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Trad climber
The Lost Highway
Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 30, 2009 - 02:37pm PT
There are so many great stories and photos, days and days of reading and beta.
Here is a growing list of links that contain climbing related history.

Dolt Photos- First Ascent Of Totem Pole

Dolt Stories

Winter Climbing in UK + Nanda Devi

Paul Preuss- Founding Father Of Style

Carleton Watkins- Yosemite Images from 150 years ago

Up Rope, I'm Not MOving First Ascent Of Basketcase

2nd Free Ascent Of Basketcase


climbing '57 Style

Royal Robbins "This importing business is a real can of......"

Arizona Climbing Appreciation Thread

Mark Powell,Royal and the S. Californians

Nose In A Day by Hudon

Cathedral Spires TR

El Gran Trono Blanco

Al Nelson's Letter of Advice to a Young Climber '76

Desert Climbing In The '30's

Shiprock Climbing History

Dihedral Wall FA+ Extras

CrackJacks From '64

The Warren Harding I Remember

Old Climbers- Regale Me With Tales Of Hexes And Tri-cams

History Of Climbing In Idyllwild

Yabo Article From Long Ago

Two Historic Letters From Wall Of Early Morning Light

Warren Harding's Letter Quitting the AAC

Sacherer Cracker Or Sacherer Crackerer?

'70s Bolt Protected Runout Slab Climbing

Bridwell Stories

Stance Drilling

'76 Seneca Guide

TR- Beckey- Coonyard BITD

Joshua Tree Appreciation Thread

Portraits Of Sierra Climbers


First Ascent Of Hoodwink

A Day In Broderick Canyon

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Nov 30, 2009 - 03:14pm PT
OOO OOOO ooooo!!!
Don't forget this one, just about my all time fave.

Frank Sacherer--1940-1978

Just the number of historical figures that posted to that thread makes it worth the looong read!

Trad climber
The Lost Highway
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 30, 2009 - 03:14pm PT
Chuck Grossman, Master Of Strings And Stacks

Trad climber
The Lost Highway
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 30, 2009 - 03:16pm PT
Thanks bb.........everyone- feel free to add, this list goes back about 1500 posts, there are a ton more. Obviously.
John Mac

Trad climber
Littleton, CO
Nov 30, 2009 - 03:17pm PT
Thanks a bunch for doing this community service!
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Nov 30, 2009 - 07:11pm PT
Hey! Thanks for including my TR here.

Nov 30, 2009 - 07:15pm PT
I'm glad they came out with larger pro. I'd have to be real low on pro for those
sophisticated stacks.
Tim Camuti

Trad climber
Dec 2, 2009 - 03:12am PT
Not to forget the (first? hopefully?) threads that got published
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 2, 2009 - 10:38am PT
Could be time for a separate tab for historical threads much like the TR and Beta categories. Otherwise, some of the aces get lost in the shuffle.

Trad climber
The Lost Highway
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 2, 2009 - 10:47am PT
I was thinking the same thing Steve. I've been slowly compiling more and more links, and Anders helped me out with a long list the other day. It would be great to not have it sink to the bottom of the pond.

edit: I was up late last night lost in the Chouinard Ice Primer thread- how stoked am I for it to get cold now???????
Park Rat

Social climber
Dec 2, 2009 - 11:06am PT

Just what I was thinking, I see all the interesting things that you post.
There should be an easy way to search & find articles on people, places, & the great early tools etc.

I am new to the forum, so I may be missing something, OK a lot.
Maybe you need a history tab with drop down subjects IE people, places, & the great early tools.

I also would like some BIOS on the people on this forum, all voluntary of course.

I am still trying to separate to girls from the guys!! I haven't mastered even that, let alone who you guys are??


I am flattered to be on your list, I only hope I can do justice to Warren in my musings.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 2, 2009 - 12:00pm PT
I have already mentioned this to Chris and I think it will become a feature of the ST forum fairly soon. We have so much more content than it appears to the casual observer one one pass through the front pages! Nice to hook people quickly so that they will participate especially older climbers.

Trad climber
The Lost Highway
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 2, 2009 - 04:37pm PT
70's Gear Catalogues/Mags Stonemasters Era

some gear development history of the 80's

Chouinard in his own voice "Coonyard Mouths Off"

GPIW 1975 catalog

Trad climber
The Lost Highway
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 2, 2009 - 04:44pm PT
old walls-Iron Hawk

Trad climber
The Lost Highway
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 2, 2009 - 04:45pm PT
Mighty just made a huge contribution, he even arranged them. I can attest from the meager compilation that I compiled, this was a LOT of work.

Thanks so much!!!!

I'm posting by topic.

