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Trad climber
Feb 19, 2014 - 02:05am PT
i was long gone and not reading climbing mags in 95 and never heard this story.

good to find it here.


Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Feb 19, 2014 - 02:23am PT
dang fine shoot-out there

viva la wild west!
Big Mike

Trad climber
Feb 19, 2014 - 02:53am PT
Gold brings gold! Thanks BG!!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Feb 19, 2014 - 03:18am PT
Thanks for sharing good stuff!

Social climber
Feb 19, 2014 - 04:10am PT
hey there say, cozgrove... very nice! i will come back and read it a second, time, :)

so much to 'digest' for someone like me, that never knew these places...

thank you so much!

say, rollover:

i really love that 'mossy rock' looking photo, :)
thanks guys... :)

wow, we learn so much at the supertopo, post!

neat, a few more pics are loading, :)
The Alpine

Feb 19, 2014 - 10:54am PT
THIS is supertopo. Thanks.

Feb 19, 2014 - 11:18am PT
I've posted this before but...

Coz and Bob Gaines launched my wall career. I fixed to Sickle with my friend Bruce, then we rapped and went back to the car, fully depressed about how long it took us, how big that Stone is, how small we were, etc. Coz and Bob were working to free How the West was Won and they pull up on the way out of the valley and find us sitting by the car. Coz (who knew Bruce pretty well, and had seen me around Josh) says "what are you two doing on the ground?" We mutter some lame gumby excuses. The wall is so big, we are so small, it took longer than we thought to climb to Sickle, etc., etc. Coz and Bob climb back into their ride. Coz takes one more look at us and says, "if you aren't up on that wall tomorrow, we're gonna kick your ass and slash your tires." It was just in kick in the pants we needed (friendly, but a real push back at our excuses). We climbed back on, climbed on up, and summited.


My twin brother's laundry room
Feb 19, 2014 - 11:32am PT
Nice one Coz.

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Feb 19, 2014 - 01:30pm PT
Good story.... got any more????

Feb 19, 2014 - 01:35pm PT
When I tried the west face of sentinel I said where the fuk is coz when you need him.

That's why I failed.

You weren't there ......:-)

"if you aren't up on that wall tomorrow, we're gonna kick your ass and slash your tires."

LOL classic ....

Social climber
Feb 19, 2014 - 02:11pm PT
Thanks Scott! That was really awesome to read!

Jim Henson's Basement
Feb 19, 2014 - 03:13pm PT
Scott, you are a supurb story teller. Always a great read. Keep them coming!


Trad climber
The pitch of Bagalaar above you
Feb 19, 2014 - 03:21pm PT
Bitchin Contribution Scott.

That is one proud wall!
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Feb 19, 2014 - 03:31pm PT
Good story.... got any more????
In case you missed these:
 Thin Line
 Ribbon Candy
 Min-Ne-Ah (brief account)
 Southern Belle

Boulder climber
Feb 19, 2014 - 10:08pm PT
I was always amazed at how he (JB) would tell me the same stories over and over.
One Easter morning I was sitting on a bench in front of the deli w/ an NPS trail crew worker, Bachar stopped by to chat, and soon launched into the story of a recent valley accident where the vic was in a complete death fall, not connected to nothing - but somehow got tangled in a rope below, and survived. He revelled in the luck of the dude. Some months later I read a feature about Bachar in an obscure Eastside rag, and there he was recounting that story.

Trad climber
Fresno/Clovis, ca
Feb 19, 2014 - 10:47pm PT
Done deal Scott. I just thought it might be appreciated.

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Feb 19, 2014 - 11:20pm PT
Credit: BG

Hey Coz, I found the old slides of How the West Was Won. I'll scan 'em and post 'em up here when I get a chance....
Jim Clipper

from: forests to tree farms
Feb 20, 2014 - 12:05am PT

no really!
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Feb 20, 2014 - 12:06am PT
Nice writing Coz. I was starting to lose interest in this site and this helps. You don't even need to provide pictures as others will and that face looks beautiful. Great picture^^^^^

Trad climber
Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay
Feb 20, 2014 - 01:28am PT

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