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steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Mar 30, 2011 - 05:10pm PT
Jaybrah - they gotta be out there. Lemme take another look...

rick d

climber
ol pueblo, az
Mar 30, 2011 - 07:10pm PT
jaybro-

there is a thing I did with ddc around the left end of what's my line call "the bet" (If i can free it and not curse once). 8-12" roof crack (but has a wall on one side).
Pennsylenvy

Gym climber
A dingy corner in your refrigerator
Apr 10, 2011 - 11:57pm PT
Next upon the list.......Tooth Rock. My job will have me driving by it many times this summer. Talked with the doctor about it and he's game! Biggest Spire in the Desert Southwest!!!??? Longest route in AZ? Sounds good. We better get at it before it get's too hot though.



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nature

climber
Kovalum Kerala India
Apr 14, 2011 - 11:52pm PT
^^^^^^__^^^^^^ WOW!
tenesmus

Trad climber
slc
Apr 16, 2011 - 11:34am PT
Hope you guys looove sand in your teeth! That formation is super soft and crumbly. The whole excarpment is full of walls and towers. Be sure to hit the Vermillion Cliffs Lodge when you're done as they make a nice Mixed Grill.
MisterE

Social climber
Cinderella Story, Outa Nowhere
Topic Author's Reply - May 9, 2011 - 12:59am PT
Wild and wonderful:

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See the baby head?

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drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
May 23, 2011 - 10:33am PT
Bump
weschrist

Gym climber
left sac
May 23, 2011 - 10:56am PT
Werd, this place is great. We got disoriented with all this wide open space and ended up hiking into Jack's in two separate location, only one had established routes... the other had excellent looking untouched stone. Not the best day for flip flops, but easier terrain to navigate with them than Tahoe.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
May 23, 2011 - 11:37am PT
Hey Erik, I heard about this book coming out... hallucinated that I had once held a proof copy in my hands....
MisterE

Social climber
Cinderella Story, Outa Nowhere
Topic Author's Reply - May 26, 2011 - 01:16am PT
A nice shot from a couple weeks ago:

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weschrist

Gym climber
left sac
May 26, 2011 - 11:35am PT
I did my old circuit at Priest Draw yesterday. Definitely appreciate that rock... super fun.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jul 3, 2011 - 02:41pm PT
Holiday Bump!
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Jul 3, 2011 - 05:04pm PT
Even though I only climbed once in Tuscon with Marty Woerner (sp?) in 1970, this is one of my favorite threads. Thanks for starting a real climbing thread Mr E!

Wish I had time to check some of this climbing out...
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jul 3, 2011 - 06:05pm PT
Marty is one of the grand old men of Tucson climbing and a good climber! He taught me some aid technique and was very helpful giving advice way back when I really needed it.

Did you know him back when he put up Duck Soup on the Sunshine Wall at Suicide? No partner listed in my older guides. Do you remember anything about that climb?

I have done it and recall the clipping stances being a bit dicey but it was put in on rappel, at least in part, if I recall correctly.
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Jul 3, 2011 - 06:31pm PT
Hey Stevo!

I might have known Marty before Duck Soup. He was very friendly and supportive of me as a greenhorn climber at the age of 15, and invited me and my older climbing partner, who could drive, out to Tucson for a tour.

About the only thing I remember from that trip is that he let us crash on the floor of a friend's house, or maybe it was his place, and at the crack of dawn two buck naked girls walked out of the back rooms, right past my head and opened the living room curtains!

whoa!

That really rocked my 15 year old world!

More details might be appropriate on another thread.


If you ever see Marty, please say hi, if he remembers me.


Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jul 3, 2011 - 07:14pm PT
That is hilarious and right in character!

Marty had that mojo working when I was hanging out with him also. I need to find him next time in Tucson.

No recollections from Duck Soup?
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Jul 3, 2011 - 07:51pm PT
I think I did Duck Soup way back when I was climbing as often as I possibly could, about 18 years old and I was just entering the 5.10 grade. As with 5.11 later, I had a mental block against moving out of the 5.9 category, as it was almost the hardest grade when I started climbing. This led me to be "overqualified" for easy 5.10s when I started trying them.

I might be confusing DS with 10 karat or 14 or whatever the other route over there on the right of Serpentine, but I remember thinking it wasn't as hard as I was expecting after hearing a lot of stories as to its difficulty. I did the SA of New Generation with Dave Antel around that time, and the 10th ascent of Valhalla before that, so I was comfortable on the Suicide edges.

Marty truly does stand out in my early years, along with Tim Harrison, as a kind and skilled climbing mentor.

drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Jul 3, 2011 - 08:01pm PT
Just interrupting to say that Warbler, you
were post 777, which means you're the
"Neighbor of the Beast".

And...
°Viva Tucson!

Continue gentlemen.
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Jul 3, 2011 - 08:07pm PT
I noticed that Jefe!

Lucky sevens, and three's a is how I'll look at it.

The Devil does reside under Tahquitz Rock in Indian legend though...

Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jul 3, 2011 - 08:21pm PT
Did he ever pop his front tooth out for you just for fun?

He hit himself with a wrench right in the front teeth and had a bridge that he would sometimes let drop out of position for effect with a grin.
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