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Postby Gangolf Haub » Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:50 pm

I simply love this one by gabriele: Hut climbing or climbing hut? Both?

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Postby EManBevHills » Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:56 pm

Think this is from 1970ish, my 1st lead -- at Tallulah Falls, GA -- near where the subsequent climbing scene in Deliverance took place:

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This was approaching the 5.6 crux. And yes, I'm wearing RR boots. I can still remember the chimes from the tourist attraction where Wallenda crossed the gorge on a tightrope.

After the climb, we picked up our beer 30 feet from the NC border, and headed back to Highlands.
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Postby Sierra Ledge Rat » Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:19 am

Here's the earliest climbing photo I have of me, dating back to the mid-1970s. It's at a roadcut cliff in New England. You can't se my rock boots, but they're Pierra Allain (PA) rock shoes.

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ClimbandBike wrote:Weighted diaper laps on the ladder circa '83.

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That's the funniest damn thing I've ever seen or heard.

Instead of a Bacher Ladder it's a "Crapper Ladder?"
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Postby Andinistaloco » Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:11 am

mconnell wrote:
Dingus Milktoast wrote:Bill, we actually skipped high school school to go climbing, many times. Too many times actually! That was one of those days....


Sounds a bit familiar. We would head to Garden of the Gods (in Colorado Springs) and climb with steel shanked mountaineering boots. The only thing we used a rope for was to haul the beer to the top.


Very familiar. For us it was Great Falls (hell of a name for a climbing area), on the Potomac river west of Washington DC... of course, I climbed in Nike high tops. Surprisingly good for smearing.
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Postby MoapaPk » Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:12 am

Andinistaloco wrote:Very familiar. For us it was Great Falls (hell of a name for a climbing area), on the Potomac river west of Washington DC... of course, I climbed in Nike high tops. Surprisingly good for smearing.


I bet you know someone who climbs a lot in athletic shoes...
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Postby Kiefer » Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:39 am

From late 1990's-early 2000's
Not a climbing shot but on the trail en-route to Kit Carson Peak

Mountain Man!!
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Postby Dave Dinnell » Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:37 am

Kiefer Thomas wrote:From late 1990's-early 2000's
Not a climbing shot but on the trail en-route to Kit Carson Peak

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Way to channel some Ronnie Van Zant... 8)

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Postby nattfodd » Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:08 am

Mid-2006, a couple of months after I started climbing and already butshott'd:

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Postby markod72 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:11 pm

always solo....first summit in washington. took 3 attempts. didn't even know there was such thing as a trailhead at that point...ha. i'll never forget it.
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Postby simonov » Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:05 pm

High Sierra Trail, 1986 (ten years after I first hiked that trail):

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Cotton kills.
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Postby Big Benn » Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:39 pm

sarah.simon wrote:
NOTE: We are nearing our quota on early 80s short-shorts photos, fellas. :roll: NO MAS!


Just as well. I did find one of me like that. But I tore it up before posting as I reckoned the therapy bills from everyone here would be more than I could afford. :shock:
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Postby ksolem » Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:29 pm

sarah.simon wrote:
NOTE: We are nearing our quota on early 80s short-shorts photos, fellas. :roll: NO MAS!


Alright then, how about the late 70's style?

Somewhere near the Gunks...
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Climbing a roadcut in the Adirondacks, between Long Lake and Tupper Lake as I recall...
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