Don Lauria Climbs Half Dome Summit 1966

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Gene

Social climber
Jul 22, 2010 - 04:25pm PT
Thanks for posting Don. Great stuff. Where are the hordes on the cable route?

Please keep posting.
Yes, those are Jumars. In about a year after Kor introduced me to them on the Leaning Tower I learned to use them properly as opposed the way I used them on the Tower.
That was a great story. Yikes!

More, please. Your contributions are very appreciated.

Gene
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 22, 2010 - 04:31pm PT
Here's a bit of an enhancement of Kor and BooDawg...

Don Lauria

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Jul 22, 2010 - 04:41pm PT
Hey Reilly, I coulda done that.

I taught conmputer science at Bishop Hig School for 17 years. I used to tell my students that "I've been using computers since before they were invented".

I've been using Photoshop since IT was invented. I was in such a hurry to get this stuff on the thread that I just let it slide. Thanks for the help.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 22, 2010 - 04:45pm PT
Sorry, no offense meant! It sounds like you could prolly do better :-)
Don Lauria

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Jul 22, 2010 - 04:53pm PT
Actually I tried just now and couldn't really do better - see! I just fiddled with the curve adjustment



Looks like you did a little "dodging and burning" with layers.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 22, 2010 - 05:00pm PT
HaHa, you're just trying to make me feel better.
To be honest I used Nikon Capture NX2 which is much faster
and easier than PS for things like this. You just place a
"Color Control Point" on the area you want to adjust,
enlarge or contract the area, and then use the sliders for Hue, Sat, Brightness, Contrast, Red, Green, Blue, and Warmth.

Don Lauria

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Jul 22, 2010 - 05:06pm PT
I am a Nikon man (D300)and I have Capture NX2, but I've never used it. Haven't even taken the cellophane off the jewel box. Now you've got me interested.

This is not of much interest to those who expect this thread to stay on subject. Sorry.
squatch

Boulder climber
santa cruz, CA
Jul 22, 2010 - 05:19pm PT
hey Don, oops sorry it's someones elses daughter. gotta get my climbing legend dads straight.

thanks for the additional photos, this is awesome
Roger Breedlove

climber
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Jul 22, 2010 - 05:23pm PT
Hi Don,

Tbe butt shot on TGL may be the only interesting butt shot I have ever seen. I like the psycholical aspects that can be seen in the postiion of your feet.

Cool stuff.

PS: Real climbing dad's don't let their daughters near climbers.
Don Lauria

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Jul 22, 2010 - 05:27pm PT
Not my feet, Roger! That's Chuck Haas. I have another photo of him standing at the other end that we used in a West Ridge ad in Summit. I'll try to dig it up.
BooDawg

Social climber
Paradise Island
Jul 22, 2010 - 05:28pm PT
Don: Great pix of T-G ledge and your family on the cables! And it’s COOL to see that pic of us trudging up to the tower; without it, it’s hard for anyone to believe how deep the snow was… and how invisible the rocks on that slope were as we slogged up there. Since we don’t have packs on, I think you took that pic on our descent from leaving all the gear at the base the day before you and Kor started up. Looks like we’re going downhill... (What else is new? LOL!)

WOW! You and Reilly really improved its quality! Thanks, guys!

I think the jümars that you and I used on the Tower’s 6th ascent in June of ’65 were mine.

Since you mentioned the summit of Sentinel, here’s the pic that Dennis took with my camera. I think I was swiggin’ water from the jug that you and Conrad climbed with. The “refreshments” came later tho they may not have been beer… More to come on Sentinel…

Summit of Sentinel Rock. L. to R.: BowDawg, Kim Schmitz, Conrad Willet...
Summit of Sentinel Rock. L. to R.: BowDawg, Kim Schmitz, Conrad Willet, Don Lauria (red shirt) Jim Madsen. Sept., 1966.
Credit: BooDawg
Don Lauria

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Jul 22, 2010 - 05:38pm PT
Boo,

You're right about the direction - no wonder I couldn't figure out the sequence numbers in my stack of slides.

I just ran across all my slides from that ascent. I had forgotten that I had any!
BooDawg

Social climber
Paradise Island
Jul 22, 2010 - 05:41pm PT
Roger: How about a thread about climbers and daughters who hooked up with climbers?? Let's see... Allen Steck, Tom Condon, Guido?, Squatch's friend, many more, I'm sure...

I guess you're thinkin' it's kinda like Willie Nelson's song, "Mama, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys," only worse or better...

Well, we're OT now!!
BooDawg

Social climber
Paradise Island
Jul 22, 2010 - 05:43pm PT
Post 'em up Don! They're classic and folks here want to hear and see more!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 22, 2010 - 07:55pm PT
Post the trove!

Nice Sentinel summit shot Boodawg! You guys and these classic snapshots are big fun!

Great red parka shot, Don!
Pate

Trad climber
Jul 22, 2010 - 08:39pm PT
Thanks for the pics Don- more!
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Jul 23, 2010 - 12:50am PT
Great great great!


Don't worry Don, you are certainly not alone.

I hiked up there three times before I did the Direct NW Face in 78.


And there are many many others.....
Captain...or Skully

Big Wall climber
Transporter Room 2
Jul 23, 2010 - 12:54am PT
Stupid snow pic.
You're just reminding us that we're not HARD.
(dammit)
I wanna be a HardMan, too. Tough row to hoe, that one.
Yowza.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Jul 23, 2010 - 12:58am PT
Indeed Cap'n indeed, ARRGGGHHH!!

Used to be hard, now I am.....Weak Sauce Man!
WBraun

climber
Jul 23, 2010 - 12:59am PT
This thread is "Da Bomb !!"

More photos please .....
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