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jaybro


Jul 31, 2010, 1:55 PM
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Jeff Batten
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Prowsolo, the general, Lost arrow, Juan deFuca, etc
Any comments? Thoughts?
http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/1230922/Jeffrey-N-Batten-47-as-Died-in-2010


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karlbaba


Jul 31, 2010, 1:58 PM
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Public records show that our friend Jeff Batten has left us, on May 25th, 2010

He posted as Juan de fuca, prowsolo, the general, rockstar, lostarrow and other alias.

And he was the original internet troll on the subject of climbing, dating far back into the usenet board Rec.climbing, before the web had such communications.

For a long time, Jeff's posts were merely trolls, sometime appreciated, sometimes resented. But as time went on, Jeff opening up on supertopo and shared more and more of himself with the online community. His scientific interests, his struggles with physical pain and depression, and his explorations into spirituality. He was our taco seismograph.

I choose to believe that Jeff is relieved from his struggles now, after facing them and exploring many ways of inner peace. I offer condolences for those who knew and will miss him. We will.

Fly high Jeff, on your greatest adventure since soloing the Prow.

Peace

Karl


timstich


Aug 1, 2010, 7:13 PM
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I'm not sure how many people really knew him over here. Obviously a lot of us on Supertopo did, since he moved there from rec.climbing years ago. I like the pictures Ouch! did of him as Frankenstein's monster. ha ha. You never knew if he was pulling your leg or being serious.


boymeetsrock


Aug 1, 2010, 7:43 PM
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I played poker against him a couple of times at the ST weekly tourney when that was doing down last year. He was a force to reckon with a few of those times.


With less that 30 post over here it looks like he never settled in to rc.noob. Maybe he preferred to troll... climbers.



RIP Jeff.


imnotclever


Aug 2, 2010, 7:00 AM
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That's too bad. My condolences. That guy sure seemed to have fun trolling the ST folks, and they'd just keep getting sucked in again, and again.


curt


Aug 2, 2010, 3:48 PM
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boymeetsrock wrote:
...With less that 30 post over here it looks like he never settled in to rc.noob. Maybe he preferred to troll... climbers people who are easy to troll.

RIP Jeff.

Fixed.

Curt


dlintz


Aug 2, 2010, 9:39 PM
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RIP Jeff. When I first started reading the boards (rec.climbing) back then I used to think "who the hell is this guy?!!" He definitely liked to stir the pot.

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Aug 9, 2010, 8:36 PM
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Ah yes, I remember batten from rec.climbing days. How far back were those days anyway. That was like way back before Al Gore invented the internet.

God speed Jeff, may you troll the angels mate.


nafod


May 27, 2011, 10:23 AM
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Wow, I've not been monitoring the climbing on-line world much any more, life taking me away from the sport. I virtually knew Jeff from rec.climbing, and recognized him as the absolute master of trolling. Very, very sad to read of his passing.

Now the new bolt on Double Cross at J-Tree, with the initials "JNB" painted on the rock next to it, makes sense.


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