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Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
May 8, 2015 - 10:36am PT
Bump for a jump...
bob

climber
May 8, 2015 - 11:08am PT
Help Me Mr. Wizard!     Granite Mountain
Help Me Mr. Wizard! Granite Mountain
Credit: bob
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
May 8, 2015 - 11:14am PT
Yeah bob.

Steve- I contemplated that jump....

That's me and your friend Mrs. Ghost on Thunderhead Spire.
It's an awesome little guy that would get climbed every day if it were in the parking lot like Hitchcock. I'm glad it's not.

I didn't remember that zone at all- hadn't been there since my earliest climbing days.
That's why I wanted to go back, for some easy stars.

We had done Rabbit Tracks and Jambrosia and I was like "Mari, we ain't leavin' without doing that lil spire!" I was happy to lead and enjoyed it but my height challenged partner and her friend found it difficult.

Credit: drljefe

Credit: drljefe

Credit: drljefe
giegs

climber
Flagstaff, Arizona
May 8, 2015 - 11:29am PT
Credit: giegs

Credit: giegs

Credit: giegs

Credit: giegs

Credit: giegs
PotatoHead

Trad climber
Nunya,ID
May 8, 2015 - 11:52am PT
Ray gun!!

Credit: PotatoHead
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
May 8, 2015 - 12:56pm PT
An amusing sidelight to that shot of Ray is that someone directly ripped it off for a pack advertisement and put a different head on it. I am not sure if they ever contacted Peter Noebels but it was blatant.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
May 8, 2015 - 12:58pm PT
I never knew that, weak!
PotatoHead

Trad climber
Nunya,ID
May 8, 2015 - 01:29pm PT
^^^
Very weak sauce!! Kinda like how I felt after clawing my way up that route Heat Wave. It's pretty stout
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
May 8, 2015 - 05:34pm PT
saw this 1983 photo posted by Crunch a few pages back of the Right Trinity Crack at the Oak Creek Canyon Overlook

photo by Crunch
photo by Crunch
Credit: little Z

thought it looked familiar and so I dug around some and found this:

Credit: little Z

a few feet higher, but the same stem-and-jam affair. Funny but I think the year was also 1983 as I'm still wearing EBs
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
May 8, 2015 - 07:21pm PT
Free soloed that one once. My hands fit nicely unlike Trinity Center and Left.
steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
May 8, 2015 - 08:11pm PT
Hands don't firt AT all in that thing. Horrendous size for me.
Mark Force

Trad climber
Ashland, Oregon
May 9, 2015 - 06:10am PT
Weird. Always seemed like the right trinity was the hardest. Gives me the heebee jeebees thinkin' about soloing it. Isaiah was more my speed.

Fun to see a picture of Ray! Good guy; used to climb with him a fair bit.

Anybody remember the spring Yosemite trip ('78?) when the Arizona contingent all got cheap, tacky aloha shirts from goodwill and wore them in the Valley?
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
May 9, 2015 - 06:13am PT
IThink I've soloed it too....
KevinK

climber
Flagstaff
May 9, 2015 - 09:12am PT
Hanging Judge, Winslow Wall
Hanging Judge, Winslow Wall
Credit: KevinK

Snowy morning in Flagstaff (2-4" last night). Winslow Wall bump
overwatch

climber
May 9, 2015 - 09:21am PT
Winslow wall looks great, got to get there this year.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
May 9, 2015 - 01:40pm PT
Checking that place out back when only a handful of routes had been climbed was pretty dreamy although the flash flood debris twenty feet up was rather sobering...

Watch the weather closely when you go there.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
May 14, 2015 - 11:41am PT
If you are fond of gneiss climbing it is hard to beat Windy Point for hidden character.

So many distinct crags and towers to explore and revisit.

Are the anchors still out on the lip on Thunderhead Spire?
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