I squint at the mirror, the long scar on my back looks like a lightning bolt.
maldaly

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Jun 11, 2007 - 03:52pm PT

This is the logo from Michael Misel's company, Lost Arrow. Michael is a pretty badass climber and has what seems to be the definitive guide to the Arco area.

Interesting logo, eh. I wonder where they got the idea...
G_Gnome

Trad climber
Knob Central
Jun 11, 2007 - 04:09pm PT
Wonder asked ' Didn't the Stonemasters use the the lighting bolt as their standard?'.

Yep. I think Graham started it all.
Wonder

climber
WA
Jun 11, 2007 - 04:17pm PT
Thanks G, I think so. Someone might have even had a lighting bolt pierced ear?
Walleye

climber
The Land of the Big Stone
Jun 11, 2007 - 04:37pm PT
The Lightning at Midnight


Photo: Walter Flint
WBraun

climber
Jun 11, 2007 - 04:41pm PT
So, .... I saw Yabo draw on the lightning bolt.
Tom

Big Wall climber
San Luis Obispo CA
Jun 11, 2007 - 05:31pm PT
I think that bolt qualifies as Audience Participation Artwork. I remember, way back when, seeing people dip their finger in chalk, and then trace the bolt, to maintain its white shiny crystal beauty.

It may have been done as an homage, or as a karmic warm up to trying the problem later. Or, it may have just been a generic good-luck ritual, sorta like rubbing the nose of a certain bronze pig near the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, Italy.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jun 11, 2007 - 05:42pm PT
I was present when Skip sent ML the first time and no downclimb that day for him. Up was enough!
Jude Bischoff

Ice climber
Palm Springs
Jun 11, 2007 - 06:26pm PT
A true pictograph for the modern age.

Soon there will be a fence around it and grafiti spray painted initials of gang slang. In 50 years your photo's will adorn the fence. A bronze climber statue will be erected. A shrine will be built over the site. An audio tour will be available. A VW bus with manaquin posers and gear and hippie lettuce will be on display. The Japanese tourists will have their photo taken nest to the lightening bolt. An annual reunion will commence and slowly, over time, there will be a lone survivor......The last of the great climbers...who will it be?
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