old walls-Iron Hawk

Search
Go

Discussion Topic

Return to Forum List
Post a Reply
Messages 1 - 66 of total 66 in this topic
deuce4

climber
Hobart, Australia
Topic Author's Original Post - Jan 26, 2009 - 09:39pm PT
























































Captain...or Skully

Social climber
North of the Owyhees
Jan 26, 2009 - 09:42pm PT
John, you're on a roll!
Gracias!
deuce4

climber
Hobart, Australia
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 26, 2009 - 09:44pm PT
That's it for now, the database has processed! Back to work, in other words. More soon, that was fun! cheers
goatboy smellz

climber
dirty south
Jan 26, 2009 - 09:59pm PT
Thanks for the splurge!
'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
Jan 26, 2009 - 10:03pm PT
Nice photos, much better scans. That Iron Hawk just seems to go on forever, doesn't it, with all the traversing. Man, that free climbing scared the crap out of me up there.
Bruce Perschbacher

climber
Carbonale,Ill. 62901.
Jan 26, 2009 - 11:39pm PT
Hi John,
Thanks for another superb set of pics.
Cheers,
Bruce.
Largo

Sport climber
Venice, Ca
Jan 26, 2009 - 11:43pm PT
Almost makes me feel young again. Gotta did the tennis shoes, JM.

JL
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jan 26, 2009 - 11:47pm PT
great stuff!
thanks John
Thorgon

Big Wall climber
Sedro Woolley, WA
Jan 26, 2009 - 11:53pm PT
Extremely nice!
Thanks for the effort!

Then & Now,
Thor
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
Apple Valley, California
Jan 27, 2009 - 12:06am PT
GREAT Pics, Deuce!
I fixed the exposure on one of them a bit for you.





Cosmic



Double D edit: Hey Dave, I just tried calling you but i got an answering machine.
Double D

climber
Jan 27, 2009 - 12:19am PT
Right on!...nailing in running shoes. It just goes to show where there's a will there's a way.

Walleye

climber
Inking the deal at Ralph Spoilsport Motors
Jan 27, 2009 - 12:22am PT
Nice trundle up there...

You did a wall with Musskelunge??



















You're GONNA DIE!!!!!!!
WBraun

climber
Jan 27, 2009 - 01:06am PT
Looks like Coz ran out of food .....
Moof

Big Wall climber
A cube at my soul sucking job in Oregon
Jan 27, 2009 - 12:31pm PT
Kickass pics. Gotta get off my ass this season...
hoipolloi

climber
A friends backyard with the neighbors wifi
Jan 27, 2009 - 07:48pm PT
bump . best thing on the site atm.

so bad ass thanks John
klaus

Big Wall climber
San F*#kincisco
Jan 27, 2009 - 08:56pm PT
nice trundle.

why dose Coz have his shorts half down?
Zander

Trad climber
Berkeley
Jan 27, 2009 - 09:08pm PT
cool
Scout 2

Trad climber
Placerville
Jan 28, 2009 - 05:00am PT
nice Shots, Classic

john whats the core-shot line on the traverse!
Thorgon

Big Wall climber
Sedro Woolley, WA
Jan 30, 2009 - 03:21am PT
Inspirational..


Thor
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Jan 30, 2009 - 11:30am PT
Nice John!

Hmmm...put it on the old man bucket list?
TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
Feb 6, 2009 - 02:46pm PT
BUMP!
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Feb 6, 2009 - 02:54pm PT
DOUBLE BUMP!

Gotta keep the real thing coming.
Mike.

climber
Feb 6, 2009 - 02:57pm PT
Super cool! Nike Cortez...classeeko! Looks like a blast...


Thanks, JM (and TK and other bumpers).
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Feb 6, 2009 - 03:04pm PT
pretty cool!
DJMac

Big Wall climber
Bonedale, CO
Feb 9, 2009 - 06:01pm PT
Duece, Really enjoyed the show man. I had the whole crew here at work looking and cooing over my shoulder. Sweet stuff!
BriGuy

Trad climber
SL,UT
Sep 26, 2009 - 06:51pm PT
This route looks like it has some cool corners and other features. Seems like most folks these days do the finishing option on NS for Iron Son. Actually, I think the 9-25 EC report had a party up there now.

