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Trip Report
Woody Appreciation Day In JT

by TGT
Sunday November 25, 2012 11:46am
Tia had posted this up on MP

Hey y'all! I wanted to celebrate my Dad (Woody Stark) on his would-be 71st birthday weekend by going out to JTree and climbing some of his ...

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Of course there was a line on Double Cross so Tia fired up Sexy Grandma first.

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With a route name like that LL LL had, to get on it.

Lynne L, Sexy Grandma
Lynne L, Sexy Grandma
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Then on to Double Cross with a salute to dad.

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then cruised in bold style that would have made dad proud.
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While Double Cross was never one of Woody's favorites it has justifiably stood the test of time as sort of an entry level test piece for Joshua Tree Cracks, with a bold start and a sustained crack wrestling match for the rest of the pitch.

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A little work on the 10C Right of Grandma.

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The fat old dude stuck to the classic.

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TGT is a social climber from So Cal.

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Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
  Nov 25, 2012 - 11:48am PT
thanks for remembering Woody in such an appropriate way... climbing in a place so connected with him

klk

Trad climber
cali
  Nov 25, 2012 - 11:52am PT
very nice memorial
locker

climber
STFU n00b!!!
  Nov 25, 2012 - 11:53am PT


Needless to say, I did not take this photo...

But it is one of my FAVORITES of Woody and Tia...

Credit: UKN
...

;-)

Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
  Nov 25, 2012 - 11:56am PT
I wish I could have made it but I was in Vegas
For Thanksgiving.

I did my Memorial for Woody at Big Rock,which was one of the last places I climbed with him.
I sure miss Woody
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
  Nov 25, 2012 - 11:57am PT
It is a nice tribute. Woody is part of the JT spirit; he lives on through his routes and those who get on them.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
  Nov 25, 2012 - 12:04pm PT
Thanks for the salute to Woody. I think everyone on ST misses him.

I Wish I'd known him.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
  Nov 25, 2012 - 12:21pm PT
Thanks for the rad TR, Wendell.

Tia, what a stellar daughter and grate climber Woody raised. Proud.

Her friends are awesome too! Spent the day together with a group of people I'd never met and we had a blast. Stories were shared and we all agreed the climbing community is pretty darn special. lynne
x15x15

climber
  Nov 25, 2012 - 12:39pm PT
so cool... tfpu
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
  Nov 25, 2012 - 01:21pm PT
Sorry I missed you guys, we were in the RHV in the morning. Great way to remember someone. I never met Woody, but I can tell he was a good man.
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  Nov 25, 2012 - 03:14pm PT
Beautiful write up Tia, your father would be very proud!!!!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
  Nov 25, 2012 - 03:24pm PT
A fine remembrance for a fine man!

We miss Woody here on the ST but I am glad to see you two moving forward with your own lives and still getting out on the warm JT stone together!

Thanks for sharing your day with us.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
  Nov 25, 2012 - 03:26pm PT
Cool Dad Tribute!
looking sketchy there...

Social climber
Lassitude 33
  Nov 25, 2012 - 03:28pm PT
Thanks for posting this. Woody was a true Joshua Tree pioneer and he is greatly missed.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
  Nov 25, 2012 - 04:13pm PT
hey there say, TGT,tia, cosmic, locker and all...


thank you for sharing and posting pics of your special memorial...
not only do memorial really tell you something about admiration and love that folks have for a friend, but how much more so A DAUGHTER (or son's) for a father (or mother)... it tells of something special
though childhood years and that 'tricky change' into adulthood that sometimes turns kids bitter...

thank you tia,you have said so much more, that just to honor what we've seen of woody... you've beared an inner heart, too...

god bless... and may your memories spark more lovely thoughts of your dad...


edit:
locker, i love the picture, thanks for sharing...
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
  Nov 25, 2012 - 04:10pm PT
Credit: Cosmiccragsman
Credit: Cosmiccragsman
Credit: Cosmiccragsman
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
  Nov 25, 2012 - 04:13pm PT
Cool report! Salute to the DADS!
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
  Nov 25, 2012 - 04:21pm PT



The photos for this animation were taken2 weeks before Woody passed,
walking out from climbing at the Great Burrito.
mountainlion

Trad climber
California
  Nov 25, 2012 - 05:58pm PT
I love Woody's routes!! Woody was one of the funniest people I never met, I loved his posts!

