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hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Feb 1, 2012 - 03:18am PT
East Face of Pigeon Spire, Bugaboos.
5.9 18 pitches.
With Ed Cooper.
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Feb 1, 2012 - 03:52am PT
Who needs a hundred? I would buy a book called just "Kor's best". Let's get real, isn't that enough?
Allen Hill

Social climber
CO.
Feb 1, 2012 - 04:16am PT
I'm with Bruce. I've been told first hand the traverse was genius. As for the Black, just climb the Cruise and you'll get a taste of his work and his eye for a line. Jim Dunn recently told me this; "we've all done Kor routes." Kor is like glue. His routes hold us all together because every one of us has climbed one.
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Feb 1, 2012 - 04:19am PT
The Kor Problem, C4 boulders, for surz yo.
steve shea

climber
Feb 1, 2012 - 09:31am PT
Philo, how's that neck coming along? Yes Pyramid NF. I think we did it twice. Once in spring and once in winter. Kennedy, Lou Dawson and me. Maybe it was a wintery spring! For sure the route I remember with Mike and Lou goes directly up the middle of the face to maybe one third or more, height. We bivied on a ledge which ran the width of the face it seemed. The plan was to go direct. The rock was better higher and frozen but upon close inspection would have taken some aid with mostly free. We did not have the gear so we filed it for a later attempt. After too much time scoping the line we traversed right to a chimney system choked with intermittent ice, snow and rotten rock. Can't remember how many pitches but it exited onto the northwest (right skyline)ridge at an obvious notch. From there it was a short hike to the summit. It was maybe 5.9, grade 4 ice, and deep snow. I remember we had fierce winds and a constant spindrift in the chimney. The worst part was the descent with mandatory avalanche exposure. Never desperate but sporting nontheless. The spring route had better ice and more to the left on the face proper. Where did you go? BTW Kennedy was the chronicler/photographer of all these ancient climbs. I'm sure he has it exact. This is just a recollection. Also Kor spent some time around here mostly in Glenwood Canyon climbing on those huge rubble heap walls I think, could be wrong.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 1, 2012 - 03:17pm PT
Colorado1959 Diagonal, Lower East Face, Longs Peak, CO. (V 5.9 A3) with Ray Northcutt.[4]
1959 T2, Redgarden Wall, Eldorado Canyon, CO. (current rating 5.11a) 1st ascent with Gerry Roach[5]
1960 Yellow Spur, Redgarden Wall, Eldorado Canyon, CO. (5.9 (A1)) FA with David Dornan, Feb 21, 1960[6]
1962 Psycho, Redgarden Wall, Eldorado Canyon, CO. (III 5.9 A4) 1st ascent with Huntley Ingalls[7]
1962 The Naked Edge, Redgarden Wall, Eldorado Canyon, CO. (III 5.9 A3) with Bob Culp.[8] Entire route with Rick Horn, 1964 (5.9 A4).[9]
1962 Yellow Wall, The Diamond, Longs Peak, CO. (V 5.8 A4) 2nd route on the wall, with Charles Roskosz.[10]
1963 Canary Pass, Redgarden Wall, Eldorado Canyon, CO. (III 5.7 A4-) 1st ascent with Pat Ament[11]
1965 Green Slab, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, CO. (VI 5.8 A4) with Brian Martz.[12]
[edit] Southwest deserts1961 Kor-Ingalls Route, Castleton Tower, Utah; FA of tower with Huntley Ingalls[13]
1962 Finger of Fate, The Titan, Fisher Towers, Utah. FA of formation (V 5.8 A3) with Huntley Ingalls and George Hurley.[14]
1962 Standing Rock (Monument Basin), near Moab, UT. FA of formation with Huntley Ingalls and Steve Komito.[15]
1963 Kor-Dalke-Schafer IV 5.10 A1, Monster Tower, Canyonlands National Park, Utah; FA of Monster tower with Larry Dalke and Cub Schafer, 26 December 1963[16]
1964 North Face III 5.9 A3(?), Argon Tower, Arches National Park, Utah; FA with Bob Bradley and Charlie Kemp, 17 January 1964[17]
[edit] California1963 West Buttress, El Capitan, Yosemite Valley, California. (VI 5.10 A3+) FA with Steve Roper.[18]
1964 South Face, Washington Column, Yosemite Valley, CA. (V 5.10a A2) FA with Chris Fredericks, June 1964 .[19]
1965 Gold Wall, Ribbon Falls Area, Yosemite Valley, CA. (V 5.10 A3) FA with Tom Fender, May 1965.[20]
[edit] Outlying areas1963 Robbins Route, Mount Proboscis, Logan Mountains, Northwest Territory, Canada. FA with Dick McCracken, Jim McCarthy and Royal Robbins, Aug 4-7, 1963.[21]


Blatently stolen from wickapedia who prolly stole it from someone else.

