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FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
Nov 11, 2012 - 01:04pm PT
Credit: FRUMY
Weld_it, good to see you back. Sorry I haven't had the time to make it to the mall. As you know by my bouldering I need all the betaspray you can help me with. Far more important dam near ever thread on this form needs you help.
ApologeticKid

Boulder climber
Thousand Oaks
Nov 11, 2012 - 06:54pm PT
Ok, noob question here, but is weld_it just a common troll?
ApologeticKid

Boulder climber
Thousand Oaks
Nov 11, 2012 - 08:03pm PT
Riiiiiiight.
dogtown

Trad climber
Cheyenne, Wyoming and Marshall Islands atoll.
Nov 11, 2012 - 09:39pm PT
A fall pad under three pigs?
Katiekorn

Boulder climber
Nov 12, 2012 - 12:36am PT
I like those blood thirsty hounds : )
FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
Nov 12, 2012 - 12:44am PT
Weld_it is no ordinary Troll.

apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Nov 12, 2012 - 12:50am PT
^^^^^
Truth +1.
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Nov 12, 2012 - 12:04pm PT
A fall pad under three pigs?

Dog.... three pigs claims a ankle a week.

And Kid.... that is a old problem, maybe 5.4 or something....

you should do the rad face on the other side, much more burley.
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Nov 16, 2012 - 04:03pm PT
It rained pretty hard last nite and was wet on Friday am.....

It is cold and drizzle on Friday.

It should be closed for the weekend.

But I bet the guide services, will have clients out there....

Pretty lame IMHO....

but they don't seem to care at all..... ever.
Yafer

Trad climber
Chatsworth, California
Nov 16, 2012 - 05:20pm PT
Yep. Bump
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 16, 2012 - 05:30pm PT
stay off the sandstone rock for at least five days after a good soakin...
stay off the sandstone rock for at least five days after a good soaking. thank-you!
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FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
Nov 16, 2012 - 06:42pm PT
Oh man, I have to stay in.
Credit: FRUMY
FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
Nov 17, 2012 - 04:52pm PT
Credit: FRUMY
Anastasia

climber
InLOVEwithAris.
Nov 17, 2012 - 07:08pm PT
After every rain there are new climbs.

Kamps told me once that he never got bored of Stoney because of the dang rain.

McHale's Navy

Boulder climber
Panorama City, California
Nov 17, 2012 - 09:07pm PT
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I everybody! This is Dan McHale - I learned to climb at Stoney. I still have my unfinished RCS card! I just went through this thread quickly and have these photos to add to the thread for now. I have more but need to do some digging. This one is of me top-roping and freeing the left Sculptored Crack in 1969. Greg Bender may have taken the photo. The next photo is on Turlock of course and #3 is goofing around on Rock 1. I did not really pound the pins in - there were scars already there!
Credit: McHale's Navy
Credit: McHale's Navy
Cole

Trad climber
los angeles
Nov 17, 2012 - 09:55pm PT
Wow Dan those are some cool old shots!! If you have more PLEASE post them! Us Stoney dudes get really psyched on that stuff.

Alert, Alert shameless plug ahead. If you hadn't already seen it check out the documentary I made about the history of climbing at Stoney Point:

http://stoneypointdocumentary.com/

Looking forward to more old photos!
McHale's Navy

Boulder climber
Panorama City, California
Nov 17, 2012 - 10:52pm PT
Thanks Cole! And, CaChing, I just ordered the Stoney DVD - the trailer is great. I'm glad to hear Stoney is all wet too - makes me feel better about having to to go to the gym (up here in Seattle)! The Seattle Bouldering Project is pretty cool.

It will be fun digging up the photos. I know I have a slide of top-roping the main biggest face at Stoney left of CS crack. Got most of the way up, past that short vertical isolated discontinuous flared chimney feature about 1970 - never tried that one again but should have!

Has anyone documented climbing out at Box Canyon? Is there anything going on out there these days? That big arch was a great big wall training ground and I put in belay bolts above it (on lead) to free the face above it but never had the chance to do it either. Sounds like we did the arch free but is was nailing.
FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
Nov 18, 2012 - 12:49am PT
Thanks, great pic.
Credit: FRUMY
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Nov 18, 2012 - 07:01pm PT
Here are a couple Box Canyon pics I took. Dick James is in both. One is him standing at the base of the old rurp route below the right end of the arch. The arch is much bigger at its left end. The 2nd photo is of Dick coming over the lip of the arch above the rurp crack after traversing the arch. 3rd photo is of me during a net hammock bivi under the arch taken by my friend Otis. Photos are no later than 1970 and can be as early as 1968. I was 18 in 1970. The Box Canyon area is closer to Santa Susana Pass than Stoney.

Dick worked with me at the Pumice Mine at Mono Craters and at the pumice mill in town in Lee Vining! We were on our way to Alaska after I got out of high-school and somehow got hung up at the mine. Yosemite may have had something to do with that. I quit after a couple of months after coughing up pumice 'foam'. Dick had quit earlier because for some reason the jack-hammers blew his for-arms. My last job was as a sawyer so I skirted the jack-hammer blues.
Credit: McHale's Navy
Credit: McHale's Navy
Credit: McHale's Navy
This photo Otis took of the me and the gear for the Box Canyon Arch is at Stoney. The ropes date the photo too.
Credit: McHale's Navy
I'll end this post with this shot of Dan Wourt (not sure of spelling of last name - pronouced Wert). This is on the front face of Turlock and he's traversing one-handed. The hardest one-handed route I ever did at Stoney was what looks to be now called the Yabbo Mantle (lieback to undercling to mantle bowl). Kamps could do that route one-handed and I basically followed his lead!

Dan Wourt was a photographer and he got me into it a bit and had me buy a Pentax Spotmatic. That's probably what this was shot with. Dan did some Needles exploration with me including some early trundling in the late 60s.
Credit: McHale's Navy
matty

Trad climber
under the sea
Nov 18, 2012 - 07:42pm PT
Thanks Dan really enjoy your words and seeing those photos. Classic stuff.
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