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Who is Rob Drysdale? The guy on the plaque on the rock. It amazes me that enough time has passed that many of the climbers pulling down here  may have just been establishing their first steps when Rob and friends were developing the area in the early 90's. Rob had just started school in Flagstaff in 1991. Before that he spent 2 years climbing at Devil's Lake Wisconsin. We called him the Condor because of his long body. Rob was a gentle, soft spoken giant who let his climbing talent do the talking. For those of you lucky enough to call this area home, you have a great guardian spirit in Rob.
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bob bickford
Mar 10, 2010
Who is Rob Drysdale? The guy on the plaque on the rock. It amazes me that enough time has passed that many of the climbers pulling down here may have just been establishing their first steps when Rob and friends were developing the area in the early 90's. Rob had just started school in Flagstaff in 1991. Before that he spent 2 years climbing at Devil's Lake Wisconsin. We called him the Condor because of his long body. Rob was a gentle, soft spoken giant who let his climbing talent do the talking. For those of you lucky enough to call this area home, you have a great guardian spirit in Rob.  
I had the honor of climbing the Jacuzzi Spire with Rob a few weeks prior to his passing. He was an all around stellar guy and a true inspiration. Jul 10, 2013
JJ Schlick
Flagstaff, AZ
JJ Schlick   Flagstaff, AZ  
Beautiful Bob. I grew up in La Crosse WI, just as Rob did but a few years apart. Never had the chance to meet him personally, but we shared the same mentor David Groth. Sometimes, in certain local areas, I swear I am channeling him... Oct 9, 2010

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