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mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Original Post - Jan 31, 2012 - 04:04pm PT
What are the top 100 routes that Layton Kor put in? I have done a few and thought they were better than good. Ruper, the Yellow Spur, and Kor's Flake are 3 that that come right to mind. Anyone else out there done any, have an opinion, or better yet have pictures? I heard he put up a few things in the desert.
philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Jan 31, 2012 - 04:07pm PT
This could be a very good thread.
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Jan 31, 2012 - 04:12pm PT
Mr. President at Lumpy Ridge should make the list.

I did that route back in the early 80's with Mike Caldwell, who told me that Kor chose that name for the route because it is deceptive and never does what you think it should...

I'll never forget that day. On the hike out to the crag we came across Gunks master Dick Williams. Then when we were at the base it became apparent that I had forgotten my harness. Mike had a raging psyche on, and there was no getting out of it so I tied in with some webbing and off we went...
philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Jan 31, 2012 - 04:24pm PT
The route that when freed became known as the Cruise is a fine climb by anyone's standards.
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Jan 31, 2012 - 04:27pm PT
He put up gem's everywhere - including the very nice Kor Crack at Ragged Mountain in CT. Is there a place that he didn't pick some plums?
Sewellymon

climber
.....in a single wide......
Jan 31, 2012 - 04:35pm PT
Most everybody has done Kor's South Face of the Washington Column as their 1st Yo wall, yes?
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jan 31, 2012 - 05:35pm PT
Although the past few decades I have only climbed routes that I put up, early on I did a bunch of Layton's routes in Eldo, RMNP, Yosemite, and the desert in particular.

But a hundred?

Has even Chris Kalous climbed that many?

My favorite has to be the last one;
Layton Kor on his way to the previously virgin summit of the Spire of ...
Layton Kor on his way to the previously virgin summit of the Spire of Fire, May, '10
Credit: Piton Ron
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Jan 31, 2012 - 05:46pm PT
Ron that is an absolutely Awesome picture! Awesome with a capital A.
adikted

Trad climber
Jan 31, 2012 - 05:49pm PT
Kor flake was one of my first multipitch leads.....i still remember getting inside
That flake and almost pooping my pants....good times!
philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Jan 31, 2012 - 06:07pm PT
I agree with Ksolem. Ron that picture is a great n of Layton.
Jeremy

Social climber
Albuquerque, NM
Jan 31, 2012 - 06:10pm PT
Titan
Standing Rock
Column
Monster Tower
West Butt
Castleton

DAMN!

Dude was SWOLE!

WOO HOO!!!

J
FrankZappa

Trad climber
80' from the Hankster
Jan 31, 2012 - 06:33pm PT
Naked Edge
Wisdom
Outer Space
NW Corner of Bastille

Left Mitten Thumb (Monument Valley)
steve shea

climber
Jan 31, 2012 - 06:49pm PT
Yellow Wall, Jack of Diamonds, Winter Route, Diagonal, Overhang Dihedral, Grey Pillar, Directissima and more all on Long's I don't care what they say about the Hulk, The Diamond and entire East Face of Long's is the best alpine rockclimbing in the lower 48. The best part is Kor's signature all over it. A storm on the Diamond now that's some good clean living.
philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Jan 31, 2012 - 06:54pm PT
Hi Steve. I recall you also did a route up the North Face of Pyramid Peak.
I am curious how your lined matches up or is different from ours in 1977?
Randisi

Boulder climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Jan 31, 2012 - 09:10pm PT
How many of us could even name a hundred Kor routes?

How many did he even do?
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jan 31, 2012 - 10:52pm PT

There are so many!!!!
Ruper. One he didn't do but loved was Northcutt-Carter on
Hallet--supposed to be one of his favorites, and a good 'un!
Johnny K.

climber
Jan 31, 2012 - 11:09pm PT
Layton Kor=Awesome Gentleman.
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Jan 31, 2012 - 11:13pm PT
Kor-Ingalls on Castleton Tower.

Ruper

NW Face, Chiefshead, RMNP.

Diretessima, to Chasm View, Longs Peak, RMNP.

Yellow Spur

Titan, Fisher Towers.

Just a few that came to mind...
bhilden

Trad climber
Mountain View, CA
Jan 31, 2012 - 11:33pm PT
Harlin Route on the Eiger without question.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev.
Jan 31, 2012 - 11:35pm PT
BItchin stuff GUYS!
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