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Rudder

Trad climber
Long Beach, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 10, 2011 - 01:23pm PT
Any one have it/watch it? Here's a video about the making of it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqL1E-7VMSE

Pretty cool film. Watch Lynn Hill Nose in a Day after, followed by Alex Honnold free soloing Half Dome... and that about puts it all into prespective.
the Fet

climber
Tu-Tok-A-Nu-La
Feb 10, 2011 - 02:00pm PT
Is Fred Padula an alias of Glen Denny?
d-know

Trad climber
electric lady land
Feb 10, 2011 - 02:10pm PT
excellent!!!

the shot of the climber
with the receding moon
was amazing.

how does one get to
see the entire
movie?
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Feb 10, 2011 - 02:11pm PT
Saw a film YEARS ago by Lito Flores on El Cap, some of that footage looks like the film. It was a great film and story.
Peace
Gene

climber
Feb 10, 2011 - 02:17pm PT
The King Swing footage is fantastic, as are the waterfall shots.

Where can we see/buy the entire film?

TFPU!

g
froodish

Social climber
Portland, Oregon
Feb 10, 2011 - 02:27pm PT
Some nice footage in that clip.

This seems to be it:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Capitan_(film);

It's doesn't appear to be listed at IMDB.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Feb 10, 2011 - 02:35pm PT
I've got a copy on video tape. Love it (and should get it transferred to digital, I guess).

Showing it to young climbers just in the process of graduating from the gym to real rock, or to people too young to remember the good old hippie era, is always fun.
Rudder

Trad climber
Long Beach, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 10, 2011 - 02:43pm PT
Where can we see/buy the entire film?

I bought the retail VHS tape BITD. I just dusted it off and converted it to DVD. Not sure if you can still buy it, or what the copyright laws are on posting it up...
elcap-pics

Big Wall climber
Crestline CA
Feb 10, 2011 - 02:46pm PT
I talked to Glenn about the moon shot and he said it was a fake, a put together shot of two different shots... Still pretty powerful stuff!
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Feb 10, 2011 - 02:52pm PT
I met Fred Padula in Banff some time in the '80's ( 84 I think ) and he was a really nice guy. Very humble that I remember.

El Captian is a great film. Captures the wall feel.........or so I recall. I haven't seen it in many years.


Glad to see it's making the rounds of new viewers.....
HighDesertDJ

Trad climber
Swimming in LEB tears.
Feb 10, 2011 - 02:54pm PT
My all time favorite climbing movie.
bob

climber
Feb 10, 2011 - 05:27pm PT
Is that the one where there's a scene that is in total darkness with stuff bashing around with human voices and grunts, etc?
It has to be. I remember that King Swing footage. Isn't there some hammering up the Stovelegs and a hilarious scene of them chowing on canned goods with dirty paws?
Fun film. I saw it within the first couple of years I started climbing. I was scared of El Cap after that. Definitely didn't make me want to sleep up there.

Bob J.
F10

Trad climber
e350 / Bishop
Feb 10, 2011 - 05:48pm PT

"I bought the retail VHS tape BITD. I just dusted it off and converted it to DVD."

Great idea, my VHS copy doesn't do me much good. Inspiring stuff.....
james Colborn

Trad climber
Truckee, Ca
Feb 10, 2011 - 06:07pm PT
Just found my DVD copy a couple of days ago. It is by far my favorite climbing film. Lido is a fricking crack up throughout the film. " I have you on belay now, or at least I'm paying attention now". The footage of him standing in the mail bag untied and his reaction is priceless. Those guys were badasses.

