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Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Original Post - Jan 15, 2011 - 11:30am PT
I have a lot of items that are of historical interst that I will be offering for sale. Contact me off Forum if you are interested in any of my ongoing offerings.

COPIES OF ORDEAL BY PITON FOR SALE
I recently asked Steve Roper to send me the last box of his paperback classic, Ordeal By Piton. Published in 2003, OBP is the finest collection of Yosemite climbing accounts and commentary ever assembled in one book and a fabulous read.




Many of the now familiar Glen Denny photos fill these pages and round out the presentation beautifully.

All copies are signed by Steve Roper as shown.

The available copies are selling for $25 + shipping and may show a touch of shelf wear.

USPS Priority Flat Rate padded Envelope is $5. Media rate will have to be calculated indiviually.

A great opportunity to buy an out of print classic!

New addition! As of 3/11/2011 I am the distributor of Bonnie Kamps' DVD documentary of the First Ascent of the Diamond on Longs Peak by Dave Rearick and Bob Kamps in 1960.



More details at:

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/1437198/Announcing-Longs-Peak-Diamond-FA-DVD-Kamps-Rearick-1960
klk

Trad climber
cali
Jan 15, 2011 - 11:39am PT
pm sent
MisterE

Social climber
Bouncy Tiggerville
Jan 15, 2011 - 12:05pm PT
Yep, one for the shelf for sure.

PM sent
karabin museum

Trad climber
phoenix, az
Jan 15, 2011 - 02:15pm PT
Hmmmm.........Is that piton for sale?
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Jan 15, 2011 - 02:23pm PT
Steve... PM sent.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 15, 2011 - 02:42pm PT
You passed on it once already! LOL

British military issue WWII era. The horizontal appears to be hand forged hard steel. The vertical is stamped and finished by hand. I do have several of these available.







I even have some of both still wrapped in waxed paper. Those fastidious Brits!
Brian in SLC

Social climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Jan 15, 2011 - 02:54pm PT
Hmmmm.........Is that piton for sale?


Classic, Marty!

You coming to OR next week?
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Jan 15, 2011 - 08:16pm PT
bump for climbing
Thorgon

Big Wall climber
Sedro Woolley, WA
Jan 15, 2011 - 08:23pm PT
PM sent!


Thor
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jan 15, 2011 - 09:22pm PT

hey Steve--how much for that dime??????
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 16, 2011 - 09:48am PT
Can't spare it...times are tough! LOL
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 16, 2011 - 03:58pm PT
One more reading copy left!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 16, 2011 - 07:24pm PT
No more reading copies available!
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jan 16, 2011 - 07:28pm PT
What's the shipping charge to Ballard?

If it isn't too high, I'll take one.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 16, 2011 - 09:09pm PT
I'll send it by oyster gull...
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jan 16, 2011 - 09:34pm PT

But Steve, I'da offered 20 cents--you profit 100%%%%%.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 20, 2011 - 10:39am PT
About half of the copies of OBP have already sold.

After the 2007 gathering in Yosemite in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the NW Face of Half Dome, I had Royal Robbins, Gerry Gallwas and Mike Sherrick sign 23 numbered Lost Arrow nut tools.





This one was sold for $200. to benefit Tarbuster and I have several more of these to sell to benefit the community. I am asking for the same $200. price plus shipping.

The first one that sells will have the proceeds go to help Rich Romano.

The second one will have the proceeds go to help a young Tibetan man who is doing priceless cultural work in recording and thereby saving old traditional Bon music and dance while it still exists to capture.

More on this fundraising effort as these sell in support of worthy causes.
Thorgon

Big Wall climber
Sedro Woolley, WA
Jan 20, 2011 - 02:24pm PT
Bump for climbing history!

Thor
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 22, 2011 - 09:05am PT
Ordeal By Bumptime!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 23, 2011 - 09:37am PT
Shipping on Monday!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 29, 2011 - 10:46am PT
I still have copies of Ordeal By Piton available...Such a fabulous book!
klk

Trad climber
cali
Jan 29, 2011 - 10:53am PT
my copy arrived yesterday.

tx
MisterE

Social climber
Bouncy Tiggerville
Jan 29, 2011 - 02:36pm PT
Got my copy today! Thanks, Steves!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 5, 2011 - 04:22pm PT
Book Bump...9 left!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 6, 2011 - 12:45pm PT
Number 9...number 9...number 9!
stilltrying

Trad climber
washington indiana
Feb 9, 2011 - 07:20pm PT
Just got my copy and it looks great - can't wait to read it.
scuffy b

climber
Three feet higher
Feb 10, 2011 - 09:56am PT
This is great. Thanks, Steve.
I had certainly never before been inspired to climb Yosemite Point Couloir,
or West Arrowhead Chimney (well, some) but some of the old pieces are such
good reads! Some really short ones that hit hard, too.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 12, 2011 - 11:40am PT
Just a half dozen copies left folks!
MisterE

Social climber
MEEP MEEP
Feb 12, 2011 - 12:12pm PT
I am about half-way through this book, and IT IS EXCELLENT!

I highly recommend buying this book for anyone who is interested in first-hand accounts of Yosemite history. It is chalk-full of Golden Age suffer-fests and anecdotes.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 1, 2011 - 03:35pm PT
I have only three copies of Ordeal By Piton left as of today.

Three signed pitons have been sold so far, if folks follow through.

Rich Romano has been taken care of and another is heading toward Flanders.

The next goes to my Tibetan friend.

Thanks to everyone supporting these causes including my own work.

