Nose Reunion November 8, 2008

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Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 31, 2008 - 07:05pm PT
" I am so embarrassed. It'll never work."


Truly, a thing of beauty!




The business end.


Ken
Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 31, 2008 - 07:21pm PT
A few more. Here is the gang at the base.


Harding portrait.


Calderwood during the cleanup two weeks after the climb.


Calderwood signing the fallen summit register during the cleanup.


That's all for now.

Ken
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Jul 31, 2008 - 08:01pm PT
Wow, color photos of the Dolt Cart!
It looks like part of Ellen Searby's effort for the team was to load it?
David Nelson

climber
San Francisco
Jul 31, 2008 - 08:11pm PT
I have been having trouble opening Ken's photos. Maybe my dial-up is too slow and the connection quits. Anyway, if you are having a similar problem, the photos are here: http://s72.photobucket.com/albums/i170/chickenskinner/

David Nelson
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
valley center, ca
Jul 31, 2008 - 08:25pm PT
Ken, so very awesome ! Save some bail cord for Anastasia and I ...thinking we will be there for the par-ti ! smiles, lynne
Captain...or Skully

Big Wall climber
Yonder (out in the sagebrush)
Jul 31, 2008 - 09:19pm PT
That is Super-bitchin', Ken.... Dolt's Cart. Nice!...Groove on, sir.
captain chaos

climber
Aug 1, 2008 - 02:26am PT
Thanks Kenny... its great to see all these photos and letters, what a great moment in the history of Yosemite climbing. One can only imagine what was going on in their heads when they embarked on such a climb, especially when you consider the equipment available to them at the time. Adventures like that are pure and priceless. Thanks for keeping it alive... Craig


PS
Wish I could come, but I'll be at the bottom of the world at that time... and last but not least, I miss Warren.

Jaybro

Social climber
wuz real!
Aug 1, 2008 - 08:46am PT
Thanks Ken, if there is any way, I will be there. Man those guys were eloquent
John Moosie

climber
Beautiful California
Aug 1, 2008 - 03:30pm PT
Bump for great history.
looking sketchy there...

Social climber
Latitute 33
Aug 1, 2008 - 03:49pm PT
Thank you for the great post and pictures. Made my day.
the Fet

Knackered climber
A bivy sack in the secret campground
Aug 1, 2008 - 04:36pm PT
F*#k yeah!! Now this is a worthwhile SuperTaco thread!

I can't believe this is the first time I've seen it. BS threads bumping it off the front page... lame.

More great unseen photos and letters. Ken you are the man.

I can't wait for Saturday Nov. 8!!!!
the Fet

Knackered climber
A bivy sack in the secret campground
Aug 1, 2008 - 04:41pm PT
And look at the headline to the left of the Nose article. Mussy was trolling in 1958!

pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Aug 1, 2008 - 06:54pm PT
Ken this will be fun.

Yes I will be there because I always spend my seasons in Yosemite Valley.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Aug 1, 2008 - 07:11pm PT
hey Russ, why were you saying we'd be attacking from space?
do you remember?
could you actually talk then?
and how did the Fresno Bee find out?
steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Aug 1, 2008 - 07:40pm PT
I'm thinking that was a couple years before Russ made his grand entrance on the planet.
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Aug 1, 2008 - 07:42pm PT
It sounds like Russ may have had a Bee in his baby bonnet, or something.
Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 1, 2008 - 09:30pm PT
I am glad you are all enjoying the pictures. Rich Calderwood drove up to the Valley the other day and dropped off a box of stuff for YCA. I scanned about 75 of his slides and many of them I had not seen before. I just love that old stuff. I am still figuring out what we should do on the night of the 8th. I am open to suggestions, doesn't mean I will use them, but I might. DNC has given me free hotel rooms for them. How cool is that?

I think it is going to be a big night.

Ken

P.S. When I started climbing as a twelve year old, I read any book or magazine that I could find to learn from. The people mentioned in these books and articles became heroes to me. I never dreamed that I would get to know them and become friends. Life is great!
lostinshanghai

Social climber
someplace
Aug 1, 2008 - 09:52pm PT
Ken

Trying to think and trying to recall but I pretty sure it was Calderwood who told me about what became or happened to "Dolt's Cart" after many years in his cache of .....

Get a hold of him, I know the story and will not post it.

You will say "No way"

You can post it or wait till for him to tell the story which would be good for Nov.

If he does not have any info then it was Whitmore, but pretty sure it was Calderwood.





Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 1, 2008 - 10:01pm PT
Lostinshanghai,

I know what happened to it too. I think it was Whitmore. I will verify it the next time I see him.

Ken
Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 2, 2008 - 12:33am PT
This thread just went to the second page in 2 1/2 hours. Say goodbye to it. Way too much work to keep it going. I was really hoping to have a thread (personal goal) reach a hundred.

Ken
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