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ghand

Sport climber
Golden,Colorado
Sep 24, 2007 - 09:48pm PT
June 1970: in a few hours while rappelling we were caught in a hail/lightning storm.


June 1971: I am in red. I was supposed to be at my graduation from U of Minn.
Dick_Lugar

Trad climber
Indiana
Sep 24, 2007 - 10:13pm PT
Sweet Ghand! That's awesome that The Village People climb too! I did not know that.

Jaybro..I thought the same thing after I posted that pic, I believe we started the international "Climb as a Pirate Day!" in '98.
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City, SD
Sep 24, 2007 - 10:43pm PT
Oct 28, 2006




Larry

Trad climber
Bisbee
Sep 24, 2007 - 11:45pm PT
Climbing at the Tower used to be highly regulated.

The "No Climbing Above This Point" sign was erected by the Park Service on the approach to the Durrance.

Certain Wyomingites helped the sign make its way to the summit.

The summit is also a good place to observe that the state's population of cottonwood trees, which depends on occasional flooding to sprout its seeds, is now overly "mature."
le_bruce

climber
Oakland: what's not to love?
Sep 24, 2007 - 11:50pm PT
Nice thread, nice photos.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Sep 25, 2007 - 12:43am PT
I Can See For Miles

I know you've deceived me, now here's a surprise
I know that you have 'cause there's magic in my eyes

I can see for miles and miles and miles and miles and miles
Oh yeah

If you think that I don't know about the little tricks you've played
And never see you when deliberately you put things in my way

Well, here's a poke at you
You're gonna choke on it too
You're gonna lose that smile
Beacuse all the while

I can see for miles and miles
I can see for miles and miles
I can see for miles and miles and miles and miles and miles
Oh yeah

You took advantage of my trust in you when I was so far away
I saw you holding lots of other guys and now you've got the nerve to say

That you still want me
Well, that's as may be
But you gotta stand trial
Because all the while

I can see for miles and miles
I can see for miles and miles
I can see for miles and miles and miles and miles and miles
Oh yeah

I know you've deceived me, now here's a surprise
I know that you have 'cause there's magic in my eyes

I can see for miles and miles and miles and miles and miles
Oh yeah

The Devil's Tower and the Taj Mahal are mine to see on clear days
You thought that I would need a crystal ball to see right through the haze

Well, here's a poke at you
You're gonna choke on it too
You're gonna lose that smile
Beacuse all the while

I can see for miles and miles
I can see for miles and miles
I can see for miles and miles and miles and miles and miles
and miles and miles and miles and miles

I can see for miles and miles
I can see for miles and miles
I can see for miles and miles
I can see for miles and miles
Dick_Lugar

Trad climber
Indiana
Sep 25, 2007 - 01:12am PT
Oh man Munge...you caught me off-guard, tire and loopy, but I wrote a poem about the Tower one trip a few summers ago, so here it is for high cheese value:

Bosom of the Gods

The Tower of the Devil,
It stands erect and steadfast
Protuding right above mother earth's navel
Like an aroused nipple thrusting towards
The mouths of the gods

At night from my campsight,
As I sit pondering my senescence
The full moon appears on the horizon
Illuminating it with its light
As I sit and stare and envision my ascent

I see the crack that before me lies
I instantly see how life is a crack in disguise
The night grows long, the light fades from my eyes
Sleep comes over me with little resistance,
And I dream, I dream of her until sunrise.

Freud would love this one!



Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Sep 25, 2007 - 02:15am PT
27 posts and no handstand photo... I think it's on the back of an "NA Climber," ah, to align my library with my scanner..

Larry, you must have a photo for this thread.

Moscow Jason, I'm not even going to conjecture why you two were up there with your harnesses off.
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Sep 25, 2007 - 03:04am PT
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Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Sep 25, 2007 - 09:18am PT
Somebody with time on their hands could put photos in chrono order to chart the wearing-down of that "No climbing above this point" sign.
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Sep 25, 2007 - 05:42pm PT
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Sep 25, 2007 - 06:16pm PT
Reminds me of Richard Dreyfus' compulsions in Close Encounters.
Chazbro

Social climber
Gillette, Wyoming
Sep 25, 2007 - 10:15pm PT
Great shots! That shot of Chris and i from 1983 brings it back jaybro... We did Belle Fourche Buttress as I recall.... let's see what I can find in the slide collection ....
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Sep 25, 2007 - 10:15pm PT
rad drawing jaybro!


lug, heh. we write strange things on strange trips.


cheers,
M
shogun

Trad climber
MSP, MN
Sep 26, 2007 - 12:34am PT

Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Sep 26, 2007 - 01:22am PT
Now we're talkin!!!
Shogun: that is superb.
Dick_Lugar

Trad climber
Indiana
Sep 26, 2007 - 10:10am PT
Shogun's sho got style! Nice threesome!
shogun

Trad climber
Saint Paul, MN
Sep 28, 2007 - 07:25pm PT
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Sep 28, 2007 - 08:45pm PT
Ha Ha!
This picture is an homage to Frazetta:







nick d

Trad climber
nm
Sep 28, 2007 - 09:46pm PT
I've never been there, but I did have this shot from my magazine collection.

Michael

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