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Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 2, 2010 - 10:44pm PT
This one is for Jeff, one of the greatest inspirations for my generation. It put Zion squarely on the climbing map, as the name implies.













Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 4, 2010 - 11:12am PT
"It's more like a lover's ass than cold stone, and a gentle caress, not a forceful tug, gets us where we want to go."

All Jeff's athletic and teaching skills and he is an exquisite writer to boot! Is that the essence of sandstone climbing or what!?!
originalpmac

Mountain climber
Anywhere I like
Jul 4, 2010 - 11:28am PT
Jeff Lowe is a hero.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jul 4, 2010 - 11:59am PT
Very simply put; this article changed everything for me.








Last month Jeff had an epic trying to drive a cheap wheelchair van that he bought back home across the Mohave in 110 degree heat and breaking down. (it was eventually returned, he flew home)
I called up some of his friends and passed the hat, and have gotten $23.5K in pledges, but he has only received $4k so far and at this point it is an essential need.

Any significant contributions (or even ideas) are welcome.

Don't send them to me, go right to him.
martygarrison

Trad climber
The Great North these days......
Jul 4, 2010 - 02:16pm PT
steve, thanks for posting these retro articles. they are really cool.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 5, 2010 - 11:34am PT
Thanks for caring enough to help out, Ron. For all that Jeff has given to the greater climbing community, a bit of help is entirely appropriate! I hope those pledges are honored soon.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jul 5, 2010 - 02:17pm PT
no response so far
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 5, 2010 - 02:23pm PT
I wonder who has the guidebook from the visitor center that used to be the only source of route information BITD?
crackfiend

climber
Springdale, Utah
Jul 5, 2010 - 03:37pm PT
The guidebook/beta folder still exists. Go to the backcountry desk in the park and ask to see it. YOu can copy anything you want. The shop in sprindale zion rock and mountain guides has most everything the park binder has plus some more recent additions as well that you wont find anywhere else.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jul 5, 2010 - 07:26pm PT

Ron, we need an address. . .

Please!
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jul 7, 2010 - 07:00am PT

Ron. . .Address, please!!!!
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jul 7, 2010 - 07:44am PT
SteveW,

the taco has this thing where you can actually send a message via email to a person rather than just post up a question to a thread that the person may or may not revisit,...

Likewise you could contact jello directly using the same method.

In fact now I'm going to use it to send you his address WITHOUT TAKING THE LIBERTY OF POSTING IT HERE!
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jul 7, 2010 - 08:02am PT
Jeff's career has been remarkable in many ways; spanning Continents, generations and styles. More than anyone he has been the Renaissance Man of American climbing.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 7, 2010 - 08:06am PT
Certainly doesn't hurt to have Zion right in your backyard to cut your teeth on!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 16, 2010 - 09:44pm PT
Acres of sandstone!
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jul 17, 2010 - 11:34am PT
Jim you messed up. Its next month.


Bump for van ideas.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 25, 2010 - 08:53pm PT
Desert Bump!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 27, 2010 - 07:42pm PT
A winter's night bump!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 3, 2011 - 09:47am PT
Scenic Bump!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 16, 2011 - 08:10pm PT
Research bump...
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