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Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 26, 2013 - 10:29am PT
Blakey- The original rap route goes down Son of Gums which is a variation of Cap'm Pissgums which heads left after the crux opening pitch.

An unrepeated tower tour called the Tour du Jour takes in all the summits in the main Rockfellow group and accesses the End Pinnacle with a rappel and clever giant hexentric throw to gain the final summit. Son of Gums is the finishing line once you can get to it.
Blakey

Trad climber
Sierra Vista
Jan 26, 2013 - 02:49pm 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 - 05:22pm PT
Great story, Steve!
Off White

climber
Tenino, WA
Jan 26, 2013 - 05:41pm 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 - 06:20pm PT
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drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Jan 26, 2013 - 08:54pm PT
Credit: drljefe
MisterE

Social climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 26, 2013 - 09:02pm PT
Isolation:

Credit: MisterE
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 26, 2013 - 09:21pm 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 - 06:04pm PT
Credit: drljefe
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Feb 3, 2013 - 06:37pm PT
Credit: drljefe
Blakey

Trad climber
Sierra Vista
Feb 4, 2013 - 03:10pm 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 - 04:31pm PT
Credit: drljefe
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Feb 13, 2013 - 04:33pm PT
I should go back to Cocheese.
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Social climber
SLO, Ca
Feb 13, 2013 - 04:44pm 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 - 04:51pm PT
Credit: drljefe

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

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Feb 13, 2013 - 04:54pm 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 - 03:14pm PT
Sooo jealous. :-(
rick d

climber
ol pueblo, az
Feb 15, 2013 - 04:16pm PT
on site at night!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MisterE

Social climber
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 15, 2013 - 05:26pm 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 - 07:24pm PT
Beggars Banquet or Table for Two...hmmmmm
I'm hungry!
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