Hey Coz, Sure would like to hear the story of Southern Belle

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dogtown

climber
Cheyenne,Wyoming
Mar 31, 2009 - 01:05am PT
No it's not a free country but it is a free forum.(Last time I checked)
john hansen

climber
Mar 31, 2009 - 07:51pm PT
Cosgrove, Robinson, Lowe.. Great stuff.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Apr 2, 2009 - 10:06am PT
This is always worthwhile on the front page
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Apr 2, 2009 - 10:09am PT
great pic jbar, rad!
wbw

climber
'cross the great divide
Apr 2, 2009 - 11:29am PT
In my dreams, I imagine an awe-inspiring face in a wilderness setting. A faint but long, distinct unclimbed line. I am fearful but because I am inspired I place protection only where the rock allows me to. The moves are very difficult, and often very runout, but I have elevated myself and my ability to the level of this amazing location. It is my own, personal journey and I understand that as soon as I try to express that experience to others, I have changed the experience. The rewards of such an experience are internal, I really don't care very much about what others think of my climb.

Sometimes it seems that the new generation of climbers do not look at our passion in the way that I describe above. Whatever; that's okay. But I know that for many of us that learned to climb in the 80's and before, my description above might represent the ultimate climbing has to offer. I've never met Coz or DS, and Walt only briefly, but I believe that they probably had this experience on Southern Belle. Me: I'm still dreaming of having that experience, but have not the skill, boldness or time to live the dream. Nonetheless, it is a dream that I live with at one level or another, every single day.

Wow, did you guys really inspire us! Thank you.
MisterE

Trad climber
One Step Beyond!
Apr 8, 2009 - 08:42am PT
Bump
WBraun

climber
Apr 8, 2009 - 08:43am PT
What ya mean bump?

Get your ass up there instead ...
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Apr 8, 2009 - 08:52am PT
So I'd fall off, I don't think so, Werner!!!!
Walleye

climber
regnaD kciN's office
Apr 8, 2009 - 09:51am PT
It's Werners way of trying to drum of some business for S.A.R. He's running out of vehicles to wire.
MisterE

Trad climber
One Step Beyond!
Apr 8, 2009 - 09:57am PT
hehe. I am certainly a likely candidate, were I to get on it.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Apr 9, 2009 - 09:01am PT
BUMP, FOR WERNER!!!!11111
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Apr 9, 2009 - 07:53pm PT
Perhaps I'm the last one to get here. It was worth waiting for. Great stuff by all...
MH2

climber
Apr 10, 2009 - 06:10am PT
^^^
Or perhaps second to last.


A damn good story.


Who would not want to swim in the gold desert?
But who can?
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Apr 10, 2009 - 09:51am PT
Answer: Shultz, Coz, those beautiful golden worms and red serpents...
And the next Uberman who steps out to complete the thing.
It will happen.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Apr 10, 2009 - 10:04am PT
I went back and re-read some of what Scott wrote.

"Dave assured me the following pitch, the one Hank would get off route on and break his leg was the most scary of his life."

He says that Shultz, during the big run out pitch that subsequently Hank fell off, was yelling up to him where to go.

"I remember being lost where you were and have a shouting beta match with Shultz telling me where to go. That pitch you fell on was the worst one. I can remember every move to this day."

It looks to me that Leo or Dean found his way and Hank didn't.
This route would probably benefit from some very definitive beta on how to find one's way on that particular pitch.

Back in the day I recall oral history/beta was often very important to completing some of the neckier lines.
Rhodo-Router

Gym climber
above the play park
Apr 10, 2009 - 10:44am PT
"Shultz, Coz, those beautiful golden worms and red serpents...
And the next Uberman who steps out to complete the thing.
It will happen."

--In which Roy channels Werner. gives me an idea....like the faux Hemingway contest.
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Apr 10, 2009 - 11:14am PT
> It looks to me that Leo or Dean found his way and Hank didn't.
> This route would probably benefit from some very definitive beta on how to find one's way on that particular pitch.

I agree - an improved topo would be nice. Few may be willing to lead p4, but it would be nice if they could find the few bolts above.
I've been thinking of going to near the base with a telescope to see if I can find the bolts and improve the overlay/topo.
matty

climber
po-dunk
Aug 19, 2009 - 12:56pm PT
Sweaty palms bump.

Awesome, inspirational story.

Matt
micronut

Trad climber
fresno, ca
Aug 19, 2009 - 02:06pm PT
Hayden Kennedy, that kid who just waltzed the Bachar Yerian should go have a look.
kubok!3

climber
Austin, TX
Nov 11, 2009 - 12:45pm PT
One of the best stories I have ever read...
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