Originally Posted By: retroscree
Originally Posted By: donald perry
But I am not perfect either, but I can say that I have learned the hard way. As far as I know I was the *first* to have chipped holds. In the middle of the Near Trapps I pried a rotten piece of rock out of a crack with the end of a Chouinard hammer so I could place a small friend. This written up in a climbing magazine, [Pox in Vulgaria -- The Profit of Impurism A Commentary by Mark Robinson. This article was featured in Climbing Magazine in 1977.] where I was rightly publicly humiliated and ostracized by the climbing community. And I am very sorry about it, even to this day. Thankfully, I have been forgiven.

One of the more blatant acts of chipping? Perhaps, but being the first to chip in the Gunks? Hardly, by a long shot.

What are you talking about? I said "As far as I know". Are you saying I know something that I am telling? But, if you tell me something I don't know, then I can no longer say "As far as I know." And if it is "not by a long shot", this should be easy work for you. Go ahead, make my day.


Edited by donald perry (02/24/13 11:34 PM)
The Mohonk Mountain House and the Mohonk Preserve have done a great job protecting the environment thus far, but ... it's all down hill from here http://youtu.be/9AU8fMo8v4k.