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Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Dec 24, 2009 - 01:23pm PT
try this while I look some more



Trad climber
Tel Aviv
Dec 24, 2009 - 01:46pm PT
I dredged around and found this shot. I took it with an old Kodak Pony camera that I got at a rummage sale. This may have been 1980, I'm not sure.
Check out the shoes; how we would glue leather on the ankle areas.
Peace and love on this fine day.
The Wolf

Trad climber
Martinez, CA
Dec 24, 2009 - 01:49pm PT
Sneak Preview of something special to come soon

Trad climber
Sun Coast B.C.
Mar 7, 2013 - 01:51am PT
Slomo M/L w/ Jimi. = cool.


Dude floats it.
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Mar 7, 2013 - 02:01am PT
Nice. So who's the oldest dude to have done it? Has Hudon done it?

Mar 7, 2013 - 03:17am PT
Has Werner done it?

My twin brother's laundry room
Apr 26, 2013 - 01:08pm PT
Here's a link to my blog, where I wrote a bit about the Lightning Bolt.

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Apr 26, 2013 - 01:50pm PT
Nice Slo Mo vid Sac, the climber makes that rig looks so easy. Easy pie.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Apr 26, 2013 - 04:14pm PT
Sorry, let me clarify a few things from the blog entry...James, are you saying you erased the lightning bolt? And than someone else drew one?

Personally, I think original drawing was/is part of C4 history, and a big part of that boulder problem in particular. Erasing original drawing is kind of retarded IMHO.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Apr 26, 2013 - 05:59pm PT
Vitaliy, your opinion is maybe worth more than mine because you still climb.

No my opinion is not worth more than yours. Everyone has the right to express their opinion.

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Apr 26, 2013 - 06:01pm PT
So what, there's an iconic chalk drawing on a famous boulder problem in camp four. If this get your panties in a bunch, you might want to rethink and loosen them a little. I guess you are hoping to get an at-a-boy or something by posting your chalk erasing story.

At a boy. Go get em tiger...

Apr 26, 2013 - 06:01pm PT
Those who take it upon themselves to chop the bolt at least should do it ground up and not on rappel.

Trad climber
Apr 26, 2013 - 06:48pm PT
Anyone ever down climb that rig?


Gym climber
Apr 26, 2013 - 07:14pm PT
Yes. Same day Lynn Hill sent it. See: http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=396334

The climber appears early in the video of Hill's send:

Lurking Fear

Boulder climber
Bishop, California
Apr 27, 2013 - 11:24am PT
Just because the magic has left the bolt for you, don't presume that it is gone for everyone. My first attempts of Midnight Lightening was in 1984. I just went back about a year ago to try it again. Seeing the lightening bolt was very inspiring to me, and brought me back to those attempts with John and Ron at the base with me. I know your actions were as symbolic as the lightening bolt is for me, but I question your motives if you write about it on your blog and then link it to here. Symbolism can be very powerful, and you shouldn't presume to understand the symbolism for others.
Respectively, Andrew
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