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Jeep Gaskin on first free ascent of the Womb, 1936, during the Depression and way, way, way before Bobby Rotert, Tom McMillan and Diff Richie did their free ascent; Crazy Joe Myers belaying. Notice Joe is barefooted because his EBs hurt so badly. Jeep's wearing EBs, the Cruel Shoes. I'd like to replace this photo on this website with a cleaned up version Ken Cangi so graciously provided. Mine's too blue;  <br /> <br />- Grover

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By Grover Cable
Oct 9, 2007

The story later. -- Grover Cable

By Nick Stayner
From: The Magic City
Apr 18, 2008

This photo is solid gold! Got any more classic NC shots?

By Bob Rotert
Sep 15, 2010

Love the Photo Grover! Very cool and stylish shirt Jeep has on. Not so sure about the date you placed on this one. \;o)

By michael s...
From: Asheville, NC
Feb 24, 2014

This picture is so damn tight. Back when men were men. Thanks for sharing!

By Don Hunley
May 24, 2014

The climb, Aerospace Cadet, on the Sun Wall
www.mountainproject.com/v/aerospace-cadet/106866610
was named for Joe Myers shown belaying in the Womb photo. He had gone off to join the Air Force so couldn't be there on the first ascent of that climb.

By JasonP
From: Clemson, SC
4 days ago

Sweet photo. Vintage climbing gold, although I'm almost certain he climbed it in 1836.

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Jeep Gaskin on first free ascent of the Womb, 1936, during the Depression and way, way, way before Bobby Rotert, Tom McMillan and Diff Richie did their free ascent; Crazy Joe Myers belaying. Notice Joe is barefooted because his EBs hurt so badly. Jeep's wearing EBs, the Cruel Shoes. I'd like to replace this photo on this website with a cleaned up version Ken Cangi so graciously provided. Mine's too blue;

- Grover

Submitted By: Grover Cable on Oct 9, 2007
On this route:
The Womb (5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c )