Granitica Festival 2014 Cochise Stronghold History 3/15-16

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Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 20, 2014 - 12:33pm PT
I just added the ever popular Moby Dick to the list.

Still trying to find Larry Seligman and Smitty Husted...
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 21, 2014 - 11:49am PT
Still trying to find BRad Smith too. I tried his MP contact and no response yet.
rockgeir

Trad climber
Tucson, AZ
Feb 21, 2014 - 10:50pm PT
Bump and super psyched!
R.B.

Trad climber
47N 122W
Feb 22, 2014 - 12:39am PT
One of my favs.

"You bet your life" (and you do!)
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 22, 2014 - 02:08pm PT
Sadly, you don't.

Six big ugly chicken bolts have taken the spice right out of this beautiful climb when I originally did it boltless. Sigh...
R.B.

Trad climber
47N 122W
Feb 22, 2014 - 09:58pm PT
Wow, you did that boltless. I was scared to Sh*t just tying off the chicken heads and running the rope over the jagged edge above the chicken sh*t bolts.

Ah you know, Tucson areas always the sandbag of sandbags in the state. I'm not worthy...
rick d

climber
ol pueblo, az
Feb 22, 2014 - 10:14pm PT
rand-

it was "S.A." that added those bolts so I have been told.

lots of new hardware all over the wall.........

steve-

I can't look up my neighbor until a day off near the middle of this week.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 24, 2014 - 12:36pm PT
Good luck with that Rick!

I did get in touch with Brad Smith who isn't going to be able to join us unfortunately.

Please let your friends know about this gathering with three weeks to go.

Don Morris actually met Dr. Forbes who did the first ascent of Baboquivari via the now standard Forbes Route in the company of Sr. Montoya on July 12, 1898! He is going to talk a bit about that early history before we shift focus to the Stronghold for the remainder of the discussion.

This will be an amazing event so don't ya miss it! Back to the roots is where we are headed.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 25, 2014 - 05:04pm PT
I have some camping reserved at Catalina State Park close to the event for folks coming in from out of town.

If you would like a spot please contact me well ahead of time as I will be unloading the unused sites by Thursday March 13.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 2, 2014 - 12:34pm PT
Two weeks to go!
Leggs

Sport climber
Made in California
Mar 2, 2014 - 01:36pm PT
We picked up my ticket yesterday! Excited!
steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Mar 2, 2014 - 06:03pm PT
Couple of shots from days gone by BUMP.

Doug Black on the third pitch of Babo. 1964



Summit shot 1964. Where'd that building come from?



Photos from the Bill Sewery collection.
Mark Force

Trad climber
Cave Creek, AZ
Mar 2, 2014 - 10:31pm PT
Make this event if you can! Steve does an amazing job in producing these gatherings. I've made two so far - the Syndicato Granitica that was hosted in Prescott (Granite Mountain) in the Fall of '12 and the Free Climbing in Yosemite that was hosted in Oakdale. These were a wonderful time for both the content and the company. I can't recommend them enough.

I'd be there except I have to go to a conference in Colorado that weekend and will definitely miss seeing the friends that will be there!
Off White

climber
Tenino, WA
Mar 3, 2014 - 03:10pm PT
I bought my plane ticket last night, looking forward to both the family reunion of mid 1980's Tucson folks as well as the stories from the elder gods.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Mar 3, 2014 - 04:25pm PT
I'm not going to be able to make it.

Got any photos of Sewery in action to motivate the crowd?
steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Mar 3, 2014 - 05:31pm PT
J-Bro, no shots of Bill in action on Babo or Cochise.
Have to stay on subject, so...

Who's been here and is it still there BUMP?





From the net:
The portion of the Butterfield Stage Line run from Fort Bowie to Tucson crossed just off the northern tip of the Dragoon Mountains. This line was a favorite target of Cochise's warriors, they killed 22 drivers in a 16 month period. The Butterfield Stage Line established a station stop on the north end of the Dragoons in 1858. It was called the "Dragoon Springs" station due to the natural springs located there. A massacre occurred at this site on September 8, 1858. On October 5, 1869 a Col. John Finkle Stone, the 33-year-old president of Apache Pass Mine, near Ft. Bowie, headed back to his home in Tucson aboard a mail coach. He had an escort of four soldiers. When they approached the abandoned stagecoach station at the north end of the Dragoon Mountains, a group of Apaches came out of a gully and hit them fast and hard, killing everyone. (The ruins of the station stand today although the springs were rerouted by mother nature in an earthquake in the late 1800's.)
Steven Amter

climber
Washington, DC
Mar 4, 2014 - 05:57pm PT
Hey Off!

I'm driving down from SLC with Steiger and looking forward to seeing you (and everyone else!).

Pity about You bet your Life... this crap should stay in the West Stronghold which, apparently, has already been bolted to death.

Its one thing to bolt over routes that you had in the first ascent, it's another thing entirely to bolt over someone else's route. Not cool at all.
adrian korosec

climber
Tucson
Mar 4, 2014 - 06:47pm PT
Greg, White House Ruins. Yes, still there as of last weekend.

Steve, if you want I can go pull the bolts off your climb. Let me know.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 5, 2014 - 01:59pm PT
Adrian- Thanks for the offer but I will take care of that ugly job myself once this gets sorted out.
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Mar 5, 2014 - 02:07pm PT
So will there be an octagon at the summit hut? All the players will be there. Maybe some of these old feuds can be settled once and for all.

Credit: drljefe

Just kidding!
Super psyched for this event!
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