Writing & Literature


Ultra super-duper high resolution Valley photos (pFranzen)

Most influential articles (marty(r))

Old Geezers! (Yes you!) Write up your FA stories and tidbits (Karl Baba)

some articles (Ed Hartouni)

Cleare & Smythe book on Snowdonia (Chiloe)

Rest Day Must Reads (Trusty Rusty)

Your Books (kuan)

Books you read over and over again (not climbing related) (kuan)

Trad climber
The Lost Highway
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 2, 2009 - 04:45pm PT

obscure history (oli)

Big Rock – a little history (DonC)

Chick History Thread (Melissa)

Golden Age Accidents? (Jerry Dodrill)

my fall off of royal arches on 11/20 (meg AK)

El Cap – 50 years Ago Today (Sewellymon)

48 Glen Denny photos from the 60s (Gene)

Half Dome Party with Yosemite Climbing Legends (Chris McNamara)

Largo Writing Contest (looking sketchy there…)

Sibleyville (Prod)

States of the Art (Mighty Hiker)

name ten climbers who influenced American climbing the most (Mungeclimber)

Astroman’s Pre-History (Mark Hudon)

Gaston Rebuffat Travels Beyond the Solar System (O.D.)

How many bolts are there on the Salathe now? (john hansen)


Trad climber
The Lost Highway
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 2, 2009 - 04:46pm PT
The Wonderful World of SuperTopo

On-Line Lexicon (JuanDeFuca)

Posting Photos? (no_one)

The Future of the Forum (Chris McNamara)

Making a Contribution to Threads (Mike L)

Inquiry to the Webmaster (oli)

novice questions (oli)

SuperTaco Climbing Hall of Fame (nita)

Hot Henry Changed Climbing! (bob d’antonio)

Summit Photo’s (Mtnmun)

What and who inspired you to go climbing (Double D)

Things We Do When NOT Climbing (Susan Peplow)

Things We Do When NOT Climbing (Part II) (WBraun)

about trip reports (Ed Hartouni)

Trad climber
The Lost Highway
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 2, 2009 - 04:46pm PT
Cliffs and Climbs – Yosemite & Tuolumne

Never Never Land Trip Report –first one days ascent (Chris McNamara)

Shield headwall pictures (Stanley Hassinger)

The Porcelain Wall – Yosemite (Minerals)

Jolly Roger Photo T.R. (Levy)

My Visit to the Canoe (yo)

Steck-Salathe (addiroid)

Steck-Salathe TR 6/9/06 (Zander)

Pictures of the narrows on Steck-Salathe ? (Dapper Dan)

Photo TR: Steck-Salathe (steelmnkey)

A Quick Visit to the Valley (Crimpergirl)

Here are the 5.10 Standards – Abide (Mungeclimber)

Yosemite Wall Climbing Photos (Minerals)

FA Sentinel Falls (chappy)

Leaning Tower Swill Story (Karl Baba)

Making Another Yosemite Valley Obscurity (Ed Hartouni)

More on Obscurity (Ed Hartouni)

Left Side of the Remnant (Largo)

Bob Locke Memorial Buttress (Jerry Dodrill)

No Rescue: The Bob Locke Accident (Rick A)

Zodiac TR (Burns)

Classic valley 10 and unders (Yosemite hopeful)

Glacier Point Bolt Replacement (Roger Brown)

Rebolting Update (Roger Brown)

Replacing original bolts on the Arches Slabs routes (Roger Brown)

Going Slowly Fast on Horse Chute (Chris McNamara)

Half Dome TR (Logdog)

Crimpie, Karl and Sammy in Yosemite (Crimpergirl)

What’s The Deal With Fish Crack? (Nefarius)

Half Dome Trip Report (gooth)

Half Dome Thank God Ledge (WBraun)

South Face of Half Dome (sling512)

10 Days in Tuolumne (MisterE)

TR: East Buttress El Capitan (August 2007) (nutjob)

East Buttress of El Cap TR (Ed Hartouni)

B Y Conditions? (bachar)

Bachar-Yerian???? (Clayman)

TR: Gumbies on Half Dome (tadhunt)

Pegasus/North Face of Quarter Dome (Levy)

Heatwave Baby! The Valley, July ’07 (Russ Walling)

Climbing the Rostrum with Surfer Bob (Kevin Rose)

Queen of Spades FA (Mountain 106) (marty(r))

Tips, Tricks Shenanigans for WFLT? (Grandmastergoat)

TR: Northeast Buttress of Higher Cathedral 5/25 (nutjob)

Photo…is this the “right” way at the top of NE Buttress? (Rick)

Steck-Salathe Approach (Jerry Dodrill)

Separate Reality (Gripper)

Yosemite Valley – Chingando trip report (Ed Hartouni)

