David Waggoner of CCH (aliens) Passes


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John Mac

Trad climber
Littleton, CO
Nov 3, 2009 - 09:09pm PT
Yes, they are continuing to be made.


I noticed today that the website is down?


Trad climber
Nov 4, 2009 - 04:35pm PT
Hope they will be continue being made off. Are superb protection where nothing else fits.
***Yep, website is down since last friday. Hope it doesn´t means CCH is over.

Mountain climber
Mammoth Lakes
Nov 4, 2009 - 05:03pm PT

photos provided by a mutual friend. sorry we never met Dave. I already miss the regular call begging for more Aliens.
Nadia Waggoner

Boulder climber
Laramie, wyoming
Nov 5, 2009 - 11:32am PT
Our web site is not down. There are just some technical problems.
We planning to post info about Dave soon.
Ottawa Doug

Social climber
Ottawa, Canada
Nov 5, 2009 - 06:57pm PT
Condolences to family and friends

The offsets were one of the greatest inventions of all time for big wall climbing. Let's all hope the magic continues.


Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Nov 5, 2009 - 08:08pm PT
YAY!! glad the site isn't down perma-like.

sounds promising Nadia

hope to hear good news,


Trad climber
Nov 6, 2009 - 09:50am PT
Website is online now. Hope the same with the stock of cams soon!
Ray Olson

Trad climber
Imperial Beach, California
Nov 6, 2009 - 10:04am PT
hope CCH does really well
still so sorry about Dave,
we spoke on the phone only
once - I respect his work
and his business model a lot.

Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Nov 6, 2009 - 12:48pm PT
Nadia- My condolences as you and your family move forward. As a champion of rock preservation in the world of climbers, thank you for offering such a splendid set of tools for clean climbing. When I called to order a right and left handed set of offsets, you and your husband were happy to accomodate my needs as a small family business. I really appreciated that level of service and wish you all the best at CCH!

Sincerely yours, Steve Grossman
Nadia Waggoner

Boulder climber
Laramie, wyoming
Nov 6, 2009 - 04:59pm PT
This is what I was busy with for last couple weeks...
This Head stone was set up at November 4th, 2009 in Greeley, Colorado.
Nadia Waggoner

Boulder climber
Laramie, wyoming
Nov 6, 2009 - 05:03pm PT
But, ...here is my Dave:Do not stand at my grave & weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am in a thousand winds that blow,
I am the softly falling snow.
I am the gentle showers of rain.
I am the fields of ripening grain.
I am in the morning hush,
I am in the graceful rush
Of beautiful birds in circling flight,
I am the star shine of the night.
I am in the flowers that bloom,
I am in a quiet room.
I am in the birds that sing,
I am in each lovely thing.
Do not stand at my grave & cry,
I am not there.
I did not die.

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Nov 6, 2009 - 05:58pm PT
worthy cause, that stone.

not having met Dave, it's good to put a name to his face, thx for that.


Nov 6, 2009 - 06:37pm PT

A long time ago when Dave first made these he gave me a couple to use and try. No strings attached. I thought what a nice man to give something like this to an insignificant ant like me.

I went to the Rostrum one day and had them on the rack and went to place one for the first time. The original stem was very flexible back then and flexed all over the place as I was trying to insert the unit into the crack.

I never placed it, and wanted to huck the thing off into the forest below. I put it back on the rack and just kept going. Later I studied this alien and saw a wonderful piece of engineering and workmanship which later went on to to become a masterpiece despite some of the problems which came up in the recent past.

So all glories to the the real engineer who worked hard at making something to live by.

I hope these aliens remain successful long into the future.

Thanks again, Werner
rick d

ol pueblo, az
Nov 6, 2009 - 06:56pm PT
hail the inventor of the Seismo as well- another great wide tool that saw too little use.

Trad climber
Nov 7, 2009 - 07:28am PT
We worked together close to three years. Dave stood up as a real nature conservationist, a brilliant machinist and welder. His clear way of designing and manufacture the Alien cams will remain forever in the big rocky outdoors as well as in the rock climbing history.
Your friend, Juan P.
Nadia Waggoner

Boulder climber
Laramie, wyoming
Nov 19, 2009 - 06:28pm PT
Thank you!!! Thank you very much!!!!

Big Wall climber
The bubble that is Irvine, CA
Nov 24, 2009 - 04:50pm PT
Very sorry to hear about Dave's passing, Nadia. I've never met him but I certainly have placed his Aliens 1000's of times! What a great contribution to the climbing community! His gear has literally saved my life countless times. I wish I could have shook his hand or bought him a beer.
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
Mare Infinitum
Nov 24, 2009 - 05:12pm PT
Nadia, we'll miss your Dave.
I never met the Man, but the gear he made helped make some wall exploits we had much more enjoyable. I'll be thinkin' of him, next time I plug in an alien. Always loved them.
Our community has really shrunken this year. All the more reason to value those still among us, & honor those we've lost.
A salute to you, Dave W. And thanks.
Nadia Waggoner

Boulder climber
Laramie, wyoming
Nov 25, 2009 - 07:22pm PT
Thank you!!!
I miss my Dave.... I am still waiting for him.
But I realize that he is not going to come back....

Social climber
Nov 25, 2009 - 07:55pm PT

In spite of your loss, please accept my wishes for a happy Thanksgiving in memory of the best you had with David.

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