Hey I have done one on that list(more than once) so that is not too bad.
I would be damn proud to do any others on that list and hope to with some. Would love to do the Yellow Wall to Forrest Finish on Longs. Anyone done it, but more importantly does that count as a Kor route?
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 1, 2012 - 03:22pm PT
When you type his name into the search box on mountain project you get this list:

West Buttress (pitch 1&2)
5.10a (1)
Trad, 2 pitches, 300 feet
CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : El Capitan Base Routes

South
5.7 (1)
Trad, 2 pitches, 350 feet, Grade II
CO : Boulder Canyon : Bitty Buttress

Layton Kor's Warm Up
V0 (1)
Boulder, 10 feet
VA : Grayson Highlands State Par... : ... : Colorado Boulder

V.D.
5.10a/b PG13 (1)
Trad, 1 pitch, 75 feet
NY : The Gunks : ... : l. Sleepy Hollow

The Silent Line
5.10 C1 (6)
Trad, Aid, 8 pitches, 1000 feet, Grade IV
CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Gold Wall

West Buttress
5.10- (1)
Trad, Alpine, 10 pitches, Grade IV
WY : Wind River Range : ... : Musembeah Peak

Kor-Dalke Route
5.12a R (0)
Trad, 5 pitches, 350 feet, Grade III
CO : Flatirons : ... : The Maiden

Fun Ramp
5.9+ (1)
Trad, 6 pitches, 600 feet, Grade III
UT : Moab Area : ... : Northside Routes

Left Center
5.9+ R (5)
Trad, 4 pitches, 400 feet, Grade II
CO : Estes Park Valley : ... : Lower Great Face

Kornerstone Edge
5.7+ PG13 (1)
Trad, 3 pitches, 400 feet
CO : Estes Park Valley : ... : Deville 3

Upper Kor's Crack
5.9 (11)
Trad, TR, 45 feet
NM : Los Alamos & White Rock : ... : Potrillo Cliffs

Lower Kor's Crack
5.9+ (5)
Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40 feet
NM : Los Alamos & White Rock : ... : Potrillo Cliffs

Venus Needle, West Face
5.10 A3 (1)
Trad, Aid, 3 pitches, 275 feet, Grade II
AZ : Northern Arizona : ... : Cleopatra's Needle Area

Cooper-Kor
5.10+ R (2)
Trad, Alpine, 18 pitches, 1000 feet, Grade IV
International : Canada : ... : Pigeon Spire

South Face
5.8 C1 (54)
Trad, Aid, 11 pitches, 1200 feet
CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Washington Column

West Chimney
5.6 (34)
Trad, 1 pitch, 150 feet
CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Redgarden - Lumpe to the to...

Kor's Korner
5.12a/b (4)
Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 200 feet
CO : Colorado Springs : ... : West Side

Kor Crack
5.9- (7)
Trad, 100 feet
CT : Central- Traprock : Ragged Mountain (Main Cliff...

Bombay
5.8+ (3)
Trad, 100 feet
CT : Central- Traprock : Ragged Mountain (Main Cliff...

Animal Crack
5.9 (3)
Trad, 1 pitch, 40 feet
CT : Central- Traprock : Ragged Mountain (Main Cliff...

Kor Wall
5.8+ (6)
Trad, 5 pitches, 500 feet, Grade III
AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Sabino Canyon

Right Side aka Bong Session
5.10c (7)
Trad, 1 pitch, 80 feet
CO : Boulder Canyon : Black Widow Slab

Kor Route
5.8 C2 (5)
Trad, Aid, 4 pitches, 300 feet, Grade III
UT : Moab Area : ... : Dolomite Spire

Pear Buttress
5.8 (165)
Trad, 5 pitches, Grade II
CO : Lumpy Ridge : ... : J-Crack Slab Area

Porcelain Arete
5.9+ (6)
Trad, 9 pitches, 1800 feet, Grade IV
CO : Gunnison : ... : North Rim Routes

Neurosis
5.10d R (5)
Trad, 3 pitches, 270 feet
CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Redgarden - Tower One

Kor Line (Garden Salad)
5.9- (8)
Trad, 1 pitch, 60 feet
CO : Glenwood Springs : ... : Poison Ivy Wall

Dessert
5.9 (5)
Trad, 4 pitches, 300 feet
CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Redgarden - S Buttress

Russian Arete
5.9+ (29)
Trad, 6 pitches, Grade IV
CO : Gunnison : ... : North Rim Routes

Rotwand Route
5.7 X (6)
Trad, 3 pitches, 160 feet
CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Rotwand

Scotch and Soda
5.11b R (5)
Trad, 1 pitch, 150 feet
CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Wind Tower - S Face

