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Desolation Basin, Calif.
Aug 23, 2007 - 01:14am PT
That's heavy, brother.

Social climber
No Ut
Aug 23, 2007 - 01:37am PT
Thanks, Rok.

John Moosie

Aug 23, 2007 - 01:42am PT
I think you are being too hard on yourself. First off, you aren't the one who rode the bike. Second off, even if you made a sound there is no gaurantee that the person would have heard you. Perhaps they had headphones on or perhaps they were going too fast or perhaps they were stoned. No one seems to know.

As for not helping people in need. Not cool but it seems like you learned your lesson. That is the main thing about making mistakes. Did you learn your lesson? The other thing is the karma you create. One way you can clear that Karma is by helping others.

There is no reason to feel guilty for all eternity. That would be you creating your own hell. Instead, realize the mistake and do something to atone for it and then forgive yourself. Life goes on. You can't change the past and you only hurt yourself by not forgiving yourself. Hurting yourself is just as big of a mistake ( religion would say sin instead of mistake).

My two cents. haha....go and sin no more.

Peace Bro


Social climber
Aug 23, 2007 - 03:58am PT
hey there rokjox....say, one does not realize this sometimes---but---sometimes one is there at a strategic time to have "inside" info, and to PRAY....

if you had NO gut feeling to step in and move to do something... there was an unseen reason...

folks that have been "heroes" say that they do not know why they did such deeds--it happened... therE was some gut-feeling to do it and they succeeded--they were there for that reason...
(like the gal that dove in at santa cruz and saved a kid that fell in at the wharf, years back) YES---there were others there--could you IMAGINE if they all jumped in AT ONCE??? what a mess, and the kid would have been lost among them, or pushed under...

i have learned from 30 years of experience, that when the feeling does NOT come--you are to play a far deeper role than you imagine--to go and pray, is part of this... (NOW-not meaning to neglect doing an emergency phone calls, etc, mind you, or going off on your walk to get help THAT way---but the actuality of diving into that situation with the other most likely would not have helped) the right people were handing it, after you left--if there was more that you could do, your gut-feeling and concience would have TAKEN you THEN to do so....

YET, if you feel guilt now--that means you should have done "check-up" or a phone call, etc... when you got to your you know, and in the future, you will be prepared....

i have seen the results from these kind of things, in my life, and in the lives of many others, and the end was shown from the beginning--later--and the REASON was seen, and: it had worked out as it should have, and all worked for good in the midst of the hurt, or whatever the situation was, etc....

many folks DO have the gut-feeling to help and they dont--in these cases very heavy dissasters have fallen into place that should NOT have happened, sadly....folks know when they have done this, and these type of folks usually become callous and continually live this way... (though, not all folks, please understand)

you can not be perfectly in tune to every detail in life, but to the ones that you ARE entrusted to--to these, be VERY true... YOU may VERY WELL be the one to save someone's life someday---and all because of a GUT feeling that you WILL KNOW, and you will LISTEN too.... then you will understand....

you may also be kept safe, for some reason, listening to this gut-feeling, too...

god bless...

ps--oddly, the worse thing that i ever did in the valle, was not get back enough times... but for now--i belive i did what i was supposed to do, as my concience is clean... i sure loved the valley...

give you guilt for the part that you believe you did wrong, to the good lord and stand tall, okay? you are a better man for what you learned, and you will live up to the call of duty someday... and you will be glad...

folks that want to do good, will always get a re-ride on the ol' bronc of life...

Aug 23, 2007 - 10:28am PT

You and your partner should be shot!

the very nerve!

Gym climber
Aug 23, 2007 - 10:59am PT
I used a cheater stick once.

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Aug 23, 2007 - 11:09am PT
Wild story rox..I'm glad it didn't happen. The worst thing I ever did was hit a raccoon in the head with a baseball sized rock. It rolled off the picnic table and landed, feet up, on the ground where it rolled around for a while. Then it casually got up and loped away.

