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survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 31, 2009 - 12:48am PT
Nothing can really improve on previous Roy threads, but I'm hunting.

Roy, your contributions have become fewer and more measured.

We all understand your arm/tendon/muscle stuff, but we need your bizness here.

I can't believe that I didn't get to climb with you last year, but I understand that Chiloe was more important. (joke)

I'm not giving up.

My place is open in Corrales. Come climb with me.

Thanks for hooking the Banditos up when we came to town.
I can't tell you how much we appreciate it.

I love your threads.

Peace brother,
Bruce
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 31, 2009 - 01:27am PT
Hi Roy!

I'm thinking of you.

Peace,
B
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
valley center, ca
Mar 31, 2009 - 01:32am PT
Me Too, gotta find that hilarious post where you and R. Breedlove talk about plastic men's clothing....funniest thread I've ever read on the ST.

Tarbuster, since the day Amy and I met yo in the Tree we agree ...yo the Best !!!Lynne
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 31, 2009 - 02:44am PT
Right on Lynne!
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Mar 31, 2009 - 09:00am PT
Bump this one up for
ROY!!!!!!!


Hope you're doing well!
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Mar 31, 2009 - 09:47am PT
Never knew anyone with so many nicknames, of which I won't start with, but yer a one of a kinder Roy. Looking forward to seeing you and yer bride at the end of the month. Cheers to you and Lisa!
Peace
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Mar 31, 2009 - 11:49am PT
Bump it again for Roy.

How's about a story, if you can?
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Feb 14, 2011 - 11:45pm PT
It never ceases to amaze me how, by and large, the taco supports it's own as best we can. Squibbles, squabbles, but when the rubber hits the road we tend to hold together and support each other through life's challenges.

Roy, I cannot express in words what it meant to get your call today. Recent events have me pretty down on myself. To say I was flabbergasted hearing from you is an understatement. I knew who you were when you first identified yourself; I was just dumbfounded.

You are truly a stellar person. Tar, my hat is off to you. Talk to you soon.

john
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Feb 15, 2011 - 12:13am PT
The Boy Toy in action
Good times with ya Roy!
Peace
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Feb 15, 2011 - 12:21am PT
Bump for Tarbuster!

Hope to climb with you someday!
Anastasia

climber
hanging from a crimp and crying for my mama.
Feb 15, 2011 - 12:23am PT
To an incredible man greatly missed here. Wishing him all the best and more! Plus he inspired Jello to wear a cowboy hat and give us a Roy impression. That's all that needs to be said.
AFS
Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Feb 15, 2011 - 12:33am PT
Yeh, the man is strong in spirit and heart and putting both into helping organize a Flanders Fundraiser. Hope everyone on the Taco will jump on board.

Lose yourself in the beauty of Joshua Tree National Park this April 2-3 and come celebrate with the heros of ST along with us newbies. It Will be killer. :DD

Oh yeah, and donate stuff to sell and/or save your coin to buy.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Feb 15, 2011 - 12:38am PT
Very cool: Ya'll are awesome 'n stuff.
Now: as Lynne hints, lets roll that energy right on through my shaggy self toward this:
http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/1412917/Spring-Josh-Party-and-Flanders-Fundraiser
Watusi

Social climber
Newport, OR
Feb 15, 2011 - 12:41am PT
Bump for Roy!! :)
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Feb 15, 2011 - 12:50am PT
Dude!

Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Feb 15, 2011 - 12:59am PT
Bump for Tarbuster,

I'll never forget us freezing our asses bivied at the base of Freestone back in the bad old days. So cold we couldn't sleep, woke up to ice sheets slicing down around us. Chuffed a mind numbing fatty and bailed.

Favorite Tarbuster quote; "10d, technical, 10c, BURLY!"

Hope you're well Roy.

PB
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 15, 2011 - 01:17am PT
Here's to the MAN!!

Roy, who opened his home and busted out the goods for the Cozmic Bandito reunion tour to RMNP.

The hospitality had us so relaxed that we drove off and left all the good paper beta he hooked us up with!!!









