Search
Go

Discussion Topic

Return to Forum List
This thread has been locked
Messages 1 - 20 of total 55 in this topic << First  |  < Previous  |  Show All  |  Next >  |  Last >>
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Mar 3, 2007 - 09:49pm PT
Hey, the Mace in on Cathedral Rock which is well named.

Can't think of a better church. I prayed on top and then again before jumping back across the void!

Peace

karl
john hansen

climber
Mar 3, 2007 - 10:04pm PT
Nov 12 1958 according to Danial Duane's "El Capitan" (historic feats and radical routes)
Confirmed in Roper's "Camp Four"
MisterE

Trad climber
White Van
Mar 3, 2007 - 10:11pm PT
Damn. The Ament book says 1957...

Might not have to worry about it conflicting with Sushifest if that is true.

Thanks,

Erik
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Mar 3, 2007 - 10:44pm PT
mm Kamps, of course!
I try to climb everything in a state of active meditation. Always take at least a moment on top. Always avoided the jump on that one.
john hansen

climber
Mar 3, 2007 - 11:35pm PT
Did this change somehow from the FA of the 'Nose' to.. Mace, or have I lost my mind?
MisterE

Social climber
White Van, AZ
Mar 3, 2007 - 11:38pm PT
Luckily for me, you have lost your mind?

steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Mar 3, 2007 - 11:46pm PT
An Arizona classic!

Featuring your climbing models, Fish and Medium Sooze.
First pitch...

Second pitch...

Third pitch..."airy traverse"...

Third pitch again...last bit...

Fourth pitch...starting out...

Fourth pitch...crux section...

Final pitch...

First rappel...


Lets sort this out...if it's the 50th anniversary,
then it's a perfect time to get my 20th ascent
ticked off.
john hansen

climber
Mar 3, 2007 - 11:52pm PT
My mind just went naturally to the 'Nose'... cali boy...
So this route was done before the nose. Who did the FA?
MisterE

Social climber
White Van, AZ
Mar 3, 2007 - 11:56pm PT
Very Nice. Dave was thinking a Josh repeat of the slackline and sushi.

Maybe Josh shuttling sushi on the slackline. Bring your own soy sauce.


Yummy.
MisterE

Social climber
White Van, AZ
Mar 4, 2007 - 12:01am PT
Date, please? Anyone?

And if it is around 4-20 it is going to be rough...
MisterE

Social climber
White Van, AZ
Mar 4, 2007 - 10:02pm PT
ITS ON!!!!

Josh is going to repeat his (unrepeated) slackline walk to the mace, Nature is doing sushi, and a good time is guaranteed to be had by all!!
nature

climber
Flagstaff, AZ
Mar 6, 2007 - 09:24am PT
IT'S ON! I'm filling a haul bag full of sushi goods and getting it to the top. Macemaki anyone?
nature

climber
Flagstaff, AZ
Mar 12, 2007 - 12:12pm PT
shameless *bump*
MisterE

Social climber
White Van, AZ
Mar 12, 2007 - 01:08pm PT
Coming up in April...

Who wants to join us?
nature

climber
Flagstaff, AZ
Apr 2, 2007 - 02:31am PT

close to 20 people shared the summit of The Mace to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first ascent of this tower. The Mace was the first technical rock climb established in Sedona.

Josh and Clay (clayman) set up the slackeline. Pennsylenvy hauled up a pig with a gas grill, tofu dogs, real dogs, marinated elk stakes and makings for margaritas. I brought up sushi - which included uni, smoked salmon, seared tuna tataki, ikura, tobiko, masago, kona kampachi.

susan peplow

climber
www.joshuatreevacationhomes.com
Apr 2, 2007 - 02:58am PT
Rumor has it, it was a zoo up there. Complete with all the goodies Nature noted in his post. That wasn't SushiFest skimmings was it? Who was the fella that took two hours to cross the slackline?

Looking forward to seeing more photos and the video.