BTW, this was in 1975 and I was youthful ignoramus. The raccoons had been raiding our camp every night and we were tired of it.

Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Aug 23, 2007 - 11:44am PT
Worst thing I did was throw a meatball in the Cafeteria and hit some poor guy in the head. I still feel bad about it even though it was thirty years ago.


Trad climber
the ville, colorado
Aug 23, 2007 - 11:51am PT
I walked into a group of 4 rutting bucks after too many beers & grabbed it by the antlers. Well sh#t went down hill from there. We ended up on the ground together & he was kicking the sh#t out of me; & for some reason I kept holding on to the antlers.I somehow got his back & was about to choke him out when his buddies tried head butt the bucks antlers & got me instead.We all ran off so the rangers wouldn't lock us up.rg

Luxury rehabilitation treatment facility in Boise
Aug 23, 2007 - 12:35pm PT
I didn't climb nearly as much or as hard as I should have and I spent way too much time swilling beer, trying to score some weed, harassing tourists and trying to get laid. Yeah, I was one of those.

I did lose my virginity to some young lass from San Fran during my first month in the valley - so all was not in vain. It was almost like a fairy tale really.
Scared Silly

Trad climber
Aug 23, 2007 - 12:51pm PT
I stole a few showers at Curry ...

Gym climber
San Fernando Lamas
Aug 23, 2007 - 01:58pm PT
I'll burn in hell for this one . . .

. . . I placed a chicken rivet.

Trad climber
San Francisco, Ca
Aug 23, 2007 - 02:00pm PT
One time I went into the park late and left late so I wouldn't have to pay. Well, maybe more than one time...

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Aug 23, 2007 - 02:03pm PT

We had a copy of the key to the Curry company shower house ...very handy.

We yelled wildley at a some European tourists pulling branches off trees and cutting switch backs on the Home Dome trail. It scared the crap out of them, since we were scarey looking ourselves.


Trad climber
Bend, OR
Aug 23, 2007 - 02:03pm PT
Stealing showers
Sleeping with ugly Curry girls just to get out of C4 on a rainy night
Re arranging the carpet tiles in the old lodge to say stuff
Lurking for tourist chicks in the old Mountain Room Bar
Scarfing leftovers in the cafeteria
Bivying in the woods
Hanging around bailers to get their retreat gear
Raiding tourist coolers for beer

Aug 23, 2007 - 02:11pm PT
I masturbated in front of a bus full of nuns.

Flagstaff, AZ
Aug 23, 2007 - 02:16pm PT
I drove in last week with the intent of buying the interagency pass. But they don't accept credit cards at the Tioga gate so they gave me a piece of paper that said to pay on the way out.

On the way out I told the guy at the gate that I didn't pay going in. He responded with "I'll just pretend you didn't tell me that" and waved me through. So I kept my $20.

Oh... and once I enhanced a hook placement on a Walt Shipley route.

Gym climber
Aug 23, 2007 - 03:00pm PT
I confess to thoughts of Monkey Wrenching.

Rox, you couldn't have stopped the accident, but stopping to help those hurt would have given you a pretty good excuse for being late. That'da been Win-Win.

Aug 23, 2007 - 03:13pm PT
Did what Mal did to a squirell. Lil f*#ker was coming out of my tent as I approached, (I had a gerry yearround with a vestibule) I looked inside to see my backpack, which had no food in it, chewed up. I pulled out of the tent, grabbed a rock and nailed the lil f*#ker who was standing off a bit.

Then the damn thing is laying on it's back with all 4 legs sticking up in the air just sort of ...vibrating. I look around hoping no one saw me...they didn't, I walk over, flip it onto it's belly and it just takes off like nothing had happened.


Sex in the middle of a road, no more than a 1/4 mile from the campsite. It was night, and dark, but right out in the open air in public. But I don't really consider this bad. I was young once.


Free showers.

Ice climber
Ashland, Or
Aug 23, 2007 - 03:16pm PT
emptied our Prow poop tube in the Awhannee lobby trash can.

I still get a little chuckle about that one...
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