Going Up: Tales Told Along the Road to El Capitan

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Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Oct 29, 2012 - 12:57am PT
bump
PhilG

Trad climber
The Circuit, Tonasket WA
Nov 2, 2012 - 03:23pm PT
Joe,
Finally saw this thread. I've been waiting to read your book for sometime.
Bump this thread to the top for other climbers looking for 60's vintage history/philosophy.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Dec 19, 2012 - 06:59pm PT
Climbing history literature bump for my English teacher at Lassen CC.
Tad
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Dec 19, 2012 - 10:34pm PT
I'm having a good time reading this...
...great way to get to know Joe and the times.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Dec 28, 2012 - 11:52am PT
Golden Age Lit. Bump
I Can't put this book down, great read.
Tad
PhilG

Trad climber
The Circuit, Tonasket WA
Feb 19, 2013 - 12:34pm PT
First of all, I would like to thank Joe for writing this book. Thank you for putting in the time and energy to create such a wonderful volume of history. You brought back memories of Tahquitz, swami belts, and pitons, just like crushing bay leaves in my hand brings back emotions of longing for climbing in Yosemite. It has been years since I read a book I enjoyed as much as Going Up.
For the rest of you, I strongly encourage you to read this book. I recommend this book: if you’re a young climber who wants to understand the roots of the “sport” of big wall climbing or if you’re a climber who enjoys an entertaining and well written climbing history book. And, I might add, this book should be read by those interested in the cultural anthropology of the 1950‘s-60’s and how the sport of rock climbing grew into such a popular activity.
For me, an old climber, the true enjoyment came from being reminded of a time when the cliffs were less crowded and happiness was as simple as Yosemite Lodge on a cold, rainy day.
rrider

climber
Mckinleyville, Ca
Feb 19, 2013 - 01:42pm PT
I agree with what Phil said. The book is cool! I like Joe’s ability to decode and present some of the passions and experiences which drive and connect some climbers, some musicians, and some seekers who have been connected to a golden age. One gets the opportunity to reexamine their identity via the social fringe peer group, the attraction to certain realms of intellect and ideals, and the pursuit of challenge and glory through climbing.
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Feb 19, 2013 - 04:31pm PT
I bought a copy from you at the Oakdale fest, Joe. What a great read! I really enjoyed your little digressions into popular culture of the time. What a time to grow up and Go Up.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 1, 2013 - 02:23am PT
Bump.
Pardon me.
Bump.
Sorry.
Bump.
My bad.
--Bump D. Bumpup.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Apr 10, 2013 - 08:12pm PT
Literary Bump...
BBA

climber
OF
Nov 5, 2013 - 09:47am PT
Great read. It brings back the times.
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