Castle Rock Spire with Roper and Powell-1962

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mooch

Trad climber
Old Climbers' Home (Adopted)
Feb 23, 2010 - 11:31pm PT
Or a gray hoodie with black print. Put dat purty artwerk on da back side, yo! Thanks for bendin' the rules P!
mooch

Trad climber
Old Climbers' Home (Adopted)
Mar 3, 2010 - 12:55pm PT
Hey Simon

Minor correction on your narrative about the shirt in your website...

CRS and The Fin are NOT in between Kings Canyon and Yosemite. Thought I'd nit pick ya! Ha!
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Mar 3, 2010 - 01:02pm PT
They are if you go the long way 'round...
mooch

Trad climber
Old Climbers' Home (Adopted)
Mar 3, 2010 - 01:06pm PT
HAAAAA!!! Goodin' Kris!
ec

climber
ca
Mar 12, 2010 - 09:28pm PT
IHP,
It's been three weeks. Where's my t-shirt? You never answered my email either...
 ec
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Mar 12, 2010 - 09:41pm PT
HAAAAA!!! Goodin' Kris!

You know, I've gone on trips in the mountains with guys who navigate like that.

The worst is when you're with someone with a gps and no common sense. They'll insist on going "that way," regardless of the terrain because, well, the unit says it's "that way..."

I didn't need no stinkin' gps to go in to the Spire, climb it free and get out alive first try. Okay, that's full on unadulterated spray but it's true. And what's the internet for anyway?

Eddie, I think he's at that Woodson shindig right now. I emailed him too and he said they are at the printer will ship soon...

Reilly

Mountain climber
Monrovia, CA
Mar 16, 2010 - 08:41pm PT
But it looks so close from the road!

Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Mar 17, 2010 - 12:14am PT
Reilly,

You're a Cascades guy right? The CRS approach is cake for you. Even here in California there are many areas with much harder approaches both logistically and in terms of grunt factor.

Juss' sayin'...
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Mar 17, 2010 - 12:37am PT
ec... You should have a letter... I sent you one recently. I am busting my nut trying to get these and Bridwell and Woodson done. Not to mention 1,000,000 Yabo shirts! Anyway, hang tight... I am picking up shirts tomorrow and more on Friday. Hopefully the CRS will be there.

Mooch... Nice catch on the location of CRS... I will fix that. Guess it's been way too many years. I hope to get some nice winter pics of CRS/Fin next week.
ec

climber
ca
Apr 1, 2010 - 08:23pm PT
Got it!

thx IHP!

 ec
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Apr 1, 2010 - 08:38pm PT
THINGS IN YOUR MIRROR ARE NOT AS CLOSE AS THEY SEEM...




I just wish there was more rock and less climbers up there...


mooch

Trad climber
Old Climbers' Home (Adopted)
Apr 2, 2010 - 06:23pm PT
I just wish there was more rock and less climbers up there...

Wuddahyah talkin about?!? There's pretty much a lifetime of fun up there....you just have to work to get to it. ;)
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Apr 2, 2010 - 08:48pm PT
Mooch... As with so many of my posts...





Note to self: If you ever do a "safe search:off" Google Image search for tongue or cheek... make sure the kids are asleep.

D H

Trad climber
Exeter CA.
Apr 25, 2010 - 06:10pm PT
More early history on The Spire. From the Sierra Club Bulletin 1951 written by Philip Bettler on the first acent of Castle Rock Spire.

DH


Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Apr 25, 2010 - 08:05pm PT
Cool article, David. Epic 6.5 hour lead on aid pitons by Will Siri! This is apparently the original way on p7 on Bruce's topo:
I wonder who found the 5.8 bypass variation on p7?
Maybe Powell and Wilson, when they cut the time down from 12 hours to 5.5 hours in 1955?
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Apr 26, 2010 - 01:55am PT
Here's my attempt to summarize ascents and attempts on Castle Rock Spire, based on info posted to this thread and other references. If people know of other ascents or have other photos of the summit register, this could be updated.
[list was edited; same list is on next page]
ec

climber
ca
Apr 26, 2010 - 03:51am PT
Clint you're the man!

Good job!

 ec
D H

Trad climber
Exeter CA.
Apr 26, 2010 - 09:48pm PT
Clint--nice work on a time line of ascents of Castle Rock Spire.

The only other ascent I know of is one made in 4-28-07 by Torey Ivanic, Jason Ivanic, and Daniel Moor.


DH
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Apr 27, 2010 - 01:33am PT
Nice list, Clint.

I deletd my previous spray now that I'm having coffee instead of Stone IPA... ;-)
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Apr 27, 2010 - 03:14am PT
Thanks for all the info and updates. Updated list:
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