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Apr 22, 2013
Rodger leading the first pitch on bishop Jaggers; ...
It saddens me to report that Layton Kor passed away last night. He had been in poor health for some time, and finally died in his sleep at his home in Kingman, AZ, as a result of renal failure and complications from prostate cancer. Rodger Raubach
Joined May 31, 2010
6,646 points
Apr 22, 2013
Legendary man, with a legendary legacy. He will be remembered in the routes and the people he touched. Sean O' Grady
Joined Oct 23, 2011
1 points
Apr 22, 2013
Imaginate
I love climbing the routes he put up and thinking what it must have been like in his day. RIP. David Appelhans
From Medford, MA
Joined Nov 11, 2007
350 points
Apr 22, 2013
Crack Test Dummies EPC
Very sad news... R.I.P. Mr. Kor, you will be missed. Thank you for your great contribution to our sport. Condolences to the family. Richard Fernandez
From Flagstaff, AZ
Joined Nov 23, 2008
801 points
Apr 22, 2013
Axes glistening in the sun
This guy put up some damn hard routes without the modern tools we enjoy. Hardcore! RIP and condolences to the family. "H"
From Manitou Springs
Joined Feb 13, 2006
59 points
Apr 22, 2013
What a legend. RIP. We will be forever thankful for your contributions to our lives. Ben Lock
From Cedar City, UT
Joined Feb 11, 2011
14 points
Apr 22, 2013
I get excited over a large desert rack
RIP. Love his routes. What a legend! rob rebel
From Denver, co
Joined Jan 20, 2006
35 points
Apr 22, 2013
The great One--- i will dedicate an fa in the Black to him this year john strand
From southern colo
Joined May 22, 2008
2,265 points
Apr 22, 2013
Rodger leading the first pitch on bishop Jaggers; ...
Layton was about the quickest climber I've ever climbed with. We did the Northcutt-Carter on Hallett peak in just a hair over 3 hours in 1961, and that was placing and pulling pitons. We also did the "Bulge" in Eldo after he got off work one evening; 40 minutes car-to-car; again placing and pulling pitons. It's hard to lose a friend of 54 years! We ALL miss him! Rodger Raubach
Joined May 31, 2010
6,646 points
Apr 22, 2013
awesome rodger----- i love it

I climbed a lot with George Hurley from the sametime frame, great guy
john strand
From southern colo
Joined May 22, 2008
2,265 points
Apr 22, 2013
So many classic routes with his name on them. He'll be remembered by climbers forever. RIP Layton Kor. Bill Ballace
From Pullman,WA
Joined May 26, 2005
577 points
Apr 22, 2013
Belaying at Ouray
We had the immense joy of seeing him give a slide show in Boulder a few years ago. For being a legend in the climbing world, he sure seemed like a humble and wonderful human being. Thank you for the endless inspiration Mr Kor. Rest in peace. climber73
From Fort Collins, CO
Joined Mar 26, 2007
248 points
Apr 22, 2013
 Morning Dew ,self portrait
May the four winds blow him safely home. A true inspiration. s.price
From PS,CO
Joined Dec 1, 2010
1,363 points
Apr 22, 2013
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
Rodger Raubach wrote:
Layton was about the quickest climber I've ever climbed with. We did the Northcutt-Carter on Hallett peak in just a hair over 3 hours in 1961, and that was placing and pulling pitons. We also did the "Bulge" in Eldo after he got off work one evening; 40 minutes car-to-car; again placing and pulling pitons. It's hard to lose a friend of 54 years! We ALL miss him!


A real loss of a legend..I did the N-C on Hallett's back in mid 80's and it took us about 12 hours!!!,,,some real classic Kor routes all across the southwest never to be forgotten. Our hearts go out to his family.
Woodchuck ATC
Joined Nov 29, 2007
3,091 points
Apr 22, 2013
Lead the way my friend...as you have for all of us to follow. Such an inspiration to be in the shadow of... We will always be looking up at you! Christa Messick
Joined Jun 5, 2007
0 points
Apr 22, 2013
What a man. What a collection of routes. My tears honor one of the greats.

I now haz some serious drinking to do as I toast this giant who walked amongst us.
James Crump
Joined Dec 17, 2008
200 points
Apr 22, 2013
Mashers Tower
RIP to a great climber and true visionary.

Thank you for your routes and inspiration, yours was a long, rich life.

CJC
Cornelius Jefferson
Joined Apr 5, 2006
163 points
Apr 22, 2013
Rodger leading the first pitch on bishop Jaggers; ...
James-

I didn't really have this morose mood set in until just a while ago, but the man really encouraged me...a nobody in the climbing world...to aspire to bigger and better things. I'm breaking out my finest Cognac to give him a final "Berg Heil!"
Rodger Raubach
Joined May 31, 2010
6,646 points
Apr 22, 2013
The first harder Kor route I did was Outer Space. Totally gassed on the upper "easy" section, I found a rest and looked around. I saw the initials "LK" neatly carved into the rock a good arm and half length's away from me. That dude had a serious reach, physically, historically, geographically, and enthusiastically.

RIP LK
Clifton Santiago
Joined Apr 22, 2010
0 points
Apr 24, 2013
summit of the North Sister
R.I.P.
Truly one of the greatest and most inspirational climbers ever.
Paul Irby
From moab, ut
Joined Jan 22, 2010
161 points
Apr 24, 2013
Another legend gone but never forgotten. Paul Davidson
Joined Jan 22, 2007
969 points
Apr 26, 2013
Layton passed away with significant medical, funeral, and other expenses. Friends of Layton's have set up a website for donations in Layton's memory to help Layton's wife, Karen Kor, with those expenses.

The website address is: www.youcaring.com/memorial-fundraiser/support-for-layton-kor>>>

All donations go straight to Karen with no intermediaries and no fees. Please give generously and spread the word!
Chris Archer
Joined Jan 1, 2001
842 points
Apr 26, 2013
An inspirational climber and a true hardman. I have enjoyed climbing his routes over the years. RIP Mr. Kor. Thanks for all of your efforts. Eric Wydeven
From austin, tx
Joined Jan 17, 2013
7 points
May 21, 2013
Credits: Marty TwoBulls m2bulls.com  indiancountry...
Chris Archer wrote:
Please give generously and spread the word!

*bump* I just got to this, So sorry to hear :(

I never met Layton but glad I waited in a line @Neptunes for his show and some live-action stories not too long ago. RIP Layton~ thank you for all your sweat & years..

everymomentoflifeisprecious
kirra
Joined Feb 1, 2006
724 points


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