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Brunosafari

Boulder climber
Redmond, OR
Feb 4, 2009 - 02:20pm PT
Crazy:

Mark Hayman accomplished a rollerskate ascent of Courtright around '74. He said nothing about "ball bearing rock."

Does that help?
Phantom X

Trad climber
Honeycomb Hideout
Feb 4, 2009 - 03:16pm PT
This doesn't have any thing to do with beard nets but still may interest some. OK, one day my wife and I drove up to the notch where you park for Shangri-La dome. Not two minutes after we step out of the car we hear an enormous crash. A old fir had fallen across the road right at the rock trials. I had to give my wife the "What do we do now Mrs. Big Shot Outdoorswomen look?" It took her forever to cut it up with our collapsible camp shovel. I finally gave in and helped only because it was getting cold and dark, two things which I happen to be cautious of. Sometimes I ponder leaving her at home! Her great grandmother wore a beard net.
lars johansen

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Feb 4, 2009 - 03:33pm PT
Sorry to contradict my old pal Mtnmun, but that is Voyager Rock in the backround of my "portrait". I have spent many a season camped near Squaw Dome though. I hesitate to claim any "first ascents' as who knows who may have crossed my path previously. I have several "secret squirrel" spots I have been using for the last 25 years or so in SOYO. Blaine Neely used to summer up at the Madera County Youth Work Camp near Jackass Rock and is a good resident source of info.
Nefarius

Big Wall climber
somewhere without avatars.........
Feb 4, 2009 - 03:49pm PT
Dunno about the salsa at El Cid's - still OK, by me. But there is a smokin' hot blonde working there lately that is enough of a reason for visits by me.

Oh yeah, by all means - I think it's perfectly acceptable to out folks who are chipping holds. I have an idea, of who it is. I'd be curious to see if I am right...

edit: Believe his name is Mark Haymond, Bruno.
Radish

Trad climber
Seki, California
Feb 4, 2009 - 04:17pm PT
Whoa.......Mark Haymond....I don't believe that! He's the original guidebook author of the Tollhouse guidebook. I know Mark and I hope this ain't true.
Brunosafari

Boulder climber
Redmond, OR
Feb 4, 2009 - 04:22pm PT
Thanks Nefarious for the proper spelling. It's been over thirty years since seeing Mark when our paths literally crossed on the Free-Blast. Or is it "Freeblast?"

(freeblast has nothing to do with the blonde, no matter what Phantom says.)

Post up Mark, if your out there. I still remember the slideshow of the roller derby.



EDIT: Radish-- Mark Haymond is the skater, not the chipper. Phantom's wife is the woodchipper, not the rock chipper. Chip is the brother of Dale, they're "two little happy souls."

http://www.chipndaleonline.com/

micronut

Trad climber
fresno, ca
Feb 4, 2009 - 04:24pm PT
Last pitch of Whiskey Bill on Fresno Dome.
Bloody good fun.
micronut

Trad climber
fresno, ca
Feb 4, 2009 - 04:25pm PT
Top of the third pitch, same route. The Hinterlands rock!
Radish

Trad climber
Seki, California
Feb 4, 2009 - 04:30pm PT
I read that post wrong, Mark Haymond probably did roller skate up the Tollhouse Traverse. Not the same person who is a chipper!

Brunosafari

Boulder climber
Redmond, OR
Feb 4, 2009 - 04:37pm PT

Is that photo from "Vogue?"
Phantom X

Trad climber
Honeycomb Hideout
Feb 4, 2009 - 04:46pm PT
What a good photo of a fine fellow!
scuffy b

climber
just below the San Andreas
Feb 4, 2009 - 05:13pm PT
Mr Horse, crazy or whatever, thanks for the righteous WHINING
a couple pages back.
The tone of the conversation definitely improved at that point.
Phantom X

Trad climber
Honeycomb Hideout
Feb 4, 2009 - 05:30pm PT
Hey Scuffy B. Is it improper to capitalize when spelling your name? Are you related to Aunt Bee?
Nefarius

Big Wall climber
somewhere without avatars.........
Feb 4, 2009 - 05:42pm PT
Yeah, Mark is a really nice guy. And it was he who did the Tollhouse Traverse in RollerSaktes. Definitely not a chipper!

Speaking of which, yes, due to Horsie's whining, things are mighty chipper in here now, aren't they! har, har, har...!
scuffy b

climber
just below the San Andreas
Feb 4, 2009 - 05:43pm PT
Those are some posers (not poseurs).
Preliminary research indicates the b to function more adroitly
in the lower case while the s may in fact be case insensitive.
It's been so long since anybody asked me about Aunt Bee
(Aunt Bea, actually, though it sounds like Ain't Bee) that I'm
starting to get all weepy.
Our connections are so enshrouded (that's an ice-climbing term)
by the mists of time as to be nearly invisible to the
non-Phantom mindset.

Thanks for asking!!!
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