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Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
Jan 11, 2011 - 02:05pm PT
Hey Royal, don't forget the tri-counties (Ventura/SB/SLO) we like to climb.
Is there a slide-show too? Did they make slides in the 1950s? ha ha.
Credit: Slater
Credit: Slater
Either way, would be great to see you and hear some story.
-Tom Slater
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
New York, NY
Jan 11, 2011 - 03:42pm PT
Bump for a climbing topic
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Carson city Nev.
Jan 11, 2011 - 03:50pm PT
cant wait to get it!
gf

climber
Jan 11, 2011 - 03:50pm PT
Mr Robbins,

I can't begin to think you for your basic and advanced rockcraft books -i will always remember your words about bivis and the celestial show -very calming to a 15 yr old nervous about what lay above.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jan 11, 2011 - 04:04pm PT
And it was a brilliant move to use the light hearted illustrations of Sheridan Anderson.

We lost that guy way too soon.
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Jan 11, 2011 - 04:08pm PT
Great reading in BOTH of the books, really enjoyed them and look forward to the rest of the series. Hope you make it to Southern California with the tour Royal. Thanks for all you do for our community!
Peace
Ron
Gal

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Jan 11, 2011 - 04:10pm PT
can't wait! Hope your book tour finds it's way to Arizona...
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Jan 11, 2011 - 04:12pm PT
Looking forward to it!
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Jan 11, 2011 - 04:31pm PT
I hope you make it through SoCal on the promo tour.
Would love to bring the kids out to a signing!

Best of luck on the latest edition.

-Wayne
bhilden

Trad climber
Mountain View, CA
Jan 11, 2011 - 04:51pm PT
Royal,

I am in, but please reassure me that you didn't use lame remarks like "proud send" when writing about these truly historic ascents.

Bruce
hossjulia

Social climber
Eastside
Jan 11, 2011 - 05:06pm PT
I picked up "To be Brave" one afternoon after work and ended up finishing it well past midnight. I could not put it down. Wonderful idea to make your autobiography a string of books, otherwise I might not have gotten any sleep that night at all! It was well worth working tired the next day.
Can't wait to read "Fail Falling".
Any chance you'll be through Bishop?
Dickbob

climber
Colorado
Jan 11, 2011 - 05:47pm PT
Last time I looked at neptunes they were out. Give me a link and I will buy both of them. As the old man says, "to many books, not enough time" but I would read anything that Royal wrote.
Gene

climber
Jan 11, 2011 - 05:52pm PT
Here's the link:
http://www.royalrobbinsthebook.com/

Anne, who is at the other side of the link, is a customer service saint.

Gene
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jan 11, 2011 - 06:33pm PT
Looking forward to getting a copy!
Wow, the people who visit this forum are so articulate that it scares me to put anything down.
If by "articulate" you mean "noisy"... Though not always. :-)

I got Basic Rockcraft in 1972, soon after it appeared. My friend Len got a copy of Advanced Rockcraft for Christmas 1973. He and I and Scott went to the Himmelsbach Hut at Russet Lake (east of Whistler) between then and new year's - it was quite cold. At night we all sat reading the book, by candlelight. We were enraptured. A classic not just as to technique, but also philosophy.
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
SoCal
Jan 11, 2011 - 06:39pm PT
Yay -- Royal. Keep the good works coming!
the Fet

climber
Tu-Tok-A-Nu-La
Jan 11, 2011 - 06:49pm PT
I put aside what I had been reading at the time and also read To Be Brave nonstop in a day. Great stuff! I can't wait for the next installment.

I hope there are some more details about your climbs with Warren. e.g. the first attempt at the NW face of Half Dome.

The great majority of posters here have tremendous respect for you, but there may be a few rotten apples with a problem (it's the Internet afterall and everyone has a voice). If they post, please ignore them and don't let them keep you from posting here as much as you like.
Captain...or Skully

climber
leading the away team, but not in a red shirt!
Jan 11, 2011 - 06:51pm PT
I love Spire stories.
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Jan 11, 2011 - 06:53pm PT
Santa's Book Club
Santa's Book Club
Credit: Seamstress

You must visit Portland. We can guarentee a good crowd, and I will get my marvelous Secret Santa gift autographed - and invest in future gifts for climbing friends.

I have still not forgiven my husband for loaning out Spirit of the Age, which proudly sported Royal's signature! However we still have an autographed poster hanging in our bedroom.
Gene

climber
Jan 11, 2011 - 07:02pm PT
RR is a gentleman who gives time to many groups in the community. Here he is after a presentation he gave in my daughter's HS class a few years ago.

Credit: Gene
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jan 11, 2011 - 07:08pm PT
Just so Royal doesn't think we're completely unrepentant heathens, Fail Falling was discussed on the Taco in December, when it came out.
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1344898
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