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Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Oct 2, 2007 - 02:46pm PT
I'm pretty sure it is Briggs, not that I'd know.
He's in other photos with the same get up, like on Bastille's NW Corner route.

Primarily, look how much lankier he is compared to Henry.
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Oct 2, 2007 - 02:52pm PT
My 0.15 minutes of fame ... I was Roger's belayer on a few of Chelton's photo shoots for Climbing. If you squint real hard at the pictures ....
GOclimb

Trad climber
Boston, MA
Oct 2, 2007 - 04:43pm PT
Never met him, but this weekend, I did a climb of his in my neighborhood (near Boston), called Jane. I understand that in '72 when he freed it at 5.11, it was one of the hardest pitches in the country. Still feels hard today!

Oh, and I led it with just webbing wrapped around me. I hadn't set out to be "old school", I just accidentally forgot my harness - d'oh! Provided strong incentive not to fall!

GO
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Oct 2, 2007 - 08:03pm PT
Don't think I've posted this picture before ... Henry barefootin' (no those aren't shoes) up the 5.10 crux of Missing Link, 1980.

ghand

Sport climber
Golden,Colorado
Dec 29, 2007 - 10:03pm PT
I just read the story jstan told of Henry at Stewart's Ice Cream where he tells of a competition between Henry and a "person who will remain nameless but I will here call Ghand". While I would have liked to have been that person, John must be mistaken. I do not remember that episode at all. Plus, I have never eaten strawberry topping. I am a true chocolate/vanilla snob. Specifically home made, as I am sure John knows my first date with my wife (Aug 1973) was to make homemade ice cream. I just made some for Xmas and I am making some tomorrow for my granddaughter's first birthday party. (Hers is Dec 28 & mine is Dec 27).
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 30, 2007 - 06:04pm PT
As my father likes to say,"never let the truth get in the way of a good story."
deuce4

Big Wall climber
the Southwest
Dec 30, 2007 - 08:06pm PT


I like Henry's expression in this pic...
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Dec 30, 2007 - 08:12pm PT
I'd have been worried too - look at all the innocent bystanders aka drinks. All at risk of being spilled, or filled with broken glass. Maybe not a challenge for Henry, but us mere mortals think differently.
deuce4

Big Wall climber
the Southwest
Dec 30, 2007 - 08:22pm PT
Mighty, we were all so sh*tfaced that night, we probably wouldn't have noticed. Here's some more pics from that memorable evening (probably "memorable" thanks only to the photos that someone took):


Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Dec 30, 2007 - 08:34pm PT
HH climbed a few years ago with my brother, in Squamish. He remarked "I'm climbing as well as I ever did. There's just more of me."
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 31, 2007 - 01:51am PT
Nice shots John! I went casting about for the old Australia article in Ascent but can't seem to find it.

Too funny Anders.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Dec 31, 2007 - 11:07am PT
The guy in the blue shirt looks like Chris Bonnington.
deuce4

Big Wall climber
the Southwest
Dec 31, 2007 - 11:17am PT
Yep, that's Mr. Bonnington himself. After the North Face debacle, I got involved with a internet startup (Xdogs.com) through a mutual friend of Henry and mine (Hans Figi). The plan was to import BergHaus equipment to the US. Chris (and Leo) were Berghaus reps, while Henry and I were working for the startup. We went to Britain to seal the deal, which we did, but then the whole Internet start-up scene crashed spectacularly and the business failed. My compensation, a gazillion dot.net dollars worth of stock options, were suddenly worthless!

I was really impressed with Henry's salesmanship. Having worked as a Patagonia Rep for so long, he really knew how to work the crowd and sell an idea, concept, or product. A true professional.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Feb 23, 2009 - 01:20am PT
Henry on the solo of Strand

http://home.comcast.net/~ed_hartouni/vid/Barber_solos_Strand.mov

pretty gripping, actually
thedogfather

climber
Midwest
Feb 23, 2009 - 08:02am PT
funny, I'm pretty sure that was cut from the DVD I made of that entire show a couple of years ago for the Taco Stand. I taped that off the original on TV and fairly early on you will see the footage interrupted by part of a baseball game where I was trying to skip all the commercials. I think the rest of that segment with his interaction with Pete Livesey is classic in showing the strong competitiveness climbers have toward each other.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Feb 23, 2009 - 08:21am PT
Of course, there's the article in Climb! where Henry
goes up to solo Gorilla's Delight in Boulder Canyon--he get's up
to the crux which is a good long distance from the ground, which
has been described as 5.7 or so. . . ha! and the story says
'I probably would break a leg if I fell from here if I miss'. . .
or something to that effect. Those of us who've done that know
it'd be a mite more serious, sort of like 'you're gonna die'!
if you don't make that move. . .

Also, one of the prizes auctioned off at the AAC annual dinner was climbing in Britain with Hot Henry. . .but you'd have to
pick up his airfare over the pond. . .
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Feb 23, 2009 - 09:53am PT
yes dogfather, the clips I've been posting up are from your video (I think I revived the "thans dogfather" thread recently...


hope you don't mind... thought it was time to get some of those great clips out there
thedogfather

climber
Midwest
Feb 23, 2009 - 10:41am PT
I certainly don't mind since they aren't "my" clips, I just taped them off of TV back in the day. I still think the entire segment with Henry and Pete going at it, the freak-out by Mr Harris on Dream of White Horses and the solo are some of the most compelling climbing footage I have seen.
steveA

Trad climber
bedford,massachusetts
Feb 23, 2009 - 12:18pm PT
Did a climb last Fall with Henry. He still uses only a swami belt and said he has never placed a cam unit to this day. He still has great footwork!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 21, 2012 - 12:44pm PT
Bump for Henry on ice...
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