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Kurt Smith, 1985. <br />No pads or spotters! <br />Photo by Blitzo.

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By M.Morley
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From: Sacramento, CA
Sep 8, 2006

Gotta appreciate the mullet and tube socks! Viva the 80s!

By Craig Childre
From: Lubbock, Texas
Jan 2, 2008

"In 1980, Jon Frank was the first Oklahoma climber to go to Yosemite Valley. . . The locals were amused to see Oklahoma plates pull into their parking lot, and when Jon opened his mouth the amusement turned to laughter.

"Gol-ly!" said Jon. "Look at those boulders!"

He eventually got to within one or two moves of the top of Midnight Lightning, the most notorious--and visible--boulder problem in Yosemite and one that still has only half a dozen ascents. The snickers subsided." - Oklahoma Rock by Doug Robinson

Just some history behind that problem.... Love the O.K. old guys who climbed only for the love of climbing... and most are still doing it today. Tube socks are great... need a spandex shot here to complete the tri-fecta...

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Kurt Smith, 1985.
No pads or spotters!
Photo by Blitzo.

Submitted By: Blitzo on Sep 7, 2006
On this route:
Midnight Lightning (V8 7B )