Astroman - Rostrum Link-up

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katiebird

climber
yosemite
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 10, 2018 - 02:28pm PT
Who's done it?
frostback

Social climber
great white north
Oct 10, 2018 - 03:05pm PT
Never fit enough to stack them, closest was probably 88 but even then I bet I would have been hard pressed not to pull a ha g on the changing corners pitch. Hope to read your good news about this classic linkup😏
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Oct 10, 2018 - 04:00pm PT
Peter Croft did in in 1987 and Honnold 20 years after that. Goes pretty fast cordless it seems...

EDIT: thought that might be you greg, er, frostback...
shylock

Social climber
mb
Oct 10, 2018 - 04:03pm PT
Tried a couple years ago, a party of 3 aiding on the rostrum ended up being our excuse to bail. Did the crux and then walked out from the midway ledge as it was getting dark.

Too much driving imo to be inspiring enough to try again. I guess you could bike. Having trouble thinking of other cool linkups tho.. hmm.....
frostback

Social climber
great white north
Oct 10, 2018 - 04:06pm PT
Iirc peter did it in 83 with a cord on - I recall riding the jugs on the A man as a solid for a friend who had actually trained over the winter plus was a god- given talent.
Those link up and then multiple laps started in 87
D2R2

Sport climber
Earth
Oct 10, 2018 - 04:41pm PT
Honkey and B.Obinger did Astroman, Rostrum and Crucifix link up = no falls
WBraun

climber
Oct 10, 2018 - 05:04pm PT
One morning I got a partner to jumar the whole Nose for a NIAD.

We got to sickle and he freaked out and wanted to bail.

I was pissed.

So I told him I'm going over to astroman now and will find a partner.

He said he'll jumar that and we went.

Then I said I'm going over to the Rostrum to do that now and will find partner.

He said he'll go there too.

We went and I called the day Rostroman .....
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Oct 10, 2018 - 08:53pm PT
Fosburg and I swung leads on this classic link up in the early nineties.
The weather was pretty warm so we started with the Rostrum and waited till Astroman swung into the shade to start up.
One of the best days ever.
T H

Boulder climber
ne'erdowell
Oct 11, 2018 - 12:08am PT
We got to sickle and he freaked out and wanted to bail.

I was pissed.
nopantsben

climber
europe
Oct 11, 2018 - 02:03am PT
I followed Niels Tietze on this link-up in 2013 after doing the West Face of El Cap the same day.
He freed everything easily, I fell on the offwidth of the Rostrum and on two pitches on Astroman. It sort of adds up towards the end.

That was definitely the best day of climbing I've had. I miss Niels.
Rhodo-Router

Gym climber
sawatch choss
Oct 11, 2018 - 07:30am PT
Alix did it but I think that might have been the start of her shoulder issues.

I have not, but its an aspiration of mine for sure.
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Oct 11, 2018 - 08:10am PT
i guess we're not talkin' 31 years ago: astroman in the afternoon, rostrum next morning, riding in the rumbleseat werner on the lead ... now are we?
shylock

Social climber
mb
Oct 12, 2018 - 03:04pm PT
notice on instagram, you're doing it now. awesome!
clode

Trad climber
portland, or
Oct 12, 2018 - 03:12pm PT
Rostroman, that's a good one Werner! I like it!
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Oct 12, 2018 - 04:35pm PT
Tried a couple years ago, a party of 3 aiding on the rostrum ended up being our excuse to bail. Did the crux and then walked out from the midway ledge as it was getting dark.

That was lame. I think we topped out Astroman at 1 30pm with no falls each. In the end we gave those South American guys a ride back to the valley lol. I couldn't believe the two followers were not jumaring but re-aid/french freeing. It was totally weird and super slow. They wanted to do the Salathe....
katiebird

climber
yosemite
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 14, 2018 - 11:12am PT
Werner - what year was that?
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