Announcing Longs Peak Diamond FA DVD Kamps & Rearick 1960

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jaaan

Trad climber
Chamonix, France
Mar 31, 2013 - 03:52pm PT
Steve sent me this DVD last week. I knew just a little about the ascent (well, actually only that they'd done it and of course I'd seen the photo of the Estes Park celebration with Dave, Bonnie and Bob being cheered in the car) before but I learned so much more - the red tape they had to go through before the climb, the fact that climbing was banned on the Diamond, the absolute coup that they achieved in simply getting permission, and of course the understandable jealousy of the local climbers who had this prize snatched from them. Bonnie makes a fantastic job of the naration, as does Dave Rearick in his contributions. And for anyone interested outside the US, the DVD works fine on European machines.

Thanks Bonnie and Dave!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 1, 2014 - 10:19am PT
Bump for Roots...
jgill

Boulder climber
Colorado
Dec 1, 2014 - 10:39am PT
Dave, who is 82, now lives at the Meridian Retirement Home in Boulder.
Roots

Mountain climber
Tustin, CA
Dec 1, 2014 - 11:23am PT
I need a DVD! -Looking forward to watching it!
Roots

Mountain climber
Tustin, CA
Dec 17, 2014 - 10:40am PT
Great DVD - really enjoyed it!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 29, 2016 - 10:37am PT
Ed Webster just sent me this wonderful press photo of Bob and Dave receiving an award at Fort Carson in 1960 after their successful ascent of the Diamond.

guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Mar 29, 2016 - 10:49am PT
Wonderful photo! Certainly two of my heroes as a kid in the Valley.
Fan

climber
Mar 29, 2016 - 12:05pm PT
Dave still has his.  The last time I visited him in Boulder it was on ...
Dave still has his. The last time I visited him in Boulder it was on his desk. I took it out to his front porch for this photo. The trophy was a piton sprayed with silver paint mounted on a block of wood. Bob kept his for a while before tossing it.
Credit: Fan
jgill

Boulder climber
The high prairie of southern Colorado
Mar 29, 2016 - 01:15pm PT
They look so young . . .

Bob is gone of course, and Dave lives in an assisted living complex in Boulder after suffering one or perhaps two strokes. He's in his mid eighties now.

A legendary duo.
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