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27 Years of Climbing

This route is located in the Southern Region at The Gallery


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Closed Project Grade Unknown (Sport)

First Ascent: hasn't seen an FA
Length: 65ft
Bolts: 0 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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The next bolted line, just past the wide crack. Red tag, and several hangers missing. Tina and Jesse's route. Please respect the red tag.
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Owner: RRGCC

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Submitted by: nrd2052
Date: Apr 5th, 2011


Crankmas said on October 29th, 2007
is there a thought that this route could be redone as a tribute of sorts? I personally feel John would feel that way but ceratinly respect others thoughts as well
RRO said on October 29th, 2007
the route was being saved for jesse to get the fa. he has been out climbing more and more and will prob be ready for this line soon. i will ask tina about it next time i see her.
pigsteak said on November 30th, 2008
I don't mind finishing this if the help is needed. Any new news?
whatahutch said on September 16th, 2009
I can hang some of the "porter" hangers I made on this thing if needed. I got few now. Glad to put them where they are needed.
Wes said on September 16th, 2009
They are not needed. At. All. Anywhere really, but esp. on this route. This route is closed. And please, do not add your home made hardware to any route in the red.
whatahutch said on September 17th, 2009
I'm just playing. I know who's this route is. I wouldn't place them anywhere in the Red. Just on my own farm.
ynp1 said on March 5th, 2011
Whats the up date with this route? Looks kind of cool...
EricDorsey said on June 28th, 2011
yeah decent looking route, still waiting for the fa?
dustonian said on March 24th, 2012
going on 3+ years = abandoned
Saxman said on March 26th, 2012
Dustin, it will be opened when Tina and family decide. Until then please respect the community's tribute to leave this route undone until the family decide to do it or they decide to assign someone to do it for them. As you have stated in the past, there are a lot of other routes people can do and rock they can bolt.
dustonian said on March 26th, 2012
Huh? If this route is a tribute of some sort, it's a mysterious one. Perhaps a memorial plaque or something would be appropriate for those who aren't "in the know"?
dustonian said on March 26th, 2012
BTW, I never had any intention of finishing this route
ynp1 said on March 28th, 2012
Jon bolted a lot of great routes. Do you really think he would want a unfinished sport climb to be his memorial? Finish this climb, have some of his good friend get the FA and open it to the masses like Jon would have. I never met Jon, but have climbed and enjoyed many of his route. He was the King!
dustonian said on March 28th, 2012
climb2core said on March 28th, 2012
I don't think this route is about Jon's needs and wishes. Perhaps it is more about the needs and wishes of those who were close to him. I would suggest having someone contact those parties to gently see where their thoughts are. I would hesitate to say that their need to finish this route may outweigh the need the Red has for one more 10 or 11. That being said, if they do not intend to finish it, then lets find out.
Anonymous said on March 28th, 2012
i think it's significance is greatest in its current condition
climb2core said on March 28th, 2012
IMHO, that is kind of a glass is half empty end pessimistic way to look at it. The undone climb takes on meaning as a reminder of what we lost, when we lost Jon. Comversely, a climb that is finished by one of those in his inner circle would carry a message that his work continues to live on, even after his passing. Glass half full, or half is just how you want to see it. But I am an outsider and I don't have the facts, so my opinion really doesn't matter.
dustonian said on March 28th, 2012
I had no idea it was one of John's routes, nor do most visitors to the crag. A memorial plaque to the memory and many contributions of "King John" would inform all the people who go to the Gallery but don't know of his significance in the history of RRG climbing. Right now it is just an unfinished route unless you happen to know the story behind it.
toad857 said on March 28th, 2012
Finish it if you must, but this is one of the most congested spots anywhere in the Red. Last week there were spring breakers playing chess there (not a joke). No doubt waiting to get on 27 years.
dustonian said on March 28th, 2012
Sounds like a good spot for a plaque memorializing the King...
climb2core said on August 19th, 2013
Is this done, someone said they got on a new 11+ just right of 27 years...
PatrickBecerra said on June 9th, 2015
On 6 June 2015 there were still no hangers on this thing. The line looks fun enough, just not climbable on the current hardware.
Anonymous said on August 11th, 2016
how do we get ahold of the purported "owners" of this route? time to add hardware.
Anonymous said on June 28th, 2017
Does anyone care if I add some bolts to this thing?
Anonymous said on September 18th, 2020
Respects have been paid. The family would not want this redtagged forever.
Anonymous said on September 19th, 2020
show some respect
Anonymous said on September 29th, 2020
Fair warning. Apparently over the weekend, some numbnuts decided he would traverse right from the top of 27 Years to set up a TR on this thing for his gumball gym squad. Don't be this guy.
climb2core said on September 29th, 2020
I reached and spoke with Tina. She believes Jesse is still interested in the climb and will follow up to confirm. Until we hear otherwise, please stay off it. Yes, it's been a long time... but the world can wait a bit more for this one.