~Susan

steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Apr 2, 2007 - 10:45am PT
It was a zoo! But a good zoo...don't know about two hours to cross the slackline, but took a few hours to set it up. About the time I topped out on the lower summit, they BROKE one of the static lines being used to tension the slackline!!! Coupla biners weren't looking so good either...

Hung out quite a while, long enough to see the first efforts at walking the line before it got too dark. Took a lotta huevos to step out over that void. Clay (clayman) put in a pretty good effort on his first go. I got that in a movie, but will have to work on it tonight to get it shrunk down a bit for viewing.

In the meantime...a few shots...

Just kickin' back having a few margs on top of the Mace...

Sushi inna house!

Rigging the slackline...

Clay hanging on the line after making it a little over halfway across.

Shot from below as we were hiking out just before dark...

Another shot from below...

Happy 50th Mace!
nature

climber
Flagstaff, AZ
Apr 2, 2007 - 01:52pm PT
Greg - nice shots! And a happy 20th ascent of The Mace to you!

I looked up and you were gone. Ya'll's didn't get any sushi!

What an awesome event. I honestly believe that T.M., Bob and Dave would be honored. It's still too bad ol' Yvon found himself in church instead of on top of the first spire in Sedona ascended via technical rock means.

Sooze: I did need to borrow a bit from the SF supplies. It turns out Josh Cross told a few extra folks about the event. But he was kind enough the point out they should bring $15-$20 so it'll all get replaced (and I probably made a few bucks). Along with the frozen stuffs I ordered mainly for SF I got some fresh uni and the fresh kona kampachi (see the poor charlie thread) specifically for this event.


One thing I heard yesterday that killed me. As I was topping out and hauling my pig I heard a party on the last pitch. Sound travels well through the cracks. The woman who was seconding was grunting through the crux (typical for that crux). She had a lot of great "comments". The best was "Uhhhhh.... IIII caaaaan't Uhhhhhh wait until the next 50th". LMAO

More photo's to follow (in a new thread!).

In the second shot of Greg's you'll notice a kid around the age of 10(?). He and his mom and dad did the climb. Some really neat people up there.

Now... off to practice my slackline skilz - I gonna walk this thing! *gulp*

Locker edit: As great as my sushi was I have to say the treat for me yesterday were the tofu dogs Pennsylenvy cooked up. I told the crowd "I'm hungry and i'm not making sushi until I get some tofu dogs!" I ate three.
Brutus of Wyde

climber
Old Climbers' Home, Oakland CA
Apr 2, 2007 - 02:30pm PT
I THOUGHT that was uni I saw all over the route in Greg's first photo! sorry I missed it!

how are the holds now on the step-across?

Brutus
steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Apr 2, 2007 - 03:27pm PT
Was quite the event!!!

Brutus, you wouold have loved it...it was truly Brutus-ian in all respects!

The kid on top said he was 11 years old. Quite the feat for someone so young to get up that burl-fest. And he was still smiling and cheerful at the top, which was cool too. Nice kid (as were the parents).

We were down at the third belay ledge enjoying the efforts of the woman in the crux that nature heard. Good stuff!!! She had quite the repertoir of colorful old skool climbing language! We were also helping her out with lots of sh*t talkin' and encouragement from below.

I'll post up some more pics tonight and try to get the video up for viewing as well.

nature: Thsnks for the congrats...20 times...it never gets easier. Sorry I had to split so fast...the light was fading and my buddy was already down. Had to boogie. I'm sure the sushi is awesome, but I've just never been much of a fish guy (cooked or not). Thanks for sharing the margs though!
Messages 1 - 20 of total 55 in this topic << First  |  < Previous  |  Show All  |  Next >  |  Last >>
Return to Forum List
 
Our Guidebooks
Check 'em out!
SuperTopo Guidebooks


Try a free sample topo!

 
SuperTopo on the Web

Recent Route Beta