The Cruise
5.10+ (20)
Trad, 12 pitches, 1700 feet, Grade V
CO : Gunnison : ... : North Chasm View Wall

Kinnder Rooten
5.9- X (2)
Trad, 2 pitches, 200 feet
CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Rotwand

Crack of Delight
5.7 (3)
Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, 600 feet, Grade II
CO : Alpine Rock : ... : Lower East Face

Crack of Desperation
5.10a (9)
Trad, 1 pitch, 100 feet
CO : Boulder Canyon : Vampire Rock

Jackson's Wall Direct
5.10a (20)
Trad, 3 pitches, 250 feet
CO : Boulder Canyon : Castle Rock

West Face [Bastille]
5.11a (35)
Trad, 2 pitches, 270 feet
CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : The Bastille - W Face

South Face of Tower One
5.10c R (8)
Trad, 3 pitches, 320 feet, Grade II
CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Redgarden - Tower One

Kor Route
5.10 R (4)
Trad, Grade II
UT : Moab Area : ... : Monster Tower

South East Arete/Second
5.7 (18)
Trad, 4 pitches
CO : Flatirons : ... : Second Flatiron

Impish
5.5 (7)
Trad
UT : Moab Area : ... : Dock Rock

Squeeze Box
5.9 (6)
Trad, 2 pitches, Grade II
CO : Grand Junction : ... : Fruita Canyon

Mr President
5.10d (4)
Trad, 2 pitches
CO : Lumpy Ridge : Sundance Buttress

Kor Route
5.9 (26)
Trad, Alpine, 10 pitches
CO : Alpine Rock : ... : The Saber

Italian Arete
5.9 R (35)
Trad, 1 pitch
CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Redgarden - Tower One

Edge of Time
5.9 (117)
Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 85 feet
CO : Estes Park Valley : ... : The Fin

Visible Panty Line
5.10a (11)
Trad, 1 pitch, 70 feet
UT : Moab Area : ... : Wall Street

Deville 3
5.7 (4)
Trad, 2 pitches, Grade II
CO : Estes Park Valley : ... : Deville 3

Night
5.11 X (2)
Trad, 1 pitch
CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Redgarden - S Buttress

Satan's Slab
5.8 R (27)
Trad, 8 pitches
CO : Flatirons : ... : Ridge 2 aka Satan's Slab



Its the first page of at least 7. Not sure all are his routes, but I'm just sayin...
Norwegian

Trad climber
Placerville, California
Feb 1, 2012 - 03:25pm PT
crack of fear,
lumpy ridge.

good passage.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 1, 2012 - 03:28pm PT
Ok only a like a page and three quarter at mountain project so that's 90 routes, but I am sure they are missing a few:
Routes
Name Rating Type Location
Northwest Corner
5.11a (50)
Trad
CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : The Bastille - N Face

Blackjack
5.10b/c R (4)
Trad
CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Wind Tower - S Face

Grand Giraffe
5.10a (69)
Trad, 5 pitches
CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Redgarden - Tower One

Rogue's Arete
5.10a R (3)
Trad
CO : Flatirons : ... : Overhang Rock

West Door
5.8 (2)
Trad, 1 pitch
CO : Flatirons : ... : Third Flatiron

North Face
5.8 (6)
Trad, 2 pitches, 220 feet
CO : Estes Park Valley : ... : Sharksfin

Perversion
5.9 (64)
Trad, 3 pitches, 350 feet
CO : Boulder : ... : Mickey Mouse Wall

Direct Second Buttress
5.9 (12)
Trad, Alpine, 8 pitches, Grade III
CO : Alpine Rock : ... : Hallett Peak

X-M
5.10c R (48)
Trad, 3 pitches
CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : The Bastille - N Face

South Face
5.9+ (25)
Trad, 3 pitches, 250 feet
CO : Boulder Canyon : Castle Rock

Long Dong Wall (aka Bell Tower)
5.11a (19)
Trad, 5 pitches
CO : Grand Junction : ... : Kissing Couple

Turnkorner
5.10a (37)
Trad, 7 pitches, Grade III
CO : Lumpy Ridge : Sundance Buttress

Super Slab
5.10+ (76)
Trad, 4 pitches
CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Redgarden - Tower One

Honeymoon Chimney
5.11a (39)
Trad, 4 pitches, Grade III
UT : Moab Area : ... : The Priest

Clementine
5.5 (28)
Trad, 2 pitches
CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Whale's Tail

Kor-Ingalls Route
5.9 (203)
Trad, Grade III
UT : Moab Area : ... : Castleton Tower

West Dihedral
5.4 (75)
Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80 feet
CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Whale's Tail

