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Roger Breedlove

climber
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Topic Author's Original Post - Sep 7, 2013 - 07:25pm PT
Kim has posted a few times and been recognized by friends. This is an official welcome to Kim, one of the stellar Valley climbers in the late 60s and early 70s. Welcome to Supertopo Kim.

All the best, Roger

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=2216525&msg=2219238#msg2219238

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=2149533&msg=2152122#msg2152122

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=260628&msg=1473543#msg1473543
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Sep 7, 2013 - 07:42pm PT
hey there say, kim!! welcome and god bless and happy supertopo eve, to you... and supertopo years, as well!!!


wanted to post a welcome pic that i have, but i just can't do this
computer anymore now, :(



happy to see more 'quilt pieces' here...
:)



hey there, say, to you too! roger, :)
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Sep 7, 2013 - 08:19pm PT
Roger, I would add Kim kept climbing very seriously after the Sixties and Seventies. Uli Biaho was late 1979, for example. He lives in Jackson Hole, WY area and though battered thoroughly by any manner of adversities, still is present and among us. Hopefully he will post up for us here.

Kim and I climbed quite a bit in the beginning of the Seventies. We did a pile of free climbs, and fast too. He and I have been in touch some in the last several years. Maybe he will be post an update. There were many of us who loved him!
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Sep 7, 2013 - 09:28pm PT
If a bad ass shows up does that mean a troll leaves?

Wouldn't that be nice. Hmm.. not sure where I fit in to that equation.

Anyways.. Welcome!
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Sep 7, 2013 - 09:56pm PT
Credit: from Supertopo
WBraun

climber
Sep 7, 2013 - 10:37pm PT
This man is demigod ^^^^
10b4me

Ice climber
Soon 2B in Arizona
Sep 7, 2013 - 11:01pm PT
Welcome to the Taco, Kim
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Sep 8, 2013 - 08:00am PT
Ah, yes. . . the man with the magnificent blue eyes!

Welcome, Kim!

ox

Brockman
TomCochrane

Trad climber
Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay
Sep 8, 2013 - 08:51am PT
Hey Kim!
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Sep 8, 2013 - 09:29am PT

Kim,

I hope you're doing well.

Darwin (Camp 4 '70, to jog your memory)
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Sep 8, 2013 - 09:37am PT
Yikes, I haven't been stared down by those eyes since he was working on Zenith with Bridwell in 78? Boy that was a scary and exciting time in the valley for a young pup.

I got up the Direct on Half Dome that fall, but I was in awe of those guys.

Welcome Kim!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Sep 8, 2013 - 10:12am PT
Nice timing Roger!

I just sent Kim an email to see if he would like to come and join us at the Oakdale Festival, catch up with some old friends and talk about free climbing.

I hope that he says yes!
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Sep 8, 2013 - 10:39am PT
Now all we need is Klemens to round out the crew, speaking of piercing eyes.

Kim, if you read this, I hope you and your body are well and you have time and energy to still get out in the mountains skiing and climbing!



Rick A

climber
Boulder, Colorado
Sep 8, 2013 - 02:50pm PT
Kim,

Welcome! Hope you'll share some stories from a storied career.

Here is one thread that might be of interest.

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/444343/Bob-Locke-Memorial-Buttress-Mt-Watkins-Story


Rick
Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Sep 8, 2013 - 02:52pm PT
Welcome, Kim!

~peace, Leggs
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Sep 8, 2013 - 05:37pm PT
Welcome Kim!

joe
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 8, 2013 - 06:11pm PT
Hey, dude--loooooooooong time, no see.



Mouse
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Sep 8, 2013 - 07:40pm PT

Welcome, join the campfire!
PhilG

Trad climber
The Circuit, Tonasket WA
Sep 8, 2013 - 09:08pm PT
One of the really great personalities of the late 60's-70's.
Quiet, modest, but always positive.
"Yeah! Sure, you guys can do that route."
I heard stories that he lived on just pop corn for days at a time.
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