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matty

Trad climber
los arbor
Jan 25, 2010 - 08:12pm PT
Still wet with more rain on it's way. Here are some photos I mined to pass the days:


Robbins on Turlock (from John Gill's site)


Bob Kamps on Turlock (from Gill's site, photos by Bonnie Kamps)




Dolt on boulder 1


Robbins laybacking



Take care everyone-

Matt
matty

Trad climber
los arbor
Jan 26, 2010 - 01:02am PT
Some guys don't let anything get in their way.

pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 26, 2010 - 01:56am PT
waugh and karen climbing a rock!  <br/>
&#40;photo taken a month or two ago!&#41;
waugh and karen climbing a rock!
(photo taken a month or two ago!)
Credit: pyro
somethingurnot

Social climber
the Pink Dildo
Jan 27, 2010 - 12:46am PT
hey went to stoney today but realized the rock is still soaked!

pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 27, 2010 - 12:55am PT
the guy with the red shirt is named Guy Keesee.
Guy keesee at Stoney point.
Guy keesee at Stoney point.
Credit: pyro
guyman

Trad climber
Moorpark, CA.
Jan 27, 2010 - 10:55am PT
It was indeed a happybirthday...... thanks Ryan and Em.

Just waiting for it to dry up some.
JuanDeFuca

Big Wall climber
Peenemunde
Jan 27, 2010 - 12:23pm PT
I added the buckets in 1980 so my coed could do the downclimb.

Juan
bubble boy

Big Wall climber
T100
Jan 27, 2010 - 12:46pm PT
Safe to climb this weekend? What do the locals think?

-Zak
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Jan 27, 2010 - 12:48pm PT
choss...burning...my eyes...must...claw..out...
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 27, 2010 - 06:48pm PT
Zak~
last nite the national weather report claimed no rain for the weekend:) If it stays dry till saturday then climbing on the sunnyside stuff could hold up!
keep in mind this is the wet season for stoney so practice caution when crank'n on those !!!
guyman

Trad climber
Moorpark, CA.
Jan 27, 2010 - 07:13pm PT
Mr evil. THX for the BD props.

I know the buckets were there in 1973.

so Juan is just bragging.

zak.... the weekend might be just fine, as Pyro says, keep to the stuff on the sunny side.

and BVB.... jealous?, don't try to hide the fact. :>).....I know your sitting in the snow. :>)....
bubble boy

Big Wall climber
T100
Jan 27, 2010 - 09:33pm PT
Thanks. In town this w.e. so see you there!
somethingurnot

Social climber
the Pink Dildo
Jan 28, 2010 - 11:05pm PT
FYI:
I went to the stoney point this morning and would like to say that the sandstone rock in shady locations is still wet, however the sunny stuff is super sticky!
cleaned by the rain..... and super sticky!
i'll smoke one for ya!!!
love this thread PYRO!
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 29, 2010 - 11:38am PT
just a friendly hello!
just a friendly hello!
Credit: pyro
somethingurnot

Social climber
the Pink Dildo
Jan 30, 2010 - 11:55am PT
thanks for the post pyro.
i'll be there today and tomorrow.
i'll smoke two for ya!
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 31, 2010 - 07:32pm PT
just another activity that we like to do at Stoners point!
phot taken sept15/09
 high liners at  &#40;between sculpters crack and mozarts&#41; the bac...
high liners at (between sculpters crack and mozarts) the back.
photo taken a few weeks ago.
Credit: pyro

Credit: pyro
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 3, 2010 - 11:06pm PT
Just some good temps for this week.
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stick'n to the amphitheater because its warm.
stick'n to the amphitheater because its warm.
Credit: pyro
Steve spotting Zack while Guy traverses and spectators watch.
Steve spotting Zack while Guy traverses and spectators watch.
Credit: pyro
Credit: pyro
Credit: pyro
enjoy!
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 5, 2010 - 11:49am PT
just read this thread and watched the clip.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qOlFRW0hZI

thank-you tarbuster for posting!

