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G_Gnome

Trad climber
In the mountains... somewhere...
Aug 13, 2009 - 12:34pm PT
Here ya go, Kris on the FA of The Gold Standard.



Kris has been a great climbing partner and friend for many, many years. I can't wait for him to get better so we can go climbing again!

The first time I ever climbed with Kris we did a Tuolumne route called Piece of Grass. I didn't really warn him about the nasty runouts. At any rate, he led the second pitch with only one small complaint about the runout to the anchors (35 feet or so) and then when I was about 90 feet out on the third pitch, with no pro, he quietly tells me that if I fall off he is going to cut the rope cause the crappy quarter inchers he is hanging on are never going to hold me. Quite a partner!
looking sketchy there...

Social climber
Latitute 33
Aug 13, 2009 - 12:54pm PT
In climbing you meet all sorts of great people, but Kris is one the nicest guys I've had the pleasure to meet and with whom to climb. He's tough, smart and interesting too, which makes hanging around him all the more enjoyable.



matty

climber
po-dunk
Aug 13, 2009 - 03:22pm PT
a haiku:

"KRIS"

Knows his audio

And so much else it's scary

He's "The white nigger"

Matt
G_Gnome

Trad climber
In the mountains... somewhere...
Aug 13, 2009 - 10:37pm PT
Bump!
rincon

Trad climber
SoCal
Aug 14, 2009 - 06:33am PT
I met Kris at Stoney Point in 1989, and consider him one of my best friends. We've had some great times climbing and I hope we'll have many more!!!!!

Here's Kris climbing in the Kern Canyon, at one of his favorite hangouts..


Reilly

Mountain climber
Monrovia, CA
Aug 14, 2009 - 07:55am PT
I feel very fortunate to have him as a neighbor. He's so nice he even offered to go climbing with me! I told him he'd need to join the Longshoremens' Union but he said the Toyota has a winch.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Aug 14, 2009 - 08:33am PT
"KRIS"

Knows his audio


Many people who only know him from here don't realize he really knows his way around a recording studio.

I work in the biz and he knows quality pro-audio!

Cheers, Kris! Euphonix is doing well! (no plug intended)
Ben Rumsen

Social climber
No Name City ( and it sure ain't pretty )
Aug 14, 2009 - 08:42am PT
I too hope your feeling better Kris. Come on up and drink some wine again one of these days!
Ed Bannister

Mountain climber
Riverside, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 17, 2009 - 04:09pm PT
Kris seems to be much better, hard to tell though as he seems never to complain, and appetite is usually a measure of how well
someone is feeling,he had at least one lunch last week, I saw it!
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Aug 18, 2009 - 10:54am PT
I've been out of town and out of touch for the last several weeks and missed this originally. Glad to have seen it (even if I'm late to the party) so I can offer a big loving dose of appreciation to Kris. Never climbed with him, but I've enjoyed our friendship immensely! Best to you!
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Oct 8, 2012 - 11:11pm PT
I was searching for something when I found this, how did I miss it????

BUMP for a true friend, fine climber and all round good guy.

Kris sans rope... nice pants.
Kris sans rope... nice pants.
Credit: guyman

One of the blue cars.... this was the replacement for the Porsche.
One of the blue cars.... this was the replacement for the Porsche.
Credit: guyman

Kris loves to carry big packs, up steep hills, just for the fun of it.
Kris loves to carry big packs, up steep hills, just for the fun of it.
Credit: guyman

See you soon
Cole

Trad climber
los angeles
Oct 10, 2012 - 11:23am PT
Those are some cool pics Guy! Did you have to scan those in? Got anymore? I wanna see some old school pics of you too!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev. and land o da SLEDS!
Oct 10, 2012 - 11:32am PT
Salute!
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Oct 10, 2012 - 11:33am PT
I have been working the scanner lately.....

I will see what I can dig up....

I have one of Kris, playing trumpet, in the G.O.D. from BITD...

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