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Dingus Milktoast

climber
Feb 5, 2009 - 07:37am PT
Inspiring. Thanks Brad.

DMT
Rhodo-Router

Gym climber
Otto, NC
Feb 5, 2009 - 08:15am PT
Wow! Ron, I just mey you the other day standing in fromt of Greg's, where you hooked me up with all kinds of beta on the Eagle's Eyrie. Had no idea what kind of shape you were in, as I had only really heasrd of your illness.

I am inspired.

Happy Birthday, congratulations, and thank you!

Rob
T H

Boulder climber
pads are for girls
Feb 6, 2009 - 05:55pm PT
Full honors O.G. - El Portal posse
klk

Trad climber
cali
Feb 6, 2009 - 06:16pm PT
very, very sweet.
tr4

climber
Jah Meadows,ynp,ca
Feb 6, 2009 - 06:46pm PT
Hey Ron! Happy bday buddy.....You are a great friend and always an inspiration.

I have been best friends with Ron now for a long time. I have followed him up some very inspiring and run out leads. He is a true Valley master. Looking forward to many more years of climbing and visting with you and Liz. thanks for always being there for me buddy you are a great friend!

your friend Ted Roberts
jogill

climber
Colorado
Feb 6, 2009 - 07:32pm PT
Way to go, Ron! We oldtimers appreciate your dedication.
WBraun

climber
Feb 6, 2009 - 07:57pm PT
Hahaha I'm just wondering?

Ron Skelton, do you even have a computer?
old toad

Trad climber
yosemite, Ca.
Feb 6, 2009 - 08:33pm PT
Thanks to all the folks who posted, and thanks to all my friends who came over for my birthday. As you age you realize your faith, family and friends are the most important things in life.
Ron
Mei

Trad climber
SF Bay Area
Feb 6, 2009 - 08:41pm PT
Ron and Liz now own and operate Yosemite Blue Butterfly Inn -- a beautiful Bed & Breakfast on Merced River, perfect for a romantic relaxing getaway. How easy is it to meet the legend in person!

(I hope they do not mind me doing a little advertisement for them here.)
Brunosafari

Boulder climber
Redmond, OR
Feb 6, 2009 - 09:01pm PT
A lot of style comes through in those sequence photos! Happy Birthday Ron Skelton and many more! Bruce Adams
Andy2

climber
Feb 7, 2009 - 03:05am PT
As you all know, Ron is a Yosemite expert, but what you may not know is that he has travelled extensively, and done lots of stuff in England, Wales, and Scotland - The Pinch Direct, T Rex, Coronation Street etc etc.

Happy birthday Ron from all your friends in the UK!
scallywag

Trad climber
adelaide, South Australia
Feb 10, 2009 - 10:54pm PT
Ron is and will be forever an inspiration to me!

I remember my first trip to the valley as a fresh, 21yo aussie climber... I was there, as a tourist with friends on a day trip, no more than two hours, before Ron saw me drawling from a distance and called out asking if i wanted to climb! HELL YEAH!

and now, 7 years on, I am planning my maybe 6/7th trip back there to enjoy not only the neverending beautiful rock of Yosem, but Ron and Liz's neverending hospitality (especially Liz's amazing cooking - and don't forget the iced tea!)

And Ron's still climbing harder than me! :D

Can't wait to see the B&B finally finished and going strong!

NICE ONE RON! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

 your long lost aussie friend, Sally!

WBraun

climber
Feb 10, 2009 - 10:57pm PT
I was there that day watching him lead.

he's so damn smooth ......

How's that work?
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Feb 10, 2009 - 11:07pm PT
Ron, how is the computer doing? Any more issues?



dogtown

climber
Cheyenne,Wyoming
Feb 10, 2009 - 11:21pm PT
Happy Birthday Ron!

Nice lead, Crack a go-go is one of my favorite Cookie routes. Hopefully I can lead it when I'm 68. Way to go!

Bruce
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Feb 11, 2009 - 01:31pm PT
Wow, that is really proud and inspirational. Way to stay strong!
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Feb 11, 2009 - 01:38pm PT
Wow, impressive, looks pretty smooth in the pics too!

Happy Birthday.
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Feb 11, 2009 - 02:24pm PT
I've never met him but I'll tell you right now that he's my hero!

Go Ron!
rgold

Trad climber
Poughkeepsie, NY
Feb 11, 2009 - 02:29pm PT
I think you have to get old yourself in order to appreciate what it means to be able to lead 5.11+ trad at 68.

Me, I'm three years younger than Ron, have 50 years of climbing under my belt, and haven't suffered the ravages of chemotherapy, but on most days I'm almost two grades away from his fantastic level of accomplishment, and the trend is definitely not heading up!

Happy birthday to an exceptional climber!
KP Ariza

climber
SCC
Feb 11, 2009 - 03:08pm PT
First off, props to Mtnyoung for bringing this story to light, secondly, Ron, you are the man! Forget that you're 68 Years old, forget that you have beaten the big C, WTF are you doing above those tiny stoppers? Especially @ 6'15? You are an inspiration, I only hope I can get up the Nutcracker @ your age. Keep killin' it Ron.
DK
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