The Best Climbing History Threads?


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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 6, 2012 - 02:03pm PT
I'm uncomfortably self-conscious about how easily the Old Boy, Glen Dawson (God bless you, sir) was pegged last night. Way to go, Ohio/Randisi. I'm sure you all had a good laugh.

It shows that no matter if you are smarter than the touron, some smart-ass climber will be happy to put you in your place. It's a fact of life as it is led on the Taco.

I enjoy the bouts of spleen, the tests of imagination, and the imparting of knowledge by the various stunts, devices, and trolls. We are climbers, we are an inventive bunch.

And opinionated. Which climbing history threads are your must-reads and favorites? I trust you're judgement, within limits. Topic Titles, links, etc.

It's not just me, but the rest of the n00bs, and some of you forgetful types, and everyone might benefit.

At present I am looking at Iconic Climbing Photos.

Thanks. See ya in the history pages.


Trad climber
los angeles
Oct 6, 2012 - 02:18pm PT
Wings of Steel
Rick A

Boulder, Colorado
Oct 6, 2012 - 02:30pm PT

The thread that shed light on the enigmatic Frank Sacherer is my pick for the best ever on ST. It combines physics, rock climbing, ice climbing, triumph, tragedy, love, loss, Yosemite, Chamonix, heart felt personal observations, and a story-book ending. A collective work with authors from all over the globe made possible by the internet, it is a staggering work of heartbreaking genius of a thread.

Oct 6, 2012 - 02:32pm PT

One of my favorites is about the Hourglass.

Patrick Oliver

Boulder climber
Fruita, Colorado
Oct 6, 2012 - 03:00pm PT
Rich Goldstone's writing about the Needles of South Dakota and
Needle's Eye first ascent.
Ben Harland

Gym climber
Kenora, ON
Oct 6, 2012 - 03:43pm PT
Here's Pate's Grossman compilation thread
Big Mike

Trad climber
Oct 6, 2012 - 05:44pm PT
Ander's fine thread is what brought me here. Squamish gold!
Big Mike

Trad climber
Oct 6, 2012 - 05:48pm PT
Perry Beckham wrote this fabulous account as well,

Boulder climber
Oct 6, 2012 - 06:36pm PT
One good tool for supertopo time travel is add numbers to the URL. ie: click on "prior 30 topics" then in the URL you see the number 30 - as you add more numerals to that number and refresh the page, the farther back in history you go.
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