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Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 17, 2012 - 10:03pm PT
Bump to go with BMcC and Ed's TRs!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 31, 2013 - 01:19pm PT
May I please have another Sir!
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Aug 31, 2013 - 02:09pm PT
Mega, mega thread!

Thx Steve!
BASE104

Social climber
An Oil Field
Aug 31, 2013 - 08:05pm PT
I remember when they climbed that and the pics came out. I was in high school and Jello was my hero.

Got me climbing, so thanks.
More Air

Trad climber
S.L.C.
Sep 1, 2013 - 04:03pm PT
In 1979 Rick Wyatt and I arrived in Telluride to attempt Bridal Veil falls.
That morning we ran into Greg Lowe, David Breashears and Henry Barber. We were told that fixed ropes were on the falls and that Jeff Lowe was being filmed there. They said we couldn't do the climb...we were just a couple of young scrappy unknowns. Breashears, sensing our disappointment, quickly recommended another climb for us to do...Ames Ice Hose. Although being thinner than on the first ascent, we managed the first 2 pitches, thanks to Rick. Satisfied, we left for home (Salt Lake City) vowing to return.

A month later, we were back. That night, we slept on the ground, at a pull out, just outside of Telluride. In fat conditions we made the climb. During our ascent I noticed the ropes of the film crew, frozen deep into the ice. Twice, I was able to clip into these ropes and use them for protection. Much better than the old screws we were using....I guess our ascent was aided a bit! Jeff was the one we looked up to.
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Sep 1, 2013 - 05:12pm PT
back when shitt wasn't played-out
real
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 15, 2014 - 06:08pm PT
Classic early Jello Bump...
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - May 25, 2015 - 09:12am PT
Jello will always be my hero!
rockermike

Trad climber
Berkeley
May 25, 2015 - 10:24am PT
I moved to Telluride in the late fall of '77 at the age of 23. Heard about Jeffs climb in the bar that night. I was a climber of sorts... Yosemite rock and Pac Northwest alpine ice, but had never been on waterfall ice. That winter we made a few excursions to try it out but my shitty tools (Forrest verglass axe and Molnar hammer) only succeeded in blowing out huge dinnerplates which either cut your face, smashed your knuckles or washed out your front points. Plus my dauchstein mits and single boots lead to screaming meanies. ha And I was working for minimum wage running lifts so my budget only barely covered my new skis, no funds for better ice tools. Still have the molnar and my ridgid SMCs stuffed somewhere in my closet.
Anyway never got proficient on ice in that era. Came back to it 10 years ago or so with modern tools and wow.... whole new game. Even girls can do it now. :)
johntp

Trad climber
socal
May 25, 2015 - 12:39pm PT
^ +1 Tami
rockermike

Trad climber
Berkeley
May 25, 2015 - 10:50pm PT
Tami you misunderstand, I'm not talking about those burly Canadian girls... I was referring to myself...otherwise identified as a girly-boy. lol

But I know when the chicks (thats a seventies word) really get into ice climbing Black Diamond will come out with a pink colored fusion ice tool. ha
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 23, 2016 - 12:06pm PT
Midwinter bump for the ladies...and gents.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 17, 2016 - 12:11pm PT
Bump for the icy greatness of winter climbing.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 4, 2017 - 06:32pm PT
Tis the season yet again...
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