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10b4me

Boulder climber
Somewhere on 395
Jan 9, 2013 - 12:36pm PT
Who remembers SPORTS LTD. ? on Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills?

I do. Spent a few bucks there
G_Gnome

Trad climber
Pebble Wrestling.... Badly lately.
Jan 9, 2013 - 01:19pm PT
Bouldered yesterday, it was really sticky and nice and dry.
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 9, 2013 - 05:22pm PT
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.


lol!

i forgot how to get my SPCA number.

jan has such a big finger!
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Jan 10, 2013 - 04:28am PT
Who remembers SPORTS LTD. ? on Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills?

I bought my first backpack there, or rather my mother did. Was a Mountain Master external-frame. I couldn't make it feel right so we took it back and got a Camp Trails. That would have been about 1965 when I was 13.

Just for the record; It may have been the Spring of 1973 I quit working at Mtn Life in San Jose and was riding my bicycle to LA and got into a minor accident and had to hitch a ride south. First place I went was the Reseda Mtn Store. I was sitting in the back of the Store with a one of the guys that worked there - Wiemesfelder (spelling?)and watched people coming into the store looking to buy things but there was nothing to buy. It was a pathetic scene. Wiemesfelder told me Dr. Jones would give the store to anybody that would take it. I heard Westridge would not even touch it. At first I told Tom Turntine from Los Gatos about that and was going to go in on it with him and Dr. Jones, but that fell through and it became just me and Dr. Jones. I put in $3,000.00 and Jones matched it. The place was $40,000.00 in debt with no inventory. My connection with Tom Hendricks and his connections with The North Face quickly had me stocking the Mtn Store with Lowa Boots and North Face gear. I got it out of debt in a year of hard work. I think I worked too hard and got tired of it, but because my original plan after leaving Mtn Life was to cross-country ski race, I gave the store away to Greg Bender. I took my $3,000 investment and a bit more (certainly not enough to make my year of labor worth while) and went to Idaho. Rumor has it that I must have left the store in bad shape since I gave it away. In actuality, the store was doing very well and giving it away was about the dumbest thing I ever did, and I seemed to have gotten the rap for it going downhill again. I was a bit depressed about it for a number of years. I have no idea of what happened to it after I left. It sounds like ( from reading this thread ) Jim Thomsen ended up with it again a number of years later? That's poetic justice since the Thomsens had put so much into it before I ever showed up, and I almost felt like me and Jones stole their share! I left to ski race and had some anti-materialism thing going on in my head but eventually got into making packs myself in Idaho, but that was after starting the Old Boise Bootworks with Ken Horwitz and leaving that.
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 10, 2013 - 12:08pm PT
hey Mchale good to hear from ya! thanks for the mtn shop beta.
the jim thompson is or is not related to doug thompson?
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Jan 10, 2013 - 12:13pm PT
Oops! It's Thomsen - no P and there's an E. I'll edit what I wrote above. That's Greg and Jim Thomsen of Wilderness Experience.

It's snowing in Seattle today - just started at 9:30 AM. Maybe I'll go do my buildering workout in full conditions! Should be bewildering.
jimthomsen

Social climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Jan 10, 2013 - 06:17pm PT
Wow, fun to read about the valley stores. And great to hear from you McHale....we had some great times!
The stories about the Tarzana Mountain Store are pretty much accurate. Greg and I started Wilderness Experience in the back room. I had worked for Kelty in Glendale in the late 60's and was the one who aDded the climbing section in 1968. They opened a store in Northridge that Greg and I bought sometime around 78 or so. Curt's right, very original name. We were going to name it The Mountain Store after the Tarzana shop but decided to be very original and call it the Mountain Shop.
Curt's story about Laurie's store is accurate. After it closed I lost touch with Laurie and never heard anything about her or from her....until a month ago. She is in Army Intelligence and has served 2 tours in Iraq and 2 in Afghanistan.
Fun to think about all those great times we had...and thanks to mad dog for telling me about this post. Right now I'm in Australia on my sailboat Tenaya. Later this year we will head for Indonesia and Africa..
Fat Dad

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Jan 11, 2013 - 07:50pm PT
Did Stoney get any rain from this last storm that blew thru? Tempted to get out there on Sat. if it stayed dry. If not, the garage needs cleaning...
Katiekorn

Boulder climber
Jan 12, 2013 - 09:55am PT
It stayed dry. I do believe there will be a good amount of traffic there this weekend.
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Jan 17, 2013 - 04:16pm PT
Nice, warm, windy and dry day today in Chatsworth.

It will be nice.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 17, 2013 - 04:20pm PT
My buddy Warren from Van Nuys posted on Facebook this morning: "Shorts weather! :))"

Enjoy!



mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 17, 2013 - 08:28pm PT
...is not Berkeley enough and doesn't give a damn.

hooth

Boulder climber
Sconnie
Jan 17, 2013 - 08:39pm PT
the nightlight will be on and burning late tonight.
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Jan 22, 2013 - 07:56pm PT
Time to jam out from work....

T-shirt and shorts....

I hope this santa anna keeps up for a few more days.

edit to add... to dark to climb at 5:45
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Jan 22, 2013 - 10:49pm PT
Did you take a camera? :>)
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Jan 23, 2013 - 10:14am PT
Dan.... no I only own a I-phone... it needs sunshine.

When Frummy gets back from his ez-rider vacation to New Orleans he can post pics....

Good crew last nite, it was nice and warm in till about 8.

I still can't get use to headlamp bouldering...

I can't get my finely tuned/adjusted sense of balance going cause I can't find the horizon....

A.Rock
A.Rock
Credit: guyman

A Stoney Point Photo.... from days of future past.
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 23, 2013 - 12:04pm PT
guyman has waugh and his bro been hang'n round stoney?
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Jan 23, 2013 - 12:44pm PT
I have not seen him.....

but I get there after 5 pm.

By then all the retired folks have gone home to drink warm milk.

matty

Trad climber
under the sea
Jan 23, 2013 - 02:28pm PT
I get there earlier and have not seen Mike. It's been a while since I've seen him, probably out sailing/biking the world in between cruzing 5.11R and calling it 5.10 max.
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 25, 2013 - 03:15pm 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!
Credit: pyro
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