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danhelmstadter

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Well then if ya all can't stand to listen to her then put it on mute and start jerking off to a hot chick climbing. seems thats all you all want to see from the gal. :provoke:...

 

uhhhh....these dudes probably don't need that kind of provocation to get started....

 

BTW, I don't consider it an insult to be called a Fanboi. The chick rocks. As far as the comment above about people who have posted on this thread being able to freesolo that stuff.....lets hear and see it.

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I'm only sharing this because I'm hoping you'll find as much inspiration in my greatness as I do.

 

oh YES I will..... bowdown_greenink_back_mock_screen.jpg

 

to you my lord...now YOU have a fan girl!! ;)

 

 

:lmao:

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I support all of your in admiration of the hard climbing free soloing woman. I only hope you someday can learn what she has during her free solos. I can't even imagine that kind of spirituality. It must be so intense. The closeness to the earth. The ego obtaining its crescendo of dominance. To own the route. No rope. Simplicity. A camera crew. The whole package is pretty impressive.

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As far as the comment above about people who have posted on this thread being able to freesolo that stuff.....lets hear and see it.

 

WILL NOTHING SATISFY YOUR HUNGER FOR BLOOD!?

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As far as the comment above about people who have posted on this thread being able to freesolo that stuff.....lets hear and see it.

 

that was fangrrrl speculating.

But if you must know, I'd share but I only climb for myself. Also, the camera malfunctioned that day.

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I'm only sharing this because I'm hoping you'll find as much inspiration in my greatness as I do.

 

oh YES I will..... bowdown_greenink_back_mock_screen.jpg

 

to you my lord...now YOU have a fan girl!! ;)

 

 

:lmao:

 

My blog will be updated soon. Be sure to check back frequently for inspiring nuggets of information and insight. I have lots to offer, but sadly, only so much time.

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I'd be interested if you could find any quotes by Pat Ament that are actually any good. Even in his Supertaco posts...

 

from :A History of Free Climbing in America by Pat Ament

 

"September 1965. Chuck Pratt, with Chris Fredericks, climbed the awe-inspiring Twilight Zone, an eerie, wickedly steep, 5.10+, off-width crack up a sheer wall of Yosemite's Cookie formation.

 

The second pitch of this route was one of the boldest leads ever done, and entirely without protection. The Twilight Zone is arguably the greatest free-climbing achievement of the '60s era. Perhaps only John Gill's Thimble route in the Black Hills of South Dakota, done four years earlier, compared to it in boldness.

 

Pratt had a remarkable gift for off-width cracks. A loner, never for sale to the media, he found certain private realms in which to play--including a number of paranormal, dark, scary climbs so ultimate in seriousness that even in his humble manner he was inclined to give them names such as Crack of Doom and Twilight Zone. Whereas John Gill had all the strength, had a mathematical/gymnast mind, and knew how to work up to such an achievement as the Thimble, Pratt, on the other hand, was more spontaneous. He simply found himself there, do or die.

 

On the second pitch of Twilight Zone, Pratt reached a point well up the crack, hanging there unprotected amid difficulties that were alien and unimaginable to most climbers, who would not be able to do more than claw and gasp for the next inch. Yet there Pratt was, quiet, enduring, as cool as a circus wire-walker. At this fateful moment, he asked Chris Fredericks to use their extra rope, rappel down the first pitch, go to the car, look for a bong-bong (a large piton), and return. It was an amazing effort on Chuck's part, to stay there so long. Chris took what time was required to rappel, hurry down the Cookie road to the car, fetch the largest bong he could find, come back up the road, and use prusik knots to ascend the rope 100 feet or so back to the belay. Chuck then used one hand to pull up the bong with the climbing rope, risking a death fall if he lost his hold of the crack. Below, on the belay ledge, several spikes--actual blades--of rock jut upward that would act as guillotines if someone fell onto them.

 

We wonder what Pratt thought, during the long wait for Fredericks to return. It must have been quiet. Pratt might have been able to hear himself breathe or hear his clothes press against the granite. We imagine he may have had to shift his feet a time or two, or alternately kick his feet against the granite to drive some of the pain out of them. Did he think about a girlfriend? Did he ponder the possibility of climbing down what he had led? Or envision himself coming off and having to jettison himself out away from those sharp spikes of rock pointing upward out of the belay ledge? Perhaps it was best not to think such things. Perhaps he did not and instead kept his thought focused above.

 

Chuck found the bong to be too small! His famous calm words: "Well this bong doesn't fit. Do you mind if I go ahead and lead upward?" It was said in soft Pratt-like style, as though if he fell his belayer would be the one to suffer. The difficulties inherent in a true climb provide a creative climber with ideas. Pratt, with his typical nonchalance, arrived at the top of this mangnum opus.

 

Pratt's technique was characterized by a marvelous economy of movement. Yet he must have experienced an eloquent chill when he arrived at the top. As unsafe as some say it is to climb unprotected, for a few individuals a climb inspires in them the necessary strength, and hidden powers to succeed with reasonable security. To climb in such a pure way, alone essentially, tends to destroy egotism, encourage care, awaken unknown abilities, and bring one in deep touch with the surroundings.

 

Today's best climbers who have repeated the Twilight Zone are often photographed placing large, high-tech, spring-loaded protection devices in the wide crack. They slide up their big "Friend," as they go, and keep almost a top-rope for the whole distance. They have chalk and good shoes, and all the protection they want. Yet even today, a lead of the climb now rated 5.10d, generally brings deep feelings of accomplishment. Pratt simply rated it 5.10 but it was certainly more difficult psychologically than any other 5.10 in Yosemite at the time.

 

In fact, Twilight Zone will never be repeated. It was a work of art and thus virtually impossible to duplicate. It was pioneered by a man the cracks of Yosemite were fundamentally unable to stop. The Twilight Zone was an odd quest of a private and brilliant soul. On a certain pitch, a particular climbing artist achieves his or her true form. We continue to see Pratt up there, in that crack, stoic, in tune with the relative solitude such a place affords, and true to the purest free ethic. "

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one of my clients used to date Pat, her exact words were "what a loser" :lmao:

 

i promptly changed the subjct :grin:

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