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Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 1, 2010 - 06:10pm PT
I have been thinking about JB a lot lately as the snow melts this season.

Phil Bard wrote this excellent tribute for the Sept/Oct 1983 issue of Mountain.







Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jul 1, 2010 - 06:11pm PT
Next week it will be one year since John died.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 3, 2010 - 11:50am PT
JB Memorial Bump!
the kid

Trad climber
fayetteville, wv
Jul 3, 2010 - 12:01pm PT
1986 was a great year and JB was on fire!
i remember these articles and the inspiration it provided so many climbers..
he will be missed very much this July 5th...
kurt
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 3, 2010 - 08:12pm PT
I am still working through it all a year later just like everybody else that knew him.
Watusi

Social climber
Newport, OR
Jul 3, 2010 - 10:54pm PT
God bless for sure!! See you man!!
Anastasia

climber
hanging from a crimp and crying for my mama.
Jul 3, 2010 - 11:11pm PT
:) Bump.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 5, 2010 - 02:48pm PT
I said I didn't mean to take up all your sweet time,
I'll give it right back one of these days.
And if I don't meet you no more in this world,
Then I'll meet you in the next one and don't be late, don't be late.


ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Jul 5, 2010 - 03:21pm PT
RIGHT ON Steve! Here's to our man Johnny.
Peace
Prezwoodz

climber
Anchorage
Jul 5, 2010 - 04:45pm PT
Jaybro, Dance of the Wu Li Masters is a book by Gary Zukav.

Its an overview / explanation of physics as they were current in 1980 or so as far as my book is concerned. It may have been updated since.

TripleS_in_EBs

climber
Poulsbo, WA
Jul 6, 2010 - 06:56pm PT
Kurt,
Your mention of 1986 reminds me of the one day link up of the Nose and Half Dome. When I first heard about it 24 years ago, it blew me away and I think I smiled for a couple of days straight because of it. In fact, it makes me smile right now, too. Thanks for the reminder.

The boys crossing Thank God Ledge
The boys crossing Thank God Ledge
Credit: Phil Bard

On top after weathering the thunderstorm
On top after weathering the thunderstorm
Credit: Phil Bard
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 6, 2010 - 09:59pm PT
Yup, that double-up blew my mind too! The separation being a factor as much as the pitch count.
Walleye

climber
The Hot Kiss on the end of a Wet Fist
Jul 7, 2010 - 12:00am PT
And it was crystalline, perfect that it was John and Peter that accomplished it...
Watusi

Social climber
Newport, OR
Jul 7, 2010 - 01:56am PT
Wow! Super shots of the link-up!!
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jul 7, 2010 - 02:13am PT
Someone buy that guy on the right a new tee shirt!
TripleS_in_EBs

climber
Poulsbo, WA
Jul 8, 2010 - 02:29am PT
Right on Walleye,
Absolutely perfect. The link up would have to be those two. Got to be. Great ascent, right people, at the right time.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 9, 2010 - 08:56pm PT
Bee-Bop Bump!
Watusi

Social climber
Newport, OR
Jul 10, 2010 - 04:36am PT
Geez..I just remembered that I was there the day that JB did the FA on "Sole Fusion." Brenda, his wife took that shot. Mike Lechlinski was belaying him and I think followed it...But that day I couldn't. We used to say gee maybe if we had those Fire's he was sporting? The rest is history...
the kid

Trad climber
fayetteville, wv
Jul 10, 2010 - 08:59am PT
Watusi, good story. i TRIED sole fusion once, could not get half way up the rig. JB was so far ahead of the "HEAD" game than everyone else.
I also remember that year (86) belaying him on (battle of the cosmic giants) project on medlicott, and being so intimidated at the belay as JB takes off on an overhang wall of black knobs with 2 hooks, couple pieces of pro and the hand drill... i think he got another bolt in and then we bailed. that route got rap bolted later and is now called Peace...

wild times..
ks
burp

Trad climber
Salt Lake City
Jul 12, 2010 - 06:11pm PT
The article in the thread came from the first Climbing mag I bought when I started climbing. Still have a cherished copy.

Had such an impact on impressionable new climber me, that as I look back ... the foundation for almost everything in my viewpoint of climbing was built from that article.

Everything climbing related went through this filter thereafter.

Enjoy!
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