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FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
Dec 28, 2012 - 04:52pm PT
I was out there Wed. & Thurs. It was cold but really pretty, with tons of people everywhere. Actually in the sun if was very nice. Dress warm.

Laurie I think was the name of the girl that owned the mountain store when it was up on Devonshire st.
10b4me

Boulder climber
Somewhere on 395
Dec 28, 2012 - 04:56pm PT
Frumy, thanks for that. I believe that was her name.

Didn't that store move over to the mall on Tampa?
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Dec 28, 2012 - 06:04pm PT
Kris... they are all excited to go climb...the joys of youth.

Im going to go anyway.


I remember when you would go... "no matter what the weather forcast was"


Are you experienced?


Happy New Year
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Dec 28, 2012 - 06:16pm PT
10b.... I think the store over on Tampa was "Little Stone" or something like that..... not in the mall but next to Mongolian BBQ.

I think that one of the best was Ed's shop... Art Of Climbing. He had really nice stuff and the first "climbing wall"

pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 30, 2012 - 01:32am PT
Tfish

Trad climber
La Crescenta, CA
Jan 2, 2013 - 12:53am PT
I climbed at Stoney today. The ground was muddy in spots, but the rock seamed pretty dry. I got some TR solo laps in on Mozarts and Sculptures crack.
TR soloing at Mozarts
TR soloing at Mozarts
Credit: Tfish
Odessa enjoying the sunset
Odessa enjoying the sunset
Credit: Tfish
FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
Jan 2, 2013 - 11:12am PT
For a short while The Mountain Store was on Tampa just south of Nordoff in the plaza on the east side of Tampa.
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Jan 4, 2013 - 08:15pm PT
It has been pretty dry and cold in Chatsworth all last week.

Stoney is open , but if it rains sat nite, like the weather-girl is saying.... stay off the rocks.



curt wohlgemuth

Social climber
Bay Area, California
Jan 4, 2013 - 08:39pm PT
Okay, for those who want a refresher in mountain store history near Stoney:

1. Kelty opened sometime in the 70s at the shopping center, SE corner of Tampa / Nordhoff

2. Little Stone's opened sometime in the 70s on the NW corner of Reseda / Plummer (?). (Richard) Stone & (Lamar) Little, owners.

3. Kelty sold to the Thompsen brothers (Jim/Greg) (and perhaps some others?), owners of Wilderness Experience, ca 1978 or so. Renamed "The Mountain Shop" in a moment of crazy originality.

4. Mountain Shop sadly closed its doors sometime around 1985-86 or so. Laurie Zimmet, then the manager of the store, then opened the Backcountry Store at a tiny spot on Devonshire. She scratched out an existence for a couple of years before finally closing shop in the late 80s.

5. I dunno when Little Stone's finally petered out of existence -- i.e., if it lasted longer than Laurie's shop or not.

Lots of folks on this forum were associated with one or more of the shops above, which were incestuously associated with Wildy at various times as well, before that concern became a label slapped on generic Chinese-made junk.

We had some good times back then.
Curt

p.s. It's extremely possible that I've made mistakes and omissions above...
FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
Jan 4, 2013 - 08:56pm PT
The original Kelty- Mountain store was where A16 is now located on Reseda just north of Ventura Blvd. Jim moved it to Tampa in the early 80's.
10b4me

Boulder climber
Somewhere on 395
Jan 5, 2013 - 04:22pm PT
The original Kelty- Mountain store was where A16 is now located on Reseda just north of Ventura Blvd

FRUMY,

sorry, but that's incorrect. The original Kelty shop was on Victory Blvd in Burbank. nearest cross street was Western.
FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
Jan 5, 2013 - 04:31pm PT
I'm sorry but in 1973 my girl friends brother & his good buddy cut through the roof of the Mountain store on Reseda & robbed the place. A few months latter they both died when a rope they stole failed.


They actually robbed the place twice. After the first time all Jim did was nail boards over the hole they cut though the roof. They went back through that same hole.
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 5, 2013 - 05:40pm PT
was'nt A16 named "A-rip-it-clean"...lol.
Onewhowalksonrocks

Mountain climber
portland, Maine
Jan 5, 2013 - 10:07pm PT
Curt had it right as far as I know. But I didn't move to Ca until 79. Laure was a friend of mine and she loved the store. At the end of the Mtn Shop she took the mailing list and called everyone until she raised the money for the BC store. That store lasted 3.5 years. Last time I heard she lives in the Northwest USA.

That "freeway crack" is called The Gift was a TR 5.9 or lead at 5.10
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jan 5, 2013 - 10:17pm PT
Was SPCA/Stoney Point Climbing Association ever more than an in-joke? John B once mentioned it to me by those initials.

One of the Stonemaster threads suggests it was unofficial: http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=150211&msg=151803#msg151803 Still, climbing there has been happening for long enough that perhaps at some point in the past...
jw35

climber
Jan 5, 2013 - 10:25pm PT
Actually We even have Shirts with the Logo. Imagine that.
dncs_w_bldrs

Boulder climber
NY to Cali
Jan 8, 2013 - 04:44pm PT
Is it safe to climb at Stoney today?

We've been getting a little rain here and there in NoHo, but I don't know what the weathers been like in Chatsworth.
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 9, 2013 - 11:57am PT
Topanga cyn rd!
Topanga cyn rd!
Credit: pyro
here is a picture of the gang over at the three-sisters boulders climbing the Freeway-crack. if original name is the gift then we'll have to get the guide books annotated.
Freeway crack!
Freeway crack!
Credit: pyro
Largeman

Sport climber
Santa Clarita, CA
Jan 9, 2013 - 12:25pm PT
I see that there are a lot of bolts without hangers at Stoney Point. Does anyone know what Size they are so I can bring my own equipment (hangers and nuts).

Should I buy 3/8, 1/2, 10mm, 12mm, or 14mm?

The naked bolts were on top of a couple routes. I only remember two to routes specifically. They are found on Then Main Wall, The main Chimney 5.6 and Mozart's Wall for Amadeus 5.10a and Amadeus II 5.10a.
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Jan 9, 2013 - 12:28pm PT
Dances... yes it is dry... intill it starts raining.

Curt has the names and dates pretty well as I recall.

Where A16 is now... Reseda/ventura, ish. Has been a climbing shop, under different names, forever.

Who remembers SPORTS LTD. ? on Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills?

I blew a bundle in that place. I remember Eiger Ovals... 20 ea for $40.00, EB's $25 and the Eldered (sp) rope... $120!!!...used that cord for a long time... That one got stretched about 20 extra feet at ARCH ROCK, when Bullwinkle took a flyer. I decided to toss it into a dumpster in C4, someone dug it out and loaned it to the PO FA boys who used it for hauling and fixing??!!!.



And the SPCA is NO JOKE.... that secret society stills rules with a iron fist. They decide what BOLTS STAY and witch ones go. The meetings are held in secret and the ruling board members attend the meetings in costume and do not know the other board members. Ask JW35... he/she is the President and dictator for life.

EDIT:

Should I buy 3/8, 1/2, 10mm, 12mm, or 14mm?

You need all.... ;>)

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