Diamond Reflections 1959-67 Remembering Layton Kor 6/21-22

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Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 27, 2013 - 01:54pm PT
I have been working on this event for several months and was hoping to get one last session with the Great One to discuss his best body of work on America's premier alpine rock wall. I was literally going to send off the artwork for an event poster when I heard the news from Huntley that Layton had passed away.

Diamond Reflections 1959 67 Remembering Layton Kor

This coming June 21 and 22 climbers, adventure lovers and Rocky Mountain history buffs will be gathering in Boulder at Neptune Mountaineering to examine the first decade of climbing on the Diamond of Longs Peak and in remembrance of Layton Kor.

Diamond Reflections 1959- 1967 Remembering Layton Kor will involve first person historical discussion of pioneering and some early repeat ascents of the climbs listed below.

Friday June 21 7 - 10pm

The Diagonal V 5.9 A3 1959 Layton Kor and Ray Northcutt

Ace of Diamonds (D1) VI- 5.7 A4 1960 Dave Rearick and Bob Kamps

Yellow Wall V 5.8 A4 1962 Layton Kor and Charles Roskosz

Jack of Diamonds V+ 5.9 A4 1963 Layton Kor and Royal Robbins

Diagonal Direct V+ 5.8 A4 1963 Layton Kor and Floyd Bossier

Grand Traverse VI- 5.8 A4 1964 Pat Ament and Bob Boucher

Saturday June 22 7 - 10pm

Curving Vine V 5.6 A3 1966 Michael Covington and Pete Robinson

D7 V 5.6 A2 1966 Wayne Goss, Larry Dalke and George Hurley

Enos Mills Wall VI- 5.7 A3 1967 Layton Kor and Wayne Goss

Black Dagger V 5.7 A3 1967 Wayne Goss and Roger Dalke

D Minor 7 V 5.7 A3 1967 Robert Bradley and Rick Petrillo

Saturday evening will conclude with a discussion of two of Layton's prized desert spires and some comments in memorial. These two classic Utah desert adventures are:

The Titan IV 5.8 A3 1962 Layton Kor, George Hurley and Huntley Ingalls

Standing Rock IV 5.7 A3 1962 Layton Kor, Huntley Ingalls and Steve Komito

List of Speakers

Ray Northcutt
Dave Rearick
Bonnie Kamps
Charles Roskosz
Huntley Ingalls
Pat Ament
Michael Covington
Wayne Goss
Larry Dalke
George Hurley
Roger Dalke
Robert Bradley
Steve Komito

Admission for this two-night event is $40 with all profits from the event going directly to Layton's family. Neptune Mountaineering is located at: 633 South Broadway St. Boulder, CO 80305 (303) 499-8866.

My phone number in Seattle is: (206) 726-1043 if you would like to sponsor or otherwise support this memorial gathering.
crunch

Social climber
CO
Apr 27, 2013 - 02:39pm PT
Credit: crunch
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland-GulfBreeze
Apr 27, 2013 - 04:38pm PT
Cam Burns

Social climber
CO
Apr 27, 2013 - 04:42pm PT
Wow, what a line up!
steve shea

climber
Apr 27, 2013 - 05:52pm PT
Steve this is worthy of a video for posterity and additional fund raising. My first ever wall was the Diamond with Chris Landry in the late 60's. I cannot be there but would love a video. Kudos for putting this together. SS
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
Apr 27, 2013 - 06:13pm PT

Even Larry Dalke will speak. He hasn't been seen for decades!

So sorry I can't be there.
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Apr 27, 2013 - 07:13pm PT
Steve-

Since this will be a Fundraiser for Karen, please plan to "pass the hat" for additional donations to help out. The idea of a professional quality video to be sold for additional funds is a good one. The quality of the speakers presenting makes the $30 donation seem too low, and $30 per session would be more realistic at this point.

Jes' sayin'.

Rodger

P.S. I'll be there.
hossjulia

Trad climber
Where the Hoback and the mighty Snake River meet
Apr 27, 2013 - 07:24pm PT
Dates saved. Sounds like a great excuse to get down to Boulder. Will skip COR the weekend before in order to make this.


SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Apr 27, 2013 - 11:13pm PT

I'll be there, Steve. If there's anything I can do to help out,
let me know.
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Apr 27, 2013 - 11:18pm PT
http://www.neptunemountaineering.com
Boulder, CO
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Apr 27, 2013 - 11:32pm PT
Just talked to Karen. She is holding up well.

Quite the lineup, I should drop George a line.



My bet is with this crowd everyone walks out wearing their own shoes,..
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Apr 28, 2013 - 10:18am PT
Here's another BUMP!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 29, 2013 - 11:07am PT
Monday morning quarterbump...
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - May 2, 2013 - 12:33pm PT
I have taken Rodger's advice and set the ticket price for two nights entertainment at $40.

I am still working out the details but I will announce the start of ticket sales early next week if all goes as planned.
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
May 2, 2013 - 07:59pm PT
Thursday afternoon BUMP!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - May 6, 2013 - 05:28pm PT
Kor Bump...
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - May 9, 2013 - 05:45pm PT
Tickets are now on sale at Neptune Mountaineering for $40 for this two-evening benefit event. Limit of 4 per customer. We have only 150 seats available initially.

This is a unique opportunity to meet some of the truly great Colorado climbers and hear about their adventures on the Diamond, most with Layton Kor whose longing for Longs was unrivaled.

All profits from the event will go directly to Layton's family.
crunch

Social climber
CO
May 9, 2013 - 08:15pm PT
Derek Hersey, Yellow Wall
Derek Hersey, Yellow Wall
Credit: crunch

Too bad Derek's not around to tell the tale of his solo exploits up on the Diamond.

Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - May 9, 2013 - 10:48pm PT
No doubt!

Perfect place for him on a sunny day...
crunch

Social climber
CO
May 11, 2013 - 01:47pm PT
Reflections!

Reflections! Spearhead center, Chiefshead on right. Longs Peak just of...
Reflections! Spearhead center, Chiefshead on right. Longs Peak just off to the left
Credit: crunch
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