PITON RON, KING OF THE POSTMASTERS

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Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Aug 10, 2009 - 07:00pm PT
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Aug 10, 2009 - 07:10pm PT
As Postmaster, did he somehow mail himself from his desert towers to those real mountains?

Okay, don't shoot me Ron. I didn't mean it. As long as you've got that gun, desert towers count as real mountains.
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
Boise....
Aug 10, 2009 - 08:40pm PT
I like all the icy reflections.
Good one, Mr. Haan.
Hey, Ron, where's my mail?
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Aug 10, 2009 - 08:41pm PT
Patience. Ron's mail-mule will be along any day now.
paganmonkeyboy

climber
mars...it's near nevada...
Aug 10, 2009 - 10:46pm PT
the gun should be bigger ;-)
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Aug 10, 2009 - 10:49pm PT
Don't you think the halo is out of place?
MisterE

Trad climber
Canoga Porn, CA
Aug 10, 2009 - 10:50pm PT
It seems the spirit of Ouch! has descended on a certain creative person in our midst.

Yay! 8)
Jingy

Social climber
Flatland, Ca
Aug 10, 2009 - 11:24pm PT
... and there should be a whole lot more guns in this photo for it to be convincing....

Captain...or Skully

Social climber
Boise....
Aug 10, 2009 - 11:48pm PT
It's not a halo.
It's a Ronticular cloud.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Aug 11, 2009 - 11:01am PT
Pretty snazzy noodlin's there PH.
'Has a touch of MAD magazine to it.
philo

Trad climber
boulder, co.
Aug 11, 2009 - 11:05am PT
And all this time I thought Jimmy Newberry was the king of postmasters.


By the way what is that beautiful mountain?
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 11, 2009 - 12:43pm PT
Philo,

It would normally be instantly recognizable if it weren't for the fact that Piton has been hogging the fabled summit for quite some time now; it's Cerro Torre of course with all the other little Piton Ron summits nearby watching. The Torre Egger gun could be bigger, it's true; I was kind of surprised too!! (g).

As for St. Donini's comment that the halo "is out of place", the obvious double entendre is cool Jim, for sure! But back to reality, it actually IS a Ronticular, as Captain notes above. They are formed by high speed very cold laminar winds running in a self-congratulatory circle, speeding in excess of 10,000 ppm (posts per millenium).

The thought does occur to cook up another Donini image though, of Jim and Piton struggling in a tug-o-war over a single halo high up on some summit. WHO GETS THE HALO?? kind of thing, you see.
Nefarius

Big Wall climber
Fresno
Aug 11, 2009 - 12:44pm PT
I don't get it. Postmaster? What does that have to do with the mountains? Probably dumb - what am I missing?
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Aug 11, 2009 - 12:47pm PT
I don't get it. Postmaster? What does that have to do with the mountains? Probably dumb - what am I missing?

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.html?topic_id=925386&tn=0
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 11, 2009 - 12:52pm PT
Ghost, your cited link is correct. Ron makes note there that he has made over 10,000 posts etc and so we play here about he being "postmaster".
philo

Trad climber
boulder, co.
Aug 11, 2009 - 12:56pm PT
Oh yeah of course. That is why it looked so familiar. But without the iconic summit and with Ron's craggy visage clouding up the shot it had me stumped.
Peter you are on a hot roll. Very funny stuff.
Nefarius

Big Wall climber
Fresno
Aug 11, 2009 - 12:58pm PT
Oh. hahahaha Duh!

Ron needs a job. Or something.
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