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pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Feb 18, 2014 - 08:03pm PT
100%
BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Feb 18, 2014 - 08:03pm PT
Credit: BG
photo by bob gaines
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Feb 18, 2014 - 08:11pm PT
Thanks for writing and sharing the stories, Scott.
Pretty cool to get stopped by one move (but still find it very tough),
and then go back again and "win"!
The fun is in the adventure(s) along the way, of course.

Cool to see Bob's story written at the time as well.
BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Feb 18, 2014 - 08:29pm PT
Coz
Coz
Credit: BG
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Feb 18, 2014 - 10:53pm PT
Thanks to Both of ya Coz, BG.. Bold, and in FINE STYLE.. The best of both worlds.
klk

Trad climber
cali
Feb 18, 2014 - 11:05pm PT
i was long gone and not reading climbing mags in 95 and never heard this story.

good to find it here.

Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Feb 18, 2014 - 11:23pm PT
dang fine shoot-out there

viva la wild west!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Feb 18, 2014 - 11:53pm PT
Gold brings gold! Thanks BG!!
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Feb 19, 2014 - 12:18am PT
Thanks for sharing good stuff!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 19, 2014 - 01:10am 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... :)


*another:
wow, we learn so much at the supertopo, post!

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

climber
Feb 19, 2014 - 07:54am PT
THIS is supertopo. Thanks.
Brian

climber
California
Feb 19, 2014 - 08:18am 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.

Brian
James

climber
My twin brother's laundry room
Feb 19, 2014 - 08:32am PT
Nice one Coz.
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Feb 19, 2014 - 10:30am PT
Good story.... got any more????
WBraun

climber
Feb 19, 2014 - 10:35am 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 ....
Cozgrove

Gym climber
Calabashole
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 19, 2014 - 10:46am PT
Thanks Werner....

Hope you're well, and climbing on a new rope...LOL

Impaler

Social climber
Berkeley
Feb 19, 2014 - 11:11am PT
Thanks Scott! That was really awesome to read!
x15x15

climber
Feb 19, 2014 - 11:18am PT
Sweetness...
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Feb 19, 2014 - 12:13pm PT
Scott, you are a supurb story teller. Always a great read. Keep them coming!

mucci

Trad climber
The pitch of Bagalaar above you
Feb 19, 2014 - 12:21pm PT
Bitchin Contribution Scott.

That is one proud wall!
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