Layton Kor, the King has died

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Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Apr 22, 2013 - 10:01am PT
The American Way; Die when you run out of Money, so sad.
weezy

climber
Apr 22, 2013 - 10:03am PT
RIP to Layton the Great 'Un.

Thanks for all the routes and inspiration.

You are now free to roam about the ether.
flyxc

Trad climber
Otisfield, Maine
Apr 22, 2013 - 10:06am PT
"this route has got to go..."

RIP
elcap-pics

Big Wall climber
Crestline CA
Apr 22, 2013 - 10:06am PT
Layton Kor, I knew him in his later years... a fine man. His climbs inspired my entire generation of climbers. He will be missed but never forgotten. So long to another of the very best!
Levy

Big Wall climber
So Cal
Apr 22, 2013 - 10:07am PT
Layton Kor was one of the climbers I idolized in my youth. He didn't brag about his accomplishments, he just let his accomplishments speak for themselves.

Even today after over 30 years of climbing experiences, I respect Kor perhaps the most, of the old guard from the golden age.

RIP
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Apr 22, 2013 - 10:10am PT
RIP to one of America's greatest climbers.

John
Snowmassguy

Trad climber
Calirado
Apr 22, 2013 - 10:10am PT
RIP. What a visionary climber. I grew up climbing his Colorado routes. So many of his routes I have climbed time and time again and never cease to find enjoyment.
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Apr 22, 2013 - 10:16am PT
The hardest of the hard.
shipoopoi

Big Wall climber
oakland
Apr 22, 2013 - 10:21am PT
kor was my total hero growing up. his manic energy and undeniable climbing gift were legendary. there is that one quote from some desert climb..."don't fall now or we'll both go", tha tkind of expresses what it must have been like to climb with him. to come into yosemite valley as a non local and put up new routes on the great faces was huge.

my condolences to his family and friends. steve schneider
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Apr 22, 2013 - 10:23am PT
Wow, hard to add to all the recognition and thoughts here other than to echo them.

It sounds like he truly has now found rest and peace from his health issues.

Thoughts and prayers to friends, family, and the climbing community.

Eric
coz

Gym climber
Belmont
Apr 22, 2013 - 10:26am PT
Layton was a big hero of mine.

I had the pleasure of meeting him in person at an outdoor retail show, and he was extremely kind and approachable.

My regards to his close family and friends, his spirit will live for a long time in the climbs he pioneered and in the way he carried himself.

See you in the night land Layton.

SC,
Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
Apr 22, 2013 - 10:27am PT
RIP Layton, I only met you once.

His Wikipedia page does not mention the Eiger North Face. That needs to be corrected.


EDIT

The Eiger Norwand was a bold move. If over the coming days, I can update his Wiki profile, I will.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Apr 22, 2013 - 10:30am PT
A legend passes, RIP.

My thoughts go out to all of you who knew him as a friend. Especially Ron O, Jello, and Pat. I know they've done a lot to help Layton out these past few years. Hang in there dudes.
mcreel

climber
Barcelona
Apr 22, 2013 - 10:34am PT
A legend and an inspiration.
Patrick Oliver

Boulder climber
Fruita, Colorado
Apr 22, 2013 - 10:35am PT
Material wealth never seemed to matter much to my dear friend Layton.
He was born in poverty and lived it all his life with great dignity.
He was very very rich, in terms of how much life he had in him,
how much life he went out and embraced, how much joy he brought his
friends, and a little terror. As I have said elsewhere, he was one
of the most fully realized human beings on the planet. Yes he was a
rich man at his passing. I loved him. We seemed to grow closer and
closer, as these last few years rather beat us up. Not for a moment
did Layton lose his wonderful sense of humor. Down to the last few
breaths, his wife and son tell me, he was making puns and tried to
get out a last joke.
Yafer

Trad climber
Chatsworth, California
Apr 22, 2013 - 10:38am PT
Layton, May you find peace as you pass through the gate.
socialclimber

Trad climber
CA
Apr 22, 2013 - 10:41am PT
Climbed a few of his routes and boulder problems, sad to hear of his passing.

Charles
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 22, 2013 - 10:43am PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Rest.
jopay

climber
so.il
Apr 22, 2013 - 10:45am PT
So sorry to hear of this, I like many held him in highest esteem, inspiring me in my climbing. I do have a copy of "Beyond The Vertical" which I treasure. Kor is almost a mythical figure in our climbing world and he will remain as such, my condolences to his many close friends and family.
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Apr 22, 2013 - 10:46am PT
I'm very saddened at this news, since he was a friend and old climbing partner of mine. He inspired many young and ambitious climbers to push onward and upward to success in the world of climbing. May he rest in Peace.

Rodger

Layton and Brokedownclimber at a Boulder Happy Hour hosted by Philo.
Layton and Brokedownclimber at a Boulder Happy Hour hosted by Philo.
Credit: Brokedownclimber

Layton Kor and Bob Culp. Two early climbing partners, who together for...
Layton Kor and Bob Culp. Two early climbing partners, who together formed an incredible dynamic duo.
Credit: Brokedownclimber
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