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BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Feb 20, 2014 - 08:52pm PT
photo by bob gaines
photo by bob gaines
Credit: BG
All those years of runout slab climbing at Suicide Rock paid off....I led up through this 5.11 R slab section.
shipoopoi

Big Wall climber
oakland
Feb 20, 2014 - 08:54pm PT
freakin awesome write up cozzy. great to honour bachar that way and bring up the memories...yeah, soloed up nutracker with jb just once, and on the bike ride back we stopped and after smoking some bad weed, he told the same story...LOL.

Great tribute to bob gaines too. he is still the master guide, i obseved an SPI course of his, and he is the master of time management.

hope you are doing great, shipoopoi
BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Feb 20, 2014 - 08:56pm PT
photo by bob gaines
photo by bob gaines
Credit: BG
Scott hand-drilling, start of pitch 11
BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Feb 20, 2014 - 09:00pm PT
photo by bob gaines
photo by bob gaines
Credit: BG

Scott getting ready to round the corner over to the West Face route
BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Feb 20, 2014 - 09:02pm PT
photo by bob gaines
photo by bob gaines
Credit: BG
the Backdrop...
BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Feb 20, 2014 - 09:07pm PT
photo by bob gaines
photo by bob gaines
Credit: BG

Sentinel Falls is your constant companion on this route...
BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Feb 20, 2014 - 09:08pm PT
Thanks Steve, it was great working with you at Josh!
Cozgrove

Gym climber
Calabashole
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 20, 2014 - 09:29pm PT
Wow, cool photo's Bob,.... I was so happy when you pulled off the Randy traverse. It was really your vision, I was glad you brought me along for the ride.

Too funny, Steve... JB had no idea he was telling the stories over and over, but it never change. It would be cool, if one of these young stars, frees the original route. JB swore it would go with new sticky rubber. Can't believe no one has bagged it yet....

Hope ur well too...

Thanks Clint, amazing effort with the photo/topo, really puts it into perspective.

GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Feb 20, 2014 - 09:31pm PT
Wonderful!
E Robinson

climber
Salinas, CA
Feb 20, 2014 - 09:32pm PT
Very cool! Story, pics, and all.
Kalimon

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
Feb 20, 2014 - 09:35pm PT
Thanks for sharing your photos BG . . . must be more where that came from.
KP Ariza

climber
SCC
Feb 20, 2014 - 11:48pm PT
This is what this sight was meant to be about I'll bet.

Awesome, thanks!
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Feb 21, 2014 - 12:27am PT
Thanks for dusting off the slides, Bob.
Those really make it real.
Nice Backdrop!
Cole

Trad climber
los angeles
Feb 21, 2014 - 12:40am PT
Awesome story Scott!! Really looking forward to heading out to Section 6 again with you soon. Hit me up when you're in town!
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Feb 21, 2014 - 01:35am PT



KP Ariza

climber
SCC

Feb 20, 2014 - 11:48pm PT
This is what this sight was meant to be about I'll bet.

Awesome, thanks!


+1 fukkin rights

Cozgrove

Gym climber
Calabashole
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 21, 2014 - 11:22am PT
+10000
RP3

Big Wall climber
Sonora
Feb 21, 2014 - 12:37pm PT
Those photos are fantastic. Material like this is what keeps me coming back to ST. Thanks!
BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Feb 21, 2014 - 08:15pm PT
Thanks for dusting off the slides, Bob.
Those really make it real.
Nice Backdrop!

Thanks Clint, those are some great topo photos you posted!
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Feb 21, 2014 - 09:18pm PT
Great post. A few days ago I watched the historic film about the first ascent of that face. Reading about the FFA makes me want to go climb it some day myself. Beautiful looking granite up there. From far at least...
Cozgrove

Gym climber
Calabashole
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 21, 2014 - 09:59pm PT
The rock is beautiful up close, it really doesn't get any better.

There are many FFA to do on that face....

The true In Cold Blood, and the original West Face route.

Also, to climb the West Face from the base of the wall, and not using the tradition ramp approach, this would add another 1000 feet of quality rock to all routes on the West face. That wall in and of itself is vastly unexplored, and would hold hundreds of climbs.




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