Ron Skelton/68th Birthday/Crack-a-Go-Go

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golsen

Social climber
kennewick, wa
Feb 11, 2009 - 06:19pm PT
Very impressive, way to go! That climb had its way with me when I did it in my prime...
Tork

climber
Yosemite
Feb 11, 2009 - 06:22pm PT
Way to go Ron, your an inspiration. Hope to hook up soon.

Jeff
Joe

Social climber
Santa Cruz Mountains/Los Gatos
Feb 11, 2009 - 06:27pm PT
congratulations and happy birthday Ron. it was an honor to share a rope with you last spring.
mtnyoung

Trad climber
Twain Harte, California
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 11, 2009 - 08:04pm PT
Werner said: "he's so damn smooth ...... "

I've been climbing with Ron for nearly 20 years and that's one of the best descriptions of his climbing that I've ever heard. He is just so smooth, especially with footwork. And I think I know part of the reason: he learned footwork climbing in EBs.

I can't remember the number of times I've walked under climbs in The Valley and The Meadows with Ron and he's commented: "I climbed that in EBs." (And often he climbed it in EBs with some well known climber or other, one we've all heard of.) I usually just shake my head. I can't even imagine using EBs on some of the routes he's done. I've seen and felt EBs. They must have been like climbing in wooden clogs (I started climbing myself at just the time that Fires came out, which means I'm still getting to be an old dad, but not that old).

I like to think that I've got decent footwork climbing. If I do, I know I owe a lot of it to climbing with, and learning from Ron.
bachar

Gym climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Feb 11, 2009 - 09:51pm PT
Happy Birthday Ron!

Good send bro!


labrat

Trad climber
Auburn, CA
Feb 6, 2013 - 06:28pm PT
Bump
dogtown

Trad climber
Cheyenne, Wyoming and Marshall Islands atoll.
Feb 7, 2013 - 10:44pm PT
One of the best lines at the Cookie love it! Nice work!! Arenít we all 60 these days? I agree 11D Peter, for me anyway.
mtnyoung

Trad climber
Twain Harte, California
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 8, 2013 - 12:26am PT
John, it's even better than you thought. This thread is four years old. There's a new thread about him leading Crack-a-Go-Go this last Monday on his 72nd birthday. Here's the link:

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/2064335/Ron-Skelton-72nd-Birthday-Perfect-Lead-of-Crack-a-Go-Go

johnokner

Trad climber
NJ
Feb 8, 2013 - 06:43am PT
climbing like and looking like a 38 yr old. way to stay young!
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