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McHale's Navy

Trad climber
From Panorama City, CA
Jul 29, 2013 - 12:39am PT
The Stoney Point thread is getting hot!
Katiekorn

Sport climber
Jul 29, 2013 - 01:59am PT
Sunset from the top of boulder 1.
Sunset from the top of boulder 1.
Credit: Katiekorn
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 29, 2013 - 04:59pm PT
thank's for bumping the stoney thread with the happy climber pic's!
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Jul 31, 2013 - 03:17pm PT
X- great shots, have fun in South America....Thanks for donating your pad collection to the tribe, they will get used.

Stoney will welcome you back, like it has to all of us.

Pyro.... TR's this thursday?????

Credit: guyman

guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Aug 3, 2013 - 04:23pm PT
Up Thread someone was talking about Mike Jaffe....

Mike Jaffe, Turlock
Mike Jaffe, Turlock
Credit: guyman

1979... homemade shoes, even.
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Aug 3, 2013 - 04:54pm PT
Another...
Mike Jaffe
Mike Jaffe
Credit: guyman

Love the old school tagging

guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Aug 3, 2013 - 05:22pm PT
Simpler times, looking south...

Top of Stoney, looking down Topanga
Top of Stoney, looking down Topanga
Credit: guyman

pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 3, 2013 - 07:31pm PT
good times to be had at the point.
simple yet kinda complex top rope set up ontop of Beethoven's on thursday.

the crowd!
Credit: pyro
climber chicks with classic "stink-bug" slabbing!
Credit: pyro
passer bye rob and his friend brian had to try the Prow!
Credit: pyro

the clown!

Credit: pyro
we climbed into the dark.
cheers to all!

FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Aug 4, 2013 - 12:22pm PT
PYRO, classic.

Sorry I missed Thursday. Got my last shot in the back & am now home in Bishop, headed to Tuolumne till Sept.

Like a teenage love affair ( with Stoney ) I'll see you in sept.

Now how stupid is this, I'm on my way to Tuolumne Meadows ( for at least a month ) & I'm missing Stoney Point.
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 4, 2013 - 05:35pm PT
good luck to you frumy! have fun in the meadows. say hi to waugh!
green rode smooth the past couple day's..
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Aug 4, 2013 - 08:35pm PT
Thanks Pyro, take care.

Guy, really nice pictures. I didn't recognize Mike at first --- but the shoes are so him.

Jaffe could piss you off at times, but he had great foot technic.

More than once he pulled me off a bouldering problem by my foot, cause I placed it not to his liking.

He is why my shoes last a long time.

Ball of foot - heel down.
rincon

Trad climber
SoCal
Aug 4, 2013 - 11:26pm PT
Found this on the web and thought it was interesting. Stoney Point sandstone played a role in the history of southern California as a building material for the San Pedro breakwater and a bunch of buildings. The quarry is located west of Topanga Canyon blvd. in Chatsworth Park near the train tunnel. Check it out...

http://quarriesandbeyond.org/states/ca/quarry_photo/ca-los_angeles_photos.html
"Chatsworth Park Quarry: (see Bulletin 38, p. 128). This property comprises 160 acres in Sec. 13, T. 2 N., R. 17 W., S. B. M. It is about 1 ˝ miles west of Chatsworth station, on the Southern Pacific Railroad and was formerly connected by a spur track with the main road. The locality is at the northeast end of the Simi Hills, a rugged range of sandstone strata, folded and faulted, their dip being plainly visible from the southward.

"The stone of the quarry is arkose or feldspathic sandstone, rather fine-grained and heavily bedded. When fresh it is bluish-gray, but near the surface it weathers to a tawny color. This weathering extends to an irregular depth, but the demarcation between the weathered and fresh stone is very distinct. It is said, that when quarried for dimension stone, it can be split regularly along the run, but that when quarried for large blocks, as done for the substructure of the San Pedro breakwater, it breaks along uneven surfaces. As shown by some samples it usually resists exposure to the atmosphere in a satisfactory manner.

"Near Garavanza, on N. Avenue 64, is the Church of the Angeles, built in 1887, of the tawny-colored stone, which as yet shows no signs of deterioration (circa 1915).

"In Los Angeles, corner of Fifth and Hill streets, is the house of the California Club, built of an olive-gray stone from the Chatsworth Quarry, but much stained by the leaching of soluble salts. Christ Episcopal Church, corner Twelfth and Flower streets, Los Angeles, is constructed of Chatsworth sandstone and also the city police station and jail on First Street, near Hill, and the Southern California Edison Company's building, East Fourth Street, near Main. A few private residences also have been built of this stone. At the shore end of the Southern Pacific Railroad pier at Santa Monica, some of this stone was used for rip-rap. Below high water level, where kept moistened by seawater, it remains quite hard, but above high-water mark, the exposed stone is rather soft and somewhat disintegrated.

"The geologic age of the rock in this quarry is Upper Cretaceous or Chico, as mapped on Plate III of the folio accompanying Bulletin No. 69 of the State Mining Bureau.

"The quarry was opened by the California Construction Company, which (about 1900) took the contract for building the San Pedro breakwater. At present the property is held by the Los Angeles Trust and Savings Bank as trustees for creditors of the California Construction Company, which has forfeited its corporate rights through nonpayment of taxes, but it is now represented by the president, W. N. Hamaker, care of First National Bank, Los Angeles.

"No rock has been quarried here for years, the quarry having been dismantled and its equipment and spur track removed.

"Judging from examples of this sandstone in use, it is an important building stone, and it is to be hoped that the quarry may again be opened."
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Aug 5, 2013 - 12:34am PT
rincon, nice piece of history.
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 5, 2013 - 11:14am PT
that's funny rob cuzz i was just about to show the people were and how to get to it! good piece of history right there..
great place to hang/slack line but watch for the homless and homies.
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Aug 5, 2013 - 02:53pm PT
Stoney was mine!!
Stoney was mine!!
Credit: FRUMY
He and Rocky would have had a great time run down the who do at Stoney.
Yafer

Trad climber
Chatsworth, California
Aug 6, 2013 - 04:20pm PT
Credit: Yafer
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Aug 9, 2013 - 12:18am PT
Apparently most of the Stoney Pointers are camped in Tuolumne Meadows.

Life is good.

Jeff what happened to Lions head?
matty

Trad climber
under the sea
Aug 9, 2013 - 10:41am PT
Not everyone Mark. A few of us went to the valley.
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Aug 9, 2013 - 11:09am PT
Well we all seem to be in Yosemite.

All roads lead from Stoney.
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Aug 9, 2013 - 02:32pm PT
Matty.... good going on 1/2 Dome....

Mammoth is nice right now, too.

See ya all Tuesday
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