Sunday, June 14, 2009

Bruce Bindner (RIP)

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"They seek those moments when time stands still. The catalysts are as varied as the individuals who pursue this path: a meteor shower; a night sky so star-filled that it snatches your breath; another rise of the sun over distant mountains vast and untouchable; dodging a rock careening crazily down a gully; a desperate icy struggle through whiteout and ground blizzard down to the safety of camp after an unsuccessful summit attempt; standing atop a mountain with a friend, the whole world at your feet, a blinding sun blazing out of a flawless sky, taking the time to watch that sun dip below the horizon even though camp is still many miles and many thousands of feet distant...

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...stumbling over boulders and through brush in the darkness; watching the starlight and the storm wrest for possession of the night sky, seated on a narrow ledge beside your rope-mate with only the clothes on your back for shelter, shivering the night away, knowing that, sometime in a distant place you cannot now touch, the world will once again grow bright, the sun will rise, and you will look out on the infant day with new eyes."

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(Images by Jerry Dodrill and friends on SuperTopo)

Links:
"One climb, one pitch, one move at a time" Tribute by Dingus Milktoast
Tall tales on the 'taco
Memorial Information

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Walt Shipley (RIP)

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Pushing the fun meter well into the red on the other side. Don't be late.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Climbing Magazine preview, Jan/Feb 1980

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Scans courtesy of Steve Grossman

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Separate Reality

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Twilight Zone

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John Yablonski (RIP)

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Wheat Thin

Vern Clevenger

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Mark Hudon

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Chris Falkenstein

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1096

Mark Chapman

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Anticipation

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Peter Croft

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Cathedral Rocks

Don Lauria. Peter Mayfield.

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El Cap, the gentleman's side

Ron Kauk

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Tales of Power

Dale Bard

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Sea of Dreams belay

Ammon McNeely

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El Cap Bivies: Horse Chute, Zodiac, Sea of Dreams

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Cover/Zenith

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Some have called the Yosemite Climber the class yearbook for the Valley.

Dean Potter

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Lost Arrow (Topo)

Steve Schneider

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Mescalito and Excalibur

John Bachar (RIP)

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Razors Edge

Mike Graham

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Bouldering in Camp 4

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Zodiac

Bill Westbay (RIP). Jim Bridwell. John Long.

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HohMan!