Sentinel Rock Summit Register- Classic Who's Who 1934-1976

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Scott Thelen

Trad climber
Truckee, Ca
Jun 20, 2011 - 01:55pm PT
Its great to see Tony Qamars name. He stayed at my house a couple weeks before he died. F*#king loging trucks.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 20, 2011 - 02:46pm PT
I started a thread about Tony...Check it out!

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=107615&tn=0
frog-e

Trad climber
Imperial Beach California
Jun 20, 2011 - 03:10pm PT
Check it out...3rd ascent Chouinard-Herbert: 8 hours!

Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 20, 2011 - 03:15pm PT
Ray- Is this the register that you were talking about?
frog-e

Trad climber
Imperial Beach California
Jun 20, 2011 - 03:42pm PT
Pretty sure it is, Steve.

Pulled the thing out of a box of old patterns and stuff. Opened it, realized it was THE summit register from Sentinel. Put on YC's desk and mentioned it. Really cool to see the thing here in all it's glory. Very motivational and instructive document, IMHO.



TomKimbrough

Social climber
Salt Lake City
Jun 20, 2011 - 03:50pm PT
Very nice! I was sure I had climbed the S/S in Sept '65 with Roman Laba but here I see it was Sept '67.
Plus I did the East Arete in Aug '67 with Tom Likinzapfel??? A real name? I have no memory of him or the ascent. Sorry Tom. I expect I was checking out the descent in case Roman and I were late getting to the top.
But sad that I have forgotten so much.
I dam- sure remember falling out of the Narrows on that climb with Roman.
I dropped my legs and was spit out like a cherry pit. And with nothing in I fell right by Roman, banging on down the chimney below. There is still a scar on my left arm from the scrape. I was a good deal more careful on my second try.
frog-e

Trad climber
Imperial Beach California
Jun 20, 2011 - 04:27pm PT
Bad ass...

Credit: frog-e
Roger Breedlove

climber
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Jun 20, 2011 - 05:10pm PT
Beck and Sacherer. First one day ascent of a Grade VI.

Eric tells good stories about that climb. Some of them are on the Sacherer thread.
LongAgo

Trad climber
Jun 20, 2011 - 07:55pm PT
SeanH says, "So cool, thanks for posting. So many big names there. One of my favorite things about climbing is when you do a route and know that in a way you're sharing an experience with so many other people.."

Indeed, as I think I said elsewhere, as opposed to a wave surfed, a ski slope skied, even a mountain cornice traversed, rock as the medium of rock climbing insures you hands and feet travel over the same or very nearly the same matter as those before. Well, one might make a move slightly differently than some or most predecessor, and rock too changes, but many superior routes like the Steck Salathe remain largely as they were, insuring we feel strong kinship with those who grunted (or flew) up the Narrows, and who looked out from shadowy chimneys at the same ageless Valley, and watched their watches and the sun, or perhaps spent a cool night under the stars. And so, while it's impossible to sign the water wave or snow slope, signing a rock summit register is not only possible but potentially transformative beyond mere recording. Even here, my eyes scanning an electronic form of the old register, I felt something akin to holding the real thing: a linking of hands across time, across faces and people known and honored, now etched again in memory, companions in the pursuit of high and beautiful places, each in their time blessed by health and determination and chance too, by a body working to its best, mind ablaze or fearful or anxious, but vital, alive, purposeful, and again and again awed by the beauty and power of vast stone spaces everywhere in view.

Tom Higgins
LongAgo
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jun 20, 2011 - 08:13pm PT
Summit of Sentinel Rock. L. to R.: BowDawg, Kim Schmitz, Conrad Willet...
Summit of Sentinel Rock. L. to R.: BowDawg, Kim Schmitz, Conrad Willet, Don Lauria (red shirt) Jim Madsen. Sept., 1966
Credit: BooDawg
BooDawg

Social climber
Butterfly Town
Jun 20, 2011 - 08:40pm PT
Really GREAT thread, Steve! Thanks so much to all who had a hand in bringing the register here! It sure does bring back the memories and is one of the aspects that I love best about S.T.

Thanks, Anders, for reposting that summit shot, tho I'd have done it here.

John H: Psychedlic is here 9/10/66. Gobi came a year later in July, 1969.

Are there more pages to post, Steve?
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 20, 2011 - 08:42pm PT
I'll get there lads...LOL

A few pages short of half way at 22 pages posted.
F10

Trad climber
e350 / Bishop
Jun 20, 2011 - 08:42pm PT
TFPU cool stuff...
Rick A

climber
Boulder, Colorado
Jun 20, 2011 - 08:49pm PT
Great thread.

Tom-In the same way that rock provides a connection with all those who have done a route before before you, rock is also a personal time machine. It allows you to relive the exact same series of movements you made the first time you climbed a route, say 20, 40, or 60 years earlier, and test your old memories against the new experience.

Thanks for a beautifully expressed post.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 20, 2011 - 09:02pm PT
It was a BIG thrill to crack open this time capsule!

Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Tom!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 20, 2011 - 10:33pm PT
Eight more pages!
Dolomite

climber
Anchorage
Jun 20, 2011 - 10:38pm PT
Shameful that Steve has to bump his own thread. This is the best thread I've seen here in a long time. It should stay on page one forever. Thanks for posting!
john hansen

climber
Jun 20, 2011 - 10:49pm PT
Boo dog, I saw your route but it had no name yet. When did you name it
"Psychedelic Wall" ?

I like the April 8 1970,, Doug Scott, Royal Robbins, and Tony Willment.
Johnny K.

climber
Southern,California
Jun 20, 2011 - 10:57pm PT
Wow,just amazing to read all the entries.Steve,thank you again for such an awesome post!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 20, 2011 - 11:04pm PT
John- Tony Willmott was a very talented Brit who died far too young...

Cool to see his name again.
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