ANOTHER FaceLift Thread (more photos, eh?)


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Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 4, 2007 - 12:26am PT
To remind us of what it's all for:

At Yosemite Climbing Association world headquarters in El Portal. Trying to figure out how to put together the awning. Later we RTFM. (A later scene, not photographed, had Ed H, jstan and I sorting recycling from garbage - with two Ph.D.s in physics and a law degree amongst us, we figured it out.)

Sorting thingies that were needed.

Khanom (Eric) and Ken in Ken's cottage office.

Ken on the phone to ABC news or something.

Katie (Ken's assistant) peering out the museum door at the chaos - construction, FaceLift, you name it.

jstan, aka Stannard of Arabia. One of the few occasions he didn't have a litter stick in hand, displaying dismaying diligence in the pursuit of garbage.

George apparently about to murder jstan for working too hard or something.

FaceLift headquarters the night before. A forlorn shell.

nature (Doug) hard at work, while Meghan and Cherie catch up on wedding stories or something.

Still at it, several hours later.

The Yager family, somewhat concealed by Meghan's back.

Three modest climbing legends, together for the first time - John Stannard, Tom Frost, Royal Robbins. All climbers owe a great deal to them for their vision and leadership.
(ps This photo copyrighted. I wouldn't publish it without the permission of those in it, and hope others will show the same courtesy.)

One of Crimpie's friends - I talked to the ravens every day. This one probably could have taken care of Crimpie's furry friend.

Ed the AV guy, who was pretty focussed.

Fattrad, Crimpie, and another.

More of why we were there. (Not to see me dancing - people pay not to see that.)

The Fishy family, who came all the way from Switzerland to help for all five days, as part of a holiday. Fishy, Finn (aka Finngerling), and Sabrina.

Katie again, happy that it's over.

Doug and Lara, returned from a crack of noon attempt at Royal Arches.

Ranger Jesse, Ken, and Lara.

Pancake master Tim and his children. (Did A. Crowley ever flip pancakes, as promised?)

Thanks again to everyone for all the help, and to Ken for the inspiration. See you next year!

Oct 4, 2007 - 12:38am PT
and another would be Ms. Jo Whitford.

Ken, you look mahvalous!
Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Oct 4, 2007 - 12:43am PT
Thanks Mimi, I had to do a lot of prep, fortunately I pulled it off.

susan peplow

Oct 4, 2007 - 02:57am PT
Hey Anders, thanks for posting up your shots and all the hard work this past week.

Like Mimi said, that photo listed and "another" is the lovely Jo Whitford. The focused AV guy is Ed Whittle aka "the noodler". (Ed ya like that one?)

Looks like a fun time.


Social climber
St. Looney
Oct 4, 2007 - 08:28am PT
Cool. More fun photos. The ravens were terrific - thanks for that photo. The birds out there are excellent. I had a white-headed woodpecker in the tree feet from my tent (where it originally was anyway).

It was fun seeing Ed and Jo again too. Hopefully next year we can spend more time together...

right here, right now
Oct 4, 2007 - 11:07am PT
Fatty done made the big time in that photo with Crimpie & Jobee.
What a pair! ...The all time blonde-sandwich-supreme.

Social climber
St. Looney
Oct 4, 2007 - 05:17pm PT
Bump. And I can assure you that the sammich was a good one.
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 4, 2007 - 07:49pm PT
Sorry, I forgot to post this one. Timmy, being Timmy.

Social climber
The West
Oct 4, 2007 - 08:14pm PT
If they do another run. I would pay more than $5 for one of those black face lift shirts in XL!
Donny... the OHHH!- Riginal

Sport climber
on the deck, smokin' with Jim Plunkett.
Oct 4, 2007 - 08:26pm PT
I sure would like to see the next FaceLift take place at my garage if possible. There's a ton of crap in there it would be real convenient for all those living up here in...uh...where I am.

Any chance?

Oh yeah...and I don't mind anyone gluing or bolting holds onto the side of my house if that's whats holdin' this back.

Note: Gluing of holds to the cat will not be tolerated.

Boulder climber
Oct 1, 2009 - 03:06am PT
Hey there guys!

I'm a friend of Ed Whittle in your pictures! I'm from Romania and we used to climb together in Yosemite in 2002-2003. I've been trying to find him for quite a while now so I just typed in his name in google and came to this page. Do you have any ideea how could I find him? An email would be perfect, or any other address or phone number you can find. Thanks a million.

ps: Great pictures! I miss that atmosphere!!!

My address is
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