Ok here we go again. Six months later was the next show, he is present at the show, let's get him on the third day, etc. My technique was dialed in but this time I noticed that Liz his wife was at the show also. Hmmmmm…… I just so happened to have with me this photo shown on a page in the Climbing Magazine, of Liz and Royal standing on top of Half Dome. My answer was now clear.
I waited until "Beer-30" and saw Royal over by the La Sportiva booth talking to many friends. Liz stood behind him like a fly on the wall and nobody was talking to her, but ten or so of Royals friends were talking to him. I approached Liz, introduced myself, and had a conversation with her like she had just come across a girlfriend that she had not seen in many years. We were laughing loudly and were having fun, as Royal would occasionally look over his shoulder to see what was going on.
Eventually I asked for HER signature which she was blown away when asked. This really made her day! I exclaimed to her on how great it was to meet her and to share gut busting laughs with her at the show, then I started walking away with my