The Owl
5.7 (128)
Trad, 2 pitches
CO : Boulder Canyon : The Dome

South Face
5.10c X (7)
Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 100 feet
CO : Boulder Canyon : The Brick Wall

North Face Center
5.7 (169)
Trad, 2 pitches, 220 feet
CO : Boulder Canyon : Cob Rock

Wind Ridge
5.8 (351)
Trad, 4 pitches
CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Wind Tower - SW Face

Calypso
5.6 (326)
Trad, 3 pitches
CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Wind Tower - SW Face

The Yellow Traverse
5.9 (12)
Trad
CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Wind Tower - S Face

Yellow Wall
5.11b R (27)
Trad, Alpine, 8 pitches, 1000 feet
CO : Alpine Rock : ... : The Diamond

Outer Space
5.10c R (155)
Trad, 2 pitches
CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : The Bastille - N Face

The Yellow Spur
5.9 (305)
Trad, 6 pitches
CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Redgarden - Tower One

Ruper
5.8+ (202)
Trad, 6 pitches
CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Redgarden - Tower One

Rosy Crucifixion
5.10a PG13 (145)
Trad, 3 pitches
CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Redgarden - Tower Two

Guenese
5.11a (43)
Trad, 2 pitches
CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Redgarden - Roof Routes

T2
5.10d R (56)
Trad, 7 pitches, 700 feet
CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Redgarden - Tower Two

The Naked Edge
5.11a/b (99)
Trad, 6 pitches, 460 feet
CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Redgarden - Tower Two

The Diving Board
5.11a (22)
Trad, 4 pitches
CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Redgarden - Tower Two

Blackwalk
5.10b/c R (46)
Trad, 4 pitches
CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Redgarden - S Buttress

The Bulge
5.7 R (99)
Trad, 4 pitches
CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Redgarden - S Buttress

Anthill Direct
5.9 R (94)
Trad, 5 pitches, Grade II
CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Redgarden - S Buttress

Kor's Flake
5.7 (118)
Trad, 6 pitches, 800 feet, Grade III
CO : Lumpy Ridge : Sundance Buttress

Crack of Fear
5.10d (11)
Trad, 3 pitches, Grade II
CO : Lumpy Ridge : Twin Owls

Tiger's Tooth
5.9+ (15)
Trad, 2 pitches
CO : Lumpy Ridge : Twin Owls

West Buttress
5.9+ (137)
Trad, 3 pitches, Grade II
CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : The Bastille - W Face

Temporary Like Achilles
5.10b (35)
Trad, Sport
CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Redgarden - Roof Routes

Photos
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Feb 1, 2012 - 08:57pm PT
Shangri-La, Monument Valley

Gordo on top.
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Feb 1, 2012 - 10:46pm PT
he doesnt look gordo to me.
dogtown

Trad climber
Cheyenne, Wyoming and Marshall Islands atoll.
Feb 1, 2012 - 10:59pm PT
Kor and Gill would have to be on the top of my hero list.

Hey Ron, how doe's Layton feel theses days? Great photo.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Feb 1, 2012 - 11:01pm PT
Kor Problem in Camp 4!

South Face WC




Glue that binds!
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Feb 2, 2012 - 02:16pm PT
Spoke to him 5 days ago. He is hanging in there. The docs keep poking him.

He was going to try Jalapeno Tower next month, but now doesn't look like it.
big ears

Trad climber
?
Feb 2, 2012 - 03:42pm PT
The first time I topped out The Owl there were 2 CU freshmen laying out in their bikini's, so I've always liked that route
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 2, 2012 - 04:05pm PT
What did Layton do for work in order to get out as much as he did for so long? He must have had a somewhat flexible schedule. Seems like I remember hearing about him being a bricklayer.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Feb 2, 2012 - 04:39pm PT
I wonder what he would consider his best routes, with 50+ years experience and perspective?

It's noticeable that no one has said much about his climbs in the Alps or elsewhere, but then this place can be a bit parochial at times. Kor may not have gotten to the top of the Eiger Direct, but was key to the success of the climb.
Snorky

Trad climber
Carbondale, CO
Feb 3, 2012 - 02:19am PT
Red Dihedral aka Maiden Voyage, III, 5.9 - Black Canyon

Not his best or boldest, but the classic, clean moderate of the Black. Good find.
crunch

Social climber
CO
Apr 22, 2013 - 02:09pm PT
Bump for end of an era and a legend
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 22, 2013 - 03:25pm PT
http://www.supertopo.com/rock-climbing/Yosemite-Valley-Middle-Cathedral-Kor-Beck

"Twenty minute approach" that must've taken Layton ten.

Sure would be good to hear Eric tell of this route from 1962.

We used to refer to it as the Kor-Beck Dirt Direct in 1971.

It has been cleaned out considerably, I've heard.
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