Less is More, Braj.


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King Tut · · Citrus Heights · Joined Aug 2012 · Points: 200
Ted Pinson · · Chicago, IL · Joined Jul 2014 · Points: 45

How am I supposed to protect offwidths if I don't bring the kitchen sink?

King Tut · · Citrus Heights · Joined Aug 2012 · Points: 200
Ted Pinson wrote:How am I supposed to protect offwidths if I don't bring the kitchen sink?
Yep, most of the classic Yose chimneys and OWs were done with minimal to no pro.

If you were Harding, you had to have Dolt or George Whitmore make pro for you by sawing up old junk.

Original Nose rack.
Eric Engberg · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2009 · Points: 0
Ted Pinson wrote:How am I supposed to protect offwidths if I don't bring the kitchen sink?
Maybe you should take the stove legs
King Tut · · Citrus Heights · Joined Aug 2012 · Points: 200
C Brooks · · Fresno, CA · Joined Feb 2015 · Points: 461

Climbing didn't begin in Yosemite, and there were plenty of hard-men and women before Harding, Robbins et al.

I have climbed some of this guys routes - they are still fun, and I can't imagine doing in 1916

Conrad Kain c. 1916

King Tut · · Citrus Heights · Joined Aug 2012 · Points: 200
C Brooks wrote:Climbing didn't begin in Yosemite...
Of course not. No one is suggesting that.

However, I am suggesting that there are American climbing roots there, as there are in other places too, particularly when it comes to climbing gear.
King Tut · · Citrus Heights · Joined Aug 2012 · Points: 200
King Tut · · Citrus Heights · Joined Aug 2012 · Points: 200
King Tut · · Citrus Heights · Joined Aug 2012 · Points: 200
Patrick Corry · · PA · Joined Nov 2015 · Points: 0

In the first photo...note the shaped leather shoulder/neck protector for Dulfer style rapelling that Harding is wearing on his right shoulder. I still have mine from the mid-60's, used for rapping on laid Goldline ropes of the day. Saved some painful neck burns!

King Tut · · Citrus Heights · Joined Aug 2012 · Points: 200
Patrick Corry wrote:In the first photo...note the shaped leather shoulder/neck protector for Dulfer style rapelling that Harding is wearing on his right shoulder. I still have mine from the mid-60's, used for rapping on laid Goldline ropes of the day. Saved some painful neck burns!
That's awesome Patrick!

I remember seeing some nasty burns on a guy in Camp 4 once that thought the Dulfer was gonna be ok on a rappel that turned out to be steeper than expected.
King Tut · · Citrus Heights · Joined Aug 2012 · Points: 200
Healyje · · PDX · Joined Jan 2006 · Points: 100
Healyje · · PDX · Joined Jan 2006 · Points: 100

And way, way, way less...Harold Lloyd. Bummer he didn't make it to Dresden; he would have killed it.

From 'Safety Last', 1923

DavisMeschke Guillotine · · Pinedale, WY · Joined Oct 2013 · Points: 45

Every generation stands on the backs of giants...

Sometimes you need to look back to see how far you've come. But turn around and see that you still have quite a ways to go.

King Tut · · Citrus Heights · Joined Aug 2012 · Points: 200
King Tut · · Citrus Heights · Joined Aug 2012 · Points: 200
C Brooks · · Fresno, CA · Joined Feb 2015 · Points: 461

Conrad Kain, Albert MacCarthy and William Foster -- Mt. Robson 1913
Photo by Byron Harmond

Climbing big mountains in 1913 - now that's "less is more"
Alpine style at the turn of the century

Mark E Dixon · · Sprezzatura, Someday · Joined Nov 2007 · Points: 234

Paul Preuss

https://issuu.com/randisi/docs/mauerhakenstreit_complete_illustrated

Solo'ed, up and down, 1912, 5.9

C Brooks · · Fresno, CA · Joined Feb 2015 · Points: 461

^ badass

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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