I, the Climbing Curmudgeon, salute Mr. Baxter for his steel trap-like memory. I hear that Mr. Phillips's partner for that visionary ascent was the great Dan Millis - a climbing team known to have sent Earth Angel in a 6-hour Flagstaff-to-Flagstaff blast before Dan's high school graduation at noon that same day.
I would like to visit the use of the word "former". Was that "former" as in "formerly in Flagstaff", or "former" as in "formerly a hardman"? If the case is the latter, a violent demonstration of his current hardman-ness will be visited upon the sleepy town of Flagstaff, for he is the only person I know that is harder, better, faster, stronger, and grumpier than The Climbing Curmudgeon.
On behalf of Mr. Phillips, I also send a big SHOUT OUT to the great hardmen that came before him - Baxter, Taber, Karlstrom, Toula, Mish, Coats Brother 1, Coats Brother 2, The Honemaster, Hickman, The Banditos unlisted, et alia. These men set a standard that has yet to be revisited.
Mr. Phillips and I referred to said mini-tower as "Teetering Rock." For the record, I jugged it. The rock is/was the focus of a helicopter flyby in the Sedona IMAX movie, back when there was such a thing.