The water bottle caught in the thermal is awesome . "It's coming back up"

It truly captures the warped reality of wall climbing.
crazytom

climber
Maine
Feb 10, 2011 - 06:12pm PT
Best climbing movie ever! Wish I had a copy.
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Feb 10, 2011 - 06:18pm PT
If any of you are interested, Glen can be reached on his website: www.glendenny.com--- it has email contact, actual phone number and address as well. He is here in San Francisco.
oldguy

climber
Bronx, NY
Feb 12, 2011 - 05:15pm PT
El Capitan was shot by Glen Denny (which several posters seem to know) but he didn't have enough money to edit it. A TV network was interested but insisted that some of the language be deleted. Glen wouldn't. Lito worked on editing for a while, and finally Fred Padula put it together. I remember when Glen was filming, he had a big Ampex tape recorder (eight track, I think) at the base because he had line of sight to the miked climbers. Pretty radical for those days. I also remember seeing a 16mm print of the film, and the detail was much better than on the later videotape, and Glen's artistry really came through. There's no doubt--the film really captures the experience of big wall climbing in those days.
Randisi

Boulder climber
East Side
Feb 12, 2011 - 05:19pm PT
Was this the film where the haul sack went on a sailing pendulum on the last pitch?

My stomach was in my throat just watching it!
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Feb 12, 2011 - 05:37pm PT
It was black and white; probably the only film on EC out there in B&W. Thanks for the explanation Joe on the video quality; I thought it was quite bad and always wondered about it.
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Feb 12, 2011 - 05:49pm PT
"It's coming back up!"

I use that line all the time.

That movie actually changed my life.
Mike.

climber
Feb 12, 2011 - 05:51pm PT
There was a 35th anniversary celebration of the completion of the Nose held in the Valley. That would have been '93, I don't recall the venue. Warren, Wayne and George were there, all beaming but totally low key. Warren creaked out a sheepish explanation about how they virtually stumbled into the project and really had no clue what they were doing. Fred was there, too, and the film was shown. It was a super chill gathering; sparsely attended but spirited. Were you there?
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Feb 13, 2011 - 09:45am PT
Fred has completely restored this ground breaking film frame by frame and it should be available commercially by now. It was premiering several years ago.
The Wolf

Trad climber
Friend of Dope Miller
Feb 14, 2011 - 11:48am PT
I believe Mr. Pedula was a film instructor at San Francisco State. In the 70's & 80's there was a ad in every issue of CLIMBING advertising the film for sale.
clode

Trad climber
portland, or
Feb 14, 2011 - 12:41pm PT
I bought the VHS from Michael Chessler Books decades ago. It still plays great, although I'd love to have a digital copy.

Some of my favorite lines are:
(from way up high on the route) "Go back, it can't be done!"
"You're doing it again. You're sending dirt onto me. You need me (as a belayer)". And my all-time favorite: "Hey Lito, I'm getting ready for you to give me a belay".

The summit scene was great where they were slicing a watermelon with a granite flake. This was the reality to the dream that one of the climbers said during the climb.

That crashing noise in the dark was one of the climbers ripping a bolt and falling with all that iron (i.e. pitons & biners).
miwuksurfer

Social climber
Mi-Wuk
Feb 14, 2011 - 01:30pm PT
http://canyoncinema.com/catalog/film/?i=1833

You can rent it for $240 on 16mm.
I called a couple years ago about buying a copy and they didn't have any available. Maybe if everybody starts calling and emailing, they will release a dvd copy.
Aleister Crowley

Trad climber
Feb 14, 2011 - 01:33pm PT
I have a copy of this film on VHS I'd be willing to part with :)
Rick McLaughlin

Trad climber
Arvada Colorado
Dec 6, 2011 - 01:12pm PT
My VHS of El Capitan is lost.
I am interested in purchasing, or renting copying and returning, yours or a copy of, El Capitan by Fred Padula. I will pay $$.
If anyone can give me advice on where to get a copy, on any format, I would be really psyched.
Thanks, RM
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Dec 6, 2011 - 02:44pm PT
I'd suggest someone speak up concerning the copyright issues. I'd hate to see these guys not get their payments.
It's a terrific film. I only saw it once, at Pacific Film Archive BITD and I still remember several scenes.
A5scott

Trad climber
Chicago
Dec 6, 2011 - 03:30pm PT
pretty much the best climbing film ever. I got mine from Chessler books in the mid 90's. my climbing buddy lost it. oh well. I probably watched it 50 times tough. tried to get a dvd copy from chessler a couple years ago, but i guess they never got them in

scott
Gene

climber
Dec 6, 2011 - 03:45pm PT
Del Cross,

Depending on how many VHS tapes you have, you should consider going to your local Best Buy or whatever and get a converter that you hook up to your computerator. $80 or so...

g
Gene

climber
Dec 6, 2011 - 03:50pm PT
Del,

Good questions for which I have no ready answers.

