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Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Aug 5, 2011 - 12:21am PT

pretty good story Tami. Pretty f*#king good (like my grin couldn't be wider).

As far as Sutton, Burton and Porter on El Cap goes:
I wonder if they did all those routes straight and not on psychedelics?
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Aug 5, 2011 - 01:37am PT
That's Hugh alright - makes Big Mike Graham look kinda shrimpy.

I always called him Huge Burton, or Humongous.

The guy is hard as nails, and knows how to swing a hammer, job site or aiding. Check those meat hooks - the guy's an animal. And a great guy to hang with.

He dressed in drag for a big halloween bash in El Portal one time - big hair, makeup, fake tits, a tight dress and high heels. Takes a real man to do that

He was like 6 ft 8 inches tall - hysterical!




Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Aug 5, 2011 - 01:38am PT
I wonder if they did all those routes straight and not on psychedelics?

Straight?

No, I don't think so.
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Aug 5, 2011 - 01:43am PT
peeler bar salut
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Aug 5, 2011 - 01:43am PT
Hugh can drink a beer faster than you can pour it on the floor.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Aug 5, 2011 - 02:03am PT
It may be theoretically possible to pour a beer on the floor in Hugh's presence, but I wouldn't want to try it. Maybe with Utah beer?
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jul 27, 2014 - 08:26am PT
Bump for an honorary Chieftain!

mastadon

Trad climber
crack addict
Jul 27, 2014 - 08:57am PT

Hugh Burton-badass.
At the Peter Minks memorial a couple years ago. Chuck Cochran on the left, Hugh on the right.

donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jul 27, 2014 - 09:06am PT
Haven't seen those guys for decades....looking good and....well fed!
brownie

Trad climber
squamish
Jul 27, 2014 - 11:16am PT
now that we have all been made aware of the greatness of Smaill's article of The Squamish hardcore on Cassin Ridge, does anyone know the whereabouts of the text?? or would anyone be so kind as to post up a link if one exists? or as a last resort, scan said article for the greater good? would be psyched!
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jul 27, 2014 - 11:34am PT
The text is in the CAJ of the year after they were on the Cassin. I had a copy 30 years ago but have no clue where that might be. Ghost has said he doesn't have it - upthread he noted his collection goes back to the mid '80's when he was editor. The former editor has long since passed away.

Funny that my contribution was posted four years ago today :-D. Four year anniversary bump for the growing legend that's Hugh Burton.

And he had kids ?

Excellent. That DNA has been passed on.

Wheee........

captain chaos

climber
Jul 28, 2014 - 02:55am PT
Timing the drip was tricky, we all got wet on this one...


Burton geting wet on Zodiac...
Burton geting wet on Zodiac...
Credit: captain chaos
KabalaArch

Trad climber
Starlite, California
Jul 28, 2014 - 07:10am PT
He poured some gasoline on the fire which also ignited his forearm, didn't seem to faze him at all.

"Boy Scout juice"

Two axe blows to a hydro pole and he had kindling for a fire.

Clearly a very resourceful Scout at that!
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Jul 28, 2014 - 06:42pm PT



ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Jul 28, 2014 - 07:05pm PT
"Squamish Hard Core"

man, I laughed.
gf

climber
Jul 28, 2014 - 08:17pm PT
Way to go Big Jim! This is an ALL TIME CLASSIC!
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