Burned a few at the Burrito right after he passed with some local bros.

Never knew he had such a beautiful, fit, and athletic daughter.

Sometimes you can tell just by a person's name that you would like them with a name like WOODY what do you think?
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
  Nov 25, 2012 - 07:11pm PT
Happy Woody Day! I did a trailrun to celebrate, um there was climbing nearby.

Nice work Tia, sexy gramma, and TGT - locker & cosmic tootle those visuals.
Fletcher

Gym climber
A very quiet place
  Nov 25, 2012 - 08:51pm PT
Nice, what a great way to appreciate him. Never met Woody, but much appreciate his presence here. Made me laugh more than once! Thanks.

Alas, all I could manage today was cleaning my pool filter! Went for a great little hike with the whole family (kids to grandma) down to Lewis Creek (outside of Oakhurst) on Friday. Something for everyone. Lot of very mossy rocks! A very cool creek. I suppose that will do!

Eric
Captain...or Skully

climber
in the oil patch...Fricken Bakken, that's where
  Nov 25, 2012 - 11:04pm PT
Diggin' the Woody. And that's not a thing to be said lightly.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
  Nov 25, 2012 - 11:18pm PT
What a special remembrance for Dad....very special....you all looked tough as nails!

Susan
ß Î Ø T Ç H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
  Nov 25, 2012 - 11:19pm PT
Thanks for the crosspost. Amazing first photo, and locker's.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
  Nov 26, 2012 - 12:01am PT
Never got to meet Woody except on this forum. Loved to hear his takes even tho he could be a bit testy. Thanks Tia and company for a great weekend of climbing and remembering.

We humans don't last long physically, but we seem to last forever when someone loves us and remembers us. Hope yo all who knew Woody in any way continue to remember him.

It's kinda crazy special in this life that the death of one person, their leaving of this planet, can create, generate new spaces and relationships with new people. Life doesn't just go on .... it creates and continues to do so on a variety of levels.

Live, Love, Experience......
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
  Nov 26, 2012 - 11:59am PT
Awesome tribute, glad you all had a great time out there. TFPU
locker

climber
STFU n00b!!!
  Nov 26, 2012 - 01:12pm PT


Credit: locker
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Credit: locker
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climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
  Nov 26, 2012 - 02:55pm PT
To be remembered like this and to bring new friends together after one passes is real success. I can only hope to do so well.

Never met ya woody but you brought a smile to me today.

ninjakait

Trad climber
  Nov 27, 2012 - 10:52pm PT
Thanks Wendell! Here's a link to my blog post about the trip!
http://starkincorporated.blogspot.com/2012/11/jt-woody-appreciation-weekend-or-what.html

This might become a tradition! :)

-Tia
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
  Nov 28, 2012 - 10:52am PT
Tia,

Beautiful blog. I commented but don't know if the post went thru. But I'm all for making it a yearly event. It will inspire me to keep in (better) shape.

Thanks for the kind words. You along with Sheila and Rita are my new best cheerleaders. I hope to do yo proud. lynnie

Edit: glad to hear your feeling better. You really had Wendell and I worried. As said before, you have a great crew of friends. It was a blessing to see them in action taking care of you. :D

bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
  Nov 27, 2012 - 11:30pm PT
I never got to meet Woody, but I still cruise all of his right-wing websites like Rantburg. He was political, and quite historical. That's what I got from him here, and I will carry that on for him.

Glad to see Tia getting out with Wendell and Lynne. He loved climbing as much as discussing politics/history.

I really miss him too. But I will carry on his roll here as the resident right-wing conservative who doesn't even really like Republicans.

Miss ya, Woody. God bless you! And thanks to Tia, Wendell, Lynne, and Locker. I know you must miss him even more than me, but I dunno, I never met the guy and I find myself thinking about him sometimes.

Never forget. He was a good guy.
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