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Desert Towers Show, San Jose/Saratoga
Submitted By: Steve "Crusher" Bartlett on Mar 14, 2013

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Scheduled on Apr 5, 2013

Come and see Crusher Bartlett's slideshow at REI, Saratoga (almost in San Jose), April 5. Getting to the tops of the spindly desert towers of the Southwest has alway been a challenge and an adventure, from John Otto on Independence Monument in 1911, through David Brower on Shiprock in 1939, through Layton Kor in the 60s, up to the present day with hard, scary, free climbing epics, in the most colorful scenery on Earth.

Book signing of the award-winning "Desert Towers" book, to follow.

More info here:
rei.com/event/49774/session/68...

please remember to sign up for your place on the REI webpage. Seating is limited!

More info on the desert and the book, here:

deserttowersbook.com/

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By Steve "Crusher" Bartlett
Mar 31, 2013
Castleton Tower. First climbed in 1961 by Layton K...
Castleton Tower. First climbed in 1961 by Layton Kor and Huntley Ingalls, who narrowly escaped being fried by lightning during their ascent. Now one of the most popular towers in the desert.