Royal Robbins (RIP)


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Mighty Hiker

Outside the Asylum
Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 14, 2017 - 04:00pm PT
February 4, 1935 (West Virginia) - March 14, 2017.


Social climber
Mountain View/Boulder
Mar 14, 2017 - 04:02pm PT
What impressed me most about RR was his ability to understand the next level of the game. Most likely it was just part of his competitive nature, but he always seem to know how to take it to the next level. RIP.

Trad climber
Twain Harte, California
Mar 14, 2017 - 04:03pm PT
Thanks Anders for starting this thread.

Trad climber
Twain Harte, California
Mar 14, 2017 - 04:06pm PT
The word legend barely starts to describe him.

right here, right now
Mar 14, 2017 - 04:09pm PT
Would it be too cliché to say: end of an era?
No, I think not. Even now, still breathing fresh air, I can feel the suction. He's taking a bunch of us with him.

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Mar 14, 2017 - 04:09pm PT
We all need to give thanks to Royal.

He showed us the WAY forward, with style.

Rest in Peace

My since condolences to His Family, Friends and extended tribe.

Guy Keesee

Trad climber
east side
Mar 14, 2017 - 04:10pm PT
Oh no, what a loss and what a guy.

Heartfelt condolences to all his loved ones and friends.

Trad climber
Mar 14, 2017 - 04:12pm PT
A true innovator and legend within our sport. RIP.

Boulder climber
Mar 14, 2017 - 04:13pm PT
The Natural, R.I.P.
SC seagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, Moab, A sailboat, or some time zone
Mar 14, 2017 - 04:16pm PT
Very, very, sad.


Trad climber
Mar 14, 2017 - 04:20pm PT
It isn't sad because he had a great life and lived to a decent age.
the Fet

Mar 14, 2017 - 04:22pm PT
He was the man. The most significant rock climber in American history.

You can't say enough about his ability, vision, writing, influence, and environmental awareness.
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Mar 14, 2017 - 04:26pm PT
The Natural, indeed.
A life well lived.

I've enjoyed his climbs so many times!
Hope to continue that for a long time.
Have enjoyed his writing very much, too.
 Basic Rockcraft
 Advanced Rockcraft
 many articles in Summit magazine
 his autobiography (he really shared a lot there that I didn't expect)

Trad climber
Spokane, WA
Mar 14, 2017 - 04:26pm PT
Damn! Royal was an inspiration and a true pioneer of our chosen sport. The climbing world would have been much different without him. RIP Royal.

Eric Barrett
Spokane, WA

Trad climber
Newmarket, NH
Mar 14, 2017 - 04:38pm PT
Wow, sad when a legend dies. Condolences to any family.

Social climber
From the Time Before the Rocks Cooled.
Mar 14, 2017 - 04:40pm PT
A fine gentleman, a historic figure, trend- and style setter, and climbing legend! Royal was all over the California climbing scene for sixty years.

My warmest regards to his family and friends for his life and memory.

—Robs John Muir
Claremont, California
norm larson

wilson, wyoming
Mar 14, 2017 - 04:40pm PT
If not for Royal where would we be today? The man had the vision to give us all the information in his simple to understand books to get out there and do it ourselves. What a gift he gave us. RIP Royal

Social climber
Mar 14, 2017 - 04:40pm PT
What can you say?

Incredible legacy
Incredible drive
Incredible heart

We could all take a page out of his book and do a little better. What a life. What a f*#king life he lived. Cheers, Royal.
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Mar 14, 2017 - 04:42pm PT
I'm just stunned. Thanks for alerting us, Anders. sad. What an incredible legacy he left--for me personally, and for the climbing world in general. What a huge loss.

Trad climber
Mar 14, 2017 - 04:42pm PT
Yep, between the Rockcraft books and the Chouinard catalog I learned to climb. End of an era, indeed.
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