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/1073956/Largo_Lynn_Dave_Katz_TV_short_Early_80s

cheers!
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 6, 2010 - 11:40am PT
just a friendly reminder!
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
this weekend is soaked.
drink beers instead.
cheers!
BooDawg

Social climber
Paradise Island
Feb 6, 2010 - 02:13pm PT
I first visited Stoney with unknown friends as a young pre-teen in the late 50's. Growing up in Canoga Park, it was a place to cruise & scramble around just for the fun of it. I remember once seeing some climbers, probably the Sierra Club RCS (Rock Climbing Section), with ropes and commenting to a friend that they would certainly be killed doing that kind of climbing. Little did I know what was to come.

I used to go bowling with my brother, Philip, and mom, Marjorie, fairly regularly on Sundays at the local bowling alley. One day during the winter of 1960-1961, my dad, Robert, showed up unnannounced and announced that the RCS was having a practice climb at Stoney and that my brother and I were going with him. We had been spending the previous two family summer vacations camping in Yosemite. In 1959, my dad, brother and I hiked up the cable route on Half Dome. The following summer, we three hike up Mt. Dana. It was Dad's ambition to climb Mts. Lyell and Ritter the next summer (which we did) and he felt that we needed roped climbing skills and equipment to do it safely. So we went with him to Stoney Point, and a whole new world opened up to me. The rest is history, so to speak. I never asked Mom how she felt about that day because we never went bowling with her again.

I've known Dennis Hennek since 8th grade (1958), by 1961 we were in high school (Canoga Park HS) together, and about then we began going to Stoney Point every Saturday and Sunday and sometimes even after school. One day in the hall at my locker, Dennis and I were talking about climbing whild I was holding "A Climber's Guide to the High Sierra" in my hand. An unknown student, Russ McLean overheard our conversation and stopped to introduce himself. I guess we were a little stand-offish, and Russ felt rejected, but soon we met him again at Stoney, and others in our high school class joined us three on our weekend forays to Stoney.

We three graduated from high school in 1963, and that summer, in addition to a climbing trip to the Tetons with my father and brother, I did a hike into Bullfrog Lake over Kearsarge Pass from Independence, CA. From that lake, there's a lovely view of Mt. Brewer in the distance, and I greatly admired its nearly 1000' unclimbed face, and I set my sights on it. I'd never climbed anywhere but Stoney Point until then, so Russ and I took a quick trip to Tahquitz where we did two moderate climbs but were able to practice swinging leads on a real multi-pitch climbs. Late in the summer, carrying ropes and hardward we hiked (in our "kettershoes")to Bullfrog Lake where we found, by sheer coincidence, Dennis and his brothers fishing by the lake. After a short visit with them, Russ and I continued on and eventually set up a camp near the base of the Mt. Brewer's NE face. That's a story for another time. But after our successful ascent, the summit photos (not scanned yet!) show both Russ and I wearing our high school senior sweaters. Go Thorians [CPHS Class of S'63]! LOL!

I'm still organizing what I can see will be a massive scanning project; so far the only two pix from Stoney Point that I've done are of Don Lauria. One, dated 1965, shows him doing what I think was the second ascent of the "Boche Death Route." Is that route even done any more? The other, dated 1968, shows Don practicing aid on what we called in those days, "The Ski Tracks," two parallel cracks on the walls of one of the gullies on Stoney's backside.

Somewhere I have slides of a "Traffic Diversion" that the UCLA Bruin Mountaineers did to the traffic one Friday afternoon during the construction of the new Freeway that now goes by Stoney. That, also, will be for another time.
Dennis Hennek, 1966, Stoney Point
Dennis Hennek, 1966, Stoney Point
Credit: BooDawg
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Missing photo ID#144436
Don Laura aid climbing at Stoney Point, 1968
Don Laura aid climbing at Stoney Point, 1968
Credit: BooDawg
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