Cheers,
g
atchafalaya

Boulder climber
Dec 6, 2011 - 03:54pm PT
I transferred my copy to DVD relatively cheaply ($60) 5 or 6 years ago, and burned a few extra copies just in case. There were a number of video reproduction companies in Sacramento able to convert the VHS to DVD format.
bergbryce

Mountain climber
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Dec 6, 2011 - 03:58pm PT
This looks awesome.
I'd buy a copy too if it were available.
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Dec 6, 2011 - 03:59pm PT
Did some digging and found my VHS copy! I have a VHS to DVD machine and it worked no problem. Great film, also have a copy of Bridwell/Long crossing of Borneo and a film of Jeff Lowe and Catherine Destiville on some Himalayan route filmed by Bridwell......classic stuff.
Peace
Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Dec 6, 2011 - 04:09pm PT
Rented this movie when I was a teenager in Northern, Alberta.
Can't say as it inspired me as I couldn't even dream about cliffs like El Cap let alone climb them. I really couldn't even comprehend of Yosemite until visiting for the first time in 97. It was sort of this blind spot for me- don't really know why as I was a geography buff a dreamer and a wanna climber but Yosemite was a place I had just never put together in my head
Beyond my wildest thoughts that I would some day climb El Cap also.

Ron G - if ya put together a copy of those vids I would love to buy the disc!
Sonic

Trad climber
Hilly, but no rocks Folsom, California
Dec 6, 2011 - 05:33pm PT
Pretty sure I have a digital file of this. I'll check when I get home.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Dec 6, 2011 - 05:35pm PT
I recall two things about this movie in particular - the musical score was haunting and Lito jumping up and down in a haul bag on a ledge and someone asks him 'Are you tied in?"

He wasn't.

DMT
CTW

climber
Dec 6, 2011 - 05:48pm PT
I'm definitely a fan of El Capitan. I use it to teach about existentialism and the Absurd in my high school English class. Besides being a trippy, existential metaphor, it also answers the age-old question: "how'd they get the ropes up there?" And the sleeping in mail bags and eating canned tuna with lost arrow pitons sans Ipod, laptop or cell phone...it freaks the kids out, man.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Dec 6, 2011 - 07:00pm PT
It was an odd one, in that it was filmed in the late 1960s or so, but wasn't finally shown in Vancouver until the late 1970s. We had most of the usual mountain speakers and films when they were on tour, but for some reason it just never got here. Quite a poetic film.
Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Dec 6, 2011 - 07:03pm PT
I only remember one thing about it..
The King Swing!
It looks like insanity to me
Roxy

Trad climber
CA Central Coast
Dec 6, 2011 - 07:07pm PT
digital copies? links? must see!

man that film looks awesome!


fsck

climber
Dec 6, 2011 - 07:10pm PT
I've got an .avi file of it, but it is fairly poor quality.

All time favorite climbing movie. Next to Eiger Sanction, of course.


Lovegasoline

Trad climber
Sh#t Hole, Brooklyn, NY
Dec 6, 2011 - 08:22pm PT
El Capitan is my favorite climbing movie.
Although I've only seen it a couple of times in quick succession (in an employee's tent in the Valley immediately after my first El Cap wall) it comes to mind often. It's poetic, evokes the grandeur and resonant moods of classic bigwall climbing that for some reason is conspicuously missing from so many bigwall documentaries. The film renders bigwall climbing and expands the experience by indulging in artistically generated mood rather than reducing climbing to a concept of 'sport' with uninspired commentary and mediocre music selections substituted for artistic weight.

Occasionally I've searched for online footage but without success. I've never seen it offered for rental. Would love to see it again.
KabalaArch

Trad climber
Starlite, California
Dec 6, 2011 - 08:59pm PT
The link to "Canyon Cinema" is important!

Fred Padula taught at the SF State cinematography dept during, at least, the '70's (cheap shot @ when I got started...climbing...and filming)

I spoke with him during a personal presentation of "El Capitan" at Wheeler Hall on the Berkeley campus (where I endured many a weary Comp Lit lecture with 10 pages due next day). I can't recall if that was before, or after, the central lecture hall got firebombed out by the SLA. After, I think.

