The Saga of the Triple Lever---A Trippy Report

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rgold

Trad climber
Poughkeepsie, NY
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 14, 2010 - 04:54pm PT
Is this you, Rich?


From North American Climber Winter 77.

Nope. That's Dick Williams. Note the intended irony: the sign (lugged up from the trail by?...) says, ``No Climbing Beyond This Point.''
Larry

Trad climber
Bisbee
Sep 14, 2010 - 05:03pm PT
I believe that Ray Jacquot and Charlie Bare relocated the sign.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Sep 17, 2010 - 07:37pm PT
The Point of Departure!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
May 14, 2011 - 09:05pm PT
Trippy Bump!

Tom Frost told me that McCarthy probably did the first handstand on the top of the Lost Arrow when they topped out with Chuck Pratt as the third climber.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Aug 13, 2011 - 03:50pm PT
Bump to the moon!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Carson city Nev.
Aug 13, 2011 - 04:03pm PT
CLASSIC!
NotIt

Trad climber
SF, CA
Aug 13, 2011 - 04:13pm PT
I laughed till I cried.

My pathetic attempt to read this aloud to my wife left me unable to complete most sentences without protracted bouts of hysterical laughter and her shaking her head.
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Aug 13, 2011 - 07:49pm PT
Thank you for the bumps, because I somehow missed this until now. I got to meet Kevin in Camp 4 in the early 1970's, when he was demonstrating a front lever on an ad hoc ring set. We lost an extraordinary person when he went. I also remember a picture of McCarthy doing a front lever in Dachstein Mitts in a Chouinard catalog around the same time.

Fortunately, we still have gems like Rich still with us to relate these stories to us (and Peter to bring it to photographic life!).

Thanks again for the thread, and for the bump.

John
steveA

Trad climber
bedford,massachusetts
Sep 2, 2011 - 08:33pm PT
Bump for a classic Rgold story:
richross

Trad climber
Sep 2, 2011 - 10:49pm PT
Kevin at the start of Country Club Crack 1977. Belayer is Barry Bates.

Credit: richross
rgold

Trad climber
Poughkeepsie, NY
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 2, 2012 - 02:09pm PT
Two of my stories with historical content have received New Year's bumps from Steve Grossman. This one, through no fault of my own, has also acquired some historical material, but that isn't why I'm bumping it.

In these times of national and international dysfunction, the sheer pointlessness of the triple lever and our epic failures in performing it bring me a smile of nostalgia for a time when there seemed to be more room in our lives for unabashed silliness.

Happy New Year to all, and may you find time for some nonsense in your own lives.
iep

climber
Jan 2, 2012 - 03:06pm PT
Now for a shock folks. Better sit down for this.

Writing is the activity for which Goldstone has the least native talent. Everything else he does leaves his writing in the dust.

I had to put that in my pipe and smoke it forty years ago. Try it. You'll like it.

absolute fking legend, IMO.

*lifts, fires, and and contemplates pipe and goldstone*
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 2, 2012 - 08:11pm PT
Running with your notion...



Back in 1884 nonsense flowed freely!


Because we are older...


and wiser...what say you?
jogill

climber
Colorado
Jan 2, 2012 - 10:07pm PT
Charming, Steve! And welcome back to this marvelous tale by a brilliant writer!
rgold

Trad climber
Poughkeepsie, NY
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 7, 2013 - 05:16pm PT
Herewith, a bump from the SuperTopo Archives of Irrelevant Fluff. I can't invoke Jim's newly-minted cry of BBST, since it would be pretentious for the author to assert his own work made anything better. And so I've adopted the pretense that, by virtue of having added two illustrative videos to the the account, I have made it something new, or at least not entirely old, and so, I hope, worthy of a second look.

lucander

Trad climber
Shawangunks, New York
May 6, 2014 - 12:06am PT
Rgold needs to retire from the triviality of academia and be a full time staff writer for Alpinist, Rock and Ice, Mproj, and Climbing.
rgold

Trad climber
Poughkeepsie, NY
Topic Author's Reply - May 6, 2014 - 02:12am PT
Which is to say I need to aspire to an even higher level of triviality than I am currently engaged in? Excelsior!
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
May 6, 2014 - 09:22am PT
Jim M is 80 now and a little more portly, I'll have to alert him to this thread. Thanks for the ride down memory lane....Kevin is still missed.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jul 24, 2014 - 07:15pm PT
McCarthy is in the house!

Perhaps a glimpse into the mind of the man who would grip for three!
The Lisa

Trad climber
Da Bronx, NY
Jul 24, 2014 - 07:37pm PT
And here is a timely post about Rich on "Rock and Snow" :)
http://037200b.netsolhost.com/blog-page.php?Flashback-Rich-Goldstone-19
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