Sure hope I can pull off the JT gig......
John Moosie

climber
Beautiful California
Feb 15, 2011 - 03:38am PT
Theres a new better Tarbuster? I don't believe it. Pretty hard to beat the original.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 15, 2011 - 03:43am PT
hey there say, tarbuster.. ol' roy... say, i never met you in person, but i do think of you, nearly evertime here at the ol' topo-taco...


god bless to you!
hope to hear from you here, sometime...
god bless!




ps:
johntp, say, did you get my email...
smile, the long haul gets better, after the rough spots,

god bless to you too!

:)
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Feb 15, 2011 - 10:08pm PT

Bump agin fer the Tarbaby.
Roy, I haven't forgotten ya--I'll give you a call this weekend!
mr steve. . .
Anastasia

climber
hanging from a crimp and crying for my mama.
Feb 15, 2011 - 10:35pm PT

Tarbuster?!!! I'm just giving my best look for a treat! (Wagging tail...)
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Feb 27, 2011 - 04:01pm PT

Bump for Roy, and his photos and TR's!!!!!
Doug Robinson

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Feb 27, 2011 - 04:12pm PT
Bump for new and improved. Any of us should be so lucky.

Looking forward to hanging with your goodself at JT. One year you get to be the excuse, the next a celebrant.

Cool!
John M

climber
Feb 1, 2015 - 10:27am PT
Roy, I cannot express in words what it meant to get your call today. Recent events have me pretty down on myself. To say I was flabbergasted hearing from you is an understatement. I knew who you were when you first identified yourself; I was just dumbfounded.

You are truly a stellar person. Tar, my hat is off to you. Talk to you soon.

what JohnTP wrote.

A number of years ago I was losing my mind over some health and financial issues and Roy's kindness and calm here on the forum helped me a lot. I will always be grateful for that. Thanks again Roy. You da best!
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Feb 1, 2015 - 10:44am PT
Eh ... lemme think about it ... OK, I know (if undistracted) I can make a half-way decent sandwich, when pressed to perform.

Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Feb 1, 2015 - 10:45am PT
https://m.soundcloud.com/climbtalk/roy-mcclenahan-1-16-2015
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Feb 1, 2015 - 11:03am PT
Tar- count me among those glad to see you posting up again.

Bon Temps!
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Feb 1, 2015 - 11:33am PT
Although greatly appreciative of Tarbuster, I seem to have missed this thread the first few times it went 'round. His Rambles in the Rockies threads are some of my all-time favorites on ST, not just for the mountain air but all the soul he put into building the narrative. Most recently:

Static Peak, July 1: Springtime tries for the Never Summers!

I learned a lot watching Roy on ST, and enjoyed his company IRL. We've kept up with occasional correspondence, and said hello briefly in Boulder last month.

Roy and I along with others have also shared some great climbing days together, many of them well documented here such as

Climbing at Cathedral & Whitehorse +Flying Kites at Cape Cod

Three Old Coots & Crimpie nab the notorious Ruper in Eldo !

Two Walks with Tarbuster

So you've all seen those photos. Here's one more I think you haven't.

John M

climber
Feb 1, 2015 - 11:44am PT
what I want to know Roy.. is why are you sitting on that persons foot.. haha..

More like PoseurBuster…
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Feb 1, 2015 - 11:53am PT
I'm not sure I ever chimed in on any of the past threads,
but I paid special attention to your threads Tarbuster.
I never had the good fortune to know you in real life,
but your contributions here are foundational pillars
that make this site great. It definitely caught my attention
when I saw new posts from you.
john bald

climber
Feb 1, 2015 - 12:35pm PT
All the best to you Roy!
Off White

climber
Tenino, WA
Feb 1, 2015 - 02:03pm PT




survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 1, 2015 - 02:31pm PT
Roy is the real thing.

A true piece of gold from the way back machine.

A positive and respected member of the tribe.


