Jello's long-lost route?


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Trad climber
Ridgway, CO
Nov 16, 2011 - 12:16am PT
Let's go do the requisite investigation . . . not too many attempts on the Ames Wall lately.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Nov 16, 2011 - 12:26am PT
What a great thread. I want to climb this one
12- North Rib of Mt, Slesse, North Cascades with Rob Kiesel. 27 pitches, V, 5.9, 1972.

Anyone done it.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Nov 16, 2011 - 12:37am PT
I think Jello's cosmic Pumori story might top them all...
John Mac

Trad climber
Littleton, CO
Nov 16, 2011 - 09:26am PT
Fantastic stuff Jeff.

I really hope you can capture some of this in a book one of these days...

Trad climber
Nov 16, 2011 - 10:04am PT
I wish I had the

1. Ability
2. Time
3. Money

to go after Jeff's $10,000 bounty on his top 50.


Trad climber
Carbondale, CO
Feb 24, 2012 - 10:32pm PT

Who else could easily fill four volumes with their classic first ascents? Cragging, Big Walls, Ice, and Alpine. A general specialist.

My own props to yet another Lowe Route, this one on the north face of Angel's Landing, Zion, Utah. V, 5.9 C3, 12 pitches, 1,400'. FA with Cactus Bryan in 1970, right up the middle of the tallest part of the stunning wall. Classic. FFA Mike Anderson, 5.13.

Who was this Cactus Bryan? I'd climb anything with a guy named that.

Also curious about: The Toad, 5.8 A3, 16 pitches, 2000' direttissima on the north face of The Sentinel in Zion, also with Cactus Bryan in 1971. Gotta be one of the tallest, steepest sandstone faces anywhere. Has The Toad seen a hammerless ascent?

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Feb 24, 2012 - 11:12pm PT
Wow! Another sleeper posting from the past, one of the best. This should have an automatic pop up on ST every 60 days. Jello in the toaster, pops up every two months.

Trad climber
Jan 26, 2014 - 11:16am PT
amazing stuff

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Jan 26, 2014 - 12:32pm PT
WhoooHoooo, now that Jello has won the Outdoor Inspiration Award this thread should be near the top for a while.

Steve Grossman, when Jeff and I climbed the North Buttress of Crestone Peak ( not the Needle) we saw the line while we were standing way back from the wall. It's an obvious dark buttress that runs from the valley floor all the way to the summit. An obvious line. Climbing on that conglomerate was like climbing stacked basketballs: sometimes you're pulling on innies and others, on outies, hoping that the outies don't become innies while you are on them! There was very little gear on the buttress so we simul climbed most of it.. When we needed to decompress we'd bail to one of the side gullies for a belay.

Jello, I think I was the one who climbed with you when we freed the final bolt ladder on Wunch's. You told me that you didn't think it had ever been freed but we did it. Later, Peter Hubble gave me credit for the FA of that pitch in his " Brown Book of Lies". Later versions of the guide to the area give credit to others. The later versions are probably correct: I was a good slab climber but so were many others who did a lot more climbing in the Splat than I did. The line was just way to obvious, with bolts in place, to not have been climbed. Whatever.

Cheers ,

Jan 26, 2014 - 01:52pm PT
Never saw this one before. What a great thread! So many killer posts & some really nice pics. Thanks all.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
May 26, 2014 - 04:46pm PT
Jeff is flat out awesome. Just take a look at his route list on this thread and you cannot help but agree!

Mar 27, 2015 - 11:18pm PT
wow. bring this one to the top
Big Mike

Trad climber
Mar 28, 2015 - 01:38am PT
46- West Face of Twin Sister, City of Rocks with? 5 pitches, III, 5.9+, 1968?

This one really piqued my interest. No beta on it anywhere on the net. Anyone know any details on this? I'd email Jeff, but he has a lot on his plate these days...
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jun 6, 2015 - 12:36pm PT
Bump for a stellar climbing career.

I am not sure any American climber can match his accomplishments.

Grizzlyville, WY
Mar 11, 2016 - 07:56pm PT
Bump for awesomeness.

Social climber
Mar 12, 2016 - 09:29pm PT
Wow! Now this is a great thread! Inspirational and uplifting. Too bad there's not more threads like this and less of the trash.

I've had the pleasure of hanging out with Jeff a few times. One of my fondest memories was being invited to be with him on his last climb when he led the 3rd pitch of Touchstone in Zion. It was heart wrenching and inspirational to watch this man, a legend in my world, fight his way for hours up this pitch. By this time his legs were almost useless, it was all arms. I think he was getting a maximum of 12" or so between pieces. But there was no stopping him he just pushed on. He even took a whipper that I caught on film. We must of laughed or teased or something because in classic Jeff style he gave us the double Bird. I've never met someone who could flip you off with as much love as Jeff Lowe.

Your the man Jeff!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 17, 2016 - 08:09pm PT
Bump for the astounding accomplishments of our own Jello Master!
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