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Social climber
Charlevoix, MI
Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 20, 2007 - 11:42am PT
I just bought a few cams from Greg, pre-yard sale. Very fair price, plus he kicked in Rock Prints, his book.

Thanks man,

Doug Robinson

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 20, 2007 - 12:36pm PT
Rock Prints is really the best! Stunning to have my eye forced into black and white, seeing form, sensing shape, noticing afresh climber ensconsed in landscape. I like the small format. Instead of hitting you over the head with sheer scale, it asks you to dig in there and work a little, participate in drawing the great worthy worth out of those photos. Plus it includes one of the scariest tales ever from one of our greatest spinners of tale, Peter Croft.

And isn't that where (my copy's across town) Mariah Cranor came up with the great line about climbing being a "strict mertiocracy"?

I like Greg for being a shining example of modest. One day I was at Cave Rock with Epi and Lynn Hill and Geoff Weigand and Mike Strassman shooting video. Epi got clocked pretty good with a rock -- probably peering into his lens and didn't see it coming. There was a lot of blood as always with scalp wounds, but we finally got a good look at the flapper and it really did need a few stitches. I drove him to a doc-in-the-box at Stateline. When we got there he couldn't wait to shoo me out of there to get back to Cave Rock. Didn't want his little wound to distract anyone.

Greg, you are a true artist. Among lens folks, that's rare. You've got a fine eye.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Nov 20, 2007 - 12:43pm PT
Greg has carved a niche for himself in the world of climbing through his unique eye.

And believe me, I know about carving niches in the climbing world,..

Right side of the Brain, Left side of the Road.
Nov 20, 2007 - 12:50pm PT
Greg is one of my very favorite people. A creative genius, amazing photographer, great sense of humor, awesome climber, and like the Dr. said, genuinely humble. He tells great stories about the characters from "the old days", too...

right here, right now
Nov 20, 2007 - 12:53pm PT
Greg & Kevin Powell, Mt Woodson this year:


Right side of the Brain, Left side of the Road.
Nov 20, 2007 - 12:59pm PT
Now that is a great photo Tarbaby! Look at that priceless expression on KP's face! And there's Epi, just smilin' away. Too funny!

right here, right now
Nov 20, 2007 - 01:14pm PT
L wrote:
"Look at that priceless expression on KP's face!"

They were trying to combine their venerable minds to figure out how the little digital camera worked!

Trad climber
San Diego
Nov 20, 2007 - 05:03pm PT
Mt Woodson -- Eppie's Bday (across from Big Grunt).

Can't even get off the ground on this sucker!!! 11+??

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Nov 20, 2007 - 08:37pm PT
Did Epp make it to Salad's?

Next time slide show maybe?
I personally would dig that.

Next time? HERESY!

Trad climber
San Diego CA
Nov 20, 2007 - 09:07pm PT
Greg didn't 'do' salad's awesome BBQ.

I think he was afraid he'd get all f#cked up, again, and pig all the meat...
Bart Fay

Social climber
Redlands, CA
Nov 20, 2007 - 09:53pm PT
What's all to be said about Greg ? What would The General say ?
Generous to a fault. Sure liked his place in Bishop.
Amazing eye for the photo. I could not begin to see the stuff that he said RUINED a shot.
I cringe thinking about all the soloing he's done with a fat pack full of equip on his back.
Interesting, entertaining, etc.
Still, his best quality is that he's not KP.

Social climber
chicago ill
Nov 20, 2007 - 10:57pm PT
Best climbing photog known to man, full stop.

Social climber
No Ut
Nov 20, 2007 - 11:11pm PT
Hardly know Greg, but we did do some sort of photo shoot, at one time. Can't remember exactly what. But I do remember a very likeable and affable man, who left a great impression on me. And his photography speaks for itself, of course.


Social climber
Charlevoix, MI
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 21, 2007 - 07:44am PT
Hey Chez from Chicago,

Do you by chance know Katherine Chez in Chicago?

Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Apr 5, 2009 - 04:51pm PT
Greg Epperson

For the goods, go to

Not here
Apr 5, 2009 - 04:52pm PT

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Apr 5, 2009 - 05:07pm PT
Greg sold me some hooks a while back, included a postcard photo of his.
His art is something else.
Thanks, Greg, for putting those pictures out!

Social climber
Jtree, now in Alaska
Apr 5, 2009 - 07:01pm PT
Eppi is the MAN!!!

Trad climber
Apr 5, 2009 - 08:15pm PT
Greg is one cool cat,

Ready to go climbing tomorrow
the kid

Trad climber
fayetteville, wv
Apr 6, 2009 - 02:44pm PT
eppi is the man and a solid dude as well. pretty good with a camera as well...
one of my fav photos of greg..

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