old clymerz appreciation thread

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Re: old clymerz appreciation thread

by rasgoat » Wed May 19, 2010 1:38 am

MikeTX wrote:
that's all i have to say about that.

Right on, Thanks to all of the good friends and people who taught me just from the love of the sport and good times.

we must try to pass it on.

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by rasgoat » Sat May 22, 2010 2:31 am

I ran into Pat Ament the other day at the Gunk's. He was in town for a showing of his latest movie which I regrettably did not go to see. When I met him I really had no idea who he was but after chatting with him for a while and further research, he turned out to be an interesting fellow.

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Re: old clymerz appreciation thread

by hamik » Sat Sep 25, 2010 6:42 am

Steve, are you kidding? We young'uns practically idolize people like Alois (asmrz) and the other awesome, older locals. Farther afield (and deeper in history) there are so many venerable, bold, aged climbers...

Young and irreverent don't always go together, just like old and myopic or feeble don't always go together ;-)

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Re: old clymerz appreciation thread

by Lolli » Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:36 pm

Steve, I think there's much more appreciation for old climbers, than one might believe. There's always those who don't, but it's with that, as with everything else. Nothing to worry about. See it as their loss, not yours.
Age is a matter of mind and if you don´t mind it does not matter!

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by Charles » Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:55 am

Steve1215 wrote:...nice try, Mike, but there doesn't seem to be much appreciation for older climbers.

Simply put, that should tell you how stupid younger climbers are.


I´m turning into an old fart climber - I felt touched....... :wink:

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Re: old clymerz appreciation thread

by Hotoven » Thu Oct 21, 2010 6:50 pm

I'm relatively new to climbing and would not be where I am without older climbers. I look up to my "teacher" and am always greatfull for the sacrifices he makes to climb with me.
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Re: old clymerz appreciation thread

by sharperblue » Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:11 pm

There was a terrific feature story in one of the AAC Journals just a few years ago about these two guys who climbed an industrial strength Grade VI in Pakistan or Nepal (cannot recall of the top of my head) - one of whom was quite a name - and the difference in their ages was like 30 years. Not that his partner was a novice, but the combination was awesome - and successful. very cool to see that.

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