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the Fet

Knackered climber
A bivy sack in the secret campground
Mar 12, 2008 - 05:44pm PT
Here, here.

Clint Cummins Appreciation Thread - good call CI.
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Mar 12, 2008 - 05:53pm PT
Clint is involved in these threads:

Glacier Point Bolt Replacement

Rebolting Update

Replacing original bolts on the Arches Slabs routes
Nate D

San Francisco
Mar 12, 2008 - 06:22pm PT
I just wanna know how he does it? In my mind's eye, he eats, drinks, sleeps, and breaths climbing. I imagine him in the wee hours of the night, hunched over, still donning rack and harness, typing frantically at his computer - never missing one detail in all those databases!

Social climber
Davis, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 12, 2008 - 06:24pm PT
Hey Clint,

repost that photo of that nut tool that looks like a prison shiv if you don't mind.

That's a good one, and a testament to getting the most out of your gear!

San Fran Cisco
Mar 12, 2008 - 06:25pm PT
plus he mentors the stanford alpine club...

Trad climber
El Portal, CA
Mar 12, 2008 - 06:28pm PT
He's totally humble in real life, despite having some gnarly and burly climbing experience under the belt. And you won't find a better booty-seeker!

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Mar 12, 2008 - 06:43pm PT
Clint does relish the role, keeper of knowledge. And sharer. Good-humored, smart and more on-topic than 99% of us here, he's an easy guy to appreciate. (I've been appreciating his work since he wrote the first guide to Lake Willoughby ice climbs, several lifetimes ago.)

Gym climber
Mar 12, 2008 - 06:55pm PT
He's totally humble in real life ...

Are we talkin' about the same Clint?? I mean sheesh, he woulda won the SprayLord contest, had he set his watch correctly. That's because he went on and on about his real-life accomplishments. Never ending, it was. Then last time I saw him, all I could do was to cover my ears, otherwise all they'd hear was how he just did this, and just did that. Give that guy a couple of weeks off and he'll clean all the garbage around the base of Half Dome, the entire base. Even though he can barely walk. Then he'll do some cheesy photo essay bragging of his "accomplishments." About has humble as Chuck Norris, I'd say...

chica from chico, I don't claim to be a daisy
Mar 12, 2008 - 07:00pm PT all the above comments. Don't know him, but.. I love his beautiful/sincere smile.

Big Wall climber
Mar 12, 2008 - 07:01pm PT
"Classic Clint hard as flint".

Mar 12, 2008 - 07:33pm PT
Just like Chiloe said, and he's a really, really good guy.

right here, right now
Mar 12, 2008 - 07:34pm PT
Here's to Clint!
For keeping it real.

Mar 12, 2008 - 08:05pm PT
Clint spelled my name correctly in the Index book, unlike Daryl.

I mean, it's BJ for christ's goddamn sake! Two f*#king letters!
The user formerly known as stzzo

Armchair climber
Sneaking up behind you
Mar 12, 2008 - 08:15pm PT
Definitely! I've hung out & climbed with Clint - he's worthy of much respect.

Social climber
The West
Mar 12, 2008 - 08:42pm PT
I'd pretty much go by whatever he advises.

Gym climber
berkeley, ca
Mar 12, 2008 - 08:58pm PT
I think there was a thread a while back about the 10 people who influenced your climbing most, and Clint was on mine...although we've barely climbed together. He was a trusted early internet sensei for me and a continued source of weekend-warrior adventure inspiration. I hope I get to appreciate his company on one of my "free" fridays before the end of the spring term!


Ice climber
Mar 12, 2008 - 10:15pm PT
Even though he can barely walk.

Recently I asked on the injuries & accidents forum about people who had returned to climbing after spinal cord injury and he responded by sharing some personal experience. I was way encouraged.
Roger Brown

Oceano, California
Mar 13, 2008 - 12:26pm PT
Because of Clint, the summer of 2007 will be remembered as one of the best ever. High adventure and great fun. I remember lots of laughter. Can't wait for this season,
Roger Brown

Trad climber
Boulder Colorado
Mar 13, 2008 - 12:59pm PT
I always look forward to the threads Clint starts
and his contribution in total.

Clint seems to embody the spirit of the original bay area/Berkeley
based Yosemite climbers, to a T.

great job man!

a porch in Chinese Camp
Mar 13, 2008 - 02:04pm PT
Every time I see Clint, he's toting a young lady around, climbing hard in Yosemite, and brandishing an encyclopedia of climbing knowledge between his ears. Impressive.
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