Tobin Sorenson / David Goeddel - Astroman. May 1978

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dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jul 9, 2012 - 06:55pm PT
I ran into Tobin right after his Europe trip outside the Mtn. Room Bar. In his ultra animated way he described a near miss high on the N. Face of the Matterhorn. His crampons both popped and immediately after one of his axes popped. He swung wildly out of control on one axe, which held, before he regained his composure!
rick&roll

climber
pdx, or
Jul 19, 2012 - 10:02pm PT
graber and i climbed the shield november, 1976
too long ago to remember who else had done it
after the macedonian on the hulk, bircheff told me i should go do the shield
he'd enjoyed it and was probably sandbagging me...
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Jul 19, 2012 - 11:41pm PT
Rick Wheeler!
Welcome to the forum!

Haven't seen you in quite a long time.
'Hope all is well.

-Roy
David Wilson

climber
CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 20, 2012 - 11:13am PT
Hey Rick - Good to see you posting. Graber thought you guys were in the first ten ascents on the shield - he mentioned it to me a couple times.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jul 20, 2012 - 01:52pm PT
Welcome Rick!

I did the Shield with Gary Hervert in 1978 and I recall Werner saying that we got the 13th ascent. He used to keep track of the order back in those days and might have recorded some of the information.
Tony Puppo

climber
Bishop
Jul 20, 2012 - 03:23pm PT
Hey Rick,
How's it going?
They were some greeat photos of you on this sight awhile back. I don't remember who posted them, hope you got to see them.
Tony
the kid

Trad climber
fayetteville, wv
Jul 20, 2012 - 04:04pm PT
So awesome! so old school and such a rad route..
ks
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Jul 31, 2012 - 07:04pm PT
how did Tobin get into alpine climbing?
Bullwinkle

Boulder climber
Jul 31, 2012 - 08:01pm PT
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Jul 31, 2012 - 08:08pm PT
I love that photo.

TFPU
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Jul 31, 2012 - 08:31pm PT
how did Tobin get into alpine climbing?
He really kinda started there



http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=161148&msg=161672#msg161672
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Mar 19, 2014 - 11:45am PT
Damn, that picture above is amazing. Tobin looks like he's straight out of the London rock scene of the sixties.
dickcilley

Social climber
Wisteria Ln.
Mar 20, 2014 - 08:48am PT
I recognise everyone in Ricks picture except the girl. Who is it?
Johnny K.

climber
Sep 4, 2014 - 01:25pm PT
3 pieces and some chewing gum....
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Sep 4, 2014 - 06:22pm PT
Avery

climber
NZ
Sep 4, 2014 - 06:57pm PT
I know this is off the topic, but here is a rare pic of Tobin Sorenson near the summit of Mt Cook (NZ's highest peak) taken by John Allen in August 1979
Avery

climber
NZ
Sep 4, 2014 - 07:02pm PT
Tobin Sorenson on the Eiger Direct, October 1977.
Truthdweller

Trad climber
San Diego, CA (stuck in Jersey)
Sep 4, 2014 - 09:32pm PT
Wow, didn't know about Tobin's later years knowing Jesus Christ...pretty exciting! Spreading the Gospel within the climbing circles...imagine that....beautiful. "A lot of fishing to be had in them parts" my Pastor once said (referring to Camden, NJ). Praise God Tobin!
Bushman

Social climber
Elk Grove, California
Feb 12, 2015 - 05:06pm PT
More Astroman pics of Tobin in the next post.
Not sure of the order, Tobin had them numbered as such for his slide show.

-Tim
Bushman

Social climber
Elk Grove, California
Feb 12, 2015 - 05:24pm PT
Here are some more photos of Tobin and David's Astroman ascent.
I'm not sure of the order, Tobin had them numbered as such
for his slide show.

-Tim

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