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Jerry Gallwas with the peg

Postby asmrz » Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:30 pm

How do I insert the photo? It is on the SP as # 575476. Sorry I always forget how to do this. Can anyone give me a hint (again?)
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Postby rhyang » Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:36 pm

Here is some bbCode for you Alois -

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Postby asmrz » Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:40 pm

Rob, thanks a million, I'm pretty bad with this, generational gap. Thanks, I will post some photos now. That's Jerry Gallwas with the wooden peg that John Mendenhall used in 1947 to free the first pitch of the OPEN BOOK on Tahquitz. To Jerry's left is John Long, to his right Joe Fitschen.
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Postby graham » Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:48 pm

Very cool event. I wish I could have been there.
Did Joe talk about his Fitschen's Folly adventure :?:
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Some of the Distinguished Guests

Postby asmrz » Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:54 pm

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Liz Robbins, Jane Taylor-Levy, Charlie Raymond, Royal Robbins and Joe Fitschen. Idyllwild Historical Society meeting, November 18, 2009.
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Idyllwild Historical Society Meeting, November 2009

Postby asmrz » Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:09 pm

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San Jacinto Mountains historian Bob Smith (speaking) with John Long, Don Lauria, Mike Sherrick and Jerry Gallwas.
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Guests at the Meeting,Idyllwild, November 18, 2009

Postby asmrz » Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:25 pm

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Tahquitz/Suicide climbers and guests of the Idyllwild Historical Society John Long, Bob Gaines and Mike Graham.
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Idyllwild, Novwember 18, 2009

Postby asmrz » Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:33 pm

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Guests of the Idyllwild Historical Society, Clark Jacobs and Kris Solem.
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The evevning- a story

Postby asmrz » Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:43 pm

Jane Taylor-Levy wanted to celebrate her 50th anniversary of climbing on Tahquitz. She knew a few climbers, so she invited them to Idyllwild, to attent the Historical Society and the Idyllwild Community Seaker Series event about the golden age of Tahquitz/ Suicide climbing,and to join her in celebrating all those years of climbing on Tahquitz. Jane's climbing buddies showed up and the evening was really something. Several SP members were there, so they cam tell us what they thought of this event. If anyone of you is here in Idyllwild on the weekend, come see the Tahquitz/Suicide exhibit at the Idyllwild Historical Society. It is really good. Some very rare, original pieces of gear and the first ever guidebook to Tahquitz (among many other items) are on display.
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Postby ksolem » Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:47 pm

It was quite a party. Here's a few more pics...

Alois Smrz and Clark Jacobs
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Alois with Jerry Galwas
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John Long and Clark Jacobs
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John Long and Bob Gaines
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Don Lauria and John Long
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Royal Robbins
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Royal Robbins, Joe Fitchen, Bob Gaines
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Joe Fitchen, John Long, Don Lauria, Jerry Galwas, Mike Sherrick, Charlie Raymond, Royal Robbins
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How about that! The first ascent party from Half Dome’s NW Face re-united in 2009 (Robbins, Sherrick, Galwas.)
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Postby Dave Dinnell » Fri Nov 20, 2009 7:59 pm

Too cool 8)
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Postby Guyzo » Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:15 pm

Dave Dinnell wrote:Too cool 8)


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thx all :wink:
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Postby MichaelJ » Sun Nov 22, 2009 2:47 am

Looks like Yvon was a no show, but I'd say the real surprise was that Kris owns a jacket and button down shirt!
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Postby ksolem » Tue Nov 24, 2009 4:50 pm

Hey aren't you supposed to be on your way to Patagonia or something??
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Postby Diggler » Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:18 pm

Very cool! Looks like it was quite an event!

On a (somewhat) related note, I am curious- anybody know how it came to be called the YDS, vs. the TDS?? It was developed in/around Taquitz, correct (Yosemite Decimal System does have a more noble ring to it, but the heart of the matter remains)? [/i]
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