Fred was kinda vague when I asked, from the front row during the Q&A session that used to follow these public displays, if he would be so kind as to answer my personal technocrat about that "Moonshot" sequence.

Some kinda carney smoke and mirrors looked like to me.

Anyway, before the Q&A, Fred had screened another film, and this one should still be available through Canyon Cinema on a rental basis:

According to Fred, Glen Denny was a student of his at SF State cinema classes, who'd shot, as a student project, a very nice 16 mm called: "Nayala" or, similar, title. About 15 or 20 minutes running time.

It's quite good. Gary Colliver free solos the S Buttress of Cathedral Pk, up in Tuolumne Meadows. Seems like an autumn light, at least in B&W. There are no people, nor their vehicles, in evidence as the film walks us from the Meadows up to the base and onto the stone.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Dec 6, 2011 - 09:09pm PT
A few years ago when one of my sons was visiting, we watched this film. I expected him to be totally bored, or at least to laugh at the hippy-trippy nature of the thing. But he really liked it. Stupid kid.
TrundleBum

Trad climber
Las Vegas
Dec 6, 2011 - 09:32pm PT
I have a copy on my laptop.
I played it a dozen times at least for other climbers while in C-4 this fall. Total classic !
I got to see it when it first came out at the Robbins shop ;)

Sonic

Trad climber
Hilly, but no rocks Folsom, California
Dec 8, 2011 - 12:37am PT
Hey Roxy,

Where are you one the central coast? Im in san luis obispo. I could give it to you. There's no links to it online, I just have a copy on my comp.

-Wade
HuecoRat

Trad climber
NJ
Dec 8, 2011 - 08:15am PT
Saw the film and bought a copy in 89, right after my first trip up El Cap (3D). I have always liked it. It's so well photographed that watching it totally revives the feelings of being up on the wall. The red shirt that Lito is wearing in the film was saved by someone, and was presented to him at a slide show a few years back. I saw a photo of the presentation, and the look on his face was great.
Roxy

Trad climber
CA Central Coast
Dec 8, 2011 - 02:03pm PT
PM sent to Sonic.

You are on the verge of making my Holidays : )

thanks,
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Dec 8, 2011 - 03:40pm PT
Does anyone know why this film isn't available for purchase? Seems like a lot of climbers would buy it.
Roxy

Trad climber
CA Central Coast
Jan 2, 2012 - 08:55am PT
hey Sonic you ever get my PM?
michaelj

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Jan 2, 2012 - 11:57am PT
I spent an afternoon with Fred recently. The remastered DVD looks about 100% better than the VHS version. He's putting the finishing touches on it before releasing it. He's also putting together some bonus footage about what some of the climbers have been up to recently, although a couple, notably Glen, declined to take part. The full story about how the movie got made is really fascinating.
A5scott

Trad climber
Chicago
Jan 4, 2012 - 01:19pm PT
that's great! any idea on how long? months? years away?

thanks
scott
bookie

climber
Jan 4, 2012 - 09:06pm PT
Mike from Chessler Books

We sold the El Capitan film on VHS for 20 years, hundreds it seems. Then when the world converted to DVD Fred Padula stopped selling it, and said at the time (10+ years ago) that he was working on converting it to DVD. There was a comment above that he was re-doing it for higher quality, which is what we heard too.

But it never happened. I phoned him many times and left messages, but he never responded. For some reason he either lost interest, or perhaps felt it would not sell well enough to be worth the cost of production, but I think costs on making DVDs have fallen so low that can't be a valid reason anymore.

In the real world only three types of film can make money: Hollywood films, children's films, and porn. Most documentaries end up losing money, no matter how good they are. Everest on Imax and a few other climbing films have sold well.

El Capitan does show up at film festivals on 16mm, it was shown at the Taos Mt Film festival a few years ago.

There are many great climbing films that should be re-released: Rebuffat's three films, West Face of Sentinel Rock, and the Nameless Tower with Destivelle, Lowe and Bridwell mentioned above. Leo Dickinson has a new bio film of Don Whillans he won't sell in America because some previous distributors ripped him off.