Sure is a nice sized chunk of stone falling off...
the kid

Trad climber
fayetteville, wv
Sep 27, 2009 - 03:07pm PT
nice pics deuce! You and Russ and looking stylish on that route. what year was this?
I really want to do that route someday.
kurt
Dave Sessions

climber
Berkeley, CA
Nov 28, 2009 - 10:10pm PT
Good-grief, who are these two guys - they look really familiar. btw, they sure went to great lengths to hook up with some 'hot half-naked guys' on the top... the gentleman on the right looks very relieved that the 'disco box' made it intact!
Pate

Trad climber
The Lost Highway
Nov 29, 2009 - 11:04pm PT
ghetto blaster bump.

'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
Nov 29, 2009 - 11:20pm PT
One of my all-time favourite climbs! Bump for the cool ledge.
Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
Nov 30, 2009 - 09:11am PT
Too gripped to take photos of the free climbing pitches at the top?

Thanks for posting!
T H

climber
. . . not !
Dec 2, 2009 - 12:44pm PT
Thanks duece4 for the historical photos . I noticed that CF has a 4 part (?) series of instruction videos doing Iron Hawk if anyone is interested . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBEVTveNuR0
Pate

Trad climber
Feb 7, 2010 - 03:11pm PT
IRON HAWK bump
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Feb 7, 2010 - 03:54pm PT
Thanks for that Biotch. I didn't know about these good videos. Chris F and pal put a lot of work into these!
rincon

Trad climber
SoCal
Feb 7, 2010 - 05:33pm PT
I've got a couple pics..
Knifeblade Traverse

E
Pate

Trad climber
Mar 7, 2010 - 11:26am PT
deuce bump. almost prime-time for Zion routes...........
Kalimon

Trad climber
Ridgway, CO
Aug 6, 2010 - 05:00pm PT
Yellow jumar bump!
Pate

Trad climber
Aug 6, 2010 - 05:08pm PT
I love this thread.
OR

Trad climber
VT
Aug 6, 2010 - 07:21pm PT
HAAAAA! Coz your hair is huge......and yes you may have ran out of food that season.
Walleye

climber
The Hot Kiss on the end of a Wet Fist
Aug 6, 2010 - 07:54pm PT
Credit: Deuce-eye
Fat Dad

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Aug 6, 2010 - 07:55pm PT
Bump yet again.

I look at these pictures and I get all misty about the time I met a bud in the Valley to climb Iron Hawk. We hump our stuff up there get about a pitch and half up and he's climbing really slow, acting weird. I ask him what's going on with him and he fesses up that he cracked a couple of ribs earlier in the week. So much for that adventure.
'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
Aug 6, 2010 - 08:09pm PT
I learned how to solo on Iron Hawk in 1997. I hadn't soloed anything longer than a couple pitches prior to climbing it.

This flake was pretty detached at the time and I wonder if it's still there? It was too loose to place anything behind it for pro, so I hooked across it instead.

This shot of me and Wee-Wee was taken by a couple guys who passed me on the route. Old scan with crappy colour and resolution - sorry!

Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Aug 7, 2010 - 02:14pm PT
Anyone have a current topo of this route? I'd much appreciate it.
medusa

Trad climber
culver city
Aug 9, 2010 - 01:32pm PT
Coz talks about me not eating and looking kinda thin. Coz must of run out of food on that route lol!
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Aug 9, 2010 - 02:21pm PT
I love the contrast between these two dirtbags gear and Hudon's recent gear shots from Tribal Rite!

Make you feel a little affluent Mark?
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Aug 9, 2010 - 03:25pm PT
Oh yeah, but, don't forget, I sold all of my pro photography gear to by big wall gear.
Fuzzywuzzy

climber
suspendedhappynation
Aug 9, 2010 - 06:01pm PT
Anybody climbing El Cap is Rich.

Rich in memories!!!
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Aug 9, 2010 - 06:32pm PT
I had more food on my solo than it looks like Coz ate in the previous three months!
Llewelyn Moss

Big Wall climber
china beach
Aug 9, 2010 - 07:38pm PT
hahaha... nice!!! too funny.
TripL7

Trad climber
san diego
Aug 9, 2010 - 09:44pm PT
"Rich in memories!!!"

Amen!

TC, how bout sharing a few of those memories with us! Ya know, the fabled "Generation Gap" ascent of the Salathe' Wall with Millis. Or perhaps FA TR and the milk & cookies...

