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Ed Bannister

Mountain climber
Riverside, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Aug 12, 2009 - 07:18pm PT
Show me someone more cheerful in the face of unanticipated massive difficulty.

and Kris is a nice guy

and he can climb too.

all understatements, share pics. stories, or a little fun.
He deserves all!
Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
Aug 12, 2009 - 07:22pm PT
Kris is the man! Good guy! I think he hid from Craig Fry and the Sheep Buggerers back in the formative years.... but after meeting him finally, he gets a thumbs up!
Nefarius

Big Wall climber
Fresno
Aug 12, 2009 - 07:31pm PT
"Show me someone more cheerful in the face of unanticipated massive difficulty."

Well said, Ed! Kris is da man! It's always a pleasure to spend time with Kris and Babs! Lookin' forward to working with Kris a bit next month.

Kris on Black President


Goofy Hero pose-down! hahaha
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Aug 12, 2009 - 07:31pm PT
Never met him.

But from what I know of him here and his climbing, he kicks ass!!!

(hey, who has that pic of him on 'The Gold Standard' FA in Courtright?

Cheers, KSolem!


EDIT: thanks, Mike.
Mike.

climber
Aug 12, 2009 - 07:36pm PT
Appreciation rendered. He seems like not a dick. Read: cool guy. Cheers, KS.


Hey, bluering, I saw a an appreciation thread for you, and I don't rekkin I posted to it, so here ya go --> Appreciation
L

climber
Wrung through the paradox, broken into wholeness
Aug 12, 2009 - 07:36pm PT
Met Kris by Trashcan Rock one day...he was walking around with hideously bandaged hands, and I asked him which crack he was gearing up for.

No crack...skiing accident, he replied matter-of-factly. He was so funny. Still remember that.

He's an awesome guy who's lived 20 lifetimes and is still going strong...and as nice as they come.

Cheers for you, Kris!
pip the dog

Mountain climber
planet dogboy
Aug 12, 2009 - 07:45pm PT
ksolem is the NADZ ! . i myself look foward to his posts. smart and funny is a good combo. smart, funny, and modest is a fookin' trifecta.


^,,^

(fwiw: way out here, on planet dogboy, being 'the NADZ' is considered a good thing, a really good thing.)
HandCrack

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal.
Aug 12, 2009 - 07:48pm PT
Kris has always had a smile and a positive attitude to share with me. He shows great respect to all climbers including those, like me, that climb many grades lower than himself.

Kris on Garden Angel, a sandbag 5.10a at Hall of Horrors in Joshua Tree.

Gene

climber
Aug 12, 2009 - 07:59pm PT
Only way I know Kris is through his posts and some email chatting. I look forward to meeting him in person. Kris is the real deal. He also knows how to accessorize with sunglasses.

Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Aug 12, 2009 - 08:25pm PT
Y'all are too much. I'd be lying if I said it didn't mean a lot though.

Gene, just for accuracy - that is Rob Brown on The Bismark ledge in the glasses. I took the picture. He had kept the glasses hidden away 'til we got to the ledge, then he turned around with them on. I almost fell over laughing.
Gene

climber
Aug 12, 2009 - 08:27pm PT
Kris,

My bad.

Who is this?



gm
Nefarius

Big Wall climber
Fresno
Aug 12, 2009 - 08:29pm PT
Gene came prepared, I guess! hahaha
Gene

climber
Aug 12, 2009 - 08:33pm PT
Shut up, Randy.

Ready. Fire. Aim.

I appreciate Kris. You, on the other hand......




Thanks for breakfast last Saturday.

gm
Ray-J

Social climber
east L.A. vato...
Aug 12, 2009 - 08:37pm PT
Bosch glove user :)
Brian

climber
Cali
Aug 12, 2009 - 08:47pm PT
Nice guy. Puts up hard routes.

Brian
kevsteele

climber
Santa Barbara, CA
Aug 12, 2009 - 08:52pm PT
hear hear! and the powder blue pooftah-mobile he was cruising josh with in the early '90s...
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Aug 12, 2009 - 09:07pm PT
Right Gene. The second one is me.

Rob is the one standing boldly like Indiana Jones with his back to the abyss. I chose to cower in the corner with my bucket on... :-)

Doing Mescalito with Rob was a real highlight for me. He is a great partner!
drljefe

climber
Old Pueblo, AZ
Aug 12, 2009 - 09:21pm PT
Holmes inspires me.
Thanks Kris, and keep on keepin on.
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
Boise....
Aug 12, 2009 - 09:44pm PT
WooHoo, Kris Solem.....!!! Dig it.
You get around, man, fo' sho'.
Yowza!
Thanks for bein', that's all.
Hope to hang witcha sometime.
Loomis

climber
*_*
Aug 12, 2009 - 10:01pm PT
Kris who?
Must be okay if he has his own thread now : )
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