Thanks for the call back in December man, I really enjoyed that nice long chat!
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Feb 1, 2015 - 02:53pm PT
'Love you People! Fer reals.
I'm flattered ... er ... make that flattened.

Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Feb 2, 2015 - 09:53am PT
It was a sad day when I saw the Stetson had expired, though it had a good run.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Feb 2, 2015 - 10:30am PT
Man got his own boot too!

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/945480/The-Cowbusier-Roybusters-Fall-Boot
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Feb 2, 2015 - 10:37am PT
MH2

Boulder climber
Andy Cairns
Feb 2, 2015 - 11:08am PT
Sandwiches, no doubt.

Pretty near anything else, amazement.

Memes?

God bless the effort.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 2, 2015 - 11:15am PT
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Feb 2, 2015 - 12:02pm PT
Tarbuster is #1
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 5, 2016 - 03:35pm PT
O, The buzzin' of the bees in the tar-pit trees
And the sulfur water a-bubblin'...

Hiya, Roy! What's new?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 5, 2016 - 03:46pm PT
Tarbuster is #1

Everything is relative. I bet at home he's a happy camper at #2! :-)
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 5, 2016 - 05:43pm PT
I just called him limpshvanzel the other day.

We'll see if he can respond.
Fritz

Social climber
Choss Creek, ID
Oct 5, 2016 - 05:57pm PT
Tarbuster posts are: The BEST!

I stole his cool Christmas card photo off of ST years ago, but have never used it until now.


Hopefully, this is ok with him?
wilbeer

Mountain climber
Terence Wilson greeneck alleghenys,ny,
Oct 5, 2016 - 06:10pm PT
That is a great photo..

Hope he is well.
i-b-goB

Social climber
Wise Acres
Oct 5, 2016 - 06:15pm PT
Tar's got some moves!
zBrown

Ice climber
Oct 5, 2016 - 06:32pm PT
Dude singlehandedly busted the La Brea Tar pits.

Is thread_tening to straighten out Brad Pitt.

Will the fair_fax machine in the Kosher Canyon be next?

What song is he listening to RIGHT now?








mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 5, 2016 - 07:34pm PT
limpshvanzel

[Click to View YouTube Video]
He's a ROCK TAR!!!!!!
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Oct 7, 2016 - 10:23am PT
Ha ha. I got two choices: I can be #2, or I can be a #0. And I'm telling ya, it's a beautiful thing!
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 7, 2016 - 11:14am PT
Hey......ME TOO!!!

Tarbuster, I finally did the West Ridge of Conness, with a couple Smith Rock Old Timers. Beautiful!!

I hope you've gotten out on the trails someplace. Sure do miss your TR's around here.
Scole

Trad climber
Zapopan
Oct 7, 2016 - 11:37am PT
Roy with penalty slack in the Humbug Spires Montana
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Oct 7, 2016 - 01:17pm PT
Hope you are doing well Roy.

When we were hanging out and bouldering at the JT old folks reunion, I promised my SO at the time I wouldn't solo. But dang, that was one of the best days eva.
rbolton

Social climber
The home for...
Oct 7, 2016 - 02:04pm PT
Suave as Fu#K, thats our boy Roy!
BBA

Social climber
Oct 7, 2016 - 07:24pm PT
Never metcha Roy, and probably never will. However, your kind words, "BBA cuts through the forum Chossapalooza and scores a big one! Go to his link kids, there's a book in there." made me feel pretty good. Thanks for taking a look and taking the time to mention it. Hat not withstanding, you're a class guy. BBA
nah000

climber
no/w/here
Oct 8, 2016 - 12:14am PT
yup, one of the dudes whose content comprises some of the grain that keeps me gleaning through all of the 4chan-for-geezers-like-chaff that is found on this site...
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Oct 8, 2016 - 12:30am PT

Tarbuster's threads and contributions are highly appreciated. Their absence is respected but not wanted... There's an encyclopedic quality to Tarbuster's knowledge - rich on perspectives, cognitively complex and depth of knowledge. Not easy to live up to in the long run ... ^^^^
Gilroy

Social climber
Bolderado
Oct 8, 2016 - 12:33am PT
Being a Texan I appreciate the hat and all the tall tales of truthful ascents and parking lot yarns that form the fabric of our climbing community.

