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Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Original Post - Aug 3, 2011 - 09:53pm PT
A classic account of an early Rowell-Jones-Faint expedition to Hetch Hetchy from Ascent 1971.









Dirka

Trad climber
SF
Aug 3, 2011 - 11:16pm PT
Nice bit of history there. TFPU.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 4, 2011 - 11:52am PT
Bumps with water!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 6, 2011 - 12:13pm PT
And a view!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 13, 2011 - 12:43pm PT
Saturday morning Bump.
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Aug 13, 2011 - 01:05pm PT
Steve, Do you have a site where people can go to download these articles you scan and post? I'd like to read them but the type is so small, it makes it hard for my aging eyes.
john hansen

climber
Aug 13, 2011 - 01:12pm PT
Mark,, hold down the " ctrl" key on the bottom right or left of most key boards. While holding it down hit the "+"(plus) key. This will make the image bigger on your screen. You can reverse it by holding "ctrl" and hitting the "-" (minus)key.
Cant remember who showed me this but it works great. That's the only way my old eye's can read most of Steve's stuff.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 13, 2011 - 01:35pm PT
This is the place!

You may notice that in the lower right corner of your screen (by the clock)is the screen magnifier. Go to 200% and you should be fine.
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Aug 13, 2011 - 01:38pm PT
Oh yeah! Thanks.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 20, 2011 - 09:20pm PT
Puddle bump...
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 5, 2011 - 12:33pm PT
That caption about "Napoleon's retreat from Moscow" has crossed my mind many times when the visibility begins to drop along with the snowflakes.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 2, 2012 - 12:30pm PT
Faint Bump...
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Jan 2, 2012 - 12:39pm PT
Joe Faint-early 70s
Joe Faint-early 70s
Credit: guido
Strider

Trad climber
ಠ_ಠ
Jan 2, 2012 - 01:32pm PT
Hetch Hetchy Dome
Hetch Hetchy Dome
Credit: Strider

Wapama Rock
Wapama Rock
Credit: Strider

Kolana Rock
Kolana Rock
Credit: Strider

Snow <br/>
Snow

Credit: Strider

Sunset
Sunset
Credit: Strider

Silhouette
Silhouette
Credit: Strider

-n
ec

climber
ca
Jan 2, 2012 - 01:41pm PT
While bivied on the terrace on HH Dome, we found/used an old campfire 'ring' (extremely small). It was perfectly/cleverly positioned behind a small boulder so the flames would not be visible from the dam. When we realized this, it brought a chuckle. BTW, the 5th pitch as described in Galen's story is one badass OW indeed..."all the elegance of a dog chasing a cat through a storm drain." 'Couldn't have been said better.
 ec
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jan 3, 2012 - 12:43am PT
here's from one of Rowell's books... interestingly, the image is flipped...



that story, and that particular image, sparked my imagination at a very young age, and lead to a visit to Hetch Hetchy for climbing in 1971 or 1972...

scuffy b

climber
heading slowly NNW
Jan 3, 2012 - 06:40pm PT
"continuous 4-inch crack" before any editors could make themselves use the
term "off width" or any of its variants.
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Jan 3, 2012 - 07:40pm PT
Credit: Charlie D.
Credit: Charlie D.
Credit: Charlie D.
Powder

Trad climber
SF Bay Area
Jan 4, 2012 - 01:53am PT
Bump for Galen Rowell!!!!! xoxoxoxoxo *^_^*

Bump for Kolana Rock!!!!! That wall always looks so impressive...

Thanks, Steve, for posting =D
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Jan 4, 2012 - 02:01am PT
Ed, do tell!



Strider lives!!!
AZ-OW

Trad climber
Granite Mountain Wilderness
Jan 23, 2012 - 01:10pm PT
Great story of solitude and adventure. 4 inch continuous crack makes the top of the bucket list for sure. Cheers!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 23, 2013 - 09:09pm PT
Hetchy Bump...
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Mar 23, 2013 - 09:14pm PT
Could have been such a "dam" good place to climb.
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