Six days in the Valley – Yosemite/Tuolumne TR (kuan)

Central Pillar of Frenzy – A Whimsical Trip Report (Gunks Guy)

Unrepeated El Cap Routes (aldude)

Cleaning the Kor Roof (hollyclimber)

Electric Ladyland Photo TR (Nanook)

Zodiac – then and now… (ricardo)

West Face El Cap (Bob Marley)

Lurking Fear (Rudyj2)

The Fashionable Ray Jardine of Separate Reality (Roger Breedlove)

Why yes there are boulders: A Tuolumne TR (lots of pice) (the chemist)

Trippin’ in the Valley (k-man)

Arrowhead Arete and Spire TR (Ed Hartouni)

Sweet Jesus, 5.9+ (bachar)

the most el cap SOLO ascents (DaveT)

Loud Motorcycles in Yosemite (conrad)

New Info on Japanese Deaths on the Nose, October 2004 (knighTrain)

history of the lightning bolt on midnight lightning (john hansen)

Tourist fall / Half Dome (Anguish)

remove or move half dome cables?? (Standing Strong)

El Cap Meadow Trash Can and Bear Box (Mike.)

Quadriplegic on El Cap (bradzzz)

Climbing on a Perfect Saturday at the Pie Shop (mark miller)

News Flash: “Yosemite Falls Frozen Solid: (WBraun)

What’s a good Yosemite 5.12 (Super_Star)

Wings of Steel (Gunkie)

Wings of Steel (continued) (WBraun)

WoS / PTPP, part XXVI (continued from XXV) (Russ Walling)

Wings of Steel XXVII – The Downward Spiral (Steve Grossman)

TR – Tangerine Trip El Cap - 12/07 (Gene Pool)

The Zodiac Cleanup – Photo Essay and Hole Count Chart (Minerals)

Bolts on El Cap (Free Blast) (John Hansen)

A Roger Breedlove Story (Ferretlegger)

hall of mirrors (martygarrison)

Trad climber
The Lost Highway
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 2, 2009 - 04:47pm PT
Cliffs and Climbs – Joshua Tree, Tahquitz & Suicide

Equinox FA (Josh Higgins)

Figures on a Landscape (Chiloe)

Calling all old skool JT craggers! (Watusi)

Ancient Gold, a Suicide Rock TR (graham)

Some Mt Woodson Classics (TR) (eeyonkee)

Golden Josh Years Stories and Slander (hashbro)

Please Post some pictures of Joshua Tree! (JuanDeFuce)

Josh Space Stations (BASE104)

Old Fart ; New Scanner…San Diege People (BeeHay)

11.a Yosemite cracks (Alexey)

1982-jtree (the kid)

Best Routes at Joshua Tree? (Stanley Hassinger)

Top 5 JT Off-Widths? (bachar)

Cliffs and Climbs – California (Other)

Castle Crags Photos (Jerry Dodrill)

Our Sierra Nevada Appreciation Thread (TMJesse)

Beauty of Mt. Whitney (jody)

Photo-Essay from the Palisades (Misha)

Banner Peak, East Corner (bearbnz)

Third Pillar of Dana (khanom)

Mt. Russell, Fishhook Arete (dank)

New Pinnacles Climbing Guide by Brad Young (Jody)

Trad climber
The Lost Highway
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 2, 2009 - 04:47pm PT
Cliffs and Climbs – Nevada, Utah, Arizona

Top Ten Towers to climb (Rich Sims)

A Typical Utah Weekend (handsome B)

TR – Las Vegas (Russ Walling)

Zoroaster Temple Trip Report (Zander)

Recent Ascents on the Streaked (Ammon)

Kissing Couple, Desert Season TR (Cuckawalla)

50th Anniversary of the FA of the Mace (MisterE)

Rock Climbing in Moab (pretty darn OT) (handsome B)

Reserving Zion Walls (Owlman)

4th Ascent of Beaking in Tongues, The Oracle, Fisher Towers (Jeremy)

Classic Provo Canyon on Ice by Jim Knight 1978 (Steve Grossman)

Pinnacles NM Climbing Pics, 60's and 70's (Jody)

Cliffs and Climbs – Central, Northeast, Southeast

Northeastern Edition TRs (Chiloe)

Devil’s Tower Photo TR (P Kingsbury)

First Ascent of Needle’s Eye (rgold)

Moby Grape TR (mack)

TR: City of Rocks (steelmnky)

Pre-Lycra Colorado (marty(r))

Eldo Prancers (bob d’antonio)

T Wall Climbing Pics (Dr.Kodos)

Naked Edge (scuffy b)

Willi Unsoeld on Nez Perce (Jody)
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