Thanks for bringing them here, Roy. Always good to see you virtually and in McGuckin's.

Keith
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Apr 29, 2018 - 06:26pm PT
Just been noticing the tarbuster hisself is being pretty active on the taco these daze. Thank ya mr. tarbuster for coming out to play.
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Apr 29, 2018 - 07:37pm PT
^^^ helloo-oh? he luvs us!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 29, 2018 - 09:27pm PT
The Bituminous One has almost an infinite signal to noise ratio.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Apr 29, 2018 - 09:31pm PT
The more we get from Tarbuster the better.
phylp

Trad climber
Upland, CA
Apr 29, 2018 - 10:05pm PT
Tarbuster! What a great guy. Hope I run into him in the real world someday.
Bushman

climber
The state of quantum flux
Apr 30, 2018 - 01:22am PT
Still got you on belay, Roy.
Post away...
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Apr 30, 2018 - 07:10am PT

Cuts the crap!
i-b-goB

Social climber
Wise Acres
Apr 30, 2018 - 12:08pm PT


He was good in "Them Tar Hills"!

Cheers Bro, Matt
L

climber
A place with cats...lots and lots of cats
Apr 30, 2018 - 12:27pm PT
wilbeer

Mountain climber
Terence Wilson greeneck alleghenys,ny,
Apr 30, 2018 - 03:20pm PT
Hope I run into him sometime,cheers Tarbuster!
johntp

Trad climber
By decision or indecision we are where we are.
Jan 25, 2019 - 05:38pm PT
Roy-

Really enjoyed talking to you this afternoon.
capseeboy

Social climber
portland, oregon
Jan 25, 2019 - 06:11pm PT
I don't even know you but you really come across as a balanced and level headed person with a good heart. Cheers!
L

climber
Just livin' the dream
Jan 28, 2019 - 03:27pm PT
This one needs a bump to the front.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Jan 28, 2019 - 09:24pm PT
While some do the heavy lifting, I tend to bat for the other team:

Aeriq

Sport climber
100-year Visitor
Jan 28, 2019 - 09:31pm PT
Tarbaby sticks like good history for us rabbits!

Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Jan 29, 2019 - 06:31am PT
Corn-fed dirt farmer, more yokel than local, dreamt of wild horses but made do with his mule – went by the name of Tarbuster.



thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Jan 29, 2019 - 07:32am PT
A tip of my hat to the nooks and crannies of RMNP that this fella shares. MOAR neversummer madness, more Neversummer slam! more wild basin goodness!

Heck, get out under Copeland east side and head up that buttress right above the lake and share some feedback hey there Roy-boy?


in homage, VF Soln's finest hat is pretty stiff and crisp, although that original hatband lacked a bit in the flair dept.
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
May 31, 2019 - 06:17pm PT
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 31, 2019 - 06:24pm PT
GONZO!
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
May 31, 2019 - 08:36pm PT
Bon Voyage!
zBrown

Ice climber
May 31, 2019 - 08:39pm PT
I enjoyed our little chats tB

Sense of humor is the zeroth sense I believe



Ok Reilly

I like your senses too

But you knew that
Fossil climber

Trad climber
Atlin, B. C.
May 31, 2019 - 09:53pm PT
Roy -

If you ever get this far north I'll be right pissed if you don't stop in for a beer or six. W.
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
May 31, 2019 - 10:09pm PT
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Roy is a Great guy!!! guapo too.

ps..Got the package in the mail today...Thanks so much!..you are a gem.
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Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 31, 2019 - 10:09pm PT
Cheers to y’all.
cybele

Ice climber
Salt Lake City
May 31, 2019 - 10:33pm PT
Thanks for your posts!
L

climber
Just livin' the dream
May 31, 2019 - 11:17pm PT
Hasta la vista, Roy.

Maybe see ya in July!

xoxox
L
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