Caver's Route on Tower Rock

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Post by DriskellHR » Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:22 pm

L K Day wrote:
possum2082 wrote:larry,

i would buy a book of your rrg climbing memories in a second.
Thanks possum, much appreciated, but I think this forum is as good a venue as any for my tales of old.
I dont know L K Day, I love the "history of climbing int the red" That Ray put in the guidebooks. To hear some of the stories behind names of routes and the journeys that were taken to find them seems like somthing the masses would like to read (I know I would).you should think about it.

Either way Keep em coming!!
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Post by One-Fall » Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:45 pm

Second that.
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Post by caribe » Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:53 pm

Let's get Larry back in town for a RRGCC event. He can give us a talk / slide show whatever.

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Post by DriskellHR » Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:04 pm

caribe wrote:Let's get Larry back in town for a RRGCC event. He can give us a talk / slide show whatever.
good idea! what do you think larry?
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Post by L K Day » Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:34 pm

I used to think that would be a lot of fun. You know, a prodigal son kind of thing. A humorous slide show by the local boy who started climbing in the Red when it was absolutely NOWHERE, moved out west to follow his dream of climbing the Great Routes, ended up guiding in Colorado, Alaska, Mexico and Argentina, only to have some of his best adventures on trips back to Kentucky for what was supposed to be family time.

I thought a show like that might help a few of the local climbers realize that they can do anything they want to do in climbing - go anywhere and, climb anything. All it takes is imagination, dedication and hard work. But, after spending a little time on this forum, I realized that you guys had figured that out long ago, that KY climbers were already travelling far and climbing way harder than I ever dreamed of. I feared that my show might just end up being an embarrassment.

Maybe, when I'm back in Lexington someday, we could throw a small party, drink a little too much wine and get wound up for a rip-roaring slide show. If that doesn't get me run out of town on a rail, then I might consider a somewhat larger event.

In the meanwhile I'll stick to my old man sports - marathon down river boating and high mountain traverses on my dirt bike. I generally ride and boat alone, and the dirt bike adventures, in particular, can get pretty wild. If these things don't get the best of me, we'll see if we can't do that slide show someday.

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Post by pigsteak » Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:16 pm

slide show...slide show...Rocktoberfest..come on Larry...would love to meet a true local hero...
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Post by bcombs » Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:22 pm

+1 8)

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Post by caribe » Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:37 pm

F-ing A! Day did not say no! This is going down! We just have to work on him a bit. Larry if you don't have a lot of pictures, remember that oral tradition was the backbone of history for a long time before print or pics.

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Post by krampus » Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:18 am

shit, I like the too much wine with fewer numbers idea, lets just have a party, doesn't have to anything grand, just a good time
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Post by kato » Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:24 am

L K Day wrote:...I realized that you guys had figured that out long ago, that KY climbers were already travelling far and climbing way harder than I ever dreamed of. I feared that my show might just end up being an embarrassment.
For every climber on this board who thinks they've got it all together, there are 99 who have no clue what is possible or how these routes got where they are and would be super charged just to hear the stories behind the names.
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Post by caribe » Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:33 am

krampus wrote:shit, I like the too much wine with fewer numbers idea, lets just have a party, doesn't have to anything grand, just a good time
I'd be up for this if I am in the the 'in' clique. :D

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Post by rjackson » Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:53 am

I'm with Kramp - intimate is always (OK, usually) a better venue if you are part of the invite.

Dude! I mean, Larry, as a gearhead in the woods I'd love to see some images of the high-mountain traverses on a bike. Now that sounds pretty outta control no matter the age!
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Post by krampus » Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:00 am

Hopefully the 'in' clique will be largely determined by who shows up as opposed to who is invited.
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Post by Ascentionist » Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:03 pm

chester wrote:Doesn't he need two ropes for the rappel?
No. Downclimb or rappel on the SW side to a big ledge. Find a tree over a bombay chimney on the west side and you can rap with one 60m or a 50m and downclimb the first "pitch"
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Post by caribe » Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:36 pm

krampus wrote:Hopefully the 'in' clique will be largely determined by who shows up as opposed to who is invited.
Well there you have it. Krampus is a socialist and I am in fear of fascism. I knew this all along.

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