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stich

Trad climber
Denver, Colorado
Nov 3, 2007 - 09:50pm PT
Man, this is a good thread. Your pals Jane and Mike look like super cool folks. I hope they are both still kicking about together. The Devo album cover is priceless. I remember that one very well.
TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
Nov 3, 2007 - 09:55pm PT
Wow.

Really nice Roy. I've wanted to go there ever since I've seen photos of the area, but now it's on!
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 3, 2007 - 10:51pm PT
Stich,
Just went to a house warming party for Jane & Micha last night, here in Boulder.

Here they are back in their little Kastraki home, which they still own!
In years to come, we'll do it again.




The towers in view from their porch walk:

Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 3, 2007 - 10:55pm PT
The surrounding Kastraki neighborhood:





Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 3, 2007 - 11:05pm PT


murcy

climber
San Fran Cisco
Nov 3, 2007 - 11:14pm PT
tarbuster for tsar!!
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Nov 4, 2007 - 12:45am PT
i'm satiated, for now, soon to be desirous of cobbles in the not to distant future. Good thing for Pinnacles.

Rick A

climber
Boulder, Colorado
Nov 4, 2007 - 11:44am PT
Wonderful pictures and story, Roy.
Now, I really want to go there,too.
Europe alone has enough interesting mountains and crags for a lifetime.
Rick
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Nov 4, 2007 - 12:12pm PT
Rich adventures + keeping longterm friends, signs of life lived well.

I've totally got into your habit of taking pictures at tables. Wish I'd started that 40 years back!
Klimmer

Mountain climber
San Diego
Nov 4, 2007 - 04:09pm PT
Tarbuster,

Very nice! A dream really. Greek Godesses, mythical awe inspiring towers to climb, history, a repreve from Bushland with nice Mediterranians. What more could anyone ask?

I've never been to Greece, I should go with my family sometime, that is if I not on the the no-fly list. Who knows? I haven't flown in a while.
stich

Trad climber
Denver, Colorado
Nov 4, 2007 - 06:53pm PT
Roy, tell your friends I think they are way cool and loved seeing their pictures of life in Greece.
FeelioBabar

climber
Sneaking up behind you...
Nov 4, 2007 - 08:12pm PT
Great stuff! Keep it coming!
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 4, 2007 - 09:31pm PT
This is The Sourlotis, seen from Kastraki:
( A tour de force Heinz Zak route, Thessaly Sound Barrier, is straight in view, right of center)




So the next good route and entertainment we sought, South Face of Sourlotis, Line of the Falling Drop,
The route followas a brilliant line of steep slabs, progressing on wonderful knobs & cobbles:
(climbers top center)


(photo Dieder Hasse)


Tarbuster, lashed in and cobbled up:




Casual cobble walking & 5.10 slab climbing at its best:


(photo Dieder Hasse)
Prod

Social climber
Charlevoix, MI
Nov 5, 2007 - 02:06pm PT
Bump.

How did I miss this gem?

Tar,

Do you still keep in touch with Jane?

Prod.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 5, 2007 - 02:14pm PT
Yes I do Prod,
At the end of most every work week, they host "Friday Night Follies" at their pad, which consists of loud music, beer, wine, martinis, grilling, dancing...
handsome B

Gym climber
SL,UT
Nov 5, 2007 - 02:21pm PT
Yowza! What a great tour, thanks!
Prod

Social climber
Charlevoix, MI
Nov 5, 2007 - 03:02pm PT
They live in Boulder now?

Prod.
Inner City

Trad climber
East Bay
Nov 5, 2007 - 03:28pm PT
Inspiring!
s_mestdagh

Trad climber
Between Boulder & Crestone, CO
Nov 5, 2007 - 10:18pm PT
Hah! This Dieder Hasse photo looked very familiar so I called my wife, Mia over. I asked who is that? She said Bärbel Schmidt. Bärbel hooked up with my wife when my wife was growing up in Berchtesgaden and learning to climb. Anyway Bärbel is still around. She is in her late 60s now - living in Bad Reichenhall, still hiking and climbing!
Mia emailed a link to this page over to her. She won't understand everything of this thread but she'll enjoy seeing herself on the internet.

Tarbuster, thanks for the great post and pictures!
paganmonkeyboy

Trad climber
the blighted lands of hatu
Nov 5, 2007 - 10:33pm PT
totally sweet (as usual) tarbuster ! add another place to the dream ticklist for sure...
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