Edit: Maybe start another thread.

BTW: Walter/Allen/Millis, R.I.P.
medusa

Trad climber
culver city
Aug 9, 2010 - 09:49pm PT
Throwing bags of flaming sh#T that's insane, how big were the fires? LOLX2~
Uber classic photo I must say COZ brother!
Fuzzywuzzy

climber
suspendedhappynation
Aug 9, 2010 - 10:55pm PT
Oh man Russ and Duece and the guys took it all to another level!

When we first climbed El Cap the mystery was over...."Heck they did it, must not be too bad!!!
HaHaHa!!!

But those friendships and times will forever fuel me.

Thanks to all.

TC

ps Who isTrip7-ish?
martygarrison

Trad climber
Washington DC
Dec 29, 2010 - 12:31pm PT
While Ron and Dale were on the fa, bill denz and I were doing na. We all topped out on the same night and built a raging fire to seep by. Good memories.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Aug 21, 2011 - 03:24am PT
So once I heard that this free pitch up high was 5.10c, but I've also read 5.9R, so which is it? And is it really the crux of Iron Hawk?

Are people really doing Iron Son to avoid this pitch? I mean, it's easy to say it's because of the slabs, but is it really??
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Aug 22, 2011 - 11:57am PT
Bump fer my unanswered Iron Hawk questions!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Carson city Nev.
Aug 22, 2011 - 12:02pm PT
bump for CLASSIC brilliance!
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Aug 22, 2011 - 12:06pm PT
It wouldn't surprise me that Ron and Dale rated it 5.9 and it's called .10c nowadays!
dave

climber
Earth
Aug 22, 2011 - 12:07pm PT
maybe .10c, if you free the first 10 or so feet right off the anchor ( a thin crack, which you could easily aid before getting into the .9 business), then yes .9 r after that, not bad though just be careful what you pull on. We freed that pitch (my partner led it) I followed it, thankfully, because a hold broke on me and I went for the pendy, fortunatley it was close to the bolt so I didn't swing to far, if I were leading and that happened, woa man!! The crux? Nah, just more rock climbing.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Aug 22, 2011 - 02:19pm PT
Thanks for the replies gang. As I told Deuce, I never would've thought twice about some run 5.9 on breakable holds in my 20's.

But in my 50's I'm heavier, weaker, not as bold and have family and such. So there....HA!!!

I would also think that most of the sketch holds would be gone by now....
FrankZappa

Trad climber
80' from the Hankster
Aug 22, 2011 - 03:33pm PT
Climbed the Hawk in 2000. My partner is a really strong free climber so he led both of those pitches and I followed them free. Aside from that aidable move off the belay mentioned above, the climbing certainly is not 10c but maybe 9+/10- and anything too hard is protected, and everything else is not. The bolts had just been replaced as well. I don't remember any loose rock; we thought the climbing was really quality and fun, which is why after leading he told me I should follow the pitch, and that was more fun than jugging up a traversing slab. Probably the "hard" part is the mental transition from being on overhanging rock in aiders for a few days, to free climbing a featured slab.
rincon

Trad climber
SoCal
Aug 7, 2012 - 01:44pm PT
Iron Hawk
Iron Hawk
Credit: E.E.
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Aug 7, 2012 - 01:54pm PT
Drilling those bolts right there, straight up, into the roof, must have been a nightmare!
rincon

Trad climber
SoCal
Aug 7, 2012 - 01:57pm PT
Drilling those bolts right there, straight up, into the roof, must have been a nightmare!

I thought the same thing. What a proud route by Dale Bard and Ron Kauk way back in 1978.

And some great photos by Duece. I like the one of him setting out on the Knifeblade Traverse racked for bear!
neversummer

Trad climber
30 mins. from suicide USA
Aug 7, 2012 - 02:45pm PT
BUMP
Rollover

climber
Gross Vegas
Jun 9, 2013 - 12:19pm PT
Bump for quality
Rollover

climber
Gross Vegas
Dec 25, 2013 - 11:01am PT
Bump
Messages 1 - 66 of total 66 in this topic
Return to Forum List
Post a Reply
 
Our Guidebooks
Check 'em out!
SuperTopo Guidebooks


Try a free sample topo!

 
SuperTopo on the Web

Review Categories
Recent Trip Report and Articles
Recent Route Beta
Recent Gear Reviews