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guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Dec 20, 2012 - 04:17pm PT
Dan... this store was in the late 80's

It was areally nice old time MT. Shop.

The owner would let us BBQ in the back.

Katiekorn

Boulder climber
Dec 23, 2012 - 10:21pm PT
This rain is annoying...Is it ever going to stop long enough to climb again? Lol...

Where do the rest of you go to climb when the sandstone doesn't have enough time to dry?


*itching to climb outdoors*
~Katie
Tfish

Trad climber
La Crescenta, CA
Dec 24, 2012 - 07:37am PT
Anywhere that is granite is usually good to go right after the rain. I was at the riverside quarry yesterday and it was really nice, tshirt and shorts weather and there was barely anyone there.
10b4me

Boulder climber
Somewhere on 395
Dec 24, 2012 - 08:03am PT

Dan... this store was in the late 80's

It was areally nice old time MT. Shop.

The owner would let us BBQ in the back.


I remember that store, and the bbqs
As I recall, the building was pink.
The manager was a really cute girl
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Dec 28, 2012 - 12:14pm PT
It is still wet at STONEY.... mud everywhere.

So please consider the condition of the mud/sandstone before climbing.

Think of your children and grandchildren, and how much you want them to
enjoy the historic problems that you like.

Many of the "young guns" have gone to JT for some hot climbing.

They are in JUMBO ROCKS site #1 and #2 for the new years festivities, they wanted me to pass along a big.... "come on by" welcome for any who wish to join in.

Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Dec 28, 2012 - 12:28pm PT
Current temp in Josh is 48. In town. Noon Friday. Brr.

Hi tomorrow 49, Sunday 47...

It's weird, the night time lows are only down around 32. I've been out there when you wake up in the morning and it's 20, but a few hours later it's nice and warm in the 60s.

Oh well call me a wimp.
FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
Dec 28, 2012 - 01:52pm 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 - 01:56pm 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 - 03:04pm 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 - 03:16pm 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 29, 2012 - 10:32pm PT
Tfish

Trad climber
La Crescenta, CA
Jan 1, 2013 - 09:53pm 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 - 08:12am 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 - 05:15pm 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 - 05:39pm 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 - 05:56pm 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 - 01:22pm 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 - 01:31pm 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 - 02:40pm PT
was'nt A16 named "A-rip-it-clean"...lol.
Onewhowalksonrocks

Mountain climber
portland, Maine
Jan 5, 2013 - 07:07pm 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
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