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Captain...or Skully

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Jan 24, 2013 - 12:36pm PT
I am diggin' it too. BeeVeeBee!!!!!6!!!!!
Woot! Sweet thread, maaan.
bvb

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flagstaff arizona
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 24, 2013 - 12:54pm PT
Weezy -- Jonny and Ron Carson and others did some mutli-pitch knee-knockers on Bull Mountain. Others were involved, I'm sure. Gotta imagine The Clan Of Strong Fingers was up there at some point. I think Ralph Ferrera did something up there? If you think info on The Horn is hard to get, forget Bull Mountain. Serious close-to-the-vest action going on up there.

Or so I'm told.
bvb

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flagstaff arizona
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 24, 2013 - 01:01pm PT
Can't let the post-to-photo count get too whacked. I love this photo -- way easy fun problem, the first one we did on the first day we found Big Rocks. June, 1993. Sentimental value, ftw. I think we called it Electric Stairway or something dumb like that. The Ex looks pretty fit for someone who just had a kid 6 months prior!

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bvb

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flagstaff arizona
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 24, 2013 - 01:33pm PT
Brooke Sandahl took this photo and stuck it in the Metolius catalog, mostly as an excuse to make a smarmy comment about the attentive spot I'm giving. John Wason eyeballing the hideous V6/7--uh, I mean Big Rocks 5.11c -- crimps that you need to pull just to get established on "Bob's Big Boy" (and no, I didn't name it. The SLC boys tagged it. Pretty sure they were referring to my ego.) This 25 footer has hard moves all the way to the dicey insecure slopefest finish.

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drljefe

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El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Jan 24, 2013 - 01:41pm PT
Looks sick bvb.

When's the drl tour?
Cragar

Trad climber
MSLA - MT
Jan 24, 2013 - 01:53pm PT
I love that Cassidy Country. A lot of empty coolness.

Nice pics and write-up bvb.

micronut

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Jan 24, 2013 - 02:37pm PT
Not Cassidy...but definitely off the map.
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Credit: micronut
Credit: micronut
bvb

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flagstaff arizona
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 24, 2013 - 05:52pm PT
This problem needs to be on every self-respecting climber's bucket list. Maverick's. So named because the thing feels like a wave that's crashing over you, and it was discovered just after Mark Foo's death at Mav's. It gets the big Thumbs Up from ever climber who's seen it -- all 12 of 'em!

bvb

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flagstaff arizona
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 24, 2013 - 08:32pm PT
Meanwhile, 20 miles away in Capitol Reef...

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Gal

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a semi lucid consciousness
Jan 24, 2013 - 08:36pm PT
Looks really awesome out there, BVB.
bvb

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flagstaff arizona
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 24, 2013 - 08:40pm PT
And then there is The Horn, the Crown Jewel of Wayne County Bouldering and world-class in it's own right, a mere 90 minute drive from Big Rocks, 60 minutes from Capitol Reef, and arguably the most remote bouldering area in the United States. Indeed, Wayne County -- a land area the size Rhode Island, with less than 2,000 residents -- might be the ideal bouldering home base for a quiet, private, humble, introverted man like me.

The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Jan 24, 2013 - 08:57pm PT
Gud stuff BVB.

This prob is still looking for a second ascent.

Werkin' The Tip
Werkin' The Tip
Credit: The Larry
MisterE

Social climber
Jan 24, 2013 - 09:07pm PT
sw0le!

Keep 'em comin', Bob!

+1 on the DRL Tour.
bvb

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flagstaff arizona
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 24, 2013 - 09:17pm PT
DAMN Larry! Gonna havta train up for that sh#t.

Meanwhile, back in Capitol Reef...believe it or not, this thing is hard and feels high. Your feet are on the top before it's over, after a horrible insecure mantle. That hold I'm grappling is the world's worst sloper. I mean really, how often has anyone seen me heel hook?!

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bvb

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flagstaff arizona
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 24, 2013 - 09:30pm PT
But seriously, shoulden't we just hop in the car, drive ten minutes to Torrey, pick up a latte and a copy of The Book Of Morman, glance back east where we can see the Horn, 50 miles away, in a high saddle of the Henry Mountains, then drive another 15 minutes to Big Rocks, and check out that bitchin' Rose Move on Mavericks? We just picked up 2,500 feet of elevation from the Wingate red rock country of Cap Reef, and are now on the windscoured high desert of the Awapa plateau. If there is a more abrupt 30 minute transition in bouldering environs anywhere, I've never seen it. Now about that Rose move...



As you can see by the disarray of gear in the background, this was another family outing. Hanna is exploring caves, Kyles is looking for arrowheads, and Jocelyn is behind the lens. Family Values on the high lonesone plains! Spotters? Bitch, please. My feet are only 15' above the ground.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 24, 2013 - 09:35pm PT
Way to show some LOVE, Big Stone! $$$$$$$$
bvb

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flagstaff arizona
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 24, 2013 - 09:51pm PT
I just love the wee ones, Steve. I mean, the BIG STONE is alright and all, but who can pass on the pebbles?!
MisterE

Social climber
Jan 24, 2013 - 09:53pm PT
E-mail sent, BVB! Someone may go Off!
bvb

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flagstaff arizona
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 24, 2013 - 09:59pm PT
Alright Eric! If he does it, and does it with brutal honesty, we'll be either heros of the year or the prime candidate laughingstock inductees in the n00b epic Hall of Fame. Cross yer fingers!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 24, 2013 - 10:01pm PT
We all know that the Pebbles ain't right without the Bam-Bam and that's where you come in player!

I always wondered what you did to entertain yourself when you ran aground on Capitol Reef for a few.
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