Cheers-Steve
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 4, 2011 - 10:39am PT
Bump for the weekend.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 6, 2011 - 09:56am PT
Book Bump!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 12, 2011 - 10:21am PT
Bump for the Diamond FA DVD!
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Mar 12, 2011 - 10:32am PT
Ordeal by Piton arrived in the mail yesterday and is a great book. Some photos I'd never seen before and obscure aritcles.

Thanks, Steve !
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 27, 2011 - 09:43am PT
Only two copies of Ordeal By Piton left...

Lots of Diamond DVDs are available!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 27, 2011 - 01:54pm PT
That leaves just one copy...
Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Mar 27, 2011 - 04:37pm PT
I hope I'm in time for the last copy. Just saw this. Oh Mon. Lynne Looking frantically for your phone number.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Mar 27, 2011 - 04:38pm PT
I don't have your phone number. Did I post in time for the OBP book ? lynnie
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 28, 2011 - 08:56am PT
Lynne- I will hold the last one for you! I sent you an email through the ST so that you have the details.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Mar 28, 2011 - 08:39pm PT
Steve, I'm not getting Any e-mail through the Taco......

Chris Mac, how does this get fixed ?

I want the book and will see if you, Steve, are on Facebook right now. Cheers, lynne

Edit: say hi to wonderful Mimi Gal. :D
Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Mar 28, 2011 - 08:46pm PT
Too many Steve Grossman's on FB. My e-mail is lrl-glue@prodigy.net.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 29, 2011 - 09:56am PT
Lynne- I don't do Facebook...I just wrote you at the above e-mail address.

Cheers- Steve

Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - May 7, 2011 - 05:06pm PT
Great news!

Roper has unearthed another box of Ordeal by Piton that should be coming my way sometime soon. Forty more copies will be available once they are shipped.

Cheers-Steve
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - May 15, 2011 - 11:00am PT
Pre-sale Bump...
Barcus

Social climber
San Luis Obispo, Ca.
May 15, 2011 - 12:46pm PT
Steve,
I'm a lil short on cash at this time, would it be possible to hold on to one of each of these fine publications?
I will square up with you ASAP!

Marcus
Evl too!
Anastasia

climber
hanging from an ice pick and missing my mama.
May 15, 2011 - 01:10pm PT
Nice! "Drooling..."
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - May 15, 2011 - 02:18pm PT
Marcus- Contact me via email to get this going. I will post an update as soon as I actually have OBPs in hand to be able to sell.

I have lots of Diamond DVDs available.

Cheers
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
May 27, 2011 - 11:52am PT
Bump for the Professor of Yosemite History. I got a copy of "Ordeal" from Steve last week or so. Very enjoyable reading. Anyone who enjoys climbing literature should have this one on their shelf. Get a copy now.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 19, 2011 - 01:26pm PT
Roper and Kamps Bump!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 26, 2011 - 10:25am PT
Book bump...
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Jun 26, 2011 - 10:37am PT
Get the book. You won't be sorry. Last night I read the first ascents of Leaning Tower and Watkins. Warren Harding bump.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jun 26, 2011 - 10:45am PT
Definitely worth it. Rereading some of the old classics was a trip, but there are some lesser-known gems in there as well.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 9, 2011 - 11:33am PT
Bump for the BEST!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 13, 2011 - 08:19pm PT
The next box of OBP's should be here soon.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 5, 2011 - 01:50pm PT
I am very pleased to announce that I have more copies of Ordeal By Piton for sale!

Signed copies all, well out of print and a great read for $25 plus shipping!

The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Nov 5, 2011 - 01:59pm PT
Steve, I want one. Where do I send the money.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 5, 2011 - 02:03pm PT
Send me an email through the ST.
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Nov 5, 2011 - 02:20pm PT
PM sent.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 18, 2011 - 08:22pm PT
Book bump!
scuffy b

climber
dissected alluvial deposits, late Pleistocene
Nov 21, 2011 - 10:59am PT
It's still a great book!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 26, 2011 - 09:49am PT
Bump from abroad...
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Nov 26, 2011 - 04:54pm PT
Steve-

I had no idea. Don't worry; we'll still respect you. I'm sure coming out will help.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 26, 2011 - 05:04pm PT
Quite alright as some folks here seem convinced that I have no balls anyhow...Might as well keep 'em guessing. LOL

Coming out...to Boulder has been a blast! More fun coming down the track tonight.
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Nov 26, 2011 - 05:06pm PT
Glad you got it Steve. Cheers.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 4, 2012 - 12:42pm PT
Lots of copies of OBP and the Diamond DVD still available.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 15, 2012 - 10:55am PT
Bump for the classics...
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - May 13, 2012 - 09:32am PT
Read about 'em and have a go!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 30, 2012 - 03:58pm PT
California Dreamin' bump...
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 24, 2012 - 04:46pm PT
I need to raise some money to hold the hall for next years Oakdale Climbers Festival so I have been digging around in the vault and would like to put one of these signed Clay Wadman 1999 edition full width El Capitan wall posters up for sale. It is signed by 19 ElCap FAers and I am asking $500.



If you are a signature collector there are more than just a few notables on the list including Chuck Kroger and Scott Davis.


Make it an even 20 with Mister Midwest, Bill Russell!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 1, 2012 - 12:09pm PT
Fund raising bump...

Buy a signed piton or wall map and help me get the Oakdale Festival ball rolling again.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 1, 2012 - 01:00pm PT
It looks to me like the same person signed all those autographs.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 16, 2013 - 12:33pm PT
Oakdale is taken care of at this point.

Buy a signed Half Dome 50th anniversary commemorative piton for $250 to benefit Clark Jacobs! You get the piton and Clark gets the cash.

Your choice of the remaining numbered pitons. I will cover the shipping in North America.
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