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SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 15, 2009 - 02:44pm PT



Need I say more?
Anastasia

climber
Not here
Feb 15, 2009 - 03:37pm PT
Nope...
Mimi

climber
Feb 15, 2009 - 03:53pm PT
What she wrote.
Jaybro

Social climber
wuz real!
Feb 15, 2009 - 03:55pm PT
That Jello guy has got some serious mojo!
Mimi

climber
Feb 15, 2009 - 03:57pm PT
Yes he does. It was so cool to finally meet him in person last fall. The visit was much too short, however.
Blinny

Trad climber
JustKathNotMark
Feb 15, 2009 - 04:00pm PT
MelloFelloJelloIsTenKindsaSwello.

:-)

eKat
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Feb 15, 2009 - 04:10pm PT
Few people know how multifaceted Jeff is; not just climbing and videography.
Some climbers staying in a motel just about to repeat one of his routes in Capital Reef might be amazed to discover he built the motel too!
Or perhaps there are climbers who enjoy visiting Hawaii but don't realize that Jeff made pioneering efforts as an island courier.
And then there's the sheep herding,..well, we won't talk about that,..
Mimi

climber
Feb 15, 2009 - 04:12pm PT
Ewe wouldn't, would ewe!!!
Jaybro

Social climber
wuz real!
Feb 15, 2009 - 04:13pm PT
Baaah! they only do that in Wyoming.
Nohea

Trad climber
Aiea,Hi
Feb 15, 2009 - 06:12pm PT
Jeff is a standard that I attempt to follow and I fail, but his encouraging words say do not give up, keep going.

Thank You and Aloha,
Wil
SammyLee2

Trad climber
Memphis, TN
Feb 15, 2009 - 07:15pm PT
I've never met the man in person but he was gracious enough to reply to an email I sent him. Funny how the greats of our sport seem to keep the little guy in mind too. Thanks Jeff.

I also have had Mal Daly, Tommy Caldwell, Beth Rodden and Karl Baba chat with me at the base. Where else and what other sport does that happen? Even Lynn Hill and Largo took the time to reply to an email I sent. Try and send an email to Bret Farve.

I'm not sure what makes this true. I think it is something we share about what happens on the sharp end. Expert or not, the consequences can be, serious. Perhaps it's just the rock has worn the edges of ego off. Good deal, eh?
Jello

Social climber
No Ut
Feb 16, 2009 - 01:04am PT
Well, Steve (and others), my inclination is to protest all this praise. But..instead...I'll just lower my head, take a few deep breaths ...come up for air...and say "Thank you all". What a deep well of support is here. I am one fortunate SOB.

-Jello
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
valley center, ca
Feb 16, 2009 - 01:08am PT
Haven't meet Jello yet, but heard and read lots of good stuff. Here's to you ...... kinda speechless (wordless) you've done so much in the cimbing world and the world in general.... and I'm just a newbie climber....but I'm good at life and can appreciate your incredible one.

Cheers Jello, Peace and Joy from Lynne
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
Apple Valley, California
Feb 16, 2009 - 01:14am PT
"Jello, the class act. . . "








HEAR HEAR!
or is it,
HERE HERE.

Either Way, I AGREE!!!!



Cosmic
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 16, 2009 - 11:02am PT
Bump it up, shamelessly, for one of my heros!
pip the dog

Mountain climber
the outer bitterroots
Feb 16, 2009 - 11:36am PT
as i recently wrote recently to a new friend in this venue:

"a generation behind him, i watched from a distance his maturation from rock, to ice, and then the high mountains (never abandoning any of the former as he expanded his range of tricks). that turned me on to 'the next thing to at least explore'. and in doing so Jeff helped me find what has long been the joy of my life. (my stuff, of course, still orders of magnitude below what he accomplished decades ago). bless his mighty heart for opening those worlds to me."

and some of the sly tricks i learned from his ice books have saved this dog's toosh more than once.

met him just a couple times, once in khumbu. as wicked smart and funny as he is skilled in climbing's many facets. and no ego i could discern, we mostly talked about what fay stuff i was up to.

small wonder i hold him in such high esteem.

all good things, Jeff, as one of your remarkable character so richly deserves.

[well, that's this verbose dog's best effort at a bump -- guess i could have just said 'bump')

^,,^ (or pip, or michael, or "hey dope don't drop that!" -- pick one)
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Feb 16, 2009 - 02:14pm PT
Back in the day, we started out trying to be the most rounded climbers we could, instead of specializing.
*Free
*Ice
*Walls
*Aid
*Alpine
*Mixed
*Boulders

Jello is about the roundest guy I can think of!
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 16, 2009 - 02:27pm PT
Survival
You forgot a few. . .


Humble
Kind
Gentlemanly
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 17, 2009 - 09:47am PT
Bump one more time for the man. . .

And check out this story--another of his firsts. . .


http://www.denverpost.com/extremes/ci_11718983
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Feb 17, 2009 - 11:08am PT
You're correct Steve, my bad....sorry.

Celebrate Jelloness, may we become more like him!
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