His name is Allen Schrimsher... but we know him as Ouch!


Discussion Topic

Return to Forum List
This thread has been locked
Messages 21 - 40 of total 65 in this topic << First  |  < Previous  |  Show All  |  Next >  |  Last >>

chica from chico, I don't claim to be a daisy
Oct 27, 2008 - 12:37pm PT
Ka Bump.. ..Stich-- H.K's. second pic.
John Moosie

Beautiful California
Oct 27, 2008 - 03:27pm PT
Bump for Ouch. Plus hoping for some more family photos.

Oct 27, 2008 - 09:08pm PT
Thanks Allie! Ouch, that is, Allen, has gone from someone who was special to a few someone who was very very special to many. I know that my time too will come, I hope I can live my life with the special family closeness and tightness you folks brought to each other.

Thank you again from bringing Ouch to life at his passing for us: it matters. He mattered.

warm regards


right here, right now
Oct 27, 2008 - 09:32pm PT
Yes Mighty Hiker,
I remember Ouch! posting this a couple years back.
One of my favorite pictures from The Taco.

The photograph predates many of us and shows a lot of soul:


Oct 31, 2008 - 06:32am PT

Ouch! and family.

I had to post this one because it is my dad's all-time favorite photo of me. My mom made most of my clothes when I was that age. And our halloween costumes and school play outfits...aaahhhh...She is and has always been just as amazing as he was. They complimented one another well...

I am getting requests for more family photos. I have a bunch of dad that I can get to this weekend and will post a few then. It is hard to find ones that he did not have an animal in that he had just killed! I don't want to offend anyone...haha! He was so often the one behind the camera that there are not as many of him as we got older. He always had a video recorder or a camera in his hand. Something he teased me about up until the end was how I was so embarassed when I was in high school because he would come to my basketball games with his video camera and I thought that the bag he carried it in looked like a purse! haha! He brought that one up quite often...He and my mom never missed our sporting events. Never. Didn't matter what it was...he was at every single one, often driving hours in snow storms to get there. He would'nt have missed one.


Oct 31, 2008 - 06:37am PT
I meant to add...the bldg to the left in the back of the pic of my brother and I is where my dad worked. That field is the one I would meet him halfway at and he would have the two bottled cokes and the bag of peanuts he would pour in them and we would walk the rest of the way home together. I have not seen this picture in a long time. We used to swing on the swings there and flip our shoes off and try to get them over the road...that is the gradeschool we went to right across the street from our house and next to dads office! Nice set up! haha.


Boulder climber
Bishop, CA
Oct 31, 2008 - 10:32am PT
Very sweet pictures, Allie. You've got your dad's eyes.

What an amazing life he had - a fortunate man, for sure.
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Feb 13, 2009 - 11:10am PT
Today is Allen's birthday. All birthday boys ought to be bumped.

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Feb 13, 2009 - 11:13am PT
we miss ya, Ouch!

happy birthday.

Social climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Feb 13, 2009 - 12:09pm PT
BTW, Sam Martin was the name he chose to be a bit anonymous. He worried that many of us are too easy to find and possibly be harassed in real life. He cared about all of us - even those who were not kind to him.

I miss him!
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Feb 13, 2009 - 12:55pm PT
This place isn't the same without him, and we're all the worse for it.

Miss ya, buddy.

Feb 13, 2009 - 02:08pm PT
Ditto on all the nice things said about the man. I really appreciated that in the middle of a heated or stupid thread, he could bring humor without offending.

Cosmic crags man has been picking up some of that slack recently: Thanks Dwain!

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Feb 13, 2009 - 02:23pm PT
Bump for a great human being.
We miss you, Alan/Ouch!
Patrick Sawyer

Originally California now Ireland
Feb 13, 2009 - 03:46pm PT
Bump for Ouch

Social climber
Feb 14, 2009 - 03:11am PT
hey there... thinking of Ouch! and his family, on this, his birthday... sure hope allie is alright...

i have been praying for her just in case, as i have not heard from her....

and for his wife, as well... that she will find things to keep her strong into the future...

Social climber
wuz real!
Feb 14, 2009 - 08:44pm PT
Ouch! Lives!

Social climber
Feb 14, 2009 - 08:59pm PT
Ahhh.....I'm so sad. I just read all 281 post on the other thread. I've not been around ST much lately so this is the first I've heard of his passing... Damn what a loss RIP OUCH!

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Mar 29, 2009 - 07:42pm PT
bump for Ouch!

For Climbing

for fun!!!~

Social climber
Mar 29, 2009 - 10:26pm PT
hey there all... say, that was a nice "bump" for ouch! when allie showed up at the seatle supper, too...


Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Oct 15, 2010 - 10:24am PT
Thanks Tim. The shaving with a knife photo is a favorite. He was a true Manly Man. Best to Ouch and family.
Messages 21 - 40 of total 65 in this topic << First  |  < Previous  |  Show All  |  Next >  |  Last >>
Return to Forum List
Our Guidebooks
Check 'em out!
SuperTopo Guidebooks

Try a free sample topo!

SuperTopo on the Web

Recent Route Beta