Layton Kor and the Lettuce fettish.

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jabbas

Trad climber
phx AZ
Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 3, 2013 - 06:31pm PT
Any of the tribe shed any rays of light or further k-nowledge on Laytons lust for leaf? An astonishing bit of our history and if you try it, you too can feel like walking up sandstone. I devoured 1 head of lettuce and felt empowered. Imagine chomping 2 and marching up said wall of choice!
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Apr 3, 2013 - 08:03pm PT
Spoke with him last night after he got home from a week in the hospital.

He is feeling very weak and not inclined to chat.

My understanding is that he tried a lettuce diet when he had valley fever, a fungal infection that damaged his lungs long ago.
jabbas

Trad climber
phx AZ
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 3, 2013 - 08:19pm PT
My thoughts and prayers to Layton who I always looked up to as a climber who epitomized adventure and boldness. I shall chomp a head of lettuce shortly. It works !!
Ward Trotter

Trad climber
Apr 3, 2013 - 08:23pm PT
A speedy recovery is hoped for Mr. Kor. Get well soon.
jogill

climber
Colorado
Apr 3, 2013 - 09:04pm PT
Oh Layton, so sorry to hear of this. Hope you feel better.

John
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Apr 3, 2013 - 09:49pm PT

Get better soon, Layton!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 3, 2013 - 10:00pm PT
Thought and Vibes Laytons Way!
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Apr 3, 2013 - 11:32pm PT
First I want to wish Layton all the best, hope and that he feels better soon.

In July, 1961, I went on a climbing trip to Glenwood Canyon with Layton, Huntley Ingalls, and Sue Jones. Layton brought his food supply with him: 2 boxes filled with heads of lettuce. The climbs in Glenwood didn't pan out because the wall he and Huntley were attempting was *r*o*t*t*e*n* and dangerous. By the time we returned to Boulder after 3 days of fukking around in Glenwood Canyon, the lettuce was all gone, and Layton and I went to RMNP to do the Northcutt-Carter on Hallett Peak. On the way out of town, we stopped at McDonalds and stoked up on grease, courtesy of Tex Bossier, the counter man that evening. We powered up Hallett the next day on cheeseburgers, shakes, fries, and Cokes. So much for the "lotsa energy in lettuce!" We did the Northcutt-Carter in just a hair over 3 hours, driving and pulling pitons. Shortly thereafter, I had a hot date with the Army for 3 years.
crunch

Social climber
CO
Apr 3, 2013 - 11:41pm PT
great story, brokedown!
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Apr 3, 2013 - 11:43pm PT
Oh man, the thought of Tex flipping burgers is too much. Great story!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 4, 2013 - 01:00am PT
Millis used to have Bossier-fits.

One Friday in Spring '70 we at Apathy House and Nick Coffee from down the street left Picific Grave to drove iver to the Ponnacles. We deliverately set out to capture heads of lettuce, GIANT HEADS, mind you, in the Salinas along the way to Soledad.

The lettuce-head feast was very memorable, the night VERY F. COLD, and the next day we did several useles routes, not just one.

Kor, blimey!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 4, 2013 - 06:51am PT
hey there say, all.... i did not know he was in the hosptial??

hope he is getting well, soon, ... please, what happened?

Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Apr 4, 2013 - 09:58am PT
Get well Kor!

Great succinct mini TR, broke

The mouse leaves me pondering the ponnacles....
Ward Trotter

Trad climber
Apr 4, 2013 - 02:25pm PT
Credit: Ward Trotter
Steve Hickman

climber
Norwood, CO
Apr 4, 2013 - 02:49pm PT
Years ago at Chasm lake shelter cabin- - we (?) were going to do Stettners next day and Layton arrived (w/Dalke?)to do some new Diamond route. He was eating- - - lettuce.
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Apr 4, 2013 - 04:04pm PT
Do you recall the year? Kor did the Yellow Wall route with Charles Roskosz in 1964 (?). Dave Lyman and I hiked up to the boulderfield with one of my telescopes to watch that event. It was a 16x Navy Spyglass, I recall. Other than that, the other ascent I recall him doing was a Winter climb of a Diamond route with Wayne Goss.

Time has diminished my recollections of these wonderful achievements.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 4, 2013 - 04:11pm PT
We need an Ament comment or two here..
LongAgo

Trad climber
Apr 4, 2013 - 04:56pm PT
Mabybe a bit off point, but I believe John Salathe also consumed lots of lettuce and was a back-to-earth vegetarian. Here's Wikipedia with some info:

"In 1963, he returned to the United States [from Switzerland] and spent 20 years wandering through the mountains and deserts of California, maintaining his vegetarian diet based largely on wild grasses and herbs that he sought out, and preaching his religious beliefs.

Tom Higgins
LongAgo
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Apr 4, 2013 - 04:57pm PT
dang i thought this was about hippy lettuce, oh well,

lettuce makes you produce massive quantities of stomach acid,

if your into acid, not LSD,

never climbed on LSD, went scuba diving on mushrooms once.
almost drowned from laughing at 50 feet, get well Layton!
crunch

Social climber
CO
Jul 12, 2013 - 03:12pm PT
We need an Ament comment or two here..

Well, ament to add something about how for the last few years of his life his favorite food was bacon.

And the restaurant of choice in Kingman—iHop, Kountry Kitchen, one or two others—was the one that most reliably cooked their bacon to something close to Kor's ideal of baconic perfection.
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