Euro on The Shield - solo Photo TR 10/08


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Oct 23, 2008 - 01:14am PT
Being the first one in line at the Camp 4 Kiosk is not proud. Stealing coffee is not proud either. Climbing the Shield solo is. Nice job.

Oct 23, 2008 - 09:15am PT
'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
Oct 23, 2008 - 10:56am PT
Bump from one Polack to another.

Peter Zaborowski

Big Wall climber
A place w/o Avitars apparently
Oct 23, 2008 - 10:56am PT
Love it.


Oct 23, 2008 - 11:13am PT
Marek, no hammer? Good for you fella! Very Sweet!
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Oct 23, 2008 - 12:20pm PT
wow. amazing trip report. especially, love the annotated photos. those are hilarious. free coffee is the best.
Fat Dad

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Oct 23, 2008 - 12:25pm PT
Brings back memories of climbing it in '91. Thanks for sharing.

You and hard work are no stranger. I was pretty maxed after doing it with a partner. Well done.
henry wallrat

Big Wall climber
Munich, Germany
Oct 23, 2008 - 01:44pm PT
great T.R., thanks !
impressive solo and pictures and good commentary too

made a little deep zoom picture show with material posted here.
look at and enjoy ...

p.s. move mouse for positioning and mouse-wheel for zoom in/out


Big Wall climber
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 23, 2008 - 03:25pm PT
I have a few answers:
1. I did not win Acopa shoes, but many thanks for mentioning W. A. name.
2. Always, I invite everybody to the Tatras. We have there our Camp 4, which we call Tabor - awesome place. All Polish climbers were born in the Tatras.
3. The kiosk shot - 1/2.5/F3.4/ISO200/-0.7EV
4. I do not use a tripod enough, but also I have my secret tricks when I take photos...
5. Tom? As I wrote, sometimes I asked myself "Where is Tom?", because you are like a team member for most of parties on the Big Stone.
6. Nobody steal the coffee!!! When you buy a first coffee, than you can fill your cup for free - this is official Cafeteria policy (offer). After some time, I realised that always my second coffee taste much better than the first. Because I am Euro, I always buy the first one, but locals do not waste a time and they just start a day from the second coffee. They are smart!!!!When I dreamt about a free coffee, that was the dream about the second one.

Thanks for all response, congrats and warm comments

Social climber
Jtree, now in Alaska
Oct 23, 2008 - 03:29pm PT
Thanks for the awesome report, good job!

Trad climber
fresno, ca
Oct 23, 2008 - 05:39pm PT
Bravo Polksa!

Social climber
wuz real!
Oct 23, 2008 - 06:45pm PT
Damn Euros are everywhere, these days!

Thanks for the cool illustrated, narative!

Oct 23, 2008 - 06:50pm PT
Truly excellent pics and VIBE. Nice, nice work.

Trad climber
Oct 23, 2008 - 09:47pm PT
Excellent TR _ Climbing related bump
Ottawa Doug

Social climber
Ottawa, Canada
Oct 23, 2008 - 09:57pm PT

I love how you point out that you buy the first coffee and the next one is free, but some others merely choose to start with the second coffee. Funny, no? :)

Hope to see you sometime again in the valley.
Congrats again.



Trad climber
new york, NY
Oct 23, 2008 - 10:20pm PT
Awesome TR.
but, I hate to burst your bubble, its Fonzi, not Zorro.

(to Yolanda)
So, we cool Yolanda? We ain't
gonna do anything stupid, are we?

Don't you hurt him.

Nobody's gonna hurt anybody. We're
gonna be like three Fonzies. And
what' Fonzie like?

No answer,

C'mon Yolanda, what's Fonzie like?

(through tears, unsure)
He's cool?

Correct-amundo! And that's what
we're gonna be, we're gonna be
(to Pumpkin)
Now Ringo, I'm gonna count to three
and I want you to let go your gun
and lay your palms flat on the
table. But when you do it, do it
cool. Ready?


Trad climber
CA Central Coast
Oct 23, 2008 - 11:02pm PT
Hell yeah, nice TR

Big Wall climber
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 24, 2008 - 05:00am PT
Good point Abe and you are right. Do not hate anything and anybody, just ask and I will explain. This TR is also about a people from different cultures. As Timmy O'Neill said on the Yo Show - we are different but one (climbing) nation...
In my country nobody knows who is Fonzie, so in a cinema translation, this dialog was about Zorro...
I think Zorro is coool too, it isn't it?
By the way, who was Fonzie?
Enjoy your second coffee and I hope you agree, that when we are in a sh#t, we should be always cool - maybe you like Fonzie and me like Zorro , but always COOL!!!
Now Ringo, I'm gonna count to three...

Thanks for good reading

Trad climber
new york, NY
Oct 24, 2008 - 07:40am PT
Fonzie was a character on the TV show "Happy Days." His real name was Arthur Fonzarelli. He is considered a paramount of coolness, I suppose.

For all the details,

PS, you do know who Ringo is, right?

Again, excellent TR.

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Oct 24, 2008 - 08:13am PT
Awesome report!
Congratulations on a superb trip!
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