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Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 10, 2010 - 09:49pm PT
Jim Bridwell's account of this ultraclassic Alaskan adventure from Climbing November-December 1981. Several STers have asked for this one!

Mugs Stump photo.






Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 10, 2010 - 10:06pm PT
Do tell...
slabbo

Trad climber
fort garland, colo
Jul 10, 2010 - 10:22pm PT
NO question- the final line inspired me for YEARS
sweetcheeks

climber
Pacific Palisades, CA
Jul 10, 2010 - 11:36pm PT
Having so many of Steve's posts on the front page has eaten half the day. Still... mas please!
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Jul 10, 2010 - 11:46pm PT
thanks Steve, that was insane!

scotty vincik

climber
up north, these days
Jul 11, 2010 - 02:54am PT
Thanks Steve,
I've spent about 60 days on that glacier, trying to get up some of the undone lines. I can appreciate all the attempts it took for the east face to happen. Jim got me psyched on going there. That article is a pretty nice piece of history. Crossing those snowy slabs up there is mind bending sh#t.
Blinky

Trad climber
North Carolina
Jul 11, 2010 - 06:29pm PT
I love that last line too. I still have that article around here somewhere.
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Jul 11, 2010 - 06:41pm PT
funny, all those stone master stories sound like they were written by HST.

which is cool by me,

i bet bridwell was smoking butts up in those ice caves,

k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Jul 11, 2010 - 10:51pm PT
One of the all-time mountaineering articles!
Great post.
yo

climber
a tied-off Tomahawk™
Jul 11, 2010 - 10:59pm PT
Yeah, one of the all-time.

Maybe the story of descent.
nopantsben

climber
Apr 25, 2013 - 02:36am PT
wow. I think this is my favorite climbing article. 13 post so far? ...

more moose tooth action recently :

http://www.climbing.com/news/stunning-new-route-on-mooses-tooth/
John Mac

Trad climber
Littleton, CO
Apr 25, 2013 - 09:04am PT
One of my favourites. Thanks for posting up.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 2, 2015 - 08:54am PT
Classic Kichatna thread bump...
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 2, 2015 - 09:11am PT
Them doods were nutters.
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Feb 2, 2015 - 11:34am PT
It is mind-blowing to think of going up and down that with no bolt kit. Even if they planned to rap down on slung horns- how many treeless lines even in Yosemite would you look at and think "yeah slings over horns will get us down." How many slings would they need to not run out of gear?

Pretty un-F-ing believable.
Stewart Johnson

climber
lake forest
Feb 2, 2015 - 12:32pm PT
Not only is Jim one of the best,
He relates the experience like no other.
Salute. mr Bridwell!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 22, 2015 - 01:23pm PT
Mugs Bump!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 12, 2015 - 12:48pm PT
Big Bad Bird Bump...
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Dec 12, 2015 - 01:33pm PT
That was so cool! What a name for a climb.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 12, 2015 - 02:00pm PT
Bridwell was into the mix of science and philosophy hence the reference.
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