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The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Dec 22, 2012 - 08:28pm PT
Rust in peace.
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Jan 22, 2013 - 10:25am PT
bump for the good old days
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 22, 2013 - 11:48am PT
I sat down with Jeff for a lengthy debunking session on camera right after the Oakdale Festival.

It will be interesting to see what he choses to include.

"These young men weren't persecuted by anything other than their own foolish arrogance" made the cut I bet. LOL
Skeeered

Big Wall climber
the otherside of the crack
Sep 27, 2016 - 03:29pm PT
I understand that you^^ "were" a good climber in your day...but after reading this thread and watching the flick... you seem like a total d!ck.

So, after all these years, what's the consensus on WoS...is it the hardest aid route in the valley?!? RoF?
Studly

Trad climber
WA
Sep 27, 2016 - 03:42pm PT

Crikey!

[Click to View YouTube Video]

Caz

Big Wall climber
Long Beach, CA.
Oct 2, 2016 - 10:02am PT
Wow! I came back to the taco stand just in time for this to pop up!

I see things haven't changed

SHOTS FIRED!

Zac
10b4me

Mountain climber
Retired
Jan 6, 2017 - 02:17pm PT
bump
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jan 6, 2017 - 02:25pm PT
Yukk!!!
Dogtown.

Trad climber
Marshell islands atoll
Jan 6, 2017 - 03:02pm PT
I was there when it was put up, was witness to the whole controversy and over reaction. Turns out Mark Smith and the Mad Man put up a skillfully done climb. One of many that the are responsible for. Known for their aid both are good free climbers as well.
madbolter1

Big Wall climber
Denver, CO
Jan 6, 2017 - 03:30pm PT
I know that I'm inadvertently bumping this thread, which I would avoid if I could. But....

Please, God, NOOOOOOOOO!

No more!

Accckkkkkkk
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Jan 6, 2017 - 03:46pm PT
Tut,
If that is you schooling a fool about Russian Roulette; Planning to rap "of" one bolt.
A Single bolt, in crap rock @ the Pinnacles. A fool calling it self bignobody,
thnx for your perseverance!
There is no big thing about nobody ~iye', What A Maroon!~

I think the level of the debate has shifted to the damage of the reputations of all concerned.

The climbing sounds solid, Constant long fall potential and wicked hard climbing.

The need for anyone to prove anything to anyone has passed. What remains are bad feelings
About a great route and the reputations tarnished by egotism & xenophobia.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jan 6, 2017 - 04:44pm PT
Sorry, but I really wish this thread died a silent death. The term "haters" was birthed here in terms of usage on ST. I think that is a simplistic derogative too freely thrown around. It was not only applied to the "shitters" but also to people with different opinions.
I imagine that "Wings of Steel" is a fine climb and kudos to the first ascentionists but a thread laced with the terms "shitters" and "haters" in post after post makes my blood crawl.
It is, after all, one of many climbs on one of many cliffs in the wide, wide world of climbing....and climbing, mind you, wonderful activity that it may be;,is, in the final analysis...just climbing.
Studly

Trad climber
WA
Jan 6, 2017 - 04:44pm PT
The climbing sounds solid, Constant long fall potential and wicked hard climbing.

The need for anyone to prove anything to anyone has passed. What remains are bad feelings
About a great route and the reputations tarnished by egotism & xenophobia.

That in a nutshell sums up the whole Wings of Steel grand finale.
ionlyski

Trad climber
Kalispell, Montana
Jan 6, 2017 - 05:08pm PT
Yup Jim, I HATE the term haters. It is used to describe anyone with a different outlook, opinion or perspective. If you're not with the rest, then you're just a hater.

Haters gonna hate. Why don't people try to understand the other side more often instead of taking the lazy way out and use the term "haters"?

I know there's gonna be some haters now giving me sh#t for speaking out.
Oh well,
Love lives here!

Edit-I'm still with Steve Grossman on it though. Guess I'm another hater
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Jan 6, 2017 - 05:14pm PT
Kind of a hater.

:-)
madbolter1

Big Wall climber
Denver, CO
Jan 6, 2017 - 05:59pm PT
a thread laced with the terms "shitters" and "haters" in post after post makes my blood crawl.

Finally, Jim, on something we are agreed.

Let's let 'er die.
ionlyski

Trad climber
Kalispell, Montana
Jan 6, 2017 - 06:17pm PT
Kind of a hater.

True that. But you know I love dogs!
'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
Jan 6, 2017 - 11:13pm PT
There were never any "shitters" - there was only one "shitter".

But he no longer exists as such, because he felt bad for his actions and apologized, asked those he wronged for forgiveness, and was forgiven. A free gift, as it were, with no need for resitution paid.

Accordingly his slate has been wiped clean, as has his identity.

"Yup Jim, I HATE the term haters. It is used to describe anyone with a different outlook, opinion or perspective. If you're not with the rest, then you're just a hater.

Bollocks.

Everyone has a right to his own opinion, and to disagree. Certainly that does not make one a hater. However if one perceives oneself to be thought of as a hater, one ought to look in the mirror and ask oneself why.
Aeriq

Sport climber
100-year Visitor
Feb 10, 2019 - 10:17pm PT
Bump.

Off White

climber
Tenino, WA
Feb 11, 2019 - 09:35am PT
I hate you Erik.
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