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Rock Climbing Photo: Welcome to China. Phil Broskovak? John Rosholt? So...
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By phil broscovak
Apr 21, 2008
I believe that is John Rosholt on lead.
So sorry for his loss.
From: Santa Monica, Ca.
Apr 22, 2008
Now that I look at it Phil, I think you're right. I was fooled because I don't usually think of the Gambler looking so studious and preppy, must be the glasses.
By Joe Huggins
From: Grand Junction
Sep 17, 2009
Sure doesn't look like Rosholt to me...curly hair, bright colors, chalk bag...did John ever use chalk? I don't know, maybe he was having some kind of phase.
From: Santa Monica, Ca.
Jul 12, 2010
Ahhhh! The green belt is there. That makes more sense, always thought it looked too "wiry" for Rosholt.
From: Santa Monica, Ca.
Jul 14, 2010
Hi Jean, I knew which you were talking about. If Doug tries real hard and thinks back through the '70s haze, he'll remember me, Scott Mossman, hope he's doing well.
By Jean Scott
Jul 16, 2010
Oh, please, Douglas is as sharp as a tack. I should know. I'll bet you are, too. Doing any climbing? I avoid it as much as possible.

Okay, I came back and redid this screed; to my horror, I said Doug Scott broke his ankle on the Ogre.... Not at all, he broke both legs below the knee....

So, my Douglas says hello back, Scott. I had YD plates as well, for 16 years. How do you like that?
By Allen Hill
From: FIve Points, Colorado and Pine
Jul 18, 2010
Not Doug. Other than his bug eyed mountaineering glasses he didn't wear normal glasses at the time. Plus the hair is way too short, Doug had seriously long hair at the time. Whoever it is borrowed my chalk bag, and I think even my green swami belt. Anyhow I'm now leaning towards Rosholt (who I think is still alive as well). He was around that year. In the end, it doesn't really matter, it was Charles who pulled it off.
By Jean Scott
Jul 18, 2010
Eh, you're right. I can't see the glasses you're talking about, but Doug's hair was seriously long, long, long, long, long.
From: Santa Monica, Ca.
Jul 19, 2010
Hi Back Jean!, living in Santa Monica with a bum shoulder. I go one-arm bouldering at Joshua Tree and Malibu Creek occasionally. Mostly play in the surf 4 blks from my apt., only a Gunny person gets my moniker :-)
By phil broscovak
Jul 21, 2010
Never did think it was Doug because of the glasses and hair.
I still contend that this is a pic of Johnny Rotten.
The only thing that doesn't fit is the shoes. Rosholt climbed in green shoenards most of the time not old school EBs.
By Allen Hill
From: FIve Points, Colorado and Pine
Jul 22, 2010
I'm sure that who ever it is is wearing my swami belt and chalk bag. And those could be my shoes as well. John maybe just showed up gear less and used mine for a shot at the roof.
By Jean Scott
Aug 4, 2010
So, the consensus is that this is someone you all know well enough to lend gear to, but not well enough to recognize later. That sounds about right.
Meanwhile, I would have been working and living at Harmel's Ranch Resort, in '81. You all were a tourist attraction, I hope you know.
By phil broscovak
Aug 5, 2010
Like I said in the first post, Rosholt.
By les lloyd
Apr 13, 2011
That's John Rosholt for sure. I remember him climbing in that shirt.
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Welcome to China. Phil Broskovak? John Rosholt? So many years ago and so many people tried the monster. Maybe Phil knows who it is. Maybe Chuck remembers?

Submitted By: Allen Hill on Feb 15, 2008
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