1977 Airplane Crash in Yosemite

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WBraun

climber
Sep 13, 2017 - 04:45pm PT
Rock!...oopsie.

You will be the first one to run out to buy the book ^^^^
graniteclimber

Trad climber
The Illuminati -- S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Division
Sep 13, 2017 - 08:44pm PT
This thread has ensured that anyone interested in this topic in 2005 won't give a single flying f*#k by the time any book is ever produced. This is the ultimate case example of killing your own market... but kudos on drawing it out for as long as possible.

If the book is ever published, I'll buy it. I don't believe it will ever be published. Licky's a researcher, not a writer.
zBrown

Ice climber
Sep 13, 2017 - 08:48pm PT
More interesting stories with big names and money optioning them have not (likely will not) make it to the silver screen - by George (Clooney)!

BTW Rick I notced you commented on Dean's show.



TMJesse

Mountain climber
Olympia, WA
Sep 13, 2017 - 09:44pm PT
If I was just a reader and not a witness, this whole thread is full of tall tales hardly believable. Oddly, there are many facts here. It's up to Licky to separate the bull from the facts. I'll say this: it was in fact an incredible event. When I tell the story as I know it in real time, fact, it's a pretty darn cool story. If you were part of it, you know what I'm talking about.
zBrown

Ice climber
Sep 14, 2017 - 08:58am PT

bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona

Jun 29, 2016 - 04:38pm PT
The article was plenty for me. It's a fun read, but nowhere near as much fun as the visceral impact one feels when hearing the story as oral history, a woven tapestry of vernaculars and viewpoints told in the idiolects of those who were there, from one campfire to the next, over the decades. It's the tiny details and asides and gestures and facial expressions and humor and giddy reflective amusement that the storytellers bring to life and that make the story worth listening too. I spent many weeks in the Valley that spring, so I heard the whole tale from quite a few people, and already the story was well along in it's evolution into mythology. In any event, having read the article I doubt I'd bother to read any book, should it someday appear. Unless, of course, it receives rave reviews and a write-up in The New York Times Review Of Books.

In other words, meh.
Nick Danger

Ice climber
Arvada, CO
Sep 14, 2017 - 01:25pm PT
Chainsaw, You really had an interesting childhood.
Rock!...oopsie.

Trad climber
the pitch above you
Sep 14, 2017 - 07:09pm PT
Bold proclamation, Werner. However, there's no chance of it becoming true.
zBrown

Ice climber
Sep 14, 2017 - 08:07pm PT


The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Sep 14, 2017 - 08:13pm PT
Are those Warblers?
zBrown

Ice climber
Sep 14, 2017 - 08:51pm PT
I've promised Ric not to snow on his parade, but he assures me that all questions will be answered in a comprehensive book TBP.

Obligatory teaser/trailer

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6xgTrufXcCM
Licky

Mountain climber
California
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 19, 2017 - 09:28pm PT
Chainsaw..I'll repeat myself. You have no clue and you are barking at shadows. The DOJ have been watching you for years and tell me you are bogus. Next?

Uh oh...am I tipping my hat Sidmo?
Sid Mo

climber
Oct 12, 2017 - 08:57pm PT
Well, you illiterate pretender, the term that I believe you are butchering, is "tipping your hand" (as in poker.) As an old bartender, I've sized you up as pompous ass who never tips anyway. As a fella just threaded a couple of posts back, you're a researcher not a writer. Admit it and claim your glory. It's honorable. Research is the hardest part of our work, and I both hate it and suck at it. But I'm a writer. You're not, likky. Be a great researcher. Stop pretending to be a writer. You're not one and never will be.
gruzzy

Social climber
socal
Oct 13, 2017 - 08:15am PT
People who hate are not people at all
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 13, 2017 - 08:19am PT
I hate beets but I donít hate Licky. Am I a Zombie?
gruzzy

Social climber
socal
Oct 14, 2017 - 11:10pm PT
Ok.Ok. I catch your drift. Semantics. I must pay attention to semantics.
Reilly,
Do you eat the flesh of living humans?
Do you have the IQ of a piece of leather?
Are you a supporter of Donald Trump?
If you answered "no" to the above three questions, you are not a zombie
zBrown

Ice climber
Oct 15, 2017 - 08:24am PT
I went to the Haight a few times, after all it was just across the bay. I wasn't that impressed. The Park is nice and some good music in the Panhandle and I can confirm no drug plane crashes there. A rumour persists that the Coronado Company did offload at Ocean Beach, but his could be confusion as to what is the "real" OB.



Sid Mo

climber
Oct 16, 2017 - 07:10pm PT
There once was a bolt route up the cross there on Mt. Davidson at the bottom right side of the map. 130 ft dead vertical with about a hundred square ft square and level summit. Nicer view when not foggy but was often shrouded in a clammy mist. Christians didn't dig us climbing on their cross though.
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Oct 16, 2017 - 08:45pm PT
You can see the bolts in the Dirty Harry "Cross" scene...

zBrown

Ice climber
Oct 16, 2017 - 08:54pm PT
Dope research t_t

Gonna upgrade that to acute dope research

tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Oct 16, 2017 - 09:28pm PT
Dude: I was there in the early 70s with some friends who wanted to climb the bolt ladder on the Cross. It was late at night & the Cross was still lit up. It was foggy, so you could only see the Cross if you were up close but it was eerie. This couple wandered up to the Cross and said they were trippin' on acid. They were quite astonished and transfixed by what they were witnessing...a guy aid climbing the Cross on a foggy night. They were not familiar with aid climbing techniques. The leader was about to clip the 3rd or 4th bolt, I don't remember, when the lights went out. I think they turned the lights off around midnight. We only had funky headlamps back then and the leader got a bit unnerved when the lights went out, so he backed off. The couple disappeared into the fog. True story...I'm not makin' this sh*t up. Later that year we saw Dirty Harry and noticed the bolts on the Cross in the scene.
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