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Social climber
Echo Parque, Los Angeles, CA
Oct 22, 2009 - 06:50pm PT
Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the living entrails of the last priest.

-Denis Diderot
Rusty Punch

Cloverland, CA
Oct 22, 2009 - 07:33pm PT
"I wish you would take up a pasttime that dosn't require a helmet" - Clover's Mom

Desolation Basin, Calif.
Oct 22, 2009 - 08:02pm PT
"I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it." -- Grouch Marx

" " -- Harpo Marx

"Mustard's no good without roast beef." -- Chico Marx

Zeppo has no quotes.

Trad climber
Nevada City, CA
Oct 22, 2009 - 09:20pm PT
If we could just find out who's in charge, we could kill him. George Carlin

Religion is just mind control. GC

Sometimes fast and light turns out to be frozen and f**ked. ??

Sometimes fear is the appropriate response. 9

The best climber is the one having the most fun. Alex Lowe

Trad climber
Morgan Hill, CA
Oct 22, 2009 - 10:14pm PT
"They that can give up essential
liberty to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety."
Benjamin Franklin

"If you want total security,
go to prison. There you're fed, clothed,
given medical care and so on.
The only thing lacking is freedom."
Dwight Eisenhower

"A little learning is a dangerous thing"
Alexander Pope.

"Any fool can spend money."
George A.

Social climber
State of decay
Oct 22, 2009 - 10:33pm PT
"Aye, you may be going up mate, but a lot higher than you think".
Whillians, while retreating, to two Japanese climbers continuing up into the storm, Eiger North Face route.
Gunks Guy

Trad climber
Rhinebeck, NY
Oct 22, 2009 - 10:45pm PT
- 32 feet/second squared: It's not just a good idea, its the LAW!

 It's better to get mugged than to live a life of fear. -- Freeman Dyson

 Wherever you go, there you are - Buckaroo Bonsai

 The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was.

 Time is what keeps everything from happening at once.


Trad climber
JackAssVille, Wyoming
Oct 22, 2009 - 10:55pm PT
Your Not axially 007. Well your not Thomas Jefferson. Ether ?

Trad climber
JackAssVille, Wyoming
Oct 22, 2009 - 11:52pm PT
Name that tune?

Trad climber
Oct 22, 2009 - 11:58pm PT
"I came to get high and burn sh#t down"

Sticker on the wall at the Southern Sun in Boulder......


Oct 23, 2009 - 12:04am PT
...my small benediction: let us be most humbled, thankful and awestruck at the prize of consciousness, the sunny days on what we call rock and mountains with others we call friends, the noble globe itself only a dot in the vast swirl of matter and time, in the great physics of it all Frank pondered, the same which pounds and baffles each of us under a clear night sky. And there, looking up, perhaps I am not alone making a quiet vow to hold more tightly to good friendship and love before sleeping Frank’s sleep.

Tom Higgins"
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
Idaho, also. Sorta, kinda mostly, Yeah.
Oct 23, 2009 - 12:12am PT
"Consumate "V's"....Consumate!
Jeez, guy wouldn't know Majesty if it came up & bit him"......StrongBad

He's got some skills of an artist.

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Oct 23, 2009 - 01:27am PT
nice Skully!

"Here I go again with the email. Hope that its from a female..."


Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Oct 23, 2009 - 01:38am PT
"Don't worry Hinterstoisser, we can get back!"

Trad climber
Oct 23, 2009 - 01:54am PT
In regards to an interview conducted in 1985 in Camp 4 of Yosemite Valley ... a writer for playboy magazine, Craig Vetter who was climbing with Galen Rowell wanted to hear 'my' story about how I fractured my heal taking a 25' whipper on the Catchy Corner, 5.11a of the Cookie Cliff of Yosemite, my (favorite) quote of which is published in Playboy Magazine, around October '86, in an article titled "Climbers" an excerpt is as follows (page 184, middle top paragraph):

At a camfire the night before, a climber, from Flagstaff had talked to me about just that thing (about falling). His name was RB and he'd been climbing for 17 years, since he was four. Just the year before, he'd taken a fall that had flipped him over backward and smashed his heel bone into five pieces. He said he could have saved the plunge if he'd just grabbed the rope, which he didn't, because HIS CLIMBER'S CODE TOLD HIM NOT TO. He said it wasn't a total loss, though. It had left an unnaturally large bump on his heel , which made his (three-striper feerays) fit perfectly (thereafter).

"And I learned something from that climb," he told me. "I LEARNED TO NEVER LET ETHICS HURT YOU."

So this is my favorite (or is that famous???) quote. And so to translate to 2009 lingo -- Climb and enjoy, but remember gravity doesn't care who YOU ARE! Be safe out there ... RB

BTW - This is a cool article about climbing in Yos in the early '80's, with Bachar, Kauk, etc.


Trad climber
Oct 23, 2009 - 02:11am PT
Jim Baldwin (Perhaps E. Cooper), on describing their ascent of "The Grand Wall" Squamish.

" We didn't know what to expect... but that was to be expected"

Trad climber
East Bay, CA
Oct 23, 2009 - 02:54am PT
"The less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice" Clint Eastwood

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." -Dr. Seuss

Mountain climber
MILF Island
Oct 23, 2009 - 09:51am PT
Terminate the Colonel, with extreme prejudice.

Desolation Basin, Calif.
Oct 23, 2009 - 09:59am PT
Excellent advice R.B., and a good story.

Mountain climber
MILF Island
Oct 23, 2009 - 10:02am PT
You can tell an old climber but you can't tell him much.
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