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Blakey

Trad climber
Sierra Vista
Jan 26, 2013 - 05:49pm PT
Hmmm,

It looked really scary, my recollection is of a shallow U shaped runnel, quite smooth, about 18 inches deep and not much wider. A lonely old bolt really high up it (the runnel). Not far below a tree. I couldn't for the life of me figure how that was placed.

I see a tree is mentioned in the guidebook description. SO that must have been it. It looked a real horror show! 5.10 Hah! Much respect ;-)

Steve
MisterE

Social climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 26, 2013 - 08:22pm PT
Great story, Steve!
Off White

climber
Tenino, WA
Jan 26, 2013 - 08:41pm PT
I like this thread.



Mt Lemmon, mid 80's. Check out all that hair on Mr. Grossman. Question of Balance maybe?
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Jan 26, 2013 - 09:20pm PT
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drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Jan 26, 2013 - 11:54pm PT
Credit: drljefe
MisterE

Social climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 27, 2013 - 12:02am PT
Isolation:

Credit: MisterE
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 27, 2013 - 12:21am PT
Off- Seventh Sojourn I think. Right in the same area.

Edge of Delight second choice.
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Feb 3, 2013 - 09:04pm PT
Credit: drljefe
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Feb 3, 2013 - 09:37pm PT
Credit: drljefe
Blakey

Trad climber
Sierra Vista
Feb 4, 2013 - 06:10pm PT
Cragaholics Dream
Cragaholics Dream
Credit: Blakey

Table for Two
Table for Two
Credit: Blakey
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Feb 13, 2013 - 07:31pm PT
Credit: drljefe
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Feb 13, 2013 - 07:33pm PT
I should go back to Cocheese.
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Social climber
SLO, Ca
Feb 13, 2013 - 07:44pm PT
One fine spring I was leading Waterslip Down, barely visible in Jefe's picture if you know where to look. I grabbed a biner with three TCUs on it and plugged one in. I gave it a tug and it pulled right out.

I wasn't expecting that and the yanking motion made me whip right off. Making matters worse I dropped the TCUs, which landed in the pond and sank to the bottom.

Here is a picture from above lifted from Mountain Project (i'll remove if anyone cares).

Credit: mountain project

I finished the route and then rapped back down. I could see the TCUs- luckily they had a pink sling. I could also see from the melting snow that the water was about 34 degrees. Nevertheless it had to be done. I stripped down nekid and made the free dive for the cams. Burr!!!111.

drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Feb 13, 2013 - 07:51pm PT
Credit: drljefe

"THERE WAS SHRINKAGE!!!"
good story.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Feb 13, 2013 - 07:54pm PT
Looks like the weather is going to be good in the Stronghold the first week in March. Keep an eye out for a guy with grey hair and a 20 year old white Sportsmobile.
Blakey

Trad climber
Sierra Vista
Feb 15, 2013 - 06:14pm PT
Sooo jealous. :-(
rick d

climber
ol pueblo, az
Feb 15, 2013 - 07:16pm PT
on site at night!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MisterE

Social climber
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 15, 2013 - 08:26pm PT
Dougald's Right at The Overlook.

Credit: MisterE

The Overlook is hands-down my favorite place to climb with the wife. Tons of moderate trad climbs.
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Feb 15, 2013 - 10:24pm PT
Beggars Banquet or Table for Two...hmmmmm
I'm hungry!
pk_davidson

Trad climber
Albuquerque, NM
Feb 20, 2013 - 05:40pm PT
"on site at night!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "
+1, I was there

Waterslip Down, one my favorite routes at the forks for some odd reason.

Overlook, always has had a special place in my climbing heart.
Although the last few trips, I've found the old moderates to not be quite so moderate. Guess it's a lot about what you're used to being on.

Some Overlook stuff:
Chicken Wings - an obscure line, now in the no climbing zone.
Chicken Wings - an obscure line, now in the no climbing zone.
Credit: pk_davidson

FFA of Agent Orange: Steve Grossman stealing the thunder
FFA of Agent Orange: Steve Grossman stealing the thunder
Credit: pk_davidson

TC &#40;Timmy Coats&#41; in the business of Agent Orange
TC (Timmy Coats) in the business of Agent Orange
Credit: pk_davidson

TC pulling the final roof <br/>
Note the belay... <br/>
That grand old Juniper...
TC pulling the final roof
Note the belay...
That grand old Juniper is no longer there !
Credit: pk_davidson

Grossman/Davidson as young lads
Grossman/Davidson as young lads
Credit: pk_davidson
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