You can buy an all region DVD player from Amazon for under $100, and then buy and play many European films that will never be released in the USA. I heard that Destivelle and Edlinger made dozens of films for French TV that we have never seen.

Midzone

climber
San Francisco
Feb 12, 2012 - 12:31pm PT
The El Capitan film is showing in Louisville, KY, on Feb. 15. Glen Denny will be there to introduce it and answer questions. (He'll also do a slide show there on Feb. 16.) See links:

http://insiderlouisville.com/news/2012/02/12/louisville-film-society-upcoming-film-events-include-4th-annual-derby-city-film-festival-feb-17-thru-19/

http://www.voice-tribune.com/event-calendar/photographer-glen-denny-to-host-qa-session-following-screening-of-his-film-at-clifton-center/?ajaxCalendar=1&month=1&year=2012
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Feb 12, 2012 - 01:06pm PT
Riley, you mentioned up thread about buying a copy of the disk? Somehow I think that would be a copyright violation...don't know if I GAVE one to you if it would pass the legalities? Look into it and let me know, I would guess written permission from the owners of the film would circumvent that.
Peace
Roxy

Trad climber
CA Central Coast
Feb 12, 2012 - 02:22pm PT
I 2nd the interest in that DVD release date projection

WooHoo!!!
A5scott

Trad climber
Chicago
Feb 12, 2012 - 03:50pm PT
Hey midzone, thanks for the heads up! I just got tix and will be going! hopefully we can buy the film again sometime soon.

scott
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Feb 12, 2012 - 04:22pm PT
An absolute classic! Wish I could see it again.
QITNL

climber
Feb 12, 2012 - 04:41pm PT
Trailer:

Lousy quality - cool soundtrack.

And I might as well embed the link from the top of the thread:


As this was shot on film seeing a print would be classic.

Was it shot on 16mm? If so, a 16mm projection is pretty darn close to a 1:1 reproduction.

This is like real photography and stuff. SF State's film department was first rate - I worked with a bunch of them.

And it's only $240 to rent? Might be a fun thing to do for a benefit.
Geeman

Social climber
Denver,Colorado
Aug 31, 2012 - 01:25am PT
Hey guys I happened to come across a vhs copy of this rare hard to find film and will be listing it on Ebay on the late afternoon of August 31,2012.
Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
Aug 31, 2012 - 03:56am PT
"It's coming back up!"

I use that line all the time.


"We have to go back!" - Lito Tejada-Flores (joking around while finishing the Great Roof pitch)

I use that line all the time; and I never joke.
Bldrjac

Ice climber
Boulder
Aug 31, 2012 - 04:36am PT
Pam here. We used to show that film practically every other month when I worked at Neptune's (for 9 years!)....I have seen it so many times, and could watch it a million more. All those lines you guys have quoted take me back.......indeed, it's sooo great, funny, inspiring, beautiful. Why, like climbing can be!
Allen Hill

Social climber
CO.
Aug 31, 2012 - 05:23am PT
I honestly think it's the best American climbing film ever made. The crap that's rolled out theses days (Sender Films comes to mind) has no heart and soul, just commercial value via product placement. Conversely "El Capitan" is nothing but heart and soul. Optical printed moon and all. Absolute art.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Aug 31, 2012 - 07:00am PT
Great film with a lot of soul. Lito lives a half mile from us in Chilean Patagonia. He doesn't climb anymore but his stories complimenting the gourmet meals his wife Linde provides are memorable.
wpadula

Social climber
San Francisco
Oct 7, 2012 - 05:22pm PT
This classic film has been restored in HD from the original film positive and it is being released on DVD and BluRay!! You can get a copy if you search for El Capitan FIlm on Kickstarter.com

This new release looks and sounds better than the film has ever looked before. It is also going to include audio commentary with the original climbers and also some short videos with them.

Here is a link:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1765735821/el-capitan-film-restoration?ref=live
wpadula

Social climber
San Francisco
Oct 7, 2012 - 05:25pm PT
Here is a note from the filmmaker:

EL CAPITAN, the classic 1968 movie is on Kickstarter

Google: Kickstarter, El Capitan

With the money that I hope to raise from Kickstarter contributors, I will be able to complete the El Capitan film restoration, and finish preparing the new HD digital master.

