Fish Hook Arete Mt. Russell FA Cleare Colliver 1975

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Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 7, 2009 - 12:23am PT
Beautyous Maximus!!!
Inner City

Trad climber
East Bay
Feb 7, 2009 - 12:49am PT
Wow Jerry, wonderful pictures! thanks!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 27, 2009 - 12:38pm PT
On a Cleare day...bump!
BlueGuy84

Trad climber
Bakersfield, CA
Jun 30, 2009 - 03:48am PT
Can't wait to do it! Bump
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 2, 2010 - 05:32pm PT
To go along with the excellent TR for this classic!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jul 3, 2010 - 03:37am PT
hey there say, steve... thanks for the really great bump here...

will have to come tomorrow and read it though...
am off to sleep now... just wanted to rebump it
and say thanks...
:)
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 12, 2011 - 04:34pm PT
Catch and release...bump!

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/388797/Mt-Russell-Fishook-Arete
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 11, 2012 - 09:41pm PT
Classic Sierra Bump...
Nohea

Trad climber
Living Outside the Statist Quo
Feb 11, 2012 - 10:52pm PT
Fish hook has always been a desired climb. Thanks for sharing the great story and fotos.

Gotta suck it up and send!

Aloha,
Will
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 17, 2012 - 10:16pm PT
Catch and release Bump...
docsavage

Trad climber
Albuquerque, NM
Jun 29, 2012 - 03:45pm PT
I have the Cleare book! Have had it since it was published 30-odd years ago - i.e., as long as Fish-hook has been on my tick list. I always wondered when the route would get credit as the Cleare-Colliver....
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - May 25, 2015 - 09:24am PT
On a another Cleare day...
BeeHay

Trad climber
San Diego CA
May 25, 2015 - 05:22pm PT
Did it with Kelly, late 70's. As you can tell, he was pleasedů

Credit: BeeHay
crankster

Trad climber
May 25, 2015 - 05:55pm PT
One of my favorite High Sierra climbs.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 5, 2016 - 01:38pm PT
Sierra Bump...
Don Lauria

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Jun 9, 2016 - 11:47am PT
What do you do, Steve, bump this once a year?

Three month's after Colliver/Cleare did the arete, in September 1974, Gary talked TM Herbert and me into doing another route he scouted on the arete trip:

Mt. Russell, Southwest Buttress. On September 1, Gary Colliver, TM Herbert, and I climbed a steep crack in the south-facing western-most buttress of Mt. Russell. Two horrifying cracks are apparent when the buttress is viewed from the western side of Whitney-Russell Col. We chose the less horrifying left-hand crack and found the climbing steep but surprisingly easy. The first pitch is loose and requires caution if one is desirous of company on the summit. There were four pitches of F7 and F8 climbing, one of which TM described as "the most enjoyable crack I've ever led". He did this with only minimal Herbertian whimpering. Easier climbing led to the summit.

-excerpted from the AAJ #49

Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 3, 2016 - 04:30pm PT
This is one of those threads that I bump on a regular basis in hopes that it might catch on and get a story from one of you guys. Thanks for biting.
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