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john hansen

Topic Author's Original Post - Aug 16, 2007 - 12:25am PT

I always thought these four pictures had alot of historical value.

They are from the dedication for Camp 4 as a historical site.

Some day these will be in Chicken Skinners museum.

Some one should put names to all these faces before Werner gets Alzhimer,s.

I see Harding, Pratt, Allen Steck, Rowell,Tom Frost, Don Lauria, Rob Muir,,, Oli??

Bacher, Croft, Chongo, Kauk, and Ken Yeager..

Help me fill in the blank's.

( photo's taken from AAJ)

john hansen

Topic Author's Reply - Aug 16, 2007 - 01:01am PT
That helps alot Warbler.
seamus mcshane

Aug 16, 2007 - 07:48am PT
Awesome pics-9/25/99.

Topped out on Zodiac that evening.

Drum circle until midnight in the meadow below us, full moon.

First topout for my partner and I, COSMIC VIBE, despite missing the party.

Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Aug 16, 2007 - 03:14pm PT
Warbler - white vest? good one! LOL

How's it going funk brother? Hope all's cool your way - see ya at the crags soon?

Cheers, jb
John Vawter

Social climber
San Diego
Aug 16, 2007 - 03:58pm PT
In the second picture from the top, is that Jim Donini and Robbins standing on the left? Could the guy in the white hat be Henry Barber, and the guy crouching in front of him, Kim Schmitz? Chouinard is between Steck and Frost in the front row.
John Vawter

Social climber
San Diego
Aug 16, 2007 - 08:45pm PT
I see the resemblance to Sheridan Anderson, but he passed away in 1984 according to Wiki. I found a recent pic of Barber, and I agree the guy in the white hat could not be him.
john hansen

Topic Author's Reply - Aug 16, 2007 - 10:46pm PT
Harding still had that intense stare. Looks like he,s ready to kick somebody,s ass... is Steve Roper in there somewhere?

Pratt looks completly serene.
Roger Breedlove

Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Aug 16, 2007 - 11:03pm PT
Roper is in the first and second pictures, top row. He is wearing glasses, to the right of Denny, up and right of Chuck and up and left of Galen. (I don't recognize the guy just to the right, with the white hat.) Steve is also in approximately in the same position in the second photo.

Chuck was probably drunk, looking to get laid. Okay, serenely drunk if we are trying to maintain airs.

Social climber
Aug 16, 2007 - 11:36pm PT
hey there... say, nice to see my brother mark there!.... dont want to spoil the fun, but if you all needed more names, i could print out the pic and send it to mark... could be he may know some more of the names... but seems like you all got most of them, already... man, oh, man--great old-time pic.... (mind you, not old-timer... that would back a tad before these guys... but they're getting there)..... well, nice to see mark... thanks all!

say---as to printing out the pic... may i? i could still send it to mark, just for fun.... am asking permission, first though.... god bless... thanks for the history...
john hansen

Topic Author's Reply - Aug 17, 2007 - 01:12am PT
Who are the lady,s ? Bev Johnson ,,and Sybil Hecktal(sp)

Aug 17, 2007 - 02:03am PT
But I'm so glad Bachar is still with us! good pics!!!

Boulder climber
Bishop, CA
Aug 17, 2007 - 02:28pm PT
Tye-Dye guy in photo 4 is Dean Miller.
Tony Puppo

Aug 17, 2007 - 03:38pm PT
In the second photo the white cap guys looks a little like Alan Bard?
Roger Breedlove

Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Aug 17, 2007 - 04:36pm PT
I don't know who the two guys in white hats are. Allan died in 1997 and I think these pictures were taken in 99.

The guy in the white hat who is between Roper and Rowell in the first picture and between Roper and Denny in the second picture might be Dick Erb. Anyone know if Erb was there?
Ed Bannister

Mountain climber
Riverside, CA
Aug 17, 2007 - 04:56pm PT
I think that is Ed Barry by Ron.
Note Tom Frost has the biggest smile in the group, and Leavitt's forearms seem smaller on film.

Bev Johnson is not in the pic, she died in a helicopter crash while skiing.

Aug 17, 2007 - 05:06pm PT
sumthins rong with those photos

They're all posing.

They're supposed to be trying the Midnight lightning.

What's the world coming to?

Truckee, CA
Aug 17, 2007 - 05:54pm PT
Young dude with the glasses and chin scruff, above Chappy in one photo and left of him in the other, is Layton Korel Bridwell, standin in for his absent pops.

Roger Breedlove

Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Aug 17, 2007 - 06:14pm PT
Good catch Peter.

I am struggling with lots of the climbers in the 'younger' two photos.

In picture 3,

1. Who are the folks between Chapman and Hechtel?
2. Who is the guy without the shirt between Mike White and Ken Yager?
3. Who is the guy between Barry and Corbet, between Corbert and Bachar, and to the left of Cashner? (Of the named persons, I only know Barry and John)
4. Who is the guy with in the middle with the white button shirt?

In picture one, is the guy in the back row, between Galen and Allen, Chuck Kroger?

Truckee, CA
Aug 17, 2007 - 08:28pm PT

Photo 3 Between Chapman and Hechtel: Scotty Burke, don't know, RD Caughron (rip), Ed Barry, Scott Stowe,

Next Row down: Jose Pererya (rip), me, Corbett in front, Paul Piana behind, Randy Leavitt, Todd Skinner (rip), Kevin Worral, Rick Sylvester

Front: Corbett, Randy Leavitt, Bachar, Cashner, Hans Florine,

Where were you that day dude!

Roger Breedlove

Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Aug 17, 2007 - 09:13pm PT
You know Peter that is sort of a sore point.

Bridwell and I both sent in our applications, plus the cash, and the pictures, and the surety bonds, and curriculum vitae, and we waited and waited and waited. No reply.

So finally, Jim calls and is told that they don't have room for us. You know good a sweet talker Jim is, so he gets Layton in as long as he forfeits the deposit. Jimís plan was to take Laytonís place at the last minute, since he looks so young and all. (But then he forgot and Layton went anyway.)

After Jim tells me what happened, I call up and get the hemming and hawing. I think about using Jimís ploy of offering up my daughter as a stand in. Thankfully I remember what it was like in Camp 4 and think better of it, given my commitment to protect my kids.

Finally, they just came right out and tell me that they were afraid that the dignity of the ceremony--necessary for the historical status--would be lost if I showed and 'I didnít want that on my shoulders, did I?"

Well of course not.

Anyway, I figured that it would be a drag and they would not let me and Steve and Chuck get drunk and try to make Royal be serious and TM laugh, so I stayed at home.

Mowed the grass.

Bought the video when it came out.

Regretted it ever since.

TL,C Buzz

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