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Hawkeye

climber
State of Mine
Feb 22, 2013 - 12:32am PT
Of course, we all know I'm just shilling for this guy. I get a $0.002 cent commission on every copy sold! w00t w00t!

looks like some folks need to write a guide to everything in the world.....i am left wondering WTF4? really?

thats too f*#king bad.
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 22, 2013 - 12:50am PT
His guide will direct you to some obvious spots that have been previously covered in numerous previous guides, but aside from Big Rocks there is nothing this thread that's in his book. I located all of'em the old-fashioned way -- by learning to read maps, interpreting aerial photos, having a good 4X4, memorizing the stratigraphic column of the Clorado Plateau, getting freindly with the old-timer ranchers and BLM and Forest Service types, and having a willingness to drive and hike and explore just for the fun of it. Explore much?

Same as it ever was.

Hawkeye

climber
State of Mine
Feb 22, 2013 - 12:59am PT
Explore much?

i climbed at big rocks while you were still trying to be a legend in your own mind.

i climbed in capitol reef while the slings on the Castle were still useable from the FA.

i am lamenting a guidebook for every corner of the world.

sorry, but thats old school, you know before pads.

carrion.
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 22, 2013 - 01:10am PT
i climbed at big rocks while you were still trying to be a legend in your own mind.

You were climbing at Big Rocks in 1973?! Damn, son.

Excuse me. I didn't realize it was a competition. But if it is...sure, I'll take the Pepsi challenge.

I'd been bouldering daily for over 20 years before the first "Crash Pads" (duct tape coated sofa matresses?) became a twinkle in Verm's eye. Unless you count the pilfered curry mattress that Yabo threw under Bachar Cracker in '76/77. I thot BC was a big sporty before then...those blocks were gnar on the backbones.
MisterE

Social climber
Feb 22, 2013 - 09:40am PT
Friday morning bump for the hard-drivin' goods...
franky

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Feb 22, 2013 - 10:09pm PT
still waiting for my mind to be blown with Wayne County sw0le!
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 22, 2013 - 10:31pm PT
Lotsa fun, throwaway 30 minute circuits 5 minutes from the Cap Reef NP Visitor Center...the wall behild and on the left in this pic has a great line-up of old 5.10 and 5.11 and 5.12 splitters. Hong, Bruckman, Olevsky, et al. 80's stuff.

drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Feb 27, 2013 - 12:07am PT
Keep'm comin' bvb.

Captain...or Skully

climber
Feb 27, 2013 - 01:32am PT
So ol' Hawk was there before carrion?
Man, that's a long time ago.
Off White

climber
Tenino, WA
Feb 27, 2013 - 08:57am PT
Its easy to have been everywhere when you're really nowhere at all
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Feb 27, 2013 - 09:51am PT
Bob... keep the pics coming...


And Hawk.... so do you have any cool photos to share?

franky

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Feb 28, 2013 - 12:18pm PT
MORE SW0LE PLEASE!
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Feb 28, 2013 - 12:41pm PT
the wall behild and on the left in this pic has a great line-up of old 5.10 and 5.11 and 5.12 splitters. Hong, Bruckman, Olevsky, et al. 80's stuff.

Entrance to Grand Wash? The 5.12 Hong line on the left wall is BADASS.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 4, 2013 - 11:01am PT
bvb from MkFkMk (aka BJB):

"Big Rocks!"

"Long legs!"

Not a hater, just not a doer.

Want some pads? Bicycle racers like these kind.

Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced

Good shots, every body! It's what bouldering is for--viewing.

bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 7, 2013 - 08:02pm PT
Endless expanse. Alpine talus fields of bliss.

bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 7, 2013 - 08:07pm PT
Entrance to Grand Wash? The 5.12 Hong line on the left wall is BADASS.

Yes! He did that thing in the spring of '84 with Karen Budding. Can't remember the name, but there was a plaque at the base when we found it. 12a maybe? Uber-classic, thin fingers to wyde and everything in between...full-value route.
MMCC

climber
New Zealand
Mar 10, 2013 - 04:00am PT
Please sir, may I have another.
doom

climber
durango
Aug 18, 2013 - 05:00pm PT
Credit: doom
Thanks everyone for this great thread! Best thing I've seen on any climbing forum.
Just did a three day weekend up there, wow........
The sunrise on day one was so f'in good that I could hardly complain about getting rained out all day. Curious about a couple of things. Any one climb the second pitch above super sharp crack? my buddy backed off it at the manky old bolt, due to not having enough big stuff to protect the looming chimney. Can you get any pro up in that thing? Also does the supper amazing, long, small hands fingers crack to the left of ssc have a name other than f*#k yeah!?
Credit: doom
big rocks rock
big rocks rock
Credit: doom


weezy

climber
Aug 18, 2013 - 10:17pm PT
nice bump, doom! there's some gold in them henry mountains, eh?

i've only done the first pitch of the super sharp crack aka Burning Taco. but according to the old topo i have it says:

P1 5.10 fist, P2 5.12a thin crack, P3 5.11

the thin crack left of SSC/BT just says "5.11a finger crack" on the topo. the bolted arete to the right of the crack sorta inside the weird cave-slot thing is called the Wedding Arete (11a).
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jun 1, 2014 - 11:57am PT
Bump for Big Stone, bvb's nom de guerre!
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