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Climbing Clubs


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Tom Hanson · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 950

Thoughout North American climbing history there have been loosely knit fringe groups, or clubs, that had names and held their partying to the same high standard as their climbing. A few examples of these clubs are: The Vulgarians, The Stonemasters, The DLFA, The Lower Sierra Eating Drinking and Farcing Society?
Are there any other climbing clubs like the ones above still in existence today?
Are there any other local clubs from those days that I am not aware of?
Perhaps someone can give me the correct name for The Lower Sierra Eating Drinking and Farcing group, as I am sure that I’ve butchered the correct name.
I am one of the founding foreskins of the DCCC, and I was a DLFA affiliate back in the late seventies til about 1982.
I’d love to hear about any other organizations from the past, or from today if any clubs like these still exist.

Tom Hanson · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 950

Oh, yeah, I forgot to mention The Banditos

Ken Klis · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2004 · Points: 175

FART (Freelance Alpine Research Team), some eastern Sierra dudes from the 70's, as told to me by Russ McLean.

Slater · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2005 · Points: 441

Does the Ken Klis Fan Club count?

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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