Announcing Longs Peak Diamond FA DVD Kamps & Rearick 1960

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jogill

climber
Colorado
Mar 25, 2011 - 03:45pm PT
Also, sharp and witty. Great guy.
bookie

climber
Mar 26, 2011 - 01:33am PT
This may be convenient for some as we take CC's and Paypal. We are distributing the Kamps/Rearick DVD on our website chesslerbooks.com, and also on ebay, where we offer free postage! We also have Pat Ament's great new film, The Disciples of Gill, same free postage deal on ebay.
Quasimodo

Trad climber
CA
Mar 26, 2011 - 02:16am PT
Bob inspired me to climb just for the pure love of climbing. He was an inspiration to generations of climbers. I miss his kindness and enthusiasm. No one could match his footwork even when he wore miss matched climbing shoes. Nothing would stop Bob from enjoying a day out climbing. I fondly remember the day he bouldered at Stoney with two left shoes and commented how the left shoe on his right foot outside edged "great".

I will never forget friendship and smile.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 26, 2011 - 02:38pm PT
The beauty of this DVD is that Bonnie has done the legwork and all that needs to happen is distribution for the history to be widely known and appreciated.

Buy a copy and let your friends know if you like what Bonnie has done for the community. It is a great documentary!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 27, 2011 - 12:56pm PT
Coffee Bump...
Patrick Oliver

Boulder climber
Fruita, Colorado
Mar 30, 2011 - 11:40pm PT
Steve is doing a good job distributing the Diamond dvd. I recommend it.
There are at the moment only two places to order the Disciples of
Gill, through my website, patament.org, and at Chesslerbooks.
Hopefully it will reach climbing shops one of these days. I'm
not setting any speed records.
Pat
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Mar 31, 2011 - 12:09am PT
Every day for 2 weeks I was hoping it would be in the mailbox...

Today it was in the mailbox !!!

What a lovely recollection and great share from Bonnie Kamps. Everyone who worked to make this piece of art must feel deeply happy with what their efforts have created.

Thanks Steve !
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 2, 2011 - 12:58pm PT
Nice review Jim! It is a real treat to watch.
PapaDrew

Trad climber
Idyllwild, CA
Apr 11, 2011 - 05:17pm PT
Bump for Bonnie
SuperTopo Review Team

Trad climber
Mill Valley, CA
Apr 12, 2011 - 11:21pm PT
Just got my copy. Amazing footage and great story telling. Way to give Ken Burns a run for his money. Must get for any climbing history buff....
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
Apr 13, 2011 - 01:28am PT
I'm so glad Bonnie did this!

I regret that I was only able to talk to her briefly at the Sacherer memorial but I loved her sense of humor about climbers and climber husbands in particular, and felt then that she had a lot of stories inside of her that she wanted to bring forth.

I hope this is only the beginning of her public remembrances of that era.
MTucker

Ice climber
Arizona
Apr 13, 2011 - 01:39am PT
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110664546176&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 24, 2011 - 12:29pm PT
MTucker- Since you won't respond off forum...

Please delete Chessler's advertising from this thread. It undercuts my own sales.

As I mentioned in the OP all of the proceeds from my individual and distribution sales go straight to Bonnie. She wants to get this very compelling and personal story out into the world and I would love to see more Kamps material come to light.

This DVD is a very tasty slice of early Colorado big wall history.

I just revised the commercial rate sales minimum to three copies to make it easier for the specialty shops to carry it. REI isn't selling climbing DVDs anymore as of my last inquiry so the smaller outfits are your source now. Or buy direct...

Cheers- Steve
MTucker

Ice climber
Arizona
Apr 27, 2011 - 11:14pm PT
Steve Steve Steve

Complain Complain Complain

You don't have free shipping.

You complain that someone else selling the product undercuts you sales.

Yet, you just made a better deal "to make it easier" for them to get the DVD and sell it. Even trying to sell to REI.

WTF?

Pretty short sighted.

You should say "Buy from me, not the other guy that I just sold them wholesale to. I hope I get maximum dollar and they get stuck with inventory".

MTucker- Since you won't respond off forum...

Please delete Chessler's advertising from this thread. It undercuts my own sales.

As I mentioned in the OP all of the proceeds from my individual and distribution sales go straight to Bonnie. She wants to get this very compelling and personal story out into the world and I would love to see more Kamps material come to light.

This DVD is a very tasty slice of early Colorado big wall history.

I just revised the commercial rate sales minimum to three copies to make it easier for the specialty shops to carry it. REI isn't selling climbing DVDs anymore as of my last inquiry so the smaller outfits are your source now. Or buy direct...

Cheers- Steve
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Apr 28, 2011 - 12:10pm PT
MTucker what is your problem?

What don't you understand?

Few people today have done as much as Grossman in contributing to the heritage and history of American climbing.

Your accusations are ridiculous, embarrassing and a waste of time, so buzz off.



Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - May 1, 2011 - 11:33am PT
Thanks Guido.

What a moron...

Back to the history. A description of Dave and Bob's excellent adventure from the Sierra Club Bulletin 1960. Thanks again to Bill Amborn for the SCBs.

Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
May 1, 2011 - 11:50am PT
What a great DVD!

Thanks to Bonnie and everyone involved.

I'll never forget my first trip to Stoney Point, with Julie Lazar, must have been about 1982. Bob was there at the front boulder and immediately picked us out as newcomers. I told him we had just arrived on the west coast and up until now had mostly climbed at The Gunks and Adirondacks.

He took us on the tour, showing us dozens of fierce mantels and thin crimpfests. Finally, when the fingers were sufficiently thrashed we arrived at Hot Tuna. Jesus. Talk about a schooling.
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
May 7, 2011 - 02:44pm PT
Bump...

My brother was here visiting from his home in France last week, I showed him the DVD. It was better second time than the first.

Bob was a very particular climber. When trying a boulder problem or climbing route his goal was not just to do it, he had to make it look easy. Once at Stoney Point I watched him do a very hard bouldering move. He did it, but struggled a little. Afterwards he said "That doesn't count. I just got lucky..."
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - May 8, 2011 - 05:44pm PT
Thanks for the good review Kris.

I personally can't get enough Bob Kamps and Dave Rearick. I talked with Dave a couple of days ago and he was totally understated about his ability and accomplishments for such a brilliant climber. Old school humility...
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
May 9, 2011 - 08:30pm PT
Bump…

I just had a flashback, to a day spent with Bob in Joshua Tree. It was hot. Climbing in the sun was out of the question and even in the shade conditions were not ideal. We walked around Hidden Valley, Real Hidden Valley and on over to Hemingway looking for a climb which suited us.

I would say “How about this one?”

Bob would say “I’ve never done it, but I want to save it for a better day.”

Bob would say “How about this one?”

I would reply “I’ve done it before, it’s too hot now and I don’t want to get spanked…”

This sort of thing went on all day. We ended up having a great hike, lots of conversation, and a fierce bouldering session at Turtle Rock at sunset.
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