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At Glacier Point in 1980 at 28 years old, but looking around 15.
At Glacier Point in 1980 at 28 years old, but look...
Early morning in Camp 4 in 1980. Stiff after getting out of bed? Either that or something else. Wearing my old and much loved Sierra Designs 60/40 and down sweater. The down sweater outlasted the 60/40. In my hands are the 71 Roper Yosemite guide and a photocopy of the first Meyers and/or Reid Yosemite topos guide.
Early morning in Camp 4 in 1980. Stiff after getti...
1975. Rich Perch on the right and Don Hamilton after an apparently tough ascent of The Nose. Rich is now a district ranger in Rock Mountain National Park after many years rangering in the Tetons, Moab and elsewhere.
1975. Rich Perch on the right and Don Hamilton aft...
Marginal Line 5.9 on the Apron in 1980. That was the rather low pinnacle of my slab climbing career. I could never do runouts like this these days.
Marginal Line 5.9 on the Apron in 1980. That was t...
Serenity Crack at the Royal Arches area. 2 pitches of 10a lead to the tree and then a short 10d thin fingers crux leads up and right to a ledge. Sons of Yesterday, another 7 pitches or so of 9 and some 10 continues up from there.
Serenity Crack at the Royal Arches area. 2 pitches...
Brother Paul leading P1 on the famous pin scar pockets that in great part led to the clean climb revolution of the early 70s. You might be able to get a mediocre mid-sized TriCam in a pocket, but otherwise there's no gear for a long way off the ground. The first bolt is another 10' above Paul. The climbing is 5.9 or so.
Brother Paul leading P1 on the famous pin scar poc...
P2 of Serenity Crack 10a. The crux is switching to the right crack.
P2 of Serenity Crack 10a. The crux is switching to...
Paul is making the crux move switching cracks on the 10a P2 of Serenity Crack.
Paul is making the crux move switching cracks on t...
Serenity Crack 10d and Sons of Yesterday 10a. Serenity Crack climbs in 3 pitches from the bottom center of the photo to the first tree and then angles right to a ledge. Sons of Yesterday continues for about 7 pitches following cracks to the right of the huge left facing corner.
Serenity Crack 10d and Sons of Yesterday 10a. Sere...
P1 of Sons of Yesterday. 5.9 or so.
P1 of Sons of Yesterday. 5.9 or so.
P2 or P3 (?) of Sons of Yesterday. Like all the pitches, 5.9 or so.
P2 or P3 (?) of Sons of Yesterday. Like all the pi...
Paul on the last pitch that we climbed. This was one of the cruxes for us. The pitch continues up and right from the end of the traverse via a crack that was too wide for the gear we (meaning Paul) had.
Paul on the last pitch that we climbed. This was o...
Middle Cathedral with the Cathedral Spires to the left. The too populat Central Pillar of Frenzy, 5.9 or so, follows right facing flakes and cracks at the center of the photo for 5 or more pitches.
Middle Cathedral with the Cathedral Spires to the ...
I have to post one photo of El Cap. The Nose, which I climbed in 75 with Dick Saum. The upper part of the Nose climbs the huge dihedral just left of the sun/shadow line. The dihedral left of that is upper Muir Wall. The ledges catching a little sun just above the tree tops to the right of center are Dolt Tower and El Cap Tower, two good ledges on the lower Nose.
I have to post one photo of El Cap. The Nose, whic...