After being out of distribution for over 10 years, with your help, the classic film, El Capitan, will finally be available again, restored in HD and looking better than ever.

If you would be inclined to pass this information on to your friends by way of Twitter and Facebook, it would really help.

Thank you for your support.

Sincerely,
Fred Padula
Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Colombia, South America
Oct 7, 2012 - 05:42pm PT
A nicer person would have just put the old version on youtube for free.
Fletcher

Trad climber
Fumbling towards stone
Oct 8, 2012 - 01:19pm PT
Afternoon bump.
crasic

climber
Oct 8, 2012 - 05:04pm PT
A nicer person would have just put the old version on youtube for free.

I'm surprised it already isn't, I guess climbers are a more honest bunch than I thought.
Albion

Trad climber
Bristol, UK
Oct 9, 2012 - 09:00am PT
I coughed up the $30 for the DVD and other goodies.

Looking forward to seeing proper, sharp, HD transfer version of the 16mm colour film.

I have a feeling the difference is going to be staggering.

The extras sound interesting too.
YosemiteSteve

Trad climber
CA
Oct 9, 2012 - 10:42pm PT
This is awesome! Can't wait to get my Blu-ray!
turd

climber
Oct 10, 2012 - 05:24am PT
This IS awesome.

El Capitan is my favorite climbing film of all time. No idea how many times I've seen it - but it's a lot. I was always bummed that such a great movie was only available in such poor quality. I've only been hoping it would get remastered for about the last 20 years.

Bump for more kickstarter pledges. Pretty excited to see (and hear) it in HD.





Naitch

climber
Seneca area
Oct 10, 2012 - 07:40am PT
They've got a long way to go in just 3 weeks. Hope they make it as I'd like to see them be able to finish this. Seems a reasonable amount to pledge for getting a copy. The thing is with Kickstarter is if they don't make the goal, they get none of the pledged money... My son is a film maker and recently tried to raise money via Kickstarter for a pilot episode for a cable series and didn't make it. He got zilch!

Com'n folks help'm out! This is a great climbing flick and time's a tick'n!
crunch

Social climber
CO
Oct 10, 2012 - 09:41am PT
El Capitan and Johnny Dawes' Stone Monkey are the two best climbing movies ever made.

Which, coming from someone who is a good friend of Pete Mortimer, Nick Rosen and the whole Sender crew, is saying a lot (and might get me into a lot of trouble).

No sponsors, no corporate backers. No desire to make something pleasant, successful or easy on the eyes. No narrative, no explanation, just raw, unprofessional, personal vision: Here's my take on climbing, take it or leave it.

Pledge made....good luck!
crasic

climber
Oct 10, 2012 - 09:52am PT
Do people get their money back if the project doesn't meet its goal?
Moof

Big Wall climber
Orygun
Oct 10, 2012 - 10:03am PT
You are not billed until it meets its goal. If the deadline passes without meeting it you are never billed at all.
turd

climber
Oct 10, 2012 - 06:35pm PT
bump
slobmonster

Trad climber
OAK (nee NH)
Oct 10, 2012 - 08:09pm PT
bumpasaurus rex

this is so very worthy. pony up!
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Oct 10, 2012 - 09:04pm PT
Donate for a great cause!

I watched the movie once while having to put up with a lot of second party internet,invade my computer, bottomfeeder BS.

These guys are trying to deliver a reasonably costed hard copy disk of a very cool work of art. This is an honest deal in a age of owning digital things that reside in the "cloud".

All the documentation that was taken for granted 30 years ago is disappearing.

Remember when it was something to do at night in the Valley to watch that film of the West Face of Sentinel? "Like walking on eggshells"... So much of what floated ordinary imaginations has been replaced with beyond reach examples.
MGuzzy

Trad climber
Orangevale
Nov 11, 2012 - 10:11am PT
BUMP
don't you just hate it when things go BUMP in the Belay...

Hello all.. just an update.. it was funded!

Thanks for doing this Fred... I missed my chance to get my own copy back in the day.. I'm looking forward this re-release. Can't wait for it to start shipping!

Mark
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