Topic Author's Original Post - Dec 5, 2010 - 05:17pm PT
Hi everyone-just got this in from my sister, Judy:
Many thanks to Bob Hutchins for photographing Mike's entire climbing notebook from the 1980s. Here's the link where he posted it on his site. There is some great info in this book, as well as famous Mike insights and drawings--feel free to share. Climbs span from Tucson area, to Sierra, to Utah, to Yosemite.
wow, thanks for the work to get that out on the web!
just looking through it I spy Malletosis which seemed to be a challenging lead, until I see that the second bolt is not where I thought it was all these years... I'll have to look at the route again and try to find that bolt! without it, it's a spicy runout to the (on that topo) third bolt!!
marvelous legacy to have the FA notes on these routes
Looks like some great adventures. It would be cool to see Chris archive this somewhere on the Taco, maybe in an area with free access, like the trip reports. If used commercially, I hope his family is compensated.
Doesn't the AAC have a library? They might like to know about the link too. Maybe Yosemite library too.
The AAC has expressed an interest in Mike's climbing legacy. Our brother, David Strassman has signed a "gift deed" to the AAC that grants the AAC permission to archive, catalog, and display Mike's videos, photos, climbing routes, etc, in their Denver Museum, in a dedicated display, to preserve his valuable contribution to the climbing world, not to mention his legacy.
Nooksak Tower? Dood was into the classic chossic obscurities apparently!
I wonder what prompted a multi-state pilgrimage to that? I mean it is
cool enough if you are in the area but maybe he was in the area? ;-)
And I really don't remember a "Roman Bath" at the foot of the Troll Wall
when I was there. Did the norskies put that in subsequent to my visit to
entice more italians to the far north?